Where: Rockport, Maine
What it costs: $929-$1,859 per night
What’s inside: This secluded retreat sits next to Samoset’s 15th fairway and hangs directly over the Atlantic. Measuring a roomy 1,500 square feet, this bright, airy cottage features a master bedroom and second bedroom, both with king-sized beds. Hardwood floors, a full kitchen complete with cherrywood cabinets and a spacious dining room make this an ideal spot for entertaining. You'll also love the luxurious down bedding, 32-inch LCD flat screen high-definition TVs and a gas fireplace. A private outdoor deck with hot tub, dining set and glass railings brings you that much closer to the brilliant blue waters of Penobscot Bay.
What else you get: Use of a four-passenger golf cart makes the rest of Samoset’s resort amenities easily accessible, beginning with one of the most scenic courses on the East Coast. Your first meeting with Penobscot Bay is at the 227-yard, par-3 3rd. You then curve around the Atlantic on the par-5 4th, where the Rockland Breakwater (and its historic lighthouse) juts out nearly a mile into the bay. More seaside fun awaits on the back nine. Apres golf, feast in the clubhouse on a Lob Shot Roll, the resort’s signature Rockport lobster roll, or choose fine Italian dining at La Bella Vita. An on-site spa, swimming, a kids club and nearby sailing round out the offerings at this Yankee classic.
For other budgets: Guest rooms start at $179/night in shoulder season and from $279/night in summer’s high season.
Book it: 800-341-1650, samosetresort.com