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Historic Shipbuilder's Home

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Last updated: 01/10/2014

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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Phippsburg house description

If you are looking to experience an elegant, quintessentially New England shingle-style ‘cottage’, “The Dunes’ will fit the bill. It is exceedingly spacious, yet cozy. Built in 1890 by a prominent Maine shipbuilder (and Vice Presidential candidate), the house still features the original fine paneling and furnishings. Since that time, the house has been lovingly maintained by the family. Plumbing, heating and wiring have been thoroughly updated within the last 5 years and the kitchen and laundry rooms were remodeled in 2010. The eat-in kitchen, with a walk-in food pantry, is fully outfitted with china, every kitchen gadget, pots and pans, 2 toasters, 2 refrigerators, a new dishwasher, a new stove, a food processor, blender, mixer, and a coffee maker.

The house features 7 large bedrooms and 5 full baths on 3 separate floors, 2 living rooms, a dining room, sunroom and a sundeck, The 2 bedrooms on the 3rd floor (5 beds), with adjoining bath, are particularly well suited for children. We have a puzzle/game closet and a large swing set in the backyard.

The Dunes can accomodate a large (13) family or friend reunion (10 adults, 3 kids max). However, if you want to seat everyone at the dining room table or in the main living room, 6-12 people is a more reasonable number of occupants. Its very comfortable for our family of 7.

The house is located in a private summer community and is adjacent to a 700 acre seaside preserve managed by the Nature Conservancy. From the deck and east-facing rooms, there is a breathtaking, unobstructed view of beach, ocean and islands, including Sequin Island Lighthouse. This untouched beach is a 5 minute walk from the house. It’s a 4 mile long packed-sand walking beach, prized by local surfers for its excellent breakers, and is the best kept secret in Maine (see thumbnail). The tidal river is perfect for kayaking and striped bass fishing and the marshes offer clamming.

Tennis (2 Har-Tru courts) is a minute’s walk to the next private road over and golf at Sebasco Harbor Resort is a 10 minute car ride away.

Bath is the nearest town for shopping. Its a famous shipbuilding center and is home to the well-respected Maine Maritime Museum.

Easy Day trips:
The Peery Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College in Brunswick (1/2 hr.);
Freeport (45 min.), chock full of outlets and the LL Bean flagship store;
Portland (1-1/4 hrs.) and its vibrant Old Port district;
A boat trip from Port Clyde to the renowned artist colony of Mongehan Island, where galleries and hiking/biking trails dot the waterfront;
Antiquing in 'Maine's Prettiest Village', Wiscasset (1/2 hour);
Shopping and dining in the busy town of Boothbay Harbor (45 min.);
Touring the fabulous Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens near Boothbay Harbor;
Driving to the top of the Camden Hills (1-1/2 hrs.) and viewing the Wyeths at the Farnsworth Museum in nearby Rockland;
Driving to the Shaker Colony at Sabbathday Lake or the Sebago Lake region

Please contact me for additional pictures, and other details about the house.






Keywords: Luxury oceanview house

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are negotiable. Please contact me about your pet....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Bed linens provided BUT NOT TOWELS...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Wood Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • Because this is coastal Maine and the weather can vary widely, we have an oil furnace for chilly nights and fans for all the bedrooms for midsummer....moreless

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Beach View
              • Ocean View

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Parasailing
              • Kayaking
              • Hiking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Golf
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Surfing
              • Water Tubing
              • Groceries
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Sight Seeing
              • Paddle Boating
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
               

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              June 2014: $4,200/wk (up to 6 people); $4,800/wk (up to 10 adults, 3 kids)
              July 6-30, 2014: $5,000/week (up to 10 adults, 3 kids)
              Sept/Oct. 2013-2014:$4,200/wk (up to 6 people);$4,800/wk (up to 10 adults, 3 kids)
              Pets by prior permission only
              $1,000 refundable Sec. deposit. For multiple week stays, there is a once-a-week 
              cleaning fee of $150 (owner pays for cleaning between tenants).
              

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              Location

              45 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Portland Maine (PWM)
              20 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Brunswick Maine
              10 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Route 1
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Small Point
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              The Lobster House
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Sebasco Harbor Resort
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              The Lobster House

              Car: Necessary

              There is a day camp in our community which operates in July and August.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1890

              About the owner: Most of the year, I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with my husband, an electrical contractor. However, we gather as a family in Maine as often as possible.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The Dunes is one of the great New England summer ‘cottages’. It is beautifully built and is spacious and elegant, yet cozy. The community (Small Point) where this house is located is laced with walking paths and has the most amazing, uncrowded beach. You can view spectacular sunrises and sunsets from the deck and from most of the bedrooms. Please contact me for many more pictures and any questions you may have.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Small Point Beach

                Small Point Beach

              • Backyard

                Backyard

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Front hall

                Front hall

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • 2nd Fl. BR

                2nd Fl. BR

              • Sundeck with view of ocean/islands

                Sundeck with view of ocean/islands

              • East view

                East view

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Sunporch

                Sunporch

              • Downstairs BR

                Downstairs BR

              • 2nd Fl. BR

                2nd Fl. BR

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              Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

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              7 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

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              540-955-4541 (Virginia USA)

              Speaks: english
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