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The Harborgate 50 feet of the Ocean with Dock and Kayaks

Terry and Sarah MacGillivray

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Terry and Sarah MacGillivray

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015
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The Harborgate 50 feet of the Ocean with Dock and Kayaks

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Harpswell House Rental Photos and Description

Waterfront 4 bedrooms Sleeps 10 (18 w/rental of 2nd home - dock & kayaks!

Location, Location, Location! That is why you want to rent this popular property. It is located just 5.5 miles from Cook's Corner, 6 miles from downtown Brunswick. 15 minutes to Freeport and 30 minutes to Portland. But you may just want to stay at this incredible home and enjoy the views! Quahog Bay is a wonderful spot, enjoy the deep water dock which you can swim or kayak from. Cook lobsters on the deck. Enjoy spectacular sunrises into the many windows in this magnificent home. Every bedroom has a view of the water.

This unique property has two homes, each with four bedrooms. The Port House accommodates 10 people and the Starboard House 8 people. You may rent them both (double the below prices) or just one of them. When renting one of the homes, the other home may be rented by others so the dock would be shared, but when renting both homes the dock is your private dock!

The Port House, just 50 feet off the water, has a lovely wrap around porch looking out right on the water. The Starboard House is set back a little further, but has a wonderful farmer's porch with amazing water views. There is a wonderful yard for the kids to play in. We also have a fire pit (bring your own camp wood) for making the perfect s'mores! We supply two 2-person and two single kayaks, you may also bring your own boat and tie up to the 24' deep water dock. Jumping and swimming right from the dock are a must, and no need to worry, even at low tide the water is 9 feet deep!

During the summer season we only rent Saturday-Saturday, with a one week minimum. During our off season though we will consider shorter rentals, with a three night minimum.

Both homes are beautifully appointed! Stainless steel appliances and beautiful granite counters in the kitchen will entice you to stay and cook every meal at home, especially preparing for a lobster bake, a must for your visit to Maine. There is a lobster pound just two miles away that will cook the lobster for you though, much easier clean up! The area towns have so many restaurants, so if you don't feel like cooking, you are in luck! There are plenty of activities to do including shopping, museums, outdoor activities.....the list goes on and on! Once you've visited Maine, especially the coast, you will want to come back year after year!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Terry and Sarah MacGillivray (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

About Terry and Sarah MacGillivray

Sarah and I have three children who we are very proud of. We live in Maine year round. I rent Snowmobiles in the winter through our business Northeast Snowmobile Rentals. We have three locations, two in inland Maine, and one on New Hampshire. I enjoy running a marathon each year and Sarah tries to keep up with me. We have a Scottish Terrier.

Terry and Sarah MacGillivray purchased this house in 2011

Why Terry and Sarah MacGillivray chose Harpswell

We hope to retire to this water front home in 2020 when our youngest graduates from school. We have 15 years experience with weekly rentals. We own the Robinhood Inn on Bailey Island, which we have rented successfully for 15 years. We have learned what our guests want and do not want in a weekly rental. We often stay in other rentals when we travel around the US.

What makes this house unique

There are no steps from the parking lot to the king bedroom with private bath, thanks to a wooden ramp that connects to the wrap around porch. The home is 50 feet off the ocean. Nice yard with fire pit and room for the kids to run around. 24' new clean dock with kayaks.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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The Harborgate 50 feet of the Ocean with Dock and Kayaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Chicago, IL
5

Peaceful, Relaxing, Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

This was the second property I booked through VRBO and have yet to be disappointed. I researched a number of places for our trip to Portland, ME and this was on the top of our list based on the pictures. I emailed Terry and Sarah, and they were great in responding to my numerous questions. We (myself, my wife, 2 kids under 3, and another couple with a toddler) pleasantly surprised the rental offered two pack n' plays for the kids which came in handy.

When we got there, the pictures were spot on. The view of water was fantastic, and the house was perfect for our group. It was family friendly, with a great kitchen for us to make breakfast. It also had a nice bar area downstairs where we can hang out and have drinks. There was also a booklet with very useful information that we referenced throughout the trip (it's the little things that make a difference).

Throughout the stay, Terry and Sarah answered our numerous questions, including pointing us to a few places where we could get fresh lobster. We ended up going to a location they recommended, and when we brought it back, Terry offered to cook it for us! He had guests over, but he still went out of his way to help us out. That was not necessary, but very much appreciated! It was by far the best lobster we've ever had. They also have a dock with kayaks and canoes for use, but we didn't use it because it was a bit chilly, however the option is very nice.

Shortly after we returned back home, Terry and Sarah mailed us our deposit back. Just great service all around. I highly recommend this place if you want to stay near Portland. It is about a 45 min drive into town, but the place is well worth it.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words! We are always so happy when families enjoy this beautiful property. We also appreciate it when folks take good care of our homes like you all did, so thank you for that too! We hope to see you all again when you head to explore the coast of Maine!
Minden, Nevada
5

An unforgettable week

  • 5 of 5

We brought the "kids" and grandkids in to Harborgate for a family week. We came from Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Florida. Fifteen souls in all, we had teenagers on down to toddlers and a three-month-old. We could not have made a better selection. The families with kids four and down occupied the upper house, which would have been a great rental in itself. The other adults and teenagers stayed in the main house, where most of the socializing and dining took place. The setting was sublime and the kayaks were put to good use each day. Nearby Popham Beach was a big hit with the families, and the kids loved roasting marshmallows at the fire ring in the evening. The houses were well stocked with games, puzzles and DVDs. Even a high wind and rain event was welcome, as we were together and dry in such a great place. The fresh seafood available locally was plentiful and we inhaled it all week. A farmer's market in Brunswick provided bounteous fruit and produce. Terry was a great host even though he went on vacation after checking us in. The property really runs itself because he's taken such care in equipping and maintaining it. In short, you cannot put a price on the memories we made as a family in this magical place. Thanks, Terry and Sarah; we are saving up now for a return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love when families enjoy the Harborgate as much as well do. It sounds like you all had a wonderful week and do hope we'll see you again! Thanks for the lovely review!
Bethesda, Maryland
5

It Doesn't Get Better Than This!

  • 5 of 5

Our three generation, 15 person family enjoyed a fabulous reunion at the two gorgeous Harborgate houses. Plenty of hang out space, fully equipped kitchens, s'mores in the fire pit, space for the kids to run around outside, and a superb waterfront private dock with two kayaks. We rented paddle boards from Seaspray Kayaking which were a big hit.

On days when we could tear ourselves away from Harborgate, we took trips to....

Maine Maritime Museum, Popham Beach, Lucky Catch Lobster Boat, Harpswell hiking trails,

Long Shot Miniature Golf, and the Maine Botanical Gardens. Couldn't fit the Seadogs in this year. Have already booked for 2015.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay and all the area has to offer! We are thrilled you've already decided to come back next year....and many more years to come! :) Thank you again!
Worcester MA
5

18 person reunion, Tremendous!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and well maintained. The houses have everything needed, plenty of dishes, glasses, silverware, pots, pans, even sharp knives. The photos are nice but even better in person.

The owners answered any questions right away and a pleasure to deal with. The kayaks got used at least once everyday. With the 2 houses we had a "quite" house and a "loud" house, it was perfect. We had a great time having our family reunion here this year and it was voted best one yet!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are always happy to hear when families have enjoyed their stay. Happy your reunion was a hit!
5

Wonderful time!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our family Christmas gathering celebrated at Harborgate. We had a great time and really loved the property. Terry really went out of his way and put up a live tree and other Christmas decorations for us!!! LOVED IT! What a treat! Thank you Terry for such a memorable time - from our whole family. Loved your place and loved the location. Beautiful sunrises! Great memories!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Anne! We are so glad that you and your family had a wonderful time. I have to give much of the decorating credit to my wife and son; we all had a fun time getting the house ready for your family! So glad that wonderful memories were made!
5

Enjoyed by all!

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful! 8 adults ranging in age 21 to 56 enjoyed this property and location.

The home is very spacious,modern and clean. The hammock and kayaks were a hit. Only thing missing is a fire pit for s'mores. (maybe not allowed) Neighborhood is very quiet.

We arrived an hour early and the property was ready. Terry greeted us and gave a tour of the house and explained how things work.

Terry was VERY helpful with great recommendations!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! And so glad you all had a great time. We've been thinking about a fire pit for a while.....we're a big s'mores family too. Thanks for the suggestion! Hope to see you all again next summer. THE FIRE PIT IS HERE! Please bring your own wood.

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland Jet Port
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Several in Brunswick
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Brunswick Naval base (now open to public)
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Down Easter Brunswick Station
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Route 295
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several in Brunswick and Cooks Corner
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Thomas Point Beach
Car: necessary

We are located on an island in Harpswell, Maine, connected to the mainland by bridge. The closest town in Brunswick. The entire area is beautiful, but the fact that the home is right on the water is a plus! Having a dock is another added bonus. Bring your own boat, or just borrow our small row boat and kayaks and explore the wonderful coves in the area. There is a nesting pair of bald eagles on a nearby island that love doing shows for us while we are out paddling, I'm sure you won't miss them. In addition to boat, there are wonderful nature hikes that would be suitable for the whole family. Restaurants and shopping may be found in Brunswick, Bath and Freeport...the closest of the towns, but a day spent explore the other towns that line Route 1 is another must! Then come back, pick up some lobster caught fresh that day and steam them in the lobster cooker on the deck and watch the boats coming in! Its what we do in Maine.....The way life should be!

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Harpswell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 16 2015 - Oct 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,790
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,090
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00
Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Linens (Sheets & Towels) $100.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes If your group is renting both homes, the Port and the Starboard House, then you will need to double the prices listed.

Cancelation Fee: You are responsible for the full payment of the rental time period. If we are able to resell the time period all funds will be refunded less a $100 cancelation fee. The more time left for us to sell your week the more likely we will be able to sell it. Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed.

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Amenities

Harpswell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master - toilet , shower , Bathroom in Port House - off Master bedroom on main level
    Half bath - toilet , Bathroom in Port House - on main level
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom in Port House on ground level
    Bathroom - Starboard House - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - Starboard House - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - Starboard House - toilet
  • Towels are available for a fee.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - Port House - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - Port House - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - Port House - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - Port House - 2 twin/ single
    Port House Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Bedroom in Starboard House
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Bedroom in Starboard House
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , Bedroom in Starboard House
    Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom in Starboard House
  • Each bed will have a comforter and blanket. Bed linens are available for a fee.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Deep water dock, boaters welcome-room to keep your 10 to 40 foot yacht.

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