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Downeast Getaway Victorian Cottage - Year-round

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

The perfect getaway on 20 acres of privacy, overlooking Flat Bay in Harrington, Maine. Seventy-five feet from the shore, this is a special place for peace and quiet, built with dimensional lumber, boarded & shingled in cedar. It is free of many allergy-causing elements. All the conveniences you would expect in a year-round home, in a setting all by itself. A copy of a Civil War general's home, you enter from the front porch into a large living room, a dining room with view is in the lower level of the tower. There is a fully equipped galley kitchen, one bedroom with double bed, ample closets, and a full bath. Up the winding stairs is an artist's studio and an upper level of the tower with a balcony where a desk at the windows invites the writer. There are ocean views from every room, hot-air heat, internet available, and the house is furnished & applianced including a phone. Unlike at many rentals, your neighbor's construction project won't become a part of your vacation. Privacy is complete.


Owner
Rod Harrington
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

Our location offers a unique blend of privacy and convenience. Located a short drive from shopping, movies, restaurants and more, there are still 20 acres to explore and nearly 1/2 mile of shore frontage to discover on your own.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing this gem in the wood. We had a wonderful time.
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Harrington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
Notes:
Located on 20 private waterfront acres the property offers an opportunity to explore the shore and woods. A small pond is a lovely spot to observe aquatic life and the water lilies. Harbor and island tours, a state park, and wildlife refuge are only 10-20 minutes drive.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Downeast Getaway Victorian Cottage - Year-round
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 20 reviews
5

Secluded Gem Surrounded by Natural Beauty

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we met Rod and Lucile at the cottage to the moment the wild geese flew past honking in the fog as we departed, the experience was wonderful. Instead of reading a manual of instructions, do's and don't's, Rod and Lucile personally showed us where things were, what to expect and made us feel very welcome. There were even chilled pint glasses in the freezer, awaiting our wild blueberry ale! Rod & Lucile told us there was a free concert on Friday night in Milbridge, behind the old movie theater and their band, Cole Creek, was performing. (We went and loved the music, some of which was composed by members of the band and incorporates local lore and places into it.)

The cottage is delightful and very well equipped. We loved eating breakfast out on the covered porch every morning, sitting out at the edge of the yard overlooking Flat Bay and watching the "peeps" twittering and running over the mud at low tide or the gulls dancing in the air chasing flying ants in the evening. There is a lovely short walk on a path through the woods to a field with apple trees laden with apples and we had deer wander through the yard at dusk and early morning. The location was really convenient to some of our favorite downeast hikes--Great Wass Island and Petit Manaan and even the Bold Coast up in Cutler isn't THAT far.

Our time at the Victorian Cottage passed very quickly--too quickly--but I made good use of the desk up in the second floor bay window, keeping a journal of our stay so we can re-live it from time to time :)

Marcia & Dick

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. You were the perfect guests and on behalf of all the little critters, geese, deer etc we hope you will return to our little cottage. Also being at the concert was very special All our best, Lucile and Rod
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5

Awesome Experience !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Downeast Victorian Cottage for 1 week in August. It was such an awesome experience for us! We are city dwellers in Ohio that love the rocky coastline of Maine. This was our first time to experience living "out in the country" though. We loved it! --- I should say I also realized what a lot of work must go into maintaining such a large property ( 20 acres I believe)- but it sure was fun to enjoy country / seaside living without the responsibility of caring for so much land. I have never experienced this kind of privacy anywhere I have lived in my life!

My favorite thing to do was to sit in the chairs down by the water right after breakfast and soak in the sun and the view. There is a continuous breeze off the water and even when the sun is beating down you never feel hot. ( Sadly I write this as I am back in Ohio where the temp hit 90 today and the humidity and lack of air movement are oppressive) I am already thinking about returning to Maine next summer :)

Rod was great! He showed us around and provided us with everything we needed including pre-made ice in the freezer and a 2.5 gallon of spring water. The kitchen was very clean with good working appliances and all the basics. There is a big TV upstairs and one in the bedroom also- but honestly we did not even turn them on. We were either gone exploring the area or outside most of the time. We did bring our laptop computer and had no problems getting connected to the WIFI.

Well, I do not want to say too many more good things or it may not be available next time I want to book it :) - Great place- Thanks so much for sharing your cottage Rod and Lucille !

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being wonderful guests. Taking the time to write a review really says a lot about you and the qualities in life that can be found sitting in that chair by the sea. We hope you will return soon. Rod and Lucile
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5

Great place for a quiet vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and property are just as represented on the VRBO site. Very secluded, no neighbors in view from the property and a great view of the ocean. We really enjoyed watching the tides come and go. Lots of deer, rabbits and a few seals at high tide. Rod & Lucile provided us with all the comforts of home including a well stocked pantry to assist in making dinners much tastier.

The owners met us on our arrival, even though we had traffic issues and were a bit late. They are very knowledgeable about the area and gave us lots of ideas for things to see and do.

The cottage location is great for seeing everything from Acadia to Campobello. For us, some of the nicest things to see are the many nature preserve hiking trails that wind out to the ocean. There are two on Great Wass Island, one on Pidgeon Hill Rd and two in the Cutler area. All of them are fantastic places to have the ocean all to yourself.

When we return to the area, we will definitely reserve the cottage again and hopefully spend more time talking with Rod & Lucile!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome the opportunity and the pleasure of company.
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5

Enjoying Downeast Maine as it once was!

  • 5 of 5

What a delight and treat to not have the rush and glitz of Southern Maine or the traffic and tourism of Midcoast Maine! To "rusticate" in the woods and coves of Downeast Maine. To enjoy the villages and people of Cherryfield, Milbridge, Harrington, Columbia Falls, etc. Better yet to have a wonderful cottage on 20 acres of Balsam fir and White Birch trees as your base camp for such an adventure. Morning and evening visits by deer and rabbits and a fire in a huge fireplace. So many unspoiled places to explore, wild flowers, lobster and sailboats and tons more to watch, photograph, and share. Thank you Rod and Lucile for your thoughtfulness in designing and creating a joy filled experience for us in Downeast Maine the way it used to be with the amenities of today. Our two-week stay at Oak Point on Flat Bay was the highlight of six weeks in Maine. You have provided a wonderful holiday that we will always treasure. Love, Ellie & Gary

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Two of the nicest visitors to Oak Point and we hope to see you again Lucile and Rod
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5

Just what the doctor ordered!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful relaxing setting! The cottage is beautiful, and the grounds are so serene and secluded. Rod and Lucille are wonderful hosts. They were there to welcome us and were available if we needed them. Special thanks to them for mailing me my Fitbit that I left charging in the dining room!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Upon entering the Property, We were Greeted with a Majestic View. Just Simply Amazing. Rod and Lucille are Great Owners. Ask Rod about the Porcupine and If you Love History, ask Him to delve into his lineage. Wow. Cannot wait to Revisit. The Deer came out midweek and were all over. Just an Awesome Getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.