WATERFRONT CONTEMPORARY WITH KAYAKS, CANOE, GORGEOUS VIEWS ON SERENE TIDAL COVES

Kathryn Liebowitz

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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WATERFRONT CONTEMPORARY WITH KAYAKS, CANOE, GORGEOUS VIEWS ON SERENE TIDAL COVES

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

St. George House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Contemporary, light-filled waterfront mid-coast Maine home with separate guest cottage on salt water tidal inlet with 200 feet of private shoreline along Watts and Cutler covers. Main house has 2 bedrooms with skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water, large bathroom, well-equipped kitchen, fireplace living room, sitting and eating area opening onto a deck -- all surrounded by water. Airy and allergen-free. Just a few feet away, the one-bedroom (with private bathroom) cathedral ceiling cottage (the Refuge) has sensational water views, and sliding glass doors onto its own deck. Both main and guest houses (rented together) are just feet from water's edge. Both offer flowing space, comfort, serenity, and privacy. At the end of a quiet lane, the property includes a large, gently sloping lawn, rocky outcroppings, mature trees, and cared-for ambiance. Explore the river by kayak or canoe, swim from the shore, pick berries and peaches in season, dabble your toes in tidal pools, walk the George River Highland paths, watch herons, eagles, eider ducks, etc. A quiet waterfront getaway within easy reach of famous museums, galleries, cafes, bookstores, film, music, and live performance venues, renowned restaurants, picturesque fishing villages, lighthouses, and farmers markets. Unique restaurants offer a variety of cuisines including Japanese, Mediterranean, organic, vegetarian, seafood, etc., and range from waterfront to courtyard, bistro to lobster shack. River Watch has Wi-Fi, DVD, fans, hammock, books, games, Adirondack chairs, charcoal grill, lobster pot, and all essentials for upscale meals (and easy cooking) overlooking the water (inside or out).

Mid-coast Maine, with its quiet fishing villages and serene harbors is famous among artists, writers, birders, and boaters for its rocky shoreline, gorgeous ocean vistas and landscapes, terrific walks (from Mt Batty in Camden to Birch Point State Park's rocky shoreline), its beaches, ponds, and ferries to Penobscot Bay islands of Vinal Haven and Monhegan, among others. Lighthouse enthusiasts will enjoy the Owls Head Light, Port Clyde's Marshall Light, and the mile-long pier walk to Rockland's Breakwater Light. The very walkable towns of Thomaston, Rockland, Rockport, and Camden have abundant art galleries, new and used book shops, antique stores, cafes, restaurants, and music, film, and performance venues. The nearby Owls Head Transportation Museum features a unique collection of antique planes and cars (check for weekend events); the Farnsworth Museum is famous for its Wyeth collection, and features 19th-20th-21st century Maine artists. The area is well-known for its many art galleries, its puffin and island tours by schooner out of Camden, as well as farmers markets, golf courses, fishing, biking, hiking opportunities, lighthouse cruises, sea and river kayaking and more.

Keywords: Waterfront weekly rental, water views, 200 feet of shoreline, kayays, canoes, St.George Peninsula, contemporary home, mature plantings, spectacular, coastal property, St. George, Tenants Harbor, Rockland vicinity, mid-coast Maine, privacy, quiet, boating, swimming, fishing; pristine contemporary allergen-free home, 3-bedroom 2-bath, skylights, decks, waterfront, coastal Maine rental, weekly mid-coast Maine rental

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathryn Liebowitz (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Kathryn Liebowitz

My husband (a photographer) and I searched for years for a foothold in mid-coast Maine, which, after visits to friends on the mainland and stays on Monhegan Island, had come to feel like home to us. When we found this 1970s lobster man's home in rather bad repair, the location captured our imaginations immediately. It helps to have an architect in the family. When my son-in-law stepped in to radically redesign the interior, we turned the small dark rooms into a stunning light-filled retreat with a focus on the surrounding water. (I am a flower designer and writer; the redesign and furnishing of River Watch turned into a creative project for many hands!) Summer and autumn guests add another dimension to River Watch. We are grateful for their continued interest and care for a place we treasure.

Kathryn Liebowitz purchased this house in 2006

Why Kathryn Liebowitz chose St. George

Let's face it, I fell in love with Rock City's Dark Star coffee, first; then the area. Joe, a photographer, had more aspiring reasons related to the landscape and the ever changing light...

We'd spent several short idyllic holidays on Monhegan Island, but it wasn't until we rented a small cottage in Spruce Head that the St. George Peninsula started to resonate with that elusive sense of 'home.' We both love the wild beauty of Maine's mid-coast, which seems the 'real Maine' to us, combined with the rich cultural life -- the many artists and writers, the galleries, fine museums, gardens, and lighthouses, the ghostly coastal curiosities (old forts and wind-whipped shacks), the historic homes, the independent bookstores and cafes, the tides, starry nights, quiet intimacy of inland and river views, along with the exciting grandeur of the ocean, the islands that beckon, the independence, reserve, and pride of real Mainers...the list goes on, but it all began, as I say, with a fatal cup of Dark Star, or was it Guatemala Antigua at Rock City Cafe on Rockland's Main Street -- still there, still flourishing...along with so much else about the area.

What makes this house unique

We both love what we do and take our occupations with us wherever we go. River Watch gives us plenty of quiet, privacy, and material. Sometimes even a trip five minutes down the road to Tenants Harbor to watch the boat activity seems an adventure; going further afield to explore the Georges River hiking paths, to hangout over coffee in Rockland, catch an art opening in Port Clyde (Greg Mort's annual open studio is so inspiring), take a day trip to the Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, visit the alewife ladder at Damariscotta Mills, or buy fresh fish at Jess's Seafood Market in Rockland. Always it is about coming back to the changing light off the shore at River Watch, to our low tide visitor, the great blue heron, to have a glass of wine while watching the sunset, and a meal with family and friends -- all these things amplify that sense of place so precious to us all. Our guests and family seem to feel the same!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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Waterfront Contemporary with kayaks, canoe, gorgeous views on serene tidal coves
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Waterfront Contemporary with kayaks, canoe, gorgeous views on serene tidal coves
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St. George MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Oregon
5

Amazing Week in Mane with my family

  • 5 of 5
Kathryn and Joe have a beautiful house with all the amentities. The newly renovated (it looks like EVERYTHING is new) house is absolutely beautiful. There is no spot in the house where you can't look out and see water. The grounds are amazing - with plenty of lawn to play with our kids, complete with a hammock and outdoor lounge furniture.

There were 2 sea kayaks that were great fun to use, and the kids LOVED jumping and leaping all over the rocks and beautiful boulders that line the waterfront part of the property.

We could have stayed here another few weeks!!
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are simply delighted to know our guests enjoy River Watch, as the beauty and quiet of the place is something we love to share with others.
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Waterfront Contemporary with kayaks, canoe, gorgeous views on serene tidal coves
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St. George MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Houston, TX
5

lovely property + responsive owners = amazing week

  • 5 of 5
When I first started researching a Maine vacation property to rent for a week I focused on traditional coastal cottages. What I found was that most of properties were, well--a bit too rustic for my tastes or the cost too high. When I came across River Watch it immediately caught my attention. Although it was a more modern cottage, it met all of our other wants and needs. I sent an email with a few questions to the owners, Kathryn and Joe, and it was promptly answered with warmth and friendliness. In fact, Kathryn was truly a pleasure to deal with throughout the entire rental process.

When we arrived at the cottage and opened the door to that incredible view--wow! It was heaven. Simply put, you have 180-degrees of peaceful water views. The deck with the Adirondack recliners as well as the chairs next to the water enabled us to enjoy six beautiful sunsets. The main cottage (and small guest house, which our college-age son used) had all the amenities imaginable; it was obvious that Kathryn and Joe put much thought into the needs and comfort of their renters. The den area (with that incredible view) had comfortable furniture, flat-screen TV, DVR, stereo system and a supply of DVD movies to peruse on rainy days (of which we had only one!) There was no cable/satellite TV, but there was high-speed internet and wifi and honestly, we did not miss watching TV shows one bit! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you would need to cook dinner using the fresh ingredients you could buy at the local markets and farm stands. There was even a charcoal grill in the shed that we used twice. The large bathroom had a full supply of bath and beach towels and under the sink was sun block and mosquito repellant. The bathroom in the guesthouse was similarily supplied. There was a full-size washer and dryer in the garage, as well as laundry detergent, spot remover spray and dryer sheets. The living area with the fireplace at the front of the house was not used by us very much, since it was pleasantly warm while we were there. But I can imagine a toasty fire would be nice to sit around when there's more of a chill in the evening air. The bedrooms were of a decent size with small closets that easily held a week's worth of clothes. The property was fairly close to several charming villages and Rockland for any major supplies.

It was difficult to leave this beautiful place but we hope to come back someday!

Hint--take the ferry from Port Clyde to Monhegan Island.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the generous and thoughtful review. Joe and I are so happy to know River Watch matched your expectations and enhanced your experience of mid-coast Maine. It's so rewarding to hear from our guests. The pleasure they take in River Watch, and their obvious care, makes all the difference!
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Waterfront Contemporary with kayaks, canoe, gorgeous views on serene tidal coves
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St. George MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Heavenly

  • 5 of 5
What a lovely, perfect, peaceful place to recharge our batteries. River Watch is heavenly and Kathryn is an absolute pleasure in terms of making arrangements. The house is fully equipped with everything that's needed. The house is clean and light-filled, the indoors is as wonderful as the outdoors, so we were happy rain or shine.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterfront Contemporary with kayaks, canoe, gorgeous views on serene tidal coves
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St. George MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Fabulous Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My wife and 5 month old daughter and I spent a wonderful mid-June week at this property. We had the added benefit of absolutely spectacular weather all week, but it would have been a great trip even with foggy Maine weather.

When you first walk in the front door and see the view out the back it takes your breath away. The house is beautiful and well maintained. Plus nice touches like little fresh flower arrangements put out for the guests when you arrive. The layout out is well thought out and it has all the kitchen and bath basic items that you need to sustain yourself for a week.

We spent most of our week outside on their beautiful (and well kept) lawn, but if you were forced inside due to weather it is still an uber peaceful venue with giant picture windows looking out on the cove. 7 spectacular sunsets in a row for our trip.

This is not a place you want to go if you are looking to take frequent runs to more populous areas. It is relatively remote, but that's also what makes it great. Port Clyde is a great, albeit tiny, village with lots of beautiful properties to walk around and explore.

Dining-out options pretty much consist of lobster pounds and they all close at 7. So you either need to plan on cooking (which we did) or lots of 30 to 40 minute round trip drives to Rockland for meals.

At the house most of the day there is a stiff breeze off the water that keeps the mosquitoes from even being noticed. Once you hit 7:30ish they will find you if you stand in one place for too long, but it is much better than any locale where you are sheltered in the woods and thus would be eaten alive. Put it this way, I didn't put a lick of bug spray on all week and have only one or two bites to show for it.

We had our little one so boating was out of the question, but there are kaiaks and canoes and all the necessary accessories at the guest's disposal.

My only complaint (which it sounds like is going to be rectified soon) was that the skylights in the bedrooms in the main house don't have shades. And the drapes are not light blocking. So if you are accustomed to a dark bedroom you will either be moving to the refuge (no skylights) after a night or two of being woken up a 5 am with the morning light, or you should pack a sleep mask. Once we figured it out it did not impact our enjoyment of the trip.

Just a really quiet relaxing beautiful week and exactly what we were looking for. THANKS!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Waterfront Contemporary with kayaks, canoe, gorgeous views on serene tidal coves
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-(978) 772-0421
St. George MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

we must come back --

  • 5 of 5
I usually don't write reviews of places we stay but - I feel compelled to do so since we found this place so marvelous and hope to return this summer as well.

The place itself was immaculate. Great kitchen for cooking and great for eating outside. The 5 year old adored the water and looked for snails for hours while we put our feet up sat in the sun.

One couple in our party was expecting a baby so they used the out building / bedroom bath which was perfect. It's tidy and cozy and allows for someone to turn in a little earlier than others if they'd like. Very smart for the owners to include a space like this.

It's a quick drive into town for groceries, fresh fish and any supplies you need.

So quiet at night we didn't want to leave....
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterfront Contemporary with kayaks, canoe, gorgeous views on serene tidal coves
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St. George MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Oakland, CA
5

Vacationland Perfection

  • 5 of 5
Wake up in the pre-dawn light and tiptoe through the dew to the river's edge. You can see the neighbor's boat through the mist but not much else. Breathe in deep draughts of fresh air. Let your mind unravel in the peace and quiet with only birds and fish to wait with you for dawn to break.

Later the mist burns off, the kids awake, and the yard is full of their laughter as they play badminton, inspect tidal pools, wade along the shoreline and paddle around the cove with parents and friends.

Catch up with old buddies. Read a few chapters of your summer novel. Wander into town to pick up some fresh catch for the grill. Sip a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. (You'll never forget the sunset!) Stay up late chatting in the living room. Sleep a deep sleep in near silence.

Wake up and do it all again!

I cannot say enough about this place. The setting is magical. The houses are spic 'n' span. The owners are both friendly and professional. The layout is like it was designed by an architect - every room has a view. It's intimate with plenty of space to wander off by yourself. Getting to town is a snap, but you feel like you're far out.

Bring the people you love the most to Riverwatch. It's that good.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Knox County Airport, Rockland
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Happy Clam. Tenants Harbor
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Port Clyde ferry to Monhegan Island
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Thomaston Cafe
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Birch Point State Park
Car: necessary

Hop a ferry from Port Clyde (7 miles from River Watch) to stunning Monhegan Island, a birder's, artist's, walker's and naturalist's haven. Explore other Penobscot Bay Islands including Vinal Haven, North Haven, Matinicus, Isle au Haut, on ferries leaving from Rockland, Camden, and Northport. Take lighthouse, seal, and puffin or whale watching cruises. Enjoy local beaches including nearby Birch Point State Park in Thomaston, Crescent Beach in Owls Head, Shirt Tale Point on Lake Megunticook in Camden. Visit galleries and museums on the St. George Peninsula, and on the mainland in Rockland, Rockport, and Camden, including the Farnsworth Museum, the Transportation Museum (rare collection of antique cars and planes) the Lighthouse Museum, the Puffin Visitors Center, Montpelier House, Olson House, and others. Many river, ocean front, and mountain walking trails, including the Camden Hills Conservation Land and Georges River paths; a biker's (Rockland has two bike rental shops!)and boater's p

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $286 Per night

St. George House Rental Rates

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June rates
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Summer
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Autumn
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

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Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%

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Amenities

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St. George House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Sunny new bathroom with tile shower and tile floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , All new, with tile shower and tile floor; sunny and spacious
  • Clean, bright bathrooms with large tiled shower stalls, new toilets and sinks - equipped with hand and shower soaps, TP, tissue, towels....
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Floor to ceiling windows with water views and skylight
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Floor to ceiling windows with water views, and 2 skylights
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Panoramic water views from the Refuge, ceiling fan and heat
  • Queen size Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our guests love to use the kayaks and canoe, enjoy the gorgeous sunsets over the water from Adirondack chairs, and love the location, secluded yet close to so many of mid-coast Maine's unique opportunities for dining, boating, fishing, walking, art-viewing, antiquing, golfing and more.
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