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Private Riverfront Retreat in the Heart of Maine

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Drink in the view downriver to the historic Hampden Narrows

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7), by the week

Enjoy life on the mighty Penobscot River...
The River House is available for weekly rental (Saturday to Saturday) or long-term lease. Nestled among the pines, this secluded property affords the peace and tranquility Maine is known for, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close enough to catch your next flight in just minutes. The River House can be your home base while you take day trips to Acadia National Park to the south, Baxter State Park to the north, Campobello down east, and the popular coastal ports and mountain villages to the west. Or you can enjoy all that the greater Bangor/Brewer area has to offer: Waterfront Concerts, Cross Insurance Center for trade shows and concerts, Penobscot Theater for live theater, the Bangor Symphony, unique brew pubs, numerous parks with hiking trails and so much more. There is something for everyone!

This special property is:
• Just 3 miles from I-395/exit 4
• Only 15 minutes from Bangor International Airport
• Only 15 minutes to Eastern Maine Medical Center

• Only 10 minutes to Hollywood Casino & Waterfront Concerts
• Only 8 minutes to Cianbro in Brewer
• A quick 20 minutes to Bucksport
• Just 25 minutes to the University of Maine
• And only 1 hour to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

Stop, take a deep breath and relax. From the River House, one can enjoy quiet contemplative hours of bird watching, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, walking, swimming and more... all just steps from your front door. Aaaaahhhhh... the perfect getaway!

If you are looking for privacy, solitude and enjoy the outdoors, this is the place for you. From the deck you can watch the eagles soar... from the shore you can catch a striper... in the summer you can while away the hours watching the boats go by ... in the winter you can listen to the thunderous cracks of the ice flows in the river. Imagine painting, writing and creating with nature’s inspiration!

The 1-acre Orrington, Maine property boasts over 100’ of shoreline, with magnificent southerly views down the Penobscot. Bordered by a stream and seasonal pond, and filled with the fragrance of wildflowers and perennials, the wooded lot is a haven for wildlife. The home is reached by a well-maintained private dirt road.

The home was constructed in 1978 on the site of the Union River Ice Company, which was founded in 1882. The remains of the old ice house foundations and artifacts of the past can be found in and around the property.

The unique round design of the house is reflective of mid-century modern organic design... with a funky twist. Radiating from a central spiral staircase, the open concept and curved walls create a smooth continuous flow. The expansive wall of glass that encircles the main floor connects one with the outside ... as if perched in the treetops. The remarkable architectural design is in harmony with nature … its forest green wood siding blending into its surroundings.

The Main Floor amenities include:
• A fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area
• Expansive open Living, Dining, and Den areas... all with spectacular views, bamboo floors and exquisite wool rugs.
• Guest 1/2 Bath
• Wrap-around deck with screened-in entertainment area.

The Downstairs Sleeping Quarters include:
• Master Bedroom with private entrance, full bath, walk in closet.
• 2 additional Bedrooms (1 full bed, 1 bunk bed)
• 3/4 Bath
• Utility Room with washer/dryer and outside entrance.
• Berber carpeting and fresh no-VOC paint in all the bedrooms.

New Fujitsu mini-split heat pump has been installed for year-round comfort… heating, cooling and humidity control. Electric baseboard heating is available for cooler weather.

All this could be yours...
For a vacation at $1595 US/week fully (furnished)
For long-term (9 months or more) lease at $1980 US/month



Keywords: House, waterfront, private, home
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/31/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age of primary renter is 26....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Fun location for kids to explore. There is a steep drop to the water at some of the shoreline....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Need to be pre-approved. $100 fee per pet per week....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Closet, water view...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Full bath, walk-in closet, private entrance, water view...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    closet, garden view...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    In the open TV/den area upstairs...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) A small futon is located in the upstairs open den area....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master bathroom with single sink vanity, fluffy white towels...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Between 2 bedrooms, single sink vanity, fluffy white towels...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    New glass vessel sink, upstairs...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Perfect for a getaway, small family gathering, intimate casual wedding....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Each room has a sampling of books: Maine, history, novels, politics. We have a number of field guides available upon request....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and playing cards....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games:

    Wii...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Lots of fun family videos: classics, Maine, children's and humor (VCR)....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Riverfront property perfect for low tide walks, canoeing, fishing, swimming, etc. We are on the side opposite the deep channel. Tidal waters with 11-17' tides....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Part of the open-concept living area. The dining table is a custom teak table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New mini-split geo thermal system heats and cools. Ceiling fan in main living area....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stackable washer/dryer in the Mud Room....moreless

  • Garage:

    1-car garage with lots of storage, may be available....moreless

  • Heating:

    New geo-thermal mini-split heating and cooling system and a geo-thermal water heating was installed in summer 2013....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All cotton sheets (some organic cotton), blankets and extra pillows. Each bedroom has 2 fluffy terrycloth bathrobes....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large overstuffed sofa, loveseat and chair. Throws and pillows provided for cuddling and naps....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off-street parking for 3 vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of white fluffy towels. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stackable washer/dryer in the Mud Room. Laundry soap is included....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Arrangements can be made for a personal chef...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    8-cup coffeemaker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All pots, pans, utensils, bowls, plus all the necessities to cook eat delicious Maine lobster....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8: plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, wine glasses, eating utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full service kitchen with island, walk-in pantry, breakfast area....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    sugar, salt, pepper, teas, coffee...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Screened in room is perfect for summer entertaining. Furnished with patio table and chairs, extra seating and side tables....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 1-person kayaks, 1 2-person kayak, canoe available upon request. Life jackets provided....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn chairs around a fire pit... perfect for toasting marshmallows. Bench on Lookout Point... perfect for a late afternoon beverage. Croquet, ring toss and nerf balls are onsite....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A gas grill is on the covered deck....moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,595

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

A $200 Reservation Deposit is required to hold your reservation. It converts to a Security Deposit upon arrival. It is refunded within 2 weeks after departure, after satisfactory inspection by the housekeeper. 50% of the rental fee is due 60 days prior to arrival and paid in full 30 days prior to arrival. The $100 (per pet) Pet Deposit is refundable after satisfactory inspection by the housekeeper. All payments are in U.S. funds.

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

100% if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date

50% if cancelled less than 30 days prior to the Check-in Date.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

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8.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International Airport
3.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Brewer and Bangor
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Orrington
132 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland, Maine
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-395 and I-95 in Bangor
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Brewer
17.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hermon Mountain
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
Green Lake

Car: Necessary

Ice skating, Ice hockey, close to NCAA Sports, Hollywood Casino, Cross Insurance Center Entertainment Complex, University of Maine, Waterfront Concerts, excellent restaurants and brew pubs, live theater and vibrant art and music scene, many local parks with hiking and biking trails, numerous ponds and lakes nearby. One hour to the mountains or Acadia National Park (Bar Harbor). This region is the heart of Maine… it has everything a large city would have, but without the crowds…. and is centrally located to the mountains, shore, Canada and Portland.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Joe and I love to share all that Maine has to offer...from woods to water... and all the history it has to tell. The River House is on the site of the ice storage barn of the Union Ice Company that operated in the late 1800s. Our home is next door to the River House. It served as the office and bunk house for the ice company. By purchasing the River House, we were able to bring together the original pieces Union Ice Company once again. We are proud to show this little piece of Maine history to the discerning public. Tucked in at the the bottom of a winding dirt road, you will experience the Maine history, landscape, wildlife and state of mind that we have always treasured. Won't you join us for a relaxing respite?

Why the Owner Chose Hampden, Hampden, ME, USA:
The property is special... with its history and its future. Remnants of the old ice house remain to explore. Sit on shore and wonder what took place in the river during the Penobscot Expedition 250 years ago? Or imagine what it was like to travel from Boston to Bangor on the steamship 'Bangor' 100 years ago. The Penobscot is again a working river, with Cianbro using the port of Brewer to launch its steel frame modules to destinations in Texas... and cruise ships calling the port of Bangor home for the summer season.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The tranquil setting offers many opportunities to enjoy nature... from bird watching to fishing to kayaking and more... You'll always want to keep your camera handy, as you never know when the bald eagles will swoop by or the sturgeon may breach. Every afternoon, the kingfisher darts along the water gathering his meal. The deer and fox follow the deer trail through the property. The frogs will serenade you in the evening... and the owl may herald the news of his latest catch. The serene surroundings lend themselves to reading, writing, painting and just thinking.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/31/2016

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Photos

  • Drink in the view downriver to the historic Hampden Narrows

    Drink in the view downriver to the historic Hampden Narrows

  • Follow the path to Lookout Point

    Follow the path to Lookout Point

  • The screened-in deck offers relaxing seating and a gas grill

    The screened-in deck offers relaxing seating and a gas grill

  • Bamboo floors and wool rugs keep your feet happy!

    Bamboo floors and wool rugs keep your feet happy!

  • The teak dining table is set for 6 & can accommodate 8

    The teak dining table is set for 6 & can accommodate 8

  • Kitchen with Jenn Air cooktop and oven and all the amenities to cook your meals

    Kitchen with Jenn Air cooktop and oven and all the amenities to cook your meals

  • The den area is perfect for TV viewing

    The den area is perfect for TV viewing

  • The Master Bedroom features a queen-sized bed and is decorated in cool blues

    The Master Bedroom features a queen-sized bed and is decorated in cool blues

  • Guest Bedroom with full bed... wake up to a magnificent view downriver.

    Guest Bedroom with full bed... wake up to a magnificent view downriver.

  • Custom cabinetry and sunny yellow paint in the cheery downstairs 3/4 bath

    Custom cabinetry and sunny yellow paint in the cheery downstairs 3/4 bath

  • Autumn is a beautiful time at The River House... prefect for a stroll in the sun

    Autumn is a beautiful time at The River House... prefect for a stroll in the sun

  • 3 kayaks and a canoe are available for use on the river

    3 kayaks and a canoe are available for use on the river

  • Springtime lilies lead to the driveway

    Springtime lilies lead to the driveway

  • Sit by the river or around the fire pit... perfect for toasting marshmallows!

    Sit by the river or around the fire pit... perfect for toasting marshmallows!

  • Curl up on the comfy sofas and drink in the views or read a good book.

    Curl up on the comfy sofas and drink in the views or read a good book.

  • Perfect spot to have a beverage and watch the sunset

    Perfect spot to have a beverage and watch the sunset

  • Circular stairwell leads to the lower bedroom level

    Circular stairwell leads to the lower bedroom level

  • Enjoy your morning coffee at the breakfast table in the kitchen

    Enjoy your morning coffee at the breakfast table in the kitchen

  • Upstairs powder room features curved plank walls and a vessel sink

    Upstairs powder room features curved plank walls and a vessel sink

  • Custom cabinetry, tub/shower & walk-in closet featured in the full master bath

    Custom cabinetry, tub/shower & walk-in closet featured in the full master bath

  • Bunks beds with a woodland view

    Bunks beds with a woodland view

  • New washer & dryer and cabinetry with Corian countertop in the laundry room

    New washer & dryer and cabinetry with Corian countertop in the laundry room

  • Visit us in winter... it is absolutely beautiful... and so quiet!

    Visit us in winter... it is absolutely beautiful... and so quiet!

  • Wildlife abound, including our regular visitors… deer and bald eagles

    Wildlife abound, including our regular visitors… deer and bald eagles

VRBO #197970

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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