A three-bedroom, one-bath, year-round house which can accommodate six comfortably. Two optional kayaks are available right at the house. Great for Summer, Spring, and Fall vacationing; situated on one-half acre on the ocean with fabulous 180-degree water views. Includes: well-equipped, up-to-date, Eat-in Kitchen with dishwasher and Jen Air Grill, double oven, microwave, CuisinArt, etc. Living Room with wood burning stove. This house is of gorgeous Post and Beam construction with lots of wood throughout. You see the ocean from the Kitchen and Living Room through double glass sliding doors. Sit on the rocks in the front yard at the water's edge.
Shopping: Kittery Outlet Mall just off I-95 in Maine just after New Hampshire border, follow I-95 signs. Freeport: more charm (less stores) and a quaint village setting. In Thomaston, try the State Prison Store for hand-made wood furniture, decoys, and other objects. Everything is made by the inmates, no kidding. There are even tour buses that bring customers here! All prisons used to do this until union pressure stopped it in most places. On I-95 NH has discount wine and liquor outlets with no state taxes - typically 10-20% less than Connecticut. Rockland: 10 minutes away Shaws and Hannaford supermarkets - huge, modern, great selections, good prices. Wal-Mart, toy stores, restaurants, and nice stores for kids. Camden: Classic New England town with quaint shops and sights; lots of gift shopping, etc.
Sightseeing: Tenants Harbor, Camden, Owls Head Lighthouse and also The Transportation Museum, Port Clyde (and Marshall Island Lighthouse) - a fishing village with ferry to famous Monhegan Island, Farnsworth Museum in Rockland (lots of Wyeths paintings). Vinal Haven and North Haven Islands accessible by regular ferry service, about 45-minute ride. A truly scenic area is Acadia National Park which includes Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mountain, tremendous ocean views, hiking trails (The Beehive), Jordan Pond and Tea House, Wonderland, and much much more!
Dining: Best are Primo's (Nationally-known, get reservations weeks/months in advance) on RT 73 just before Rockland; Amalfi's on the harbor - very good; Miranda's off of Main St - eclectic, changing menu, must try; and Rockland Cafe on Main St - cheap, locals, Tue night (all you can eat fish = $15, wine $4/glass - not fancy, but recommend if you're relaxed. Classic Inns/Restaurants: Tenants Harbor, + Clark's Island (Craigmair). Bakery Cafe Restaurant in Thomaston. For Coffee, Cafe and books, try The Second Read (used books) on Main St Rockland. Dorman's Ice Cream on Rt 1. Happy Clam on RT 131 in Tenant’s Harbor is also good – semi upscale.
This is a sweet little cottage, so well built and cozy. Two bedrooms in the main house and a bunk room out in the garage. The property is clean and well equipped. The owner was quick to respond to our questions and the caretakers were by to mow and walk there dog, but not bothersome at all. We walked across the street near the lobster shack to watch the sunrise. Absolutely beautiful!!
The house is very clean and lovingly decorated. The location is great, being close to several towns, Thomaston, Camden, Rockland, etc. We loved the ocean view and the rocky beach access right from the lawn. It feels very private with only the nature around you. I loves how bright the kitchen was and that it had a gas stove! I loved the reclaimed wood doors with several layers of paints shown through. It is just beautifully decorated inside and outside with a beautiful garden.
I already recommended the cottage to others and will likely to rent it again in the future. Here are potential negatives for some people that should help decide whether this lovely cottage is for you:
- cell phone reception for AT&T wasn't great where my text to a friend down the street took many hours (but the cottage has a land line phone)
- wifi worked well early in the morning but was very slow during the day
- there is just basic cable so don't expect to watch Red Sox on NESN
- very nicely maintained and clean, but don't expect modern bath
- obviously no AC being on the coast of Maine and it can get humid at times
- bring bug sprays for mosquitoes
I loved staying at the cottage and it reminded me of those cottages on the coast of Ireland.
Such a sweet cottage! A magnificent view from every window and the smell of the ocean breezes through the house. A fine kitchen, two bedrooms in the house and a loft over the garage. Very convenient location - just 15 minutes from cool Rockland where there are many good restaurants, art galleries and fun stores. A wonderful little beach, called Birch Point is a couple of miles away. We couldn't bring ourselves to eat out though -- with a view like this, and a solid kitchen, we cooked in and sat on the rocks to watch the sunset. If you like seafood, there's a seafood store literally across the street and a fun lobster shack just 1/2 mile down the road. A real vacation cottage!
Our stay at the Goodman House was nothing short of spectacular. The house itself was very clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped. We like to cook for ourselves and the house had all of the tools necessary to cook a gourmet meal. The seafood store located right across the street had all of Maine's offerings and was open seven days per week. The yard was magnificent. It was big, private and afforded tremendous views of the bay and islands. We launched our kayaks right out front and from there one could have paddled to Great Britain. Rockland is only 10 minutes away and offers everyhting a vacationer could want including supermarkets, restaurants, gift shops, golf, antiquing, etc, all in a walk around setting. Acadia National Park is only a couple hours away if that is your pleasure. When I go to Maine again my first check will be the availability of this house.
We enjoyed our stay at the house. It is a well cared for wood frame house with a lot of charm and appeal. The kitchen will please any gourmet with a marvelous array of equipment and easy layout. However, the view is priceless. The house is located on a harbor where one can see for miles into Penobscot Bay and the surrounding islands. You feel like you are miles from civilization yet only are 10 mins to Rockland where the Rockland Museum holds its permanent Wyeth exhibit. Kids will love the location because of the all the nature in the area. Plus the kayaks add the means to swing around the harbor and islands as well. Two more items worth noting. If you like lobsters, clams and mussels, the pound is across the road and is open 7 days a week. I think that is just too convenient for words. And the internet reception is very good. Nice to sit in the morning, look at the harbor, and surf the net. All in all, this was just a wonderful place to have some sorely needed peace.
We stayed at the Goodman house at the end of May and expected rain and fog. However, with the wonderful wood stove and the magnificent views we were quite content for
the two days of rain. Besides being charming place, it is very private and conveniently located across from a lobster pound which supplied us with lobs, clams and mussels of days. The house is only a few miles from Rockland where I took in the N.C. Wyeth exhibit at the Rockland Museum. The location is great for kayaking and swimming. I would certainly consider another visit especially considering the good internet reception at the house. Peacefully surfing the net with coffee in the morning and watching the tide was the best.
Private 3 Bedroom, 1 bath, year round house in scenic Maine with optional kayaks for rent right at the house. Ocean and Islands just out your front door to our own rocks and pebble beach. Close by is Rockland which has great restaurants, adult & kid shopping and activities, Museums, harbor boats and piers. 20 minutes away is famous Camden Maine which is full of more shops, restaurants, and 'seafaring' attractions. Owls Head Light House and Marshal Point Light House are both within 20 minutes. The Farnsworth Museum is in Rockland. Spruce Head is in the heart of the Maine 'Mid Coast', a series of small sea shore Maine Villages where Boating, Lobstering, Sailing, Shopping, and Restaurants are all in abundance.
Other Activities: Kayaking - our two optional kayaks are a total of $225/week and includes paddles, PDFs, bilge pumps, and a compass. Both are sit in kayaks, one is a 13ft Perception Conduit, the other is a 10ft Potomac Pathfinder.
|Cleaning||$125 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
WE RENT BY THE WEEK, SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. CHECK IN IS 4 PM SATURDAY; CHECK OUT IS 10 AM THE NEXT SATURDAY. WHAT HOME AWAY CALLS A MONTHLY RATE IS A FOUR WEEK RATE SAT TO SAT.