Submitted: October 8, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
Three weeks ago I discovered its possible to go to heaven without dying. I know, I was there with my husband and our two dogs. We have rented homes throughout Maine in Bath, Damariscotta, Blue Hill, Owl’s Head, Castine and have traveled throughout Maine for more than two decades. But when we got to Jim and Linda’s place, we realized where we truly were. No choral chants, no clouds, no angels, no majestic man with a white beard; we just knew. And so will you, the moment you set foot on this very private, pacific paradise. We have rented homes that belonged on magazine covers . . . some that were mini estates. But NOTHING in our prior travels gave us the feeling we got from the magical environment nature has carved out on this particular spot. As appealing as all these pictures are, they don’t begin to communicate the sensation you will feel when you are physically there. This is not something you can duplicate at twice or even three times the price. Now, I could have been selfish and kept all this to myself. But that’s not who I am. So I am sharing this with you all, counting on your kindness and asking you all not to rent this home for the last two weeks in September, which was when we plan to return. If you have a shred of decency, you will oblige this request.
I have left all these other reviewers to tell you about the beauty of the area, the wonderful sights and sounds and food you will find in any direction you go. I will also give you this final piece of advice: when you go, plan on buying enough provisions for all your meals except two. Go out for one lunch and one dinner. But common sense says when you’ve found paradise, make the most of it. So, I could tell you about all the other places we’ve stayed which were quite wonderful, but this place embellished by the beautiful home Jim and Linda have created is where you want to come. For those of you traveling with dogs, they will not want to leave. A few tips: The best lobster roll/best value is at Time Out Pub in Rockland. I suggest you avoid the expensive lobster roll at The Dip Net in Port Clyde, owned by Linda Bean. Save your money and buy a Fiat 500. Also, Sweets & Meats, in Rockland makes absolutely delicious scones, muffins and fresh breads daily. Grab a sandwich, go sit by the harbor, blocks away. Fresh lobster? Go over the causeway and just as you get to the other side, STOP. Just allow the beautiful Katie to guide you and trust her advice. Soft shells were sweeter, meatier, cheaper.
Owner's Response: Wow, Lori, what can we say? We often hear how our guest's dogs love the cottage and the surf as much as their owners do, but your review was as good as it gets. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice message. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Jim and Linda
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