Coastal Camping in "Snow Goose II"

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Campervan/Motorhome hosted by Anne (Andy)

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, Toilet with sink
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Nestled in a grove of oak and fir trees just a few hundred feet from a tidal cove, this Classic Airstream provides the perfect place for a small family or a party of 2-4 to unplug and unwind and enjoy a camping experience with most of the comforts of home. An adjacent tent site provides sleeping space for up to two additional guests in your party. Our fire pit is ideal for a cookout and campfire conversations. Wade in for a swim or launch your canoe/kayak to paddle Parsons Creek and beyond.

The space
Our 30-foot Classic Airstream, not unlike a spaceship, has everything on board you need for comfortable camping. LED lighting and quiet fans keep the living space comfortable for daytime and evening activities and sleeping in the summer. A propane furnace and fans can warm the Airstream on cool days. With limited electricity supply, Snow Goose does not have the convenience of a microwave, small electric appliances, or TV. We do have outlets for charging cellphones and laptops. For your listening pleasure, there is a built-in radio/CD stereo sound system with speakers in the bedroom and living room. We have a small library of CDs, but please bring music you love to listen to.

The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to prepare meals, including a full-size, dual-fuel refrigerator/freezer and 3-burner propane cooktop and oven. A double sink makes food preparation and clean-up easy. The counter by the sink can be extended with a fold-down shelf and a sink cover, stored under the sink, can create more counter space. There is a two-cup French press coffee maker (and organic fair-trade coffee) and whistling teapot (and assorted organic teas) to get you off to a great start the morning after you arrive. We provide sugar, organic flour, organic olive oil and some basic herbs and spices (including Bay Seasoning for seafood) to simplify your shopping needs.

The bedroom, with its comfortable queen bed, has plenty of storage space for your clothing and gear. Windows on three walls provide fresh air and woodland views. A sliding door can be closed to the bathroom for privacy. A second sliding door on the living room side of the bathroom also can assure privacy for all. A large cedar closet has hangers and more storage space.

The living room features a full-size sleeper sofa. Stretch out on the couch by day and two can comfortably sleep on the bed at night. Two tables, folded down in front of the sofa, can be unfolded and create an indoor eating space that, with the dinette, can easily accommodate 6 people.

A stall shower opens into the bathroom which has a flush toilet and vanity. We supply shampoo, conditioner, soap, and all bed linens and towels, including beach towels. We have a 50-gallon fresh water tank onboard that contains tested water from our well. A 39-gallon gray water tank onboard holds waste water from the shower and sinks. We ask our guests to be mindful of their water use, taking moderate showers and turning off faucets when not in use.

Just outside Snow Goose a round dining table and four chairs are set up under the full-length awning, providing shade and protection from rainy weather. The fire pit is just a few feet out into the open area where four more chairs can be gathered around a campfire or side table. We provide kindling and seasoned firewood for your outdoor cooking and campfire.

We are committed to living on our land as ecologically as possible. Therefore the cleaning and hygiene products we use and supply to guests are non-toxic or organic, and in some cases, locally made. We ask guests to compost and recycle food and other waste in labeled containers we provide. We will also donate 5% of the Airstream airbnb rental income to Maine environmental and social justice organizations that are committed to restoring and protecting Maine's ecosystems and serving our neighbors who are experiencing unjust circumstances.

The cove is tidal water, and on hot summer days, when the tide comes in over the heated mud bottom in late morning/early afternoon, the adventurous may enjoy a surprising, for Maine, warm swim. It can be delightful to float on your back or in your kayak or canoe and watch eagles and osprey circle overhead while kingfishers flit by searching for food. Great blue herons often fish in the cove at low tide. Occasionally a seal may swim up into the cove following schools of fish. Some mornings you may hear the mystical call of a loon fishing in the cove. Across Mill Road, on the other side of the bridge, you can launch your kayak or canoe and at mid to high tide paddle down Parsons Creek past small islands and along rocky cliffs where sometimes eagles or osprey perch in the tall trees.

We have some unmarked logging roads and trails on our property that lead to active beaver ponds and into a totally undeveloped area. We feel fortunate to share this land with many creatures who also make it their home, such as porcupines, raccoons, coyotes, red foxes, snowshoe hares, red squirrels, chipmunks, and many varieties of birds, such as pileated woodpeckers, redwing blackbirds, goldfinches, blue jays, cardinals, flickers, barred owls, raptors, and other species. Once in a while we have been visited by a moose!

Where you'll sleep

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1 queen bed
Common space
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

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Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Children’s books and toys
Refrigerator
Dedicated workspace

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Edgecomb, Maine, United States

Our coastal property, just four miles from US Route One, is on a picturesque country road overhung by lush tree canopies — a popular jogging and biking route, though caution should be taken as there are no shoulders. Just a mile from Route 27 and then 10 miles south from us is Boothbay Harbor, where guests can easily access the many sites the harbor and its vicinity offer — the world-class Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens; Boothbay Land Trust hiking trails; whale and seal watching, sightseeing and fishing boat trips; night entertainment at the Boothbay Opera House; seafood and eclectic cuisine restaurants, gift shops, art galleries; picture-perfect beaches with rocky outcroppings and tidal pools perfect for exploring, and much more. Monhegan Island, 10 miles out to sea, is a top destination for many. Boat trips from Boothbay Harbor and New Harbor take passengers to the island where a network of trails through forests, fairy houses, and along craggy cliffs and an art colony can provide an inspiring daylong experience. Nearby Damariscotta and the Pemaquid Peninsula offer interesting gift shops and boutiques, restaurants and entertainment. Pemaquid Lighthouse is a Maine iconic treasure and nearby Pemaquid sandy beach and Rachel Carson tidal pool in New Harbor are perfect destinations for family explorations and recreation. Great fresh Maine seafood choices abound everywhere. About a 45-minute drive and you can visit the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, which features paintings by internationally renowned artists Andrew and Jamie Wyeth and other Maine artists. Camden Hills State Park, with driving road and hiking trails up Mt. Battie and Mt. Megunticook, offers scenic views of the coast from the top. Going south on Route One, Wiscasset is an antique and art lovers' paradise, with waterfront dining and interesting shops as well. Further South, about 17 miles from our home, is the City of Bath, which has the Maine Maritime Museum on the Kennebec River offering summer boat excursions and downtown shops. Three sandy ocean beaches are quite close to Bath (NOTE: Pets are NOT allowed on the beaches.)

Hosted by Anne (Andy)

  1. Joined in July 2017
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Retired from over 3 decades of program development and community organizing for social and environmental justice groups, I have launched a new career as a film producer about causes I care about. My husband and co-host, Stephen, retired from tugboating and land work, including teaching astronomy and science, is pursuing his lifelong love of nature photography, while enjoying a new hobby growing orchids. We are new owners of the 2005 Classic Airstream "Snow Goose II", which will be our home away from home for some time in winter as we explore wildlife and bird sanctuaries to photograph and paint. The Everglades has become a favorite destination, but we love most our rugged, forested coastal paradise that we bought in 1970 and look forward to sharing with you as our guest.
Retired from over 3 decades of program development and community organizing for social and environmental justice groups, I have launched a new career as a film producer about cause…

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During your stay

Stephen or I will welcome you to our Airstream and provide a short tour of the kitchen and some of the mechanics of this classic off-grid home. On a daily basis we will want to check the systems monitor inside on the kitchen wall, to be sure that you have plenty of power, water, and propane, and that the holding tanks for gray water and sewage do not need to be emptied. We live just up the hill on our lane from the Airstream and can be contacted by text or phone for more information or any problems or needs that arise. Our daughter and her family also live just off the lane at the top of the hill. We will respect your privacy unless you contact us during your stay.
Stephen or I will welcome you to our Airstream and provide a short tour of the kitchen and some of the mechanics of this classic off-grid home. On a daily basis we will want to che…

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    Check-in: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Check out: 11:00 am
    No smoking
    No parties or events
    Pets are allowed

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