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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
"I spent a very pleasant week in this peaceful location with my family, parents and sister's family. Helen was very accommodating when I was trying to plan this vacation, also giving suggestions for things to do and where to get things like groceries from. The house is in a beautiful setting, well away from other houses with plenty of space to play outside for the kids. The pool was a wonderful addition, clean and a good size. The beach is a short walk down a dirt road and small path. Our children aged 9-12 could navigate this on their own. The beach itself is very small at high tide but widens out to a great flat play area when the tide goes out. We enjoyed many games of beach soccer, ultimate frisbee, and beach tennis. The water was cool, but delightful and the kids loved hunting in the rock pools for crabs. The house has many decks and nooks to find a sunny or shady spot to sit in to enjoy the peace, views and wildlife. We saw humming birds but the moose remained illusive. The screened porch was a great place to eat to avoid the mosquitos that emerged at dusk. We explored the nearby towns and beaches and a a fishing trip from Perkins Cove were a highlight, despite no fish to bring home. The house is definitely older, but comfortable and we really enjoyed the beautiful art hung around the house walls. Thank you Helen for a wonderful vacation."
Guest: paula o.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 21, 2015
"We have not stopped raving about the week on "our island" since we returned from our trip! After being away from the Maine Coast for many years, we were itching to get back to the beautiful summers we remembered. We will never stay away again (we are already deciding when to go back to the island for 2016). It is incredible how quickly the day went by while we were "doing nothing"! We felt no need to leave the island at all! My husband ad I are on the go all the time and this was the perfect vacation for us. We had glorious weather, fabulous food (Jim supplied wonderful lobster & fish; Tudor is an incredible baker!) Catur was very responsive to our needs. The island has a spectacular location, the cottage is beautifully built, the grounds are wonderful to explore and the great city of Portsmouth is very close by if one feels the need to get off the island. It is not often a vacation spot exceeds our expectations - Gooseberry Island certainly did!!! For a couple, single individual or a family, what a special experience it will be. Folks back home can't believe the pictures! Thanks again for everything!!! B&M"
Guest: B & MDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 24, 2015
"My family and I were coming back to Maine for the first time in 7 years and looking for a quiet place where we could relax. We found this beautiful house on a private cove to be perfect in every way. The privacy and secluded back yard and lake access allowed us to really enjoy our stay. My teenagers even enjoyed it! Perfect for any family. We enjoyed the cosy and modern interior of the house as well as the many amenities such as screened porch, fire pit, kayaks and canoe, and wi-fi too.
The kitchen layout was perfect for making meals while still enjoying good conversation and family time too. The large and spacious living area downstairs was perfect too. We barbecued on the back deck and enjoyed simply unwinding around the fire pit roasting marshmallows and making s'mores too!
My wife and I knew from our first night's stay here that we'd be coming back again for our next visit to Maine. The lake house was convenient to Hannaford's supermarket and Dunkin Donuts but secluded enough to make you feel like you were the only one's out on the private cove and lake area. I highly recommend this lake house to anyone traveling to southern Maine and looking for a quiet and relaxing stay while there."
Guest: Cliff O.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 9, 2015