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Fall special: 650.00/week

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 nights


Harpswell Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, lg bathroom, lg family room, liv room with cathedral ceilings,

Waterfront with great views. Dolphin Marina Restaurant open thru mid November, shopping in Freeport (LL Bean), downtown Portland or Brunswick. Movie theater complex in Freeport. In summer and early Fall, Casco Bay Lines daily stops in Harpswell. Maine State Theater and Bowdoin International Music Festival in Brunswick. Local beaches, tennis and golf. This cottage is a terrific value for the smart traveler.

2 cars only please.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Maryann Waterman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Maryann Waterman

My husband and I live in Falmouth Maine. This is 40 minutes away from Harpswell. We have always dreamed of having a cottage on the water. We took the plunge and purchased in beautiful Harpswell 8yrs ago. We love working on the cottage and making the cottage more charming each year. Renting out the cottage has been an enjoyable experience. We develop a nice relationship with every renter. We love how renters appreciate the cottage and natural beauty of Harpswell

Maryann Waterman purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Maryann Waterman chose Portland and Casco Bay Area

We appreciate good value and believe we offer a relaxing, affordable vacation home. As other renters have noticed, we supply all the comforts of home. We believe that Harpswell offers a consummate Maine vacation. Beautiful scenery with numerous walking trails. Close proximity to everything you could want in a Maine vacation

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is just down the road from the Dolphin Marina and Restaurant. The walk there is beautiful. There is a playground with wonderful equipment within walking distance of the cottage. You can kayak from our property in kayaks that we provide.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Fall special: 650.00/week
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Fun on the bay

  • 4 of 5

It was a great family place. Spacious. Lots of hiking and things to do around the area. Don't miss the sunsets by the Dolphin's Marina at the end of the road. We watched the herons enjoy their daily snacks in the bay at low tide. We also had fun taking the kayaks out. Thank you for a great vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Coastal Maine Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation home...right on the water! Morning coffee on the deck while birdwatching & a glass of wine @ night under the stars! House was immaculate!

Perfect location for day trips! We ventured to Portland & took a ferry to Peaks Island & took in a baseball game with the Seadogs! We also explored Freeport for outlet shopping & a summer concert @ LLBean.

Dining out could not be more convenient! We dined @ Erica's Seafood & The Dolphin Marina right down the street! Both were excellent!

Highly recommend & we plan on returning!

The Sabino Family

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quintessential Maine Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with the week we spent at this cottage, Very Clean and great value for what you got. Owners did a great job of making this a Maine waterfront getaway. Kayaks , paddles and flotation devices for your use, and the access to the water was really pretty easy, just a small slope to navigate....Setting out at high tide was perfect. Erica's Seafood just down the road was a nightly staple, takeout from there as well. Many books, games, and movies that make for a cozy evening. Definitely would recommend and will happily return.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Delightful stay on the Coast of Maine

  • 5 of 5

This is a quiet, pleasa- nt cottage directly on an inlet of the Coast of Maine. At high tide, the water is only a few feet from the porch. At low tide, a vast flat extends across the view which is wonderful for bird watching. The house is well kept and clean. There is more than enough room for a couple. We would recommend this spot to anybody and will likely go back. We had a wonderful stay. We also recommend the Dolphin Restaurant and the view from the end of the point at Potts Harbor, just a short drive down the road from this cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is great - we loved the location. It was very quiet and relaxing. Clean and full of anything you would need. Beautiful ocean view and easy to kayak out the door (kayaks provided). Would highly recommend it and we'd definitely go back. The seafood restaurant at the end of the street was amazing.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Fantastic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time relaxing at this property. It is situated quite nicely near the end of the Harpswell point where seafood can be purchased at Erica's (live lobster to bring home or steamed to eat at the picnic tables, fried clams, etc) or Dolphin Marina (sit-down, nicer place). This meant we had to do very little traveling and were free to just hang around. When you DO need some variety or groceries, Brunswick is only about a 25 minute drive and both Freeport and Portland are also close enough to check out without making it an all-day affair. I've vacationed a few times on Georgetown Island (Two points to the Northeast) and found Harpswell to be much more conveniently located.

The property was clean and had everything we needed stocked (The lobster pot saw use pretty much every day). Wifi worked perfectly and the landline provided was great for emergencies since our cell service was sketchy (Verizon - maybe something else is better there).

For most of our stay our party consisted of me and my wife with two dogs but we were joined one evening by three friends who drove up from Boston. Even with all of us, it was cozy but not uncomfortable in the least. I liked the layout of the house that kept the master bedroom as separate as possible in such a compact space.

The property itself was very nice. Flowers everywhere! Very cute! My only warning to other vacationers may be to curb your expectation on access to the water. It's there and wonderful to look at. There are stairs that lead down to the water but it is not easily navigated once down there (deep mud, sharp reeds, etc). Per the homeowner instructions, we disposed of the lobster bodies in the water (probably close to 50 by the end of the week) and the daily chore of trecking down there was my least-favorite part of vacation. My wife and our other guests abandoned their adventuring plans and retreated once reaching the bottom of the steps. It's possible (likely) that we are all just pansies though :-)

The homeowner was friendly and great to work with. Always fast responses. We would definitely recommend and/or vacation here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Dolphin Marina and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mere Creek
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amtrack Downeaster Brunswick
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Rt 295
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Dolphin Marina Restaurant,Erika's Seafood Takeout
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Stover's Point Beach
Car: recommended

Waterfront 4 season cottage on Casco Bay. Lobster pound and Erika's Seafood Takeout, Dolphin Marina and Restaurant at end of our road. Portland 45 min, Brunswick (Bowdoin College, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Maine State Music Theater) 15 min, Freeport 25 min. Excellent shopping (LLBeans etc), movie theater, huge variety of great restaurants. Golf and tennis nearby. Portland 40 min away. Shopping,world class restaurants, concerts, Seadogs Baseball games. Seadogs voted minor league team of the year by Baseball America. Relax in beautiful Harpswell at an affordable price. Hiking, scenic walks abound

Other Activities: Harpswell Land Trust with a variety of beautiful, well maintained walking trails

Mitchell Field- walk to the open ocean, fish off the pier. Great dog park- mingle with other dog owners

Kayak from our back yard, pull up at the Dolphin Marina Restaurant or an island for a scenic lunch

Read on the deck with private beautiful views

Birdwatching, and enjoying other abundant wildlife from the deck

Biking down the picturesque roads of Harpswell

Internet to stay in touch with the world, research activities

Landline provided. Harpswell has poor cell reception in many areas. A landline will eliminate 'can you hear me' moments.


Rates & Availability

Harpswell Cottage Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Peak: 6/28-9/06
Spring: off peak 5/3-6/27
Fall: off peak 9/7-12/13
NOTE: There is a $250 Refundable Damage Deposit when you Book the Property & $100 Pet Charge if bringing a Pet. Please Contact Property Owner for an Exact Quote.

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Harpswell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom recently remodeled. New shower, tile flooring, new sink and toilet. Full water treatment system. New septic system installed '09
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Area - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There are 2 propane heaters at each end of the cottage which provide an excellent heat source. There is a wood stove in the living room. The dining and living room area has great natural light all year long.

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