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Secluded Cottage on Maine Coast

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This very private, family cottage blends in with the woodsy coastline of Vinalhaven Island and is almost imperceptible from the sea. Inside it has pine walls, high ceilings, large windows, skylights, and spectacular views of the ocean and surrounding uninhabited islands. It exudes a sense of spaciousness, and you will find that the large central granite fireplace gives out warmth and coziness in the evening. A dramatic deck, shaped like the prow of a ship, offers a perfect westward view into the sunset.

This No Smoking cottage home was designed by the family and built on four levels of a hillside that slopes about seventy five feet down to 200 yards of ocean frontage. The lowest level is the sunken living room with a large granite fireplace, sofa, rocking chairs, a long bench under a large picture window, immensely high ceilings with skylights, and lots of cozy spots for reading, listening to music or playing games.

The second level includes the kitchen with gas stove, large refrigerator, and natural pine counter-tops. The dining room opens directly out onto the deck. This level also includes a wood stove for extra warmth on chilly mornings, and a storage closet.

The third level includes a full master bath with tub and shower, a washer and dryer closet, and a master bedroom with a comfortable king-size bed, three large closets, and a view of the sea. You can lie in bed in the morning and watch seagulls swooping after lobster boats in the bay. The fourth level is an enclosed loft bedroom with two extra-long twin beds, a closet, a full bath with shower, skylights, and a storage attic.

Near the front door there is an outdoor shower for washing off salt water, and small deck for bikes and other equipment, as well as a small shop. The entire cottage is surrounded by a lovely rock garden with local plantings. Underneath the cottage there is an unfinished storage area that includes a large hot water heater and space for life jackets, paddles, oars, ladders, and boats.

On the island there are many hiking and biking trails, an old lighthouse, a good library, a town playground, an excellent medical center, and a number of nature preserves. Around the point from our cottage there are unusual tidal falls, leading to a beautiful, protected salt-water lake (The Basin), filled with bird life and harbor seals. There are also a number of fresh water quarries on the island that are considerably warmer for swimming than the ocean.

Off shore we are on the edge of a quiet bay encircled by eight to ten uninhabited small islands, ideal for picnicking and exploring.

Keywords: Secluded Cottage built in 1994

More Details

Katharine Baker
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, russian, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

About Katharine Baker

I live in Northampton, MA, where I am a retired family therapist, but I have spent summers in Vinalhaven throughout my whole life. I share ownership of our vacation house with my four adult sons and their families. This picture was taken while we were on a family picnic in the Basin.

Katharine Baker purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Katharine Baker chose Mid-Coast & Islands

Our family first started summering in Vinalhaven in 1934.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, fresh air, beautiful views, access to water.


Vinalhaven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Right next to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Right next to bedroom 2 in the loft
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful view of the sea from this bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , This is loft bedroom.
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Gas Stove, Propane Grill (BBQ), Due to family allergies, no pets are allowed



Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
North Haven
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Haven
Car: necessary

Canoeing, Swimming in Fresh Water Quarries, Library, Town Playground


Rates & Availability

Vinalhaven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 13 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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