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Charming Maine cottage. Walk to beautiful Harbor Beach.

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1bath, sleeps 5

Quaint, refurbished 19-th century cottage in spectacular York Harbor. Easy stroll to gorgeous beach, the inner harbor, ocean cliff walk, nature trails along scenic York river. Walk to fine restaurants. Short drive to Long Sands beach and local attractions. Queen-size bed in master BR; 2 twins in second BR; 1 twin in third BR. Well equipped kitchen with place settings for six. All bedding provided. Free wireless internet and cable TV. No cleaning fee or other hidden fees.

Down East Magazine listed Harbor Beach as a 'local treasure', highlighting the secret pleasures of this special place, and correctly noting that 'there's a lot to gawk at, and a lot to do.' This gem of a beach is only a few minutes walk from your private cottage!! This is the beach that the locals use. It is not unusual to have the beach entirely to yourself for an early morning walk with coffee or a late evening stroll.

More Details

Barry or Kim Waddell
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

About Barry or Kim Waddell

My family purchased this property in 1958. Kim and I took over in 2007. Fisherman's Cottage is the only property that we rent. It's a true 'Mom & Pop' business. The cottage is immediately adjacent to our home, so we have a vested interest in keeping the property in great shape. We can often be of immediate assistance if required. We are your neighbors as well as being the owners!

Barry or Kim Waddell purchased this cottage in 1958

Why Barry or Kim Waddell chose Southern Coast of Maine

We love York Harbor and southern Maine. We live here year 'round and we enjoy sharing all that this area has to offer with our guests.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, off the main road, but still an easy stroll to beach, river, restaurants. Perfect for couples or families with small children.


York Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • River ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , off kitchen, 1st floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , cot/sleeping bags/air matress
  • All bedrooms on 2nd floor. Must walk through bedroom 3 (with one single bed) to reach master bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
picnic table


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Charming Maine cottage. Walk to beautiful Harbor Beach.
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Wonderful, Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed a week's stay. The location is excellent: very short walk and you are on the beach; you are on a quiet side street (we had friends that rented a house very close to this cottage and complained about the noise, but you don't have to worry about that here!); near many of the local attractions (but not in the middle of a busy tourist strip). Our two children (10 and 13) enjoyed playing in the outdoor area. We would definitely recommend this location, whether you are looking for a comfortable place to sit back and take it easy for a week or if you are wanting to enjoy meaning of the sites Maine has to offer. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We will do our best to have many more happy renters like this in the future! Join us!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The best part was how nicely the house was set up for our granddaughter. The five minute walk to the beach was great. The Bagel Basket has great coffee and is just a walk up the street. Would not hesitate to stay there next time we want a stay at the beach. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you and very glad that you enjoyed your stay!
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Charming Main cottage a short walk to many things

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cosy, clean, well supplied cottage. We enjoyed getting to know a little about Barry & Kim. They shared what they love about the area. At their suggestion we went to a play that was a highlight of our stay. We enjoyed walking to the beach, dining out and taking day trips to explore the area. The bedrooms are on the 2nd floor and the bathroom is on the 1st floor. This was not a problem for us but it could be for some people. There were flashlights on the night stands in the bedrooms but I didn't need one.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing Fisherman's Cottage. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the play.
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Delightful, Cozy, Clean and Close to Everything!

  • 4 of 5

As the title implies, Fisherman's Cottage exceeded our expectations. It is very clean, well furnished, very cute and cozy, and comfortable. Located well off the main street it is nice and quiet. It is equipped with everything you could need. It is immediately obvious that the owners/hosts, Kim and Barry Waddel take excellent care of the property and take great pride in it. They live right next door and are incredibly welcoming and hospitable. We were able to walk to lovely protected York Harbor Beach in 5 minutes and they supplied us with a hand cart that had all the beach necessities. The very picturesque boat harbor and village center, with food, shops and historic buildings and museum, are just a 10 minute walk away. We highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the cottage. We look forward to a return visit!
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Great Stay in York!

  • 5 of 5

Had an awesome stay thanks to Barry and Kim! So friends and accommodating. The cottage was perfect everything they we needed and beach just a walk down the street! Had so much fun. Great place to get away from the city for a weekend, super easy to get to from Boston. Plenty to see and do! Would highly recommend staying at the cottage hopefully we can get back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope you come back soon. Glad to see that you had a great time!
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Very Relaxing, perfect for a romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing two days. We enjoyed walking down to the beach, having a paddle in sea, walking the cliff path and the walk to the Wiggely Bridge. We had a nice day at The Nubble Lighthouse and the ice creams at Dunnes were huge! It was also nice just sitting outside the cottage watching the wildlife. It was a very peaceful location. The cottage had everything we needed with a bonus of a reclining couch. Barry and Kim, the owners live next door and are very friendly and helpful. We would love to go back some day soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
York Harbor Inn/Stage Neck Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
York Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
York Harbor Inn/Stage Neck Inn/Chapman Cottage
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
York Harbor Beach
Car: recommended

Located on the rocky coast of beautiful southern Maine, next to historic York Village. Close to ocean, river, woods and the hiking trails of Mount Agamenticus. Walk to quiet Harbor Beach or take a short ride to visit the attractions of Long Sands Beach and the world-famous Cape Neddick Nubble light house. Fifteen minutes to Kittery Mall outlet shops and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Other Activities: historic buildings


Rates & Availability

York Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
fall '16 through spring '17
Sep 4 2016 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
summer peak 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
fall '17 through spring '18
Sep 10 2017 - Jun 9 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Longer term winter rates available. Please call for details 1.207.361.4799.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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