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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!
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
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.
You might like to sample the remarkable local fare at Brooksville Farmers Market Tuesday Mornings http://www.mainefarmersmarkets.org/market/brooksville-farmers-market/
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 http://bluehillheritagetrust.org/john-b-mountain/
…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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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3 night minimum stay
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We require a $100 security deposit to ensure guests strip beds, start a few loads of laundry and wash their dishes before they leave. This cuts down on cleaning costs.
NOTE: There is a legal renters' agreement and a water craft liability waiver that will be sent out to you and must be filled out with (among other things) the number and names of all guests to be signed and returned before the booking is officially finalized.
We hope you enjoy your stay in Cape Rosier Maine!
The first aid kit is in the downstairs bathroom across from the toilet on the bottom shelf where the towels are stored.
Boating here is for experienced ocean boaters only.
We require guests to sign a liability waiver for watercraft usage in advance.
There are two kayaks in the garage for your use. The canoe, blue boat, and white row boat are for you to use also. There is a Tokatsu outboard motor in the garage that is for the blue boat. If you enjoy being on the water please make use of these watercraft at your own risk.
We have had many wonderful picnics by paddling out to Western or Pond islands. There is a map and an oceanic chart here available for you by the television.
If you get over to Ames Cove, you might see sand dollars at low tide. If you have the means to transport the kayaks by automobile, feel free to do so. Holbrook island sanctuary has a nice launch site at Indian bar road.
Please be safe when you're on the water. The water can be very cold and will cause hypothermia. Often times in the afternoon the wind will pick up considerably causing large waves with whitecaps --no time to be out on the water with our small boats! Calm early morning is much more enjoyable and safer for boating. Also after each use please pull up the boats well above the high tide line to avoid them being washed away or battered by large waves. The outboard motor is a four stroke and takes regular gas; you don't have to mix oil with the gas. If you have to lay the motor down, place it on the tiller hand