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John Martell

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Late Summer, Early Fall is Perfect at this Charming Oceanfront Cottage

10 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Harpswell Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Lovely, peaceful water view from a private, fully equipped cottage.

This cottage is new but evokes a classic summer in Maine feeling. Open living/kitchen/dining area situated with a lovely view of the water. You'll see egrets, great blue herons and osprey on the tidal frontage, as you watch the sun rise and sip your morning cup of coffee. Built in 2003, this cottage features pine floors, bead board walls and lots of windows to catch the view. One bedroom upstairs with a full size bed and one bedroom downstairs with a queen size bed. A twin bed and two couches can accommodate 3 more if needed. Fully equipped kitchen includes a gas range, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. Washing machine and dryer located in the full basement. Bring your own kayaks or use the four provided to slip in the water from the front yard. Or just relax and swing in the hammocks. Close to Bowdoin College and Maine State Music Theater, restaurants, movie theaters, historic Bath, shopping in Freeport, great beaches, golf, water sports and more.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Martell (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

Late Summer, Early Fall is Perfect at this Charming Oceanfront Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

John and Peggy's vacation home couldn't have been a better fit for us. It's sited with a wonderful view of the water from the dining area inside as well as when sitting on the Adirondack chairs along the back of the house. There's just enough lawn between the house and the waterfront along with natural shrubs and trees to give a great sense of privacy without obstructing the view (great star gazing as well). The trees also provide nice shade when lazing about in the two oversized hammocks also looking out over the water.

We had lobster/steamer clam feast's twice, and really appreciated the large pot and crackers/pickers provided for the lobster. The kitchen is very well equipped, no need to bring anything, and bath towels, sheets and pillows are provided as well. A washer and dryer are in the basement (clean and dry, btw) and a dishwasher in the kitchen island. Many books in the loft library along with sofas.

The kayaks (4 provided) were a wonderful bonus, we used them almost daily with my husband making it around Long Island (1 mile long) on our last morning, enjoying the fabulous scenery in the bay for photography. The surrounding area (Cundy's Cove, Bailey's Island, Orr's Island, Harpswell) is very pretty as well. One of the most relaxing vacations we've had, we look forward to coming back. Thank you, Peggy and John!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

John has a fabulous place. This was the best vacation ever. The kayaks are truly a bonus and something the family enjoyed. Love Maine and I will come back to this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

CLEAN, BRIGHT, WELL EQUIPPED

  • 5 of 5

WE WERE THRILLED WITH THIS HARPSWELL VACATION RENTAL. IT HAD GREAT BEDDING, A WELL EQUIPPED KITCHEN, LAUNDRY, AND BATHROOM. WE HAD SOME RAIN, BUT WE ENJOYED GAMES, T V AND MOVIES. THE SCENERY IS BEAUTIFUL AND IT'S SOOOO QUIET. WE ENJOYED THE KAYAKS AND IT WAS A PLUS THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE TO BRING OUR OWN. THERE WAS LOTS OF MATERIAL ON THE SURROUNDING AREA TO HELP PLAN OUR WEEK. WE WOULD RETURN WITHOUT QUESTION.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
5

Memories are made here!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our vacation at the cottage and we were so sad to leave. The cottage was very well stocked, maintained, and in a wonderful location. We spent the days exploring Maine and the late afternoons kayaking and enjoying the hammocks. Going into town from the cottage we spotted turkeys along the road on several occasions and the bird watching was great. Thank you John and Peggy for allowing us to stay in your wonderful home, we had an incredible time

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Acworth, Georgia
5

A Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to Harpswell without knowing anything about Land's End or Bailey Island or even Popham Beach. We were absolutely thrilled with the location - it is the most gorgeous part of Maine that we have seen yet!! It really is almost a shame that we did so much exploring of the surrounding area, though, because this beautiful cottage offered kayaking, hammocks, the perfect lawn for picnics, cozy sunny reading nooks and so much more! Next time maybe we'll stay two weeks to really take advantage of it all. We look forward to our next trip and highly recommend this cottage to everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Pownal, ME
5

Wonderful rental!!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 9 other women rented this cottage, Loved everything about it, we enjoyed it so much we actually never left except for long walks, a lobster boat ride and trip into town to pick up lobster. Lots of room for chit chatting inside, and plenty of lawn area outside to spread out on.. Owners John and Peggy are just a phone call away if you have any questions. I would highly recommend this rental, as would all my friends.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Train
33 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Located near the village of Cundy's Harbor, Maine's oldest fishing village. 8 minutes from grocery shopping at Cook's Corner in Brunswick. Explore the local coastline by car, bike, foot or boat. This is an excellent spot for outdoor adventure or just relaxing and enjoying the view. Whale watching, harbor seal cruises, tall ships, Bath Heritage days, and shopping at L.L. Bean are just a few of the summer activities available to visitors. You will get the freshest lobster right off the boat from the lobster pound just down the road.

Other Activities: kayaking, shopping, relaxing

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Rates & Availability

Harpswell Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Standard pricing

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

$1000.00 per week during summer season. Off season rates available.
During the off season the cottage is also available for long term, monthly rental. Please inquire.

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Amenities

Harpswell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , twin bed and sofas available for extra sleeping
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
High speed internet service available.

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