If you are looking to experience an elegant, quintessentially New England shingle-style ‘cottage’, “The Dunes’ will fit the bill. It is exceedingly spacious, yet cozy. Built in 1896 by a prominent Maine shipbuilder (and Vice Presidential candidate), the house still features the original fine paneling and furnishings. Since that time, the house has been lovingly maintained by the family. Plumbing, heating and wiring have been thoroughly updated and the kitchen and laundry rooms were remodeled in 2014. The eat-in kitchen, with a walk-in food pantry, is fully outfitted with china, every kitchen gadget, pots and pans, 2 toasters, 2 refrigerators, a new dishwasher, a new stove, a food processor, blender, mixer, and a coffee maker.
The house features 7 large bedrooms and 5 full baths on 3 separate floors, 2 living rooms, a dining room, sunroom and a sundeck, The 2 bedrooms on the 3rd floor (5 beds), with adjoining bath, are particularly well suited for children. We have a puzzle/game closet and a large swing set in the backyard.
The Dunes can accommodate a large group (14 max). The rental rates quoted are for the maximum number of 10.- Over that number (up to 4) will be charged a $50/night surcharge. PETS BY PRIOR PERMISSION ONLY. CAVEATS: NO RVS OR CAMPER VANS ARE ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY PER THE COVENANTS OF OUR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION. Anyone living in the house has full use of the house during their stay. However, except for the occasional dinner or party, the house is not available as a 'base' for other members of your group not residing in the house.
This house is strictly a summer home, available in June, July and Sept. We, the owners, use the house from August 1 until after Labor Day.
The house is located in a private summer community and is adjacent to a 700 acre seaside preserve managed by the Nature Conservancy. From the deck and east-facing rooms, there is a breathtaking, unobstructed view of beach, ocean and islands, including Sequin Island Lighthouse. This untouched beach is a 5 minute walk from the house. It’s a 4 mile long packed-sand walking beach, prized by local surfers for its excellent breakers, and is the best kept secret in Maine (see thumbnail). The tidal river is perfect for kayaking and striped bass fishing and the marshes offer clamming.
Golf at Sebasco Harbor Resort is a 10 minute car ride away.
Bath is the nearest town for shopping. Its a famous shipbuilding center and is home to the well-respected Maine Maritime Museum.
Easy Day trips:
The Peery Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College in Brunswick (1/2 hr.);
Freeport (45 min.), chock full of outlets and the LL Bean flagship store;
Portland (1-1/4 hrs.) and its vibrant Old Port district;
A boat trip from Port Clyde to the renowned artist colony of Mongehan Island, where galleries and hiking/biking trails dot the waterfront;
Antiquing in 'Maine's Prettiest Village', Wiscasset (1/2 hour);
Shopping and dining in the busy town of Boothbay Harbor (45 min.);
Touring the fabulous Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens near Boothbay Harbor;
Driving to the top of the Camden Hills (1-1/2 hrs.) and viewing the Wyeths at the Farnsworth Museum in nearby Rockland;
Driving to the Shaker Colony at Sabbathday Lake or the Sebago Lake region
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