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Waterfront Maine Island Cottage, Brand New Post and Beam!

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Last updated: 05/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 4

This gorgeous, brand new, waterfront Post & Beam cottage is located on a tidal cove. This location is unique in that you have lots of privacy, it is across the cove from a nature preserve & down a quiet wooded lane. It is also unique in that it is only an 8 minute drive to town. Very few locations on Vinalhaven have this unique combination of advantages.

You will enjoy beautiful sunrises, & sunsets reflect in the cove! Tidal coves are mud flats at low tide, which is great for birdwatching! At high tide the water is over your head & the mud warms up the water so it is possible to go swimming when the tide is right. If you have a kayak or canoe we have a natural stone area for launching your boat into the cove.

The grounds have spectacular Daylily gardens! The cottage is build on the site of a former saw mill, & the flywheel from the old saw mill sits as a giant sculpture in the Daylily beds.

Inside the house is an open living room/ dining/kitchen area, with large windows facing the water & the daylily gardens.

At high tide you almost feel as if you are in a boat the camp is so close to the water (only 10 feet from the high tide mark!). Although the cottage is new it is built on the site of an earlier camp that was very close to the water, which 'grandfathered' the location, building a house this close to the water is no longer possible.

The kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinets & a tile floor. The rest of the living area & the bedrooms have red birch floors. The bath has a granite vanity, a full tub/shower, & there are lobster and crab tiles embedded in the shower walls.

Visit The Paper Store for newspapers, cards, books, fudge, photographs & gifts of local color. Island Spirits offers fine affordable wines and wine tastings, homemade breads, cheeses, & pates. Port o' Call has everything else you need from hats to mulch, BBQ's to birdfeeders, batteries to can-openers, all with a pot belly stove and warm smiles. The New Era Gallery has the finest in local paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, pottery, weaving, with openings every 3 weeks, seasonally. Annabelle's Ice Cream also serves paninis, Go Fish! has penny candy & toys for the kids, Second Hand Prose has used books, & there's a video store & a beauty parlor, too! Eat at Donna's Surfside for breakfast & lunch, The Harbor Gawker, The Haven, Tibb's and 64!. There is a large grocery & liquor store, a post office, a library, & don't forget the Fisherman's Friend & Everything Country! Visit the ARC (the Arts & Recreation Center) for gallery shows, openings, yoga classes, etc.

Saturday mornings there's a flea market which is a local summer highlight and a great place to socialize. Enjoy fresh squeezed lemonade, homemade pies, jams, fresh berries, produce & flowers. Knitted hats, jewelry, wood crafts, rugs, pottery, arts and crafts, watercolors, photography, netted handbags, t-shirts, an assortment of this and that, & just plain good old used stuff!
Kayaking tours are also available on the island, as well as swimming and sailing classes for the kids.
There is a golf course on nearby North Haven Island.
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 675 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • All new amenities and appliances, except for antique bed, bureaus and other antique details. 1 queen bedroom, 1 double bedroom, 1 sleep sofa in living room. DVD player, AM/FM radio/tape player, ceiling fan. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, microwave/convection oven, Sabatier knife set, cherry cabinets, red birch floors. Douglass fir post and beam construction with pickled pine ceilings. Beautiful light fixtures. Huge windows offer spectacular waterfront and woods views and light. Across from a nature preserve. Gorgeous gardens, private, and yet so close to town! Fully insulated for cool summer days if it's warm outside, and Monitor heating if the nights get chilly. Deck has picnic table and benches, umbrella, Adirondack chairs, BBQ, etc. Notes on elderly and infirm: All on one floor for kids and fit elderly, but there's a sloped garden path to the door, and steps up, so it's not wheelchair accessible or ideal for the infirm. Built-in step over tub/shower....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dialup Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    On the deck with Verizon phones....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


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Last updated: 05/14/2017
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If you love nature you'll love Vinalhaven! There is great fresh water swimming in 3 granite quarries, which are picturesque local swimming holes. Kayaking is a local favorite & kayak tours are available to local spots of interest. If you have a canoe or kayak, bring it!

There are numerous nature trails all over the island for hiking & dog walking. We have some of the best deep water sailing on the East Coast! Vinalhaven boasts the largest working lobster fleet in Maine, so stop at the lobster co-op & pick up your lobsters fresh from the boat! Great local restaurants feature the best in home cooking, including lobster & crab rolls, fried clams, & seafood chowder. Enjoy yoga classes, concerts, auctions & yard sales.

There is a flourishing arts community here. We have art galleries, The Historical Society, The Arts & Recreation Center.

Other Activities: Kayacing, galleries, fitness club, seasonal concerts, plays, winetastings, fleamarket, yardsales


Owner info

About the owner: The house was built 7 year ago. Everything is custom in it as you can see by the photos. It is a unique location being so close to town and yet so private.

Why the Owner Chose Vinalhaven, ME, USA:
The first time a rented a house on Vinalhaven I fell in love with it. The beauty of the natural areas and the warmth of the people were so enticing. I have come back year after year to my good fortune.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

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  • Garden and Cottage at night

    Garden and Cottage at night

  • View from the rocks in front of the cottage.

    View from the rocks in front of the cottage.

  • Elegant dinning on the deck.

    Elegant dinning on the deck.

  • The forest on the side of the house.

    The forest on the side of the house.

  • Daylilies and Hydrangeas int he background.

    Daylilies and Hydrangeas int he background.

  • Livingroom with post and beam construction visible.

    Livingroom with post and beam construction visible.

  • Panoramic view.

    Panoramic view.

  • Dining area.

    Dining area.

  • Bedroom


  • View over cove, sunrise.

    View over cove, sunrise.

  • Sunset from deck.

    Sunset from deck.

  • Sunrise from Kayak near cottage.

    Sunrise from Kayak near cottage.

  • The cottage is very close to the water.

    The cottage is very close to the water.

  • Kayaking by the cottage.  You can launch right in front.

    Kayaking by the cottage. You can launch right in front.

  • Barbecue area.

    Barbecue area.

  • Extensive Daylilies.

    Extensive Daylilies.

  • New garden planted in the summer 2014.

    New garden planted in the summer 2014.

  • Kitchen with granite counter tops.

    Kitchen with granite counter tops.

  • Post and abeam construction.

    Post and abeam construction.

  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • Bedroom


  • Blue Heron right up close.

    Blue Heron right up close.

  • Sunset from deck.

    Sunset from deck.

  • Great cloud formations over the cove.

    Great cloud formations over the cove.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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