7 BR Lightkeeper's House on Pristine Island in Penobscot Bay
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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
Member since: 2009
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
- Double Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (4), (1) one portable crib
Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms
- 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
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 9%
Rates are not calculated correctly by the VRBO site!
7 day 6 night week is $6900
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.
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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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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.
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Links to more information:
The Light Station and Light House
One of the common rooms
The Light Station, showing the 2 porches and blooming rosebushes
On the shore
Hallway and a sitting room
Relaxing outside the Light Station
7 bedrooms, each accommodating 2+ people, have a mix of single/king & full bed
Arriving at the new dock
Moss, spruce trees, ferns, sea
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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