3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath With 250 Feet Of Frontage On Cousins Island in Yarmouth
What makes this House unique
Why did I fall in love with this property??....The panoramic views. of Casco Bay..the killer sunsets..the quirky little inventions all over the home...Built by the most amazing man - An inventor..an organist..with a sense of humor...The new deep water dock and party sized float with direct access from the property! Looking at the yachts and lobster boats in the front yard "mooring field" Why...because of The Spirit of Yarmouth ME...A quintessential New England village-..the fabulous and eclectic selection of restaurants--from Day's Lobsta shack to Brick Hollow, our new brew pub....to farm fresh dining at Gather and yummy "comfort food" at the Owl and Elm..Burgers at Dirigo.Fine dining at the Royal River Grill, in the old "Cannery" on the Royal River.. Woodhull Pub for Asian/Mexican fusion--the Pha authentic....Rosemont's, the specialty market - great fish, meats, wine, baked goods...green grocer too...Hannafords for the big shop. Stroll down Main Street and stop at the indie and fab Royal River Books, Alison Evans for exquisite ceramics, Handy's for a slice of Otto's pizza...steep yourself in historic Yarmouth and an exhibition in the Stonewall Gallery at the Yarmouth History Center...Take a class at the LL Bean Outdoor Experience/Center... stop and listen in a concert or impromtpu class at 317 Main Community Music Center...Sign up for an art class or a weekend "retreat" at the Bickford Education Center(bec) art center....Enjoy the restored trucks and interactive "yard art" at the Bickford Collection Pavilion and Museum-Stop at the library for a movie or art show-Gingham, the new "conservative hip" womens clothing store-The beaches on island --one Sandy the other rocky-Royal River Pqrk-Biking and walking trails stretch from one end of Town to the other. The art...-The fabulous artists of Maine that fill the cottage with spirit..the rustic studio built in 1905 on the property. And..the artsy foodie city of Portland is a mere 15 to 20 minute drive.
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Tamson was amazing! She was very attentive to whatever we needed. The house is absolutely beautiful with the dock on the water. We loved the artists paintings throughout the house.
We highly recommend!! The view is incredible.
We loved the beautiful and tranquil home on the water. We spent most of our time on their dock and patio overlooking the water. Incredible views, neighborhood and home.
We (two couples) stayed at this lovely home for the week and it met our expectations. We docked our boat for the week and took many small excursions, ate some lobsters and relaxed. Maine certainly has the charm we were looking for. Thanks
this was a family get together of all ages. i can't even begin to explain how perfect it was for so many people. the spaces were wonderfully conducive to relaxing but also to working(unfortunately most had to work long distance) but close to nature. everyone loved kayaking, the nature trails on bikes ,the quiet serenity of the space and the wonderful attractions in portland (train museum enthralled our 5 year old) and the local restaurants. do yourself a favor and book this place!
Lovely Retreat in Yarmouth on the water
We had an absolutely lovely 2 week stay at the "artist cottage", which is full of beautiful and amazing art (all from Maine artists). Such a comfortable and lovely house, great spaces on every floor. We loved being right on the water, such lovely sunsets, and a dock ! Easy access to the Sandy Point beach, Freeport is only about 20 minutes away and Portland about 30, so lots of fun in either direction. The artist studio up the little hill of the property was an added bonus for me, as I brought some simple projects to work on during a few of the rainy days.
Our host, Tamson, was so lovely to give suggestions for activities. She is a true Mainer, grew up in Yarmouth, and knows the state very well!! Its nice when the homeowner lives next door and can offer advice and about outings and has detailed knowledge of the area, and is a kind a gentle soul. She loves dogs, so you can bring yours! I hope we can return for another stay some day. Thanks Tamson-we loved the house :-)
Fabulous cottage on Casco Bay
We stayed at the Artist Cottage for a Christmas getaway, knowing that the days would be short and the weather cold. The cottage was the perfect place to spend a week away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The cottage is on a hill above the bay with stunning views of the water – coffee in the morning was a highlight of the day, sitting in the living room with the water view and the fireplace keeping the room warm. Even though the days were very cold, we spent afternoons walking the island with the dog. A favorite walk was to the preserve on Littlejohn Island from the house – 2 hours to and from the house that provided a great way to experience Maine in the winter with incredible views from the shore of the preserve. One of our holiday goals was to cook and eat great food (we travel with the cast iron skillet, chef knives, Le Creuset dutch oven, cook books, the Maldon salt etc); we were a bit skeptical that the Kenmore range from the 1950s would be up to the task but it performed splendidly from everything from the Christmas turkey to curry. The kitchen had everything we needed and the chopping board is a genius addition (once we found it…!). The cottage has a fabulous family room with a fireplace and large screen TV, plenty of movies, puzzles and games. The cottage is tastefully decorated and has original artwork hanging throughout. Overall this is the perfect house for a Maine vacation on the water. Would love to experience the house in the summer as well.
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 along the extensive Town owned open space bike paths crossing the Town 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.