We have been visiting the MidCoast area of Maine for 18+ years and each time we stay in a different cabin. This one is on the top of the list of favorites due to the lovely view, the location away from commercial activity and the layout of the cabin.
The cabin is comfortable. We do not need fancy but we want cleanliness and comfort. It delivered both. It is thoughtfully planned out and we especially appreciated the different "zones" in the living room allowing family to come together or have their own space. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking; the refrigerator, although old, worked fine and was large. The living room has 3 sofas with one in a spot off to the corner where you could sip morning coffee and take in the ocean breezes and scenery. We loved listening to the waves. The stairs are steep up to the bedrooms so if there is a disability or difficulty with stairs, it may not be the best choice. My husband is 68 and he did fine.
There is so much to do in the area. We visited Pemaquid Lighthouse, shopped in Damariscotta (home of Maine Coast Bookstore - excellent!), kayaked in area harbors, hiked at the LaVerna Preserve and visited LL Bean on a rainy day. (in Freeport about an hour away) We were not able to do everything in the week that we were there but it is a good feeling to know that there is so much to see and do. The little village of Round Pond is up the road about a 10 minute drive and we enjoyed the harbor in the evening, a meal on the dock at a local restaurant, and visiting the little Granite Store for penny candy or ice cream. There is a local fisherman in Round Pond who sells seafood right from the dock.
If you do not kayak, you could take boat excursions from Shaws in New Harbor (just down the road) to see Puffins, go on seal watches or spend a day on Monhegan Island. There are several choices for a beach day - the beach across the street from the cabin or beautiful Pemaquid Beach.
Our son in law visited this area for the first time and did not want to leave. We were very satisfied with the cabin and the location.
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