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Charming Cliff Cottage On the Water

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

More Details

Gail D Gannon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Gail D Gannon

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.

Gail D Gannon purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Gail D Gannon chose Mid-Coast & Islands

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Sandy Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 Main bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Opens off kitchen - claw footed tub-shower - washer/dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , and sink. It is attached to tower bedroom
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Close to full bathroom. Opens from kitchen.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 double , Twin beds made into a king-sized, curtain for privacy
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , small bath (sink/toilet) top of 8 sided tower...master
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
You'll find an ironing board and iron on all levels. Each level also has a vacuum cleaner should you need it.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Charming Cliff Cottage On the Water
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Was immaculate and very nice.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time Gail was an excellent host!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Well-appointed home on the Penobscot Bay

  • 5 of 5

A truly beautiful location, with a lovely house containing almost everything you'd need (copious amounts of towels, linens, blankets, a well-stocked kitchen, coffee, tea, some spices, etc). Gail was a wonderful hostess, who immediately responded to a concern we had, and quickly took care of it. We only had a couple of days for our trip, but enjoyed the setting, the close vicinity of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory and Fort Knox, as well as a meandering trip to Blue Hill and surroundings. Stunning vistas every couple of minutes!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Well Furnished House in Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here over Columbus Day weekend so the weather was a bit cooler. When we arrived, the house was warm, cozy and well heated.

The house is located on the end of a quiet street and surrounded by friendly neighbors but still secluded enough for privacy. The house sits atop of a cliff and has beautiful views of the bay. There are stairs down to a private beach only shared by neighbors. We brought our two dogs for the weekend and they had fun playing on the shore and swimming.

The house itself has a main level with kitchen, dining room, living room and a few spare beds in the larger part of the living room. There is a bedroom and bathroom on this level as well. Off the kitchen are stairs that lead to the master bedroom (beautiful architecture) and a half bathroom. Below the house is a separate apartment with another bedroom, bathroom, and additional beds.

The house is fully stocked with everything you need. There are plenty of towels, pillows and linens for all guests. Gail even includes separate hangers in each room so that all guests have a place to hang their towel. She has posted little notes around the cottage that share helpful tips for your stay, we thought this was very thoughtful! The house is also stocked with all kitchen / dining ware, games and a large library of interesting books.

During our stay we visited Acadia & Bar Harbor (both about an hour drive) and some of the other smaller towns around the cottage, the area was diverse and beautiful!

This property was everything we expected it to be and more! Gail was a great host and you can tell she takes pride in her property. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect extended family vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing spot - patio overlooking Penobscot Bay for morning coffee and evening cocktails - private beach for sunbathing and kayaking. Everything you need is provided - just bring friends, family, food and drink! We vacationed with our extended family and everyone loved the location and the home. It was all we expected and more. Thanks Gail - you are a wonderful host and we wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annapolis, Maryland

Amazing Family Vacation - Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this home justice, it is so much more than can be shown in pictures. The owner, Gail, was wonderful,welcomed us into her home and made us feel very welcome. My family was looking for a relaxing time away from the day to day "grind" of life and a place we could reconnect with our "home" - Maine - which we have been away from for many years.

The cottage was a wonderful home away from home, everything we needed was there for us and my family enjoyed every minute. We even met the neighbors and we were invited to their homes for a campfire - they welcomed us like the "locals".

If you are looking for a wonderful, relaxing place to call home on your vacation - this is the place... Just one warning - You will NOT want to leave at the end of your vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City, Missouri

An Oasis from Civilization

  • 5 of 5

Scores of great books, abundant towels, linens, and sheets, a great kitchen, well stocked with everything you could possibly need, all in a beautiful house in a woodsy, quiet location. Gail was responsive to all our questions, and you can tell that she treasures this home and wants her guests to be happy & comfortable . We had a big group, 10, with 12 on the weekends, and there was plenty of room (although I would probably opt for a larger dining room table). Incredible views of the water from bedroom on top floor -- all the bedrooms were great, with top notch beds and furnishings. New stairway to the water was impressive. Sitting on the large stone back deck in the mornings in a new Adirondack chair, gazing over the Penobscot River with my coffee and a paper, was nearly heaven. Only one TV in the house -- a 12" in one bedroom! Way to go, Gail! Wonderful house + great location + terrific owner = relaxing, rejuvenating vacation. Thanks Gail.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bucksport Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.8 Miles
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


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

1.5 miles: Shutes 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


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

208 Main Street

Stockton Springs, Maine


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


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.



Rates & Availability

Sandy Point Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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