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Midcoast Maine Nature Retreat House and Cottage

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View of house and retreat w/ Knight's Pond in foreground (taken from helicopter)

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Last updated: 08/05/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Northport house description

Spacious three story house surrounded by Nature Conservancy preserve is perched on a bluff with spectacular views overlooking a pristine, undeveloped lake (Knight's Pond) just a 1 1/2 mile from Penobscot Bay. A romantic one bedroom guest cottage is included with the house during the summer, or may be rented separately in the off-season.

The house combines three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room/dining area w/ table seating ten people, fully equipped kitchen, balcony loft/lounge area, a third floor combination solarium/bedroom which provides breathtaking panoramic views. The cottage provides another bedroom, kitchen, living room and bathroom.

There is a large outdoor deck, charcoal grill, and screen house for evenings to keep away the bugs. Great swimming, boating, wilderness hiking right out the door. Solitude/privacy (almost 1/2 mile from nearest residence) and natural beauty, but close to restaurants, galleries, theaters, ocean beaches, and other coastal attractions.

Enjoy Maine at its natural best: The lake (Knight's Pond) and the surrounding land is owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy, along with tens of thousands of acres of other conservation lands including Camden Hills State Park, one of the hiking gems of the Maine coast. The lake is about 600' feet from the property, and accessible via a walking path. The beach area is a 15 minute walk. Penobscot Bay is a walkable 1 1/2 miles distant. Some of the best hiking is right out the door, including trails up to the top of Ducktrap Mountain, as well as an old Indian trail which extends around the lake. There is fantastic canoeing, and it is possible to canoe or kayak from Knight's Pond through a bog area into Pitcher Pond, and from there to the Ducktrap River which empties into Penobscot Bay

In the heart of one of Maine's premier locations: The retreat is only a short drive away from many of Maine's special coastal attractions and communities. There are many ferry connections nearby to places such as Vinalhaven, North Haven, Monhegan, and Isleboro of which Islesboro is the closest, providing excellent beaches, fishing, biking, touring and more. Activities in area include hiking, fresh and salt swimming, canoeing, island hopping, exploring seafaring towns and villages, golfing at a world class golf course overlooking the ocean, sea kayaking in Penobscot Bay, mountain climbing, sitting out on the harbor, deep sea fishing in the bay, antiquing, browsing the art colonies of Blue Hills and Castine, Rockport and Camden, enjoying some of the fine cuisine in the numerous world class restaurants scattered around the area. Also, browse the web for the Camden/Rockport/Belfast area attractions to find out more about this beautiful and fascinating region of Maine!


Keywords: house, lake, cottage, lodge, lake, view, ocean, backwoods, hike, swim, private, canoe

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 5: 1 double

            This is in the cottage, not the house...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 2 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Available in balcony area and solarium...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Nice collection of older literary classics....moreless

          • CD Player
          • Stereo

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Sports & Activities

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Nude Beach
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

              • Fitness Center

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View
              • Mountain View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Spelunking
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Table in house seats 10 and one in cottage seats 4...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Heating
              • Living Room
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet:

                DSL...moreless

              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

              Reviews

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              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $1,200

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Tax Rate 8%

              Notes:

              Posted rates apply to the house and cottage together. During the off-season (spring/fall), the house and cottage are also available as single rentals. Please inquire for rates.


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              Location

              Beach Combing, Bird Watching, Deep Sea Fishing, Fly Fishing, Ice Skating, Paddle Boating, Pier Fishing, Whale Watching, Whitewater Rafting

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1988

              About the owner: I am a writer with a penchant for wilderness hiking, woodworking and carpentry, and my wife, Janet, is a social worker with a love for the great outdoors.

              Why the Owner Chose Northport:
              We fell in love with the property and purchased it with little other than a couple of rundown rustic cabins on the property. Over the years, we have built two new structures, a house and cottage, keeping in mind the beauty of the location and the need to keep it environmentally low impact while providing comfort, easy access and charming surroundings to our guests.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              There is little that the location does not provide, being in the midst of a large area of conservation wilderness lands, including lakes, mountains, rivers and ocean, but close enough to towns, cities, islands and other coastal attractions and amenities. But the most unique aspect are the unending views and vistas of one of the most spectacular and gorgeous spots on the Maine coast.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

               

              Photos

              • View of house and retreat w/ Knight's Pond in foreground (taken from helicopter)

                View of house and retreat w/ Knight's Pond in foreground (taken from helicopter)

              • Partial view of living room in house w/ dining area in background

                Partial view of living room in house w/ dining area in background

              • Guest cottage is tucked in the woods w/ nice lawn and screenhouse in front

                Guest cottage is tucked in the woods w/ nice lawn and screenhouse in front

              • Second floor bedroom

                Second floor bedroom

              • Looking out to Penobscot Bay from nearby trail

                Looking out to Penobscot Bay from nearby trail

              • Stubby's Point (3-4 min. walk)

                Stubby's Point (3-4 min. walk)

              • Sunset from the deck of house

                Sunset from the deck of house

              • Autumn view from solarium

                Autumn view from solarium

              • View of house (center of photo) from Ducktrap Mtn.

                View of house (center of photo) from Ducktrap Mtn.

              • View of islands from Ducktrap Mtn. trail across Knight's Pond

                View of islands from Ducktrap Mtn. trail across Knight's Pond

              • Camden Harbor at sunset (25 min. drive)

                Camden Harbor at sunset (25 min. drive)

              • Knight's Pond dressed in fog (Stubby's Point near house - 5 min. walk)

                Knight's Pond dressed in fog (Stubby's Point near house - 5 min. walk)

              • Living room in the house (partial view).

                Living room in the house (partial view).

              • Three story house sits on top of bluff. Cottage sits below.

                Three story house sits on top of bluff. Cottage sits below.

              • Living room in cottage

                Living room in cottage

              • Downtown Belfast (20 min. drive)

                Downtown Belfast (20 min. drive)

              • Belfast harbor about 20 minutes from the retreat

                Belfast harbor about 20 minutes from the retreat

              • Tidal pool at mouth of Ducktrap River (nice walk)

                Tidal pool at mouth of Ducktrap River (nice walk)

              • Another view of pristine Knight's Pond w/ retreat to left of photo

                Another view of pristine Knight's Pond w/ retreat to left of photo

              • Knight's Pond beach, a beautiful quiet, sandy spot to swim, canoe or kayak

                Knight's Pond beach, a beautiful quiet, sandy spot to swim, canoe or kayak

              • Springtime view from the third floor solarium in house

                Springtime view from the third floor solarium in house

              • Looking up at balcony from dining area

                Looking up at balcony from dining area

              • Beautiful spot at Ducktrap harbor (only the brave swim here - COLD)

                Beautiful spot at Ducktrap harbor (only the brave swim here - COLD)

              • Nice hike takes you to upper reaches of Ducktrap River shown here

                Nice hike takes you to upper reaches of Ducktrap River shown here

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              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 08/05/2014
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