Ocean Bay Solitude with Sunsets(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
A large, fully- equipped kitchen has sliding glass doors to a three-season sunporch; sliding screen doors lead from the porch to the main deck. The living room has a gas-burning fireplace, flat-panel TV, futon couch and rocking chair. The dining area has a table and six chairs; a card table can expand the seating or be used for puzzles and games. Sliding screen doors from the dining area also open to the main deck.
A small deck with bench-rail outside the master suite is reached through the back door.
You will find books, including dictionaries, novels, guides to the birds, flowers, trees, and other natural and historical attractions of the area, children's books and games, and some art supplies.
Activities: Bar Harbor offers sightseeing and whale-watching boat trips, art galleries, and a fine museum of native American culture. Acadia National Park has many hiking and biking trails (cross-country skiing in winter) and magnificent views. It also has an ocean beach and a nice family beach at Echo Lake. Don’t forget to visit the Schoodic Point branch, which is uncrowded even in summer. Kayak rentals are available near the house. The area has many picturesque small towns, ranging from Machias in the east to Blue Hill and Castine in the west to towns on Mount Desert Island. Ellsworth offers movie theaters, restaurants, and shopping. In summer, the usual activities include golf, mini-golf, water slide. Unusual activities include a lumberjack show and a chainsaw artist show.
Food: The area has many fine restaurants, ranging from gourmet elegance to fried clams and lobsters. For shopping, Ellsworth has supermarkets, gourmet shops, wine. The road to Mount Desert Island has several lobster pounds. Local organic meats and produce are available.
Other shopping: Ellsworth has bookstores new and used, boutiques and antiques.
Keywords: contemporary cottage woods shore meadow
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Member since: 2011
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker
Baking sheet and pans, lobster pot, cast iron and non-stick skillets, colander, salad spinner, some decent knives, cutting boards, microplane grater, lemon reamer, butter-warmers and crackers and picks (for the lobster). Placemats and cloth napkins....moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 6 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 24 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 9 - Nov 3, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $100 + tax
- Security deposit $300
- Tax Rate 9%
Rental period is Saturday to Saturday
$300 refundable security deposit required
Other seasons negotiable
Pay in full to secure booking; no refunds unless we can re-rent for same dates
We accept personal checks and credit cards through Paypal (renter responsible for Paypal fees)
Rates subject to change before booking
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: My husband and I grew up in New York and Connecticut, but our academic careers (we are both music historians) took us to the Midwest. Our children both went to college in New England, and as soon as the younger one graduated (from Bates College in Maine), we bought this second home, hoping it would be our retirement home. Now retired, we are torn between grandchildren in the Midwest and Canada, so we haven't moved to Maine, but we come several times a year to enjoy life 'the way life should be.' Our grandson and granddaughter visit often, which is why you will find toys and games, children's books, and art materials in our house, along with all the kitchen and dining equipment necessary to entertain our family and our friends, both local and from away.
Why the Owner Chose Franklin, ME, USA:
We were introduced to the area by friends who had retired here, and we were delighted with the community. There are wonderful dining-out opportunities in the area. We can hike, ski, snowshoe, or swim in Acadia National Park, take a sightseeing trip on a sailboat or lobster boat. There are used bookstores, antiques shops, art galleries and craft shops, and an L. L. Bean outlet. There are various musical events ranging from bluegrass to Beethoven. We can drive to the quaint town of St. Andrews, Canada, for lunch and be home by dinner time--remember to bring your passports!. We have mountains, oceans, lakes, forests, bogs, and gardens to explore. In the winter we can cross-country ski from our door.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We never tire of watching the changing light on the water of Taunton Bay, from our morning coffee to sunset, whenever it comes. Summer or winter, we can watch the bay from the dining area, the sun porch, or the master suite (even from its shower!) Sighting a bald eagle flying over our property is a thrill that happens almost every time we visit. Our cobble beach provides access to the bay's shallow, calm water in summer or its fantastic ice formations in winter. At very low tides we have harvested mussels for lunch.
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Looking up from the shore.
Late summer lunch time
Looking to main deck from lower deck
Living and dining area with gas fireplace
Main bathroom; laundry room behind door. Twin b.r. door reflected in mirror.
Master suite with bathroom door open. Walk-in closet with dresser. Ceiling fan.
Master bath from walk-in shower. Toilet behind opened door, 2nd sink hidden.
Small deck with bench and stairs to beach at low tide.
Beach at very low tide.
Early September sunset.
The main deck off the sun porch and dining room.
Looking from the main deck to the lower deck.
From front hall through to master suite at end.
Ready for dinner. Screened sliding doors open to main deck.
Twin bedroom. Windows slide open, have screens. There are 2 closets with shelves
Double-bed room, with sliding screened windows, shelved closets.
View of bay from sitting area of master suite. Screened windows crank open.
Shower entrance. Radiant heated floor, tiledbench seat, adjustable hgt shwr head
Beach at half tide.
Beach at very high tide.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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