3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 plus infant
- english, french, spanish
Sarah is a chef and Stuart is a sommelier. After living in France, Spain and New York City, they settled in Maine in 2017. They run the 1774 Inn up the road in Phippsburg, Maine, a bed and breakfast as well as wedding venue and barn event space. They are in the process of adding a farm and restaurant.
Sarah purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Sarah chose Phippsburg
This cottage has been in Sarah's family for over 15 years. Sarah's mother thoroughly renovated the cottage and added a chef's kitchen, beautiful bathrooms with natural stone and wood, charming antiques throughout and a wrap-around screened in porch that adds 1200 square feet of living space! She added modern comforts while always preserving the cottage's character and charm. Sarah and Stuart took over managing the property in 2017, when they moved to the area. The cottage is truly a hidden gem where we as well as our guests get to experience a sense of discovery. We love that we can share such a special place with others, especially those families who return year after year. The woodlands surrounding the cottage are beautiful and peaceful and the view of Atkins Bay is stunning. It is a
What makes this Cottage unique
We love having our morning coffee on the porch watching the sunrise and birds swoop. We also enjoy eating meals, napping and sleeping on the porch, stargazing in the adirondack chairs by the water, kayaking in the bay, cooking out on the grill, and reading and playing board games on the comfy couches in the living room. Nearby, we love Popham Beach, Morse Mountain, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, light house tours, golfing, fishing, hunting, restaurants, antiquing, boating, hiking, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Brunswick, Boothbay, Wiscasset and more.
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Perfect private cottage in the woods
This was a wonderful cottage to stay in for the week. It is a great location in the woods on Atkins Bay with a beautiful view. It has a great entry/mud room, which was convenient for coming and going to the beach with our things. It also has a great wrap around screened porch which was a perfect place to relax, eat dinner and for the kids to play. The bathrooms are updated and the kitchen was well stocked. Popham Beach was minutes away, which was very convenient with a 2 and 8 year old as was the pass to Maine’s state parks. It was a charming, private, quiet and peaceful place to stay for the week.
Thank you for your kind words, Kristin! We're are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and got the magic that is our home and the surrounding area. We hope you will come back to stay again!
Beautiful cabin in the woods
This was a wonderful vacation home in the woods with a beautiful view of the bay. The rental is fully updated and very comfortable. There was plenty of room for five of us. it also came with a beach pass to Poppham Beach which we took full advantage of. It is just a few minutes away and a fabulous beach. Overall it was a fabulous stay.
Tranquil setting and the cottage is very comfortable with everything you could possibly need.
Excellent location very close to the amazing Popham Beach. Cottage is charming with exceptional bathrooms and the best screened porch ever. A wonderful, restful place.
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at this special place. And we're so glad you will be returning next year! You were wonderful guests and are welcome anytime.
I would recommend this home to anyone who wants a relaxing vacation. It has a large wrap around screened porch which was an important feature because there were a lot of mosquitoes, even with bug spray. The view from the porch is beautiful! The bedrooms were small, but adequate, and the bathrooms had been recently remodeled. The kitchen was modern as well and was well stocked with spices etc. Beautiful Popham Beach is only a short ride away and there are a couple of restaurants in the area. A lovely spot!
Quiet and Peaceful
The title says it all. Quiet and peaceful. The cottage has been totally remodeled but the old charm remains. It is located in the woods right on Atkins Bay. We could not see our neighbors and we could not hear the cars on Popham Rd. A short drive to Bath for shopping and lots of nice eateries.
The cottage comes well stocked. The heated floors in the bathroom is a nice touch. The cottage has a pass to go to any of Maine's State Parks. We went to Popham beach which is only a minute drive from the cottage. The beach has to be one of the prettiest beaches we ever saw. The cottage also has two ocean Kayaks. They were a lot of fun paddling on the bay during the high tides. We went out almost everyday and we were the only ones on the water. The porch, ah the porch. Awesome, screened with skylights. The hammock, the bed and dinning table set. We had most of our meals on the porch.
If you are looking for privacy, peace and quiet, I think this is the place. We really had a great relaxing week.
We stayed at the cottage in August, and enjoyed every minute of it. The pros:
1) Beautiful, quiet, secluded setting -- the lead picture is an accurate representation
2) Only a mile from probably the best beach in Maine, Popham
3) A huge wraparound porch that basically is an additional living room
4) Incredible bathrooms -- you could spend your whole trip in the shower and not be disappointed
5) Fresh as can be lobsters from Small Point
6) Walking the rocky shore of or sea kayaking on the bay
7) Friendly, helpful service from the property manager
The (slight) cons:
1) No dishwasher. But the kitchen's so nice it's no problem to spend an extra 10 minutes doing dishes.
2) Somewhat remote. If you want to use this as a base station to tour up and down the coast, you could, but keep in mind it takes a good half hour to get back up to Bath and Route 1. We went grocery shopping once for the week and that was it, and took day trips to Brunswick and Boothbay. Fort Popham, just a few miles away, has Spinney's (good family restaurant) and a shop/ice cream parlor.
3) Bedrooms are cottage-sized -- adequate, but not huge. But they are cozy and comfortable, just like the whole cottage.
4) The bay is a tidal bay. Meaning that at low tide, you can see (but not smell!) the flats. At high tide, there's plenty of water to swim in though it's a rocky shoreline. We actually never swam in the bay, choosing to go to Popham (frequently!) with the included park pass.
We took this trip with our family of four (2 kids, ages 7 and 5), and my father joined us for a few days. We all loved it and would happily stay again.
I want to be clear that no one asked us to put up a review -- I kept telling my wife "We had such a great time, we should put up a review." And as we approach winter in Michigan our kids keep talking about that porch and the hammock and all the fun they had.
Other Activities: Kayak from Spirit Pond to the ocean, up the Kennebec River to Atkins Bay and to the cottage.