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Minutes from Popham Beach - Cozy Maine Coast Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR, 1 BA, sleeps 6

Couples or families are welcome at this beautifully renovated, immaculate cottage at the mouth of the New Meadows River, an hour north of Portland and just steps away from the high tide mark. Wake up to southwesterly views of Casco Bay, breathe in the salt air, and watch the comings and goings of local lobstermen as you adjust to a slower pace. In fact, any one of them would be happy to provide you with dinner fresh from the boat. Although not directly on the ocean, the cottage does have water views. Access is down a short right of way where kayaks, which may be rented nearby and delivered, can be launched from a small pebble beach. Adirondack chairs and a cedar picnic table for guests overlook the water. The beach, with its tide pools, sea glass, and other treasures, is a magnet for children of all ages, and one that will provide hours of entertainment.

A kitchen, dining/living room, sun porch, bedroom with twin beds, and bathroom complete the downstairs. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, each with a full-size bed. A pack 'n play, high chair, and child safety gate are available for families with little ones.

Minimum one-week stay with Saturday turnover from June 23 - August 24.

PLEASE check my calendar. It's ALWAYS up to date.

Local area: Bath, with its many antique stores and the Chocoate Church Arts Center, is only a fifteen-minute drive. Easy day trips can be made to charming Camden or Boothbay Harbor, L. L. Bean and numerous outlets in Freeport, and the historic Old Port in Portland. Cultural attractions in the area include the Portland Museum of Art in downtown Portland, the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, and the Farnsworth Museum up the coast in Rockland. At nearby Bowdoin College, Maine State Music Theater offers professional summer theater at its best. The local area has much to offer, and whether you prefer to stay active or relax in the sun at the beach, you'll enjoy your stay in these bright, breezy surroundings.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Kathy

I'm a retired middle school teacher and live in Phippsburg, just a few miles from my cottage. It gives me so much pleasure to be able to provide a bright, cheerful, clean cottage for guests to relax, reconnect with family, and enjoy all that midcoast Maine has to offer.

Kathy purchased this house in 1910

Why Kathy chose Phippsburg

The cottage was built in the early 1900s and has been in the family for many years. In 2005, I took the plunge and spent six months doing a complete renovation. It was a busy time, as anyone who's ever built or remodeled a home knows, but it was also loads of fun and very rewarding to see the end product. When they were kids, my children spent all summer down by the shore, swimming at the little beach in the picture, climbing over the rocks, and spending endless hours checking out the changes since the last tide - just what kids are supposed to do on vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Kathy,

I just wanted to send you a note and let you know what a WONDERFUL time we had at your cozy cottage last week!! Our vacation was spectacular in every sense! Your cottage is just lovely and we were more than pleased with everything. It was clean, comfortable and located in such a beautiful fact, we couldn't believe the beautiful views of the water from every window (with exception of twin bedroom on first floor). We all loved walking down to the rocky beach and looking for shells/sea glass and just relaxing at the cottage. And we certainly kept busy too....loved Popham, Totman Cove and Head Beach! Thanks for all the great suggestions! You are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of Maine!!! We certainly hope to visit again in the future!
Jul 2012
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Phippsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower; no tub
  • A hair dryer is provided, as well as a basket of emergency supplies, and fresh, clean bath towels are brought down mid week.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Pack 'n Play for baby
  • All linens are included. A pack 'n play, child safety gate, and high chair are available for families with little ones.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The kitchen is stocked with a few spices, Pam, sugar, tea, coffee, filters, sandwich bags, plastic wrap, and foil. The refrigerator is stocked with the usual condiments. The cottage has electric heat for guests in early spring or late fall. Well-behaved pets considered; $100 pet fee; two pets $150. A state park pass is included with your stay, so entrance to any state park in Maine is free.


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Minutes from Popham Beach - Cozy Maine Coast Cottage
average rating of 4.769231 based on 15 reviews

Wonderful cottage. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful cottage close to Popham Beach and numerous terrific hiking trails. The cottage was immaculate as the photos suggest. I particularly loved the little sun room. I'm planning on going back as soon as I can!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5

We instantly felt right at home in this cozy and inviting little cottage. Kathy provides all the essentials and a host of vacation ideas. We enjoyed spending hours at near by Popham Beach state park - Kathy even included a yearly pass to enter the park.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Wonderful cozy, comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, our 18-month-old, and my parents had a wonderful long weekend! Everything was very clean and comfortable. There was plenty of space for the 5 of us and Kathy was an excellent host! Everything was tidy and well-organized and there was plenty of information about the area available, and the cottage came very well-equipped. We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great location! Quiet and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The property is well maintained the owner provided everything needed to feel right at home. My family loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was absolutely adorable, an SO CLEAN!!!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the cottage!! It was so nice to have items available that you didn't think you forgot or a lobster pot with all the "fixins'" Would recommend highly for anyone to rent & enjoy. You could use a little work opening up the's beautiful!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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“A Very Private Cove; Old Maine”

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our 36 yr old son stayed recently and had a wonderful time. The cottage was fully equipped, comfortable and meticulously clean. Water views and a very short walk to their waterfront. Another short walk or drive to Anna's Water's Edge Restaurant for fresh catch fish or lobster. Nearby golf, kayak rentals and a fabulous private Totman's beach and famous Popham state beach (free passes supplied). Hike?; how about Morse Mt and then to the beach below. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Just a mile away are an oceanside 18-hole golf course, waterfront spa, kayak rentals, sailing trips, fishing, bistro dining at the Pilot House, and casual outdoor dining at the Ledge's Pub - all open to the public and located at Sebasco Harbor Resort. A brief walk will take you to Anna's Water's Edge Restaurant, and only two miles away is Totman Cove Preserve, a beautiful, undeveloped beach for residents and their guests. A short drive will take you to hiking on Morse Mountain, swimming at Popham Beach State Park, exploring at Fort Popham, and lunch or dinner at Spinney's. A state park pass in included with your stay.

This is the perfect cottage if you plan to attend a wedding on the Phippsburg peninsula. It's close to Sebasco Harbor Resort as well as other popular wedding locations such as Small Point or the Popham Chapel, yet is reasonably priced so that you can afford to stay for the entire week. If you're traveling all the way to Maine, why not make a vacation out of it?

Other Activities: Popham Beach State Park, sea kayaking, waterfront spa


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$1150 to $1695/week

Apr 12 - May 23, 2018 - $190/night; $1150/week; 3-night minimum
May 24 - Jun 7, 2018 - $210/night; $1300/week; 4-night minimum
Jun 8 - Jun 22, 2018 - $230/night; $1450/week; 4-night minimum
Jun 23 - Aug 24, 2018 - ----------------$1695/week; one-week minimum
Aug 25 - Sep 7, 2018 - $230/night; $1450/week; 4-night minimum
Sep 8 - Oct 8, 2018 - $210/night; $1300/week; 3-night minimum
Oct 9 - Nov 6, 2018 - $190/night; $1150/week; 3-night minimum

Refundable security deposit of $300 is required if you have not stayed previously.

$100 pet fee; second pet - $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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