Only home on Great Duck Island, a pristine 260 acre wilderness island, 10
miles offshore, due south of Northeast Harbor on Mt. Desert Island, location of
Acadia National Park.
The house, located on the northeast point of the island, is a two-story
Victorian Gothic style cottage with 270 degree sweeping panoramic view of
open ocean, the mountains of Acadia, sunrises & sunsets. The house is
so close to the ocean you can see waves crashing and watch the sunrise over
the water while lying in bed.
The house has 1450 sq. ft., open interior plan, steep roofs, 8 gables,
2 small, intimate second-story decks, and many large windows, all with
Living area, woodstove with glass door, dining alcove and double bed
alcove. Two twin beds are also available.
Master bed alcove with cathedral ceiling, gothic-arched window and
queen bed. Upstairs living/dining area with double bed futon couch, wood
stove with glass door. French doors to east and west decks with spectacular
sunrise and sunset views. Well equipped and supplied kitchen area with
propane refrigerator and stove.
A generator is available for electic lighting or for special electrical needs.
A luxurious wilderness adventure.
Great Duck Island House is a spectacular oceanfront retreat and
adventure. This is the perfect place for those seeking solitude and an intimate
experience of nature. Naturalists, hikers, meditators, writers, photographers,
painters and those wanting to live deliberately without the distractions of
modern life will love this place.
Explore and enjoy granite cliffs, tidal pools, rugosa rose hedges,
moss & wildflower gardens, seaside meadows and spruce forests.
Watch eagles and seagulls fly. See baby gulls hatching.
Listen to the sound of petrels chorteling in their borrows at night.
Walk along the ocean's edge as the colors of sunset tint the mountains
and watch moon rises over the ocean. Wild rabbits live under the house &
scurry around everywhere. Hammock, outdoor furniture and many benches
to invite you to sit and contemplate the changing ocean &
weather. Complete privacy.
Property abuts 250 acre pristine wild-life preserve, with
popple-stone beaches and steep cliffs. Preserve protects bald eagles,
petrels, guillemots & eider ducks. Renters (but not public) have
access to paths across the whole island.
Additional cost for private transportation from Northeast Harbor to
Great Duck Island arranged with Mount Desert Water Taxi. Ask to visit
the seal colony on Little Duck Island on the way out.
Contact owner for additional photos, maps & more detailed information.
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My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.