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Spacious, Sunny in-Town Waterfront Belfast Home

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Top floor master bedroom. Wake up to the most spectacular sunrises.

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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Belfast house description

We are conveniently located right in Belfast, overlooking Belfast Harbor and Penobscot Bay, with spectacular views to Castine and Blue Hill.

We are less than a 10 minute walk into historic brick downtown Belfast, with its growing array of restaurants, niche shops, outstanding galleries, the Belfast Co-Op organic and natural food store, a working waterfront and public landing, movie house and more.

Surrounding the classic downtown area, residential Belfast boasts beautiful wood frame (and some brick) houses in Colonial, Victorian, and Greek Revival styles. Prosperous ship builders in the 1800s built some of the finest grand houses in all of Maine. Belfast has become famous for award winning gardens, for which there are tours available. The beautifully landscaped Belfast Common is a short walk up our street and has become the canine recreation area of choice.

In recent years Belfast has caught the attention of many travel writers and created enormous interest in this previously semi-obscure town. Many crave an interesting and unhurried Maine vacation experience in a truly charming town and they have found it here, and return year after year.

This midcoast area has also become a center of organic and sustainable family farming in Maine, the farm-to-fork slow food movement, and very good eating can be had from local and transplanted chefs. The full Circle Fair sponsored by MOFGA has become a major event in the fall. The Belfast Co-op is Maine's oldest store of its kind. Our guest book comments transcribed into the reviews section will give you a sense of the culinary possibilities.

Festivals, concerts and plays are held regularly in Belfast. The working waterfront features ocean-going tugs, launches, sailboats, the ferry to Castine, and the occasional small cruise ship stopping by. A consortium of boatyards and boat builders, Front Street Boatyard have created a world-class boat/small ship overhaul boatyard colaborative near the walking bridge, which has breathed new energy into the working waterfront.

From our house, the town park—with tennis courts and a great pool—is just a few minutes in the opposite direction, on Northport Ave. A major regional hospital and medical center is also down that way.

Facing East Belfast across the harbor, our house sits above a sloping lawn which leads to a deck and private stairs descending to the beach below. We have ample space for beach chairs, kayaks, etc. This is an ideal location from which kayaking groups may explore the area. And because of Belfast's location, much of Maine is easily reachable, making it the perfect Maine day trip launching point—from Camden to Mt. Desert Island and Bar Harbor.

In the summer, unlike much of the open ocean in Maine, the harbor in front of our little beach is warm enough to swim in comfortably. Depending on the tide, one can even walk into town via the beach.

Our house was originally a typical fisherman's house from around 1900, but a few years ago we completely rebuilt and reconfigured it to include a new foundation, insulation, plumbing, electrical and heating, and very visiter-friendly layout. Several rooms are connected to an open living room / kitchen area, and lots of windows and doors look out on the water.

The house features unique stairs, landings and a loft. Many different woods are used throughout, notably oak, pine and cherry, much of it locally milled. The floors are birch, pine and, in the older parts of the house, the original pumpkin pine. A cedar wrap-around deck is outside and stairs descend to the lawn below. We get great sun and ample ventilation, as sea breezes naturally flow thoughout the house. Multiple ceiling fans and many windows and skylights help keep our guests comfortable even on the hottest summer days.

We have three dedicated bedrooms: A top floor bedroom with queen size bed, skylights and a bathroom and truly breathtaking views; a second floor water-facing bedroom has another queen bed overlooking the Bay. A third bedroom contains a full bed. A loft which is over the kitchen area has two twin beds and looks out to the water through the living room. Across from these last two rooms is a full bathroom.

Belfast harbor is to the left and Penobscot Bay is to the right, visible from almost every room. The first floor (living room/kitchen) level has a den with a sofa bed and a very comfortable day bed. The living room has a comfortable couch and chairs and adjacent is the large dining table which has been the setting for many families' gatherings, reunions and holiday dinners.

An office/parlour room includes an upright piano, computer area with a desk, wi-fi, ethernet, printer, and french doors that make the room very quiet in case one actually has work to do while on vacation, which we do discourage. Connected to the 'office' room is a bathroom with laundry facilities. The house comes equipped with books, games, music, TV, stereo. The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, dishes, and cookware.

If there is something on our chart of amenities not listed, please ask and we will see if we have it, or can get it for you.

Our house is furnished with a tasteful blend of wicker and antiques. The wrap-around deck and the decks by the water have an assortment of outdoor chairs and chaises. We have a very comfortable house with breathtaking views and easy access to the water and town.

Belfast is also a wonderful place to come in the autumn and winter months— as the leaves turn, the air turns crisper and the pace slows down.

Weeks, partial weeks or week-end getaways are possible, for the ideal spot to experience all the seasons right on the water in Midcoast Maine.
We accept MasterCard and Visa for reservations and payment.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our listing. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have, anytime.

Duncan and Naomi Draper







Keywords: House, home cottage, vacation rental, waterfront, Belfast, Maine

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                We have kid gates, rails on stairs, and stairway spindle spacing to Maine code specs. Please inquire. Large lawn, beach access, plenty of games, toys and sports equipment. (Many summers — and winters — spent here with our sons, who always had a great deal of fun.)...moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Easy access into 1st floor where there is the living room, dining area, den, office and bathroom (though not a full bathroom on this floor). The open 1st floor layout makes wheelchair mobility easy....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                We are dog friendly. Please inquire in advance....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                You may smoke on the porch....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Please inquire....moreless

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

                Top floor with panoramic bay view, independent master bath...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Second floor with bay view...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

                Second floor...moreless

              • Loft : 2 twin/ single

                Second-floor loft over living room — well separated. 2 Twin....moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                First-floor den, very comfortable day bed, pull-out sofabed....moreless

              • (2) Queen beds — Master bedroom and second-floor queen-bedroom, both with ocean view. (Master bedroom with a sweeping panorama of the belfast bay). (1) Full bed, in additional 2nd-floor bedroom. (2) Twin beds on second-floor loft. Den has a (1) twin-size daybed with an excellent mattress that functions as an extra bed, and a (1) full-size sofa bed. (1) Extra cot is available, the size of a child's bed. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                2nd floor bathroom, full...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

                basement level full bathroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Top (3rd) floor master bathroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet

                1st floor bathroom, toilet, sink and laundry...moreless

              • Spacious master bathroom adjoined to top-floor master bedroom, with beautiful tiling, skylight and claw-foot tub / shower. Second-floor full bathroom, with large tub/shower. First-floor half-bath, with toilet, sink and laundry. Basement full bath, with shower....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Excellent 5-burner stove, fridge, ice-maker, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, crock pots, baking gear, turkey pans, lobster pot — everything you need....moreless

              • Dining:

                Maple dining table with leaves, with wrap-around bay view....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Spacious, with pull out bottom freezer and icemaker...moreless

              • Stove:

                Gas cookstove with oven, large burners....moreless

              • Oven:

                Gas cookstove with oven, large burners....moreless

              • Freezer:

                Pulls out at bottom of fridge....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Large microwave, above stove....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Pantry Items
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                Off-street parking space for several cars, in front of house....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Glass-front wood burning stove in living room....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Please contact us regarding specific needs....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                User-friendly washer and dryer...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Room AC available....moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Towels Provided
              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking
              • Heating
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Beach & day trip gear are available. Parking for RV/boat/trailer (let us know your specific needs). We can have had handicap access to all of 1st floor and the 1/2 bath with notice. Wood stove and additional pellet stove; easy to use washer & dryer; HD cable and high speed internet, WiFi and phone. Free local & long distance calling; cell phones do work in house. Interesting collection of films, music and books. Great stove & other appliances make this an easy fun kitchen in which to cook. Spacious refrigerator with pull-out bottom freezer & ice maker; gas grill on big house deck, additional gas grill on deck down near the water; small round Weber for BBQ on beach. The house has wrap around deck with a sweeping bay view. Down near the water are 2 decks, stairs between the landings and down to the beach....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo:

                    Quality stereo amplifier with RCA hookup for iPod or MP3 player; CD and tape players, with plenty to choose from. Separate speaker channels can be selected in den and/or living room (great speakers)....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Full-HD television with cable, DVD, VHS, standalone sound system....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Cable service, local channels plus CBC. HD cable channels....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Good classical CDs, some jazz, Celtic and folk...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    An interesting, eclectic collection of films....moreless

                  • VCR
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Piano

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free local and long distance in continental US; Canada cellphones will work in the house also. The voice mail available for your stay....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    High speed broadband, wi-fi and ethernet plugin; printer. Bring your laptop....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    High speed broadband, wi-fi and ethernet plugin; printer. Bring your laptop....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Land line with voicemail and unlimited calling in US....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Wrap around deck on house, with chairs, grill and outdoor dining table. Down on the waterfront is a two-tiered deck, with stairs between the landings descending to the beach....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas grill on upper house deck, with outdoor seating and dining area....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Beautiful, sweeping view on Belfast bay. Magnificent sunrises....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large rolling lawn from house down to waterfront....moreless

                  • Bicycles
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas

                  Theme

                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Ocean/harbor frontage; private steps descend to a little beach below. A combination of rocky and sandy, always walkable except at peak high tide. Our house is set back 100 feet from shore, with spectacular views of the bay and outer harbor. We have an outdoor solar shower to rinse off after a swim....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Spectacular 180-degree views. The two main bedrooms, living room and den look out on the water. The third bedroom has partial view. Wrap around deck looks out onto the bay....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Spectacular 180-degree views. The two main bedrooms, living room and den look out on the water. The third bedroom has partial view. Please see pictures....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Hiking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Tennis
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Forests
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sledding
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  $2350 plus 8% tax and cleaning US- Prime Season Summer-Early fall  June15- Sept 15
                  Off Season $1500-2000- 8% tax and cleaning(160-200) please enquire
                  1000 wk   , 2700 per month -Winter
                  Rates contingent upon duration,holidays,special events, sz of party ,no.of pets
                  3 night minimum in off season,6 night.inseason
                  Rates do not include cleaning and 8% tax
                  Until confirmed ,Rates subject to change without notice.
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Location

                  39 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bangor
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Lincolnville (to Ilseboro)
                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Rt.95 in Augusta
                  0.02 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Several fine restaurants and pubs
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Camden Snow Bowl or Waterville Valley
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Northport
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Many very good restaurants within a 10 minute walk

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  We are only a few minute walk to downtown Belfast, with its shops, galleries and working waterfront. In the other direction, the Belfast Town Park, near the outer harbor, has a great pool, tennis courts, and a small public beach overlooking the bay. (Only a couple of minutes by car, 5 minutes by bike.) We are in the perfect location for all sorts of day trips up and down the coast.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  Why the Owner Chose Belfast:
                  We bought and rebuilt this house with an eye to moving back to new England after many years on the West Coast. While we never did quite move, we return at every chance we get. We are thrilled so many others have experienced Belfast and beyond from our home.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  All one has to do is stare at the water, breath the air, walk the beach, read a book on the porch, walk into town, have a good meal, go for a swim. That's plenty.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: french, english

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                  Photos

                  • Top floor master bedroom. Wake up to the most spectacular sunrises.

                    Top floor master bedroom. Wake up to the most spectacular sunrises.

                  • Lawn and bay, seen from second-floor bedroom.

                    Lawn and bay, seen from second-floor bedroom.

                  • Deck and beach below.

                    Deck and beach below.

                  • Looking towards kitchen area and stairs from the living room

                    Looking towards kitchen area and stairs from the living room

                  • Kitchen area and loft above.

                    Kitchen area and loft above.

                  • Second floor bedroom.

                    Second floor bedroom.

                  • Partial view of second-floor bathroom.

                    Partial view of second-floor bathroom.

                  • View from top floor master bedroom. Wake up to the most spectacular sunrises.

                    View from top floor master bedroom. Wake up to the most spectacular sunrises.

                  • Upper deck.

                    Upper deck.

                  • Stairs to the water, with upper and lower landings.

                    Stairs to the water, with upper and lower landings.

                  • Wintertime view from master bedroom.

                    Wintertime view from master bedroom.

                  • Living room, seen from loft.

                    Living room, seen from loft.

                  • Dining area, seen from kitchen.

                    Dining area, seen from kitchen.

                  • View from top floor master bedroom. Wake up to the most spectacular sunrises.

                    View from top floor master bedroom. Wake up to the most spectacular sunrises.

                  • Looking at our house from lower back lawn near the steps to the beach.

                    Looking at our house from lower back lawn near the steps to the beach.

                  • Looking down from loft.

                    Looking down from loft.

                  • Wintertime scene.

                    Wintertime scene.

                  • Belfast bay, seen from second-floor bedroom.

                    Belfast bay, seen from second-floor bedroom.

                  • Top floor master bedroom. Wake up to the most spectacular sunrises.

                    Top floor master bedroom. Wake up to the most spectacular sunrises.

                  • Partial view of top-floor master bathroom — vanity.

                    Partial view of top-floor master bathroom — vanity.

                  • Waterside deck, upper part.

                    Waterside deck, upper part.

                  • Wraparound deck, seen from front of the house.

                    Wraparound deck, seen from front of the house.

                  • Wintertime view from second-floor bedroom.

                    Wintertime view from second-floor bedroom.

                  • View down the hall after entering front door

                    View down the hall after entering front door

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