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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

View from the front deck to North Haven Post and beam cabin from island trees by island craftsmen, viewed from the beach interior view from the loft, hand cut post and beam, kitchen and dining area. Loft, full bedroom with clothing storage, sound system and reading lights. An easy beach, protected waters, two kayaks included. Perhaps the island's finest beach, 150 feet wide, gentle slope, very private. Entry lane, 17 acres of private forest with a nature preserve next door. the back deck, totally private. Mussel hunting at low tide in front of the cabin.

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Last updated: 03/18/2014
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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

          • CD Player
          • Stereo

          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

          • Broadband Access
          • Free Long Distance

          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

          Car

              • Necessary

              Activities

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

              Other Activities

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

                  Reviews

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                  • We found our paradise

                    We found our paradise

                    • Guest Carter's (Dummerston, VT)
                    • Date of stay 07/14/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/23/13
                    George and Mallory are wonderful hosts: responsive, generous and kind. The cabin itself is a work of art, and we felt so fortunate to stay there. Rustic and simple, but has everything you could possibly need. We strung up our hammock by the water, kayaked the coastline, swam in the quarry's, peddled to town for coffee at the Arc, hiked the Basin, played games on the beach and watched the stars at night. Thank you for giving us a true vacation. We are certainly coming back!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                    Owner response: We are continually pleasantly surprised and pleased to meet those who stay in Polly Cove. It's such a bonus that guests love it and appreciate it. So nice to share.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Perfect, secluded Maine escape!

                    Perfect, secluded Maine escape!

                    • Guest Cornelia H.
                    • Date of stay 07/28/12
                    • Review Submitted 11/05/12
                    We had a wonderful time at Polly Cove. The cabin was well-appointed and having internet was a treat when the weather was bad. The solar shower and composting toilet satisfied our need to "rough it" since we decided on not camping for this year's vacation! I was thoroughly impressed with Vinalhaven's attempts at sustainability; the rest of us could learn something here. Everyone (our two dogs included!) loved hanging out on the deck, splashing on the beach, and exploring the island's trails. Although getting on and off the island does add to the logistical challenge of the vacation, it is well worth it to be on a gorgeous island with no neighbors around.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Happy visitor

                    Happy visitor

                    • Guest Luna (Madison, CT)
                    • Date of stay 07/30/11
                    • Review Submitted 01/12/12
                    We had a LOVELY time at Polly Cove in July 2011. The cottage was just as described, and the cove itself was even better than we had expected. The location is amazing; we loved watching the boats going by in the Thorofare and also those anchoring up at night in the cove. And our two young boys enjoyed the tidepooling here as well. And kayaking. And bird watching. It was all great. We also hiked several of the Vinalhaven Land Trust sites. It is an easy drive to the downtown area to pick up lobsters and other necessities. The owner was very helpful in answering our questions and making our stay as trouble free as possible. We are hoping to return in 2012.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

                    Owner response: How nice to see this and glad you were able to come back. Hope to see you again. George

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Excellent family vacation!

                    Excellent family vacation!

                    • Guest Renee (Philadelphia, PA)
                    • Date of stay 08/13/11
                    • Review Submitted 11/26/11
                    Our family of four (kids ages 7 and 4) spent a week at this property in August 2011. What a delight! The owners met us at the property, answered questions, and helped us settle in. We felt free to contact them with any concern (although we never had too!). The cabin is just as described and Polly's Cove and the beach were beyond our expectation. We hiked and kayaked and searched for shells and crabs and sea treasures. We picked wild blackberries and blueberries and watched lobstermen check their traps from the kitchen window. We read lots of books and enjoyed the warmth of a fire in the wood stove. It is extremely quiet and secluded, but we were happy to occasionally check-in with the outside world via the wireless internet! Don't let the idea of using a composting toilet, hanging a solar-heated shower (water in a bag) from the rafter of the bath house, or pumping cold water by hand in the kitchen scare you... for us, those only added to the adventure of the experience! [FYI, you need to drive on dirt roads to get to this cottage... they were a little tough on our Prius, which has very low clearance.] Overall, we highly recommend this property... we all loved our week there and hope to return someday!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                    Owner response: Renee Warnick, Of course, we would love to have you and your family back in Polly Cove this summer and promise to smooth the drive in the spring with added gravel. :) George

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                  • Polly Cove

                    Polly Cove

                    • Guest Sara Wright (Greenwood, ME)
                    • Date of stay 07/18/09
                    • Review Submitted 06/10/10
                    My little dog and spent a few days at Polly's Cove last year. I am a naturalist, a college professor, researcher and writer and I fell in love with the beautifully crafted house and the surrounding area which is stunning in its beauty. My dog and I went beachcombing and bathing every day on the pristine beach. We are both walkers so having a nature reserve as one of the border properties offered us many paths to explore. I loved the place so much that Bridgee and I didn't take the car out once. We walked everywhere, and met friendly folks and explored our surroundings picking wildflowers along the way. I am delighted to be returning to Polly's Cove this summer for another stay.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                  • the great escape

                    the great escape

                    • Guest Emily E (Detroit, Mich.)
                    • Date of stay 08/19/09
                    • Review Submitted 05/26/10
                    My long review of Polly cove: I love to visit new places but Polly Cove is one spot I want to return to regularly. I could curl up in a chair on the deck for hours watching herons and seals and the passing sailboats. Or paddling around in a kayak getting a close-up of the island's beauty. Or trying to decide whether to watch sunset from the cove or atop Tiptoe Mountain. There are beautiful forests for hiking and a great quarry for swimming. The town of Vinalhaven is a picturesque lobster fishing village that has whatever you need for your stay but is small enough to get an ice cream cone and go for a stroll. My short review of Polly Cove: It's idyllic. Go there.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                  • Guest comment entered by owner

                    • Guest Laura
                    • Date of stay 07/18/09
                    • Review Submitted 05/19/10
                    We stayed at Polly Cove during the summer of 2009. The luxury of coffee on the deck, evening paddling on wide and protected water, rock sculpting in the sunshine,and enjoying conversations with the eagles and osprey is something not to be forgotten. When it rained, we had a spacious and wood-heated haven with large windows to keep us in touch with the indoor-outdoor commune. The tent platform in the woods was a bonus for the young people...and when we were able to pull ourselves away from the waterfront, the trip to town was brief enough to be made each day as needed. March 16, 2010 5:25 AM

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                   
                  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

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                  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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                  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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                  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.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, February 13, 2014

                  $40 - $170 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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