Amazing setting at water's edge, 2nd floor, 1 Q Bedroom + Q Sofa bed Sleeps 2-4
About Jean Strock
We have enjoyed making Osprey's Nest a comfortable and welcoming home-away-from-home for our visitors. This has been a family project with each of us having a hand in welcoming you.
Jean Strock purchased this House in 2003
Children not allowed
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Fabulous Location but interior needs improvement
The location was fabulous and the house/beds/couches were comfortable, but the upkeep of the property needs improvement. Because there is a choice to pay extra in order to not clean when you leave, the people before us left greasy dishes in the cabinet and greasy pots - I don't know if they paid or not. Either they didn't wash the dishes or the official cleaner didn't. If you choose not to pay you must clean up when you leave, but its hard to determine what you will be charged for because the property is not immaculate. We chose to pay, but we had to clean up after the people before us or whoever is not doing a good job cleaning. In fact, we had to wash all dishes, silverware, pots and pans before we used them to make sure they were clean.The property is not kept clean - the nutcracker in the draw was totally rusty and a lot of rust particles were in the section where the nutcracker was. The microwave plate (not a regular microwave plate) was dirty. The toaster was old and dirty. What else doesn't he/she clean that isn't obvious? There was a cabinet in the kitchen that had paper plates, and other misc items - it was so unclean and messy I wouldn't use anything in it. It wasn't filthy, but it has not been attended to in quite some time. The bed was comfortable. They also give a choice to bring your own sheets or pay to use theirs - we paid to use theirs, and luckily they weren't bad. However, they were kept in a plastic bin, so sooner or later they will begin to smell. Their policies are ridiculous! The towels were newish and clean. The internet was excellent!
We take pride in providing a clean and well-supplied kitchen for our guests. We take responsibility for our preparation that did not catch this as we should have. We have no explanation for the dirty conditions described except that one of our previous guests appears to have been extremely careless about putting dirty pots and dishes back in the cupboards. We have checked the dishwasher and that is working perfectly. We appreciate this important feedback and of course will be keeping a close eye on this.
Great Only problem bugs
We had a great vacation
Secluded location right on the water, incredible views, and lots of birds!
We absolutely loved the cottage and location! Being so close to the ocean water and wildlife was a treat. The house was tastefully decorated and well cared for. Also quite clean. When we had a water problem, Jean and her son were on top of it and fixed it right away. We also had perfect weather all week. We couldn’t ask for a better time! While you felt like you were tucked away it wasn’t far to get to restaurants, etc. The only complaint would be that the bed was super hard. A pillow top mattress cover or something would really help. Overall, we loved it and will definitely be back in the future.
Perfect peace on the ocean.
The location is stunning for tranquility and relaxation. The property is beautifully laid out and extremely well equipped. No details have gone uncared for. We keep going back and plan to return!
Relaxing week with great wildlife viewing
I had a fabulous time at the Osprey's Nest. Although it was a convenient location for exploring the area, my favorite thing was sitting on the deck watching the view change with the tides and the sunlight. I'm not usually a morning person but I loved watching first light and the sunrise and then watching the sky change throughout the day until sunset and then the fading of the light. We had a front row seat for watching the gulls, terns, egrets, eiders, geese and herons. I love watching the herons fish. Of course the pair of osprey nesting nearby were also fascinating to watch. We were entertained by the seals that spent the night nearby. At dusk they were fun to watch and then after dark they entertained us with their vocalizations. On the last day I saw what I thought was one of the osprey land in a tree across the water but when I looked through the binoculars I was delighted to see that it was actually a bald eagle! We can't wait to get back to this special place.
We have the perfect spot from which to launch your kayak or canoe. There is live theater at the Maine State Theater and music at the Summer Music Festival, and it's just 25 minutes to shopping in Freeport (LL Bean). Lots of day-trip opportunities to Kennebunkport, Bath, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Camden, and all of Mid-Coast Maine. Walking and hiking trails are easy to find. Visit the Bath Maritime Museum, local fairs, antique shops in Wiscasset, and much more. We have a notebook full of brochures.