"We are a family of five from CA who are just now winding up a magical two weeks in the Dan’s “Cottage.” I can’t get over what a charmed vacation we have had! I looked for months to try to find the perfect home on the coast of Maine for a very special time of family celebrations (30th Wedding Anniversary, son’s college graduation, etc.) It had to be right and boy did we find it!!
The house is so peaceful and easy to live in, with amazing views not only from the decks and upstairs master bedroom, but from every room in the house with the smaller bedrooms looking out to the trees and garden. The artwork and décor of this home are very tasteful and inviting. We had wonderful fires in the huge stone fireplace almost nightly, enjoyed both mornings and evenings on the deck enjoying the sun and then watching the sailboats, schooners and lobstermen. The beautiful birds, garden and grass areas are just spectacular and well-tended. There is a BBQ area which we never actually used, but it looked like a great idea.
The beds in this house are very comfortable. Our young adult sons each enjoyed their own bedrooms (queen beds) upstairs, and our teen daughter was thrilled to have the second master suite (queen bed) all to herself. The second master suite is in a wing of the house that is very private and would be perfect for a second couple or older parents traveling with a family. Both master suites have their own small TV with cable and there is a large TV with a great sound system in the living room which we enjoyed for movies. We couldn’t get over how spectacular it was to wake up to the amazing view of the Penobscot Bay right outside of the expansive windows upstairs in the master suite (king bed). We slept with windows open and ocean sounds each night.
We usually got lunches in town but cooked most mornings and evenings in the very well equipped kitchen. It was especially nice to be eating together again so we made great use of the dining table for candle lit dinners, puzzles, and games (there are many in the closet). We wanted for nothing…one could arrive here with nothing but a small bag of clothes and a few bags of groceries and be completely set…there are even every conceivable level of sunscreen available in the closet!
Ray and Barbie are the perfect hosts, calling to check in and offering lots of information and help. Thank you to them and best wishes to all who find their way to this wonderful “Cottage.""
Guest: Bob and Lisa Lewis
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: July 4, 2016