Gaunt Neck – sleeps 8 in 1 bedroom and 1 expansive second floor loft area, 2.5 bathrooms
Tucked into a gorgeous jut of land on Muscongus Bay and set amongst ancient, towering pine trees weathered by the salt air, The Timber House offers the kind of peace and tranquility we are all yearning for.
Built by a family from New York, this Post and Beam chalet-style property is part rustic, part modern, this is a timeless space set atop a hill, overlooking the waterfront below.
Soaring ceilings and timber buttresses center around a massive granite fireplace – The Timber House is a four season property with views and atmosphere equally beautiful in the summer as it is in the fall and winter. Private, the property lets you take in the stillness of Maine day; you'll hear lobster boats in the distance, sea birds calling high above you and leaves rustling in the breeze. Take a walk, kayak, sit by the shore, read, write, paint, explore – we promise, this is the place to do it.
The Timber House has a light, open floor plan thanks to large windows throughout the house. The first floor has a half bath in the entrance hall way – the hall opens onto a large living room with comfortable seating and a flat screen television with DirectTV connection. To the left of the large fire place, is a dining area with French doors leading to the front deck. The deck has two Adirondack chairs, perfect for coffee in the morning.
The kitchen is large and modern with a cook in mind – a gas stove and a center island for food prep, the counter space is generous. The kitchen is open to the rest of the house, making socializing while preparing any meal easy.
To the right of the fireplace, find a master bedroom with a King bed and an en suite shower bathroom.
The first floor also offers a laundry room and a pantry.
The second floor is an immense loft area that overlooks the living room and provides some of the best views in the house. With interesting natural architectural details thanks to the timber frame, these spaces are surprisingly cozy. With a queen on one end and two queens on the other, the space between these two sleeping spaces is large and guests won't feel on top of each other.
A path leads to the waterfront – a cove that is lovely for swimming, exploring and boating.
Cushing is a bucolic town and known as Wyeth-land. The famous Andrew Wyeth painting Christina's World was painted at a farm, which still stands and is open to the public, just minutes from The Timber House.
The more bustling towns and villages of Rockland, Camden, Tenants Harbor and Spruce Head are located just 15-30 minutes away by car. This is a ideal place to start from for daily adventures and a wonderful place to come back to at the end of a long day.
Water front, water views, water access
Association dock available for use
Privacy level: HIGH (This can be subjective, please ask if you would like more details)
Dogs:Yes, a well behaved dog will be considered. Please inquire with Breed, age and size of dog.
Bedroom/sleeping bathroom configuration
Bedroom 1 Master with a King and en suite Full Bath on the first floor.
Bedroom 2/Loft Sleeping area- with 3 Queen beds and a shared full bath on the second floor.
Bathroom 1 (first floor) ensuite Full bath
Bathroom 2 (first floor) half bath with toilet and sink in foyer
Bathroom 3 (loft) Full
Fully Functional Kitchen
Brew coffee maker
Iron and Board
Firepit allowed (wood provided)
Outdoor seating/table accommodates 8
Association tennis courts
WIFI NOTE: SummerMaine recognizes that access to the internet is as important as electricity and running water to most, if not all, people. However, Maine is a more rural state by nature and infrastructure. Accessibility is limited, often unpredictable and unreliable depending on location.
While some properties do have internet connection that is more “modern”, many properties are in locations that only allow for DSL or satellite connection which can be slower and at the mercy of weather, whole network connectivity and the like.
Please be aware SummerMaine cannot guarantee the speed or accessibility of the internet at any of our properties during your stay.
Outages of any type are not the basis for a refund. We cannot guarantee repair times or repair person availability.
With that said, if you have certain needs regarding the internet, please let us know and we will indicate the properties providing the service that best meets your needs.
All linens and towels are provided.
Dogs may be considered with owner approval, non-refundable fee and pet policy agreement. Please inquire.
No boats, kayaks or other watercraft are provided due to insurance restrictions. Please contact Port Clyde Kayaks for rental options.
Limited Household Consumables and items: The following items are typically found at the properties to get you started.
- Bathroom tissue/toilet paper 2 rolls per bathroom per guest turnover.
- Paper towels for kitchen 1 starter roll
- A few trash bags
- Coffee filters
- Propane or Charcoal for Grill. Grill tools- scraper/steel brush, spatula, tongs, fork. Oven Mitt.
-Dishwasher, liquid soap for sink dish washing, washing machine detergent. (limited amounts)
- New Kitchen sponge per guest turnover.
- All purpose counter cleaner
- All purpose bathroom cleaner
- Hand soap for Kitchen & bathroom
You should plan to bring with you or purchase shortly after arrival:
- Groceries, coffee, condiments
-Some properties will have dry spices and other items. We are not able to inventory these things…if you will want to have something special to cook with we suggest bringing it with you.
-Additional paper towels, toilet paper, paper/plastic ware etc.
-Shampoos, body soaps and other personal hygiene products.
-Beach gear- beach towels, chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, etc.
-Baby equipment (you can always rent equipment from our friends at Mid-Coast Family Rentals)
Clothing: The weather can change dramatically from one day to the next. You will want to dress for the season. It is best to be prepared. Even in the warmest days of summer the nights can get cool. In the fall it is always a good idea to have a sweatshirt or jacket with you.
IN ADDITION TO THE RENTAL AMOUNT the following fees and tax apply
A CLEANING FEE, DOG FEE (if applicable),
9% TAX on Rent, Dog Fees and Cleaning Fees,
A Processing Fee of 9% of the rental amount.
*ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
*A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF 1/2 OF THE RENTAL AMOUNT IS DUE UPON RESERVATION.
Cleaning requirements before check out: Please leave all used towels in the tub. Please remove all items from the refrigerator and wash dishes. All furniture and furnishing MUST be returned to the original location they were in upon check in. Please bag all trash and leave in receptacle provided.
Check in and out times: Check in is 4:00 PM and Check out is 10:00 AM. Early check in/out is not allowed in the high season. Guests who have not vacated by 10:00 AM will be charged $25.00 every 15 minutes after 10:00 AM.Get the full listing »