Whispering River Reeds was a lovely, quiet, remote cottage perched up on a cliff with wonderful views of the Kennebec River. We spent hours outside watching the boats go by and listening to the birds and the screened porch was a great refuge at dusk when the mosquitos came out to play! It was unusually warm (even HOT) for Maine during our stay, but the porch always had a breeze, and the ceiling fans inside kept us comfortable. The home is well furnished and well equipped. The queen bed was very comfortable, and having 2 bathrooms was a real treat. We had more than enough room for the two of us, and even with another couple wouldn't have been on top of one another. The cottage is immaculate and very well maintained. The views from the porch, living room and queen bedroom are spectacular. The fireplace was lovely and I know we would have enjoyed it on a cool evening - maybe next year.
We loved everything about the place, it was a perfect vacation spot for us, and a great place to spend my 60th birthday. We saw a family of wild turkeys one night, and lots of deer - even saw moose droppings in the woods nearby, and thought we heard one! So many beautiful birds too. The night sky was incredible and clear, and it was so quiet - just heavenly.
We had lobsters at Five Islands more than once, and lobster rolls and fried clams there too and at several of the other nearby places. We went to the more upscale Robinhood Meetinghouse Restaurant one night and enjoyed meeting the chef, eating great food and drinking good wine - highly recommend. Loved a 1/2 day sea kayaking tour by LL Bean in Freeport, loved Reid State Park and Georgetown Pottery.
The only thing I didn't plan well for was not having a washer, and since
it was so hot when we were there, we went through our lightweight
clothes more quickly - particularly the days when we went hiking or to
the beach. The closest laundromat was in Bath, near the closest grocery store, but we went early in the week, and then didn't want to spend a 1/2 day going back to Bath to wash our clothes - so had to improvise a bit.
Susie couldn't have been nicer to deal with, and responded the same
day to my on-line inquiry. Their instructions and directions were perfect, and we would highly recommend Whispering River Reeds cottage to anyone who wants to get away from the hectic pace of their everyday lives, and relax in a comfortable cottage with a great view.
Helpful votes: 7/7
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