CHARMING, 115 YEAR-OLD SUMMER HOUSE IN PASTORAL SETTING - SALT WATER FRONTAGE

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CHARMING, 115 YEAR-OLD SUMMER HOUSE IN PASTORAL SETTING - SALT WATER FRONTAGE

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3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

The Pond House is a wonderfully, relaxing base to explore the mid-coast region. Its pastoral setting, on a quiet road will tempt you to while away the time taking long walks, rocking on the porch overlooking the pond, or napping in the hammock under the tree. Prepare meals of locally grown or caught fare in a well-equipped country kitchen. Eat them at the counter or table in the kitchen (more formal), on the porch (great for a sunlit breakfast in your pjs), or at the picnic table on the lawn (perfect for those messy lobster feeds). A wooded path will lead you down a steep incline to the tidal saltwater shore frontage on the Meduncook River. Once there, you can enjoy the beautiful view of Crotch Island, watch the lobster boats make their hauls, swim at high tide, or launch our double kayak for a paddle out to Muscongus Bay. Evenings may find you reading a book by the fire, or playing parlor games or watching a movie in the upstairs family room. And don't forget to do some stargazing.

Day tripping:

Rockland (25 min) - Farnsworth Art Museum, breakwater walk to the Rockland Lighthouse, many shops and restaurants, movie theaters, Maine Lobster Festival and Parade, Jazz Festival, Boats, Homes and Harbors Show, golf at public links and at the beautiful Samoset Resort ocean front course, also open to the public.

Camden (40 min) - shops, restaurants, Camden Opera House, Mt. Battie State Park;

Monhegan Island - ferry from Port Clyde (40 min), art galleries, hiking, and rugged beauty;

Union (30 min). - Maine Antiques Festival;

Boothbay Harbor (1 hr.);

Lighthouses - Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, Rockland, Marshall Point Light, Port Clyde, Pemaquid Light, Bristol, Owls Head Light, Owls Head;

Acadia National Park (2 1/2 hrs.) - with many sights along the way and spectacular beauty at the destination.

State Beaches - Birch Point Beach State Park, Owls Head (25 min); Reid State Park, Georgetown (1.5 hrs)

Public fresh water swimming - Chickawaukie Lake, Rockland; Lake Megunticook, Camden; Damariscotta Lake State Park, Damariscotta

Provisions and more: The local general store (5 mi. away) offers most of the basic necessities. You can also shop for locally grown or made food at several excellent and nearby (approx. 10 mi.) farm markets (Beth's, Spears, Schoolhouse). Thomaston Market (10 mi.) and major grocery chains in Rockland are good for larger scale shopping. An excellent source for lobsters and local seafood is Jess's Market in Rockland,

There is a wide range of good and interesting restaurants within a 30 mi. radius - including several where you eat outdoors and virtually on the water: Waterman's Beach, Miller's, and Muscongus Bay Lobster Company. More upscale and finer dining can be found in Thomaston, Rockland, Damariscotta, and Camden.

The Charm of the Pond House: Our house has many of the charming characteristics of an old summer home. It features a large and light eat-in kitchen, with plenty of dishes, cooking utensils and pots and pans, reflective of the many summers our family has spent there. A favorite spot for all house guests is the wonderful porch, great for rocking, talking and enjoying the peace and quiet of Davis Point. In the mornings is it very sunny and is nearly always cooled in the afternoons by a gentle sea breeze. The house has high ceilings, papered walls in several rooms, and interesting molding. The 'formal' living room has a certain old simple elegance, whose floor is lovely wide pine planks, while the double and queen bedrooms have painted wide plank pine floors. The bedrooms are bright and spacious. The bathrooms are very adequate, but not fancy. There are plenty of linens and towels. Finally, the large upstairs family room is a great space for children's games, parlor games, reading, and puzzles.

More Details
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Clare Warner

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Charming, 115 year-old summer house in pastoral setting - salt water frontage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Charming, 115 year-old summer house in pastoral setting - salt water frontage
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Cushing MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

TRANQUIL, WELCOMING FARMHOUSE.

  • 5 of 5
We are so glad that we were able to rent the Pond House in Cushing, Maine for a week. We wanted a rustic, cute farmhouse with plenty of space and quiet indoors and out and this is all that. We enjoyed kayaking, walking, bike riding and just sitting on the porch with coffee. The walk to the shore is through an interesting woods, fun in itself. At near high and high tide the kayaking is great and the water views are terrific.
The owner was very pleasant and helpful, she was wonderful to work with.
Rockland, ME is within 10 miles and we were able to take advantage of terrific July weather to sightsee and visit with family and friends in the area.
Staying at Pond House was an enjoyable experience, right down to watching a pair of Woodcocks stroll through the backyard one morning and hearing the frog chorus from the pond every evening.
Pond House charm includes many nice woodwork details, different in every room. Although old, it was clean and comfortable, with an occasional - not unexpected in the countryside - bug or two. It was well supplied with the kitchen and bath amenities anyone would need for a visit.
This vacation rental is in a lovely rural area and provides an authentic Maine farmhouse experience.
Thank you.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Charming, 115 year-old summer house in pastoral setting - salt water frontage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p387146
+1 650 619-9414
Cushing MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

REVIEW

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed this house. Cushing is definitely a remote location so you wouldn't want to stay here if you weren't willing to drive 15 to 20 minutes, minimum, whenever you wanted to go out to dinner. But we loved being in such a quiet, beautiful setting, and the house is very well equipped for six people to live there comfortably for a week. The owner was extremely helpful and responsive, the house was clean and well-maintained and pretty. We would definitely recommend this to friends and relatives.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad our guests enjoyed their stay at the Pond House and appreciate their review. Yes, the location is a bit out of the way - a feature that we believe adds to the charm, particularly for folks who like a peaceful spot. While dining out does require a drive or a stop on the way back from a morning or afternoon excursion, there are some excellent dining establishments to choose from within a 20 mile radius. Meanwhile, our kitchen is well-equipped for meals that are prepared at home and local produce and fresh fish at a reasonable price are available in neighboring towns.
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Junction with route 1
Car: necessary

Davis Point juts out into Muscongus Bay, with the Meduncook River on one side and Davis Cove on the other. We are 15 miles from Rockland, home to the world famous Farnsworth Art Museum, the Strand Movie Theater, and many delightful shops, interesting art galleries and fine restaurants, including the nationally acclaimed Primo. The city also hosts a summer Jazz Festival, annual Lobster Festival, and a Boat Show . The picturesque harbor town of Camden, 25 mi. from Cushing, is also great for shopping and dining. The Camden Opera House offers live performances throughout the summer. Hike or drive to the top of nearby Mt. Battie for spectacular views of Camden Harbor and the islands of Penobscot Bay. Take a glorious day trip to rugged Monhegan Island, by ferry from Port Clyde (30 mi.). Closer by (5 mi.), visit the Olsen House, made famous by artist Andrew Wyeth and now an annex of the Farnsworth Art Museum. Doable day trips: Acadia National Park, Boothbay Harbor, Freeport, Portland.

Other Activities: kayaking, jogging, biking, walking, bird watching

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Availability & Rates

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Cushing House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak season
Jul 6 2014 - Aug 23 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$4,000
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 24 2014 - Sep 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 21 2014 - Oct 11 2014
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$4,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Cushing House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2120 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The Pond House comfortably sleeps 6. All three bedrooms are light corner rooms, with screened windows on two walls and good ventilation. There is a double futon in the upstairs living room and a Swedish cot to accommodate up to two short-term guests.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • cycling
Notes:
To accommodate a larger crowd for dinner at the kitchen, we frequently extend the drop leaf table by placing another drop leaf table at the end and covering both with a large table cloth. We then round up extra chairs from the rest of the house. It makes for cosy, casual and congenial dining with friends.
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