General Features and Amenities
The cottage has been updated with a wonderful fireplace and kayaks! Rentals run from Sunday to Sunday and maximum occupancy is 4 - 6. There are two bedrooms upstairs (with a bath off of the Master Bedroom), in finished, comfortable surroundings. There is a futon downstairs for additional guests, where you get to enjoy a rustic Maine camp atmosphere.
A few things about the "bay". The water you'll be looking at is called Taunton Bay, and it is tidal. The tide in this bay is limited to about an 8' rise and fall, because the water enters the bay from Frenchman's bay through a narrow neck called the reversing, or "tidal" falls (just east of the bridge.)
The wildlife common to this bay include fox, deer, gulls, cormorants and loons (they spend much time swimming like ducks, and diving under water in search of fish), great blue heron, eagles, and plovers. The plovers are a shore bird, in the piper family, and perch in groups on the rocks, feeding on the shoreline as the tide comes in, and are beautiful to watch as they fly in flocks, seeming to disappear as they turn away, their brown backs blending in with the shoreline, and reappear as the sunlight reflects off their white breast feathers. Keep a lookout for the occasional curious seal swimming in the cove, and the otter that lives across the cove.
Because the bay is shallow, the cold ocean water floods over flats warmed by the sun as the tide comes in. This gives us something rare in maine: salt water swimming that is sometimes downright warm. (rainy days and cloudy weather chill the bay right off.) The float out front is ours, and thus yours to use and enjoy. We also have kayaks available!
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