Amazing Price and Location
Submitted: June 24, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
Rustic does capture Nezinscot perfectly, and that's not a bad thing. The stories these walls tell, and there are lots of them I'm sure, are only part of the appeal. (I admit to wandering around looking at the signatures of people who've stayed there over the decades, but note that the current owners ask that people refrain from writing on the walls now - a rule that some seem to ignore.) Usually, when we rent a home, it takes a few days to acclimate to the sounds and feel, but the first night there, Nezinscot's charm had everyone sleeping soundly.
There's plenty of space. With more than enough room for our party of five. As an older house, there are things that can feel outdated, but my grandmother's house was just as old and it made me feel as though I was back in her Vermont farmhouse at times, right up to the antique stove that I'd love to get my hands on!
There is a private (it says semi-private, but we rarely encountered others) beach below. The stairs offer a daily workout for those unaccustomed to lots of stairs, but that's a good thing IMO. Once you're down there, there is plenty of rocky areas and patches of bladderwrack where crabs hide. There's also more seaglass than we've ever seen on a Maine beach before.
The house is within walking distance of Land's End, Tiffins (excellent ice cream that is owned by Nezinscot's owners), Mackerel Cove, the general store, the post office, the Giant Stairs, and Giant Stairs Seafood Grille. Those who really like to walk can make it from one end of the island to the other with ease. A few locals we'd bumped into told us to avoid Cook's because it's pretty touristy, something I hate when I'm on vacation, so we tried Morse's Cribstone and had three excellent meals, including one takeout. It's about a mile away, so also within walking distance if you're up for that long a walk.
There is Internet, but I figure I'll tip others into the "sweet spots." We had a problem pulling in a signal from certain areas, and as I work virtually 7 days a week writing SEO content for a few companies, I needed to do some work. The back deck is the best spot for Internet access. There is an outlet if you sit more towards the stairs. Otherwise, the table in the kitchen is second best.
We've rented homes in cape Cod, Ogunquit and Kennebunkport before, I've never had "landlords" as awesome as George and Debi. As soon as we can afford it, we'll be back and this time bring my parents with me.
Helpful votes: 8/8
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