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On the water, SPECTACULAR mountain/ocean views. Close to Acadia National Park.

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Large home featuring 2 masters + 3 additional bdrms/3 baths and 3 living areas

Breathtaking views!!!! This spacious New England style home sits on 240’ of Eastern Bay waterfront including private beach access. The location is ideal; approximately 5 acres of land nestled in the quiet town of Lamoine; flanked by a state park to the west, and Lamoine Beach a short walk away. You will be approximately ½ hour from the entrance to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island (also home to the charming harbor villages of Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor and the better known Bar Harbor), and 15 minutes from the town of Ellsworth.

NEW FOR 2018 - All new floors are throughout entire home. 2nd Master bedroom, dressing room and bathroom have been newly painted and a new vanity/sink has been installed. Dark woodwork in kitchen, main living area and back hall have been freshly painted to brighten up the inside. Second story living area is newly painted. Beautiful designer bed linens have been added in three of the upstairs bedrooms.

NEW FOR 2017 - Portable remote controlled air conditioning units have been installed in all rooms on second floor (first floor has central air conditioning). The upstairs front room has a brand new queen size bed and updated linens.

NEW FOR 2016 - Newly renovated kitchen with new appliances, countertops and backsplash

Watch harbor porpoise and seals frolic in the water and share their amazing view of the mountains of Acadia National park in the background. This is Maine shoreline vacationing at its best. This home is ideally configured for families and relaxation.

The first floor consists of a formal living, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. Additionally it boasts an open plan great room with a wall of glass doors maximizing the views and a built in bar with beverage refrigerator. There are two master suites on the first floor; both enjoy magnificent water views. The larger master suite (Bedroom #1) has a king size bed, sitting area, connecting patio/deck, en suite bathroom with double sinks and a separate tub and shower. The smaller master suite (Bedroom #2) has a king size bed, connecting bathroom with single sink and tub / shower combination. Head up the front or back stairs to find yet another great room for family gatherings and enjoying the view. This room is a great space for playing board games in one area, and socializing or watching TV in another. It contains two couches; one is a pull out queen bed. There are 3 additional bedrooms on this floor. Bedroom #3 has a direct ocean front view with a queen bed. Bedroom #4 has an ocean view out of the side window and has a double bed. Bedroom #5 is very spacious and has two twin beds. The upstairs bathroom has double sinks, and a separate toilet, shower / tub combination.

Bedroom/Baths: 5/3

Appliances: 4 burner range, refrigerator/freezer and bar beverage refrigerator, extra refrigerator in the garage can be used with special request, 2 ovens, microwave, coffee makers, dishwasher, washer, dryer

Amenities: 5 acre waterfront, private beach access, large side deck with outdoor patio and furniture, a charcoal grill and a fire pit. Inside the home is fully equipped with built in bar area, WiFi enabled, 2 televisions and is handicap accessible.

Nearby attractions/activities: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor, Schoodic Peninsula, Kayaking, sailing, boating, fishing, rock climbing, paddle boarding, hiking, bird watching, nature tours, historical tours, lobstering tours, whale watching and so much more. Information on all of these activities plus incredible restaurants included in a manual at the home.

Rental Inclusions: complete sets of bed linens and towels provided, heat, air conditioning and local calls. Our guests will have access to a charcoal grill, outdoor patio furniture and an outdoor fire pit. A hammock is also set up for a lovely nap in the sun. Kayaks can be rented and delivered right to your door. More details to follow upon renting.

More Details

Bobbie Ames
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Bobbie Ames

I have lived in many places and have traveled to great spots...but this beautiful tranquil place on the shore line of Maine means home to me.

I love cooking, great books, drinking cups of coffee sitting outside and amazing restaurants.

I am the youngest of 6 children - our families are all spread out across the United States...but we all get together in Maine for the most memorable of times.

Bobbie Ames purchased this house in 1983

Why Bobbie Ames chose Lamoine

This spot has always been home. We moved a lot growing up but our parents were both from Maine and every year we came back to Maine. At first, we would stay in Lamoine with our Great Aunt Eunice in a farmhouse that still exists to this day. Eventually my parents bought a cottage on the shore right next to this property. And we would stay there every summer. When the neighbors cottage came up for sale they bought that one too and began to make plans for their retirement home. They began designing and building their dream retirement home in the '80's. The home was finished and my father retired. But a fatal heart attack prevented him from ever living there. My Mother lived there year round for the rest of her life, refusing to leave this magnificent spot until health issues forced her to move into permanent care. We keep this property because we love it and because it is the legacy our parents wanted us to have. By renting it you are helping us to hold on to that legacy. And by sharing it with you we are introducing more families to the beauty of Maine.

What makes this house unique

All you have to do is see the view and smell the air and you will understand why this property means so much to our family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Viewport is a lovely place to enjoy a restful vacation in a quiet neighborhood that's close enough to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor to enjoy all the activities both those locations have to offer. The house is spacious and has everything you need. We enjoyed kayaking off the private beach and sitting on the back porch having lunch and watching boats and other kayakers cruise the waterway. Bobbie provides ample information about the area and where you can get great food and enjoy different activities. She is also readily available to answer any questions about the house or the area. This was a great 'home base' location to enjoy everything the area has to offer.
Aug 2016
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Lamoine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please keep outside gatherings and associated noise to a minimum after 10pm in the evening. Noise travels on the water.
  • Please use caution when using outdoor fire pit and barbeque.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks.
    Larger Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks, Spacious counters
    Downstairs Main Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Renovated for 2018 season, connected to 2nd master suite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Spacious room on the 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Ocean view on the 2nd floor
    2nd Master - 1 king , Connecting bathroom with sink tub/shower
    First Master - 1 king , en suite bathroom, sitting area, connecting outdoor deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Facing the ocean. Ocean view on the 2nd floor
    Upstairs living area - 1 queen , Queen pullout sofa located in upper living area
  • All bedrooms come complete with linens and plenty of bath towels. 4 out of the 5 bedrooms have water/mountain views. There is an additional queen sized pull out couch in the upstairs great room which can also made available to renters along with corresponding bed linens and towels
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Rental Inclusions: complete sets of bed linens and towels provided, heat, central air conditioning on the lower level and remote controlled portable units in each room upstairs. Our guests will have access to a charcoal grill, outdoor patio furniture and an outdoor fire pit. A hammock is also set up for a lovely nap in the sun. Kayaks can be rented and delivered right to your door. More details to follow upon renting. House Rules: No pets. Smoking outside only please. No fires in the fireplaces inside of the home. Local calls only, If you move outdoor furniture please return it to its original position before checking out. Please be respectful of our lovely neighbors peace and quiet.


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On the water, SPECTACULAR mountain/ocean views. Close to Acadia National Park.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 23 reviews

Fantastic Oceanside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property with our 3 kids (ages 5, 10, 11) towards the end of August. The house itself was very large, was well appointed with everything you could imagine, and had more than enough space for us all!! The yard was great and very private, with more than enough space for us to play yard games, explore the rocky beach, and enjoy fires and s'mores in the firepig overlooking the water. The location was terrific, and was a nice jumping off point for us on our numerous adventures on Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. We wish we had more time to explore, there is so much to do in this area! Thanks to the Ames family for their hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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The property was perfect for six adults and incredibly welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

The setting was relaxing with wonderful views of the water from all of our bedrooms, the two living rooms and the eating area off the kitchen. Everything was provided including a welcoming pound of coffee for our first morning. Everyone remarked on the second morning at how comfortable all of the beds were, which is great when you have three couples.

All of us would highly recommend this home.

We loved our stay

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenery outside your door.....beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home made a wonderful vacation for 3 families, 12 adults. It was a perfect week with one day of rain in the morning which turned out to be a great day of shopping. Kayaks delivered right to the door! Helpful material laid out on the table for activities to do and restaurants to choose from. Plenty of space for all of us. Many great memories were made here.....thank you, Bobbie Ames!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous views in this quaint spacious home close to all the great lobster restaurants!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of ten with my sister and I and our hubbies and between us six teenagers. We loved that there was plenty of bedroom space for all of us! We loved the small touches that Bobbie did like the beautifully organized booklets about restaurants and activities near by and having hand soap already at every sink! Plenty of bath and swim towels for us all. The home had a huge kitchen which was great for at night when we played family games. We loved access to our own private beach with exploring the rocks and rented Kayaks to have there at the house. We could easily drive to Bar Harbor or Trenton for restaurants! We drove to Acadia almost daily to do hiking. We did whale watching boat trip and saw whales! The home was comfy and great to hang out together at night after our fully packed schedules for the day and also a couple days stayed at the house for using the Kayaks. The water was freezing even though it was summer but we made it a fun game to do a family Polar Ice challenge without the ice! Ha ha! Bobbie's home is beautiful and perfect for a large family get away! I highly recommend it and would stay there again in the future! 👍🏼

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are so excited when families enjoy the home as much as we do.
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The most beautiful place we've ever stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

I'm looking out on our splendid Maine bay and do not want to leave this gorgeous house where 9 adults have spent a week in complete comfort and appreciation of the thoughtfulness of the homeowner.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Doris! You were a delight to work with. And I am so glad you enjoyed celebrating your husband's birthday at Viewport. You left the house in immaculate order - thank you so much. And, come back soon!
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Viewport late July; there were 7 of us, lots of different ages; and we all just LOVED it there. The kids loved walking on the beach , we loved sitting on the chairs looking out at the water. The kitchen was a pleasure to work in, and had all the necessary items and more to make our stay more comfortable.

The bedrooms worked out great, and it was so nice to have enough linens around the house; as well as fans to keep the air moving when necessary.

Thanks again, we hope we're able to stay at Viewport again sometime.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lamoine Beach
Car: necessary

The home is located right on the water on the small parallel road that runs between Hodgekins Lane and Clamshell Alley. Lamoine is a small quiet oceanside town located approximately 15 minutes from the larger town of Ellsworth. The following areas and attractions are all located nearby; Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor, Schoodic Peninsula, Kayaking, sailing, boating, ropes course and zip line, fishing, rock climbing, paddle boarding, hiking, bird watching, nature tours, historical tours, lobstering tours, whale watching and so much more. Information on all of these activities plus incredible restaurants included in a manual at the home. Kayaks can be rented locally and delivered right to your door for your own personal use during your stay.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350
Refundable damage deposit $500

Check in Time is 4:00 pm and Check out Time is 10:00 am.
House Rules:
*No pets
*Smoking outside only please
*No fires in the fireplaces inside of the home
*Local calls only
*If you move outdoor furniture please return it to its original position before checking out
*Please be respectful of our lovely neighbors peace and quiet

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.