A Little Jewel Close to Two Beaches: Meadow Beach Cottage
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- Minimum stay:6 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lincolnville cottage description
Opening May 6, '15.
Self catering, newly renovated: Adults only, sleeps 2, 1 BR, 1 bath w/shower, roomy kitchen, cable, wireless, washer/dryer. Our cozy and convenient guest cottage with its cedar clapboards and green shutters features a wood-lined interior. Overhead beams provide a Maine-pioneer ambiance. Spacious pine kitchen with new cupboards and freshly refinished floors. The bonus is seeing the water views and island and mountain glimpses from the windows and deck.
Cottage pluses: New bathroom with granite counter top, roomy shower. A pleasant bead-board bedroom with Queen bed. Small utility room with stackable washer/dryer, ironing board and a place to hide away your suitcases. Side deck with grill, and small front porch.
White-washed, wood paneled living room opens onto the railed deck; living room is light and bright and features a full-sized sofa for stretching out for a nap.
Stroll down the meadow path and meander along a shady, mossy trail past the owners' wildlife pond. A quaint, railed, woodland footbridge leads through hemlock trees to their private 183-ft. pebble-stone beach. Here, sit on a log to view the bay and watch the ferry glide back and forth to Islesboro island, or gather striated beach stones and mussel shells. The wildlife pond you walk by is a home to numerous visiting migratory birds, visiting ducks and an occasional blue heron. Just off shore, the windjammers with their white sails often anchor briefly right off the beach while sea-going passengers tend to their lunches.
The town's brick sidewalk in front of cottage leads you to four great restaurants, the post office, gift shop, beach store, gallery and a public sand beach for sunning and wading. Lovely, flowering plants like lilies and beach roses line the sidewalk along the public, sand beach.
We think of Lincolnville as a friendly town and find it fun. We hope you do, too! We'll provide you with a guidebook to the area written by the owner so you can explore at leisure.
- 810 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Queen bed with white scrolled, iron bedstead, white wicker night stands, bedside lamps. Overhead light, oak dresser. Blanket rack, side chair, closet with shelf and paneled doors. Doorway opens into a small utility room with screened window, washer/dryer unit, ironing board, iron. Victorian-style interior (new, pine bead-board). Bedroom bead board is painted a very pale peach color....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- *Convenient to Camden, Rockport,Northport, Belfast, Islesboro island. Very near restaurants serving Maine lobster, seafood, chowder. Cottage offers free Wi-Fi internet access, cable tv, electric, Renai heat, washer, dryer included. Guide book for activities in area provided. Peruse the delightful comments in the cottage Guest Book. We welcome you to Meadow Beach Cottage! ...moreless
Sampling of fiction and non-fiction for adults; some Maine themes like lobstering, painting on rocks. There is a brand-new, village library 4-5 miles away in the community of Lincolnville Center....moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Mountain View:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 3 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
5.5-ft. sofa, arm chair, 2 rocking chairs w cushions, end tables, wicker coffee table, pictures, computer table, cable TV and DVD on table. Three windows w/blinds. A/C in July & Aug. Porch door....moreless
- Towels Provided:
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- Coffee Maker:
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- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
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- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May: Springtime in Maine
May 6 - May 31, 2015
6 night min stay
June: Romance is in the Air
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
6 night min stay
July: Beauty at the Beach
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2015
6 night min stay
August: Celebrate the Coast
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
6 night min stay
Autumn Dazzles and Discoveries
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
6 night min stay
Harvest Home & Country Roads
Oct 1 - Oct 17, 2015
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 8%
*Add to rental fees 8% Maine lodging tax.
*All payments must be made online in US Dollars by credit card only.
*Personal checks are not accepted.
*Arrival 3 p.m. earliest; departure 11 a.m. latest.
*Notification of cancellation must be received 30 days ahead of arrival date of reservation.
*50% refund of total within 29-15 days prior to arrival date.
*No refund within 14 days of arrival date.
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*Season: Open May to mid-Oct.* Booking for 2015 season begins January 1, 2015. Meadow Beach Cottage is conveniently located in a friendly and accessible village neighborhood. This self-catering cottage embraces a multi-colored palette of views from mountain to sea. Newly renovated, close to the main road, beside a natural meadow of waving grasses and wildflowers. Guests are invited to explore the 180-ft. private, pebble-stone beach. Discover the different colored and striated stones dating back to glacial periods or spot the occasional coastal schooner that drifts at anchor directly off shore. Lobster boats bob on their moorings daily; in late afternoon the sun glitters and winks off their windows as if they're sending Morris code messages saying, 'See how beautiful it is.'
Near the front door walk along the brick sidewalk to the local pubs and several restaurants. Sun, relax or wade at the public sand beach and enjoy free parking, a magical escape from stress.
Two local gifts shops are stocked with trendy pieces by created by local craftsmen and artisans; books; and a variety of unique, seacoast treasures. There's a fine arts gallery, too. Stroll to the beach store for a cup of coffee and carry it across the street to sit on a bench by the sea to follow the antics of the sea gulls, read the paper or see the island-bound ferry depart on the hour. The local post office is right across from the beach. Just a quarter mile down the road a favorite coffee shop beckons those bent on a culinary outing.
Here at Meadow Beach Cottage, a former art studio, is your base for day excursions. Relax in a charming atmosphere, cozy and filled with light. From the side deck glimpse the sparkling waters of the bay. Or, curl up indoors with a book on the comfy sofa. A beautiful blend of old and new combines convenience with charm to create a snug haven with sweeping views of lawns and meadow.
Try a country ramble or drive through Camden Hills State Park trails to see some of Maine's best scenery at the mountain top, with its 'forever' view from the top. 1930s observation tower with picnic areas. Shopping, grocery stores, banks, libraries, waterfront docks, marinas, farmers' markets and cultural attractions are featured in our nearby towns of Camden to the South; and Belfast to the North. It's easy to sign up on the Camden docks for a guided day sail or cruise around the harbor. You can see the tall-masted, historic windjammer schooners in port on weekends; they enter the harbor on Saturday mornings for the layover. For a splash in your day, there's even a small waterfall at Camden harbor.
Midcoast Maine draws many visitors due to its timeless appeal--mountains by the sea, harborside shopping possibilities, towering firs, and opportunities for cliff climbing, or strolling along hiking trails amidst murmuring pines. It annually attracts artists, poets and writers. Do feel welcome to glimpse our cottage photos, and we hope to greet you between May and October. We have rented the cottage often during the last 15 years and cherish the positive comments left in our guest books. As former owners of a Camden bed and breakfast inn , we try to make your visit as pleasant as possible. Special events spark the calendar each year in Lincolnville: a July Strawberry Festival in the center, an August Blueberry Wing Ding breakfast at the beach, grange pot luck suppers throughout the summer, craft shows, local library talks and events.
Year Purchased: 1985
About the owner: Over the years, the owners have renovated scores of historic properties in the area, are experienced in rentals and once started and ran a Camden, Maine B & B. Lauralee's coastal paintings appear in local galleries. Jim is a retired professional.
Why the Owner Chose Lincolnville:
Relax by the meadow, flanked by trees, with a path to the beach on Penobscot Bay. The private pond is special, with its visiting families of mallard ducks, low-nesting red-winged blackbirds, the friendly crow visitors and skittish Great Blue herons---and occasional, shy deer or curious red fox. There is a footbridge over a small brook leading to a moss-covered, tree-shaded pathway to the beach. This 1920s artist's cottage was completely renovated in the Autumn of 2012 for the enjoyment of seasonal guests.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The surrounding area is laden with opportunities to canoe, kayak & back pack; walk or hike in nearby Camden Hills State Park. One can buy a ticket a few miles away to cruise or sail on the bay. While walking at Lincolnville Beach, say hello to local people and feel the pulse of the town. The dazzle in social life in a small town stems from involvement in local groups such as the Lincolnville Improvement Association (LIA). This group sponsors an annual Blueberry Wing Ding Breakfast in August, engages in local beautification projects, and awards scholarships to high school graduates. There are several active churches in town. An energetic team of volunteers just created a new library out of an old school house, enriching the community with scheduled lectures and cultural events and raising money through pie sales and plays, for example. The Tranquility Grange brings scheduled bean suppers to the public during the summer. The local Business Group meets regularly to plan events and make the town even more welcoming to visitors. Cottage guests can walk to some exceptional restaurants at the beach. It all adds up to a unique community here in mid-coast Maine. Lincolnville has held sway in fascinating articles in such publications as Outside Magazine and Down East as a memorable, 'destination town.' A well known vineyard (The Cellardoor Winery) finds a home in Lincolnville, featuring tastings and festive events. One can visit The Windsor Chair factory and showroom up the road; or drop by a home-based blanket factory (Swans Island Blankets) . Fresh lobsters that are caught in the bay right off the beach can be purchased in town at Hutchings' lobster barn, with its tree hung with colorful buoys. Two pubs are located within walking distance; The Whales Tooth Pub, with great meals near a huge fireplace or on the deck; the Lobster Pound, featuring seafood & a new brew pub. There's also Chez Michel, with its delicious French flair & Rick's Take Out (or eat in)-yum!
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Passenger schooner from Camden glides by our beach
Boats rock on their moorings just off the beach
Relax in sunny LR-comfortable seating, books, games, chess, cable, DVD,wireless
This pine-lined kitchen welcomes you to Maine
South end of cottage in Autumn
Neighborhood view in Autumn from side deck
This great blue heron makes visits to our pond.
Meadow and mountains with blackberry bushes along owners' driveway.
Low tide at the Lincolnville public sand beach with ferry in far distance.
Belted Galloway 'oreo' cows relax in Rockport
Harbor hopping takes you to places like Rock-port
One of the spectacular sunrises over our beach
Sunset as seen from our special beach looking out to island of Islesboro.
New deck shown before grill and table/chairs added
Queen bed beside adiamond-paned window that opens for a sea breeze
Here's the nature pond near the private beach
West (front) entryway to cottage, originally an artist's studio
Ramble along the footbridge to the beach
Meadow Beach Cottage (left) at dusk in early Autumn. Historic house in distance.
Just a short walk to the Islesboro ferry. In 1800s ships were built here.
For fun on a nearby lake one can rent a kayak in town
Nearby Norton Pond, with public access for canoes and kyacks
Passenger schooners tie up in Camden Harbor to take on passengers and re-supply
Blueberry pie is a great Maine favorite
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Date last modified - Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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