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Harpswell waterfront-Orr's Island cottage with views-booking now for summer 2018

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights


About the property

Waterfront cottage on Harpswell Sound-3 bedrooms, Loft, 2 baths, AC, sleeps 8

This is much more than a cottage. It is an enchanted and charming home boasting expansive views of Harpswell Sound. This is a well maintained, year-round home located on the shore of Harpswell Sound. Orr's Island, Maine is a peninsula connected by bridges to Harpswell and Brunswick- just 15 minutes from Brunswick, home of Bowdoin College and a great downtown area. The interior and exterior blend one into the other through new sliding glass doors across the width of the home-opening onto multi-decking and stairs to the private waterfront, complete with floating walkways and dock- ideal for fishing, boating, kayaking and sunbathing. This open concept floor plan provides a natural flow from the fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and livingroom. The large fireplace, hardwood floors, wood ceilings, create a warm, charming, romantic, perfect vacation retreat. This cottage feels vintage with all the modern amenities, i.e. tv in each room, wi-fi access and air conditioning. Don't miss the breathtaking sunsets from the comfort of the house or the outside decks! Professionally designed and accessorized for your comfort. High quality linens.

Southern Midcoast Maine's hidden treasure-Harpswell, Orr's Island and Bailey Island

216 miles of pristine coastline along Routes 123 and Route 24

10 minutes south of Brunswick, home to Bowdoin College

For centuries Harpswell loberstermen and visitors of all ages have enjoyed our crystal clear salt waters as do those who kayak, canoe, sail and fish. Nature lovers enjoy hiking trails, beach combing, biking and bird watching. Savor the freshest lobster and award winning seafood. Enjoy fine dining, tour art galleries and craft studios.

We are located on Casco Bay and just a short scenic ride from Portland, Freeport, Bath, and Boothbay, Maine.

We have over 13 walking trails, pocket beaches, national landmarks, historic sites and plenty of ocean views.

Orr's Island is known as the setting for Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1862 novel, The Pearl of Orr's Island; Bailey Island is known for its picturesque Mackerel Cove and Giant staircase and for the breathtaking views of open ocean and island filled bays.

We are now booking for Bowdoin alumni and parents as well as vacationers for spring, summer and fall, 2017. Call owner to book @ 508 524-7325 Owner is a realtor and has been renting this home for 10+ years.

We do accept personal checks, and HA payments.

Book now for summer 2018

More Details

Property Manager
Lynn O'Neill
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Lynn O'Neill

I am the homeowner and also a Real Estate Professional, licensed real estate broker in Maine and Massachusetts

Native New Englander

Affiliated with Homeaway/VRBO since 2004

Lynn O'Neill purchased this house in 2004

Why Lynn O'Neill chose Orr's Island

As I approached the front door of 10 Sunset View, I could see the water from Harpswell sound through the side lights and knew this was the one. I bought the home with the intention of renting and enjoying it myself as a get-away. I cherish my get-aways and have tried to keep the cottage - simple, with a vintage seaside feel. It has become primarily a "vacation rental" property. It does have the modern amenities and devices that we all need to work remotely and stay in touch with our friends and family. There is also a TV in each bedroom.

I have successfully rented the home each year to great tenants that seek the quiet, tranquil setting, panoramic water views, birdwatching, boat watching, boating, fishing, grilling ….I often tell people being on Orr's Island is like stepping back in time, away from the hustle and bustle of our work and busy lives. A place to retreat, reflect and regroup with family and friends.

The property is managed with my brother's assistance and he lives locally.

What makes this house unique

The property has a large deck overlooking Harpswell Sound, direct water access to Harpswell sound with dock and floats. 10 Sunset View is set on 3/4 of an acre with a private back yard in a quiet neighborhood. There is a large front yard and plenty of parking.

This home offers first floor living with a master bedroom and bath on the first floor. It is very well equipped and appointed. Not your typical cottage!

Absolutely amazing sunsets!!


Orr's Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Parking is limited to 3 cars only We cannot accommodate weddings, parties or gatherings.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , first floor
    Upstairs bath - toilet , shower
  • Downstairs bath has a tub/shower combination Upstairs bath has a shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • loft area - 1 twin/ single , 2 twins also available
    Upstairs 1 - 1 queen , HDTV with built in CD player
    Master(first floor) - 1 king , HDTV with built in CD player
    Upstairs 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , New HD TV
  • 1 bedroom on main level with a king bed. 2 bedrooms with one queen bed in each - upstairs 2 Twins beds available ( one in upstairs loft and one in one of the upstairs bedrooms)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
1 king, 2 queens and 2 twins, wireless internet access and cable HDTVs, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine & dryer, gas grill. Private dock and waterfront access. We do provide linens This is a non smoking home No pets allowed Strictly limit occupancy to 8 people total We are sorry, we cannot accommodate large gatherings or weddings


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Harpswell waterfront-Orr's Island cottage with views-booking now for summer 2018
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Durham, NC

Loved this place.

  • 5 of 5

This house was wonderful. The sun sets over the water every night. It is such a lovely and peaceful location. The house itself is in really good condition. I can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful time the property is lovely house is decorated so nice...however the upstairs bathroom could use some TLC...

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and feedback. I am constantly improving the decor and updating the cottage. I am the owner and a realtor and understand what guest are expecting and strive to exceed traveler's expectations. The recent improvements are evident in the kitchen with new appliances and although the sink and toilet have been replaced in the upstairs bathroom, I have not tackled the upstairs shower which is part of future plans. I look forward to having you return as a guest next year.
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Very comfortable and amazing views of water and nature

  • 5 of 5

Great layout, well equipped and well maintained- relaxing experience. Peaceful, spectacular views and lots to do.

We took a day trip to Boothbay Harbor, enjoyed and restaurants in Brunswick and visited Estes for twin lobster special overlooking the harbor and gorgeous sunsets.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love This Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Maine. The cottage was so much more than most rental homes we've stayed in. This one felt like home; comfortable seating, cottage decorations, the kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. The location was perfect with walking trails close by. There were beautiful peaceful views from decks, living room, dining room, and master bedroom. Convenient garage and large mud room with washer and dryer. Everything was clean and well maintained. Shopping and restaurants close by. We fell in love with Maine, looking forward to a return trip.

Rick and Laurie

Northern Virginia

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect place to experience Maine!

  • 5 of 5

When you think of Maine and your expectations and visualizations about your trip here, this is the perfect place to experience it! The minute you walk in the door you feel like you are in your own home away from home. The natural wood brings to mind feelings of a cabin-getaway and senses are delighted even more by the artful interior design of sea and nautical themes. Seconds later you turn to find the bay in front of you and that's all you can talk about and absorb as you repeat over and over, " Look at that view." It's hard to take yourself away to move on to the rest of this beautiful home.

The master bedroom views will continue to bring awe, not only of the bay but also the king size bed and TV. After a few minutes of joyful contemplation you turn to find a spacious closet and bath, both welcoming you to your cottage experience. The kitchen and dining room are anyone's pleasure. Every imaginable implement and appliance has been thoughtfully provided to continue to make your stay an easy and enjoyable one, whether you're a gourmet who plans to fix your own lobster feasts or a microwave master who prefers to heat-and-go. Either way, seafood houses are just minutes away and waiting for your visit with fresh-from-the-bay delicacies. The bedrooms and bath upstairs are cozy and inviting and great for the kids or an afternoon nap escape. The attached garage will nicely hold all of your seasonal recreation toys and newly-bought treasures.

Back to that view. The deck that runs the length of the house, complete with adirondacks and umbrellas, will surely be your calling. Whether you grab a good book, pair of binoculars, grill, or just sit, you will make many joyful memories here and the scene will forever be with you and a reminder to return many times again.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House right on the water

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this cottage along with another couple for three days. This is a wonderful house and I would recommend it to anyone. The place was very clean and comfortable with great views from the deck.

My wife and i are from California and have gone to New England five different times. We hope that we will be able to stay here on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Cooks Lobster
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Bailey Island
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
3 Golf Courses
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Brunswick, excursions to Rockland
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cooks Lobster, Log Cabin Inn, Giant Stairs
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Several public, including Cedar on Bailey Island
Car: recommended

Orr's Island is a resort community located in Casco Bay. It is considered a Village of Harpswell, which is located on a 10 mile peninsula that juts into the Bay and Harpswell Sound. Great Island, Orr's Island and Bailey Island are all connected by bridges and are surrounded by many smaller islands. Orr's Island is a place of many bays, coves, and tidal marshes, is a colorful, simple, and peaceful retreat. Orr's Island is for those who love to go fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, sight seeing, bird watching, shopping and for anyone looking for a special and romantic place to relax to the sounds of the ocean and seabirds. There are many great restaurants in this area. Just 12 miles from Brunswick, home of renowned Bowdoin College. Convenient to L.L. Bean, shopping in Freeport and Portland-Maine's largest city. Walk the 8 trails at the Bowdoin Coastal Studies Center-located at the end of the road. The Orr's Island Cottage is truly a wonderful place to relax, and immerse yourself in Maine living at its best!

Other Activities: Access to Harpswell Sound-kayaking

Swimming off the dock

Hanging out on the deck-bird and boat watching, just saw an eagle this past weekend.

Bailey Island - visit Cook's Lobster Pound, the 'Giant stairs' and Cedar beach

Cocktails on the deck overlooking Harpswell Sound.

Boothbay Harbor and Rockland are easy day trips.

Golf: Brunswick Golf Course is laid back and beautiful!

Day trips from the cottage include: Freeport, Portland, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Rockland and Rockport.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Professional cleaning and linens $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Owner does supply linens: sheets, towels, pillows, bedding
Cancellation policy is 25% re-booking fee, remaining fees refunded if the property is re-booked and you cancel 90 days out. If you cancel within 90 days, no refund.
Owner is a licensed Realtor.
Owner accepts personal checks, and homeaway payments
Owner may be contacted directly at 508 524-7325

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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