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Turn down a private, piney drive that opens to a clean, new vacation home. Set among tall conifers and granite boulders, it overlooks the ever-changing wide expanse of the Bagaduce River.
As inspirational retreat and cozy sanctum, Doe Circle Coveside reflects the owner's artisan sensibilities. Potter Nancy Morris and her architect Cynthia Howard designed the home to embrace serene tranquility as well as gatherings with friends and family. Here, form follows function and visual beauty converges with comfort and convenience.
The Sunny Layout with 3 Bedrooms & 3 Baths
On the main floor in the Great Room, with its cathedral ceiling and wrap-around windows, landscape is always a part of your experience. This is where you will entertain, dine, read, or just take a nap. Because the room is exposed to an unenclosed, well-equipped kitchen, cooking becomes part of the action. You will find a cozy bedroom at the end of the hall with a desk and daybed (with a pop-up trundle bed you can make into a king) across from a spacious bathroom with a shower.
Maximizing available light, the loft master bedroom has plenty of windows and two skylights. The loft features a king bed, a desk and a bathroom showcasing a tub with a view.
French doors frame the river, rocks and trees from the bright ground floor bedroom that accomodates two twin beds or one king. Another bathroom with a shower insures privacy and convenience. A generous desk is positioned under one of the many windows.
The Great Room, the loft, the deck, the screened porch, the ground floor bedroom and the house itself all face due west. It's lovely to stop and admire the sight of the sun going down. Enjoy (or photograph) the dramatic play of light and color across the waters of the Bagaduce River.
More of the Great Outdoors
You can paddle a rented canoe or kayak to explore the river's pristine waterways. Hike the five acre property or look through binoculars to watch abundant birds and wildlife. Fire up the barbecue for a cookout on a warm summer evening.
The awesome natural splendor of Acadia National Park is within easy driving distance. Or go to any of the postcard pretty villages that dot the Penobscot Peninsula. You will discover area shopping, galleries, music, boating and dining to be sophisticated and refined.
We are confident that you will agree; Doe Circle Coveside is a singular place for special people.
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.
What makes this house unique
I have found my time at the house feels like a retreat. It is peaceful and beautiful and I can rejuvenate. I paint and now have my pottery studio I set up. 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 and be home for Cocktails on one of the 3 decks that overlook the water and Sunsets.
Guestbook comments from the manager
It was so nice that you bought the TV so we could enjoy the Olympics- that was wonderful.
The hummingbirds have been very hungry. This batch (aug28th) has been the fourth...We have been constantly entertained.
The Kitchen is wonderfully equipped. We have enjoyed many meals on the screened porch, the sunsets have been spectacular. Sasha, our Standard Poodle, has been constantly amused with the wildlife from her stand on the deck.
My first visit to this property was in June 2012, looking for a place to take my teenage son to spend plenty of quality time together enjoying outdoor activities and we loved it! Allegiant Air has affordable, direct flights, St. Pete/Clearwater is the closest to us. Upon arrival in Bangor we rented a car, it was a beautiful easy drive (about 1 hour). Upon arrival that evening we got comfortable right away, the place is very clean and well furnished. Upstairs loft has a high quality king size bed (I am very picky), a deep bath tub (lovely) and 360 degree views of nature all the way around. The cast iron wooden stove keeps the property cozy and warm when it's cold outside and great view of the Bagaduce River is so relaxing. Peaceful and beautiful describes it best. Quiet, surrounded by nature, fully equipped with all the amenities and close to commercial district of Blue Hill. It is a very quaint, artistic community. Visit their Chamber of Commerce although the cottage has a folder with plenty of suggestions of things to do and places to go. Great stores, art galleries, wine shop, co-op, restaurants, farms and breweries, all within few minutes.We planned out our days each morning and headed out on some of the most amazing drives I've ever done. Contact Old Quarry Ocean Adventures www.oldquarry.com to plan a great guided tour, land or water. Bar Harbor is about 1 hour away, there's plenty to see/do on the way there. Lobster at Trenton Bridge, the breathtaking views from Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park and the lively commercial district to name a few .I went back with my husband that fall, we've been back this past spring (2014), planning another trip in October. It is all the best Maine/New England has to offer, you won't run out of things to do. We look forward to hiking new trails at Acadia National Park, beautiful sunsets in one of the many picturesque spots on the way to Stonington and enjoying some of the most amazing, fresh, local organic food available anywhere! Cottage owners are very familiar with the area for many years as they built it, very helpful ensuring you will have an exceptionally good experience.I recommend it to anyone looking for an amazing adventure in nature without sacrificing location, comfort and convenience of the amenities it provides. We can't get enough!
Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
Stayed: Apr 2014
VRBO, from HomeAway
Families with Teenagers,
Amazing Tranquility! Everything you could possibly want from a relaxing and scenic break...
5 of 5
This is a unique and special getaway location, set back in an untouched part of the world. The property is custom designed by the owner and is meticulously laid out. It boasts panoramic views of the Bagaduce River. This along with the amazing tree lines and forestry give you a complete sense of peace and tranquility. The property is setback on a dirt road through beautiful forestry where you will see natural wildlife. It is completely private, you will not see or hear anyone until you visit the local town! The property has everything you will need and the real fireplace is a very nice effect! The local village, Bluehill, again has everything you will need including great places to eat and an information center (chamber of commerce) to point you in the right direction for what ever excursions you have planned. There is also a blue hill co-op, an amazing wine tasting venue that also sells great cheeses and sausage meats. There is also a local brewery called Strong Brewery which is a very small boutique brewery. Get there early on days they are open as they run out quick! Cadillac mountain is a must visit and has endless trails for hiking all with breathtaking views. Sunsets and sunrises can be appreciated from the top of the mountain. Bar Harbor is a quaint town by the water which is just a lovely place to visit. There is a great store in town which is good for equipment for hiking and outdoor activities. Paddy’s irish pub serves a great breakfast after sunrise, to keep you going for the days activities. Trenton bridge lobster restaurant is located on the road from bluebell to bar harbor and has the best lobster in town. Atlantic brewery is located about 10 miles outside from Bar Harbor and has great tasting beer. The owners are just lovely people and are extremely accommodating and have a great team of staff on hand locally. Bluehill farmers market runs from May through October, however these are mostly local vendors and you can visit these most year round in their stores. There are also local hikes you can do which are challenging and exciting! Harbor vine restaurant has an amazing menu and also brews their own beer. The cottage is also equipped with a lot suggestions of things to do in the area. All in all, this is a place you will fall in love with. The area just has a feeling I cannot describe, you just have to go there to experience it. You will leave behind all the stresses and strains of every day life, be at peace, and enjoy every minute of it!
Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
Stayed: May 2014
VRBO, from HomeAway
Families with Teenagers,
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.