Those of you typing Maine vacation rentals in the search engines are clearly looking to get back to the basics.
Or maybe, you’re like Atlanta resident Susan O., who called this Maine cabin rental a place to heal “after sad personal times.”
The two-bedroom, one-bath space called The Narrows Cottage isn’t palatial, but the scenery surrounding it–quite simply–stuns. Set on 5.5 acres of woodland, the property sits at the mouth of the Dennys River, which opens into Cobscook Bay. Your neighbors are osprey, seals, blue herons and jumping fish. You can kayak, read a book, bait a hook or just listen …
to the quiet.
Literally in the middle of nowhere, this vacation home rental provides a window into small-town life. Only a few hundred residents live in Dennysville, Me., according to the listing’s owner, Pam Chubbuck.
Inside the three-story cottage–priced right at $750 a week through September 2009–you’ll find two double beds, two twin beds, a bathroom with shower, living room, dining room and big picture windows that flood the home with natural light. Instead of checking e-mail on your Blackberry or surfing the net on your iPhone, notice how the tides roll in and out. Throw some lobster in the pot (which should be in the kitchen cabinet) and have a conversation that doesn’t require texting.
Remember why you’re on vacation and just relax already.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.