Located in mid-coast Maine, on the point called Jones Neck, this wonderful retreat becomes an island at high tide and full moon. The eight family homes remain private and the intention is for all to have a quiet retreat to share with friends and family. Most are rented throughout the month of July with other months spent on family reunions and vacations. There are three wonderful walking/hiking trails on the point through woods and along the water. (Renters of Passage View are invited to launch their boat from the flat rock just before the entrance of the private drive). The entire point is available in winter for snow-shoeing or cross-country skiing.
The tennis courts are available as an amenity of the house. Travel to the left of the house and follow the gravel road to the right. The courts are down from the farmhouse.
There is an old Maine tradition where people build "fairy houses" which are miniature houses that use sticks, rocks and other natural outdoor materials to create a mini-home where "the legend has it" fairies live. We have enclosed a little history to help you create one. We have had family contests to see who can make the most authentic one.
Blueberry picking is a wonderful activity that starts in July. The fields in the center of the property are abundant. You can pick for hours and fill many bowls for making pies and muffins.
There are two kayaks in the basement. Have fun, and please review safety guidelines.
Games and children's books are located in the box behind the green couch. There are also cards on the living room shelves.
In the back of the house are mudflats at low tide. Often you will see locals clamming in the area. Bear Hill Hardware in Waldoboro will have clam forks and crab traps if you want to try your hand.
Places to visit in the area:
Farnsworth Museum: Located in the heart of Rockland, north of Waldoboro about 30 minutes up Rt. 1. The Farnsworth is a very interesting and lively art museum that showcases local artists, primarily the Wyeth family. Great for all ages.
Ferry to Monhegan Island: a day or overnight trip to the artist’s colony on Monhegan, this ferry is available from Rockland. Check times depending upon time of year. This is a wonderful place to visit and plan for the entire day.
Rockland is a town located 30 minutes to the north. Park in the center of town and walk the shops. The water is beautiful and often there are festivals in the area. Great Bookstores and restaurants. The library is one block from the town center and quite interesting.
Damariscotta is the town about 30 minutes south. There are two grocery stores (Bear Hill Market and Hannaford’s) as well as a number of small farm stands with wonderful offerings. On Friday mornings there is a farmer’s market off of Route 1 with produce, flowers, cheese and baked goods. This is fun to see some local flavor.
Also in Damariscotta are some wonderful restaurants (Eiders Pub and Damariscotta Grill) as well as a unique store called the Weathervane with wine, food and clothing. There is a pottery store called Damariscotta Pottery. There is also a movie theater and a great bookstore. One of our favorite activities is the bead store on the main drag called Bocca Beads.
Camden is a wonderful town located about 45 minutes north on Route 1. Just before town of Camden is a great outdoor store called Maine Sport.
Traveling to and from Rockland and Camden you will see signs for Beth’s Market, which is a marvelous market for local produce, meat and cheese.
A must see is right in Waldoboro - Moody’s Diner is world-renowned. You will never find a better deal on a full breakfast. Get there early and plan to wait in line.