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The Ultimate in Peace and Quiet on Penobscot Bay

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Aerial view of "Fish Hawk", surrounding beaches and harbor

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Last updated: 11/26/2012

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

Islesboro house description

An escape to the finest of Maine's legendary coastal beauty and tranquility.

Fish Hawk & Big Tree Beach are located on the Island of Islesboro, Maine, the northernmost of the inhabited Penobscot Island chain that includes Vinalhaven and North Haven immediately to the south. Big Tree Beach lies just north of the 'Narrows' that separate Dark Harbor and Pripet on Seal Harbor. Accessible via the 'Margaret Chase Smith, a 27 - 30 car Ferry operates hourly from 7:30 until 5:00 from Lincolnville Beach on the mainland to the ferry terminal at the northern mouth of Gilky Harbor, by private boat or small plane. Lincolnville Beach, Camden, Rockport and Belfast are within easy reach.

The house sits on a 5+ acre peninsula, designed to take maximum advantage of its 270 degree waterfront exposure. All but the bathrooms have direct waterfront views. There are 3+ bedrooms with sleeping accommodations for up to 8 people. Two of the bedrooms are connected forming a suite. Window seats at the bedroom level make wonderful napping locations.

The house is fully winterized with central heat and 2 fireplaces, one in the 'den' and the second in the master bedroom. The Master bedroom has its own private bathroom. A second bath with shower is located at the living level off the den and a half bath is located at the top of the stairs.

The kitchen is fully equipped with late model appliances, cookware, dishes and silverware etc. A Weber grille is located on the Sunrise deck just outside the kitchen. A washer/dryer lies just beyond the kitchen. Basic Direct TV service and utilities are included. The 32' flat screen TVs is located in the den. A walk out rec room with convertable futon bed lies downstairs.

Decks surround the house, especially on the water side. Sheets, towels and most housekeeping necessities are provided.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2240 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21+...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Young children must be made aware of elevated decks and bluffs at water's edge...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            1/4 flight of exterior stairs to living level...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking out of doors OK...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Housekeeping, catered meals and baby sitting services available under independent arrangements on Island.(Talk to owner or Agent); entertainment, restaurants and tourist sites available off Island (Camden, Rockport, Belfast area) easily accessible by Ferry....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                In closet off Den out of reach of young children...moreless

              • Television:

                Direct TV bsic serivice (May be upgraded at additional cost to occupant)...moreless

              • Toys:

                Games and Puzzles in Den...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Beachfront
              • Ocean View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Golf
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Natural breezes off the Penobscot Bay!!...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Maytag...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                In Den and Master BR...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Rec. Room in basement - No equipment provided...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Oil fired hot water - 3 zones...moreless

              • Internet:

                Available at Library and Community Center; Good smart phone wi-fi reception...moreless

              • Iron & Board

              Kitchen

              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped with late model appliances, including blender, microwave, toaster oven, TV and all cooking utensils...moreless

              • Microwave:

                And toaster oven on Kitchen counter...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap etc provided at start of stay...moreless

              Outside

              • Boat:

                Check Community Sailing Program...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Ample decks on water side and at entry...moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Base Rate
              7 night min stay

              $2,730 $9,600

              Discounts: 8 nights or more: $355 Nightly

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Additional Fees and Taxes:

              Maine State Rooming Tax applies; Damage deposit due at signing of lease (refundable); cleaning charge of $125


              Notes:

              Damage deposit refundable upon inspection at conclusion of stay

              1/3 upon reservation; 1/3 at signing of lease; 1/3 upon occupancy


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              Location

              2 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Islesboro Municipal AP
              5 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Me State Ferry Service, Grindle Point, Islesboro
              8 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Off Island - Route 1 (Including Ferry trip)
              6 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              TBD
              25 Metres
              Nearest Beach
              On site
               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 1986

              About: Fish Hawk was designed and built by Ronald Wood (owner), a Harvard Design School Graduate/Professor. It has been a labor of love from inception through completion. In 1986 Ron bought 38 acres on Seal Harbor with almost 1/2 mile of shoreline frontage including the best Beach on the Island (Big Tree Beach) and precious little private beaches on each of the 5 waterfront lots subsequently created.

              Why Islesboro:
              Lot 4C, 122 Big Tree Lane, has 5+ private acres - the best of the 5 lots created at Big Tree Beach with over 450' of private frontage and 270 degrees of water views over Seal Harbor and Penobscot Bay. Orientation is SSW affording beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Benefits - like beauty - lie in the eye of the beholder. Fish Hawk provides the ultimate for kicking back and letting the beauty that surrounds you carry you through the day and evening. The biggest challenge: To decide where to have cocktails and what to have for dinner. After all, one cannot eat lobster every day, right? On the other hand, there is plenty to do. For those who love to sail, there are charters and boat excursions, an Island sponsored sailing program. The Island has a myriad of hiking opportunities, public parks and beaches, the best of which is 'Big Tree Beach' within easy walking distance. But the real attraction to most families is the opportunity to bond with family members and friends taking part in local events. The Island has an ambiance of simplicity reminiscent of years gone by -with just general stores and endless opportunities for picnics, walks and marvelous sunsets.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Aerial view of "Fish Hawk", surrounding beaches and harbor

                Aerial view of "Fish Hawk", surrounding beaches and harbor

              • Exterior view of Living Roon
in late afternoon sun

                Exterior view of Living Roon in late afternoon sun

              • Southwest Elevation in late afternoon light

                Southwest Elevation in late afternoon light

              • Dining Room looking Southeast to "morning deck" (Kitchen pass-through on left).

                Dining Room looking Southeast to "morning deck" (Kitchen pass-through on left).

              • Living Room @ living level

                Living Room @ living level

              • View of Living Room from kitchen thru dining Room -(Breakfast Bar in foreground)

                View of Living Room from kitchen thru dining Room -(Breakfast Bar in foreground)

              • Sunset

                Sunset

              • Den and Fireplace - Everyone's favorite room.

                Den and Fireplace - Everyone's favorite room.

              • View over Seal Harbor/Penobscot Bay and Camden Hills

                View over Seal Harbor/Penobscot Bay and Camden Hills

              • Another exterior view of LR and Dining Room Deck

                Another exterior view of LR and Dining Room Deck

              • View of SW exposure and den deck in late afternoon light

                View of SW exposure and den deck in late afternoon light

              • Breakfast bar/Kitchen pass-through to Dining Room

                Breakfast bar/Kitchen pass-through to Dining Room

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Sunset from Den Deck

                Sunset from Den Deck

              • Seal Harbor at Big Tree Beach - House at upper left

                Seal Harbor at Big Tree Beach - House at upper left

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Thursday, November 27, 2014

              $2,730 per week (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 11/26/2012
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