Just what we were looking for!
We arrived at this lovely cottage and were pleasantly surprised at such beautiful surroundings. The cottage is very well kept, clean and offers a nice sized refrigerator. There are great views from inside the cottage, should you be rained in, provided by the 2 sets of sliding glass doors. There is wi-fi, cable(with 2 tvs), music and a wonderful array of books to read, including children's books. Outside is a spacious deck overlooking the cove and beautiful flowers that the owners keep. Just sitting on the deck we were treated to hummingbirds, eagles, eiders, a loon, warblers and many other birds. If you are up to it, you can even clam the cove at low tide. Bring boots if you decide to do so! The owners occupy the home next door and they were more than respectful regarding our need for privacy. Other than that, there are no cottages around you and no outside bothersome noises, it was very private and serene. Herb was gracious enough to take our grandson out for a spin in his boat and also took my husband out to haul pots. He was also available to grab us lobsters fresh out of the water for dinner. I know of no other cottages where you get your own lobsterman! If Herb is unavailable, lobster is available from local docks. You can do your laundry right on the premises so if you fill your fridge, there is no reason to leave! I suppose some children may get bored here, but that depends on the kinds of kids they are. Mine would have loved it and my grandson did love it. You can explore the cove, the woods, and there is hiking nearby. Jonesport beach is a few miles away and is nice and sandy also offering a small rocky section perfect for glass picking. In the other direction you have Schoodic Point which is an awesome day visit and provides a few restaurants such as Fisherman's Inn, The Bunkers, and Chases Diner. If you are into golfing, there is golfing at the Grindstone Neck Golf course in Winter Harbor. The Blueberry House (a gift shop shaped like a blueberry) offers a small mini golf course for kids. If you are into fresh water swimming, there is a swimming pond called Jones Pond in Birch Harbor. There is also a small movie theater in Milbrige, along with a big grocery store and a nice little restaurant called 44 Degrees North. If you are feeling like a road trip, Lubec, Campobello Island, and the beautiful West Quoddy Head Lighthouse are only about 1-2 hours north and well worth the trip. I loved this place and we will definitely be going back. :)
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