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Peaceful, Secluded Polly Cove, Easy Water Access, Pet Friendly

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View from the front deck to North Haven

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Last updated: 06/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Vinalhaven cabin description

Very quiet and private, post and beam cabin newly built by island craftsmen in secluded Polly Cove, within Carvers Cove on the north side of the island looking across the Fox Island Thoroughfare to North Haven past Widows Island and Goose Neck Rock Lighthouse.

The beach is wide and shallow, near the cabin, providing easy water access for kayaks, water dogs and children after a warm day when the tide comes in over the sand and gravel heated by the sun. A nine and a ten foot kayak are provided.

The cabin comprises a spacious open floor plan with a full kitchen, dining room table for eight, and a living room area with a wood burning stove and a fold-out couch that could sleep two young children. The loft above is sizable with a solid double bed, reading lights and sound system (radio, CD player, ipod and mp3 hookups).

One tent platform for aging children is two hundred feet from the cabin with a beautiful view across the cove toward Deer Isle. Another tent platform with a more dramatic view hangs over the cove.

Two sets of sliding glass doors provide spectacular views. From the wrap-around deck sit in the sun on the south side or on the north side watch the seals, blue heron, osprey and an occasional bald eagle dive in the cove next to a land preserve with hiking paths and a salt water marsh.

A composting toilet, solar heated showers and a hand pump for drawing water into the kitchen maintain a limited imprint on the land and its resources.


Keywords: Finely crafted post and beam cabin, secluded acreage, private beach, peaceful, eco-friendly,

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            The shallow beach is safe and easy for children and small boats....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Or without. The risk of fire is too great on the island....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            It's a dog's paradise with much to explore....moreless

          • Nude Beach

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) It's futon-like but quite comfortable. One guest sleeps on it rather than the bed in the loft....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            A hand pump on the kitchen counter pulls water from a well for drinking and cooking and into a basin for dish washing. A four burner stove is small. There's large propane powered grill on the back deck with a beautiful view into the woods....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Complete array of measuring cups, pans and skillets, cutting knives, etc....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Half size, under the counter....moreless

          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Wood stove, though rarely needed in the summer, it is nice on the rare dreary, rainy day in July or August....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            It must never be left unattended. We're paranoid about fire....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Boats can be launched from a trailer on the beach....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            solar dryer between trees...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            far off street!...moreless

          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • Stereo
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Mobile Phone:

            Cellphone coverage is spotty, depending on the carrier and the weather....moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Included, it's strong within the cabin and on the decks surrounding it....moreless

          • Telephone:

            A working phone routes through the inner net, wi-fi connection....moreless

          • Free Long Distance
          • Broadband Access

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            The deck extends around three sides with views of the ocean to the north, sun to the east and south into a meadow....moreless

          • Balcony:

            The bedroom is in the loft with a railing and view below....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Location & View

          • Beachfront:

            One hundred and fifty foot wide beach that is gentle with easy access to the water. Nine hundred feet of frontage, land preserve to the west, rock outcroppings shield access to the east....moreless

          • Ocean View:

            From the front deck, and easy, unobstructed view across Carver's Cove and the Fox Island Thoroughfare to Widow's Island, Goose Neck Rock Light and North Haven....moreless

          • Village:

            The town of Vinalhaven is a the opposite end of the island with restaurants, grocery store, wine and cheese shops, art galleries, library, etc....moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            The protected cove and waters between many islands make it a popular deep water anchorage for sailboats and occasional windjammers. ...moreless

          • Waterfront:

            900 Feet, including 150 of easy sloping beach, easy water access for children, dogs and boats, hand carried or on trailers....moreless

          • Water View:

            Cabin is 125 feet from the water with easy views....moreless

          • Beach View:

            From the front deck...moreless

          Activities

          • Restaurants
          • Kayaking
          • Swimming
          • Cycling
          • Medical Services
          • Massage Therapist
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Boating
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Bird Watching
          • Marina
          • Churches
          • Library
          • Hiking
          • Sailing
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          July/August
          Jun 28 - Aug 2, 2014
          4 night min stay

          $1,200
          My Standard Rate
          4 night min stay
          $170
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          Half due within a month of signing the contract, the remainder plus $250 damage deposit due on arrival.


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 06/20/2014
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          21 Unavailable
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          Location

          Car: Necessary

          Next door is a land presserve, hiking trail and beach, views to other islands.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1985

          About the owner: We're semi-retired, a photojournalist and a weaver and social worker.

          Why the Owner Chose Vinalhaven:
          We built the cabin for ourselves and our children. We're there a third of the year and live on the mainland in Bath.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
          Access to the water in small sailboats and kayaks is very easy and safe. Hiking trails are near. It's a peaceful, beautiful, interesting place to be. Intrusions are rare.


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          Speaks: english

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          Photos

          • View from the front deck to North Haven

            View from the front deck to North Haven

          • interior view from the loft, hand cut post and beam, kitchen and dining area.

            interior view from the loft, hand cut post and beam, kitchen and dining area.

          • An easy beach, protected waters, two kayaks included.

            An easy beach, protected waters, two kayaks included.

          • Entry lane, 17 acres of private forest with a nature preserve next door.

            Entry lane, 17 acres of private forest with a nature preserve next door.

          • the back deck, totally private.

            the back deck, totally private.

          • Mussel hunting at low tide in front of the cabin.

            Mussel hunting at low tide in front of the cabin.

          • Post and beam cabin from island trees by island craftsmen, viewed from the beach

            Post and beam cabin from island trees by island craftsmen, viewed from the beach

          • Loft, full bedroom with clothing storage, sound system and reading lights.

            Loft, full bedroom with clothing storage, sound system and reading lights.

          • Perhaps the island's finest beach, 150 feet wide, gentle slope, very private.

            Perhaps the island's finest beach, 150 feet wide, gentle slope, very private.

          VRBO #227865

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          This listing was first published here in 2009.

          Date last modified - Thursday, February 13, 2014

          $40 - $170 per night (USD)
          6

          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 06/20/14
          Minimum stay: 4 nights
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          Speaks: english
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