£297 / night
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The Pickering House - an 1854 Harbor View Home – Home 6124363 Farmhouse

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

The Pickering House - an 1854 Harbor View Home – Home 6124363

  • Farmhouse
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay

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Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The Pickering House is an old sea captain's house with over 3000 sq feet of relaxing Down East charm. There is ample space, inside and out, which offers the perfect setting for larger families and group gatherings of up to 10. The house itself is situated on a gentle sloping hill across the street from Northwest Harbor and is just a three minute walk from the historic village of Deer Isle. Originally built by Thomas Pickering in 1854 this farmhouse has wonderful elements from the past and is sure to excite history buffs. Most locals you'll meet will know The Pickering House as 'ole Dr. Kopfmann's house - the island's doctor for over 40 years. He charged $2 for office visits at the house and $3 for house calls - the good old days!

The house, a classic Georgian farmhouse, has been recently renovated but retains traditional island charm: Beautiful hardwood floors, original tin ceilings, an attached barn, exposed ceiling beams that were once ship masts, and an old ship's beam which forms the curvature of the library walls.

The big back yard with multiple flower and vegetable gardens is beautiful. The property still has the original grape vines with which long ago owners used to make their own wine. There is also a deeded walking path which leads back to Lily Pond - a great swimming hole where the water is warm enough to swim and play in for hours. A trip back to the pond is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day!

A great plus for this property is it's location: across the street from the ocean, walking distance to shops, galleries, coffee shops, the Whales Rib Restaurant, and just 1 mile to The Island Country Club (a public golf course) and Deer Isle Yacht Club.

The House:

The first floor of the home has a Living Room with a fireplace and 46' television w/a Roku player ( Netflix & HuluPlus) which opens to the gourmet country Kitchen. The Kitchen features a great 4 oven AGA cooker, a professional NXR stainless range, a Sub Zero refrigerator, and a huge kitchen island. Off the kitchen is a butler's pantry, a small laundry area with a Fisher & Paykel washer & dryer, and a 1/2 bathroom. The separate Dining Room is just steps away and has comfortable seating for 9-10. The Library also has plenty of seating for all, a 46' flat screen tv w/cable tv, a game table for nights of Bridge, Scrabble or Poker and a desk and wet bar area. Across the hall from the Library is the Parlor - the most elegant room in this farmhouse with tall windows peering towards the ocean, original tin ceiling, a crystal chandelier and a baby grand piano.

The second floor has four bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a 1/2 bathroom. The first bedroom has a King size bed with limited views of the harbor. The second bedroom has two Queen beds and also has limited views of the harbor. This bedroom includes an en suite full bathroom. The third bedroom is quite small and has a Twin bed but features its own en suite 1/2 bathroom. The 4th bedroom, which I generally claim as the Master Bedroom, is located at the back of the house down a private hallway with a King size bed, a 42' tv w/cable and Roku and an en suite full bathroom. This room overlooks the back yard and has windows on 3 walls which make for a wonderful cross breeze.

If you haven't been to Deer Isle before it is truly a throwback to the way Maine was 50 years ago! Deer Isle is connected to the Blue Hill peninsula by a small suspension bridge and a beautiful causeway so there is no need to worry about ferrying your car over. Be sure to bring your camera! Every time you turn a corner you'll see sights more beautiful than the last.

Your days will be filled exploring Deer Isle (and nearby areas such as Castine, Blue Hill, Bar Harbor) and your nights either on the front porch watching the sun set or relaxing in the hot tub. You can walk down to The Whales Rib - the coolest & hippest tavern/restaurant on island or stay home and enjoy some of the finest lobster Maine has to offer. Deer Isle is one of the biggest lobstering spots in the USA. You can buy them directly off the dock in Stonington (a quick 6 mile drive at the Southern tip if the island) as the boats come in or at the Co-op. Summer 2013 I paid about $3.75/lb. Summer 2017 $5.25/lb.

The house is for rent on a weekly basis (Saturday to Saturday) in July and August. I will also consider 3 day weekend ($300/night) or weekly rentals for September and October. Email or call me if you are interested in stays less than one week.

Dogs are allowed with prior approval and a non - refundable pet deposit of $150 (Hey, that's cheaper than leaving Your dog at the kennel and tons more fun!) and a $300 refundable deposit. I am a dog owner and lover myself and I want you to have the best vacation possible! If you are a return vacationer with the same dog this deposit drops to $25. Because of allergy concerns, please note that dogs are the only pets allowed at The Pickering House.

Thank you for considering a vacation at The Pickering House. If you have any questions or would like additional pictures please let me know.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Super King Beds, 1 Single Bed
  • 3 En suites, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

I live in California but my caretaker and or gardener will check in with you and be There to help should any issues arrive. I will be available 24/7 via phone, internet and text if you have any questions or concerns.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£246.98) $300.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

ALL dogs need prior approval and are limited to certain breeds. There is a special dog addendum that needs to be signed and a non refundable fee if $150 needs to be paid. (Returning guests with same dog this fee is only $25).


About the owner

Annie A.
Calendar updated:
25 Jul 2019
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


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