DOWNEAST GETAWAY VICTORIAN COTTAGE - YEAR-ROUND

Rod Harrington

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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DOWNEAST GETAWAY VICTORIAN COTTAGE - YEAR-ROUND

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The perfect getaway on 20 acres of privacy, overlooking Flat Bay in Harrington, Maine. Seventy-five feet from the shore, this is a special place for peace and quiet, built with dimensional lumber, boarded & shingled in cedar. It is free of many allergy-causing elements. All the conveniences you would expect in a year-round home, in a setting all by itself. A copy of a Civil War general's home, you enter from the front porch into a large living room, a dining room with view is in the lower level of the tower. There is a fully equipped galley kitchen, one bedroom with double bed, ample closets, and a full bath. Up the winding stairs is an artist's studio and an upper level of the tower with a balcony where a desk at the windows invites the writer. There are ocean views from every room, hot-air heat, internet available, and the house is furnished & applianced including a phone. Unlike at many rentals, your neighbor's construction project won't become a part of your vacation. Privacy is complete.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for sharing this gem in the wood. We had a wonderful time.
Jun 2014
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Rod Harrington

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Our location offers a unique blend of privacy and convenience. Located a short drive from shopping, movies, restaurants and more, there are still 20 acres to explore and nearly 1/2 mile of shore frontage to discover on your own.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Downeast Getaway Victorian Cottage - Year-round
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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Downeast Getaway Victorian Cottage - Year-round
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Harrington Downeast and Acadia
Nottingham, NH
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An abundant, very secluded, base of operations for day trips and lovely, quiet private nights…

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Our week at the Downeast Getaway Victorian Cottage was enjoyable. The first and most outstanding characteristic is absolute privacy: salt marsh on one side, an eighth of a mile driveway, shore on the East, and plenty of woods between you and the nearest neighbor. The cottage is in good condition, clean enough, and charming.
The shore is a quarter mile out, or more, of tidal flats most of the 12 hour cycle, so don’t plan on swimming from this property; kayaking would be very problematic. That said, the changing seascape is fascinating. Often you see clam diggers working far out and there is no chance of noisy boaters roaring past. The distant views are magnificent and seen from many inside windows and a deck with two rockers.
”Well equipped” would describe the kitchen. There are plenty of pots and pans, silver ware, and all the tools including those needed for you locally caught lobster.
The cottage is somewhat cluttered (the owner’s clothes in one bedroom closet, personal photographs, Christmas ornaments, computer equipment…). At first this put us off, but we weren't noticing it very much by the second day.
The area has local and near local attractions. We found a good kayak launch (about 10 miles away) into Deyer Bay off Pinkham Ridge Rd in Milbridge (first left off Pigeon Hill Rd). From here, the aggressive can paddle down to the islands west off Petite Manan Refuge. There is also a launch on the other side of Petite Manan Point Peninsula (on Pigeon Hill Rd) with the possibility of paddling to Bois Bubert Island Refuge. The Petite Manan Refuge itself has beautiful hikes and our favorite sandy beach swim is off the Hollingsworth Trail there (a quarter mile in, however, and bring your wet suit). Pigeon Hill itself (off the road of the same name) is also an easy one mile, 400 foot vertical climb with nice summit views. An hour up the coast is Great Wass (5 mile trail), another 45 minutes brings you to the incomparable Cutler Trail System, Bold Coast (9.8 mile trail, allow 7 hours) , perhaps the most amazingly beautiful Maine Coastal hike.
Don’t miss the lobster omelet at the Fisherman’s Wife’s Restaurant, Milbridge.
A word for the uber-preparer: the tap water has a “trace of sodium chloride (salt) according to the owner. I didn't notice it and the water dissolves soap and shampoo superbly. Still we took their advice and drank only bottled water.
An abundant, very secluded, base of operations for day trips and lovely, quiet private nights…
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: For so many vacationers who travel to The coast of Maine the idea of a beach or swimming in the ocean is founded in their native more southerly states. In Maine there are few saltwater beaches for swimming. The tides are a wonder to behold. Our property has over a quarter mile of saltwater access but as anyone knows who have experienced the challenge of kayaking, the bold coast has large tides with huge displacement of water. Our shoreline is 75 feet from the cottage and accessable for a kayak trip using the tide to take them from point A to point B. That is the challenge everywhere where you find tidal areas. That is why there are so many public access points to shoot for in Maine to launch or land. Charting your course is the challenge of the bold coast. We have met many guests with varying degrees of experience and often recommend the numerous lakes and streams nearby with public access. We are not a kayaking resort, but a good many knowledgable guests kayak, sail and hike on and off our property. An important feature of our cottage is that all of this is here on a very private property. However, this is not the Jersey Shore or Key Largo. A note; further North in the maritimes you will encounter enormous tides even more impressive than here in Maine!
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Availability & Rates

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Harrington Cottage Rental Rates

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Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$600
$2,400
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 30
7 night minimum stay
$700
$2,850
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 - Oct 30
7 night minimum stay
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.5%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Harrington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
Notes:
Located on 20 private waterfront acres the property offers an opportunity to explore the shore and woods. A small pond is a lovely spot to observe aquatic life and the water lilies. Harbor and island tours, a state park, and wildlife refuge are only 10-20 minutes drive.
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