Addison Cottage Rental Photos and Description
One Master Bedroom, a single built -in bed, and double sofa bed in living room
Picture a place where fresh seafood abounds. . . where you can step out the back door, enjoy the salty scent of sea, and pick fresh vegetables and flowers right from your own private garden overlooking the water.
As you dine on this delicious fare, you will see unforgettable sunsets while savoring some of the freshest food on earth - harvested that very day.
Imagine all this in the comfort of a cozy, romantic cottage where simple pleasures make time stand still.
Simple pleasures like sitting on a new sofa, fresh coffee in hand, watching the morning tide come and go through the panoramic windows overlooking the harbor.
Or a stroll down the shore road to see clam diggers out on the mud flats harvesting the clams you will eat later that day.
Or a walk on the beach where the only sign of another person is the sea art left behind in the sand.
Imagine having a lunch with you – crab meat sandwiches would be nice, and stopping along the beach to gaze out at the islands and ocean while sampling its fruits.
A trip to the wharf to pick up the clams and to watch the lobster boats come in with their haul. Picture trying to choose between steamers and lobsters and deciding to have both!
Back at Castaway Cottage the lobster pot awaits as well as all the accoutrements needed. Now that dinner is planned imagine cozying up in the lighthouse room for some afternoon reading. There's room for two on the built-in bench bed.
Amazing how the sea air causes sleepiness - and enhances the appetite. Thank goodness for the clams AND lobster!
Visualize heading out to the garden in the late afternoon sunshine, after a good rest, to select vegetables and flowers for tonight's table. Can you see a bottle of Seaglass Sauvignon Blanc with this meal?
After sunset imagine lighting the pellet stove with push button ease, making up a tray of tea and dark chocolate laced with blueberries, cranberries and almonds and settling in to watch a favorite show on PBS.
Picture yourself ascending the stairs and nestling into new beds with new quilts – washed and scented with the same fresh air you have enjoyed all day.
The only thing you are likely to hear, apart from the light sound of waves lapping on the shore, will be the early morning bahing of some sheep at a farmhouse two hundred yards away, or the light rumbling of the lobster fishermen headed for the wharf to catch your next dinner of lobster.
A stay at Castaway brings rest, relaxation and comfort. Just read the reviews. We even have a housekeeper who keeps the place spotless. Her name is Mrs. Hughes.
This charming ocean side cottage overlooking Eastern Harbor has clear water views and easy access to the water's edge for boat launching or beach combing via a 60 yard shore road.
Located in an isolated fishing village, the cottage is only ninety minutes northeast of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and thirty minutes southwest of Machias.
The cottage has delightful gardens stocked with shasta daisies, rose campions and pansies (to name a few). There is garden furniture on the lawn overlooking the flowerbeds and the ocean.
Equipped with all modern conveniences (oil central heating, washer, dryer, flat screen TV, microwave, coffee maker and blender) the cottage is very comfortable. It It sleeps from two to five.
Sleeping Arrangements: There is a master bedroom upstairs with two twin beds which are pushed together for greater coziness, there's a built-in bed in the lighthouse room downstairs, as well as new sofa bed in the sitting room.
Small pets may be allowed - please ask owners.
- pets considered
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Alan and Brenda Jepson
Alan and I are film makers for Maine PBS. I just love South Addison and have been coming here since I was 9 months old to spend summers with my grandparents. In 1986 we bought this wonderful cottage - a true romantic getaway and we have been renting it out ever since.
Alan and Brenda Jepson purchased this cottage in 1986
Why Alan and Brenda Jepson chose Addison
Mooseneck, as the area is known, is really magical. The sea air sharpens the appetite and at the same time has a relaxing effect. Folks tell us they sleep so well here. We have added a lot to the cottage over the years - original paintings done by local listed artists and quilts made by local crafts people. The house is light and airy. The views are stunning. It is a great place to rest and relax. We are happy to share it with others so they have the same happy experience here that I have had for nearly sixty years!
What makes this cottage unique
This cottage is very charming and even quaint. It feels like taking a trip into an enchanted place as soon as you walk through the door. I stayed here as a child and so it has many special memories for me. We have included features like a delightful flower garden overlooking the water, as well as organic vegetable garden to enhance the dining experience. Imagine fresh lobster, Maine potatoes, freshly picked vegetables of your choice from a garden with ocean views, and fresh blueberry pie for dessert. These are just some of the things that give our visitors special memories of this cottage. Downeast Maine is such a beautiful place. We provide visitors in advance with a copy of our DVD we made for Maine PBS about the Downeast area (there is a clip on this site) and we give our guests a Downeast Calendar we make each year. It reminds them of the wonderful vacation they had at our cottage since many of the photos are from this location. We hope you have a chance to enjoy it too!
Guestbook comments from the manager
We loved our visit in your delightful home! What an amazing place to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday. The view is beautiful - even through the fog! Your garden was a great location for breakfast. The house is comfortable, and it was so nice to come in and see the exquisite beach roses on the bureau and table. Thank you! We hope to come back to rest, play, read and laugh in your home on the sea in beautiful South Addison.