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Charming Beach Front Cottage

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Portland and Casco Bay Area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom and sleep up to 6 people.

This rustic cottage is located on one of the most Beautiful beach areas in Maine. The unique History of Popham Beach is equally matched by its beautiful sandy beaches. The cottage is around 40 steps from the private beach area. It has 3 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom that can sleep up to 6 people comfortably. A movie studio designed the downstairs where just about every room allows for the sunlight to enter. This home was featured in a movie in the late 90's. Staying here will put you into another world where time almost stands still. If you are looking for a true Maine coastline vacation, then this could be it! Our 2016 Calendar is current. If you are looking to book for 2017. We do not review requests until the end of Jan. 2017. We have return renters that have first pass for weeks the following year and we will publish any open weeks around the end of Jan.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english


based on 5 traveler reviews

Charming Beach Front Cottage
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Quaint gem

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chris' cottage in Popham. We have stayed at many places on Popham Beach and found this to be much more than advertised. A quaint gem with lots of character, we will be missing the almost solitude feeling of this cottage, along with its convenience to the one and only Popham Beach. The family memories that we created here though will never be lost!

The cottage layout was perfect for our family of 5, providing a large open and spacious kitchen and living area and cozy sleeping upstairs - the bed in the alcove was a hit for our youngest daughter :). The location of the cottage is perfect, as walking on the beach it is about half way between Percy's General Store and the point of the beach near Wood Island.

Chris was a gracious host, making the experience seamless with his friendly and open communications. We cannot wait to stay at this cottage again!

- The Wood Family (from Brooklyn, NY)

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brooke, You and Keith were great to work with. Thank you also for leaving the place in great shape! Glad you got to create some great memories with your girls!
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Popham Beach

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I JUST left Sugarloaf cottage and was so happy with our stay there!! Popham Beach is our favorite vacation destination, and Chris and his lovely cottage made it more enjoyable. The cottage is well stocked with everything we needed. In fact next year we will only have to bring half what we packed this year. Chris is responsive: called when we arrived, again the day before departure and made himself available to us during our stay. We had our children and grandchildren visit and everyone loved it.....was echoed in the small voices of my grand-babies "but Mimi, I don't want to go home". I have to say I agreed with them!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you had a great time at the cottage. Sounds like you and your family will carry great memories from this time at the cottage. You were great to work with as well!
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Charming is charming!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoy Charming and have been staying here for the past few years. This cottage is nestled along the mouth of the Kennebec River which spills into the open ocean.

The cottage offers a laid back atmosphere which is extremely relaxing with fantastic views ranging from islands to lighthouses - and of course the ocean. You can spend your time watching the waves from the porch, watching a few seals swim by or stroll to the beach.

Popham Beach is known for its fantastic sprawling beach which is perfect for long walks and jogging. My husband prefers fishing along the river/ocean as well as golfing at a local club about 15 minutes away. Kayaking also offers an additional adventure. You can hire a guide and rent locally.

The cottage is captivating with a rustic Maine history and additional fun fact that a famous movie was filmed here. The owners are wonderful and take very good care of the property. The house is very clean and comfortable.

It's all about the beach, and enjoying a kicked back no stress vacation. Don’t forget to take in the night air and the incredible views of the stars. The views alone are worth a 5 star rating.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, We are happy to have you stay at the cottage for the past few years!
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Western Massachusetts

Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful property located literally on Popham Beach. The cottage has modern amenities (cable tv, wifi, etc.) but maintains a very rustic charm. It has plenty of room for a family not to feel confined and lots of windows for ocean breezes and views.

My teen daughter and I spend a week here for her birthday and just loved it.

As with any cottage near the ocean, there are pros and cons, non of which we found a problem.

PROS: -- on the beach, within walking distance to the local restaurant Spinney's (very good serving B, L, D)

-- kitchen has everything you need + a washer and dryer

-- a separate tv room with a door to shut out kids if you need to :-)

-- the beach is long and flat and perfect for small kids and walking your dog

-- property manager was very responsive and a pleasure to deal with

CONS: -- water has very metallic smell when showering (common with oceanfront properties with a well)

-- must bring and use bottled water for drinking and cooking (again, not really an issue)

-- neighbors are very sweet but so close next door that when they're home you can hear everything

-- property outside (porch furniture) is not comfortable and is a bit run down - when we arrived it was covered in dust, pollen, and spider webs. We just took a hose to it all and was fine, but the cleaning crew needs to step this up a bit.

Overall, it's a great spot to make memories with your loved ones. If you like "authentic" then this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, so glad you and your daughter enjoyed the cottage. We had hired a new cleaning person just before your stay and sorry for what you had experienced and have taken note. Take Care.
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Berlin, Germany


  • 5 of 5

The house in Maine was just the perfect place for our family vacation. Its location right on the beach, the surrounding but also the interior was more than satisfying and we would be more than happy to travel half around the world from Berlin, Germany all the way to Popham Beach, Maine to come back there.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Spinney's Restaurant
Car: recommended

This home is at Popham Beach. Voted one of the prettiest beach areas in Maine. Very private but enough things to do outside.


Rates & Availability

Popham Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
End Of Summer
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Portland and Casco Bay Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Shower tub setup.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , You are required to supply your own linens.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , You are required to supply your own linens.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , You are required to supply your own linens.
  • All bedrooms are upstair but there is also a futon in the TV room that sleeps one downstairs. You are required to bring your own linens. However, there are plenty of pillows that you can use.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming

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