Want to be away from the main drag of route 1, but still want to be close enough to an awesome little city to pop up for an awesome dinner, or a day of sight seeing in the midcoast? This is the perfect spot! I will have to say that I am a native Mainer, but now exiled out west, I go home to Maine with a new set of eyes. Phippsburg is great, you've got Popham Beach, Fort Popham just about 15 minutes away. There are so many preserves down that way we lost count, so you have plenty of hiking opportunities available all around you. The house itself is clean, bright, sunny. There are a few houses around you down in that little paradise of a dirt road, but the neighbors stick to themselves, although always give a friendly wave or nod as they drive past. The right of way to the water is great, you just walk across the little road, and bam, you are at the water. There are chairs and picnic table to chill at and enjoy the view, and listen as folks on their boats have conversations across the water at each other, lol. Love that. Kathy has made an INCREDIBLE comprehensive guide about the area, about the house, in a 3 ring binder. So if you have never been to Maine before, she has you covered!! You will never run out of things to do. We ate in Bath several times, and shopped at Reny's and did the Maine Maritime Museum, all just a mere 13 miles up off the peninsula. When you return to this little slice of heaven at night, every thing is quiet. All you can hear are the waves lapping at the rocks, and an occasional coyote off in the distance. Its so dark at night that you can see the stars in their blazing glory. We brought our 3 dogs and they had a wonderful stay there, what a blessing to have been able to brought them. If you have kids, I can only imagine the fun they'll have at all the countless beaches, coves and preserves. I know one reviewer said there was glass and litter across to the little beach near the cottage....I looked, and yes there is some glass, Maine is not immune to litter, it happens everywhere. However, growing up there I can tell you we always wore water shoes, because the rocks, broken shells, periwinkles and barnacles can be just as sharp as glass. Please dont let that put you off from bringing your kids here. If you don't like little rocky beaches, drive the few miles over to Popham, or go hike Morse Mountain which will spit you out onto a GORGEOUS often empty sandy beach. Bottom line, we had an AMAZING stay. Book it!