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Charming Cliff Cottage on the Water

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The cottage front, facing the water. It is atop a 30 foot cliff - steps to shore

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 to 8, Full Bath. 1/2 bath

The Davis Cottage is a charming 100 year old dwelling that nestles atop a 30 foot cliff overlooking the Penobscot Bay. It has its own steps down the cliff to the shore. and is located in the tiny village of Sandy Point, Maine. It is 40 to 45 minutes from Bar Harbor (and Acadia National Park) to the north, plus Camden (home of the tall ships schooner fleet) to the south.

There are two levels to the house: the tower, and the main floor.

The tower and main floor of the cottage have ocean views.
It is centrally heated with 3 bedrooms and a comfortable futon couch in the living room (full sized).

There is a full bath with claw footed tub, spacious shower, washer and dryer, plus a half bath attached to the master bedroom in the tower. The kitchen has a dishwasher, new stove/oven, refrigerator and microwave, plus a bagel toaster and coffee pot.

There is high speed internet but no cable television.

The central part of the cottage is the original building, built as an 8 sided tower with the living room as the base of the tower and the master bedroom at its top. The tower itself was built in the early 1900’s while the dining room, kitchen and bedrooms were added as time went by.

Because of their unique shape, the cottage, and the 8 sided tower built to the south were called The Birdcages. The tower to the south fell into disrepair and the tower to the north, which became The Davis Cottage, eventually lost its distinctive shape with the addition of several rooms. The foundation of the south tower is still visible as a charming rock garden viewed out the south window of the dining room.

The Davis family bought the cottage in the 70’s but have been visiting Sandy Point since the early 1900’s when another family cottage in north Sandy Point was purchased. Eventually, a total of 4 cottages were all filled with family.

You will also find a charming old fireplace for a cozy fire if the evening turns chilly. Lots of firewood provided.

The cottage comfortably sleeps 6 in beds. (The futon couch in the living room can sleep 2 more, if needed..) It is completely furnished with knotty pine and wooden floors throughout the main floor.

The cottage windows are screened and open easily. There are cordless phones with free long distance nation-wide and free internet access. Throughout the cottage should be everything you need for a comfortable stay. Just be “nosy” and open every cabinet and drawer. You’ll find everything from band aids and bug spray to spices and zip lock bags…not to mention beach towels, toilet paper galore and lots of paper towels.



Bedroom #1 The Master Bedroom
Stairs from the kitchen lead up to a small private landing that contains a ½ bath, small walk-in closet, a writing desk and doorway to the master bedroom. The master bedroom is the top of the original 8 sided tower and is approximately 14 feet round. It has a comfortable queen sized bed, a dresser, a recliner for reading, plus a panoramic view of the bay. There is a door for privacy.


Bedroom #2 The Guestroom by the Kitchen
The second bedroom is just off the kitchen and contains an exceptionally comfortable queen sized bed, a small dresser, closet and recliner. The bedroom has two windows overlooking the westernmost woods and is just a short walk across the kitchen to the main bathroom. It is 8 x 14 feet. This bedroom also has a door for privacy.

Bedroom #3
The third bedroom extends off the living room and is the north wing of the cottage. It has French doors that open to the outside patio and a full view of sunrise over the bay. There are two twin beds covered with quilts, that can also be converted into a king sized bed. The room also has a large dresser, wall hooks for clothes and a writing desk containing a few art supplies. Privacy can be obtained by drawing green curtains that completely shield the bedroom from the living room. Those using this room will walk through the living room, dining room and kitchen to reach the master bath. This room is also 8 x 14 feet. It is hoped that the lack of a real door is off-set by the spectacular bedside sunrise view out the patio doors.

Hiking, biking, kayaking, schooner rides, fishing, lobster boat rides, whale watching, swimming, horseback riding, golf, tennis, lighthouse tours, kite flying, historic tours and homes, galleries, and antiques are all nearby. The property itself is abutted by a 103 acre oceanfront state park. (An easy hiking trail is just 4 light poles north of the tiny house across the road). Sandy Point Public beach is a minute (.3 mile) down the road at the four-way stop.

Indulge in blueberry picking, strawberry picking, lobster and clam bakes, fine dining, a tour of Revolutionary Fort Knox, or a trip up to the very top of the new (and astonishing) Penobscot Narrows Bridge. Don’t miss the Searsport Maritime Museum plus the shops and unique architecture of Belfast. There is always a festival, art show, free lecture, or local theater to attend.
Also, if it happens to rain, the cottage is full of books and games to play. Enjoy!
The Davis family is delighted to share their cottage with you and hope you have a wonderful stay.
There are good quality, self-inflating air mattresses if you would like to sleep more.
To contact the owner call Gail Davis Gannon at 321-576-5886 or email.


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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    adult...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking outside please...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    No more than 2 pets please. Dogs must always be on leash. Clean doggie couch covers will be provided....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Close to full bathroom. Opens from kitchen....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 double

    Twin beds made into a king-sized, curtain for privacy...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    small bath (sink/toilet) top of 8 sided tower...master ...moreless

  • All of the mattresses are new and extremely comfortable. A good night's sleep is wonderful! The futon in the living room can also sleep 2 more for a total of 8. To sleep 10, 2 guests must sleep on provided and very comfortable air mattresses. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1 Main bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    Opens off kitchen - claw footed tub-shower - washer/dryer ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    and sink. It is attached to tower bedroom...moreless

  • The master bath has a claw-footed tub, roomy shower, toilet, sink, washer and dryer. The half bath has a sink and toilet. Towels and lots of toilet paper are provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • You'll find an ironing board and iron on all levels. Each level also has a vacuum cleaner should you need it. ...moreless

Entertainment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    There is a beautiful view of the bay and beaches....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The Davis Cottage sits on a 30 foot cliff overlooking Penobscot Bay. It has its own beach and steps to the shore....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Look northward down the bay to the ocean...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The property is directly on Penobscot Bay looking northward to the ocean...moreless

  • Village:

    The cottage is located in the tiny village of Sandy Point and incorporated into the larger town of Stockton Springs...moreless

  • Water View:

    water front views of the bay, plus steps down the cliff to the shore...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The cottage is on a 30 foot cliff directly on the bay. There are steps down the cliff to the shore. The cottage has its own beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining room is most comfortable for four, but can seat six. The kitchen is the same....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    No need for air conditioning....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Lovely old cottage fireplace. Lots of wood provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New, efficient furnace. On a cold day the cottage is warmly comfortable...moreless

  • Internet:

    As fast as this area allows...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets, towels, beach towels, wash cloths provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    contains a futon and recliner, plus additional seating....moreless

  • Parking:

    can easily park 4 cars plus more across the road....moreless

  • Telephone:

    free local and long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Also toilet paper, paper towels and bug spray....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Please do not wash sheets and towels to be a kind guest. It strains the septic system so all laundry is sent out. Doing your own laundry is fine, sheets and towels too if necessary....moreless

Kitchen

  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices included, definitely salt and pepper. You will also find paper napkins and paper towels in the pantry....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    yes...moreless

  • Stove:

    new...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Big enough for bagels....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio overlooks the ocean and the deck looks west toward the woods....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is room for camping on the lawn across the road....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane is provided...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
$2,100
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300
$2,100

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bucksport Municipal Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S.1
2.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Barb's Diner

Car: Recommended

Locally, you’ll find everything you need and lots of fun things to do on the stretch of US1 between Bucksport and Belfast. The following is a list of services and things to do, with mileage, for that particular strip of road:

Traveling south on US1 to Belfast: use Steamboat Wharf Road to enter US 1

.1 miles: Mark’s Garage: highly recommended for top-notch work and reasonable prices.

578 US1,

Stockton Springs, Maine 04981

207-567-3964.

1.5 miles: Perry’s Sunoco: the nearest gas plus subs, pizza, fresh crabmeat and groceries.

1.5 miles: Shutes Seafood...live or cooked lobsters and clams.

1.6 miles: The Good Kettle: excellent sandwiches, take-out, and homemade frozen entrees.

208 Main Street,

Stockton Springs, Maine 04981

207-567-2035

1.9 miles: Main Street Market: small grocery store. A good source of sandwiches and lobster.

208 Main Street

Stockton Springs, Maine

207-567-2050

2.8 miles: Barb’s Diner and the turn-off to Fort Point State Park

3.7 miles: the first flea market.

4.4 miles Shutes Seafood (lobster pound)

5.2 miles: Angler’s Restaurant: considered one of the best diners in the State

215 E. Maine Street

Searsport, Maine

207-548-2465

5.5 miles: Silkweeds Country Crafts: lots of gifts plus a second flea market beside it.

191 E. Main Street

Searsport, Maine 04974

I have a much longer list I would be happy to email you.

Gail

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1970

About the owner: I am a retired senior high school counselor (7years) and 8th grade teacher (26 years). I can leap a dozen teenagers in a single bound and have nerves of steel. My other home is in Melbourne, Florida, where I spend 6 months of the year, and I love to rent my Sandy Point home to people who want to experience Maine.

Why the Owner Chose Sandy Point, Stockton Springs, ME, USA:
My parents bought this cottage in the early 70's and passed it on to me. The plan is that it will stay in the family for generations. My family has been coming to Sandy Point since the early 1900's, and finally the family cottage became so full and busy that my parents bought their own place. My aunts, uncles, and cousins have filled three other cottages for years.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Davis cottage is so warm and cozy. It is very old but has all the amenities without any of the down-side of a 100 year old house. The view of Penobscot Bay from the front patio is wonderful and there are steps down the cliff to the shore. The neighbors are wonderful and will treat you as a local. There is very friendly dog next door who will not come onto the property as she has an invisible fence. It is a very 'doggy' neighborhood with many owners walking their dogs in the mornings. All dogs must be on leashes.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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Photos

  • The cottage front, facing the water. It is atop a 30 foot cliff - steps to shore

    The cottage front, facing the water. It is atop a 30 foot cliff - steps to shore

  • Steps down the cliff to the shore

    Steps down the cliff to the shore

  • View of the cottage from the road...western side of the cottage

    View of the cottage from the road...western side of the cottage

  • Kitchen deck. Large Weber grill also on the deck. Propane provided.

    Kitchen deck. Large Weber grill also on the deck. Propane provided.

  • living room looking into north bedroom

    living room looking into north bedroom

  • Dining room - can seat 6

    Dining room - can seat 6

  • View from the dining room as seen thru the screen on the French Doors

    View from the dining room as seen thru the screen on the French Doors

  • master bedroom looking south east

    master bedroom looking south east

  • large dresser in master bedroom...there is also a small walk-in closet

    large dresser in master bedroom...there is also a small walk-in closet

  • Queen bed in bedroom off the kitchen

    Queen bed in bedroom off the kitchen

  • Bedroom off the living room.

    Bedroom off the living room.

  • Bedroom off living room.. green curtain is shown here and can be pulled closed.

    Bedroom off living room.. green curtain is shown here and can be pulled closed.

  • The view from the front patio. Steps to the shore  on the left, out of the pic

    The view from the front patio. Steps to the shore on the left, out of the pic

  • The beach.  The cottage is just above the stone boathouse and slightly to the right.  Can you see the pointed top of the tower?

    The beach. The cottage is just above the stone boathouse and slightly to the right. Can you see the pointed top of the tower?

  • Flagstone patio facing the water

    Flagstone patio facing the water

  • The living room with fireplace/ futon couch

    The living room with fireplace/ futon couch

  • books and games all over the cottage

    books and games all over the cottage

  • Dining room with modem and ghost ship model of the "Marie Celeste."

    Dining room with modem and ghost ship model of the "Marie Celeste."

  • Master Bedroom - queen sized bed - overlooks the water

    Master Bedroom - queen sized bed - overlooks the water

  • 1/2 bathroom attached to master bedroom in the tower

    1/2 bathroom attached to master bedroom in the tower

  • Bedroom off the kitchen - it also has a small corner closet and a recliner

    Bedroom off the kitchen - it also has a small corner closet and a recliner

  • The western view from the bedroom off the kitchen

    The western view from the bedroom off the kitchen

  • Bedroom off living room: pull dresser from the  wall and hang clothes behind it.

    Bedroom off living room: pull dresser from the wall and hang clothes behind it.

  • The view from the bedroom off the living room - facing east to sunrise.

    The view from the bedroom off the living room - facing east to sunrise.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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