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Harpswell Vacation Oceanfront Rental Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Full Bathroom, sleeps 8

For the enjoyment of all our valued guests, we ask that you carefully read and respect our rental policies. This non smoking home is designed to accommodate a maximum of 8 guests. Should you elect to include more than 8 guests in your party, you agree a charge of $200 per additional guest.

Pets: We welcome your well behaved pet. A copy of your pet's current rabies vaccination certificate must be furnished no later than 30 days prior to your arrival and a $200 guest fee per pet. Pets for whom we do not have a current rabies certificate cannot be accomodated. A damage deposit may apply.

Change over day is Saturday. Check out is no later than 11:00 AM. Check in is 3:00PM. To allow our staff adequate time to prepare for each guest's arrival, late check out and early check in times cannot be accommodated. The property is located at 1906 Harpswell Neck Rd Harpswell, ME. Upon arrival please check in at Estes Lobster House, located across the parking lot. The owner will provide you with a key to the home. For your convience, parking is located in front of the home .

The three bedrooms have ceiling fan and its own balcony ocean breeze, oceanviews, and sunset. This home is fully furnished, with fresh paint and beautifully displayed ocean front trinkets throughout. Enjoy the patio, fire pit, BBQ grill, Ocean side. Try ordering take out or dine at Estes Lobster House, a local seafood restaurant since 1947 on the property site . Take a walk to the town dock, visit the local lobster pier and continue to Pott's point preserve with its ocean beach in Casco Bay. Stay here relax, breath fresh Maine air and eat 'the best tasting lobster,seafood in the world'. Truly Maine' best kept secret. This home is for rental by the week, month or yearly rentals.

Harpswell: Points of interest :

Cribstone Bridge * Bailey Island

Eagle island state park and museum * access by boat June 1 through labor day.

Halfway Rock * Casco Bay

Land's End Lobstermen's Statue * Bailey Island

Mackeral Cove * Bailey Island

Old Town Meeting House * Harpswell Center

Town Dock * Harpswell Peninsula

Mitchell field *Harpswell Peninsula

Giant Staircase * Bailey Island (off Wash.Ave.)

Harpswell and Beyond: Lots of day trip opportunities to Camden, Rockland, Wiscassett, Damiscotta, Popham Beach and Reid State Park. Music and theater performances are at Bowdoin. A 10-cinema movie complex right at Cook's Corner about 10 minutes away. There's even a Starbucks!.

The harposwell General Store with gas is 4 miles away with a local Vegtable Corner Store 6 miles away.. The nearest shopping center and Wall Mart is 13.5 miles..

Town of Harpswell: The town of Harpswell is made up of a series of long, skinny fingers of land reaching into the ocean, and dozens of islands in Casco Bay a total of 365 islands. This town has more than 200 miles of coast that you can explore, ranging from exposed ocean frontage to wide bays to calm, twisty inlets. When you drive around Harpswell, your breath will be taken away by the ocean views. Harpswell is one of the most beautiful parts of the Maine coast and because of its geography, it is not 'on the way' to anywhere, so it has remained unspoiled, despite being very close to Portland, Freeport, Brunswick, and Bath. If you want the real Maine, this is the place to come. There are great restaurants (especially seafood), swimming beaches, boat launches, walking trails through scenic woods with glacier-carved cliffs, world-class sea kayaking and boating, shopping, historical sightseeing, arts, music, and theater events, all in midcoast Maine

More Details

Property Manager
Larry Crooker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

About Larry Crooker

Have owned the property for over 50 years. Estes Lobster House which is next door, a 150 seat seafood family restaurant keeps my summers very busy.

Larry Crooker purchased this house in 1963

Why Larry Crooker chose Portland and Casco Bay Area

Truly a hidden Treaure of Maine 'follow route 123 till you come to the sea', South Harpswell, MAINE

What makes this house unique

In the center of the Maine coast which allows you to day trip or relax by the coast and Casco Bay.


Harpswell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , 2 Lavatory
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 Lavatory
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1 Lavatory
  • Recently remodeled, with tub/showers Ceiling fans in all bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Second Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 double , Second Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , First Floor
  • Large walk-in closets in all bedrooms. All three bathrooms are complete with tub/showers. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan..
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Renters agree to abide by the rental policies, outlined in the property description.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Harpswell Vacation Oceanfront Rental Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Great views and sunsets, a bit far from town but worth the drive. Nice restaurant and a friendly waitress named Poppi.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing it!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at the house and we enjoyed it so much we plan on renting it next year. The house is very spacious and gives everyone lots of room to spread out. The views from the kitchen are amazing. The back yard area is perfect for a BBQ and private from the road. All in all this is our favorite place in Maine and we hope to make it our yearly vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we all at Estes Lobster House enjoy you and your family.. See you next year !!!! Larry
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Beautiful family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in July at Larry's home and loved every minute of it. We visited with 4 teens who loved biking (with provided bikes) and exploring.

The house was clean and spacious with everything we needed to enjoy ourselves. We sat by the fire pit at night and looked for sea glass right outside in the morning.

Larry and Dawn were always helpful with ideas for adventures and information about the area.

We will definitely be back. Hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ready to go back

  • 5 of 5

We came here with another couple. It was one of the best vacations ever. I have to say, to be fair, the place could use a bit of sprucing up but Larry was beyond accommodating and was ready to meet any need we had. We had dinner in most nights and sat by the fire pit and just relaxed. We had a great time exploring as well. While we were there, we had a meteor shower which was wonderful. I am looking forward to coming back, as soon as our schedules allow.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great house, beautiful views and a lobster house right next door! Who could ask for more? We loved our week in Harpswell. From watching the tide roll in to exploring neighboring towns less than 30 minutes away like Freeport (home to L.L. Bean and fabulous outlet shops) and Brunswick (Bowdin College and fantastic restaurants), this area of Maine is absolutely gorgeous. Harpswell is about an hour north of Portland and all of its attractions as well, from the iconic Portland Head Light to the Wadsworth-Longfellow House to Old Port. Larry was great and gave us lots of suggestions for local things to do. When you come, don't miss breakfast at the Schoolhouse Cafe up the street. We highly recommend and would come back in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and relaxing. Nice quiet place to bring my family.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland Jet Port (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Estes Lobster House
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry Lines
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Estes Lobster House
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Harpswell Neck
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping 24 hrs LL BEAN, Freeport, Maine 25 miles

Kayak, Bicycles, Half Basket Ball court, Shuffle Board on premise


Harpswell, Maine

Lobster traps at Harpwell’s Lookout Point. Photo by Ben Williamson



Median household income


Percent of families below poverty level


Median Age


IT MAY BE MAINE’S MOST SCENIC and unspoiled peninsula (or rather, one proper peninsula and several peninsul-ish islands ), but Harpswell’s not just for tourists. With a property tax rate among the state’s lowest, an innovative charter school in Harpswell Coastal Academy, and unparalleled access to woods and waters, Harpswell makes a great hometown. The demographic profile matches much of the coast, affluent and aging, but for all the second homes that speckle the trident-shaped community, there are still plenty of working lobsterboats bobbing in spots like Cundy’s Harbor and Mackerel Cove. The grassy field in front of the latter is one of 14 scenic and semi-wild preserves protected by the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, one of Maine’s older and more active land conservation organizations. The Trust is much admired by Harpswellians for privileging not just preservation but also recreation — volunteers have built an impressive trail system across the properties, and the Trust partners with the Harpswell Recreation Department to release a handy annual guide to trails and water access.

Locals (and generations of visitors) breathed a sigh of relief in 2015 when new ownership took over Cook’s Lobster & Ale House on Bailey Island. Overlooking the famed Cribstone Bridge (its cobwork construction lets the tide come through), Cook’s went on the market in 2015, on the cusp of its 60th anniversary, and there was some question whether it would remain a restaurant. These days, you can grab a bar stool and some fried clams year-round and catch live music four nights a week in the summer, and the the legacy lobster shack’s periodic community fundraisers (Cook’s raised $10,000 for home heating assistance this winter) are emblematic of how salty, tight-knit Harpswell rolls.


Rates & Availability

Harpswell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Oct 19 2016 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
0ff Season
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

You agree to the rental policies outlined in the property description.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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