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Norwegian cabin by the sea

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Fireplace


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7+2: see accommodations notes

A log cabin designed and built in Norway, taken apart and brought to this 6 mile long island in mid-coast Maine is available for rent in June, with some weeks available in July, 2013. 4 Bedrooms sleep 9 people (7 regular twin beds; 2 loft beds), 2.5 bathrooms, 1950's kitchen, and open living/ dining room area. 2 gorgeous carved soap stone fireplaces, wood carved details everywhere, outside patio overlooking 2 water views, on a quiet peninsula on the west side of the island. Sunset views, lovely island biking, rights to a dock for those who own a boat or would like to go boating. Semi-private beach just steps away complete this unique experience.

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Ingrid

Our grandparents built this cabin after living in Norway for several years.

This photo shows one of the original Norwegians, our mother, enjoying the beach below the sod roofed house.

Ingrid purchased this cabin in 1953

Why Ingrid chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

Our grandmother came to this island as a child, and returned when her husband retired. This cabin was the guest house, custom built to her exacting specifications, but we spent many happy summers here, and enjoy our own children in this beautiful place.

What makes this cabin unique

There's something about feeling as if you're in Europe, after just a drive and a ferry ride away. The cabin is both rustic and ornate; the carvings exquisite, the built-in furniture so well crafted and unusual, the views are beautiful, the beach combing can keep you busy for hours.


North Haven Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom between bedrooms - toilet , tub , This bathroom is accessible from the 2 other bedrooms.
    Kitchen Bathroom - toilet , A common bathroom outside the kitchen area.
    Sauna shower - shower , A shower area as part of the sauna.
    Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , two sinks; toilet in separate room.
  • Master bathroom has a bath, shower and 2 sinks. The toilet is in a small room off the main bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Hemsen - 1 twin/ single , This bedroom is above the kitchen, up a ladder.
    Green room - 2 twin/ single , Built in beds with beautiful carving dividing the room.
    Master Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Oversized single beds with fireplace and Master bath.
    Bunk room - 4 bunk bed , 2 beds are in a high loft, up a ladder. Good for big kids
  • The Master Bedroom has two beds, built into side of the room end to end. There is a fireplace, an outer door leading to a patio overlooking the water and views of the mainland 6 miles away.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Norwegian cabin by the sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
St Augustine, FL

Nothing else like it in the whole world...

  • 5 of 5

...except maybe in Norway. But then you wouldn't have the extraordinary experience of an island in Maine with views of famed Penobscott Bay! This property is unlike any place you have ever been: the all Norwegian pine house, shaggy grass & wildflower roof plus antique furnishings is a living "museum" of Scandinavian handicrafts going back to the Vikings. Every night while you are sleeping the trolls dance about the place - we are absolutely sure of that fact. Sunrise & sunset, hell, all day long in every possible kind of weather scenario, the mood is other-wordly colors & sounds. It will be your favorite get-away EVER! (North Haven is fun, too, but you just won't want to leave the Cove...)

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All true! I just want to let everyone know that the trolls are harmless! They feel at home and give the cabin soul! The house is about 4 miles from the town of North Haven and it is very easy to just stay out on Crabtree Point where are you and relax far away from everything! It is like living in a gingerbread house, a fabled and ornate folk art treasure chest. It is very unique and very beautiful!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Owl's Head, Rockland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nebo Lodge
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
North Haven Town
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
North Haven Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nebo Lodge
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Outside the cabin
Car: necessary

Many of the islanders are lobstermen and fishermen, and fresh food from the sea is always available. Wild berry picking, mushroom hunting and sea glass collecting are popular past times. Migratory bird populations are very evident all summer long, and bald eagles are known to nest nearby. There is one outstanding restaurant, with practically all-locally sourced produce and meats, and a wonderful new gourmet pizza shop in town with an organic market. The lunch spot, Cooper's Landing, is a lovely way to while away the afternoon in town, sitting out enjoying the boats sail through and the kids romping around.


Rates & Availability

North Haven Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

The above 7 day minimum and accompanying rates apply to July and August; shoulder season varies. Please contact owner for details.

A deposit half total sum due upon reservation of your stay. A security deposit of $1,000 will also be due, to be returned if nothing is damaged or harmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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