Collins Cove is the kind of house you dream about when you are stuck in traffic. When you are in a meeting, your mind will drift to the dock bobbing on the water or that book you finally read on the house’s spacious deck. You’ll remember whitewashed bead board, tall trees, salty air, lobster bakes and sleeping with the windows open, listening to the waves lap the shore.
Located on the beginning of the Cushing peninsula, Collins Cove is the perfect blend of being away from it all without the actual distance it generally takes to achieve that sense of tranquility.
The house, which has three bedrooms and a fabulous little bunk house, sits on the top of a knoll with a slope to the ocean and a private dock. Perfect for kayaking and fishing, the waterfront is considered easy access. Put your chair out on the dock, watch lobster boats pass by. Very private and quiet, this house is as comfortable for both small and large groups.
Designed by a local architect and artist, the house is classic in design with elements that are uncommon. The exterior is a traditional, weathered cedar shingle with large windows and natural landscaping. The best part of the exterior is the multi-level wrap around deck. This is a very large deck and can be accessed by the kitchen as well as the living room. Even better is the fact that the living room offers the feel of screen porch thanks to two walls of large, sliding doors (with screens) – keep them open and feel like you are outside regardless of the weather.
A recent renovation has only improved the house – the front door opens onto a fabulous entry way – a great place to kick off your shoes and hang up your towels. The first bathroom is located here with a tub and shower.
Gorgeous pickled floors and local and tasteful artwork lead you into the kitchen – the eat-in kitchen has vaulted tongue and groove ceilings with lots of natural light. This is a cook’s kitchen with a gas stove, granite countertops, a stunning granite farmer’s sink and all that is necessary for any type of meal preparation.
In the sunken living room, which has great views, find a flat screen television, 2 very comfy overstuffed chairs and a full sized couch. There is a bedroom off the living room with 2 twins (that can be pushed together). This bedroom has great views, a lovely leather easy chair and wall of books, maps and puzzles. It’s the most popular bedroom in the house.
Upstairs, find the master bedroom with a queen bed and 4 windows overlooking the water. Up a short set of stairs find another bathroom with a shower and a washer and dryer.
There is another bedroom here are well and this is the quietest and coziest bedroom with two twin beds that can also be pushed together.
Outside, about 100 feet from the house, find a fabulously rustic bunk house. The bunk house has a set of bunk beds, a view of the water and a small deck. There is no electricity or water but for some, that is just what the doctor ordered. Kids love it and those who want a little peace and quiet to write or paint, this space is perfection.
Collins Cove is tastefully decorated with local art and antiques with all the modern amenities of modern life. Clean, airy and drenched with sun.
Amenities include a gas grill, high speed WIFI, cable television and an IPOD player.
*Note: due to insurance regulations, guests may not use the woodstove.
Our coastal peninsulas provide this very connection while remaining just within reach of all that Rockland and Camden centers provide for arts, culture and entertainment. Visiting SummerMaine homes on the Saint George and Cushing peninsulas provide you with an amazing opportunity to be within easy drive to these conveniences. However, your experience of lingering country roads, hidden beaches and sleepy coastal villages, lupine fields, road-side farm stands and working waterfronts are unmatched. Surrounded by water on three sides, the Saint George and Cushing peninsulas are as good as country coastal living gets. Lay in a field with the sun on your face and a seabreeze in your hair before you head 'up to town' for a four star dining experience. Buy your breakfast fruits and dinner veges from a local farmer. Take it all in. A peninsula vacation is not one you will soon forget...