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Jaw-Dropping Mountain & Ocean View Post & Beam Log Getaway Camden Hills & Bay

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Up to 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with separate whirlpool and shower, sleeps up to 8

If you are looking for absolutely stunning views and a unique setting enjoyed in complete privacy five to eight minutes drive from two quaint harbor towns, then this vacation getaway is for you. Perched high on a mountainside, this house is of Log/Post and Beam construction with open floor plan, large wrap-around porch, lofts, cathedral ceiling, and with windows and skylights on all sides to let in the truly magnificent, commanding vistas. The house sleeps up to eight people in two open loft bedrooms and a cozy, visually private guestroom/library on two Queen sized beds, one Queen sofa bed and one full-sized futon pullout sofa, all very comfortable. There is a whirlpool tub and a stand-up shower, plus a half bath with sunken vessel sink. A country kitchen including a classic cast iron/enameled cook stove, gas range, and slate counter tops with silvan views from the sink. Elegant decor throughout. This house is intimate and romantic, while nature on all sides brings the outside in.

Our View and our Unique Setting:: Forests below you and blueberry fields above, you look down over the lush treetops or pick your own blueberries in season above the house. All neighbors are acres away and almost completely invisible. You will have to crick your neck to see the rooftop of one of them behind you from the wide porch, and then you will only see a part of a roof. You may see bald eagles and hawks soar below you! The peace and quiet and privacy here will amaze you, and there is virtually no traffic near us as we are situated at the turnaround of a small paved road high on the slope, and at the end of a long, steep private drive. A discretely used, only occasionally occupied second building on the property is tucked away out of sight, you won't even know that it is there. On the surrounding mountains to the Ocean, on all sides you will see nothing but forests and meadows dotted by a few fine houses in the distance with their cheerful lights at night. You see dozens of the islands on the Ocean, with Cadillac Mountain in the distance on Mt. Desert Island in Acadia National Park 43 miles away, half that as the crow flies.

Sea, Sky, Mountains, the Area:: The sunrise—if you are up for it—will sparkle on the water and sunsets will turn it a deep pink and the surrounding coastal mountains rose or gold. The area provides infinite possibility for the Nature lover, sailor, historian, art aficionado, birdwatcher or stargazer. For those who long for the water there are day sails, bareboat charters (better be an experienced skipper), lighthouse trips, lobster fishing cruises and eco-tours, lobster-bakes on islands, ferries, whale-watching, kayak and rafting trips, and three to six day nautical adventures on the classic tall ships and wooden schooners known locally and historically as Windjammers. For landlubbers there are hiking trails, starting right outside your door, all over Camden Hills State Park and beyond, as well as on breathtakingly beautiful trails known only to locals, which we will share with you when you come. If you are a bird lover, you will have an overwhelming chorus of birdsong right up at the house. The night sky is amazing.

Dining, Art, Life-style:: There is world-class cuisine and all manner of dining experiences, from waterfront fish-shacks to French to be had in the area, as well as the Farnsworth Art Museum, home of the Wyeth collection, and historic old harbors and quaint, busy waterfronts everywhere, filled with fishing vessels, luxury yachts from all over the world, and classic wooden sailboats. The house is equipped with wireless access and cable. Outdoor equipment includes Adirondack chairs and barbecue grill; well-behaved pets allowed upon approval. Children always welcome, although the house is not specifically "childproofed"; also some care must be taken with the spiral staircase as well as the antiques, art and cultural objects, as many are fragile. Please take care of wicker furniture as well thanks.

Free Wifi

More Details

Property Manager
Melody (& Michael) Talcott
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, french, german, Cherokee Giduwa
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Melody (& Michael) Talcott

We, Michael and Melody Talcott, were married in 1999, and have been living on a boat in the heart of Boston Harbor since 2006. Michael is a senior Network Engineer in charge of all communications for a major hedge fund/private investment firm. In his spare time he can be found sanding and painting his boat or rebuilding his marine engine. Melody is a free lance writer and focuses on our successful vacation rental business. We have a nine year old son and a German Shepherd and rescue Pomeranian, three cats and horses. Melody is world-traveled and multilingual, enjoys life in Maine and Boston, Michael is a Coloradan (and Texan) with an insatiable intellectual curiosity and wide-ranging interests.

Melody (& Michael) Talcott purchased this house in 2007

Why Melody (& Michael) Talcott chose Rockport

This was our dream house. We knew the man who built it, a friend of ours, Cpt. Rick Miles, former Master of the Pilot Schooner Timberwind out of Rockport Harbor at the time, now Master of the Wanderbird, who built it with his own hands. Its Post & Beam log components are from a kit shipped from Canada, but many of the features are hand-finished by Rick and his wife Karen, some by us. It is minutes from all the activities of the mid coast, but set apart, with a sense of remoteness and freedom from the bustle of the world, sweeping views and with an immense sense of privacy, completely surrounded by nature. The setting is unique, on a steep hill with a very dramatic drop, Mountains & Sea

What makes this house unique

We love renting our house in part because it has become a resounding success as a business, in part because it is a personal pleasure to us to share it with others. The place is that unique! Having the opportunity to give others the experience of it is very satisfying. The house has a tendency to select its own guests, people for whom it is a perfect fit. It has elements of a Swiss Chalet and a Maine cottage, an Adirondack camp or a Maine summer retreat that might appeal to one of the old families that summer here. It in fact has some appointments that belonged to such a family, my own, At the same time it is decidedly rustic in all the right ways, with a unique air of authenticity and charm, something very hard to find. If you add to all of that the breathtaking way the outside breaks into the house, the way the views pervade every room, the light of dawn or dusk transform the place in new ways each day and each hour, then you have a place unlike any other, a sort of gem that in this day and age is increasingly difficult to find.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Rockport, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Light use of wood stove (for ambiance) with prior permission only; on case by case basis; based on the guest's prior experience with wood stoves.
  • Please respect the fact that we have left family antiques; handmade cultural items and other delicate objects in the house. Please no rough use.
  • The house has a very open floor plan, ski lodge style Post and Beam with loft bedrooms open to the great room. There is visual but no auditory privacy
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , the tub is a deep, very large whirlpool; separate shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , elegant drop-in vessel sink and access from two sides
  • There is a whirlpool tub and a stand-up shower, with nautical decor and candles, plus a Japanese-themed half bath with sunken vessel sink. The half bath can function either as a powder room or as an ensuite bathroom for the first floor occupants.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Loft- the futon sofa is a double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , the queen is a sleep sofa
  • This house is of Log/Post and Beam construction with open floor plan, large wraparound porch (from which to count islands or stars or treetops), lofts, cathedral ceiling; windows and skylights on all sides let in the truly magnificent, panoramic vistas. The house sleeps up to eight people in two open loft bedrooms and a cozy, visually private guest room/library on two Queen sized beds, one Queen sofa bed and one Full-sized futon pullout sofa, all very comfortable. Some amenities listed, such as video library, childrens games, toys and books; sandbox (informally from our personal/family colection) available upon request.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • games - kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Porch Furniture
  • sand pit
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We will be available for advice on activities, dining, excursions etc. throughout your stay. Weekly maid service is complimentary. Being perched high on a mountain-side, our driveway is steep, but accessible year round, paved, with two-three parking spaces at the house and more on the driveway below. The house is suitable for the elderly if they are very fit: my father was 82 years old when he braved the steep wooden steps up to the house and the spiral staircase easily; small children will need supervision negotiating both. If you get here, and need certain additional things, such as toys, children's books, high chair or crib, we will consider sharing our own growing family's personal things on a case by case basis. Boats and Kayaks are easily charted or rented close by, as are every sort of bike. Catering, shopping, delivery, outfitting and additional maid services can be provided upon request. We do have a wood stove and cast iron stove, prefer you use our gas range & propane heat.


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Jaw-Dropping Mountain & Ocean View Post & Beam Log Getaway Camden Hills & Bay
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Great weekend get-away

  • 5 of 5

Third year staying here in September in order to attend Common Ground Fair. Peaceful, clean and private.

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic Comfortable Panoramic views in a comfortable quiet setting.

  • 5 of 5

Arriving in Maine in late Oct. to 70 degree weather was a treat which was only amplified by the comfortable and inviting home spend there. Bird feeders for the feathered visitors who shared the sunrises out of the distant Fox Islands and breakfast on the desk. Ample room to read and cook or amble around the country side. The very short ride to the surrounding communities of Rockland, Owls Head, Rockport, and Camden offered as much variety as each day could pull in. I thoroughly enjoyed the stay and the special touches the property owners added upon arrival. And though it was a cold wet rain for the day of departure, with two small logs in the wood stove , I found myself wishing for a much longer stay and take in some of the library whilst nestling upon the couch. Thank you. ~Will

  • Review Submitted: 08/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love this place!

  • 5 of 5

Five of us and our dog cozied up here for two cool, early-autumn nights (just like we did two years ago, with the same feel-so-good results) in order to attend the Common Ground Fair. It's private, peaceful and so soothing here in the mountains. I stretched on the deck beneath a blanket of stars at night, and sipped coffee on the same deck in my nightgown early morning. A wood stove, fresh flowers, and a fridge stocked with fixings for a healthy breakfast ... pure heaven.

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! You've been wonderful guests in every way and we appreciate your kind words! Do come back a third time, we would be honored and delighted!
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Salt Lake City

Perfect Mountain exclusion minutes from Camden Harbor

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect for our family(two adults, two kids, and a large dog). The views were breathtaking and the serenity was unbeatable. Having only driven minutes to the Camden Harbor, this location couldn't be anymore perfect. Amazing owners who make sure you are taken care of even if they are out of state.

  • Review Submitted: 14/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mapleton ,maine

Beautiful views, very relaxing, very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The view from the front windows and the deck was beautiful - you could see the ocean in the distance. The living room was comfortable, as were the bedrooms. The kitchen was very workable.

It was a very comfortable place to stay.

We did find that the plants on the outside of the house were very overgrown, taking away from the curbside appeal. And the spiral staircase was problematic. We had two dogs who could not navigate the staircase. In addition, it was very narrow and made it somewhat difficult to carry the suitcases to the second floor.

The landlady was very kind. She brought us food for the first breakfast and beautiful flowers for our table.

We would certainly consider staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livingston, TX

Wonderful, wonderful mountain cottage

  • 5 of 5

Right up front I'm going to state the two items that might affect older folks first. The entry stairs are somewhat steep and maybe 6-8' high. And inside, access to the second floor is via a narrow spiral staircase, somewhat difficult for some elderly or for those with a big suitcase. I'm 65 and neither bothered me, but for someone more elderly or feeble, it might be an issue. That aside, this was one of the best VRBO rentals we ever visited. Felt just like home from the moment we walked in. Decorated to make you feel comfortable immediately. Gorgeous view, including water in the distance. Melody was more than nice and very communicative from the instant we booked. She was extremely helpful in giving us restaurant suggestions and so forth. Like others have commented, there was plenty of fresh food there (eggs, bread, O.J. etc.) such that we could have fixed breakfast several days. Downstairs is basically a small study or library area and then a large kitchen/dining/living area with glass all around and wonderful views. I almost forgot...there is a small half-bath downstairs as well. The washer and dryer are also downstairs. We didn't do any cooking, but there is an electric range in the kitchen. The outside deck is plenty large, and we spent a lot of time out there in Adirondack chairs, just enjoying the view. We were there in mid-June and the mountain air was so refreshing and cool! We enjoyed watching the birds and other wildlife. We bought some birdseed to put out and soon attracted chipmunks who would come almost right to us. Upstairs are two bedrooms divided by a common bathroom with a really nice big whirlpool tub...we really enjoyed that. You have to walk through the bathroom to get to the second bedroom, but that wasn't a problem at all. Overall this place was just perfect for our needs. You could be in either Camden or Rockland in 10 minutes or less, so you are close to a lot of things to see and do. And yet when you get near the end of Scott Rd, you are out in the mountains and all the peace and quiet. Just a perfect setup. My wife will agree...if we come back to this area to visit again (and we do every few years), we'll try to rent this place again.

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Rockport, Camden, Rockland frm fish shack to haute
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Goose River or Rockport, Samoset Resort 6 miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Junction Routes 17 and 90
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Rockport, Camden, Rockland frm fish shack to haute
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Snowbowl Camden
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Rockport, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early High Season
24 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Fall Colors Season
25 Aug 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$677.25
Cleaning Fee AU$162.54 + Tax

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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