Situated on one of the most inviting stretches of the Downeast Maine Coast, 'Wawenock Lodge' is located on a wooded acre with 150+ feet of unobstructed views of Bluehill Bay.
This historic cottage, built circa 1896, retains much of its original charm, with a huge brick fireplace, cozy dining and living rooms, large covered porch with water view, and private steps off the front yard leading to a secluded beach.
The perfect getaway for those seeking quiet privacy and a break from the fast pace of city life. Excellent restaurant dining available nearby for anyone who prefers not to cook; a multitude of outdoor activities available for the sports-minded from kayaking and sailing to hiking and beachcombing and more.
Keywords: Cottage, lodge, vacation home,
Our stay was wonderful. There were four of us, all adults(retired). We walked every day and picked wild blueberries, we visited Bar Harbour and Arcadia National Park, we visited Blue Hill where we found great restaurents. We also toured the coastline, just beautiful! The cottage is in a quiet area. We read and sat by the ocean and loved every minute, even the lobster boats early in the AM (4 star review posted to owner's website on 8/17/09)
My family and I have been coming to Wawenock every summer for the past ten years. The place is a gem! We love everything about it --the quirky, unpretentious kitchen, the family photos and paintings scattered about, the rippled glass in the windows, the assortment of wooden rockers and wicker perfect for curling up with a book. It's like stepping back in time to a world that moves more slowly. What a relief there are still some places that haven't been "improved" with needless updates! Wawenock has that traditional Down East charm that is timeless.
Our family of four (children ages 4 and 10mos) had our first stay at the Wawenock for a two-week vacation and had an absolutely wonderful experience. We had extended family staying at neighboring properties (walking distance), but Wawenock's charming cottage, breathtaking views, private setting, and convenient access to the water/beach, made it "headquarters" for our entire extended clan. The oversized porch was great for group dinners outside and for lounging with morning coffee while taking in the morning sunrise over the water.
Although this was our first stay at Wawenock, we are summer-regulars to the area, and our (now) four-year old really loves this trip and looks forward to it more and more with each passing year. Without TV or other distractions, days are spent doing simple things together; walking/hiking, kayaking, swimming, reading, puzzles, card games, etc. The Lookout Inn restaurant was closed for the 2012 season but plans to reopen in 2013 and has spectacular views and fabulous dining (we especially love going there for big breakfasts), and is only a 5-minute walk from the Wawenock. Wawenock's "sandy" beach is a rare find for the area and is terrific for the kids who love splashing in the water and searching for shells, stones, and other "treasures".
Thank you for an unforgettable vacation and we're already looking forward to next year. Highly recommended for folks seeking a rustic cottage, brimming with character and charm, in an incredibly beautiful and tranquil location.
We fell in love with Wawenock the moment we turned into the driveway. We truly could not believe our luck. Our vacation was a special rendezvous with dear friends from Ireland and we could not have imagined having such a perfect place to relax, refresh, cook and devour fresh lobster and soak up the wonders of Maine. Thank you so much for sharing your very special place with us. We hope to return and hope we find it just as it was this summer, just perfect.
In two words: Maine unplugged. An extraordinary week in an absolutely stunning nook of the world. Wawenock Lodge is a family property and the family's history for the past century is very much a part of the lodge. Perfectly situated on the water's edge with a private beach, spectacular sunrises and the chug of lobster boats heading out to place their traps greeted us each morning. Day trips to Acadia, sailing, and exploring towns were simple and coming "home" at the end of the day is what we all looked forward to. All in our party, ages 7 - 51, had a delightful week and will return! Thank you!