|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Located on a dead-end road, Yellow Dog Cottage is 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 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 to Boothbay Harbor, and 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 to 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 13 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
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.
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.
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.
|cleaning||$125 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
During summer, minimum rental period is 1 week. Turnover day is Saturday.
Please speak to us in advance if you'd like to bring your dog.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.