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Renovated 19th c. Cape in Pemaquid Falls, Maine

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

Imagine a week or two in our 19th century cape which sits looking out over fields to the tip of the Pemaquid Harbor, just 3 miles from New Harbor, Maine and an idyllic white sand Pemaquid Beach. Brand NEW kitchen ell, with new appliances, gas range and convection oven. Stunning new soapstone countertops and a comfortable family area with small gas fireplace. Recently renovated with updated plumbing, fresh paint throughout, new and tasteful furnishings and 2 new bathrooms. Relaxing in the midst of aesthetic details - wide-plank floors, beadboard paneling in bathrooms, fireplace and a hand carved wood railing to the second floor - add to the charm and ease-of-living in this home.

The new sun room has views of the Pemaquid Harbor and now offers another area for dining. The master bedroom holds a queen size bed on the main level, as well as the living room with a dining ell are also on the first floor. Two bedrooms upstairs, with a connected small bedroom that serves as a fourth bedroom, known as the Treehouse Bedroom, makes this house flexible and comfortable. Nearby swimming is at Pemaquid Beach or the Bristol Mills swimming hole. Take the boat out to Monhegan Island from New Harbor!

Pemaquid Beach: White sandy beach. Quaint with wonderful views, snack bar and bathroom facilities.

Pemaquid Light House: Complete the tour and understand the importance of the lighthouses along the coast of Maine. A snackbar/restaurant is located there for your convenience.

Moneghan Island : Take the ferry out of New Harbor and explore the artist's community of Moneghan Island on foot.

Darmariscotta: Traditional New England town on the Damariscotta River. Wonderful restaurants, bookstore, art galleries, stores, and theatre.

Christmas Cove: A quintessential Maine summer community with restaurant, spectacular views and a swinging drawbridge.

Damariscotta River Association: Provides wonderful trails for walking along the Pemaquid Peninsula in Bristol and South Bristol. We have a wonderful book listing all of the locations.

We continue to have repeat renters that have been coming to our home for 2-3 years. We believe this is a testament in of itself. Come enjoy a home to relax in, slow down your pace and discover the simple pleasures of Maine.

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Laurel Ladd
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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July 18, 2016


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Renovated 19th c. Cape in Pemaquid Falls, Maine
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

The magic of Pemaquid is alive & well

  • 5 of 5

This lovingly restored cape has all the charm of an old Pemaquid farmhouse and all the comforts you could want for a stay on the coast. Recent renovations by the owners' own restoration company preserved 19th-century details like the wide floorboards, tucked-away cozy bedrooms, and many-paned windows, and added updated bathrooms and laundry facilities, wi-fi, and a gorgeous, high-ceilinged open kitchen/sitting room. This kitchen is the best I've ever seen in years of Pemaquid summers: fully stocked with high-quality tableware, utensils, appliances, and well-made furnishings. The grounds (think fields rolling down to the river, grassy lawns, native flower gardens, ancient trees, hammock and tire swing) are beautifully maintained, with plenty of room for kids to romp, Adirondack chairs for lounging, and an outdoor grilling/dining area just off the kitchen.

The house itself is well-aired, full of light, and was spotless on our arrival. It felt like the perfect size for our little family, but somehow, there was also more than enough room for multiple siblings, friends, and cousins to visit without feeling crowded! There are big open social areas, peaceful corners for quiet time, a long dining room table, shelves full of board games the kids actually wanted to play---for once, we were actually content to just hang around the house on rainy days (and there are always rainy days). The property is tucked away but only a short drive from the beach, the lighthouse, and the market, Shaw's and the Monhegan ferry, Bristol and Round Pond villages, Muscongus Bay Lobster Company and fisherman's coops for dockside seafood right out of the water, and other favorite spots; for more shops and restaurants, Damariscotta is only 20 minutes in the other direction.

The fact is, Pemaquid is basically the best summer spot in the world. I love that it has all the amenities and only a fraction of the tourist craziness you get down the coast, I love that the villages and history and residents aren't buried in development, I love that there's so little traffic. But what I really love is the old-school magic: summer and sea and that something that can't be described...but whatever it is, this house has it. We'll be back every summer the owners will have us. It's just a wonderful place to be, and you can feel it the minute you walk in the door. When you get there, you'll see what I mean.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Comfortable and Restful!

  • 4 of 5

We wanted to be close to Pemaquid Point and this house was perfect! My husband and I love to cook and the kitchen was a dream come true. Laurel added small lovely touches all around the house. Fresh cut flowers and a bottle of red wine welcomed us when we first walked in the door. Our children loved the "secret" passageway on the second level. It was fun to see them sitting up there talking while fixing dinner. My husband and I especially enjoyed walking out the back door and sitting in the Adirondack chairs during the evening hours. We hope to come back someday again and stay in this gorgeous home!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Property

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous cottage but really a house! Clean, lovely with all the things you might need to enjoy a week in Maine. I have stayed at this cottage for about 6 years. The owners are friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend a stay at this cottage. It is about a 5 minute drive to a near by beach and lots of fun things to do as well as Lobster!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cape in a charming area

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely home, gorgeous kitchen with fireplace and two sweet dining areas. We also loved the outdoor seating area, grill, and the tire swing! The area has delicious food and stunning beaches, lighthouses, and picturesque villages. Plenty of room for a big family and a pile of board games in case you get the odd rainy day. Also nice trails nearby and kayaking! Hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We first rented this house last year for a wedding in Pemaquid. We loved the area and rental so much that we decided to come back again this year for our vacation.

There are so many wonderful things to say about this house, it's hard to know where to begin. The easiest place is probably in the new kitchen, which is beautiful. Much like the house, it has modern comforts with a rustic charm. It fits in perfectly with the house, and we spent much of our first day just talking about how striking it is.

The house itself is very spacious so that each guest has plenty of privacy (there were 7 of us) but it is set up in such a way that encourages everyone to spend time together. After days of exploring nearby towns like Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor or going to the nearby lighthouse and beach, we would come home and spend hours playing cards around the large dining table or preparing meals in the new kitchen.

Everything about this house is perfect, from the beautiful location and lovely views to the convenience of having great restaurants and a grocery store just a short distance away. Laurel and Luke were very accommodating and easy to work with, we just couldn't have asked for more. We're already planning our stay for next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this simply lovely cape in July 2009. The property was clean and well cared for and very comfortable for our family with 3 small children, a babysitter, and 2 other friends. Nice yard for the children to run in, plenty of games and toys, spacious. Laurel and Luke were delightful owners and it was easy to get in touch with them while planning the vacation and when we were there. We loved Pemaquid beach - excellent family spot with a well groomed beach, toys/beach chairs/umbrellas to rent and snack bar too. Not too far for a day trip to Freeport for some outlet shopping. Spent some time strolling in Damariscotta too - sweet town. After a week, we only wished our vacation was longer! One of the best we've ever had. We hope to return in summer 2010.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Portland Maine Jetport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Shaw's Lobster
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Monhegan Mailboat
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Freeport Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 1Business and Route 129
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Shaw's Lobster
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary

Pemaquid Point is one of many peninsulas off the mid-coast of Maine. The quaint, historical town of Damriscota (where you can find Reny's, antique shops, and one of the few remaining soda fountains-drug stores in the country) is from where Pemaquid Point originates. Pemaquid Point is home to one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world as well as the location to several forts and original settlements, beaches, hiking trails, and water activities. Pemaquid is a little more laid back than its neighbors to the north and south. To the south is the Boothbay Harbor Region, where there is an aquarium as well as lots of shopping and night life. To the north is the Camden-Rockport region, home to many antique shops, more stores, and plenty of good restaurants. Views abound from wherever you are or to wherever you travel, whether you're driving or boating. You can enjoy many outdoor activities or sit back to read your favorite book on the beach or on the deck of this 19th c. cottage

Golf: There is a golf course about 5 miles away.


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Cleaning Fee $100
Security Deposit $400

Expect 1/2 deposit two weeks after the lease is received. The other 1/2 is expected 6 weeks before rental begins.

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Pemaquid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms, combined, can sleep 8 people.
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Renters provide all their own linens, towels and beach towels. There is a $300.00 security deposit required. An additional fee of $100.00 will be charged for cleaning. Lastly, if you have allergies to dogs please let the owner know in advance.

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