WATERFRONT MAINE ISLAND COTTAGE, BRAND NEW POST AND BEAM!

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Joel Greenberg

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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WATERFRONT MAINE ISLAND COTTAGE, BRAND NEW POST AND BEAM!

Vinalhaven Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 4

This gorgeous, brand new, waterfront Post & Beam cottage is located on a tidal cove. This location is unique in that you have lots of privacy, it is across the cove from a nature preserve & down a quiet wooded lane. It is also unique in that it is only an 8 minute drive to town. Very few locations on Vinalhaven have this unique combination of advantages.

You will enjoy beautiful sunrises, & sunsets reflect in the cove! Tidal coves are mud flats at low tide, which is great for birdwatching! At high tide the water is over your head & the mud warms up the water so it is possible to go swimming when the tide is right. If you have a kayak or canoe we have a natural stone area for launching your boat into the cove.

The grounds have spectacular Daylily gardens! The cottage is build on the site of a former saw mill, & the flywheel from the old saw mill sits as a giant sculpture in the Daylily beds.

Inside the house is an open living room/ dining/kitchen area, with large windows facing the water & the daylily gardens.

At high tide you almost feel as if you are in a boat the camp is so close to the water (only 10 feet from the high tide mark!). Although the cottage is new it is built on the site of an earlier camp that was very close to the water, which 'grandfathered' the location, building a house this close to the water is no longer possible.

The kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinets & a tile floor. The rest of the living area & the bedrooms have red birch floors. The bath has a granite vanity, a full tub/shower, & there are lobster and crab tiles embedded in the shower walls.

Visit The Paper Store for newspapers, cards, books, fudge, photographs & gifts of local color. Island Spirits offers fine affordable wines and wine tastings, homemade breads, cheeses, & pates. Port o' Call has everything else you need from hats to mulch, BBQ's to birdfeeders, batteries to can-openers, all with a pot belly stove and warm smiles. The New Era Gallery has the finest in local paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, pottery, weaving, with openings every 3 weeks, seasonally. Annabelle's Ice Cream also serves paninis, Go Fish! has penny candy & toys for the kids, Second Hand Prose has used books, & there's a video store & a beauty parlor, too! Eat at Donna's Surfside for breakfast & lunch, The Harbor Gawker, The Haven, Tibb's and 64!. There is a large grocery & liquor store, a post office, a library, & don't forget the Fisherman's Friend & Everything Country! Visit the ARC (the Arts & Recreation Center) for gallery shows, openings, yoga classes, etc.

Saturday mornings there's a flea market which is a local summer highlight and a great place to socialize. Enjoy fresh squeezed lemonade, homemade pies, jams, fresh berries, produce & flowers. Knitted hats, jewelry, wood crafts, rugs, pottery, arts and crafts, watercolors, photography, netted handbags, t-shirts, an assortment of this and that, & just plain good old used stuff!

Kayaking tours are also available on the island, as well as swimming and sailing classes for the kids.

There is a golf course on nearby North Haven Island.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Joel Greenberg

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
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The house was built 7 year ago. Everything is custom in it as you can see by the photos. It is a unique location being so close to town and yet so private.

The first time a rented a house on Vinalhaven I fell in love with it. The beauty of the natural areas and the warmth of the people were so enticing. I have come back year after year to my good fortune.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Property Reviews

Waterfront Maine Island Cottage, Brand New Post and Beam!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Vinalhaven MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

A fabulous week

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
My stay at this rental cottage was outstanding. I am a single New Yorker woman in my 30s and was in need of a writing retreat. Since I would need to work indoors, I was looking for an interior that was rustic but also upscale, and with a water view that "felt" like I was outside. The cottage is all that and more. It is all rustic wood on the inside, but the elegant post and beam structure and the high-end furnishings and kitchen give it a modern, high-end feel (if the Four Seasons were to build a small guest cottage in Maine it would replicate this!). And the front of the cottage, as you can see in the pictures, is ALL windows, so when you sit inside you feel like you are outside. It is cozy but the loft layout gives it a spacious feel. The hardwood floors are beautiful; the whole effect of the living room is not unlike the most beautiful yoga studio you've ever seen, which I turned it into a few mornings. Everything is well beyond what you would expect in a rental, especially the kitchen appliances and equipment. (The knife set is better than the Henckels set I have at home; the dishware, bowls, oversized coffee mugs all match and are what I would have bought for my own home.) The deck outside is of the highest quality and perfectly positioned to watch the cove change with the tide, the sun, the weather, etc.... it is always different. And while I have focused on the interior, the water view here is unbelievably amazing.

The location is not far from town, a short drive in for a strong cup of coffee at the ARCafe (don't miss the blueberry oaties) or a lobster roll at the Harbor Gawker (don't miss the crab biscuits, which are basically fritters) or a stroll through the New Era gallery (don't miss its amazing separate gallery building outside.) You will never see the whole island in a week, but the hike into the Basin off of Wharf's Quarry road and Lane's Island are not to be missed. Runs and bike rides up Calderwood Neck road are rolling hills that reveal water views at every turn. There are a few older bikes and a kayak available to use-- Vinalhaven must also be experienced from the water.

I can't recommend the cottage enough, especially as a writer's or artist's retreat.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Waterfront Maine Island Cottage, Brand New Post and Beam!
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Vinalhaven MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Maryland
5

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Our stay at Vinal Cove was probably the best experience in all our years of renting vacation spots. The "cabin" was extremely well done wit...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2006
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
Our stay at Vinal Cove was probably the best experience in all our years of renting vacation spots. The "cabin" was extremely well done with nothing but the best appointments inside. The view is so spectacular that we stopped calling it a million dollar view and started using the billion adjective.
Wendy and Joel were very accomodating and patiently relieved our angst about the ferry crossing since we constantly worried about even getting on the ferry at all. (Email me and I'll tell you all about it from a newcomer's standpoint.)
We hope to return on a regular basis and experience "island time" to its fullest.
Owner's Response: Dear Gerry,
We also had a very positive experience with you both, and your guests. You treated the cottage like your own home, and we are very grateful for how well you took care of it! Thanks so much, you are welcome back any time! Thanks also for being such a great neighbor, too. With all our e-mails I feel like we are friends without even meeting.
Warm regards, Wendy and Joel
Helpful votes: 17/17
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Waterfront Maine Island Cottage, Brand New Post and Beam!
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Vinalhaven MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
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  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2005
  • Stayed: Oct 2005
We had a great set of tenants at our Vinalhaven home this season, and we want to personally thank you all for taking such good care of our home. Our caretaker has visited the cottage at the end of the season and pronounced it: "Spotless!". Thanks again so much, and if you have any comments you'd care to add to our guestbook we'd greatly appreciate it!

Warmly, Wendy and Joel
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Car: necessary

If you love nature you'll love Vinalhaven! There is great fresh water swimming in 3 granite quarries, which are picturesque local swimming holes. Kayaking is a local favorite & kayak tours are available to local spots of interest. If you have a canoe or kayak, bring it!

There are numerous nature trails all over the island for hiking & dog walking. We have some of the best deep water sailing on the East Coast! Vinalhaven boasts the largest working lobster fleet in Maine, so stop at the lobster co-op & pick up your lobsters fresh from the boat! Great local restaurants feature the best in home cooking, including lobster & crab rolls, fried clams, & seafood chowder. Enjoy yoga classes, concerts, auctions & yard sales.

There is a flourishing arts community here. We have art galleries, The Historical Society, The Arts & Recreation Center.

Other Activities: Kayacing, galleries, fitness club, seasonal concerts, plays, winetastings, fleamarket, yardsales

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Availability & Rates

Vinalhaven Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
$1,500
7 nights
 
 
Summer
May 25 - Sep 3
$1,500
7 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 - Oct 30
$1,200
7 nights
 
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Amenities

Vinalhaven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Dialup Access
  • Telephone
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Wood Deck
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
All new amenities and appliances, except for antique bed, bureaus and other antique details. 1 queen bedroom, 1 double bedroom, 1 sleep sofa in living room. DVD player, AM/FM radio/tape player, ceiling fan. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, microwave/convection oven, Sabatier knife set, cherry cabinets, red birch floors. Douglass fir post and beam construction with pickled pine ceilings. Beautiful light fixtures. Huge windows offer spectacular waterfront and woods views and light. Across from a nature preserve. Gorgeous gardens, private, and yet so close to town! Fully insulated for cool summer days if it's warm outside, and Monitor heating if the nights get chilly. Deck has picnic table and benches, umbrella, Adirondack chairs, BBQ, etc. Notes on elderly and infirm: All on one floor for kids and fit elderly, but there's a sloped garden path to the door, and steps up, so it's not wheelchair accessible or ideal for the infirm. Built-in step over tub/shower.

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