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Oceanfront Island Fantasy

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Last updated: 04/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome of course! And it is the perfect place for them to be active and discover nature. But because of the rocky shore, dock and stairs, it might not be the most relaxing place for a vacation with toddlers, though some of our regular renters have toddlers and love it!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Your pets are warmly welcomed....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The terrain and stairs make this property wheelchair inaccessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    Bunkbed with 2 beds built in/Direct Ocean view...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master/ direct ocean view/cathedral ceiling & priv 1/2 bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Bunkbed with 2 beds built in/Direct Ocean view...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    twin beds can combine as double/priv terrace w/ocean view...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2); room for additional blow up mattresses or cribs...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Motor Boat, and Recreational Kayaks, Cell Phone Access Only

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Toys:

    Tell us the age of your children and we will bring down games, art supplies, legos, or other appropriate toys....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean views from almost every room, from the front porch and form the second floow terrace....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The house has a long stretch of deep water oceanfront and you have your own dock and boat. Perfect kayaking....moreless

  • Rural:

    The house is set on 5 acres of woods, with ocean frontage. There are no cars or businesses on the island, those these are very convenient nearby....moreless

  • Water View:

    The house is right on the water, with no buildings, roads or obstructions. There are Ocean views form every room in the house, with lobster boats, islands, sea birds, and even seals....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Our land is 5 acres with a long shore frontage. There is a dock form which you can swim or kayak, and a long path along the shore for walks and picnics at the water's edge....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a wonderful outdoor dining porch with a long table and chairs, or an indoor dining room table that seats 10....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Only cell phone service. Internet access through your phone only, or through an internet connection facilitated by your phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    You will have the use of the 13ft Boston Whaler with a 25 hp motor to get back and forth fomr the island to the mainland....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are 4 recreational kayaks, two smaller ones that will work for adults or children. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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7 night min stay

$2,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

$2000 a week for a stay of 2 weeks.

$500. to reserve your dates/ 75% by May 1/Balance 1 month before move in date.

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Last updated: 04/29/2015
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Location

Car: Necessary

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 forom the ocean.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: I work in a small college in Westchester County, New York. The picture is not exactly glamorous, 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. It is so calm. (Well, the boys looked at it another way...swimming off the dock, fishing in the morning, king of the mountain off the kayaks, 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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Speaks: english, french, spanish
 

Photos

  • Pole Island House and Dock

    Pole Island House and Dock

  • Fishing for Bass from the dock in the early morning.

    Fishing for Bass from the dock in the early morning.

  • View out the front door.

    View out the front door.

  • a perfect place to work with an ocean view and a sea breeze

    a perfect place to work with an ocean view and a sea breeze

  • The screened porch is the best place for meals.

    The screened porch is the best place for meals.

  • The front porch (best place for morning coffee)

    The front porch (best place for morning coffee)

  • Master bedroom with ocean views on 2 sides. Double height ceiling above..

    Master bedroom with ocean views on 2 sides. Double height ceiling above..

  • 3rd bedroom (with bunk beds)

    3rd bedroom (with bunk beds)

  • Our treehouse, now completed.  A fun adventure, not far off the ground!

    Our treehouse, now completed. A fun adventure, not far off the ground!

  • Swimming from the dock

    Swimming from the dock

  • kayaking in the morning from the dock (important to pack or wear a life jacket)

    kayaking in the morning from the dock (important to pack or wear a life jacket)

  • Once in a while a seal will accompany you out to the island...

    Once in a while a seal will accompany you out to the island...

  • House from the back yard, showing screened porch and upper bedroom terrace

    House from the back yard, showing screened porch and upper bedroom terrace

  • The house as you enter, up from the dock

    The house as you enter, up from the dock

  • Working fireplace in the living room for crisp evenings

    Working fireplace in the living room for crisp evenings

  • The kitchen door at right leads to screened eating porch..dishwasher not visible

    The kitchen door at right leads to screened eating porch..dishwasher not visible

  • Lobster dinner on the side porch. You can pick them up straight from the boat

    Lobster dinner on the side porch. You can pick them up straight from the boat

  • View from the front porch (well, there isn't always a rainbow)

    View from the front porch (well, there isn't always a rainbow)

  • Terrace from the second bedroom (2 beds, not pictured)

    Terrace from the second bedroom (2 beds, not pictured)

  • 4th bedroom

    4th bedroom

  • Back yard, which changes from season to season

    Back yard, which changes from season to season

  • We hope you will use the kayaks..2 large and 2 small.

    We hope you will use the kayaks..2 large and 2 small.

  • cormorants on watch at the head of the island

    cormorants on watch at the head of the island

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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
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  • Response rate 87%
  • Calendar last updated 04/29/2015
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