3 bedrooms, sleeps 8
Sheila at L. Dewey Chase Real Estate
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Interesting house in a Lovely Setting but...
Sea Change is most interesting architecturally and is set very near the open Atlantic with a fantastic view. Perfect setting for watching lobster boats and the many sea birds. Unfortunately, we did not enjoy our stay and left early. The major issue was that we came at the end of October and encountered a multi-day Nor'Easter. No matter how much we ran the furnace and fired up the fireplace we could not get the heat over 65F! The cottage, with its large single paned windows and lack of insulation, was obviously was not comfortable in such cold and windy weather. However, it would be a totally different story in the summer.
Also, if you are not aware of what the open ocean is like in a storm be prepared for lots of thundering and crashing from waves on the rocks. My wife was not bothered but I found it relentlessly noisy! Not the cottage's fault at all but inlanders might be in for a surprise if they are looking for quiet.
In spite of the issues encountered, the management company and owners were extremely co-operative and understanding from first contact until our premature leaving.
We definitely don't recommend renting end of season unless you're prepared for adventure! Maine weather in May or October especially can be hit or miss. (Please note, however, that the back third of the house-- the extension we call "Small Change" IS in fact insulated).
We had a wonderful getaway stay at Sea Change. The photos don't lie, this cottage has an unusual and interesting design, is very comfortable and private. The coastal view is spectacular. While it is on a quiet road, there is easy access to a good grocery store, ice cream shop, art galleries, and several restaurants.We took advantage of local tourist spots including the Pemaquid Lighthouse and the Rachel Carson Preserve.
We stayed at this amazing place for a week last year. Views are not to be believed! (except when the fog rolls in-- but that has its own romance). And love this house! Its like a ship on the ocean... and the grounds around the house are totally wild and enchanting. Lush grass (gotta get back to that hammock-- practically hangs over the ocean!), flowers, pine trees, a babbling brook. Amazing. But falling asleep to the sound and smells of the surf is probably what i miss that the most. The kids loved exploring the rocks and tide pools. There's even a tiny fresh water "swimming hole" down there, if you can take the freezing water (I can't, but the kids loved it). Magical spot.
When I first drove up to Sea Change, I couldn't believe the spectacular view. I immediately called to see if I could stay longer. Inside is clean, cozy and comfortable. The living room has sweeping views of the sea. The fireplace is huge. We used it every night. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. We grilled out frequently and spent lots of time sitting on the deck or exploring tide pools. It was wonderful going to sleep ever night to the sound of the ocean. We loved it! I've already booked it for 2013!
Sea Change Exceeded Our High Expectations
Sea Change is a delightful and comfortable property in every way. For those who enjoy the sights and sounds of crashing waves and playful sea birds, and brilliant star gazing , this is the place. It is also an architecturally interesting house with views in every direction.From the dining room table you can watch the birds in the forest or look out to the bay. There is everything one needs in the way of kitchen appliances and utensils as well as a selection of books, lots of local information, and comfortable furniture. The deck, screened in porch , and perfectly positioned hammock add wonderful places to sit and view the scenery or read. The location is perfect for going in a few minutes by car to Reilly’s Grocery Store for anything one could possibly need. The delicious freshly baked muffins each morning at Reilly’s make it a great destination for a walk too. Other nearby walks include a beautiful one around Back Cove. We highly recommend a stay at Sea Change and are looking forward to our next week there this summer.
10 mins to Golf; Under an hour to Boothbay Harbor, Rockland, Rockport, Camden, Port Clyde and Tenants Harbor.