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At Meadow Beach Cottage, a Maine experience awaits you. Self catering, newly renovated. Adults only, sleeps two, 1 BR, 1 bath w/shower, comfortable living room, roomy country kitchen, cable, wireless, washer/dryer. Our cozy and convenient guest cottage with its cedar clapboards and green shutters features a wood-lined interior with freshly refinished, wood floors. Spacious pine kitchen with overhead beams, new cupboards, electric appliances and Renai 'easy on/off' wall-vented heater. Water views, island and mountain glimpses from the windows and deck. Cottage pluses: You're connected with cable and wireless. New bathroom with granite counter top, roomy shower. Pleasant, beadboard bedroom with Queen bed. Small utility room with stacked washer/dryer, ironing board. A closet to hide away your suitcases. Side deck with grill, and small front porch. Living room is light and bright; full-sized sofa. Railed deck with its own table, chairs, and gas grill. Ramble down the main road to the public sand beach near the restaurants. Here on your beach chairs embrace the view of the bay and watch the ferry glide back and forth to Islesboro island. Just off shore, the windjammers with their white sails often anchor briefly off the beach at noontime while sea-going passengers take lunch. The town's brick sidewalk in front of cottage leads you to four great restaurants, the post office, a (summer-seasonal) gift shop, beach store, and art gallery. The shallow, public sand beach is a pleasant destination for sunning and wading. On the way, in season, admire the lovely, flowering plants-- lilies and beach roses-- that line the brick sidewalk. 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.
July/August A/C in LR, ceiling fan, screened windows & doors...moreless
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; painted a very pale peach color on beadboard walls....moreless
White beadboard walls, new vanity with granite counter, pewter-style hardware, vanity mirror/medicine cabinet, over-cabinet lighting, linen shelves behind door, low-volume new toilet, new 40' shower....moreless
*Convenient to Camden, Rockport, Northport, Belfast, and ferry to Islesboro island. Very near seasonal restaurants serving Maine lobster, seafood, chowder, and grilled specialties. We provide a guide booklet for area destinations..and a cottage guest book. We welcome you and think you'll feel comfortably at home at Meadow Beach Cottage.
Bookcase with novels and non-fiction for adults; some Maine themes, & painting on rocks. Selection of magazines. Notebook with brochures on destinations....moreless
Distant ocean views from side and back cottage windows & porch....moreless
Property overlooks ocean on Penobscot Bay, a sailors' paradise....moreless
3/4 miles to a mountain-top resort with fitness facilities (pay for a short term membership) and a free, spectacular view of Penobscot Bay & islands. Breakfast or lunch at a casual restaurant here....moreless
Country ambiance but a short walk into village....moreless
5.5-ft. sofa, leather wing chr., 2 rockers w cushions, tables, lamps, overhead lt., coffee table, pictures, computer table, cable TV and DVD on table. Three screened windows w/blinds. A/C in July, Aug...moreless
On site parking, on private drive adjoining the side deck....moreless
Bath towels, washcloths, hand towels, dish towels, 2 large swim towels.
New stackable washer, located in small utility room, with iron and ironing board.
Liquid detergent provided.
Pleasant, open side deck with water views, grill, table and four chairs. Small entry porch in front of cottage. Two portable beach chairs provided for you to carry to the beaches....moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
Kayak rental place is located a mile or so North up the road (Ducktrap Kayaks). ...moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Lawn care and weekly trash removal are included. Covered, trash receptacles are located outdoors beside cottage. Foundation plantings along front & side of cottage.
Evergreens. Wildflowers in meadow....moreless
New-ish propane gas grill located on the deck....moreless
Porch / Veranda:
Take a cup of coffee out on the side deck to sit at the table and enjoy the view. (We might mention some breakfast places nearby; Dot's--try the muffins!--& The Copper Pine)....moreless
Within a two miles' drive North on Route 1, one can pay at a local resort to work out, play tennis, bowl, etc. or have breakfast out....moreless
Water Sports Gear:
It's becoming popular to do stand-up, paddle boarding close to the shore or on nearby lakes with public access/parking. Bring your own board...
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*50% refund of total within 29-15 days prior to arrival date.
*No refund within 14 days of arrival date.
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A cordial welcome! Meadow Beach Cottage, designed for two adults (maximum), 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.
Trendy pieces created by local craftsmen and artisans; and a variety of unique, seacoast treasures and books may be found at two shops in the beach community. 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. Here you can 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 handy to the beach. Just a quarter mile down the road a favorite coffee shop beckons those looking for a culinary outing.
Meadow Beach Cottage, once an artist's residence, 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.
Mid-coast Maine draws many visitors due to its timeless appeal--mountains by the sea, harborside shops, and towering firs. Discover opportunities for cliff climbing, or strolling along hiking trails among the murmuring pines. The area 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 18 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 comfortable 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, area craft shows, local library talks and events. Sorry, we can't accommodate pets.
Year Purchased: 1985
About the owner: Over the years, the owners have renovated scores of historic properties in the area, and are experienced in rentals. They started and ran one of the first B & Bs in nearby Camden, Maine. Lauralee's coastal paintings appear in local galleries such as Lincolnville Fine Arts, and the Garage Gallery in Rockland at Eastern Tire Service. 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 shy, Great Blue herons. There's the very occasional deer family or curious red fox. The property features a railed footbridge over a small brook, and a moss-covered, tree-shaded pathway to the beach.
This 1920s former 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 provides opportunities to canoe, kayak & hike. It is fun to explore nearby Camden Hills State Park (drive or walk). Take the local ferry or book a sail on the bay. Enjoy the local flower plantings while walking at the beach; say hello to locals. 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 in 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. Within walking distance is the historic Whales Tooth Pub, with memorable meals served inside or on the deck; also the Lobster Pound, featuring tempting seafood. Also, Chez Michel, with its delicious French flair, and Rick's, w/seafood by the sea-- casual dining inside or outside by the water.