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Last House on Point in Casco Bay

(22 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 8, fully equipped including linens.

Our home, the last house on a point of land, has been our peaceful summer retreat since 1986. Decks on both sides afford both an east and west view of the water. The rocky shoreline has a few sandy places for sunbathing and swimming depending on the changing of the tide. We enjoy harbor seals, blue herons, osprey, geese, gulls, and we've even seen bald eagles!

The interior has a comfortable, open floor plan downstairs with full bath and laundry. There are four bright, cozy bedrooms and a full bath upstairs. Two of the bedrooms open directly onto the balcony which makes it possible to lie abed and view the water beyond.

In addition to the usual amenities, we leave the kitchen stocked with spices, condiments, baking ingredients, and canned goods with the understanding that whomever uses the last of anything replaces it for incoming guests. There is wireless internet and basic cable.

Our best recommendation is that folks keep coming back. Check out our guest reviews!






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Manager

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Please do not ask about pets. Our experience has not persuaded us that this is acceptable ....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • One bathroom is upstairs and the other is on the first floor.

Other Amenities

  • 2 queens, 2 twins, 1 set of bunk beds. Central heat. Wood stove. There is basic cable TV access downstairs as well as wireless internet. The upstairs has four bedrooms. There is a full laundry and a new range, refrigerator, and flat screen TV with HDMI connections.....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront:

    Our deck is 8 meters from the ocean and 8 meters above it at high tide....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    25 feet above the water... views on two sides with a limited view on the third side.....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    25 feet from the water on Casco Bay...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Sits in front of a four panel window looking at Casco Bay....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas wall furnaces are efficient, effective, and rapid in warming up our home....moreless

  • Internet:

    No pass word required....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Included in rental fee...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open concept with glass front wood stove, flat screen TV, Stereo...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Landline... but cell coverage is good....moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Included in rental fee...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Jotul with glass front. there is plenty of dry wood....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    two...one for decaf and one for regular...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Complete...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Feed 8-12....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Over looking the east deck and the water...great view....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    New in 2010....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic foods are left for you to use, including spices, flower, etc. Replace something if you use the last of it....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New in 2010...moreless

  • Stove:

    New in 2010...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    New 4 slice appliance in 2013...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Across one side, over looking the water from the two queen bedrooms....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Three decks. Two are attached to the house, a third small deck is close to the water at high tide....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$290

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • 3 days or less cleaning $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

1. For stays longer than 14 days we are willing to negotiate (this does not show in the rate quotations above).

2. Fees are retained if you cancel unless we can find someone to replace you. Buy trip insurance to be safe!

3. Over many years we have found that 2.5 hours for cleaning and doing the laundry is sufficient. If the task requires more than this amount, there will be a deduction from the deposit.

4. Stays of 3 days or less requires a $75 cleaning fee in addition to the rental payment.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland, Maine
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
90 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Metres
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Necessary

Close to Portland, Freeport shopping (home of LLBean), Bowdoin College, museums in Bath and Brunswick, and many state parks and beaches. Our home, almost surrounded by water and at the high tides with the new moon and the full moon, briefly becomes an island. Under most circumstances this does not impact your visit. Once in a while though you have to use our tide charts to plan when you will leave or return.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1986

About: We have bought and renovated many houses over our life time. We love the work and we love to work together. Our kids have helped us out too. There is very little that is original in this house now.

Why Freeport, ME, USA:
We had been looking for a summer home on the Maine Coast for ten years. When we saw this property we bought it in our hearts before we'd seen the inside. The location was exactly what we were looking for. The inside needed a complete renovation and there was no second floor. So we tackled the first floor: down to the studs, new insulation, wiring, plumbing, and heating. Then we raised the roof on the second floor to make room for another bathroom and four cozy bed rooms. We also had to install a new septic system, underground cable for the house, new decks, new windows, new water pump... you name it and it has been done to our home. Coincidental with this is that we took our children to stay on a little island which we can see from this location. Bustin's Island was a wonderful series of summers and when they return each summer (now as adults with their own children) we journey out to there to see where we spent many pleasant times as a young family.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Being the last house on a point is indeed a unique feature. It's also possible that during the full moon or the new moon, the causeway we drive across covers with a few inches to a 18 inches of water at high tide. Then we're an island for ten minutes to two hours. It depends on the height of the tide. In addition, the tidal changes also bring a very dynamic wild life to our area. Great Blue Herons come and go with the tides as do geese, ducks, ospreys, and even striped bass. Our grandson caught a 22" one off the beach in front of our deck.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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Photos

  • East view from water

    East view from water

  • West Deck

    West Deck

  • East deck overlooking water.

    East deck overlooking water.

  • Lobster on the west deck.

    Lobster on the west deck.

  • A well stocked kitchen

    A well stocked kitchen

  • Guest Bedroom (Queen)

    Guest Bedroom (Queen)

  • Wild protected orchids (Lady Slippers) are abundant in the Spring.

    Wild protected orchids (Lady Slippers) are abundant in the Spring.

  • A view from the west to our little island home which can be seen.

    A view from the west to our little island home which can be seen.

  • View to the east from the deck at low tide.

    View to the east from the deck at low tide.

  • A view to the south from the end of the point.

    A view to the south from the end of the point.

  • Beautiful red berries show up in the Fall.

    Beautiful red berries show up in the Fall.

  • This shoreline is full of adventures for all ages.

    This shoreline is full of adventures for all ages.

  • West Deck

    West Deck

  • Breakfast on the east deck.

    Breakfast on the east deck.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bedroom (Queen)

    Master Bedroom (Queen)

  • Laundry - computer desk room

    Laundry - computer desk room

  • Spring wild flowers are abundant.

    Spring wild flowers are abundant.

  • Spectacular sun sets

    Spectacular sun sets

  • A November day from the beach in front of our home.

    A November day from the beach in front of our home.

  • Moon rise from the deck.

    Moon rise from the deck.

  • The 'Causeway' is covered only at the new and full moon for brief periods.

    The 'Causeway' is covered only at the new and full moon for brief periods.

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