Deer Isle..kayak...bird watching...hiking...lobsta
Custom designed home...windows, windows, windows galore, cedar ceilings and floors, skylights, breakfast deck, afternoon deckssurround the house. Walk to ocean inlet. Put kayaks in less than 1/4 mile.
Two master bedrooms with cathedral ceilings. Each of these rooms has a sitting area with sofa or chairs with ottoms.
EXTRA SLEEPING SPACE: All rooms are very large. We have a Queen inflatable bed.
Living room has sofa, chairs, tv with DVD and local cable access
Master bathroom: 2 person tub, hot water on demand
Second bathroom: Walk in shower
Kitchen: Microwave, Oven, Dishwasher, Granite Island, Refrigerator with ice maker. Four seats at island and table and chairs for four at dining table. Deck off kitchen for meals outside with comfortable lawn furniture and new grill.
Library/Office and TV Room
We have a place for you to set up your computer with internet access in our multi functional room. We also have a second flat screen tv with DVR for wataching films. We have pretty basic cable as well. We have a library of books and games.
Sitting in the sun. You can enjoy coffee on the morning deck in full sun or go to the north deck and sit comfortably in a roofed in deck.
Diane and Bill Horton
From the house walk 300 yards to beautiful ocean inleta great location for magical sunrises. Nature Conservancy Trails are many about the island. Fish 400 yards off the rocks. Clam in same area with an inexpensive $5 town license. Beaches are close by. We adore the SECRET BEACH!
Writers, artists, art students, birders and kayakers and lovers of beauty places are drawn to the island for its pure, unspoiled beauty, wonderful hikes and kayaking routes.
John Steinbeck said that Deer Isle was his favorite place to vacation in his book "Travels with Charlie", a book describing his summer of visiting the United States from east coast to west coast.
The island is kayaking and hiking heaven. Kayaks go in the water 1/4 mile away from our house as well as all over the island, you have access with parking. Kayaks are rented on the island. National Heritage Trust hiking trails 1/4 mile away. Artists paint outdoors. Birders flock to the island. We have a gorgeous sandy beach near by with COLD Maine water where one can see tall ship schooners pass by on their way to Stonington or Winter Harbor. The is a pond on the island with warmer water. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is 3 miles from our home for world class free slide shows of world class artisans. Acadia National Park is spectacular and words cannot cover its majestic landscalea 45 min. easy ride. No charge for parking on the island for beaches, ponds, etc. NO FEES.
Restaurants are great...most with water views. There are two markets on the island, a great wine store, as well as fish, lobster and clam outlets. The Opera House is the local venue for great movies, live theatre and world-class jazz.
The art galleries are diverse and welcome all with open arms. No snobby ignoring with these gallery owners. They love people to stop in and ask questions.
Tall Ships make Stonington one of their stops along their northeast coming out of Rockland and Camden. Some days there are one to three beautiful tall ships "parked" in the Harbor.
You will drive over a beautiful 1920's green bridge which takes you across a Penobscot inlet. The bridge was installed to allow Deer Isle granite to be trucked off island to Boston and NYC. The JFK Eternal Flame Memorial monument is made of the beautiful pink granite found on the shores of Deer Isle. Jackie came to Deer Isle and picked it out!
Deer Isle is home of Stonington Harbor, the largest lobstering port on the U.S. east coast. Also, Deer Isle is the home of visiting writers and a few who stayed and called it home. The island is the year round and/or seasonal home of many well known Visual Artists. Buses arrive in the Fall from NYC filled with gallery owners to place orders for NYC specialty stores. The Haystack Mountain School attracts professional artists, teachers and students: glassblowers, sculptors, fiber artists, photographers, wood artists, and ceramic potters and sculptors from around the world. If you are looking for malls, you won't find them on Deer Isle. You can drive to Ellsworth or Bangor, however and enjoy that experience as well.
Blue Hill is also a wonderful local township with lots of community, cultural and wildlife attractions.
Bar Harbor, 45 minutes aways offers great ocean excursions, sunset dining and dancing on the ocean, biking, horseback riding, hiking and kayaking. Shopping is a delight in both of these areas.
Bangor is home of an International Airport. We are 1 hour from the airport. Car rental is available at the airort. Bangor is home to a very popular casino, rather new to the area. Our local celeb is Stephen King who lives in Bangor and owns the local radio station.
|Jan 01 2014||Dec 31 2015||-||-||-||$4,500||1 Month|
|: 3 p.m. : 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 7%|
|Deposits: $100 deposit to hold the rental week, check or money order 50% of balance of rental due 90 days prior to first rental day. Final Balance due 60 days prior to rental. No refund if we are unable to rent house after your notice of cancellation if received 59 days from date of arrival. If we are able to rent house for same or lesser amount, you will be sent the amount paid by the new renter. We are honest folks. We will do our best to try to get your cancellation week(s) filled. .|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Cleaning fee: The house will be cleaned weekly for $125 per week. Maine Tax:7% Breakage: If you break something, let us know. If we have to replace it, you will be charged. If we feel there is no need, we will let you know. PLEASE let us know. Again, we are reasonable folks and we know things break.|
August 16, 2012
Ilene and Jay
What a glorious month. Loved the house, love, Deer Isle, love the kayaking, the Stonington Opera House and everything they do, the Friday Farmer's Market, etc.
We shall return
Ilene and Jay
New York, New York
August 25th, 2012
Tracie and Charlie Downey
We have had an incredible week! It is beautiful here! The people have been wonderful too. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. I wish we could stay...........! (Smiley Face Artwork)
Tracy and Charlie Downey
The Langs....Meg, Don, Mia, Aidan, Maeve and Elle
Long Island, NY
Dear Diane and Bill, Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. Our family had an incredible time. Deer Isle is an amazing place. Thank you providing us with the necessary information to enjoy our stay. We loved the SECRET BEACH, Eco-Cruise and the kids LOVED the Lily Pond. Looking forward to our return next summer!
Three - Summer 2010 Testimonials for mid-summer to September
July 24th to August 7th, 2010
Dear Diane and Bill, My husband was finally introduced to your home nestled in the woods...beautiful scenic Deer Isle. We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks and the close friends that stayed with us. The Castine Home and Garden Tour was delightful as well as the Flash in Pans Concert at the Town Dock in Castine. We climbed Blue Hill (Blueberries for Sal), Gorham Mountain in Acadia and several of the islands Heritage Trust trails. We took the Isle AuHaut site seeing trip today at 2 p.m. - lots of seals and even a BALD EAGLE! We explored Acadia Penninsula the first week and enjoyed visiting art galleries we missed last year....The Blue Heron gallery and the Turtle Gallery. We had wonderful lunches at Fisherman's Friend and the Seasons at Stonington Restaurants; The Cockatoo Portuguese Restaurant in Sunset, ME on the island. Our favorite dinners out were Whales rib Tavern at the historic Deer Isle Pilgrim Inn and Lily's Cafe and Wine Bar in Stonington. Susie Q's Sweets in Stonington has great homemade pies for all the meals we ate in! Do no miss The Inn on the Ha4rbor "Ice Cream Lady" blueberry ice cream or the expresso coffee chip!!!!!!! The Harbor Cafe in Stonington has wonderful breakfasts and is open early for the local lobstermen. My favorite Harbor walk is Indian Point Road (last left as you enter Stonington Main Street) which leads to Ames Poind. Thanks again for opening your beautiful, beautiful home to us! Marilyn and Carl from Newbury, Massachusetts.
August 21, 2010
Dear Diane and Bill....We've fallen in love with Deer Isle. Thanks in no small part to our stay in your wonderful home. The weather's been great, Stonington fascinating, good food, so much to see and do. We can't wait to come back. Kathryn and Marc (Conn.)
August 30, 2010
Diane and Bill - We've had a wonderful stay here in your beautiful home - we couldn't have asked for a nicer place to relax and recharge! We've enjoyed the walking trail and serenity of Mariner's Park, and lovely dinner at TABLE in Blue Hill. Bar Harbor and Acadia were wonderful and Schoodic Point was SPECTACULAR!
Many thanks for sharing your special home with us! We hope to be back again!!
Steve and Kathy (Southborough, MA)