|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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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.
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!
The view is incredible! The home is gorgeous, spacious and the kitchen is well appointed. The owners, a warm and gracious couple, met us at the door, gave us the grand tour and showed how everything worked. They even stocked the fridge with Sunday morning breakfast items. Our week was amazing. The house is quiet and had every amenity. We fell asleep at night listening to gentle waves lap the rocks just beneath us. It was so peaceful. No noisy neighbors or crowds. The screen porch was a great gathering place in the evenings as we watched the sun set and kept the large mosquitoes off our grand kids. The owners thoughtfully provided a pass for Popham Beach (possibly the most beautiful sand beach in Maine) and made available beach chairs, coolers and toys. If you go to the beach, go EARLY, parking it awful. Anna's is the best place for dinner. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but staff and food were great! Thank you Newt & Adelyn for sharing you beautiful home with us and making it a dream vacation come true.
This is a beautiful home situated on a quiet stretch of the Maine coast. Very spacious, well appointed, and comfortable. The views and garden are great. Rocky coast is good for climbing and kayaking, but not a great spot for swimming. Good location, easy to do day trips but great to come back to the house for peace n quiet. Highly recommend.
The house, landscape, and location are all wonderful. You won’t believe the yard…absolutely splendid. The floor plan is open with "kids' " rooms far from the master. Very well designed, equipped, and maintained. The owners love the Maine experience and they equip their guests to experience it fully.
BTW we are in our early 40's, kids are 6/7, and we took one set of grandparents. Our motives: First, give our little girl an "island" vacation for her birthday, and second, escape the Texas heat.
Our 1st Kayak Experience…There are many nearby islands easily accessed by Kayak. Seven of eight days the waters were calm as a lake. A double Kayak in these waters is not a high-adventure activity, rather relaxing and rewarding (two adults and one child fit well in a double). The sunset paddle is impossible to describe. Double Kayaks run $50/day plus $30 dropoff/pickup fee. A leisurely 45 minute paddle past several islands gets you to Anna's (a great water-side restaurant). If the waters appear intimidating, just wait a day.
Popham beach is 20 minutes away by car and is a super experience all by itself. At low tide the sandy beach is enormous and you can walk to an island. At high tide 3/4 of it goes away, the land bridge disappears, and boogie-boarding is good. It will cost $20 for a family of four to enter the state park. Tip: At 9am we snagged free parking at the fort and stayed at the mini-beach in the fort's shadow. That sand was spectacular, laced with dazzling crystal flakes. Wearing cheap wetsuits (from Academy) and staying active made the water experience good the entire time.
Lobster at the nearby pound was $25 to feed five, at Cook’s lobster house it was $48 to feed one. So, it is certainly worth it to cook at the house.
Three negatives: First, Maine doesn’t prioritize road signs. Some are absent, many are obscured, and arrows are ambiguous. Coupling that with poor cell service for GPS resulted in a lot of u-turns. Second, we did two hotels and the house, the beds were all very firm. (Is this a northern thing?) That made our sleep restless. In the house, the expansive windows flood each bedroom with the dawn’s light which wakes the kids early…So, we wound up a little sleep deprived. Third, when they say they have a lot of mosquitoes they mean it. The good news is they are the big and lazy type. So, even if you forget to spray, you'll be given several warnings before actually getting tagged.
All-in-all, we loved it and will return.
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|