What a special place! Even before we left, we were talking about making Birch Point a yearly tradition. Really good reasons to choose this property: CLEAN! (Always my #1 priority). We had everything we needed--plenty of towels, one of the best-stocked kitchens I've seen in ten years of renting along the Maine coast, comfortable beds, hot showers, firewood cut and stacked on the sunporch. Then there were all the extras that make a Maine coast vacation a ... well, a Maine coast vacation. Fantastic views over Cobscook Bay (we stayed in the Bay View cottage); a toasty fire crackling in the woodburner on chilly mornings and evenings; moose (sighted twice on the property during our stay); helpful owners who are delightful neighbors and there if you need them; and being surrounded constantly with the smell of balsam and pine.
A reason not to choose Birch Point: no electricity. If you must have television or extended hours on the computer, then this one is not for you. We, however, did not suffer! The almost-new cottage has very modern gas appliances and lights, and we give this property the very highest satisfaction rating. We'll be going back as soon as possible.