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Thank you. No Vacancies for the 2017 Season.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 Baths children and pet friendly with an expansive beach at low tide

Morning Glory is named for the first light of day that streams through its windows with sparkling water reflections on sunny days, and subtle rays of violet and gray on those foggy mornings.

First Floor

A large living room with fieldstone fireplace opens through sliders to a covered porch and deck where the warm morning sun is waiting to greet you with your first cup of coffee. From sunrise to moonrise, Isleboro, Seal and Ram Islands are a backdrop for the ever-changing views where you are just as likely to see a bald eagle or osprey with fish fly by, as the three-masted Victory Chimes, or a regatta from the Northport Yacht Club. Once evening comes, the living room has several cozy spots to relax and watch a movie, read a book or play a game.

The dining area adjoins the living room with plenty of space for a sit down meal. There is a well-equipped galley kitchen with full size modern appliances.

A spacious master bedroom with queen size bed, a chaise for reading or just relaxing, and a second television with DVD player. There is a bath with large modern shower just off the bedroom.

Second Floor

A center hall staircase leads to the second floor landing and the library area and another reading nook. A second large bedroom with queen size bed and reading area reflects the colors of the sea and is a quiet, restful retreat. On the opposite side of the landing is the original cottage bedroom, now the children’s bunk room. The room has plenty of things to fascinate children including a pyramid bunk with a double below and single on top. ( A crib is available and there is space to use it in either bedroom, or in a large walk-in closet that has served as a nursery in the past.)

The bedrooms flank the large original bathroom with its original Victorian marble sink and vanity, and a modern full tub and shower- with yet one more incredible view through large double windows. On a clear day one can see to Blue Hill and beyond.

Lower Level

There is a full basement with a clean, modern laundry area and walk-out doors to a flagstone patio. The patio provides a vista all the way to Steamship Point at Temple Heights and is a great place to experience sunset at day’s end. Relax in the Adirondack chairs with a drink while you barbecue dinner.

The Beach!

Stairs lead to an expansive beach- rare on the rocky coast of Maine. At low tide one can walk a mile south to Saturday Cove. Children and adults alike enjoy finding beautiful pieces of sea glass and interesting stones. Sunning, wading and yes- some people (mostly kids) even swim here! Campfires are permitted below the high tide line.

The Street

The property is located on a quiet 6 mi stretch of shoreline road between the historic settlements of Bayside to the North and Temple Heights, just south. Unlike shorefronts on the the busy Atlantic Hwy ( Rte 1) it is a pleasure to go for a run or walk the dog . It is a mainstay of cycling tours.

More Details

Patricia Meisner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

What makes this house unique

There are many spectacular properties along the coast from Camden to Belfast that we have viewed from our boat over the years. Many have only deepwater frontage, and most have rocky beaches and tunnel views that are cut through the trees. Morning Glory has its share of rocks but one of the nicest features of this authentic Maine house is its panoramic view and the ability to walk a mile on the beach from middle to low tide. Children, dogs and an occasional adult swim here. You can meet and talk to your neighbors on the beach , have a cookout, collect sea glass, mussels, or just take it all in. Some renters want a house just as a post for day trips.

This is a house and setting that will make you happy to stay put. The other rare feature is that Shore Road is buffered from Route 1 for > 5 miles, so it is very pleasant to run, cycle, and walk.


Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Rollie's Belfast Maine
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Islesboro Ferry, Lincolnville Beach
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Northport Golf Club (Public)
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Portland Maine
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Route 1
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl, Camden, Maine
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lincolnville Beach
Car: necessary


Northport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master - toilet , shower
  • Master Bathroom next to MBR on first floor has shower. Extra large second floor bathroom has full tub and shower; All bath and beach towels provided. Modern (new) septic system and well with excellent water pressure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bunk - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Nursery - 1 baby crib
  • 1st Floor Master Bedroom has queen bed, 2 large closets, dresser and sitting area; 2nd Floor Guest bedroom has queen bed, multiple closets, dresser and sitting area; Luxury linens provided; 'Bunk room: has pyramid bunk- double on bottom, single on top; dresser and closet; Crib is available; all linens, extra blankets and pillows provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Very centrally located for antique shopping, Bar harbor and good food. Porch was great for looking at the bay and watching the moon rise. Would stay there again

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Troy for being "5 STAR GUESTS" and taking such good care of our place. Very happy that you enjoyed so much of what the area has to offer.
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pittsboro, nc - just outside Chapel Hill

"Morning Glory" in All Its Glory!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a Saturday for a 2 week stay. By Tuesday we decided

that we should have planned to stay a month!!! But who knew that

near perfection would be found here?

We've stayed at several cottages over the years through VRBO. This

one ranks supreme to all others. Where to begin?


The house rests on a steep bluff overlooking Penobscot Bay and

Ilseboro in the distance. It's a brilliant arrangement. But the setting is

magnified when one awakens early morning and views the sunrise

beyond in all its stunning glory. The bed was so good, however, that I soon fell back to sleep, dazed and happy from this visual splendor.


It's somewhat Victorian from the outside and settles comfortably into its site. Grand oak trees populate the front lawn. The inside is a study in

comfortable simplicity, suggesting that someone has exquisite tastes.

There's a wonderful minimalism with sheer, floor length white curtains moving in the gentle breeze that wafts through the windows. Less is indeed more.

There are black and white photographs (MOMA quality) taken of locations in Maine. We learned that one of the owners is a photographer,

and they are the product of an experienced eye. The two main bedrooms, one downstairs and one upstairs, are spacious and restful

with good queen-sized beds. The children's bedroom is filled with small surprises that will delight any child - or an adult with keen appreciation for treasures like this. If one likes large London bathrooms, one

will delight in the upstairs bathroom. It's a "room" with 2 windows overlooking the water and an old fashioned marble, large wash basin.

The terrace outside the living room, overlooking the water, provides further enjoyment of the views beyond the house.

The kitchen is a galley-type kitchen that has most of the things one might want in a very desirable home. It's a happy surprise to see most

equipment that we needed, along with spices, olive oils, and other

things that are often not found in rentals.


They live across the road and up the hill, and they were completely responsive to our questions about local restaurants, stores for groceries, and any other needs that arose. When further paper towels were needed, for example, they were quickly left on the front doorstep. While nearby, they were not at all intrusive.

This was a glorious two weeks that our memories will treasure. And we shall hope to return to "Morning Glory".

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property. Responsive owners. A remarkable vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Glorious location. Just what I had hoped for.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, NY

Very relaxing and welcoming!

  • 4 of 5

We visited for a week with our 16 month old and another couple who brought their 2.5 month old. Perfect size - had everything we needed for cooking. Very clean and charming. The owners were very helpful. We loved going down to the beach and wading in the water!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ijamsville, MD, USA

Perfect house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our week stay in Morning Glory. Excellent house for the four of us. We walked down to the beach every morning at low tide to collect shells, rocks and sea glass,

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you were the perfect guests! Thank you for leaving the house in such great condition.
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

There were six of us who stayed here for two nights. Everything was as described - we loved both the house and the location. It sits above the water with a great view. Very comfortable. We would stay here again. Thanks for the great experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200

Cancellation Policy:
If guest cancels more than 30 days before reservation date, 50% refund of initial deposit will be made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.