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Juniper Patch: Sunny, charming, quiet year round waterfront home

Bedrooms 4
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3-4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps eight

Juniper Patch is a stunning, very bright, peaceful and cheery home, recently renovated with magnificent, unobstructed ocean views from 7 of 9 rooms. A large, grassy expanse and lilac trees border and add to it's private exclusive setting, across from the shingle-style summer homes of the Auburn Colony as featured in Country Home Magazine. Three sides of the property contain private lawns, six perennial gardens bursting with color, blackberry, raspberry, and blueberry bushes, and two apple trees, while the fourth side faces a meadow sloping to the sea. A private path leads to a small pebbly beach in front of the house for swimming or boating; 'swim shoes' are advised for tender feet for children at low tide. A high tide swim into the sunset or early morning wake up call is a treasure hard to duplicate.

Hardwood floors lead from the kitchen to the dining room and to an spacious, light living room (with gas fireplace). French doors open onto a large, wooden elevated deck facing the sea, ideal for relaxing or entertaining. Tastefully furnished with antiques and soft colors, the work of Maine artists hang on the walls. The large, open, outdoor spaces with sea breezes enhance the tranquility, charm and beauty of this Maine paradise.

More Details

Louise Osborne
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017


Harpswell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Please inquire for further details.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Please inquire for further details.
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There is a gourmet kitchen as the counters are carrera marble and a 200-year old butcher block table/island.


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Juniper Patch: Sunny, charming, quiet year round waterfront home
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Charming Cottage for Relaxing by the Water

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks in Louise’s charming cottage. Beautifully decorated, it has a warm and welcoming feel with plenty of room to spread out for reading or board games (provided). The house offers all the amenities, including good Wi-Fi, and has water views from every room. The three bedrooms upstairs are especially comfortable. My husband preferred reading on the deck overlooking the water, and I loved being to walk from the house down to the water for a swim. It’s location is next to the charming Auburn Colony and a short walk from Potts Point and its lobster pound. The location also offers opportunities for walks, and it is an easy drive to kayak/canoe rentals, restaurants, Brunswick, Popham Beach, and Freeport.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic get away with endless relaxation, dining, sight-seeing & shopping

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular! Louise's long-time affinity for this beautiful sea-side home in South Harpswell is obvious throughout. The home is decorated marvelously - inside - and the surrounding gardens add a kalidescope of color with the ocean as a stunning backdrop. You name it - the house has it. You can bring home a feast of fresh seafood and vegetables from the nearby market and prepare a dinner to remember. With the huge gas stove, utilisils, cookware, and serving dishes galore - guests can prepare an intimate dinner or enough for a large family. And there is plenty of room for a large family to sleep too - including three nice bathrooms. The house itself is nestled in a private area surrounded by history. Getting out to explore the nooks and crannies of the coastal area and coming home to a comfortable bed simply doesn't compare to standard travel accommodations. We drove extensively throughout the area and found people in Maine to be friendly, informative, relaxed, intelligent and definitely rooted in the history and ruggedness of the territory. Will we visit again, yes we will. And we'll be sure to have our parents and children join us in this fabulous house and region. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 22 2017 - Jun 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 7 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter (Negotiable)
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135
Refundable damage deposit $800
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Rates can vary according to length and time of stay. Contact Property Owner for further details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Harpswell or Brunswick
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
six miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
half mile
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
50 miles
Car: recommended


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