|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The main house on the bluff has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and accommodates up to 13 guests, all on the second floor. On the first floor there is a library with TV, powder room, large living room, office with internet, fax and copier, foyer, butler's pantry with laundry, professional kitchen, and formal dining room with a table seating 14. There is an outside wraparound stone terrace culminating at the covered round terrace with spectacular views of Penobscot Bay. Our staff will assist with provisioning, sightseeing, island amenities, and boat shuttles to and from the mainland. All rates are established at the outset each year including those for weddings, social and corporate events and are available upon requests. The Cape Cod Cottage, a century-old structure, is a 3-bedroom home with an open kitchen/living room, large bath with shower and claw-foot tub, dinning room and fireplace. It has splendid views of the sugar maples, vineyard, orchard, gardens and shore. Outside, the porch overlooks the historic center of Nautilus Island industry. The cottage accommodates up to 7 guests and is a complimentary annex to the main house.
The property was purchased by two young families from New Orleans as a private retreat to relax and enjoy quality time with their families.
Elizabeth Thibodeaux purchased this estate in 2004
Every Summer for the past 15 years one of the owners has vacationed in Maine with his family. When the opportunity presented itself to purchase this historic piece of land, it was a decision with little hesitation.
The spectacular views are breathtaking. The island is a jewel filled with tranquility. A true treasure to share with others.
We visited with 18 women in a reunion of sorts and found the scenery just breathtaking. We so enjoyed the enormous trees, colorful wildflowers, and rocky coastline. The property itself was so fun to explore. The island trails, with places along the way to rest and take in the Acadia forest and Castine views, would make a wonderful romantic setting (were I not visiting with 17 other women!). We were amused entirely with the variety of things to do (tennis, hot-tubing, swinging, kayaking, visiting the chickens, etc.) besides the hiking and watching five-star sunsets you would expect.
The house, completely repainted inside and refurnished in more modern tastes than these pictures, functioned well for us. Well thought out gathering places for large groups, comfortable beds, brand new TVs also enhanced our stay. (Although I would say the occupancy estimate of 20 would include a few kiddos as there is a set of bunk beds.)
Lobster bake at the boathouse! What a unique place for a party and the view from the dock ...picture perfect. We got a kick out of the lights and enormous moose head. Our host even treated us to a small band there as a surprise!
A huge thank-you to our warm , welcoming caretakers who accommodated gluten-free and non-red meat eating members of our party with healthy delicious meal options. Callan also made Maine blueberry pancakes with syrup from the island trees and lobster rolls that were just as fabulous as they sound. She and Daniel entertained us with knowledge of the island and its history.
Food from MarKel's Bakehouse…delicious. We also enjoyed a beer at Dennett’s while our party arrived. Our five minute boat ride left from the wharf near there in Castine.
Great place for a vacation/reunion with old friends. And we thought even our teenagers would enjoy it too!
Nautilus Island is it's own attraction. The island has a rich history dating back to the Penobscot campaign in the Revolutionary War. Paul Revere led the capture of Cross Island and sunk the British Ship Nautilus forever naming Cross Island, Nautilus Island.
Fees And Taxes
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7% sales tax (if applicable); plus 4% gratuity; plus cleaning fee of $200 per week; plus provisioning $25 per hour; plus fuel reimbursement $25 per hour; fees shall be applied as per lease/contract.
Rates are subject to change.Weekly rates are: 1 week stay-$12,000 per week; 2 weeks stay will be $11,000 per week; 3 or more weeks stay will $10,000 per week.
50% upon execution of lease; balance due prior to occupancy; Credit cards are not accepted at this time.