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Nature Retreat House Surrounded by Lakes/Mountains/Ocean w/ Spectacular Views

8 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Northport House Rental Photos and Description

Lake and Mountain Views with 4+ bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8-10

Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, this wonderful back-to-nature retreat features a recently built, three story vacation home perched on a bluff with spectacular views of a pristine undeveloped lake called Knight's Pond. In addition, there is a delightful and cozy one bedroom guest cottage tucked into the woods at the base of the bluff. The house is spacious, crafted with handsome pine interior floors and woodwork, and artfully decorated in the traditional Maine style. The lake (Knight's Pond) is surrounded by protected conservation land and a nature preserve owned by Coastal Mountains Land Trust, and provides excellent hiking swimming, camping and boating. Beyond this pristine watershed extends an island of natural beauty composed of tens of thousands of acres of conservation woodlands, including a coastal mountain range known as the Camden Hills. The retreat is also just 1 1/2 miles to the ocean and 1/3 mile to the nearest neighbor! There are incredible hiking trails all around the area, providing unique views and contact with the rugged Maine woods. There's a delightful sandy beach on the lake, and a beautiful point of land jutting out into Knight's Pond just a couple hundred yards from the retreat! Although the retreat is located in the 'backwoods', it is only a short drive to Camden, Belfast and other coastal towns with an array of coastal arts and crafts venues, incredible restaurants, musical productions, theatre, cozy harbors, bay cruises, local wineries, island beaches and much more. The house and cottage are designed for both social gatherings and solitude, including several living room areas and lounges for guests to find privacy and quiet. A third floor solarium provides extensive 360% views and is a favorite of guests. A canoe is available to guests, and we suggest bringing your own kayak, either for lake, river or bay. Biking on nearby roads or on the many islands in the bay is outstanding. Incredible wilderness hiking is right out the door on a variety of trails around the lake, along the Ducktrap River, on the hills and mountains, or even right down to Ducktrap Harbor on Penobscot Bay. For those who love ocean water, there are many different types of charter craft operating locally. Salt water and fresh water fishing opportunities abound. In addition, ferries to Islesboro, Monhegan and Vinal Haven are within driving distance. While the location is unique for its spectacular setting in one of the few remaining wilderness settings in downeast Maine, it is only a short drive away to many of Maine's special coastal attractions and communities. There is always something to do, hiking, fresh and salt swimming, canoeing, island hopping, exploring seafaring towns and villages, play at a world class golf course overlooking the ocean, sea kayaking in Penobscot Bay, mountain climbing, sitting out on the harbor, deep sea fishing in the bay, antiquing, browsing the art colonies of Blue Hills and Castine, Rockport and Camden, enjoying some of the fine cuisine in the numerous world class restaurants scattered around the area. There are few locations anywhere that can compare. Come and see for yourself, or browse the web for the Camden/Rockport/Belfast area attractions to find out about this beautiful and fascinating area of Maine!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dennis or Janet (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Reviews

4.5
based on 8 traveler reviews

Nature Retreat House Surrounded by Lakes/Mountains/Ocean w/ Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
Cape May, NJ
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there the last week of July 2014. It was our 6th annual family reunion. What a great place to relax. We enjoyed the pond, the canoe, the lobsters and the campfire lakeside. We are planning on going back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Privacy! - spacious open home with windows galore

  • 4 of 5

Terrific house for our extended family with plenty of living space for everyone. Our 3 dogs were in heaven. We loved the open feel of the house - everywhere windows. Everything was very clean, beds were comfortable, comfortable furniture throughout. Dennis was easy to reach, happy to answer as many questions as we had. He as immediately accessible when we had trouble logging into the WIFI network. We spent a part of each day at Knights Pond just down the road. It was an unusual combination of total privacy yet easy access to Belfast, Camden, etc. We particularly enjoyed Belfast. Thank you for such a great getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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4

Privacy! - spacious open home with windows galore

  • 4 of 5

Terrific house for our extended family with plenty of living space for everyone. Our 3 dogs were in heaven. We loved the open feel of the house - everywhere windows. Everything was very clean, beds were comfortable, comfortable furniture throughout. Dennis was easy to reach, happy to answer as many questions as we had. He as immediately accessible when we had trouble logging into the WIFI network. We spent a part of each day at Knights Pond just down the road. It was an unusual combination of total privacy yet easy access to Belfast, Camden, etc. We particularly enjoyed Belfast. Thank you for such a great getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Louisiana
5

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an absolutely wonderful stay at this 3 story home in the woods. The cottage was perfect for 2 to 3 people to stay in with more privacy. The entire property is very private and quiet. It's close to Belfast and Camden for sight seeing and shopping. There's lots of space for a large dinner area and for groups of people to visit. We were in Maine for our daughter's wedding and had different groups of relatives visiting us at this rental. All were very impressed with the beauty of the woods and water views from windows and deck. We all just wished we could have stayed longer to enjoy the area which has much to offer. The house and cottage were clean and everything was in working order. The owners were helpful and pleasant. The property around the house is rustic.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Family Place

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for a young three generation family to spread out and relax. Knight's Pond was warm enough to swim in late June and all enjoyed fishing and canoeing. It was a pleasant five minute walk to the pond. We spent much time playing yard games in the yard outside the cottage. We swam at the Lincolnville Beach. Belfast is close for groceries and shopping and sightseeing. We sailed on the 1901 Friendship Sloop in Belfast and went deep sea fishing in Southwest Harbor. Both were great trips. The Wentworth Grocery in Northport was well equipped also. I would recommend this property without reserve to a family or group who want to spend a relaxing trip together and are not looking for high end amenities. Internet access. was spotty but all cell phones worked. A television and dvd player were available to play movies. No laundry facilities are on the property but we found a nice laundry facility next to the co-op in Belfast. The Co-op also has a great wine selection that is reasonably priced and a nice bakery/dine in restaurant. The house and cottage are clean, bright, welcoming and just the right size for such a group. The owner was welcoming and communicated well with me prior to our visit. My family agreed that we would not hesitate to return. Our collie and lab enjoyed the visit also. There are lots of stairs to get into the house and a steep driveway that might be a problem for anyone with mobility issues, but for us, it was not an issue.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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New Haven, CT
5

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the main house and cabin with a large group of young friends. Everything was clean and cozy, with beautiful bedrooms, rocking chairs gathered 'round a wood stove, etc. It's possible to cook for 12 in the medium-sized kitchen, but requires some resourcefulness! Bluff is not as dramatic as I'd expected from the pictures, and water is at least a 5 minute walk from the driveway of the house, but view of the hills and lake are still breathtaking. Lots of trails to walk on and explore. Made much use of the canoe and fishing rods at nearby boat launch, and built a lovely bonfire. Beware that cell phone reception can be extremely spotty, depending on the carrier, but there is fine reception and free wireless in town. We didn't do much in the way of exploring attractions, though there are many charming towns within driving distance. Owner provided great communication and service. All in all, we had what we needed and I loved the place. My friends and I are looking to come back next year!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Augusta/Bangor/Portland
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Isleboro
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Northport Golf Course
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rte. 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Pizza Permare
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Knight's Pond
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Northport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,300
$7,500
 
 
Autumn
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,700
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,300
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates stated are for the house and cottage together. Either can be rented separately as well. Please contact the owner for details and rates.

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Amenities

Northport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , in guest cottage
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , in guest cottage
  • There are two single beds in an open space on the second floor. There is a futon on the second floor, and also one in the living room of the cottage.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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