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Tranquility on Penobscot Bay Private Retreat: 10% Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Off the beaten path nestled along the banks of the historic Penobscot Bay, a sunny, tranquil home offers room to gather with loved ones for renewal and relaxation. You’ll know you’ve arrived at Fort Point Cove Cottage when you catch your breath at the scenery upon entering the home. The back of the cottage features an expansive view of the river as it flows into the bay, where all manner of wildlife may be observed if one knows how to look. Here is a place to enjoy quality time with all the amenities of home as you experience the rare beauty of Maine. Fort Point Cove Cottage is the kind of place to practice the fine art of human “BE-ing.” 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 provides covered outdoor grilling/dining with a spectacular water/mountain view.

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.

More Details

Owner
Darlene Duncan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

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 truly enjoy welcoming and hosting guests to our home, especially first time visitors to Maine. I am a registered nurse working as a research coordinator for a large cardiology practice in Philadelphia. My husband works with industrial and artistic glass. He enjoys hunting and fishing and is looking forward to someday receiving his first moose permit.

Darlene Duncan purchased this house in 2012

Why Darlene Duncan chose Stockton Springs

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 2017 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 8 - 9

3. Belfast's Celtic Celebration: July 14 - 16

4. Rockland's North Atlantic Blues Festival: July 15 - 16

5. Bucksport's Bay Festival: July 21 - 23

6. Maine's Lobster Festival in Rockland: August 2 - 6

7. Belfast Harbor Festival: August 18 - 20

8 Machias Blueberry Festival: August 18 - 20

9. Bangor's American Music Festival: August 25 - 27

10. Camden's Windjammer Days: September 1

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 6 - 10

13. Searsport's Old Time Music Fest: September

14. Common Ground Country Fair in Unity: September 22 - 24

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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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
Just Barbs Restaurant
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Camden Hills
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sandy Point Beach
Car: necessary

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 2017 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 8 - 9

3. Belfast's Celtic Celebration: July 14 - 16

4. Rockland's North Atlantic Blues Festival: July 15 - 16

5. Bucksport's Bay Festival: July 21 - 23

6. Maine's Lobster Festival in Rockland: August 2 - 6

7. Belfast Harbor Festival: August 18 - 20

8 Machias Blueberry Festival: August 18 - 20

9. Bangor's American Music Festival: August 25 - 27

10. Camden's Windjammer Days: September 1

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 6 - 10

13. Searsport's Old Time Music Fest: September

14. Common Ground Country Fair in Unity: September 22 - 24

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.

Amenities

Stockton Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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

Reviews

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Tranquility on Penobscot Bay Private Retreat: 10% Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale
average rating of 4.969697 based on 34 reviews
Melrose Ma
5

Great vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Fort Point Cove Cottage was an excellent place to stay. My wife and I have rented numerous houses and condos and this house was one of the best. Everything in the house was very clean. We had everything needed to make our week comfortable including a well- stocked kitchen staples and kitchenware. We enjoyed being outside and this house met our outdoor needs. The yard was large and well maintained, the deck was great for early morning and late afternoons views of the bay; and the open space was great playing frisbee with the dogs. Then there was the enclosed porch for the mid-day sun with a cool breeze; we often ate our meals there and observed occasional hummingbirds. Then to top the day off, we enjoyed warmth of the fire pit as we watched the stars.

I have been traveling in Maine for many years, but never spent any time in Stockton Springs. This is a great location; it is a short drive to Belfast, and there are many nearby areas to walk and boat. Sears Island is a real gem of a reserve. You can walk at low tide around portions of the perimeter or walk inland on a road or trails. On the midweek days, we only saw 2 or 3 other walkers.

Also, if you like kayaking, Stockton Springs Harbor is only a 10-minute car ride and a great put-in spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you for this outstanding review and the additional information that will help future guests become acquainted with the Stockton Springs area. Sure hope you find your way back to the cove.
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5

Absolutely beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

As first timers to Maine, my family and I were looking for a nice, relaxing place to stay. Lucky for us, we stumbled across this beautiful property. We enjoyed cool mornings on the back deck, watching the sunrise while overlooking the water. Our visit was in the fall, so we were fortunate enough to see the leaves, which were absolutely breathtaking! One morning we awoke to find a flock of 14 wild turkeys in the back yard, which was really cool! Being from Florida, another neat thing to mention was the wild apples growing everywhere. The kids thought it was the neatest thing to walk down the road and find apples. It was hard to keep them out of the apple trees! The property owner, Darlene, was wonderful. Darlene called to make sure we made it to the house okay and suggested a couple of places to eat when asked. The house was well stocked and cozy. I would absolutely recommend this rental to anyone looking to relax.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you, what a wonderful review! Interesting to learn that the children enjoyed climbing the apple trees; the simple things in life that Maine is noted for. And, our large family of wild turkeys keeps growing every year! Come back and visit us again, our door is always open!
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5

Rest and Rejuvenation on the Bay.

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home to rest, rejuvenate and call home base while seeing the beautiful views in Maine. The first breath-taking view is out the windows at sunrise on the bay. So close to many lighthouses and Acadia National Park. Short drives to quaint little towns. Just a beautiful spot to put down your anchor. Our hostess was most attentive, making sure we were happy with our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful and the setting is perfect. If you are looking for a quiet get away with a perfect view and within 30 minutes to everything you need then this is your place

We love the kitchen - perfect for cooking lobsters and steamers from Youngs! Great place for our family to gather and relax.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was superb. We had a water heater glitch on our 1st day. A quick text to Darlene, and it was resolved before we returned to the house in the evening. The house is well appointed with everything one needs. Very cozy and clean. Loved having the windows open at night and adding a beautiful extra quilt! The location was perfect. 2 hr drive to Acadia, minutes from state parks and beautiful coastal towns. We hope to be back in 2018.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and your understanding about our water heater glitch.....so thankful for the awesome crew in place. I am happy to hear that you all had a wonderful time and great weather dispite all the hurricane threats. Our door is always open....hope you find your way back to our cove.
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Comfortable home for vacation

  • 5 of 5

Tranquility on Penobscot Bay was just that TRANQUIL. The home is near the water and the view is beautiful. The back of the house is all glass and the sun rises on that side which makes it warm and welcoming. The location is fantastic we spent the days exploring many areas Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Bangor and Camden all are only a short drive away.

We met many locals on our visit all were very nice and welcoming and offered helpful hints on where to go and what to do. I love to mingle with locals!

We only spent 4 days here and will probably return to see the areas we missed. We spent the evenings in the yard with a fire burning and watching the sunset. This was a very exciting but restful vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to hear that you both enjoyed yourselfs here in Stockton Springs. Hope you find your way back to our little tranquil Cove....our door is always open!
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning / Linen $175 + Tax
Per person over 6 guests $5 + Tax
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

LIKE our Facebook Page - Fort Point Cove Cottage - and receive $50 discount. There is a 3% handling fee for credit cards. All holidays require a minimum of 7 night stay.

The Service Fee you see is a traveler 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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