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Susie & Dave Reed

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

Whispering River Reeds Cottage - views from every room

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Boothbay Harbor Area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Perched on a bluff overlooking the wide and majestic Kennebec River, this is the quintessential Maine 'camp'. You will find all the comforts of home in a quiet and peaceful wooded setting, Cast your line, right from the rocks, for some of the best striper fishing on the East Coast.

The queen bedroom has a full bath. The twin room has a full bath. Only minutes to Reid State Park and the quaint fishing village of Five Islands. Visit Bath and Brunswick for the Maine Maritime Museum, the Chocolate Church Gallery and Performing Arts Center, The Maine State Music Theatre, historic house tours, lighthouse cruises, fairs and festivals, fine dining and, of course lobster.

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susie & Dave Reed (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english


based on 28 traveler reviews

Whispering River Reeds Cottage - views from every room
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Perfect vacation get-away!!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was better than expected! There is truly a view from every window. We enjoyed the sunset on the water almost every evening.

The rental was clean, and had every amenity you would want. (We prepared many of our meals there and they had everything.) The interior is cozy and welcoming. Every morning we enjoyed our coffee in the screened-in porch soaking up the view.

Very quiet and peaceful - for those who like privacy and seclusion.

Activities we enjoyed included hiking in Bradbury State Park, the beaches of Reid State Park (bring bug spray), and trips to Rockland (Farnsworth Museum), Bath and Freeport.

The Georgetown Country Store was a great resource and also had the best lobster rolls ever!

Restaurants we enjoyed included The Osprey in Georgetown, The Beale Street BBQ in Bath, and Archer's On the Pier in Rockland.

I would highly recommend this beautiful, comfortable and roomy rental to all my friends. Also for kids - there is an adorable loft.

Susie and Dave answered all of my many questions and were perfect hosts!

A truly terrific find.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You certainly went to some of our favorite places. Bradbury Mountain is great anytime of year. We annually hike there when the foliage is at its peak. Come back and visit in the Fall!
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Great out of the way place

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip back to Maine over the last 21 years. The cottage was off the beaten path and not in the tourist section. Yes it is a little drive out but well worth it. The owners provided the items they said they would along with a few extras like charcoal, coffee and cookies were there as a treat when we got there. The screened in porch was where we mostly stayed in the evening to listen and watch the boats on the river. The cottage is well kept and maintained. Even though we did not meet Dave and Susie, when we had questions we e-mailed them and they got right back to us. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. Glad you liked the cookies. Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cream together: 6 oz. shortening, 1 cup sugar, 1 TBS molasses Add: 1 flax "egg" (1 TBS ground flax seed, 3 TBS warm water - allow to gel) or 1 egg Mix together: 2 cups oatmeal (not quick cook), 1 cup whole wheat flour (spooned), 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. baking soda. There is no salt within this recipe. It comes later. Add oat/flour mix. Add 6 oz. chocolate chips or, for variation, add 4 oz. Craisins. Drop by teaspoon full onto parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet and press down slightly. Sprinkle with salt. Bake at 350 for about 7 minutes, turn front to back and top to bottom. Check after another 4 minutes. Hope we get to meet you next time.
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We had a wonderful time at Whispering Reeds Cottag

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Whispering Reeds Cottage. The cottage was very nice and clean. The kitchen was well stocked, the sheets and towels were provided and it even included a pass good for admission to all state parks. We had 3 people staying for the week and the cottage was a good size. We enjoyed sitting on the screened-in porch where we good feel the breeze and enjoy the view.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are lucky to have Reid State Park (one of the best beaches in Maine) only a few miles from the cottage. We are happy to hear that the Park Pass came in handy. Hope to see you again.
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Apopka FL

Awesome views, nice clean cottage

  • 5 of 5

The property is situated high on the banks of the lower Kennebec River, near Reid State Park, the views are awesome. The lot is very private, with very little traffic on the local road. The cottage is very clean and up to date, 2 good size bedrooms and baths. The kitchen has all you need, and the living room he as picture window., fireplace, comfortable seating and TV we were able to get all local TV channels with no problem. We loved the knotty pine interior, gave it a real Maine look. A short drive to Bath and Boothbay make it easy to go on day trips. Truly a Maine cottage, the way life should be!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you visited with us this summer and discovered the way life should be. Hope both of you and your friend can come again.
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Beautiful and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

The location is beautiful, private and peaceful with great views, yet close enough to Bath (about 20 minutes) for restaurants and shopping. The cottage was very clean and well maintained, the kitchen well stocked and the bed comfortable. The owners were easy to deal with through the whole process. Autumn in Maine is wonderful and we hope to return again to this wonderful cottage next October.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much for spending your special Anniversary with us. We ordered the nice weather just for you!
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St. Michaels, MD

A Peaceful Spot. . .

  • 5 of 5

Whispering River Reeds Cottage was a lovely respite: clean with comfortable beds, more TV stations than expected, very peaceful and serene. Dave and Susie were very accommodating and helpful. Despite excellent directions though, finding it for the first time after dark was a bit of a challenge. . . .it is in the "boonies". I'd recommend a daylight arrival. There is not much close by, as far as stores/restaurants, but we expected that. If you don't like to drive, then this would not be a good choice. We drove everyday to different destinations: Rockland, Camden, Boothbay, Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Bath for shopping, museums, and dining, 600 miles in 6 days.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Reid State Park
Car: necessary

Whispering River Reeds Cottage is a perfect retreat. You can spend the entire week communing with nature. But don't miss all that the Midcoast has to offer. The Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick has Broadway style shows. The Maine Maritime Museum charts the history of Shipbuilding in Bath. Reid State Park, the loveliest beach in Maine is only 4 miles away. You can rent kayaks, visit lighthouses, go fishing with a guide, take day trips to Boothbay, Monheagan Island, Augusta and Freeport (LL Bean). The possibilities are endless.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Deposit $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Boothbay Harbor Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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