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Chris Nolan

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Exquisite Oceanfront Home

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


MidCoast and Penobscot Bay House Rental Photos and Description

Main House has 4 Bedrooms 2 1/2 baths, Boathouse has 2 bedrooms & 1 bath

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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Chris Nolan (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 4 traveler reviews

Exquisite Oceanfront Home
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
Blairsville, Georgia

The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!


Blairsville, Georgia

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, It is wonderful to hear that your family had such a great time. We too believe this is a special place. Thanks, Chris
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5 0
Seattle, WA

Less than wonderful

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 0
Boalsburg, PA

Great for group

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsford, NY

A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Owl's Head Airport
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Tenants Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
Apr 30 2016 - Jun 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2016 - Jul 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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MidCoast and Penobscot Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Boathouse Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 (Boathouse) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 (Boathouse) - 1 queen
  • The main house has 4 bedrooms and the Boathouse has 2 bedrooms. Total Square footage between the house and the Boathouse is around 5000 sq. ft.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming

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