Private Riverfront Retreat in the Heart of Maine
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Orrington house description
Enjoy life on the mighty Penobscot River...
The River House is now available for weekly rental or long-term lease. Nestled among the pines, this secluded property affords the peace and tranquility Maine is known for, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close enough to catch your next flight in just minutes. The River House can be your home base while you take day trips to Acadia National Park to the south, Baxter State Park to the north, Campobello down east, and the popular coastal ports and mountain villages to the west.
This special property is:
• Just 3 miles from I-395/exit 4.
• Only 15 minutes from Bangor International Airport.
• Only 15 minutes to Eastern Maine Medical Center.
• Only 10 minutes to Hollywood Slots Casino.
• Only 8 minutes to Cianbro in Brewer.
• A quick 20 minutes to Bucksport.
• And just 25 minutes to the University of Maine.
Stop, take a deep breath and relax.
From the River House, one can enjoy quiet contemplative hours of bird watching, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, hiking, swimming and more... all just steps from your front door. Aaaaahhhhh... the perfect getaway!
If you are looking for privacy, solitude and enjoy the outdoors, this is the place for you. From the deck you can watch the eagles soar... from the shore you can catch a striper... in the summer you can while away the hours watching the boats go by ... in the winter you can listen to the thunderous cracks of the ice flows in the river. Imagine painting, writing and creating with nature’s inspiration!
The 1-acre Orrington, Maine property boasts over 100’ of shoreline, with magnificent southerly views down the Penobscot. Bordered by a stream and seasonal pond, and filled with the fragrance of wildflowers and perennials, the wooded lot is a haven for wildlife. The home is reached by a well-maintained private dirt road.
The home was constructed in 1978 on the site of the Union River Ice House, which was founded in 1882. The remains of the old foundations and artifacts of the past can be found in and around the property.
The unique round design of the house is reflective of mid-century modern organic design... with a funky twist. Radiating from a central spiral staircase, the open concept and curved walls create a smooth continuous flow. The expansive wall of glass that encircles the main floor connects one with the outside ... as if perched in the treetops. The remarkable architectural design is in harmony with nature … its forest green wood siding blending into its surroundings.
The Main Floor amenities include:
• A fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area.
• Expansive open Living, Dining, and Den areas... all with spectacular views.
• Guest 1/2 Bath.
• Wrap-around deck with screened-in entertainment area.
The Downstairs Sleeping quarters include:
• Master Bedroom with private entrance, full bath, walk in closet.
• 2 additional Bedrooms.
• 3/4 Bath.
• Utility Room with washer/dryer and outside entrance.
• All new luxurious Berber carpeting and fresh no-VOC paint in all the bedrooms.
All this could be yours...
- 2 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Video Games
- Games For Kids
- DVD Player
- Books For Kids
- Video Game Console
- Books For Adults
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
sports and adventure activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Hunting Small Game
- Jet Skiing
- Ice Skating
- Sleep Sofa /Futon
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Alarm Clock
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Sofa Bed
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Local Activities Guide
- Paper Towels
- Iron & Board
- Toilet Paper
- Broadband Access
- Laundry Soap
- Washing Machine
- Basic Soaps
- Linens Provided
- Local Maps
- Activities Guide
- Housekeeper Optional
- Lobster Pot
- Cooking Utensils
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Wood Deck
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Kayak / Canoe
ReviewsWrite a review
Really a nice place and great owners. We were home at this property.
- Guest Steve (Pennsylvania)
- Date of stay 08/17/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
Owner response: It was a pleasure hosting you. I am glad the boys had a great time fishing... and we had some extra hot coffee for you! Sue & Joe
The River House far exceeded our expectations! We decided to make a 4 day trip to Maine to visit a sick family member on very short notice. The owners were fabulous and very accommodating! The house is very spacious and met all our needs. We were able to have family that lives locally come to the house and share a sit down meal with plenty of room. I had surgery 2 days prior to our arrival and I cannot express enough how comfortable the house was for all of us. The owners also provided us with kayaks and lifejackets that my children (ages 17 and 22) throughly enjoyed. My only regret is that we could not stay longer.
- Guest Kelly (Waterloo NY)
- Date of stay 10/08/11
- Review Submitted 10/12/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
$1595/wk $1980/mo. US DollarsUS Dollars; $1595/week (furnished); / For a vacation. 10% discount (off weekly rate) for 4 weeks or more; $1980/month long-term lease (9 months or more, off-season).Dates Available: Year Round
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- Nearest Airport: Bangor International Airport at 5 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Bar Harbor at 40 Miles
- Nearest Train: Portland: The Downeaster at 180 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Route 15 at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Lake: Green Lake Ocean: Sand Beach at 12 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Many in Bangor and Brewer at 4 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Hermon Mountain at 15 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Rocky Knoll at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Pizza Land at 1.5 Miles
- Primary: +1 207 825-4143 Maine, USA
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Drink in the view downriver to the historic Hampden Narrows
Follow the path to Lookout Point
Enjoy a lobster on the screened-in deck
Comfy sofas give a bird's eye view of the river. Curl up with a good book!
The Den area is set up with TV, game console and games galore!
New custom cabinetry, paint, flooring and fixtures in the cool blue master bath.
Bunks beds with a woodland view.
Autumn is a beautiful time at The River House... prefect for a stroll in the sun
Springtime lilies lead to the driveway
Sit by the river or around the fire pit... perfect for toasting marshmallows!
Fully appliances kitchen with new floor, countertops, tile and paint.
Teak dining table seats up to 8 people... perfect for family gatherings
Master Bedroom with private bath, custom walk-in closet, garden & river views.
Guest Bedroom with full bed... wake up to a magnificent view downriver.
New custom cabinetry, paint and flooring in the cheery yellow 3/4 bath
Visit us in winter... it is absolutely beautiful... and so quiet!
3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
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