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A Coastal Hideaway in the Heart of Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath 8 Sleeps With Lighthouse And Water Views In Two Lights

Welcome to the Mushroom at Two Lights! This two bedroom, two bathroom cottage was built in 1910. It has been in our family for over 100 years, and we would like to make it available to families, couples, and individuals looking for a quiet, quaint coastal getaway in beautiful Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Located 200 yards from Cape Elizabeth's Dyer Cove and the Two Lights Lighthouse, the Mushroom sits on three and a half acres of forest. The property's next door neighbor is Two Lights State Park. This location couldn't be better if you are looking to be near the water, scenic beaches (Cresent Beach, Kettle Cove, Higgins Beach, Scarborough Beach), and everything Southern Maine has to offer!

Imagine starting your day with the sound of the surf crashing on the rocks, as you look out over the woods and enjoy your first cup of coffee. In the evening, reading a book by the fire in the huge fireplace is the best way to wind down after an exciting day.

Visitors to the Mushroom consistently comment on one thing: its character. We've worked hard to preserve the history of the Mushroom, while keeping it comfortable with modern amenities. A washer and dryer are available, as well as High-Speed Internet (wi-fi), a television, a Wii, and a DVD player.

Interested in renting the Mushroom? It is available for as a vacation rental from June thru October. Weekly rentals only, please (Saturday to Saturday). Contact us to book your Maine vacation today!

More Details

Steve Robertson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

About Steve Robertson

This property has been owned by our family since 1910, when it was built. It has been a summer getaway for friends and family since then. In 1970, some of our family moved to Maine permanently and have enjoyed caring for the property. We now want to share it with you.

Steve Robertson purchased this cottage in 1910

Why Steve Robertson chose Cape Elizabeth

The Mushroom has everything you need for a perfect vacation. The location is fantastic, close to the water, and close to many Southern Maine attractions. In addition to a great location. The Mushroom has an amazing amount of character. We've kept many of the original furniture pieces, and all of the windows are the original design. The setting for The Mushroom is also fantastic, set back from the road in the woods, with 3.5 acres of your own to explore!

What makes this cottage unique

The Mushroom is built on a ledge overlooking one of the most amazing places in Southern Maine: Two Lights. The interior is very open, and opening the windows lets the summer sea breeze throughout the cottage. The huge fireplace is the centerpiece of the huge living area, and makes for an amazing place to unwind after a tiring day of exploring Southern Maine or just relaxing at the beach.


Cape Elizabeth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second Bathroom - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Second Bedrrom - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedrrom - 1 queen , Bathroom attached.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Call us today to see how The Mushroom is the perfect location for your family vacation getaway!


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A Coastal Hideaway in the Heart of Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth.
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Great Neck

Vacation like you stepped back in history

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the Mushroom and Steve had a fire going in the stone fireplace. It was the perfect welcome, smell of the crackling fire drew us into this old charming piece of history. Steve thinks of everything his guests will need, even a case of bottled water was there for us! He went above and beyond to answer all our questions before we arrived. The house while old is very clean and well kept. Furnishings are comfortable. It was so easy to relax and unwind after busy days of biking and hiking. Beaches are walking distance, great dining nearby and quick drive to Portland. We even ventured to Acadia for a day trip to hike and bike which was well worth the drive. Highly recommend staying at the mushroom to taste a piece of history!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So thrilled you enjoyed your time at The Mushroom! We would love to have you back; thanks very much for the kind words. It is a very special place for our family, and we love to share it.
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Like the previous reviewers have said, this rustic home is the perfect place to “get away from it all” but without having to give up any modern conveniences. If you’re looking for a place to create some of those old-fashioned, fun family memories with the kids, this is it.

Between the sounds of the ocean and the breeze through the trees, or the morning sunrises or evenings by the stone fireplace, there was always something to create a wonderful mood. And we simply plugged in our (outdated) iPod Touch and were able to play our favorite music. (There are also a TV/DVD player and plenty of DVDs for kids, as well as games and puzzles.)

And it was so easy to get to the local beaches or to food shopping or downtown Portland. Can’t think of a better place for a nostalgic, relaxing and easy vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sewanee, TN

An oasis of real Maine living--perfect whatever the summer weather...

  • 5 of 5

We rented for a week in July, and we had the usual Maine weather mix for that time of year. On hot days the cabin cooled nicely (many fans and large screened windows). It was a rare 92 degrees in Portland when we arrived, and we watched the car thermometer drop to 82 by the time we got to the cape! On cool rainy days, we had everything we needed: books, games (beautiful chess and cribbage sets), stereo that takes mp3, video games for the kids and a kitchen with everything you need. The place is so cozy and homey that you don't feel like you have to escape if it's not a beachy day. My 10 year old son loved sleeping on the porch couch (even though he had a bed.)

As advertised, the place makes you feel like you are having a vacation early in the 20th century, with hardwood floors and electric lantern lamps, yet all the modern conveniences are there and the wireless (internet) works great.

Steve was very easy to work with and responded quickly to any questions. We didn't lack anything while we were there, but if we did, I know that he would have sprung to help us out.

All the area attractions are high quality. We loved the local restaurants, and it's easy to get groceries, drugs store items, etc. We enjoyed Two Lights Park (walking distance) for rocky shore views and Crescent Beach (a mile's drive) gave us a good dose of the sand beach experience.

We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Loved the Mushroom!

  • 4 of 5

The 'Mushroom" as its owners affectionately call it, has so much to offer. It is secluded, but close to many attractions, rustic but comfortable, old-fashioned, but with all the modern conveniences. We found it to be the perfect location to relax and enjoy the southern Maine coast.

What we liked best is its location. It was just a short walk to the ocean; so my daughters and I enjoyed rising early and watching a magnificent sunrise over the Atlantic from a rocky point that we shared with gulls and eider ducks. Later in the morning we walked 5 minutes in the other direction and enjoyed the beauty of Two Lights State Park. For lunch, we had lobster rolls and fried clams at the Lobster Shack while watching the surf crash against the rocks- all within easy walking distance! By car, we were minutes away from three other parks, two beaches, at least three more lighthouses, and all the points of interest in the Portland area. The location could hardly be more ideal.

The Mushroom itself is a unique cottage, that retains the feel of the quieter, simpler time in which it was built. It is inviting, comfortable, and unpretentious. It had everything we wanted and expected in a vacation getaway, and the wi-fi made planning each day's activities a breeze. In the evenings we enjoyed a fire in the large stone fireplace, browsing through the collection of books, watching a movie, or putting a puzzle together. Most mornings were spent on the porch with a hot cup of coffee, enjoying the woods surrounding the cottage and listening to the sound of the waves.

Our hosts were friendly and accommodating, and we were very pleased with the entire experience. If you are looking for a rustic retreat with a lot of character that is close to the ocean and conveniently located to dozens of attractions, you can't beat the Mushroom.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a ton for your great comments! We are thrilled that others get to enjoy something we have enjoyed for so long. We hope to see you back soon.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Purpoodock Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak Station in Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Interstate 295
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Lobster Shack at Two Lights
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kettle Cove / Crescent Beach
Car: recommended

The property is located in the heart of the Two Lights area of Cape Elizabeth. A short walk (1 minute!) to Dyer Cove and The Lobster Shack. Two Lights State Park is literally right next door. Kettle Cove and Crescent Beach are just 1 mile away, an easy walk or bike ride. Portland and everything it has to offer is a short drive. Freeport and Kittery, with all of the fantastic shopping that is available there, are about 30 minutes from the property. Both of the lighthouses of Two Lights are visible from inside the property. Fort Williams (Portland Head Light), the most photographed lighthouse in the world, is a short 5-minute drive. The area is perfect for biking, jogging, and exploring the coastline of Southern Maine.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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