About the property
- House1900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 nights
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
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely home in a beautiful cove
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.
The nicest home we've stayed in since coming to Maine in 30 years. Great Place and owner.
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.
Waterside Home in the Woods
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!
A great spot for a family vacation
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.
Exactly As Advertised
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. .
A Wonderful Down East Experience
We have stayed at the Trecker's house on Deer Isle on two different occasions and both times left feeling deeply refreshed. The house is situated to give great views of the water, whether you are on the deck, inside the screen porch, eating at the dining table or reading in the living room.
If you like to cook, the kitchen is inviting, well-equipped, well laid out and even has a dishwasher! Two couples can share the house and each have a degree of privacy with their own bath. A lottery might be needed to decide who gets to have the AMAZING upstairs shower!
If you get a cool, foggy day you can build a fire in the small woodstove and curl up with a good book. The house has an aesthetically pleasing character that combines a modern feeling inside, including up-to-date appliances, with a simple rustic exterior.
We have taken many great walks and runs in the surrounding woods and on the dirt road where the house is located. It is in a gorgeous spot. We have also enjoyed exploring the surrounding area and always stop before we leave the island at "Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies" to buy yummy gifts and learn about the latest unusual bird sightings.
It is obvious the Treckers have put a lot of loving care and artistic touches into this beautiful house. It feels like we have been welcomed into their home. We can't imagine a nicer place to stay and hope to be back many times! It was magical!!
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.