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Picturesque New England Vacation of Coastal Maine in Midcoast Maine

Janet Collins-Haffey

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Janet Collins-Haffey

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Picturesque New England Vacation of Coastal Maine in Midcoast Maine

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


New Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Featured Cottage clean, cozy, with original artwork, hardwood floor

Welcome to the Coast of Maine, Classic One Bedroom Maine Cottage near Lighthouse(built when John Quincy Adams was President) and craggy shore: tidy, compact cottage with versatile trundle bed, double sofa bed, kitchen, bathroom with shower at tip of Pemaquid Penninsula within minutes to attractions: lighthouse, museum, restaurants, antiques, kayaking, beach and majestic views of ocean, spectacular shots of crimson sunsets, risin sun, catch a glimpse of seals frolicking on rocks. Affordable, efficiency size cottage with a real get away feeling; Enjoy lobster, clams, Maine Blueberries, at Pemaquid Beach feel the fine sand, smell of the salty ocean and search for shells as you walk the shore. Versatile bedroom includes trundle bed which can be used as two twins or together as you wish. Amenities include: iron, hairdryer, picnic basket. . Kitchen has full size fridge, toaster, oven, pots/pans, plates/cups, coffee maker, spices. Listen to music or weather reports from the built in stereo and speaker. Front porch overlooks vintage garden, flower boxes and provides a spot to enjoy an early morning cup of coffee. Living room includes a pullout couch and gate-leg kitchen table with four chairs, bench used as coffee table. Plenty of blankets for those great sleeping nights. Keep an eye out for deer, moose, fox, eagles and ospreys as you explore the Point. Clear nights provide fabulous star watching. Outside seating and picnic table for relaxing. Local grocery store ,Reilly's has it all...paper, deli, pizza, meats, milk and bread to name a few. Short walk down private right of way, dirt road is perfect viewing spot of John's Bay and Islands Explorte tide pools, swim or fish from the rocks or just relax on the lawn at the bench. The days seem to go by too quickly. Follow the scenic Bristol Road almost to the end to find the cottage...a true gem!

Cottage is comfortable for two people.

Hardy Boat Cruises: See Maine by sea and smell the salt air and cool breeze on your face. Puffin Watch, Seal Watch and Sunset Light House Cruiseand Great day-trip to Monhegan Island is a must on this visit to the Maine coast. Wear comfortable foot gear. and enjoy lunch or dinner at Shaw's Restaurant on the pier at New Harbor when you return back to shore. On Monhegan Island bring a picnic, back pack in closet for hikers, Hike to cliffs on far side of Island. Artist galleries open by chance in village. Lighthouse Museum interesting and worth poking around to see local lore of the sea. You can buy pizza/drink on Island. In May/September Bird Migration Is TOPS! Bring Binoculars,trail guides provided by Hardy Boat, wear good walking shoes paths only no paved roads....a throw back in time....On a trip last summer one renter saw whales, porpoises, seals, variety of birds and was especially delighted with trip.

Fort William Henry: Fabulous must see spot....for the historian in you of colonial life in Northern New England.Early settlement provided Cod for Europeans in 1600's made this an important British claim. Museum is rich with artifacts and short 15 minute movie of Pemaquid settlement. Fort sports a self guided tour of settlement gives an idea of how daily life was conducted. Monday night Historical Lectures Series, Special events and lantern tours. Pirate Dixie Bull once raided the settlement, hurricane sunk the Angel Gabriel, Native Americans/French traded and fought with British.

Maine TV crews had been filming Maine Archeologist at dig this past summer Archeologists still working at the dig.

Picnic basket, blanket and a bottle of wine included at cottage. Handicap accessible with picnic benches and panoramic view of Pemaquid Harbor. Order a lunch from Riley's Market at the Deli section or from The Cupboard Restaurant on the Huddle Road.

Pemaquid Beach: Love this cresent shaped beach with fine views of John's Bay and Islands. Relax, walk and collect shells....Fine white sand, excellent for making sand castles or burying your feet. Snack bar is a must. French fries and a cold drink make it heaven. Fall asleep under an umbrella, listening to the waves. Feeling adventurous? Rent a boogie board and ride the waves if the surf is up. Beach-comb for treasures. Hot showers till 5. Special concerts, fireworks, yoga in the mornings . Park is open till sunset. Minimum fee to enter. Plenty of parking beach lovers delight!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Janet Collins-Haffey (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
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About Janet Collins-Haffey

I am a special Needs Teacher from Boston area. My daughters spent their childhood summers at the cottage. One daughter works for Bates College in Lewiston, ME and has a passion for sailing out of Round Pond.Another daughter a grad school student at University of Maryland loves kayaking. I love to garden and walk to the Lighthouse during the summer months to watch sunrise. I love finding Antiques, sitting on the beach for hours or on the rocks watching the waves roll in. I look forward to returning to another season. Time away from the tv affords me the luxury of reading , being outdoors, refinishing furniture, cooking and working in my garden.

Janet Collins-Haffey purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Janet Collins-Haffey chose New Harbor

Since I was a freshman in college I have been traveling to this location. I came to Maine to visit a friend I grew up with and never wanted to leave. My daughters are grown and continue to come back to experience the delights from their childhoods; swimming, sailing, kayaking. We never ever had a tv and learned quickly that Maine meant time for them to develop their creativity and enjoyment of the outdoors. Reading the night stars, painting flowers in bloom, tending the garden and snorkling are still favorites. Maine affords me time to find treasures at local antique shops or flea markets, watch the sun rise at the Lighthouse, time to make whoppie pies, volunteer at the Fort Gift Shop. Most especially are the quiet rides on the Pemaqud River by Kayak and french fries at Pemaquid Beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Every corner one turns is eye candy. You must come to see it! Just beautiful. Lobster has never been so fresh. Under the canopy of trees the gardens bloom throughout all the seasons. My favorite are the wildflowers that peak out as the last of the snow melts. Mainers enjoy eating the fiddleheads that can be found in early spring . This time of year also brings the peepers who croak during the early evenings (Bullfrogs). So many warblers migrate through that it is hard to distingush them all during the spring.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at your cottage. We fit in lots of fun activities from eating lobster, to swimming at the beach, to a day at Monhegan Island, touring the Botanical Gardens and an auto-ride up Mt. Battie. I am leaving 2 hot pads I bought so others can use them. We found them useful for serving from the pots on the table. I especially enjoyed the raspberry jam on toast. Thank you.
Jul 2013
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Picturesque New England Vacation of Coastal Maine in Midcoast Maine
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

so cute!

  • 5 of 5

This was a very clean and cute place for two people to stay. Loved the location.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for staying with us. Janet

Clean and welcoming, inside and outside.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our 4 night stay here. Close to great activities from swimming to eating lobster to boat trip to Monhegan Island to Botanical Gardens to gift shopping to touring quaint harbor towns to watching beautiful sunsets. Gorgeous flowers welcomed us when we returned to the cottage. Small but comfortable for two.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you.

Adorable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This adorable cottage provided a great base to enjoy the area, and fabulous day trips to Camden and Monhegan Island. The gardens were lovely and I will definitely be back next year.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margaret, I am so glad you are returning this summer for another visit.

Paradise In Maine

  • 5 of 5

Maine is a back to nature experience...brings you close to god. Everything I needed was in that cottage. It was very comfortable, beds were excellent, hot showers. Landlord was very accomodating and friendly. I am from Alabama and loved the Maine coast. Enjoyed taking walks around the loop road and sitting on the various benches and looking at the ocean. Had a real New England Dinner of Baked Beans and Hot Dogs. The sunsets were just gorgous. Saw the monarch butterflies during the day and the stars were so bright at night. I will be back next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maine is just terrific. Glad you enjoyed the area.

Water pressure and water flavor have been fixed!

  • 5 of 5

Janet has had the two problems I encountered repaired!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane glad we could be of assistance and make your stay more comfortable. Many thanks to Gordon our local plumber for fixing the water pump in just hours!

August in Maine

  • 5 of 5

This is a very tiny, but adorable cottage. Most of the bugs are gone in August and the nights were in the high 50's and 60's-a welcomed change! It's about .5 mile walk to the lighthouse, and the dirt road beside the cottage leads to an inlet with beautiful sunsets and a park bench was provided to help enjoy the view. I set up the table and chairs as an art studio for the week and used this place as a retreat. It was relaxing to be away from the internet! Leave you laptop at home!

The downside was the shower pressure wasn't strong, there was a musty smell under the kitchen sink, and the drinking water wasn't great. I purchased a big jug of water at the market right down the road and used that.

Upside: Janet's cupboards were stocked with spices, olive oil, can opener, corkscrew, silverware, dishes, pots and pans, casserole dish, dish clothes, paper towels, TP, and she even had wine chilled for me upon arrival! Bring your old cassette tapes, and step back in time. The ferry to Monhegan island is just a few miles down the was a wonderful trip and hiked the trails there for hours! Fish and chips to die for with garlic vinegar! Lobster in the harbor near the Pemiquid Beach area was 5.99 lb. all steamed!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


Pemaquid Beach Park
Colonial Pemaquid
Muscongus Bay Lobster
Pemaquid Lobster Co-op
Sea Gull Restaurant & Gift
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland Jet Port
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bradley Inn; Jazz night fridays, Shaws Wharf
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
Hardy Boat
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Wawenock Golf Course, Walpole, ME
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Wiscasset, Portland
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 130, Route 129, Route 32, Route 1, Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
,Seagull Shop, Bradley Inn, Contented Soul, Shaws
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Camden Hills
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary

Enjoy spring in New England, Stand at nearby Pemaquid Lighthouse delight in the fabulous views of the majestic blue ocean and islands, Cottage Gardens burst as the day get warmer. Restful Retreat/Romantic two room cozy, clean, comfortable cottage at Pemaquid Point Peninsula breathtaking walks around point.... Stroll to Pemaquid Lighthouse to make sure the light is on at night or visit during the day and climb the spiral staircase to top to watch lobster boats, visit Fisherman's Museum ,art galleries, visit Seagull Shop Restaurant delight in a warm breakfast with a view or pack a picnic, binoculars and spend the day at Bristol Lighthouse Park and sandy crescent shaped beach, comb waters edge for sea glass. Nearby grab a cooked lobster or clams for lunch or dinner, history awaits at Fort William Henry historic sight with an museum of archeological treasures and gift shop. Take a ride on the Hardy Boat to see seals/Puffins or a day trip to Monhegan Island. At LaVerna Preserve catch glimpses of an eagles, seals, ducks and cliff side trail. Rent a kayak and explore the coast, golf or fish in nearby Pemaquid River. Antique shops abound. Damariiscotta center offers a real old fashion soda fountain at the local drug store wonderful coffee frappes and fresh fish market, Bookstore, Shops. You will be inspired to capture the view so bring that camera or sketch pad.

A must is the Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay...quite unbeleivable rain or shine.Enjoy crisp, clear skies, Clark Cove Apple Orchard for apples blossoms, glimpses of eagles/ospreys dashing for alewives in the spring and spend the day watching the boats sail by lighthouse. Summertime enjoy Lantern walks at night at Old Fort Henry, fireworks/parade at Old Bristol Days, Lobster Boat Races and Sand Castle Contests make this a charming, must see location.

Other Activities: bird watching...bird migration is currently on sight so many different types of of warblers, song birds, Hawks, sea ducks.

night sky watching...beautiful, crisp nights

Hike local trails...trail book at cottage

LEAVES are turning and the colors magnificant every corner is a picture with those Sugar Maples in their glory

Golf Club in Walpole, Maine

Schedule T time, golf clubs are available at club

Ski: Winter skiing at Camden, Cross country skiing nearby or snowshoe through nearby trails


Rates & Availability

From $114 Per night

New Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

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Tax Rate 7.0%
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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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New Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
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  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Ocean View ...
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  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
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  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
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  • Stove ...
  • Stove
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom includes excellent lighting, shower, sink, shelf, towel racks, extra toilet paper and bath mat.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , double bed
  • The bedroom includes a trundle bed when pushed together becomes a double bed. Accommodates two plus.... Can sleep four with pull out couch but ideal for two. Storage includes: Overhead shelf , cabinet and bureau, closet . Wooden floors with throw rugs gives a warm feeling. Reading light and shelf by bed provide a spot for glasses and a book. Electric plug for ipad or phone charger. (Iron and hair dryer in cabinet)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Beach blanket, picnic basket, fishing pole and tackle box, binoculars and bird book, bird feeders, two Adirondack chairs on lawn by garden. Good lighting for reading or playing cards Artists have enjoyed painting at cottage and surrounding area. Bring favorite cassette tapes for available stereo Kitchen table ...gateleg table which opens to feed eight people or big enough to lay out your canvas to dry Loop Road one mile walk from front door of cottage...breathtaking views, sunsets and moon rises, or Seagull Shop for Blueberry Muffin/coffee, Lighthouse Tower open Weds. and Sundays to public Cards, umbrella, crab a nator in closet. Smoking allowed only outdoors

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