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A Little Jewel Close to Two Beaches: Meadow Beach Cottage

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Passenger schooner from Camden glides by our beach

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lincolnville cottage description

Newly renovated: 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!

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 810 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            This is a non-smoking cottage. Smoking on the deck is permitted....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 is the minimum age for the person contracting the rental. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Sorry, no pets of any kind....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Fan, & screened windows open for cross ventilation...moreless

          • Queen bed with white scrolled, iron bedstead, wicker and wooden night stands, bedside lamps. Overhead light, oak dresser. Blanket rack, side chair, closet with shelf and panelled doors. Doorway opens into a small utility room with screened window, stackable washer/dryer, ironing board, iron. Victorian-style interior (new, pine bead-board), painted a very pale peach color....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • New vanity with granite counter, pewter-toned hardware, vanity mirror/medicine cabinet, over-cabinet lighting, linen shelves behind door, low-flush new toilet, new 40' shower....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Spacious, well furnished pine kitchen-dining room, cathedral ceiling with pine pole beams; basic dishes, flatware, tea kettle, pots, pans, dishes towels. Ceiling fan, ample lighting....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Welcome starter package: paper towels, liquid dish detergent, cleanser, plastic trash bags....moreless

          • Oven:

            Full-sized oven/broiler. Also, new, outdoor grill on the deck....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Located on counter beside coffee maker....moreless

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 6:

            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. Door to deck....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            New stackable washer, located in small utility room, with iron and ironing board. Liquid detergent provided. ...moreless

          • Heating:

            Kitchen: Renai heater... Instant on/off with touch of a button, vented outside, blows warm air into room. ...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath towels, washcloths, hand towels, dish towels, 2 large swim towels. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            On site parking, right beside the deck & side door....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Electric dryer, new, part of stackable unit....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Sheets, pillow cases, blankets, quilt. ...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Window unit during July & August....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • *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

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                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

              • Games:

                Scrabble, cards, chess and checkers table with board pieces....moreless

              Communications

                  • Internet:

                    Wireless hook up in living room....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Lawn care and weekly trash removal are included...Covered, trash receptacles are located outdoors beside cottage. Foundation plantings along front of cottage...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Side deck with water views, grill, table and four chairs. Small front porch in front of cottage. Two portable beach chairs to carry to beach....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Within two miles drive, one can pay at a local resort to work out, play tennis, etc. ....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Kayak rental place is located a mile or so North up the road (Ducktrap Kayaks). ...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Adventure
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Romantic
                  • Historic
                  • Budget

                  Location & View

                  • Resort:

                    3/4 mile to a mountain-top resort with fitness facilities (pay for short term membership) and spectacular view you can drive up to see of Penobscot Bay and islands (free of charge)....moreless

                  • Beach View:

                    Bay and island views; also access by private path to 183-ft. private stone beach....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    A short walk down the path brings you to the owner's private stone/pebble beach....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Owners' property borders ocean on Penobscot Bay, the sailors' paradise....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Distant ocean views from side and back cottage windows & porch...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    From cottage, can see Penobscot Bay in distance ...moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Country ambiance but a short walk into village....moreless

                  • Village:

                    Just a short walk down the brick sidewalk....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    View of mountain across the road....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Walking path to private beach...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Photography
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Arboretum
                  • Hunting
                  • Festivals
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  July - Summer by the Sea
                  Jul 8 - Jul 31, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $120
                  August - Celebrate the Coast
                  Aug 1 - Aug 5, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $127
                  August - Romance is in the Air
                  Aug 6 - Aug 11, 2014
                  6 night min stay
                  $127
                  August - Maine Summer Days
                  Aug 12 - Aug 30, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $127
                  Sept.- Seascapes and Starlight
                  Sep 1 - Sep 12, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $110
                  Sept. - Glorious Autumn
                  Sep 13 - Sep 20, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $99
                  September - Lazy Days
                  Sep 21 - Sep 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $98
                  Oct. - Autumn Harvest Home
                  Oct 1 - Oct 20, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $97
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $127

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Notes:

                  *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.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Location

                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Rockland / Owls Head, Maine
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Maine State Ferry to Islesboro Island
                  90 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak, Portland; Concord Tr'lwys bus to L'ville
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Route 1 (Atlantic Highway)
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Lincolnville Beach
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Whales Tooth Pub, Brew Pub @ Lobster Pound Restaur
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Camden Snow Bowl, Camden
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Goose River in Rockport & Samoset Resort, Rockland
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Chez Michel,Lobster Pnd.,Whales Tooth Pub, Rick's

                  Car: Necessary

                  *Season: Early May to mid-Oct.* 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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  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 ran a Camden, Maine B & B. Lauralee's coastal paintings appear in local galleries. Jim, a retired professional, may be glimpsed tinkering with an old car, maintaining the grounds, or working in the garden.

                  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. Along the owner's driveway in late summer, guests can pick some plump, fresh blackberries in season for topping off that morning bowl of cereal.

                  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 on August 9, 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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                  Photos

                  • Passenger schooner from Camden glides by our beach

                    Passenger schooner from Camden glides by our beach

                  • New deck shown before grill and table/chairs added

                    New deck shown before grill and table/chairs added

                  • Queen bed beside adiamond-paned window that opens for a sea breeze

                    Queen bed beside adiamond-paned window that opens for a sea breeze

                  • Here's the nature pond near the private beach

                    Here's the nature pond near the private beach

                  • West (front) entryway to cottage, originally an artist's studio

                    West (front) entryway to cottage, originally an artist's studio

                  • One of the spectacular sunrises over our beach

                    One of the spectacular sunrises over our beach

                  • Nature pond overlooks Islesboro island

                    Nature pond overlooks Islesboro island

                  • Sunset as seen from our special beach
looking out to island of Islesboro.

                    Sunset as seen from our special beach looking out to island of Islesboro.

                  • Just a short walk to the Islesboro ferry. In 1800s ships  were built here.

                    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

                    For fun on a nearby lake one can rent a kayak in town

                  • Harbor hopping takes you to places like Rock-port

                    Harbor hopping takes you to places like Rock-port

                  • Passenger schooners tie up in Camden Harbor

                    Passenger schooners tie up in Camden Harbor

                  • Boats rock on their moorings just off the beach

                    Boats rock on their moorings just off the beach

                  • Relax in sunny LR-comfortable seating, books, games, chess, cable, DVD,wireless

                    Relax in sunny LR-comfortable seating, books, games, chess, cable, DVD,wireless

                  • This pine-lined kitchen welcomes you to Maine

                    This pine-lined kitchen welcomes you to Maine

                  • South end of cottage in Autumn

                    South end of cottage in Autumn

                  • Neighborhood view in Autumn from side deck

                    Neighborhood view in Autumn from side deck

                  • Ramble along the footbridge to the beach

                    Ramble along the footbridge to the beach

                  • Meadow Beach Cottage (left) at dusk in early Autumn. Historic house in distance.

                    Meadow Beach Cottage (left) at dusk in early Autumn. Historic house in distance.

                  • Moonlight spills across  Penobscot Bay

                    Moonlight spills across Penobscot Bay

                  • Belted Galloway 'oreo' cows relax in Rockport

                    Belted Galloway 'oreo' cows relax in Rockport

                  • Nearby Norton Pond, with public access
for canoes and kyacks

                    Nearby Norton Pond, with public access for canoes and kyacks

                  • Bright lobster buoys by the sea at Port Clyde

                    Bright lobster buoys by the sea at Port Clyde

                  • Blueberry pie is a great Maine favorite

                    Blueberry pie is a great Maine favorite

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                  Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

                  $97 - $127 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

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