New Rental! Starlight Deckhouse has been renovated and 2018 is the first season it is being offered. As you near your vacation destination you won’t help but be able to appreciate the winding roads and you’ll likely be envisioning your family taking leisurely strolls or bike rides to take in the scenic views. Pulling into the driveway you’ll find parking for 3 in the driveway or you can park 2 inside the three-car garage. The beautifully fenced front lawn area is a great place for lawn games such as Ladder ball, bocce ball, bean bag toss and croquet, which you can find inside the hallway closet.
Entering the home you’ll note the high-ceiling breezeway, it has a small entry table for your keys and purse. Immediately to your left is the kitchen which has a contemporary feel, ample cupboard space, a large refrigerator, a microwave, standard coffee-maker and a Keurig, a toaster, toaster oven, dishwasher, cook stove with oven and there is a skylight which provides great lighting for the room.
The next area is the dining room, which has a large wood dining table with seating for 8. While the large windows provide ample lighting there is also a chandelier above providing the perfect ambiance for an evening dinner with friends. It’s the ideal spot for laughing the night away over a wonderful Maine lobster dinner!
Your next steps take you into the living area, which has a vaulted ceiling and large windows that fill the space with a warm glow. The décor has a retro feel with lovely glass vases and bowls decorating the sidewall. There is a sliding glass door that goes out to the deck which spans the entire length of the home and overlooks the harbor and islands as well as the working waterfront to the left. There is a propane grill, patio table with seats for six and extra chairs for relaxing and taking in the sunset in the evening or your family at play on the lawn in the afternoon. You can access the water from the side lawn, we suggest wearing shoes as the Maine coast can be a bit rugged, but it is worth the quick adventure to dip your feet in the surf and enjoy ocean life. This terrain is suggested for experienced adventure seekers, as it is steep. This location is perfect to catch the sunrise from the deck, or to sit around the fire-pit in the Adirondack chairs by the gardens. Back inside, your family will enjoy the large sectional sofa where every seat has the best view. There are also two comfortably cushioned chairs perfect for reading or relaxing in between activities. There is a large wall-mounted flat screen television and a wood-burning fireplace. Bundles of wood are available at the nearby general stores.
Next to the living room is a cozy den. It has vibrant furniture and décor certain to draw you in for a spell. There is a couch and two cushioned chairs. It’s a great spot to cozy up to watch TV on the large flat screen, read a book, write postcards or just relax in between adventures. Open the sliding glass doors to catch the ocean breeze.
The master bedroom is the next room you enter. It’s ocean facing and has a queen sized pillow top bed with a large headboard built into the wall. There is ample shelf space and cupboards, with room for your electronics or your favorite nighttime read. There is a large dresser and two walk-in closets. This room also has access to the deck through a sliding glass door and is a wonderfully lit room. The connecting master bathroom has a toilet, tub, shower and vanity sink and mirror with plenty of space for your bathroom accessories.
In the bedroom hallway there are two closets perfect for linens and cleaning supplies.
Next you enter another queen bedroom with a pillow top mattress and a beautiful fabric headboard, two closets, a dresser, and a nightstand with lamp. There is a large flat-screen TV mounted on the wall and a media stand with a cable box and DVD/Blu-ray player. It is well lit with one window facing the front of the house and the second window giving a view of the ocean through the trees. The coziness of the room lends itself to restful afternoon naps or relaxing with a novel.
The next room is the first bathroom, it is a smaller room with a medium sized shower, a toilet, sink and vanity lit mirror. An ideal pit stop to refresh in between adventures.
Moving on you come to the final room downstairs, a large laundry room. There is a table for folding laundry, a high-efficiency, stackable washing machine and dryer, ironing board and iron a closet and cupboards for laundry detergent/fabric softener.
As you take the stairs up you find a nice open hallway that brings you to two large bedrooms, each with two twin sized pillow top beds that can be converted to king beds with advance notice. Both rooms have varying views of the beautiful property, dressers, closets, nightstands with a lamp and mounted flat screen televisions equipped with cable. With no other rooms upstairs it is truly the peaceful getaway for its occupants. A view to take in all outdoor activities, but the privacy to have some time to yourself to take advantage of the relaxation you deserve while vacationing. Bring a book, work on drawings; find the inspiration to add a few chapters to your writing. Whatever it is that you love, you’ll find the time and space at your home away from home.
Finishing off the upstairs is a good-sized bathroom with toilet, shower and a vanity sink with mirror.
Area Amenities: 10-minute walk to Tenants Harbor General Store, open daily, specializing in morning coffee and pastries, corn, blueberries, native lobsters, fresh cut meats, and all grocery supplies. Bring your bike for nice winding roads and water views. This is a most pleasant old and proud Maine community with its own library, school, fire department, rescue ambulance, police serviced by the Knox County Sheriff's Department), and lots of fishermen. For your convenience there are 3 churches located in the St. George area: Tenants Harbor Baptist and the Ridge Church.
1/3 of Maine lobsters come from this county: Knox, named after George Washington's Chief Artillery Officer in the Revolutionary War of 1776. You can learn about him on the peninsula, also, and enjoy programs offered all season at Montpelier, the Knox mansion and museum.
Adventurous local and wharf dining, Wyeth art tours by land and water, Monhegan Island ferry adventures to see Maine seabirds including puffins and American bald eagles, picnicking at Marshall Point Lighthouse, and good ice cream are all landmark features of nearby Port Clyde village.
Provided for your convenience are initial supplies of the following: linens, bath towels, washcloths, hand towels and beach towels, your first tank of propane for the gas grill, dish soap, dish washing soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, basic cable, wireless internet and a home phone (long distance is not included). While we make every effort to assure the accuracy of this listing, as well as the condition of equipment and quality of provided services, we make no implied guarantee of connectivity for wireless internet, or services provided by a third party. That being said, we will do everything in our power to remedy any situation as quickly as possible, and we thank you for your understanding.
Here are some things people visiting Maine need to know in advance:
Cell phones: Although coverage is getting better, there are some places where cell phones don't get good reception. Chances are you will have service, but just in case, make sure you leave the number of the house you are renting with those who may need to get in touch with you. Coverage with AT&T can be spotty in many areas of Maine.
Weather: If you have heard it once, you've heard it a hundred times: if you don't like the weather in New England, wait a minute. It can be hot in Rockland and cool in Port Clyde so make sure to pack a variety of clothes — from a bathing suit to a sweater for cool evenings. Check out the current local weather at www.weather.com
Bugs : A lot of people ask us if we have mosquitoes...we sure do. But they aren't huge and they don't ruin a vacation. Bring some repellent, or pick some up at the local general stores and you will be fine; usually, you won't even notice them.
Dogs : We love dogs around here, but each town has their own rules about pets. Make sure to look for signs stating if dogs are allowed and always have them on a leash. And if they leave behind anything, please pick it up. Not a fun surprise when you are exploring the beautiful shoreline. You can also be fined for not picking up after your four-legged friend.
Raccoons, and other annoyances: You probably have them too, but raccoons can make you regret last night's lobster dinner. No one wants to pick up old, smelly shells that have been cast out onto the lawn by these cute, but curious and disastrously messy, little guys. So please don't put off placing the trash in the secure trashcans provided. You can find all of this information in the welcome book!
Water: Most coastal homes have wells that are hand dug. The water has been tested and is safe to drink, but some guests prefer bringing bottled water. Particulates, discoloration and iron taste are not uncommon.
As part of our rental application we do ask for two references from previous rental companies/agents/homeowners etc. This rental is on a Saturday to Saturday rental schedule.
Long-term renters in our off-season, which is from October 1st through May 31st, are responsible for paying all utilities in addition to their lease amounts. We also require background check and references on all long-term guests.