Inspired by that Victorian summer cottage I showed you yesterday, I started looking up vacation houses to rent in Maine. Totally an exercise in daydreaming, mind you, but I found 5 places I’d like to spend my summer in. Which one would you choose?
The listing says, “Extraordinary waterfront home in private community with wharf and tennis courts.”
It’s located in Cushing in the exclusive community of Gaunt Neck, a 75-acre peninsula jutting out into the Muscongus Bay.
This is probably the most contemporary house I found in the area. The listing says, “Cove’s End is truly a work of art. Its architecture is an amalgamation of timeless New England design and modern architecture, giving rise to a feeling of space and light while being comfortable and inviting.”
Something about it reminds me of the one in the Steve Martin-Goldie Hawn movie Housesitter — modern but with some nods to traditional New England farmhouses.
The area has “acres of protected pine forests, miles of waterfront, a common area with a pier, and private tennis courts.”
Visit Summer Maine Classic Vacation Rentals for more photos and information about Cove’s End.
The listing says, “An 1870s Saltwater Farmhouse stunningly restored and modernized. Peaceful with high end amenities.”
“This truly stunning and beautifully renovated 1870s farmhouse sits atop a granite ledge at the quiet end of Watts Avenue. The house is open, airy, sunny and a perfect combination of classic details and modern elements.”
“Surrounded by a well-manicured and sprawling lawn, the property abuts a quiet wood and is just a 10 minute walk to Tenants Harbor Village.”
I love this bathroom — so charming with the built-in storage, beadboard, and tub:
I wouldn’t mind cooking on vacation if I had a big kitchen like this to do it in:
Visit Summer Maine to read more about Ledgeview and see the rest of the photos.
The listing says, “Secluded Luxury on Alford Lake.”
“Designed by famed architect John Silverio, George Hill Cottage is classic and comfortable with cathedral ceilings, a floor to ceiling granite fireplace, and comfortable furniture.”
“The property sits on 76 private acres with thousands of feet of water frontage and a private dock.”
Wake up to views of the water from the bedroom:
I think every summer place needs a screened porch to spend lazy afternoons on:
Visit the Summer Maine website for more photos and information about renting George Hill.
The listing says, “Classic Maine Cottage on 6 private acres in the heart of the St. George peninsula.”
“Roaring Spout Farmhouse is a classically inspired house located in the lovely and desirable Hart’s Neck area of Tenants Harbor. When you think of Maine, the tall pines, long days and dotted sunlight spilling onto hardwood floors through a screen door, this is the house that comes to mind.”
There are 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.
I’ll take the sleeping porch, though:
Click here for more photos and information about renting Roaring Spout.
The listing says, “Stunning estate with deep water wharf and guest house.”
“Spindrift sits high on the bluffs of Port Clyde, offering absolutely stunning views of Muscongus Bay. We like Spindrift because it is classic without being stuffy and modern without being cold…a truly brilliant blend of comfort, architectural artistry, functionality and aesthetic appeal.”
“Sitting on 3 private acres with 220′ of water frontage, you can walk or bike to Port Clyde Village.”
Visit Summer Maine for more photos and rental information about Spindrift.
Now that you’ve had a chance to see them all, which one would you want to spend your summer vacation in? Right now I’m leaning toward Spindrift with all those windows and amazing views. What about you?
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