The SpaceWelcome To Birch Point Cottage!
Recently restored, this light and airy post-and-beam barn-style home is a perfect blend of European style and Maine craftsmanship. The entire house can be rented for a comfortable, relaxing stay on the coast of Maine, and features 3 large bedrooms, 2 full baths, an open spacious floor plan, and great water views and access.
Description: The main floor is a beautiful, comfortable, sunny, open living area consisting of a modern and fully equipped kitchen/dining room/living room with oiled white oak floors throughout. There are large windows offering water views of the tidal cove, and double doors that open onto a spacious deck, bringing the outdoors in. There is also a large den/media room/library/office with fireplace. Upstairs are 3 large airy bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, skylights, whitewashed rustic pine floors, and comfortable beds with quality linens. There are 2 full modern bathrooms- 1 up and one down, as well as an outdoor shower (summer only).
Bedroom 1 : (Master, 1 queen bed, upstairs, large).
Bedroom 2: (1 queen bed, upstairs, large)
Bedroom 3: (2 twin ex-long beds, upstairs, med size).
The outdoor area surrounding the home is nicely but simply landscaped, has an outdoor fire pit by the water, and ample lawn area to spread out, entertain, and play. Access to the tidal cove/water is 75 feet from the backdoor, offering swimming, kayaking, or paddle boarding steps from the house (at high tide only, check tide charts).
This home is extremely private and secluded but also close to many area attractions and conveniences. Get away from it all and relax in a tranquil setting surrounded by nature, wildlife, and the beauty of the Maine coast. Appealing in both winter and summer, this is truly a unique and beautiful property and setting with a casual, comfortable, laid-back Scandinavian-inspired coastal living style! Guest AccessBirch Point Cottage can be rented in its entirety for a 7-night minimum stay in the summer months (rates and minimum's vary during other times of the year-see calendar for off-season availability & rates).
The house sleeps 6 people (ideal for 3 couples, or a small family (maximum occupancy = 6 persons).
2017 SUMMER RENTAL RATES:
June, July, August, Sept:
$425 per night / $2975 per week.
7 NIGHT MINIMUM. SATURDAY-TO-SATURDAY.
OFF-SEASON: Fall, Winter, Spring, Holiday (as available):
Nightly minimum and rates vary. See calendar.
Security Deposit: $200 (refundable)
Tax: 9.0% (will be added to the total rental amount)
Cleaning Fee: $95
There is a well-equipped kitchen with commercial gas range and dishwasher, washer/dryer, an outdoor shower, and a spacious deck with gas grill, summer furniture, etc.
The house now has wi-fi internet and there is decent 3G/4G cell service at the house. There is also a DVD player and flat screen smart TV for watching or streaming movies (renters have access to a Netflix account), and a Tivoli radio in case you need to know what's going on in the world. Nice cotton linens and towels are provided. A 3-speed beach bike is also available, badminton, and some floaty toys.
This is a dog friendly home, and the owner has a dog (ALERGY ALERT!) Responsible guests with well behaved, house trained dogs are encouraged to bring them (upon approval). We know they like to go on vacation too, and miss us when we are gone! The home and property are well off the main road, and there is room for them to run, play, and swim (dog-towels provided too!). Dogs should be 100% house-broken, non-destructive, and flea-treated with a monthly topical (I have never had fleas here, and hope to never have them). Interaction with GuestsAll guests will be greeted upon arrival whenever possible and given a brief introduction to the house and area, as well as keys to the house.
Owner always available by phone or email (or in person) to answer any questions during your visit. The NeighborhoodBirch Point Cottage is located on a secluded point of land set well off the road in a quiet rural-residential area. There are nice walks nearby, including a pretty harbor at the end of the road, and a lovely less-traveled beach a short 5 min walk.
Owls Head is a small coastal town with an active commercial fishing community (lobstering primarily). Fresh lobster can be bought from the boats at the town wharf. There is also a wonderful fish market in nearby Rockland. Other attractions and amenities include; Owls Head Light (a State Park w/lighthouse), accessible beaches (which are all great for small children), x-c ski trails, post office, and general store.
10 minutes away is the artistic seaport town of Rockland, with great restaurants and cafes, museums and galleries, entertainment, shopping, and more. A short drive up the coast brings you to the picturesque coastal towns of Camden and Rockport- a destination for hiking, sailing, skiing, and other outdoor adventures.
Other great areas to explore in the mid-coast include; the Saint George Peninsula and Port Clyde; Camden Hill State Park; Belfast; the islands of North Haven, Vinyl Haven, Islesboro, and Monhegan (great day trips!) and more. Summer brings the annual Lobster Festival, The Blues Festival, Boat Show, Farmers Markets, blueberry picking, yard sales, and lobster bakes! The owner will leave all guests a detailed list of area attractions and activities, and can offer suggestions based on your interests.
Also, this area boasts a thriving food scene, and there are many wonderful restaurants, eateries, and wineries which the owner will be happy to point out for you (including where to get the best lobster roll, fresh seafood & local produce, or hand-crafted cocktail!). Getting AroundThere is no public transportation in the immediate area. Guests will need a car to explore.
The house is a short drive to Owls Head airport, a small local airport catering to small private planes, and service to Boston via Cape Air Airlines. If arriving at the Owls Head airport in nearby Rockland, pick-up can be arranged with the host, and car rentals are available there. Buses run daily from Boston and points south, to Rockland. A local taxi service is also available. Other Things to Note- Long-term, monthly, and holiday rates may be available. Please inquire or check calendar.
- No Smoking in or near the house Please!
- Dogs OK on approval.
- Natural/ hypoallergenic/unscented laundry & cleaning products used throughout the house as much as possible.
- Property is private and secluded.
- There is plenty of parking on-site.
- There is a small airport nearby. Flights to/from Boston on Cape Air.