This two story secluded cottage is a perfect base camp for contemplative retreats, nature hikes, biking and kayaking. Located next door to Holbrook Island Sanctuary, Piper's Nest sits high over the water in Smith's Cove on Cape Rosier where sail boats are often seen dropping anchor. Views from almost all of the windows look out over the cove and as far away as Castine and beyond. A steep path takes you down to a pebble beach for rock skipping or tying up a kayak. Pets are welcome.
The Piper's Nest was built by our mother to bring her 5 children and their families together. When we are not using it we rent it out for others to enjoy. It is a cozy, adaptable place for large or small groups, with a wood fireplace and kitchen that opens to dining and lounging areas. Children will love the bunk room and play area with piano on the main floor. One of the bedrooms is located on the main floor, the other 3 plus the bunk room are upstairs. There is a full bath up and down. In addition to the fireplace we recently added a furnace to provide heat for chilly mornings and evenings. The large, fully stocked kitchen with Bosch gas range is equipped to feed a crowd and there is a grill on the wrap around porch. In season you can search out wild blueberries for your pancakes.
The cottage opens out onto a large screened porch for enjoying morning coffee, afternoon naps, playing games or eating meals at the large picnic table. On rainy days our collection of puzzles, games and books will keep you busy. The flat screen TV also plays DVDs and VCRs from our collection of musicals and classics.
Smiths Cove is great for kayaking because it is protected from wind and ocean swells. A short paddle at low tide takes you by the rocks where harbor seals bask in the sun. A hammock swings gently in front of the house where you can also enjoy a flat grassy area perfect for badminton. Biking around Cape Rosier or walking the many Holbrook Island Sanctuary trails are favorite pastimes. Drive 30 minutes or less into Blue Hill or Stonington for some sightseeing/shopping. Acadia and Bar Harbor are an hour's drive away and make for a great day trip.
Keywords: Cottage, Ocean View & Frontage, Pet Friendly
Adjacent to Holbrook Island Sanctuary and near the Nearing Homestead and 4 Season Farm.
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