SWEET BAYSIDE COTTAGE ON PICTURESQUE PEMAQUID HARBOR

Marilyn and John Darack

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SWEET BAYSIDE COTTAGE ON PICTURESQUE PEMAQUID HARBOR

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2 bedrooms plus sleeping loft, 1 bath, sleeps 4 or 5

Sparkling, cheerful waterfront cottage located in the lovely and historic Pemaquid Beach neighborhood of New Harbor. Tastefully renovated, lovingly maintained. Cathedral ceilings, wall of windows and a screened porch overlooking the harbor; skylights, fieldstone fireplace, antiques and Oriental rugs. Heat, WiFi, Cable TV/DVD, telephone.

Short walk to a beautiful sandy beach, historic sights, and restaurants. Enjoy lobsters right off the boat. Many wonderful activities for children. Easy walk to village and working harbor, excursion boats, Monhegan Island ferry, galleries, and full service grocery with bakery, deli, freshly cut meats and locally caught fish. Plan varied activities each day or just sit on the porch or dock and watch the tide, the lobstermen, or the herons and other wildlife. Walk the short path from the back door leading to our special sitting rocks right on the harbor. Launch your canoe or kayak out back at our private association dock. Paddle to the lobster co-op for lunch or dinner and enjoy yet another unforgettable view.

Our guests walk into Bayberry and immediately know they are in a very special place. Come and enjoy!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Marilyn and John Darack

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We are two active professionals. Failures at retirement, attempting to spend as much time as possible in New Harbor. We purchased Bayberry Cottage in 2000 and renovated and expanded it. When we moved to a year 'round home on the other side of town, we couldn't bear to sell Bayberry - nor would our children let us! When our children all decide to visit us at the same time and fill the house, we go and stay at our beloved Bayberry!

Marilyn and John Darack purchased this cottage in 2000

We discovered New Harbor 40 years ago while on a camping trip to Boothbay. We immediately packed up our gear and moved to a campground in New Harbor. We returned year after year, first camping, then staying at rentals and finally having our own home. After all these years we still marvel at the beauty of New Harbor and still enjoy its fabulous amenities. We keep meeting more and more folks who have had similar experiences. After having explored so much of the Maine coast, we just knew we had stumbled into a very special place - and we were right!

Immense natural beauty, lobsters right off the boat, ever changing harbor activity. Watch the tides change and the eiders, cormorants, great blue herons, and kingfishers going about their activities. Many find it difficult to tear themselves away from the property. Choose from attractions and distractions galore, or just relax on the porch.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Sweet Bayside Cottage on Picturesque Pemaquid Harbor
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Sweet Bayside Cottage on Picturesque Pemaquid Harbor
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New Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Beloved Annual Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I, and my sister and brother-in-law have spent a week at Bayberry for each of the last eight summers. We are all educators, and our stays here are always the highlight of our summer vacation.Twenty-five hundred characters is not nearly enough space to describe everything we love about this place. My wife loves to cook, and the open kitchen and dining area allows us to entertain the 11 family members who spend the same week in Pemaquid. Bayberry is always cool and comfortable, with its high ceiling and loft and its very efficient ceiling fan. On especially cool evenings, we enjoy sitting by the fire in the lovely stone fireplace. The screened back porch provides beautiful views of Pemaquid Harbor, and opportunities to spot eider ducks, cormorants, kingfishers, great blue herons, and, if we are particularly lucky, even harbor seals. Both of the bedrooms are cozy and airy, and appointed with beautiful antique furniture. Beds are very comfortable. Although we trade bedrooms each summer, with each couple eagerly anticipating their time in the back bedroom where we wake up to harbor views, we have never been disappointed in the middle bedroom either. Bayberry is amazingly well-cared for and we always find it spotless upon arrival. I don't even mind washing the dishes when I'm here: Window boxes beyond the sink contain flowers that often attract hummingbirds. There is a large, grassy area just steps from the front door that is ideal for playing horseshoes, bocce, or wiffle ball. A very short stroll down the dirt road leads to a boat launching area, and a pier and dock where children can try their luck at catching little crabs. The Colonial Pemaquid restoration and the unmatched beauty of Pemaquid Beach are both about a quarter of a mile away. Many people, especially those with smaller children, enjoy the charms of the equally nearby "Little Beach." Pemaquid Point, with its picturesque lighthouse famously depicted on the reverse of the Maine state quarter, is a short drive or bike ride away. Seafood lovers experience nirvana at such only-in-Maine waterside venues as Shaw's Fish and Lobster Wharf, the Pemaquid Fishermen's Co-op, Muscongus Bay Lobster Co., and the Round Pond Fishermen's Co-op. Groceries are available locally at C.E. Reilly's and Dee's Variety in New Harbor. Some of the best breakfasts we've ever eaten have been served at The Cupboard, which is within easy walking distance of Bayberry. I'm really looking forward to next summer!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Sweet Bayside Cottage on Picturesque Pemaquid Harbor
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5

Fantastic Gem aka "The Maine House."

Fantastic Gem aka "The Maine House."
  • 5 of 5
Wow!! From the moment we walked in, our family was in heaven. My wife, son (3) and I had been to Boothbay a couple years back and fell in love with the area. We decided to explore the Pemaquid area in more depth this summer. The pictures do not do this home base justice. When we walked in and saw the view, we knew we had found our new vacation "home." Spacious and open, the kitchen well equipped, and that fireplace!! We knew we'd be doing some cooking (I'm a chef) and grilling with that view and with the proper equipment in the kitchen, we had everything we needed. Even with all our travels to the local lobster pounds, forts, nature preserves and beaches, relaxing in the comfy living room, with a fire going on the cool nights and watching the sunset was easily the family favorite. Our three year old son was even requesting "Maine House", when tiring from the days activities. He enjoyed the tidal waters and just running in the open house and the yard.
The description of the property is on the dot. The house itself is clean, beautiful, inside and out, to accompany the gorgeous views. As stated, the kitchen is well supplied and the open concept is very comfortable and spacious. The booklet that Marilyn and John have written on the local activities is very helpful. Though we did not get to meet Marilyn, we had a couple of phone chats with her while there, one just checking in on the first night and another offering to bring over some warm cookies on our last. Unfortunately we were enjoying one last dinner at Round Pond Lobster Pound and missed out on the cookies!
Other area attractions we enjoyed were the various nature preserves, the "castles" (Fort William Henry and Fort Edgecomb are castles according to our son), Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, or just finding little outlets to the ocean while driving the coast. Shopping for groceries at Reilly's was convenient as they are very friendly and have everything you could need. We ate at Round Pond Lobster Co Op three times and met great people every time. The price there is fantastic, with good service and the best steamers.
So, in summary, this place is great. Great for children. Great for loving the Maine Coast, sunsets over the harbor, and just calm, beautiful vacations, not too far from the action. We cannot wait to return year after year, as we have found our "Maine House" as well. Our son, has been requesting a return since our departure. Just eleven months to wait!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Sweet Bayside Cottage on Picturesque Pemaquid Harbor
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New Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Delightful 2-BR cottage on New Harbor

  • 5 of 5
We happened onto this property in a search of the Damariscotta area--it looked too good to be true but lived up to and exceeded our expectations. Cabin was very clean and kitchen exceptionally well-equipped. The guide to the area developed by the owner was superb, and we took in many of the local attractions. None of the restaurants recommended disappointed us. There are water views from both bedrooms as well as from the screened in porch, where you can sit on a rainy day if it's warm enough. We opted for the linen service and all items were as promised. We will definitely return to this cottage on a future trip to the area.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Sweet Bayside Cottage on Picturesque Pemaquid Harbor
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We really lucked out!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I recently spent five days in New Harbor and really “lucked out” with our choice of Bayberry Cottage. As soon as we opened the door we knew this was going to be one fine vacation! Bayberry is cheerful, cozy, and really clean.

There was no need to shop for anything except food. The cottage had everything else. We took walks around the state park, rode our bikes around town and onto the beach, and visited local galleries. One night we bought lobsters right from the Fishermens’ Coop, brought them back to Bayberry to cook them up, and ate them in front of a crackling fire. We ate breakfasts on the porch or on the dock.

We really liked the Damariscotta River Grill restaurant, but were very pleasantly surprised by the extensive menu and great food at the unassuming Salt Bay Café, also in Damariscotta.

Five days wasn’t enough. We’ll be back for more!
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Quaint & Sunny

Quaint & Sunny
  • 4 of 5
My husband & I spent a wonderful week at Bayberry Cottage. We were so impressed with the cleanliness of the cottage and the lovely view of the Harbor. The cottage is located in with a group of other cottages called Heron Cove & lo & behold we caught sight of a heron at low tide. The owner Marilyn stopped by to say hello & was so pleasant. She even baked homemade cookies for us! The cottage is located close to Pemaquid Beach, one of the cleanest beaches we have ever visited. The cost to enter the beach is only 4.00 per adult! Also nearby is the impressive Pemaquid Lighthouse, where the view is breathtaking. Marilyn provided a great visitor activity binder which contained all kinds of interesting places to visit & things to see, so helpful. We ate at the Pemaquid lighthouse for breakfast, blueberry pancakes to die for. We also tried Anchor Inn which has great seafood. our last evening brought our bottle of wine over to Pemaquid co op where we both had the best lobster dinner with another beautiful view of the harbor. New Harbor is the perfect place to visit for those who want a more quiet relaxed non touristy place in Maine. Bayberry cottage is perfect for couples or small families. We both enjoyed our stay very much.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Sweet Bayside Cottage on Picturesque Pemaquid Harbor
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5

Incredible waterfront cottage.

  • 5 of 5
If you are considering a relaxing, mid coast vacation with limitless opportunities for fun, adventure and seafood, Bayberry is for you. From the moment we pulled up to the cottage and opened the door, our family knew we had found the perfect place to unwind and enjoy coastal Maine.

Everything about this cottage, as expressed in other reviews and the posted description, is wonderful. It is extraordinarily clean and flooded with sunlight (the pictures are not deceiving). Our girls (7 & 9) instantly found the unique loft which served as their headquarters for the week.

The screened porch overlooks an active cove filled with lobster boats and served as a tranquil spot for morning coffee, reading and afternoon happy hour.

The owners are an absolute delight to work with and have provided an extensive "to do" book for activities ranging from within walking distance to day trips as well as details regarding the numerous dining options available nearby.

The cottage is situated in an ideal location for kayaking (we rented two tandems from Maine Kayaks less than a mile away) with easy access to the water and the added bonus of being able to leave the kayaks near the friendly dock. The girls were able to catch crabs from the dock and quickly made friends with children visiting cottages close by.

Our days were filled with trips to the Pemaquid Point lighthouse, nearby Colonial Pemaquid, a great beach for kids, a puffin excursion, kayaking, and a recurring sense that this is too good to be true. We are looking forward to expanding our daily quests to nearby Boothbay Harbor, Camden and Rockland on our next visit.

The cottage has a great kitchen, working fireplace, large bathroom, and very comfortable beds. The table in the family room is perfect for puzzles and the decor throughout is tastefully maintained. Everything you could possibly need has been provided, including free Wi-fi access, a DVD player and a nice sound system.

Finally, we were in lobster heaven! There are unlimted options for getting your seafood fix. Do not miss Shaw's or the lobster co-op directly accross the cove.

Bottom line: you should stay at Bayberry (so long as you don't steal my week!!)
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
New Harbor
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Brunswick
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Pemaquid State Park Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Contented Sole Restaurant
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Wawenock Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Cupboard - fab homemade breakfasts & lunches
Car: necessary

The lobster fishing village of New Harbor is located near the tip of the Pemaquid Peninsula. Local shopping, galleries, historic sites and ruins, and one of Maine's best sandy beaches all within walking distance. Ferry to Monhegan Island and scenic cruises from nearby wharf. Our lighthouse, featured on the Maine quarter coin, is world famous. A fifteen minute drive to Damariscotta will bring you to a lovely, quaint riverside village with many shops, restaurants, cultural activities, movie theater, and modern hospital. Camden, Boothbay, Augusta, Rockland are all within less than an hour's drive.

Other Activities: sandy beach with children's programs, crabbing, tidal pools explorations

Golf: Wawenock Golf Course is a ten minute ride from Bayberry Cottage. This is a lovely nine hole public course with very reasonable greens fees.

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,245
 
 
Autumn
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 24 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,025
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes 1025 - 1245/wk
50% deposit due when reservation is made. Remaining 50%, 8% Maine Cottage Tax, and $300 damage deposit due 30 days prior to arrival. Visa and MasterCard accepted. No cleaning fee.
Also available in New Harbor is our fabulous oceanfront Suite Thyme Carriage House - HomeAway property #154357.
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Amenities

Amenities

New Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1085 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Filtered Water
  • Shampoo
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Newly renovated bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Also a sleeping loft with twin mattress.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Chairs
  • Small Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • Porch Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • forests
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
In order to keep Bayberry Cottage immaculate and as free of allergens as possible, we allow no smokers or pets. We love dogs, but must ask that you leave them home for this vacation. Thank you.
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