Secluded Cottage on Maine Coast
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Vinalhaven cottage description
This very private, family cottage blends in with the woodsy coastline of Vinalhaven Island and is almost imperceptible from the sea. But inside it has a 'new' feel to it, with bright pine walls, high ceilings, large windows, skylights, and spectacular views of the ocean and surrounding uninhabited islands. It exudes a sense of spaciousness, and you will find that the large central granite fireplace gives out warmth and coziness in the evening. A dramatic deck, shaped like the prow of a ship, offers a perfect westward view into the sunset.
This No Smoking cottage home was designed by the family and built on four levels of a hillside that slopes about seventy five feet down to 200 yards of ocean frontage. The lowest level is the sunken living room with a large granite fireplace, sofa, rocking chairs, a long bench under a large picture window, immensely high ceilings with skylights, and lots of cozy spots for reading, listening to music or playing games.
The second level includes the kitchen with gas stove, large refrigerator, and natural pine counter-tops. The dining room opens directly out onto the deck. This level also includes a wood stove for extra warmth on chilly mornings, and a storage closet.
The third level includes a full master bath with tub and shower, a washer and dryer closet, and a master bedroom with a comfortable king-size bed, three large closets, and a view of the sea. You can lie in bed in the morning and watch seagulls swooping after lobster boats in the bay. The fourth level is an enclosed loft bedroom with two extra-long twin beds, a closet, a full bath with shower, skylights, and a storage attic.
Near the front door there is an outdoor shower for washing off salt water, and small deck for bikes and other equipment, as well as a small shop. The entire cottage is surrounded by a lovely rock garden with local plantings. Underneath the cottage there is an unfinished storage area that includes a large hot water heater and space for life jackets, paddles, oars, ladders, and boats.
On the island there are many hiking and biking trails, an old lighthouse, a good library, a town playground, an excellent medical center, and a number of nature preserves. Around the point from our cottage there are unusual tidal falls, leading to a beautiful, protected salt-water lake (The Basin), filled with bird life and harbor seals. There are also a number of fresh water quarries on the island that are considerably warmer for swimming than the ocean.
Off shore we are on the edge of a quiet bay encircled by eight to ten uninhabited small islands, ideal for picnicking and exploring.
Keywords: Secluded Cottage built in 1994
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Wood Fireplace
- Wood Stove
- Washing Machine
- CD Player
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Medical Services
- Rock Climbing
- Massage Therapist
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Canoeing, Swimming in Fresh Water Quarries, Library, Town Playground
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SUMMER:7 Day Minimum Rental, $1700/week plus 7% Maine sales tax in July and August $1400/week plus 7% tax in May-June and September-October. Saturday to Saturday rentals in the summer of 2013 Small insurance fee ($39) to cover loss or breakage is requested
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Year Purchased: 1994
About the owner: I live in Northampton, MA, but have spent summers in Vinalhaven throughout my whole life. This picture was taken while we were on a family picnic in the Basin.
Why the Owner Chose Vinalhaven:
Our family first started summering in Vinalhaven in 1934.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Quiet, fresh air, beautiful views, access to water.
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Land View of the Cottage with Sea Behind it
An Evening View From the Shoreline
View of living room area from loft
Deck with view of the water.
Sunken Living Room with Fireplace on Left
View of dining area from loft
Master bedroom with view out to the water
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Date last modified - Tuesday, July 23, 2013
2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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