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Waterfront cottage with panoramic views, Orr's Island cottage sleeps 8

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Orr's Island House Rental Photos and Description

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 @ 207 752-0779 Owner is a realtor and has been renting this home for 10+ years.

We do accept personal checks, MC and Visa as payment.

Book now for summer 2017

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Lynn O'Neill
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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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 Portland and Casco Bay Area

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!

Amazing sunsets!!


based on 11 traveler reviews

Waterfront cottage with panoramic views, Orr's Island cottage sleeps 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 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
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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: Sep 2013
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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: Oct 2013
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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: Nov 2012
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Orr's Island Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Orr's Island. The house is the best equipped rental I ever stayed in with every possible amenity available and was lacking in nothing. The bright and airy decor fit in so well with the island. The views are sensational any time of day, but particularly at sunset when we could lounge on the deck and watch the birds anc changing light.

My daughter created a special nook in the boat on the dock where she spend time reading her book. We enjoyed exploring the island and discovering great places to eat, namely, the Giant Stairs and Prince's. The Casco Ferry afternoon cruise is great and puts the island in perspective.

We enjoyed the proximity to Portland and Brunswick also. The art museum at Bowdoin College is work a visit. We even attended a program for the zany artist William Wegman and met his Weimeraner dogs!

The house and island is a special place and we hope to return.

From Washington, DC

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

I planned a reunion with 3 other women - one from Boston, one from Utah and one from Maine. The Orrs Island Cottage was just perfect. We spent hours in the adirondack chairs, just watching all the activity in the water. The kitchen was well equipped with new frig and dishwasher and everything we needed for our meals. The beds were very comfy. There is a great selection of movies, but we never even turned on the TV. We loved exploring the area, eating seafood at every meal. Hopefully we will be back again next year. I have rented many houses in the past and this was as beautiful as it was described. It is a great spot!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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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

Orr's Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Oct 7 2016 - Dec 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early summer 2016
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Professional cleaning and linens $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
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 60 days out. If you cancel within 60 days, no refund.
Owner is a licensed Realtor.
Owner accepts personal checks, MC and Visa
Owner may be contacted directly at or by phone at 207 752-0779

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Orr's Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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