'The Island View House,' as it was known in its tourist house days, promoted 'gorgeous sunsets over the Camden Hills and one of the most picturesque views in the State of Maine.' It's been completely updated while maintaining the historic charm. There's a large yard with gardens, apple trees, stone wall, and a small barn for bikes, kayaks, & canoes. It's a 5 minute walk to public beach and hiking trail. Two decks: covered lower one has picnic table, grill, swing; upper deck has sweeping views across Eggmoggin Reach--a lovely place to relax with wine and cheese at sunset. After dark, the Milky Way, shooting stars, and bright planets make this a star-gazer's 'heaven. Spacious rooms are light and airy with comfortable furniture, comfy beds, and two full baths. A large, fully equipped kitchen with island, breakfast bar and large dining area is a great place to prepare fresh seafood. Refinished hardwood or pumpkin pine floors. Lots of extras--beach chairs, toys, videos, games, books!
The kitchen is fully equipped with full refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, quality cookware and utensils, Pfaltzgraff and Corelle dishes, and many small appliances.
The spacious living room has cable TV, a wood stove, and a beautiful adjoining sun room. The first-floor bath includes a washer and dryer. New towels are provided.
The master bedroom is huge; the beds have excellent mattresses and high-quality linens.
The house has central heat, and there is a Vermont Casting wood stove in the living room. French doors provide deck access from both the living room and master bedroom. The master bedroom and a second bedroom are on the first floor, along with the bath, living room, kitchen, dining area, and sun room. A third bedroom and a second bath are on the second floor. The roominess of this home allows up to six people to live in comfort.
There are several places to buy lobster in the area.
And if you are a novice at cooking fresh lobster, there is a fun video at the house on how to cook and eat a Maine lobster. Fresh clams, crab, mussels, and fish are also easily available in the area. And, if you prefer to eat out, there are many choices for terrific seafood dinners.
The beach is a five-minute walk away. A public boat launch is available at the bottom of the hill. The spectacular Acadia National Park is one hour away, as is the popular tourist town of Bar Harbor.
The house is located almost mid-point between Blue Hill and Stonington -- both interesting ocean towns to explore.
This house is an exceptional value and a lovely place to experience Downeast Maine in all its beauty. For more information, give us a call or e-mail us.