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Private Riverfront Retreat in the Heart of Maine

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Drink in the view downriver to the historic Hampden Narrows

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Last updated: 10/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bangor house description

Enjoy life on the mighty Penobscot River...
The River House is now available for weekly rental (Saturday to Saturday) or long-term lease. Nestled among the pines, this secluded property affords the peace and tranquility Maine is known for, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close enough to catch your next flight in just minutes. The River House can be your home base while you take day trips to Acadia National Park to the south, Baxter State Park to the north, Campobello down east, and the popular coastal ports and mountain villages to the west.

This special property is:
• Just 3 miles from I-395/exit 4
• Only 15 minutes from Bangor International Airport
• Only 15 minutes to Eastern Maine Medical Center
• Only 10 minutes to Hollywood Casino & Waterfront Concerts
• Only 8 minutes to Cianbro in Brewer
• A quick 20 minutes to Bucksport
• Just 25 minutes to the University of Maine
• And only 1 hour to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

Stop, take a deep breath and relax. From the River House, one can enjoy quiet contemplative hours of bird watching, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, hiking, swimming and more... all just steps from your front door. Aaaaahhhhh... the perfect getaway!

If you are looking for privacy, solitude and enjoy the outdoors, this is the place for you. From the deck you can watch the eagles soar... from the shore you can catch a striper... in the summer you can while away the hours watching the boats go by ... in the winter you can listen to the thunderous cracks of the ice flows in the river. Imagine painting, writing and creating with nature’s inspiration!

The 1-acre Orrington, Maine property boasts over 100’ of shoreline, with magnificent southerly views down the Penobscot. Bordered by a stream and seasonal pond, and filled with the fragrance of wildflowers and perennials, the wooded lot is a haven for wildlife. The home is reached by a well-maintained private dirt road.

The home was constructed in 1978 on the site of the Union River Ice Company, which was founded in 1882. The remains of the old ice house foundations and artifacts of the past can be found in and around the property.

The unique round design of the house is reflective of mid-century modern organic design... with a funky twist. Radiating from a central spiral staircase, the open concept and curved walls create a smooth continuous flow. The expansive wall of glass that encircles the main floor connects one with the outside ... as if perched in the treetops. The remarkable architectural design is in harmony with nature … its forest green wood siding blending into its surroundings.

The Main Floor amenities include:
• A fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area
• Expansive open Living, Dining, and Den areas... all with spectacular views, new bamboo floors and exquisite wool rugs.
• Guest 1/2 Bath
• Wrap-around deck with screened-in entertainment area.

The Downstairs Sleeping quarters include:
• Master Bedroom with private entrance, full bath, walk in closet.
• 2 additional Bedrooms
• 3/4 Bath
• Utility Room with washer/dryer and outside entrance.
• All new luxurious Berber carpeting and fresh no-VOC paint in all the bedrooms.

All this could be yours...
For a vacation at $1595 US/week fully (furnished)
For long-term (9 months or more) lease at $1980 US/month



Keywords: House, waterfront, private, home

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age of primary renter is 26....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome:

            Fun location for kids to explore. There is a steep drop to the water at some of the shoreline....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Need to be pre-approved. Pet deposit required....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            Closet, water view...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Full bath, walk-in closet, private entrance, water view...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

            closet, garden view...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

            In the open TV/den area upstairs...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) A small futon is located in the upstairs open den area....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Master bathroom with single sink vanity, fluffy white towels...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Between 2 bedrooms, single sink vanity, fluffy white towels...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            New glass vessel sink, upstairs...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Perfect for a getaway, small family gathering, intimate casual wedding....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Each room has a sampling of books: Maine, history, novels, politics. We have a number of field guides available upon request....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Board games and playing cards....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Games:

                Wii...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Lots of fun family videos: classics, Maine, children's and humor (VCR)....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Waterfront:

                    Riverfront property perfect for swimming, canoeing, fishing, etc. We are on the side opposite the deep channel. Tidal waters with 11-14' tides....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Racquetball
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Part of the open-concept living area. The dining table is a custom teak table....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    New mini-split geo thermal system heats and cools. Ceiling fan in main living area....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Stackable washer/dryer in the Mud Room....moreless

                  • Garage:

                    1-car garage with lots of storage, may be available....moreless

                  • Heating:

                    New geo-thermal mini-split heating and cooling system and a geo-thermal water heating was installed in summer 2013....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All cotton sheets (some organic cotton), blankets and extra pillows. Each bedroom has 2 fluffy terrycloth bathrobes....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Large overstuffed sofa, loveseat and chair. Throws and pillows provided for naps....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Off-street parking for 3 vehicles...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided:

                    Plenty of white fluffy towels. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Stackable washer/dryer in the Mud Room. Laundry soap is included....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    Arrangements can be made for a personal chef...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    8-cup coffeemaker...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    All pots, pans, utensils, bowls, plus all the necessities to cook eat delicious Maine lobster....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Service for 8: plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, wine glasses, eating utensils...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Full service kitchen with island, walk-in pantry, breakfast area....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items:

                    sugar, salt, pepper, teas, coffee...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Screened in room is perfect for summer entertaining. Furnished with patio table and chairs, extra seating and side tables....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    2 1-person kayaks, 1 2-person kayak, canoe available upon request. Life jackets provided....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Lawn chairs around a fire pit... perfect for toasting marshmallows. Bench on Lookout Point... perfect for a late afternoon beverage. Croquet, ring toss and nerf balls are onsite....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    A gas grill is on the covered deck....moreless

                   

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                  2014
                  Jun 1 - Nov 1, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,595
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                  7 night min stay

                  $1,595

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                  Last updated: 10/13/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  Ice skating, Ice hockey, close to NCAA Sports, Hollywood Casino, Cross Insurance Center Entertainment Complex, University of Maine, Waterfront Concerts. Hour to the mountains, Acadia National Park (Bar Harbor).

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: Joe and I love to share all that Maine has to offer...from woods to water... and all the history it has to tell. The River House is on the site of the ice storage barn of the Union Ice Company that operated in the late 1800s. Our home is next door to the River House. It served as the office and bunk house for the ice company. By purchasing the River House, we were able to bring together the original pieces Union Ice Company once again. We are proud to show this little piece of Maine history to the discerning public. Tucked in at the the bottom of a winding dirt road, you will experience the Maine history, landscape, wildlife and state of mind that we have always treasured. Won't you join us for a relaxing respite?

                  Why the Owner Chose Bangor:
                  The property is special... with its history and its future. Remnants of the old ice house remain to explore. Sit on shore and wonder what took place in the river during the Penobscot Expedition 250 years ago? Or imagine what it was like to travel from Boston to Bangor on the steamship 'Bangor' 100 years ago. The Penobscot is again a working river, with Cianbro using the port of Brewer to launch its steel frame modules to destinations in Texas... and cruise ships calling the port of Bangor home for the summer season.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The tranquil setting offers many opportunities to enjoy nature... from bird watching to fishing to kayaking and more... You'll always want to keep your camera handy, as you never know when the bald eagles will swoop by or the sturgeon may breach. Every afternoon, the kingfisher darts along the water gathering his meal. The deer and fox follow the deer trail through the property. The frogs will serenade you in the evening... and the owl may herald the news of his latest catch. The serene surroundings lend themselves to reading, writing, painting and just thinking.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Drink in the view downriver to the historic Hampden Narrows

                    Drink in the view downriver to the historic Hampden Narrows

                  • Follow the path to Lookout Point

                    Follow the path to Lookout Point

                  • Enjoy a lobster on the screened-in deck

                    Enjoy a lobster on the screened-in deck

                  • Curl up on the comfy sofas and drink in the views or read a good book.

                    Curl up on the comfy sofas and drink in the views or read a good book.

                  • Teak dining table seats up to 8 people... perfect for family gatherings

                    Teak dining table seats up to 8 people... perfect for family gatherings

                  • Master Bedroom with private bath, custom walk-in closet, garden & river views.

                    Master Bedroom with private bath, custom walk-in closet, garden & river views.

                  • Guest Bedroom with full bed... wake up to a magnificent view downriver.

                    Guest Bedroom with full bed... wake up to a magnificent view downriver.

                  • New custom cabinetry, paint and flooring in the cheery yellow 3/4 bath

                    New custom cabinetry, paint and flooring in the cheery yellow 3/4 bath

                  • Visit us in winter... it is absolutely beautiful... and so quiet!

                    Visit us in winter... it is absolutely beautiful... and so quiet!

                  • Springtime lilies lead to the driveway

                    Springtime lilies lead to the driveway

                  • Sit by the river or around the fire pit... perfect for toasting marshmallows!

                    Sit by the river or around the fire pit... perfect for toasting marshmallows!

                  • Fully applianced ktchen with new floor, countertops, tile and paint.

                    Fully applianced ktchen with new floor, countertops, tile and paint.

                  • Comfy sofas give a bird's eye view of the river. Curl up with a good book!

                    Comfy sofas give a bird's eye view of the river. Curl up with a good book!

                  • New bamboo floors and wool rugs have been installed in the entire main floor

                    New bamboo floors and wool rugs have been installed in the entire main floor

                  • New custom cabinetry, paint, flooring and fixtures in the cool blue master bath.

                    New custom cabinetry, paint, flooring and fixtures in the cool blue master bath.

                  • Bunks beds with a woodland view.

                    Bunks beds with a woodland view.

                  • Autumn is a beautiful time at The River House... prefect for a stroll in the sun

                    Autumn is a beautiful time at The River House... prefect for a stroll in the sun

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                  Date last modified - Monday, October 13, 2014

                  $1,595 per week (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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