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Maine Memories to Be Made

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Last updated: 01/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:6-30 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Three bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 in BR's (8 Total w/Trundels Beds)

Private elevated-bluff location with Sandy Point Beachfront and wide-span views of The Point and Penobscot River. All modern conveniences. Great central location to travel to and from Rockland via Belfast over the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and up to Bar Harbor or Bangor as all are within an hour's drive. Staired access to the beach. Views run nearly 180°. Sunrises are beautiful.

The home has one-floor living capability with the kitchen, master bedroom, full bath and laundry on the first floor. We have high speed internet, modern appliances, and newly-added deck with small grill. A small landing part way down the stairs to the beach allows for great conversation as the tide rolls in and out. The views from the living room and dining area change daily with the weather. Nearby trails along Hersey Retreat Road lead you to back routes to undeveloped parts of the water frontage in the area known locally as "The Amazon". People have also been known to flatten a few coins along the tracks along Steamboat Wharf Road.

Whether you want to walk the roads or the beach or drive to the various destinations along the Mid-Coast and up into Acadia, you will likely find the convenience and simple beauty of The Point a place to come back to for generations just as we have.
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Please note that the cottage is located along a steep drop-off and children, especially young children, should be alerted to and guarded from the bluff, or beach ridge, which is a risk. If concerned, please let us know and we may know of other rentals without this feature in the area. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    NOT ADA compliant, though narrow wheel-chairs, once gotten up the steps, can get around the first floor, including the kitchen and bathroom. If the ground is soft, it does make accessibility difficult....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Second Trundle Bed doubles capacity...moreless

  • First floor master bedroom has large queen bed and is just off from laundry room and bathroom. Second floor water-side bedroom has a king size bed. It shares a half bathroom with the third bedroom which has two trundle beds to sleep four in the third bedroom with twin or double-bed configurations. An additional full/queen sleep sofa is in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Small half bath on the second floor, shared between bedrooms...moreless

  • Full bathroom is modern with newer vanity and fixtures that replaced damaged fixtures from a freeze-up a few years ago. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    TV present for using the internet for Netflix, video games or other media. No cable. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    View of Sandy Point from both inside and both the yard and deck. Nearly 180° views. Elevation allows for distant views across the river. Its fun to watch the occasional ships or tug boats pass through...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Private elevated-bluff location with Sandy Point Beachfront along the Penobscot River. High tide still leaves us with a lot of sand. The stairs lead to a sitting area overlooking the beach....moreless

  • Downtown:

    About 15-20 minutes from Belfast, 10 to Searsport or Bucksport. Typical amenities present at each town, though Belfast is the most active. Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport is great for the family....moreless

  • Rural:

    Very private location with large site and good buffer from the seasonal neighbor. Stairs are...moreless

  • Water View:

    View of Sandy Point from both inside and both the yard and deck. Nearly 180° views. Elevation allows for distant views across the river. Its fun to watch the occasional ships or tug boats pass through...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private elevated-bluff location with Sandy Point Beachfront along the Penobscot River. High tide still leaves us with a lot of sand. The stairs lead to a sitting area overlooking the beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining in both the kitchen area and in the combined living room and dining area overlooking the water....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located on First Floor ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Furnace is present and operational if cold outside. Please re-set to 55 upon leaving. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    High-speed internet. Wireless is the password....;)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Panoramic views. Sleep sofa present....moreless

  • Parking:

    Please park along the grass adjacent to (before or after) the shed, opposite the cottage. Do not park on the same side as the cottage. Thank you....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Located on First Floor ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Small coffee maker and Keurig present. Please bring cream and replace K-cups you use. Thanks....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Present....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Modern....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Ample space for pantry items in stairwell. Feel free to use what is present. We've tried to pay-it-forward -- meaning, if you use what is there, please try to replenish from Hannaford's before leaving...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Typical refrigerator with overhead freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Modern stove top. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Please do not use the lawn mower. Thanks....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small gas grill is present....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 16 - Oct 6, 2017
6 night min stay
$275
$1,600 $5,500

Changeover Day: Friday


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

$2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Housekeeping $120 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Please maintain this as a smoke-free and pet-free home.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

  • Anglers Restaurant

    "Overall fast and good seafood and casual dining. Excellent clam and fish chowders, potato sk..."

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  • Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory

    "A 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award winner, Fort Knox is a well-preserved, p..."

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  • Belfast

    "We can't say more than this: http://www.belfastmaine.org/ Please check out the "Things to Do..."

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  • Just Barb's

    "Great breakfast and lunch. clams and curly-q fries? Not many do it better. Prime rib on cert..."

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  • Carrier's Mainely Lobster

    "Get ready for some portions. Typically large portions of some of the freshest seafood. You w..."

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  • Bar Harbor

    "Beauty, entertainment, relaxation, adventurous hiking, international appeal. Plan a long day..."

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  • Delvino's Grill & Pasta House

    "Mushroom Sacchetti. Enough said... Well, not really. Exceptional menu and atmosphere. Friend..."

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  • Rollie's Bar and Grill

    "Great, laid-back, comfort food and brew."

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  • Darby's

    "Diverse and changing menu ALWAYS has something for everyone. People are friendly and restaur..."

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  • Colonial Theatre

    "Opened around the time the Titanic sank and Fenway Park opened. Its a great way to close out..."

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  • Left Bank Books

    "Great book selection, friendly staff, and good location."

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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bucksport
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Rockland
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Searsport
90 Miles
Nearest Train
Brunswick
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route One
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bucksport
Sandy Point, Stockton Springs, ME, USA
Nearest Beach
Sandy Point

Car: Necessary

Googling finds you most modern conveniences between Bucksport, Searsport or Belfast.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1970

About the owner: I am the grandson of, I believe, the fourth owner, who purchased the cottage in the early 1970's. The cottage was first built prior to 1919, based on a carving in old stone and concrete stairs that were removed about 25 years ago. I've assisted in maintaining the cottage with my grandmother and father over the past 12-15 years. My family has always shared the cottage with friends and family and have decided to try renting to others as well. I am originally from Maine with family history ranging from Danforth to Eliot and I've travelled the state as an appraiser. I am currently the Assessor for the City of Belfast.

Why the Owner Chose Sandy Point, Stockton Springs, ME, USA:
We've kept the cottage in the family over the decades as this area is essentially hidden and special to us. Selling it could not provide us with a similar location anywhere else. In 2014, my father ran into someone who he'd known from a small northern Maine town in the early 1950's. The man lived in Bucksport for 30 years and had no idea about these cottages located along Sandy Point, despite living 10 miles away. This type of privacy has confirmed us as having our own little best-kept-secret. The cottage is unique in that it offers privacy, though not seclusion and since its location is not too far into Sandy Point, the views are of "The Point" and not just the river (Penobscot River). The elevated location keeps the area slightly breezy and not damp as you'd find with some direct water-level locations.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The area is sufficiently convenient and linked to tourist destinations without the traffic, expense, or feeling that you're committed to one destination over the other (for instance, If you're in Rockland, traveling to Bar Harbor may result in you staying overnight in Bar Harbor). It is easy to travel to Rockland one day, Camden the next, Belfast thereafter, Searsport and the flea markets after that and up into Bar Harbor to close out the week. We also have a lot of memories from simply walking the beach or nearby trails to "The Amazon" as well as along the road up to the distant old railroad crossing. The home-style feel will hit you when you walk in the door.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/17/2017

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Photos

  • View at the Bluff's Edge

    View at the Bluff's Edge

  • Living and Dining Area wtih Flat Screen TV in Right Corner for NetFlix/.Blu-Ray

    Living and Dining Area wtih Flat Screen TV in Right Corner for NetFlix/.Blu-Ray

  • First Floor laundry

    First Floor laundry

  • Full Bath Shower and Bathroom Supplies

    Full Bath Shower and Bathroom Supplies

  • "Water Closet" Between Second Floor Bedrooms

    "Water Closet" Between Second Floor Bedrooms

  • Sandy Point Beach Frontage

    Sandy Point Beach Frontage

  • Located Two Miles from Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory

    Located Two Miles from Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory

  • Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport

    Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport

  • Belfast

    Belfast

  • Visit the Cadillac Mountain Views in Bar Harbor

    Visit the Cadillac Mountain Views in Bar Harbor

  • Waterfront: Penobscot River Across from Verona Island

    Waterfront: Penobscot River Across from Verona Island

  • Water Side

    Water Side

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Downstairs Bedroom

    Downstairs Bedroom

  • Two Twin Pop-up Trundle Beds in Third Bedroom Sleep 4

    Two Twin Pop-up Trundle Beds in Third Bedroom Sleep 4

  • Vanity in First Floor Bath

    Vanity in First Floor Bath

  • First Floor Laundry Area

    First Floor Laundry Area

  • Fort Knox from the Penobscot Narrows Bridge

    Fort Knox from the Penobscot Narrows Bridge

  • Downtown Belfast

    Downtown Belfast

  • Belfast Footbridge and The Front Street Ship Yard (Trail Runs Through it)

    Belfast Footbridge and The Front Street Ship Yard (Trail Runs Through it)

  • Bar Harbor's Downtown within an Hour's Drive

    Bar Harbor's Downtown within an Hour's Drive

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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