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Your Island Retreat on the Water with Breathtaking Views & Sunsets

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Last updated: 06/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This comfortable home is an ideal place for a summer break. Kitchen is well-equipped with a large counter for breakfast, preparing a meal, or just making cookies. A wood stove keeps the whole house toasty on a cool night but is not needed most of the time.

The living area has two sofas for reading or enjoying the view which changes every hour with the tide's ebb and flow, And with boats going by much of the day. There is a dining table for six. A large picture window and sliding door mean you can see the water from almost everywhere downstairs.

The bathroom has a shower, but most people enjoy our new private outdoor shower even more.

The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and nice views of the water and islands west of the house. The loft is tall enough for adults to walk around. It sleeps 3, and skylights let you see stars and the moon at night if you leave the shades open.

The village of Vinalhaven is 15 minutes away by car. On the way, stop for a dip in one of the island's quarries and then enjoy a crabmeat roll 'downstreet'.

Linens and towels are included. Cell service is spotty on much of the island but the area immediately around our house has cell reception.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    A few games , a few books . children can room around a play outside and around the hammock area....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Loft: 1 twin/ single

    2 Cot-size small beds...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleep sofa - double - in Living Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    big frame window towards water ,plus other one ...moreless

  • The master bedroom is a breathtaking room , when I welcome the tenants they literally gasp as the view is amazing ! The lost has 2 windows and 2 skylights and first place to look at stars lying down on you bed ....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    small sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: outdoor shower

    Private facing beautiful spruces and lichens and HOT water !...moreless

  • Very "ZEN" and roomy outdoor shower.

Other Amenities

  • Private and secluded. Deck with water and sunset views. Private Outdoor Shower.The best retreat for artists, musicians and academics . We have now faithful returning tenants every year . Now friends ! ...moreless


  • CD Player
  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View:

    you can see the continent 15 miles away , and the Camden hills ....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    from Master Bedroom , big window facing North ,closet side to ocean , and one towards the sunset ....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    porch along the house face the Thorofare , water west side . kitchen window and living room window all facing south west exposure ....moreless

  • Village:

    Situated 12 miles away , originally a 'granite ' town , now more of a 'lobster fishery' town. All style of restaurants . A supermarket , and a wine and cheese shop, with Island fresh produces ....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Can also eat on deck. Outdoor gas grill included....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    big dryer near Washing machine , although we have a clothe line ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    One electric oil filled radiator for june and sept ....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds are made upon arrival ....moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 sofas . ...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Spotty coverage on island but cellphone will work near house......moreless

  • Parking:

    Dirt /gravel road - 100 foot path from car to house...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    100 feet from house...moreless

  • Telephone:

    free long distance within US . Number provided after reservation....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    individual set of towels provided by number of renter plus one for overnight guest ....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Big one outside in side of the house ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood provided ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip . and push down ....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    nothing missing ....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete set of dishes for entertaining , real tea cup and saucers . and more ....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully equipped , will have basic ingredients for starting Big stools . drip coffee maker or push down . toaster .mixer . blender . and more .....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:



  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    on North Haven 5mns car drive then crossing the Thorofare on water taxi ....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    If you bring your kayak or canoe, you can put it in the water at public landing 1 mile away, and store it near family estate dock . ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    stretchs of grass with a hammock facing the sea ! Also a little patch with some fresh herbs , and perennials flowers ....moreless



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7 night min stay


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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Taxes Not included


Deposit is refunded within 7 days of departure unless there is breakage, damage or cleaning beyond 3 hours, in which case some or all of the deposit will be kept.

50% deposit holds your reservation. Non-refundable unless house is rented to others.

Balance of rental plus $150 security deposit due on day of arrival.

House is thoroughly cleaned prior to arrival, with beds made and clean linens/towels provided.

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Last updated: 06/08/2015
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1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
NEBO LODGE North Haven, water taxi

Car: Recommended

Historical Society Museum - worth a trip to town to see it...

swimming in old granite quarries; the quarries' fresh water is warmer than ocean !

A short walk-hike to either Tip Toe Mountain with an amazing view of Penobscot Bay; also lovely trails to Perry Creek. Fantastic land preservation trails over the Island .


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

About the owner: We built this house with our father( on the photo ) when we were in College. We've been coming to Vinalhaven for 50 years and love the quiet and peaceful feeling we get as soon as we arrive. The island is a wonderful antidote for the fast-pace of life during the rest of the year. Every year, we add a new feature or amenity to the house, but it is still a simple warm and welcoming place,. It's nice for one or two people or for a family or a group of 3-5 friends. If interested, feel free to email or call, and we'll tell you more.

Why the Owner Chose Vinalhaven:
Vinalhaven is a uniquely peaceful place. Great for people who want to experience the beauty of the outdoors, or for people who want to get away from it all and read or just watch the tide come and go. The best way to get a feel for the island's charm is to visit, and the second best is to speak to someone who has been there.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is easy to live in. It is a simple and efficient so you can spend more time on your vacation than on housekeeping. But the sight of the Camden hills behind North Haven Island across the water is the most hypnotizing sight at every hours of the day .A lovely way to retreat from the high pressures of Life .Bring your binoculars and watch ospreys bald eagle and birds on the protected islands across your view .

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german



  • Bedroom with a view

    Bedroom with a view

  • Sunset from the deck

    Sunset from the deck

  • Eat in or on the deck

    Eat in or on the deck

VRBO #279728

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Date last modified - Thursday, July 02, 2015

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
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Vinalhaven #279728

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