Idyllic Waterfront Cottage

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Idyllic waterfront cottage, in town but private. Two bedrooms, two baths, fully equipped kitchen, laundry, all linens provided, full daily cleaning service.

Sunny location, plentiful bird life, out-the-door access to kayaking and canoeing on Carver’s Pond, a large saltwater inlet just off the town's main harbor. On a private lane off Main Street, close to restaurants, shops and galleries. Sleep to the sound of the rushing tide.

Keywords: Cottage, Vinalhaven, waterfront, private, Carver's Pond, Main Street, bars, restaurants, shopping, ice cream

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Queen size Beds (1) One queen bedroom on second floor, with private bath, Double Beds (1) One double bedroom on the first floor, with a private bath, Baby Cribs (1) Pac 'n Play available on request...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located just off Main Street, but tucked away at the same time, the cottage is situated very well for exploring Vinalhaven....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located on Carver's Pond, a large saltwater inlet just off the town's Main Harbor...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
1 night min stay
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
1 night min stay
May 1 - May 31, 2017
1 night min stay
High Season
Jun 1 - Sep 4, 2017
1 night min stay
September 2017
Sep 5 - Sep 30, 2017
1 night min stay
October 2017
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
1 night min stay

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Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Sand Bar
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Maine State Ferry Service
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
North Haven
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Harbor Gawker
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lane's Island Preserve

Car: Recommended

Vinalhaven is the largest year round inhabited island in Maine. It is also home to the largest lobster fishing fleet in the world. Boasting a population of about 1200, it swells to over three times that in the summer, when visitors flock to this gorgeous getaway to delight in "getting away from it all" - Vinalhaven offers relaxation, a sense of going back in time, and has a real small-town charm.. However, it also also provides many modern ammenities, including wifi and coffee shops, as well as a variety of shops and restaurants. Learn about the granite industry on the island at the Historical Society, rent a kayak from the Tidewater and explore the Basin, visit the Land Trust and marvel at the gorgeous protected trail systems all over the island, take a 15 minute walk to Lane's Island, people watch at the (R) Cafe, sip a signature cocktail at SALT Restaurant, hunt for sea glass, take a brisk jump in one of the swimming quarries - the list goes on. Or, simply just sit in your private yard and watch the waves just steps from the door of your cottage and get away from it all.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Phil Crossman is the innkeeper at the Tidewater Motel, located just across the street from The Millstream Cottage. He is the author of two books: "Away Happens," a collection of humorous short essays on island living, as well as a more recently published undertaking: "Observations", a chronicle of the history of Vinalhaven through the various newsletters published on the isalnd through the years.

Why the Owner Chose Vinalhaven, ME, USA:
Located just off Main Street, the lush lawn overlooking Carver's Pond allows a sense of privacy while being just steps from the hustle and bustle of Downstreet.You can relax in the comfort of an Adirondak chair while people watching. Vinalhaven Candy Co, The Harbor Gawker, and Homeport are all within view of the cottage, with other restaurants and attractions being a simple meander down the road.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
As a property managed by The Tidewater, the staff are available to help with any questions you may have, from the best place to find a lobster dinner to the various trail systems on the island to where to get cash back without having to pay ATM fees. Canoe, kayak, and vehicle rentals are also available on site.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Waterside View

    Waterside View

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Water View

    Water View

  • Lawn View

    Lawn View

  • Dining Area View

    Dining Area View

VRBO #288937

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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