Our second time renting here, and have had a great experience both times. The views from this property are spectacular (and having grown up on the coast of Maine I am used to pretty views). The panoramic includes the hills as far east as Camden, and past Castine to the West, with the panoramic made more beautiful because the property sits up on stone ledge/bluff/cliff that is about 40 feet above sea level.
The setting is very quiet and peaceful. Walking the beach on Sunday morning the porpoises sounded like whales because it was this quiet (no kidding). There is no traffic noise at this location from a highway, a local road, the street on which the house sits . . . none. There is a pig next door . . . but we have never heard it (really). We only saw it once. The stars at night from the deck are beautiful (can see the Milky Way when the moon is not out); the sunsets are beautiful.
The house itself was fine. It was clean, has all the amenities, and the owner is very helpful if you need something. It is an 'open' floor plan so early in the morning or late at night one needs to take care to be quiet, but we had no issues with this. There is access to sea kayaks and bikes at the house.
There also is loads to do within an hour of Stockton Springs in terms of history and art: a state park down the peninsula that you can walk to and go swimming off of the pier; Camden; Wyeth museum in Rockland; Castine (French, English, Dutch, neat local museum); Belfast (old district is beautiful and has an excellent, high end restaurant . . . Del Vino's?). A little further away are museums in Brunswick (Bowdoin) and Waterville (Colby), both with world class exhibits from time to time, often in the summer to coincide with the tourist season. The beach on which the house is located is a stone beach and searching for sea glass is fun..
So, this is a neat place to spend a week! (or two . . . and I am in no way related to the owner).
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