Downeast Maine Coastal Retreat(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)
There is a sitting area at the rear of the house, accented by a rock boundary and perennial gardens. Night time in the backyard affords unprecedented stargazing, with zero light pollution. The level lawn on the north side of the house provides a safe and comfortable place for small children to play. The screened and furnished front porch is a great place for morning coffee or evening cocktails.
The shore in front of the house provides access to the bay for kayaking to explore the nearby sheltered coves and islands of the bay. The town landing, approximately 15 minutes away on Hersey Neck, offers deepwater access for larger craft at all tidal levels via a floating dock and boat ramp; ample free parking is provided. There is a public beach at the end of Leighton Neck Road, approximately 1.25 miles from the house.
Leighton Neck is located in the Cobscook Bay, a 40 square mile body of water. The Bay’s 200 miles of coastline embrace nine Maine and two New Brunswick communities. Cobscook Bay is unique among the estuaries of the eastern seaboard, as it is still a pristine marine ecosystem supporting hundreds of species, including the most productive scallop beds in Maine. It provides the nesting area for the largest population of Bald Eagles in the Northeast, and these birds can often be seen feeding or resting along the shore in front of the house. While sheltered by narrow access to both the larger Passamaquoddy Bay to the north and the enormous Bay of Fundy to the east, Cobscook is still subject to the massive Fundy tidal flows; a tidal range of 20 to 28 vertical feet occurs on our shorefront, providing a constantly changing marine environment.
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Member since: 2007
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Two light touring kayaks provided.
- DVD Player
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 17 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $75 + tax
- Pet Fee $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
50% deposit is required to hold reservation. Deposit is refundable if notice of cancellation is given 60 days prior to arrival. Arrive at 4 pm on Saturday and depart by 11 am the following Saturday.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Tom and Cathy Adelman wanted access to the Atlantic coast, a place to relax, and a house that we could share with friends, family, and guests who share our love for the environment of coastal Washington County, Maine.
Why the Owner Chose Pembroke, ME, USA:
After searching many times for coastal property, we found this homestead in coastal Washington County, Maine--the last stretch of undeveloped coast on the US Atlantic. The house had been vacant for over a decade and needed lots of work--so it was affordable. Tom and Cathy and two of their sons worked on it, along with three carpenters from the area. Cathy is an artist and art educator, and the house became her art project. The house captures the unique quality of northern light that is characteristic of Maine.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Lots of comfortable space, lots of light, access to the Cobscook Bay ecosystem, dramatic tide changes--up to 24 vertical feet. Our home provides a base from which you can explore the arts scene in Eastport, the harbors and park of Campobello Island, the shops and restaurants in Saint Andrews, NB. You can kayak from our shore and explore the bay and river system adjacent to our house--or you can put our kayaks on your car and explore area ponds and lakes. Enjoy the dramatic sunrises and sunsets from our porch or rear patio area.
- Primary: (207) 625-8731 (Maine, USA)
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The house is set high on the land, affording an excellent water view.
View from East
View from front porch
Rear patio with partial view of the surrounding field.
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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