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Lovely Waterfront Cape with Great Views, Sunsets

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Waldoboro House Rental Photos and Description

3BR Waterfront Vacation Rental, sleeps 6-7, Waldoboro, Maine USA

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.

**Additional photos available, please e-mail**

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Katharine
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2016
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About Katharine

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

Why Katharine chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Katharine,



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
Sep 2010
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Lovely Waterfront Cape with Great Views, Sunsets
average rating of 4.769231 based on 17 reviews
5

Fantastic property.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property in a great off the beat location on the waterfront. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay wonderful. Loved the home feeling with all the personal touches. Harlan was great and the lobster he dropped off for us on our dock were great. Memorable experience. Very easy to work with owner.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Dick and Joanne from Vermont

  • 5 of 5

Yellow Dog Cottage was a delight with lovely views of the water, nice neighbors and everything you would want

for a vacation. The cottage was very roomy, certainly big enough for a family but perfect for a couple as well.

The village of Waldoboro was a short drive away and had a large grocery store stocking anything you might need.

A smaller "mom and pop" type store was closer where you could buy made to order sandwiches for taking on a picnic as we did to Mt. Battie near Camden.

Nearby Camden and Rockland are filled with many shops with irresistible gifts (who doesn't need a driftwood whale) and gourmet restaurants as well as other friendly eateries. For those wanting to experience island life, you'll find ferries to take you to nearby (and not so nearby) islands. A trip north to Union and Owl's Head finds you at several local wineries certainly worth a visit. We sampled a variety of local wines and met some of the nicest winery owners. In talking with one, we realized that she was visiting a friend in our small Vermont home town that coming weekend -- talk about a small world!

A review would not be complete without mentioning the beauty of Maine. From sitting on the Adirondack chairs at Yellow Dog watching friendly Harland the local lobsterman bring in his daily catch to driving along the coast and seeing such magnificent scenery, the mid-coast area of Maine cannot be beat!

We loved staying at Yellow Dog Cottage and are sure that you will as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location - Relaxed but within easy reach of popular destinations

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful cottage in a spectacular location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Cambria, California
5

"7 Relaxing days"

  • 5 of 5

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 !!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Paddling!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Waldoboro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall/Holidays
Sep 11 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,250
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

During summer, minimum rental period is 1 week. Turnover day is Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Waldoboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - shower , extra stall shower in basement
  • full bath on first floor, half bath on second floor, stall shower (great for after-swim) in basement
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , large, divided room
  • 2 queen bedrooms with full bath on first floor; large, divided room with 1 double and 2 twin beds and half-bath upstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 3 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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