Come sit on the sunny front porch of The Loon Lady with your morning coffee and muffins, or relax on the spacious screened-in porch furnished for dining. Located just 15 minutes from Belfast and coastal Route 1, and surrounded by 30 wooded acres with two beaver ponds, this story-and-a-half cottage sleeps six and offers all the amenities you need for a relaxing, peaceful, and comfortable get away.
Walk into a cheerful, light-filled downstairs with an open-concept dining/living room and fully-equipped kitchen with modern appliances including a dishwasher. French doors lead from the main floor out to the screened porch.
The first-floor bedroom with private back deck entrance has a day-bed with a trundle that becomes a king, or can remain as two single beds. The full-bath has a tub with shower.
Upstairs, the master bedroom has a double-bed, desk, and sitting area. The airy, open back dormer room has a trundle bed (2 singles), a reading/writing nook, and a half bath.
There is a washer and dryer in the basement. Kayaks, canoes, small boats and bikes can be parked out back. Rentals are readily available. Owner stores her boats in basement but are not for rental use.
A Rennai Heater and baseboard heater warms the cottage on colder nights. The two window AC units are rarely used. All rooms and the porch have overhead fans.
While no cable, there is a TV with a DVD attached and lots of movies to watch. You can also enjoy various board games or choose a book from the library. At present no WIFI due to reception issues.
Linens, house towels and beach chairs are available. If convenient, please bring your own Beach Towels.
Outside: Sit around the stone fire pit with your drinks, make s’mores, or prepare your meal on the gas grill. Pick fresh vegetables in season from our organic raised-beds or visit the Friday Belfast Farmer’s Market. You can also rinse off under the hot and cold outside shower after a day at the beach.
Location: Approximately 45 minutes from the Maine Turnpike Augusta Exit to Route 3, the cottage is 15 minutes from the lively town of Belfast, one of Mid-Coast’s Places to Go, and Coastal Route 1. Belfast offers a myriad of things to do and see from walks and bike rides along the shore past the Front Street Shipyard, kayaking, sampling at several Microbreweries, restaurants ranging from pizza joints to fresh-off-the-boat seafood and gourmet dining. There are many, new fun shops. Hannaford’s or the Belfast Co-Op offer all your grocery needs.
The Waldo County YMCA has a pool for rainy days and many exercise programs. Membership is reciprocal or pay a small fee.
There is much more to explore, but don’t forget to visit the Cellar Door Winery in Lincolnville. Its 200-year-old barn, daily wine tastings, local Artisans’ Shop, and Farm to Table events are first class.
Swimming/Fishing: Lincolnville Beach, one of the most child-friendly beaches on the Mid-Coast, Norton Pond, Lake Megunticook (Barrett’s Cove) in Camden and Steven’s Pond in Liberty are a short drive from the cottage. A fabulous 2nds tee shirt store and 4 story antique tools and objects store in Liberty are close by. Many other ponds, lakes, and streams are a short drive, or take a day trip up the coast and visit Fort Knox, then cross over the awesome bridge into Bucksport, or wander further down the coast to visit the coastal town of Castine.
Getting places: Drive down Route 1 or take a short cut and spend time exploring Camden where you can take day trips on the Tall Ships; visit Rockport’s quaint harbor with many seaside music events; and Rockland for Jazz or Lobsta Festivals. Drive up the coast to Searsport where antique shopping abounds or visit Stockton Springs, a small coastal community just south of Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. Bucksport has an Annual Lobster Festival. Castine (1 ½ hr) is one of the most beautiful, quaint coastal towns and harbors. Bar Harbor (1 ½ hr) and Acadia National Park (1 ½ hr) are favorite day trips. Visit the local Chambers of Commerce or go online for more information. The Republican Journal on Thursday has a listing of all the local events from free movies in Camden, Community and Contra Dances in Belfast, Art Walks, Winery Tours, the Pizza Train out of Belfast and much, much more.+ More