Matinicus Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
This newly constructed seaside cottage is located on the very private west side of Matinicus Island. It has spectacular 180 degree ocean front views, beautiful sunsets and access to the shore with a great pebble beach. It was built to replicate a 1940s cottage and has a large front porch with comfortable Adirondack chairs, a hammock swing and lots of room for outside relaxation and ocean viewing. It will easily sleep 10-12 people and has plenty of space to share with extended family and friends. The cottage has a warm and cozy feel with hard wood floors, beamed ceilings and a propane stove fireplace. The main level has an inviting reading nook and a back room that doubles as a bedroom or den as well as a kitchen, dining area, laundry, full bath and deck with outdoor shower. The second floor has a full bath and four comfortable bedrooms including the master which overlooks the ocean to the west.
Matinicus is located 23 miles from Rockland, Maine in Penobscot Bay. The island is a wonderful place to get away from it all, a place for relaxation and exploration, hiking and biking. There are no paved roads and everything is within walking distance since the island is only one mile wide by two miles long. Matinicus is also a natural bird sanctuary with hiking trails through spruce forests that lead to the shore. The beautiful ocean vistas are astounding.
Matinicus has two beautiful public sand beaches that are wonderful for swimming and collecting shells. The island is a working fishing community, not a tourist island, although visitors are always welcome as long as they don't expect to be waited on. You can buy live lobster from the local fishermen and fresh baked bread and sweets from a resident baker. There is a small artisan's shop to visit and the island residents host a local crafts fair once a week during July and August.
Getting to the island is part of the adventure with George Tarkleson of Matinicus Excursions. He runs his boat taxi from Rockland to Matinicus almost every day during the summer.
Flying is also a great option with Penobscot Island Air out of Knox County Airport in Owls Head, Maine.
Both companies have web pages on the internet for more information.
Keywords: Cottage, Oceanside, Family get-away
- non smoking only
- Low Allergen Environment
- wheelchair inaccessible
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
-You just brought 20 banana boxes across on the Robin R.
-You notice that you're hearing ocean waves, lobstering boats, birds, and the wind in the trees, but not any traffic or sirens.
-You can't remember where your shoes are.
-You don't know which day of the week it is.
-Your kids ride their bikes to Eva's at least once a day.
-You haven't accomplished anything substantial for days.
-You can't remember if anyone has said anything during the last hour.
-You made a basket out of float rope.
-You are taking a shower outside.
-You haven't worn make-up all week.
-You finish the whole puzzle.
-You read the whole book.
-You just went to see an actual puffin.
-You aren't missing your television.
-Your 12 year old spent the morning painting with David Sears.
-You've taken a 3 hour nap.
-You are collecting rocks, sand dollars, shells, or sea glass.
-Feeding the gulls is an event.
-You say to each other, "Next year, we'll bring less food."
-Someone is reading a book out loud to you.
-There is a turkey watching you hang laundry.
-You let your kids ride in the back of the truck.
-You're not sure where the kids are.
-"I have to get a sea urchin!"is a legitimate way to exit a conversation.
-There's nowhere you have to be.
-You can actually see the stars.
-You've watched all seven sunsets!