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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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!


Owner
Dennis or Janet
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2017

Amenities

Northport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • 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 lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews
4

Quiet and peaceful in a great loxation.

  • 4 of 5

Would have given 5 stars but place was not cleaned prior to our arrival so we had to clean ourselves.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our deepest regrets that this happened. Our cleaning service has been exemplary during the past 10 years or more that we've used them. This is a first, and I've contacted them to let them know.
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4

Nice retreat in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time on our week stay. The house was nice & the location was even better. The guest cottage was very nice as well. We enjoyed taking the canoe out a few times. The beach area wasn't quite as close as we had thought but there were some nice hikes around the pond & to an overlook with a great view of the bay. The dirt road was a little rough & the road to the house a little steep but we quickly got used to it. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway or a place close to Belfast or Camden.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Augusta/Bangor/Portland
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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Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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