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MARANATHA COTTAGE, S. THOMASTON - SPACIOUS, 4 BR OCEANFRONT

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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MARANATHA COTTAGE, S. THOMASTON - SPACIOUS, 4 BR OCEANFRONT

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in South Thomaston

House, 4 BR, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 20-21, up to 21 contact owner)

Pleasant Beach, South Thomaston 4 BR newer oceanfront home. Enjoy spectacular sunrises, lobsterboats, and views of offshore islands from a 13' x 34' deck and 3 second floor balconies with chairs, deck has a picnic table, gas grill and chairs to watch boats going in and out of harbor and maybe you'll see a lobsterman pulling up his lobster traps. Walk

for miles by ocean and explore tidal pools with starfish, crabs, shells and sea glass. Sea birds are plentiful. At low tide you can even walk out to Cushing Island. In the evening, there is a place for campfire by seawall near beach, also in the woods across Maple ave there are logs sawed into 1 foot lengths for campfires or may be split for use in the woodstove. There is a boat landing, so bring your kayak, canoe, or boat to explore many offshore islands. There are herds of seals sunning themselves on the rock ledges to see if you have a boat to go out to the islands and rock ledges. At certain times of the year there is great fishing off rocks in front of house to the right of the wharf by the channel at low tide. The harbor in front of the cottage is on the Wessawweskeag River which means 'the river of many points' in the native American language. Where the river meets the ocean is a bay with many islands of the Mussel Ridge chain in front of our beach. On a hot, sunny day when the rocks warm up and the tide covers them on the north side of the beach there is a small area where the water warms up to 75-80 degrees. Guests with a motorboat can take people waterskiing and swimming at Lake Chickawaukee outside of Rockland. There is an aluminum canoe, limit of 880 pounds, a sunrise colored Old Town Dirigo Tandem Plus 2 person sea kayak, with comfortable foam seats and a watertight compartment and a Perception Prodigy II 14.5 2 1/2 person sea kayak with a child seat in the middle and a watertight compartment that is bright orange, yellow, and red, all for guest use at your own risk. Please lock them up after using.

Also please check out some of the local stores like the Keag store and the Thomaston grocery with great Maine ice cream brands and local produce in season. In front of the store are history blocks of the town since 1605.

Once French territory, Thomaston - on US Route 1, was once one of the most prosperous towns in the US around 1880.

Check out the Maine Prison store in Thomaston, with great high quality wood furniture ... like the golden oak finish ash rocker in the first floor great room.

First floor includes a large deck with double french doors leading into a great room with dining area, living area, full kitchen, full bath, one spacious bedroom (1 King bed) and plenty of windows for great ocean views. It has polished yellow pine floors and knotty pine walls that smell very nice. There is also a self cleaning oven, cable TV and high speed wireless service.

Second floor has 3 spacious bedrooms (#1 - 1 king, #2 - 1 queen, #3 - 3 twins and 3 extra twin mattresses for wherever you may need), full bath, washer and dryer. Each room has its own balcony with sliding glass doors for plenty of sunlight and amazing views and its own closet. Also there are 4 very comfortable inflatable queen size mattresses with bulit in electric air pumps that are 18 1/2 inches high and have built in pillows if extra guests come to visit.

There is two zone baseboard heat, but for added ambiance you can stoke up the Vermont cast iron wood stove in the great room on the main floor.

Take advantage of the lobster! Watch the lobstermen from the deck or from the kitchen table. You can even buy some from local lobstermen and prepare it yourself - the best way to cook lobsters is in ocean water! (40% of the lobsters in the state are caught in this Knox county.)

Bring your binoculars. Some guests saw a pair of bald eagles fishing from the house at low tide on the rocks in front of the house in early Spring Apparently the pair of bald eagles are nesting nearby. They have also been sighted through the summer - just over the tree line from Pleasant Beach Road by Waterman Beach Road flying over the Pleasant Beach woods. Also there are sometimes moose in the area and on Spaulding island (22 1/2 acres) across the harbor from us. Also you can walk out to Cushing Island near us at low tide.

Local lighthouses (Owl's Head, Rockland Breakwater and Marshall's Point), Camden Hills State Park, Camden Snow Bowl, Farnsworth Art Museum and the Audubon Project Puffin Institute (on Main St in Rockland) are some favorite day trip destinations. Nearby towns like Camden and Rockland are fun to explore and do some souvenir shopping. Camden Harbor is a classic tourist trap with visitors from all over the world, a beautiful harbor, shops and a great variety of restaurants. Acadia National Park is only a few hours away with: spectacular scenery, views from the top of Cadillac Mountain, carriage trails, Jordan Pond, Thunder Hole, beaver dams, and lots more.

Also a very close popular spot is the birdwatching sanctuary on Buttermilk Lane between the village of South Thomaston and US Rt 1 at the source of the St George River and the Wessawweskeag River with 1600 acres with Wading Birds: Great Egrets, Blue Herons, and Glossy Ibis, Marsh Birds: American Bitterns and Soras, Shore Birds: Least Sandpipers and Short billed Dowitchers, Song Birds: Chestnut sided Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, and Sharp tailed Sparrow and Waterfowl: Mallards, Wood Ducks, American Greenwinged Teals, Ringnecked Ducks, and Hooded Mergansars.

Campobello Island is an International Park just over the Canadian border (now you need a passport to cross the border). It is where President Franklin Roosevelt grew up going to for the summer each year.

Farnsworth Art Museum has a free day the first Friday of each month in the warmer seasons, 5-8 pm)

The Puffin Institute offers free movies and lectures about reestablishing puffin colonies or rookeries on the offshore islands with nesting pairs from Newfoundland,

There are bird watching cruises that go out of Port Clyde, New Harbor or Boothbay Harbor. Puffin sightings are almost guaranteed. Also there is a short cruise out of Bar Harbor where the diver goes down in an insulated suit and takes pictures of his dive and all of the sea creatures on the ocean floor that guests can watch live on the boat on a 42 in plasma TV screen.

On the property, around the house, there are many plantings of perennial flowers and bushes that draw hummingbirds and other wildlife. They include: heather, 3 varieties of lavender - including the variety from which perfume is made, manardis(hummingbirds love this and are often there), osobe, butterfly bushes with 4 colors of blossoms, foxglove, lilac, Arizona Red Shades Blanket Flower(Gailardia), Hummingbird Summersweet(Clethra ainifolia Hummingbird), Pink Mist Pincushion Flower(Scabiosa columbaria), PowWow White Coneflower(Echinacea purpurea) and Mountain Bluet(Centaurea montana). Hanging baskets contain a combination of annuals, Calibrachoa, Trailing Petunias, and Verbena. Annuals like salvias, begonias, and petunias are found in flower boxes by the houses on the property.

Also, there are many great restaurants locally, Primo, Amalfi Coast, and a place almost from a different era, Conte's on 148 South Main St in Rockland, you must get there by 4:30 to 4:45Pm before it opens at 5PM to get a table, to see the spectacular review go to DownEast.com, then magazine, then current issues, then August 2013, then go to the article 'Chefs Today Are Nothing But a Bunch of Punks', it is very much like when his grandfather came from Naples, Italy in 1894 and started a restaurant in Mt Kisco, NY, which his brothers still own and run,

Another priceless one of a kind experience is a visit to the Seabreeze Farm, on 414 Cushing Rd in Friendship, ME 04547 on the web at seabreeze@midcoast.com or www,midcoast.com/seabreeze, with super friendly ADGA Saanen Goats that are very affectioate and the old ancestor of all the goats, Gema, is still living in August 2013 and in the pen and in goat years is in her 90's you can pet the goats, even the males are so friendly, there are Rouen Ducks, Rare Breed Royal Palm Turkeys, Toulouse Geese, and a donkey and sheep

Keywords: beach, ocean, maranatha cottage, house, waterfront,Pleasant Beach, South Thomaston, partly sandy,great fishing, 4 bedroom, large great room, large deck, 3 balconies, boat landing, bald eagles

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since 2011
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Why The Owner chose South Thomaston

We fell in love with the location while on vacation in 1980 and purchased the property with a rustic cabin. In 1999 we finished construction of the new home which is there now.

What makes this house unique

We love getting up early to see the sunrise, walking on the beach and exploring the tidal pools.

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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Maranatha Cottage, S. Thomaston - Spacious, 4 BR Oceanfront
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Maranatha Cottage, S. Thomaston - Spacious, 4 BR Oceanfront
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p357740vb
-201-776-9669
South Thomaston MidCoast - Penobscot Bay
Bow, NH, USA
5

Jon from NH

  • 5 out of 5
If I were to build my own house along the ocean, it would look like this beautiful cottage. It has natural pine walls and hardwood floors, giving a clean airy feel. With three bedrooms upstairs, each with their own sliding glass doors and balcony, and a giant front deck there are breathtaking water views from every room. Wake up to the sound of the ocean and the sunrise over Penobscot Bay. This cottage (really a house) easily fits two families with children with enough room for 10 people. Two showers, a completely open concept living room, kitchen and dining area gives everyone a chance to reminisce over the days adventures and plan the next day together. A stone and sand beach is just feet away from the deck. It is a sea-kayaker's dream house. Lobstermen can be seen working the waters and their catch is available for purchase without a drive to town. Whether summer or winter, this cottage has it all. Without question this is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed. The owner is attentive and appreciative and truly cares about the experience of those who rent this amazing property.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thanks Jon
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Maranatha Cottage, S. Thomaston - Spacious, 4 BR Oceanfront
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South Thomaston MidCoast - Penobscot Bay
Grayling, Michigan
4

Wonderful location with amazing view!

  • 4 out of 5
This home is located right on the water where you can watch the tide roll in and out! The sunrises were awesome, my husband was up every morning with his coffee on the deck. There is plenty of room for a group of adults or those with children. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of dishes and lobster pots, however we could not find a working coffee pot. I did not realize it until we arrived that there is no cleaning crew. It is only as clean as the last renter left it. We didn't have any major problems, but found ourselves doing more than we anticipated. We had to find sheets for all the beds and could have used some more and nicer bath towels. The few that were there were pretty worn. We looked forward to a campfire and found the fire pit but did not locate any fire wood anywhere on the property. I don't think there is anyone overseeing the home, the lawn needed mowing but never got mowed the two weeks we were there.

Having said all that, we had a great time! Our two weeks went quickly. There is a lot to see and do in the area. We found a local lobster man ten minutes from the home and ate fresh lobster almost every day! There are lots of nearby restaurants and places to shop. It was fun climbing on the huge rocks in low tide and then watching the tide come back and cover them all up!

The owner was very attentive and checked in several times with us by phone. We had wonderful weather the whole two weeks with only one day of rain. It was a great vacation and I definitely got my "lobster fix!"
  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maranatha Cottage, S. Thomaston - Spacious, 4 BR Oceanfront
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South Thomaston MidCoast - Penobscot Bay
Palmyra, NY
5

Amazing Getaway

  • 5 out of 5
We had a group of 7 stay for a week, This house suited us well. Plenty of room for everyone, amazing views. Owner was great and always attentive. Very close to Rockland and Camden for shopping and dining. The owners have a Kayak and Canoe for use, and a campfires on the waterfront made nights relaxing. You can't ask for a better Vacation home.
Looking forward to my stay next year!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thankyou, great
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Maranatha Cottage, S. Thomaston - Spacious, 4 BR Oceanfront
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South Thomaston MidCoast - Penobscot Bay
Downingtown, PA
5

Gorgeous views!

  • 5 out of 5
Wonderful experience! Owner was attentive and very helpful. Looking forward to returning to the house soon. Great location.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thankyou very much, it was a pleasure having you, we love the views and location also

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Knox County Regional
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Rockland to Vinalhaven or North Haven
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl14
Car: necessary

Great fishing, walk for miles by ocean, spectacular views of offshore islands and lobstering, beautiful sunrises, wharf, boat landing, explore tidal pools, wildlife

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in South Thomaston, MidCoast - Penobscot Bay

Notes

  • From $535-2995/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Winter/Spring $535-650/week
  • Early June $800-1600/week
  • Summer $1995-2995/week
  • Fall $795-685/week
  • Rates do not include 8% Maine sales tax

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Thomaston in MidCoast - Penobscot Bay

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
natural wood floors and knotty pine walls

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