Welcome to The Osprey Nest! Our riverside retreat is a classic Maine camp turned family run Bed & Breakfast. We are a seasonal B&B open July thru September. The $220 nightly rate is based on a two person occupancy and includes a hearty, locally sourced breakfast. This rate does not include the 9% ME state occupancy tax and Airbnb's service fees.
NOTE: For weekday stays in September ($190/night), fresh baked goods, fruit, granola, yogurt, OJ, tea & coffee will be available for self service.
Relax in our riverside cottage...
A classic Maine camp turned family run bed & breakfast, our riverside retreat is a collection of small buildings that we have restored and updated over the past 7 years. Many of the original items are integrated into the design of the buildings.
We live in a quiet rural area in midcoast Maine, but are close to Rt. 1 and the towns of Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor and Damariscotta... however, when you are down by the river you really do feel like you are a world away. Our family home is close by on the property... just about 250 feet up a sloping hill, but again - when you are down by the river, your focus is drawn to the water and everything else seems to disappear.
We can currently accommodate a maximum of four adults during a given stay. The rate of $220 is based on a two person occupancy with an additional charge of $100 per person up to the aforementioned maximum of four adults.
Included in the rate is a freshly made breakfast prepared with local organic produce and dairy and eggs from right up the road. The 9% Maine state lodging tax (known as occupancy tax on Airbnb) and Airbnb service fees will be figured into your total bill by Airbnb.
Guests will have exclusive use of the riverside facilities... private parking area, use of the Boat Barn (living room, kitchen, dining room), and use of the Bath House which houses a beautifully tiled shower, toilet and sink.
Water, tea and coffee are available for self-service at all times in the Boat Barn as well as simple snacks and basic staples.
Towels, shampoo, soap and hairdryer are provided in the Bath House. A first aid kit, bug lotion/spray and flashlights are also available on the premises. Other amenities, such as an alarm clock, are available upon request.
Interaction with guests
We are happy to welcome you and are glad to help you with any assistance that you may need in planning your stay in the MidCoast area. As mentioned, we live close by on the property, but you'll only see us if you need us.
I often describe our place as a "self-serve" bed and breakfast. This does not mean that I won't be making your breakfast. I will happily make you an amazing breakfast. By "self serve", we mean that you can help yourself and really make yourself at home here. We hope that you get a comfortable informal feeling. We strive to provide a feeling of privacy and promote a sense of restfulness.
And to be perfectly honest, I am not a huge fan of traditional B&Bs. I don't really want my room right next door to the innkeeper's and sometimes I'm just not in the mood to share my "story". Some times, I am. But some times, I'm not. As your hosts, Alex and I are always happy to help you, but it's ok if you don't want to gab it up... we get it. We really do.
So, what you can expect to get at The Osprey Nest is the feeling of being in a sweet cozy private rental with a delicious, mostly organic, all local breakfast included and the off chance of seeing members of my family at some point. All lovely people, so you should be OK.
Other things to note
We have a queen-sized bed in the Cottage and two twin-sized beds in the Cabin.
So, possible arrangements are the following...
a couple in the Cottage (2 people)
two individuals, one in the Cottage and one in the Cabin (2 people)
a couple in the Cottage and an individual in the Cabin (3 people)
a couple in the Cottage and a two individuals/couple in the Cabin (4 people)
Children are welcome. We have some of our own! However, please be aware that the buildings are very close to the water's edge at high tide. You will want to keep a keen eye on any child near the dock and the water.
We have a pack n' play available for use and are happy to make creative sleeping arrangements for children. Please communicate your bedding needs to us in advance so that we can make the necessary modifications to the sleeping arrangements.
Children ages 6-12 are an additional $25 per night, 13-18 years are an additional $50 per night. There is no extra charge for children ages 5 and under.
As mentioned, breakfast is included.
Hello! Thank you for your interest in The Osprey Nest. We welcome you and encourage you to review our house rules.
We do have some fairly firm rules as we live in a quiet neighborhood and expect our guests to be respectful of our neighbors and our home.
No smoking anywhere on the premises please.
No pets, although we do love them.
No open flames in any of the buildings. All of the buildings have lights/electricity and flashlights are also provided.
Our standard rate of $220 is based on a two-person occupancy. There is an additional charge of $100 per person for a 3rd and 4th guest. Children ages 6-12 are an additional $25 per night, 13-18 years are an additional $50 per night. There is no extra charge for children ages 5 and under.
We kindly ask that you eat and store any food items in the Boat Barn only, either in the dry pantry or in the refrigerator. This will help us keep the wildlife in check... and out of the buildings.
The kitchen is available for you to use, but there is no oven. There is a refrigerator, a microwave, an electronic tea kettle, a coffee maker and a grill (outside) if needed.
All water activities on the river such as swimming and boating are at your own risk. If you would like to go out on the river, please let us know and we will happily arrange the boats for you and provide a "safety" talk with information regarding the tides and current.
We have what is known on Airbnb as a "no party policy"... this basically means that the accommodations are for you to enjoy personally. We kindly ask that our guests do not invite others over to The Osprey Nest while staying here. Please contact Liz and Alex if you have a specific request.
Our place is available to you as a quiet, tranquil and friendly retreat in a beautiful setting. We hope you enjoy it!