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Heron Watch - Quintessential Oceanfront Home Sited at the Head of a Cove

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Last updated: 09/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Heron Watch is a gorgeous privately sited oceanfront home positioned at the head of a tidal cove featuring expansive views over the cove that opens into Southwest Harbor connecting the Eggemoggin Reach. Featuring over 2.6 acres, including well-manicured lawns surrounded by woods to explore, the ranch style home has two bedrooms, three-season room with large sliding windows as well as an outside deck overlooking the cove. Bring your own kayaks and launch from the privacy and comfort of the backyard, complete with a kayak launch post. The full basement is available for gear storage.

Binoculars are provided to view resident blue heron, bald eagles, fish and the occasional seal that swims into the cove. The large living room as well as the large open eat-in kitchen, offer expansive views of the cove – great for viewing wildlife, sunrises and spectacular sunsets.

Deer Isle and nearby Stonington, Maine is home to working lobstermen, fishermen, restaurants, fine art galleries, antique shops and coastal charm. Known for it's granite heritage, Deer Isle is an island connected to the mainland by a bridge so you can easily take day trips to Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Camden and beyond.

Commercial high speed Internet (wireless or Ethernet) will keep you connected to friends and associates.

Nearby Stonington with quaint shops, galleries, ice cream, movies, features numerous boating activities for all ages to enjoy year round.


Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Master Bedroom features full size bed, comfy linens, flat screen television. Second bedroom features, phone, television with remote, two matching twin beds with Serta Mattresses....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Full bath with tub/shower combination

Other Amenities

  • Adirondack chairs, Close to Stonington pier for boating, kayaking and fishing activities, close to Stonington Opera House for movies and live performances, Farmers Market is nearby, Sand Beach is a short drive from the property, Mail boat to Isle au Haut/Acadia National Park is a short drive....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Television:

    (4) Total Televisions: Vizio flat screen TV in living room and master bedroom; Traditional TV in w/remote in second bedroom and sun room...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Cove connects to the Eggemoggin Reach which is one of seven true reaches in the world...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Pristine Maine oceanfront property located at the head of the cove. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Dining Table positioned in front of large picture window with forest view and expansive cove and ocean views...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    oil furnace...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed Internet - Wifi available in all rooms and outside the property if surfing from the deck, picnic table or adirondack chairs....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    new cotton sheets, new mattress covers, new high end mattresses, new pillows, Laura Ashley bedding in Master Bedroom, LL Bean bedding in second bedroom, new bath towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Queen size sleeper sofa, ample seating, books and puzzles available for rainy days. bonus three season room with TV and and wicker furniture. Great room to view wildlife with house binoculars....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking for four or more vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with lobster pot and baking supplies. Expansive ocean view from the kitchen. Kitchen has new wine glasses, new glassware, service for eight, new silverware etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    gas stove cooktop and separate gas wall oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak post to tie kayaks. Bring your own kayak....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden


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Sep 6 - Oct 25, 2015
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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 8%


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Last updated: 09/14/2015
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4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Factory Tavern
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Island Country Club
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Harbor Cafe
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Beach

Car: Recommended

Nearby Amenities: Island County Club is open to the public and has a nine hole course and three clay courts, One of Maine's Best Farmers' Markets - viewed from home, The Seasons Wine Shop and Gourmet Restaurant, Island Community Center- indoor basketball, billiards, weekly activities and Camp Kooky for kids, Community Playground with new toddler section, Community Basketball court and baseball diamond, Stonington Opera House listed on the National Register of Historic Places has movies, dance and live theater-, Art galleries and studio walks, World renown Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts, Annual Lupine Festival, 4th of July on the Pier, Lobster Boat Races, Fisherman's Day, and Steel Drum concerts, Nature Preserves, Nervous Nellies Jams and Jellies retail store and Peter Berits sculptures and walks, Isalos Fine Art, Jill Hoy Gallery, g Watson Gallery, Island Heritage Trust has numerous public trails and areas to enjoy including Barred Island and Scotts Landing.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

Why the Owner Chose Stonington:
Deer Isle and Stonington remind me of my childhood growing up on the coast of Maine in Spruce Head near Rockland. We spent three years searching for a home that was close to all of the amenities the island has to offer. Our desire is to share it with others who visit the island.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Located at the head of a tidal cove with 340 feet of frontage with the ocean as your backyard and playground, one can launch kayaks, go hiking, birdwatching or relax and get away from it all. This location is private set on 2.6 acres set back from the road. Heron Watch is an excellent location close Main Street in Stonington and is a perfect spot to launch many island activities. The home is great for couples and families with an active lifestyle or for those who wish to slow down and get away from it all.

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Heron Watch - Quintessential Oceanfront Home Sited at the Head of a Cove

Stonington #462468

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