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Picturesque Island Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This lovely cape is a family home located just a ten minute walk to the center of town. 71 East Main St house location (Please call this number if you are interested. or email direct to as we do our own bookiings not the site booking. To save you on the cost , for more information and want to talk about reservations, 413 634 5789- Rick thanks). It is 2 blocks from the Library and just after Boston Rd on the right hand side. It is over 100 years old with hardwood floors, Quiet and cozy with a new kitchen and king size mattress in the master bedroom. It is set back from the road 100 plus feet. Three blocks away is the local school with basketball court and large playground structure. When you think of Maine with it's rugged coastline and ocean views Vinalhaven has it all. Ideal for, bicycle riding, hiking/ exploring and swimming in the local quarries ,( the ocean is a bit cold and getting in can be a bit of a challenge, but we usually go in ourselves at Geary's beach .

Booth Quarry is one mile from the house. You can walk or drive to reach it, and it has an area at either end for easy access to the water for small children. When you get off the Ferry ride (one hour and 15 minutes from Rockland ME) the Fisherman's co-op is right there (on your right just after leaving the ferry parking lot) if you wish to purchase Lobster's harvested that day. Pick up a copy of the Wind (a free local newspaper with current info) downtown in the stores or in the parking lot, and at the Library. The Library has Internet access,videos and story time on Saturday mornings across from the Flea market..There is broadband at the house,so bring your Laptop.

The Island is a place to relax and the phone is good for any where in the U.S. You can take a kayak tour or bring your own. There is a gym by Fisherman Freind conveinece store. The Gym has many machines for a total work out.Check out local hiking areas,and (rent bicycles at the Tidewater Motel in the center of town) or bring yours with you.

There is a deck on the back of the house and you can see Indian Creek (a view of the ocean). Have a morning coffee or grill on the deck. We have a small library of videos(VCR and dvds). The local Library is just a 5 minute walk down the street with computers/wi-fi.

The bedrooms are upstairs,1 queen,a full size, a king(new), and a small room with a single bed. The living room has a recliner and a full-size sofa (with a pull out bed).The kitchen was recently remodeled with new dishwasher,stove and refrigerator.

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Rick

Hi I am Elizabeth Hawley I have 2 kids 12 and 17 and a husband (who manages the property for the family). My folks bought this house ,their first home at age 60 and retired on the Island after traveling abroad during their career's. My sister,nephew,and myself now own the house and enjoy going to the Island when we can. Our goal is to keep it in the family for our children. So we open it up for others to share and enjoy the refreshing change the Island and the Ocean provides.

Rick purchased this house in 1980

Why Rick chose Vinalhaven

This was the former residence of my parents. Having traveled the world as a diplomat in the foreign service they fell in love with the island and bought the house site unseen.

What makes this house unique

Sunrises ,sunsets,beautiful views and scenery,long walks,clean refreshing ocean air,fresh lobster one of the best fishing grounds for lobster in the world shipped world wide,neighbors and friends,meeting new people,bean suppers,community events,concerts and plays,4th of July parade,diving and jumping in the quarries,finding houses and places we haven't been before,The Harbor Gawker food,and much more to name a few things we like about the Island.


Vinalhaven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • first floor tub with shower 2nd floor 1/2 bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • living room pull out couch - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , also pack & play and high chair
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), full size Bed (1), Twin or Single Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) living room pull out reasonably comfortable for a pull out
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
restaurants,hiking and bicycle rentals at the Tidewater Motel main st, kayak lessons and rentals 2 fresh water quarries with in 1,and 2 miles from house fishing from piers or boat rental/trip


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Picturesque Island Home
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews
South Berwick, ME

Just ended another great stay at this one!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home last night from a great week at this house for the second year in a row. We couldn't have been happier last year and it was even better this yeat. We plesently suprised to find a completely renovated dedck complete with a new gas grill. We plan to rent it again next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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north oxford, ma usa

Fine tuning needed

  • 2 of 5

This property has the potential to be great be there are a few areas that need to be fine tuned. The booking process is poorly organized. The first two checks that I mailed were lost or misplaced. I sent a third check via certified mail to insure that it was received. Upon arrival at the property, there was food in the refrigerator (an open brick of cream cheese, half an onion, ice cream) and the shower was filled with multiple bottles of shampoo/ conditioner and used bars of soap. The integrity of these items is unknown and I found their presence disturbing. The house is spacious but there was an abundance of furniture and clutter throughout the house. Vinalhaven is beautiful and the house is in a prime location; with a fine tuning of the reservation and cleaning processs this house could be a gem.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was unfortunate that the checks sent were lost and all efforts to remain in communication occurred. We sent a check to cover the cost of sending payment by certified check .The rentor's had not submitted a rental agreement,and we contacted them one last time to see if they were still interested. Had we not done so they would have lost their week to use the house. We have no control over what people leave behind, we request if things are left, that a note with information accompany them. The guest are responsible for removing what they brought with them and house cleaner has a short window of time to prepare for the next occupants. As far as clutter is concerned I am not sure. My first thought of things, would be the exception of coats in the front hall and books on the shelf. Two Bicycles stored in the back of the second floor bedroom which is a large space. One persons idea of neatness may differ from another.This is the first and only time we had a complaint. They intern left a full barrel of trash behind and made no effort to have it taken care of.
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South Berowck, ME

Going back for the 2nd year in a row!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property last summer and feel in love with it. It is just as described on this page. The owner had been great to deal with. Very responsive and very reasonable as well. We jsut booked our week for this summer and can not wait.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
on the Island single engine available
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Geary's Beach
Car: recommended

kayaking, Art,fresh water swimming in Quarries,bicycle rental downtown and Island Museum


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

guarantee $85.5 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates ma vary upon the time of year no rentals after October to April 30th generally there are no rentals during these dates Request can be made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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