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Private, peaceful Maine waterfront home near shops, nature

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3-bedroom, single-floor home with amazing water views

Looking for a peaceful getaway on the water that's still close enough to all Maine has to offer- antique shops, lobster boils, nature trails, sailing excursions? Welcome to our little ME house on Stockton Springs harbor! Wake up to spectacular water-views from the master-bedroom with king-sized memory-foam mattress and full en-suite bathroom. All new furniture! Relax on the side deck overlooking the water or private deck off the master bedroom. Two additional bedrooms with a Queen and Double bed. Need more room? There's also a one-bedroom guesthouse behind the main house that can be rented separately. We're just down the road from the boat launch, the Fort Point Lighthouse and park, Searsport Island Nature Preserve, Sandy Point Beach, antique shops, etc. Walking distance to town general store, library, post office, etc. 10 minutes drive to Searsport, 20 minutes to Belfast, 40 minutes to Bangor or Camden. North entrance to Camden State park (with nature trails galore and amazing summit views of the Bay) is just 20 minutes from our door.

Amy & Matt Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About Amy & Matt Smith

We spend most of our year in Southeast Asia, working on human rights issues. Our work is focused on investigating human rights violations and working with local human rights defenders. We're both from upstate New York, but met in Bangkok and fell in love with Maine. This is house is our only home in the States.

Amy & Matt Smith purchased this house in 2015

Why Amy & Matt Smith chose MidCoast - Penobscot Bay

After getting a taste of what Maine had to offer on a visit to the States, we started looking for a peaceful spot where we could watch the water, write and read and clear our heads. When we found this little house on the harbor, we knew we were home.

What makes this house unique

We never get tired of the water view from our windows- from watching ducks on the water to spying eagles nesting, there's always something to see. We love the privacy of our spot- we're tucked away in the cove giving us awesome views without the distraction of neighbors. Despite the remote feel, we're close to everything. Check out our list of things to do and see- all of it just a few minutes from our front door.


Nearest Airport
28.9 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Beach
3.2 Miles
Sandy Point Beach
Car: necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Stockton Springs in Waldo County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite bathroom attached to master bedroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Main bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master ensuite bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Furnished with a brand new king-sized memory foam mattress
    The Beach Room - 1 Double Bed
    The White Guestroom - 1 Large Double Bed , with ensuite bathroom
  • Need extra room? We also have a one-bedroom guest house located behind the main house that can be rented separately. The guesthouse is fully furnished with a queen-sized bed, includes a full kitchen and bathroom. Contact us to request adding the guesthouse to your rental.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
Note that our property is located near train tracks; however, the train runs quite irregularly (not more than twice a week) and travels slowly.


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Private, peaceful Maine waterfront home near shops, nature
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

tranquil beauty

  • 5 of 5

The little house on the bay was exactly what we were looking for , and looking and looking... we found it! My folks and I read books together ate and watched the tides come in and out like they have done forever.thank you Matt and Amy for allowing us to stay at your house and keep up the good work in Thailand

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, serene home with great water views...

  • 5 of 5

This home was just perfect for our two couple getaway. It was just as pictured--beautiful views, cosy and comfortable. It is also an easy drive to Bucksport, Ellsworth and Acadia.

Home was very clean, warm on a few cold days and well provisioned. We hope to stay there again next year. .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing; Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at this amazing waterfront home. It truly is private and peaceful, serene and tranquil while being close to many places to explore if desired. This was exactly what we wanted and we recommend it for anyone looking for a quiet retreat. We enjoyed the view from the windows and the many nearby harbors within short driving distance. This is a treasure we would love to come back to and we were grateful for the opportunity to stay here. Kitchen was well stocked; linens and towels provided; grocery store nearby. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property overlooking the Penobscot Bay

  • 5 of 5

We spent six days at this vacation property. It was a great location to experience the nearby towns of Searsport, Ellsworth, Bucksport, Belfast and Bar Harbor. The tides were amazing, going from a very dry looking bed at low tide to high water at high tide, very different from the tides that we experience in Ocean City in Maryland. We found many things to do from hiking trails at Acadia National Park to eating fresh lobster in many great restaurants. The house was comfortable and well equipped with everything you may need. We would definitely rent this house again for a New England trip.

Ron and Kathy Miller


  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting

  • 3 of 5

We loved staying there. Beautiful setting, great view of the cove, house was very comfortable and well laid out. Only complaint was that we were under the impression that we would have access to the water. The description of the property indicated that the path to the water was not easy but it should really have said there is no access to the water unless you bushwack through the undergrowth and there is no real shoreline where you could put in a canoe or kayak easily. And perhaps we should have figured there would be tides but it would have helped to know that half the time the cove would be a mud flat.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The house has a beautiful view and is located in a quiet, relaxing area. The inside of the house is adorable, clean, has great views from the many windows, and is very comfy, including the king size bed in the master. The house has everything you need and is situated within easy driving distance to Acadia National park and many other Maine coastal towns. We had a great time and would love to stay here again someday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Stockton Springs, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall Leaves
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Rate
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring Blooms
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall Leaves 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £110.5
Damage Deposit £147.34

Please inform us if you're interested in renting the guest house in addition to the main house. The rate for the guest house is: winter ($50/day); Spring Blooms ($75/day); Summer ($100/day); Fall ($75/day)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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