We wanted a waterfront cottage for a quiet, relaxing escape. Ideally it would be somewhere we could swim, cycle, kayak/paddleboard, hike, go for runs, golf, find good restaurants and spectacular scenery. We found all of this and more at Brian and Mark's cottage. The cottage itself is well appointed and cozy, and Brian and Mark go the extra mile to cater to their guests - the fridge was stocked with many items to welcome us - things we would have purchased for the week (saved us about $20-40), but likely would not have finished and would not have taken away with us (condiments, spices, cooking ingredients etc. etc.). Having rented a number of cottages/homes in various locales, this was a welcome and thoughtful touch. The rooms are nicely furnished, with plenty of books and dvd's available. Comfortable furniture, lots of light and an incredible view from the main bedroom.
However, while all of this is great, the real allure of this property is its setting. Right on the water, overlooking the dock, the bay, and the forest. At times still and serene, and other times vibrant with wildlife, kayakers, sail boats and lobster fisherman - but never noisy. Neighbours were around, but we never heard or noticed anyone - partly due to the orientation of the house focusing on the bay and forest. Even with Linekin Bay Resort just 5 mins walk away, we heard nothing.
Grocery stores are 5-10 mins away. Boothbay Harbour's downtown, with its shopping and restaurants, is 5 mins away. The many Nature Preserves are beautiful for light hikes in the woods. All in all, a fantastic cottage. We were sorry to leave and we hope to return again.
Thanks again Brian and Mark.