|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
This cottage is feet from the water in serene Long Cove on the Damariscotta River. The deck and hot tub face the widest part of the river (which is actually a mile-wide bay off of the ocean) and the famous Maine sunset. The deep-water dock and sun-warmed rocks provide for great swimming. Though otherwise nestled into the trees, the house has a large lawn off to one side for croquet or tossing a ball.
The cottage itself is beautifully restored - all wood inside and out - with an open floor plan and skylights in the kitchen. Pretty much all of the comforts of home are provided, including linens and a fully outfitted kitchen. Wood is stacked for the fireplace all year long.
There are a number of hiking trails nearby. The kayak rental place in town will deliver and/or pick up kayaks. You can rent in town and kayak back to the cottage; put in at Biscay Pond and kayak thru the wetlands to Bristol; or paddle to some nearby islands with public access for hiking, including one with a pair of nesting bald eagles. Or bring your bikes and peddle to Pemaquid – or to the teeny Island Grocery for a breakfast of heavenly pastries. There’s a big pot in the kitchen if you want to purchase lobsters at the co-op – or they’ll cook ‘em right up for you there. Life is good at 'Marguerite’s Cottage'…
Our family has lived in this area forever. Our granddad attended the one-room schoolhouse down the road and his father logged a good chunk of the peninsula (selling the land for a buck an acre (!) when he was done swinging his axe). So, this little slice of paradise has always been near and dear in our hearts.
Kirsten Denney purchased this cottage in 1980
It's down the road from our grandparent's home and the owner was a longtime friend. We loved the cottage and it's on about the loveliest spot on the river.
Total serenity. Feeling very close to the great outdoors while having all the amenities to make for a cozy and comfortable stay.
This property is in a great location with stunning views. The cottage itself was wonderful and far exceeded our expectations. It was neat and clean and had everything we needed. The updated kitchen was well equipped with whatever you would need for cooking. The beds were comfy and having the extra half bath was very nice! We had a fire in the fireplace and also heat if needed The hot tub was an added bonus with great views of the water. In the mornings, we could spot seal pups napping on the rocks in front of the house.
Overall, our stay was perfect. Kirsten the owner answered all of my questions in a timely manner and was very helpful. I will look forward to coming again!
Our great experience started right with our initial contact. Kirsten was extremely helpful, very quick to reply and she answered every question completely (and we had a lot of them). Upon arrival we were met by Becky who made sure we had everything we needed. The personal touch was very much appreciated.
The cottage far exceeded our expectations, it was clean, well cared for and very well appointed with all the things you would ever need. The view out of the back either on the boat shaped deck or direct from the living room or kitchen table was breath taking. We could watch the seals frolic on the rocks in the Damariscotta River day or night and this became one of our favorite things to do.
The location for us worked out perfectly it was about 60 miles to Portland and about a 2 1/2 hour drive to Acadia and Bar Harbor. There was a lot to do - from exploring the Pemaquid lighthouse to getting the freshest Loster cooked for you so you could bring it home to enjoy at Osiers Co-op (we went twice while we were there) we had great time in Maine and we loved staying at Becky and Kirsten's cottage. We highly recommend staying here if you can get a reservation. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have stayed there and met some very nice people along the way!
We had a wonderfully relaxing time at this peaceful cottage on the river. We lounged on the deck and watched sunsets, lobster boats, kayaked amidst seals and seabirds, explored nearby New Harbor and took a puffin cruise (highly recommend), enjoyed nightly fires, and hot tub soaks - all while juggling twins, a 1 year old, and 2 couples. Loved the mix of Maine rustic charm with comfortable beds, kitchen, and amenities. Owners were very friendly and helpful. I'd highly recommend staying here.
My wife and I spent a very relaxing week at this cottage and just have to say it was perfect! The cottage had everything we needed. Very quiet, clean, cozy, and comfortable. We used the fireplace several evenings and watched the sunset over the water with the sounds of lounging seals. When I think of a Maine coastal cottage, this place will always come to mind.
There was plenty of dining, shopping, and sight seeing locations within a short drive to make the location perfect.
And finally, the hosts. Becky and her daughters make the perfect hosts. Always making sure you have everything you need. Becky was so friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed speaking with her about the area.
We are definitely going back!!!
We spent ten days in this cottage and I wish it could have been much longer. The description and pictures led me to believe it would be a nice place to stay. I was not disappointed.
Becky was wonderful. When we got to the cottage it had everything we needed. All we had to do was stock the refrigerator. Fresh flowers were a wonderful touch and shows the hospitality we felt as soon as we arrived. The cottage was so bright and cheerful and very neat and clean.
My daughter and son-in-law were with me and since they hadn't been to Maine they were eager to explore. I spent a lot of time at the cottage simply watching the birds, seals, and the boats and enjoying the salt air while they were out.
The location is fantastic. If you like seafood you won't be disappointed because there are several places you can go to eat, take out, or buy and cook at the cottage. You won't have to drive far, all within about seven or eight miles. We loved the botanical garden in Boothbay, a must see.
I will be back and highly recommend the cottage. I told Becky that I will definitely stay at the cottage anytime I'm in Maine. No reservations in recommending it to anyone.
Words cannot express how delighted we were with the cottage, with our amazing host Becky, who went so above and beyond to ensure that we were well cared for, yet left to enjoy her beautiful property like it was our own. The amazing quality of the clean air, the seals jostling in the night (we loved that!) and resting in plain sight just off our sunset water view deck, the lobster boats coming and going amongst the thousands of buoys that looked like stars dotting the night in our inlet sea that we were so lucky to be on the edge of...the fireplace...the comfort of the cottage, the soft linens, the hominess of it all left us speechless. But best yet, the wonderful people that live and work in this most special part of Maine were a delight. When my Boyfriend, who had never been to Maine, arrived, he had an immediate sense of relaxation...he went "Awww"...and was in awe as we saw the trees do their magic and heard the tinkle of the stream next to our cottage. We shall be back! Oh, and we ate lobster, boy, did we eat lobster:)
Favorites include Pemaquid Point, the ferry from New Harbor to Monhegan Island, the botanical gardens in Boothbay, day trips to Camden, local hiking and kayaking.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$500 to hold reservation.
Balance due a month in advance.
$300 security deposit due w key pick-up.