|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Tucked away on a tranquil and private 1.5 acre property, this beautiful oceanfront retreat, just across the Cousins Island bridge, is a stone's throw to historic Yarmouth Village and minutes to Portland's renowned art scene, restaurants and unique boutiques, Freeport's famous outlet shopping, and plenty of scenic day trips and adventures from Kennebunkport to Camden. Built by an inventor, this home is sure to delight with many clever inventions throughout. The home is filled with original art from Maine artists and artisans many of whom work and study in the premises 'off season'.
Every room overlooks gorgeous Casco Bay. The main floor features an eat-in-kitchen, formal dining room, library/computer room, living room and powder room. The second floor offers two bedrooms (one with a double bed, the other with a convertible king), a sitting room and full bathroom. The lower level family room and media center has direct access to the patio, deck and grounds. A wet bar with a wine refrigerator and mini kitchen service the downstairs entertainment area. The grilling patio area is perfect for outside entertaining. A third double bedroom (with twin beds), full bathroom, and separate laundry room completes the lower level.
The secluded setting features a large stone and brick terrace and path leading to a waterside viewing deck and a private deep-water dock. The resident 38' Morris yacht with Captain is available for day charters or sunset cruises. Kick back, relax and enjoy the exquisite views, glorious sunsets--and experience the magic of Maine.
We rented this beautiful home for a week's family vacation. We were a party of three adults and three young children (aged 1 - 8). The house itself is lovely: a great deal of thought and care has been put into the design and the furnishings.
The location is perfect. The views of the bay are stunning and there's plenty to explore nearby. It was great to have use of the bikes. We brought the kids' bikes with us and we were very pleased we did as there are plenty of places for the kids to explore and it's an easy ride to the beach by the bridge.
Highlights of our trip included a day trip to Chebeague Island for 9 holes of golf and a family bike ride, a visit to Portland and endless crabbing on nearby Littlejohn Island. We also enjoyed spending time on the beautiful property: stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, croquet and exploring the woods kept us all well-entertained.
The scenery in this part of Maine is stunning and this house is the perfect base from which to explore.
Tamson is a great host. She's responsive, attentive and welcoming - but in no way intrusive.
We look forward to returning.
With family in nearby Freeport, Cousin's Island was the perfect distance for us to rent. We happened upon this property on VRBO. My family living nearby knew all about Cousins Island. We never could have guessed in a million years how absolutely perfect this home would be for us all. From the time we crossed the threshold we felt as if we were special guests, not rentors in this very wonderful "cottage". Nothing is left to chance. Any or all things one could possibly need are provided from luxury linens and towels to a very well stocked kitchen with beautiful pottery dishes, any pot or pan you could need, paper towels and toilet paper (some rental homes have none of this on hand or the bare minimum), games, beach towels, many beautiful places to sit in the house and outside, and magnificent artwork all about the house. Views are stunning.Nearby across a short causeway ride are many things to tease, temp, and tantalize one on holiday. Rosemont Market in Yarmouth Village for carry out food, bakery items in the AM, wine, fresh flowers and produce, cheese and very fresh fish all on a daily basis. A traditional supermarket is an easy 15 minutes away as are places to eat..grab ice cream...pizza...a drink by the water...we found though most of what we wanted to do was just stay in and around this lovely, peaceful, and serene house. The owner is nearby and helpful, but unobtrusive. We have rented a lot over the last 25 plus years and never have we rented a home to match this one. You can't go wrong be you a family a group of women, etc. This is a very special place.
We rented this wonderful home for our family to spend the Christmas holiday of 2014. We were visiting our son in Portland so he brought his dog to join us. I have a property that I rent out on VRBO, so a great property like this was a jewel to find. We have never been to Maine, and the experience could not have been more magical.
The photos of the home are very representative of what you will find, but the personality and character of this property is an added bonus. There is definitely a lot of love and care in this home, and all 4 of us agreed that even after our son has moved from Maine that we will return again just to stay in this home. The outdoor area was great for the dog and for peaceful walks on the dirt road. The multilevel home was perfect for our young men to stay in the bottom floor with beds, bathroom and full living room. We loved the master BR with the windows looking out into the beautiful woods and ocean.
The owner was wonderful to communicate with prior to our arrival and everything was beautifully prepared for us. We wish we had more time to enjoy this retreat, it was good for the soul! Thank you for everything, we will be back!
We have been vacationing in Maine for about 14 years and this was the most relaxing and easiest of all! The cottage is charming, comfortable and well appointed. The two gas fireplaces are a welcome feature on chilly days. Our family of 6 (4 adults and 2 children) enjoyed kayaking and swimming off the dock which is an easy trek down a garden path. Yarmouth is nearby and has a large grocery store and a gourmet shop (Rosemont) where you can find homemade blueberry pie, cheeses, wine and fresh local produce. We spent an afternoon and evening in Camden and had dinner at Cappy's although Fresh appeared to be more popular. Camden is an artist's mecca. Love it! I can't end without mentioning the excellent biking and walking trails. We literally toured the island on foot. Tamson has gone out of her way to create a memorable experience for her guests.
Traveling back from Nova Scotia on business, stopped here to visit a summer family gathering on site, enjoying several days around Yarmouth and Freeport from this very quiet and secure locale. Was able to swim in refreshing Casco Bay from a private dock. Nicely appointed interior. A bonus for me personally, I had the opportunity to design a small locust sculpture, in part using an artist studio a few steps from a lovely kitchen area. Peaceful and inspiring, both!
Woods, sunsets over water, hiking and bike trails, lovely art and decor, seemingly removed from everything but only 20 mins from Portland. Perfect for 2 couples or single family with several children. It has it all.
Welcome to the Artist Cottage & Studio. Kick back and soak in the scenery, smells and sounds of the shoreline on the cottage dock, deck or patio. Settle into The Studio to create a masterpiece or pen a bestseller. Sunbathe, swim, or make sandcastles at the island’s nearby Sandy Point Beach. Start a puzzle. Take a kayak for a Shoreline paddle or bike to explore the island. Grab your clubs and hop the ferry to neighboring Chebeague Island and play 9 holes of seaside links and have lunch at the Island Inn. Pack a picnic and charter a captain and boat for an afternoon sail on Casco Bay or a casual fishing trip. Enjoy Yarmouth’s eateries and restaurants, antique shops, and historical flavor. Spend a day in Portland’s Old Port district shopping, exploring the Portland Museum of Art and the many area galleries; take a bay tour or charter and then enjoy superb dining in Portland’s foodie heaven. Plan an evening at the Ogunquit playhouse in Kennebunkport or the Maine State Music Theater in Brunswick. Drive the scenic coastal US Route 1 to Boothbay Harbor, and stop at famous Red’s Eats in Wiscasset for a lobster roll en route. A bustling coastal town, you can shop Boothbay’s renowned galleries or stroll the extraordinary Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Grab a cup of chowder on the waterfront before you leave. For a longer excursion, head to the quaint village of Camden for a half-day cruise on a schooner and spectacular views of Penobscot Bay, or, discover it’s treasure trove of locally owned boutiques. On your way back, pop into the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland to browse the collection and Wyeth Center, one of the only two center in the country dedicated to the three generations of Wyeth’s: N.C, Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth. Travel inland and hike a mountain trail, visit the Shaker Village on Sabbathday Lake, or play golf on the oldest course in the United States at the famous Poland Spring Inn. Visit one of the oldest college art collections in the nation at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Depending on the time of your stay, you might be able to enjoy one of the many gala summer festivals that Maine is known for. Use the cottage’s onsite, tried and tested guides to museums and galleries, restaurants and activities to navigate a perfect Maine vacation.
Long term seasonal rentals available. Please contact owner for details.
50% total rental fee due in advance of mutually signed contract/reservation agreement. Balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival.