Welcome to The Red Cottage on the Saco River, minutes from the coastal neighborhoods of Hills Beach, Biddeford Pool, Fortune's Rock, one of Maine's most spectacular sand beaches, Granite Point and the Kennebunk coastal area of Goose Rocks. We're 1/4 mile from the University of New England and three miles from downtown Biddeford, a renaissance City experiencing a resurgence of restaurants, boutiques, and microbreweries.
The Saco River is a striped bass fisherman's paradise and local fishing guides are available or fish right off the beach. East Point Sanctuary in Biddeford Pool is maintained by the Maine Audubon Society and considered one of the premier birding spots on the Northeast coast. Wood Island Lighthouse is located just off Biddeford Pool and offers a unique Maine experience with boat tours in July and August. Kayak rentals, sight seeing charters and parasailing are also available locally.
A little farther afield you can explore:
Portland - Maine's largest city is widely hailed as a foodie Mecca. It's also home to museums, summer concerts, shopping, and more, a half hour north on I-95.
- Kennebunkport - a favorite tourist destination, just 10 miles to the south.
-Neighboring Saco - water parks and ziplining for the kids.
-Palace Playland - Maine's only beachfront amusement park is located in Old Orchard Beach, eight miles up the coast.
- A rare rainy day? Plan a train trip up or down the coast of New England. The Amtrak Downeaster Station, from Brunswick to Boston is located in Saco, just 4 miles away.
-Freeport and Kittery - we're centrally located for all your outlet shopping needs.
When You're Here, You're Home
The Red Cottage is fully furnished with all the comforts of home. The first floor features a living room, large bedroom with queen bed, fully stocked kitchen, one bathroom, sitting room with washer/dryer and three season porch. Upstairs is an alcove with a twin bed, and a large bedroom with three twin beds. The large backyard has a patio with grill for summer cookouts, seating for 6, or sit under the pines by the babbling brook with a good book. A short walk through the woods brings you to the bluff overlooking the marsh and river, with views to the ocean beyond. There are fox, deer, waterfowl, hawks and eagles; the kayakers, fishing and recreational boaters, and the ebb and flow of the river. Adjacent to the property is one of the oldest cemeteries in Biddeford, a bit of local history written on each tombstone.
Come and enjoy a little piece of the coast of Maine.
I look forward to posting pictures of spring in Maine, it's been a long winter.+ More