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Waterfront Harpswell-Orr's Island cottage with water views, dock and float

Orr's Island, Harpswell, ME, USA
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 14 nights

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 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 living room. 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, high speed wi-fi access and air conditioning. We also have books and DVDs for those that want to relax. 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 are provided by owner.

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 - 15 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. Brunswick is serviced by the Downeaster.

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 2018. Owner is a realtor and has been renting this home for 10+ years.

We do accept personal checks and Homeaway payments.

Book now for summer 2018

Property Manager

Lynn O'Neill

Member Since 2006
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
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!!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • loft area
        1 twin/ single, 2 twins also available
      • Upstairs 1
        1 queen, HDTV with built in CD player
      • Upstairs 2
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, New HD TV
      • Master(first floor)
        1 king, HDTV with built in CD player
      • 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)


      • 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

      Location Type

        • Beach
          You can swim from this property, the shore is sand and rocks. Recommend water shoes.
        • Beachfront
          located on Reed Cove with access to swimming from float connected to shore. Beach area is sand, mud and rocks. Suggest water shoes.
        • Near The Ocean
          Waterfront on Harpswell Sound with access to Casco Bay
        • Ocean View
          Panoramic views of Harpswell Sound a waterway feeding into Casco Bay.
        • Oceanfront
          On Harpswell sound, which is calm water and feeds into Casco Bay.
        • Rural
          peaceful area, with restaurants within 2 miles
        • Water View
          enjoy waterviews from throughout the first level and on the deck
        • Waterfront
          On Harpswell Sound with a dock and float
        • Waterfront
          On Harpswell Sound feeding out to Casco Bay


            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      on main level
                    • Fireplace
                    • Garage
                      1 car attached garage with direct entry into home
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Yes, year-round home with hot air heat
                    • Internet
                      Comcast wireless high speed
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      unit in each bedroom
                    • Linens Provided
                      We provide high quality linens for beds Also towels for 8
                    • Living Room
                      seating for 8 people
                    • Local Maps
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      limited to 4 cars
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Yes long drive in with parking
                    • Printer
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Linens provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      on main level in mud room Dryer also in same area
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Blender
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Cuisinart coffee maker also Keurig available
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Yes, fully stocked
                        • Dishwasher
                          New in 2017
                        • Grill
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          full size in kitchen
                        • Stove
                          Electric oven, glass top New in 2017
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining area with water views
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  Yes, 1 blue ray and 2 dvds that are built into TVs
                                • Games
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Comcast expanded cable Wi-fi throughout house
                                • Television
                                  2 TVs in bedrooms with built in CD player 1 HDTV in living room 1 HD TV in 3rd bedroom
                                • Toys
                                • Video Library
                                  extensive dvd library with some current releases


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Boat Dock
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      yes, large deck with furniture, table and umbrella
                                    • Deck Furniture
                                    • Golf
                                      Public courses available in immediate area: Brunswick and Freeport
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Rentals are available from local vendor Kayak tours are available within 2 miles of the home
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Tennis
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Wood Deck
                                    • Yard


                                        • 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

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • 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

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              13 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Loved this place.

                                                              SouthHoundDurham, NC

                                                              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.

                                                              Very good

                                                              Marsha L.

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

                                                              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.

                                                              Very comfortable and amazing views of water and nature

                                                              Lynn O.

                                                              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.

                                                              Love This Cottage

                                                              Laurie H.

                                                              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

                                                              The perfect place to experience Maine!

                                                              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.

                                                              Great House right on the water

                                                              Allen P.

                                                              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.


                                                              Orr's Island, Harpswell, ME, USA

                                                              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. Booking now for 2018 Check the calendar for available weeks 2 week minimum July 7th thru Sept. 7th

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed Owner does supply linens: sheets, towels, pillows, bedding Cancellation policy is no refund once booked Owner is a licensed Realtor. Owner accepts personal checks, and HomeAway payments

                                                              13 Reviews
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