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J Phillipps

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

Architect designed-180 degree ocean view-best on coast-8 min Rockland

14 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in MidCoast - Penobscot Bay - Sunrise Summit

5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, sleeps 10

Unimpeded ocean views exceeding 180 degrees; cool sea breezes; 2000 sq.ft. deck overlooking layers of water: Lake Chickawaukee, Penobscot Bay, Atlantic Ocean. With glass sliders stretching 88 ft. the sea & sky are invited inside. Designed & built by architect owners 2009, light, airy 3500 sq.ft. home sited on a precipice amidst 7 acres of woods & fields, informal gardens, natural stone walls. Open plan living/dining/kitchen, 22 ft. ceilings, exposed wood frame, generous spaces, sumptuous bathrooms, playful geometry, art, artifacts, unique details at every turn. Bamboo 16'x16' kitchen perfect for large groups, catered events, wedding receptions. Help yourself to the herb & cutting gardens. Private & serene, only 8 minutes from Rockland's many attractions. From each dramatic sunrise to the pink glow of the reflected sunset, watch schooners romp along the coast, enjoy vibrant fall colors, catch the full moonrise. You can't help but feel one with the elements. As many guests have said: there is no need to go anywhere, its all right here.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
J Phillipps (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

What makes this house unique

Sunrise Summit is a perfect location for your wedding and reception. The open plan living/dining/kitchen and spacious decks have proven to be very accommodating for a maximum of 50 guests indoors. A tent of 30' x 50' fits nicely on the site and comfortably seats 75 guests. The kitchen works well for caterers with lots of space outdoors for a lobster bake or BBQ.

Please contact the owner for more information, photos, testimonials: Jeanette Phillipps 207-593-2462

Reviews

5
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Architect designed-180 degree ocean view-best on coast-8 min Rockland
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
NY, NY
5

BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SEASON

  • 5 of 5

I keep returning to this wonderful home which reveals the best of mid-coast Maine in every season of the year. Winter takes on a quiet magic as the light filters through pines and leafless trees across a wide expanse of sea and sky. The possibility of snowfall, passing wild turkey and rabbits, and occasional fog soften the world viewed from within all the tall-windowed rooms. Fireplace, wood stove, vases of flowers, colorful kilims and oriental rugs warm me as much as my mug of soothing mulled tea. The well-appointed kitchen invites me to make hearty meals to enjoy at my leisure! A more perfect way to experience the cooler days I cannot find. Shops in Rockland, galleries, restaurants all open to browse or find that special something to bring back home with me and remind me of the great time I've had here. So now I am about to return again in December to charge my pre-holiday batteries. A great gift I give myself! Thanks to owner Jeanette for always making Sunrise Summit feel like my second home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous & Breath taking/great getaway

  • 5 of 5

even the rainy days & nite thunderstorms/lightening are memorable; enough room for 4 adults & 4 teenagers; kitchen is very nice; morning sunrises spectacular! the owner was right on in her description/photos of property!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous & Breath taking

  • 5 of 5

WE had the pleasure of staying here! The description is everything and more. Two families were very comfortable with room to spare. The adults each had a room and the children (4) shared rooms. The house was just perfect with a large table for meals. A large living room was comfortable to have evening chats while the kids went off to play games. The views are simply breathtaking. I was up early every morning just to watch the sunrise on the deck. The sunsets were that and even more. And the night sky you felt you could reach up and touch. We loved the location as it was half way between Portland and Bar Harbor. We will definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home, Wonderful Views, Perfect Maine Adventure

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Maine and we could not have asked for more. The views from the home were stunning and we felt at peace and rested there. Everything we needed was there and the kitchen is a delight. The property is well maintained and the photos are spot on with the home's furnishings and views.

The owner suggested many nearby activities which kept us busy and helped us make the best use of our time in Maine. Rockland and Camden are a close drive offering many shops and restaurants. So much to see and do, so little time.

We hope to return and will definitely want to stay here, the home and the owner do not disappoint.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous house, spectacular location!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous house, spectacular location

We loved our week in Maine, and it was due in no small part to this gorgeous home. Super clean, well appointed and the location was perfect.

5 minutes from a fresh water lake (we swam everyday) and ten minutes from Rockland harbor, and 20 minutes to Camden, we could not have asked for more.

Some huge benefits to the house, amazing view, great deck for outside living, big comfy beds, huge clean bathrooms, and for our family, a super well appointed kitchen. We cooked at home about half of the meals and everything we needed to cook and entertain was right there. Great big grill on the deck didn't hurt either.

Only down side was intermittent cell, so be prepared to be off the cell grid, so to speak, and just enjoy the down time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful all-family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had eight adults and one baby filling the house and we all really enjoyed a wonderful week. Everything worked well and was excellent quality. The home itself is very beautiful and the views are spectacular. It is very quiet and peaceful. The description was complete and the photos give an accurate impression of the home. It was really nice not to have ugly, utilitarian furnishings. This home is filled with things you would actually like to live with.

Rockland is a great place to stay for a week's vacation in Maine -- lots of cultural as well as natural attractions. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rockland Golf Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
route 17
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Chickawaukee
Car: necessary

Listed as one of America's coolest small towns by Budget Travel Oct. 09. 'You'll find just enough sophistication to balance the saltiness of mid-coast Maine in Rockland'. Enjoy the waterfront, boardwalk, lighthouses, Blues Festival, Lobster Festival, Lobster Boat Race, Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, weekly Farmers Market, bakeries, cafes & restaurants from diner to world-class, the Strand Theater, Bay Chamber Concert series, Film Festival, Farnsworth Museum, art galleries, House & Garden Tours, Windjammer Parade, windjammer cruises, air shows, auto auction, swimming & boating on Lake Chickawaukee, ferries to islands, see the puffins, rent a kayak. If you run out of things to do, historic Camden & Camden Hills State Park are only 15 minutes away, the charming boat-building town of Rockport 10 minutes east, or Thomaston, Owls Head, Spruce Head, Port Clyde not far to the west. Take a day trip to Acadia National Park one hour drive east; Freeport (LL Bean & outlet shopping) 1-1/2 hours west.

Other Activities: Summer festivals, windjammer day sails and cruises, berry-picking, star-gazing, weather-watching, fall leaf peeping, fall film festival

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rockland, MidCoast - Penobscot Bay

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
18 Jun 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,528
for 7 nights
£3,528
£13,284
 
 
Autumn
10 Sep 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,321
for 7 nights
£3,321
£12,038
 
 
Winter
28 Nov 2016 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,906
for 7 nights
£2,906
£10,793
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 9.0%

Rental rates do not include tax. For rentals longer than one week a cleaning fee will be charged. Special rates may apply for holidays.
The full moon rise is spectacular at Sunrise Summit.
Full moon 2015: 3/5, 4/4, 5/4, 6/2, 7/2, 7/31 (Blue Moon), 8/29, 9/28, 10/27, 11/25, 12/25
50% to secure the rental.
50% 30 days prior to arrival; $1000 refundable security deposit 30 days prior to arrival.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , double shower, double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , tub big enough for 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , red glass vessel sink
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , granite vessel sink
  • Master bathroom has 8' oak cabinet with twin copper sinks. Walk-in 4'x8' cedar (varnished) shower has double rain heads with hand sprays and cedar benches. The guest bathroom is bamboo with 6' soaking tub big enough for 2, and hand spray. A separate spacious shower is adjacent single sink counter and separated by glass. Both full bathrooms are bright, spacious, and spa-like, with colorful carpets, art and artifacts. Ground floor powder room has wood counter with granite vessel sink and copper faucet, art and artifacts. Upstairs powder room has wood counter with red glass vessel sink, waterfall faucet, art and artifacts. All bathrooms are architect designed and detailed, built by local shipwright. Towels are new, top of the line. Conveniently located on the main floor is a cheery laundry room with washer, dryer, and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , twins w/king conversion
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , twins w/king conversion
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , loft area with built in queen bed
  • Master suite is separated by a glass enclosed link with desk and library, private entrances to both main deck and front yard. Master bedroom has 22 ft. ceiling, 16 ft. glass sliders to private deck with ocean and harbor views, 8'x10' walk-in cedar closet/dressing room. Another glass enclosed link with library separates two guest bedrooms, bathroom, laundry, cedar linen closet from the main living space. Queen bedroom ground floor has ocean views, cedar closet, desk. Twin/king bedroom ground floor has cathedral ceiling, 47 in. flat screen w/DVD library, CD, MP3 player, cedar built-ins, desk. Open riser stair leads to second floor loft area with built-in queen bed, cathedral ceiling, desk. Adjacent twin/king bedroom has cathedral ceiling, private deck with ocean views, desk. All beds and furniture are designed and built by the owner/architects. All bedrooms are spacious and bright, with warm soothing colors, Turkish carpets, art and artifacts. All bedding is comfy, new, top of the line.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 18 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fully equipped kitchen with new top of the line appliances, two full-size sinks, first class dinnerware and cookware for both indoor and outdoor dining. The kitchen is custom designed in bamboo for its durability and soft look, built by local shipwright. It is easy to maneuver a wheelchair or walker with ramp entrance, one level living, wide passageways throughout, spacious bathrooms, master shower (4 ft. x 8 ft.) has no curb. Please note that our insurance does not allow the use of the fireplace or wood stove. An outdoor firepit is onsite for wood or charcoal. At an elevation of 670 ft. mosquitos and flies are scarce. The house is fully screened.

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