This spot will take your breath away. Cameo Cottage has all the charm of an era gone by with all the amenities you are looking for today. With its glass porch, crushed stone patio, stunning panoramic views of the bay, and stairs that lead to the beach, Cameo cottage is an exceptional getaway. Don’t delay in asking for this cottage – it is highly desired by all who see it or have been here before.
Just a short walk from the Yacht Club, swimming float, and Ruggles Park, along Shore Road resides this wonderfully refurbished early 1900s Victorian cottage on the shores of Penobscot Bay. These owners did the renovations right by keeping all the charm of the last century but with all the comfortable amenities to make it feel like home.
The kitchen is very well-appointed right down to the pink Kitchen Aide mixer, ample cabinets, double sink, windows overlooking the bay and loads of sunlight. There is a sweet little antique table and chairs to keep the chef company while you wait for your meals or have your morning coffee. An old Hoosier cabinet is perfect for storing food and other dry goods. Off the kitchen is a full bathroom with standing shower.
The living room boasts great water views and two seating areas including a cozy spot in front of the gas-fired parlor stove for evening fires when the temperature is cool. To the right, facing the ocean, is a dining nook with windows all around, more water views, and seating for 6.
A fabulous glass porch with wicker furnishings is along the waterfront side of the cottage. A futon couch makes for a great double bed if one chooses to sleep in the breezes and sounds of the ocean. The windows are new, all are screened and provide stunning panoramic views of the bay with Sears Island, Blue Hill, and Islesboro in the background. To the north, the bay view includes the Bayside mooring field, dock and the entrance to Belfast Harbor.
On the second floor on the ocean side of the cottage is the king bedroom with its own bathroom and deck. The room has an antique bed frame with king mattress. There are built-in closets and large double glass doors open to a small deck with table and two chairs for morning coffee or a bird’s-eye view of the bay for afternoon reading. The ceilings are open to the rafters giving more “space” to the room. A private bath, off the bedroom, has bead board walls, claw foot tub, separate shower, and antique vanity with sink.
Outside the master bedroom, a short hallway opens to the smaller second bedroom with a double bed, cathedral ceilings and sizable closet. There is a sliding door to provide privacy from the twin bedroom.
The back bedroom has a queen bed, built in closets and dresser. This room is open to the back stairway that leads down to a hall off the kitchen that houses the washer/dryer. There are several windows in this room bringing in light from various angles. The sloped wooded ceiling adds to the charm of this great resting place.
Outside, saving the best for last, a great crushed stone patio is accessible from the glass porch by a curving staircase. The patio is very large and has privacy but also great views of the bay. Another set of stairs leads right down to the beach with a HUGE deck right at the edge of the water.
Cameo Cottage, c/o Bayside Cottage Rentals, Shore Road, Bayside – Northport, Maine 04849