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Sleeps 18; family/pet friendly, indoor pool, beaches, sleeps 18, organic garden

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type bed & breakfast


About the property

6 bdrms: priv. baths, sleeps up to 18; incl's an APT sleeps 7 could rent alone

Six comfortable, colorful rooms in two settings:

1 - APARTMENT for weekly / weekend rentals: A Suite sleeps 5 (King and 3 Tw's); Another room: Queen + Twin; sofa bed and futon in the 24 x 24 open living space. Full Kitchen & Open Plan living area: dining table/chairs, TV, couch (sofa bed), puzzle /game tables, play area.

2 - MAIN HOUSE features 4 bedrooms (Suite on 1st Floor): the Parlor Suite sleeps 5: King, child's bed and sofa bed; Breezy Blue Room sleeps 3 (with a twin); Cozy Rosey has a Queen/Optional small bed; Wildflower has a King. All with private baths. These four sleep up to 12.

Cozy, family friendly B&B and/or vacation rental features: 12' x 38' indoor heated pool (3 walls of screened, picture windows), unique woodland labyrinth, gorgeous organic gardens feature perennials & annuals, vegetables, herb, and fruit (owners share their gardening knowledge). Pets: $35 extra charge (pet beds or crates/no pets on beds)

Services: breakfast, housekeeping. Owners/staff live on-site for upkeep of pool, home, and gardens. Huge kitchen - all equipped - is shared with guests in Main House. Extra refrigerators, coffee/tea pots, blenders. All amenities: lawn/beach chairs, games, toys, pop-up beach tents, blankets, board games. Large gathering room with unique stone/shell fireplace in our Main House, lodge-style dining/Sun Room. Outdoor Fire Pit & Weber Tabletop grill.

Expansive, clean, white sandy beaches nearby (six miles of them). Beach erosion has created many shallow pools and "reasonably" warm water temperatures for Maine - really!

Areas for body/regular surfing, kayaking, river floating, tidal pools, sand castle building, long walks, surf-fishing, beach sports (the ultimate, ultimate frisbee beach at Popham Beach State Park). Plenty of recreation, cultural, and dining.

Please see our web site below for more information and pictures. Off season and July/August rates vary.

More Details

Carol & Bill Emerson, Emily Swizdor
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2018

About Carol & Bill Emerson, Emily Swizdor

Bill & Carol Emerson are seasoned travelers all over the US, Canada & parts of Europe (family in Bavaria, Germany). They met in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic, serving there after graduating from Dartmouth (Bill) and Saint Joseph's College (Carol) Before starting a family, Carol took an MAT from UNH, then had three boys (now dads themselves), Bill an MA from the U. Arizona; they settled in Acton, MA for 25 years: there they ran day care centers, a crafts business, started Emerson Ecologics, Carol got an MED in Theater from Emerson College, directed and then they moved to Maine to start EdgeWater Farm B&B. They also have a Lake Sunapee lakefront property for rent in both summer and winter.

Carol & Bill Emerson, Emily Swizdor purchased this bed and breakfast in 1995

Why Carol & Bill Emerson, Emily Swizdor chose Phippsburg

It's beautiful - with plenty of acreage for farming & gardening; nice people live here; it's near fabulous beaches, cultural offerings, clean air, nature & wildlife; and it's quiet, clean, safe - AND - you can see the stars, Milky Way and galaxies at night!!! Also - we're not too far way from family & Sunapee, NH - where we have gatherings several times a year. (See second photo on Photo page)

What makes this bed and breakfast unique

This comfortable house is a home; we want our guest/renters to feel at ease, so they can kick back and enjoy everything this place has to offer, from the gardens and pool to the the nearby beaches and activity-rich area. We have a large sunny, lodge-feeling, cathedral-ceilinged, Sun Room gathering area where we serve/share meals, games and birdwatch. Leave-taking the other day, a guest remarked: "I love it here!" and we shared a big hug. That's why we're still B&B-ing after 20 years!


Phippsburg Bed And Breakfast Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
  • 2 Bathrooms have full tub/showers; 1 has a shower only; and one has both a soaking tub & a separate shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • See PHOTOS or go to and see the bedroom layouts under Room Rates / Maps. They are: Downstairs two room Suite: K, kid's bed, sofa bed Up: King; K with Twin; Queen (cot possible, too) All have private baths. Comfy, colorful, garden views.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Because we're a B&B, we do stay here: in-house. But we afford our guests their privacy. We provide full breakfast with the rental. Lots of people like this arrangement. We know this MidCoast region well and find guests lobsters, clams, corn at a good price, which can then be cooked here for a less expensive way to enjoy Maine's sea treasure. ROOMS: 3 kings, 1 queen, 1 twin (but possibly 7 - if the K's are separated: there's an extra $25 charge per King bed to do this), 1 comfortable sleep sofa, 1 cot. INDOOR POOL: heated 12' x 38'. Spectacular ORGANIC GARDENS! FULL BREAKFASTS - our own organic produce & berries, GLUTEN-FREE BAKING by request. (Owner is GF/celiac)


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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Lobster House/ Sebasco Harbor Resort
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Boothbay Harbor
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sebasco Harbor Resort
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Brunswick / Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Rte 1, Bath, ME
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lobster House & Sebasco Harbor Resort
Nearest Ski
xx country: in the yard & golf course nearby
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Popham & Seawall beaches
Car: necessary

Beaches: Popham Beach State Park (4 miles), Sea Wall (2 miles). Expansive, very clean, white sandy, reasonably warm June - September. Tidal pools, rocky outcrops, large wading pools, 'float-down, rivers, body/regular surfing, kayaking (ponds/ocean), surf-fishing. (See more below)

Historic sites: Forts at Popham, Maine Maritime (Bath) with a boardable sloop, lobster/boat building demos, cruises. Lighthouses, foliage, island, nature, etc. Also: Civil War - Joshua Chamberlain - Brunswick; Arctic-Peary/McMillan - Bowdoin College; Maine State Augusta; railroad, docks, museums, other forts. Museums: Farnworth (Wyeth) Rockland; Portland Museum of Art; Children's Museum in Portland.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, hands-on aquarium, whale watches, Island Ferries, Windjammer sails, car museum & model trains - all in Boothbay Harbor, 45 minutes away; nature sails, bay sails, kayaking - here on the peninsula! Theater at Summer-long venues: Maine State Music theater, Theater at Monmouth, Music at The Chocolate Church, Highland Games, Blues Festivals, lobster festivals, 4th of July Heritage Days. Family/fine/ethnic dining.

Other Activities: beach combing on 6 miles of white, sandy beaches; hiking on beautiful conservation trails and the backup of our indoor pools on rainy days.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

$1240: 2 nts, $2260: Sun - Wed/ 5 nts, $4000/week
Whole House (breakfast & housekeeping services included):
$1240/ 2 nights (Fri.-Sat.)
$2260/ 5 nights (Sun.-Wed.)
$4000/week (Sun.-Sun.)

Also: extended off-season, do-it-yourself stays for writers, artists, and hobbyists: $190.75 for one; $327 for a couple (9% tx incl)

$25.00 extra per person per night

$1000 deposit at time of reservation by check; balance due 3 months in advance.
Cancelation charge: $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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