Deer Isle..kayak...bird watching...hiking...lobsta

Available Summer 2014....Plan for next Summer
Available Summer 2014....Plan for next Summer
French Camp Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627
Deer Isle..kayak...bird watching...hiking...lobsta
2 bedrooms
6 guests
30 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per month: $4,500
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Deer Isle vacation home rental
Our photographs say it all. Please check them out! You will love sitting by the beautiful ocean cove two houses away or launching your kayaks in the beautiful waters of Greenlaw Cove. Our home/ cottage was custom designed to be super comfortable, be energy efficient, have natural light and more light to allow the sun in throughout the day. We tried hard to use as much green technology in construction as possible. The house has two lovely bedrooms, each with a queen bed. Each bedroom has cathedral ceilings, skylights and large windows for lots of glorious light. Bright and beautiful new kitchen. Granite counter seats four and dining room table for six. Slider to kitchen morning deck with seating, table and gas grill. Living room has cedar floors and ceilings. Stained glass front door to a wrap around outside cedar deck. Two beautiful full bathrooms one with tub for two...skylight over tub. House has all your linens, kitchen tools, cable, high speed internet and telephone land line.

Custom designed, 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

Area Information
Deer Isle is the jewel of DownEast Maine, located at the end of the Blue Hill penninsula.

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.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Diane and Bill Horton

Diane and Bill Horton

Diane and Bill Horton

  • School:

    Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Fitchburg State (Massachusetts)
  • Work:

    Microcontinuum, Framingham State College, The Studio
  • About:

    We are the Hortons, Bill and Diane. Bill is a consultant in Cambridge, Mass. Diane is a potter/sculptor (clay). We fell in love with Deer Isle 28 years ago and like many who visit we dreamed of having the opportunity to visit the island annually. We moved to the island this year. John Steinbeck...
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Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2015 Dec 31 2016 - - - $4,500 1 Month
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the most fun things to do at your vacation rental?
A: kayaking, hiking, eating at the Cockatoo or Fisherman's Friend, wildlife boat tours to see seals, puffins, lobster dinners on the deck of the house, life performances at the Opera House, first run movies at the Opera House, Acadia National Park, miniature golf, board games at the house, art galleries, and the beautiful Secret Beach!
Q: What makes Deer Isle special?
A: The house is wonderfulnew and built for comfort and light, fun and love.
Q: What is the coolest activity near our home?
A: Maine water for swimming!! There is a pond however, with warmer water.
Our Deer Isle beaches are GORGEOUS.
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