Pleasant Beach, South Thomaston 4 BR newer oceanfront home. Enjoy spectacular sunrises, lobsterboats, great fishing, and views of many offshore islands, family friendly,
(can explore them) from a 13' x 34' deck and 3 second floor balconies with chairs. The house is up on a hill with spectacular views, especially from the upstairs balconies. new refrig, new sofa, new 40 in+ tv flat screen,
First floor includes a large deck with double french doors leading into a great room with dining area, great room is 22x22 ft with great views, 2 natural wood dining tables pushed together seat 10 people, living area, 2 rocking chairs, 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 6 super comfortable plug in inflatable queen size mattresses with built in electric air pumps that are 18 1/2 inches high and have built in pillows if extra guests come to visit, often if 4 families come together, each family can have their children in the spacious bedrooms with them
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.
In the evening, there is a place for campfire by the seawall near the beach. There is a boat landing, so bring your kayak, canoe, or boat to explore many offshore islands.
Deck has a picnic table, gas grill and chairs to watch boats going in and out of harbor.
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. A new state of the art septic system was installed during the fall, winter, and early spring
It is considered by many to be one of the prettiest locations in the whole mid coast area with a beach, harbor, and wharf, and 20-30 offshore islands. 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. We now have one of the finest cleaning services on the coast.
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. Some people catch 20-50 lb stripped bass almost every year on the first cast at low tide from the rocks in front of us to the right of the wharf, and then throws it back because he feels sorry for the fish, please check the state fish regulations as to size and number which may change each year.
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 may warm up to 75-80 degrees. Guests with a motorboat can take people waterskiing and swimming at Lake Chickawaukee outside of Rockland.
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.
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 see a pair of bald eagles fishing from the house at low tide on the rocks in front of the house in early Spring to feed their baby eaglets. 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 for the summer each year.
Farnsworth Art Museum has a free day on Wednesdays from 6-8pm which may change each year or season, it has also old paintings from the early 1800's.
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, 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, with super friendly ADGA Saanen Goats that are very affectioate and some ancestors of the goats, you can pet the goats, even the males are so friendly, there are Rouen Ducks, Rare Breed Royal Palm Turkeys, sheep, Toulouse Geese, and a male burro named Chester who chases away any coyotes.
All rates are negotiable, please call us, we want you to be best
We loved it! Very comfortable. Owner very helpful and quick at returning calls. We were there during a north easterner storm. Driveway was plowed for us. It would have been nice to have a shovel to scoop a path to the house through the 15” of snow.
We greatly enjoyed staying at this home. Staying cozy and warm despite the snow. The peaceful view and quiet location allowed for total relaxation and the children had a great time playing in the snow.
I took my family as well as my siblings and their family, to celebrate my fathers 60th bday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves from my 60 year old father to my 2 year old son. The home was very beautiful, everything you could possibly need and then some. Walmart was a 15 min drive, which was very convenient. The location, the view of the ocean, and the home themselves were absolutely beautiful. The owner was also very accommodating and absolutely a pleasure to work with. We are already making plans to go back this summer. We all absolutely loved it.
Our stay could not have been more perfect. The landscape is stunningly beautiful, the house was perfect and comfortable and well-suited for our needs. The owner, Bill, was kind and attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. We had a wonderful weekend and will definitely be coming back.
Beautiful house with amazing views. The owner was very nice and interesting to talk to. Anything we needed was there. We loved it and hope to stay again!!
It was wonderful and beautiful. Even on the rainy days it was great. Peaceful and calm. Definitely want to come back. Check out the beautiful lighthouses and the prison store. Also Karen's hideaway had amazing fish sandwiches. Wonderful for kids and adults alike. Games and puzzles at the house and beds made and ready to go. Couldn't ask for a more welcoming place or people to rent from. Thanks so much!
What a wonderful week our family had at Bill's home. He was gracious and kind, always ready to answer any questions. The home with the balconey's and deck was very comfortable for our family. The view is so much more than can be described - absolutely beautiful. We spent so much time enjoying the rocks. We had a lobster man deliver lobster to our door. It was a wonderful time of fellowship. Thank you Bill!
We had a spectacular view of the ocean. Every bedroom had the ocean view including the sunrise. As great as the towns were to tour , it was difficult to leave the house. Beautiful peaceful place.
We had a wonderful stay here, the house is beautiful and the views are breath taking. Waking up to the sun coming up on the water was just great. I would for sure recommend this rental. The owner went out if his way to make sure we had a everything we needed to make our stay a great one. We will be renting again when we can for sure! Thank you Bill!
Maranatha Cottage housed our three generations of family quite well. There was plenty of space for the seven of us. It's always great getting family together to play cribbage, board games and relax after hockey. The cottage was warm and comfortable. The view from all the bedrooms was picturesque!