Custom Built Waterfront Home, Wifi, Plasma TV, Ipad, Apple TV

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Last updated: 07/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

New custom-built house on 2+ acres in private, waterfront setting. Three bedrooms; two with queen beds, one with twins. Fully equipped kitchen with KitchenAid stainless appliances and lots of counter space for the cook in the family. Home offers two dining areas: an indoor area and a screened porch. The forest setting is quiet and serene. The tidal shorefront provides views of the cove and the open ocean. A 40 ft deck on the back of the house overlooks the water and offers a private perch for sun bathing, reading, grilling, clambakes and cocktails. Full size laundry in basement.

Kayaking begins right from the property's edge (Please bring your own boats). The island offers golf, tennis, many hiking trails and gorgeous sunsets. Haystack Mountain is a renowned art school on the island. Deer Isle/Stonington has a thriving network of artists and galleries. It's a short ferry boat trip to Isle au Haut, part of Acadia National Park, which itself is about 90 minutes drive.

Your Host Family: Though Eaton is the most common name on the island this Eaton family hales originally from Winchester, Massachussetts. Paul and Betsy Eaton discovered, and fell in love with, Deer Isle, in 1993. Over several years they purchased two houses and the land where Tides End is now.

The Tides End lot was purchased in 2003. Construction began in 2005 and was a therapeutic labor-of-love for Paul. Despite being diagnosed with terminal cancer he was determined to build the house himself. Paul worked on Tides End until the last weeks of his life. The house was completed in November of 2007. Paul died in December, 2007 satisfied that his last project was complete.

Paul’s love of Maine’s rocky coast was boundless. There are few mid-coast hiking and skiing trails he didn’t enjoy over the last 30 years. When not on land Paul was on the water where he was an avid kayaker. Guests of the Eaton’s enjoyed requisite kayak tours from Paul. He often said that he was happiest while on the ocean with his family and friends.

Today, Tides End is kept open to guests from all over, by the efforts of Betsy Eaton, Barry Eaton (son), and Jeannette Eaton (daughter).

Thanks, Dad...

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Additions for 2011 Include - Complimentary iPad: Tides End will provide guests with an Apple iPad for general interactive entertainment, but especially to connect our guests to their respective newspapers. Newspaper delivery on the island occurs late in the day. The iPad will enable our guests to read their favorite papers with their morning coffee on a Tides End deck or at one of the local breakfast spots. Additions for 2010 Include - New Living Room Furniture - Waterfront deck area and 6 Adirondack Chairs - Apple TV...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:


  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Bay/Sound
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Three decks. 1. Screened-in for dining. 2. 40 ft. deck overlooking Eaton cove. 3. Cove-side deck....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    Island Country Club. Public Welcome. Great family friendly club. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Island Country Club. Public Welcome. Great family friendly club. ...moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning $120
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Tax Rate 7%

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Last updated: 07/11/2016
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65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International
2.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Whales Rib Tavern
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Island Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lily's Cafe

Car: Necessary

Stonington, Deer Isle, Acadia, Maine

Other Activities: Kayaking - no boats provided

Golf: The Island Country Club is 2.8 miles from Tides End. Clay tennis courts compliment a family friendly 9-hole course.


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  • View from the cove

    View from the cove

  • Living room-1

    Living room-1

  • Dining room opening up to screen porch

    Dining room opening up to screen porch

  • Second floor master bedroom...

    Second floor master bedroom...

  • Screen porch attached to the main house...

    Screen porch attached to the main house...

  • Cove takes on a greenish hue from tree reflection

    Cove takes on a greenish hue from tree reflection

  • View of Stonington from the boat

    View of Stonington from the boat

  • Dinner...


  • New deck for 2010

    New deck for 2010

  • Living Room-2

    Living Room-2

  • Kitchen


  • Second floor guest bedroom...

    Second floor guest bedroom...

  • House-deck overlooking Tides End cove...

    House-deck overlooking Tides End cove...

  • Eaton Cove at Sunrise

    Eaton Cove at Sunrise

  • Best lobster rolls in Maine.

    Best lobster rolls in Maine.

  • Never gets old...

    Never gets old...

  • Beautiful setting at Pilgrim's Inn...

    Beautiful setting at Pilgrim's Inn...

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Custom Built Waterfront Home, WiFi, Plasma TV, iPad, Apple TV

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