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Waterfront Main House and Guest Cottage on Casco Bay, So. Harpswell

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Main: 2BR 1B sleeps 6; Cottage: 1BR 1B sleeps 4; Max 10 people

The Main house is at the water's edge with 180 degree vistas of water & islands from large windows & side deck (has 2 other decks as well). Privacy, sunny exposure (southeast). One floor living with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath w/ tub and shower, large modern kitchen, living room, dining area, sun room, and laundry facilities.

The Guest Cottage is set back from the water with water views from all rooms and 2 decks. Two floor living with 1 bedroom, 1 bath w/ shower, kitchen, living room with cathedral ceiling & dining area.

Outdoor BBQ & picnic area, hammock in sheltered apple grove w/ water view, outdoor & indoor showers. This is a deep water property with moorings available for use along with a skiff to row between the moorings and the dock.

Both houses are rented together during the summer season. This is a non-smoking property.

The property is located within walking distance of the new and highly acclaimed Dolphin Marina Restaurant. Also charter boat service to nearby Eagle Island.

More Details

Larry Holden
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Adorable cottage with Stunning Views:

My husband and I visited the cottage in the off-season and kind of expected to be cooped up because it would be too cold to venture outside. But on sunny days, the large yard is very welcoming and you can choose various sides of the house to 'sun' yourself depending on whether you like a breeze or not. Too hot -- go to the breezy side. A little cold? Go to the sunny non-breezy side.

On rainy days, the expansive view of harbor was a sight to behold. I could have sat at the dining table or the little sun porch all day watching the boats and the skies and the clouds. It was exquisite. One day I wound up taking the same picture on a dozen different occasions because the sunlight kept changing -- one view becamea rpettier than the next and it was hard to just sit there watching it. I wanted to take it all in :)

I recommend this cottage for romantic get aways and most definitely for people with kids (just make sure you watch the little ones because you ARE on water). It's also a great place for a family reunion. There are two dwellings on the property which gives family members just enuf togetherness and separateness to stay happy
Apr 2014
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Car: necessary

20 minutes from Bowdoin College & Brunswick; 40 minutes to Freeport.


Harpswell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • After-swim -
    Bathroom - main cottage - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom - guest cottage - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main House - 1 king
    Guest House - 2 twin/ single
    Guest House - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Main House - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , twin beds are bunk beds
  • Twin beds in main house are bunk beds. Twin beds in cottage can be made into a king size bed.
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Main House: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 bunkbed (twin beds) Cottage: 2 twins, 1 sleeper sofa row-boat


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Waterfront Main House and Guest Cottage on Casco Bay, So. Harpswell
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 21 reviews

Lobsters and water, It was great !

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Maine in the fall for 15 years and this was the best place yet. We hope to come here again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maine perfection

  • 5 of 5

Our family has spent time at Larry Holden's magical property for two summers now and plan to continue to do so for as long as he'll have us. The space is perfect for our growing, multigenerational family with nooks and cranny's where you can go to be alone but communal spaces large enough for us all to be together, too. We rarely find the need to leave the property but when we do there are wonderful dining choices and things to do nearby. We take the quick walk up to Erika's Seafood at least twice during our visits. Our week in Harpswell is an annual highlight and we can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxation at it's best !

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations are rustic and comfortable but the view and the property is what brings a smile every morning. We find we don't travel far except maybe a day in Freeport or an evening stroll to the Dolphin Marina for a sunset cocktail. The surrounding coves are great to explore by kayak and the yard is great for games from volleyball to corn hole. The fresh ocean keeps us coming back every year.... And don't forget your fishing pole. G. F.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Frederick, VA and Edinburg, NY

Pleasant waterfront property

  • 4 of 5

This is an attractive comfortable property. The water views are beautiful, and the kitchen is well equipped. Our only objection is the bathroom which needs some cosmetic work.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These folks are repeat renters; they rented in September 2014 and again in September 2015. The cosmetic work in the bathroom to which they refer has been remediated to keep the bathroom looking sharp.
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  • 5 of 5

THE HOUSE WORK OUT PERFECT FOR ARE family HAD a VERY ENJOABLE TIME The kids played volley ball and swam in the water y parents watched the boats go by. want to go back thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

A Wonderful Maine Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This amazing house on Casco Bay was the perfect location for us (my partner and I). It's our first time in Maine and we couldn't have asked for a better place to enjoy the magnificent coastal beauty. This house literally sits right at the edge of the bay with a 180 degree view of glistening water. Boats dock in a distance where lobster men pull up their catch. It's as picturesque as one would expect to see in a Maine postcard!

We spent a week here in the beginning of May, and the weather wasn't yet ideal to do many outdoor activities. When it wasn't raining we barbecued outside and tried our luck fishing right off the dock. We napped on the hammock under two small trees while taking in the fresh ocean breeze.Sitting out on the deck we watched the loons play and the lobster men at work. When it rained we stayed inside and played board games or just read books at the dining table where the main attraction is the view of Casco-- Enjoying a lobster dinner here at dusk beats any fine dining restaurant anytime, anywhere!

My partner and I loved the privacy that came with this house. There were neighboring houses perhaps 50 yards on either side. They might have been vacation rentals as well, but at this early in the season no one was around but us. Privacy was one of the main(e) thing we were looking for and we got plenty of it!

Our host, Larry, was extremely helpful. He provided us with directions, info on grocers and places to get basic needs, info on where to eat and points of interest. In the house we found many, many brochures on attractions in the entire state of Maine. Our mobile phone service had very poor receptions at this house, but there was internet and Larry was always on standby via email to answer any inquiries we might have had. He also had housekeepers that would come around if we needed them.

We spent a few days exploring neighboring towns. Brunswick and Bar Harbor were quaint and lovely. Freeport and Portland were bustling yet enjoyable. One of the highlights of our trip was hiking on Cadillac Mountain on Mount Desert Island. The views up there were nothing short of majestic--they took our breath away!

We had the pleasure of talking to some locals at Erica's Lobster Pound just down the street. They were some of the nicest people we have ever met. This lobster pound, by the way, had the best prices and best lobsters around.

Overall, this house is highly recommended for those looking to take what everything Maine has to offer.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cottage with 3 decks on bluff overlooking water & harbor

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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