"God's own Country"
"God's own Country"
Submitted: January 1, 2012
Stayed: June 2011
Quintessentially perfect New England (contemporary) Cape style saltbox has commanding view down Seal Harbor under a sunny south exposure. Picturesque, mossy, gnarled fruit trees and beautiiful flower/ herb gardens are first seen as one approaches the rear door/garage. Tasteful, simple flowers greet the visitor inside on each table, as one enters the cathedral-ceilinged, totally-equipped culinary center (not just a kitchen). Double convection ovens etc. One then enters the very comfortable dining area/living area on the front of the house. The sliders open to a panoramic view of big sky and the fetch down the Harbor, over the locals' lobster boats on their moorings. Once the boys are out hauling, the Harbor is quiet except for the occasional Summer resident shooting his mooring after a sail in the gentle, prevailing SW'ly breezes. Tidal flats in front are perfect for setting yourself down on warm, gently-sloping, granite shelving to watch 4 eagles, 8-12 herons, plethora of ducks and 3 varieties of gulls all vying for the best finds at low tide.. It's a nice way to start one's morning. Repeat it at night, then try to count the stars. "God's in His heaven, and all is right with the world...".
The house was perfect for easy, comfortable, modern, refined living; drinks on the lawn then dinner for six at the dining table were an easy and relaxed way to end days doing the Farnsworth, Vinyl Haven, Marshall Point Lighthouse, Tenants Harbor etc....or just snoozing under the old apple tree. The Goodmans keep the house squeeky-clean and expect their renters to show the same respect, for they have put a tremendous amount of labor into this retreat. Only 10 minutes to Rockland, yet a world away up an excellent road. Have sailed and traveled Maine 40 years and this property ranks among the best. My only complaint: had to bring my own Crosby, Stills and Nash to play on Gene's Bose stereo.....everything else had been provided. It was a grand two weeks.
Helpful votes: 5/5
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