I can't say enough about our wonderful week at Cove's Edge! The location - peaceful and private, the views - stunning, the cottage - charming. The cottage itself was adorable, and had all the amenities we needed - a fully functional kitchen, shower with good water pressure, and a comfortable bed and futon (there were 3 of us). It was clean and organized, and was obviously tended to with loving care. The grounds were lovely, as Helen and Merritt are both excellent gardeners. There were fresh flowers on the table when we arrived, and Helen gave us lavender from her garden as we prepared to leave. She also baked us the most delicious blueberry muffins - what a treat! Helen and Merritt are lovely hosts - very helpful and kind, but also happy to give privacy. The best part of Cove's Edge is location, though. Directly on the water. Just a lawn and a few steps to the beach. I went every afternoon at low tide for some beach-combing, which was ridiculously relaxing. I fell asleep each night to the sounds of small lapping waves and the sounds of the seals (at low tide, they gather on two big rocks nearby). We also occupied ourselves with the comings and goings of the (very active) bird feeder (goldfinches and cardinals), a woodchuck who checked us out from the beach stairs, a chipmunk, and a few squirrels. Although we had 2 days of rain, the view of the water from the kitchen table was enough to keep us happy. The cottage is also very close to some great spots in Thomaston (the prison store), Rockland (Brass Compass, Quilt Divas quilt shop, shopping on Route 1), Owl's Head (the transportation museum is pretty amazing, even if you're not into that kind of thing, and go to the Owl's Head General Store and get a 7-Napkin Burger), Camden (the Once a Tree shop had some real finds), and Belfast (FIddelheads art/craft supply was adorable). We also took a drive up the Big Chicken Barn in Ellsworth, where we spent 3 solid hours looking a used books and antiques - that place is huge! Since returning to the real world, I have recommended this cottage to quite a few people, all of whom were interested as soon as I showed them a picture of the view. Truly a gem of a place! Highly recommended!