|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Morning Glory is named for the first light of day that streams through its windows with sparkling water reflections on sunny days, and subtle rays of violet and gray on those foggy mornings.
A large living room with fieldstone fireplace opens through sliders to a covered porch and deck where the warm morning sun is waiting to greet you with your first cup of coffee. From sunrise to moonrise, Isleboro, Seal and Ram Islands are a backdrop for the ever-changing views where you are just as likely to see a bald eagle or osprey with fish fly by, as the three-masted Victory Chimes, or a regatta from the Northport Yacht Club. Once evening comes, the living room has several cozy spots to relax and watch a movie, read a book or play a game.
The dining area adjoins the living room with plenty of space for a sit down meal. There is a well-equipped galley kitchen with full size modern appliances.
A spacious master bedroom with queen size bed, a chaise for reading or just relaxing, and a second television with DVD player. There is a bath with large modern shower just off the bedroom.
A center hall staircase leads to the second floor landing and the library area and another reading nook. A second large bedroom with queen size bed and reading area reflects the colors of the sea and is a quiet, restful retreat. On the opposite side of the landing is the original cottage bedroom, now the children’s bunk room. The room has plenty of things to fascinate children including a pyramid bunk with a double below and single on top. ( A crib is available and there is space to use it in either bedroom, or in a large walk-in closet that has served as a nursery in the past.)
The bedrooms flank the large original bathroom with its original Victorian marble sink and vanity, and a modern full tub and shower- with yet one more incredible view through large double windows. On a clear day one can see to Blue Hill and beyond.
There is a full basement with a clean, modern laundry area and walk-out doors to a flagstone patio. The patio provides a vista all the way to Steamship Point at Temple Heights and is a great place to experience sunset at day’s end. Relax in the Adirondacks with a drink while you barbecue dinner.
Stairs lead to an expansive beach- which are rare on the rocky coast of Maine. At low tide one can walk a mile south to Saturday Cove. Children and adults alike enjoy finding beautiful pieces of sea glass and interesting stones. Sunning, wading and yes- some people (mostly kids) even swim here! Campfires are permitted below the high tide line.
The property is located on a quiet 6 mi stretch of shoreline road between the historic settlements of Bayside to the North and Temple Heights, just south. Unlike shorefronts on the the busy Atlantic Hwy ( Rte 1) it is a pleasure to go for a run or walk the dog . It is a mainstay of cycling tours.
There are many spectacular properties along the coast from Camden to Belfast that we have viewed from our boat over the years. Many have only deepwater frontage, and most have rocky beaches and tunnel views that are cut through the trees. Morning Glory has its share of rocks but one of the nicest features of this authentic Maine house is its panoramic view and the ability to walk a mile on the beach from middle to low tide. Children, dogs and an occasional adult swim here. You can meet and talk to your neighbors on the beach , have a cookout, collect sea glass, mussels, or just take it all in. Some renters want a house just as a post for day trips.
This is a house and setting that will make you happy to stay put. The other rare feature is that Shore Road is buffered from Route 1 for > 5 miles, so it is very pleasant to run, cycle, and walk.
There were six of us who stayed here for two nights. Everything was as described - we loved both the house and the location. It sits above the water with a great view. Very comfortable. We would stay here again. Thanks for the great experience.
We spent four nights in September and the weather was fantastic. The house was clean and comfortable with a nice deck overlooking the water. The view is pretty obstructed by trees but you do get some view from the deck. The view is nice from the master bedroom. You can see the moon over the water and enjoy the sunrise before getting up. Patricia was very helpful and always available for questions. Lots of closet space.
The only thing I would say could be better is the kitchen supplies. There were only two of us but it was hard to prepare a full meal with the limited pots and pans. There isn't really a pantry so we needed to get cooking spray and some other basics. The stovetop is glass but the pots don't have flat bottoms so there is not great convection and boiling water takes a long time. If you are driving I suggest bringing your favorite pots and pans. Other than that the house was excellent.
My family and I spent 10 days enjoying the Maine coast. The home was very comfortable and spacious without loosing that summer cottage kind of feel. The house was as advertised, and Pat took great care of us while we were there.
We enjoyed being able to walk down to the shore and see how dramatic the Maine tides are first hand. We had Lobster rolls every day, and went to Acadia National Park twice. Once to whale watch and once to hike.
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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|