A new shingled year-round cottage with old fashioned charm located at the end of a private road in a state that has been rated the most peaceful in the country and one of the top three states for bicycle touring.
A hundred acres of woods are right out the back door, with hiking trails just 1 mile away, ocean and lake 1.5 miles, ocean beach and lobster pound 3 miles. It's a peaceful place that is private, but not isolated. Neighbors are very friendly and the town is community-minded. This is a real neighborhood, with a village market a mile away where the locals meet for coffee every morning, farm stands for fresh bread, milk, vegetables and fruit. A local lobsterman whose wife cooks lobsters he caught in the morning to order for you to pick up in the evening is two minutes away. A local winery is five minutes further.
Five minutes to the ocean, five minutes to the lake, five minutes to trails in the coastal mountains, 12 minutes to Camden Harbor, 20 minutes to Belfast, 30 minutes to Rockland, 1.5 hours to Acadia National Park.
This is a safe location for solo woman travelers and perfect for a writer's retreat.
Activities and Attractions: Hiking, fresh vegetables from a nearby farm, and wine tasting at local vineyards. During summer: Minutes to sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and more hiking to dramatic mountain-top views. Three golf courses within 20 minutes, two of them with ocean views. Dine at Francine's Bistro or Long Grain in the village of Camden (open year round) after an afternoon sail across Penobscot Bay, or get fresh lobster from a fisherman a minute down the road (cooked to order and pick up) to eat at the cottage picnic table or dine at internationally rated Primo's in Rockland after touring local museums and galleries, lighthouses and cobblestone beaches. There is no shortage of year-round fine dining and views on the Maine coast. Back at the cottage at night, loons call from a nearby pond, owls hoot from several hundred acres of woods out the back door. Wild turkeys and deer regard the field as their own and moose and bald eagles make periodic visits. This is the real Maine --all the amenities and stunning beauty the Penobscot Bay area is known for are just ten minutes away, but the serenity and simple beauty of the cottage is far enough away from the tourist hustle to really relax.
Summer Amenities: Washer and dryer. Full Kitchen. Herb garden growing outside door. Linens, towels, soap, paper products included. Gas grill and picnic table. Books, board games. Basic satellite TV. DVD/VCR. Tons of old movies. For other gear: Kayak rentals, bicycle rentals, guided trips, two-hour sails are all close by. Solid recommendations for where to go and what to see, on and off the beaten track, from a local who knows the area inside-out.
This is a modern, private Maine shingled cottage-style house built 12 years ago as a year-round house. The owner is on the property in another cabin not visible from the cottage.