Fantastic place, spectacular views
From the moment you turn onto the expansive property you're greeted by the sight, sound and smell of the ocean crashing on the rocks. The cottage is one of three houses (yet still very private) on the nicely landscaped grounds. The view from our deck was magnificent; by tweaking the lounge chairs' positions we had an unobstructed and panoramic view of the sea. It felt as if we were totally alone in this beautiful haven.
The cottage is deceptively small from the exterior, but once inside we were surprised at how spacious, open and airy it was. There are ocean views through every window in the open concept living, dining and kitchen areas. The latter was quite large and very well equipped, with modern appliances and everything one needs to do some serious cooking. The decor is straight out of the early 60's, whimsical and a delight to behold. The owners must have dedicated a lot of time to find some of the treasures that grace the house. Every time I turned around there was something that made me smile.
The cottage readily accommodates 4 people, and if a couple of them are children or teens, then 6 would not be pushing the limits. For rainy days, there are innumerable activities within the house; puzzles, games, videos and an eclectic library revolving around some very interesting (and esoteric) themes. For the shoppers, antiquers and browsers, Brunswick, Freeport and Portland are only 20-60 minutes from the cottage.
The cove is easily accessible by clambering down the rocks (or for the less adventurous, there is a convenient rock staircase). At low tide the sand gives way to course grains, then pebbles, stones and boulders. The tide pools are fascinating, and swimming is great regardless of the tide. I HIGHLY recommend surf shoes.
The owners, Susan and Adam couldn't be more gracious (BTW, inadvertently I captured a great picture of the two of you while photographing some ducks, I'll send it off if you give me your e-mail).
All in all, this was one of our finest ocean vacations in Maine, and we've been visiting Maine's ocean every summer for the past 15 years. Serene, beautiful, relaxing, romantic. Thanks for sharing!
Andrea and Bill
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thanks Andrea and Bill for your gracious comments! We do try to make everyone's vacation memorable - the Maine coast does make it easier!
I'm glad you discovered the natural beauty Maine can offer...
Hope to see you next year!
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