PRIVATE RIVERFRONT RETREAT IN THE HEART OF MAINE

Susan Pate

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
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PRIVATE RIVERFRONT RETREAT IN THE HEART OF MAINE

Orrington House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Enjoy life on the mighty Penobscot River...

The River House is now available for weekly rental or long-term lease. Nestled among the pines, this secluded property affords the peace and tranquility Maine is known for, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close enough to catch your next flight in just minutes. The River House can be your home base while you take day trips to Acadia National Park to the south, Baxter State Park to the north, Campobello down east, and the popular coastal ports and mountain villages to the west.

This special property is:

• Just 3 miles from I-395/exit 4.

• Only 15 minutes from Bangor International Airport.

• Only 15 minutes to Eastern Maine Medical Center.

• Only 10 minutes to Hollywood Slots Casino.

• Only 8 minutes to Cianbro in Brewer.

• A quick 20 minutes to Bucksport.

• And just 25 minutes to the University of Maine.

Stop, take a deep breath and relax.

From the River House, one can enjoy quiet contemplative hours of bird watching, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, hiking, swimming and more... all just steps from your front door. Aaaaahhhhh... the perfect getaway!

If you are looking for privacy, solitude and enjoy the outdoors, this is the place for you. From the deck you can watch the eagles soar... from the shore you can catch a striper... in the summer you can while away the hours watching the boats go by ... in the winter you can listen to the thunderous cracks of the ice flows in the river. Imagine painting, writing and creating with nature’s inspiration!

The 1-acre Orrington, Maine property boasts over 100’ of shoreline, with magnificent southerly views down the Penobscot. Bordered by a stream and seasonal pond, and filled with the fragrance of wildflowers and perennials, the wooded lot is a haven for wildlife. The home is reached by a well-maintained private dirt road.

The home was constructed in 1978 on the site of the Union River Ice House, which was founded in 1882. The remains of the old foundations and artifacts of the past can be found in and around the property.

The unique round design of the house is reflective of mid-century modern organic design... with a funky twist. Radiating from a central spiral staircase, the open concept and curved walls create a smooth continuous flow. The expansive wall of glass that encircles the main floor connects one with the outside ... as if perched in the treetops. The remarkable architectural design is in harmony with nature … its forest green wood siding blending into its surroundings.

The Main Floor amenities include:

• A fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area.

• Expansive open Living, Dining, and Den areas... all with spectacular views.

• Guest 1/2 Bath.

• Wrap-around deck with screened-in entertainment area.

The Downstairs Sleeping quarters include:

• Master Bedroom with private entrance, full bath, walk in closet.

• 2 additional Bedrooms.

• 3/4 Bath.

• Utility Room with washer/dryer and outside entrance.

• All new luxurious Berber carpeting and fresh no-VOC paint in all the bedrooms.

All this could be yours...

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
Susan Pate (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

5
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Private Riverfront Retreat in the Heart of Maine
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Private Riverfront Retreat in the Heart of Maine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976591
+1 207 825-4143
Orrington Downeast and Acadia
Cincinnati
5

Secluded Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We visited Maine last year for the first time and loved it so much, we had to include it in our travel plans again this year. We decided to stay a little longer and bring our dog this time, and found this lovely gem in Orrington just south of Bangor. We were planning on using this as a home base from which to make day trips all over Maine, but we loved it so much, we only left once to go visit friends we made last year and twice to pick up groceries. On our last night here, we realized we hadn't been out to eat in the area, so we made a trip out for local fare. We also felt obligated...since we were there....to drive around Bangor and see what it was all about. That's a round-about way of saying we were so comfortable and satisfied with the house and its location along the river, that we never really got the itch to leave! Sue and Joe have thought of everything starting with all the fixings for pancakes our first morning there....which we managed to stretch out for our first three mornings! The house is completely round! It's really a ranch with a walk-out lower level. Kitchen, living, dining, and half bath upstairs and a wall of windows you wouldn't believe offering a panoramic view of the Penobscot River! We were mesmerized for hours. The lower level has THREE bedrooms (we only needed the one since it was just the two of us and our little dog) and two full baths AND a laundry room. There are a couple of seating areas up in the yard to watch the River tides roll in and out....or the bald eagles soar by or catch a fish! We got in the habit of sitting on the floating dock with our feet in the water at high tide. You can swim in the river or take out one of their kayaks available for use too. Sue and Joe were very accommodating and informative hosts. They have thought of everything. The kitchen is fully equipped, there are supplies for dogs and children. Soap, cleaning, and laundry supplies too. It has quality furniture and is beautifully and lovingly decorated. We felt right at home.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Riverfront Retreat in the Heart of Maine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976591
+1 207 825-4143
Orrington Downeast and Acadia
Pennsylvania
5

Mr

  • 5 of 5
Really a nice place and great owners. We were home at this property.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting you. I am glad the boys had a great time fishing... and we had some extra hot coffee for you! Sue & Joe
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Orrington Downeast and Acadia
Waterloo NY
5

Beautifu!

  • 5 of 5
The River House far exceeded our expectations! We decided to make a 4 day trip to Maine to visit a sick family member on very short notice. The owners were fabulous and very accommodating! The house is very spacious and met all our needs. We were able to have family that lives locally come to the house and share a sit down meal with plenty of room. I had surgery 2 days prior to our arrival and I cannot express enough how comfortable the house was for all of us. The owners also provided us with kayaks and lifejackets that my children (ages 17 and 22) throughly enjoyed. My only regret is that we could not stay longer.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Train
180 Miles
Portland: The Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 15
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Lake: Green Lake Ocean: Sand Beach
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Many in Bangor and Brewer
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Hermon Mountain
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rocky Knoll
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Pizza Land
Car: recommended

Orrington, 15 Minutes from Airport, 8 Minutes from I-395.

This special property is:

• Just 3 miles from I-395/exit 4.

• Only 15 minutes from Bangor International Airport.

• Only 15 minutes to Eastern Maine Medical Center.

• Only 10 minutes to Hollywood Slots Casino.

• Only 8 minutes to Cianbro in Brewer.

• A quick 20 minutes to Bucksport.

• And just 25 minutes to the University of Maine.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Orrington House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1595/wk $1980/mo. US Dollars
  • US Dollars;
    $1595/week (furnished); / For a vacation.
    10% discount (off weekly rate) for 4 weeks or more;
    $1980/month long-term lease (9 months or more, off-season).
  • Dates Available: Year Round

Amenities

Amenities

Orrington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 2 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The Downstairs Sleeping quarters include: • Master Bedroom with private entrance, full bath, walk in closet. • 2 additional Bedrooms. • 3/4 Bath. • Utility Room with washer/dryer and outside entrance. • All new luxurious Berber carpeting and fresh no-VOC paint in all the bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • pond
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
The Main Floor amenities include: • A fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area. • Expansive open Living, Dining, and Den areas... all with spectacular views. • Guest 1/2 Bath. • Wrap-around deck with screened-in entertainment area.