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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"Without a doubt the nicest rental home we have ever stayed at. The owners were a joy to work with, wonderful views, super well equipped house with everything we could ever ask for. Lots of toys and games for the children, loved the Frisbee golf course, lots of movies and Netflix provided. One of us had to work and the printer/fax was a big, big help. House was well laid out and views from everywhere. We will definitely be back next year! Thanks Paula for a wonderful vacation.
Guest: JulieDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 28, 2015
"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 2014Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
"We didn't even need to go into town; just sitting on the deck enjoying the gorgeous view was so relaxing. Watching the lobsterman at work was fun to see through the house's binoculars. We did adventure in to rent kayaks and go hiking, and we were pleased that the restaurants in Rockland were plentiful and delicious.
The kids loved making puzzles, playing the games in the house and exploring on the private beach, a rare opportunity on Maine. The Internet was strong, and we were able to stream movies at night.
One really unique feature was walking to the Olson House, the scene of Andrew Wyeth's famous painting, Christina's World. On a rainy day, we visited The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland to learn more about the Wyeth's and other Maine artists.
I would highly recommend this lovely place for extended families to enjoy. The private apartment over the garage is a huge plus for large families.
We will come back!"
Guest: Happy TravelerDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 4, 2015
"I just loved the new bedroom linen updates. The Master bedroom transformation was so beautiful. I loved the single bedroom too! The kicker were the two ceiling fans, one in the Master and one in the kitchen. I didn't get to use the grill this time but that is great addition for next time."
Guest: BJDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 18, 2014