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She sells seashells by the seashore.

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Mid-coast is a perfect jumping off point for day trips to Acadia, Portland.

Situated on 2.2 landscaped acres with 200' of oceanfront on Mussel Ridge Channel in mid- coast Maine, this updated one-time B&B easily accommodates 4 families with a bunch of kids. Mid-coast is a perfect jumping off point for day trips to Acadia, Portland and even Moosehead Lake. There are 2 bedrooms downstairs, one with en suite bath, the other with bath across the hall. This bath also serves as the downstairs bathroom. Downstairs, the recently renovated kitchen opens into a large (approx. 22'x26') sunny dining & great room that has a 32" smart TV. Internet is also available. The kitchen is fully equipped including lobster and corn cookers. The large deck off the great room comfortably seats 14 for meals and includes a wing shade. The photos were taken before the spring bloom and before the 'wing' had been put up over the deck. The wing provides a modicum of shade as it can get quite toasty out there.

Upstairs has a suite with a large sitting room that includes 2 double bed futons and two twin beds. This area includes a full bath with a large walk-in shower, and a small kitchen. There is also a room with a queen bed (the only bedroom without an ocean view) and a room with 2 twin beds. Both rooms are share a large bathroom that also contains full laundry facilities.

There's even a croquet set so you can play a game at sunset and enjoy your Aperol spritz. The house also has many games and puzzles to be enjoyed in case of inclement weather.

Kayakers will love the short carry to the water. And if you just want to sit outside and watch the changing colors of the water, there's no better spot than this. Heron sit on the rocks early in the morning and the lobster boats hum as they pick up their traps in the channel. Walk the rocky beach and you'll find interesting shells and stones among the mussel shells that have been dropped by the seagulls.

Dogs are permitted and I know they'll have the time of their lives and sleep like babies with all the swimming and running they will do while visiting. I ask that they stay off the furniture (right!) and more important, that you patrol the area and pick up after them.

I'm sure that this property will fulfill all of your mid-coast Maine vacation needs and that you, like all of my friends and family members, will come to love staying at this property.

More Details

Karen L. Knopper
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2018


South Thomaston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Television
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


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She sells seashells by the seashore.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfectly peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place for a family vacation. Easily accommodated the six of us - Me, my husband, and four adult children, with our dogs. Great access to the water, whether you like a beach or boulders. The view is fantastic! We rented kayaks for the week, and enjoyed the beautiful coast line. Early morning fog generally burned off by late morning and kept things from heating up too much. The house is beautifully maintained, and well equipped. Plenty of room to spread out, and great spaces to gather. We enjoyed both the deck and the yard. Just sitting by the sea, reading, eating, talking, was so relaxing.

My husband is in a wheelchair, and we brought a 6" folding metal ramp with us, which worked great at the front door. He and I used one of the downstairs bedrooms, which worked well. The bathrooms are not too accessible, although we were able to get his smaller travel chair into one of the ground floor ones. If you are using a wheelchair and need to get into the bathroom, you might want to request measurements. Overall, we could not have asked for a better set-up that accommodated all our needs.

The area is lovely, with a 10-15 minute drive to Rockland, and then another 15 minutes or so to Camden. Lots of places close by to get lobster.

We would definitely return here, if the occasion arises.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Dream Vacation Was Reality!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! This is a clean, big, spacious house with lots of living areas, and a stunning view of the ocean. It's located in a quiet neighborhood, which gave us this feeling of serenity and peace. It has a kitchen with all necessities and the best part was the table on the deck where we could eat and see the beautiful scenic surroundings. Even though the first day was quite foggy, it was still very nice. The tide was wonderful to watch as the ocean lowered and raised. There are various interesting shells to be found among the rocks. The lawn has 3 temperatures... First is the sun that's warming and tanning us. Next is the shade, the trees that offer a delicious breeze. Then when you go deeper under the large trees, the weather is quite cool. (And this is all facing the ocean!)

This was truly a vacation! We recommend this to everyone!

Thank you, Karen, for making our dream vacation a reality!

Family Bandh

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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