THIS PROPERTY ONLY RENTS ON A SATURDAY TO SATURDAY SCHEDULE - 7 NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIRED
PROPERTY NOT AVAILABLE TO WEDDING GROUPS FROM THE RETREAT AT FRENCH'S POINT
ROOM LAYOUT: Main Level- Kitchen, Dining Area, Living Room, Queen Bedroom, Bedroom with 2 Twins (can become and pictured as a King), Bathroom with claw foot tub-shower and laundry, Deck
DOGS PERMITTED? Dogs are considered at this property. All dogs must first meet our Pet Guidelines to be considered. J2
It does not get any better than this. An absolutely wonderful spot to spend your summer vacation. Enjoy a private sandy beach only a stones throw away from your front door. This two bedroom cottage includes everything you need to make your vacation one to remember for years. Enjoy the warmth of the working fireplace in the evening and a sea breeze by day. A slightly sloping sandy beach provides a gentle entry to the waters edge for all ages to enjoy. The outdoor shower may be one of your favorite features. Privacy, serenity, and naturally beautiful surroundings are what make this Maine cottage truly a secret hideaway.
DRIVEWAY ACCESS: There is no driveway for this cottage. If you look at the Google Earth satellite view for the cottage, you'll see the road leading to the cottage ends at the cottage just south of this one. There is parking there and a utility cart for you to use to transport your luggage and supplies across the beach from the parking area to the cottage. It is not a difficult walk but if there are people with mobility issues, it could be a challenge.
BOATS INCLUDED? No, however Water Walker Sea Kayaks offers kayak rentals in the area and may be able to rent them to you at the property.
CLEANING FEE: Not Required.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: No, the owner of this property does not require a security deposit, however, guests are still financially responsible for non-accidental damages at the property.
Property Specifics: Linens & Bath Towels: Yes, one set of bed linens and one bath towel set for each guest are included (beds are made up prior to guest arrival) Cleaning: The property will be cleaned before and after the rental. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at $35 per hour Washer & Dryer: Yes Dishwasher: Yes Coffee Maker: Yes, Standard automatic drip with filters Air Conditioning: Window unit in main living area, fans in all bedrooms Heat Source: Electric baseboard heaters, fireplace Usable Fireplace: Yes, Wood is supplied at the cottage Outdoor Firepit: Yes Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi TV: HDTV with DVD and basic cable service Grill: Propane Gas Grill Closest Shopping Village: Bucksport, 6.4 Miles away Number of Restaurants within 10 Miles: 10 plus Water Frontage: Direct Ocean Frontage Beach Access: Property located directly on the beach Dock/Pier Access: None Additional Amenities:Minimum Standards List
On the Water was very easy to deal with and had no issues at all. Everything was as advertised and even then some. Seemed like we had very personal service at what I'm sure is a very busy season.
The Driftwood Cottage was so cute and cozy and could not be at a better location. We had a great time watching loons and ducks from our own beach and loved the all of the parks nearby. Lots of biking, hiking, exploring and even swimming and clam digging at low tide. Wish we were still in Maine! Blueberries were probably my son's favorite! Seeing a Moose on our way to Acadia was awesome and the park's hiking trails were incredible. Wish we could have seen more but our cottage was in such a great location with so much to see and so relaxing to just hang out and eat lobsters! Another favorite! Yum!
Reviewed: Jul 10, 2015
On the Water in Maine was very complete from start to finish. We knew what was next and all done electronically.
This location was amazing. Just a few feet from the water and very quiet and peaceful. In a 30 minute period of time we saw osprey, loons feeding, and of course seagulls. Having morning coffee out in the Adirondack chairs with the sun coming up was wonderful. The location was easy and quick to get out to Rt. 1.
Reviewed: Sep 15, 2014
On the Water in Maine is super easy to work with. Very responsive over the phone, and provides excellent rentals. The house was impeccably clean, well outfitted with any possible supplies we might need, and in excellent shape.
We LOVED staying at this house. The wheelbarrow was one of the unexpected highlights of the trip. We ended up giving our two toddlers daily wheelbarrow rides along the beach at low tide. We all enjoying kayaking right off our own private beach, going for walks along the shore at low tide and enjoying the views at high tide. This house is private and very quiet. The perfect retreat for adults, and a great place for kids with a few adjustments. (There is a bookcase of tools, toxic chemicals and other dangerous items near the front door that is difficult to block. We covered it with paper bags and the kids eventually forgot it was there. There are a lot of charming decorations that are also a bit fragile so we just had to be vigilant with such young toddlers. It was worth it though!) The proximity to Acadia and Belfast was perfect! Just enough to do, but none of the Camden congestion!
Reviewed: Sep 1, 2014
Agency was easy to deal with- no issues at all.
It was exactly what I was looking for and what I expected. Secluded location, peaceful, easy access to water, all the basic amenities needed to live comfortably for a week.
Reviewed: Aug 25, 2014
On The Water team has been very friendly and has improved their service every year.
The Privacy is outstanding. The view is wonderful. The cottage is the perfect size.
Reviewed: Aug 24, 2014
Very professional and prompt.
Secluded and relaxing.
Reviewed: Sep 28, 2013
Newark Valley, US
Reviewed: Jul 26, 2013
Driftwood Cottage is fair to good. On the Water in Maine is excellent! Thank you! All in all a great week! Our favorite feature was the privacy, that it is a perfect size for our family, and that we can bring our dog! Also that it is right on the water. Special thanks to Justin at On the Water in Maine for responding well when I called in about the pipes in bathroom whistling. A simple apology helped and that you were giving it prompt attention!
Please do not park or drive on the beach and adhere to the driving and access directions sent 21 days prior to check-in. The water is tidal and can come up rather close to the property line so for your safety, please park at the designated spot. The beach/cottage is located on Sandy Point but the beach, as seen in pictures, is rather pebbly and a true northern Maine beach.
Smoking Is Not Permitted anywhere on or inside of any of our rental properties nor are those who may partake in tobacco smoking allowed to occupy any of our properties.
Occupancy may not exceed what is posted for each home. Maximum occupancy could include infants and children.
Amenities offered through On the Water in Maine Inc. are not available at all the properties we offer for rent. Boat Rentals through Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc. are offered Sunday morning to Friday after 4pm and include free delivery to the property. Check with an agent to find out what boats are available to rent at this property, or, when you process the booking here online, only the boats available for the property will be listed as available to rent.
Please see our Rental Guidelines Page for further questions regarding how to book this property and additional charges and fees. Contact a reservation agent for more details or to ensure you are booking the right property for you.
Town Info - Bayside Village, Northport, Belfast, & Stockton Springs
Really two towns (legally) - Belfast and Northport are neighbors, and then Bayside is located inside of the town of Northport. While only a short distance from coastal Route 1, Bayside remains a well-kept secret; a small hamlet that takes one back to a simpler, uncomplicated time. A few years back, DownEast Magazine did a great article on Bayside that is still mostly relevant today. Click HE...