Maranatha Cottage, S. Thomaston - Spacious, 4 BR Oceanfront
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
South Thomaston house description
Pleasant Beach, South Thomaston 4 BR newer oceanfront home. Enjoy spectacular sunrises, lobsterboats, and views of offshore islands from a 13' x 34' deck and 3 second floor balconies with chairs, deck has a picnic table, gas grill and chairs to watch boats going in and out of harbor and maybe you'll see a lobsterman pulling up his lobster traps. Walk
for miles by ocean and explore tidal pools with starfish, crabs, shells and sea glass. Sea birds are plentiful. At low tide you can even wade out to Cushing Island. In the evening, there is a place for campfire by seawall near beach, also in the woods across Maple ave there are logs sawed into 1 foot lengths for campfires or may be split for use in the woodstove. There is a boat landing, so bring your kayak, canoe, or boat to explore many offshore islands. There are herds of seals sunning themselves on the rock ledges to see if you have a boat to go out to the islands and rock ledges. At certain times of the year there is great fishing off rocks in front of house to the right of the wharf by the channel at low tide. The harbor in front of the cottage is on the Wessawweskeag River which means 'the river of many points' in the native American language. Where the river meets the ocean is a bay with many islands of the Mussel Ridge chain in front of our beach. On a hot, sunny day when the rocks warm up and the tide covers them on the north side of the beach there is a small area where the water warms up to 75-80 degrees. Guests with a motorboat can take people waterskiing and swimming at Lake Chickawaukee outside of Rockland. There is an aluminum canoe, limit of 880 pounds, a sunrise colored Old Town Dirigo Tandem Plus 2 person sea kayak, with comfortable foam seats and a watertight compartment and a Perception Prodigy II 14.5 2 1/2 person sea kayak with a child seat in the middle and a watertight compartment that is bright orange, yellow, and red, all for guest use at your own risk. Please lock them up after using.
Also please check out some of the local stores like the Keag store and the Thomaston grocery with great Maine ice cream brands and local produce in season. In front of the store are history blocks of the town since 1605.
Once French territory, Thomaston - on US Route 1, was once one of the most prosperous towns in the US around 1880.
Check out the Maine Prison store in Thomaston, with great high quality wood furniture ... like the golden oak finish ash rocker in the first floor great room.
First floor includes a large deck with double french doors leading into a great room with dining area, living area, full kitchen, full bath, one spacious bedroom (1 King bed) and plenty of windows for great ocean views. It has polished yellow pine floors and knotty pine walls that smell very nice. There is also a self cleaning oven, cable TV and high speed wireless service.
Second floor has 3 spacious bedrooms (#1 - 1 king, #2 - 1 queen, #3 - 3 twins and 3 extra twin mattresses for wherever you may need), full bath, washer and dryer. Each room has its own balcony with sliding glass doors for plenty of sunlight and amazing views and its own closet. Also there are 3 very comfortable inflatable queen size mattresses with bulit in electric air pumps that are 18 1/2 inches high and have built in pillows if extra guests come to visit.
There is two zone baseboard heat, but for added ambiance you can stoke up the Vermont cast iron wood stove in the great room on the main floor.
Take advantage of the lobster! Watch the lobstermen from the deck or from the kitchen table. You can even buy some from local lobstermen and prepare it yourself - the best way to cook lobsters is in ocean water! (40% of the lobsters in the state are caught in this Knox county.)
Bring your binoculars. Some guests saw a pair of bald eagles fishing from the house at low tide on the rocks in front of the house in early Spring 2012. Apparently the pair of bald eagles are nesting nearby. They have also been sighted through the summer of 2013 - just over the tree line from Pleasant Beach Road by Waterman Beach Road flying over the Pleasant Beach woods. Also there are sometimes moose in the area and on Spaulding island across the harbor from us. Also you can walk out to Cushing Island near us at low tide.
Local lighthouses (Owl's Head, Rockland Breakwater and Marshall's Point), Camden Hills State Park, Camden Snow Bowl, Farnsworth Art Museum and the Audubon Project Puffin Institute (on Main St in Rockland) are some favorite day trip destinations. Nearby towns like Camden and Rockland are fun to explore and do some souvenir shopping. Camden Harbor is a classic tourist trap with visitors from all over the world, a beautiful harbor, shops and a great variety of restaurants. Acadia National Park is only a few hours away with: spectacular scenery, views from the top of Cadillac Mountain, carriage trails, Jordan Pond, Thunder Hole, beaver dams, and lots more.
Also a very close popular spot is the birdwatching sanctuary on Buttermilk Lane between the village of South Thomaston and US Rt 1 at the source of the St George River and the Wessawweskeag River with 1600 acres with Wading Birds: Great Egrets, Blue Herons, and Glossy Ibis, Marsh Birds: American Bitterns and Soras, Shore Birds: Least Sandpipers and Short billed Dowitchers, Song Birds: Chestnut sided Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, and Sharp tailed Sparrow and Waterfowl: Mallards, Wood Ducks, American Greenwinged Teals, Ringnecked Ducks, and Hooded Mergansars.
Campobello Island is an International Park just over the Canadian border (now you need a passport to cross the border). It is where President Franklin Roosevelt grew up going to for the summer each year.
Farnsworth Art Museum has a free day the first Friday of each month in the warmer seasons, 5-8 pm)
The Puffin Institute offers free movies and lectures about reestablishing puffin colonies or rookeries on the offshore islands with nesting pairs from Newfoundland,
There are bird watching cruises that go out of Port Clyde, New Harbor or Boothbay Harbor. Puffin sightings are almost guaranteed. Also there is a short cruise out of Bar Harbor where the diver goes down in an insulated suit and takes pictures of his dive and all of the sea creatures on the ocean floor that guests can watch live on the boat on a 42 in plasma TV screen.
On the property, around the house, there are many plantings of perennial flowers and bushes that draw hummingbirds and other wildlife. They include: heather, 3 varieties of lavender - including the variety from which perfume is made, manardis, osobe, butterfly bushes with 4 colors of blossoms, foxglove, lilac, Arizona Red Shades Blanket Flower(Gailardia), Hummingbird Summersweet(Clethra ainifolia Hummingbird), Pink Mist Pincushion Flower(Scabiosa columbaria), PowWow White Coneflower(Echinacea purpurea) and Mountain Bluet(Centaurea montana). Hanging baskets contain a combination of annuals, Calibrachoa, Trailing Petunias, and Verbena. Annuals like salvias, begonias, and petunias are found in flower boxes by the houses on the property.
Also, there are many great restaurants locally, Primo, Amalfi Coast, and a place almost from a different era, Conte's on 148 South Main St in Rockland, you must get there by 4:30 to 4:45Pm before it opens at 5PM to get a table, to see the spectacular review go to DownEast.com, then magazine, then current issues, then August 2013, then go to the article 'Chefs Today Are Nothing But a Bunch of Punks', it is very much like when his grandfather came from Naples, Italy in 1894 and started a restaurant in Mt Kisco, NY, which his brothers still own and run,
Another priceless one of a kind experience is a visit to the Seabreeze Farm, on 414 Cushing Rd in Friendship, ME 04547 on the web at firstname.lastname@example.org or www,midcoast.com/seabreeze, with super friendly ADGA Saanen Goats that are very affectioate and the old ancestor or all the goats, Gema, is still living in August 2013 and in the pen and in goat years is in her 90's you can pet the goats, even the males are so friendly, there are Rouen Ducks, Rare Breed Royal Palm Turkeys, Toulouse Geese, and a donkey and sheep
Keywords: beach, ocean, maranatha cottage, house, waterfront,Pleasant Beach, South Thomaston, partly sandy,great fishing, 4 bedroom, large great room, large deck, 3 balconies, boat landing, bald eagles
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 12-13
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Wood Stove
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- natural wood floors and knotty pine walls
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Kayak / Canoe
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Water View
- Beach View
- Water Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Surf Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Mountain Climbing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Wonderful location with amazing view!
Wonderful location with amazing view!
This home is located right on the water where you can watch the tide roll in and out! The sunrises were awesome, my husband was up every morning with his coffee on the deck. There is plenty of room for a group of adults or those with children. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of dishes and lobster pots, however we could not find a working coffee pot. I did not realize it until we arrived that there is no cleaning crew. It is only as clean as the last renter left it. We didn't have any major problems, but found ourselves doing more than we anticipated. We had to find sheets for all the beds and could have used some more and nicer bath towels. The few that were there were pretty worn. We looked forward to a campfire and found the fire pit but did not locate any fire wood anywhere on the property. I don't think there is anyone overseeing the home, the lawn needed mowing but never got mowed the two weeks we were there. Having said all that, we had a great time! Our two weeks went quickly. There is a lot to see and do in the area. We found a local lobster man ten minutes from the home and ate fresh lobster almost every day! There are lots of nearby restaurants and places to shop. It was fun climbing on the huge rocks in low tide and then watching the tide come back and cover them all up! The owner was very attentive and checked in several times with us by phone. We had wonderful weather the whole two weeks with only one day of rain. It was a great vacation and I definitely got my "lobster fix!"
- Guest Jean and David S. (Grayling, Michigan)
- Date of stay 09/28/13
- Review Submitted 02/18/14
We had a group of 7 stay for a week, This house suited us well. Plenty of room for everyone, amazing views. Owner was great and always attentive. Very close to Rockland and Camden for shopping and dining. The owners have a Kayak and Canoe for use, and a campfires on the waterfront made nights relaxing. You can't ask for a better Vacation home. Looking forward to my stay next year!
- Guest LeashMP (Palmyra, NY)
- Date of stay 06/01/13
- Review Submitted 06/12/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
Owner response: thankyou, great
Wonderful experience! Owner was attentive and very helpful. Looking forward to returning to the house soon. Great location.
- Guest Fran (Downingtown, PA)
- Date of stay 03/01/12
- Review Submitted 03/08/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
Owner response: thankyou very much, it was a pleasure having you, we love the views and location also
Winter/Spring $535-650/week Early June $800-1600/week Summer $1995-2995/week Fall $795-685/week Rates do not include 8% Maine sales tax
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Year Purchased: 1999
Why the Owner Chose South Thomaston:
We fell in love with the location while on vacation in 1980 and purchased the property with a rustic cabin. In 1999 we finished construction of the new home which is there now.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love getting up early to see the sunrise, walking on the beach and exploring the tidal pools.
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View of house from beach
View from deck
View from deck
View of wharf from deck
Upstairs bedroom - queen bed
Marshall's Point Lighthouse
Owl's Head Lighthouse 2
Lobster Dinner at home
View from rocks at low tide
View from front lawn
Sunrise from deck
Upstairs bedroom - king bed
Upstairs bedroom - 3 twin beds
Owl's Head Lighthouse 1
Sea birds on rocks near Cushing Island
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4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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