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7 BR Lightkeeper's House on Pristine Island in Penobscot Bay

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The Light Station and Light House

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Last updated: 01/04/2013

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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

St. George house description

Whitehead Light Station is the definition of a unique and wonderful vacation accommodation. On 11 acres of the 90 acre Whitehead Island, the recently restored Light Station housed the families who tended the lighthouse before it was automated in 1982. Whitehead Light Station is remote but comfortable with a private bath in each of 7 bedrooms, electricity, new modern fully-equipped kitchen (with a 6-burner, 2-oven, griddle-equipped Garland stove), and comfortable common areas, including 2 sitting rooms, a dining room, and a library. No TVs, internet, or telephones--just splendid isolation. Included in the cost is the service of a boat in which the captain can take groups on trips to explore neighboring islands and provide access to the attractions of the mainland (15 minutes from Rockland and 45 minutes from Camden). 1 mile off shore.

Guests set their own schedule and have the run of the 11-acre site, which includes wonderful spruce woods and a spectacular granite shoreline. There's plenty of boats sailing by, eagles, ospreys, and seals to watch. Lobsters purchased from local lobstermen have been cooked on the rocks for years (they taste better that way). You can even go swimming off the floating dock (only for the hardy). There is no better place to curl up with a book, relax and unplug.
Additional services can be accommodated by request including a private chef, yoga classes, massage therapist, etc.

A working lighthouse has been on this site since Thomas Jefferson authorized the first one in 1803. The current light tower is still an operating aid to navigation. And now, the fully renovated Light Station is the perfect place for a vacation, retreat, or reunion with plenty of room for up to 14 people.

Keywords: Light House, ocean front, sunset, sunrise

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

          Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            6-burner, 2-oven Garland stove, dishwasher, commercial quality refrigerator and freezer, microwave, etc....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Wood Stove

          Other Amenities

              • Transportation to and from the island is in a captained motorboat. The captain lives on the island to help you enjoy your stay and will be available to take small groups on outings in the boats and on trips to the mainland as you require. Access to the boat is via new dock, ramp, and float....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony:

                Two balconies overlooking the sea. Plus balcony of the light house itself with amazing view....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Ocean View:

                The light house is yours to 'tend'. Sit in the lantern room and imagine what it was like for those whose life involved tending the flame day in and day out. Read the log books of light keepers!...moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                Spectacular Penobscot Bay views over rocky shore of islands, sailboats, fishing vessels, and wildlife. When the wind is up, you will hear the surf crash on the rocks....moreless

              • Water View

              Activities

              • Marina
              • Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Swimming
              • Massage Therapist
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Shelling
              • Paddle Boating
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
               

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              $6900 per week high season, $4900 per week off season, $3900 per week special rate
              Services of a resident captain and motorboat are included.
              Additional weeks may become available. Please inquire.
              

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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              Location

              6 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Rockland
              11 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Samoset Golf Club

              Exploring the rocky shore, walking in the spruce woods, taking onshore trips to Thomaston, Rockland, and Camden; enjoying the serenity and beauty of an offshore island.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1996

              About the owner: Whitehead Light Station is owned by Pine Island Camp, a not-for-profit Maine boys camp founded in 1902.

              Why the Owner Chose St. George:
              Pine Island Camp acquired Whitehead Light Station in 1996, through the Maine Lights Program, which helped the Coast Guard shed property it no longer needed. It was a perfect match, as generations of campers had made trips to another part of Whitehead Island for more than 50 years.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              There is nothing that can compare with time spent on an island in the ocean. And Whitehead is a very special island at the western edge of Penobscot Bay, one of the favorite sailing areas of the east coast. The Light Station provides civilized comfort in the splendid isolation of a rocky island in the Atlantic.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • The Light Station and Light House

                The Light Station and Light House

              • One of the common rooms

                One of the common rooms

              • 7 bedrooms, each accommodating 2 people, have a mix of single and double beds

                7 bedrooms, each accommodating 2 people, have a mix of single and double beds

              • Arriving at the new dock

                Arriving at the new dock

              • Moss, spruce trees, ferns, sea

                Moss, spruce trees, ferns, sea

              • Relaxing outside the Light Station

                Relaxing outside the Light Station

              • Our wooden lobsterboat "Biscuit" cruising in front of the Light Station

                Our wooden lobsterboat "Biscuit" cruising in front of the Light Station

              • The Light Station, showing the 2 porches and blooming rosebushes

                The Light Station, showing the 2 porches and blooming rosebushes

              • On the shore

                On the shore

              • Hallway and a sitting room

                Hallway and a sitting room

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              Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

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              7 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

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