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Piper Nest Cottage overlooking Smith cove

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Last updated: 06/06/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

NEW IN 2014: KITCHEN COMPLETELY REMODELED AND ENTIRE HOUSE UPDATED. This secluded two-story cottage is a perfect base camp for contemplative retreats, nature hikes, biking and kayaking. Piper's Nest sits high over the water in Smith Cove on Cape Rosier. It has its own access road and abuts Holbrook Island Sanctuary. Sweeping views from most of the windows look out over the cove where sail boats can be seen dropping anchor. A steep path takes you down to a pebble beach for tying up a kayak. A polite pet is welcome.

The Piper's Nest was built by our mother to bring her 5 children and their families together. When we are not using it we rent it out for others to enjoy. It is a cozy, adaptable place for large or small groups. A fully modern kitchen opens to dining and lounging areas. Children will love the bunkroom and will find plenty of books and toys for a rainy day. One of the bedrooms is located on the main floor near a handy full bath-laundry room. Futons on the porch and living room can unfold for additional sleeping places. The other 3 bedrooms, plus the bunkroom, are upstairs with a full bathroom. In addition to the fireplace we recently added a furnace to provide heat for chilly mornings and evenings. The large kitchen is stocked with a few basic non-perishables and is equipped to cook for a crowd with its Microwave, Bosch gas range, and grill on the wrap around porch. There is a sink that can handle a lobster pot and a second sink on the central island where wild blueberry pancakes can be cooked family style. The cottage opens out onto a large screened porch for enjoying morning coffee, afternoon naps, playing games or eating meals at the large picnic table. On rainy days our cozy reading nooks, games and books will keep everybody busy. A flat screen plays DVDs from our small but growing collection. 
Smith Cove is great for kayaking because it is protected from wind and ocean swells. A short paddle at low tide takes you by the rocks where harbor seals bask in the sun. A hammock swings in front of the house where you can also enjoy a flat grassy area perfect for frisbee or badminton. Bike routes around Cape Rosier and Holbrook Island Sanctuary trailheads can be found near the end of our drive. Drive 30 minutes into Blue Hill or Stonington for some sightseeing and shopping. Acadia and Bar Harbor are an hour's drive away and make for a great day trip. 


Keywords: Cottage, Ocean View & Frontage, Pet Friendly

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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 06/06/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets may not roam off property....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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  • Convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon

    One double size futon is on the screened porch...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 4 bunk bed

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  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (4)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    A leaf can be added to expand seating. A second 'picnic' table that seats another 10 is located on the screened in porch. The two eating areas are separated by large double doors which are kept open...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room has gorgeous views and opens to dining, porch and kitchen area...moreless

  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    Driveway can handle 5 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Noisy Land line in Kitchen with extension in a bedroom and in a desk area. Good cell phone reception esp. ATT and Verizon. Sprint OK too....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    On request...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has a large deep sink, in addition large island with full size sink. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Bosch gas convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Minimal staples on hand including spices, condiments, four, sugar, cooking oil and paper goods....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Bosch gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    big lawn for frisky or badmiten...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
PEAK- Summer
Jun 12 - Sep 10, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,800
Peak-Fall
Sep 11 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Additional fees apply for groups over 6 people, $50 per person per week or $30 for a partial week for each person over 6.

Note that there are no additional fees or taxes.

A deposit of half the amount due is requested at the time of booking. The remainder is due the week before arrival. Payment by check is the preferred method. We do not accept charge cards or Paypal.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

The property's calendar has not been updated in over 2 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

 

Location

Adjacent to Holbrook Island Sanctuary and near the Nearing Homestead and 4 Season Farm.

 

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 06/06/2016

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Photos

  • Piper Nest Cottage overlooking Smith cove

    Piper Nest Cottage overlooking Smith cove

  • Table has leaves that expand to seat 10

    Table has leaves that expand to seat 10

  • View from ocean side windows

    View from ocean side windows

  • View of yard from kitchen window

    View of yard from kitchen window

  • Kayaking in Smith Cove, enjoying the harbor seals basking in the sun.

    Kayaking in Smith Cove, enjoying the harbor seals basking in the sun.

  • The Piper's Nest cottage

    The Piper's Nest cottage

  • A steep path goes down to stone beech

    A steep path goes down to stone beech

  • 5 reclining reading nooks, and 2 sliding, swivel easy chairs by the fireplace

    5 reclining reading nooks, and 2 sliding, swivel easy chairs by the fireplace

  • Bunk room

    Bunk room

  • Large flat front yard for Badminton or lounging in hammock

    Large flat front yard for Badminton or lounging in hammock

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 13, 2016

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Kayaker's paradise at Piper's Nest Cottage overlooking Smith Cove

Brooksville #176113

5 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 14

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