The SpaceIf you are looking for absolutely breathtaking 360-degree views enjoyed in complete privacy five to eight minutes drive from two quaint harbor towns, then this vacation getaway is for you. Perched high on a mountainside, this house is of Log/Post and Beam construction with open floor plan, large wrap-around porch, lofts, cathedral ceiling, and with windows and skylights on all sides to let in the truly magnificent, commanding vistas. The house sleeps up to eight people in two open loft bedrooms and a cozy, visually private guestroom/library on two Queen sized beds, one Queen sofa bed and one Full-sized futon pullout sofa, all very comfortable. There is a whirlpool tub and a stand-up shower, plus a half bath with sunken vessel sink. A country kitchen including a classic cast iron/enameled cook stove, gas range, and slate countertops with mountain views from the sink. elegant décor throughout. This house is intimate and romantic, while the views on all sides bring the outside in and lend it an incredibly expansive feel. Jaw-dropping!
The peace and quiet and privacy here will amaze you, and there is virtually no traffic near us as we are situated at the turnaround of a small paved road high on the slope, and at the end of a long, steep private drive. On the surrounding mountains to the Ocean, on all sides you will see nothing but forests and meadows dotted by a few fine houses in the distance with their cheerful lights at night.
Forests below you and blueberry fields above, you look down over the lush treetops or pick your own blueberries in season above the house. All neighbors are acres away and almost completely invisible. You will have to crick your neck to see the rooftop of one of them behind you from the wide porch, and then you will only see a part of a roof. You may see bald eagles and hawks soar below you!
You see dozens of the islands on the Ocean, with Cadillac Mountain in the distance on Mt. Desert Island in Acadia National Park 50 miles away as the crow flies. The sunrise—if you are up for it—will sparkle on the water and sunsets will turn it a deep pink. The area provides infinite possibility for the Nature lover, sailor, historian, art aficionado, birdwatcher or stargazer. For those who long for the water there are daysails, bareboat charters (better be an experienced skipper), lighthouse trips, lobster fishing cruises and ecotours, lobster-bakes on islands, ferries, whale-watching, kayak and rafting trips, and three to six day nautical adventures on the classic tall ships and wooden schooners known locally and historically as Windjammers. For landlubbers there are hiking trails, starting right outside your door, all over Camden Hills State Park and beyond, as well as on breathtakingly beautiful trails known only to locals, which we will share with you when you come. If you are a bird lover, you will have an overwhelming chorus of birdsong right up at the house. The night sky is amazing. There is world-class cuisine and all manner of dining experiences, from waterfront fish-shacks to French to be had in the area, as well as the Farnsworth Art Museum, home of the Wyeth collection, and historic old harbors and quaint, busy waterfronts everywhere, filled with fishing vessels, luxury yachts from all over the world, and classic wooden sailboats.
Two night minimum off season. High season: Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals preferred June through early September, but we can talk about flexibility in some cases. All rates are subject to a 7% State of Maine Lodging Tax; weekly maid-service is included.
The house is equipped with wireless access and cable. Outdoor equipment includes Adirondack chairs, large patio table and hammock; well-behaved pets allowed upon approval. More photos available upon request. We accept PayPal; feel free to contact us by telephone to discuss your vacation plans with us directly. Guest AccessThey will be as well accommodated as they would be in a vacation house of their own. Interaction with GuestsAs much or as little as they like! We are always there for them, 24/7 day and night, by Cell, Text, in person, whatever they need. We have made friends over the years, in some cases without ever meeting them in person. Other guests did not feel the need to meet us, but insisted on meeting our two champion-line German Shepherd stud dogs and rescue Pommeranian, LOL The NeighborhoodMan sieht hier kaum die Nachbarn, es ist ganz offen, frei und privat, dennoch fährt man in wenigen Minuten in schöne historische Hafendörfer und Städchen. Dort findet man alles was man sich in einer nautischen Kleinstadt wünschen könnte; erstaunlich gute Restaurants mit oft mit internationalen Standart; Segelschiffe; kunstmuseeen; und in der weiteren Umgebung endlose Wanderungen an der unberuerten Kueste und in der wilden Natur, in den Camden Hills (wo das Haus ist) und Acadia Nationalpark.... Getting AroundFlughafen Portland, Rockland, Bangor, Boston Other Things to NoteOne week minimum Saturday to Saturday in July and August thanks; right now there's an exception for last week in August and til July 18!