This is the first time we’ve rented from Hearts of Maine, a realty company that specializes in waterfront rental properties in Downeast, Maine. One of the things we loved about them was that more than half of their properties allow pets.
We stayed at the Acadia Beach House in Gouldsboro, off of Schieffelin Point Road.
I like taking photos of places as soon as you walk in. This way, you don’t get all your junk in the way of the shots. So, most of these shots were taken upon arrival.
We entered through the main entrance, which is at the back, to the most beautiful kitchen. I think the shot is fuzzy because I was so excited. That’s a Viking range over there on the far wall.
The dining area looking towards the living area. To the left is a little sun room which connects the two parts of the house.
George is coming towards me after having checked out the rooms off the sunroom. My only complaint about the sunroom is that the furniture wasn’t comfortable. My husband liked it, though.
In the back rooms are two bedrooms. This is one of the master bedrooms.
It had this cool antique chaise lounge in the corner.
This is the little single bedroom. I loved the vintage quilt.
There were lots of homey touches, like this photo wall in the sunroom.
And this old cupboard that’s doing duty these days as a bar. And speaking of bars, I found this fantastic recipe for a drink in a cookbook I found in the kitchen.
1 ounce Hennessey Cognac
1 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce lemon juice
For the Sidebar, a good chill is the key element. I like to put the shaker in the freezer before I make these and keep it in there if there is more than enough for a first round. Put enough ice in the shaker to get everything nice and cold but not so much that it will dilute the drink. Pour the liquids in and shake vigorously. Pour into a glass.
~copyright Rebecca Charles, from Lobster Rolls and Blueberry Pie: Three Generations of Recipes and Stories from Summers on the Coast of Maine
Little touches like this made me feel at home in this place along the coast.
I thought I had taken photos of the other bedroom (where we stayed) but there are some excellent shots on the realty page for this home. It sleeps five, two adults and a child, but there is extra space on the property if you care to pay about $200 more for the week. It’s a small cottage with a bedroom and a bathroom. I didn’t get to see inside because it was locked when we were there.
The front of the house. My husband is getting the grill ready. This was taken last Sunday and we were having hot dogs. I know it doesn’t sound that exciting but they were Kahn’s. And they were cooked on the grill. And there was onion and bread & butter pickles and cheese and grey poupon mustard . . .
Ok. I’ll stop now.
Here’s the extra space you can rent, if desired. I would definitely stay here again but am inclined to keep trying different places because it’s fun to do. However, I highly recommend this cottage. Bring kayaks!
PS ~ I cannot believe the amount of mail in my inbox. I had very little time to check on it all while I was away. Thank you all so much for your comments on this beautiful area. I’ve already ‘met’ someone who lives locally (she left a comment) and found out about an artist over in Winter Harbor. I also love the fact that you helped me to identify what I thought were blueberry blooms and was in reality, mountain laurel. So, thank you.