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Waterfront Secluded Maine Island Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy a spectacular view of sunsets from the deck of our lovely Maine home. You'll look across our cove, Penobscot Bay, and spruce-covered islands as the sun sets behind the Camden Hills. Directly above the tide-line, you'll hear gulls, lapping waves, wind in the trees, occasional lobster boats hauling traps, and two or three boats clinking on their moorings in Bartlett's Harbor.

The quintessential Maine summer house is lovingly maintained and furnished with antiques, while also offering the comforts required today. Up the curved staircase is one bathroom with shower and four small bedrooms (one queen, two doubles, one single). Downstairs is one bedroom (2 twins), a full bathroom, TV area, living room area, dining area (antique oak table seats 8), and large kitchen.

For many years part of an artists' colony at Bartlett's Harbor, this house was named 'The Red House' (though now gray-shingled). It is one of three houses on the west side of Bartlett's Harbor, a cove perfect for rowing and exploring. Children love to search for mussels, starfish, shells, seaglass, driftwood.

Keywords: Oceanfront beachcombing view

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North Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 8:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • No firearms or longbows permitted on the property.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs bathroom has a shower stall; Downstairs bathroom has a tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Bed (2), Double bed (3) Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs if requested
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Shared boathouse, pier with float and walkway, rowboat, 2 beaches (one pebbly, one rocky).


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Waterfront Secluded Maine Island Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Maplewood, NJ, USA

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Red House. Quiet, peaceful vacation with incredible views. Swimming, rowing, biking, and relaxing. House has all the comforts of home with a warm, cozy fireplace.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kathy Allen
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Kathy Allen

The Allens have owned this property since 1914, when Fred Allen, a Boston sculptor, and his young wife Agnes bought 'The Red House.' They followed Bela Pratt, another Boston sculptor, and Frank Benson, a Boston watercolorist, to form an artists' colony.

Now owned by the younger Fred Allen (professor emeritas at UCLA) and his wife and three children with their spouses. Daughter Kathy Allen lives in New Jersey with her family and pets, and manages the rentals in addition to being a piano teacher.

Kathy Allen purchased this house in 1914

Why Kathy Allen chose North Haven

Grandparents Fred and Agnes Allen formed an artists' colony of rusticators at Bartlett's Harbor in 1914.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We've never returned to the same location for our vacations in the past, but after discovering the Red House, we can't imagine being anywhere else. Sitting amidst a breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful setting, the Red House is a lovely, comfortable and cozy home. Memories made here are sure to last a lifetime."
Jun 2009
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Car: recommended

North Haven Historical Museum, artifacts from 200 years of island living.

North Haven Community Center offers daily activities (movies, lectures, plays) for children and grown-ups, depending on schedules.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
Check-out time is 8:00 AM on Saturday. Sorry it's so early! The housekeepers need a full day between tenants.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.