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Maine Memories to be Made

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


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.

More Details

Brent Martin
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Brent Martin

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 Brent Martin chose Sandy Point

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Sandy Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Small half bath on the second floor, shared between bedrooms
  • Full bathroom is modern with newer vanity and fixtures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Second Trundle Bed doubles capacity
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

nice stay in acadian landscapes

  • 5 of 5

nice property, Sandy point is a quiet place, with nice and tall oaks and pines. It offers a nice panorama of shores on Penobscot river. House was well equipped and very clean. Our children (8 and 10) have enjoyed to play on the pebble beach. Mount desert island is a 45 min drive, Belfast, less than 30 min. Thanks M. Martin for sharing this little paradise

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed it. You are welcome back anytime!
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Great view, clean, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The view is spectacular. Close to public beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great base for traveling up and down the coast of Maine.

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and well maintained. Kitchen and downstairs bathroom have recently been remodeled. Host was responsive to questions and even agreed to mail an item we had forgotten in the bedroom upstairs.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, cozy and relaxing place with a beautiful view and location

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time... from going down to the beach in the early morning to the late evening, playing outside... grilling and eating lobster on the porch ... everything about this place was just perfect for our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maine vacation

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation in your lovely and well equipped cottage. The view was magnificent and location perfect for touring the coast of Maine! We would recommend it happily. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful House for a vacation or getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house feels very comfortable and welcoming. Great location next to the ocean with amazing views.

We had a great stay for 4 nights and enjoyed every single day. It is easy to drive around Maine and explore things in the surrounding area.

The property owner and neighbors are extremely friendly and helpful. Directions and instructions were clear and easy to follow.

Overall a place which I can highly recommend to anyone who wants to explore and enjoy Maine.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route One
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sandy Point
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Housekeeping $130 + Tax

Please maintain this as a smoke-free and pet-free home. Family members have severe allergies to both smoke and pets. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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