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Recent Mid-Coast & Islands reviews

  • Most peaceful week ever!

    "My husband and I spent a week at this wonderful property to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and his birthday, which was during our stay. It was amazing to look out on salt water from so many windows and each time we stepped outside! The view from the house is mesmerizing, with a gorgeous sunrise every morning. I never tired of photographing the sunrise, even though the pictures are all very similar. Higgins Island makes the view more interesting out front, and the cove is peaceful while the waters just beyond are more active. We had fun walking out to, and around, Higgins Island during low tide. There is a trail head at the end of the road which splits, one way going to the island, and the other into the woods and around a beaver pond. They are set aside for our enjoyment by the Islesboro Island Trust, which has at least a dozen such spots on the island. We hiked them all, and we bicycled all over the island. It is a great island for cycling! Michael could not be more charming and thoughtful and kind; he was an excellent communicator and very helpful. The house was exactly as shown in the photographs, and the long lawn reaching to the water, studded with apple trees and four Adirondack chairs, is like Paradise. A family of deer visited each evening to collect the apples that had fallen that day from the tree. The house is both elegant and comfortable. In a day or two, it felt like home. By the end of the week, I wanted to buy it. Michael's book collection and record collection are impressive, and my husband could have spent a few more months just looking at the books. We were afraid to touch the stereo and records, even though it is okay with Michael. As people who are usually very "plugged in" it was good for us not to have internet for a week. It is a great reminder that a retreat from the hustle bustle of the world can be very good for the soul, and for the relationship too. I almost feel that I cannot get a real vacation from work anymore unless I can put in my out-of-the-office auto-reply that I am on an island in Maine (or somewhere) where there is no internet. There are fewer and fewer places like that. The break from TV didn't hurt either. We read, hiked, biked, and I knitted a sweater! We cooked and ate and explored. I would not be at all surprised if we go back next year. Thank you so much, Michael, for sharing your lovely Cape with people you do not even know. It is a great act of generosity."
    Guest: Kathleen J. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 7, 2014
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  • Comfy cottage with beautiful garden!

    "The Maine squeeze provided a comfy base for our stay in Maine. The cottage was clean and had all the amenities stated in the listing description. We loved the garden and had a relaxing lunch on the back patio. The walk to town was an easy half mile and the shops & restaurants in town were nice. We loved the Thai restaurant Long Grain and Cappy's clam chowder. The Megunticook market and the French & Brawn marketplace were good stops for our goodies for the week. Loved the Camden Deli and the view from the deck looking over the harbor. The view from Mount Battie is a must see and just a few miles from the cottage. I would recommend this property as it is a great location whether you stay in Camden or hit the road on day trips to places such as Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor, Fort Knox, Lincolnville, and Belfast. The Maine Squeeze cottage provides the perfect Maine experience. Thanks Sara for providing such a wonderful place for your guests."
    Guest: Jennifer W. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 13, 2014
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  • lovely property + responsive owners = amazing week

    "When I first started researching a Maine vacation property to rent for a week I focused on traditional coastal cottages. What I found was that most of properties were, well--a bit too rustic for my tastes or the cost too high. When I came across River Watch it immediately caught my attention. Although it was a more modern cottage, it met all of our other wants and needs. I sent an email with a few questions to the owners, Kathryn and Joe, and it was promptly answered with warmth and friendliness. In fact, Kathryn was truly a pleasure to deal with throughout the entire rental process. When we arrived at the cottage and opened the door to that incredible view--wow! It was heaven. Simply put, you have 180-degrees of peaceful water views. The deck with the Adirondack recliners as well as the chairs next to the water enabled us to enjoy six beautiful sunsets. The main cottage (and small guest house, which our college-age son used) had all the amenities imaginable; it was obvious that Kathryn and Joe put much thought into the needs and comfort of their renters. The den area (with that incredible view) had comfortable furniture, flat-screen TV, DVR, stereo system and a supply of DVD movies to peruse on rainy days (of which we had only one!) There was no cable/satellite TV, but there was high-speed internet and wifi and honestly, we did not miss watching TV shows one bit! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you would need to cook dinner using the fresh ingredients you could buy at the local markets and farm stands. There was even a charcoal grill in the shed that we used twice. The large bathroom had a full supply of bath and beach towels and under the sink was sun block and mosquito repellant. The bathroom in the guesthouse was similarily supplied. There was a full-size washer and dryer in the garage, as well as laundry detergent, spot remover spray and dryer sheets. The living area with the fireplace at the front of the house was not used by us very much, since it was pleasantly warm while we were there. But I can imagine a toasty fire would be nice to sit around when there's more of a chill in the evening air. The bedrooms were of a decent size with small closets that easily held a week's worth of clothes. The property was fairly close to several charming villages and Rockland for any major supplies. It was difficult to leave this beautiful place but we hope to come back someday! Hint--take the ferry from Port Clyde to Monhegan Island."
    Guest: Elizabeth S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • A Perfect Place to Stay in Boothbay Harbor

    "We thought the location was ideal and the shady deck was always cool and comfortable, great for having a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine and reading a book in the late afternoon. The combination of seclusion and nearness to the town was fantastic. As far as the cottage was concerned we found it to be comfortable, clean, well outfitted, and very charming. In short we loved every minute of our stay. Very highly recommended."
    Guest: Marleen W. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 19, 2014
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