‘Albert’s House,’ 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 9)
Charming house—a 5-minute walk from picturesque Pulpit Harbor on the island of North Haven, Maine, offering deep water anchorages. Imagine kayaking or paddle boarding from the town dock or public beach, marveling at the stunning views as you bicycle around the island, or playing golf on the scenic 9-hole course. Or relax on the sunny deck while children or grandchildren play in the backyard. On cooler days, enjoy the fireplace and an ample supply of books, puzzles and games as you look out through french doors to a nearby pond.
On the first floor, there is a spacious open living room with a cathedral ceiling and exposed beams, an eat-in kitchen, a spacious master bedroom, and a full bathroom. A spiral staircase leads to an enclosed, loft bedroom with queen size bed and space for a cot or crib. Amenities include wifi, a land line, a washer, dryer, and ironing board (sorry, no TV reception). On the second floor there are two bedrooms with queen size beds, one single bedroom, and a full bathroom. There is an ample supply of linens (including swimming towels).
Getting to North Haven is part of the enchantment of this island: you arrive by a car ferry that departs Rockland three times a day. Rockland itself offers a vibrant arts scene with the Farnsworth Museum and outstanding galleries.
North Haven, one of Maine’s fourteen unbridged island communities, lies in Penobscot Bay, approximately twelve miles from Rockland. Its year-round population of 355 swells in July and August when summer residents enjoy its casual, unpretentious atmosphere. A community center and a library offer cultural events throughout the summer. There is one well-stocked grocery store (with beer and wine); a market with fresh produce and specialty items; Turner Farm offering a wide selection of organic goods; Calderwood Hall serving excellent pizza and salads; Nebo Lodge that has gained national recognition for its fine food, and the Landing, a snack bar at the ferry landing. There is also a gift store, an art gallery, and Historic Society.+ More