BAY VISTA, HARPSWELL MAINE BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS

Debbie Davis

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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BAY VISTA, HARPSWELL MAINE BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS

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3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 6

With water all around you as you stand in the living room of this completely renovated cottage, you feel as though you are standing on the bridge of a ship--water, water everywhere. The cottage is directly on Middle Bay (Casco Bay area) with stair access to approximately one hundred feet of private sand/rock/calm-water beach with mooring. Enjoy the new deck for cooking and eating outside, a separate yard for ball or badminton games and privacy without isolation. Families will love the ability to swim, fish or investigate tidal pools without leaving the property. Mom and Dad will enjoy quiet time on the deck as the setting sun provides a gorgeous show. Despite its quiet location and relative privacy, it's still close to wonderful restaurants and other local amenities. It's also only 15 minutes from Brunswick for shopping and supplies. Owner has put a high end water purification system as well.

If you're looking for beachfront living at its finest--with updated interiors, 180-degree views of the water and a small beach community--this is your new favorite vacation spot!

Activities Nearby:: Bowdoin College activities,

Maine State Music Theatre,

Restaurants and cafes,

Swimming, boating, fishing, hiking,

Casco Bay Line cruises,

LL Bean & outlet shops in Freeport,

Antiques.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Debbie Davis (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2007
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

3.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Bay Vista, Harpswell Maine Beautiful Sunsets
average rating of 3.857143 based on 7 reviews
business
Bay Vista, Harpswell Maine Beautiful Sunsets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p940199
+1 207-833-5337
Harpswell Portland and Casco Bay Area
Casablanca, Morocco
5

House with all the amenities on the water...

  • 5 of 5
This is the second time we have stayed in Bay Vista. When we arrived the house was clean and well stocked with toiletries and the basics for cooking. Everything worked well and it was very comfortable for 5 adults and 2 children. Nice deck over looking the bay with a big gas grill.

We would recommend this property highly.

Places to eat...Five Islands, The Dolphin, Schoolhouse Café, Erica's, and for dessert Gelato Fiasco in Brunswick.

Things to do...Portland Seadogs baseball, a schooner sail out of Portland, hiking, kayaking, and driving around visiting the small towns and lighthouses. There is also a bike ride in Portland of lighthouses which we heard about. And watching the sunset over the islands across the bay.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Bay Vista. Thank you for the information about the area as well. This is helpful for future guests.
Best regards
MaineStay Vacations
business
Bay Vista, Harpswell Maine Beautiful Sunsets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p940199
+1 207-833-5337
Harpswell Portland and Casco Bay Area
3

Overpriced for level if accommodation

  • 3 of 5
Cottage is nicely updated and appointed.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response and constructive feedback. I am sorry that you felt we were overpriced, our pricing is in line with other properties in the area. Thank you and we hope to see you again.
business
Bay Vista, Harpswell Maine Beautiful Sunsets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p940199
+1 207-833-5337
Harpswell Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

We highly recommend a stay at Bay Vista

  • 5 of 5
In fact, I just recommended Bay Vista to my brother for his upcoming Maine
trip. As the other reviewers note, the view is second to none - whether sitting on
the deck or looking out from any of the many bay-facing windows in the
house. We were often out and about exploring the area from Harpswell
to Portland, but Bay Vista was a lovely gathering spot for our family.
We have stayed in other rentals over the years and after we arrive we realize that the online pictures were clearly outdated; however, Bay Vista looks just like it does in the photos. The house has updates throughout, including new appliances, fixtures, and flooring; yet, the updates don't take away and even enhance the Maine cottage feel that we were hoping for on our trip.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Bay Vista, Harpswell Maine Beautiful Sunsets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p940199
+1 207-833-5337
Harpswell Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Serene stay in your lovely vacation home

  • 5 of 5
Thanks for a wonderful stay in your serene vacation home. My family and I enjoyed visiting many of the local spots you suggested like the Dolphin Restaurant and getting take out from Erica's Seafood in Harpswell. Brunswick and Bath were fun to explore, we like the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. We used the house as a base for great day trips to Portland, biking Peaks Island, hiking at Wolf's Neck Woods State Park & Camden Hills State Park. My teens enjoyed shopping in Freeport.

The house was clean and comfortable. My in laws loved the privacy of the basement bedroom. The view from the master was so beautiful my husband and I didn't want to get out of bed each morning. We are returning to your home this summer, Maine in May is not crowded which we enjoyed, this year we want to experience the summer season in Maine. Can't wait to return.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christine for your kind words about Bay Vista, your experience here and the surrounding area.
Debbie Davis, MaineStay Vacations
business
Bay Vista, Harpswell Maine Beautiful Sunsets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p940199
+1 207-833-5337
Harpswell Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Thank you for a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5
I just logged on in hopes of booking a week this fall at Bay Vista (will be our 3rd vacation there), saw these two negative reviews and felt I had to post our experience, which has been nearly perfect every time. We adore this place. The deck is just heaven - perfect sunsets, propane grill, and a staircase down to the water with a peaceful little landing that's great for reading.

I'm guessing housekeeping is not able to check every dish/utensil every week as this would be prohibitively expensive, so the dish issue seems more like slobby previous renters than a management issue. I'm pretty OCD about cleanliness and this is one reason we love this place - everything seems new and very clean. I have slept in all of the beds at one time or another, and they are all very comfortable. We did email the owner once about an issue with the grill, and they responded immediately (fixed the next day) and thanked us for letting them know.

The bottom line is there are a lot of questionable rentals out there and this is NOT one of them. Perfect location, great amenities, clean and well-appointed. We wouldn’t go anywhere else!
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephanie for this positive review. I am glad that you added this because Bay Vista is a wonderful family vacation spot. I hope to see you again this fall. You are correct with the housekeeping, sometimes dishes and utensils get missed when renters put away dirty. Thanks for your understanding.
Debbie
MaineStay Vacations
business
Bay Vista, Harpswell Maine Beautiful Sunsets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p940199
+1 207-833-5337
Harpswell Portland and Casco Bay Area
2

Summer '12 at Bay Vista

Summer '12 at Bay Vista
  • 2 of 5
My family of six adults had a wonderful stay in Harpswell, a town we have visited twice before. Thankfully, our memories of our recent "Maine"event" do overshadow the troubling issues we encountered at Bay Vista. The upstairs sink was still dripping (as remarked by a July visitor) when we arrived (plumber came our fourth day) and the basement bedroom has puddling and mold growing due to water condensation in the laundry/furnace room. This is a dangerous issue, not only for breathing purposes but also for safety reasons. We dealt with the same lack of kitchen amenities as the July renter and add to that the dilapidated dining table and chairs we cautiously used. Debbie at Homes and Harbors delivered two deck chairs for us as the homeowner had only provided four for use by the six of us. What saved the house for us was the beautiful view, magnificent sunsets, peaceful location and the deck. Unfortunately, it is my opinion that the homeowners themselves lack respect for their paying house guests.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response your input is appreciated and used to improve the experience at the property. Harpswell is wonderful place to be and the westerly views are wonderful. We had a humid period this summer that created a lot of condensation and consequently creates surface mold. Fortunately the owner has installed a dehumidifier that drains the condensation and the surface mold was removed. The above has been forwarded to the owner so they will have the opportunity to make changes to what is offered in the kitchen. Historically they have been responsive to feedback. Thank you
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
41 Miles
PWM- portland International Airport
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
Interstate 295
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Popham beach State Park
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Brunswick Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Estes Lobster House
Car: recommended

Bowdoin College activities;

Maine State Music Theatre;

Restaurants and cafes;

Swimming, boating, fishing, hiking;

Casco Bay Line cruises;

LL Bean & outlet shops in Freeport;

Antiques;

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Harpswell Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 25 2014
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
 
 
Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Trash Disposal per week $20 + Tax
Pet Fee $170
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes We require a damage deposit of $650.00 for each property. While you may cancel a confirmed reservation, there is no refund of monies paid unless the period can be re-booked. Please contact us for more details.
Linen Fee: $85.60 optional
Pet Fee: $170.00
We require a down payment of 50% of the cost of the reservation at the time the reservation is booked. The remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to your check-in date. For your convenience, we accept credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and Discover), cash, checks, traveler’s checks and money orders. A Processing Fee of 8% will be added to the total reservation.
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Amenities

Amenities

Harpswell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bath on upper level and full bath on middle level. Both bathrooms have showers only
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 upstairs: master with king bed and 2nd with twin beds; 1 with queen in brightly lit and finished basement with windows.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
Located on Harpswell Neck, Yard, Kid-friendly, Pet-friendly, Kayak-friendly, Water View, Sunset Views, Waterfront, Panoramic water views, Private, family-friendly beach accessible by stairs, Newly renovated, Deck, Dishwater, Washer-Dryer, Flat-screen TV with cable or satellite, Internet, Microwave, Gas grill.
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