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Oceanfront Island Fantasy

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Last updated: 08/21/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • 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.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children are welcome of course! But because of the rocky shore, dock and stairs, it might not be the most relaxing place for a vacation with toddlers....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Your pets are warmly welcomed....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            The steep 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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • 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

              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....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

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

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Boat
              • Deck / Patio
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
               

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              Standard pricing
              7 night min stay

              $2,275

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Tax Rate 7%

              Notes:

              $2000 a week for a stay of 2 weeks. Two week minimum in August.

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

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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 form the ocean.

               

              Owner info

              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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              Speaks: english, french, spanish
               

              Photos

              • Pole Island House and Dock

                Pole Island House and Dock

              • The house as you enter, up form the dock

                The house as you enter, up form the dock

              • The kitchen (door at right leads to screened eating porch)

                The kitchen (door at right leads to screened eating porch)

              • 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!

              • lobsters everywhere

                lobsters everywhere

              • cormorants on watch at the head of the island

                cormorants on watch at the head of the island

              • Fishing for Bass from the dock in the early morning. Some kayaks visible.

                Fishing for Bass from the dock in the early morning. Some kayaks visible.

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

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

              • Working fireplace in the living room for crisp evenings

                Working fireplace in the living room for crisp evenings

              • Our screened porch is the best place for meals.

                Our screened porch is the best place for meals.

              • view from the front porch

                view from the front porch

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

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

              • 4th bedroom

                4th bedroom

              • kayaking in the morning from our dock

                kayaking in the morning from our dock

              • Bald eagle on a high tree by the shore

                Bald eagle on a high tree by the shore

              • Juvenile bald eagle born on our island

                Juvenile bald eagle born on our island

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              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

              $2,275 per week (USD)
              2

              4 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

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              Speaks: english, french, spanish
              • Calendar last updated: 08/21/2014
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