Belfast house rental - Top floor master bedroom. Wake up to the most spectacular sunrises.
Top floor master bedroom. Wake up to the most spectacular sunrises.
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
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House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

We are conveniently located right in Belfast, overlooking Belfast Harbor and Penobscot Bay, with spectacular views to Castine and Blue Hill.

We are less than a 10 minute walk into historic brick downtown Belfast, with its growing array of restaurants, niche shops, outstanding galleries, the Belfast Co-Op organic and natural food store, a working waterfront and public landing, movie house and more.

Surrounding the classic downtown area, residential Belfast boasts beautiful wood frame (and some brick) houses in Colonial, Victorian, and Greek Revival styles. Prosperous ship builders in the 1800s built some of the finest grand houses in all of Maine. Belfast has become famous for award winning gardens, for which there are tours available. The beautifully landscaped Belfast Common is a short walk up our street and has become the canine recreation area of choice.

In recent years Belfast has caught the attention of many travel writers and created enormous interest in this previously semi-obscure town. Many crave an interesting and unhurried Maine vacation experience in a truly charming town and they have found it here, and return year after year.

This midcoast area has also become a center of organic and sustainable family farming in Maine, the farm-to-fork slow food movement, and very good eating can be had from local and transplanted chefs. The full Circle Fair sponsored by MOFGA has become a major event in the fall. The Belfast Co-op is Maine's oldest store of its kind. Our guest book comments transcribed into the reviews section will give you a sense of the culinary possibilities.

Festivals, concerts and plays are held regularly in Belfast. The working waterfront features ocean-going tugs, launches, sailboats, the ferry to Castine, and the occasional small cruise ship stopping by. A consortium of boatyards and boat builders, Front Street Boatyard have created a world-class boat/small ship overhaul boatyard colaborative near the walking bridge, which has breathed new energy into the working waterfront.

From our house, the town park—with tennis courts and a great pool—is just a few minutes in the opposite direction, on Northport Ave. A major regional hospital and medical center is also down that way.

Facing East Belfast across the harbor, our house sits above a sloping lawn which leads to a deck and private stairs descending to the beach below. We have ample space for beach chairs, kayaks, etc. This is an ideal location from which kayaking groups may explore the area. And because of Belfast's location, much of Maine is easily reachable, making it the perfect Maine day trip launching point—from Camden to Mt. Desert Island and Bar Harbor.

In the summer, unlike much of the open ocean in Maine, the harbor in front of our little beach is warm enough to swim in comfortably. Depending on the tide, one can even walk into town via the beach.

Our house was originally a typical fisherman's house from around 1900, but a few years ago we completely rebuilt and reconfigured it to include a new foundation, insulation, plumbing, electrical and heating, and very visiter-friendly layout. Several rooms are connected to an open living room / kitchen area, and lots of windows and doors look out on the water.

The house features unique stairs, landings and a loft. Many different woods are used throughout, notably oak, pine and cherry, much of it locally milled. The floors are birch, pine and, in the older parts of the house, the original pumpkin pine. A cedar wrap-around deck is outside and stairs descend to the lawn below. We get great sun and ample ventilation, as sea breezes naturally flow thoughout the house. Multiple ceiling fans and many windows and skylights help keep our guests comfortable even on the hottest summer days.

We have three dedicated bedrooms: A top floor bedroom with queen size bed, skylights and a bathroom and truly breathtaking views; a second floor water-facing bedroom has another queen bed overlooking the Bay. A third bedroom contains a full bed. A loft which is over the kitchen area has two twin beds and looks out to the water through the living room. Across from these last two rooms is a full bathroom.

Belfast harbor is to the left and Penobscot Bay is to the right, visible from almost every room. The first floor (living room/kitchen) level has a den with a sofa bed and a very comfortable day bed. The living room has a comfortable couch and chairs and adjacent is the large dining table which has been the setting for many families' gatherings, reunions and holiday dinners.

An office/parlour room includes an upright piano, computer area with a desk, wi-fi, ethernet, printer, and french doors that make the room very quiet in case one actually has work to do while on vacation, which we do discourage. Connected to the 'office' room is a bathroom with laundry facilities. The house comes equipped with books, games, music, TV, stereo. The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, dishes, and cookware.

If there is something on our chart of amenities not listed, please ask and we will see if we have it, or can get it for you.

Our house is furnished with a tasteful blend of wicker and antiques. The wrap-around deck and the decks by the water have an assortment of outdoor chairs and chaises. We have a very comfortable house with breathtaking views and easy access to the water and town.

Belfast is also a wonderful place to come in the autumn and winter months— as the leaves turn, the air turns crisper and the pace slows down.

Weeks, partial weeks or week-end getaways are possible, for the ideal spot to experience all the seasons right on the water in Midcoast Maine.

We accept MasterCard and Visa for reservations and payment.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our listing. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have, anytime.

Duncan and Naomi Draper

Keywords: House, home cottage, vacation rental, waterfront, Belfast, Maine

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We bought and rebuilt this house with an eye to moving back to new England after many years on the West Coast. While we never did quite move, we return at every chance we get. We are thrilled so many others have experienced Belfast and beyond from our home.

All one has to do is stare at the water, breath the air, walk the beach, read a book on the porch, walk into town, have a good meal, go for a swim.

That's plenty.

20 Reviews of Property 192019 in Belfast, Maine

Spacious, Sunny in-Town Waterfront Belfast Home
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews
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Camp Lejeune, NC
5

A special visit!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Duncan and Naomi,
We rented your home to visit with our daughter's family. February might seem a strange time to visit Maine, but seeing that Valentine's Day is our granddaughter's birthday try and keep us away! Your house was the perfect setting for wonderful meals, warmth by the wood stove, cuddling with the grandbaby, and a beautiful snowfall that was icing on the cake!
You took care of our every need and were especially generous when mother nature affected Portland's flight schedules! Thank you so very much!
I would recommend your house to anyone who wants to experience the best of Maine! The comfort of your house, along with magnificent views and being so close to such a lovely town as Belfast made this trip to extra special!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments about your recent stay at our house .We are delighted everything worked out well and glad you found our house a very cozy place to be.This winter's unpredictable sucession of snow storms made your visit memorable. It was no problem for us to be a bit flexible,
not have you worry about things beyond all our control , and leave you and your family to watch the ever changing winter weather over the Bay from one of the best vantage points in all of Maine.
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A Favorite

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Duncan,
I've been meaning to send an email for a couple of weeks now. I just wanted to thank you for our most recent stay in Belfast. You were gracious enough to offer us an extra 2 days at the start and it was a wonderful bonus. We had absolutely spectacular weather for our first 6 days. Your generosity enabled us to double our visits to Chase's for dinner, as they only open on Friday nights. Being both vegetarians, my wife and I high hold that place in special regard. The 2 bottles of wine that greeted us at the house were also much appreciated. We like the continual upgrades in the house: new kitchen utensils and cookware, a new coffee table in front of the couch, and I'm slightly ashamed to admit this one: the upgraded cable TV package. All in all we had a great time and your giving us the extra days was more than the icing on the cake.
I have a few places I've visited in my life that are on a short favorites list: Yosemite, the Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, and I think the uppermost bedroom in your house with the sunrise at 6-ish a.m. joins the list.
Thank you so much,

Fred & Jackie
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A Fabulous Time

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Had an absolutely fabulous time in Maine. The house is very clean and comfortable and provided a spectacular view. It was close to town and all area activities but also provided us privacy. Every possible amenity was available to us.
We truly enjoyed our trip but the accommodations made the trip more pleasant. Thanks for providing such an awesome home away from home. Thank you also for the great communication regarding the rental of the house but also providing information about the town and community events and venues.I will definitely recommend this place to everyone.
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Relaxing and Comfortable

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
July 2013
Great time!!! Belfast people are so warm and friendly.,
We had goodfood, very relaxing and comfortable and my family and I had such a wonderful time. Can’t think of anything I would have changed about our stay. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
PS
Private whale watching with captain Robertson in Millbridge was awesome! Small groups 4-6 people, This is a must! Captain Robertson Sea Tours (Robertsonseatours.com)
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Beautiful Home

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Sept 2013

Beautiful home, beautiful time, beautiful memories
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Great Stay

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Thanks to all for sharing 42 Bayview. The house, the weather, the daytrips, the lobster were all “wickedly” good.
Your recently converted Michigan Mainers
August 2013
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Red hill
5

Thanksgiving in maine

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
For the last 20 yrs our family has rented a house for thanksgiving week. Up and down the coast. Always on water. This year we rented this gorgeous home in belfast and it was amazing! We had plenty of room for the seven of us! And the dogs ran on the beach daily! You can walk to town. And belfast is the cutest little town. You get to know everyone quickly! I would recommend this beautiful and warm and welcoming home to everyone! And the owner could not be any more helpful. He makes you feel welcomed from the moment you meet him! Thank you for the best thanksgiving we have ever had. Many many wonderful memories have been made.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This family spent Thanksgiving week at our house and loved it. It has been a perfect gathering place for many groups, often traveling thousands of miles in all seasons to be together . The beach behind our house, the dog park/town common up the street and the waterfront provide interesting walking venues for dogs and people and Belfast is fun to walk around . It is terrific being able to stroll to the movies, the many eateries,galleries, shopping and the waterfront,and of course the footbridge to East Belfast.
The house layout works well for any group and we are working to improve the various living areas further. We hope to see this delightful family back in Belfast before too long!
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The best year ever!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
September, 2012
Having spent the past few vacations in the inland parts of Belfast,we have enjoyed being on the ocean, takimg in the boats in the harbor and Blue Hill in the vista.
The sunrises and star gazing from the 3rd floor bedroom have been fantastic.
We’ve also enjoyed the quiet walks into town and the leisurely strolls home after dinner at the Lost Kitchen and drinks by the bonfire at Marshall Wharf. This has been the best year yet in Belfast!
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Enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
May 8-14, 2011
Enjoyed our stay this past week -the weather didn’t totally cooperate, but that is not why we came. Would’nt you know it, our last morning was the only chance to view a beautiful sunrise from the third floor. We enjoyed Belfast,Camden and surrounding towns. We had a great time at Fort Knox and of course you can't beat the beauty of Acadia. Thanks for your home.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Belfast is an awsome little city

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
August 6-13, 2011
A week long stay of a multi-generational group - house was accommodating , pleasant and comfortable for everyone and we thoroughly enjoyed the location. The kids really enjoyed beach-combing , walks downtown and daily trips for ice cream.(our collective verdict ;The Barn on Route 1 has the best ice cream– we also enjoyed their fried food baskets of sweet potato fries.) Belfast is an awesome little city!
It is welcoming and interesting , plenty of things to do without being touristy.(We had fun at a street party on Tuesday night and the Friday night gallery walk. Everyone's favorite shop was Beyond the Sea-the owner is really sweet!).
Thanks for welcoming us to your lovely vacation house!
Helpful votes: 1/1