This peaceful, coastal retreat on the rocky (but inviting) coast of Maine overlooking Watts and Cutler coves has more than 250 feet of shoreline perfect for boating, swimming, rock climbing, wading, and exploring. Enjoy morning coffee by the water, and at dusk linger over a glass of wine as the sunset deepens. Secluded, yet within easy reach of Rockland, Camden, and all the treasures of mid-coast Maine, River Watch offers an unusual combination of peace, natural beauty, and accessibility.
An architect's renovation of a lobsterman's cottage (built in 1972), the house retains its original fieldstone fireplace in a contemporary open plan design. The property consists of a 2-bedroom main house and 1-bedroom guest cottage (always rented together). The main house has floor-to-ceiling windows, well-equipped kitchen, bedrooms, living room, dining area opening onto a large deck, tiled bath, and large deck --all with gorgeous views (and spectacular sunsets) over a saltwater tidal inlet of the St. George River. Just a few steps away (but a world apart), the guest cottage offers a light-filled bedroom with cathedral ceiling, bath, private deck, and expansive water views. Both main and guest houses are just feet from water's edge. Both, furnished with elegance and simplicity, feature clean lines, light-filled, flowing spaces, and bamboo floors. At the end of a quiet lane, this airy, one-level home sits on a large, gently sloping lawn with rocky outcroppings, mature trees, and gardens -- all set against an ever-changing, dramatic backdrop of water and sky.
Explore the river by kayak (3) or canoe (1), swim from the shore, pick berries and peaches in season, dabble in tide pools, watch herons, eagles, eider ducks, osprey, and eagles, as well as the occasional seal, otter, and loon. Enjoy lingering sunsets over the water, and starry night skies. Outdoor amenities include Adirondack chairs, fire pit, kayaks, canoe, charcoal grill, hammock, swing, and picnic table. Find comfort, ease, and peace of mind at River Watch!
This waterfront getaway is within easy reach of beaches, museums, galleries, cafes, bookstores, as well as film, music, and live performance venues, renowned restaurants with eclectic cuisines, lovely fishing villages, lighthouses, farm stands and farmers markets. (Not to mention the highly-regarded lobster shacks that dot the coast.) Or kick back (in our hammock under the trees) and do less.