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Magnificent Ocean Views, Lovely Beach, Waterfront Home in Downeast Maine

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 90 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
90 nights


Harrington Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms plus loft, 1.5 baths, sleeps 8

This is a south facing coastal home with a beach and unlimited ocean views of Pleasant Bay. Guard Point is at the end of a dirt road located in the quiet little town of Harrington in downeast Maine. The master bedroom has a queen bed (and a twin in the hall) and is on the first floor with private sliding glass doors facing the ocean. There are two bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full) and a sleeping loft (twin) on the second floor.

Easy access to Acadia National Park, New Brunswick, Canada and Campobello Island.

Satellite TV, and Internet.

Propane/charcoal grill.

Dishwasher, washer, Dryer

We are sad to report that the heavy seas have swept away our dock.

Check in time is 4:00PM, Check out time is 10:00AM.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Chuck Hammond
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016
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Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Magnificent Ocean Views, Lovely Beach, Waterfront Home in Downeast Maine
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
Boston Area

Gaurd Point Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This location was just what we were looking for; peace and quiet, beautiful views of the ocean, the perfect spot. If you are looking for nightlife and fancy restaurants this is not the place, but perfect if you are looking to get away for a quiet peaceful vacation. Chuck, the owner, was great. We had a question about the heat (we had some unusually cool weather for last week of June),Chuck dropped what he was doing and showed up in 10 minutes. The property had everything we needed, as advertised. We look forward to going back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Cabin on a secluded cove: perfect place to rest!

  • 5 of 5

This listing is true to its description and the well-equipped cabin was comfy and clean and awaiting us like a lost friend. This is our fifth year returning, so that is a testimonial unto itself! There is always a new trail to hike, a new breathtaking view to experience, incredibly delicious lobsters (at very low cost) to enjoy, privacy for the spirit, and the pleasure of waking to the scent of balsam fir and salty sea air.... There is nothing like it. This year, we took a ferry from Lubec to artsy Eastport where there was fun shopping and great lobster rolls. We also hiked the Western Head Trail in Cutler, the views from which were extraordinary (and later we found they were featured in Down East Magazine's 60 Most Beautiful Places in Maine article!)The cabin is wonderful for a quiet, (mostly) technology-free stay-cation, but also a nice base from which one can visit many different places of interest. We went as a couple, though the cabin accommodates a family and more. There is something enjoyable for every age. We have already highly recommended this rental and will do so again. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place. At night we had the windows open to experience the cool breeze coming in off the ocean. Along with the breeze came the smell of the salt water and the sound of the ocean. One of our favorite things was waiting for the tide to come and go. At low tide we were on the beach waiting to see if the tide had brought us treasures. The owners were so easy to deal with and accommodating. I believe if you are in love with the coast and want to stay in a wonderful cottage - this is the place for you! If you love being outside either during the day or at night to see the stars - well this is the place for you! Now I have a new favorite place! My only wish was that we could have stayed longer. See you next year Guard Point!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful but ...

  • 1 of 5

The site is beautiful. However we ran into problems. It was literally 95 degrees in our bedrooms at night so none of us slept. Yes, we came in during a heat wave but fans upstairs would have solved this problem quite easily. We are from Florida so we are no strangers to heat. Also, the back screen was broken, so we had no way to get any breeze downstairs.

Also, one chair in the home tips over backwards easily. Very dangerous! I fell over and hurt my back. And before I was able to warn the rest of my family my son sat in it and wound up with a huge gash in the back of his head.

Definitely not the vacation we were hoping for!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry our guests did not have the vacation they were hoping for. Both my brother and I live just minutes away and the guests had our phone numbers but did not make us aware of any issues until they were leaving. We could have resolved all of these issues within a few hours if they had been brought to our attention. Hot nights are very rare on the coast of Maine due to cool ocean breezes. We were not aware that it was not cool. We have fixed the screen door which had come off the track, we have removed the chair and have included some fans. Chuck
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Special time with friends!

  • 5 of 5

I arrived at Guardpoint on Friday Aug. 3, 2012. Stayed one week with friends, the week was to short. Guardpoint is a place to come and have peace and quiet, just relax-listen to the lobster boats coming and going, listen to the sounds of nature. The outdoors is exquiste with a beautiful lawn and flowers, firepit that many can sit around in the evening. A private beach to walk to-just a few feet from the cottage. Plus the view is just spectacular!! The cottage is perfect for one family to many families without feeling cramped into a small space-lots of space to find your own corner. Everything is provided, except food and bathroom items. Clean bedlinens, towels even beach towels, and everything to cook with from the lobster pot to the outdoor grill. Everything was very very clean!!(in my book that is a real plus). The owners are wonderful people they will provide you with any information that you might need, very helpful. For those who must have there is wii and TV, but I really think one could do without in order to enjoy the peaceful and beauty of Guardpoint. I certainly hope someday I will be able to return and enjoy the beauty of Guardpoint! I would recommend Guardpoint to all my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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a perfect getaway to reconnect with nature

  • 5 of 5

We have now vacationed at this place for two years and we plan to return again. It is a lovely cottage home situated in a private, peaceful cove which on clear days has unimpeded views of the Atlantic. The property is well-maintained, beautifully landscaped, clean and has many amenities. We not only recommended the property to friends and relatives, but invited them to share our time with us,which they did last year. You can stay at the house and enjoy the view and the air, go swimming, sunning, beachcombing. Nearby there are wonderful hiking opportunities with woodland paths that break open to rocky expanses of beach. Birds are abundant. If you are lucky you might see a seal or two. In the area there are historic towns and islands to explore, and Acadia is a great day trip, too. There are boat tours of the with puffins and other sea life to view. If you are looking for nightlife, five-star restaurants and that sort of thing, you might be disappointed! If you don't mind grilling your own food, or popping locally-caught lobster into a pot, playing your own music on a guitar or listening to CD's, then this is a great way to discover the unspoiled beauty of Maine. One week provides a great taste of the place, but if you can manage two, you will carry away refreshment that will last the year. Best vacation ever!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
44 Degrees North
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
on site
Car: necessary

This is an ocean/beach front home in downeast Maine close to Acadia National Park, New Brunswick, Canada and Campobello Island.

Other Activities: Kayaking, canoeing


Rates & Availability

Harrington Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 27 2016 - Mar 31 2017
90 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 9.0%

$1200.00 per week peak season
$800.00 per month off season, 3 month minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Harrington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Downstairs hall - 1 twin/ single
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has a queen bed and is on the first floor. Private sliding glass doors facing the ocean. A single bed outside this room in the hall. There are two bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full) and a sleeping loft (2 twin) on the second floor.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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