Come spend a week at Coveside, 'a brilliant shorefront retreat' (Downeast Magazine). This extraordinary home, custom-designed by a noted Boston architect and perched on a rocky ledge just 35 feet from mean high water, offers dramatic ocean views from every room. From the 45-foot deck, or the living or dining room or your bedroom, observe a pair of great blue herons stalking their breakfast, female eider ducks anxiously shepherding their flotillas of ducklings, the sun glinting on the brilliant white granite shore of Burnt Coat Island, the surf breaking on Jamison Ledge and, at the end of the day, a breathtaking sunset (the house faces the ocean and islands to the west-southwest). Go to sleep with the sounds of the sea coming through your window. The house offers every amenity--glorious garden, fully-equipped kitchen, granite and stainless steel counters, den with satellite TV, stereo system throughout the house, fireplace, outdoor furniture for the deck and screened porch, marvelous tilework in the bathrooms, etc., etc. However, it is the spectacular views and the proximity to the sea which will make this a never-to-be-forgotten experience.
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
3 Bedroom / 3 Full Bathroom on the Ocean--Sleeps 6
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 12, 2018
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A beautiful vacation home with spectacular views!
What a wonderful vacation spot! This home is contemporary, yet very comfortable and inviting...and the views are spectacular! The owners are very accommodating and provided a great deal of helpful information. We would definitely recommend this home for any type of gathering.
44 Water Cove Road was everything we wanted during a wonderful week in Maine -- a quiet retreat overlooking Casco Bay with spacious rooms and lovely furnishings. The house itself is a contemporary masterpiece, with huge windows and spectacular views from almost every room. And the kitchen was equipped with every pot, pan and utensil imaginable. The gardens were beautiful (one of the owners was a landscape architect and arranged 3 vases of flowers grown in the garden in honor of our arrival -- they were so artfully done that I thought they were fake until I touched them), and the deck outside afforded a magnificent view of the water. If you want a secluded escape in Mid-Coast Maine, this is the house for you. One caveat -- the location is rather isolated -- the grocery store was 12 miles away -- so if you want to walk into town to dine you should find something less remote. There are a couple of restaurants nearby that serves great food and did take out, but for more variety we had to go into Bath. If you want to be in the wilds of Maine without actually roughing it, this is the place for you.
Wonderful house, with surprising lights and views and excellent appliances.
We came with our parents and our baby and we all spent an amazing week.
See you next year!
Beautiful house and location. Private and quiet. Wonderful hosts.
The photos show accurately that the house is a sophisticated design and beautifully and comfortably decorated. The kitchen is unusually well equipped if you like to cook. The small garden is lovely and the views spectacular. There is no dock but we found it easy to put in and take out rented kayaks at high and low tide. (Kayacks can be delivered and picked up.) The hosts are very genial and they offer a comprehensive binder of very helpful information. I wouldn't change a thing about this house except I'd stay longer next time.
Wonderful House on the Water
Our family of 5 rented this wonderful house the 3rd week of August 2016. They have a beautiful spot right on the water and the house is modern, spacious and full of natural light. The house is beautifully constructed and furnished and the kitchen is particularly well equipped which was great for all of the meals we cooked at home. We filled vases with fresh cut flowers from the garden every day and had many wonderful sunsets over the water. The house is also well situated for excursions and day trips. We rented kayaks at Sebasco Harbor and kayaked to Malaga Island, took a boat from Ft. Popham out to Seguin Island to hike and visit the lighthouse, hiked to the beach at the Morse Mountain/Bates College preserve (get there early before the parking lot fills up), visited the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath and went to Popham Beach and Reid State Park. The nearby wharf was great for lobsters just off the boats. We had wanted to rent kayaks for the week but waited until the last minute and none were available and so plan ahead if you want to do that. Lastly, Newt and Arlene were great hosts and very helpful with advice about things to do. We had a wonderful week and hope to come back again.
We spent the second week of August 2016 and the time wasn't long enough! Home was as advertised, owned by a delightful couple who know the meaning of hospitality. Three couples shared the week with plenty of room for all. Spent a great deal of much needed down time relaxing out on the deck and reading. Maritime Museum in Bath with a boat trip and Popham State Beach were close by and worth the time. Great luck with restaurants in nearby Bath, Brunswick & Topsham. Kitchen is more than fully stocked for the chef in the family as well. Looking forward to a return visit!