|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
The home, built in 2006, is situated off a private road about .3 miles from Route 131 in St. George. The property is setback 75 feet from the shore. It is a private setting with the nearest neighbor about 250 feet away and barely visible through the trees. There is a large deck/porch off the south side of the house and a 10'x12' deck on the west side that is accessed from the living room.
The shore is reached by a stairway. At the top of the stair way is a small deck that is perfect for sitting and watching the lobster boats or enjoying a beautiful sunset. Guests can walk the rocky shore line for nearly a mile enjoying the sights and sounds along the tidal river and rarely encounter another person.
There is an open floor plan between the full kitchen and living room. A bedroom and a full bath and laundry room are also on the first floor. The living room has a cathedral ceiling and has great water views. The floors are a combination of hardwood and tile. Upstairs is a den/TV room. It also has a cathedral ceiling as well as a single bed.
The property is in a private setting but is still only a few miles to the areas major shopping areas. In less than 15 minutes guests can be in Rockland or at at the Owls Head Airport as well as many of the areas attractions.
We have owned the property since 1982. Originally, we built a small camp on the 1.6 acre lot that we used for a weekend retreat for many years. In 2006 we removed the camp from the property and build a 32'x 36' eventual retirement home. Currently, we live some distance from St. George and decided to rent the property during the summer months.
Privacy and the location on the water (300 foot frontage) are the main reasons we bought the property. Swimming in front of the home is also an added benefit. There are only 7 other properties on the private road which adds to quiet nature of the area.
We have been staying at various waterfront cottages along coastal Maine for the last 20 some years. This one was the cleanest and most well equipped. It was a nice touch to see a variety Maine artwork on the walls. There is plenty to do in the area… The Farnsworth and Transportation Museums, great restaurants, interesting shops and galleries. Plus we were in the middle of Wyeth country. The best part was coming back at the end of the day to this gem at the end of a secluded road.
We spent 2 weeks in this beautiful house and loved it. The house was just comfortable and the view from the decks were lovely. Every night the sunsets were different and watching the tide rising and falling was so relaxing. Lobster shacks were many and very close, we ate our share of lobster, pie and ice cream. We took several short trip and day trips and it never felt like we had to go very far to find things to do. We hope to visit Maine again and this is the only place I would choose to stay.
My wife and I came back for our second visit to this wonderfully secluded home. It is off the beaten track but only a very short drive to the best spots on the Mid-Coast. The home is spacious, clean and well appointed. The back deck is an outstanding vantage point to watch birds, lobstermen working their pots, or just the tide rolling in. We ate most of our meals out, but the kitchen is perfect for making a great meal. We hope to return next year.
We had the pleasure of staying at Norm and Audrey's future retirement home for a week in the middle of October. The previous renters stated most of our feelings. It was so beautiful and serene. The house is beautiful..so open and airy. It has the feeling of a lodge. We traveled around the peninsula visiting Port Clyde and going to Owls Head. We bought a lobster at Ship to Shore Lobster Co, and asked Rod Mason, the owner to steam it for us. Brought it back to the house, melted butter and thoroughly enjoyed!! We also visited the Maine State Prison Showroom in Thomaston. They have many crafts made by the inmates. A good place for Maine made gift for the folks at home. We wanted to sample all the oysters that Maine is famous for. Went to King Eider's Pub in Damariscotta for their oysters. They were outstanding, as was the delicious chowder. If you like Thai food, Roselyn in Rockland is a winner. So, all in all, we had a great time and look forward to another stay.
This is a very nice property well located between Tennets Harbor and Rockland on the peninsula. It was clean - and walking in, had a "new house" scent. Driving to Port Clyde or Rockland is easy; and although a bit farther, Boothbay or Camden were also readily accessible. It is at the end of a remote, private road with the nearest neighbor 100 yds to the south. Arrive during the day because finding and navigating this small road for the first time at night would be difficult. (GPS was very helpful) The photos are 100% accurate and represent the property well. It says that it sleeps 3 but is certainly large enough to accommodate more guests if the owner wanted to set up the second bedroom/den to do so.
It is a western facing property, so there are excellent sun sets. The property sits on the shore off the bay that can be seen and appreciated from the great room and the deck off of the great room, with a few trees obstructing full view. It has a narrow and steep stairway, roughly 40 feet above the shore. Getting a kayak up and down that stairway would be a risky proposition. The shore itself is rather shallow, and although I didn't try, probably not too good for fishing. It is so shallow, in fact, that with very low tide it became mud/rocky flats for several hundred yards out.
The kitchen is very well equipped with a gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, and outdoor gas grill. It also has a full sized washer and dryer. Oddly the TV did get some channels but did not get the major four (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX). I may not have been doing something correctly. There is dial up internet access but there was some procedure to register with the service provider that I did not bother to try. I did not get any 3G mobile reception from my provider. The water is well water and did have a minor sulfur odor. We bought bottled water and were happier with the taste of our coffee from it.
In sum, it was a very nice property, well situated with lovely views. It is perfect if you are seeking a quiet place for relaxation.
What a delightful home and gracious hosts! The house was clean, well appointed, modern and comfortable within 15 minutes from downtown Rockland-We spent many hours on the sun filled decks taking in the beautiful view of the St. George River. Close to Miller's lobster pound on rte.73, Cod End restaurant in Tenants Harbor and the ferry to Monhegan Island. Peaceful and relaxing, would definitely stay again!
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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