|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The Main House has 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. The Boathouse has a 2 bedrooms, Living room, Kitchenette and a full bath.
This Vacation home is located on the Ocean on Beautiful Rackliff Island. Watch the Lighthouse Beacons flash at night time. You can see 4 Lighthouse's flashing at night. Watch the Lobstermen during the day pull their traps. We are conveniently located between Tenants Harbor and Spruce Head. We are truly in the middle of the Lobster Capital of the World. There are plenty of things to do or you can just relax and enjoy the scenery or just kick back in the Hot tub.
We also have a small beach area in front of the house at low tide.
Area Information: This is an oceanfront property. This Vacation home is located on Rackliff Island. Rackliff Island is located between Tenants Harbor and Spruce Head. It is connected to the mainland by a causeway and is truly one of the nicest spots in Maine.
Our Vacation home is located on the oceanside of the island. Directly in front of our home is the 'Two Bush Lighthouse'. You can see the red beacon flashing at night. This home is located in a convenient spot to do about anything you want in Midcoast Maine. Area Attractions include Camden Hills State Park, The Farnsworth Art Museum, Port Clyde, Marshall Point Lighthouse, about 20 minutes to Downtown Camden, Owl's Head Transportation Museum, Rockland,
you are also close to the Samoset Resort, Wyeth Center, Owl's Head Lighthouse & 15 minutes from Ferry's to Vinalhaven and North Haven. Area Events include Downeast Jazz Festival, North Atlantic Blues Festival, Friendship Sloop Day
Maine Lobster Festival, Maine Homes & Harbors Show and many othe
The Beauty of the Island: The best thing about this Vacation home other than being in one of the best spots on the coast is that it is located on Rackliff Island. You basically have all of the wonderful enjoyment of being on the island, But have the convenience of not being tied to the island. The causeway allows you to go to the mainland whenever you want. You can also go on days trips to L.L. Bean in Freeport, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and Boothbay Harbor.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning Fee||$200 + Tax|