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Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater

Gouldsboro, ME, United States

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Paradise - hammock, canoe and lobster crate - view from the side deck.
  • Paradise - hammock, canoe and lobster crate - view from the side deck.
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Easy Times on the water - Down East Saltwater
  • Front of the house from the bay
  • Low tide sunrise from the front porch
  • Gouldsboro Bay from the front porch - afternoon
  • Looking south down Gouldsboro Bay from the front porch
  • Looking south down Gouldsboro Bay from the ledge in front at high tide.
  • Looking north down Gouldsboro Bay from the ledge in front at high tide.
  • Petit Manaan light at sunset - as seen from the front porch.
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Type

  • Cabin_big

    cabin

  • 4 Bedrooms

    Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathrooms

    Bathrooms

  • 8 Accommodates

    Sleeps

  • OK Dog friendly

    Pets

Nearby

  • Beaches

  • Bicycling

  • Bird watching

  • Cafes

  • Canoeing

  • Cruise

  • Fishing

  • Geocaching

  • Hiking

  • Horseback riding

  • Kayaking

  • Mountain Biking

  • Mountain climbing

  • Mountains

  • Nature excursions

  • Restaurants

  • Sailing

  • Shopping

  • Tours

  • Voluntourism

  • Windsurfing

  • Wine and Dine

  • Wine tasting

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Description
Built in 1967 (before minimum setback rules) by my grandparents, it is only 25 feet from the water. We were lucky that we built when we did - shortly after that, minimum set-back rules came into force. Anyone sitting on our deck, that close to Gouldsboro Bay, will understand one of the reasons that our summer house has been in continuous summer use by the family ever since.

Some people who visit pass their entire stay on our front porch. Some days it is clear and bright. Other days you can watch the fog creep up the far shore, hesitate, and then recede south again to the mouth of the bay. Some days you can barely hear the surf. Other days it will lull you to sleep at night. Some days you awake to fog everywhere and the sound of the Petit Manan Light foghorn. Fog or not, you can hear the lobster boats in the bay hauling traps - often barely fifty yards away. But the smell of the sea is always there.

On a clear day you can see the Petit Manan Light exactly seven miles to the southeast. Some nights when we've forgotten to leave a light on we've used the passing beam of the Petit Manan Light to locate the keyhole. On such nights the Milky Way is clearly visible above.

For the adventuresome, there is always the possibility of foraging for periwinkles and whelks at low tide in front of the house. Within minutes you can gather hundreds of periwinkles and the occasional whelk. For a different kind of foraging you can go the Lobster Coop in Corea - live lobster and crab. For some years now crab has been selling for one dollar a pound while lobster can vary widely from $3.50 a pound for shedders to $7+ for prime hardshells; and if you make arrangements - buckets of the large waved whelks (locally called "wrinkles") for mere dollars the bucket.

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Activities
  • Beaches

  • Bicycling

  • Bird watching

  • Cafes

  • Canoeing

  • Cruise

  • Fishing

  • Geocaching

  • Hiking

  • Horseback riding

  • Kayaking

  • Mountain Biking

  • Mountain climbing

  • Mountains

  • Nature excursions

  • Restaurants

  • Sailing

  • Shopping

  • Tours

  • Voluntourism

  • Windsurfing

  • Wine and Dine

  • Wine tasting

Reviews
In Brief
Type: Cabin Fees : $0.00
Minimum Stay: 3 nights Security Deposit: $100.00
Sleeps: 8 Price: $157.14
Bedrooms: 4 Check In: 16:00
Bathrooms: 1 Check Out: 11:00
Cancellation: Moderate Pets: allowed
Tax: 5.0%
Amenities
  • additional heating
  • breakfast included
  • handicap accessible
  • fireplace
  • balcony
  • TV set
  • cable TV
  • internet
  • WiFi
  • air conditioning
  • conventional heating
  • elevator
  • more than one level unit
  • more than one story building
  • pool
  • kitchen
  • laundry
  • hot tub
  • intercom
  • patio
  • family friendly
  • parking space
  • porch
  • yard
House Rules

  • Late CheckOut and early CheckIn have to be discussed and paid for in advance.
  • The maximum occupancy may not be exceeded at any time during reservation.
  • Owner does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to any personal property of the Renter. (Owner will return any missing items found.)
  • Renter will pay for repairs of any damage, they or their guests have caused.
  • Renter hereby acknowledges that they have read the House Rules, understand it, agree to it, and have taken a copy if needed.
  • Renter must be over 18 years of age.
  • The property is left clean and in the same condition as when you arrived. If not, an additional cleaning fee may be charged.
  • No damage is done, beyond normal wear and tear. Furniture is not stained or torn. No towels or linens are lost or damaged.
  • No items are lost or stolen. Lost items must be reported to the owners.