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Waterfront, Views, Historic, Spacious, Private, Village And Family Friendyl

Bedrooms 6
Space 185 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Six Bedroom, Four Bath Waterfront, Garden, Views, Moorings, Ball Field, Deck

Watch the Sun and Moon Rise over the Harbor and the golden light of the setting sun in the historic house on the National Register of Historic Places with privacy and yet in the village, the best of both worlds. Enjoy the spacious King Master Bedroom, Exercise Room, five additional bedrooms (a queen, two doubles, two twins), four full bathrooms. Gather with your family and friends for a special project in the large family room in addition to the beautiful living room, dining room and modern kitchen. There's a laundry room and workroom. Relax on the large deck, or in the private yard on the water with perennial garden. Internet access and cable TV are included. Views of the harbor from all major rooms. Moorings for your boat, close access to boat ramp and public landing, Large baseball field in back of house where the children can play. There are croquet sets, children's bats and baseballs, and other games. A double Kayak, a row boat, fishing poles are all with the house. Everyone will love coming in and out of the water at there Public Landing just down the hill from the Sail Loft.<iframe scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="overflow: hidden; border: 1px solid #ccc;" src="" width="260" height="350"></iframe>

Property Manager
Betsy Scott
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Betsy Scott

My husband and I, four grown children and eight grands all love the Sail Loft. It is so much fun to be together there, and it has deep roots in our family. My great, great grandfather in the mid 19th Century built the Sail Loft and it is on the National Register of Historic Places. He was a ship builder and the property has come down through the generations. I have owned the property for many years and have remodeled the whole house, added many windows, and planted lovely gardens, trees and bushes. We live in New York City where our busy lives keep us from spending more time in Maine, but we all treasure the time we do have at the Sail Loft.

Betsy Scott purchased this house in 1975

Why Betsy Scott chose Tenants Harbor

The Sail Loft has been a part of my life and of all my family's for over one hundred and fifty years. It has had great love lavished on it, and we continue to take very good care of it. We have a wonderful person Astrid and her husband Dick who take care of our Sail Loft for us as though it was their own. When we or any of our guests arrive, you will find Astrid's fresh and lovely flower arrangements adorning the house, flowers that she has just picked from our beautiful garden.

What makes this house unique

When I arrive in Maine after long and busy months in New York City, I am enthralled all over again by the fresh sea air, the stunning beauty of the Harbor from our deck and the loveliness of the Sail Loft. No one is on top of one another in the spacious house and I have plenty of room to do my painting or entertaining. The house is so inviting with all high quality linens and very comfortable beds. I love to go right out to the local farmer's market and buy fresh off the farm produce, breads, cheeses. The children always run right down to the rocks. My husband sits in the big easy chair to read his paper and look at the water. Everyone is happy at the Sail Loft.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Tenants Harbor, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Bathroom with large antique tub and a separate shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Compact bathroom for two upstairs smaller bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New, but styled like old fashioned bathroom, downstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New compact bathroom downstairs for guest bedrooms
  • The whole house has been updated and remodeled within last decade, but has kept the character of the old house.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds that can be put together for another king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Two Twins in sweet white room downstairs, view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , New mattress on antique bed, sweet room
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double , Double bedroom downstairs, good for friend, nanny, help
    Bedroom 1 - 2 king , Large, gracious Master bedroom with lovely views, desk, TV,
    Bedroom 4 - 2 king , Large Guest room downstairs with seating area and views
    Bedroom 7 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , King size pull out couch in large game room for overflow
  • Six Bedrooms: three upstairs and three downstairs The house is arranged so it is comfortable for a couple, a family or two families with a nanny or maid. The downstairs is like a separate guest suite with its own two bathrooms and three bedrooms. Upstairs has a lovely master king bedroom plus two smaller bedrooms, perfect for the children also with two bathrooms upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Excellent caterers in the area that can bring meals to the house at your choosing or large kitchen where you can cook your own. Town hall has morning exercise classes and yoga and bicycle rental available. Also arrange for a boat or sail boat charter. Weekly Farmer's market. Library has children's story hour and many programs for all ages. Numerous art shows and galleries to visit. Sail Loft is perfect for the extended family or any combination you wish with two separate bedroom areas. You will love picking your own fresh flowers and/or enjoying Astrid's arrangements. Also there is a mint garden and tomatoes in season. If you want a desk to write or a place to paint, this will be perfect. Also perfect for group discussions.


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Waterfront, Views, Historic, Spacious, Private, Village And Family Friendyl
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5

Betsy's home is absolutely stunning. Beautifully maintained historical house with tons of character and charm, not to mention plenty of room for our family reunion. The view is awe inspiring and the town and surrounding area are picturesque. The house was fully stocked with anything you could possibly need. Baseball field in the backyard and beautiful gardens in the front. The herb garden just outside of the kitchen was a very nice touch. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful Maine vacation.

  • Submitted: 3-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The pictures tell it all

  • 5 of 5

The "Sail Loft" is as lovely as presented on the VRBO website. A wonderful home, beautifully decorated, comfortable, and spacious. Our family of 8 adults and 2 toddlers had plenty of room to spread out. There is a harbor view from all the east windows and the deck, looking out across the beautiful, well maintained and shady garden. An easy walk to the working dock. The kitchen has ample dishes, glasses, flatware, bowls, utensils - not necessary to bring anything from home. The dining room seated our whole family comfortably for an 80th birthday party. There are three restaurants, a general store, and a bakery within an easy walk in the charming village of Tenants Harbor. For those coming from out of state (we had 5 arriving from California) it is possible to fly to Boston and take Cape Air to the Rockland Airport just 20 minutes from the house. We were sad to leave and return to our everyday lives but will cherish some wonderful memories we made together and are grateful to the owner for sharing her lovely home with us.

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home in a picturesque setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Sail Loft for only one week and had the most memorable time. We wish we could have stayed longer . The house is beautiful, very spacious with fantastic water views. Betsy, the owner,was a delight to work with and was always available when I had questions for activities etc.

Astrid,the caretaker, was also wonderful, she welcomed us with fresh flowers and fruit. Overall our two families had a wonderful time in this very special home. We would definitely want to return.

  • Submitted: 8-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maine Visitor

  • 5 of 5

The Sail Loft is everything you could ask in a getaway from the pressures of modern living. It sits overlooking the Tennants Harbor harbor, a particularly scenic place. The view of the harbor includes a variety of water craft, a number of islands and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Be sure to get up early to see the way the sunlight changes the view as the sun rises. The Sail Loft itself is comfortable and cozy. You can feel the history, but without any inconvenience. The space works perfectly well for a group or a couple. You can cook for yourself or go about 50 steps to Luke's to have fresh lobster, fish, clams, etc. - the whole Maine experience. There are other excellent restaurants nearby in Thomaston and Rockford. If you want a Maine vacation, this is a great place to come for all or part of it.

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic House on the Coast of Maine

  • 5 of 5

The house is a beautifully furnished old sail loft with a fascinating history. It is situated on a hill overlooking a gorgeous private garden and the water. Several charming historic houses near by create the feeling of being in a village, but the privacy at the house is complete. There are wonderful places to sit and to have drinks and meals. The dining and living rooms and the deck outside the living room have water views. The garden is secluded and perfect for all sorts of activities. Walks in the area are delightful. The kitchen is fully outfitted and local produce is easy to obtain. To take a night off from cooking, one can walk a very short distance to Luke's also on the water. It has delicious seafood and the perfect feeling of an old lobster shack. Excursions by car can be easily made to Rockland and Camden, both well worth the trip for their wealth of museums, restaurants and shops. A day trip to Monhegan Island by boat is great fun. Places for swimming include the town beach and a secret quarry. Betsy is a delightful person with whom to work and her knowledge of the history of the area and of places guests will enjoy is encyclopedic. Staying at the sail loft is like a dream, and one wants to go back many times.

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Rental Experience

  • 5 of 5

We really loved this home. This felt like a home, not a rental which is key for us. The views from all over the house and deck were spectacular--situated on a working harbor so you see fisherman coming in and out, the water glistening under the sunlight, the beautiful gardens and the intense aromas of roses everywhere. We are foodies and so this was a great kitchen for us. Well stocked with everything you need to make a great meal. The home was well furnished, clean, the linens soft and cozy. Great for a small family get together. Right next door is a place called Luke's where you can go and get a beer or glass of wine and eat lobster rolls and fried clams. Rockland is 20 minutes away, a sweet town with a great museum--Farnworth (a must see); Camden is 40 minutes, also an historic downtown w/good restaurants and shopping. The town beach is 4 miles away and a great place to hang and read a book or go looking for rocks and shells. There's also a hidden quarry which my 3 boys loved as there was various opportunities to cliff dive! Betsy was easy to work with and very responsive! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
Quarry Tavern at East Wind Inn
Nearest Ferry
4.6 Miles
Monhegan Ferry in Port Clyde
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Rockland Golf Course and Samoset
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route One
Nearest Restaurant
Luke's Lobster Shack
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Camden Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Drift In Beach
Car: necessary

Perfect place to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Enjoy the beauty and simplicity of an unspoiled area sitting on your deck, in the garden, or your own living room. Enjoy the mix of lobster boats, sail boats and pleasure craft that come in and out of the harbor every day. Children will enjoy joining the sailing program in the Harbor and the wonderful new library. Lots of room inside the house, comfortable for a couple , multi generations, or two families. The large room is ample for gatherings and projects. Put your boats on the moorings and go out and enjoy exploring nearby islands. fish and eat lots of lobster. Bike, hike, play tennis or golf. Visit the fishing village of Port Clyde and the Lighthouse Museum. Take the ferry from Port Clyde to Mohegan Island, a world renown artist colony and sea scape. Visit the Transportation Museum, Farnesworth Museum, the Bay Chamber concerts in Rockport, the shopping in Rockland and Camden, the Botanical Garden in Bath. Children will love playing ball on the field out back, finding treasures from the sea on the shore or fishing off the dock. Artists will find lots to paint.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Tenants Harbor, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$256.24
Pet Fee C$128.12
Damage Insurance C$101.21

Contracts will be sent out by property manager.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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