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Rambling Wooden House Surrounded by Water

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

A large and secluded family home surrounded by water and woods. Peaceful, dramatic and spacious.

Weekly rentals from Saturday to Saturday. Check in is after 5, and check out is before 11 (this gives us time to have the house cleaned between tenants).

• Situated on the tidal St. George River estuary. It is salt water, but a little warmer than the ocean.

• Sunset views across the estuary which is two miles wide.

• Master bedroom on second floor with panoramic water views on 3 sides.

• 4 bedrooms: 2 queen, 1 full, 2 kids bunk-beds. 7 Doors can sleep eight, with a sleeping loft for additional kids in sleeping bags.

• 2 baths (1 bathtub/shower, 1 shower).

• Hot-water outdoor shower, great for warming up after that swim.

• You may bring your dog.

• Beautiful views from every bedroom.

• Large deck over the water for drinks, barbecues, & admiring the sunset.

• Wood fireplace & gas cast iron stove.

• 40 acres of private woods and fields with walking/jogging paths through forest, fields and along shore.

• Wooden kids' jungle gym.

• Washer and dryer.

Keywords: private, on the water, nature, 4 bedrooms, rustic, fire place, kayaks, forest, rocky ledges, family.

More Details

Owner
Peter Mumford
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Peter Mumford

Our family built this home in 1968. The house was designed by architect Allen Moore in a New England vernacular shingle style with rustic exposed wood throughout.

The original owners (David and Erika, our parents) loved being close to nature. The great blue herons on the mudflats, the seals sunning on the rock ledges, foxes in the woods, and the terns, ospreys, and eagles all fishing in the river made it a special place. This natural oasis continues to be a special place for our family.

For some it takes a day to adjust to the quiet. You can spend hours exploring the cove on foot or by boat (if you bring a kayak), digging for clams or mussels (check for red tide warnings) and wandering in the forest. At night you can keep the door to the end bedroom open and hear the water lapping in the cove or a distant heron.

Peter Mumford purchased this house in 1968

Why Peter Mumford chose Mid-Coast & Islands

For those who want more than just a sandy beach, mid-coast Maine is a special and haunting place, a rough-hewn granite coast of fjord-like peninsulas overlooking thousands of small islands topped by twisted spruce trees, sculpted by the wind. The cry of the loon through the fog is as bewitching as the sun glittering on the sea's surface, among dancing lobster buoys and gliding seagulls.

Be aware that Maine tends to be wet in the early summer & cold in the early fall; you may need some bug spray in the woods... but as they say in New England, If you don't like the weather - stick around!

What makes this house unique

Private, family time, amazing sunsets, swimming, walking, reading by the fireplace, picking mussels or digging clams, kayaking. Going into town for movies and ice cream.

Excellent biking throughout the peninsula, running on the trails through the woods, followed by a refreshing dive into the water.

Amenities

Saint George House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Besides the two inside bathrooms, 7 Doors also has a hot water outdoor shower, with a wooden privacy screen. We use this after swimming.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
outdoor play structure, outdoor shower, walking trails in the woods, private shore line

Reviews

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(12 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Rustic Charm surrounded by natural beauty

  • 5 of 5

Our family and extended family had a wonderful time on the property hiking the trails, exploring the mud flats and watching the seals from the deck. There was something for everyone. The house comfortable fit our 3 children (13, 11 and 9), aunt, uncle and grandparents. A day trip to

Monhegan Island, lobster rolls at McLoons and board games at night were the highlights of the week.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, Secluded, Comfortable, and overall Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fantastic time at this gorgeous house. It sits on an amazing peninsula that is surrounded by the estuary and a private cove. The yard was large enough to allow us to play badminton and let our dogs cruise around without concern for them wandering off. At low tide you can walk a distance and go around the entire property, at high tide the water comes right up to the stairs.

The house itself is great with just about everything you would need to enjoy your stay. (I might recommend a second pillow from home if you are like me and sleep with two pillows.) The home immediately felt comfortable and open and the kitchen was well designed (I enjoy cooking a great deal and found the kitchen had almost everything I needed, maybe bring a chef's knife if you are picky, but they were fine otherwise)

Bedrooms and house were clean when we arrived; beds were comfortable, there is plenty of space to lounge around, eat, hang out or relax. The back porch has an OUTSTANDING view of the sunset in August.

The only thing worth noting is that this place is secluded. You are a minimum of 12-15 minutes drive from the nearest convenience store, 20ish minutes to a supermarket. By no means a bad thing, but it is important to know if you forgot that critical grocery (coffee!) that you'll have a ways to go.

We had an absolutely amazing time and this place is wonderful. I highly recommend it to others and I hope that my family can return soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great setting. Fascinating house with interesting books, art, and history.

  • 5 of 5

We loved having a private space for our family. Low tide provided time for exploring the rocky coast. High tide allowed us to kayak and sail! We were able to enjoy wonderful day trips in the area. Sunsets were amazing. We had a great time with our children and grandchildren.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular setting for a private family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic week at "7 Doors". What a location, like two vacation spots in one! On the west side of the house we enjoyed dinners on the deck with sunset views out over the water - and the kids loved playing on the rocks below when the tide was out. On the east side we thoroughly enjoyed the beach when the tide was in - the kayaks & sunfish added to the fun - and ate our lunches at the picnic table overlooking the gently sloping yard, swing set, and beach area. The house was beautiful & spacious (kids loved playing in the loft spaces) with wonderful artwork and look-through views of water all around. The setting was spectacular and private- perfect for a family getaway (we had 3 kids ages 2-6 and 2 dogs)- "7 Doors" gave us our best vacation experience yet. Hopeful to return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Reunion in Maine

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a week this August. It was our first time to Maine and this house didn't disappoint. The inside is beautiful and covered in books, the back deck is perfect for watching the tide come in and out and the front is great to get shade for the summer sun. The house came with everything you could need, appliance wise (sans toaster which was just fine). We had 8 adults staying overnight and had room for extra bodies if needed. The location is great, super close to Rockland AND Port Clyde. We never ran out of activities. The kayaks that are at the house are a must do! Peter was always available to answer questions and give suggestions, he was EXTREMELY helpful. I would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, original house in a unique location

  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning house, replete with incredible views and in a perfect location on a quiet Mid-Coast Maine peninsula. We were two families with young children, and we loved the size of the house and the multiple options of things to do in and around its immediate vicinity. We played on the climbing frame, swam, paddled, searched through tidal rock pools, watched the sun set, barbequed, and walked in the forest. We ran out of time so didn't get to do any bicycling or boating. The house is really well-equipped for guests, with a thoughtfully and comprehensively stocked kitchen. The owners are non-intrusive but immediately available for questions. All-in-all, a wonderful find, made more special by being welcomed in to this beautiful family home. We hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
The Slipway, Thomaston
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Monhegan Ferry, Port Clyde
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Goose River, Rockland
Nearest Motorway
55 Miles
I-295, Brunswick
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cod End, Tenants Harbor
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Drift-in beach, Martinsville
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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