This fabulous waterfront home is located on a secluded peninsula of 20 private acres which includes 1,000 feet of direct water frontage. What makes this location so unique are the great waterfront views from every room and that it is only an 5 minute drive to town. This classic Maine home has a fully equipped large open living room with pine floors, open beam ceiling and granite fireplace with wood burning stove, and high speed DSL/Wireless Internet. The bright adjoining kitchen has a cathedral ceiling, track lighting, skylights, small wood stove, modern appliances, wine shelf, working antique coffee grinder, Calphalon cutlery, and Maine cookbooks! From the bedrooms located on the second floor you can take in the spectacular views of Brimstone Island, Sheep Island, and Narrows Island (where you can see and hear the flock of sheep that live on Narrows Island year round).
Property Details: To get the ultimate view climb the spiral staircase to the 3rd story octagonal “lighthouse” tower which offers a 360 view of islands, ocean, and forest. From this birds eye location you will see lobstermen working in the bay, schooners and sailboats, spectacular sunrises, sunsets, and starry night skies and birdwatchers will see hawk, osprey, falcon, eagles, and lots of song birds.
The kitchen and living room both have access to a large deck with Adirondack chairs and a stainless steel Webber Grill Master. The yard leading to the waters edge is quite flat and ideal for a volleyball net or a game of boccie ball. This is really the ideal spot to have a cookout or lobster bake!
Property Details: On chilly nights toss a log from the wood rack into the stove, grab an extra comforter, and get cozy with a glass of wine, a book, or loved one. When the weather is not cooperating enjoy the library of books, Cd's, DVDs, games, and puzzles or head into town and browse the local shops and galleries, pick up a magazine, newspaper, or postcard at The Paper Store, take a yoga class, or an a boat tour.
The island stays very active right through September with concerts, plays, art openings, lectures, wine tastings, hiking trails, bean suppers (if you are looking for a “real Maine experience”, this is it), wild blueberry, blackberry and raspberry picking, fishing, gourmet dining at 'The Haven' and '64 Main Street', and more casual fare at 'The Sand Bar', 'Harbor Gawker', or 'Trickerville Sandwich Shop' (863-9344)
Ideal for an adult couple ( 2 people). Not suitable for families or young children. No pets. No smoking.
What a remarkable retreat . Very comfortable and spotlessly clean home totally as pictured. Great hiking and biking around the island. I ate in some meals in the well stocked kitchen including fresh lobster pulled right off the boat 1 night. Salt a very good eatery and the local grocery was well stocked. Everyone waves. This was such a friendly hospitable island..I had hoped to return this year but sometimes things get in the way. Terrific and well worth the price
We had a perfectly orchestrated arrival. The flight into Bangor, getting a rental car, grocery shopping, the drive to Rockland, and arriving at the ferry terminal on time. Phew!! So worth it!! Angie was waiting for us as promised and took us to the Pointe. What an amazing location! The house is beautiful. I'm a food snob and packed my wok so we could get meals cooked properly. Imagine my surprise to find a Calphalon wok in the cabinet. The kitchen is very well equipped. We bought lobsters at the co-op and the was a great lobster pot, crackers, platters, picks--if you needed it; the kitchen had it. We explored the island, but the highlight was sitting in an Adirondack chair and enjoying the view of GOD! The sun sparkling on the water, the sunrise, the sunset--we didn't think it could get any better. Then we went out at night; the stars were unbelievable! The Milky Way was right over our heads. This was the most relaxing vacation we've ever had. Thank you Scott for sharing your piece of Paradise. Thank you Angie for being so helpful.
My wife and I chose "The Point" for our honeymoon and we are glad we did. We stayed for 2 weeks and it is exactly what we needed. We needed some rest and relaxation after all the stress and work that accompanies preparing for a wedding. It is a very private location and other than seagulls, sailboats and lobster boats you won't have much company.
This wonderful seaside cottage is a retreat from the hustle and bustle and stresses of the daily grind. It is not a place to do 100 things. It is a place to go and unwind and get away. The views are breathtaking, whether it be first thing in the morning as the sun rises up over the water, or watching the fog roll in over the surrounding islands and wander up to the deck just outside.
The house was clean, well-maintained and both the owner and "house keeper" were very polite and helpful through the whole process. We would recommend this property to anyone looking to escape from it all. If you want a romantic retreat this is the place.
Some favorite Vinalhaven activities and happenings:
The Saturday Morning Flea Market features homemade jams, knit sweaters, sweets, and antique treasures.
July 4th Parade on Vinalhaven is like small town America 50 years ago with quilts for sale, fresh lobster, face painting, pie throwing booth etc.
Breakfast at Donna’s aka Surfside is a favorite of the locals and fishermen. They open at 4:30am and close at 10:00am. Owner Donna is famous for her fishcakes but be sure to get there early; they sell out fast.
New Era Gallery typically exhibits Vinalhaven artists and other Maine artists.
The Starlight Cafe serves all natural gourmet ice cream, coffee, and sandwiches.
Vinalhaven has 3 freshwater granite quarries open for summer swimming.
Vinalhaven has many beautiful walking trails such as Lane’s Island Preserve which is accessible by bridge.
Other Activities: Some of the best sea kayaking in the world