3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms With Scenic Views Of the Damariscotta River - sleeps 8
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Beautiful home for my family in late August
This is a beautiful home with owners who definitely take great care and pride in their guests' experience. Damariscotta is a terrific little town, and I believe well situated in mid-coast Maine. Our crew of mostly kids ages 5-14 had a wonderful week.
Here is how I'd summarize our experience with the house/property and owners:
-we were given very thorough check-in instructions and there is an onsite property manager if you need anything
-we could see the Damariscotta River from the deck and dining room which made for pretty sunrises/sunsets
-well stocked kitchen and amenities--added fun was the bird seed to get to refill the feeders which my 5 yr old really loved
-the kayaks and canoe (and related equipment) were a real bonus --we went out everyday and saw seals everyday; you can even tie on the dock in town and grab ice cream
-the tvs and gaming system were appreciated by the kids
-there was plenty of space for there to be reading, eating, playing, etc all in different areas
-the very thorough guest book helped us to plan our activities each day to swim, kayak, shop, and even what restaurant we wanted to go to and that we wisely needed reservations!
-after first night, no one slept in the upstairs bedrooms as it was just too hot even with windows open and fans on, plus all the mattresses in the house could use some updating
-the water system is limited so you can't run the dishwasher or the washing machine more than 1x a day and the showers can't run at the same time--at one point we had 3 adults and 5 kids so that made life a bit more difficult
-the hike to the kayaks and back is not too long (5 min), but a fairly steep hill coming back--plus there was construction the entire week on the private road you must walk back up so we were dodging construction vehicles
-the main road the house is on is so busy you can't walk or bike
-it is VERY buggy in the yard and on the deck, so unfortunately it was hard to enjoy
-the Internet (for TV too) shuts off at 12am
Thanks for your very thoughtful review. We appreciate the positive feedback and wanted to respond to some of the cons.
I just want to say that the internet does NOT turn off at 12 AM. I wish you had called me or texted me with this fact, but the internet is 24/7. Possible that someone turned off a switch by mistake.
Yes, the deck and yard is very buggy in the early evening - dusk period - but not during the day - we love sitting out with the awning open during breakfast and lunch.
This has been a hot summer and yes it is difficult in the upstairs rooms when the temperature outside doesn't drop below 70 degrees at night (which is becoming more common). Maybe it is time to purchase an air conditioner for the upstairs rooms.
We can't do anything about the water system, it comes from our well in the front yard and in these houses with their own septic systems, you have to be willing to run the washing machine and dishwasher once a day only. Even with kids, we never need to run them more than once.
Yes, we definitely do not recommend that you walk or bike on the main road - it's far too busy and there are no sidewalks.
I'm sorry about the construction vehicle, someone just bought the house downstairs and he is doing it up. We didn't know that he was going to be doing construction work on his property while there were renters in our house.
Great house in beautiful setting
This is a great house for a trip to Maine. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It's in a great setting, just up the hill from the river and access was easy and we had a great time kayaking (even saw some seals). Its location also was great for visiting other parts of the region, including several lighthouses. Our only major complaint would be that the house got very hot inside during our stay due to the heatwave in Maine at the time. Most homes in the area don't have central AC, so I expect most everyone was also feeling the heat. Just something for those considering a trip to the area to keep in mind when timing their visit.
Great Family House
The open layout and big deck made this a great house for traveling with children. We had two preschoolers and a baby with us. The layout gave them plenty of room. but allowed us to keep the baby contained. He love crawling all over the first floor.
Place is excellent...
Perfect place for a short vacation. Everything is accessible. Night time is a little hurdle since it’s it’s so warm during the day. The bedrooms on the second floor is so warm although it was stated on the website that no a/c.
Exploring the shore area is not very convenient since the pathway is muddy and better spray insect repellent before going.
In totality the house is outstanding everything is organized. Owner is a great help in whatever you need in any given time.
We fell in love with Maine as well as this awesome house!
Wonderful property with lots of room and great view
Everything its advertised to be and more! Nishad has provided a clean and well maintained property with everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable. We would definitely stay here again on our next visit to the Damariscotta area.