Enjoy an idyllic get-away in a new & spacious oceanfront cottage on a remote island off the coast of Down-East Maine ... If you want to fully experience the peace and harmony of "old Maine" - this is the perfect place for you! Enjoy the sunrise over the nearby islands as you sip your morning coffee on the deck and watch the small ocean lobstering community slowly come to life. This large, 2-story cottage, which sleeps up to six people, is charmingly furnished. The first floor has a queen bed in one bedroom [Master], a queen & two twin beds in the other [guest(s) & kids]. A full bathroom is accessed from the common hallway and a large deck overlooks the harbor. The second floor has a large oak dining table (seats 6) and a fully equipped galley kitchen. An open and spacious living area with easy chair and two couches (one is double futon bed) that opens onto a deck overlooking the harbor, open ocean, and nearby islands.
Explore the many hiking trails to nearby bird sanctuaries, Hemlock forests, rocky ledge points, and other beautiful swimming beaches ... Kayak or take a boat ride to Criehaven Island and Matinicus Rock Island to see the Puffins. Bring a telescope for spectacular views of the planets, stars, & milky way. A nearby gift shop features island crafts and novelties. A weekly (Tuesdays only) local flea/farmer's market has bakery items, sandwiches, soft drinks, & island crafts. Extra provisions can be delivered by plane to a landing strip from the mainland grocery store (Shaw's in Rockland) for a small fee (weather permitting).
The spacious (1000 sq') 2-story cottage, that can very comfortably sleep up to six people, is charmingly furnished. The first floor has a queen bed in one bedroom, and a queen and two twin beds in the other. A full bathroom is accessed from the common hallway with a large deck overlooking the ocean. The second floor has a large oak dining table (seats 6) and a fully equipped kitchen. A large, open living area with an easy chair & two couches (one is a double futon bed) that spills out to a deck overlooking the open-ocean and nearby islands. Live lobsters can be delivered to your door by a local fisherman. Fresh bakery goods can be delivered to you by a local baker.
Matinicus is a beautiful island plantation located in outer-Penobscot bay about twenty miles southeast of Rockland, Maine. "Matinicus" is an Indian name meaning "grassy island " and its harbor is one of the few in Maine that's home to almost exclusively working vessels. The Boston Globe travel writers call Matinicus "rugged, but beautiful, with sweeping ocean views and sandy beaches ... one of the last places in Maine where the old Down East lifestyle survives in anything like it's pure form ... unspoiled and unpretentious."
There is also something very mystical and spiritually healing about Matinicus Island . . . perhaps it has to do with the limitless expanse of water, the quiet serenity, and the beautiful surroundings. Families find that they have more oportunities to bond due to the lack of "distractions", thus renewing close personal relationships. There is a lot more time for reflection and inner peace on Matinicus . . . far away from the hustle & bustle of daily hectic living in an increasingly complicated world. Maine-ly, you can expect plenty of peace & quiet.