|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Debating between the comfort of a hotel and the thrill of more authentic accommodations? You’ll get the best of both with this desirable oceanfront home!
The Lighthouse Lookout sits atop 1.5 private acres located directly on the Atlantic Ocean, offering a lovely Maine oceanfront getaway. Aside from the main house there is a detached “Boathouse” for additional sleeping and recreation, and a 50-foot commercial grade pier and dock.
The main house has 4 bedrooms / 2.5 bath and is approximately 3,800 SQ FT. The boathouse has 2 bedrooms / 1 bath and is approximately 1,500 SQ FT. Bedrooms are lined with windows, offering views of passing lobster boats and schooners, changing tides with breathtaking sunsets. Everything you need for your stay is provided, including a fully equipped kitchen, luxury linens and towels, high-speed Wi-Fi, outdoor furniture and grill, cable, flat screen TV’s with Netflix built in for watching movies. The Lighthouse Lookout is setup to match the laid back relaxing vibe that Maine has to offer.
Rackliff Island is one of Maine’s most desirable Islands that’s car accessible. This house is the perfect home-away-from-home for an east coast vacation or family getaway. The private island combines tranquility and convenience at its finest. If you want to be steps from town but feel like your miles away, Lighthouse Lookout is your perfect vacation destination.
The lookout itself is located on a private road that’s great for walking, biking and jogging.
Conveniently located in the midcoast you are a day trip away from Acadia National Park or enjoying the history and cultural amenities of nearby towns. If you are planning on staying with us in August, Rockland’s annual Lobster Festival is a must! With great food and live music, it should be on every guests to do list.
A boater’s paradise if you have a boat...bring it along! There is a mooring in front of the house which will accommodate a 32-foot boat. Rackliff Island is a Boater’s paradise, with wonderful destinations close by!
To reserve the Lighthouse Lookout simply inquire and you will receive an email shortly after. The lookout is sure to book fast, so don’t delay!
Pets are allowed!
When you’re ready to venture out I have added some of Maine’s scenic attractions and their distance from the loft!
St. George – Marshall Point Lighthouse – where Forrest Gump started his run! – 13 miles
Bristol – Famous Pemaquid Point Lighthouse – 46 miles
Freeport - Visit the famous L.L Bean & Outlet shops – 67 miles
Bar Harbor – Visit the beautiful Acadia National Park – 97 miles
Kennebunkport – 111 miles
Portland – Maine’s largest city – 83 miles
Boston, Massachusetts Airport – 191 miles
Bangor, Maine Airport – 78 miles
Our stay at this amazing oceanfront home was the absolute best family vacation we have ever experienced. The home itself and all its amenities were great, and even though the location was secluded and quiet, shopping and lots of sightseeing places were nearby.
What our family enjoyed most was the beautiful landscaped grounds of the home, the magnificent views of the ocean, walking out on the private dock, exploring the shore when the tide was out, and taking long walks around the island.
We were fortunate to have the opportunity to meet the owners, and they are wonderful people who encouraged us to make ourselves at home. Our family made memories on this trip that will last a lifetime!
What a wonderful place for all 11 of us including our son's dog. Chris was wonderful to rent from and couldn't have more accommodating. He gifted us with plenty of fresh lobsters ( his son-in-law is a lobsterman). Also the grandkids loved that there were two kayaks on the dock upon arrival which we enjoyed during the week. The space of the rental was wonderful and we all enjoyed all the space, so that everyone could be together but still have alone time. While exploring the island we found this wonderful trail through the woods that provided the kids with boulders to scramble over and places to play hide and seek. Plenty of supplies in the kitchen to cook in every night and one night we watched the movie "Andre" and then the kids went to see the memorial to Andre in Rockport later in the week. Lots of space outside to have fun playing ladderball and cornhole (which we brought with). The only thing that could be corrected would be the sulphur odor in the boathouse apartment. My daughter and her two children stayed here and we did bring the issue up to Chris' daughter, who said it was ok to shower but she wouldn't drink the water. My daughter did find some of her clothes stained from washing them in the boathouse washer. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to people that want to get a large family of all age groups together. The views are magnificent and watching the sun rise every day as I drank my coffee and watched the boats doing their lobstering was memorable. Could have stayed here for longer. Thanks to Chris and his generous family.
We have been renting summer homes in Maine for 14 years and have never had a bad problem. This past summer (2015), we chose to rent the Rackliff Island house for two weeks, in part because it had a hot tub. Just days before we were to arrive, the owner informed us that we would not be allowed to use the hot tub. Although we indicated to the owner that we thought a reduction in rent would be appropriate, he did not agree. We thought that his offer of 9 lobsters was not appropriate compensation for our missing two weeks of hot tub use.
The layout of the property and the house worked well for our group. There is a large lawn at the back of the house and the dock is close by. One can view the ocean from a number of rooms, and the house is shielded from the houses on either side by trees and plantings giving it good privacy. But there were a number of maintenance issues including a strong sulfur odor when the shower in the boathouse was used. (Its occupants had to shower in the main house.) The lower oven in the main house did not work. The dishwasher had missing parts. The boathouse lacked dressers. Some bedrooms lacked bedside tables. Although the house sleeps 8, only 6 dining chairs are provided. Except for the well-equipped kitchen, we felt the house, compared to others in this price range, was not particularly well appointed. We hope the various problems, which we notified the owner about, have been attended to.
We loved our time at this home on the ocean. We rented with 5 other couples and the house easily met our needs. Outside areas were fabulous. Some could be down on the dock; others could be on the outside deck; and still others could be engaged in conversations on the expansive lawn. Kitchen was well stocked. Chris, the owner responded quickly to our request for fans as the temps climbed into the 80s a few of the days. Also had a lobsterman drop off 14 lobsters as a "payback" for the hot tub being out of commission. We biked; we hiked; we kayaked; we enjoyed Rockland and Camden; and best of all, we had a great place to relax as a large group of friends. Thanks Chris!
We stayed at the Rackland island property in late June. It was our first experience in renting a home for a summer vacation and we piled in our three kids, two relatives, and 4 dogs.
Overall, it was a wonderful vacation. The house was roomy and afforded the most spectacular views. We spent a lot of time just enjoying family moments at the house and my daughters loved the opportunity to kayak in the bay with the 4 kayaks provided by the owners.
As to the owners, Chris Nolan was outstanding. He communicated very well with us regarding our reservation and he met us personally nearby to escort us to the property as it is a bit secluded and not easily found on a GPS. Chris responded immediately when we had a question about the wireless access. Overall, a big 6 stars to him and his family!
The house is located on Beautiful Rackliff Island. It is connected to the mainland by a causeway. Get the beauty of Island Living with the convenience of living on the Mainland.
|Cleaning Fee||$200 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|