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Dan Brooks

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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The Riverhouse - A riverfront property on Maine's midcoast

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Orland House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms - each with a full mattress, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

The 'Riverhouse', located in Orland, Maine is a furnished 2 bedroom Cape. Located on the Penobscot River, the views of the river and bay are dramatic with beach privileges and boat anchorage available. Conveniently located 10 minutes from historic Castine, 1 hour from Acadia National Park, and 45 minutes from Bangor International Airport, the house becomes an easy commute, centrally located within Maine's mid coast region. Make this the season you spend at a Maine vacation rental property. To view a slide show of my property, please visit:

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dan Brooks (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Dan Brooks

I'm a retired corporate auditor who grew up 2 houses from my rental property so know the region well. Many hours were spent during my 'growing' years on our beach as that was our playground. I now am living in my ancestral house which is where I grew up.

Dan Brooks purchased this house in 1988

Why Dan Brooks chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

While growing up near my rental property, I delivered the weekly paper the 'Grit'. After many years of decline, the house was eventually passed down to family members living in New Jersey. After they realized that the distance was too great for them to use the property as a weekend retreat, they offered the property to me as my parents owned all the ajoining property to the water. I bought the house and started renovations which took about 1 & 1/2 years to complete.

What makes this house unique

The most unique benefit for visitors would be the private beach where one can sunbath with or w/out clothing, fish, swim or just walk looking for treasures. A short 5 minute walk will get you there. If that is too much of a challenge, try relaxing on the deck overlooking the river.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It is a long time since we had such a relaxing long weekend. The superb view over the river, the silence, the birds and your cozy house.....the perfect recipe for relaxation! The kids had a great time too, playing in the grass or improvising wooden toy boats by the river. Thank you also for your advice about Castine. This is a lovely place. Thank you for everything!
May 2014
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(3 traveler reviews)
The Riverhouse - A riverfront property on Maine's midcoast
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Bedford, NH 03110

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Riverhouse many times since first discovery. The accommodations are charming; better yet, the host is a delight! We now feel more like family than friends. The location allows for travel to Acadia, Camden, Deer Isle and all the "hidden gems" of the Penobscot region. Can't imagine life without The Riverhouse anymore! Peace to all who enter...S&S

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2003
  • Stayed: Aug 2003
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent last minute getaway stay

  • 5 of 5

We booked last minute and Dan was extremely accommodating. The cottage is great and the view is an all day treat. In the early morning, watch the for the hawk. The location is perfect as a base to explore Down East Maine and the inlets. We had a lobster marathon. We would definitely consider returning for fall foliage next year. Thanks Dan!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at the Riverhouse and was so comfortable there. The house is clean and charming and feels really homey. The Owner (Dan) was so inviting and made us feel welcomed. We would definitely stay there again. The view from the deck is remarkable and Maine is a beautiful state and hopefully some day be able to make it back there.

We sure was busy visiting the towns around us and went whale watching. What an experience that was and we saw the whales!

I would recommend staying at the Riverhouse!

We Loved it!

Pam and Melissa

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
McLeod's in Bucksport or Dennett's in Castine
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
McLeod's or several in Castine
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Camden Snowbowl
Car: necessary

The Riverhouse is located in the very versatile 'Mid-Coast' region of Maine. Because of the large influx of summer visitors, many amenities usually uncommon in this small area are now available. A must-see area within our region is Acadia National Park which is located less than an hour away. The property's private beach or public beaches dot the many lakes, river or ocean in the region which provide for swimming, fishing and boating. In addition, many antique shops provide hours of shopping availability.


Rates & Availability

Orland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 3 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
Off Season #2
Oct 9 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Orland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , 2015 -- replaced tub/shower combination with a walk-in showe
  • Bathroom is small
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 double
    Bedroom #2 - 1 double
  • Bedrooms are identical excepting size of actual room
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Each bedroom has a double bed. Boat anchorage and space provided for helicopter service. Tours, private chefs or chauffeurs can be made available.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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