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Tranquility on Penobscot Bay Private Retreat: Time to Relax Off the Beaten Path

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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:
July 21, 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 am a registered nurse working as a research coordinator for Penn Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital. 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 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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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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5

Delightful

  • 5 of 5

This property totally exceeded my expectations in that it was like the owner went on vacation and let us use her house. It was so well provisioned including coffee, paper towels, blankets, towels and linens etc. it was like somebody lived there full time. The location was prime well with in striking distance of Bar Harbor, Bangor, Camden and of course Belfast. All worth visiting. If we were to vacation again in down east Maine I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was my pleasure hosting your Maine vacation. Please do come back to visit us in the Midcoast DownEast region as there is so much here to see and do. All the best, Darlene.
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Phoenix, AZ
5

Everything we expected and more!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Fort Point Cove Cottage. From Darlene's clear and quick communication to the great location and wonderful accommodations, it was all perfectly designed for a great vacation destination! We used FPCC as a home base to explore Bar Harbor, Acadia, Camden and other areas on the Penobscot Coast. We prize comfort when staying at vacation rentals and this place had it all, beautiful outdoor seating and views, a fire pit, amazing screened in porch where I spent hours reading on beautiful Maine mornings, awesome beds with great linens, everything you need in the kitchen, great entertainment system and so much more. Darlene is also a great resource on what to do and see in the area. We highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home with a lovely view and furnished w/everything guests need. Love the screened porch!

  • 5 of 5

This home is well maintained, comfortable and was perfectly located for us to be close to French's Point for our daughter's wedding. Our stay was for 10 days and we didn't want to leave. Darlene Duncan, the owner, was great to work with and quick to respond if we had a question. We would highly recommend this home for your home away stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Clean Dog Friendly

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. The house was very clean. Beds extremely comfortable. Large yard for dogs to run in. View from deck was lovely and restful. The kitchen was very well supplied. Darlene the owner very helpful about a beach for the dogs to swim-Sandy Point just a few minutes away. We enjoyed shopping in Belfast and the wonderful lobster rolls at Youngs Lobster Pound were yummy yummy. Great location for getting to both Rockland and Acadia. Thank-you Darlene for sharing this lovely place.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A True Escape from Reality

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Fort Point Cove Cottage the week of Memorial Day 2017 and were beyond thrilled to stay in this comfortable and beautiful home. Even the dogs were at home within minutes of arriving. Most of our days were spent away from the house but dinner was prepared each night in the well appointed kitchen and the cold evenings were spent in front of the wood burning fireplace in the living room. What a great touch!

Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are only an hour away but Belfast is 20 minutes in the opposite direction and has a lot to offer. Rockland's Breakpoint Lighthouse is a must see along with Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia.

Darlene was the perfect host and made sure we had everything we needed for an incredibly relaxing vacation. Her "please call or text me if you need anything" attitude was refreshing and I look forward to coming back next year!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lewiston
5

Nice property

  • 5 of 5

The property was as pictured, and the home itself was nice. Darlene was very sweet in asking us if we wanted to come a day earlier because the weekend we were arriving, the weather was dreary and drizzly. It was very peaceful and Darlene is extremely accommodating

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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

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.

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Rates & Availability

Stockton Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,675
 
 
Labor Day Week 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,975
 
 
Maine's Best Kept Secret
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Leaf Peeper 2017
Oct 10 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$400
$1,775
 
 
Labor Day Week 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,075
 
 
Maine's Best Kept Secret
Sep 8 2018 - Oct 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,475
 
 
Leaf Peeper 2018
Oct 9 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,375
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$235
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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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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