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Enjoy a Stay On The Sheepscot River

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Situated on many acres, the Cottage has 2 bedrooms/2 baths with lovely views.

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!

Property Manager
Marianne Buehler
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 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.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Somerville

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bathroom has a sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs full-bath with large shower, toilet, and heater.
  • The upstairs half-bath (toilet + sink) has a lovely view of the river and rising moon.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , A half bath is located between the two bedrooms.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , A half bath is located between the two bedrooms.
  • The master bedroom windows look towards Long Pond Lake and overlooks the river. The bed has a brand new mattress.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Enjoy a Stay On The Sheepscot River
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

A Natural Wonder

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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...
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River cottage

  • 5 of 5

home was clean and fully furnished. Renter was attentive to our needs. Kayaks were provided, which provided much enjoyment for our family!

  • Submitted: 16-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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...
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Immaculate and well furnished

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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This was the perfect family get away!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures absolutely do this place justice! It was exactly as described, quiet and serene, with enough amenities to keep us entertained but still feel like we are away from it all. The little river was perfect for us, we could swim out to the creek or over to a small waterfall created by a natural beaver damn. There were canoes and kayaks but between the shallow creek and the beaver damn we couldn't get all the way out to the large pond. Given that we have a 5 year old, this was still plenty of kayaking for her.

There is a general store nearby that LITERALLY. Has everything you could ever need and several scenic towns such as Belfast, Wisscasset, and Camden are worth a day trip. Being bug spray or citronella, naturally it's the woods and we're expecting bugs, but there was a lot of mosquitos. The fire pit made for a great end to our quiet nature filled evenings.

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy your family enjoyed your stay at the River Cottage! It is a peaceful place and there are many opportunities to see birds, exotic river water flowers, and lovely views while paddling the river towards Long Pond. After navigating the short beaver dam there is a deepening quietude as one paddles in the river’s ambience to the Pond—next time! And sometimes there are mosquitos…dependent on rainfall. The chimenea is new and glad you liked it! Nearby scenic towns abound in the area—so glad you visited them. I just completed an extensive list of nearby places and activities for guests. It was a pleasure hosting your family at the River Cottage!!
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Beautiful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

State of the art appliances. Clean quiet and sooo special!

  • Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time at the cottage!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Augusta, Maine
Nearest Barpub
3.8 Miles
Fat Toads Pub
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Rockland Maine
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Rockland Golf Club/Samoset Resort
Nearest Train
43 Miles
Brunswick Maine
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 17
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Somerville

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 6 2018 - Jun 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$103.08
Additional Guest Fee C$38.66
Damage Deposit C$322.13

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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