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Stunning, Spacious New Home, Private Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 baths, outdoor shower. Sleeps 9

Newly constructed solar home (with quiet and seamless backup power) on the ME coast. 25 acres, secluded, peaceful wildlife area. House is 300' away from private pebble beach on property. Upstairs:3 BR & 1 full bath, 1st floor has bedroom (with twin bed) well-equipped kitchen with breakfast nook, screened porch, open 'great room' with sleeper sofa, couch, large dining table, DIRECTV, HDTV. Sattelite WiFi, high thread count sheets.

Gourmet kitchen has everything a cook needs. Microwave, frig, toaster, gas range, blender, french press for coffee, lobster pot. Dinnerware, flatware, kitchen towels, pots & pans provided. Gas grill outdoors.

Trail on property to shore, picnic table & fire pit above beach, area to tent on..

We have a basketball hoop, Foosball table & ping-pong table in garage for rainy day activities, also cards, a cribbage board, checkers, dominos, board games. DVDs, books for kids & adults, some children's toys, nature guides.

For little ones we have a 'pack & play', a couple of baby gates, outlet covers, beach toys & some toys to keep them busy!

More Details

Property Manager
Lensa Dietrich Woodward is manager (owner David Dietrich)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2018

About Lensa Dietrich Woodward is manager (owner David Dietrich)

The owner and his late wife hired local architect Bruce Stahnke to design this off-the-grid house. His son (a master cabinetmaker) built it in 2012 to share with family. They enjoy bird watching fishing, boating, camping and exploring the nearby islands. He grew up coming here as a little kid on weekends and vacations with siblings and later his own boys. They would clamber and play on the beach all day and fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Now they enjoy sharing this paradise with people from all over the world.

Lensa Dietrich Woodward is manager (owner David Dietrich) purchased this house in 2012

Why Lensa Dietrich Woodward is manager (owner David Dietrich) chose Harborside

This area has a lot to offer for people who love nature, forests, and the sea. We suggest you stop for groceries in Blue Hill before you get here because it's a bit of a drive to get them and you won't want to leave! There are two excellent food markets 40 minutes away in Blue Hill and a smaller one in Brooksville called Buck's Harbor Market with a great restaurant too. This location is safe, absolutely beautiful, quiet and remote. Relaxing on the screen porch with cold drink or taking in the sunset on the beach is a great way to end the day.

What makes this house unique

You might like to sample the remarkable local fare at Brooksville Farmers Market Tuesday Mornings http://www.mainefarmersmarkets.org/market/brooksville-farmers-market/

Also you may wish to call in an order for artisanal wood fired pizza to Tinder Hearth Bakery (Tuesdays and Fridays) (207) 326-8381


and pick up some currant scones or chocolate croissants for the next day's breakfast while you're there. A low key afternoon could include strolling the sidewalks of Castine village and swimming at Wadsworth Cove Beach just outside of Castine. Back in Brooksville, you will be able to see for miles after hiking up John B. Mountain Trail http://bluehillheritagetrust.org/john-b-mountain/

…Try a more formal dinner at the Brooklin Inn..Dancing at the Flash In The Pans steel band street dance (locations change but it's always Monday nights usually at the Blue Hill Town Park). Getting a Spiced Mocha at Black Dinah's Chocolatiers in Blue Hill. Galleries and antique shops are abundant and good. See a movie at The Alamo Theatre in Bucksport. Take in guided kayak tours from Stonington...Get home-made ginger ice cream at Morton's Moo in Ellsworth. And oh yes…of course, there's that breathtaking and famous Acadia National Park too, with fun Bar Harbor shops, cafes, Acadia Improv, great breakfast at Two Cats, mountain biking and day sails... so much to do.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Harborside in Hancock County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    outdoor shower - Shower Enclosure , on outside porch
  • granite countertops on vanities in 2 full baths
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , This is the downstairs room with new twin bed
  • Upstairs: large master bedroom with four poster queen sized bed, smaller bedroom with full bed, and 3rd bedroom has new (Dec 2014) queen bed, pillows, with 1100 count sheets. Downstairs bedroom also has a new (Dec 2014) twin bed, pillows, with 1100 count sheets. Also: extra sleep accommodations available on the queen sized sleeper sofa.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
We don't have an electric coffee maker because it is a solar home, we do have percolator & french press which make great coffee. Double sink in kitchen with granite counter tops. We have a counter peninsula with bar stool seating and a pantry area in back.


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average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every second of our trip! In terms of amenities I think the other reviews say it all but I want to add that everything is in great condition, clean and fairly new. Of course you have to know that you'll be fairly remote from everything (30 min. to a grocery store) but we were happy to be away in the woods for a while. We even saw a couple of seals in the bay! A perfect house, perfect location and perfect vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent location and accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Such a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

This place was an absolute dream for our family of four for our Maine vacation. The house is beautiful and has obviously been well loved. Fun having family touches in there of mixed cd's, photo albums, pictures and old games. Every thing that you could possibly need is found in the home-to games, fire pits, kayaks, plenty of kitchen ware, informative introductory binder with info on the house and local areas of interest. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and highly recommend it! We would love to come back again! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible house in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this house with our extended family for a wedding nearby. It was very clean and comfortable, and stocked with just about every amenity we could need. The kayaks that came with the house were huge bonus. We went out paddling every day and saw lots of wildlife and almost no other people. The less-outdoorsy members of the family were just as happy staying in the house and reading or watching the movies that were provided. The kids loved the Foosball table and we all enjoyed the new fire pit which came with wood ready to burn! The highlight of the visit was watching the mother and baby porcupine eating clover blossoms in the meadow next to the house every evening. It was so perfect here that we had a hard time making ourselves leave to go to the wedding!

Overall, this was a fabulous place and we all hope to come back to stay here again some day.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful Maine home. The best part I thought was having your own private beach! I would hesitate in staying here again or recommending to anyone wanting to vacation in Maine. There was so many other activities I had planned for our family to do but once we arrived no one wanted to leave. We did enjoy the use of the boats and playing ping-pong.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more for our home away from home! The house was so clean and accommodating. It was so thought out down to every detail. It's a little more to itself and that was my favorite part. It made for such a peaceful getaway. Waking up to the sounds of nature and taking the short walk down to the private pebble beach was amazing and so relaxing. We visited the Blue Hill area not far away and ate at The Fishnet and it was delicious with such a fun setting. We stayed 3 nights and it was not near enough time to enjoy this little piece of paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
54.2 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport, Bangor International
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9.6 Miles
Tinder Hearth, 1452 Coastal Road, Brooksville, ME
Car: necessary

About 1 hr 45 min from Acadia Nat'l Park. Whale watching/nature cruises, shopping, Abbe Museum, many restaurants in Bar Harbor (town closest to ANP) Kayak rental, bike rental available in area. This property is less than two miles to Holbrook Island Nature sanctuary with lots of beautiful hiking trails. You may see beavers, hawks, and other birds in the sanctuary.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

cleaning £140.81
Property Damage Protection £71.49
Tax Rate 9.0%

We require a $100 security deposit to ensure guests strip beds, start a few loads of laundry and wash their dishes before they leave. This cuts down on cleaning costs.
NOTE: There is a legal renters' agreement and a water craft liability waiver that will be sent out to you and must be filled out with (among other things) the number and names of all guests to be signed and returned before the booking is officially finalized.

We hope you enjoy your stay in Cape Rosier Maine!

The first aid kit is in the downstairs bathroom across from the toilet on the bottom shelf where the towels are stored.

Boating here is for experienced ocean boaters only.
We require guests to sign a liability waiver for watercraft usage in advance.
There are two kayaks in the garage for your use. The canoe, blue boat, and white row boat are for you to use also. There is a Tokatsu outboard motor in the garage that is for the blue boat. If you enjoy being on the water please make use of these watercraft at your own risk.
We have had many wonderful picnics by paddling out to Western or Pond islands. There is a map and an oceanic chart here available for you by the television.
If you get over to Ames Cove, you might see sand dollars at low tide. If you have the means to transport the kayaks by automobile, feel free to do so. Holbrook island sanctuary has a nice launch site at Indian bar road.
Please be safe when you're on the water. The water can be very cold and will cause hypothermia. Often times in the afternoon the wind will pick up considerably causing large waves with whitecaps --no time to be out on the water with our small boats! Calm early morning is much more enjoyable and safer for boating. Also after each use please pull up the boats well above the high tide line to avoid them being washed away or battered by large waves. The outboard motor is a four stroke and takes regular gas; you don't have to mix oil with the gas. If you have to lay the motor down, place it on the tiller hand

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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