If you are looking for a relaxing and memorable vacation away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life; a vacation where you can reconnect with family or friends, or just with your inner self; then come to the cozy Sandpiper cottage, set across the lawn from the soft white sand of secluded Sandy River Beach; where the forest meets the sea, and nature abounds. You will enjoy a bit of paradise, with million dollar views and comfy accommodations, surrounded by local flora and fauna. In our woods you can see scampering squirrels, and maybe even our resident raccoon or beaver, or the occasional moose. The marsh, beach and ocean offer discovery of a variety of crustaceans, birds, ducks and the occasional eagle or harbor seal. Stroll the ½ mile sandy beach collecting sea glass and other treasures washed in by the gentling rolling waves. At low tide explore tide-pools, the rockweed covered granite ledges, and the streams of our salt water estuary, finding tidal treasures; or hike across the sand bar to explore an island. Or you may just want to sit on the beach with a good book, watching the lobster boats travel the bay hauling their daily catch, and the sailboats off in the distance. You can experience breathtaking sunrises, the spectacular glow of the moon as it rises over the ocean, and wonderfully starry starry nights. Be lulled to sleep by the rolling ocean waves and evergreens bending with the night time breeze.
The cozy Sandpiper cottage has an open floor plan, with well equipped kitchen and cooking island. The oven and stove-top are electric. The large dining table connects the kitchen with a spacious living room and each area has spectacular ocean views. The inviting living room has a wood stove, a well-stocked library, satellite TV, DVD player and CD stereo. The cottage has two cozy bedrooms each with double beds, a bunk-room with over/under single bunk beds, and a full bath. The spacious front deck offers an additional relaxing or entertaining area, and the large lawn provides space for family outdoor games and activities.
The Sandpiper is part of a family owned complex that includes 2 other rental cottages, and in addition to the private white sand beach also includes a 10 acre salt water marsh, a boat ramp and anchorage (26' boat maximum), all available for your use.
I grew up in New England, and my brothers and I were raised visiting our grandparents at their cottage on Sandy River Beach every summer. We built so many wonderful memories of the beach and our grandparents that even after moving to California we tried to return as many summers as possible. This continued even after I married a native Californian, and we had 2 sons, eventually 2 CA daughter-in-laws, and now 3 grandchildren who all consider Sandy River Beach their favorite place in the whole world.. We have been fortunate enough to return most summers.
My husband fell in love with Maine, and especially Sandy River Beach and my grandparents, when I first took him there over 40 years ago. When the rustic unfinished cottage next door to my grandparents place came up for sale we were fortunate enough to purchase it, and spent many summer vacations for years completing construction and making improvements to our Sandpiper cottage. We have been renting it for over 20 years, and often to many repeat families.
The Sandpiper is still rather rustic, but all who stay there fall in love with what has become known as the 'cute and cozy' Sandpiper. My brothers have sense returned to Maine, from CA, full time and live on the adjacent properties to the Sandpiper. My older brother provides onsite management and local 'flavor'' for our guests .My nephew who is a lobster fisherman delivers the lobsters you order to your door!!!
I have inherited my grandparents summer cottage right next door, and it along with a Carriage House cottage, is also for rent for part of the summer. (Many families rent 2 or all 3 for family reunions or 'vacations with friends').