Enjoy this beautiful custom newly-built 4-season cottage style home located on the Sheepscot River. A gently sloping lawn faces the River, the dock, and Long Pond Lake, two of Maine's beautiful and interesting bodies of water. Centrally located in Midcoast Maine to the cities/towns of Augusta, Belfast, Rockland, Camden, Lincolnville, Boothbay, and Damariscotta. Check out many of the local places of interest and food listed on this site. The surroundings are privately located on multiple acres. Unlimited Internet. Hussey's store is minutes away. Hosting year-round!
- House83 m²
- Half Baths1
- Min. Stay4 - 7 nights
Situated on many acres, the Cottage has 2 bedrooms/2 baths with lovely views.
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- Response time
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jul. 2018
About Marianne Buehler
I have lived most of my life near or on the water in Maine. There are many special places to visit and spend time, such as on the Sheepscot River where there is rejuvenating quietude and opportunities to be on the water.
Marianne Buehler purchased this House in 2014
Why Marianne Buehler chose Somerville
My sons completed building the River Cottage in 2014 as a legacy home for us and travelers to enjoy a special environment surrounded by engaging nature and quietude. The property is central to the areas of Augusta, Rockland, Belfast, Dameriscotta, and Camden.
What makes this House unique
We are in love with our home because it is immersed in nature with unique vegetation, a natural setting, and opportunities to spend time in and on the water. Wildlife such as deer, beavers, birds, moose, and other critters may be seen in the neighborhood. Relax on the chairs, porch, lawn, picnic table or cook on the River.
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Beautiful property! Tucked away off main road with easy access to many things to do.
This was a great place to unplug and get off the grid for a few days for my family. While we had access to internet, there was no TV which encouraged everyone to read more and get moving early. Located in a great spot that was convenient to see many of Maine's beautiful costal communities.
Property owner was just down the street so when we ran into a problem (we couldn't figure out how to use the washing machine; turns out there was a switch that had been turned off that shouldn't have...) she was able to come by right away, troubleshoot, and solve.
There is no A/C; and when the breeze came through, it was very comfortable to sleep. We happened to be there during a particularly hot & humid stretch, but large tower fans helped to make sleeping more comfortable.
There is a large country store about 5 minutes down the street, so anything we'd "forgotten" or realized we needed for dinner was easy to get.
This was a perfect place for our 3-person family and could have easily accomodated a friend for our daughter, as there were two twin-sized beds in the 2nd bedroom.
It was a pleasure to host your family, Kristine! The River Cottage location makes for a lovely breeze and a quiet spot on the Sheepscot River. Relaxing by the river or paddling out to Long Pond is an adventure of wildlife, beautiful river flowers, and quietude. A detailed midcoast Maine local map of interest is available for daily excursions.
Nature-filled stay at cozy and comfortable cottage
We had a lovely time at this modern, fully-equipped cottage. It is a quiet spot, beautifully located on the river. Our 4-year old loved the sloping garden and going kayaking together on the Sheepscot River, spotting small wildlife including beavers. The firepit makes for romantic evenings on the river bank. We do advice using bug repellant. Marianne is a wonderful host: very responsive, accommodating and welcoming.
The nearby general store provides you with all things necessary. Day trips can be taken to several historic towns on and nearby the ocean, and there are plenty of options to satisfy your craving for Maine lobster & other seafood.
It is a pleasure to know that the property is enjoyed! As the seasons mature, beautiful flowers and wildlife, especially eagles, egrets, and others will be on the river, a place of quietude. It is a quiet place to relax and a great home base to explore from. We hope to see you again!
home was clean and fully furnished. Renter was attentive to our needs. Kayaks were provided, which provided much enjoyment for our family!
So glad you and your family enjoyed the River Cottage on the Sheepscot River--it is a great spot! Your family had an opportunity to see a couple of Somerville seasons blending back to back...
A Natural Wonder
We got to the house late in the night. The weather in Belfast was challenging. Heavy wind and driving rain. We quickly settled into the cozy digs. Comfortable beds. Nicely appointed kitchen. Good knives! Fresh corn and tomatoes in easy range. We retired and awakened early the next morning to the cry of a loon who was sunning on the dock. Before us a perfect river, slow and meandering it's still surface reflecting the trees and grasses. Surrounded by golden marshlands. The morning mist rising. Not a house or human in sight. A sanctuary. While drinking our coffee we were privy to a Great Blue Heron at close range stalking in the shallows. Huge wings cutting the air as it rose into the coming day. As a location it feels remote and full of surprise. We found an excellent old town canoe as the river cried EXPLORE! Out on the river the show got better and better. A Pileated woodpecker and then as we went up river...two bald eagles flying out of the woods - the second so low you could feel the beating wings. We navigated the beaver dams and ventured to the lake but found the river far more interesting. This is a gem. It has a wild and faraway feel. Enlightening. You come away with visions of a time out of time. Kudos. 10 stars.
So glad you enjoyed your time on the Sheepscot River, Wendy! The River corridor is a magical place bountiful in wildlife, especially birds, unique flowers, serenity, and a sense of quiet wonder. I truly hope you will visit again...
We enjoyed our week at River Cottage. The house is very cozy and comfortable, we heard loons each evening and saw beaver swim by in the river. There are no houses nearby so it is very private, and because of the beaver dam downstream there's no traffic on the river. There is a public boat launch nearby so you can enjoy the river and Long Pond. It's under an hours drive to the Camden Rockland area, so very easy to go for a lobster dinner and a day at the beach.
The only thing needed is a grill for outdoor cooking.
The Sheepscot River is a special place...So glad you enjoyed the cottage and surroundings! Multiple destinations abound within 45 minutes on the ocean or inland--will add the public boat launch to the existing compiled list of possible destinations. And yes, I purchased a replacement for the previous outdoor wood-fired grill!
Immaculate and well furnished
This cottage was pristine, and included everything you need for a comfortable and happy vacation. Private with lovely views of the river and lake in the distance, all you need are your clothes and favorite food.
So glad you had a wonderful experience at the River Cottage! It is a special place to enjoy lake-side, on and in the water, and paddling to Long Pond Lake and beyond. Hope to see you again!
Nestled on the banks of the Sheepscot River in Somerville, Maine, the River Cottage overlooks the river with distant views to Long Pond Lake. Canoes and kayaks take the paddler downstream into the 2.5-mile lake; a dock is conveniently located in the river for easy water access. Eagles and Great Blue Herons nest along the river and wildflowers cover the embankments. The surroundings are privately located on multiple acres. The cottage was recently built and ready to be enjoyed. No neighbors can be seen or heard from the cottage, very private.
Centrally located in Midcoast Maine to the cities/towns of Augusta, Belfast, Rockland, Camden, Lincolnville, Boothbay, Damariscotta, and Portland (~1 hour drive), there is shopping, oceanfront activities, restaurants, local art shows, concerts/music events, museums (Wyeth, Lighthouse +), parks, and hiking within a 20-50 minute drive. Hussey's General Store (groceries+) is 10 minutes from the cottage--a local icon.
Additional information about rental rates
Rental Rates listed above. Additional fees include 8% of the rental fee. The number of people over 4 pay $10 each per night. *If for some reason a renter cancellation is necessary, you can book another time at the River Cottage using the prepayment funds.