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Unsurpassed Beauty in Private Oceanfront Setting

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Sprague River fills for kayaking and empties for clamming, walking to ocean

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Last updated: 06/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Phippsburg cottage description

River House is a beautiful Deck House cottage located on a private point of land and beach. Our immediate neighbor is the 700 acre Morse Mountain nature preserve at the eastern border of the Sprague River marsh. This area offers birding, fishing, hiking and swimming in the Sprague River and the ocean.

Master bedroom has a queen bed and bathroom with tub/shower, though we prefer the outdoor shower. Second bedroom has both a double and a single bed with bathroom and shower. This cottage is best suited for no more than five guests.

Direct on-foot access to secluded sandy beach at River House and/or wade/kayak across the river to reach the ocean in minutes. Cottage features floor to ceiling glass and outstanding views of ocean, islands, sand dunes, river, marsh with wrap-around mahogany deck. Situated on a tidal river AND the ocean, this house is totally unique!

Your days will revolve around the tides. Fish for Striped Bass, dig for clams, kayak the river and walk miles on a beach of white sand. Bird life abounds -- eagle, osprey, shore birds and our 'family' of hummingbirds. Enjoy the morning sun over breakfast on the eastern deck; cocktails on the western side as the sun sets, reflecting orange and magenta light off the islands on view. Sleep to the sounds of the ocean and the fog horn on Seguin Island.


Keywords: Deck House/cottage, Floor-to-ceiling windows/Deck

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1589 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            River House is perfect for one couple or one couple with one to two well-behaved children interested in beach activity and nature....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is not tolerated anywhere on this property or beach....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Bathroom 2

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          • Master bedroom includes bathroom with tub shower. Second bedroom includes bathroom and shower. We encourage use of privately situated outdoor shower as much as possible. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Casual breakfast, lunch and dinner table between kitchen and east deck provides eat-in kitchen. More formal dinner table in dining area off living room. Dining table seats 6 - 8....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            New convection oven and cook top; coffee bean grinder and drip coffee maker (filters provided); microwave; hand mixer for baking; Weber gas grill on deck....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Medium sized refrigerator with small freezer above. Ice cube trays available....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Drip coffee maker, #4 filters provided. Electric coffee grinder....moreless

          • Stove:

            Electric Glass top cook stove with one oven....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully equipped basic kitchen. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            Water is a precious and expensive commodity on the coast. Stackable apartment size washer dryer in closet. Please leave dirty linens for me to wash in my regular size washing machine in Freeport....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Small dryer is top part of stackable washer dryer at River House. Please leave linens and towels for me to wash at home....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Private driveway. Upon arrival pls. drive to very end to off-load your belongings at kitchen door. ...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Wood stove, dining area, vaulted ceiling, views of marsh, river, ocean and islands....moreless

          • Heating:

            Wood heat and solar gain provide the two currently available sources of heat....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Firewood provided...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Fish for Striped Bass in river, kayak and canoe provided, eagles, ospreys, walk for miles on sandy ocean beach, total privacy in pristine setting. For more pictures and information please copy this link to your browser: http://riverhouserent.googlepages.com/home...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Current local magazines, some old classic books and cookbooks; some newer cookbooks....moreless

              • Game Room:

                Living room is game room. We have several board games and card decks....moreless

              • Toys:

                1 yellow single person kayak. Kayak rentals nearby....moreless

              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                All local and national calls are included in rent, as well as Internet....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Bring your laptop and sit on the deck. Great high-speed connection....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Unlimited local and national phone + Internet...moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Wireless Internet provided...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                700 sq.ft. of deck wraps around east, south and west sides of cottage. Cook on gas grill, entertain, sunbathe, eat lobsters, play . Sliding glass doors invite the views in and take you out from the living room, kitchen and master bedroom....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Indestructible one person yellow kayak and canoe for transporting across the river or exploring the inner tributaries. Old-ish life jackets. Paddles provided. Kayak rentals nearby. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Beachfront:

                River House is located on its own private sand beach on a river that weaves through salt marsh, in 700 acres of conservation land. The eastern and southern views from River House deck show no development of any kind. On the western side, you see four houses tucked into a cliff in the distance. River House is both completely secluded and completely open to the natural environment. From our beach, you cross the river by foot (all in sand), and in a minute you arrive at the ocean...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Little Morse Mountain, part of a 700 acre nature preserve with abundant opportunities for birding, striped bass fishing, hiking, swimming and on-foot access to the ocean....moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                River House is directly on a sand beach of its own, a tidal river and the ocean. No houses or development of any kind are between River House and the ocean...moreless

              Activities

              • Museums
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Sailing
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Surfing
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Miniature Golf
              • Kayaking
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season
              Jul 6 - Aug 31, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $2,800
              Early Fall
              Sep 1 - Sep 14, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $2,400

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee $150
              • Tax Rate 7%

              Notes:

              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please review Lease carefully for specific information about cancellation policy.

              It is understood that household breakage and/or damage during time of stay is the renter's responsibility.

              Dates are confirmed upon Owner receipt of signed Short Term Lease and one-half of rental fee as security deposit. Lease and Welcome letter is mailed or sent electronically upon request.


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              Last updated: 06/29/2014
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              Location

              Very near Sebasco Estates (dining, golf, boating, fitness, Bingo); Morse Mountain (hiking); Popham Beach; Bath and Bowdoin College (live theatre). But you won't want to leave once you arrive because you have your own sandy beach and the ocean!

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1983

              About the owner: My ancestors bought coastal property in Phippsburg in the late 1800's. In the mid-1970's my grandmother built a deck house at the water's edge below the larger family compound. I am now the steward of River House. My husband and I live in Freeport, Maine.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Privacy, the sound and smell of the ocean, wild life, the natural light, peace and quiet. When we are at River House all of our attention and activities are focused on the tides right outside our window. If the tide is coming in we might kayak up the tributaries of the Sprague River, or fish for Striped bass on the banks of the marsh. If the tide is going out, we may throw ourselves in the river to float down to the ocean, or cross the river to the big beach for a long walk to Popham. When the tide is low we dig for clams or cross the river on foot for a swim or a paddle in the ocean. At the end of the day, we like to sit on the deck with cocktails, as we watch the changing light wash the Seguin Island lighthouse in a warm hue of orange, pink and gold. In my opinion, it doesn't get better than this!


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              Photos

              • Sprague River fills for kayaking and empties for clamming, walking to ocean

                Sprague River fills for kayaking and empties for clamming, walking to ocean

              • Low tide from porch looking over river + dunes to Seguin Island, ocean

                Low tide from porch looking over river + dunes to Seguin Island, ocean

              • Access to river and ocean, all on foot from deck house

                Access to river and ocean, all on foot from deck house

              • Looking south along Sprague River

                Looking south along Sprague River

              • Sprague marsh, east

                Sprague marsh, east

              • Sprague marsh with Sprague River beyond

                Sprague marsh with Sprague River beyond

              • Sprague River low tide looking south

                Sprague River low tide looking south

              • Living room w/wood stove, two comfortable couches (one not shown) + chairs.

                Living room w/wood stove, two comfortable couches (one not shown) + chairs.

              • Southwest deck

                Southwest deck

              • Eastern porch

                Eastern porch

              • Master bedroom faces river views to east + opens up on deck, wraps east - west

                Master bedroom faces river views to east + opens up on deck, wraps east - west

              • Kitchen includes bar + 4 stools (not shown).  Formal dining table in living room

                Kitchen includes bar + 4 stools (not shown). Formal dining table in living room

              • Seguin Light House

                Seguin Light House

              • From the cliff looking down east towards Popham

                From the cliff looking down east towards Popham

              VRBO #140360

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              This listing was first published here in 2007.

              Date last modified - Thursday, July 31, 2014

              $2,400 - $2,800 per week (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 06/29/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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