|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This spacious classic waterfront home provides a large (seats 16!) kitchen, living room with French doors opening onto wraparound porches and deck furnished for dining and relaxing.. A path leads to a private beach. Fully furnished for family vacations with grills, outdoor furniture, outdoor games. Panoramic views toward Castine and Cape Jellison and beyond! Super spot for kayaking, biking, etc. Near Acadia National Park, Belfast and Camden. 45 minutes from Bangor International Airport. Private and quiet but near Route 1 shopping and dining. Large HD Cable TV and wireless internet. Visit our website http://www.herseyretreatcottage.com at the link below for more photos.
Classic, roomy with waterviews from nearly EVERY room! Wraparound porches and deck provide outside gathering space!
We loved the long views down Penobscot Bay, the unique spacious rooms (we have a large extended family), the original Franch doors to the porches. The very accessible waterfront, convenience to Route One.
My extended family and I rented the cottage at Sandy Point for one week in early June. We were there to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday and she was thrilled with the home and the area around it. It is hard to imagine a better trip for her big event.
The home is even better than described on the website and the pictures of the exterior and the surrounding grounds do not reflect just how pretty it is. The cottage is comfortable and cozy while still giving people plenty of room to have their own space. We found the home very well appointed with pretty much everything we needed during our stay.
Nearby Belfast is scenic and charming and has a nice small-town feel, while still offering some of the conveniences of a bigger city. Lobster lovers may want to check out Youngs Lobster Pound, which provides fresh lobster at what seemed to us like great prices. Diners can eat in (the night we were there a group had red checkered table cloths and candles set up on a couple of the indoor picnic tables) or order for take out. We also enjoyed a great lunch at Darby's.
We found that the location of the cottage is convenient to a number of interesting tourist sites, including; Acadia National Park (1 hour drive), Fort Knox (not that Fort Knox, but only 10 minutes drive and well worth a trip to explore) and Camden (50 minutes drive). We even visited a couple of Maine wineries, with Cellardoor Winery (about 50 minute drive) impressing us with its dry (really) blueberry wine and a nice version of a GSM blend.
The area surrounding the cottage is very peaceful and serene. In fact the nights were so quiet that it took some getting used to for a few in our group (folks who thought they lived in quiet suburban areas). People who enjoy walking can walk for miles on the nearby beaches and there are also a few trails nearby.
The Cottage is a great choice for families and friends who want to reconnect in beautiful, quiet surroundings, whille still having the convenient option of leaving to explore all that Maine has to offer.
My extended family and I just returned from a stay at The Cottage. We were a party of 18 and highly recommend the property. The setting is incredibly beautiful and peaceful and surrounded by nature trails. We enjoyed our visits to Acadia, Belfast, Camden and Bath... highly recommend a windjammer cruise on the "Appledore" - one of the ships in Camden's windjammer fleet. The large kitchen table and wraparound porches worked beautifully for memorable dinners. Our lobster dinner from Young's was delicious and so convenient to simply pick up the cooked lobsters. Owner recommended restaurants & supermarkets... a great vacation spot.
Beautiful setting, exactly as described. There were 15 of us from age 16 months to 60. Plenty of room for all. The house also provided plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to keep everyone busy and also comfortable areas for just relaxing and enjoying the breathtaking views. A great time was had by all. Dealing with the owners was a pleasure! The only suggestion we would have is possibly a second fridge in the basement.
All in all the house is OK. It is an a good location. Well kept and spacious There are certain things however, that should make you think twice before paying that kind of money and especially a very high security deposit.
This house really has one normal bathroom. The other two toilets that are claimed on the description are in the basement next to each other and sandwiched between the wall and the sauna. The second shower is next to the sauna as well and does not have the door, only the curtain making it unusable for anything but sauna.
For the house of that size one bathroom makes things very tight if you have more than one family.
There is no dishwasher, so prepare to designate someone to do the dishes
There is no broom or cleaning supplies.
Every house no matter how good it is is only as good as your dealings with the owner.
Beware of "excessive cleaning fees" that will be taken out of your security deposit.
My advice is when you leave the house take a picture of every room so you have the evidence on you side , otherwise you will get "the cleaners said the house looked dirty and we take excessive cleaning fee out f your deposit"
All in all the house is worth renting as long as all the necessary precautions of dealing with the owners are taken and you do not mind queuing for the bathroom in the morning.
Just returned from the Cottage. All 16 of us had a wonderful time. Three generations of all ages. The cottage was well equipped and very spacious. We found the cottage clean and comfortable. I would recommend this vacation area and the cottage to anyone and everyone.
We loved our time spent at the cottage. The views are beautiful. The cottage had everything we needed and more. Very peaceful. If you are looking for a getaway, this is the place to stay. Close to great attractions.
A lovely area, 45 minutes from Camden, 45 minutes to Bar Harbor/Acadia. Lots to do or a great spot to gather or relax.
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May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Three night minimum September - June. Rate based on number of guests.
$2800-$3500/week September-June depending on number of guests. This includes housekeeping and the cottage is fully furnished with linens, etc.
Weekly stays only in July and August. $3800 per week.
Paypal and personal checks are accepted
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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