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Your very own idyllic panoramic view, lobster boats, kayaking, sunrises, private

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Unique setting feet from the water - Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Our cottage, Sailor's Rest, sits right on the rocks at the ocean's edge (deep water) with views all around. Watch the active lobstering (almost always a lobster boat in sight), recreational boating, and coastal wildlife including eagles and seals. We are in a wonderful kayaking area! Launching from our yard...please ask about it.

We are right between the Portland/Casco Bay area to the south and the Midcoast Maine area just to our north. Our cottage makes a great home-base for your vacation.

Comfortable beds and furniture throughout. Bright and sunny, with gorgeous sunrises and lovely sunset glow. The first floor has a fully equipped kitchen with cherry cabinets, a generous sized bathroom with stall shower, a living room (windows on three sides), a dining area, and one bedroom with a queen-size bed. The second floor has two interconnected bedrooms, two twin beds in each.

Cundy's Harbor is a quaint, active lobster and fishing harbor that you can drive or walk to. Visit the Holbrook Wharf Restaurant (BYOB) for a summer lunch or dinner, or just ice cream. Visit the cute gift shop and either of the two general stores (Watson's and Holbrook's).

We are centrally located for exploring coastal Maine villages. Day-trip options include Camden, Wiscasset, Bath, Boothbay, Portland, Freeport and LL Bean, beaches and parks. Other choices include the Bowdoin College Music Festival, Maine State Theater, many museums, boat rides, antiquing, walking and hiking trails, etc., etc.

We have OPTIONAL fees for post-stay cleaning and for use of our sheets and towels if you would rather not bring your own. PLEASE let us know if you want those fees removed and we will adjust the quote. Our Rental Agreement states that we expect visitors to leave the cottage as clean as you found it unless you want to pay the Cleaning Fee.

The house/cottage next door has an upstairs and ground floor unit, sleeping two and four... great for a family reunion... privacy for all. See VRBO #24127 and #24126.

A recent guest said: 'Waking up so near the water was an extraordinary gift. The stars at night, the seals sunbathing on the rocks, the lobster dinner at Holbrooks, the quiet all made for a sublime retreat.' Another guest said: 'Such a comfortable cottage with so many amenities. The views were so beautiful from the house. We were able to relax and loved exploring the rocks at low tide. We found lots of treasures! Thank you for sharing the house with us. We had a wonderful time and it is sad to leave.'

Note: Saturday is our normal turnover day. We can sometimes accommodate arrivals and departures on other days, but only in the spring or fall.

More Details

Jean Strock
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Jean Strock

We love to share this wonderful spot with our visitors. Getting the property ready for rental has been a multi-generational undertaking. We are always interested in suggestions on how we can make our visitors' time in Sailor's Rest even better.

Jean Strock purchased this cottage in 2003

What makes this cottage unique

Watching the weather change and the tides come and go is somehow extremely relaxing. But when you are ready to be a tourist there are endless outing possibilities from a day in Boothbay or Camden to a walk on the rocks. The area has all sorts of peninsulas and villages to explore....all with beautiful settings. Be sure to take drives and discover the beauty of our area. Or explore our islands from your kayak.


Cundy's Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Located on first floor.
  • Stall shower only, no tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , On first floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , On 2nd foor.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , On second floor.
  • Bedroom #1 is on the main floor; the other two are on second floor.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Your very own idyllic panoramic view, lobster boats, kayaking, sunrises, private
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Wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Great place to watch Maine at its best..Wildlife. working lobster boats, and the ever changing tides and colors. Being at the waters edge is a bonus.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Spent a fabulous 15 wedding anniversary with my husband here. It was so quiet and serene. Really enjoyed the fact that the house that was very close to us to our right was unoccupied the entire time. Our host Jean was very easy to communicate with. We rented a canoe that we used every day, so much to explore out your front yard! Eating local lobsters each night that we would pick up in our canoe from a local family. Gorgeous view and a beautiful sunrise at the front door . We would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sailor's Rest House

  • 5 of 5

This place was incredibly beautiful. It is literally on the water making us feel like we were on a boat surrounded by golden seaweed, great blue herons, fishing boats and views to all the surrounding coves. The seals were an added entertainment. The house is cozy and comfortable. Two other houses are very close by but all of us were quiet and respectful of each others privacy. We look forward to our return trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Harpswell vacay is wonderful. This house has a wonderful view. It is very cozy and has everything one needs to have a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Strocks' little house. We had a most comfortable stay and so enjoyed the very well equipped kitchen, big bathroom, and good beds. The little deck outside the back door allowed us to sit and watch the birds and little boats come and go. The early morning sun, fog, and salt air was exactly what we came for! The seals were out every day on the rocks, grunting and calling, which was great fun to observe with our binoculars. The location of the house was good for getting to the beach, visiting some of the towns nearby, eating out, and going for walks in the neighborhood. We would not hesitate to come back again next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, comfortable, a perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

I've been renting vacation cottages for many, many years, and I can honestly say this is one of the best. The location is picturesque and quintessential Maine, and the cottage is just perfect: impeccable, charming, comfortable, and totally equipped. I wanted for nothing. Also, very gracious hosts! It was all wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review! We feel the same way about Sailor's Rest and are always happy to hear that people enjoy their stays. That is what keeps us motivated to share our cottage. Sincerely, The Strocks
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Brunswick, Bath or Cook's Corner
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Brunswick 10 mi (and Portland 40 mi)
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Coastal Route I
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cundy's Harbor, Brunswick, Cook's Corner (1-10mi)
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Reid and Popham State Parks (kids beach closer)
Car: necessary

When you have relaxed and enjoyed our views there are lots of day-trip opportunities: Camden, Bath, Wiscasset, Boothbay, Portland, and all of Casco Bay. 25 minutes to L.L. Bean (Freeport). Visit our lovely state parks and beaches (Popham and Reid....well worth the 45 minute ride). Enjoy antiquing, museums, summer fairs, markets and special events including performances at Bowdoin Summer Music Festival and Maine State Theater in Brunswick. A variety of seafood and other restaurants are 5-30 minutes away, many in picturesque locations. Right in Cundy's Harbor you can enjoy our local Holbrook Wharf Restaurant, a gift shop, photography gallery, and two small general stores.

From our windows you can watch the lobstermen, the recreational boaters, the birds and Maine ocean life including seals, eagles, osprey and more.

Other Activities: Fabulous kayaking (launch from our water's edge), canoeing, boating, nature walks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Sheets/towels OPTIONAL $45
Cleaning OPTIONAL $85
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

OPTIONAL linens service and post-stay Cleaning Service are available for a fee. Before finalizing your reservation and payment, please be in touch if you want us to remove either of these fees.
Note: Saturday is our normal turnover day. We can accommodate arrivals and departures on other days. Less than full week stays can sometime be arranged depending on availability, particularly own spring and fall.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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