|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Located on a dead-end road, Yellow Dog Cottage is located in a sunny clearing right at the ocean’s edge. Out front is a cove that forms a network of tidal pools at low tide that are great for exploring. It's a comfortable, peaceful and relaxing place to spend your vacation.
The house has an open floor plan with a fireplace in the living room that opens onto an well-equipped, eat-in kitchen with everything you’ll need to feel at home. The sun porch off the kitchen has windows on 3 sides and 180-degree water views and is great for reading, eating, relaxing, and playing board games.
You can enjoy fresh-caught lobsters delivered to our dock by our neighbor who lobsters in the waters of the bay off the house.
Outside, we have a gas grill, picnic table, outdoor fireplace and Adirondack chairs down by the water’s edge. We have our own ramp and float, a deep-water mooring right in front of the house, and a natural boat launch, that are all available for your use.
There's great kayaking in the area and you can put in right in front of the house. The Muscongus Bay area boasts some of the best kayaking, sailing, and motoring on the coast of Maine and is just minutes away by boat. Town, with local supermarkets, cafes, gas stations, and drugstores and the famous Moody's Diner, are about 20 minutes away by car.
We welcome your well-behaved dog with prior approval and an additional fee -- please inquire. Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the house or on the porches.
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Conveniently located for easy day trips to all of coastal Maine's attractions. It's just 45 minutes from Boothbay Harbor, and from the Camden, Rockland, and Rockport areas. It's 90 minutes to L.L. Bean, Freeport's outlet shopping, Popham Beach, and Reid State Park. And it's just two hours from Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.
I spent my summers growing up in Maine and introduced my husband to it before we were married. He (happily!) loved it as much as I did and 12 years ago we decided to look for our own place on the coast. We love spending time at Yellow Dog Cottage whenever we get the chance and also sharing it with our guests.
Katharine purchased this house in 2003
We fell in love with this property before we even got out of the car. I remember stepping out of the car on a beautiful November day, instantly in love with the view and the remarkable quiet. We actually purchased the house without ever having been inside, relying just on our peeks through the windows and the photos my parents took for us on a walk through they generously did for us after we had to return home. We still love spending time there, excited to arrive and sad to leave.
We love our house and the area. Waldoboro is a bit sleepy, even in the summer, off the main tourist path but with just enough to do. Many people familiar with the coast of Maine haven't heard of it, which is just how we like it. It's a great central location for day trips to all the wonderful places Maine has to offer.
We had a wonderful time here at Yellow Dog Cottage. The cottage is so comfortable and the view is spectacular.
Our days were filled with biking, paddling, walks, and relaxing at the water's edge in theAdirondack chairs. Lots of reading and watching Harlan lobstering with the tides ebbing in and out.
We had delicious lobsters and clams thanks to Harlan, who was so kind. What friendly neighbors you have here.
Our evenings were filled with beautiful sunsets, campfires, drinks, shooting stars, and great conversation with loved ones.
We had such a relaxing vacation and we will treasure our memories of this little piece of heaven, Thank you for sharing your home with us, We hope to return next year.
-Julie, Michael, Judy, and Tom from Massachusetts
My wife and I really enjoyed this location - it is relaxed, with adjacent properties widely spaced and nearly obscured by the wooded surroundings. It is not a "touristy" area, and after talking to the caretaker, Harlan, it appears that rental properties are in the minority which helps to give the area a "home on the water" feel.
The cottage is well-kept and we didn't experience any difficulties with the water supply or noise from the working Lobstermen. Harlan, the Caretaker, was very helpful and friendly, and having him deliver live lobster right to the dock is great.
Access to the water is easy, with the floating dock and also a naturally sloping "boat ramp" that allowed us to easily launch our solo canoes no matter what the tide level was. This was the first time we've paddled on tidal water - we found the conditions similar to an inland lake; wind driven waves, but no crashing surf like we've seen on the coast. The tide made the paddling experience different every time we went out which kept it interesting. Levels were changing 10-11 feet twice a day, but the current was only obvious in certain areas with narrows between the rocky islands.
Despite being located away from the tourist locations, they are still within a reasonable drive. Waldoboro is 10 minutes away for groceries and local dining. Popular restaurants, shops, lighthouses, the coast, boat tours, etc. are all within a 20-50 minute radius.
Ultimately, this location allowed us access to a variety of great experiences; Fresh lobster at the cottage, hiking at Camden Hills, canoeing/kayaking right from the cottage, biking in the Augusta region, lighthouse and coastal visits, dining in Damariscotta, etc.
Overall, we were very happy with the Yellowdog Cottage and would return without any hesitation.
We had a wonderful time at the yellow dog cottage. Everything was in great shape. And we appreciated the work done on the cottage since our last visit. Also want to compliment the owners arrangements with the caretakers. They couldn't be nicer and they are nearby.
With much appreciation and gratitude.
This was the 7th time we have rented properties in Maine & Nova Scotia through VRBO, and I have to say this was the "best yet" ! Beautiful setting, easy access, well kept property, and just the kind of place to relax, eat lobster and enjoy life. Having a lobster man just down the road who will drop off lobsters on your dock everyday, if you request, is a ++++ ! The "Adirondack Chairs" down by the water are perfect for enjoying wine, beer, "Bloody Mary's" or what ever your heart desires !!!
Quiet - peaceful - wonderful place. Someone else said when you arrive the stress just drops away. It's wonderful to sit in the chairs and watch the lobster boats (usually that's Harlan!) and the birds doing crazy things. Even our dog mellowed out after a couple days. The area is very pretty, and although Waldoboro is a little sleepy, Camden and Damariscotta are close.
The property is a great spot to launch and paddle. We did several trips up and down river and found our own special places on some of the islands and inlets. There's a nice little rapids to shoot in the middle of the river nearby, lots of shells, rocks, and pretty sights. The boat traffic is very low, never an issue.
You do end up meeting Harlan and his wife (she walks their dog down the road), but he's an authentic Mainer - very hospitable with with lots of great tales to tell.
Nice place for family and the dog.
The Yellow Dog House is the best vacation spot. Katharine and Paul have made their home your home. They have thought of everything. The location is so serene and private. The minute you pull in the driveway you can feel the weight of the world lift off of your shoulders. Listening to the water splash on the rocks as the tide comes in, watching the seagulls and cranes feast on tidbits in the water, watching the lobstermen hard at work makes you relax and realize that we all need to stop once in awhile and smell the flowers!! We could not have asked for a better spot for a vacation. The locals are so friendly and love to share with you as to where to eat and what to see besides the tourist places. Did I mention the freshest lobster you can eat can be left for you on your dock by a local lobsterman, Harlan. Harlan is a wonderful person who also makes sure that everything is perfect with the house during your stay. He is so kind and generous. This home is definitely the place you want to stay at to enjoy Maine!!!
Yellow Dog Cottage offers everything that’s to love about Maine: Gorgeous water views, tidal pools outside your door, and plenty to do within an easy half-hour drive if you want to shop, sample the local restaurants, or meander about and explore the area. We loved eating at Moody’s Diner on Route 1, and had plenty of leftovers for another meal. Within an easy half-hour drive you can visit the town of Damariscotta to the south, Damariscotta Lake State Park to the north, and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland to the northeast.
The town of Damariscotta is a treasure – we particularly liked King Eider’s Pub, Salt Bay Café, and the Maine Coast Bookshop. Damariscotta Lake Park is a great place to bring the family – the water is clear and calm, and there’s a wide sandy beach. The Farnsworth Art Museum is a great place to see the artwork of three generations of the Wyeths.
The cottage is cozy, clean, and comfortable, and Katharine and Paul are very attentive and are genuinely interested in ensuring their guests enjoy their stay. I highly recommend Yellow Dog Cottage!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 11 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
|cleaning||$120 + Tax|
During summer, minimum rental period is 1 week. Turnover day is Saturday.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.