Peace and Tranquility in the Woods by a Pristine Ocean Bay(1 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Convertible beds, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
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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Member since: 2010
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 9
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
- Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
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
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 13 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- 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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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.
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.
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House from the cleared area at the water's edge
Interior main floor looking towards back of the house
Kitchen cabinet looking towards the living area
Deck, 80' x 12', front and sides: living area and main bedrooms have entries.
Double bedroom looking out to deck and bay
Kingsize bed room, southeast side of house, looking at bay and cove
Twin bed room, upstairs
Piano in entryway
South side of the living area with gas fireplace
Ellsworth, Court and Church, 7 miles from the house
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
Kitchen, looking out toward the tiled chimney
Dining table, looking out to the deck and the bay beyond
Looking from the front of the house eastward towards the mountains
Double bed room, with bath behind
Bath that accompanies the double bed room
Bath accompanying the kingsize bed room
Looking down the stairs from the second floor
From back of living area out toward deck and bay
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
One of the bald eagles living next to the point
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017
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