|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
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Our family house, 'Treetops' sits on a hill overlooking the ocean and Harpswell Sound which is part of Casco Bay. With a large wrap-around porch, it is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails on a summer evening and watch the sun set over the Sound in front of you and Mount Washington, NH in the distance.
Our house sits on Beal's Cove, part of Harpswell Sound, giving guests a perfect protected cove to play around in the water. There is a small deck situated on water's edge allowing for a wonderful picnic or viewing platform as the kids swim out to the float,frolic in the water or skip rocks to their hearts content. This is also a perfect launching pad for canoes, kayaks, and boats.
The house was built in the early 1900's, but newly renovated kitchen and bathrooms offer modern day comforts to complement the old Maine charm. Rooms include a den/study, living room, separate dining room, and the new spacious eat-in kitchen - all with great water views! Also, the house offers plenty of sleeping space (see above). Working fireplace in living room and gas fireplace in kitchen take the nip out of potentially chilly mornings or evenings. Family photos and details throughout.
Also offers abundant land for outdoor games & shared tennis court.
Buy some lobsters from the local lobstermen and cook up a meal that you will never forget. Don't be surprised if you don't want to leave the house all week! Plenty of sleeping space, makes it perfect for a family reunion or get-together with friends. There are four bedrooms, 1 with queen bed, 1 with full bed, 2 with 2 twin beds. Plus 1 bunk room with 6 bunks - perfect for kids of all ages. Pillows and blankets included, linens and towels are not. Food/grocery and sundries stores are easily accessible.
We are the third, forth and fifth generation of family that has been in this house. The house has a long wonderful history on Orr's Island.
(Message sent via e-mail). Tree tops is FANTASTIC!!!! Thanks for sharing itwith us. Thanks Patty Jen...It truely was the ebst vacation I have had in a very long time. Edie
We just returned from a wonderful, relaxing, idyllic time at Treetops. The home is rich with history, much bigger than the photos depict, and our only complaint was that we could not stay longer. It was immaculate when we arrived and had everything we needed - We hope to return again next year! Thank you so much.
Where to begin! The Treetops, as this property is known, is absolutely stunning. This historic house, built around 1910, comfortably housed our three families for the entirety of our stay. One large room had 6 bunks (one with a secret door to it which the kids loved), two had two twin beds, and another two had larger beds. Additionally, there were three couches one of which pulled out. Two bathrooms and an outdoor shower made things easy for our large group.
The house itself felt like a home away from home for us, as it was stocked with books and magazines seemingly gathered since 1910. My son read a novel signed to the family by the author in 1908 and my niece re-read the Harry Potter series. It was incredible to be able to pick up a National Geographic magazine from 1925 and read it on a wrap-around porch with gorgeous views of Casco Bay. The sun sets directly across the water from the porch, making it one of the greatest features of the property.
If you're brave enough to go swimming, the cove in front of the home with a private swimming dock was amazing. Crystal clear like the rest of Casco Bay, and if you don't feel like swimming it was a nice place to relax.
The home's location was perfect, it felt secluded and was right off the main island road so day trips were easy. A mile or so down the road was the Salt Cod Café, whose scones and lobster rolls cannot be recommended enough. (Check TripAdvisor, I'm telling you). If you're into adventure, rent kayaks and paddle boards from H2Outfitters next to the Salt Cod and paddle over to the house.
As I've said, the house exudes a peaceful charm of days gone-by, and it is evident from every tiny detail waiting to be discovered that this is a special place treasured by the family that built it. To this day they reside in houses nearby and are available to renters should questions or issues arise. Our interactions with Bob and Judy (the owners and members of the family that built the house in 1910), were exceedingly pleasant. It was evident they cared about our trip and wanted our family to experience the same magic that theirs had in the Treetops for the last hundred years.
This truly is a special place, owned by special people, and no trip to Casco Bay would be the same without a stay at the Treetops.
Treetops exceeded our expectations in every way. The huge kitchen allowed us to cook large family meals, the rooms are perfect with bunks for the kids. An outdoor fire pit was one of the highlights as we watched outdoor movies by the fire. The grounds, dock area and lawn allowed for endless games of lawn golf, wiffle ball and tennis. Bob Arndt is a pleasure to do business with and you will never find a place so spectacular in every way. Comfortable porch chairs for rocking and every possible kitchen utensil you can think of is there. Here is a little video showing some of our family fun at this tremendous property.
We had an absolutely wonderful week staying at Treetops. I thought it looked good in the pictures, but I have to say they do not do the place justice. The house is charming and surprisingly spacious, the porch (with its great view and many rocking chairs) is perfect, the yard is vast and equipped with games, hammock and fire pit, and there is a very lovely dock from which to swim or just sit and gaze at the water. I really can't say enough about how much every one of us loved this spot. I hope to return!
We had an absolutely wonderful week staying at Treetops. I thought it looked good in the pictures, but I have to say they do not do the place justice. The house is charming and surprisingly spacious, the porch (with its great view and many rocking chairs) is perfect, the yard is vast and equipped with games, hammock and fire pit, and there is a very lovely dock from which to swim or just sit and gaze at the water. I really can't say enough about how much every one of loved this spot. I hope to return!
There is absolutely nothing like swimming/rowing around in your own secluded cove. We were there at sunrise, sunset, and all the times in between. We even swam in the moonlight!
The pictures definitely don't do this place justice. It is warm and clean and cozy, with photographs of the Arndt family from many generations!
The perfect family getaway. I wish I could live there year round!
Private water access to Beal's Cove makes it a perfect place to: swim, sail, kayak, canoe, fish. Treetops also has access to a shared tennis court and large yard in which to play frisbee, capture the flag, soccer, toss the football or just roll around in the grass with your kids. Orr's and surrounding islands offer plenty of other activities, sightseeing, boat rides, and visiting the island heritage. Visit Giant Stairs on Bailey Island, watch the lobster boats haul in the day's catch in Mackerel Cove.
Tons of great hiking is accessible; the Harpswell Land Trust and Bowdoin Land Trust are all within a few minutes drive.
Lots of opportunities to take a boat or ferry ride around the islands or rent some kayaks for sea kayaking. Shopping on the islands, includes antiques, candy shops, and gift stores. Also, just a 30 minute drive from shopper's heaven - The world famous L.L. BEAN store open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and of course the outlets in Freeport.
Eat your heart out at the local restaurants, including the famous Cook's Lobsterhouse situated out on a point has a unique practically touching the water has an amazing view view of the one and only world famous cribstone bridge!
Short drive from Brunswick: offering golf, Bowdoin College, music theater and more great stores and restaurants. About a 45 minute drive is the city of Portland where you can visit the historic Old Port, more restaurants, shops, museums, theater and micro-breweries. About 25 minutes north is the small town of Bath. Bath is the home to Bath Iron Works where they have been building our Navy's ships for over a century. Just out their launch schedule you may be able to see them push a huge Naval destroyer into the water.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Labor Day Week Special
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Quiet Season 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Foliage Season 2016
Oct 2 2016 - Oct 12 2016
1 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Professional Cleaning||$125 + Tax|
$1200 - $2300 per week
50% Paid to reserve, 50% due 60 days in advance
Property is Professional Cleaned
Linens or towels NOT Provided
Deposit/2nd payment are non-refundable if reservation is cancelled within 60 days of rental unless we find another guest. If full payment is not received within 60 days, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation. Damage deposit refunded in 14 days.