Location, location,location. It doesn't get better than this!
This house and cabin are located on a stretch of land that has water on 3 sides. Look out towards the mainland, Fox Island Thoroughfare and Brown's Cove. The water views are so remarkable you may need to pinch yourself! The house sits up on a knoll at the end of a very long driveway. It was built in the 60’s and it has a simple modern design that is very comfortable. There are 3 sections, and each is at a slightly different elevation.
The bedroom area :
Master bedroom...Queen bed
Bedroom 2............Double bed
Bedroom 3............. 2 twins (This can also be converted to a king)
Bedroom 4...............1 twin
A fully equipped kitchen is in the center of the house. This has an island with 4 stools and table with seating for 8. If you are an early riser this is where you can catch the sunrise. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, as we have seen seals, porpoises, Bald eagles and Great Blue Herons from here. Off the kitchen is a bathroom with shower as well as a pantry/laundry room.
This living room sits the highest on the point. Sometimes we hope for a rainy day so we don’t feel guilty about just lounging around here with a fire roaring in the center fireplace. It’s an incredible spot to watch a storm from! Play a game, nap or read one of the many books in our library. Behind the fireplace is a kids area with 3 big drawers of toys and wooden blocks.
Step outside to catch a sea breeze and wave to the ferry. Have lobster on the deck, or sip wine and enjoy some local North Haven oysters. Watch the sailboats glide by as you wait for the magic hour. You will want to be here when the sun is setting. Walk across the yard to one of the beaches. Take a swim or check out the tidal pools at low tide. Feel like exploring? Climb up “The Knob” to the highest point on the island. This an easy hike from the house with a very rewarding view. Pick some blueberries or blackberries along the way. Bike around the island or to the farmers market in town. Visit Turner Farm and purchase some fancy local cheese and organic veggies. If you plan ahead you could even book a seat at one of their candle light barn dinners (prepared by the chef from Nebo Lodge in town).
Many visitors feel like there is really no need to leave the property, but North Haven is a particularly beautiful island and deserves exploring. It is not highly developed and there are stunning views around every corner. The town is charming and has several restaurants and two art galleries. The Waterman Community Center hosts a rich variety of programs, and performances. At the Casino (Town dock) there is a fantastic sailing camp. Just beyond town there is a great nine hole golf course and tennis courts as well.
I hope this gives you an idea of what your stay will be like. There are 3 ferries a day from the mainland, and the Maine State Ferry service takes reservations up to 30 days in advance. This is the first time our house has been available to rent for 8 years, so we don’t have many high definition photos to upload to HomeAway. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.