About the property
- Estate6000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Summer estate, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12), all w/ water views
The house is on it's own neck of land and 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. For a fantastic aerial tour of the property look at the new Google Earth link..below
https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-68.69566293,2.28381376a,711.61497257d,35y,112.54575046h,49.99999807t,0r then click the 2D/3D button twice to make the view rotate
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 8 minutes away on Rt. 15, more extensive shopping is available in Blue Hill, a 20 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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- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 12, 2018
Why Gordy Waterman chose Sedgwick
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.
What makes this Estate unique
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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Sports & Adventure Activities
Our 3rd year at the Punch Bowl did not disappoint. Truly exceptional experience and house could not be more accommodating for a large group. Kids spent hours in the ping pong house and this year we rented kayaks and boards to explore. Lots of wildlife as well. Thank you Watermans again for another great week.
Our family had an unforgettable vacation at The Punch Bowl. The accommodations are lavishly outfitted, comfortable and generous; the natural beauty of the private peninsula is so singularly special; and the love and history of the seafaring family is wonderfully palpable. We swam in the cove, took out canoe and kayak, saw the resident bald eagle and other wildlife, picnicked in the ping-pong house and held a tournament, cooked lobster on the outdoor burners, lounged on the porch, and watched every sun set. It was everything we hoped our mini reunion would be.
Coast of Maine Escape
The Punch Bowl is an extraordinary place. The house is comfortable, relaxed, and totally equipped with everything you might need. The location is spectacular. I could live on the porch and watch the sun go down, the dolphins play out on reach, and the birds and boats fly by. We love getting together with old friends, cooking wonderful meals, playing music and getting much needed naps. The water is also amazingly swimmable for Northern Maine.
Spectacular accommodations, views and property!
My children and I enjoyed a week stay at the Punch Bowl last summer. Although I have spent many summers in Maine, I rarely made it to the coast. After our stay at the Punch Bowl I will never miss another summer on the water. The house is incredibly warm and inviting. The fireplace is beautiful, the views are exquisite and the kitchen, gourmet! My kids (ages 5 and 8) had an amazing time exploring the beach and tidal pools as well as trails through the woods. The seclusion was a much-needed break from the busyness of our daily lives. The short drives to local, picturesque towns were worth the trip but we enjoyed just relaxing both outdoors and in just as well. An absolutely wonderful experience!
This is rural coastline Maine....it'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
Additional information about rental rates
Unhappily, we have to pass along a 9% lodging tax from Maine....sorry. Cleaning and laundry are included. There is a standard $2000 damage deposit which will come back to you. Your 50% deposit of $3725 secures your reservation, the balance $6425 ($3725 remaining rental, $2000 damage deposit, $675 Maine tax) is due 1 month before your stay If you have to cancel, we will return your deposit if we can resell your dates. The property is not suited for events such as weddings and reunions.