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Peace and Tranquility in the Woods by a Pristine Ocean Bay

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Last updated: 10/05/2010

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  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Franklin house description

The house was begun in September, 2005 and finished 2 years later. Since it was designed to be shared by two sisters, the downstairs has two master bedroom–bath-walk-in closet combinations, each 16' X 24', the bedroom being 16' X 16'. Their tray ceilings give an even more open sense to the rooms. One room has a kingsize bed and the other, a double bed. Each room has its own entrance with a slider out onto the deck which continues around to the other bedroom, across the front, water side of the house.

The remaining central part of the downstairs is a 32' X 32' loosely defined space. There is the kitchen (15' X 14') open to the water side and a large closet in the center. The other 3/4 of the room is open for living and dining. The entire front has windows from floor almost to the roof. On one side there is a stone fireplace which is gas-fired.

In the center of the room a wooden spiral staircase leads to an upstairs loft--- reading nook with queensize futon, a large bedroom with twin beds and bath. These rooms take up a bit more than half the depth of the house (17') and all the width of the central room (32'). There is a railing along the long open hallway the width of the room below, from which you have a wonderful interior view of the beams of the house and open room below and through the tall windows a view of trees, rocks and ocean bay.

The 26’ X 28’ two-car garage has storage space. From the garage, there is a door to the spacious entry way. Here there is a half-bath. There is also a spinnet piano. The central space of the house (32’ X 32’) has a full basement and the two bedrooms have a 6’ high space under them, with easy access. Another door from the driveway leads into this foyer and from there you enter into the area between the kitchen to your left and the remaining open living/dining space, on your right and beyond the kitchen in front of you.

The land is on Taunton Bay, one of the quietest and most pristine bays in the part of Maine that is still easily accessible. Ellsworth, a lovely down-to-earth year round town is 7 miles away. And beyond that lie Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Stonington and Castine. Schoodic and Bar Harbor are also less than an hour away, as is Bangor, where there is the airport for Central Maine and rental cars available

We have 4 and 1/2 acres on a point of land that forms a small cove, of which 2/3 of the shoreline is ours. The house faces directly east and the point and cove lie to the south. The rocky, granite shore is wonderful, with a marshy area directly in front of the house and a higher, rocky shore line for the most part of the remaining coastline.

On the north side of the marshy area there is a large cleared, but by no means stripped, area which has been the scene of a family wedding. It is sunny near the shore and shady as you move inland to the house which is in full sun. Across the bay you can see a line of mountains. It is extremely quiet and peaceful.



Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            There is a ramp to the deck from the driveway; the upstairs is not accesible; the two masterbedrooms and the living area are on one level floor...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            one of two 'master' bedrooms...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            one of two 'master' bedrooms...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            upstairs bedroom and bath...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            queensize futon upstairs/ single convertible- living area...moreless

          • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

            accommpanies Bedroom 1...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, bidet

            bath accompanying bedroom 2...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            bathroo accompanyng upstaris twin bed room...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet

            In entry way, along with laundry facilities; guest bathroom...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            The dining area is in the open common area, between the large kitchen and the bank of windows that look out on the deck and woods/ocean; There are 6 places at table, but a couple more can be added....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Very large kitchen with a great deal of work space, easily conversant with the rest of the common area...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            large driveway and parking area...moreless

          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Garage
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Gas Fireplace

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            The television is set up only to watch dvd's....moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Books

          Communications

              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                3/4 of the house is served by a 12' wide deck; the living area and the two downstairs bedrooms have sliding glass doors to the deck....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                The 'lawn' is very natural, rustic and there is a small flower and herb garden in front of the kitchen...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Location & View

                  • Oceanfront:

                    800 feet of rocky shore and a beautiful point of land into the ocean, changing constantly with the tides...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Hiking
                  • Sailing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Water Parks
                  • Live Theater
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Jul-Aug ...... $1800/week
                  May 15-Jul 1 and Sept-Oct .. $1400/week
                  

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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: The house is owned by two sisters who, having spent most of their life in Maine, now live away during most of the year, one in Florida with her husband and the other in Florence, Italy. The house and setting are just too special not to be enjoyed, and so we want to offer it to others.

                  Why the Owner Chose Franklin:
                  There is no lovelier part of the world than the coast of Maine, especially if you want a natural setting as a respite from the stress of a busy life style.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Absolute quiet and peacefulness, but close enough to many services and activities.


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                  Speaks: english, italian

                   

                  Photos

                  • House from the cleared area at the water's edge

                    House from the cleared area at the water's edge

                  • Interior main floor looking towards back of the house

                    Interior main floor looking towards back of the house

                  • Kitchen cabinet looking towards the living area

                    Kitchen cabinet looking towards the living area

                  • Deck, 80' x 12', front  and sides: living area and main bedrooms have entries.

                    Deck, 80' x 12', front and sides: living area and main bedrooms have entries.

                  • Sunrise... EARLY!

                    Sunrise... EARLY!

                  • Double bedroom looking out to deck and bay

                    Double bedroom looking out to deck and bay

                  • Kingsize bed room, southeast side of house, looking at bay and cove

                    Kingsize bed room, southeast side of house, looking at bay and cove

                  • Twin bed room, upstairs

                    Twin bed room, upstairs

                  • Piano in entryway

                    Piano in entryway

                  • South side of the living area with gas fireplace

                    South side of the living area with gas fireplace

                  • Ellsworth, Court and Church, 7 miles from the house

                    Ellsworth, Court and Church, 7 miles from the house

                  • Guests on the point, which looks south into Taunton Bay,toward Acadia Park

                    Guests on the point, which looks south into Taunton Bay,toward Acadia Park

                  • In front of the house on Taunton Bay, looking southeast towards the point

                    In front of the house on Taunton Bay, looking southeast towards the point

                  • Kitchen, looking out toward the tiled chimney

                    Kitchen, looking out toward the tiled chimney

                  • Dining table, looking out to the deck and the bay beyond

                    Dining table, looking out to the deck and the bay beyond

                  • Looking from the front of the house eastward towards the mountains

                    Looking from the front of the house eastward towards the mountains

                  • Double bed room,  with bath behind

                    Double bed room, with bath behind

                  • Bath that accompanies the double bed room

                    Bath that accompanies the double bed room

                  • Bath accompanying the kingsize bed room

                    Bath accompanying the kingsize bed room

                  • Looking down the stairs from the second floor

                    Looking down the stairs from the second floor

                  • From back of living area out toward deck and bay

                    From back of living area out toward deck and bay

                  • Horseshoe crab shells. Taunton Bay is the northernmost place they are found.

                    Horseshoe crab shells. Taunton Bay is the northernmost place they are found.

                  • Ellsworth Public Library, a lovely, very friendly place, 7 miles from the house

                    Ellsworth Public Library, a lovely, very friendly place, 7 miles from the house

                  • One of the bald eagles living next to the point

                    One of the bald eagles living next to the point

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                  3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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