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Charming 100+ year old home, breath-taking waterfront view, spectacular sunrises!
"My son-in-law grew up spending his summers in Bayside, and he selected this beautiful property for our 2 week stay. Five bedrooms in the main house plus two in the carriage house gave us plenty of room to spread out and enjoy ourselves, but the huge porch (even bigger than it looks in the photos) was the place we all tended to congregate and enjoy the spectacular view of the Penobscot Bay, from before sunrise until late at night. Three of the bedrooms plus the TV room all have water views -- and we never closed the windows or the shades in our bedroom so we could enjoy it every waking moment, including some postcard worthy sunrises. Having both the century-old icebox-converted-to-a-refrigerator plus the modern refrigerator/freezer made keeping food and drinks for our large group a breeze, and the well-equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking for a crowd. This Bayside cottage is just the place for those who want to stay in the village and venture no farther out than the Corner Store for the not-to-be-missed Maine blueberry ice cream and milkshakes, but it's also perfectly located for day trips to Acadia National Park, the quaint town of Belfast and the stately, historic city of Camden, or a climb of Bald Rock or Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park. We would love to return for another stay!"
Guest: DebbieDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 29, 2015
"We stayed at this house last week with my parents and siblings and their families. It was a perfect home to accommodate our large group, not only because of the adequate number of bedrooms and bathrooms, but also because of the exceptionally large amount of "common room" space and the huge round dining room table that allowed all 11 of us to enjoy meals together. The home is beautifully decorated, lots of attention to detail, but also feels homey. The kitchen has absolutely everything needed. Having all linens and beach towels included is unusual in my experience, but made packing much easier, as did having a washer and dryer in the house. But really, even if the house wasn't as lovely, a visit would be worth it for the view from the deck and screened in porch overlooking the ocean. From coffee first thing in the morning, to a glass of wine as the moon reflected on water, it just couldn't have been more beautiful. We also enjoyed watching lobstermen/women pull in their traps right from our deck. Southport Island is a favorite vacation destination for our family, and this house was the perfect place to stay while there."
Guest: Amanda S.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 2, 2015
Cozy, beautiful garden setting nestled between mountains and the Bay.
"Perfect size for the two of us for a week. We had good weather and found new trails nearby every day, often the only walkers. Day trips to Camden, BarHarbor and Acadia, and out of the way lighthouses were great! Enjoyed meeting Grechen and Steve and got good advice on where to hike. Food choices were unlimited and always tasty! Recommend the Friday night pizza at Dolci Vita. The stairs are steep, just as shown, so need to be considered if that might be an issue for you. This was our first trip to Maine and we thoroughly enjoyed the farmhouse and gardens as our home for the week."
Guest: Judy D.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 25, 2015
"This was our second time renting Riverwatch, and it was just as wonderful as the the first. First of all, the house is ideally located, tastefully decorated and perfectly configured for our family of four. It's on a beautiful spot along the St George River and is close to lovely beaches and the towns of Tenants Harbor and Rockland. While we've been vacationing in this area for years, we're always on the lookout for new discoveries. The beach on Clark Island was this year's favorite. For our family, one of the best aspects of this particular rental is the fact that the master bed and bath are in a separate cottage, just a few feet from the main house. It is very clear that the owners take good care of their property and continue to make updates and improvements. The new couch and outdoor chairs were a big plus, for example. Speaking of the owners, Kathryn is wonderful to deal with. She answers emails promptly, communicates thoroughly and seems genuinely concerned that her guests all have a wonderful time. We did and can't wait to return. Thank you Kathryn and Joe!"
Guest: carolDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 10, 2015