Come and relax at a real Maine hideaway! Property is very secluded at the end of a dirt road on 1.3 acres with 100 feet of frontage on Johnson Cove. Johnson Cove is tidal -- 2 high tides and 2 low tides each day. Large dock and attached float provide easy access for boating and swimming at high tide (eight- to ten-feet deep at high tide, and warmer than the open ocean) and fun clamming at low tide. Lawn area on 3 sides of the house. Built in 1993, this four-bedroom home has many amenities: contemporary furnishings, high speed wireless Internet, river-rock fireplace in the living room, wraparound deck on main living level, upper deck off the master bedroom, and a short walk to the town market, school playground, library and hardware store. Our calendar is updated regularly so please check that first.
The house has an open floor plan on the main floor with the kitchen, dining room and living room with fireplace all connected making it easy for groups to hang out together.
Main floor includes: Kitchen, dining room, living room with fireplace, den with TV and pullout couch, bedroom with full bed and full bathroom.
Second floor includes: master bedroom with queen bed and access to upper deck, bedroom with queen bed, bedroom with 2 twin beds, full bathroom, access to the loft.
Loft includes: 4 twin mattresses on the floor. NOTE: loft access is via a ladder through a trap door. Kids love it! You can see more details about this in the video posted on YouTube when you search for "Seachimes 61422". One thing to note about the video is that we have recently updated paint and carpet as well as we've replaced the bunk beds with 2 single beds in the 3rd upstairs bedroom but the video will give you a very good sense of the house layout.
Basement includes: Laundry room, ping-pong table, foosball table, lawn games, water-based toys, life jackets, beach towels.
The Tidal Experience: Many guests have asked about what it's like on a tidal cove. At high tide the water is more like a pond and will give you about 5-6 hours of swimming and boating as the water is 8-10 feet high. We've been known to jump off the dock and then climb up the ladder. At low tide, you can walk into the mud and even dig for some clams to have as an appetizer later. The time of the high tide changes throughout the year but there are websites where you can find the time for high and low tides. We also provide a tide calendar at the house.
Personally, I find it very relaxing to sit on the dock to watch the water slowly leave or return to the cove every day. I am fairly sensitive to smells and can assure you that there is no fishy smell at low tide. If you do want to tromp around in the mud, I recommend rubber boots or swim shoes.
Video Available: If you search on YouTube for 'Seachimes 61422' you will find a 3 minute video showcasing the property and the house. Please note that we have recently painted and replaced some carpets as well as replacing the bunk beds to two separate twin beds.