Privacy and peaceful living await you at the end of a long private road leading to a beautiful wooded site on the Lake size Bagaduce River. This 3 bedroom 3-bath home is modern, light and airy with lots of windows looking out over the water and woods. But it also has the cozy feeling of a classic New England Cottage. It can comfortably sleep 6.
• Start your day with breakfast on the sunny deck overlooking the water.
• Launch your kayak (or rent one nearby) right outside the back door and paddle all the way to the reversing falls.
• Nap in the hammock gently swinging beneath the pines.
• Soak in the master bathtub looking through the treetops to the water.
• Enjoy the sunset from the screened porch with a perfect view West with no mosquitos.
• Ward off the evening chill with a fire in the wood-burning stove.
To make your stay more convenient, there’s a large washer and dryer and a fully equipped kitchen that opens onto the Great Room with cathedral ceilings. The stove has a built-in griddle for those morning pancakes made with the famous local blueberries. There’s a large refrigerator, microwave, toaster and blender. There’s even a large stockpot for boiling lobster!
Take a break from just relaxing and make the quick 4 mile trip into Blue Hill. There are farmers markets bursting with the freshest local produce and tasty baked goods. Enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the top-rated restaurants. Browse the bookstores and antique shops for a touch of DownEast flavor. For a special evening, Kneisel Hall chamber music school and Festival runs from June thru August with top quality performances scheduled regularly. There are also many painters, sculptors and potters in the area who welcome visitors to their studios.
There’s a lot to do in an afternoon. Take a guided fishing trip. Enjoy a round of golf. Explore the many hiking trails. Make a sightseeing trip to Bar Harbor. Pick wild blueberries. Visit the oceanfront scenic village of Stonington and take the mail boat to Isle au Haut. You and a handful of other passengers will travel with grocery orders, hardware supplies and the mail being delivered to the islanders. The nearby Haystack Mountain School offers classes, lectures and galleries of fine crafts. There’s also a wooden boat building school in the area.
Located in Sedgwick, Maine, this special home on a 5 acre wooded waterfront site offers a great blend of vacation fun and relaxing retreat. It could be your new vacation home.
Keywords: canoe, kayak from property, 5 acre retreat close to Art, Music and fine dining, Ocean fishing, Sailing and Maine Island Kayak trail very close by, Haystack Art School, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music
In the eighties I had the great fortune to spend time sailing the coast of Maine. I fell in love with it. The Granite, The spruce, the way of life. Often when the weather was foggy we'd sail with the tidal bore on the Bagaduce River all the way up to the reversing falls, unstep the mast, and slip under the bridge(after an ice cream cone at Bagaduce lunch). The world that opened up on the river was magical and I've been drawn to it for years. I came to know the near by village of Blue Hill and was fascinated by the combination of traditional coastal Maine community and it's sophistication in the Arts and Music. It felt like a perfect place. In 1999 I found a five acre piece of land on the river, spent a few summers camping on it just to find the perfect place for a house. Following the sun, watching many a spectacular sunset and finding the best views I began building 3 years ago. With the help of an architect this well designed cottage is a dream come true.
I have found my time at the house feels like a retreat. It is peaceful and beautiful and I can rejuvenate. I paint and often bring my portable pottery wheel that I set up in the basement with windows and acts as a great studio. The wonderful part about this retreat is that within 5 minutes I can be in Blue Hill. A beautiful old traditional town that offers so many amenities. I can spend hours in the Blue Hill Library and enjoy it's amazing programs. Famous writers often speak at the Town Hall, yearly Chamber Music festival at Kneissel Hall, Fine Dining, One of the best Food Coops on the East Coast, galleries, and weekly markets. The Annual Blue Hill Fair was the inspiration for the book 'Charlottes Web'. The Wooden Boat School is near by and the Haystacks Institute of Art is also on the Penninsula. There are so many local beautiful trails and I am close enough to easily spend the day at Acadia National park at Bar Harbor.
Blue Hill and Sedgwick offer a unique combination of Culture and Nature. The area offers amazing Dining and Local food, with Fresh Markets almost everyday of the week in each small village. Kneisel Hall is the longest running Chamber Music festival in the country attracting musicians from Juliiard and all over the world. The Wooden Boat School is not far away. Many artists have open studios that encourage visitors. The Haystack Art center holds artist talks and open houses. Writers often come to the area for inspiration and give talks. You can take in the miles and miles of walking trails or just sit on the deck and watch the hummingbirds.
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