Wow. We have been on so many Maine adventures but this magical home and location tops our list. We spent 5 gloriously calming days watching the water rise and fall, enjoying the breeze and treasures outdoors, and discovering the neighboring water, towns and treasures- like a berry stand up the road, or the St.Croix Historical Site. This home is completely redone (with amazing wifi which the teens adored) and yet retains the simple charm of a time way back. We spent most of our time on the spacious porch, filled with light and with wide views of New Brunswick and the exact path explorers took in 1600s to find a spot to settle in "New France". Kids read, played games, used binoculars (provided) to check out details outside- and then at night explored the tidal pools and crab life with headlights. What amazed us was the calm- the water is barely traveled but for a few lobster boats- so that we felt like we were on a lake, but a lake with transformative tides and rich ocean life. And no motor boats.
The house has one nicely arranged bathroom with shower (fine for all 6, with ample hot water) and 3 bedrooms with double beds. There would be room for an inflatable single bed or portable crib in one larger room if needed. There is no laundry (which we had forgotten!) but we found that the local campground (at Keene Lake, down Shattuck Rd right up Route 1) let us use their coin-operated ones. This was great as (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) recommended we go to New Brunswick Canada to find a laundromat! Speaking of Canada, my phone kept charging us international fees as it was convinced we were in NB- and kept the clock in that time zone. Since we set the alarm very early one day to go fishing from Eastport this is key to know!
If you get nothing else out of this long review, please remember LIGHT-filled, PRIVATE, and TIMELESS activities suited to all ages. From rock-tower building to listening to loons, we had it all. We really hope to be able to go back to this truly unique spot in Maine. THANK-YOU!