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7 BR Lightkeeper's House on Pristine Island in Penobscot Bay

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The Light Station and Light House

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Whitehead Light Station is the definition of a unique and wonderful vacation accommodation. On 11 acres of the 90 acre Whitehead Island, the recently restored Light Station housed the families who tended the lighthouse before it was automated in 1982. Whitehead Light Station is remote but comfortable with a private bath in each of 7 bedrooms, electricity, new modern fully-equipped kitchen (with a 6-burner, 2-oven, griddle-equipped Garland stove), and comfortable common areas, including 2 sitting rooms, a dining room, and a library. No TVs, internet, or telephones--just splendid isolation. Included in the cost is the service of a boat in which the captain can take groups on trips to explore neighboring islands and provide access to the attractions of the mainland (15 minutes by car from Rockland and 45 minutes from Camden). 1 mile off shore.

Guests set their own schedule and have the run of the 11-acre site, which includes wonderful spruce woods and a spectacular granite shoreline. There's plenty of boats sailing by, bald eagles, ospreys, and seals to watch. Lobsters purchased from local lobstermen have been cooked on the rocks for years (they taste better that way). You can even go swimming off the floating dock (only for the hardy). There is no better place to curl up with a book, relax and unplug.
Additional services can be accommodated by request including a private chef, yoga classes, massage therapist, etc.

A working lighthouse has been on this site since Thomas Jefferson authorized the first one in 1803. The current light tower is still an operating aid to navigation. And now, the fully renovated Light Station is the perfect place for a vacation, retreat, or reunion with plenty of room for up to 14 people.

Keywords: Light House, ocean front, sunset, sunrise

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Transportation to and from the island is in a captained motorboat. The captain lives on the island to help you enjoy your stay and will be available to take small groups on outings in the boats and on trips to the mainland as you require. Access to the boat is via new dock, ramp, and float....moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    The light house is yours to 'tend'. Sit in the lantern room and imagine what it was like for those whose life involved tending the flame day in and day out. Read the log books of light keepers!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Spectacular Penobscot Bay views over rocky shore of islands, sailboats, fishing vessels, and wildlife. When the wind is up, you will hear the surf crash on the rocks....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    dining room has table to expand to accommodate 14...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    two wood stoves available....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    we provide coffee filters...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    6-burner, 2-oven Garland stove, dishwasher, commercial quality refrigerator and freezer, microwave, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Two balconies overlooking the sea. Plus balcony of the light house itself with amazing view....moreless

  • Boat:

    Captain and boat come with all rentals....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,217
$6,900

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Rates are not calculated correctly by the VRBO site!

Rates are:

7 day 6 night week is $6900

other terms:

5 day 4 night rental 4800

6 day 5 night rental 5600

7 day 6 night rental 6900

8 day 7 night rental 8100

Peak season 9 night 10 day rental would be $11,500

50% due with booking and rental contract. Remainder due 60 days prior to rental date.

PLEASE NOTE VRBO DOES NOT CALCULATE OUR RATES ACCURATELY

4 day 3 night rental 3650

5 day 4 night rental 4800

6 day 5 night rental 5600

7 day 6 night “week” rental 6900

8 day 7 night week rental 8100

9 night 10 day rental would be $11,500


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rockland
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Samoset Golf Club

Exploring the rocky shore, walking in the spruce woods, taking onshore trips to Thomaston, Rockland, and Camden; enjoying the serenity and beauty of an offshore island.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Whitehead Light Station is owned by Pine Island Camp, a not-for-profit Maine boys camp founded in 1902. The Camp is located inland Belgrade, Maine.

Why the Owner Chose Saint George, ME, USA:
Pine Island Camp acquired Whitehead Light Station in 1996, through the Maine Lights Program, which helped the Coast Guard shed property it no longer needed. It was a perfect match, as generations of campers had made trips to another part of Whitehead Island for more than 50 years.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There is nothing that can compare with time spent on an island in the ocean. And Whitehead is a very special island at the western edge of Penobscot Bay, a favored sailing area of the east coast. The Light Station provides civilized comfort in the splendid isolation of a rocky island in the Atlantic.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The Light Station and Light House

    The Light Station and Light House

  • One of the common rooms

    One of the common rooms

  • The Light Station, showing the 2 porches and blooming rosebushes

    The Light Station, showing the 2 porches and blooming rosebushes

  • On the shore

    On the shore

  • Hallway and a sitting room

    Hallway and a sitting room

  • Relaxing outside the Light Station

    Relaxing outside the Light Station

  • 7 bedrooms, each accommodating 2+ people, have a mix of single/king  & full bed

    7 bedrooms, each accommodating 2+ people, have a mix of single/king & full bed

  • Arriving at the new dock

    Arriving at the new dock

  • Moss, spruce trees, ferns, sea

    Moss, spruce trees, ferns, sea

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Calendar last updated 09/22/2016

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7 BR Lightkeeper's House on Pristine Island in Penobscot Bay

Saint George, ME, USA #238927

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