|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
About thirty years ago, our parents created a dreamy vacation house on Little Deer Isle in a gorgeous, secluded corner of Penobscot Bay.
Facing south from the southeast corner of Little Deer Isle and perched on a short bluff, Loon Ledge has an extraordinary view of water, islands, sky, and mountains. From the large deck where we spend most of our time, you initially look out on the Barred Islands and a tiny harbor to the right. Next, you see the dozens of islands that comprise East Penobscot Bay, including the Eagle Island Lighthouse, Pickering Island (haunted?), and North Haven in the distance. Behind this scene rise the Camden Hills, framing the seascape under deep blue skies. Many peaceful hours have been spent in wonder at the magic of this scenery.
The simple, yet beautiful home getaway boasts an open floor plan with insulated post-and-beam construction, a large deck, and lots of room in any season. The large main room serves as the kitchen, dining room, and living room. A cozy, den, the master bedroom, another bedroom, and two bathrooms are on the first floor. There are two bedrooms and a bath on the second floor. The washer and dryer are in the basement.
Our family has generations of connections to Little Deer Isle. Our parents built this house in 1980 to create a place for future generations...
Nick Witte purchased this house in 1980
The space was well designed to allow cross currents of cooling air, and to bring the family together while offering individual privacy. We loved the books and pictures and specimens collected, which reminded us of our old camp; also loved the hot showers and ample counter space and natural light. Lofty ceilings and mellow wood walls added elegant rusticity. A passel of boys lost themselves on the beach, on the water, in the meadows. We collected the sunsets (different every night) like beautiful beach stones. Everyone wants to come again. Thank you!
This house is perfectly situated on the Penobscot Bay with close-up water views from almost every room. But it's much more than a house...it's a home ... full of Maine art, family photographs, hundreds of books and magazines, classic videos, a well equipped kitchen, and comfy sofas. Don't come here if you're looking for a high-end, elegant rental. This is a typical Maine cottage...but with cathedral ceilings, skylights, lots of nooks and crannies.
During our two week stay we explored the charming fishing village of Stonington, and the galleries on Deer Isle, and in Blue Hill and Castine. A Farmers' Market takes place in one town or the other Wed. through Sat. We also spent one night in Bar Harbor to visit Acadia and Northeast Harbor. It's only about 1.5 hours away, but you need two days to cover that area. Upon arriving home we breathed a sigh of relief to be back in our peaceful, comfortable home...with no people around...just beautiful trees, islands and water.
Artistic Deer Isle, quaint Blue Hill, lovely Castine and classic downeast Stonington are all within a 1/2 hour drive. Ellsworth, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor on Mt. Desert Island just over an hour drive, where carriage roads for biking, spectacularly maintained trails for hiking and great shopping are available. Restaurants everywhere, with favorites El El Frijoles and Aragosta nearby.
Distance: 5 hours from Boston, 3 hours from Portland . Nearest bus stop: Searsport. Nearest airport: Bangor.
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Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay