Willow Ledge - Little Deer Isle
Waterfront. Early 1900s rustic cottage at waters edge overlooking Penobscot Bay with additional bunk house. Simple and very casual furnishings, however, charming home with 40 acres of woods and private setting and A++ views!
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Built in the early 1900s, long before required 75 foot setbacks were in place, Willow ledge was erected at the water's edge. It rest on Little Deer Isle, and along the prime shoreline of Penobscot Bay, with views over a variety of islands and passing seafaring vessels. Ocean breezes guide waves to the mix of rocky and sandy shorefront adjacent to the cottage, while acres and acres of surrounding forest gently sway and shelter this secluded getaway.The interior of the cottage is little changed - with the exception of updates to the kitchen, bath, and the addition of a two bedroom bunk house (adding to the 3 bedrooms already present upstairs). Step back in time with the rustic nature and simplicity of this home. Wooden walls, ceilings and floors exude warmth and coziness. The open living area gathers around a massive brick fireplace, with built-ins, window seat, and bookshelves (filled with books) adding charm. When cool, enjoy the warmth of a crackling fire to relieve the morning chill, or on warm days, open any or all of the 3 french doors - each facing a different direction and ensuring excellent cross breezes. Relax on the covered porch, stretching along the entire exterior of the waterfront side of the home - complete with lounge chairs and large table for outside dining. The interior dining area affords views of the bay and open woodland, as does the simple but efficient kitchen.Upstairs there are three simple bedrooms--a master bedroom with new queen bed to one side of the stairway, and two bedrooms to the other side (2 twin beds in one bedroom, and 1 twin in smaller single bedroom). The stairway and a small hallway provide for a bit of privacy between the master and two remaining bedrooms. The small bath downstairs includes tub and shower. The bunk house is located just a few steps from the back door of the property, so is easily accessed day and night - and has a main room with queen bed, and adjoining bedroom with two twin beds. The bunk house is quite spacious and very charming.
Amenities: Charcoal grill, coffee maker, toaster, kitchen utensils, lobster pot, radio with CD player, phone (local service only, please bring calling card for long distance), high speed internet, linens included (extra blankets), fireplace, firewood, and use of dock and rowboat. Covered front porch and open deck between the cottage and the guest house. Special Notice: Please be aware that while this home has 5 bedrooms, it only has 1 small bathroom - renovated in 2011, and small water heater. Showers must be spaced out over time. While this home is REALLY NICE, it IS rustic. Evaluate the appropriateness of this home for your needs and habits. Rental Agent Comments: At owners request, this home is below expected market pricing despite its unique charm and incredible location. The owners like to maintain the simplicity of the home, and seek to attract guests who will likewise appreciate its rustic and simple nature. Ask agent for more details.
Cleaning fee: 175.00
Damage Waiver Fee: $45.00
Lodging tax: 9%
All rentals are subject to a 7% Maine Lodging Tax, plus an additional, refundable security deposit, and a cleaning fee. Pets are not allowed without prior permission from the owner of the cottage. If granted permission, an additional $100 pet fee is collected and kept at our discretion if any evidence of pet hair or damage is found on your departure.
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