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
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
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!