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Recent Mid-Coast & Islands reviews

  • Another amazing week at "The Laughing Gull"

    "This was our third stay at the Gull and each has been fabulous. I almost hesitate to write a review because the secret will be out. Among the many, there are three primary reasons for our return year after year. First, the property is well-maintained. Second, the location and view are what people go to Maine to experience. Third, it is comforting that the owners live directly across the street and are attentive to all needs. Eg. the water heater died Sunday and it was replaced Monday. The road on which the property is located is quiet and the only things that disturb that serenity is the crashing of waves and the gentle hum of the lobster boats casting their traps. There are all kinds of entertainment within a couple of miles: the fort which dates back to the French and Indian War; the archeology of the original Pemaquid settlement (compete with graveyard) which dates back to the 1640's; informal dining at the Contented Sole, Shaws, and the Seagull; fine dining at the Bradley; the incredible breakfasts at Cupboard Cafe; and the convenience of Reilly's grocery store just up the street. There is no need to leave the area, but if you choose to do so, within easy driving distance there are four noteworthy destinations: 1. Boothbay Harbor with its botanical gardens, aquarium, shopping, and tall ship cruises, 2. Rockland with its Farnsworth (Wyeth) Museum and newly opened Museum of Modern Art, 3. Damariscotta with a large grocery store, quaint shops, and movie theatre, and 4. Hardy Boat Cruises which sail to Monhegan Island and take evening cruises up and down the beautiful rocky coast of the peninsula. I cannot overestimate the importance of having the owners nearby. They are genuinely nice people committed to the area."
    Guest: Robert Y. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 4, 2016
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  • Just as Advertised - perfect camp

    "A very nice property with lots of charm. Perfect for relaxing, grabbing a quick swim or paddle on the kayak. Even walking on the local farm roads for some exercise was pretty decent. Close to town (Damariscotta and Waldoboro) for re-stocking and restaurants. Nicely affordable. Has a great patio with fire pit, which is essential to a camp in our view. There are kayaks in the boat house, but I would bring your own, as the ones in the boat house are a bit dated. The paddleboard in there is brand new, if you like paddle boarding. The cabin was clean and well-appointed. Has one bathroom, which is accessed through one of the bedrooms, so that takes some consideration. The beds were very comfortable. The owner was super-responsive when we needed more bedding and specific directions. We'll come back again!"
    Guest: Mark N. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 7, 2016
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  • Maine on the Lake

    "I grew up spending summers in Maine so I experience great joy every time I return. I don't need a luxurious place to stay because Maine's charm is being outdoors. Bill's cabin is a nice cottage on a lake in Maine. It's all straightforward, with all the necessary items. Has a big deck as well as a screened in porch. The location is quiet and private. There is a great view of the lake. The yard is large, with a hammock to relax on and a picnic table to enjoy an outdoor meal with family & friends. There is so much to do in the area...my favorite things are spending every day kayaking on the lake, fishing, getting the pie at Moody's Diner, strolling through Damariscotta, visiting my old haunts in Owl's Head, scouting out the local farmer's markets. Looking forward to a return this summer."
    Guest: kate Date of Stay: September 2015 Review Submitted: June 8, 2016
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  • Enchanting!

    "This was our second year to spend a week in September at the Carousel. We will definitely want to return again and again. The house is beautifully located on a bluff overlooking the ocean with a deck that offers gorgeous views of the sunrise, the ocean with working lobster boats and, of course, the sound of surf pounding below. One special feature that we loved was the way the sun warms the deck in the morning so that even on chilly September morings it was comfortable to sit outside and enjoy coffee with the view. Inside, the house is well equipped for cooking and relaxing. We loved the comfortable living room with its many windows, making it possible to enjoy the view even on rainy or stormy days. There are two bedrooms downstairs, each with its own bathroom (beautifully rennovated) and a bed upstairs in the loft. The only problem I could find with the house is that a couple sleeping upstairs cannot access a bathroom without going through one of the downstairs bedrooms. If children are sleeping in the loft ths might be ok, but not for, say, a third couple. Otherwise, I would say the house is perfect. If you prefer to do something other than sit on the deck, there are lovely places to visit nearby - for example, the Marshall Point Lighthouse, the little village of Port Clyde, Drift-in Beach, the Lobster Lane Used Bookstore (unfortunately only open on weekends) and Monhegan Island which has a nice boat ride to get there and some wonderful hiking. The house and its surroundings are all a very special experience!"
    Guest: Connecticut traveler Date of Stay: September 2015 Review Submitted: September 17, 2015
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