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Waterfront Home at the End of a Private Road

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Property Details

Updated: Jul 12, 2016
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Beautiful Mid-Coast Maine

Located in South Thomaston

Escape the hot, sticky city to sit atop the picturesque St. Georges River in the backyard of this charming 2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath cottage for a relaxing and blissful vacation. Strategically situated at the end of a private road the only thing between you and the water are a few tranquil steps. The tidal river recedes twice daily. At low tide, watch the local clammers sift through the muddy river bottom searching for a hearty dozen steamers for dinner. The large lawn overlooks the river and is a perfect place for a friendly game of Croquet, Frisbee, Bacci Ball or Badminton.

House sleeps four with two single beds and one full. But there is plenty of room for a few extra in sleeping bags.

Within 10 minutes of downtown Rockland and within 20 minutes of picturesque Port Clyde, Tenant's Harbor, Rockport and more. The sandy beach of Drift Inn beach is a short drive down the road.

An easy trip from the West Coast -- fly Jet Blue or Virgin America direct from LAX to Boston, rent a car and make the beautiful drive North approximately 3 1/2 hours. Or, fly into JFK for a short stop over, then on to Portland, Maine to rent a car and drive the 1 1/2 hours into town. There is a one car garage and plenty of room for more cars.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gloria,



Thanks to you and your family for all the great info in the area. We have had a great time. We just got back from a sunset cruise on the Heron, definitely a highlight. The air bed worked great.



Thanks again for this being such an easy rental experience.

-TC
Aug 2013
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3 Reviews

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based on 3 traveler reviews

Fryeburg, ME
5

FryeburgGal

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I felt we really lucked out when we walked in this cottage. It was definitely better than the pictures.

The view of the tidal river is beautiful, and extremely peaceful. The location is perfect as you feel like you are out in the middle of nowhere, enjoying this quiet house with a view; and yet you are only 10 minutes from Rockland. The owners have made the house very convenient for renters, and have tried to anticipate what you might need, including the lobster pot. We would definitely come again, if it's available.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA
5

Peaceful and relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

We made a decision mid-week to head up to Maine for the upcoming weekend. Gloria was extremely responsive and accommodating with our last minute reservation, and made sure that the entire rental process went smoothly. The house itself is at the end of a quiet road with stunning lake views. It is equipped with everything you might need for a relaxing weekend. While it was just two of us and our small dog, the house could easily accommodate more people very comfortably as the layout is perfect for socializing. There was a lot of wildlife passing by in the yard, including deer which were nice to see. We did notice a few ticks on our dog, presumably from the taller grass by the lake, so just something to be mindful of if staying with pets. If you want to get out for a bit, the house is close to a number of local wineries, as well as some great seafood spots. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and hope to come back soon! Thanks again for a perfect weekend!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fishers, IN
5

Quaint, Quiet, Beautiful View :)

  • 5 of 5

We had a 3 night stay at this cute little house in August 2012 as we were in Maine for the first time and traveled there to attend the Lobster Festival. Everything about the rental process was smooth and efficient. The renter was wonderful to work with and very informative about the area and property itself. It's secluded at the end of a lane with a gorgeous view of the river right off of the back yard. It was neat to watch the clam diggers early in the mornings getting their digging done for the day. The sunsets were AMAZING! :) The house was very well equipped with everything you need to cook if you choose, even a lobster pot (which we definitely used!). The rooms were spacious and cozy and especially nice in the evenings and all the windows opened. There were specific directions left out for us as to how to handle trash, how to cook lobster, etc. which we found very helpful. The only thing to really be prepared for is that the water is well water so the first time you really use it, it had a funky smell, but got better throughout the stay. We grew up on well water so it didn't bother us too much but the other couple that was with us, didn't know what to think! haha Everything else being perfect made up for it so it wasn't a big deal AT ALL. :)

It was in close proximity to several things, especially Rockland only being about 10-15 minutes away. Places to go: The Maine State Prison Museum...fascinating, gorgeous hand made gifts! A must see! The Rockland port where the festival is held is beautiful and the lighthouse museum is there too which is pretty neat. Overall; this was a wonderful first experience to have in Maine and we will definitely stay here again should we get the opportunity to visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We appreciate the care you took with the house and look forward to your next stay. Sorry about the well water odor. We did have the plumber get out there but you already had to endure the funky smell. We really appreciate your patience and understanding regarding that. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Escape the summer heat at Drift Inn Beach then stroll down the road to the lighthouse made famous by Forrest Gump, Marshall Point Lighthouse.

Only 10 minutes away in Rockland visit the world famous Farnsworth Museum home to the work of local artist Andrew Wyeth. Stroll Main Street for shopping, visit local galleries, and sample delicious delicacies at The Brass Compass Cafe.

For an unforgettable evening of fine dining, visit James Beard award winning chef Melissa Kelly at Primo Restaurant in Rockland.

A mere 15 minutes by car sits Port Clyde, Maine where you can rent kayaks or hop on a ferry for a day trip to the remote island of Monhegan. Here you can hike easy, moderate or difficult hiking trails, visit artist galleries or simply picnic at the ocean's edge.

Visit Montpelier, home of the General Knox Museum. Step into the home of a Civil War hero and learn about Maine's role in the most decisive war in our nation.

Availability

Rental rates

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$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Nightly Rate: $100 - $150

Weekly Rate: $700 - $850

Monthly Rate: $2400 - $2700


Rates do not include 10% tax. A non-refundable deductible of $250.00 will be charged and put toward rental stay.

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Internet

Dining

  • Dining Area

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • sailing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Half Bathroom

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Waterfront Property Picnic table Single Car Garage Fully functional kitchen: Electric Stove, Oven, silverware, cookware, dinnerware Bed Linens, bathroom towels Dining Room table for four Internet hard line connection BBQ Television with DVD player. No dishwasher. No garbage disposal. No washer/dryer. No smoking please.

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