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Waterfront, Quiet, Beach nearby, fireplace, garden, bird watching, library

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Summer 3BR, 2 BA, sleeps 8; Autumn & Spring 2 BR, 1 BA sleeps 6

Beautiful views of millpond and Kennebec River, . Fireplace, hammock Striped bass fishing in yard. Kayak, canoe launching on property.

Sunny, open kitchen/dining/living room; deck, chairs, garden, Wifi, library, DVD & TV, linens avail., heat, washer/dryer, and outdoor charcoal grill. Watch herons & ospreys from kitchen window. Two double beds upstairs and sleep-sofa bed, one double bed downstairs, Twin trundle bed downstairs.

Ten minute drive to Popham Beach and restaurant with lobster rolls & white wine on outside deck. Free beach pass, also to Reid State Park beach, 45 minutes away.

Clammers, active waterfront. Lobster pounds nearby.

Near Maritime Museum in Bath, antique shops, farmers market, seafood stores, and good restaurants in Bath , Popham Beach. On a unique peninsula with nature walks and preserves. Watch seals, bald eagles, and cormorants. Beavers, river otters & frogs in nearby pond.

Whale watching available in vicinity.

Kayak rentals in Winnegance, on road to Bath. Reid State Park in Georgetown, next peninsula. Movies , Bowdoin College, Art and Arctic Museum in Brunswick. Friendly neighbors.

Autumn foliage weekends: Available September and October. The days are warm and dry, with little fog or rain, and nights cool. The house is fully heated, with a cozy fireplace, and stocked with firewood. Take long walks on the beach at Popham, and enjoy the changing colors, reds and oranges, in the local forest, with marked trails.

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Diana Baribeau
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Diana Baribeau

My favorite place to go is Monhagan Island. ferry from Port Clyde or Boothbay .My uncle used to work in the Bath Iron Works years ago. Another uncle painted and carved from stone, studying with William Zorach in Robinhood. When I was a child on Westport Island a folk singer, Bill Bonyun was a neighbor.There are many books on local history in my library.

Diana Baribeau purchased this house in 2001

Why Diana Baribeau chose Phippsburg

I spent all my childhood summers with my grandmother on the coast of Maine, especially in the Bath, Robinhood, Westport area. I fell in love with the view from this house, even though I looked at it in February, with snow on the ground.

What makes this house unique

Just sitting with coffee on the deck looking for eagles; they glide, and there will be a flash of white, and they are big. The sound of the tide rushing in and out from the river into the millpond, sounds like a waterfall. The tall historic linden tree in the front yard is a favorite.The neighbors are friendly and welcoming. I love sitting in front of the fireplace, with candlelight and a book. The beach at Popham is beautiful, and there is a view of Seguin Island, and its lighthouse.


Phippsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • 3rd bedroom in summer only; twin beds only in summer.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
No smoking in house. Not suitable for small children. No pets, sorry. ( Premises occupied by owner's cat one month a year) There are only 2 Bedrooms available in spring and fall. $50. charge for linens and towels wifi in house


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Waterfront, Quiet, Beach nearby, fireplace, garden, bird watching, library
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

my wife, our child and i stayed here for a week this summer and fund it a gorgeous, scenic and relaxing place. the view is stunning, the space large and luxurious, the location convenient and again quite scenic... i can't say enough good things. the pictures don't capture the size and character. a perfect maine escape.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simple cottage in a serenely beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The pictures really don’t do this lovely place justice. If you are looking for a classic summer cottage with great views, where you can truly unplug, this is it. This cute 1950's house has an airy open floor plan centered on an exposed brick fireplace, with views out to an inlet of the tidal Kennebec River all along one side. The tides flowing in and out over an old mill dam, fish jumping, and seabirds wheeling and diving for dinner make for a constantly changing view. Although the cottage backs up to a narrow secondary road to Popham Beach, cars have to slow way down to come through the little cluster of houses at Parker’s Head, and traffic noise is minimal; between 8 pm and 8 am, you might hear three cars pass. A large linden tree provides a visual barrier between the house and road, and extensive shrubbery screens the small back yard. The location is excellent for exploring the Phippsburg peninsula and Bath (be sure to visit the Maine Maritime Museum). But you may find yourself spending more time than you expected just hanging out at the cottage, enjoying the fresh breezes and beautiful views.

The cottage itself is very comfortable but not luxurious, with pretty mismatched dishes and eclectic furniture, and shelves of books about boating and cooking and local history. It was well-equipped with everything we needed for a week's stay. The beds are on the firm side, so if you like a softer mattress you might want to bring your own mattress pad. (And the beds are all doubles, not queens.) Be aware that although there is good AT&T cell coverage, there really is no wi-fi here, and there are very few TV channels. I did more recreational reading in a week here than I had in the previous six months. If you go, review the owner’s 3-ring binder of notes early on; it contains useful and interesting information. All in all, it was a wonderful week at Parker's Head. I highly recommend this cottage for people interested in nature and history, who are looking for a peaceful and secluded vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest reviewer, Am so glad you enjoyed the beautiful views of the Kennebec River and the tide rushing in and out, with the seagulls, ospreys, and cormorants. The best way to get wifi is to go to the local Totman Library in Phippsburg, just past the turnoff at the store, near the neighborhood llamas. I discovered that it is possible to pull into the parking lot in front of the library at any time of night, or day, and you can check your e-mail right there. Or you could go into the library during library hours, where they have a nice big table. Thanks for your comments, they are helpful, and I am glad you enjoyed your peaceful week there.
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ParkerHead Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Another fabulous relaxing week in this quaint, homey cottage. The view is so tranquil it mesmorizes you and the tidal rush of the river lulls you to sleep. Certainly the most relaxing vacations at this wonderful home by the water. We have returned yearly for 8 years and relish the non commercial, relaxing lifestyle this home offers. Popham Beach at Sunset, The Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Monhegan Island, and Bath are all nearby and enjoyed.

The cottage has the basic amenities for a comfortable stay "away from it all....."

  • Submitted: May 15, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this glowing review. Yes, the sound of the tide rushing in, and then rushing out, sounds like a waterfall. Am glad you have enjoyed my home all these summers, and that you also appreciate one of my favorite places: Monhegan Island. I try to keep this place your home away from home, at Parker Head Cottage, and hope you enjoy the hammock, beneath the "baby birch tree." Have another wonderful summer.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
in Bath,
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Brunswick, Maine
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
295/US 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
in Popham Beach & Bath
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Popham Beach
Car: necessary

We are in the quiet village of Parker Head, in the town of Phippsburg. Kayak & canoe launch on property, adjacent town landing. Great beaches at Popham Beach and Reid State Park, in Georgetown. Great dining in Bath, Robinhood, Wiscasset, as well as in the Harpswells and Bailey Island. Cinema and bookstores, art museum in neighboring town of Brunswick, home of Bowdoin College. Freeport has great shopping. Whale, and puffin watching, boat trips nearby. Watch seals and herons from kitchen, and birdwatching,

Other Activities: kayaking, nature walks on trails in forest,




Additional information about rental rates

linens $50

$400. security deposit due at time of booking. Balance to include 9%sales tax and linen usage due 7 to 10 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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