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Secluded Stonington, Maine cottage gem with Rockefeller view of Penobscot Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 4

Twin Boulders sits on a bluff with a panoramic, bold water view of the Deer Isle Thorofare meandering through islands (such as Isle au Haut, Mark Island, Andrews Island) dotting the landscape. Built in 1922 (renovated 2008) and owned by one family since 1936, the cottage is only 50 feet from the bay/ocean (!) and surrounded by 2.2 acres of spruce and pine forest. Driveway to cottage, Firelane 79, off Sand Beach Rd., is 1/2 mile long. Sitting on the deck and taking in the sounds (lobster boats, birds, fog horn, tide), smells (ocean, pines) and sights (skyline of ocean, islands, granite bluffs, schooners, Maine-blue sky, sunsets, dolphins, seals, eagles) is an awesome experience. The living room, dining room, and 2 (of 3) bedrooms each have sliding glass doors providing great views and easy access outside. Living room features large fireplace for warmth on cold summer nights. Sand Beach is within walking distance. Grocery store (Burnt Cove Market) and town of Stonington is nearby. The cottage itself is very comfortable and attractive.

How is Twin Boulders unique?: Named after the two huge boulders on its rocky shore, Twin Boulders is a unique and remarkable cottage both for its design (by architect William McHenry) and location (one of Maine’s most scenic coast-lines). Step outside on the wraparound deck and you'll be transported to the quintessential Maine experience. Facing south, you see Mark Island with its lighthouse and hear its fog horn. A little further south, marked by a ringing buoy is the ocean. Between these two markers is the Deer Island Thorofare, the main shipping lane (3-masted schooners sail by regularly) in the Penobscot Bay area connecting Camden and Bar Harbor through Stonington harbor. The cottage is right on the water, perched high on granite ledges. Sit on the deck or get even closer to the water’s edge and watch the tide pound the rocks, feel the wind, examine the sky's changing colors (so vibrant!), see the sea-faring birds (bald eagles, osprey, ducks, loons), porpoises, and seals.

The Maine coastline is mostly rocky but there are some beaches. One of them, Sand Beach, is a short distance from the cottage. (Some the the scenes in The Man without a Face, starring Mel Gibson, were filmed at this lovely cove.) A visit to the town is fun. There are shops, art galleries, a museum, restaurants, a performing arts center (The Opera House), and a busy harbor where you can watch lobster boats come in at the public dock. You can purchase lobsters at the lobster co-op. If you feel like hiking, there are trails at 12 nature preserves on the island. Visit the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, an international craft school. Off island, nearby towns to explore include Blue Hill, Brooklin and Castine.

Directions from town: When Main Street dead ends, turn right, and then make left at first stop sign. Go left. This is Sand Beach Rd. After about 2 miles look for turnoff for driveway on your left at Walker Point Rd. (also designated Firelane 79). Mailbox name is Dr. LeRoy Walker. Go on the driveway until it seems to end at a clearing where you will see a white house. This is not Twin Boulders. You have to bear right and follow the driveway (west) a little further to arrive at our cottage.

More Details

Linda Parker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2017


Stonington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 (1st floor) has Japanese bathtub. It's small, but pretty and does the job.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom (#1) has double glass sliding doors facing the bay/ocean, providing entry to a covered deck. The upstairs bedroom (#2) has similar doors for access to a small balcony overlooking the water. The third bedroom (on 1st floor), which has a trundle bed, also serves as a den. It has a high ceiling with skylight, and two windows.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Wood deck with railing spans southern side of cottage facing bay/ocean. Deck by master bedroom has covered porch. Upstairs bedroom has sliding doors opening to balcony overlooking bay.


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Secluded Stonington, Maine cottage gem with Rockefeller view of Penobscot Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A Quiet Peaceful Haven

  • 5 of 5

One of the natural wonders of Maine - right out the front window. Been going here for many years and wouldn't want to go anywhere else! Good location away from it all - and you get 'free' lighthouse views complete with foghorn :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Vacationing at Twin Boulders is a perfect "coast of Maine" experience. My husband and I recently enjoyed our 2nd visit in two years and look forward to returning next year. The cottage includes every detail stated in the description – the owners have done an exceptional job of capturing in photos the multiple assets of this cottage and its pristine location - but nothing beats being there. While we do visit both of the nearby small towns, Stonington and Deer Isle, and we often kayak various inlets, we find that invariably it is to the cottage we are eager to return. We never tire of all it provides - the views, the sea life, the home itself - and all with great peace and quiet.

In our experience, as long-time Maine renters, Twin Boulders is unmatched and we feel quite fortunate to have found it.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Superior location on Penobscot Bay.

  • 5 of 5

Words can't express how much we love this place. Have been coming here for many years and hopefully will continue to visit in the future! Peaceful location with gorgeous views of Penobscot Bay.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Goose Cove Resort
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Island Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt. 15
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Harbor Cafe
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: necessary

Stonington, Maine is a quaint, working fishing village at the southern tip of Deer Isle (on eastern side of Penobscot Bay). The island, reachable by bridge, is a paradise for naturalists, birders, kayakers, sailors, artists, photographers, and anyone who wants to discover the genuine “Downeast” experience. You’ll see fishermen on their lobster boats hard at work during the summer, as they have for a century. Granite is still quarried here. Besides relaxing, things to do include nature hikes, kayaking, golf, tennis, browsing shops and art galleries, enjoying theater and live music at the restored Stonington Opera House, offering performing arts since 1912. Nearby off-island destinations: Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Blue Hill, Castine, Brooklin. Driving from the south, take I-95 to Augusta, Rt. 3 east from Augusta to Belfast, get on Rt. 1 north to Bucksport, then follow Rt. 15 south to the town. By plane, Bangor airport is 60 miles (2 hours by car) from Deer Isle. Portland airport is 170 miles away (4 hours by car).

Other Activities: Getting out on Penobscot Bay with a sea kayak (rentals,guides, tours, available) is a fantastic way to explore the coast.

Golf and tennis.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

$1,600/week June
$1,700/week July & August
$1,600/week September
$1,400/week October

Rents by week only, Saturday to Saturday.
8.0% Maine Lodging Tax is added to rental rate.
Cleaning fee: $150
Refundable security deposit: $300
50% payment of base rent is due at time of booking. Second check is due for remaining balance 45 days before lease term begins.

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.

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