Private Riverfront Retreat in the Heart of Maine(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7), by the week
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
• 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 and an extra futon.
• 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 $1695 US/week fully (furnished)
For long-term (9 months or more) lease at $1980 US/month plus utilities
Keywords: House, waterfront, private, home
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Member since: 2008
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 7
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
Part of the open-concept living area. The dining table is a custom teak table. The table comfortably seats 6, but can accommodate 8. There's a child's booster seat in the master bedroom linen closet....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Ski & Snowboard:
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 9%
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 upon reserving and paid in full 30 days prior to arrival. 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 more than 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
50% if cancelled less than 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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.
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. Schools of alewives make their way upriver and a seal may visit. See the kingfishers dart along the water gathering their meals. 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.
- Primary: (207) 825-4143 (Maine, USA)
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Follow the path to Lookout Point
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.
Perfect spot to have a beverage and watch the sunset
Circular stairwell leads to the lower bedroom level
Kitchen with Jenn Air cooktop and oven and all the amenities to cook your meals
Upstairs powder room features curved plank walls and a vessel sink
Custom cabinetry, tub/shower & walk-in closet featured in the full master bath
Bunks beds with a woodland view
New washer & dryer and cabinetry with Corian countertop in the laundry room
Visit us in winter... it is absolutely beautiful... and so quiet!
Wildlife abound, including our regular visitors… deer and bald eagles
Springtime lilies lead to the driveway
The screened-in deck offers relaxing seating and a gas grill
Bamboo floors and wool rugs keep your feet happy!
The teak dining table is set for 6 & can accommodate 8
Enjoy the woodland views or watch TV from the sofabed.
Enjoy your morning coffee at the breakfast table in the kitchen
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.
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
3 kayaks and a canoe are available for use on the river
Getting ready for sunset
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017
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