Apartment has an open floor plan, with loft styling, permitting 4 to sleep comfortably with a
queen-sized bed in 'bedroom area'. Living area amenities include a small gas fireplace, wing-backed chair, rocker, and Queen sleeper-sofa . Table and chairs for family dining and playing games are provided. Apartment has TV / DVD player with cable, and stereo/CD player . A Full kitchen (no dishwasher) has high and low bar to provide conversational seating - great when groups gather to prepare special meals! Full-sized refrigerator and stove, microwave and coffee-maker provided. Dishes, pots and pans and basic staples are provided for your use. Yes, there is a lobster pot!!
Private deck overlooks the Harbor View House gardens, Belfast harbor and Penobscot Bay beyond. Enjoy lovely (early!) sunrises and 'reverse sunsets' (ask us!) while relaxing at the small table and chairs on deck . It is an easy walk to downtown Belfast's unique shops and galleries and an easy drive to many Maine sights.
In the Area: Belfast is located in the heart of mid-coast Maine, making it accessible to most of the sites of Maine.
-Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are about a on1-1/2 hour drive - explore the park or go whale watching
-Freeport's shopping outlets (and L.L.Bean!) is about 1-1/4 hour drive
-Moose Point State Park is 4 miles away - an easy way to enjoy Maine's coastal beauty
-The beautiful new Maine Botanical Gardens and Boothbay Harbor are about 1-1/2 hours away
-Swan Lake, Lake Megunticook and Lake Saint George are all about a 30-minute drive (different directions to each!)
-Boats to Monhegan Island leave from Port Clyde about 1 hour drive
Belfast - the Arty Side: Belfast has a wonderful arts community. Local Galleries offer Art Walks every Friday night during the summer and galleries abound less than three blocks from the apartment. Local Pottery and hand made items are available in town or a short drive away. The local Masker's theater presents plays year-round and summer offerings are performed under the stars at the Belfast Commons. The local movie theater presents all the blockbusters as well as the smaller independent and art films.
The Local Foods: One of the best Lobster Pounds is right in our own Belfast - Young's (you can see it from the deck). Eat over there on their deck or bring fresh or freshly-steamed lobsters home to enjoy on your own deck. The local Farmer's Market is open every Friday morning, offering the best local, organic foods in the area. Belfast offers great local restaurants, from the traditional diners and seafood restaurant, to the eclectic Darby's, and local Thai and Italian restaurants. Our local Chase's offers vegetarian dining at it's BEST every Friday night (book ahead).
Weekly rentals, Sat-Sat
Trish, Mary Ellen and Ron have been innkeepers at Harbor View House of 1807 Bed and Breakfast since 2000. Because of family illness, we cannot run this beautiful home as a bed and breakfast. But the pleasure of meeting and sharing with our guests has led us to open up the house for guests who require longer stays or more room for a family. Moving to Maine from San Francisco, California has been a wonderful change of place. Innkeeping has been a wonderful change of pace!
Mid-coast Maine offers the unique opportunity of being equally accessible to many of the state's favorite spots. Whether sailing or hiking in Acadia National Park is your goal, or antiquing and shopping at the famous L.L. Bean and outlets of Freeport is more your style, each is equally achievable from Belfast. Best of all, Belfast itself is a unique community that offers art, theater, and beautiful nature options (hiking trails less than a quarter mile away) - all without the kitsch and hustle-bustle of some other Maine locations. Summer's Friday night Art Walks open the galleries to all - with food and music as well! Moose Point State park, less than 4 miles away, provides a delightful local nature scene! Swim at nearby Swan Lake ('where the sane people go to swim!').