Beautiful, Private Oceanfront Cottage on Penobscot Bay
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Searsport cottage description
We are nearly booked for summer- 4 of July week is still available and one other week in July. We still have great Fall weeks or May/early June at good prices.
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If you would like to see a short video of the town of Belfast, go to youtube and search Belfast, Maine. The video named Belfast, Maine has lovely images of the town.
Words cannot adequately describe the feeling you will have when you reach this destination. Please scroll down to the end of this web page for the link for more pictures. If privacy and natural beauty are what you are looking for, look no further. Spend the day on the deck, relax in the hammock overlooking the ocean, or explore the beach while watching the ships sail by. Watch the lobster boats making their rounds, and the seagulls and loons circling overhead. Hike Mt. Battie in nearby Camden for amazing views, experience the quaint shops, antique and art galleries and unique restaurants in Searsport, Belfast and Camden or explore the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland (visit nearby Owls Head Transportation Museum and stop in for fried clams at the Dip Net in Port Clyde). Take a day trip to Acadia National Park where you can hike Cadillac Mountain, take a carriage ride, eat popovers at the Jordan Pond House, or hike along the coast at Sand Beach for dramatic cliffside views. Hop on a boat in Belfast Harbor and head over to Castine to explore an old Maine harbor town. Take your car on the ferry to Isleboro and have a picnic on a beautiful summer island. Visit the new Penobscot Bay Bridge in Bucksport, only three like it in the United States (go up to the observatory if you're truly brave). In the evening, feast on lobster at home or at nearby Young's Lobster Pound, take a stroll through the galleries of Belfast on the Friday night tour, have a romantic dinner at one of the many beautiful Inns in the area or just curl up by the fire, or chill out on the deck under a canopy of stars.
Wild Rose is a unique, oceanfront cottage, located on a private acre, fashioned after the home of famous Swedish artist Carl Larsson. 'Here I experienced that unspeakably sweet feeling of seclusion from the clamor and noise of the world.' That is how the artist Carl Larsson described his home in Sweden and what inspired the builders of Wild Rose. The location is first-rate; Wild Rose is in the heart of the beautiful mid-coast of Maine.
A winding lane leads to the house, which sits on one acre overlooking a luxurious green lawn and 140 feet of pristine beachfront. The front door opens into an entry hall with a view, as the windows opposite the door overlook a small patio, the lawn, and the ocean beyond. When you walk in, your senses will be delighted at every turn. The first thing to meet your eyes upon entering is the view of the Penobscot Bay, from the wall of windows in every room of the cottage. To the left is the living room that has a cozy feel, with a beautiful gas fireplace, comfortable couches and a flat screen TV. Off of the living room is the master bedroom, with an amazing canopied bed that will leave you feeling like a king or queen in his or her castle. There is a private bath in the master suite.
Wild Rose has an adorable kitchen with a built-in banquette, perfect for meals or playing games, which are included in the cottage. Off of the kitchen is a guest bedroom with two twin beds and a private bath. The house also contains a large loft bedroom with a queen size bed and the best views in the cottage. Great outdoor spaces, including a breezeway, deck and large grassy area, lead to the ocean. The cottage has steps to the beach for walks and hunts for treasures of the sea. An added bonus is the Moose Point State Park located directly next to the cottage. Access is available from the beach; there is a beautiful trail running alongside the ocean and through the woods that is great for morning exercise.
Because the house is down a lane, and because it is laid out so the bedroom suites are at opposite ends of the house, it has that 'unspeakable sweet feeling of seclusion' Larsson so valued. And because the many windows on both wings of the house look down the grassy slope to the water, those inside can savor the ocean at every turn. The views are southerly to Castine and Isleboro.
Off the back, a deck spans both wings of the house, and the patio sheltered between them is warm and protected even in winter. Inside, in the peak of the house over the patio, is a delightful sleeping loft with a rail, gate, and hand-crafted ship's ladder.
Wild Rose is a rare find - a glorious year round house on the coast of Maine. It is located 5 minutes from the town of Searsport, wherein you will find a quaint little town center, a maritime musuem, restaurants, a family owned food market and great antique shops. Ten minutes south is the town of Belfast, a sizable town with an historical downtown center filled with lovely shops, very good restaurants, numerous art galleries, an old-fashioned movie theater and playhouse, coffee houses, and even a great martini/wine bar overlooking the harbor. Within Belfast you can experience Thursday night dancing in the streets, the Friday morning Farmer's Market and Gallery Night every Friday night. Heading south a few more minutes you will reach Linconville Beach, then Camden. Acadia National Park is a one hour drive to the north. Bangor Airport is about 45 minutes from the cottage.
If you are looking for a place that offers serenity, privacy, charm and a great location, then Wild Rose Cottage is the place for you. New delicious restaurants include Delvinos and The Lost Kitchen
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Video Library:
- Video Game Console:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Games:
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Free Long Distance
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Fitness Center
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
The Wild Rose exudes charm and was the perfect setting for our family vacation. From watching the harbor seals and loons in the bay, to relaxing to the ocean sounds in the hammock, to exploring Acadia National Park, and traveling inland to catch a glimpse of the elusive moose, this quaint cottage proved itself as an ideal place for fun and relaxation. It's close location to Belfast and Searsport gave us quick access to restaurants and groceries and to art, history, and unique shopping experiences. Evening cards around the kitchen table or time spent star gazing and making S'mores in the fire ring off the porch provided special family memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much for sharing your clean, comfortable home with us. Our only regret is that the time went by way too quickly!
- Guest The Davids Family (Columbus, OH and Boston, MA)
- Date of stay 08/24/13
- Review Submitted 09/02/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
family of five
family of five
Our week at Wild Rose was the best vacation we've ever had as a family. The cottage was very clean and had all the comforts of home. Being so close to the water was awesome! The view along with the sound of the tide coming in was so relaxing. The area offers plenty to do or you can relax in comfort.
- Guest Linda (Florida)
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Just wanted to say thanks now that we're home. We had a wonderful time and the place was great. Unlike a lot of rentals, you could tell that the place was "loved," and there were a lot of simple, nice touches that made us feel welcome. We never stayed in that part of Maine before and the proximity to many different places was appealing. We had lunch in Booth Bay, spent time in Camden (the town and the hills...), and travelled to Acadia twice because it has a special appeal for us. Great spot and thanks again
- Guest mike c. (Massachusetts)
- Date of stay 09/24/11
- Review Submitted 10/02/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
A wonderful cottage, comfortable and cozy! The home is fully stocked, with everything we needed and more. We spent many hours on the deck and in the back yard simply enjoying the views and breezes off Penobscot Bay. The cottage's private beach was a favorite spot, where we searched and found lots of wonderful sea glass. The menu drawer had some bonus written-in reviews that helped guide our meal choices when we ate out. Other meals we prepared in the wonderful kitchen. Our boys loved eating at the banquette! The loft gave our older teen son a place to call his, and the views from there were spectacular. Searport holds a special place in my heart, as it is where many of my summers were spent growing up. It was an opportunity to connect to the past, and give our children some of the experiences I had in Searsport. I couldn't think of a sweeter place to stay. Thank you for a lovely week and for sharing your home. We hope to be back!
- Guest Kim (Pompton Plains, NJ)
- Date of stay 08/27/11
- Review Submitted 09/03/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
What a great place!Guest comment entered by owner
What a great place!
We're here and it's magnificent. When we got to Portland, we drove up the coast and I oohed and aahed at every town we went through. I'm sitting on your new couch (it's beautiful) and have the windows open. There is a beautiful breeze and I can hear the ocean. It's heaven.
- Guest Maureen and Ron
- Date of stay 09/03/11
- Review Submitted 09/03/11
Guest comment entered by owner
Just wanted to say thanks, the place was nice and relaxing. Went down a few times and picked up some sea glass, and just sat. Weather was grand all week. A little misty on friday but the rest of the days were great. Headed up to A.N.P. on Wednesday. Lovely place, lots of pictures. I played golf a few times while Mary stayed home and sketched on the deck. She did a few nice ones of the outside of the cottage, did some water colors as well. We wanted something to remember the place by. The watercolor will do just that. Nice size hanging on our wall. All the food tips you gave worked out well, we didn't however get to chase's, we did go to youngs a couple times. If anyone asks about where to golf, send them to northport country club, its much better then searsport. They also have to go to samoset. That experience was outstanding.
- Guest Gene
- Date of stay 09/18/10
- Review Submitted 09/27/10
Great View/Great Cottage
Great View/Great Cottage
We spent two weeks at Wild Rose and enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Having morning coffee/breakfast/dinner on the back deck overlooking the ocean is a treat for the soul. The previous year we spent at a very secluded location on the coast near the Canadian border and we found being close to civilization (Belfast and Searsport) much more enjoyable. Being able to choose to go out to dinner at a number of good restaurants within 15 minutes or shop at the supermarket or Belfast Coop (highly recommended) for a great meal grilled on the back deck was great. You can spend a couple of days just visiting Belfast and the Mariner's Museum in Searsport. Being close to Camden State Park and an 80 minute journey to Acadia means there is plenty to do if you don't want to just loaf on the grounds (and the hammock). The cottage is in very good shape and has all the amenities you could hope for. For part of the time another couple joined us but having bedrooms at opposite ends of the cottage meant both couples could enjoy their privacy. If we can work our our vacation schedules for next year, we'll be back.
- Guest Jeff (Albany, NY)
- Date of stay 07/10/10
- Review Submitted 07/25/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
We truly enjoyed our trip to Maine and this beautiful little cottage. The sound of the waves crashing and loons calling at night offered the peace and serenity we were hoping to find. We were even fortunate enough to see seals and dolphins right in front of the cottage! Our children (9 & 6) spent hours combing the beach for their own treasures. For those of you with allergies - NO WORRIES!! I have severe pet allergies and was a little concerned that they allow pets. But, I had NO issues and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Thank you Julie for opening up your cottage to our family - it is a true treasure!
- Guest Ben (Kronenwetter, WI)
- Date of stay 07/03/10
- Review Submitted 07/15/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Guest comment entered by owner
Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed our week in Maine. The cottage was simply delightful and so well equipped. We also enjoyed perfect weather--if you had anything to do with that, thanks!
- Guest Shawn and Fredrick Harms
- Date of stay 10/03/09
- Review Submitted 10/03/09
Guest comment entered by owner
We had a wonderful time and Wild Rose is such a beautiful and special place....i'm a police officer and my wife works in Boston as a marketing manager and we both have hectic schedules so it was nice to umwind and take it slow for a while....
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/01/09
- Review Submitted 08/01/09
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I live in Miami with my husband and two teenage sons. I love escaping the summer heat for the cool Maine days. We love to travel and explore new areas and use the cottage in June at this time.
Why the Owner Chose Searsport:
My family and I visited the Mid-Coast of Maine and fell in love with the area. We were impressed by the natural beauty and variety of activities available. On any given day you can hike, bike, visit antique shops, go boating, eat at delicious restaurants, visit museums or shop in quaint stores in the many surrounding towns. Not to miss: a full day at Acadia National Park, only an hour drive at most.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
At Wild Rose you will feel secluded from the world, yet be within five or ten minutes of a thriving town with many good restaurants and shops. Our location is directly next to a wonderful state park, Moose Point. This is a great bonus as you can reach the park by beach in five minutes and have access to a wonderful, flat trail for daily exercise.
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Back of Cottage with expansive lawn - all windows look out onto the ocean!
Our resident lobster and the first thing you will see upon entering Wild Rose
Cozy and inviting living room newly decorated
adorable and well stocked kitchen
Master Bedroom fit for royalty
Bring your pet along too ... they love Wild Rose!
The front view of the cottage and perennial garden (lupines)
This is the view you will have sitting on the back deck
entryway with view of ship's ladder leading to loft bedroom
Our breakfast nook - great for meals or playing games
Loft bedroom (note the great view of the ocean through the windows)
Our beach (and kayak) facing Moose Point and Isleboro
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