Capturing islands, sea and sky, this cottage opens onto the bold Atlantic. Eagles and gulls tread the sky, as loons, eider ducks and seals bob in the waves between the rocky shore and the granite beak of Western Island. Lobster boats ply the gilt morning waters, as you relax on the deck, enjoying that first cup of java. The cottage sits on 1 acre+ with 180 feet of oceanfront. The living room glows with its ocean-stone fireplace and walls of time-mellowed knotty-pine. The master bedroom faces the sea, Petit Manan Light winks in the distance, and the rhythmic pulse of the Atlantic serves as your lullaby. This venerable cottage, accented with antiques, is within easy striking distance of Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Fine restaurants, galleries and antique shops are also nearby. The Atlantic Puffin Colony on Machias Seal Island is well worth a day-trip. 'The Cottage' — a quiet retreat and a base camp for exploration.
I intentionally made an effort to find a "real" Maine Cottage in Corea. There were many places featured that had all the modern conveniences and looked beautiful. But i wanted personal, cozy, wood cottage, a place with history. Each morning we had the windows opened and woke to the sound of the Corea Lobster Fleet heading out at 4:30 to 5:00 for a day at sea.
We watched the fog roll in and out, the sun rise , the water sparkle and the tides go in and out.
The cottage had everything we needed. The last guest even left behind exotic organic coffee, hot chocolate and other things. There was even fire wood! And yes we had a fire in July! A welcome treat coming for South Alabama!
On rainy days we painted smooth rocks. We left several behind.
We added a wind breaker and some sweaters to a big trunk with coats in it.
The owners called from Montana to check on us, they were super nice. The gal that manages the cottage couldn't be better. I had to call her with a couple questions.
Mainely Montana is a cozy, personal cottage that looks tiny form the outside but once inside, it magically produces room after room! Antiques,books, games.....a family place.
The kitchen is large, everything you need to cook lobsters from the local CoOp. There are seating places everywhere. I would advise some insect repellant. The mosquitoes seem to come out in abundance right at dusk. But soon after they go away. No biggie!
The walk to the village is lovely. You rarely need a car unless going on a excursion away. Location is perfect.
If you seek squeaky clean perfection in accommodations this may not be for you. This home has history on a a bold somewhat unforgiving coast. It has settled here and there. But if you want a true feeling of old Maine Coast, this is it!
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