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Jean Strock

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Ocean at your doorstep - watch kayakers, lobster boats, seabirds & playful seals

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Portland and Casco Bay Area Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Uniquely positioned just feet from the water's edge, sleeps 2, explore midcoast

We have the perfect location to relax and enjoy the scenic Maine coast. This is a nicely furnished, ground-floor, studio apartment in a two story house. We overlook Hopkins Island and Dingley Cove and the picturesque Maine shorelines beyond. You can launch your kayak from our yard.

Hopkins View has a large, fully-equipped kitchen (including dishwasher) and dining area and a bathroom with a tub and shower. The living room has a couch and a love-seat with views out a picture window. The bedroom which has just three walls (thus we must call this a on the living room side) has a quality queen-size bed.

You are just feet from the water (really makes us a special location) and can watch the active lobstering, recreational boating, and coastal wildlife. You have use of a BBQ and a small yard for sitting outside or eating at your picnic table. You'll enjoy lovely sunrises and beautiful evening light. We are the perfect spot to launch your kayak or canoe. The islands and coast in our area are perfect for exploring. A small public boat ramp is two blocks away. And we have a deep water mooring; ask about it if interested.

Take a walk into Cundy's Harbor. Buy your fresh lobsters at Watson's General Store and have them in a pot in minutes. (You can walk down to the water and choose yours right out of the holding box.) Cundy's Harbor is a gem! A quaint, active fishing harbor with a small summer restaurant on the wharf, a cute gift shop and little general store.

We are located between the Portland/Casco Bay area to our south and the Midcoast Maine area just to our north. Makes us a perfect location for day trips. Bath, Wiscassett, Boothbay, Camden, Portland, Freeport, etc. etc. Museums, hiking, antiquing, eating, shopping, exploring villages and coastline...and much more.

There is an upstairs apartment that sleeps four and a cottage next door that sleeps six... could be a great setup for a couple families wanting to be near... but not too close. VRBO #s 24127 and 24124. You can see our other VRBO listings by going to the 'Links to More Information - All My Rental Listings' below.

VISITOR REVIEWS - Visit our web site for lots of visitor comments and recommendations and more information and pictures of our three properties. Go to 'Links to More Information - More Views and Description' below in the Owner Information section.

A recent visitor said: 'What a wonderful vacation. Enjoyed the view every day. We made day trips from Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor. There is so much to see. Your place is very comfortable and relaxing. We would definitely recommend staying here in this amazing setting. Thank you so much. (from Florida)

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jean Strock (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Jean Strock

Our family has enjoyed welcoming visitors to our lovely spot on the coast of Maine. This has been a family project and we each have had a hand in making Hopkins View a comfortable and welcoming home-away-from-home.

Jean Strock purchased this apartment in 2003


based on 6 traveler reviews

Ocean at your doorstep - watch kayakers, lobster boats, seabirds & playful seals
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent lovely week at the cottage; it is very comfortable, clean, with well equipped kitchen;sleeping arrangements

and living room electronics.The panormic views of the ocean and nature from every window and yard were perfect. We enjoyed Maine at its best: ocean,gentle breezes,seabirds,fresh air,beautiful islands around, quiet and peaceful area with many great seafood places to choose from .We were very lucky to have great weather and plentiful sunshine every day.We were happy to get what we came for: peace,quiet and rest from our busy lives. The owners are very nice and

accomodating. Thank you !

Frank and Elizabeth, NJ

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time. The Strocks are wonderful people and were eager to make our stay as nice as possible. The place was very clean and we had everything we needed to make our stay a great experience. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing place to visit.

Jim and Becky Obenour

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from spending a wonderful week at Hopkins View. Upon our arrival we found everything clean and in good working order, the space was actually larger then it seemed in the on line pictures and there was plenty of closet and drawer space for us to settle in our belongings. When I originally booked this rental I was worried there would be a lack of privacy due to the close proximity of the other rentals but this was not an issue at all. The views were excellent and we were just steps from the water which made launching our kayaks for a paddle so easy. We enjoyed the quiet surroundings but when we were interested in going to the beach or a restaurant everything was an easy drive. We especially enjoyed walking to Watson's to pick out lobsters which we brought back to our rental and steamed up!! The folks there we so friendly and answered all the questions we had about the lobstering business in the area. I wouldn't hesitate to return for another vacation here!! Thank you to the Strock family for sharing this little jem!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

This little spot was just what we needed to recharge. It was a beautiful location, clean and we'll kept. We were easily able to drive to hiking, restaurants, and other attractions.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a romantic week! Clean, comfortable bed, spacious kitchen, appliances and plumbing all in working order so there was nothing to distract us from having a wonderful time enjoying the natural setting, which is beautiful. We got lucky with the weather and ate outside on the picnic table for nearly every meal, taking in the scenery, watching the water birds. Though we were in the downstairs unit of a two unit cottage, it felt very private.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Spot

  • 5 of 5

We found this rental to be in a lovely quiet spot on the Maine coast in a quiet neighborhood. We took many day trips in the area and discovered a part of Maine that we have never visited before. The view from the rental is picturesque Maine with the lobstermen checking their traps right in front of the cottage. We launched our Kayaks off the front lawn and explored the many islands and inlets.The cottage has everything one could need from WiFI to a well equiped kitchen. We thouroughly enjoyed it! Gail

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Auburn (mini golf just 10 mi)
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Brunswick (Portland 40)
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Coastal Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Wide variety from 1 mile to 30 miles away
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Reid or Popham State parks/Beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
Watson's Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Holbrook wharf
Nearest Point of Interest
Hopkins Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Block & Tackle Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
actual location
Car: necessary

We have the perfect place to launch your kayak or canoe. Theater and Arts at Bowdoin College, 25 minutes to LL Bean (Freeport), Lots of day-trip opportunities to Kennebunk, Camden, Bath, Wiscasset, Portland and all of Mid-Coast Maine. Explore the rocks. Drive to wonderful nature and scenic walks nearby. Seafood restaurants of all kinds.


Rates & Availability

Cundys Harbor Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 13 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 18 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Optional sheets/towels $25
Tax Rate 8.0%

Note: Saturday is our normal turnover day. We can accommodate arrivals and departures on other days. Shorter stays Spring & Fall are sometimes possible.

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Portland and Casco Bay Area Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • swimming

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