Channel View Cottage is THE first choice
Submitted: October 24, 2010
Stayed: October 2010
At first glance, the Channel View Cottage appears to be modest. But as soon as one opens the door you are greeted by a floor to ceiling view of the majestic salt marsh and bay, one swoons. The cottage is sited so that the adjoining homes are mostly out of view from that side of the cottage.
Let me say that his is the first time we’ve rented a cottage where I felt perfectly comfortable taking off my shoes and walking barefoot as soon as we opened the door. The place was hospital clean, and completely clear of clutter. The décor was very tasteful, but simple. For all the world, it appeared as if we were the first people to ever rent the cottage, though this is not so. No worn out hand me down furnishings or trite nick knacks. The newly renovated interior gleamed.
Great attention was given to the comfort of renters. The bed linen was crisp, clean, and seemed brand new. Towels the same. Kitchen appliances were spotless and fresh cabinets well stocked with just the right amount of matched dinner ware, pots and pans and glass ware.
The grounds were simple but well maintained. A tidy back yard is margined by a row of natural but low vegetation, ahead of the tidal marsh. At high tide, the marsh fills with pools and channels. Water birds come to feed by the hundreds. When the tide is out, limpid pools remain, forming a lovely foreground for the sea ahead. A long beach is reached by a near by road, and made for wonderful morning walks before breakfast. There a few quaint old apple trees in the yard, and we ate a few of the apples for breakfast, baked into a crisp. We stayed in mid October, so the central heating was a blessing. .
The cottage is very close to West Quaddy Head State Park, and an easy drive to several hiking trails. The walk down to the beach in front of the cottage can be made easily by all but the most infirm. We found some interesting sea glass and some attractive shells down there. One can see local clam diggers working.
The property manager lives right across the street, and dropped in to say hello on the first day, but we saw little of her after that. She made us feel very confident that if we had a problem, she’d be right there. She also kindly left us a small box of locally produced chocolate dipped apricots.
All in all, this is a great place to stay. We plan to come again and again.
Tourists without a Car,
People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 9/9
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