RAMBLING WOODEN HOUSE SURROUNDED BY WATER

Peter Mumford

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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RAMBLING WOODEN HOUSE SURROUNDED BY WATER

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

A large and secluded family home surrounded by water and woods. Peaceful, dramatic and spacious.

Weekly rentals (Sat.-Sat.)

• Situated on the tidal St. George River estuary; salt water, but a little warmer than the ocean.

• Sunset views over the town of Cushing, across the river, two miles to the west.

• Master bedroom on second floor with panoramic water views on 3 sides.

• 4 bedrooms: 2 queen, 1 full, 1 bunk-bed. 7 Doors can sleep eight, with a sleeping loft for additional kids in sleeping bags.

• 2 baths (1 bathtub/shower, 1 shower stall)

• Hot-water outdoor shower, great for warming up after that swim!

• Beautiful views from every bedroom.

• Large deck over the water for drinks, barbecues, & admiring the sunset.

• Wood fireplace & gas Franklin stove.

• Free use of kayaks, row boat and sailboat (Sunfish) from private beach.

• 40 acres of private woods and fields with walking/jogging paths through forest, field,, and along shore.

• Kids' jungle gym, wooden.

• Washer and dryer

Keywords: private, on the water, nature, 4 bedrooms, rustic, fire place, kayaks, forest, rocky ledges, family

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Peter Mumford

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Our family built this home in 1968 before mid-coast Maine became the popular destination that it is today. Back then you were more likely to share the local roads with beater pickups and than Subarus and Lincoln Navigators.

At the time central power was impractical, so we used a generator for electricity and spent evenings reading aloud or playing charades.

The house was designed by architect Allen Moore in a New England vernacular shingle style with exposed wood throughout. Over the years we've added a bit of sheetrock and paint but the house still retains its rustic quality.

The original owners (David and Erika, our parents) loved being close to nature. They kept their boat, the Chanterelle, moored offshore, for cruising the Maine coast. The great blue herons, the seals in the river, foxes and the occasional moose in the woods made this home a magical place.

Today, the generator has been replaced with power lines and the moose are scarce, although bald eagles now nest by the water and deer and fox pass through the forest. This natural oasis continues to be a special place for our family.

For some it takes a day to adjust to the quiet. You can spend hours watching the boats, digging for clams or mussels (check for red tide warnings) and exploring the forest. At night you can keep the door to the end bedroom open and hear the water lapping in the cove or a distant heron.

Peter Mumford purchased this house in 1968

For those who want more than just a sandy beach, mid-coast Maine is a special and haunting place, a rough-hewn granite coast of fjord-like peninsulas overlooking thousands of small islands topped by twisted spruce trees, sculpted by the wind. The cry of the loon through the fog is as bewitching as the sun glittering on the sea's surface, among dancing lobster buoys and gliding seagulls.

Be aware that Maine tends to be wet in the early summer & cold in the early fall; you may need some bug spray in the woods... but as they say in New England, If you don't like the weather - stick around!

Private, family time, amazing sunsets, swimming, walking, reading by the fireplace, picking mussels or digging clams, kayaking, sailing and row boating. Going into town for movies and ice cream.

Excellent biking throughout the peninsula, running on the trails through the woods, followed by a refreshing dive into the water.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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St. George MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Tampa, FL
5

Awesome place for family of all ages

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house for a week last June. We had grandparents, parents and 3 teenagers. The only thing that was missing (which was big at first to our teenagers) was a good internet access and cable tv. However this ended up being a good thing...the kids weren't on their phones and we all watched movies together on a few nights! Everyone loved the house and the surrounding woods. My daughter and I ran every morning..through the woods and along the water. My son took up sailing in the little sunfish that was included and came home to Florida and bought his own sunfish. We enjoyed kayaking and clamming and watching the lobster boats move about on the water. We also enjoyed exploring the nearby sights of Maine, including the Owls Head State Park and lighthouse and the little village of Owl's Head. It was kind of like living in a postcard for a week. We would definitely recommend this house!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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St. George MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Washington DC
5

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful spot at the end of a narrow finger of land - water on 3 sides with gorgeous sunset views from the deck. We had 2 families sharing, with plenty of room to gather together or find separate spots. The kitchen was well equipped, the living room was wonderful, the beds were comfortable, and the overall feel of the house is magical - great books, art, and atmosphere. This is not a generic rental house, but clearly a much loved family home. It is a little rustic, but well maintained and well designed, and really fits the unpretentious Maine culture. We barely had to leave the house during the week - the kids played for hours on the swingset and waded in the tidepools, we could have gone swimming in the calm water if we were a bit more intrepid about the cold, and it was big enough to stay indoors and relax during the rain. There are also great activities nearby for day trips, including Rockland with the Farnsworth museum and a cute children's museum, the Owl's Head transportation museum, and charming small towns to explore nearby. We cooked at home some nights, got takeout from Doug's excellent lobster shack, and had a nice dinner in Thomaston at the Slipway. We would definitely go back here, and would recommend it for anyone.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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St. George MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Bedford, MA
5

Great Family Location

  • 5 of 5
The view from the deck is awesome and the eagles and osprey made it even more special. The kitchen was well outfitted and a hit with the chefs in our family. We had a large group and the house worked out great. The living room was a perfect place to relax and talk and the fireplace was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed the kayaks and the Sunfish provided a chance to refresh our sailing skills. The setting was beautiful and the night time silence a welcome relief from the sounds of suburbia. Oh, and we ate lots of lobster. The house had all the equipment to cook and eat lobster. When we didn't cook we went to Miller's which is a great place. The other suggestions for dining and shopping in the instructions were also spot on. Our German Shepard also gave it two paws up.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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St. George MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Granville, OH
5

A Very Special Place

  • 5 of 5
I've been going to Maine for 30+ years, and have rented what seems like almost as many Maine vacation houses over that time. While I worry that I'm cutting my own throat by making it harder to reserve this house in future years, my daggone sense of honesty requires that I say it straight: This place is awesome. It's well laid out and outfitted, and the views are spectacular, especially at sunset. There's a swimming spot on the cove side of the property where the water warms enough for real swimming (not just a quick dip). We were even able to dig our own clams and drop them directly into the steamer. Even our grandkids loved it, even though they went a week without TV or video games (yahoo!). Fine art and fine library. It doesn't get much better than this.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Monhegan Ferry, Port Clyde
Nearest Motorway
55 Miles
I-295, Brunswick
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Drift-in beach, Martinsville
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
The Slipway, Thomaston
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Goose River, Rockland
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cod End, Tenants Harbor
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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St. George House Rental Rates

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Late Season Rentals
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes June (early season) $2200/wk
July - August $2900/wk
September $2200/wk
$89 insurance fee, plus 8% Maine state sales tax required
weekly rentals only (Sat. 5pm-Sat. 11am)

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

St. George House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Besides the two inside bathrooms, 7 Doors also has a hot water outdoor shower, with a wooden privacy screen. We use this after swimming.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Television
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
outdoor play structure, kayaks, rowboat, sailfish, outdoor shower, walking trails in the woods, private shore line
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