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Romantic Oceanfront Camp for Two

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Relax, unwind, enjoy nature, create, rejuvenate, treat yourself.

Our camp is one of the original buildings at the historic Miles Fresh Air Camp founded in 1924 and was used as the dormitory. Babe Ruth and Ruth Gordon were two of the notable visitors of the children’s camp. It was purchased by the former owner in the early 1950s and converted into the floor plan you see today, but we have added a few features since we bought the property in 1996.

The camp has been featured in the September 1997 issue of Country Living magazine, July-August 1999 Country Living GARDENER magazine, Out on the Porch 2001 Calendar (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2001), Gardens Maine Style (DownEast Books, 2001), and Country Living: The New Look of Country (Hearst Books, 2004). (Sorry, the flowers you see in the photos are seasonal when we are in residence.)

Enjoy all your meals outdoors in the screened porch or inside with a full view of the water.

Although the camp is approximately 1,000 sq. ft., it sleeps only two in one queen bed in an ocean view bedroom (pictured). The other bedroom is Sharon's studio, and we use a third room as a library, Jeff's office, and the laundry room (lucky Jeff). The living room with fireplace, dining area, and kitchen are pictured. Bath with shower is off the hallway.

Minimum one week (7 night) stay, but we are flexible on start day. We aren't a Saturday thru Saturday only operation. If we have a few open days between week-long reservations, we might make an exception to the 7 night minimum, but it would depend on our housekeeper's schedule.

We've added some conveniences for the 2016 season, but still no TV. Why ruin the views and the quiet (but don't miss 'In Tune by Ten' on Maine Public Broadcast Radio at 90.1 fm or 90.5 fm).

BE SURE TO CHECK THE "AMENITIES" FOR A LIST OF OUR FEATURES (i.e. Internet, kitchen furnishings, etc.)

Check-in time: 4:00 p.m., check-out time: 11:00 a.m. unless prior arrangements are made.

Visit our web site for a Guide Guide and more information.

Receipt of your payment is your acknowledgement that you have read the information on this web site, and you thereby agree to our policies. (See Notes on the Rates page.)

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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Wake up to the sight and sounds of the ocean from this comfortable queen sized bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Shower stall, sink, and toilet. Electric room heater.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Music Library

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Views of Pemaquid Peninsula, John's Island, and the Atlantic from the porch, living room, and bedroom....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Fronting on John's Bay with a views of the Pemaquid Peninsula, John's Island, and the Atlantic from the porch, living room, and bedroom. Steps away from tide pools and granite ledges....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Peninsula, John's Island, and the Atlantic steps away from the porch, living room, and bedroom....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Surf Fishing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Please note new service fee policy by VRBO/Homeaway added to the quoted rate. Owner does not profit from the service fee that VRBO/Homeaway retains as a booking fee. Receipt of your payment is your acknowledgement that you have read the information on this web site, and you thereby agree to our policies.

Check-in time: 4:00 p.m., check-out time: 11:00 a.m. unless prior arrangements are made.

Guests agree to a $300 surcharge if the non-smoking or no pet policies are violated.

Cancellation Policy:

Full refund if cancellation is 30 days or more before arrival. Credit for amounts paid if cancellation is 30 days or less before arrival. If we can re-book the house for your scheduled stay, you will have the option of a full refund or a credit toward a future stay.

Rates for stays less than 30 days are subject to Maine State Use Tax.

When length of stay is reduced within 30 days of your scheduled arrival, credit only for unused nights.

Property damage protection is an option for our guests. We receive no compensation from the service provider. We do not collect a security deposit, however our guests will be held responsible for any damages (breakage, stains, etc.) to the property that occur during their stay. If a guest notices any damages to the property upon check-in, the guest is responsible for notifying us within 24 hours of the beginning of their stay or the guest may be held liable for such damages. If a guest causes any damages, we like to be notified immediately and determine what actions we need to take to remedy the situation.

Guests shall keep and maintain the camp in clean and secure condition during their stay and must leave the property in the same condition as it was found upon arrival, excluding normal wear and tear. Our housekeeper will change the bedding, remake the beds, and launder the towels.

We welcome questions before you make your reservation and during your stay.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland JetPort
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Coveside Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wawenock Country Club (public course)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Coveside Restaurant

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Sharon Lovejoy is an author and illustrator of books about nature and gardening, children's books, and novels. Jeff Prostovich, her husband, is a her business manager and literary agent and a California real estate broker. Sharon and Jeff also own Comfort Found Literary Lodging (vrbo 386838), a hide-away for book lovers in the middle of the charming, New England village of Damariscotta. It is steps from the river, theatre, bookstores, 12 restaurants, shops, galleries, and the wonderful Skidompha Library.

Why the Owner Chose South Bristol, ME, USA:
Long story short, we were in the right place at the right time. Dumb luck. Years ago, I read the 19th century writings of Sarah Orne Jewett and fell in love with Maine. For years, we visited the Damariscotta/Bristol peninsula region and searched for an old property close to the water. One autumn our real estate agent called to tell us there was a property coming up for sale on a private road–a road that seldom had anything on the market. Though we thought we knew every hidden area on the peninsula, we’d never been on this private, one lane road that threads along Little Harbor and faces John’s Bay. When we came upon the cottage, virtually untouched since 1950, I kissed the shutters. “We found it,” I said, and Jeff agreed, though he saw all the hard work ahead. For the next few months, we readied the cottage through a series of changes for an upcoming magazine shoot.  Though we’ve owned it since 1996, we never take it for granted. Weather permitting, we eat our meals out on the screened porch where we watch the sun and moon rise over Pemaquid Point.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Peace. The glimmer and shifting of the ocean and sky. The scent of sea. Mile long private road perfect for walking. The sight of billowing sails. The putt, putt, putt of lobster boats. The flash of the Pemaquid light on fog and clouds. Indian pipes poking through the leaves. Terns and Gannets diving into dark waters.  A Bald Eagle holding court on the ledge in front of the cottage. The high, piercing call of the osprey. Pink Lady Slippers blooming among the blueberries. Chickadees and nuthatches, jays, goldfinches, and Phoebes everywhere. A tame chipmunk and a greedy squirrel.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

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Photos

  • View from bedroom

    View from bedroom

  • Sharon's studio

    Sharon's studio

  • Our cottage and our neighbors.

    Our cottage and our neighbors.

  • View of John's Bay from porch, living room, bedroom, and Sharon's studio.

    View of John's Bay from porch, living room, bedroom, and Sharon's studio.

  • Queen sized bed in bedroom

    Queen sized bed in bedroom

  • Sharon's studio

    Sharon's studio

VRBO #598008

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017

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