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STUNNING PRIVATE EXCLUSIVE ISLAND SLEEPS UP TO 10

Ann

Speaks english
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 13
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Ann

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STUNNING PRIVATE EXCLUSIVE ISLAND SLEEPS UP TO 10

Photos and Description of this 13 bedroom holiday home in Sunset - Sheephead Island

5 Bedrooms 2.5 Bath

Have you ever wanted to live on a private island on the coast of Maine? Yes, intriguing, but oh, too, too, inconvenient. Well here is Maine’s most convenient summer island. And one of its prettiest.

Sheephead Island is off Sunset Maine, a small village on the west side of Deer Island at the opening of Penobscot Bay. So close to the shore it is barred to the mainland for 6 hours at each at each low tide. It is within a short jaunt by boat to a yacht club dock across a cove.

Penobscot Bay is studded with islands. From Sheephead you look south to the open ocean. You look west across the islands to the Camden hills across the bay over which the sun sets.

Most Maine islands are dark and densely wooded with beautiful but unfriendly cliffy shores. Sheephead has such spectacular shore on one side of the island, but the rest of its two miles of shore is gentler with sand and pebble beaches. Its sixty five acres are also gentle and pastoral. Besides its woods it has grassy flower filled fields and country roads and paths. Also a secluded one acre swimmable pond. Among Maine islands it is Wyethian, Christina’s world. A Maine salt water farm surrounded by water on all sides.

Sheephead Island has two large houses that face the west and look across the island studded bay. It has a small secluded artist studio on its grand solitary south shore. It has a spectacular dock, a large boathouse and boats, and a garden house and barn. Beyond that you are alone.

Location, Location, Location

As for convenience, not only is it a short jaunt by boat to the yacht club dock; the bar to the main land is navigable by four wheel drive half the day at low tide for access when weather, wind, sea, fog or night make boating difficult. On the mainland it has a 2000 square foot nineteenth century house in the pretty village of Deer Isle which is a mere five minutes away. Called the house with the purple door, it is the island’s mainland base. There is a garage with a small second story nook at the yacht club as well.

With 2 houses on the island and a house on the mainland, vacationing on Sheephead Island means you can bring up to 14 family and friends!

Though Sheephead Island is perhaps Maine’s most convenient island it is still an island. It has its own systems that must be respected. Though thanks to the bar you are never stuck on Sheephead Island if you don’t want to boat the short distance to the yacht club, it is still most convenient to boat back and forth. That means that living on Sheephead Island requires familiarity with small outboard motor powered boats.

Therefore unlike renting a house on the mainland, some people are better candidates for renting Sheephead Island than others. We have a definite preference for yachting types who are used to living on sailboats. They know how to respect the systems on the island and know how to deal with boating to and fro.

It takes a little time to acclimatize to Sheephead Island. For that reason it is best that rentals be extended. This part of Maine is increasingly popular and high season fills up fast. By the way for the sailboat types the bulls eye has not been spoken for. Some special considerations apply.

Best time to visit:

Recommended is between May and October

Getting there:

Sheephead Island is a rare island barred to the mainland. A car is highly recommended for getting to this area of Maine. We do provide SUVs for driving on and off the island and for touring the local areas. Additionally at high tide, we provide our own boat taxi on and off the island during daylight hours ONLY.

Nearby airports are Bangor Maine, Bar Harbor, Maine and Portland, Maine. Boston, MA Logan airport is of course much further away but is certainly an option.

For more visit www.sheepheadisland.com

**Price is per house on the island only**

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
An island paradise! Hope to make it back there again this year.
Jun 2013
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Ann

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2014
Speaks english

I grew up in Pennsylvania and have spent the last 40 years of my life in New England. I love the coast of Maine and am grateful to share this very special place with very special people who will treasure its beauty, simplicity and grace.

Ann purchased this house in 1980

Having a peaceful island haven to disconnect is life changing and healing and something very special.

Ocean. Ocean. Ocean. Nature. Peace. Relaxation. Rejuvenation.

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 13
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Stunning Private Exclusive Island Sleeps Up To 10
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Stunning Private Exclusive Island Sleeps Up To 10
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Sunset MidCoast - Penobscot Bay
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WONDERFUL! BEAUTIFUL! PEACEFUL! RESTORATIVE!

  • 5 out of 5
Our family has vacationed on Sheephead Island for years. We love the tranquility, privacy and pastoral feel of the island. The owners have been great at accommodating us year after year. We are grateful to have the opportunity to spend our summer vacations in Maine at this very special place year after year.
  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
Sheephead Island
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Deer Isle
Nearest Beach
Sheephead Island
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Stonington, Maine
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Deer Isle
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Stonington, Maine
Car: necessary

While Sheephead Island is a private island, it is barred to the mainland at low tide. Our guests therefore have the option of driving on and off the island in the island SUV's to visit nearby pretty villages of Deer Isle and the coastal town of Stonington both of which offer fabulous restaurants, grocery and wine shopping and also gift shopping. Also, visit the world famous Haystack Mountain School Of Arts and Crafts to see stunningly beautiful artwork. There are also a number of art galleries in neighboring towns that are sure to delight. Airports serving this area are in Bar Harbor, Bangor, Portland and Logan airport which is further away.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Sunset, MidCoast - Penobscot Bay

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Spring-Summer
11 May 2014 - 4 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
$7,109
for 7 nights
$7,109
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$7,109
for 7 nights
$7,109
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
100% due at time of booking. While we do not issue refunds, we will reschedule your dates subject to availability.
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes At low tide one can drive on/off the island in one of the 4 wheel drive vehicles provided. Or if you would rather, walking off is relaxing and scenic. At high tide, before night fall, guests can leave/return to the island in the island boats. Our caretaker is happy to get you on and off!
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sunset in MidCoast - Penobscot Bay

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 8500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd Floor main house
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd floor, main house on the island
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Half bath 1st floor, main house
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest house island, 2nd floor
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Guest house on the island, 2nd floor
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd floor, mainland house
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd floor, mainland house
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , 1st floor, mainland house
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Half bath, 1st floor guest house on the island
  • The main house has 2.5 bathrooms. The guest has has 2 bathrooms. The mainland house, which we have dubbed, the 'house with the purple door' has 2.5 bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Main house on the island.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main house on the island
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main house on the island
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main house on the island
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main house on the island
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest house on the island
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest house on the island
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest house on the island
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest house on the island
    Bedroom 10 - 1 Large Double Bed , House with purple door on the main land.
    Bedroom 11 - 1 Large Double Bed , House with purple door on the main land.
    Bedroom 12 - 1 Large Double Bed , House with purple door on the main land.
    Bedroom 13 - 1 Large Double Bed , House with purple door on the main land.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Your first lobster dinner is on us!
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