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Idyllic Waterfront Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

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

More Details

Phil Crossman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Phil Crossman

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.

Phil Crossman purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Phil Crossman chose Vinalhaven

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Vinalhaven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Idyllic Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Perfect spot on the island

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the staff was amazing. We had family from the island come BBQ with us and enjoy the back yard and the beautiful views. Perfect for someone coming off the ferry with no car. Thank you Tidewater for another great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Sand Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Maine State Ferry Service
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
North Haven
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Harbor Gawker
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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