Way downeast, way rustic escape


When the world, technology, and the buzz of civilization become too much, consider unplugging and rediscovering life’s simple pleasures at this one-bedroom housekeeping cottage on Loring Point, Maine. Situated on Passamaquoddy Bay, a bit north of the Eastport turnoff, it’s a fine place to watch those humongous tides ebb and flow,  sight birds and other wildlife, hike and paddle.

Walt Loring is the sixth-generation owner of this 15-acre chunk of  real estate, with 1,500 feet of shoreline, and he’s put a conservation easement on about 10 acres to preserve it.

Do note the cottage is rustic, as in there’s-no-electricity, and there’s-an-outhouse rustic (a two holer!), but there’s a fully equipped kitchen, with hot and cold running water, and an outdoor hot water shower. Walt’s partner, Susan, has added her artistic touches (and quilts) to make it all quite comfy and homelike. Both are Reiki masters, so they can help heal what ails you. And try, just try, to resist purchasing one of Susan’s quilts.

Courtesy photo.


  1. Thanks, Hilary. really nice!
    Of course, the prices do not apply to friends. just people we don’t know.
    Hope to see you on the point this summer.

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