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Main House, with one bedroom, facing ocean. Lawn perfect for croquet.

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Last updated: 09/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

New home built in Japanese style on secluded and dramatic 5 acre, wooded, oceanfront property. The rear of the property is on Long Pond (see photo) a pristine 1.5 mile long freshwater lake, excellent for swimming and canoeing. A 15 minute walk takes you to the entrance of Acadia National Park and it's well maintained system of both shoreline and forest hiking trails.
The house is fully equipped with new, excellent quality, kitchen appliances--a cook's dream! And central heating. Come to Sheep Thief Gulch and truly get away from all but you what you really want.

Because of risks associated with the rugged ocean coast-line, this property is not suitable for children under 12.


Sheep Thief Gulch: Our house at Sheep Thief Gulch is a 5 mile drive from the town and mailboat landing on Isle Au Haut. You can hear the stars twinkle out here. Our property faces the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Long Pond on the other. Swimmers have their choice between 60 degree sea water (brrr) or the fresh water pond with far more tolerable conditions. The owners do both, but the ocean with wetsuits.

There are 2 houses on the property built in Japanese style; the 'girl's house', a separate 'guest' house with two bedrooms and a bath and the larger 'aquarium' with the master bedroom, a study, a mud room and a 40' x 20' great room with kitchen, dining and lounging area with floor to ceiling glass on both sides offering spectacular views of the sea, birdlife, changing weather and night sky.

Walkers and hikers enjoy coastal and forest trails in Acadia National Park. The Ranger Station has trail maps. The house comes with three mountain bikes and others are available for rent from the mailboat company.

Island Life: Sheep Thief Gulch is very private and secluded, separated from the road by a dense forest, but Long Pond (a 5 minute walk on a path through the woods) is a magnet in fair weather, where, in the afternoon there's a bunch of kids and some adults swimming and sun bathing on the beach or on the sun warmed asphalt road. Other opportunities to socialize include church on Sunday, the very well provisioned Isle Au Haut Store, the excellent library in the town hall with wifi service, the cyber/cafe Black Dinah Chocolatiers, The town sponsors other social events at the town hall including a talent show most years in August. ALL ARE WELCOME. There is one FINE 'not to be missed' dining out option at the Keeper's House on Isle Au Haut, however Inn guests have priority, so reservations are iffy. Fresh caught lobsters, arguably the best anywhere, are available from local fishermen requiring usually a day notice. Other fresh and frozen fish can be gotten at the Island Store or by order from a Stonington fresh fish market. They send it out on the mailboat.

Activities: All in all, Sheep Thief Gulch is a fine place to slow down, catch up on your reading, painting, photography or correspondence, summon the muse, pamper yourself with good food and drink, get in better shape (waking, running, canoeing, biking or swimming), break the connection with the internet, though wifi service is on for the addicted. By the way, there is also a land-line. To top it all off, you will meet some exceptional people there, both year round and summer residents, which I think is one of the main reasons people keep coming back.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Housekeeper

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 and over...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    ....with some minor lifting. This is a one story residence with 36' wide doors throughout. Tub is not wheelchair accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    private bath with shower and huge tub...moreless

  • Charlotte's Room: 1 double

    share bath with shower/tub combo...moreless

  • Emily's Room: 1 double

    share bath with shower/tub combo...moreless

  • Air Mattresses: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    share bath with shower/tub combo...moreless

  • All linens and bedding (high quality) provided: sheets, towels, blankets, pillows and cases etc. All windows and doors screened. All bedrooms open on to decks with dramatic views of the ocean....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • All appliances brand new including.. -6 burner/gas Wolfe Range with convection oven -Heavy duty mixer for bread making -Food processor -Wine and cocktail glasses -Complete coffee service including stove top espresso pot and Mr. Coffee. -Extra large refrigerator and separate freezer. -High quality and sharp knives -All counter tops made of locally quarried granite. -5 passenger 4 wheel drive pickup truck available for on-road use only -iPod friendly hifi CD player/radio combination -Library includes many pertinent field guides...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many field guides, birds, fish, insects, butterflies, grasses, trees, geology, mushrooms, ...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games:

    a variety of board games and jigsaw puzzles...moreless

  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    iPhone hookup to radio...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Pond

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Rear of property on 1.5 miles long fresh water lake. Access to canoe. Great swimming....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Watch loons, eagles and osprey fish, the daily tidal rhythm....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    On the Atlantic....moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Breakfast and lunch around kitchen island or on the deck, dinner at the table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Not needed with sea breeze...moreless

  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    DSL...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacked front load gas dryer in mud room...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Hand weights, yoga mat and bands are included...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There are central heating in the Aquarium and electric blankets & space heaters in the Guest House. Heating not needed in summer. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi service is provided and covers both houses...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillows cases, quilts. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Aquarium has a great room combining kitchen, dining and lounging spaces....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Automatic pickup truck for rent also. Park at location....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    There is a landline (207-335-2030) with free, domestic long distance service. ...moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    There are ample towels for both in-house and beach uses. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stacked front load washer in mud room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    There is a woodstove, but it is NOT TO BE USED by renters!!!! Fire is a constant preoccupation of island dwellers. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee paper filters...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The owners are passionate cooks and have equipped their kitchen lavishly, large stovetop griddle for cooking big breakfasts, pizza stone and peels, stove top popcorn cooker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There is a full set for 12 including dinner plates, salad plates, soup bowls. Glassware includes glasses for wine, juice, water, beer, cocktails. There are several serving platters for the table...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    A stacked full-size, front loading....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Fridge has a bottom drawer freezer....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is a dream for those who love to cook. Order fresh lobster from island fishermen and enjoy while watching the moon rise. Local store on island can pre-supply your kitchen....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    There is a small microwave in the mudroom...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Cuisinart, kitchenaid mixer and pasta maker, immersion blender, soda stream, ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large refrigerator with ample freezer space....moreless

  • Stove:

    Stove is a 6 burner Wolff with a gas convection oven ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    4 trail bikes with cleated tires. ...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    Decks on both house facing ocean...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    17' Grumann aluminum canoe, cushions and paddles for use on pond. Bring your own kayak and launch from our beach or nearby cove....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Inland side of house has perennial flower gardens with kitchen herbs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal grill...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • PIckup Truck Rental $250 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Our pick-up is rentable for $250/wk plus gas. Users must be licensed and insured drivers. No teen drivers please and no driving lessons. Truck is for 'on-road' use only and is not to be used on Acadia Nat'l Park roads. There are no car repair facilities on IaH so please use the truck with care. Please refill gas before departure.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Stonington
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

Isle Au Haut is a 6 mile, 45 minute ferry ride from Stonington, itself on Deer Island which is linked by a bridge to the mainland. It is on the eastern most extreme of Penobscot Bay, a kind of alphabet soup of spruce covered islands and lobster bouys. While there are cars on Isle Au Haut, the daily ferry is for passengers, pets and freight only.

More than half of Isle Au Haut is owned by the National Park Service and is a part of Acadia National Park. It contains an intricate system of well maintained hiking trails threading through the woodland and along the coast. In general, the level of difficulty is moderate, though Duck Harbor Mountain trail involves some scrambling up rocky slopes, but nothing most reasonably fit folks of all ages can't manage.

The world's best lobster can be acquired directly from local fisherman with a days notice. The house comes equipped with an outdoor propane lobster cooker and huge pot.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: Our houses at Sheep Thief Gulch were designed by award winning architect Evans Woollen and custom built in 2007 by Ellard Taylor, an Isle Au Haut builder.

Why Isle au Haut, ME, USA:
After years of renting on IAH, we committed to building our own place when we bought our oceanfront property in 2005. Two years later, we moved in. We finally got our vegetable garden going in 2011 and it's going strong. We usually plant in early May, risking a late frost, but ensuring that we will have tomatoes and other VEG in August. There are always herbs (chives, garlic chives, sage, parsley, cilantro, rosemary, chervil, basil), and salad greens in July for our renters.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The ocean view is breathtaking! A large colony of sea gulls gathers on a nearby granite point and a variety of water fowl (loons, eiders, guillemots, northern gannets, great blue herons, bald eagles, ospreys, crows and ravens) feed close to shore. The house is equipped with a spototing scope. On the land side of the house, a variety of song birds are attracted to the birdfeeder, including the occasional raptor. FIshing for brook trout, either wading along the lakeshore or from our canoe, is often productive. The best time is early morning before the swimmers gather at the beech.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Main House, with one bedroom, facing ocean. Lawn perfect for croquet.

    Main House, with one bedroom, facing ocean. Lawn perfect for croquet.

  • View from front deck which is nestled in landscape overlooking the Atlantic.

    View from front deck which is nestled in landscape overlooking the Atlantic.

  • View from Master bedroom in the morning. Off deck.

    View from Master bedroom in the morning. Off deck.

  • A cook's kitchen includes every tool you need & spices/herbs & fresh in garden.

    A cook's kitchen includes every tool you need & spices/herbs & fresh in garden.

  • End of the day - after hikes, swims, bikes, or reading & general relaxation.

    End of the day - after hikes, swims, bikes, or reading & general relaxation.

  • Guest house with two additional bedrooms & full bath & sitting area.

    Guest house with two additional bedrooms & full bath & sitting area.

  • Ocean and cove view from sitting area by rocks.

    Ocean and cove view from sitting area by rocks.

  • Croquet anyone? A complex course perfect for cocktail hour amusement.

    Croquet anyone? A complex course perfect for cocktail hour amusement.

  • Guest House deck with ocean view. Both rooms have perfect views.

    Guest House deck with ocean view. Both rooms have perfect views.

  • Long Pond located on back of land.  Perfect swimming, fishing with our canoe.

    Long Pond located on back of land. Perfect swimming, fishing with our canoe.

  • Swimming in Long Pond.

    Swimming in Long Pond.

  • Full Moon Rising,  a Japanese lantern. VIew of Great Room. Cook,dine & relax.

    Full Moon Rising, a Japanese lantern. VIew of Great Room. Cook,dine & relax.

  • Master bedroom, library & fine rugs.Tempurpedic mattress, 100% cotton bedding

    Master bedroom, library & fine rugs.Tempurpedic mattress, 100% cotton bedding

  • Cooks delight with a view and 6 burner Wolfe oven.

    Cooks delight with a view and 6 burner Wolfe oven.

  • Dining room view to ocean. Moon rise can be watched while you dine.

    Dining room view to ocean. Moon rise can be watched while you dine.

  • Social area in use. Lovely wool rugs, fine easy chairs and sofa.

    Social area in use. Lovely wool rugs, fine easy chairs and sofa.

  • Guest house on left, view to main house.

    Guest house on left, view to main house.

  • Ocean side of main house

    Ocean side of main house

  • Guest house wall with hydrangea.

    Guest house wall with hydrangea.

  • Fresh garden greens & fresh herbs ready to pick for your dinner.

    Fresh garden greens & fresh herbs ready to pick for your dinner.

  • Canoe comes with house, here it is on lake.

    Canoe comes with house, here it is on lake.

  • Robinson Lighthouse on Isle au Haut.

    Robinson Lighthouse on Isle au Haut.

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2.5+
  • Property type
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