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Dennis Kelleher

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Beautiful cottage overlooking Belfast Harbor.

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


MidCoast and Penobscot Bay House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 decks facing harbor,air conditioning,sleeps 6

Enjoy the great Mid-Coast of Maine with all of its greatness, from sailing, lobster, state parks, hiking and quaint towns. Sit and relax and have a wonderful view of Belfast harbor from both decks. This wonderful air-conditioned 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage has been tastefully redesigned and completely furnished by award winning Janis Stone, from Interiors By Janis. The cottage features a wrap around deck on the first level, and a smaller lookout perch from the top deck. We have recently installed air conditioning to provide additional comfort. Take a short walk over the new footbridge to downtown Belfast to shop or enjoy one of the fun-filled events this summer in the lovely and culturally cool town of Belfast. Young's Lobster Pound and Perry's are also a short walk from the cottage. The town of Camden is 18 miles south and Bar Harbor is 58 miles north of Belfast.

The Beauty of Belfast: Belfast is a charming coastal town that represents the best of what a Maine vacation has to offer! The small town has restaurants and shops that make it fun for the whole family. The activities at the waterfront make this a great spot to spend a week or a month. Enjoy plays, concerts, and other cultural activities. Belfast has been called a culturally cool town. There are making working artists in town and they usually have their work on display.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dennis Kelleher (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner


We enjoyed our stay at the cottage - it is lovely - the weather was beautiful. We left about 9:00 on Sat, and everything was as we found it. A table on the deck would be nice because it would be great to eat breakfast outside - the mornings were just beautiful.

Note from Owner: After Marianna and her family's departure we purchased a nice picnic table for the deck. The table compliments the adirondack chairs that are located on the lower deck.
Aug 2009
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based on 13 traveler reviews

Beautiful cottage overlooking Belfast Harbor.
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 16 reviews

Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

I was in Belfast to visit my son, who is in a Boarding School in Morrill, in late January! This is my 5th time to Belfast in the last year, love this little town. Dennis was very accommodating with the arrangements, the driveway and deck were cleared of the snow! Highly recommend this cottage, very nice, beautifully decorated, and well equipped! Therea are also plenty of movies and games. Two nice decks, that overlook Belfast, what a great place to have coffee or cocktails when the weather is warmer. The cottage is perfectly located by the footbridge, and is an easy walk into Downtown Belfast, a very lovely little town. Three Tides, is a great place to have a craft beer, and oysters. Meanwhile in Belfast, a coal fired pizza restaurant, is amazing! Harborwalk Cafe, great for breakfast. Be sure to visit Eat More Cheese, a lovely cheese shop in town. If you want to cook at the cottage, check out the Belfast Co-op, perfect place to buy small amounts of olive oils and spices along with all kinds of other amazing foods. Belfast Co-op also has a little cafe.. If you want to take a little road trip, head to Camden for an incredible Thai meal at Long Grain, but be sure to make reservations even for lunch. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leslie: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. Belfast is such a relaxful place to visit any time of year. The town is so welcoming to visitors, and all of the great places are a short walk from the cottage. We hope you visit again! Best Regards, Dennis and Kerry
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Beyond Expectations! A Maine Experience.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time while staying at the cottage in Belfast. The cottage is beautifully decorated, clean, and feels like a home away from home, with all the amenities you would need (WiFi, TV, DVD player, and laundry). HIGHLY RECOMMEND - YES!!! The area; so much to see, so little time. A nearby walking bridge leads you to downtown Belfast. Some of the restaurants we enjoyed were lunch at "Rollie's Bar and Grill" and dinner at "Delvino's Grill". Looking to relax and have some drinks while overlooking the bay? Check out "Three Tides" and enjoy the warmth of the old wood burning furnace while seated on the outdoor deck. All of these locations are just a short walk over the footbridge into Belfast. Belfast's Main Street has the small town charm and friendly locals that led us to, not only the touristy Bar Harbor area, but also to some quaint, off the beaten path, seaport towns like; "Castine" where we located the Dyce Head Lighthouse, and "Stonington" for some much needed lunch at the Harbor Cafe (great clam chowder). If you love lighthouses, try Mount Desert Island's Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. A trip to Deer Isle took us through scenic views to include Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Fort Knox and some gorgeous sunsets reflecting off the water that we crossed on our way back to the cottage after a day of sightseeing. Looking for adventure? Try the low tide vehicle ride between Bar Harbor and Bar Island for a scenic hike. But, keep an eye on the time because you don't want to miss your opportunity to get back on dry land. And while in Bar Harbor try "Stewman's Lobster Pound" for lunch and its scenic views of the harbor while dining. Want even more scenic views, try nearby Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park (highest point in US East Coast). The views will last a lifetime. The best LOBSTER (recommended by locals and the cottage owner himself) - Young's Lobster Pound which is only about 1/2 mile from cottage. How do you finish off a great week? Try "Maine Daysail's" Schooner Timberwind for a sunset cruise. The cruise launches right across the bay from the cottage (take the footbridge). Many great memories were created on this trip and the pictures now frame the walls of our home. Thank You Dennis and Kerry Kelleher

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David: We are thrilled that you and Jackie enjoyed Harbor Watch Cottage. Belfast is such a terrific place to visit and we have designed the cottage to create a relaxful and peaceful place for families to enjoy their stay. We hope you visit again in the near future! Best Regards, Dennis and Kerry
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Beautiful home to enjoy Maine

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here in Belfast. The home was incredibly clean and welcoming when we arrived. The rooms are all lovely and very comfortable. There was plenty of space for everyone to spend time together but also room to spread out and relax. It really helped having our own laundry there at the house as well as WiFi access. We loved the convenience of the walking bridge and being able to walk into downtown Belfast. The Belfast location is a great in-between spot to enjoy day trips to Bar Harbor as well as Camden and Lincolnville. Our family enjoyed our week here and highly recommend staying in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth: Thank you for such kind comments about our cottage. It makes us so happy to hear from guests, that enjoyed Belfast and the surrounding areas. We make every effort to ensure that our cottage is a key ingredient of the happiness associated with the time spent in Maine. We look forward to hearing from you on next next trip up to Belfast! Best Regards, Dennis and Kerry 410-303-4064
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Great cottage living!

  • 5 of 5

I must say our stay at the cottage was awesome. Just close to everything to be convenient, yet located in a place to be quite. Very cleaned and well equipped with all the you would need for a home away from home. We loved it and really look forward to saying there again.

Don Barna

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Don: Kerry and I are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Harbor Watch Cottage. We are deeply appreciative of our guests who take in the beauty of Maine and Belfast in particular. We look forward to hearing from you and your family next year. Best Regards, Dennis
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Great Central Coast Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week in late July 2013. The tasteful, immaculate cottage was the perfect size for my husband, two teenage sons, and me. It was a great location to "spoke out" to other areas of the central coast. We made day trips to Acadia Nat'l Park/Bar Harbor, Camden, Rockport, Rockland (Farnsworth Art Museum), Maine State Prison Store (Thomaston), Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Harbor, Damriscotta (great italian sandwich deli there), Wiscasset (Butterstamp Workshop -adorable), Marshall Point Lighthouse (featured in "Forrest Gump" movie)/Port Clyde, Fort Knox/Penoscot Narrows Bridge Observatory, and on, and on. The area is so rich with things to see & do, you will never be able to finish your list. We arrived at the beginning of wild blueberry season and enjoyed trying them at the roadside stands nearby. Best clam chowder we had was at Angler's restaurant, down the road from the cottage in Searsport. We tried lobster in many places, but the absolute best place was Young's Lobster Pound, within walking distance of the cottage. Young's is great because of the casual, BYOB, festive family atmosphere. We ate there two nights in a row! We also enjoyed walking into Belfast over the footbridge and attending Art Walk night (on Fridays in the summer), as well as the funky, old-fashioned movie house to go see a movie one day when it rained. Many fabulous memories were created on this trip. We definitely would stay there again, a great place!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed Belfast and all it has to offer! Thanks very much for the kind words about our cottage. We put a good deal of effort into making it very comfortable and enjoyable for all of our guests. Best Regards, Dennis and Kerry
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Great Place to Escape the Heat and Relax

  • 5 of 5

Great place with an awesome location! We had been to Belfast before, but this was our best trip. The property was very clean, well maintained and the owner was very helpful. Grilling lobater on the deck was fun and a walk across the bridge ended every day! I would recommend this property to anyone as it was decorated with taste and quite comfortable! Seveal good restaurants up the road!

The entire area was a lot of fun, including the Maine Prison gift shop that was full of model boats made and operated by the prisoners. I have purchased several boats and duck decoys there! We will be back!

Philip Breland & Diane Tucker

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is terrific to hear our guests talk so nicely about Belfast. It truly is one of the coolest places in America. We are so glad you enjoyed our cottage during your stay! Best Regards, Dennis and Kerry
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Nearest Train
102 Miles
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Antiquing, golfing, hiking, kayaking, boat tours


Rates & Availability

Belfast House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 8 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

We will provide discounts off the listed rates for extended stays
Unfortunately, we cannot accept pets. There are local facilities that can care for your pets located in the Belfast area.
There are a good deal of activities throughout the year around Belfast. We are happy to rent the cottage on selected weekends during the fall, winter and spring!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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MidCoast and Penobscot Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor - toilet , shower
  • The 1st floor bathroom is a new addition to the cottage. It was built in 2007 to provide guests with easy access and also houses the stacked washer and dryer unit. The unit is behind a paneled door.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest - 1 queen
    Guest - 2 twin/ single
  • Each of the three bedrooms have been redesigned and furnished by award winning Janis Stone from Interiors by Janis. The second floor bedrooms have easy access to the upper deck overlooking the harbor and views of Penobscot Bay. Enjoy and early morning coffee or tea to take in the fresh breezes or afternoon refreshment!
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
There are two great public golf courses nearby. One located in Searsport, about an 8 minute drive north and one in Northport, about a 10 minutes drive south. Moosehead State Park with great trails, picnic areas and terrific view of Penobscot Bay is about a 7 minute drive north of the cottage.

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