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"Our Maine Retreat" is a Unique, One of a Kind Experience.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

"Our Maine Retreat" offers a warm cabin-like feel, on the Penobscot River.

Our Maine Retreat can be your Maine Retreat - it is a unique three story, 1.5 bath home that sleeps 6. It is constructed of large wooden beams from old factories, local timber, and recycled products providing a comfortable, rustic, cabin-like feel to the home. You will enjoy being away from it all, yet have many amenities near for your convenience. One of the unique interior decor focal points for the downstairs is a large polished tree in the center of the home, with two birches at opposite ends of the support beams. The upstairs has a sitting room with television (no cable), a full bath, and two bedrooms (one with two twin beds, the other sleeps four in three beds).

Heading north, you are only five minutes from the Penobscot Narrows Bridge/Observatory and Historic Fort Knox, located on the Penobscot River. Across the river from the Fort is the small town of Bucksport, with its river front walk and small stores (including a Hanover groceries). Further north you will find Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor (45 minutes away), a "must" place to visit and spend at least a full day. Heading south, only 5 mintues minutes away is the town of Stockton Springs. Where, on Cape Jellison, you can explore Fort Point State Park, with its light house. Another five minutes, to the south, in the quaint town of Searsport is the Penobscot Maritime Museum. Heading south, 10 more minutes, you find yourself in the town of Belfast, with its authentic New England feel, vibrant waterfront, a historic downtown, great eateries, and many local artisan shops. Further south beyond Belfast, is Camden, where the mountains meet the bay.

You will enjoy the quiet and solitude, yet not be far from the many activities the region offers. There is the opportunity for pleasant walks along the Penobscot River, right out the driveway and across the street, in Sandy Point State Park. Near-by you can find great kayaking, inspirational hikes, challenging cycling, educational museums, lots of great shopping, and many places for exploration. Or, you may decide to just go nowhere and relax in the quite. Good bird watching is available right on the property and at numerous other locations, including Sears Island, a few miles to the south. You may even be lucky and have a rare moose sighting. You never know what you may see.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No minors. Renters must be at least 25 yrs of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The stairs are steep and children must be monitored for safety....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a non-smoking property. This includes outside the home....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    The bunk bed sleep two (queen) on the bottom and one on top....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Games:

    A variety of games are on the premises for renter enjoyment....moreless

  • Television:

    No cable or satellite service. Channel coverage is limited via "rabbit ears" antenna....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Although not right on a the beach/river, Sandy Point State Park is directly across the street from the house and an easy walk. Explore the sandy/pebble beach along the Penobscot River. ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Belfast is the largest town within the area and it is south on Rt 1. Here you will find stores, restaurants, bars, and a working waterfront. Bucksport and Searsport are closer, but smaller....moreless

  • Village:

    There are several quaint towns a short distance from the house. Bucksport is north a few miles up Rt 1, Stockton Springs, Searsport, and Belfast to the south. Varying in size and character. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The Penobscot River is directly across the street and accessible via the Sandy Point State Park. It offers an easy and relaxing walk along a long stretch of the Penobscot River. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Table seats 6 with provided, supplemental chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All the needed necessities to cook and serve at least 6 people is supplied....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some seasonings/spices are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    The stove/oven combination is a compact, four burner propane unit....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill:

    A grill and charcoal are provided for use. ...moreless



from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 5 - Jun 23, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 24 - Sep 10, 2017
2 night min stay
Fall/Leaf Peeper
Sep 11 - Nov 20, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


There is no internet or cable service provided. Depending on your cell service, coverage in home location may be limited or non-existent. Television reception is sporadic and stations are limited. There is no maid service and meals are responsibility of guest. NOTE - For cancellations 45 days or less prior to arrival date there is a $150 fee, to be deducted from the refund.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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    "A local favorite with a local friendly atmosphere. Known for their seafood meals at reasona..."

  • Just Barb's

    "A local restaurant, not far from "Our Maine Retreat". Reasonable prices."

  • The Gothic

    "Excellent food and unique place to eat in Belfast. Nice place to have an intimate dinner or..."

  • Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory

    "A great place to visit and spend time. Both the fort and observatory are a must and it is o..."

  • Acadia Mountain

    "With out traffic, Acadia NP is 45 min from "Our Maine Retreat". There is much to do here an..."

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Nearest Beach
Sandy Point State Park

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We have always wanted to have a place in Maine. A place to provide a retreat and a place to appreciate and experience all that Maine has to offer. We are a fitness minded couple that enjoys experiencing nature, the outdoors and the many different activities that come with it. We cross country ski, snowshoe, hike, and kayak. Making trips to explore and experience the small towns and venues which are not heavily traveled is also a passion of ours. We are kind of foodies - discovering small, unobtrusive places to eat and relax, a great way to experience new tastes. All of which we can do right from "Our Maine Retreat," either right out our door or within a short drive. We are excited to share "Our Maine Retreat" with others.

Why the Owner Chose Sandy Point, Stockton Springs, ME, USA:
It is centrally located for many types of activities. "Our Maine Retreat" is within striking distance for day trips to Acadia National Park to the north , Camden to the south, and even the Freeport outlets (home of LL Bean). There are numerous outdoor activities throughout the area, from hikes of various difficulties, to many small Maine towns to explore. There is fishing and excellent birding available nearby. If you're a biker, you will find trips of various lengths and difficulties right from the house or nearby. Mountain biking is also available within the area. If you're adventurou,s you can make a full day trip to the Baxter State Park region and explore "northern Maine" and its wildness. Yet, if you are looking to relax, you need to go no where. "Our Maine Retreat" is directly across the street from Sandy Point State Park, which offers the only beach on the Penobscot River and a great place to explore and walk along the beach or through the woods. You could make a very short drive up the road and explore the Fort Knox State Park and view Maine from the Park's Penobscot Narrows Observatory (one of only two such observatories, in the world). On a clear day you may see all the way up north to Mt. Katahdin. If you prefer reading and quiet, then the solitude of "Our Maine Retreat" will offer the respite you are seeking. If you happen to be attending a wedding at French's Point, we are right down the street, within walking distance.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
"Our Maine Retreat" is truly unique. It is constructed of lumber and large timbers from old factories. Part of the decor includes three trees as part of the house structure and design. One being the large central focal point in the open first floor. There are two wooden drive wheels, which supported belt drives from old water driven factories, incorporated into two ceiling lights, along with an old street light, as the outside light, from Old Town, Maine. It is an eclectic experience, unlike any others. If you like the outdoors and a natural setting you will find "Our Maine Retreat" relaxing and rewarding. All of this, while providing the needs for a comfortable, quiet visit.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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  • Kitchen looking toward the dining area.

    Kitchen looking toward the dining area.

  • The kitchen

    The kitchen

  • Stairway leading down from the upstairs sitting area

    Stairway leading down from the upstairs sitting area

  • 2nd Bedroom, sleeps 4

    2nd Bedroom, sleeps 4

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Long Pond, Acadia NP

    Long Pond, Acadia NP

  • A view of Bucksport from the Penobscot River Bridge Observatory

    A view of Bucksport from the Penobscot River Bridge Observatory

  • Coast Guard Light House near Acadia NP

    Coast Guard Light House near Acadia NP

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Bedroom 1 with two twin beds

    Bedroom 1 with two twin beds

  • First floor bathroom

    First floor bathroom

  • Upstairs Bathroom

    Upstairs Bathroom

  • A farm on Cape Jelison, Stockton Springs

    A farm on Cape Jelison, Stockton Springs

  • Up river, towards Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Bucksport, from Sandy Point Beach

    Up river, towards Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Bucksport, from Sandy Point Beach

  • Kayaking on the Penobscot River from Sandy Point State Park

    Kayaking on the Penobscot River from Sandy Point State Park

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 18, 2017

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