A note from the owners: Opportunity drove us from the East Coast to Los Angeles to Nashville —yes. a full life. However, one evening about 15 years ago, the question arose, “If we are no longer tethered to the virtual workplace if we can settle anywhere on earth, where would it be?” For generations, our families flourished in the northeast — summer gatherings in Maine knotted the generational fabric so it was only natural that our search for a place should begin here, on the rocky coast of Maine. We looked at parcels of land in the mid-coast region. When we first stood on the granite promontory overlooking the Damariscotta River at 8 Merry Island Road, we could envision the unique glass cottage that now shepherds the cove below. We found our place and together we built an uncompromised sanctuary. Now, we invite you to enjoy the wonderment of a sunrise on the Damariscotta, a kingfisher surging from its nest, and an oyster farmer finishing his day of work.
Secluded, year-around, contemporary vacation home featuring breathtaking views and 300′ of shoreline access are now available for short-term spring, summer, fall, and winter rentals. Merry Island Cottage is located on the Damariscotta River 10 miles from Boothbay Harbor, 6 miles from Damariscotta/Newcastle and 11 miles from the village of Wiscasset. Relax in the private, wooded waterfront environment. Experience the daily activities of a working coastal inlet from the expansive cottage windows or the oversized screened porch. Lobster boats, trawlers, sailing vessels, and vacation yachts blend with osprey, blue herons, and wild turkeys to punctuate the coastal landscape. Kayak, swim, fish, sail, motor, paddle or just float in our private saltwater bay. Merry Island Cottage offers 2600 square feet of living space. The open kitchen/dining/living area features 20′ ceilings, large fir crossbeams and a wall of windows.
The main level also includes the master bedroom and bath, a laundry/storage space, an extra ½ bath, a large screened sleeping porch and a deck and multiple entrances into the main living areas. The lower level features a full bath, a guest room, a large bunkroom, and a natural wood porch with entrances to each of the lower bedrooms. The double story layout allows for privacy when needed. Ecologically sound and aesthetically pleasing building choices include a gourmet kitchen with green-labeled appliances, the ICF foundation system, concrete floors with radiant heat, and landscaping with native Maine perennials. The Rais wood stove and stainless steel room fans, assure comfort even on the chilliest nights or warmest afternoons. Washer/Dryer, linens provided, all kitchen necessities including lobster pot, outdoor grill, satellite TV, wi-fi internet, outdoor and indoor games, and activities. Unfortunately, we don’t allow pets.
Linen - included no additional charge, including pillows and blankets
Pets - Sorry, this is not a pet-friendly home
Radiant Heat (floors)
Lawn and Deck Furniture
Rais wood stove
Lobster Pot & Accessories
Indoor & Outdoor games
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We require at least 72 hours' notice of intent to rent so the cottage can be prepared for your stay. A 4-NIGHT MINIMUM IS REQUIRED FOR NON-PEAK SEASON RENTALS.
*** Certain fees such as the required Cleaning Fee and optional Pet Fee do not always appear on all booking platforms. Due to this, we reserve the right to collect monies owed for these fees from the guest if not collected as part of the original reservation.***
Check-In Time: BEGINS AT 4:00 PM
Check-Out Time: NO LATER THAN 10:00 AM
Driving Directions & Lock Box Code will be sent to the guest, via e-mail, once their reservation is finalized by signing the Short-Term Occupancy (Rental) Agreement.
Town/Body of Water: Edgecomb/Damariscotta River
Type of Waterfront: Grassy/Rocky Shoreline
Swimming Area Rating 4/5: Easy water access, maybe a pebble beach or grassy shoreline. Still good for all ages, but young children may want water shoes.
Privacy Rating 4/5: Very private, secluded location, lots of protection from trees, cannot see any neighbors from the house, not close to any roads, long driveway.
Bedrooms: (1) Queen, (1) Queen, (2) Twins
Bathrooms: (1) half bathroom with sink & toilet on the main level, (1) Full en-suite bathroom with sink & toilet on the main level, and (1) Full bathroom on the lower level.
SMOKING AND/OR FIREWORKS ARE PROHIBITED ON EVERY PROPERTY MANAGED BY CCM, INC.
We represent a wide variety of quality vacation rentals throughout the Mid Coast Region of Maine. Individually and privately owned, each vacation rental reflects the taste of its property owners. Every effort has been made to ensure that the descriptions and amenities listed above are accurate. However, occasionally changes are made to furnishings, amenities, and equipment made by the owners. Once a change is brought to our attention, we will update that webpage. If you have any specific questions not addressed above or are in search of specific criteria, please contact us.
WHY BOOK WITH COTTAGE CONNECTION?
Vacation Rentals. Privately Owned. Professionally Managed. Trusted since 1993.
Cottage Connection was one of the first vacation rental companies in the Mid-coast region of Maine. Since being created by Jeff and Audrey Miller in 1993, Cottage Connection has been trusted by homeowners and vacationers alike to “connect” each family with the perfect vacation cottage. As Audrey puts it: “The home they stay in becomes a personality, a part of their lore, when a family connects with the right cottage. Whether they want a rustic cabin in the woods or a high-end ocean bungalow, the right setting sets the tone for the entire vacation.”