Oceanfront Island Fantasy
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Pole Island house description
All rooms have beautiful sea and island views in this spectacular traditional cottage on five acres of unspoiled pine forest on an island very close to shore...you drive to your island hideaway in five minutes in a small outboard skiff. Watch ospreys, eagles, seals, and herons as you breakfast on a front porch with sprawling island views, or in front of a fireplace. Use our kayaks to discover uninhabited islands, fish from the dock, buy lobsters directly from the lobster boats, or just sit on the porch or the dock and listen to the sounds of nature around you.
The home is both elegant and rustic. There is a screened eating porch, a romantic master bedroom with cathedral ceilings and places to work and relax flooded with light and sea views. Near world class outlet shopping, historic sites. Please only apply if you are comfortable driving a small boat with an outboard motor.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Towels Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Living Room seats 8
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Motor Boat, and Recreational Kayaks, Cell Phone Access Only
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Sight Seeing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Live Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Whale Watching
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- The house is on an island very close to the shore. You will have your own parking place in the lot on the mainland, and from there you can find fresh groceries and wonderful lobster restaurants 10 minutes away. On our land, the shore is rocky and wooded, but nearby on Bailey Island there is a little sandy beach, and a bit farther north is Popham beach, on the the most beautiful national seashores there is. In historic Brunswick Maine, 15-20 minutes away, there are super markets, shops, movies, bowling, antiques, miniature golf and a wide variety of restaurants. Since it is a college town, there is also summer stock theatre and museums. A little father on is Freeport, home of the original LL Bean store, and the best outlet shopping on the east coast, but all in a charming New England town with great food, minutes form the ocean....moreless
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A wonderful rustic retreat
A wonderful rustic retreat
My family and I had a wonderful time on Pole Island, from the little boat that we had to drive over, to the fantastic views of the water and lobster fishermen. My boys loved the little trails around the island; they came upon a tree house that they made their own. The house is rustic, and very comfortable. All the amenities such as dishwasher, washer/drier, lots of nice dishes, even table clothes and napkins, were there. Even though it was summer we lit a fire and reveled in the coolness. Mostly we stayed on the Island, but we did go out in the boat to buy lobster, and we took a trip to the outlets in Portland. The owner was extremely helpful in preparing us for the trip both by phone and email. The quiet, and the beautiful natural surroundings were a sanctuary from our usual busy life. We hope to go again next year.
- Guest Busy Mom (Inwood, NY )
- Date of stay 07/23/11
- Review Submitted 08/31/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks so much! Yes, I should take a picture of the Tree house. It is a wonderful hideaway for kids, not at all far off the ground!
An Unforgettable Week
An Unforgettable Week
We rented this home for a week in 2006 and my family still talks about it. With my four kids between the ages of 16 and 20, I wanted to find a special place for us to have a great "togetherness" experience before they all headed off in different directions. This was that place. The home is wonderful, the island is beautiful, and the lack of internet/tv/phone was a perfect way for us to have a week of talking to each other, playing darts and board games, kayaking, lounging, reading, and buying lobster right off the boat from the lobstermen. When we boated over to the town, there were cute little stores, farm markets, and some nice restaurants. We went into Bath for a day and visited the maritime museum. While on the island, we enjoyed peace and quiet. We saw seals in the ocean and lots of jellyfish floating by like tumbleweed beneath the dock. It was beautiful. I would love to go back again. If we can ever all get a week off at the same time again, I know this would be at the top of our list.
- Guest Pat (Rochester, NY)
- Date of stay 07/10/06
- Review Submitted 07/02/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
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7 night min stay
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $300 Nightly
Additional information about rental rates
$500. to reserve your dates/ 75% by May 1/Balance 1 month before move in date.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
7% Maine Sales Tax (Maine State Law)
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Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: I work in a small college in Westchester County, New York. I am afraid I am much older than I was in this picture, which was taken quite a few years ago, but it shows how happy it makes me to go to Pole island in Maine. My children are grown now and I have a new job that does not let me spend the whole summer on the island any more. So I am happy to be able to share it with others!
Why the Owner Chose Pole Island:
Harpswell, Maine is one of the most beautiful places in the world. My children were brought up in New York City, and I wanted them to have a place to go to in the summer in which they could experience unadulterated nature. There is not a day that you do not encounter animals, plants and wild views that transform your experience. We explored endlessly, and I know it had a big impact on their lives.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
When I go to Pole Island, I love waking up early in the morning and taking my tea out in the kayak, paddling quietly through inlets. Sometimes I make drawings or take photos of the birds and animals I see. I also like to work there: I have written 4 books in the study in my house on Pole Island. It is so calm. (Well, the boys looked at it another way...swimming off the dock, fishing in the morning, squirt gun wars...and endless games at the tree house!) It is also an amazing family place. It is often cool enough at night to have a fire in the fireplace, and we play Scrabble or Risk together, in a way we probably wouldn't if everyone was attached to their computers or glued to the TV as we often are at home. It s magical in those moments.
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Pole Island House and Dock
House from the back yard, showing screened porch and upper bedroom terrace
The kitchen (door at right leads to screened eating porch)
Our treehouse, now completed. A fun adventure, not far off the ground!
Fishing for Bass from the dock in the early morning. Some kayaks visible.
Working fireplace in the living room for crisp evenings
Our screened porch is the best place for meals.
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