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Private cottage in Cundy's Harbor, the 'real' Maine

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

3 bedroom antique cape, pond & large private yard. Walk to ocean & kayaking

Charming antique cape on Bethel Point within walking distance of a public boat launch on Quahog Bay for great sea kayaking or boating. The cottage has pine paneling throughout, sleeps 6 and is well suited for families including visitors to Bowdoin College, Maine Maritime Museum, historic Bath and Midcoast Maine attractions like L.L.Bean.

First floor queen bedroom & bath, upstairs king bedroom and bedroom with two twin beds, dormer ceilings and low exposed beams. Full kitchen with all appliances, dishes and utensils, washer/dryer. Outdoor shower, large pond and mowed yard for games. Deck with retractable awning for fresh air breakfasts, sunny lunch or evening cocktails.

Working fireplace and included firewood, well maintained furnace, plush carpets and soft furnishings make the cottage cozy and well suited to winter getaways.

In keeping with its age, the house is of modest size, and with one bath is best suited to a single family, or two couples.

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Alicia Heyburn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About Alicia Heyburn

Our family has been summering in this part of Maine since 1900 and feel so fortunate to be able to spend time in such an authentic, unspoilt and accessible part of the coast. We hope you will come and enjoy it too!

Why Alicia Heyburn chose Portland and Casco Bay Area

This cottage has been in the family for decades and three generations have memories of eating whoopie pies in the kitchen. Hoover the harbor seal even lived in the pond one summer while he was being rehabilitated before moving to the Boston Aquarium.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has a long history and rooms are traditionally small with the exception of the spacious living room. Exposed beams in the second floor bedrooms could be a challenge for tall guests. This is a great house for a family, but may feel tight for 6 adults who intend to stay inside all day (who would want to do that anyway?).

We prepare the cottage for short term rental in the summer, but please inquire if you would like to discuss a longer term rental off season.


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(2 traveler reviews)

Private cottage in Cundy's Harbor, the 'real' Maine
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

a very comfortable old maine cottage with history.

  • 5 of 5

we had a very nice late September stay.the weather was sunny and warm during the day and the nights cool and pleasant.the fireplace made the evenings ever so enjoyable and cozy.the owners were very easy to work with and even supplied us a map of the area giving us tips on where to eat and things to see.they also gave us the history of the house which gave us even more found memories of our first but not last 'real'maine vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wilmington, MA. USA

Lovely Cottage Near the Water

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is very comfortable and appointed with everything you could ask for. It's within a short distance of a boat launch, we spent wonderful mornings kayaking in the estuaries. The back deck and yard are delightful, the roomy deck overlooks apple trees, a floral garden, expansive lawn, a small pond & reflective sculpture. It was so nice it was sometimes a challenge to leave the cottage for excursions. Our dog enjoyed it very much as well.

The Wi-Fi was good (password IS required), with basic cable TV channels (we brought along our Apple TV for streaming). Beds were OK (there's no place like home...), and the bath larger than some we've rented. Owner was very nice to work with, though there were apparently some email communication issues (through the Homeaway email system). They sent us a few messages we never received, but all was resolved before the trip. Plenty of activities & restaurants to choose from, which is why we revisit the region every year. Discovered Thomas Point Beach on our second to last day, wish we'd found it earlier as we would have spent an extra day there swimming, picnicking & kayaking. Brunswick, Bath & Freeport are good day trips, we limit ourselves to one visit up the coast to Boothbay due to the usual traffic nightmare through Wiscasset. If you go, Dolphin Mini-Golf on Rt.1 in Boothbay is a great stop, with a shell museum & ice cream parlor. Watson's General Store nearby in Cundy's Harbor is THE place to buy your live lobsters (but has no clams, unfortunately). We really enjoyed our visit, and hope to return before long.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and visit. We are working out the email issues through the homeaway site but am glad we were able to be in direct contact and hat you had such a nice time on Bethel Point. It is a special place!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Casco Bay Lines - Baileys Island to Portland
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mere Creek Golf, Sebasco Harbor Resort
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Holbrooks Lobster Wharf
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Popham Beach State Park

Harpswell has more coastline than any other town in Maine, lovely views, walking trails and charm are everywhere! The quiet village of Cundy's Harbor is close to Brunswick services like grocery and hospital, Bowdoin College and museums. L.L.Bean and outlet shops of Freeport and whale watch tours of Boothbay Harbor are only 30 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Cundy's Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 2 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Longer term off-season rentals by arrangement ~ please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cundy's Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , first floor
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • First floor bath very convenient to master bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • First floor master bdrm - 1 queen
    second floor king - 1 king
    second floor kids - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Great location for Bowdoin College reunion, homecoming or parents weekend, especially if you were on the sailing team! Quiet setting on dirt road with little to no traffic. 1 mile walk to the ocean on a very quiet paved road with ocean views. 30 minutes to all the outlet shopping you can imagine in Freeport, home of L.L.Bean! 30 minutes to Boothbay Harbor, but honestly this community of Cundy's Harbor is much more charming - with a quaint gift shop, general store and fabulous wharf restaurant for lobster rolls and other local specialties.

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