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Waterfront home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

Island waterfront home located on Vinalhaven, Maine. Spacious new home built at the head of Creeds Cove located on 'The Reach,' about 1 mile from ferry and village. Features front porch overlooking water, hardwood floors, tile floors in all baths, entry and laundry. Open LR, DR, and kitchen overlooking the water. Three large bedrooms, two full baths, and great location.

New waterfront home: New home on the ocean. Great location, private but yet close to village and ferry. Enjoy the fresh water quarries, beaches, hiking trails, town parks, and the island life. Enjoy the village and restaurants. Sit outside at the Habor Gawker restaurant and watch the water rush in under the bridge. Cook and entertain on the front deck and watch the boats go by. Great getaway for families and couples.

More Details

Jay Carlsen
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Vinalhaven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bath upstairs and downstairs. Laundry room off bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • Large master bedroom upstairs overlooking water. Second bedroom upstairs has 4 single beds. Downstairs bedroom has queen size bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront home
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful, relaxing property close to town

  • 5 of 5

Jay's waterfront property is just beautiful! This was the perfect place to spend our honeymoon. The house was very spacious and we loved the open floor plan downstairs. The location was great as a central point for many kinds of exploring- we enjoyed the short bike ride into town, hiked in several preserves nearby, and put paddle boards in the water across the street. The huge front porch was a great place for sunny breakfasts, with an gorgeous view of the water. Jay was wonderful to rent from - we made a mistake about the dates we were renting and he was incredibly understanding and accommodating. Thank you, Jay! We hope to return to Vinalhaven again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad that you enjoyed our property for your honeymoon. Come back again. Thank you for a great review.
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Excellent accommodation! Easy access, close to town, scenic views and good communication with owner

  • 5 of 5

Overall, an excellent stay. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath house was a much, much better alternative for my family than the local hotel for the same cost. Had we stayed longer than 2 nights, the full kitchen, laundry room and the ability to entertain friends on the front deck would definitely have made this the ideal place to stay on the island.

Jay provided excellent directions, advice for accessing the ferry and recommended an excellent restaurant for dinner the night we arrived. I would highly recommend calling and talking to him before you leave.

One of the upper rooms has 3 twin beds, good for kids. The upper master bedroom has a queen bed with good mattress and lots of space that overlooks the coastline. The ground floor has a queen bed with hard matress. The ground floor has an open floor plan that includes a kitchen, island, dining area and living room with 2 couches. Lots of room!

My only complaint...

The place was pretty spartan. No pictures on the walls or window coverings to give it a more homey feel. You also need to make sure you bring your own paper products (yes, TP too). Also be prepared to make the beds and strip them before you leave. However, Jay did give us clear directions beforehand, so that was really no big deal.

Would I do this place again? Definitely!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location with stunning views and comfortable accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights in this beautiful home and loved every minute of it. The house is not far from the ferry by car and has great views from the deck, living room and bedroom. The kitchen was adequate for cooking. We made all of our meals at home. The place was clean and comfortable, with cable TV and heat if we wanted it. Jay was available to answer questions we had about the house. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, and homey.

  • 5 of 5

This rental fit our wants to a tee. It was close to town, the ferry, and any place we wanted to discover on the island. We were very comfortable, and felt right at home . The view from the front deck was a great backdrop for sunning ourselves, happy hour, reading a book, or just relaxing. The owner Jay was very easy going, along with his brother Richard who lived across the road if we needed anything, like lobster which he provided for us fresh the sea. I would recommend this rental to my family,and friends. Jim Kidney, Berwick Maine

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful rental over 4th of July weekend and it is awesome! Close to the ferry terminal, close to downtown and close to the swimming quarry. It is spacious, brand new, spotless and has a huge deck for grilling, watching the boats, and entertaining! We love Vinalhaven and enjoyed fresh caught lobster, 4th of July parade, Vinalhaven band, fresh crab rolls after the parade, awesome local band (Richie's band) that played one night at the downtown restaurant/bar, swimming in the quarry, boating to Seal Island (saw puffins), saw a whale too! We also hiked up Tip Toe Mountain to see the fireworks going off on the main land (Thomaston, Camden, and more) -- gorgeous view! We had a fantastic time and will definitely spread the word and will come again real soon :)

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peterborough, NH

An absolute gem!

  • 5 of 5

We were the first guests to enjoy this new vacation home and we did just that! We spent an incredible 4 day Memorial Day weekend here and it was just fantastic. Morning coffee on the great big deck watching the lobster boats and ferry pass by......and steaming lobsters there with a glass of wine at dinner. This is a wonderful place for a vacation and the house was just perfect! it's bright and airy and has lots of windows......plenty of room for everyone. Modern amenities and all the coastal charm you could ask for. On a scale of 1 -10.....we give it a 12.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Owls Head
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lane's Island
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Kayaking




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.

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