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Tranquility on Penobscot Bay Private Retreat: a Place for Renewal and Relaxation

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"Fall" in Love With Maine...Life is Good!

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Last updated: 11/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6+ With Sweeping Views of Penobscot Bay.

Off the beaten path nestled within a mature landscape lies The Fort Point Cove Cottage. Sweeping views of Penobscot Bay along with glimmering peaks of Blue Hill Mountain reveal spectacular sunrises and sunsets from this bright open footprint. Rocking chairs on a covered porch, Adirondack chairs on an open deck, water views from nearly every room will enhance your Maine vacation. Treat yourself to time in a tranquil vacation retreat that is private and charismatic, yet close to all the attractions that make mid-coast Maine renowned........Life is Good!

This cottage features 2 full bedrooms with a 3rd open loft bedroom, all furnished with new high quality luxury mattresses. Vaulted ceilings with an open great room below; the center of the home houses a grand open brick fireplace with wood burning stove to keep you warm on those cool summer nights. Galley kitchen fully stocked along with a Keurig coffee maker that provides everyone's favorite brew. Poll barn to park your camper or boat.


Area Attractions: Stockton Springs houses its own lighthouse located in nearby Fort Point State Park, has its own local beaches and is centrally located along the coast -- 40 miles to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert Island, and Stonnington; 30 miles to Bangor, Bluehill, Ellsworth, Islesboro and the popular destination of Camden Hills noted for its quant shopping village and where mountain meets sea; 40 miles south to the Rockland/Rockport area and Thomaston where you can shop at the Maine State Prison Store featuring its beautiful wood furniture and crafts handmade by the inmates. We are just a hop and a skip to Bucksport featuring Fort Knox and the beautiful Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Winterport for its quaint village with its winery and brewery, Searsport with its 8 miles of antique shopping while featuring 'Museum in the Streets' with its Maritime Museum and nearby Moose Point State Park and Belfast for its quaint shops, galleries and co-op. We are 70 miles north of Boothbay Harbor and Wiscasset; 95 miles north of Freeport. Wiscasset is the home of Maine's voted best lobster roll at 'Red's Eats' and Freeport houses LL Bean -- two must stops on your way up the coast! Finally, for the adventurous at heart, DownEast Maine encompasses a rugged coastline and blueberry barrens. Points of interest include Rogue Bluffs State Park and Machias 85 miles north of Stockton Springs and Eastport, Lubec and Campobello Island, NB Canada are 120 miles north. West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, Maine is the easternmost point of the contiguous United States and the closest point to Europe from a point in the fifty States. Head Harbour Lighthouse (East Quoddy) on Campobello Island, NB overlooks Quoddy Narrows, a strait between Canada and the United States. Campobello Island is noted for its beautiful Roosevelt Campobello International Park which serves as a memorial to FDR and a symbol of cooperation between Canada and the U.S. The Park houses the Roosevelt Family Summer Cottage along with eight miles of trails leading along rugged shoreline, bogs, and forests. Make sure to bring your passport.
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Consider safety issues for open loft with half wall....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Additional pet fee. Guest pets must be up to date with vaccinations and use flea/tick preventative. Guest pets are not permitted to be left in home unattended unless crated....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed

    Master bedroom can accommodate 2 adults with children....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    The 2 twins can be converted into king size bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Open loft bedroom with amazing views of Penobscot Bay...moreless

  • Master bedroom is large enough to accommodate small family with king size bed and twin daybed with pullout twin trundle. For large parties, cottage can accommodate 2 additional people with luxury queen air mattress situated downstairs in living room area. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner HD cable...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    60 inch with surround sound...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean:

    Penobscot Bay...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Water views...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of off street parking with room for your boat or 4 wheeler....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline for emergency use...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels NOT included...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric ceramic top...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    New gas grill ...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas 10 nt/wk to New Year
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,575

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Spring
Apr 1 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$235
$1,275

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

The Wedding Month
May 27 - Jun 23, 2017
4 night min stay
$250
$1,475

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 24 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,675

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Maine's Best Kept Secret
Sep 11 - Oct 9, 2017
4 night min stay
$250
$1,475
Leaf Peeper 2017
Oct 10 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$235 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,375

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$235
$1,275

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Per person over 5 guests $5 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Cleaning / Linen $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

The Service Fee you see is a traveller fee imposed by HomeAway or VRBO, not from us/owners. You can avoid this fee by booking directly with us thru PayPal. If you pay using PayPal or Credit Card, we must add 3% of your total payment to your final bill. You can avoid all fees by paying by check directly to us.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is booked. A signed rental agreement between owner and guest is required. All guests must be listed on the rental agreement. All pet guests must be up to date with vaccines (rabies) and be treated with flea/tick prevention. Guest pets are not to be left in the home unattended unless crated.

For parties more than 5 guests, there will be an additional $5.00 fee per person each night or a $50.00 fee applied for the use of the luxury queen size air mattress. Maximum occupancy is 8 people.

Wedding guests at French's Point are welcome.

Long-Term Winter Rental: available from November 1 to May 1......call owner for details.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Searsport
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Islesboro
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bucksport Gulf Club; Searsport Pines Gulf Course
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Belfast
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US coastal route 1
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Good Kettle Cafe; Just Barbs Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Camden Hills
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sandy Point Beach

Car: Necessary

Centrally located to major points of interest: Acadia National Park, Ellsworth, Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Stonnington, Bucksport, Bangor, Searsport, Belfast, Duck Trap, Lincolnville, Isleboro, Camden and Rockland/Rockport.

No doubt that summer is fantastic in the midcoast and the Stockton Springs/Searsport area is conveniently located so you can enjoy a wealth of events within a stone’s throw of away… Just a small sampling of our 2016 season includes:

1. 4th of July Celebration kicks-off the summer season.

Check local paper for fireworks and lobster boat races.

2. Belfast's Art's in the Park: July 9 - 10

3. Belfast's Celtic Celebration: July 15 - 17

4. Rockland's North Atlantic Blues Festival: July 16 - 17

5. Bucksport's Bay Festival: July 22 - 24

6. Maine's Lobster Festival in Rockland: August 3 - 7

7. Belfast Harbor Festival: August 18 - 21

8 Machias Blueberry Festival: August 19 - 20

9. Bangor's American Music Festival: August 26 - 28

10. Camden's Windjammer Days: September 2 - 4

11. Blue Hill Fair where E.B. White was inspired to write 'Charlotte's Web: Labor Day Weekend.

12. Fiber College at Searsport Campground: September 7 - 11

13. Searsport's Old Time Music Fest: September 23 - 25

14. Common Ground Country Fair in Unity: September 23 - 25

15. Searsport's Fling into Fall Festival on Columbus Day Weekend.

16. Camden Snow Ball National Toboggan Championship February 5 - 7

Let’s not forget our four season climate… Spring offers budding trees, blooming flowers and fresh maple syrup, Fall is filled with the vibrant changing colors of our abundant hardwood trees and the best time to enjoy fresh apple cider, Winter offers snowshoeing and crosscountry skiing at Sears Island and many of the area parks, with downhill skiing nearby at the Camden Snowbowl and Herman Mountain. Many of the Carriage Paths at Acadia National Park are also open for crosscountry skiing or snowshoeing.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: My husband and I grew up and reside in Bucks County Pennsylvania. We have been vacationing in Maine for over 20 years and have established close ties and friendship to its people. I am a registered nurse working as a research coordinator for a large cardiology practice in Philadelphia. My husband is a machinist.

Why the Owner Chose Stockton Springs, ME, USA:
I cannot express the openness and peacefulness one experiences while staying in the Fort Point Cove Cottage. Stockton Springs houses its own lighthouse located in nearby Fort Point State Park, has its own local beaches and is centrally located along the coast: 40 miles to Ellsworth, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill and Rockland/Rockport area; 25 miles to Bangor and Camden Hills; and just a hop and a skip to Belfast, known for its wonderful shops and restaurants, Bucksport featuring Fort Knox and the beautiful Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Winterport for its brewery and winery and Searsport with its 8 miles of antique shopping, its Maritime Museum and Moose Point State Park.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The FPCC is conveniently located so you can enjoy a wealth of events within a stone's throw of away. Just a small sampling of our 2016 season include: 1. 4th of July Celebration kicks-off the summer season. Check local paper for fireworks and lobster boat races. 2. Belfast's Art's in the Park: July 9 - 10 3. Belfast's Celtic Celebration: July 15 - 17 4. Rockland's North Atlantic Blues Festival: July 16 - 17 5. Bucksport's Bay Festival: July 22 - 24 6. Maine's Lobster Festival in Rockland: August 3 - 7 7. Belfast Harbor Festival: August 18 - 21 8 Machias Blueberry Festival: August 19 - 20 9. Bangor's American Music Festival: August 26 - 28 10. Camden's Windjammer Days: September 2 - 4 11. Blue Hill Fair where E.B. White was inspired to write 'Charlotte's Web: Labor Day Weekend. 12. Fiber College at Searsport Campground: September 7 - 11 13. Searsport's Old Time Music Fest: September 23 - 25 14. Common Ground Country Fair in Unity: September 23 - 25 15. Searsport's Fling into Fall Festival on Columbus Day Weekend. 16. Camden Snow Ball National Toboggan Championship February 5 - 7 No doubt that summer is fantastic in the midcoast and Stockton Springs/Searsport area but, let's not forget our four season climate: Spring offers budding trees, blooming flowers and fresh maple syrup, Fall is filled with the vibrant changing colors of our abundant hardwood trees and the best time to enjoy fresh apple cider, Winter offers snowshoeing and cross-country skiing at Sears Island and many of the area parks, with downhill skiing nearby at the Camden Snow Bowl and Herman Mountain. Many of the Carriage Paths at Acadia National Park are also open for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

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  • "Fall" in Love With Maine...Life is Good!

    "Fall" in Love With Maine...Life is Good!

  • Welcome to the Fort Point Cove Cottage

    Welcome to the Fort Point Cove Cottage

  • Enjoy the cool sea breeze while out on the screened in porch

    Enjoy the cool sea breeze while out on the screened in porch

  • Sail by Windjammer on the Penobscot Bay

    Sail by Windjammer on the Penobscot Bay

  • New for 2016 is our backyard fire pit.

    New for 2016 is our backyard fire pit.

  • Dining room seats 6 and 2 seats at the kitchen counter

    Dining room seats 6 and 2 seats at the kitchen counter

  • Cozy Coastal Shabby Chic

    Cozy Coastal Shabby Chic

  • Enjoy the view from this open footprint

    Enjoy the view from this open footprint

  • Family Great Room

    Family Great Room

  • Lighthouse Suite with Daybed & Trundle perfect for family with small children

    Lighthouse Suite with Daybed & Trundle perfect for family with small children

  • The Lighthouse Keeper's Loft Bedroom with queen size bed

    The Lighthouse Keeper's Loft Bedroom with queen size bed

  • Country wrap-around porch lined with comfy

    Country wrap-around porch lined with comfy

  • Panoramic views of Penobscot Bay and Fort Point Cove from the screened in porch

    Panoramic views of Penobscot Bay and Fort Point Cove from the screened in porch

  • Come on in and make yourself at home!

    Come on in and make yourself at home!

  • Fort Point Cove Beach

    Fort Point Cove Beach

  • Amazing Sunrises over Blue Hill Mountain

    Amazing Sunrises over Blue Hill Mountain

  • Galley Kitchen

    Galley Kitchen

  • Lobster right off the boat from Shutes Seafood right up the street

    Lobster right off the boat from Shutes Seafood right up the street

  • 60 inch HD surround sound entertainment

    60 inch HD surround sound entertainment

  • Christmas at FPCC

    Christmas at FPCC

  • The Captain's Lighthouse Master Suite with luxury king size bed

    The Captain's Lighthouse Master Suite with luxury king size bed

  • Crew's Quarters Guest Bedroom shown with 2 twin size beds

    Crew's Quarters Guest Bedroom shown with 2 twin size beds

  • Winter at FPCC

    Winter at FPCC

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