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Authentic Generational Herring and Lobster Fishing Home with Light house Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two story home over looking Pigeon Hill Bay,islands with Lighthouse

This recently constructed cape style home adjacent to Walter's commercial wharf with magnificent pristine, open ocean views, numerous islands including Petit Manan with working light house operating today. Relax and enjoy the panoramic view from the deck of your home of colorful buoys bobbing in the sparkle of the bay. Enjoy the sound of the shore, Petit Manan Light house's fog horn and the sound of migratory ducks and shore birds. Your host Walter will deliver fresh caught lobster right from his boat to your plate. The experience of the quaint working harbor catching seasonal fish and lobster is all a stones throw away from you and your family as you vacation.

This newly constructed home stated in white window and ash wood with hard ash wood floors through out includes 3 bedrooms, (2 bedrooms upstairs, 1 down) 2 baths, (1 up, 1 down), a full size kitchen featuring custom built ash cabinets, granite counter tops and state of the art high end appliances to accommodate all your culinary needs. The full size deck invites you to experience the sounds, sights and smells of the kelp and salty air first hand.

A home equipped with all the creature comforts one would need.

Working water front of the area abounds with local history and tales of the sea, the lore of adventure that continue even today and the first hand experience and culture that has been in existence here for three generations!

Located out the front door on Petit Manan Point itself is Petit Manan Point Wildlife Refuge, Downeast Conservatory's Pigeon Hill Preserve, a quiet quaint Chapel, All Souls by the Sea, built in the 30's open to guest and visitors in July and August.

As part of the rental property you have access to Walter's 300 feet of sand and cobble stone beach front to explore, beach fire (with permission), eagles, seal and harbor porpoise sightings and observing/experiencing first hand, Walter's working wharf. Wondering about what's going on? Don't be shy, ask Walter. Seafood, clams, fresh local fish, ask Walter. Local lore and stories, Walter has three generations of historical and cultural experience up close and personal.

A short 15 minute drive away is the one time clipper ship building town of Milbridge where you will find old sea captain homes built by the very same people who designed the great clipper ships of the area. Along with a well stocked food market that has everything you need, Milbridge has gift shops, restaurants, a number of churches, medical support, a drug store, post office, public offices, a library, and museum featuring among other things the ship building industry of the area.

A few recommendations include authentic Mexican food and Maine's number one ice cream Gifforford's ice cream.

Be sure to stop at River Lily gift shop with local crafts, jewelry and books, a great card selection, all within 7 miles of Walter's Wharf.

Cell phone and wi-fi, Day trips

More Details

Property Manager
Melanie Stewart
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Melanie Stewart

Walter was an authentic third generation fisherman who was born and raised in the area locally.

He loved his heritage and the water he grew up fishing with his dad beginning at the ripe old age of four.

Walter had personal and historical stories of the time and area that he would weave and share with you as he prepped for another day doing what he has done all his life; making a living from the sea!

Sadly, Walter passed in August, 2017 after a brief illness. His legacy lives on with his middle son using and operating his fishing wharf across the street from Walter's home. His eldest and youngest son are continuing to share the house with all those who wish to experience the beauty of Downeast Maine.

Melanie Stewart purchased this house in 2014

Why Melanie Stewart chose World

Walter came by this property as it was handed down from his grandfather to his dad and from his dad to him. With a strong and steely wharf and decades of fishing/lobster gear and boats, Walter is keeping the tradition going for generations to come. His son Brian is now the owner/operator of the wharf. You will see his boat, the "Sunshine Chalet" coming and going throughout the days.

What makes this house unique

With the smell of the sea, unimaginable views, and generations of livelihood running through his veins, Walter could not imagine any other place on earth he would rather be. "Paradise exists, and I've found it right here in my quiet little village."


World House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 double , Two double beds in a very large upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Walter's Wharf is a newly built home with all the conveniences anyone could want. It is fully equipped with everything you need for a family vacation. Walter has a few nice surprises for his guests as well.


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Authentic Generational Herring and Lobster Fishing Home with Light house Views
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Peaceful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Walters home was the perfect place to unwind and relax! The house was beautiful, modern and relaxing and offered a beautiful view of the shoreline. The house was just a short drive to a grocery store and about an hour North of Acadia/Bar Harbor area which was easy to access. Walter and Melanie who helped with the stay were both very accommodating and even picked up fresh lobster for us to cook! I could not think of a better place or home to stay in for a trip to Maine! Thank you for your hospitality, Walter, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you experience downeast Maine while staying at our property! Hope to see you again in the future. Best of luck with your wedding!!
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I can't say enough, it was wonderful! The house is beautiful and so relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location for privacy and down time and also to get involved in the excitement of all there is to do in Maine. Bar Harbor, Arcadia, Schoodic Point, and so many other places are just about an hour away. The home is gorgeous with breathtaking views! We loved the hikes and picking blueberries at Petit Manan, located just down the street. The jogs I took in the morning along the ocean were the best. My husband loved to learn all about the lobster industry and my kids and mom loved to collect sea treasure right in front of the house when the tide went out. I can't thank you enough for all the great memories this home provided us.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home was lovely and the location allowed for a deep understanding of the Downeast lifestyle.

  • 4 of 5

Melanie was a wonderful host. The house was outstanding the views were serene and peaceful. In spite of the foggy weather, we had a wonderful time.

The fresh caught lobster delivered to the house was by far the best lobster eating and cooking experience. The fully stocked kitchen made meal prep a pleasure.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We all loved the house.

  • 5 of 5

The house was great.Their was plenty of space for everybody.The fire on the beach kept my son very happy.The lobesters were great.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Cozy Oceanfront Home!

  • 5 of 5

What an excellent place! The best views, great area and great people to rent from. Thank you for the warm hospitality. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't complain if I tried. The house was lovely.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Milbridge House
Car: necessary

Strout's Wharf is located just a few minutes outside Petit Manan National Wildlife Preserve and several more minutes from Pigeon Hill Preserve one of several preserves part of Downeast Conservancy.

Both offer moderate to easy hiking trails for the whole family to enjoy along with many spectacular views and vistas.

Hiking, biking, and even wild blueberry picking in season is available in this area.

Kayaking is an option right out the door in one of the most scenic bays in all of downeast Maine.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $140

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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