If you're looking for a great mid-coast Maine vacation spot, this is it!
Mill Pond cottage is located on beautiful Arrowsic Island, surrounded by the Kennebec, Sasanoa and Back Rivers, just 10 minutes south of historic Bath, ME on Rt. 127. The cottage is situated on 5 acres of secluded woodland with +300 feet of shoreline on beautiful Mill Pond (above), a tidal saltwater marsh, bird lover’s paradise and home to a wide variety of ducks and geese, gulls, great blue herons, osprey and an occasional bald eagle. The marsh opens onto Hockamock Bay and provides excellent opportunities for kayaking or canoeing. In the morning you might be awakened by the gobbling of turkeys or the cooing of morning doves - or serenaded in the evening by a local coyote family and/or the abundant owl population.
During the day you may want to just relax on the screened porch and read a book or nap. Or if you feel a need for exercise you could take a short hike to Sewall Pond, a lovely freshwater pond where you can take a dip to cool off or wet a line to sample it’s excellent pan fishery. If you’re inclined to catch some sun at the beach, Reid State Park is a short 10 mile drive - or cycle- down the peninsula. On the way back you might want to stop at Five Island’s Lobster Company to sample a freshly prepared lobster while watching lobstermen maneuver among the islands tending their traps. If boating is your thing, Robinhood Marine Center, a full-service facility, is 5 miles down the road in Georgetown.
Description: New 2001 ! Cozy two bedroom home with views of Mill Pond saltwater marsh, Hockamock Bay and Back River. Quiet, secluded. Tremendous birdwatching. Many excellent hiking trails on the island. Swimming in freshwater pond. Beaches at Reid State Park and Popham, great shopping in historic Bath and Freeport (LL Bean), 10-30 min drive. Day trips to Boothbay Harbor and Bar Harbor (Acadia National Park). Maine Maritime Museum, five-star restaurant (Robinhood Meeting House).
Layout: First Floor Modern, fully equipped Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room with French doors opening onto screened-in porch. TV/VCR. A full bath downstairs with washer/dryer. Second Floor Master bedroom with TV/VCR, Queen bed and large closet. Second bedroom with TV/VCR, twin beds and closet. All new mattresses. Half bath upstairs. Ceiling fans in Kitchen/Dining/Sitting room and both bedrooms.
Cottage is located in back of 5 acres - beautiful, secluded setting with wonderful views of Mill Pond tidal saltwater marsh, Hockamock Bay and Back River. Wildlife abounds, deer roaming the property, turkeys and other occasional wildlife and a wide variety of birds including ducks, geese, great blue herons, osprey and an occasional eagle. We provide a state park pass during your stay. This is very private, secluded yet only 10 minutes to Bath, 15 minutes to Brunwsick. The cottage is so well equipped you only need your suitcases and food. We even furnish beach chairs and beach towels.