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Diana StPierre

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The Lookout, a charming 1920's house, water views, Harpswell ME

6 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Portland and Casco Bay Area House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 10

Come relax at The Lookout. It is a heated year-round house on 1/2 an acre of land with views of Harpswell Sound. We are situated in a peaceful neighborhood with a specious, grassy yard for outdoor picnicking. It is also great for the children to run and play.

Indoors we have all the comforts of home. A fully equipped kitchen, a separate dining room, and a comfy family room. There is a heated, enclosed porch to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning while watching the sun rise over Harpswell Sound or perhaps enjoy a meal on the porch as twilight arrives. We have three fully furnished bedrooms with ample closet space in two of them.

We are approximately 20 minutes away from Cook's Corner where you can stock up on supplies. We are 15 minutes away from Brunswick with many fine restaurants and 20 minutes away from the outlet shopping in Freeport, home of LL Bean. Brochures are available at our house describing other interesting activities in the area. Come be our guest and discover the beautiful Harpswells of Maine.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Diana StPierre (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

The Lookout, a charming 1920's house, water views, Harpswell ME
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
4

Cozy House

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Lookout. It was more than enough space for our family of 5. The house was clean and well maintained though a bit dated. The views from the house were spectacular. We visited Freeport and Portland without any issues. Freeport was about a 30 minute drive away. We also visited Brunswick which is about 15-20 minutes away and there was quite a bit to do there. Overall we would definitely recommend this house to friends. If you are looking for a cozy and quiet getaway without luxury trappings, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the old time charm of our vacation home , glad you enjoyed your time there.
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5

Delightful and charming!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Lookout and were delighted with the house and it's warm, knotty wood rooms. My teens were especially happy to have the attic "bunk house" to themselves and the grownups enjoyed the other bedrooms and their views of the water.

Fishing was a major activity and we visited a number of places in Harpswell, Bailey's and Orrs island including Lands' End, the Giant Steps, and the docks near the Mitchell Bandstand (the latter proved to be the best location).

One night we ate at Estes Lobster Places, loving the lobster mac and cheese. Another night we bought lobster and crab from Quahog Lobster and enjoyed a dinner at the picnic table.

It was great to have an equipped kitchen and on-site laundry. One day we enjoyed a game of croquet on the lawn.

Lovely, quiet neighborhood with easy access to The Vegetable Corner, local convenience store and Wine and cheese shop. What more could you want?

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect rental

  • 5 of 5

My wife and kids and I were very pleased with everything at this charming home. We gorged on fresh blueberries from the bush in the yard. The owners were quick to respond to all our inquiries and were quick to mail back our deposit. Everything was clean. We were close to whale-watching and local lobster dinners and shopping in Freeport and eating and lighthouse visits in Portland and close to the museums at Bowdoin. Thank you to the owners from our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad everything was in good order. We always try to make sure there are no problems, and that our renters have everything they need for a fun, relaxing vacation. Hope to hear from you again.
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5

WE LOVED IT HERE!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in June 2011. The pictures do not do this home justice! It was lovely and had everything we could need. The view was a huge bonus! I loved the yard with its blooming peonies. It is so pretty here and far enough away that you feel on vacation but close enough to town for everything you need. We enjoyed all the area has to offer. This was our first visit to Maine and even though the weather was cool and gray, the Mainers smiles lit up our vacation! We took a drive up to Moosehead Lake and got to see Moose. We went to Portland for a Lobster fest and enjoyed that too! Brunswick and Bath have great restaurants and are wonderful for evening strolls. Popham Beach was beautiful. Harpswell is GORGEOUS! You could easily spend weeks just exploring the area. The Lookout has so many games and DVD's to choose from for your down time. This is a quintessential Maine cottage with cedar shake shingles and vintage kitchen cabinets. The bedrooms are so cozy and quite ample for a family which included 3 boys ages 16, 14 and 11. Highly recommended! Dianna was wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your home. We hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely place in Harpswell

  • 5 of 5

We were all delighted with our stay at the Lookout. This is an area that is quiet and charming. It is old school Maine for the most part, though a pop over to Baileys and Orr's Island will indicate a more tourist based environment when the season arrives. We visited Portland as well, though the rain kept us from really touring shops and all. We did have a great lunch at DuckFat and highly recommend it. We also tried to support local business by purchasing our wines and beer at the Black Sheep Wine Shop (though very small has a tremendous selection of interesting and unique items) and the corner market nearby. The Lookout offered us a very pleasing and comfortable place and were very happy with our experience. Also we received back our security deposit promptly, which is no small thing. My experience in contacting and arranging for the time was easy, efficient and we look forward to booking the place when we next find ourselves in this area.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a great place

  • 5 of 5

A tremendous cottage. Very comfortable for a group. The write-up undersells the home. The "porch" is where we spent all of our time (when not exploring the nearby scenery). It has room for a dinner table and small living area. That's where I sat reading my book in the early mornings and watched the lobster boats go by. Peace and quiet and new family memories is what we got at The Lookout.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary

St.Thomas Point Beach, Popham Beach State Park; Outlet shopping in Freeport-Home of LLBean; Bath Maritime Museum; Golfing in Brunswick; Antique shopping in Bath; Nearby Free Public Boat Launches; Fresh Lobsters locally; fishing cruises and sightseeing cruises locally available; hiking nearby; many fine seafood and other restaurants in the Harpswells and nearby Brunswick.

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Rates & Availability

Harpswell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$975
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$140
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rentals are Sunday to Sunday; Check-in 3:00 pm - Checkout 10:00 am.
Weekend rentals are available in May, June, Sept.: $140.00 per night/ 2 night-3 day minimum.
There is a 8% Maine State Sales Tax applied to all rentals.
$250.00 refundable security/damage deposit.
Until confirmed, rates subject to change without notice.

Security Deposit required within 7 days of booking
Final Payment due 45 days before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Portland and Casco Bay Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Attic Room - 4 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are fully furnished with ample closet space in Bedroom #1 and #2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The Lookout has all the comforts of home with a fully equipped kitchen including dishes and cookware. We have a separate dining room and a comfy family room with cable TV and a DVD player with an extensive movie selection. There is also a reading corner with a selection of books. Our porch is heated and enclosed with beautiful views of Harpswell Sound. The porch has a dining table and other available seating. In addition to a highchair we also have a portacrib, and booster seat for small children. A telephone is not provided. We provide blankets and pillows. You will need to provide sheets, bath towels, beach towels, washcloths, etc. Outside we have a gas grill and picnic table. There is ample off street parking. No smoking and No pets.

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