Cozy fall retreat, incredible view
We (2 gals and a dog) absolutely loved this quiet getaway. The real gem of the place is definitely its waterfront view, which is exactly as pictured here and clearly visible through the many large windows in the dining room, kitchen, and living room. Among other things, this peaceful cove is a birder's paradise, replete with all kinds of loons, diving ducks, woodpeckers --- we even saw a pair of falcons!
The furniture (including the master bed) is comfortable, the decorations are tasteful and pleasant, the kitchen is well-stocked with dishes and cookware (we cooked a lot of full meals during our stay), and the place overall is warm, clean, and inviting.
There is no cell phone service (at least for us) or wireless internet, so come prepared to unplug and relax! There is satellite TV (although we weren't able to access local network channels. hmm.) and lots of movies, as well as a stack of board games and other amuseuments. A neat stack of travel guides and area brochures (with hand-written recommendations) greet you upon arrival and so you are never lacking for things to do... although you may just want to sit and stare out at the cove!
The location is also great. Although the place is all by itself in the middle of the woods (on a short dirt road, which we easily traveled via Honda Civic), it's less than a 10-minute drive to scenic Boothbay Harbor, and around 20 minutes to the next peninsula east, where Damariscotta and Pemaquid Point are fantastic destinations.
Also, our dealings with the owner were so pleasant I have to mention that here.
We will definitely be back!