This house is lovingly taken care of and rented by the Owners, NOT a management company as so many now seem to be! This means, We rent our newly renovated home out because we love it and we want to share it with you, not just because we want to make money. I meet you when you arrive and I am only a phone call or text away. I live down the street and can take care of anything that arises, unlike a management company.
We have received rave reviews for The Cottage from our first season of renters and know that you will love it too. Nestled down a private driveway on the waterfront of Lobster Cove, The Cottage boasts a completely renovated interior and exterior with top-quality work, brand new appliances and furnishings and beautiful coastal decor.
Starting in the open, white kitchen with its stainless steel LG dishwasher, LG cafe door refrigerator, LG range and microwave, this will be the gathering spot to come together after a long day enjoying the water and local beaches. Enjoy cocktails and apps on a beautiful handmade walnut bar overlooking the step-down eating area and family room and views out to the cove, footbridge and the western sky.
The kitchen comes stocked with brand new cookware, blender, toaster, ceramic dishes, and multiple serving dishes, bowls and platters. Granite counter, center island and tile flooring complete the ambiance.
The first floor full bath, located off the kitchen, is the highlight of the Cottage, with custom tile, rimless shower, free-standing soaking tub and double vanity sink with marble countertops.
There is also a stackable washer and dryer of the kitchen.
The first floor Master bedroom has it's own access to the bathroom, Queen bed, Wall-to-wall carpeting, full closet and Pottery Barn sea-life comforter. All bedrooms have top-quality sheets and towels - no need to bring your own!
The family room and dining area round out the lower part of the first floor of the Cottage. The family room has original detailing including fireplace (non-working) and built in bookcase and big windows overlooking deck and cove. Flat screen TV above the fireplace, coastal comfy couch and other seating provides a comfortable gathering area to rest after a long day of playing in the great outdoors. There is a handcrafted dining table for 6 and views, views, views.
At high tide, you feel as if you are right on the water. Please note - The house is not wheelchair accessible as there is a step-down to the main living area.
There is a glass french door that leads out to the deck overlooking the water. Table with umbrella and seating for 6 ensures lunches on the deck under the shade of a cedar tree. There is sun on the deck all day long, but once in a while you need some shade from the tree, glad we didn't cut it down! Two lounge chairs sit on the grass below the deck for sunbathing. Beach towels and 6 beach chairs plus umbrella and cooler are included.
The second floor consists of two bedrooms with water views and a half bath. One bedroom has a Queen size bed. Second bedroom has two twin beds . Both bedrooms share the cute half-bath accessed by barn doors. Both rooms have Pottery Barn duvets and top-quality sheets and towels.
Maximum accommodations in beds are for 6, any additional guests will incur a extra fee.
As this is an older home built in the 1920's, the ceilings on the second floor are lower than usual, but still able to accommodate someone over 6' tall. The ceilings on the first floor are over 8 feet high.
The Cottage boasts incredible views looking out towards Annisquam Village, Lobster Cove and the river in the distance. Direct waterfront provides access for kayaking, stand-up boarding, swimming and fishing right from the property. An 11-slip dock is part of the property, so accessing the water for the kayaks is easy. The slips are fully rented and the owner has use of two slips and parking. No one else will be parking down at the slips, except the owner. Guests can use the footbridge dock for pick-up and drop-off from small boats. No short-term or overnight dockage is available at either the town footbridge dock or on our dock.
Riverdock Cottage is accessed by a private drive off of Washington Street, that appears to be very steep down to the water. However, once you do it, it's easy! Parking for two cars max is available. Owner will also have access to driveway and parking throughout the summer. No one else will be parking at the docks. A privacy hedge separates the driveway from the cottage and the neighbors.
Although the cottage is private and quite, the waterfront can be quite active on the weekends with lobsterman and their boats, fishing boats, sailboats, little power boats, kayaks, stand up boards and people of all ages enjoying the water. There is always something to look at! You may even catch a wedding on the footbridge.
You won't be disappointed with your stay at Riverdock Cottage. To see reviews on another property I rent out on VRBO, please visit property number 561483 - The Loft at Lane's Cove. I currently have 37, 5 STAR reviews for that property and expect the same reviews for this property. You have to start somewhere, so hopefully, you can add your comments once you stay here.
Please note: The property to the right of Riverdock Cottage will be undergoing renovations in the Spring/March. Our driveway is private and will not be impacted by the construction. We have a 6' stockade fence between our properties and are working with them to ensure that the impact on your vacation will be kept to a minimum. The other thing to note is that that side of the house has a few windows, so you will not see what is going on over there unless you are out the deck.