The house is named the Carousel because it is an octagon, designed with rooms arranged around about a massive central post. It is a cozy, two bedroom house on a rocky bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The house has a spectacular view of Metinic, Two Bush and Matinicus Islands. It sits on a quiet dead-end road near the village of Tenants Harbor and in the small community of Harts Neck. Tenants Harbor is about 12 miles from Rockland, an interesting town with museums and galleries.
The layout consists, moving counter-clockwise, of the front hall, 2 bedrooms, each with a newly renovated private bathroom, a welcoming living room/dining room facing the ocean and a well equipped, updated kitchen with gas stove and dishwasher. Upstairs, there is a loft with two beds that overlooks the living room. A porch off the dining room overlooks the cliffs and is the perfect place to relax or to entertain. Upstairs, there is an open loft with skylights, ideal as a studio or third bedroom. There is heat from an airtight Reliant wood stove, a gas monitor and baseboard electric units. For rainy days there is also also cable TV and a DVD player.
The ocean is endlessly fascinating! With a clear northwester, you can see hundreds of islands, yachts and lobsterman pulling their traps, while in the fog, you are enclosed in your private world. There are many wonderful places to walk or ride bikes, and renters have the use of a private dock and tennis court nearby. The town also offers warm water quarry swimming and the opportunity for boating of all kinds. The Rockland area has many terrific restaurants, galleries and museums.
Families looking for day camp for their children could take advantage of the excellent Blueberry Cove camp down the street.
An added note: no one should visit without taking the day trip out to Monhegan!
Keywords: Ocean-view, seaside, quiet, secluded