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House from the cleared area at the water's edge

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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The house was begun in September, 2005 and finished 2 years later. Since it was designed to be shared by two sisters, the downstairs has two master bedroom–bath-walk-in closet combinations, each 16' X 24', the bedroom being 16' X 16'. Their tray ceilings give an even more open sense to the rooms. One room has a kingsize bed and the other, a double bed. Each room has its own entrance with a slider out onto the deck which continues around to the other bedroom, across the front, water side of the house.

The remaining central part of the downstairs is a 32' X 32' loosely defined space. There is the kitchen (15' X 14') open to the water side and a large closet in the center. The other 3/4 of the room is open for living and dining. The entire front has windows from floor almost to the roof. On one side there is a stone fireplace which is gas-fired.

In the center of the room a wooden spiral staircase leads to an upstairs loft--- reading nook with queensize futon, a large bedroom with twin beds and bath. These rooms take up a bit more than half the depth of the house (17') and all the width of the central room (32'). There is a railing along the long open hallway the width of the room below, from which you have a wonderful interior view of the beams of the house and open room below and through the tall windows a view of trees, rocks and ocean bay.

The 26’ X 28’ two-car garage has storage space. From the garage, there is a door to the spacious entry way. Here there is a half-bath. There is also a spinnet piano. The central space of the house (32’ X 32’) has a full basement and the two bedrooms have a 6’ high space under them, with easy access. Another door from the driveway leads into this foyer and from there you enter into the area between the kitchen to your left and the remaining open living/dining space, on your right and beyond the kitchen in front of you.

The land is on Taunton Bay, one of the quietest and most pristine bays in the part of Maine that is still easily accessible. Ellsworth, a lovely down-to-earth year round town is 7 miles away. And beyond that lie Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Stonington and Castine. Schoodic and Bar Harbor are also less than an hour away, as is Bangor, where there is the airport for Central Maine and rental cars available

We have 4 and 1/2 acres on a point of land that forms a small cove, of which 2/3 of the shoreline is ours. The house faces directly east and the point and cove lie to the south. The rocky, granite shore is wonderful, with a marshy area directly in front of the house and a higher, rocky shore line for the most part of the remaining coastline.

On the north side of the marshy area there is a large cleared, but by no means stripped, area which has been the scene of a family wedding. It is sunny near the shore and shady as you move inland to the house which is in full sun. Across the bay you can see a line of mountains. It is extremely quiet and peaceful.



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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is a ramp to the deck from the driveway; the upstairs is not accesible; the two masterbedrooms and the living area are on one level floor...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    one of two 'master' bedrooms...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    one of two 'master' bedrooms...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    upstairs bedroom and bath...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    queensize futon upstairs/ single convertible- living area...moreless

  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    accommpanies Bedroom 1...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, bidet

    bath accompanying bedroom 2...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    bathroo accompanyng upstaris twin bed room...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    In entry way, along with laundry facilities; guest bathroom...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television:

    The television is set up only to watch dvd's....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    800 feet of rocky shore and a beautiful point of land into the ocean, changing constantly with the tides...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining area is in the open common area, between the large kitchen and the bank of windows that look out on the deck and woods/ocean; There are 6 places at table, but a couple more can be added....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    large driveway and parking area...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Very large kitchen with a great deal of work space, easily conversant with the rest of the common area...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    3/4 of the house is served by a 12' wide deck; the living area and the two downstairs bedrooms have sliding glass doors to the deck....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The 'lawn' is very natural, rustic and there is a small flower and herb garden in front of the kitchen...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 3 - Oct 28, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,400
Spring 2017
May 13 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,400
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200

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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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor, Bangor
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bar Harbor
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ruth and Wimpy's; many others in Ellswortth
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lamoine, Sand Beach in Acadia National Park

Car: Necessary

The Town of Ellsworth is only 7 miles away and has all the features of a small New England town, with services to make your stay pleasant. 35 minutes away is Acadia National Park with Bar Harbor, Cadilac Mountain, Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor. The area draws millions of visitors a year and is easy to reach for all sorts of activities... but at night you can come home to real peace and quiet.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: The house is owned by two sisters who, having spent most of their life in Maine, now live away during most of the year, one in Florida with her husband and the other in Florence, Italy. The house and setting are just too special not to be enjoyed, and so we want to offer it to others.

Why the Owner Chose Franklin, ME, USA:
There is no lovelier part of the world than the coast of Maine, especially if you want a natural setting as a respite from the stress of a busy life style.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Absolute quiet and peacefulness, but close enough to many services and activities.


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian

 

Photos

  • House from the cleared area at the water's edge

    House from the cleared area at the water's edge

  • Interior main floor looking towards back of the house

    Interior main floor looking towards back of the house

  • Kitchen cabinet looking towards the living area

    Kitchen cabinet looking towards the living area

  • Deck, 80' x 12', front  and sides: living area and main bedrooms have entries.

    Deck, 80' x 12', front and sides: living area and main bedrooms have entries.

  • Sunrise... EARLY!

    Sunrise... EARLY!

  • Double bedroom looking out to deck and bay

    Double bedroom looking out to deck and bay

  • Kingsize bed room, southeast side of house, looking at bay and cove

    Kingsize bed room, southeast side of house, looking at bay and cove

  • Twin bed room, upstairs

    Twin bed room, upstairs

  • Piano in entryway

    Piano in entryway

  • South side of the living area with gas fireplace

    South side of the living area with gas fireplace

  • Ellsworth, Court and Church, 7 miles from the house

    Ellsworth, Court and Church, 7 miles from the house

  • Guests on the point, which looks south into Taunton Bay,toward Acadia Park

    Guests on the point, which looks south into Taunton Bay,toward Acadia Park

  • In front of the house on Taunton Bay, looking southeast towards the point

    In front of the house on Taunton Bay, looking southeast towards the point

  • Kitchen, looking out toward the tiled chimney

    Kitchen, looking out toward the tiled chimney

  • Dining table, looking out to the deck and the bay beyond

    Dining table, looking out to the deck and the bay beyond

  • Looking from the front of the house eastward towards the mountains

    Looking from the front of the house eastward towards the mountains

  • Double bed room,  with bath behind

    Double bed room, with bath behind

  • Bath that accompanies the double bed room

    Bath that accompanies the double bed room

  • Bath accompanying the kingsize bed room

    Bath accompanying the kingsize bed room

  • Looking down the stairs from the second floor

    Looking down the stairs from the second floor

  • From back of living area out toward deck and bay

    From back of living area out toward deck and bay

  • Horseshoe crab shells. Taunton Bay is the northernmost place they are found.

    Horseshoe crab shells. Taunton Bay is the northernmost place they are found.

  • Ellsworth Public Library, a lovely, very friendly place, 7 miles from the house

    Ellsworth Public Library, a lovely, very friendly place, 7 miles from the house

  • One of the bald eagles living next to the point

    One of the bald eagles living next to the point

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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