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Harbor View & Beach Access, Island House Plus Studio

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Barnacle, cabin, bike shed, beach


Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Overlooking picturesque Bartlett's Harbor, this secluded property, set among spruce trees, wildflowers, and rocky ledges, includes a small house plus an 'in-law cabin.' Two parties will enjoy privacy but close proximity: a lawn separates the two buildings by 50'. Completely renovated 2014.
Access to two beaches (rocky and pebble) and the pier, along a dirt road, is a two-minute walk. The rental includes shared use of a rowboat and the pier.

The Barnacle proper has 4 bedrooms (full downstairs, Queen, 2 twins, 1 twin in upstairs bedrooms) living/dining area (old oak table seats 8) with propane fireplace for heat & atmosphere, kitchen (sink, gas stove, fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, dishwasher), 2 bathrooms with showers, and deck.
The 'in-law cabin' is a grey-shingled one-room studio built in about 1985, with a comfy double bed, kitchen area, bathroom with shower and washer-dryer. No stairs.

Both have great views, especially of the sunsets over the Camden Hills.

There's an out-building for storing your bikes, where kids can play cards on rainy days.

Keywords: House + Studio


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    From the high deck and front windows, look out over Bartlett's Harbor, past the bluff and across Penobscott Bay toward the Camden Hills...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    walk down the dirt path, past one other house, to a pebble beach...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The Camden Hills are on the horizon, above Penobscott Bay....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Village:

    The picturesque town of North Haven is 4.5 miles from Bartlett's Harbor....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Peak summer season
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

Sep 1 - Oct 10, 2015
3 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 8%


Half of total is due upon receipt of contract. Remainder due February. Completely refundable except for $150 re-rental fee IF I can re-rent the property to another tenant.

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rockland, ME
4.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
North Haven/Rockland DOT ferry

Car: Recommended

The North Haven Comm. Center offers movies, plays, lectures, coffee & donuts, but the schedule varies. The Island Museum features artifacts from 200 years of North Haven living. Tennis & golf privileges, sailing & tennis lessons are available through the Casino (the town Yacht Club).


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1960

About the owner: Our grandparents bought the Red House (then red) in 1914. He was a sculptor and he joined Bela Pratt, another sculptor, and other artists summering at Bartlett's Harbor. It was a thriving artists' colony, and the bluffs, sunlight, spruce trees, bay and harbors, and wildflower meadows were often depicted in different media. In 1960 our parents bought the neighboring property, The Barnacle, which a Pratt son (who later died in the 1918 influenza epidemic) built on a rock from old barn timbers. My brothers and parents now live in California, and I live in NJ, and we continue to summer on North Haven with our own children.

Why the Owner Chose North Haven:
Beach-combing biking painting /drawing /photos (Bartlett's Harbor was a former artists' colony) rowing swimming (water is cold) collecting mussels, crabs

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have many family traditions, such as sailing around the inlets and islands in Penobscot Bay, motoring to Saddle Island for a picnic, climbing to the top of Ames' Peak (close to the town tennis courts) for a nearly 360 degree view, picking wild raspberries and wildflowers, hiking the path through the woods to the other side of the harbor, building morning fires in the fireplace or woodstove to stave off the Maine chill, swimming across the cove to the Pier. We visit the lovely town library every few days, go out to dinner at Coal Wharf, and have at least one lobster dinner at home.

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  • Barnacle, cabin, bike shed, beach

    Barnacle, cabin, bike shed, beach

  • View of harbor & Camden hills from Barnacle deck

    View of harbor & Camden hills from Barnacle deck

  • artist sketch of 2014/15 renovated Barnacle

    artist sketch of 2014/15 renovated Barnacle

  • original Barnacle, built c. 1918,  side view

    original Barnacle, built c. 1918, side view

  • 'In-law cabin'

    'In-law cabin'

VRBO #236414

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