This comfortable and fully equipped waterfront cottage is located in a private setting overlooking Mill River, where the tide slips in and out. No other houses are in sight. A spacious high ceilinged “great room” includes living-dining-kitchen plus an adjacent screened porch provides open air dining/lounging. Sliding glass doors along one wall of the living room open out on to a spacious deck to give the interior an airy feel. Indeed, the landscape views spill in from all sides–the sunset glimpsed from the kitchen sink being a special feature for the cook!

Outside you can lounge on the deck or, for a change, relocate to one of the hammocks strung between trees down by the water. Or wander over to explore the foundation of the original 18th century farmhouse. Then, when the tide is up, swim off the magnificent granite ledges or push in a kayak from the launch point near the property’s salt marsh. You will be in the middle of kayaking paradise!

The house has two queen bedrooms plus two bathrooms, both with tub/shower. The ground floor master bedroom has an adjacent bath. Another queen bedroom is on the second floor loft, with an additional first floor “half bedroom” alcove next to second bathroom. This space can serve as dressing room for the loft bedroom or as separate sleeping for a single person. It also works as a writer’s corner (work table supplied upon request.)

Built in 2000, the house was completely renovated in 2017 by artist owner with careful attention to detail—and with all new appliances including dishwasher and washer/dryer.  Apple Tree Cottage offers a romantic getaway for couples or a hideout for the solo writer or artist seeking a quiet retreat. At the same time it is spacious enough for a small family.  (Max 5).

For those who don’t already know, Vinalhaven Island is the state’s largest offshore island community, known for its striking natural beauty and home to one of the world’s largest lobster fishing fleets. The town of Carver’s Harbor, with its shops, restaurants, art galleries and numerous attractions, is a drive of about fifteen minutes away from the house. More information about the Island available at https://vinalhaven.org

Amenities include wi-fi, free local & long distance telephone, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fully equipped kitchen, overhead ceiling fan, maps and guides to local walks, audio speaker, CD player, DVD player, outdoor hammocks and lounge chairs, board games and puzzles for a rainy day, towels and bed linens, coffee maker. Heat provided by monitor unit. The owner is nearby and will be available to offer assistance as needed.

Non-smokers only.  No pets allowed.

Rented by the week or longer from late May through mid-October. $1650 weekly. (+Maine tax & $120 cleaning fee.  Refundable $500 damage deposit)

To check availabilty or for more details, contact owner at: info@vinalhavencottage.com