This 1917 Arts & Crafts house was built by our great-grandparents on a rocky promontory in Penobscot Bay with distant views of the Camden Hills. It has never had any other owners than our family and it is a cherished spot for many good reasons.
This large house was designed for big family gatherings and boasts beautiful proportions, sweeping porches and a cathedral ceiling and stone fireplace in the living room. The dining room seats 12 comfortably, 18 with a little creativity. The kitchen is commodious with plenty of space, 4 working refrigerators and two sinks. We have 2 phone lines and internet, parking for 4 cars. We have an interesting library with a range of books collected over many decades as well as a baby grand piano for the musically-inclined. This place is feels exceptionally vibrant, alive and peaceful. The elevated views from the second floor, where you see stirring sunsets over blackened hills and a dazzling carpet of ocean, are positively sublime (some people never want to go downstairs for dinner)
This rental perfect for someone interested in a long retreat (note: we always prefer two week rentals, when possible.) It is also good for family reunions, special gatherings or even a bunch of couples who might want to vacation together. It does have old pipes and occasionally temperamental plumbing -- the usual complaints of any venerable entity.
We have a private dock, an extra deep water mooring, private well, and the property is flanked by three other properties which are also owned by our extended family. At the bottom of our driveway is the entrance to Perry Creek reserve and some incredible walking trails. The town of Vinalhaven is 8 miles away by car and has groceries, restaurants, art galleries, great historical society, craft fairs and a library. There are also a couple of freshwater quarries for swimming. Vinalhaven has ferry service from Rockland 6 times a day.+ More