About Chanterelle Island
Chanterelle Island is a private 12-acre island on the Damariscotta River. Because the river is actually a long bay off of the Altantic, the island has the best of two worlds. It's surrounded by the rugged beauty of Maine's coast and has deep water access for boats. It also has the peacefulness of flat calm water in the mornings and evenings, with a rare sand beach. The West Side offers expansive views of the gorgeous Maine sunsets.
On the island is a 'croquet court' that can be used for croquet, badminton, volleyball, yoga and chasing kids. A footpath goes all the way around Chanterelle for views in every direction. There are canoes and kayaks for exploring the nearby public-access conservation properties - one of which is home to a pair of nesting bald eagles - and for visiting the nearby seal colony.
The cottages are spread out near the center of the island and afford a total of eight bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths:
- The Gardners' Cottage has two bedrooms (four twins) and a bath
- The Sisters' Cottage has two bedrooms (two twins and a queen) and a bath
- The Honeymoon Cottage has one bedroom (two twins convertible to a king) and a bath
- The Coop has two bedrooms (two twins and a queen), bath and kitchen/dining/living area
- The Fish House - which is right on the beach - has one bedroom (one queen) and a half-bath.
- The Bath House is a standalone full bath and the Chanterelle Historical Society is a standalone half bath.
- The Big House is a large (25x46) room with kitchen, dining and living area. The dining room table seats 14 comfortably and 16 in a pinch. The deck of the Big House overlooks the croquet court and the river and soaks up the morning sun.
The cottages were originally built between 1900 and 1930 but were rebuilt in the last twenty years to include higher ceilings and skylights. Four of them now have wood-burning stoves or fireplaces.
||Damariscotta River, Maine
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