We stayed at Casco Bay Cottage during our high school student's college visits to Bowdoin and Bates. Our host's directions and suggestions were a big help, and he was accommodating to our request for a later checkout time. (I'm sure he can't do that during the high season.) The cottage is extremely comfortable and well kept. We slept soundly in cozy beds, listening to the sea winds. We were a small clan, but I could imagine a big meal with family and friends, inside at the long table or outdoors on the spacious deck. The stairs to the second floor are a little steep, but that goes with the territory in a century-old place. The house is in the West Point historic fishing village, near Popham Fort and two lighthouses. It's a short drive to Bath, where we enjoyed the Maine Maritime Museum, historic homes and shipbuilding in action. We can't urge visitors strongly enough to find a way to have breakfast at the Winnegance General Store on Route 209, just beyond the bridge before you reach Bath. They leverage lobster and other fresh seafood without leaving the joys of eggs, bacon and pancakes behind. Scrumptious. We got fresh-baked cupcakes for the long drive home. And hearing the local chatter is fully entertaining. (A fallen tree just next door had cut out power in the region Saturday night to Sunday morning.) Back at the cottage, we longed to park ourselves on the lovely upper level porch that has views of ocean on three sides, but, alas, it rained the first two days and was very windy the Sunday we left. So, we'll just have to return for a warm weather getaway, if that's in the cards, and get our scenic deck time in then. I'm sure Casco Bay Cottage and the wonderful Maine culture will be calling to us to get back there for a longer stay.