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Speaks: english

Private & Spacious Cottage with Shore Front Access and Internet

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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MidCoast and Penobscot Bay House Rental Photos and Description

4 bdrms 1+3/4baths, 2nd flr 3/4 bath has toilet, sink, tub, no shower (Sleeps 8)

This sunny and spacious 4 bedroom cottage is sheltered by tall spruce trees that provide privacy and a peaceful atmosphere, yet the harbor and the village are only a short walk away. A ramp leads to the large wooden deck that is outfitted with comfortable Adirondack chairs - a quiet place to have morning coffee or afternoon tea and watch the birds or read a good book.

This cottage has shore front access suitable for launching kayaks or canoes just a five minute walk away.

The first floor has two bedrooms with double beds, a full bath, a living room with a wood burning fireplace, a kitchen and a large dining area. All essential cookware and utensils(including a lobster pot) are provided. The second floor has two large bedrooms with 1double bed and 1 queen bed and a 3/4 bath which includes only tub, sink andtoilet.

This cottage is equipped with Broadband Internet Access & Wi-Fi, Cable TV, a DVD player, and telephone.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owners (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

On one of two separate visits to Tenants Harbor, Maine, I stayed at the Balsam Cottage. This large comfortable cottage is sheltered by the trees that offer privacy. The kitchen is well appointed with all necessary cooking utensils including a lobster pot. I enjoyed the local village and scenic harbor and ocean views while on quiet walks. Nearby (a few miles down the road) is a great beach called Drift In. It was on the way to Marshall Point Lighthouse and museum. Next time I visit, I plan to take the ferry to Monhegan Island where many artists including the Wyeths found their inspiration and did a lot of painting… Reply: Dear Carol, We appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you again, soon
Oct 2008
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based on 3 traveler reviews

Private & Spacious Cottage with Shore Front Access and Internet
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 5 reviews

Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing better than leaving a city and staying at a place like this quaint cottage. It was the perfect home base to go on day trips and come back to total quiet and calm. The house was clean and tidy and was the perfect place to stay. Also! In walking distance to a few places nearby including the General Store and East Wind Inn. Would come back in a flash!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Molly: Thank you so much for your delightful review of The Balsam Lane Cottage! It was built by my parents this is where they stay when in the Harbor. It is large and comfortable so all of my sisters and families visit them there when traveling to Maine. My children have many fond memories of these visits. Regards, Linda
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Raleigh, NC

Vacation Getaway to Remember

  • 4 of 5

Tenant's Harbor was the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. The large home was in a wooded, private location and was clean, roomy, and very accomodating. The lobster pots in the kitchen were perfect for cooking the fresh lobster from Ann, the "fisherwoman", at the Cod End fish market. Kayaking with the seals in the harbor in Rockland was a real treat (Breakwater Kayak tours). Also, the abundant fresh blueberries in the summer were delicious and made the best pies (the pies were found at several area farmer's markets).

There were so many places to visit within a 1 hour drive that we would love to come back for another stay to see more of this beautiful area of Maine. Thank you, Miriam, for always being kind and accomodating whenever we spoke.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our Balsam Cottage.Tenants Harbor is so close to so many wonderful places to visit. Cod End, overlooking the harbor is a favorite place for casual dining or for purchasing seafood to go. And, Maine blueberry pie is a treat. Thanks for the recommendation for the kayaking tour. We look forward to accomodating whenever you return to Maine. Thank you for your kind review! Miriam
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Wlimington, DE


  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Maine. As with the weather, the house was perfect! We loved walking around and enjoying the sights of the harbor, the short drive to Marshall's Point Lighthouse and catching the ferry to Monhegan Island. The lobster pot came in handy as we took advantage of the fresh lobster available. We look forward to coming back and staying again at the Balsam Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Balsam Cottage and were able to experience some of our favorite activities in Tenants Harbor and the surrounding communities. We look forward to your return in the future! Anna, Mim, Linda & Deb
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Rockland ( Owl's Head)
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Monhegan Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Rockland Public / Samoset Resort/ Goose River
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Off of Route 131
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Public Sandy Beach Drift In
Car: recommended

The center of the village of Tenants Harbor is a leisurely 10-minute stroll on a quiet road. There, a small grocery, library, post office, public landing and a few restaurants can be found.

Enjoy a scenic drive, or bike the back roads through the small coastal communities. Be sure to bring your camera.

Drift In public beach, Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum, and the ferry to Monhegan Island are a short drive away. Visit the Farnsworth Museum with its collection of Wyeth paintings in nearby Rockland, and The Owl's Head Transportation Museum on your way back.

Balsam Cottage is a comfortable place to stay. Call or email...We'd like to hear from you.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating,


Rates & Availability

Tenants Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 25 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

We require a signed and dated rental agreement. The cottage is rented without linens Sheets towels and pillowcases, however, a linen option is available upon request for a base fee for up to 4 people of $75.00 up to 6 persons $100.00, up to 8 people $125.00. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
3. Rental Agreement and Damage Deposit required.
4. 1 dog considered with prior approval and a pet fee of $100.00 + a larger damage deposit

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MidCoast and Penobscot Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , no shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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