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Lovely oceanfront house with stunning sea views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,135 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The house is named the Carousel because it is an octagon, designed with rooms arranged around about a massive central post. It is a cozy, two bedroom house on a rocky bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The house has a spectacular view of Metinic, Two Bush and Matinicus Islands. It sits on a quiet dead-end road near the village of Tenants Harbor and in the small community of Harts Neck. Tenants Harbor is about 12 miles from Rockland, an interesting town with museums and galleries.

The layout consists, moving counter-clockwise, of the front hall, 2 bedrooms, each with a newly renovated private bathroom, a welcoming living room/dining room facing the ocean and a well equipped, updated kitchen with gas stove and dishwasher. Upstairs, there is a loft with two beds that overlooks the living room. A porch off the dining room overlooks the cliffs and is the perfect place to relax or to entertain. Upstairs, there is an open loft with skylights, ideal as a studio or third bedroom. There is heat from an airtight Reliant wood stove, a gas monitor and baseboard electric units. For rainy days there is also also cable TV and a DVD player.

The ocean is endlessly fascinating! With a clear northwester, you can see hundreds of islands, yachts and lobsterman pulling their traps, while in the fog, you are enclosed in your private world. There are many wonderful places to walk or ride bikes, and renters have the use of a private dock and tennis court nearby. The town also offers warm water quarry swimming and the opportunity for boating of all kinds. The Rockland area has many terrific restaurants, galleries and museums.

Families looking for day camp for their children could take advantage of the excellent Blueberry Cove camp down the street.

An added note: no one should visit without taking the day trip out to Monhegan!

Keywords: Ocean-view, seaside, quiet, secluded

More Details

Jenifer McKim
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

Why Jenifer McKim chose Tenants Harbor

This is a family owned property that has been in our family for four generations. Built and designed by our grandparents, lived in and loved by three sisters and seven cousins, we hope to share it with you.

What makes this house unique

This unique property was designed by an architect and features original artwork by an array of professional artists in our network as well as a chef's kitchen and recently renovated bathrooms.


Tenants Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1135 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Parents should be careful of children on deck and rocks.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Use of nearby dock and tennis court, dogs but no cats please.Use of kayaks.


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Lovely oceanfront house with stunning sea views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

A spot of heaven on the coast of Maine

  • 5 of 5

Each summer for the past few years we have returned to what we think of as a spot of heaven on the coast of Maine. Carousel speaks to us in many ways , from the sound of the sea meeting the rocks below and lulling us to sleep, to the warmth of the wood stove on chilly days, we find our rest and peace here. On sunny days the clay tennis court calls or walks in the woods or down to the rocks below to bask in the sun may be in order. Carousel is our home away from home and we have enjoyed our time and look forward to a return this coming summer.

Thank you Jenifer for making your family home available. We hope others will enjoy it as much as we do.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We absolutely love staying at the carousel! It's our 4th yr here. It's truly a treasure!

  • 5 of 5

The views are breathtaking. Everything you could want for comfort, and more. It's centrally located to popular points of interest and fabulous restaurants and eateries. It's our favorite vacation destination!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second year to spend a week in September at the Carousel. We will definitely want to return again and again. The house is beautifully located on a bluff overlooking the ocean with a deck that offers gorgeous views of the sunrise, the ocean with working lobster boats and, of course, the sound of surf pounding below. One special feature that we loved was the way the sun warms the deck in the morning so that even on chilly September morings it was comfortable to sit outside and enjoy coffee with the view. Inside, the house is well equipped for cooking and relaxing. We loved the comfortable living room with its many windows, making it possible to enjoy the view even on rainy or stormy days. There are two bedrooms downstairs, each with its own bathroom (beautifully rennovated) and a bed upstairs in the loft. The only problem I could find with the house is that a couple sleeping upstairs cannot access a bathroom without going through one of the downstairs bedrooms. If children are sleeping in the loft ths might be ok, but not for, say, a third couple. Otherwise, I would say the house is perfect. If you prefer to do something other than sit on the deck, there are lovely places to visit nearby - for example, the Marshall Point Lighthouse, the little village of Port Clyde, Drift-in Beach, the Lobster Lane Used Bookstore (unfortunately only open on weekends) and Monhegan Island which has a nice boat ride to get there and some wonderful hiking. The house and its surroundings are all a very special experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful views and very comfortable house with excellent cook's kitchen

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week at the carousel cottage -- loving the view, the sound of the waves on the rocks below and enjoying cooking in the newly remodeled kitchen. We highly recommend the house to families, or two couples. You won't want to leave once you get there!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Topeka, KS

A pleasant and very comfortable winner.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location. Quiet and beautiful view of the coast and sea. Excellent kitchen and bathroom facilities. Clean and well managed. All details were expertly and pleasantly handled. Photos of property give very good view of the actual facility.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hoboken, NJ

Beautiful house, gorgeous location and stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a charming 5 night stay in this beautiful house, with all the intentions of doing so many things- however, we found it hard to tear ourselves away from the property- its stunning views and peaceful location drew us in and we found it hard to leave! We did visit Arcadia Park, which was amazing but our favorite was the day trip to Monhegan Island- a must do! We are hoping to come back next year (and the year after that!)

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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