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Oceanfront Farmhouse! Comfortable & Charmingly Eclectic.

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View from the back of the house, the deck, and the back yard. Waterfront home.

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Soul and convenience! Our lovingly updated 1930s cape-style farmhouse is situated on high ground right above the mouth of the Narraguagus Bay. Eagles, ospreys and gulls soar overhead. Kitchen, dining area, and 2 of the 3 upstairs BR's overlook the bay, its islands, and the ocean (facing east for the sunrise).
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Spring 2014 update: THE HOME SHOWN HERE HAS JUST BEEN LISTED FOR SALE, AND WE HAVE A FABULOUS VACATION RENTAL ALTERNATIVE FOR YOU! WE'RE ENCOURAGING GUESTS TO INQUIRE ABOUT OUR OTHER PROPERTY--SAME RATES, HANDICAPPED-ACCESSIBLE--IN A MAGNIFICENT PRIVATE WATERFRONT LOCATION WITH A SAND BEACH, JUST ACROSS THE BAY. WE'LL BE RE-CREATING THIS LISTING FOR THAT PROPERTY SOON, with full description & photos. Meanwhile, please contact us here with your questions (whether for rental or for purchase) and we'll fill you in! In our other location, for 2014 we still have one week each available in July and August, plus early September. We'll also be conducting writers', musicians' & artists' retreats there throughout the year. Photos and info available on request till we get the new listing up here. Our reviews for this property speak for themselves re: the Milbridge area, and the hospitality we offer our guests. Like many owners, we do not post booked/unbooked calendar dates on the site; please inquire! Thank you.
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Completely renovated kitchen with granite tile counters & tile floor, updated tiled bathroom upstairs with whirlpool tub, new downstairs powder room. Bedrooms and downstairs living areas have been redecorated, while retaining the house's best period charms: original wood floors, antique wallpapers, tin ceilings. Back deck (with BBQ grill), and a large enclosed porch across the front (west) side of the house.

The house has its own landing with a spacious waterside deck. Dabble your toes or swim from off the deck (minor rock climb down to the water). Easy launching of kayaks from the town dock, just around the corner. Gardens front and back.

Other amenities include high-speed cable internet/TV/movie/music services, and a piano. For laundry, there is a washer & dryer in the (unfinished) basement.

This is real Downeast Maine, in the midst of a lobstering community, overlooking a working harbor. Lobster pound (its pier seen from back of house) is a short walk away; neighbors often can supply fresh shellfish. Two miles from town in one direction and from lovely McLelland Park, like a tiny Acadia, in the other.




Keywords: farmhouse, waterfront, ocean, bay, cape style, garden, deck, porch, waterside

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french, german, Note: French and German are partial, not fluent :)
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1248 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Older children, please. Ask for details....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We maintain a low-allergen environment....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) with memory foam topper, Double Beds (1) with memory foam topper, Twin or Single Beds (2): High-riser type daybed in third bedroom provides 2 twin beds. Top mattress has memory foam topper. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room sofa has double-size convertible bed. Guests with family members who have difficulty with stairs have used this option for sleeping; powder room adjacent....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Breathtaking view of the bay - islands - ocean and picturesque working lobster pound. Overall decor incorporates brand-new comfort & safety features with preservation of period and original details including charming wallpapers - tin ceilings - original wood floors. 3 unique color- and mood-themed bedrooms. NOTE: While we have had parties of 6 stay at the house, it's more comfortable with 5 or fewer guests. Dining table comfortably seats 4, and the kitchen peninsula has 2 stools. There is also a large folding table, seating 6, which can be set up on the front porch or the back deck outside the kitchen/DR. Re: laundry facilities. Washer & dryer in basement work very well & are handy. But the area is a real basement, with rough-hewn stairs, low ceilings & pipes overhead. Tall or less adventurous guests may prefer the laundromat in town (which has wi-fi). :)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small, growing library including local nature books & novels....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Puzzles and a few board games...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Small collection of CD's...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    LED TV with TimeWarner cable & DVR for recording your favorite programs! DVD/CD player, VCR player, high-speed broadband internet, & router for access by more than one guest computer. Surround-sound stereo system with BlueRay player--& access to your internet movie subscription if you have one....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Part of LR A-V system. Also, compact CD player/radio combos in 2 bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Flatscreen, wall-mounted with swivel. ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Small but growing...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Landing leads down a flight of steps to the water. (You need to climb over some large rocks!) For actually launching boats or kayaks, we recommend the town dock, just around the corner....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    View of bay & islands, ocean, and the pier of the local working lobster pound. Watch the lobster boats of our neighbors come and go as they bring their catches in!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Location on a rise over the mouth of the Narraguagus Bay and its islands, looks right out to the sea. ...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area (part of large LR/DR combination room) overlooks the water. Maple table, chairs & hutch....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Time-Warner highspeed broadband cable....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In basement. Please note: basement is unfinished & has low ceiling....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long-distance within continental US. Credit cards must be used for international calls....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) One in living room, one in upstairs hall area....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    See 'gas fireplaces' info ...moreless

  • Internet:

    High-speed Time Warner broadband cable/internet/TV/Music services....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Also, mid-stay cleaning/laundry service are available at tenant's expense - useful for longer stays!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room/dining room is one large subdivided room. Entertainment center, comfy seating....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Reception quality depends on your carrier. We get fine Verizon and AT&T reception....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for 4 vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline has extra cordless phone terminals located upstairs & downstairs....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Also, mid-stay cleaning/laundry service are available at tenant's expense - useful for longer stays!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In basement. Please note: basement is unfinished & has low ceiling....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Router in house. Mac & PC compatible; more than one computer can be logged in at once. Bring your own computer. Use inside, or take your laptop out to the deck! Simple printer. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    The 2 gas fireplaces provide quick heat and atmosphere! Because of insurance requirements, our beautiful enameled woodstove is decorative-only for guests....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12-cup, has timer which can be set for AM, automatic off....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set of pots & pans, including lobster pot. Good knife set. Blender, coffee maker, pie & muffin tins, etc. Electric deep-fat fryer. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Beautiful Murano glass dishes & bowls for indoor adult dining. Outdoor/children's dishes also available....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Standard dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully renovated, with granite-tile counters, brunch bar & center work island. Sea view over the sink! Dishwasher. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    & also hi-tech toaster oven. (That is the toaster indicated below.) ...moreless

  • Oven:

    with convection option and warming drawer....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Standard refrigerator-freezer combo...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stove/oven has grill feature, convection option in oven, & warming drawer. LP gas. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven with special features....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Deck is raised over the back yard, making a balcony over the garden...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    TWO: Bi-level deck on back of house faces the ocean. Comfortable chairs. Lower deck/landing is right over the water. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Course outside Roque Bluffs State Park, about 40 minutes away. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentable very nearby; town landing is just around the corner for launching....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front gardens, back garden areas and lawn....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane BBQ/grill with special features including rotisserie....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Enclosed front porch with screens. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    New whirlpool bath in upstairs bathroom....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season: June - $800/wk
Jun 1 - Jun 29
7 night min stay

$800
High Season (July-Aug) $900/wk
Jun 30 - Aug 31
7 night min stay

$900
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • refundableDamageDeposit $300
  • post-stay cleaning fee $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Bookings longer than 1 wk are welcome! We accept bookings of < 1 wk if they fit into our schedule.

All holiday wks (Mem.Day, 7/4, Labor Day): $1000

Writers! Annual NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writers' Month) NOV. retreat: $650/wk or $2500 for the month. Draft that new novel! Space for 3, single or group booking.

Rates/availability subject to change till we have signed contract & cleared deposit.

Half of rental fee upon signing of contract; remainder of entire balance, including security deposit, is per contract, 60-90 days prior to beginning of stay. Contract outlines our cancellation-fee policy. Security deposit is refunded as soon as home has been fully inspected after your stay.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

Car: Necessary

In the area are wineries (with tours), organic farms, craftsperople and artists, bird/wildlife sanctuaries, kayaking, ocean tours with whale & puffin watches, clamming, picnicking, lakes, blueberry picking, a movie theater, museums, several excellent restaurants, massage therapy and chiropractors, and more!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We're New York Staters, who vacationed for over a decade in the Acadia area and other parts of coastal Maine, making 2 or 3 trips per summer. Finally we decided to buy a property on the water that we could fix up and enjoy coming to as our home base, and for possible retirement. I'm a writer, musician and songwriter, & find I do some of my best creative work at the house.

Why the Owner Chose Milbridge, ME, USA:
Our house is in lower Washington County, the last coastal county in Maine before Canada. It was an affordable locale, less touristy, and still within easy reach of the places we've come to love in the Acadia-Schoodic area -- plus gives us good access to Canada's coast. Milbridge itself is a real town, not a tourist town. It's a tightly knit community, but also very friendly to friendly visitors. Our neighbors include lobster fishermen, teachers, skilled workers, artisans, various kinds of professionals, as well as retirees and others who came to visit and decided to relocate here. The town has all the needed amenities and some frills too. People are real here, unpretentious, and good neighbors who look out for each other and for us and our guests. As a member of the Milbridge Area Merchants' Assn (M.A.M.A.), I have local business connections too, and additional friends who keep us abreast of the latest developments and new businesses in the area.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
As soon as we arrive at the house after our long drive, my spirit goes 'Ahhhh' and either relaxes at the sight of the water in the daytime, or expands as I look up at the night sky with thousands of clear twinkling stars. Very little light pollution here! I could look at the water all day from the back rooms & deck of the house, or the lower deck at the base of the property! By now, we know who some of the lobster boats belong to, so we can recognize our neighbors on the water. Swimming right off our yard in the protected waters of a little cove. But there's also great tree-shaded walking in the area. Gardening, continuing to add nice touches to the house, catching up with neighbors. It's so lovely here that we don't go especially far afield very often. Bar Harbor and the main part of Acadia, which is spectacular, feel a bit touristy by comparison when you can have similar sights, sounds, rocks to climb, etc., all to yourself at parks much closer by. The bald eagle photo here was taken by one of our guests from the back yard!


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Speaks: english, french, german, Note: French and German are partial, not fluent :)
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • View from the back of the house, the deck, and the back yard. Waterfront home.

    View from the back of the house, the deck, and the back yard. Waterfront home.

  • Vacation renters from Maryland and Holland enjoying a lobsterfest on the deck!

    Vacation renters from Maryland and Holland enjoying a lobsterfest on the deck!

  • Standing on the waterside deck looking out over the bay to sea.

    Standing on the waterside deck looking out over the bay to sea.

  • Backyard: flowers, berries, and a tandem chair for sea-viewing! Waterfront home

    Backyard: flowers, berries, and a tandem chair for sea-viewing! Waterfront home

  • Looking from dining area into kitchen.  Kitchen also overlooks the water.

    Looking from dining area into kitchen. Kitchen also overlooks the water.

  • Cozy living room has extra bed in couch. Entertainment center: cable, DVR, audio

    Cozy living room has extra bed in couch. Entertainment center: cable, DVR, audio

  • &#39;Sea Dreams&#39; bedroom faces the water.  Queen bed with memory foam topper.

    'Sea Dreams' bedroom faces the water. Queen bed with memory foam topper.

  • 3rd bedroom facing west &amp; the road has 2 twin beds (1 trundle), spinet piano.

    3rd bedroom facing west & the road has 2 twin beds (1 trundle), spinet piano.

  • Back of house, with &#39;Fish Scales&#39; garden on left. Downhill behind you is the bay

    Back of house, with 'Fish Scales' garden on left. Downhill behind you is the bay

  • Looking down the stairway from backyard to the bay-level deck; water access.

    Looking down the stairway from backyard to the bay-level deck; water access.

  • House, lower deck/landing &amp; backyard --photo by one of our renters in a kayak!

    House, lower deck/landing & backyard --photo by one of our renters in a kayak!

  • Dining area overlooks the backyard, bay, ocean.  Waterfront home.

    Dining area overlooks the backyard, bay, ocean. Waterfront home.

  • Newly renovated kitchen, granite tile counters, water view

    Newly renovated kitchen, granite tile counters, water view

  • New powder room off living room.

    New powder room off living room.

  • &#39;Red Sails&#39; bedroom faces the water.  Double bed, wicker furnishings.

    'Red Sails' bedroom faces the water. Double bed, wicker furnishings.

  • Tiled full bathroom on 2nd floor has whirlpool tub and many comforts.

    Tiled full bathroom on 2nd floor has whirlpool tub and many comforts.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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