POST & BEAM COASTAL MOUNTAINS JAW-DROPPING MOUNTAIN & OCEAN VIEWS

Melody (& Michael) Talcott

Speaks french, german, english, Cherokee Giduwa
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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POST & BEAM COASTAL MOUNTAINS JAW-DROPPING MOUNTAIN & OCEAN VIEWS

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Up to 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with separate whirlpool and shower, sleeps up to 8

If you are looking for absolutely breathtaking 360-degree views enjoyed in complete privacy five to eight minutes drive from two quaint harbor towns, then this vacation getaway is for you. Perched high on a mountainside, this house is of Log/Post and Beam construction with open floor plan, large wrap-around porch, lofts, cathedral ceiling, and with windows and skylights on all sides to let in the truly magnificent, commanding vistas. The house sleeps up to eight people in two open loft bedrooms and a cozy, visually private guestroom/library on two Queen sized beds, one Queen sofa bed and one full-sized futon pullout sofa, all very comfortable. There is a whirlpool tub and a stand-up shower, plus a half bath with sunken vessel sink. A country kitchen including a classic cast iron/enameled cook stove, gas range, and slate counter tops with mountain views from the sink. Elegant decor throughout. This house is intimate and romantic, while the views on all sides bring the outside in.

Our View and our Unique Setting:: Forests below you and blueberry fields above, you look down over the lush treetops or pick your own blueberries in season above the house. All neighbors are acres away and almost completely invisible. You will have to crick your neck to see the rooftop of one of them behind you from the wide porch, and then you will only see a part of a roof. You may see bald eagles and hawks soar below you! The peace and quiet and privacy here will amaze you, and there is virtually no traffic near us as we are situated at the turnaround of a small paved road high on the slope, and at the end of a long, steep private drive. On the surrounding mountains to the Ocean, on all sides you will see nothing but forests and meadows dotted by a few fine houses in the distance with their cheerful lights at night. You see dozens of the islands on the Ocean, with Cadillac Mountain in the distance on Mt. Desert Island in Acadia National Park 50 miles away as the crow flies.

Sea, Sky, Mountains, the Area:: The sunrise—if you are up for it—will sparkle on the water and sunsets will turn it a deep pink. The area provides infinite possibility for the Nature lover, sailor, historian, art aficionado, birdwatcher or stargazer. For those who long for the water there are day sails, bareboat charters (better be an experienced skipper), lighthouse trips, lobster fishing cruises and eco-tours, lobster-bakes on islands, ferries, whale-watching, kayak and rafting trips, and three to six day nautical adventures on the classic tall ships and wooden schooners known locally and historically as Windjammers. For landlubbers there are hiking trails, starting right outside your door, all over Camden Hills State Park and beyond, as well as on breathtakingly beautiful trails known only to locals, which we will share with you when you come. If you are a bird lover, you will have an overwhelming chorus of birdsong right up at the house. The night sky is amazing.

Dining, Art, Life-style:: There is world-class cuisine and all manner of dining experiences, from waterfront fish-shacks to French to be had in the area, as well as the Farnsworth Art Museum, home of the Wyeth collection, and historic old harbors and quaint, busy waterfronts everywhere, filled with fishing vessels, luxury yachts from all over the world, and classic wooden sailboats. The house is equipped with wireless access and cable. Outdoor equipment includes Adirondack chairs, barbecue grill and hammock; well-behaved pets allowed upon approval. Children always welcome.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melody (& Michael) Talcott (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks french, german, english, Cherokee Giduwa

About Melody (& Michael) Talcott

We, Michael and Melody Talcott, were married in 1999, and have been living on a boat in the heart of Boston Harbor since 2006. Michael is a senior Network Engineer in charge of all communications for a major hedge fund/private investment firm. In his spare time he can be found sanding and painting his boat or rebuilding his marine engine. Melody is a free lance writer and focuses on our successful vacation rental business. We have a nine year old son and a German Shepherd and rescue Pomeranian, three cats and horses. Melody is world-traveled and multilingual, enjoys life in Maine and Boston, Michael is a Coloradan (and Texan) with an insatiable intellectual curiosity and wide-ranging interests.

Melody (& Michael) Talcott purchased this house in 2007

Why Melody (& Michael) Talcott chose Rockport

This was our dream house. We knew the man who built it, a friend of ours, Cpt. Rick Miles, former Master of the Pilot Schooner Timberwind out of Rockport Harbor at the time, now Master of the Wanderbird, who built it with his own hands. Its Post & Beam log components are from a kit shipped from Canada, but many of the features are hand-finished by Rick and his wife Karen, some by us. It is minutes from all the activities of the mid coast, but set apart, with a sense of remoteness and freedom from the bustle of the world, sweeping views and with an immense sense of privacy, completely surrounded by nature. The setting is unique, on a steep hill with a very dramatic drop, Mountains & Sea

What makes this house unique

We love renting our house in part because it has become a resounding success as a business, in part because it is a personal pleasure to us to share it with others. The place is that unique! Having the opportunity to give others the experience of it is very satisfying. The house has a tendency to select its own guests, people for whom it is a perfect fit. It has elements of a Swiss Chalet and a Maine cottage, an Adirondack camp or a Maine summer retreat that might appeal to one of the old families that summer here. It in fact has some appointments that belonged to such a family, my own, At the same time it is decidedly rustic in all the right ways, with a unique air of authenticity and charm, something very hard to find. If you add to all of that the breathtaking way the outside breaks into the house, the way the views pervade every room, the light of dawn or dusk transform the place in new ways each day and each hour, then you have a place unlike any other, a sort of gem that in this day and age is increasingly difficult to find.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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Post & Beam Coastal Mountains Jaw-Dropping Mountain & Ocean Views
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Rockport MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
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Absolutely as Advertised

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful home, very clean, perfectly maintained and appointed. Very quick response/resolution to questions. View from front porch is spectacular. Would definitely stay again.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Rockport MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Breathtaking, secluded, yet close to everything

  • 5 of 5
Some warm and welcoming. The owners went above and beyond - when we arrived the house late Sunday evening we found the refrigerator had eggs, OJ, milk, Maine Jam (blueberry and raspberry), bread and coffee. What a nice treat so we did not have to get up and hurry in the morning to go into town and eat or shop. Our family (2 college boys, my husband and I) had a relaxing time - great views. The owners also were so kind to give us some great tips on places to see and things to do. A definite place to stay!!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Rockport MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
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A lightful, spacy, cosy home with a great view

  • 5 of 5
We arrived in the night very tired from a exhausting, long drive. The house was lighten and several foods, drinks, sweets and fresh flowers welcome us. I felt directly in love with the property!! Everything is perfect. The wonderful living room with the great view, the cosy fire-place, the gorgeous furniture, the big kitchen, with all equipment you need, the wooden terrace, the two bedrooms on the gallery overlooking the forrest up to the sea. We celebrate Christmas and feel like being home from the first to the last second of our stay. The weather with icy,snowy and sunny parts changes the view in a magic way. One highlight was the skiing place near by, where you can overlook the sea while skiing.The owner was very helpful and answer kind and competent every question we had, Overall it was a wonderful holiday we spent in Maine, we will never forget it. A big t hank to the owners. We will come again.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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GREAT HOUSE WITH FANTASTIC VIEWS !!!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I enjoyed our recent vacation at this great home in Rockport, ME.
From our initial inquiry and throughout our stay, the owners, Melody and Michael, could not have been more accommodating. They promptly answered all our questions, provided additional photos, a detailed info. packet about the home and surrounding area as well as a surprise of quality provisions upon our arrival.
The house is charming and rustic yet has every modern amenity that you could wish for. The panoramic views onto the surrounding mountainside and ocean were spectacular.
The wood burning stove provided a welcome bit of coziness to offset the cold and damp conditions that we experienced during the week.
There is plenty to do within a half hours drive from the house: Hiking, boating, golfing, quaint shops to browse and many excellent dining choices to satisfy any budget.
In short, the owners, their beautiful home with its spectacular views, privacy and quick access to nearby Camden and Rockland exceeded our expectations!
I cannot think of any place that that I would prefer to stay when visiting the Mid-Coast of Maine.
5 stars !!! 3 Thumbs Up !!! 10 out of 10 !!!
Neal Carter
Sarasota, Florida
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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The best vacation in YEARS!!!

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I brought our dog and invited our extended family who has a new baby to this gem. We were able to make ourselves right at home. The place feels inviting, cozy and secluded. It was perfect. The owners could not have been sweeter, providing us with a compilation of attractions for our visit beforehand and bringing us fresh flowers and breakfast for the next morning upon arrival. The pictures are accurate, but I have to say, the kitchen was way better stocked than we could have imagined. I love to cook and I wasn't at a loss for a thing. I have to recommend Primo in Rockland, a farm to table restaurant with a farm on premises. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone and will be returning as soon as we can.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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A great escape from the hustle

  • 5 of 5
We packed up the car and headed up to this midcoast family getaway. Pics on web were very accurate for this lovely home. Very cozy, comfortable and the views were truly spectacular. Just what we all needed. The home was filled with all the extras you can imagine. Just picked up the perishables from the local market and we were set for the week. Great location. Close by many towns and beaches. Lots to do and Melody was very accommodating to any of our needs, all we needed to do was ask. From the deck, the bird feeder attracts a variety of birds not afraid to eat even while we sat on the deck talking. Also, the flowers around the deck and yard attract hummingbirds. Steep incline to front steps but the description on homeaway mentions it so it was no surprise to us. Lots of beautiful towns 10 minutes away in different directions. Camden has a beautiful town with great shopping and restaurants and a board walk boat dock for rentals. Owl's Head general store rated by the food network to have best burger in Maine was only 10 minutes away for those of us who didn't care for lobster. It is lobster rolls, lobster stew, whole lobster etc., etc., etc., for the lobster lovers. It was also the annual lobster festival when we stayed our week.Rockland also 10 minutes away had the only familiar stores JCP, Walmart and TJ Maxx. It was very nice to see a lot of mom and pop stores in business. The closest mall was over an hour away. LL Bean Factory in Freeport was 45 min. away and we even saw a few old fashioned Flea markets! Water views everywhere. This was our first time using home away and it was a very + experience. Melody has a very eager to please attitude and she made the whole experience very pleasant.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Junction Routes 17 and 90
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Rockport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Rockport, Camden, Rockland frm fish shack to haute
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Snowbowl Camden
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Goose River or Rockport, Samoset Resort 6 miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Rockport, Camden, Rockland frm fish shack to haute
Car: necessary

Your stay on Spruce Head Island will be so unforgettable that you will wish to come back every year. The house itself will be an oasis and retreat in which you will be drawn to spend hours and days. But you will also be torn between staying there, musing or playing on the lawn high on the island crest; embraced by the unique feel of the cozy little house whose original true divided light windows frame the view to perfection…and combing the beaches and coves, sailing the Bay, sea-kayaking or canoeing on charter craft, or having an experienced skipper take you out; you may be drawn to hiking all day, strolling out your front door and exploring the island, or wandering about the authentic historic harbor towns everywhere around. Lighthouses, state parks, mountains, sea, rocky coves and sandy beaches all await you; but also food: fresh catch at a local fish shack, or up to and including establishments with cuisine that rivals any in New York. If summer in Maine is a unique and prized experience, Midcoast Maine lies at its heart, and Spruce Head Island is a prized gem and well kept secret right in the middle of it all. Step into another world when you drive across its causeways….

The area offers a great deal. The traditional summer haunt of old families for generations, the rocky coast of Maine is dotted with over 4000 islands, and a number of them are visible from the cottage. You will be in the very heart of them and on the crest of one. Experienced skippers can charter a boat in one of the nearby harbors, sail to this one, anchor or moor at the marina (upon request), and test their skills in one of the three greatest sailing grounds of the world, matched only by the Aegean and the Caribbean. A beach-comber’s paradise starts just outside your door, or a short drive away with endless coves to explore everywhere; also serious hiking trails among the coastal mountains of Edna St. Vincent Millay fame. Fresh seafood at fish shacks and world-class dining around the corner and within a short drive; museums and galleries for art aficionados; classic tall-ship and schooner trips; whale-watching; lobster-bakes on islands; lighthouses (several a stone’s throw away); sea kayak rentals; ferries to island art colonies and tours of classic harbors with grand summerhouses; the possibilities are endless. Acadia National Park is an easy day trip away.

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Rockport House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Colors Season
Sep 7 2014 - Nov 8 2014
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,100
$8,550
 
 
Winter & Spring Seasons
Nov 9 2014 - Nov 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,995
$8,550
 
 
Holiday Season
Nov 22 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
$9,330
 
 
Winter & Spring Season
Jan 4 2015 - May 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
$1,950
$8,550
 
 
Early High Season
May 17 2015 - Jun 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
$9,330
 
 
High Season
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
$9,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$9,330
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 8.0%

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Living Room
  • Firewood
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Tiled Stove
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , the tub is a deep, very large whirlpool; separate shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , elegant drop-in vessel sink and access from two sides
  • There is a whirlpool tub and a stand-up shower, with nautical decor and candles, plus a Japanese-themed half bath with sunken vessel sink. The half bath can function either as a powder room or as an ensuite bathroom for the first floor occupants.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft- the futon sofa is a double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , the queen is a sleep sofa
  • This house is of Log/Post and Beam construction with open floor plan, large wraparound porch (from which to count islands or stars or treetops), lofts, cathedral ceiling; windows and skylights on all sides let in the truly magnificent, panoramic vistas. The house sleeps up to eight people in two open loft bedrooms and a cozy, visually private guest room/library on two Queen sized beds, one Queen sofa bed and one Full-sized futon pullout sofa, all very comfortable. Some amenities listed, such as video library, childrens games, toys and books; sandbox (informally from our personal/family colection) available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • MP3 Dock
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • live theater
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
We will be available for advice on activities, dining, excursions etc. throughout your stay. Weekly maid service is complimentary. Being perched high on a mountain-side, our driveway is steep, but accessible year round, paved, with two-three parking spaces at the house and more on the driveway below. The house is suitable for the elderly if they are very fit: my father was 82 years old when he braved the steep wooden steps up to the house and the spiral staircase easily; small children will need supervision negotiating both. If you get here, and need certain additional things, such as toys, children's books, high chair or crib, we will consider sharing our own growing family's personal things on a case by case basis. Boats and Kayaks are easily charted or rented close by, as are every sort of bike. Catering, shopping, delivery, outfitting and additional maid services can be provided upon request. We do have a wood stove and cast iron stove, prefer you use our gas range & propane heat.
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