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Stunning, Spacious New Home, Private Beach

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Harborside House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 baths, outdoor shower. Sleeps 9

Newly constructed solar home (with quiet and seamless backup power) on the ME coast. 25 acres, secluded, peaceful wildlife area. House is 300' away from private pebble beach on property. Upstairs:3 BR & 1 full bath, 1st floor has bedroom (with twin bed) well-equipped kitchen with breakfast nook, screened porch, open 'great room' with sleeper sofa, couch, large dining table, DIRECTV, HDTV. Sattelite WiFi, high thread count sheets.

Gourmet kitchen has everything a cook needs. Microwave, frig, toaster, gas range, blender, french press for coffee, lobster pot. Dinnerware, flatware, kitchen towels, pots & pans provided. Gas grill outdoors.

Trail on property to shore, picnic table & fire pit above beach, area to tent on..

We have a basketball hoop, Foosball table & ping-pong table in garage for rainy day activities, also cards, a cribbage board, checkers, dominos, board games. DVDs, books for kids & adults, some children's toys, nature guides.

For little ones we have a 'pack & play', a couple of baby gates, outlet covers, beach toys & some toys to keep them busy!

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Lensa Dietrich Woodward is manager (owner David Dietrich)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Lensa Dietrich Woodward is manager (owner David Dietrich)

The owner and his late wife hired local architect Bruce Stahnke to design this off-the-grid house. His son (a master cabinetmaker) built it in 2012 to share with family. They enjoy bird watching fishing, boating, camping and exploring the nearby islands. He grew up coming here as a little kid on weekends and vacations with siblings and later his own boys. They would clamber and play on the beach all day and fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Now they enjoy sharing this paradise with people from all over the world.

Lensa Dietrich Woodward is manager (owner David Dietrich) purchased this house in 2012

Why Lensa Dietrich Woodward is manager (owner David Dietrich) chose Brooksville

This area has a lot to offer for people who love nature, forests, and the sea. We suggest you stop for groceries in Blue Hill before you get here because it's a bit of a drive to get them and you won't want to leave! There are two excellent food markets 40 minutes away in Blue Hill and a smaller one in Brooksville called Buck's Harbor Market with a great restaurant too. This location is safe, absolutely beautiful, quiet and remote. Relaxing on the screen porch with cold drink or taking in the sunset on the beach is a great way to end the day.

What makes this house unique

You might like to sample the remarkable local fare at Brooksville Farmers Market Tuesday Mornings

Also you may wish to call in an order for artisanal wood fired pizza to Tinder Hearth Bakery (Tuesdays and Fridays) (207) 326-8381

and pick up some currant scones or chocolate croissants for the next day's breakfast while you're there. A low key afternoon could include strolling the sidewalks of Castine village and swimming at Wadsworth Cove Beach just outside of Castine. Back in Brooksville, you will be able to see for miles after hiking up John B. Mountain Trail

…Try a more formal dinner at the Brooklin Inn..Dancing at the Flash In The Pans steel band street dance (locations change but it's always Monday nights usually at the Blue Hill Town Park). Getting a Spiced Mocha at Black Dinah's Chocolatiers in Blue Hill. Galleries and antique shops are abundant and good. See a movie at The Alamo Theatre in Bucksport. Take in guided kayak tours from Stonington...Get home-made ginger ice cream at Morton's Moo in Ellsworth. And oh yes…of course, there's that breathtaking and famous Acadia National Park too, with fun Bar Harbor shops, cafes, Acadia Improv, great breakfast at Two Cats, mountain biking and day sails... so much to do.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Stunning, Spacious New Home, Private Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Perfect Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful Maine home. The best part I thought was having your own private beach! I would hesitate in staying here again or recommending to anyone wanting to vacation in Maine. There was so many other activities I had planned for our family to do but once we arrived no one wanted to leave. We did enjoy the use of the boats and playing ping-pong.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more for our home away from home! The house was so clean and accommodating. It was so thought out down to every detail. It's a little more to itself and that was my favorite part. It made for such a peaceful getaway. Waking up to the sounds of nature and taking the short walk down to the private pebble beach was amazing and so relaxing. We visited the Blue Hill area not far away and ate at The Fishnet and it was delicious with such a fun setting. We stayed 3 nights and it was not near enough time to enjoy this little piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Amazing and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful vacation rental! The house is represented accurately in the listing and was very clean. The house is well equipped with a nicely stocked kitchen. The garage/work space includes foosball and ping pong which we enjoyed most evenings. We played croquet as well. There are boats, canoe, and kayaks to enjoy Orr cove. Buck's restaurant in South Brooksville is worth a trip. We would love to return to this amazing spot and we highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Exquisite Home, Exquisite Experience

  • 5 of 5

What more could we have asked form - nothing. This is a clean and welcoming exquisite solar home on a gorgeous site located 200 feet from a beautiful freestone beach with sunset views, 5 human powered boats for our use and a picnic site. We were 20 minutes from Buck's, a 4+ star restaurant in Bucks Harbor. We paddled in the morning and enjoyed fine dining in Buck's Harbor and Blue Hill in the evenings. The owner and his representative could not have been more accessible and accommodating. The "house book" was informative, cautionary with respect to Penobscot Bay and paddling, and fun - it even had wiki-how instructions for making French press coffee and boiling lobster.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Beautiful, secluded part of Maine

  • 4 of 5

This is a clean, solar home located in a beautiful, secluded part of Maine with access to numerous beautiful beaches. Property owner was extremely accommodating, allowing any number of guests to camp on the property for our wedding weekend. The property has a spectacular beach a short distance from the home , though the beach and water are not visible from the home since it is situated on a more secluded part of the property. There are boats for use, a picnic table to sit at with your morning coffee overlooking a beautiful view, a grill and a cool outdoor shower. A flexible, accommodating owner and a beautiful part of Maine made this the perfect choice.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
54.2 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport, Bangor International
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9.6 Miles
Tinder Hearth, 1452 Coastal Road, Brooksville, ME
Car: necessary

About 1 hr 45 min from Acadia Nat'l Park. Whale watching/nature cruises, shopping, Abbe Museum, many restaurants in Bar Harbor (town closest to ANP) Kayak rental, bike rental available in area. This property is less than two miles to Holbrook Island Nature sanctuary with lots of beautiful hiking trails. You may see beavers, hawks, and other birds in the sanctuary.


Rates & Availability

Harborside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 14 2016 - Nov 1 2016
Changeover Day: Monday
3 night minimum stay
May 10 2017 - Oct 25 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Thursday
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning $195
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Harborside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    outdoor shower - shower , on outside porch
  • granite countertops on vanities in 2 full baths
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , This is the downstairs room with new twin bed
  • Upstairs: large master bedroom with four poster queen sized bed, smaller bedroom with full bed, and 3rd bedroom has new (Dec 2014) queen bed, pillows, with 1100 count sheets. Downstairs bedroom also has a new (Dec 2014) twin bed, pillows, with 1100 count sheets. Also: extra sleep accommodations available on the queen sized sleeper sofa.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
We don't have an electric coffee maker because it is a solar home, we do have percolator & french press which make great coffee. Double sink in kitchen with granite counter tops. We have a counter peninsula with bar stool seating and a pantry area in back.

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