Where the land meets the ocean and the sky....

45 Shell Road, Phippsburg, Maine  04562

On an oceanfront peninsula at the end of Shell Road you will find a peaceful retreat cradling the memories of your childhood; a place without the constant distractions of our modern world, a time when summer was endless, and each day seemed to last forever. As you enter the property, the pace of life immediately calms to a quieter, restorative rhythm.

 

In 1901 Rock Gardens Inn was created as a true rusticator’s sporting camp on the coast of Maine. Since then, it has been home to summer travelers, explorers, artists and those searching for a deeper connection with oneself and with the natural world.

 

The 5.6 acre property with over 1,200’ of oceanfront consists of the main Inn, 11 seasonal cottages, an art studio, a year round home, out buildings and a buildable lot. The 11 seasonal cottages all have water views. 5 of the cottages rest right at the water’s edge. There is an in-ground pool, deep-water dock, a kayak launch and 2 moorings. There is the option for more moorings if so desired. The property abuts the Sebasco Harbor Resort and enjoys the amenities of the resort such as the 9-hole golf course, another deep-water dock, salt-water pool, restaurant, spa and more. Offering breathtaking panoramic views of the unspoiled Maine coastline, this property is a piece of Maine history that will only become more precious as time moves forward.

 

Experience the rugged tranquility of the central Maine coast in a unique setting that has been a meeting place for creative explorers for more than a century.

 

Offered at $5.495M

 

Note: There is also an option for an approximately 4.6 acre parcel, which would exclude 2 guest cottages (Idle Hour and Glimpse O’Sea) as well as the pool and about 300’ of ocean front for $4.25M.

Rock Gardens Inn: Built in the 1880’s, Rock Gardens Inn offers a reception area, fireplaced living room, a library on the sun-porch, commercial kitchen, dining room, and 3 en-suite bedrooms plus a half bath on the 2nd level. Approximately 3200 square feet.

Trail’s End: Built in the early 1900’s, and as its name connotes, Trail’s End rests at the very tip of the peninsula. It offers views of the point and the entrance of Round Cove from the bedroom and deck and expansive westerly views from the sun-porch and the upstairs bedroom suite and balcony. The 1st floor sitting room has a fireplace and two first floor en-suite bedrooms, both with decks.

West View: Built in the early 1900’s, West View is set between Point of View and Trail’s End and also offers westerly views from the sun-porch and fireplaced living room. The cottage is one level with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. One bedroom and the bath share the westerly ocean view as well. Approximately 836 square feet.  

Point of View: Built in 1985 the westerly facing, year- round home has stunning views of Casco Bay and its rocky islands. Built into the contours of the land with three levels of living space, it has an open kitchen, dining and living area, with a woodstove, 3 bedrooms, (one lofted), a studio/office with a loft and 2 full baths. There is also a wrap-around deck, screened in porch and a balcony off the master bedroom and other 2nd floor bedroom. Approximately 1512 square feet.  

Broad View: Built between 1910-1920. Broad View is across the road from West View. It faces Round Cove and is set right at the ocean’s edge. All on one level, Broad View offers 4 en-suite bedrooms, 2 with their own decks right over the water. There is a sunporch and fireplaced living room. Approximately 1374 square feet. 

Cool Ledge: Built in the 1950’s, Cool Ledge is next to Broad View and also faces the cove. There is a small entryway, fireplaced living room and sun-porch all looking over the cove. The 2 en-suite bedrooms are on an elevated level accessed by a short set of stairs. Approximately 786 square feet.  

Cove Side: Built in the 1920’s, Cove Side is nestled between the Inn and Grey Rocks. It looks toward the cove. There is a small front porch, fireplaced living room, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. Approximately 544 square feet

Grey Rocks: Built in the early 1900’s, Grey Rocks rests right at the edge of Round Cove between Cool Ledge and the 19th Hole garage. It is on one level and has a sunporch and a fireplaced living room, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Approximately 684 square feet.

Glimpse O’Sea: Built some time between 1910 and 1920, Glimpse O’Sea was so named because at one time there was just a small glimpse of the ocean. Now there is a clear view from the deck. Set back a bit from the ocean’s edge, it faces westerly and enjoys sunshine all afternoon. There is a fireplaced living room, dining area and 3 en-suite bedrooms, all on one level. Approximately 1067 square feet.

Glimpse O’Sea: Built some time between 1910 and 1920, Glimpse O’Sea was so named because at one time there was just a small glimpse of the ocean. Now there is a clear view from the deck. Set back a bit from the ocean’s edge, it faces westerly and enjoys sunshine all afternoon. There is a fireplaced living room, dining area and 3 en-suite bedrooms, all on one level. Approximately 1067 square feet.

Idle Hour: Built in the early 1900’s, Idle Hour has a lovely sun porch and two decks. Idle Hour is set back from the ocean as well, next to Glimpse O’Sea. There is a fireplaced living room and 4 en-suite bedrooms. Two bedrooms are on the 1st floor and 2 are on the second floor.

The Art Studio was built in 1985. It was designed by the American painter, Will Barnet, based on the dimensions of the Art Student’s League of New York classroom, and has been host to many artists and other visitors. Approximately 988 square feet.

Ebb Tide: Ebb Tide was moved from the property of the Sebasco Harbor Resort, the year that it was moved is unknown, but based on its style, it was most likely built in the early 1900’s. It sits next to the Art Studio, across the road from Idle Hour and Glimpse O’Sea but does have some water views from the front porch. All on one level, it has a living room (no fireplace) 2 bedrooms, and 1 bathroom. Approximately 550 square feet.  

Wayside: Wayside was built in the early 1900’s. Set on the same side of the road as Ebb Tide and the Art Studio, it does still have some water views. All on one level, Wayside offers a fireplaced living room, a sun porch and 3 en-suite bedrooms. Approximately 928 square feet.

Stone’s Throw: Stone’s Throw is not currently used as guest quarters, it is where the laundry is done and some items are stored for the property. It is not heated. There are 2 bedrooms, 1 on the first floor and 1 occupying the entire 2nd floor. There is 1 bath and a living room as well as a kitchen area. Approximately 968 square feet.

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

NOTE THAT MANY OF THESE PHOTOS ARE SHOWING THE ABUTTING SEBASCO HARBOR RESORT 

This property is currently an active business. Please respect the privacy of the owner and the guests and do not drive into this private property. Please direct any questions to Chessell McGee 

Keller Williams Realty  |  50 Sewall Street, Portland, ME  04102  |  207-879-9800

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