Cumberland Foreside Cottage Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms(2Fulls + Single + Queen)full bath down, 1/2 bath up, sleeps 6, cable
Wildwood cottage sits back in a quiet neighborhood perched above Broad Cove on the
Cumberland foreside. Walk by the private clay tennis court 400 feet en route to the beach stairs.
Open on to a large, beautiful sandy beach with a place for your own kayak or canoe.
Casco Bay is an endless explore of island and coastal communities reached by nearby ferries or
Freeport and L.L. Bean just 20 minutes away. Portland theaters and old port shopping district just 15 minutes.
90 minutes from Boston by train or bus.
This is a cozy, gambrell with added living room in rustic style.
A large, sunny living and dining area will be the center of social activity with a second
Living area for TV and kids play.
Bright tile bath, laundry, cable and gas log fireplaces offer all the comforts.
Upstairs bath serves two double beds and one twin.
A downstairs queen bed for friends and visitors.
This area has it all !!
Portland Area is a Fantastic Summer Playground: This area is rich in adventures and tours.
You can see and walk to half a dozen Maine Lighthouses in an afternoon.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's house can be toured all summer just 15 minutes away.
Maine's narrow gauge railroad runs daily on the Portland waterfront.
Fantastic Audubon preserve nearby.
Sailing, Boating, Swimming
Wildwood Beach is Quiet and Beautiful: Seals bark off Anderson rock in the night.
Kids can catch clams and crabs at low tide.
Mid to high tide is all sandy beach for a mile of warm wading and swimming.
Clean and quiet, sandcastles and beach towels - often all to yourselves.
Bring your own small boats and launch daily off the beach.
We will build you a stowage rack at the top of the beach ( this protects the beach grass)if we know you have a canoe or kayak.
This is a private association beach shared by the neighborhood, but most of the locals work all summer
and use the beach infrequently.
A parking pass lets you drive down if you don't love the walk to the beach and tennis court.
- pets considered
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
About Ben or Joan Baxter
Ben's grandfather, Herman Sweetser had a farm in Cumberland Center, down the Tuttle Road from the cottage. His family still runs an orchard there.
The cottage was built by his Great Aunt Harriet as a carrige house just before the depression years. The houses on either side were never built. It leaves this cottage as the only real summer house
On the largest wooded lot in the Wildwood association.
Ben or Joan Baxter purchased this cottage in 1967
Why Ben or Joan Baxter chose Cumberland Foreside
This is an old enclave of family houses devoted to quiet living, a shared park and a beautiful beach.
The beach is amazingly private and the cottage is one of the last of its kind. Ben's parents added on the big Livingroom in the 70's,
building in the exposed wall style of the original carriage house.
Then, in 2012, Ben and Joan upgraded the bathroom, laundry and
Fireplaces, insulating just enough to make the place 3-season cozy.
What makes this cottage unique
Besides the beach and tennis court, the access to Falmouth, Yarmouth and Portland offer easy convenience and access to island and inland explores from a quiet and safe retreat.