Secluded Stonington, Maine Cottage Gem with Rockefeller View of Penobscot Bay(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 4
How is Twin Boulders unique?: Named after the two huge boulders on its rocky shore, Twin Boulders is a unique and remarkable cottage both for its design (by architect William McHenry) and location (one of Maine’s most scenic coast-lines). Step outside on the wraparound deck and you'll be transported to the quintessential Maine experience. Facing south, you see Mark Island with its lighthouse and hear its fog horn. A little further south, marked by a ringing buoy is the ocean. Between these two markers is the Deer Island Thorofare, the main shipping lane (3-masted schooners sail by regularly) in the Penobscot Bay area connecting Camden and Bar Harbor through Stonington harbor. The cottage is right on the water, perched high on granite ledges. Sit on the deck or get even closer to the water’s edge and watch the tide pound the rocks, feel the wind, examine the sky's changing colors (so vibrant!), see the sea-faring birds (bald eagles, osprey, ducks, loons), porpoises, and seals.
The Maine coastline is mostly rocky but there are some beaches. One of them, Sand Beach, is a short distance from the cottage. (Some the the scenes in The Man without a Face, starring Mel Gibson, were filmed at this lovely cove.) A visit to the town is fun. There are shops, art galleries, a museum, restaurants, a performing arts center (The Opera House), and a busy harbor where you can watch lobster boats come in at the public dock. You can purchase lobsters at the lobster co-op. If you feel like hiking, there are trails at 12 nature preserves on the island. Visit the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, an international craft school. Off island, nearby towns to explore include Blue Hill, Brooklin and Castine.
Directions from town: When Main Street dead ends, turn right, and then make left at first stop sign. Go left. This is Sand Beach Rd. After about 2 miles look for turnoff for driveway on your left at Walker Point Rd. (also designated Firelane 79). Mailbox name is Dr. LeRoy Walker. Go on the driveway until it seems to end at a clearing where you will see a white house. This is not Twin Boulders. You have to bear right and follow the driveway (west) a little further to arrive at our cottage.
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Member since: 2011
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- The master bedroom (#1) has double glass sliding doors facing the bay/ocean, providing entry to a covered deck. The upstairs bedroom (#2) has similar doors for access to a small balcony overlooking the water. The third bedroom (on 1st floor), which has a trundle bed, also serves as a den. It has a high ceiling with skylight, and two windows....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 17 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $150 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 9%
$1,700/week July & August
Rents by week only, Saturday to Saturday.
8.0% Maine Lodging Tax is added to rental rate.
Cleaning fee: $150
Refundable security deposit: $300
50% payment of base rent is due at time of booking. Second check is due for remaining balance 45 days before lease term begins.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Stonington, Maine is a quaint, working fishing village at the southern tip of Deer Isle (on eastern side of Penobscot Bay). The island, reachable by bridge, is a paradise for naturalists, birders, kayakers, sailors, artists, photographers, and anyone who wants to discover the genuine “Downeast” experience. You’ll see fishermen on their lobster boats hard at work during the summer, as they have for a century. Granite is still quarried here. Besides relaxing, things to do include nature hikes, kayaking, golf, tennis, browsing shops and art galleries, enjoying theater and live music at the restored Stonington Opera House, offering performing arts since 1912. Nearby off-island destinations: Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Blue Hill, Castine, Brooklin. Driving from the south, take I-95 to Augusta, Rt. 3 east from Augusta to Belfast, get on Rt. 1 north to Bucksport, then follow Rt. 15 south to the town. By plane, Bangor airport is 60 miles (2 hours by car) from Deer Isle. Portland airport is 170 miles away (4 hours by car).
Other Activities: Getting out on Penobscot Bay with a sea kayak (rentals,guides, tours, available) is a fantastic way to explore the coast.
Golf and tennis.
Twin Boulders faces south with panoramic views of Penobscot Bay/ocean.
Mark and Andrews Islands are directly south. Note huge'twin boulders' at right.
View from deck facing due west.
Western shoreline sunset. Photo taken from cottage's deck.
Photo of living room taken from dining room.
You feel like you are on a ship being close to the water and high up on ledges.
Kitchen has bay view from windows and sliding glass doors.
Taking in the beautiful view from the kitchen sink on a late summer afternoon.
Master bedroom has queen-sized bed. Sliding glass doors open to covered porch.
Downstairs bath has granite counter, tile on floor and shower walls.
Bathroom on second floor has shower.
Parking area is at end of half mile driveway at back entrance to cottage.
View of Penobscot Bay from deck facing SE at sunset.
View of Deer Isle Thorofare and islands from deck off dining room.
The bay at high tide washes up on western shore. Enormous ledge is at left.
Dining room window on western side of cottage at twilight.
The large fireplace easily warms up the cottage on cold evenings.
Granite counter tops, tile floor, stainless steel appliances, bay/ocean view.
Dining room comfortably seats six people.
First floor bedroom seen from hallway that leads to den and living room.
View from covered porch off bedroom and livingroom (behind sliding glass doors).
Double bed, pine ceiling, sliding glass doors, in upstairs bedroom.
Den/third bedroom has trundle bed, high ceiling with skylight.
Twin Boulders (cottage on left) is surrounded by 5 acres of pine forest..
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