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Private Island Home with Ocean and Sunset Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Monhegan House Rental Photos and Description

Quiet location- 4 bedrooms,1 large bathroom, sleeps 6

OPEN - The Last Two Weeks of August are now open for rental! Rent by the week or by the night!

Sitting atop Horn's Hill on Monhegan Island, The Charles House is a beautiful home with ocean and sunset views from the upstairs. In the evenings, you can see lighthouses glowing along the coast of Maine from upstairs. The house is located in a private place on the island and is only a five minute walk to the nearest cliffs which line the east side of Monhegan. And a five minute walk in the opposite direction to get to the village.

My home has a spacious kitchen with natural wood counters/cabinets and the living room opens up onto a large deck that looks over a lawn and toward the harbor and neighboring island, Manana. The home has lovely clear drinking water and beautiful Maine art decorates the walls. It is my home for most of the year, so the house is fully stocked and has quite a few ammenties that other rentals don't offer on the island. I offer high speed internet connection at the house as well.

There is a large game closet upstairs with puzzles, games and toys for all ages, and a wide assortment of books for all ages. I have an extensive collecion of Art books in the house, it is my mother's life-long collection and includes over 200 books about many kinds of art.

Although you will see a woodstove in the pictures, the house is set up in the summer time for propane use instead. There is a very effective floor furnace that is available for renters that wish to have heat. Unfortunately, the wood stove gets disconnected, and is not an option.

I have a number of bird feeders around and feed the birds year round here on the property, so there is an active bird population that visit the yard every day..... I have a couple of adorable pair of Carolina wrens that sing atop the branches every day, and in the spring/summer the thrashers and mockingbirds are fun to listen to up here on top of the hill. Monhegan is a bird migratory stop off, so many species of birds visit the island in the spring and fall. So bring your binoculars!

When there is a 'sea' built up , you can hear the surf crashing against the rocks at Lobster Cove while sitting on the deck.... Lobster cove is not far from the house, and the surf there can be terrific.

There is always a lovely breeze that goes through the house if you leave windows or the doors open - and very little problems with mosquitos or other bugs.

The biggest advantage to renting my home is the privacy and quiet that you will experience amidst the trees and birds and breezes at the top of the hill.... the house is on one of the highest planes of the island, yet ocean views are limited to the upstairs windows because quiet and privacy of trees, gardens, flowers and birds prevail year-round.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Cynthia Charles
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2016
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The Charles House sits high on Monhegan Island which is located 12 miles off the Maine coast. It is a place of extreme beauty and peace. Monhegan is about 1 1/4 miles long and 3/4 mile wide, and hosts 17 miles of hiking trails which lead through beautiful Maine woods out to high cliffs that run the length of the east side of the island. Two thirds of Monhegan are held in a natural preserve, to remain forever wild. In the Spring and Fall seasons, Monhegan is a destination for birdwatchers who come from around the world to witness the migration of many species of birds on their way north and south.

Monhegan Island is a destination for artists as well, who come to paint the natural beauty of the island and the traditional fishing village. The island does have a wonderful lighthouse and museum, a general store, a gift shop and a coffee house. Visitors come to relax and get away from the fast paced life of the mainland.


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Monhegan House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

$400/night, $1900-$2250/week

$400/night or $1900/week

July & August:


50% of entire balance (including ME tax) is due to hold the reservation, the remaining 50% is due two weeks prior to arrival on the island.

Payment Policy is that 50% of the entire balance is due immediately to hold the reservation, and the remaining 50% of the balance is due two weeks prior to arrival.

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Monhegan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is one large bathroom downstairs, stocked with many towels and extra sheets - the beds are al made with fresh linens when you arrive. There is a washing machine in the bathroom, and two drying racks as well as an outside clothesline (there is no electric or propane dryer at the house, but there is one on the island).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 king
  • One bedrroom is very large, the 'big room' upstairs.... and one bedroom is very small 'The Africa room', also upstairs. The other two bedrooms are a good size, only one bedroom is downstairs. The large bathroom with full bath/shower is downstairs as well.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
3 doubles/1 king. Clear drinking water from faucet. High speed wireless internet connection. Private, quiet location on the island. Five minute walk to the cliffs in one direction, and a five minute walk to the village in the other direction. Beautiful starry nights, beautiful sunrises, and beautiful sunsets......whales are often seen off the cliffside of the island. There is a great museum at the Lighthouse and the island is rich with history. The remnants of a shipwreck sit at Lobster Cove,; Monhegan is one of the oldest fishing villages off the eastern coast of the US. It boasts the highest cliffs on the eastern seaboard as well. There are several shops on the island, two gifts shops, several eateries and restaurants, and a fish market on the beach where you can purchase fresh seafood. Come visit this amazing place, I consider it a 'little peice of heaven on earth'....

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