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The Punch Bowl Estate... Accepting Reservations for Summer '17,18

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The Punch Bowl cove.......everything you see is part of the property


Last updated: 03/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Estate, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

The house has water on all sides, with incredible views of Little Deer Isle and up Eggemoggin Reach towards Pumpkin Light and Cape Rosier. Five bedrooms upstairs sleep 12...15 at a pinch, with three bathrooms and a central shower upstairs and an additional bathroom with shower downstairs. An open floor plan includes a fantastic kitchen, dining room, and living room centered on a large granite fireplace. 250 acres of land and almost a mile of shore frontage surrounding a private cove make this one of the most remarkable properties still intact along the coast.
Four generations of the Waterman family have loved and cared for the Punch Bowl. It is peaceful, extraordinarily beautiful, and private in a way that is increasingly difficult to find, with amazing sunsets, its own beach and private anchorage, bald eagles and seals, several pairs of osprey that fish in the mornings and evenings, and magnificent porches that are perfect for sitting and watching the sun go down over the water. Cell service is improving each year.. The Punch Bowl also has DSL (all that's available this part of the coast) and WiFi in the house for those that need to be in touch.

Access by air is through Bangor International Airport (1 hour away by car), Bar Harbor Airport (50 minutes away by car) or Portland International Airport (2 ½ hours by car). From Boston it is a 5 hour drive, from NYC 8 ½ hours. A country store is 5 minutes away on Rt. 15, more extensive shopping is available in Blue Hill, a 15 minute drive, and Ellsworth, a 30 minute drive. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are an hour away. Located on the eastern side of Penobscot Bay, just before the bridge over to Deer Isle, The Punch Bowl looks out on Eggemoggin Reach, a favorite destination for New England sailors. The Bay is dotted with beautiful islands, and schooners from Camden and Rockland are a common sight from the house as they work around Deer Isle.

Keywords: ocean views, on the water, private beach, anchorage, airy, light
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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/09/2017

Property Type

  • Estate

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower


  • There are 3 half bathrooms upstairs and a shared shower as well as a full bathroom downstairs. The master suite has its own 1/2 bathroom, a kids dorm has its own as well, and the other 3 bedrooms share a bathroom. If listed as half bathrooms on the site menu....the front end description comes up as 0 bathrooms which sounds alarming. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • mosquitoes are provided free......they're only a nuisance at close your screen doors before then and you'll be fine. there's always a couple that find their way into the house whatever you do....this is Maine....but they're easy to see against the white walls....the kids'll have fun hunting them down......moreless


  • Game Room:

    50 yards down the shore to the south....a beautiful shelter house on the rocks...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys:

    in a big basket under the cellar yourself...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    you have your own at high tide of course...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    you have your own at high tide of course...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Westering sun from the deck....3 mast schooners on review....drop dead gorgeous sunsets...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Eggemoggin Reach on all can hear the water on the rocks, seagulls, loons...moreless

  • Water View:

    water all 4 close to an island as possible w/out a bridge...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    this is the the ocean......tides, mussels, seaweed, granite.....clean beach and pine trees...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    also in the basement...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    use the firescreen pls! mostly softwood here which spits....a lot...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet:

    there is DSL and WiFi in the house...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Beds are all made.............moreless

  • Living Room:

    what do you say about a living room.....this one's centered on a massive granite fireplace....great when it's cool or wet out....big overhead fans for when it's hot...moreless

  • Parking:

    room for 3 cars by the garage and room for a 8 in the field by the lower boathouse...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:


  • Telephone:

    Your telephone service is international calls pls. A base set on the NW office desk and a wireless extension in the kitchen. Cell phone service is just OK.....ATT a bit better than Verizon...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels in all bathrooms.....beach towels by the kitchen door...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the basement.......use the HE detergent provided pls....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Plenty of wood stacked and dry....USE THE FIRESCREEN!!! It's all soft pine and spits a lot....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    the house is wrapped in big decks....take your pick...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    separate from house....right on the pong table...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    in the boathouse under the yourself but don't leave 'em on the beach or the tide will carry them off...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:


  • Outdoor Grill:

    on the kitchen deck....propane provided....if it's low you can refill @ the country store 10min away...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    a couple funky surfboards for kids to paddle around on if that counts?...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2018
7 night min stay

Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2018
7 night min stay

Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2018
7 night min stay

Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Tax Rate 9%


June is $6000/wk, July is $7000/wk, Aug is $7000/wk, Sept is $6000

a 50% deposit secures your dates, the balance due 1 month before rental.....Maine charges 9% tax and there's usually about a $400 cleaning fee that'll come out of a standard $2000 damage deposit. Maine changes is lodging tax occasionally so any increase between this post and your contract we'll deal with at the time.

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Last updated: 03/09/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor, ME
173 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland, ME

Car: Necessary

This is rural coastline's beautiful, and quiet....tide pools and wind in the pine trees. Cell service is better each year and the house provides DSL and WiFi for internet. If the sunsets and swimming aren't enough, Acadia Nat'l Park is an hour away....whale watching and great hiking trails. The house is airy and full of light, a massive fireplace for cool evenings, and there's a gazebo/ping pong house that's right on the rocks....great place for a stolen beer when we were kids


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1902

Why the Owner Chose Sedgwick, ME, USA:
Purchased by our Grandfather because he loved the serenity of this part of the coast, the Punch Bowl property has been in the family for over 100 years. After losing the original home to fire in 96, the Punch Bowl house has been rebuilt with an open, friendly, light filled floor plan. It's quiet woods, private cove, and beach have remained the same.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The Punch Bowl sits on it's own neck of land down a long private driveway past stone gates and along the water. There are no other houses in view and a private anchorage in the Punch Bowl cove is available for anything up to 30'. Isolated in all the ways you could wish, it is still convenient to shopping and the lovely, old fishing town of Stonington on Deer Isle.....all the lobsters you like right off the boat.

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Calendar last updated: 03/09/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Punch Bowl cove.......everything you see is part of the property

    The Punch Bowl cove.......everything you see is part of the property

  • northwest porch, looking up Eggemoggin Reach towards Little Deer Isle

    northwest porch, looking up Eggemoggin Reach towards Little Deer Isle

  • The house from the water.

    The house from the water.

  • Punch Bowl house

    Punch Bowl house

  • Late afternoon light, living room/office.

    Late afternoon light, living room/office.

  • master


  • red room

    red room

  • yellow room

    yellow room

  • dorm room

    dorm room

  • downstairs bath

    downstairs bath

  • The house in evening light.....looking west up Eggemoggin Reach

    The house in evening light.....looking west up Eggemoggin Reach

  • Punch Bowl house...morning light.

    Punch Bowl house...morning light.

  • sunset off the porch

    sunset off the porch

  • High tide in the Punch Bowl.

    High tide in the Punch Bowl.

  • Punch Bowl kitchen

    Punch Bowl kitchen

  • dining room

    dining room

  • master bath

    master bath

  • blue room

    blue room

  • upstairs bath

    upstairs bath

  • dorm bath

    dorm bath

  • Punch Bowl Cove, looking SE....the house is on the water....near, right

    Punch Bowl Cove, looking SE....the house is on the water....near, right

  • Yet another dismal evening off the PB porch...

    Yet another dismal evening off the PB porch...

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 11, 2017

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