Vinalhaven Cabin Rental Photos and Description
Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Very quiet and private, post and beam cabin newly built by island craftsmen in secluded Polly Cove, within Carvers Cove on the north side of the island looking across the Fox Island Thoroughfare to North Haven past Widows Island and Goose Neck Rock Lighthouse.
The beach is wide and shallow, near the cabin, providing easy water access for kayaks, water dogs and children after a warm day when the tide comes in over the sand and gravel heated by the sun. A nine and a ten foot kayak are provided.
The cabin comprises a spacious open floor plan with a full kitchen, dining room table for eight, and a living room area with a wood burning stove and a fold-out couch that could sleep two young children. The loft above is sizable with a solid double bed, reading lights and sound system (radio, CD player, ipod and mp3 hookups).
One tent platform for aging children is two hundred feet from the cabin with a beautiful view across the cove toward Deer Isle. Another tent platform with a more dramatic view hangs over the cove.
Two sets of sliding glass doors provide spectacular views. From the wrap-around deck sit in the sun on the south side or on the north side watch the seals, blue heron, osprey and an occasional bald eagle dive in the cove next to a land preserve with hiking paths and a salt water marsh.
A composting toilet, solar heated showers and a hand pump for drawing water into the kitchen maintain a limited imprint on the land and its resources.
Keywords: Finely crafted post and beam cabin, secluded acreage, private beach, peaceful, eco-friendly,
- pets considered
- non smoking only
- children welcome
About The Owner
We're semi-retired, a photojournalist and a weaver and social worker.
The Owner purchased this cabin in 1985
Why The Owner chose Vinalhaven
We built the cabin for ourselves and our children. We're there a third of the year and live on the mainland in Bath.
What makes this cabin unique
Access to the water in small sailboats and kayaks is very easy and safe. Hiking trails are near. It's a peaceful, beautiful, interesting place to be. Intrusions are rare.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We stayed at Polly Cove during the summer of 2009. The luxury of coffee on the deck, evening paddling on wide and protected water, rock sculpting in the sunshine,and enjoying conversations with the eagles and osprey is something not to be forgotten.
When it rained, we had a spacious and wood-heated haven with large windows to keep us in touch with the indoor-outdoor commune.
The tent platform in the woods was a bonus for the young people...and when we were able to pull ourselves away from the waterfront, the trip to town was brief enough to be made each day as needed.
March 16, 2010 5:25 AM