MERRY ISLAND COTTAGE | EGDECOMB | RIVERFRONT | GREEN LIVING | KAYAKING

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Ecologically Sound Cottage on the Damariscotta River

  6 guests
  3 bedrooms
  2 full / 1 half bathrooms
  2600 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

 
Bedroom 1 Main Level
1 Queen
 
Bedroom 2 Lower Level
1 Queen
 
Bedroom 3 Lower Level
2 Twins

Description

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.
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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.
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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.
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Amenities

In addition to features at the top of this listing, you will also have the following amenities to enhance your experience:
-Linen - included no additional charge, including pillows and blankets
-Pets - Sorry, this is not a pet-friendly home
-Gourmet Kitchen
-Radiant Heat (floors)
-Lawn and Deck Furniture
-Rais wood stove
-Lobster Pot & Accessories
-Indoor & Outdoor games
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Reviews

Reviewed: Dec 15, 2016
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We had a fantastic stay at this property-Even during a wind storm that knocked out power! There was plenty of firewood on hand and candles for the unexpected turn of events. The privacy this home offers was fantastic and a short drive into town when we wanted to rejoin the world at large. Great water views and nature hikes nearby. The owner has provided local maps and info on area attractions as well. We actually live nearby in Portland. This is a very welcome getaway from our everyday.
Reviewed: Jun 28, 2016
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This beautifully designed home was perfect for my family. Photographs and artwork adorn the walls and the large windows allow for spectacular views of the sunrise, the river, and fireflies at night. It provided a well-equipped kitchen and clean comfortable common and private spaces. We especially appreciated the access to the outdoors from each bedroom so people could come and go without disturbing the others. We enjoyed serene morning contemplation by the river, seal watching, shoreline exploration, and even ventured out on the river in floats purchased at the local Reny's store. It's location made it easy for us to visit Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, and Bristol. It was exactly what we needed to decompress from the hustle and bustle of daily life in the city. We would definitely like to return again.
Reviewed: Jul 23, 2015
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Gorgeous modern house on Damariscotta. Comfortable. Airy. Quiet. We loved the kitchen/cooking set up, the amazing windows onto the water. Easy access to Damariscotta and Booth Bay from River road. Great bedrooms and bathrooms. Great for socializing and for relaxing. Good air flow, ceiling fans in main rooms. Beautiful decks and porches, both screened and open. No other homes in view. Great chairs on rock overlooking water. Our experience was 100% positive.
Reviewed: Jul 6, 2015
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Centrally located, beautiful modern house. Everything as advertised. The owners were very pleasant and good to work with. Highly recommend.
Reviewed: Jun 30, 2015
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Exceeded expectations! I read the reviews beforehand and had high expectations. The house exceeded those. It is situated in a camp- like setting with dense woods, water views, unpaved driveway, etc. The contemporary house is equipped with high-end appliances, walls of windows, and THEE most efficient wood stove I've encountered. 3 small logs took the chill off one evening. It feels like Frank Lloyd Wright meets IKEA. The owners have taken care of all those small details by stocking the house with paper towels, band-aids, shampoo,nail clippers, thermometer, you name it. They recommended a place to rent kayaks and on a moments notice, I had two kayaks delivered. My 2 teenagers spent hours on the river kayaking with seals frolicking nearby while my husband and I enjoyed some wine on the Adirondack chairs taking pictures of them. One evening was spent playing scatagories ( supplied by the owners) after we cooked lobsters from the neighboring vendor. Nary an iPod, iPad, tv or any device was in sight or in use! When I needed to send pics to family, WiFi was readily available. A memorable house, a memorable vacation!

Disclosures

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.***

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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.
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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.
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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.


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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.”

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