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Stylish Home on a Lovely Maine Coastal Cove

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 5 (sleeps 6 with an aerobed)

Peaceful, quite getaway, ideal for couples and small families. Beautiful home on a stunning salt water cove near Town of Stonington, on Deer Isle, in the well-known sailing paradise of Penobscot Bay. Surrounded by 7 acres of evergreen forest, in a small, quiet area 5 miles from downtown Stonington. House was designed by noted Blue Hill architect Robert Knight and is abundantly sunny and airy, with over 50 windows or skylights allowing for an airy and light-filled interior.

Master bedroom looks out on beautiful surroundings and coast and provides a treasured escape, elegant bath, gabled ceilings, and luxurious feel. Hardwood floors, classy tile work, interior flower boxes, and both a screen porch and sun deck.

Top of the line fixtures in kitchen and baths. Shower in Master bath is exceptional with beautiful views of the forest. Includes wood stove and is fully winterized. Wifi is currently not available in this area of the island. We provide a Verizon Jet Pack which provides some access to wifi and it is also available at certain places on the island, including both libraries, the golf course, and some restaurants.

Pets allowed only with owner's permission. Deer Isle is what Julia Child referred to as 'true Downeast Maine' when she often vacationed near this home. With lobster and seafood galore!

Sea Kayaking can be done right from the property's edge (2 boats available). Island has small golf course, tennis, many hiking trails, freshwater pond, and gorgeous sunsets. Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts is a renowned workshop facility on the island. Ninety minutes from Acadia National Park. It's a short ferry boat trip from Stonington to Isle au Haut, part of Acadia National Park. Internet access thru MIFI. Dish TV.

Deer Isle is also well know for its artist community, with many wonderful galleries and antique shops.

Keywords: House with 7 quiet acres of pine forest on a beautiful coastal cove

Check-in time = 3 pm on first day of rental

Check-out time = 10 am on last day of rental

More Details

Stan Trecker
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Stan Trecker

We are a couple engaged in the arts and education. We are active people who enjoy exercise of many types. We live in Boston and find peace, quite and beauty on Deer Isle.

Stan Trecker purchased this house in 2004

Why Stan Trecker chose Stonington

We love it on Deer Isle - it's a wonderful combination of natural beauty and opportunities for the kinds of outdoor activities we love to do on a daily basis. The property is secluded, but with easy access to the Town of Stonington, We are right on the water, south-facing with great sunsets. The island is not commercialized, nor overrun with tourists. Penobscot Bay is truly a paradise.

What makes this house unique

Hiking, running, golf, sea kayaking, tennis, boating, fishing, and plenty of great seafood.

Restaurants, grocery stores, and shops are in Stonington. The Opera House downtown has a terrific range of cultural events from movies to theatre to music and more.


Stonington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , skylight and windows bring in the sun-light.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bath has beautiful walk-in shower with large windows facing the forest and a unique flower planter.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , skylight and windows make this an airy, sun-filled room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Overlooks the forest
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
On seven wooded acres of peaceful waterfront, facing south, granite countertops, wood floors, large screened porch and sun deck, many skylights and large windows, very sunny and open, Designed by Yale architecture graduate Robert Knight.


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Stylish Home on a Lovely Maine Coastal Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Cambridge, MA

Lovely home in a beautiful cove

  • 5 of 5

The other reviews were spot on with their descriptions. The house and property are perfectly situated and well-maintained. The home was thoughtfully designed and appointed, spacious and cozy at the same time. My family with two young kids enjoyed our week in this secluded spot tremendously. We especially enjoyed hiking on the nearby trails and kayaking from the property in the calm cove water around high tide. It was so nice that boats and oars could be provided! Stan is a warm and responsive owner. He met all of our needs, providing a great deal of useful info ahead of time, and welcoming all questions during our stay. I do agree with another reviewer that I felt the dogs across the cove did put a damper on the peace in the cove. It occurred at varying times of the day, and sometimes for extended periods of time.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rocky Mount, VA

The nicest home we've stayed in since coming to Maine in 30 years. Great Place and owner.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we pulled up to the house we knew this was going to be a great stay. Great location, very clean and taken care of. The owner

Stan answered all our questions via text and email right away. Found some new restaurants in the area that had just opened up and some we

had never been too. The Farmhouse Inn is well worth the trip to Blue Hill, go early or make reservations. They have a MiFi setup that worked very

well, had some business to take care of. Looking forward to coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Waterside Home in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been to Maine at least 12 times over the years, and we were lucky enough to stay at this house, along with another couple, on our most recent visit. What a perfect setting! It's tucked into the pine-scented woods, yet footsteps from the rocky coast. The house itself is bright, clean, uncluttered and well equipped. Soft sheets and fluffy towels, as well as all kitchen necessities, are supplied.

Highlights of our visit include sitting on the deck, sipping coffee at sunrise and wine at sunset; watching bald eagles and ospreys circle above throughout the day; spotting a seal swimming in the cove at high tide, coming up for air and then going back down again; sitting on a rock at the water's edge at low tide, reading a book and blissing out; buying soft-shell lobsters in Stonington and steamers up the road, cooking them up and feasting at the dining room table, with a backdrop of woods and water out the windows.

We were lucky enough to be visiting on a couple of clear, moonless nights. The view of the star-filled sky through the skylight right above our bed (in the upstairs room) was amazing; one night we saw three meteors before we finally fell asleep. Also, the upstairs bathroom has some beautiful, very happy houseplants, and the shower is wonderful--roomy, with big windows (don't worry, no one can see inside).

Be sure to drive slowly on the unpaved road leading to the house. On our second day, a neighbor called because she feared we were exceeding the 10 mph speed limit. Also, the wi-fi is so slow that we called in "no-fi" and cell reception is only slightly better. But that's okay, as long as you realize you're here to relax and unplug, not to work remotely. There's satellite TV, but it had few offerings and was difficult to figure out (maybe that's just us?). No premium channels, difficult to even find any national news. But there are plenty of excellent books on the shelves, board games to play, naps to take...

The only thing that spoiled our tranquility, I'm sorry to say, were the neighborhood dogs. They barked pretty consistently and their voices echoed from around 5:30 a.m. to late at night. We tried to tune them out, but...

I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a wicked good time in Maine!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great spot for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The location is ideal for a quiet, relaxing getaway on a beautiful and not-too-developed island. Almost any outdoor activity is available. Kayaking from the tidal cove is excellent, although you must be cognizant of the tide cycle unless you want to explore clam flats on your return. There are both close-by and distant paddling destinations, and Bald Eagles,Osprey and seals are frequently seen. It's also a good spot for bicycling, although the unpaved access road is not ideal for narrow-tire bikes, once the paved road is reached, the island offers many good cycling loops, as long as you avoid the most heavily used main road. Hiking trails on the island are available, but the most impressive hiking or mountain biking is on Isle au Haut, a 45 minute boat trip away. The description of other activities is accurate and this a great place for families, especially those with older kids. The cottage itself is very comfortable, beautifully designed and its a real pleasure just to relax there. The kitchen is efficient, well equipped and it's convenient to have a dishwasher and a clothes washer/dryer. There are a handful of restaurants on the island, but our favorites are on the mainland, a bit of a drive, but the wonderfully quirky El El Frijoles in Sargentville (not far from the suspension bridge) is fairly close and worth checking out. There is a good grocery store in Stonington, and wonderful farmer's markets on Weds and Friday mornings. The property is beautifully maintained, and the owners are helpful and responsive. This is about as good as the Maine coast gets.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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santa rosa ca

Exactly As Advertised

  • 5 of 5

The owner's description and prior guests comments are very accurate. We wanted peace and quiet in a class act vacation home -- and that's exactly what we got. I recommend Whale's Rib restaurant as well as the internet connections at the delightful little golf course or the Stonington library (when was the last time you the Hardy Boys series in mint condition?) when you're not eating dirt cheap pirced lobsters from the local co-ops or super friendly Donna at her upholstery shop just up the main road (her hubby is a fisherman). The clammers who worked the cove in front of the house one morning were very friendly. Did I mention that the local pharmacist called every drug store between Stonington and Bar Harbor to find my persription in stock? Sandy Beach is gorgeous; renting a bicycle to circle around Isle au Haut on a beautiful day (decide that morning) is a great idea (I'm 63 -- bring your point and shoot camera in your day pack). In short, we had a memorable, restful time. .

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bsoton, MA, USA

Trip to Maine & Trecker4's Houise

  • 5 of 5

After you leave the main highway, you realize you are in a special place. The people and feeling of real Maine are here. Once you arrive at the house, it is in a quiet area of the island surrounded by thick and ancient forest. there are deer, plenty of clams in the mud flats, and water access for kayaking and swimming. The house was a perfect place for relaxation and enjoying family or friends. It is airy and comfortable, simple and clean, with lots of light provided by an abundance of windows and skylights. I particularly enjoyed sitting on the porch and eating lobster dinners. One morning, I found more than a dozen cobwebs outside near the house, all coated with dew, creating thousands of jewels hung on the silk web. We enjoyed visiting Haystack Moutain School of Crafts and the many galleries on the island. The restaurants were great with lots of fresh fish; the settings were perfect and the people could not have been more friendly. All in all, a wonderful vacation for us!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2010
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor, ME
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Fisherman's Friend
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
on island, Stonington
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
on Island
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Whale's Rib
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
on island
Car: necessary

House is located on a secluded cove with few homes nearby and 5 miles from town of Stonington, which has the largest lobster catch in all of Maine. There are restaurants, stores, library, medical center, fitness center, and more nearby. 90 minutes from Acadia National Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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