Watch the Sun and Moon Rise over the Harbor and the golden light of the setting sun in the historic house on the National Register of Historic Places with privacy and yet in the village, the best of both worlds. Enjoy the spacious King Master Bedroom, Exercise Room, five additional bedrooms (a queen, two doubles, two twins), four full bathrooms. Gather with your family and friends for a special project in the large family room in addition to the beautiful living room, dining room and modern kitchen. There's a laundry room and workroom. Relax on the large deck, or in the private yard on the water with perennial garden. Internet access and cable TV are included. Views of the harbor from all major rooms. Moorings for your boat, close access to boat ramp and public landing, Large baseball field in back of house where the children can play. There are croquet sets, children's bats and baseballs, and other games. A double Kayak, a row boat, fishing poles are all with the house. Everyone will love coming in and out of the water at there Public Landing just down the hill from the Sail Loft.<iframe scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="overflow: hidden; border: 1px solid #ccc;" src="http://www.vrbo.com/haow/widgets/check.html?propertyId=759583&site=VRBO&unitId=1307521" width="260" height="350"></iframe>
Six Bedroom, Four Bath Waterfront, Garden, Views, Moorings, Ball Field, Deck
About Betsy Scott
My husband and I, four grown children and eight grands all love the Sail Loft. It is so much fun to be together there, and it has deep roots in our family. My great, great grandfather in the mid 19th Century built the Sail Loft and it is on the National Register of Historic Places. He was a ship builder and the property has come down through the generations. I have owned the property for many years and have remodeled the whole house, added many windows, and planted lovely gardens, trees and bushes. We live in New York City where our busy lives keep us from spending more time in Maine, but we all treasure the time we do have at the Sail Loft.
Betsy Scott purchased this House in 1975
Why Betsy Scott chose Tenants Harbor
The Sail Loft has been a part of my life and of all my family's for over one hundred and fifty years. It has had great love lavished on it, and we continue to take very good care of it. We have a wonderful person Astrid and her husband Dick who take care of our Sail Loft for us as though it was their own. When we or any of our guests arrive, you will find Astrid's fresh and lovely flower arrangements adorning the house, flowers that she has just picked from our beautiful garden.
What makes this House unique
When I arrive in Maine after long and busy months in New York City, I am enthralled all over again by the fresh sea air, the stunning beauty of the Harbor from our deck and the loveliness of the Sail Loft. No one is on top of one another in the spacious house and I have plenty of room to do my painting or entertaining. The house is so inviting with all high quality linens and very comfortable beds. I love to go right out to the local farmer's market and buy fresh off the farm produce, breads, cheeses. The children always run right down to the rocks. My husband sits in the big easy chair to read his paper and look at the water. Everyone is happy at the Sail Loft.
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Great environment and quick service with any problems such as clogged toilet and quizzical hot water system. Of our many VRBOs in NE and in France, this one is our all time favorite.
The service man who came to the house said items had been thrown down the toilet. The hot water system is being evaluated. We do respond quickly to any problems and appreciate feedback.
Betsy's home is absolutely stunning. Beautifully maintained historical house with tons of character and charm, not to mention plenty of room for our family reunion. The view is awe inspiring and the town and surrounding area are picturesque. The house was fully stocked with anything you could possibly need. Baseball field in the backyard and beautiful gardens in the front. The herb garden just outside of the kitchen was a very nice touch. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful Maine vacation.
The pictures tell it all
The "Sail Loft" is as lovely as presented on the VRBO website. A wonderful home, beautifully decorated, comfortable, and spacious. Our family of 8 adults and 2 toddlers had plenty of room to spread out. There is a harbor view from all the east windows and the deck, looking out across the beautiful, well maintained and shady garden. An easy walk to the working dock. The kitchen has ample dishes, glasses, flatware, bowls, utensils - not necessary to bring anything from home. The dining room seated our whole family comfortably for an 80th birthday party. There are three restaurants, a general store, and a bakery within an easy walk in the charming village of Tenants Harbor. For those coming from out of state (we had 5 arriving from California) it is possible to fly to Boston and take Cape Air to the Rockland Airport just 20 minutes from the house. We were sad to leave and return to our everyday lives but will cherish some wonderful memories we made together and are grateful to the owner for sharing her lovely home with us.
Gorgeous home in a picturesque setting
We stayed at The Sail Loft for only one week and had the most memorable time. We wish we could have stayed longer . The house is beautiful, very spacious with fantastic water views. Betsy, the owner,was a delight to work with and was always available when I had questions for activities etc.
Astrid,the caretaker, was also wonderful, she welcomed us with fresh flowers and fruit. Overall our two families had a wonderful time in this very special home. We would definitely want to return.
The Sail Loft is everything you could ask in a getaway from the pressures of modern living. It sits overlooking the Tennants Harbor harbor, a particularly scenic place. The view of the harbor includes a variety of water craft, a number of islands and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Be sure to get up early to see the way the sunlight changes the view as the sun rises. The Sail Loft itself is comfortable and cozy. You can feel the history, but without any inconvenience. The space works perfectly well for a group or a couple. You can cook for yourself or go about 50 steps to Luke's to have fresh lobster, fish, clams, etc. - the whole Maine experience. There are other excellent restaurants nearby in Thomaston and Rockford. If you want a Maine vacation, this is a great place to come for all or part of it.
Idyllic House on the Coast of Maine
The house is a beautifully furnished old sail loft with a fascinating history. It is situated on a hill overlooking a gorgeous private garden and the water. Several charming historic houses near by create the feeling of being in a village, but the privacy at the house is complete. There are wonderful places to sit and to have drinks and meals. The dining and living rooms and the deck outside the living room have water views. The garden is secluded and perfect for all sorts of activities. Walks in the area are delightful. The kitchen is fully outfitted and local produce is easy to obtain. To take a night off from cooking, one can walk a very short distance to Luke's also on the water. It has delicious seafood and the perfect feeling of an old lobster shack. Excursions by car can be easily made to Rockland and Camden, both well worth the trip for their wealth of museums, restaurants and shops. A day trip to Monhegan Island by boat is great fun. Places for swimming include the town beach and a secret quarry. Betsy is a delightful person with whom to work and her knowledge of the history of the area and of places guests will enjoy is encyclopedic. Staying at the sail loft is like a dream, and one wants to go back many times.
Perfect place to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Enjoy the beauty and simplicity of an unspoiled area sitting on your deck, in the garden, or your own living room. Enjoy the mix of lobster boats, sail boats and pleasure craft that come in and out of the harbor every day. Children will enjoy joining the sailing program in the Harbor and the wonderful new library. Lots of room inside the house, comfortable for a couple , multi generations, or two families. The large room is ample for gatherings and projects. Put your boats on the moorings and go out and enjoy exploring nearby islands. fish and eat lots of lobster. Bike, hike, play tennis or golf. Visit the fishing village of Port Clyde and the Lighthouse Museum. Take the ferry from Port Clyde to Mohegan Island, a world renown artist colony and sea scape. Visit the Transportation Museum, Farnesworth Museum, the Bay Chamber concerts in Rockport, the shopping in Rockland and Camden, the Botanical Garden in Bath. Children will love playing ball on the field out back, finding treasures from the sea on the shore or fishing off the dock. Artists will find lots to paint.