THIS PROPERTY ONLY RENTS ON A FRIDAY TO FRIDAY SCHEDULE - 7 NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIRED
ROOM LAYOUT: Main Cottage 1st Floor: Kitchen with Dining Area, King bedroom, Shared bathroom with tub-shower, Laundry room, Deck Main Cottage 2nd Floor: Open living area with Full platform bed sleeping area and Full sized futon, Balcony Guest Cottage: Bedroom with Full bed and Twin bed, Covered unscreened porch
DOGS PERMITTED? Dogs are considered at this property but first must meet our Pet Guidelines to be considered. J2
Once you arrive at this beautiful setting at the southern end of Rackliff Island, you won`t want to leave.
A compound consisting of a main cottage and separate bedroom cottage 50 feet away, Halcyon Point has incredible views of Norton Island and the wide-open Atlantic Ocean. Originally built to be a garage, Halcyon Point's main cottage is now a relaxing retreat. Seals and birds as well as lobster boats frequent the area in front of the property. Rackliff Island is located in the town of St George near the Village of Spruce Head Island. This island is accessible via a car-driven causeway. Private, yet close to Rockland, Thomaston and Camden, Rackliff Island is a popular vacation destination.
Owner Boats Included?: No, in fact - this property is not appropriate for boating from.
Water Supply Disclosure - 9/28/16 - This cottage is located on a granite rock island with a low-water table. The cottage is fed potable water by a drilled well and has a 300 gallon holding tank to back-up the well. Normally, water can be used out of the tap without concern. However, because of drought-like conditions over the past 3 years, the ground water levels on the island are lower than normal. Guests renting this cottage should expect to be conservative with their water use with the expectation that if they use water like they would in a home on city water supply, they may experience periodic short lapses in water supply. Welcomed winter/spring rains would certainly improve this situation.
LINENS & TOWELS: The rental of this property includes all bed linens and towels. Beds will be made up upon arrival and there will be one bath towel and wash cloth per listed occupancy, two hand towels per bathroom, one bath mat per full bathroom, and two kitchen towels in the kitchen. Additional bath towels can be rented.
Security Deposit: No, the owner of this property does not require a security deposit, however, guests are still financially responsible for non-accidental damages at the property.
Property Specifics: Cleaning: The property will be professionally cleaned before and after the rental. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at $35 per hour. Washer & Dryer: Yes Dishwasher: No Coffee Maker: Yes, Standard automatic drip with filters Trash Removal: Included with rental Water Source: Well water, OK to drink from tap Air Conditioning: No, but fans are located in each bedroom Heat Source: Electric baseboard heaters Fireplace/Woodstove Usable : No Outdoor Fire pit: Yes - down on rocky shore Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi TV: Yes, basic cable service with DVD Grill Yes - Propane Gas Grill Closest Shopping Village: Rockland, 9 Miles away Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 4 Water Frontage: Ocean Property Good For Fisherman: No Beach Access: Not at Property, Rocky Shore (shared access on island for all residents) Dock/Pier Access: No Additional Amenities:Minimum Standards List
Our second year in this property
Looking forward to next year
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2017
Easy to work with, and efficient operation.
It's a quiet lovely setting, with access to a rocky granite shore, nice view over the sea to the east and south, and protected from the wind by tall evergreens, mostly spruces. Access to the site on Rackliff Island is via a causeway and private roads. It's a relatively new structure with a modern kitchen, bedroom, and bath on the lower level, also a deck with grill and table with umbrella. The upper level also has a bed, and a comfortable couch with cable TV, and large windows with excellent sea views.
A separate bungalow with a double bed and a single bunk is adjacent to the main house, ideal for children or young adults; however there is no bathroom in that structure. As we are an older retired couple, we did not have a use for that part of the arrangement.
West Chester, US
Reviewed: Jul 21, 2017
Working with On The Water in Maine was terrific. We were well informed of everything and the communications were timely and very helpful
We loved Halcyon Point. The house and the cottage are beautiful and well appointed. The kitchen base everything needed for those who love to cook. The views are fantastic and sitting on the rocks at the end of the path was gorgeous.
Reviewed: Jul 16, 2017
On the Water in Maine was professional, straightforward, and helpful. You can't ask for moire than that.
Halcyon Point is genuinely delightful. The location is ideal, simultaneously relaxing and inviting. The house is well suited for an average sized family--the stockpile of board games on offer gives people a welcomed excuse to put away their phones and enjoy spending time with one another. Simply put, the place is terrific.
Reviewed: Jun 16, 2017
Very efficient, information was clear and concise.
The view and setting are superb, just the spot for a Downeast experience.
Reviewed: Apr 24, 2017
Everyone was so nice and accommodating
Absolutely gorgeous views!
Reviewed: Oct 1, 2016
Prompt, complete, easy to understand and negotiate
Outstanding location - oceanfront, sounds and smells delicious
Wonderful property - comfortable, great views and relaxation on upper deck or from inside the upper room with the sliding door closed
Convenient to terrific dining in Rockland, Rockport...even Camden. Not to mention McLoons!!!
Reviewed: Sep 14, 2016
Everyone from OTWM was personable and knowledgeable. It felt like I was talking to and old friend every time I called. When I had an issue, the return call was made within 3 minutes. Problem promptly solved. All businesses should be as efficient and pleasant to deal with.
The view. It was all about the view. We arrived with things to do and great aspirations of getting them done. We got nothing done. No complaints. We just couldn't stop soaking up the view. Peaceful, tranquil and always beautiful. We never got tired of the view. We ate at home every night so we wouldn't be away from the view and comforts of home. Wonderful experience. Can't wait to come again.
Reviewed: Jul 25, 2016
THIS WAS OUR 6TH YEAR RENTING THROUGH OTWIM. THE COMPANY HAS MOVED FROM VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT. THERE IS A FEELING OF EQUAL RESPONSIBILITY EXPECTED FROM OWNER AND RENTER ALIKE. CONTACT WITH THE COMPANY IS QUICK AND CALLS ARE RELIABLY RETURNED.
OUR 3RD YEAR IN THIS PROPERTY SEEMED FAMILIAR AND WELCOMING. WE ENJOYED A SUPERLATIVE DINNER AT THE LOST KITCHEN IN FREEDOM, AN EXPERIENCE THAT ANYONE WHO LOVES FOOD SHOULD TRY TO HAVE. AND OUR SECOND BEST MEAL WAS THE ANCHOR IN ROUND POND RECOMMENDED BY JUSTIN. IT LOOKS LIKE TYPICAL MAINE SEAFOOD ON PAPER BUT IT IS TRULY GOURMET.
East Nassau, US
Reviewed: Apr 16, 2016
On the Water in Maine was Excellent
Well equipped kitchen wonderful to cook in stunning views and comfortable king bed. The island is beautuful and guest house cozy
Reviewed: Aug 28, 2015
OTWIM is a model service organization.
Halcyon Point is a modern art work house, scandinavian in its clean geometry and sparse serenity. The siting and orientation of the modern house has been planned to catch the spectacular view of Norton Island just s short gull fly from the rocks below Halcyon Point, and the open ocean to the southeast. The fog comes in quietly at times, and then is gone as quickly.
The layout o the rooms is unconventional, but chosen to keep the footprint small. We did not use the Guest House, but that looked equally as appealing.
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2015
Justin, the Owner of On the Water in Maine, is amazing in his knowledge of rental properties and his memory of renter names. It is very relaxing to have a telephone # dedicated to quick response of questions and problems. The office staff fielding calls are wonderfully friendly and personal.
The overwheming feature of Halcyon Point is its site and view. It is all in the name...tranquil. There is great privacy from the one neighboring property with residents. The master bedroom is large and comfortable, the kitchen very well supplied to produce and enjoy full meals on site. And always a distracting view while cooking! The lazy upstairs den is like a cozy treehouse for relaxing in the morning with coffee and maple scone from The Market Basket until the day's plans pull together and again in the evening to watch some news or a movie.
Reviewed: Jun 2, 2015
Reviewed: Nov 13, 2014
Top notch customer service.
This was a very enjoyable rental in which to spend two weeks on Maine's coast. The overwhelming asset is the view from all parts of the house. The house itself is very simple with the only comfortable relaxing space on the second level. The one bedroom is large with a comfortable king bed. The kitchen is well-equipped for cooking meals. The downside is the one small bathroom. An upgrade to a larger TV would be welcome. Rockland is 15-20 min. by car, the closest place for adequate shopping. A really enchanting spot to which we would return.
Reviewed: Oct 10, 2014
On the Water... is the best agency I have EVER worked with.
Great water views. Very comfortable cottage.
Great Cornard Sudbury, GB
Reviewed: Jul 9, 2014
The agency was very efficient and all went smoothly . When we expressed concern about some disturbance from the building work which started on the Monday of our stay after a peaceful weekend, the agency did their best to investigate (the building work had apparently unexpectedly over-run due to the late spring). We were offered an alternative very nice property for the last couple of days of our stay but did not take up the offer due to the little time left and the fact that the noise from the building work had reduced to a more tolerable level as the week went on.
The house exceeded our expectations with wonderful views including bald eagles and ospreys fishing. This was the best equipped house we've ever stayed in with an amazing range of books and board games, as well as everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. A very comfortable house in a beautiful setting.
Reviewed: Jun 2, 2014
Beautiful property. We had a wonderful time, even though it rained most of the week, we had a lovely time. We were especially thankful for all the games, which we made use of nightly!! We will definitely be returning!
Reviewed: Jun 1, 2014
It was very helpful that the outside lights were on when we arrived Saturday evening. Thank you, Justin, for coming to Halcyon to deal with minor repairs. You and the rest of your staff at On the Water in Maine are always very pleasant to work with.
Halcyon Point Cottage is a blissful site. We very much enjoyed the home and the setting. Neighbors, human and animal, were engaging. Thank you for sharing.
Reviewed: Jan 14, 2014
Reviewed: Oct 26, 2013
Thank you On the Water in Maine for all of your attention both with this house and the Bar Island Cottage we rented from you before it. Both are lovely.
Thank you for sharing your bit of heaven with us. The seclusion is wonderful. You could view the night sky without light pollution. It was a beautiful location. We will be visiting again if you will have us but would hope the construction next door is completed. Mary and Dent lynch
Reviewed: Oct 14, 2013
Reviewed: Oct 6, 2013
Mary, Ed and Jennifer
Reviewed: Oct 6, 2013
When renting Halcyon Point, it was good to know that while you are renting a place, you can call someone if you need anything..... Very friendly folks at On the Water in Maine....this is our second time working with you. We LOVED Halycon ... it is simply gorgeous. The view out any of the many windows is marvelous. It is Maine coast surrounding you. What more could one want? Comfortable place in every respect and the upstairs with the huge windows and deck also lovely. Haven't seen such a sky full of stars in ages even though we live in semi-rural upstate New York.
Lincoln University, US
Reviewed: Sep 23, 2013
On the Water in Maine is an exemplary business with great personal service and attention to detail.
Halcyon Point provides some of the best views we have ever enjoyed since first visiting Maine many years ago. It is the perfect combination of privacy, proximity to nature, and a comfortable home that makes you feel like you really belong on Rackliff Island. Thank you for offering your property for rental. We so appreciate all your effort to keep the house and property wonderful. As owners of an historic house (c. 1790), we know all too well the pains and blood/sweat/tears it takes to keep things going. We, too, have had the problems with septic, wells, electricity, and so on. ]
Keep up the great work!
John and Elisabeth Bradley
Lincoln University, PA
Reviewed: Sep 9, 2013
Everyone we interacted with at On the Water in Maine were friendly, professional and customer service focused.
Smoking Is Not Permitted anywhere on or inside of any of our rental properties nor are those who may partake in tobacco smoking allowed to occupy any of our properties.
Occupancy may not exceed what is posted for each home. Maximum occupancy could include infants and children.
Amenities offered through On the Water in Maine Inc. are not available at all the properties we offer for rent. Boat Rentals through Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc. are offered Sunday morning to Friday after 4pm and include free delivery to the property. Check with an agent to find out what boats are available to rent at this property, or, when you process the booking here online, only the boats available for the property will be listed as available to rent.
Please see our Rental Guidelines Page for further questions regarding how to book this property and additional charges and fees. Contact a reservation agent for more details or to ensure you are booking the right property for you.
Town Info - St. George Peninsula (Rackliff Island, Port Clyde, Tenants Harbor)
Primarily a fishing and lobstering community, St. George is made up of several distinct villages Clark Island, Wiley's Corner, Martinsville, Tenants Harbor, and Port Clyde. Although the harbor villages of Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde are the best known (and most visited), you'll find dining facilities, art galleries, and small businesses all along the diverse and beautiful coastal town.