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Coves Edge spacious retreat, 50 ft. to water. Sunny, private yet convenient

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

Waters edge home 4 Bdrs., 3 1/2 baths, 8 max./additional separate 1 Bdr. Apt.

Private waterfront location 50 feet from a scenic cove directly off Quahog Bay at the Northeastern part of Casco Bay. This beautifully renovated year-round home expanded and totally redesigned in 1989-1990 offers spacious, airy accommodations with 4 bedrooms & 3 1/2 baths. A long deck and pier over Card Cove afford sunny southwesterly exposures for maximum enjoyment at this quiet saltwater setting. Pretty hardwood, tile and carpeted floors, comfortably furnished, updated kitchen ('06), space to relax indoors and out. The tree bordered lawn & casual garden create a sense of retreat. Watch lobstermen head out the far side of the cove or return with their catch to the other side of this quiet point of fresh off the wharf just a walk across our narrow peninsula. A scattering of boats, including our 38 ft sloop which is available for a captained sail charter grace this protected cove. Bring your own canoe or kayak or we will help you reserve kayaks for delivery from SeaSprayKayaking, we have water access throughout the changing tide. Located between Brunswick and Bath, @ 10 mins. from US Rt.1 Cook's Corner, one mile off Rt. 24 heading towards Bailey Island...just off the beaten path yet very accessible.

Local knowledge: Having been both inland and coastal 'Mainers' since 1940's, we will provide area guides, maps, and share our knowledge to help you take advantage of the best of what our Coastal Maine offers!

One-bedroom apartment may be available depending on the reservation schedule. For a single person or couple, you might consider renting the one-bedroom apartment located over the garage portion of the house. Generally only the main portion of the house or the apartment would be rented at one time as we do prefer only a total of 8 persons in residence, however sometimes the rental may overlap a night. Very separate, perfect if bringing a nanny or relative who would like a 'private space'. Light , spacious with wonderful water views.

Rental rate varies based on rental period/length of stay.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Donna

Being year round residents of Harpswell and long time 'Mainers', we currently are B&B hosts at our home just a couple miles away. We are nearby to welcome you to the house and share our information about what the area offers. While I came as a summer person...enjoying our family's camp' near the center of the State for all my summers while a young child and teenager...loving Maine, I came back to raise my family in the greater Portland area and now make Midcoast Maine my true home!

Donna purchased this house in 2005

Why Donna chose Harpswell

We love this house and its location which offers one of the best protected harbors in Harpswell, wonderful for boating and providing access to "open water" as well. Generous proportions and great waterfront...with easy drive to Brunswick for shopping, or the several little stores in spread through Harpswell.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, spacious rooms and views, within few feet of a protected cove (a part of the coast respected for its kayaking options and natural beauty, FMI see the local website )...this house is accessible to the entire Bath/Brunswick region as well as within a hour of Portland and Rockland with all points between an easy drive.


Harpswell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , off second floor hall
  • Two bathrooms are directly off of a bedroom each, third full bath is for two bedrooms to share, plus an extra 1/2 bath available off the hallway. Please know once the main waterside section of the house is rented at the max. occupancy of 8, we cannot consider renting the apartment/suite, though it does function well for a nanny or an 'in-law' as a part of your reservation if you require extra privacy for one or two in your party. There is an extra fee to include the additional space as there is a bedroom with a queen bed and a full private bath plus the living area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , extra fold open cot possible
  • Three bedrooms face the water, 2 with private baths, 2 share a full bath with an extra 1/2 bath off upper hall. First floor bedroom has a king bed with outstanding water close you feel you're right over the cove. Two second floor bedrooms each with queen beds also have pretty water views, while all these rooms have occasional chairs with floor lamps for reading and relaxing, bedside tables and lamps with radio/alarm clocks. All beds have two pillows per person with extra for propping up in bed. The third upstairs large bedroom has twin beds, views over the west yard. On special occasions we may be able to provide an extra 1st floor bedroom with a double bed depending on requirements for sleeping accommodations. A separate one bedroom 675 sq.ft. private 'garage' apartment/suite with queen bed/full bath offers limited availability (primarily off-season or if 'main' house is not rented). House accommodates 8 persons max.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
House has a long attached deck with table and lawn chairs, a pier over the water...great spot for enjoying the ocean breeze. Lawn slopes gently to the saltwater cove...a spot for skipping stones or taking a dip! We can direct you to the area beaches. Please bring your own beach towels...we provide regular house linens (towels and bed linens) only. Boat: Captained 38 ft.sailboat may be available for charter, please inquire. While there is water at all times from the dock (our dinghy is kept on the dock to access our sailboat), guests are welcome to enjoy the dock at mid to high tide for swimming as there is a 9+ foot average tidal change. There are also steps to the flat shore frontage for gradual access to the water. The cove does not have heavy boat traffic. Kayaks can be rented for the week or for several days from a local outfitter or bring your own. TVs have basic cable, 19' in kitchen, large flat screen in 'great room' with DVD. House has excellent coverage for cell phones.


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Coves Edge spacious retreat, 50 ft. to water. Sunny, private yet convenient
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Wonderful summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

House is very comfortable, clean and spacious. It is conveniently located in a quite corner and has enough privacy. Views are spectacular! Delicious lobsters are right across the road at Quahog Lobster. We had a splendid vacation!

Thank you Donna and Ken!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Brunswick Executive Airport
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Rte. US 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several in Harpswell, many in Brunswick + Bath
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Several in Harpswell
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of the Midcoast Region, Casco and Quahog Bays are highly respected for kayaking or available nearby. Bring your fishing pole or charter with an outfitter. Explore Great Island, Orrs and Bailey Islands. Hike the 'Giant Staircase' bluff walk and many public trails, enjoy local beaches as well as Phippsburg's Popham Beach, and Reid State Parks. Browse local galleries, probe Freeport outlets, or Brunswick & Bath's antique and arts and crafts shops. Bowdoin College museums, community theater and music programs offer a cultural opportunity along with the theater at the Chocolate Church and Maine Maritime Museum, minutes away. Numerous fine restaurants are within an easy drive, lobster in the rough, or fresh from a wharf across our narrow finger peninsula! For a treat consider a sail charter or charter to Seguin or Eagle Isl. We happily assist with your scheduling activities.

Other Activities: Kayak rentals nearby. Museums, village shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$1200 (apartment alone) to $3200 (main house, based on season/length of stay/number in party)*
*Rate is based on # in party (max 8 people) as well as # of weeks being reserved. Additional fee is charged for preparing an extra (fifth) bedroom.
Rate may be reduced for occupancy when 4 or less in a party. Garage apartment generally is not rented when large 4-bedroom portion of home is reserved.
Cleaning fee includes laundering bed sheets/towels upon leaving.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.