Midcoast Waterfront Maine Home

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198 Stones Point Rd, Cushing, ME 04563

Overview

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 9
Type: Home
Per week: $1,050 - $1,700
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Cushing vacation home rental
This family seasonal home on the waterfront is secluded and serene. With direct waterfront and panoramic views, watch sloops sailing up and down the river, lobstermen pulling pots, even occasional seals leaping or sunning. Osprey routinely catch their dinner in the river. Some years, eagles nest at the top of an especially tall pine tree in view of the house.

Explore the clam flats at low tide. (Yes, there are steamer clams for the digging and clamming forks at the house if you’ve a mind to try.)

Walk, jog or ride your bike around “the loop,” a 3 or 4-mile circle of road around Stone’s Point. Then relax on the screen porch with a book from a large collection throughout the house. Or choose one of the many board games or puzzles available. Of course there’s a Smart TV, cable, internet and a DVD player, but who goes to Maine to watch TV?

After a home cooked lobster dinner, put your feet up in front of a cozy fire in the fireplace and remember what it’s like to have no agenda at all. Or step outside and look up. With no light pollution, no place has more stars than a clear Maine night sky.

When you crave a little civilization, there are many attractions within an easy drive, many only 10 miles or so away.
Area Information
Cushing is a small rural town with a post office, a small general store and is the site of the house featured in artist Andrew Wyeth’s famous painting, “Christina’s World.”

Thomaston, about 10 miles away, is a charming old town with its history literally carved in stone along the main street and worth a stroll through. Rockland is about 5 miles beyond and boasts many attractions including restaurants, boutique shops, galleries, the harbor, the Farnsworth Museum (art), the Owl’s Head Transportation Museum and the Rockland Lighthouse Museum.

Picturesque Rockport and Camden are several miles beyond Rockland. Camden Hills State Park offers hiking trails, a waterfront picnic area and, at the summit, spectacular views of Penobscot Bay. Lighthouses are another attraction in the area. Lobster is everywhere.

Availability Calendar

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
May 16 2015 Jun 06 2015 - - $1,050 - 1 Week
Jun 06 2015 Jun 27 2015 - - $1,375 - 1 Week
Jun 27 2015 Aug 29 2015 - - $1,700 - 1 Week
Aug 29 2015 Sep 26 2015 - - $1,300 - 1 Week
Sep 26 2015 Oct 17 2015 - - $1,050 - 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 8%
Deposits: One quarter of full fee will hold rental, forfeited if booking cancelled less than 2 months prior to rental start date.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: $100 cleaning fee Damage deposit to be determined if pet is included.

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 5 Twin Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Garage
  • Kayak
  • Pet Friendly
  • Beach Towels
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Screened Porch
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Ocean)
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Kayaking
    (onsite)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (10 miles)
  • Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Park
    (10 miles)
  • Beach
    (12 miles)
  • Hiking
    (15 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (10 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (12 miles)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Cushing, Maine

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Gail Abrams

Sarasota, Florida

What a beautiful, little "find"!

I thought the reviews were to good to be true, but the reality was even better then expected. The entire area is beautiful and serene. The spacious and comfortable house sits on the edge of the property like a beacon welcoming you home. The picturesque house is warn, inviting and fully equipped for anyone's taste or needs. We went biking, canoeing, kayaking and walking. When we weren't actively involved we enjoyed hours of reading, resting, or putting puzzles together on the roomy screened in porch...the view is breathtaking! We explored the area by taking day trips which involved sightseeing, hiking, whale watching, and even experiencing an exciting and educational ride on a lobster hauling boat...the grandchildren loved that. Speaking of lobster, we hooked up early in our stay with Dan Staples, owner of Luke's Seafood, at the end of Pleasant Pt. Rd., where our own crate of lobsters was waiting for us every night tied to the dock. My friend and my son-in-law would canoe down the river to his dock and take as many lobsters as we wanted for dinner that night, and the leftovers went into lobster omletes for breakfast...how great was that! Obviously we were totally enamored by this special place...so much so, that we will be back for another month next year to our beautiful, little "find"!

Ken Keithley

Danville, KY

Great

We had our family come in from San Francisco, Clarksville TN, Danville KY and Kittery Maine, ...It was a great week of laughter, playing board games. walking the shore, flying kites, exploring the area. Fantastic peace and solitude there, and we got a great picture of a sunrise over the river and the buoys marking the lobster pots..at 4:50am. We Highly recommend this rental, a classic Maine vacation site!

Janet Polimer

Belfast, ME/Waltham, MA/Portsmouth, NH

What a Spot!

Girls weekend in the fall, sisters and Auntie since 1992 - we've stayed in some nice places in Maine, but this is the best yet and we hope to make it our permanent yearly getaway place. Here's why: Gorgeous view from anywhere in the house - the water is right there! Quiet neighborhood, private feeling, no other houses right up close Comfy living room with flat screen TV Screened porch to sit and read and talk Fully equipped kitchen - we cooked a fish dinner on Friday night. Nearby restaurants - we ate at the Slipaway on Saturday, it is right on the harbor. Five bedrooms, 2 down, 3 up (some people snore, not mentioning any names) One of the downstairs bedrooms has its own full bathroom, for the aunt 2nd bathroom with shower upstairs Great house, made a puzzle, read books and magazines, relaxed and laughed. Thanks, Alison!

Carl and Bonnie

Boscawen NH

Comfy and Spacious

There were 9 of us and we were all very comfortable in the cottage. With the added space of the screened porch, plenty of room and all the furniture was very comfortable including the beds. The property is very private and the road is a great walking road, not much traffic. We had a great time and would love to return.

Chris

Niagara Falls, NY

Perfect Location

This house offers the perfect mix of relaxing solitude yet access to places in the area that one would want to go to. There are plenty of local places selling live lobster, and access to the water for a canoe or kayak. Very nice!

Betsy Gammons

Concord, NH USA

Our 60th Birthday Present in Paradise!

As my twin sister and I drove down the lupine-lined driveway to what we would call The Harmony House, we became energized with feelings of anticipation and excitement about the week ahead! Would this charming home become a place to return to? The grounds surrounding the front of the house are beautiful, with shade trees, lilacs, and fields of tall grasses, daisies, buttercups, butterflies, and fireflies at night. The back yard opens to the water, the mouth of the St. George's River, and a cove to one side. The water is home to local lobster boats, sailboats, kayakers, an ocassional schooner en route to distant shores, sea birds, playful seals and even dolphins! The layout of the house is very warm and welcoming. The well-eqipped kitchen is open to a dining area (seating for 8 comfortably) with large picture window looking out to the water. A living area opens from that, with large, comfortable couch and chairs, a flat screen TV, and fireplace. There is a wonderful, large screened porch which opens from the living room, with view of the water. We enjoyed the guest book, and collection of information about things to do in the area, restaurants, etc. At the front of the house (road-side) are the 2 queen bedrooms- full of charm and very cozy. One of the 2 bathrooms in the house opens directly from one of the queen rooms, and is also accessed from the kitchen. Upstairs are the 2 adorable twin rooms and a single, and a very large bathroom. We found everything to be cared for, clean, organized, and comfortable. Washer/dryer are provided and also a clothesline out back which comes in handy for beach towels. We have been renting another property for over 25 years, just around the cove from The Harmony House. This year we wanted to find an additional rental close by to accomodate more guests- in celebration of my twin sister's and my 60th birthday. We could not have been luckier to discover this spot! All of our guests loved being in The Harmony House! It is so condusive to socializing, group dinners on the porch, cocktails by the sea, watching movies for evening activities, taking walks, exploring the local villages, etc.etc. Thank you for the memories! We will return! Stones Point is our Paradise!

Carol Manowski

Palm Coast, Florida

Cushing cottage

Loved the location and the size of the property. This was the type of place we were looking for - a true Maine cottage. After the trip, our family agreed that it was the place we would want to return to for another vacation.

Fred Winer

Baltimore, Maryland USA

Perfect

The house and surroundings were perfect for us. The house is comfortable and private, and the view and access to the water is terrific. If you are looking for a quiet place for rest and relaxation, this is it. The first floor has a large open kitchen/dining room/living room with fireplace and a large screened in porch with a fabulous view. The two larger bedrooms on the first floor are fine for couples and the three bedrooms upstairs would be great for kids. You are only a short drive to Thomaston and Rockland where there's a lot to do if you want, and the restaurants were good. I spent a couple days at the Farnsworth Museum, which houses a large collection of Andrew Wyeth. Best of all, the owner made us feel welcome even before we arrived. She described what was where in the house and how to use it, and gave restaurant and other local tips which all turned out to be terrific. If you're looking for the townhouse with the pool and the nearby golf course, this isn't for you. But if you're looking for quiet and privacy and a wonderful view, this fits the bill.

Valerie Winslow

Spencer, MA

breathtaking experience

when we arrived at the property, a row of Lupines lined the driveway that led to the house that overlooks the St. George River. the ad said the place was serene, but it did not say how absolutely breathtaking the experience would be. The pictures did not do justice to the lovely shore roses and lilac trees that surrounded the house. The kitchen was large and and was stocked with anything anyone could possible want or need, and then some. The living room had a fireplace that warmed the place during the cool night or early morning hours. And the windows, the windows allowed so much sunlight and gorgeous views of the water without having to leave the house. We had 6 people in our party and the house could have easily handled more people without being in each other's way. We did day trips of the area. When we were in the house, my niece flew her kite and did jig saw puzzles that were in the house. My nephew did a little kyaking and my dad simply enjoyed sitting on the screened in porch, watching the water and listening to the birds. A wonderful time was had by all. The owners have undersold this little piece of heaven. We got far more than we expected and would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone looking for a great time, just far enough from the rest of the world to be peaceful and relaxing, but close enough to jump in a car and join the crowd.

Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

It is a truly wonderfully appointed house. You lack for nothing. We arrived at night, but the lights were onto greet us. We had brought something for breakfast planning to shop the next day. The only thing we did not know was filters for the coffee machine. Not to worry, not only were there filters, but coffee, toiletpaper and tissue paper.

The place was super clean as were the towels and linen.

Perfect for a pet, very private and lots of room to run. What Alison should explain is that the grocery store is not your normal grocery store. You never have to cook, and believe me their meals are delicious. Did not get a chance to taste their home made pizza.
Thanks for a wonderful relaxing time. My only regret was the time was too short.

Lynda, Canada
September, 2014

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Alison Muschinsky

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