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85 Acres-Riverfront Home Featured in Down East Magazine

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Alna house description

Available as a long term winter rental too.

This exquisitely restored/renovated Antique Cape (circa 1790) has been featured as the cover story for Down East magazine. The spacious home(2700 sq. ft) is nestled on 83 acres of meadows and woodlands with 1/2 mile frontage on the Sheepscot River in historic Alna village. The home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3 fireplaces, comfortable living room with classic brick fireplace, large dining room with large fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, a sun-filled sitting room overlooking the Sheepscot River, a dressing room, washer/dryer and an oversized 2 car carriage house.

Period details abound including 24' floor boards, color washed plaster walls, wrought iron hardware, plus hand-painted murals and stenciling.


Located half a mile down a private and scenic gravel drive, this home's privacy is assured. The site is naturally landscaped with indigenous plants including the traditional lilacs, fruit trees, a grape arbor, clematis, and wisteria. It is a unique ecosystem at the confluence of the fresh and saltwater portions of the river. Wildlife abounds and a former owner ran ornithological studies for Cornell University.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                upstairs...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                downstairs...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

                downstairs...moreless

              • The studio room offers a day bed for unexpected company or sleep overs. The downstairs king can be converted to two twins. The studio also offers a day bed. Luxury linens and towels provided. All bedrooms are air conditioned....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                upstairs off master...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                downstairs...moreless

              • Complete towels included

              Other Amenities

                  • Local fishing guides available for the Sheepscot river. I-pod/Sirius Docking station on site for satellite radio. Wireless Internet Satellite TV and Radio. Air conditioning units in primary 3 bedrooms only....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • VCR
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Forests

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital

                  Location Type

                  • Water View
                  • Waterfront
                  • Rural
                  • River

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Room
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Garage
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Telephone
                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Window units in 3 primary bedrooms...moreless

                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided:

                            Luxury linens and towels provided. ...moreless

                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Wood Stove
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Maps
                          • Security System
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Living Room

                          Kitchen

                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Blender
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Catering Available
                          • Kitchen
                          • Stove

                          Outside

                          • Barbecue
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Kayak / Canoe
                          • Canoe
                          • Boat With Paddles

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Visa
                          • Discover
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer
                          Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,600

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning $125 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 8%

                          Notes:

                          Note: Rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

                          Maine state occupancy tax of 8%

                          $125 cleaning/linens fee

                          $250 security deposit

                          Thanksgiving and X'mas at $1600. per week.

                          Winter rate to be negotiated with/or without utilities. Average power bill less than 300 per month.

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                          Location

                          Property located in the historic post card town of Alna featuring the community of Head Tide. Only 10 miles from Wiscasset, Damariscotta and 15 miles from Boothbay, the property is secluded, yet close to all services and shopping. The property is one mile north of picturesque Sheepscot Village and offers a half mile of river frontage on the undeveloped Sheepscot river. The Sheepscot River offers excellent saltwater/brackish Striper fishing

                          ( canoe provided). The property also borders 1/2 mile brook offering fresh water trout fishing. Property includes over two miles of nature trails through varying terrain, all of which is heavily forested.

                          Other Activities: Perfect artist retreat

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2009

                          Why the Owner Chose Alna:
                          We love unusual, unique properties with lots of acreage that can not be duplicated. This fits the bill. Being from the deep, hot and humid South we love the weather year round. We have also been impressed with the genuine hospitality you find from the locals- It probably helps being just a bit off the beaten track- but still only 15 minutes from two great towns- Damariscotta and Wiscasset.


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                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • River view of house

                            River view of house

                          • Gourmet Kitchen with serving window to River Room

                            Gourmet Kitchen with serving window to River Room

                          • Master Bedroom looking toward River

                            Master Bedroom looking toward River

                          • Downstairs Bedroom

                            Downstairs Bedroom

                          • Downstairs Bath with hand painted Stenciling

                            Downstairs Bath with hand painted Stenciling

                          • Tranquility Pond. In back yard.Great for an afternoon dip.

                            Tranquility Pond. In back yard.Great for an afternoon dip.

                          • The Sheepscot River at Golden Ridge.

                            The Sheepscot River at Golden Ridge.

                          • Visit the local lighthouses

                            Visit the local lighthouses

                          • Photo taken by guests by river.

                            Photo taken by guests by river.

                          • Steamed lobster, lobster rolls,lobster bisque...Yum! Only in Maine!

                            Steamed lobster, lobster rolls,lobster bisque...Yum! Only in Maine!

                          • Beautiful Peaceful Views in any Season

                            Beautiful Peaceful Views in any Season

                          • Dining room

                            Dining room

                          • River room

                            River room

                          • Downstairs king bedroom - Similar to downstairs queen

                            Downstairs king bedroom - Similar to downstairs queen

                          • Master Bath

                            Master Bath

                          • Riverside yard

                            Riverside yard

                          • 85 acres of trails from riverside to ridge top.

                            85 acres of trails from riverside to ridge top.

                          • Front view of king and queen bedrooms

                            Front view of king and queen bedrooms

                          • Tour local islands and enjoy fresh maine lobster!

                            Tour local islands and enjoy fresh maine lobster!

                          • Side yard with garage.

                            Side yard with garage.

                          • House in Snow from back

                            House in Snow from back

                          VRBO #319545

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, February 27, 2014

                          $1,600 per week (USD)
                          5

                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 7

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