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Darlene Duncan

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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18 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Stockton Springs House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6+ With Sweeping Views of Penobscot Bay.

Off the beaten path nestled within a mature landscape lies The Fort Point Cove Cottage. Sweeping views of Penobscot Bay along with glimmering peaks of Blue Hill Mountain reveal spectacular sunrises and sunsets from this bright open footprint. Rocking chairs on a covered porch, Adirondack chairs on an open deck, water views from nearly every room will enhance your Maine vacation. Treat yourself to time in a tranquil vacation retreat that is private and charismatic, yet close to all the attractions that make mid-coast Maine renowned........Life is Good!

This cottage features 2 full bedrooms with a 3rd open loft bedroom, all furnished with new high quality luxury mattresses. Vaulted ceilings with an open great room below; the center of the home houses a grand open brick fireplace with wood burning stove to keep you warm on those cool summer nights. Galley kitchen fully stocked along with a Keurig coffee maker that provides everyone's favorite brew. Poll barn to park your camper or boat.

Area Attractions: Stockton Springs houses its own lighthouse located in nearby Fort Point State Park, has its own local beaches and is centrally located along the coast -- 40 miles to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert Island, and Stonnington; 30 miles to Bangor, Bluehill, Ellsworth, Islesboro and the popular destination of Camden Hills noted for its quant shopping village and where mountain meets sea; 40 miles south to the Rockland/Rockport area and Thomaston where you can shop at the Maine State Prison Store featuring its beautiful wood furniture and crafts handmade by the inmates. We are just a hop and a skip to Bucksport featuring Fort Knox and the beautiful Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Winterport for its quaint village with its winery and brewery, Searsport with its 8 miles of antique shopping while featuring 'Museum in the Streets' with its Maritime Museum and nearby Moose Point State Park and Belfast for its quaint shops, galleries and co-op. We are 70 miles north of Boothbay Harbor and Wiscasset; 95 miles north of Freeport. Wiscasset is the home of Maine's voted best lobster roll at 'Red's Eats' and Freeport houses LL Bean -- two must stops on your way up the coast! Finally, for the adventurous at heart, DownEast Maine encompasses a rugged coastline and blueberry barrens. Points of interest include Rogue Bluffs State Park and Machias 85 miles north of Stockton Springs and Eastport, Lubec and Campobello Island, NB Canada are 120 miles north. West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, Maine is the easternmost point of the contiguous United States and the closest point to Europe from a point in the fifty States. Head Harbour Lighthouse (East Quoddy) on Campobello Island, NB overlooks Quoddy Narrows, a strait between Canada and the United States. Campobello Island is noted for its beautiful Roosevelt Campobello International Park which serves as a memorial to FDR and a symbol of cooperation between Canada and the U.S. The Park houses the Roosevelt Family Summer Cottage along with eight miles of trails leading along rugged shoreline, bogs, and forests. Make sure to bring your passport.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Darlene Duncan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Darlene Duncan

My husband and I grew up and reside in Bucks County Pennsylvania. We have been vacationing in Maine for over 20 years and have established close ties and friendship to its people. I am a registered nurse working as a research coordinator for a large cardiology practice in Philadelphia. My husband is a machinist.

Darlene Duncan purchased this house in 2012

Why Darlene Duncan chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

I cannot express the openness and peacefulness one experiences while staying in the Fort Point Cove Cottage. Stockton Springs houses its own lighthouse located in nearby Fort Point State Park, has its own local beaches and is centrally located along the coast: 40 miles to Ellsworth, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill and Rockland/Rockport area; 25 miles to Bangor and Camden Hills; and just a hop and a skip to Belfast, known for its wonderful shops and restaurants, Bucksport featuring Fort Knox and the beautiful Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Winterport for its brewery and winery and Searsport with its 8 miles of antique shopping, its Maritime Museum and Moose Point State Park.

What makes this house unique

The FPCC is conveniently located so you can enjoy a wealth of events within a stone's throw of away. Just a small sampling of our 2016 season include:

1. 4th of July Celebration kicks-off the summer season.

Check local paper for fireworks and lobster boat races.

2. Belfast's Art's in the Park: July 9 - 10

3. Belfast's Celtic Celebration: July 15 - 17

4. Rockland's North Atlantic Blues Festival: July 16 - 17

5. Bucksport's Bay Festival: July 22 - 24

6. Maine's Lobster Festival in Rockland: August 3 - 7

7. Belfast Harbor Festival: August 18 - 21

8 Machias Blueberry Festival: August 19 - 20

9. Bangor's American Music Festival: August 26 - 28

10. Camden's Windjammer Days: September 2 - 4

11. Blue Hill Fair where E.B. White was inspired to write 'Charlotte's Web: Labor Day Weekend.

12. Fiber College at Searsport Campground: September 7 - 11

13. Searsport's Old Time Music Fest: September 23 - 25

14. Common Ground Country Fair in Unity: September 23 - 25

15. Searsport's Fling into Fall Festival on Columbus Day Weekend.

16. Camden Snow Ball National Toboggan Championship February 5 - 7

No doubt that summer is fantastic in the midcoast and Stockton Springs/Searsport area but, let's not forget our four season climate: Spring offers budding trees, blooming flowers and fresh maple syrup, Fall is filled with the vibrant changing colors of our abundant hardwood trees and the best time to enjoy fresh apple cider, Winter offers snowshoeing and cross-country skiing at Sears Island and many of the area parks, with downhill skiing nearby at the Camden Snow Bowl and Herman Mountain. Many of the Carriage Paths at Acadia National Park are also open for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tranquility on Penobscot Bay was truly a wonderful experience for my entire family! Everything we needed was supplied and the house was very spacious and comfy! All of the beds had great mattresses which was so nice. The kitchen was well stocked. We loved the big yard surrounding the house and the blueberry bushes right off the side porch was an added plus! Every morning my grandchildren went out and picked their own berries for breakfast! We were in the area to attend a wedding at French's Point which was located just a few miles down the road! It was so convenient to participate in wedding events throughout the week! On our one rainy day there, we made a fire and just relaxed in the spacious living area! Loved having a gas grill out on the large deck that wrapped around the house and we used it almost every night! Rocking chairs on the deck for early morning coffee, too! The ages in our family went from 60's down to 1 year old and everyone had the best time ever! Would return to this special home in a heartbeat!
Aug 2013
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Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Columbia sc
5

It was awesome

  • 5 of 5

The house is well stocked and has a peaceful view of the ocean from the back porch . We enjoyed the fire pit most evenings . Beds are comfy and the whole house is bright and roomy . My girls slept on blowups on the screened porch most evenings just to enjoy the cool Maine air. There are fresh blueberries off the screened porch. Everything was perfect !

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

We had a great relaxing stay that reinforces our commitment to move back to New Englan

  • 5 of 5

We saw deer,

, Eagles, fireflies and wild turkeys. And yes the Milky Way too!!! Don't miss Winter Harbor where the freshest lobster rolls I ever had were only $13.00. And the local art is wonderful and inexpensive. One of Maines best kept secrets. The food where ever we went was delicious. Darlene is well loved here and a gracious hostess that gave us our privacy but saw to it that our needs were met and was always available should we have a question. The house is homey and well stocked with things you wouldn't have considered needing. We had a birthday girl during our stay and voila there was a birthday candle in the cup board. A great experience. Bring a frisbee. The backyard is perfect for it. Sheila Sprague

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Anchorage, AK
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home with all the amenities! Great floor plan, incredible view, comfortable beds, lovely sun porch for relaxing and washer and dryer.

From Bar Harbor to Arcadia, it's central location is ideal! We'll definitely be back! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Penobscot Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This property is outstanding. More than perfect for 2 couples and a teenager. Spacious, well outfitted, spotless. Brilliant sun in the morning and a lovely water view. Very comfortable beds, good working kitchen. We ate in and out, including several visits to nearby Shutes for live lobsters, oysters and clams. Really, I can't say enough about this wonderful property. Also very convenient location for going up and down the coast or inland. Due to the off-road location, absolutely quiet and dark and night. Plus the owner was responsive and friendly. 5-star all around.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

I wish I could give this property more than 5 stars. I've stayed at numerous vacation rentals over the years, and this one was by far the best. You can tell that the property is managed by the owner, who also vacations there. The house itself is very comfortable, from the bed linens to the towels, living room furniture, throws, etc... I wish it had been chilly enough to use the fireplace. The view was fabulous. Darlene was easily accessible by phone, email, and text. I can't wait to go back!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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West Bloomfield, MI
5

A beautiful, well-equipped home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Fort Point Cove Cottage. Unlike many who signed the guestbook, we spent a lot of time at the property, mostly on the screened porch. We arrived stressed and exhausted, and left relaxed and refreshed.

The only difficulty was finding the place when we arrived after dark. Thank goodness for our GPS or we'd still be wandering around.

We did enjoy a visit to the Windsor Chairmakers in Lincolnville. Also breakfasts at the Coastal Cafe in Belfast and the Good Kettle around the corner from the house. (Don't be deceived by the lack of a printed breakfast menu, there are lots of choices.) And we liked picking up lobster at Shute's and eating it on the porch of the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Searsport
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Islesboro
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bucksport Gulf Club; Searsport Pines Gulf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Belfast
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US coastal route 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Good Kettle Cafe; Just Barbs Restaurant
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Camden Hills
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sandy Point Beach
Car: necessary

Centrally located to major points of interest: Acadia National Park, Ellsworth, Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Stonnington, Bucksport, Bangor, Searsport, Belfast, Duck Trap, Lincolnville, Isleboro, Camden and Rockland/Rockport.

No doubt that summer is fantastic in the midcoast and the Stockton Springs/Searsport area is conveniently located so you can enjoy a wealth of events within a stone’s throw of away… Just a small sampling of our 2016 season includes:

1. 4th of July Celebration kicks-off the summer season.

Check local paper for fireworks and lobster boat races.

2. Belfast's Art's in the Park: July 9 - 10

3. Belfast's Celtic Celebration: July 15 - 17

4. Rockland's North Atlantic Blues Festival: July 16 - 17

5. Bucksport's Bay Festival: July 22 - 24

6. Maine's Lobster Festival in Rockland: August 3 - 7

7. Belfast Harbor Festival: August 18 - 21

8 Machias Blueberry Festival: August 19 - 20

9. Bangor's American Music Festival: August 26 - 28

10. Camden's Windjammer Days: September 2 - 4

11. Blue Hill Fair where E.B. White was inspired to write 'Charlotte's Web: Labor Day Weekend.

12. Fiber College at Searsport Campground: September 7 - 11

13. Searsport's Old Time Music Fest: September 23 - 25

14. Common Ground Country Fair in Unity: September 23 - 25

15. Searsport's Fling into Fall Festival on Columbus Day Weekend.

16. Camden Snow Ball National Toboggan Championship February 5 - 7

Let’s not forget our four season climate… Spring offers budding trees, blooming flowers and fresh maple syrup, Fall is filled with the vibrant changing colors of our abundant hardwood trees and the best time to enjoy fresh apple cider, Winter offers snowshoeing and crosscountry skiing at Sears Island and many of the area parks, with downhill skiing nearby at the Camden Snowbowl and Herman Mountain. Many of the Carriage Paths at Acadia National Park are also open for crosscountry skiing or snowshoeing.

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Rates & Availability

Stockton Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Maine's Best Kept Secret
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Leaf Peeper 2016
Oct 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 8/nt Holiday
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 10 nt/wk to New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
The Wedding Month
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$210
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Per person over 5 guests $5 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning / Linen $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

The Service Fee you see is a traveller fee imposed by HomeAway or VRBO, not from us/owners. You can avoid this fee by booking directly with us thru PayPal. If you pay using PayPal or Credit Card, we must add 3% of your total payment to your final bill. You can avoid all fees by paying by check directly to us.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is booked. A signed rental agreement between owner and guest is required. All guests must be listed on the rental agreement. All pet guests must be up to date with vaccines (rabies) and be treated with flea/tick prevention. Guest pets are not to be left in the home unattended unless crated.

For parties more than 5 guests, there will be an additional $5.00 fee per person each night or a $50.00 fee applied for the use of the luxury queen size air mattress. Maximum occupancy is 8 people.

Wedding guests at French's Point are welcome.

Long-Term Winter Rental: available from November 1 to May 1......call owner for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Stockton Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , First floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Master bedroom can accommodate 2 adults with children.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The 2 twins can be converted into king size bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Open loft bedroom with amazing views of Penobscot Bay
  • Master bedroom is large enough to accommodate small family with king size bed and twin daybed with pullout twin trundle. For large parties, cottage can accommodate 2 additional people with luxury queen air mattress situated downstairs in living room area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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