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Secluded, Quiet House Overlooking Penobscot Bay, Rocky Coast

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This custom-built, family-owned house has been meticulously maintained since the 1970's for use by both the owners and vacation renters. Most of the windows and the spacious deck look out upon peaceful Penobscot Bay. The house is on a dead-end private street with very little traffic, surrounded by trees, flowers, nature and quiet. The coastline is rugged and rocky, the beautiful rocky shore for which Maine is famous. This is a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the tourist destinations of Coastal Route 1.

Yet, renters will find themselves only 10 minutes away from some of the best activities and sights Maine has to offer. The busy and quaint destinations of Rockland and Camden are only 10-30 minutes away. Owls Head Light, Birch Point State Park, The Farnsworth Museum, Camden Hills State Park, and many more classic Maine destinations are a short distance just down the road. Rockland boasts great restaurants, cafes, and shops. The Penobscot Bay is great for sea kayaking, sailing, boating, and swimming. There is a boat ramp less than 10 minutes away. Owls Head is a great destination for bicycling and beachcombing/shelling. Community tennis courts are only a 5 minute drive away. There is something for everyone!

The house has all the benefits of home, from the fully-equipped kitchen to offering pots for cooking your lobster feast - and cozy beds for all the youngsters. The living room is equipped with cable TV and wireless internet. On a cool fall evening, you will be treated to blazing foliage. In winter, you can cross country ski out the front door. No matter what time of year you visit or what you like to enjoy, you will feel right at home here!

More photos (kitchen, living room, etc.) are available upon request.

Keywords: ocean front home, Maine coast vacation rental

More Details

Owner
Steven Taylor
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Steven Taylor

Steven is one of several family members who manage a family trust for this unique property. The property, which includes 2 homes, has been in their family since the 1940's, and the family feels a strong sense of stewardship. The family rents the newer house (built in the late 1970's) to help pay for the maintenance costs of the total property. They hope renters will show the kind of respect for the property and the landscape that their Grandparents taught them as children.

Steven Taylor purchased this house in 1972

Why Steven Taylor chose Mid-Coast & Islands

Our family has been spending summers on Owls Head since the 1940's. The houses on this property are part of our family heritage.

What makes this house unique

I most enjoy hearing the waves from my bedroom and skipping rocks from the beach. I love building a fire on the rocks and cooking clams in salt water. I love walking by rocks to the Birch Point State Park beach and back, and riding my bicycle with my kids to the Owls Head General Store for lunch.

Amenities

Owls Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Secluded, Quiet House Overlooking Penobscot Bay, Rocky Coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Laguna Hills, CA
5

Peaceful waterfront Home and getaway

  • 5 of 5

This well maintained home was very peaceful, and well situated for long leisurely walks on the coast or through the woods to pick wild raspberries. We loved our stay and ts views while being close to the town of Rockland. We felt secluded yet everything was accessible. Hope to return for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Knox County Airport
Nearest Train
82 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster to Portland, ME
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Owls Head General Store
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Birch Point State Park
Car: necessary

Historic lighthouses, State Park sandy beach, wild flowers and raspberries, lobster!

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Rates & Availability

Owls Head House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Season
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 
 
High Season
May 27 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Holiday Season - Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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