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COZY, COZY, COZY.......Wabi Sabi Cottage is a B & B.....with only two rooms...this ad highlights The Sheepscot River Suite. Joan, the Innkeeper is a RN & Maine native. She has sold over 17,000 scones at the local Coast of Maine Bookshop. Be sure to visit the cottage website for details. Visit historic villages of Damariscotta or Wiscasset in 10 minutes. Joan can pack you a picnic basket and send you off to the Mascongus Bay Lobster Company to buy your lobster dinner on the ocean. Wabi Sabi Cottage offers the Sheepscot River Suite with a huge bathroom (2 antique clawfoot tubs!) and a shower overlooking the Sheepscot River! Home made oatmeal raisin cookies in your room to greet you upon check in, and a peaceful breakfast overlooking the water each morning. Coffee/Tea available by 7am. The Innkeeper sets the breakfast table with homemade granola and her pastry of the day. Help yourself to the yogurt, fruit, juice and milk in the fridge that looks like a vintage icebox. Innkeeper makes full hot country breakfast on the weekends, including fresh eggs & bacon and homemade yeast raised waffles! Chocolates on your pillow at night. Designed by former resident architect of Colonial Williamsburg in 2010, this home is decorated to take you back in time when every hour of every day was spent on the tasks of daily living. How about 1910? B & B and living history museum too! Maine slate farmhouse sink. 1800's pie safe. The Post Office from the Seal Harbor, Maine General Store built in 1865 is built into the library wall. UNIQUE!
Joan Belcher was born in Belfast, Maine. Graduate of University of Southern Maine. Registered Nurse by vocation. Innkeeper by avocation. Daughter Christabelle lives in Palm Beach Gardens Florida with husband and son. Son Nate lives in Kennebunk, Maine with wife. Joan has a 'bakery' on the garden level of the cottage where she makes scones every morning. With a kitchen garden by the front porch and the family garden in the back and a root cellar to fill, she stays busy. She lives in paradise. 'Living in Sheepscot Village is like living in Brigadoon! You know the real world is only 5 miles away but you can pretend to be living in another century when life was about the art of every day living!'
Joan Belcher purchased this cottage in 2010
This property is in a historic village and near the ocean….what more could a girl want?
'That was an experience!' is the most heard phrase after staying as an overnight guest or a member of a group lunch reservation. A house tour finds you a vast collection of antiques that hark back to 1900's when the art of living took up all energy and time. From the antique cookstove, icebox, pie safes, and sink to the cash register, post office and general store collections.....every corner boasts an era gone by. The chickens in the backyard live in the Coop de Ville! The kitchen garden lining the softly curved brick walk into the cottage and the backyard vegetable garden. Homemade jam, eggs from the coop, Joan's homemade bread....breakfast doesn't get any better! Nearby Wiscasset with antiques stores will keep you shopping for days. Joan can recommend any one of many daytrips down peninsulas of Midcoast Maine. The Pemaquid Lighthouse on the Maine quarter, the Maine Botanical Gardens are a must see,....conservation trails, kyaking, even a trip to Freeport for the outlet shopping is enough to keep any and all busy. Rent Sheepscot River Suite at Wabi Sabi Cottage and have exclusive access to Joan's 'girl cave' to enjoy a cup of tea and nap on the bed outside!
Joan and Bill and Wabi Sabi were simply wonderful. It was like staying with friends whom we just met. Everything about our stay was relaxing and refreshing. The room, the food, the view, the hosts ... I just can't say enough of how wonderful our stay was. The only thing I would have changed -- I wish we would have stayed longer!!
If you have never visited Maine, this is the very BEST place to start your exploration. We were a short drive from many coastal towns -- each with it's own personality and charm. After staying at this wonderful B&B, we will have a hard time ever staying in a hotel while on vacation.
WABI SABI is the way to go!!!
Joan and Bill made us feel at home from the moment we arrived at Wabi Sabi. The cottage is charming, the grounds are delightful, and the food is fantastic! We stayed for a week and loved every minute. The location worked very well for us as we explored the beautiful state of Maine. We went as far north as Camden and as far south as Kennebunkport during our day trips, and we always had time to rest a bit before dinner. We particularly enjoyed spending time in nearby Damariscotta and Wiscasset, where we discovered several great restaurants and shops. The history of this area is so interesting.....we visited numerous points of interest and have a list of the places we want to see on our next visit! Wabi Sabi was truly our home away from home last week, and we appreciate the hospitality of these special folks who have become special friends.
Wabi Sabi Cottage in Alna, Maine is one of those rare gems where EVERYTHING is in perfect harmony! From the cheery sunflowers arching over the welcoming sign in front, to the freshly-washed sheets drying in the sun and soft breeze, to the tantalizing scent of homemade muffins baking, to the serene views of the water slowly rising and falling in the tidal river visible at the bottom of the sloping lawn, to the endlessly fascinating myriad of comfortable antiques…..everything has the effect of totally making whatever cares one might have vanish! And Joan, the owner, is also completely in tune with her guests, and an amazing multi-talented hostess. Bill is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The cottage, though not old, has been built to give the feel of yesteryear, while staying completely, unobtrusively up-to-date. There’s Wi-Fi, but the trappings of technology are all hidden away behind artfully designed cabinets, giving a welcome feel of "the way life used to be”. There are two guest rooms: the larger Sheepscot River Room, where we stayed, has a beautiful view of the river, and a roomy bathroom with two clawfoot soaking bathtubs, plus a shower. Joan’s absolutely wonderful breakfasts - served in a screened-in patio also overlooking the river, picturesque hen house, fresh vegetable garden, and sloping lawn – are amazing. Fresh-baked muffins, freshly homemade granola, fruits, a unique “French toast bread pudding”, or eggs+ any way you’d like. This is truly a wonderful find, and we plan to return as often as we can.
Joan Belcher and Bill Wilbur provided extraordinary attention and care. Bill was even kind enough to buff out a paint smear on the side of my car, which occurred before my departure from the Boston area. I loved watching the baby chicks, nestled in their warm box, develop their first feathers. Delicious food. Beautiful, serene view of the Sheepscot River. A one-of-a-kind experience.
Relaxed environment that makes you glad to put down the electronic devices and soak in the peace and calm. The innkeeper is up daily at 5a.m. baking the breads (scones, bread, cinnamon rolls, donut balls, pies) for the day. The Sheepscot room overlooks the river and has a private bath with a shower and 2 claw foot tubs. If you are fortunate enough to be there for a dinner, you will indulge in homemade cooking while delighting in great conversation and uninhibited laughter. Antiques galore fill up every are of the house. Well worth a stop in at the ice cream parlor, but try to spend a night to get the full effect. Hope to return many more times in the future!
1 hour North of Portland, Maine (foodiest small city in America), 1 hour South of Camden (where the mountains meet the sea). 10 minutes from Wiscasset (antique haven). Watch the kyakers traverse the reversing falls while lounging on the screen porch overlooking tidal Sheepscot River. Pumpkin Festival in Damariscotta as hightlighed on the Today Show. Boothbay Harbor 28 minute scenic ride along the coast for a whale watch. 33 minute scenic coastal ride to the boat to Monhegan Island for a daytrip. 32 minute scenic coastal ride to the Round Pond Lobesterman's Co Op for a lobster dinner on the water. Maine Botanical Gardens a must see...even the children's garden is for adults to enjoy!
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