Want a rustic, secluded, serene 3 bedroom waterfront cottage on 4 wooded acres that sleeps 6 in mid-coast Maine? One with open beam construction showing the warm simplicity of wood throughout? With one nine foot patio door/window in front and smaller windows overlooking Pitchers Cove and magnificent sunsets? Want lots of amenities so 'housekeeping' is easy? Read on. No finished walls, HVAC and granite counters; seek them elsewhere. The cottage is on 300ft. of shore-front and the nearest house is through the woods 75 yards away offering ultimate privacy & solitude. It has one floor and a sleeping loft with decks on three sides plus one off the loft, with multiple bird/hummingbird feeders.
The first floor is an open plan Living Room, Dining area, Kitchen all with windows and views; a bath with shower & washer & dryer; two bedrooms plus a workroom. Bedroom# #1 has queen bed, slider to deck w/view of water, windows on two other walls, plus cathedral ceiling and walk in closet. #2 has double-deck Captain's bed suitable (I.e. drawers underneath the bottom bunk) for kids who love to climb, windows on two sides & cathedral ceiling. The kitchen is fully equipped including a large spice rack (see equipment listing later on this form).
The second floor is a sleeping loft w/queen, huge cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan, skylight and windows on two sides, plus a walk in closet.
The house has a stereo, TV/ VCR and books, games & jigsaw puzzles galore. We also provide two loose-leaf notebooks with information about the house, area, shopping, sightseeing, dining out, etc.
See following pages for amenities. Heat is by wood stove & a propane heater.
The house is 40' from the Medomak River which is salt water. Tides are at the shoreline for about 8 hours per tide cycle of about 12½ hours. Swimming is at mid- to high tide; canoeing (provided at additional cost) is shortly after the tide arrives at the shore. The Medomak River area has fabulous kayaking (at the shore or at the end of the road). Freshwater swimming is at State Park on Damariscotta Lake 1/2 hour away.
The yard has a badminton/volleyball court, hammock and screen house.
The closest villages are: Waldoboro and Friendship, and midway between the Damariscotta/Boothbay/Pemaquid Region to the South and the Rockland/Rockport/Camden Region to the North.
On the surface the cottage seems to offer 'roughing it' living because it looks like an old fashioned 'camp'. But in reality, it is anything but. It has just about everything you need and want in vacation living: comfort, exceptional beauty (especially sunsets across 1 1/2 miles of water), ease, quiet, things to do & places to go, all in a simple dwelling at an affordable price.TripAdvisor property ID 3799779...Read more
Back Cove Rd. is 5+ miles from Waldoboro Village off of Friendship Street (Rt. 220). It is a dead end, sparsely populated road midway between Waldoboro and Friendship. Our house is a little less than one mile up and down hills toward the water with woods on both sides and small fields. Waldoboro is centrally located between prime tourist towns of Boothbay & Damariscotta (south) and Rockland, Rockport & Camden (North). It has a small, well equipped library with WI-FI, several small restaurants, a supermarket, bakery (also with WIFI), art gallery & hardware store.
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Nearest airport: Owl's Head, ME (small) + Portland, ME, 15 miles Nearest ferry port: None except to local islands Nearest train station: Brunswick, ME, 30 miles Car is essential
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Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Damage Deposit | $300 per stay
Tax rate | 8% of rent | tax rate
Additional notes from the owner
1. A $300.00 PER WEEK RENTAL DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED UPON REGISTERING. If the guest has to cancel the visit up to 30 DAYS before the visit it will be be refunded by the owner. AFTER 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THE RENTAL THE RENTAL DEPOSIT WILL NOT BE REFUNDED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Please note, this deposit is NOT an extra in Flip Key's calculation of payments. It is included in the base weekly fee. Your total cost is: rent $1,000,00 + Optional Canoe $125. Tax $80. or $90 if canoe included. Total equals $1,080 without canoe, $1,215 if canoe is included.
2. Balance due of $700.00/week plus canoe rental fee if chosen PLUS Maine State Tax for all weeks MUST be received TWO WEEKS prior to rental date. Personal checks are acceptable. Payment by Canadian guests must be wired to our bank or drawn in US dollars on a Canadian bank.
3.. More info. re the canoe: If the canoe agreement is executed and the rental fee is paid prior to occupancy (outlined above) guests may use the canoe. If the guest does not submit an executed canoe rental agreement prior to registering, use of the canoe is not permitted. If the canoe agreement has been signed but rental fee is not submitted with the balance due on the rent (outlined above), guests' use of the canoe is not permitted.
4. Returning guests may be offered discounts of the above rent and fees at the discretion of the owner.
Additional fees may apply:
- Optional Canoe rental | 125 USD per week
Left on 08/18/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | KimReviewed Aug 18, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
This was the first time we stayed here and we absolutely loved it. We have four children and it was great for them. My son who is autistic called it the camping house and since we can back has been asking me if we could go back there. Mike (the owner) was very nice in everything he did for us. Anyone who loves to be in the woods for a true nature feeling would love to stay here. It was secluded but yet not that far from stores, gas stations, and anything else we needed. Hopefully we have a chance to return next summer. The only thing we have to say was a slight downfall was the beach area, the kids were not able to go swimming from shore but there was a public beach close by.
Left on 06/05/2012 for a stay in August 2010 | Karen BassettReviewed Jun 5, 2012Stayed Aug 2010
We pine for few places on this earth, but the Donham's "treehouse" is one of them. We have been taking our son there since he was 3 and after a decade, feel a part of this special landscape. Mike and Louise are lovely and thoughtful owners who have provided all the necessities and care deeply about their guests' Maine experience. Time at Pitchers Cove is a joyful, unplugged gaze at the wonder of nature and a reminder of the pleasure of simplicity. Fussy types need not apply.
Left on 02/28/2012 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 28, 2012Stayed Jul 2011
City to city, airport to airport. Another meeting, that Blackberry is going off again! Where the heck is my iPad?? Does this ever stop?!?... Yes, it does. And it has for the past ten years, as soon as we drive to Pitcher's Cove, and the cottage the kids have always called 'The Tree House'. The worries of the world fall away, laughter fills the rooms, a guitar strums on the deck, as the hummingbirds welcome us with their joyfully noisy wings. Within a day, on his time of course, and when the tide and time is right, the bald eagle glides over the cove, diving suddenly from a hundred feet high crashing in to the water to catch an unsuspecting fish. As grace turns to terror, he deftly flips the fish mid flight to easily dispatch it from it's fearful fate, and continues on his way. The first week, we sleep late, have a conversation, eat well, take walks, swim, paddle, talk some more, then sit in peaceful silence. The books and music we bring sit idly by until the second week, for it is only then that the cobwebs of our busy lives are swept away, and the words on a page sink in, the sound of a musical note remains sustained. Our times in Maine over the course of a 30 year marriage with 4 wonderful children (now grown) is the common stitch that has bound our family together. The years at Pitcher's cove have healed life's wounds and hurts, cemented common joys, and given hope for what the next day may bring.
Left on 09/15/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 15, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
It's been several months since we stayed in Pitcher's Cove, but just thinking about it brings such happy memories. We were a family of five.Three generations. We had a wonderful time. The accommodations were fantastic! The cottage is so beautiful, very clean,warm and charming.
The structure is a cross between a woodland chapel and a tree house. It is much bigger than it looks and has all the modern amenities. Sitting out on one of the three decks affords the most gorgeous view of the cove. Hummingbirds abound, but just try to get a photo of one. Impossible.
The location is perfect.Waldoboro,a smallish village is close to Boothbay, Rockland and Cambden.We spent our mornings at the cottage and our afternoons exploring the area.
The owner left a binder full of information of places to see and great suggestions of where to eat.His attention to detail gave a very personal touch. Rather than a business transaction, we felt we had stayed with friends.
Left on 05/30/2011 for a stay in August 2010 | KarenReviewed May 30, 2011Stayed Aug 2010
Does going back more than ten years in a row constitute a high opinion of this cottage? I guess so! The sunsets are wonderful, over the cove and the Medomak River as it widens out to join the ocean. The spaces inside are comfortable, with great views of the cove and birds, which come to feed at the feeders on the deck. My grown kids return as schedules permit, most years; two airy bedrooms provide for four adults, bunk beds for the kids. The kitchen is well equipped: we have provided dinner for eight (if you feel like cooking). We enjoy exploring new places nearby each year, and love going back to some of our favorite haunts. The canoe enables exploration of the shoreline as well. There are games for the kids and a good library of pick-up books if you don't come with your own. The owner's careful attention to every detail helps to make your visit a pleasure.
Left on 05/29/2011 for a stay in July 2007 | Cindy & PhilReviewed May 29, 2011Stayed Jul 2007
If you're looking for a relaxing and rustic, but comfortable, Maine vacation on the water, this is the place for you! We have stayed here twice, in 2006 and 2007, and are thrilled to be returning this summer. This is not just a vacation house, it's a cozy home that is obviously loved and taken care of by its owners. It's on a very large lot, so it's extremely private and quiet. The view from the deck and from inside the house is amazing. We enjoyed canoeing on the river. It's secluded, yet close to town and other popular Maine destinations. Extra bonus if you enjoy birds or photography: the hummingbirds will entertain you while you enjoy your morning coffee on the deck!
Left on 05/12/2011 for a stay in July 2009 | Ann MReviewed May 12, 2011Stayed Jul 2009
I have stayed in a number of places in Maine - but this rental is wonderful. The views of the tidal bay morning and night are stunning. Fun to watch the fishermen when they go digging for clams when the tied is low.
Inside the house - it is like being at home. They have fully equipped the kitchen with spices, flour, sugar, - and every imaginable pot and pan.
There were two three right notebooks - 1) for things to do and information about each - with directions and the 2) was where to eat and buy food. I remember a wonderful fresh vegetable place they recommended.
If you want to go to a place on a seashore - right above the water - and get away from the noise - this is the place to go.
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