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Beautiful cottage overlooking Belfast Harbor.

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


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Belfast 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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Dennis Kelleher
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2016
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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 15 traveler reviews

Beautiful cottage overlooking Belfast Harbor.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 18 reviews

Truly a home away in Belfast Maine!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! For a family of five (2 adults, 3 teens ages 14, 17, 18) it was a perfect fit - great location, super clean, wonderful amenities, and very comfortable! The kitchen is new and stocked with all the essentials including coffee filters/dish soap/towels, the dining room is a great place for a family meal or after dinner board games, the living room furniture is cozy with plenty of movies, games, books, and travel brochures to enjoy, the bathrooms are nicely stocked with fuzzy towels/soaps/toiletries, and the bedrooms are just lovely - beautiful furnishings, comfortable beds, soft sheets/blankets, lots of pillows, and books!! We all appreciated the AC and the technology - wi-fi/satellite/dvd player. This house is more than a homerun - it's a grand slam!!

Great location does not even begin to describe Belfast Maine. This is a beautiful harbor town within a short walking distance down the street and over a delightful footbridge. We kayaked alongside all of the beautiful sail boats and fishing vessels that fill the harbor and enjoyed the wonderful views from the walking path that meanders along the waterfront. There are numerous restaurants and shops to explore - we enjoyed dinner at the Nautilus Seafood & Grill, coffee at the Co-Op, croissants & yummy cookies at MoonBat City Baking Company, and movies at the Colonial Theater. We also loved the Museum in the Street signs that explain the interesting history that helped shape the architecture, economy, and culture of Belfast today.

The location for this home in midcoast Maine makes it ideal for exploring the surrounding area. We spent a day hiking in Acadia up to Bubble Rock and then headed into Bar Harbor for a yummy meal at Geddy's, shopping, and a nice stroll along the harbor. We also enjoyed Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge - the Observatory is really fun! We spent time in Bucksport to walk along the waterfront and stopped at antique shops along the way including Mainley Pottery where we picked up some beautiful keepsakes. This is the place - run don't walk to Belfast Maine!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Maggie and Bob: We are so happy that you enjoyed our Maine home. With the help of an award winning interior designer, we have tried our best to make extremely tasteful and comfortable. The town of Belfast is a hidden gem, with so much to enjoy. Hope to see you and the family again. Dennis and Kerry
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Wonderful find in our favorite Maine town!

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely beautiful property that exceeded our expectations. We've vacationed near Belfast Maine for several years, but this was the first rental at this cottage. It is immaculate and delightfully decorated. Air conditioning was a great plus, especially during this extended hot spell we've been having in the northeast. The view was wonderful, and a few steps away was the footbridge which we had never walked over during our vacation stays elsewhere.

Belfast is a great town with a great vibe. People are friendly, stores are interesting, restaurants offer variety, and since it's not right on route 1, it's a bit quieter with a hometown feel without the hustle and bustle of towns such as Camden and Rockland. They are wonderful too, but it's great to get "home" to Belfast after a day trip to other places in midcoast Maine.We like to shop in Hannaford and also in the Belfast Coop.

At the location of the former Weathervane restaurant which was closed last year, we were pleased to see the Nautilus, formerly a bit further north on route 1. So glad to see this great spot occupied with a very nice restaurant! We also really like dining on the deck at Dockside; enjoying creative vegetarian food at Chase's Daily; and the delicious lobster pad thai at Seng Thai!

Dennis was completely responsive to any questions we had. Can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful that you and your family had such a terrific time in Belfast. It is especially nice to have great guests like yourselves enjoy our quaint cape cod cottage. We hope to see you again next summer! Dennis and Kerry
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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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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
Oct 8 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 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!

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Belfast 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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