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Waterfront Maine Island Cottage, Brand New Post and Beam!

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Last updated: 08/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Vinalhaven cottage description

This gorgeous, brand new, waterfront Post & Beam cottage is located on a tidal cove. This location is unique in that you have lots of privacy, it is across the cove from a nature preserve & down a quiet wooded lane. It is also unique in that it is only an 8 minute drive to town. Very few locations on Vinalhaven have this unique combination of advantages.

You will enjoy beautiful sunrises, & sunsets reflect in the cove! Tidal coves are mud flats at low tide, which is great for birdwatching! At high tide the water is over your head & the mud warms up the water so it is possible to go swimming when the tide is right. If you have a kayak or canoe we have a natural stone area for launching your boat into the cove.

The grounds have spectacular Daylily gardens! The cottage is build on the site of a former saw mill, & the flywheel from the old saw mill sits as a giant sculpture in the Daylily beds.

Inside the house is an open living room/ dining/kitchen area, with large windows facing the water & the daylily gardens.

At high tide you almost feel as if you are in a boat the camp is so close to the water (only 10 feet from the high tide mark!). Although the cottage is new it is built on the site of an earlier camp that was very close to the water, which 'grandfathered' the location, building a house this close to the water is no longer possible.

The kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinets & a tile floor. The rest of the living area & the bedrooms have red birch floors. The bath has a granite vanity, a full tub/shower, & there are lobster and crab tiles embedded in the shower walls.

Visit The Paper Store for newspapers, cards, books, fudge, photographs & gifts of local color. Island Spirits offers fine affordable wines and wine tastings, homemade breads, cheeses, & pates. Port o' Call has everything else you need from hats to mulch, BBQ's to birdfeeders, batteries to can-openers, all with a pot belly stove and warm smiles. The New Era Gallery has the finest in local paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, pottery, weaving, with openings every 3 weeks, seasonally. Annabelle's Ice Cream also serves paninis, Go Fish! has penny candy & toys for the kids, Second Hand Prose has used books, & there's a video store & a beauty parlor, too! Eat at Donna's Surfside for breakfast & lunch, The Harbor Gawker, The Haven, Tibb's and 64!. There is a large grocery & liquor store, a post office, a library, & don't forget the Fisherman's Friend & Everything Country! Visit the ARC (the Arts & Recreation Center) for gallery shows, openings, yoga classes, etc.

Saturday mornings there's a flea market which is a local summer highlight and a great place to socialize. Enjoy fresh squeezed lemonade, homemade pies, jams, fresh berries, produce & flowers. Knitted hats, jewelry, wood crafts, rugs, pottery, arts and crafts, watercolors, photography, netted handbags, t-shirts, an assortment of this and that, & just plain good old used stuff!
Kayaking tours are also available on the island, as well as swimming and sailing classes for the kids.
There is a golf course on nearby North Haven Island.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 675 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • All new amenities and appliances, except for antique bed, bureaus and other antique details. 1 queen bedroom, 1 double bedroom, 1 sleep sofa in living room. DVD player, AM/FM radio/tape player, ceiling fan. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, microwave/convection oven, Sabatier knife set, cherry cabinets, red birch floors. Douglass fir post and beam construction with pickled pine ceilings. Beautiful light fixtures. Huge windows offer spectacular waterfront and woods views and light. Across from a nature preserve. Gorgeous gardens, private, and yet so close to town! Fully insulated for cool summer days if it's warm outside, and Monitor heating if the nights get chilly. Deck has picnic table and benches, umbrella, Adirondack chairs, BBQ, etc. Notes on elderly and infirm: All on one floor for kids and fit elderly, but there's a sloped garden path to the door, and steps up, so it's not wheelchair accessible or ideal for the infirm. Built-in step over tub/shower....moreless


              • Television
              • Books
              • Radio
              • Audio Tape Player
              • CD Player
              • VCR
              • DVD Player


              • Romantic
              • Family


              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Waterfront
              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront

              sports and adventure activities

              • Kayaking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Water Skiing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Pier Fishing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Mobile Phone:

                    On the deck with Verizon phones....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Internet
                  • Dialup Access
                  • Parking
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Bottled Water
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper


                  • Kitchen
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Blender
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Stove
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Toaster
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Microwave
                  • Kitchenette
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill


                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Bicycles
                  • Barbecue
                  • Terrace
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Boat With Paddles
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Deck / Patio


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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay

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                  7 night min stay


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                  Last updated: 08/10/2014
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                  Car: Necessary

                  If you love nature you'll love Vinalhaven! There is great fresh water swimming in 3 granite quarries, which are picturesque local swimming holes. Kayaking is a local favorite & kayak tours are available to local spots of interest. If you have a canoe or kayak, bring it!

                  There are numerous nature trails all over the island for hiking & dog walking. We have some of the best deep water sailing on the East Coast! Vinalhaven boasts the largest working lobster fleet in Maine, so stop at the lobster co-op & pick up your lobsters fresh from the boat! Great local restaurants feature the best in home cooking, including lobster & crab rolls, fried clams, & seafood chowder. Enjoy yoga classes, concerts, auctions & yard sales.

                  There is a flourishing arts community here. We have art galleries, The Historical Society, The Arts & Recreation Center.

                  Other Activities: Kayacing, galleries, fitness club, seasonal concerts, plays, winetastings, fleamarket, yardsales


                  Owner info

                  About the owner: The house was built 7 year ago. Everything is custom in it as you can see by the photos. It is a unique location being so close to town and yet so private.

                  Why the Owner Chose Vinalhaven:
                  The first time a rented a house on Vinalhaven I fell in love with it. The beauty of the natural areas and the warmth of the people were so enticing. I have come back year after year to my good fortune.

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                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • View from our deck.

                    View from our deck.

                  • Living room with view

                    Living room with view

                  • Cove and house

                    Cove and house

                  • Bedroom #1

                    Bedroom #1

                  • Kayaking in front of our house

                    Kayaking in front of our house

                  • Night view of Garden and House

                    Night view of Garden and House

                  • Dining room table.

                    Dining room table.

                  • Kitchen with granite countertop.

                    Kitchen with granite countertop.

                  • Lilies and old Saw Mill wheel.

                    Lilies and old Saw Mill wheel.

                  • Dining room

                    Dining room

                  • View from deck.

                    View from deck.

                  • View from shore line in front of deck.

                    View from shore line in front of deck.

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Kitchen


                  • Garden and cottage at night

                    Garden and cottage at night

                  • Bedroom #2

                    Bedroom #2

                  • View from the deck, glorious!!!

                    View from the deck, glorious!!!

                  • Flywheel from the Old Sawmill that was there 100yrs ago.

                    Flywheel from the Old Sawmill that was there 100yrs ago.

                  • View from the deck.

                    View from the deck.

                  • View from deck.

                    View from deck.

                  • View from living room.

                    View from living room.

                  • Deck with Barbecue.

                    Deck with Barbecue.

                  • View from including wheel.

                    View from including wheel.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, August 10, 2014

                  $1,200 - $1,500 per week (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 08/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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