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Historic intown waterfront w/PRIVATE dock & pool on 8 acres (new 2 bed cottage)

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 5,200 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5+ Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Sleeps 12 (2 bed, 1.5 bath cottage is extra)

Built in 1800 as a ship builder's home on 8 acres, this property boasts a PRIVATE pier and inground pool. The house has two wood stoves, a fully remodeled and equipped kitchen, a large jacuzzi tub with flat screen TV in master bath. There are lovely views of the grounds, hills and water from the entire back and side of the home. Perfect home for families. Large windows in the master bedroom make it easy to spot bald eagles and gaze at the water for hours! This house, on the edge of town has plenty of space to walk , hike or bike. The new walking/biking trail which goes into the town center is right at your doorstep. It is also directly across from a nature preserve with walking trails. A private pier on our waterfront allows for wonderful salt water dips on warm afternoons and is great for nature watching.

Secluded yet located in town: A large deck spans the rear of the home and connects with a screened in porch. A private pool on the property is just what is needed for cooling off in the summertime. Private ~yet in-town ~ you can walk to anything in this lovely quaint city. Within a few blocks, you can dine at several wonderful cafes / bakeries and restaurants, grab an ice cream, shop, visit galleries, take in a movie at the local theatre, or watch the action at the town dock. A town park offers free tennis courts, wonderful playground, a pool, and a beach.

Waterfront activities: Fishing poles, lifejackets, kayaks on site & ready to go! Very safe boating since the house is located on the inner harbor. Take a boat up into the river or downtown for a refreshment. We have a resident pair of Loons which you can watch as they catch their meals. Eagles and Ospray soar above, competing for fish. Even an occasional seal will pop up.

and more.: Picnic on the dock, fields or the gazeebo. Take a nap in the bunkhouse overlooking the water. Check out the pear, apple and peach trees located on the property. Identify the bird calls. There is something for everyone.

New to Belfast is the walking/biking trail located right at the edge of the property. The path takes you north, away from town along the water or south along the water right into Belfast center. The convenience of your own path along the water taking you into town is fascinating.

New to the property, located about 100 yards to the north of the main house is also a 1 bedroom plus loft, 1.5 bath cottage overlooking the water on the north end of Riverbend. If you have extra company or your family needs more space, this is the place for you. You will never forget your stay at Riverbend Estate. Cottage is additional $1500 per week.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2018

What makes this estate unique

Private dock and private unground pool. Access to walking/biking path on property, takes you downtown along the water. Large idyllic historic home on a large property accessible to walking to downtown Belfast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Jon,

We had a terrific 2 weeks at your home in Belfast! Thank you so much for sharing it with me and my family. I personally loved the new bed and the wonderful new bathroom in the teak bedroom...great additions!!!!! We enjoyed time in the kayaks , many swims in the pool and lots of relaxing and "family time" throughout the house ( there is a place for everyone)! I also had the opportunity to meet Jessica and Jerahmy ..... fantastic kids! Thank you again for opening your home to us. If you plan to rent again next summer we will be interested !!!
Jul 2016
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Belfast Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , off Kitchen
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , in library
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , New in 2016
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen pull out in library
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunks
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , Bunks and a twin
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , with ensuite bathroom
  • 17x30 master bedroom suite with beautiful views, attached sitting room with balcony, large screen tv and ensuite bathroom with spa. Queen teak bedroom has new ensuite bath. Queen first floor bedroom has new attached sitting room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
New 2 bed, 1.5 bath water-view cottage located on the north end of the estate. Rent is additional $1500 per week plus $75 cleaning fee. Cottage is located approximately 100 yards from the main house.


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Historic intown waterfront w/PRIVATE dock & pool on 8 acres (new 2 bed cottage)
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Kingwood, Texas

Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We found this beautiful home so welcoming for our family which ranges in ages from 4 years to 71years and gathering from Brunswick, Maine; Kansas; and Texas. The spaciousness of the home insured that everyone could have privacy when desired and many areas that were conducive to 6 adults and 6 children gathering together. The beauty of the park-like grounds was enjoyed by one and all. Even though the weather was cool, the children thoroughly enjoyed the pool. We most certainly would return again!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful historic home

  • 5 of 5

We took a "girls-only" trip with 7 of us. We loved everything about the property--the land was beautiful and the home was very nice. It was well-appointed and the owner, very accommodating. We had a special event and found the dining room to be perfect for a special event for a group of our size. The kitchen has been upgraded and was also well-supplied. We thoroughly enjoyed watching a mother fox and her pups, along with the chipmunks. We all highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
city park

We love it here. Belfast is in the midcoast area of Maine on the lovely Penobscot Bay (some of the world's best sailing) between Camden and Bar Harbor. A haven for artists - Galleries Galore! Winery, hiking, bike trails, and too numerous to count activities...We are right on the bay. Walk down the hill to our deep water dock and take an evening dip(our summer evening ritual) or ride bikes/ walk to the town park . Downtown is just a few blocks away - Historic Belfast offers quaint restaurants, shops, a movie theatre and pubs and a new world class marina. Enjoy life in a slow paced, quiet coastal town and be part of a truly lovely community. Fish, swim, kayak, paddle board, right off the private dock in protected waters.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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