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Magnificent Oceanfront Home on Penobscot Bay

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Last updated: 01/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bedrooms + Library, 1.5+ Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Welcome to Harbor House, a family-designed and built timber-framed, 18th century reproduction, gambrel roof home on mid-coast Maine’s St. George peninsula. Harbor House is delightfully sited on two-and-a-half acres of ocean front property with private dock facing a secluded harbor, several islands, and the open waters of the Atlantic. It is located on a private road away from the bustle of summer traffic, yet only two miles from the Port Clyde working waterfront and Monhegan ferry, and three miles from the restaurants, library, bakery, public tennis courts, and yachting fleet of Tenants Harbor. Drift Inn Beach, a public beach great for swimming, and Marshall Point Lighthouse are also close at hand.


Let’s start out on Harbor House’s broad south-facing deck with its glorious ocean views, perfect for lingering over your morning cup of coffee, watching windjammers coast along on the southwesterly breeze, taking an afternoon nap on the hammock, grilling today’s catch for dinner on the gas grill, or star gazing after dark, with the Milky Way so close you feel you can almost touch it. On the deck you are literally surrounded by nature’s bounty, sharing the bracing sea air with the ospreys busily tending to their young on Grandfather’s Island, great blue herons wading in the harbor at low tide, and kingfishers perched on the dock waiting for you to snap a photo. Out on the dock linger over the views of the surf breaking on rocky ledges, intriguing tide pools, and the scent of beach roses and raspberries. Don’t be at all surprised to come face-to-face with an inquisitive seal or to hear the soaring cry of loons at the mouth of the harbor.

Moving into Harbor House, you pass through a cheery sun room with tile flooring, ready to receive the treasures you picked up from your seaside stroll or your sandy shoes and beach toys. Through the glass doors now you are in the living room with its pleasant mix of contemporary and antique furniture, and fireplace (firewood included) if the nights get chilly. Your eye is drawn to the exposed post and beam framing of hand-finished red and white oak cut from trees in Amherst, Massachusetts. The construction technique used is mortise and tenon joinery with oak pegs locking the frame in place. Notice, too, decorative details such as chamfering of the primary beams with lambs tongue stops and extensive raised panels used as wainscoting, all harkening back to New England’s architectural past. To your left is a complete modern kitchen with two refrigerators and stocked with all the utensils you’ll need to prepare simple or lavish meals, and dining area that can comfortably accommodate ten.

On the main level you will also find the cozy library, with a collection of books about Maine and the sea, thrillers and classics, and a second working fireplace as well as cable TV. For those needing to stay in touch with the outside world, please note that Internet wifi has recently been installed at Harbor House, so by all means bring your laptops! Overflow guests can sleep in the library on a comfortable queen inflatable bed provided for that purpose. You will also find a half bath on this level, and an outside shower open to the sky that is great to start your day with a shower as the sun filters through the leaves of nearby birches, or to wash off sand and salt at day’s end.
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/10/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Fabulous vacation spot for the whole family, kids of all ages....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please discuss with owner in advance of rental...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Parking and electrical outlet for RV, boat or trailer. Sweeping Ocean Views, Dock with Small Boats, Outdoor Shower, Hammock....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Swimming accessible off private dock....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking and electrical outlet for RV, boat or trailer...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (3)...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Firewood provided on-site...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Two refrigerators, dishwasher, gas stove and oven, microwave, toaster oven...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Spring
Oct 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,250

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

June, July, Aug, Sept .. $2,250/week (plus 9% State of Maine tax).

Oct-May ....... $1,800/week (plus 9% State of Maine tax).


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 01/10/2017
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Location

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Miniature golf, Monhegan Island Excursions, Art Galleries, clam digging, Puffin Cruises

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: This is an extended family owned house. We love it and we think you will too!

Why the Owner Chose Saint George, ME, USA:
We had been coming to this lovely slice of Maine for many years. It's a great way to spend time together!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/10/2017

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Photos

  • View of harbor from deck

View of harbor from front deck.

    View of harbor from deck View of harbor from front deck.

  • View of front lawn and dock.  Windsurfer enjoying Harbor.

    View of front lawn and dock. Windsurfer enjoying Harbor.

  • Harbor House dock and ramp to float

    Harbor House dock and ramp to float

  • Local lobstermen in front of Harbor House

    Local lobstermen in front of Harbor House

  • Side of shed on property.

    Side of shed on property.

  • Port Clyde, local harbor

    Port Clyde, local harbor

  • Living room looking towards the kitchen

    Living room looking towards the kitchen

  • Harbor House master bedroom (queen bed).  Front of house facing harbor

    Harbor House master bedroom (queen bed). Front of house facing harbor

  • Harbor House library.  Sofa bed not pictured

    Harbor House library. Sofa bed not pictured

  • View of Harbor and dock from front lawn.

    View of Harbor and dock from front lawn.

  • Side view of sun room and partial view of deck

    Side view of sun room and partial view of deck

  • Front lawn and view of harbor

    Front lawn and view of harbor

  • Tidal pools in front of home.

    Tidal pools in front of home.

  • Kayaks for exploring the harbor.  Side view of outdoor shower in background

    Kayaks for exploring the harbor. Side view of outdoor shower in background

  • Port Clyde Panorama

    Port Clyde Panorama

  • Harbor House kitchen

    Harbor House kitchen

  • Bedroom with twin beds

    Bedroom with twin beds

  • Marshall point lighthouse, local attraction and a nice walk

    Marshall point lighthouse, local attraction and a nice walk

  • Bunk room (4 twin beds) and swing

    Bunk room (4 twin beds) and swing

VRBO #58575

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, February 24, 2017

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