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Slow Down & Go Back in Time-Relax Completely in Our Maine Home

New Harbor, Bristol, ME, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Sunny and bright, loads of light! Come and enjoy our clean, comfortable home away from home!

Our cedar-shaked, one-floor home welcomes you with vibrant flowerboxes and several flower beds on an acre in beautiful Maine. The two bedrooms (one with a double bed, one with twin beds) are complimented by the large sunny family room (with two queen futons) which leads to a private flagstone patio through French doors. The queen sofa bed in the living room is also available for sleeping. There is one full bathroom with bathtub; the shower has great water pressure to wash away your beach day's sand! Washer/dryer on are on site; there is an outdoor clothesline for drying beach towels and suits.

The home is well-suited for gatherings of your family and friends--settle by the indoor fireplace or relax around the outdoor fire pit for an evening campfire. The open-concept, fully equipped kitchen with bay window and the dining area are easily accessible to the large sunny deck via sliders and doors. The gently sloping lawn supports a large area for children to play safely nearby. Our large library of books allows you to read and relax whether you are out on the deck, down at the Point, or sitting on the beach! Our collection of DownEast magazines may help you plan your Maine adventures and excursions during your stay.

Famous Pemaquid Point Lighthouse lies just south down the road (2.5 miles) and the white sands of Pemaquid Beach are 1 mile east. We are located in the village of New Harbor with a quaint, fully-stocked grocery store, gas station, hardware/fishing gear store, ice cream stand, Maine artists' galleries & craft shops, and a bank/ATM all within walking distance from the house. New Harbor is central to all Midcoast Maine cities and towns--Freeport to Camden are within an hour of travel time. The twin cities of Damariscotta/Newcastle are the closest 'big' towns to our home.

Water sports (kayaking/canoeing, sailing, swimming (ocean, lake, river swimming 'hole'), fine restaurants, birding, Hardy Boat Tours (including Monhegan Island and the Maine coast), hiking, shopping/antiquing are all within several miles of our home. The Botanical Gardens in Boothbay are a must see! For children, there are many activities: beach fun, tide pool explorations, hands-on activities at the local Colonial Pemaquid Museum and the Boothbay Harbor Aquarium to name a few.

Keywords: Pemaquid Point, village home, peaceful, comfortable, Pemaquid Beach, Colonial Pemaquid,


Martha Brooks

Member Since 2011
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About Martha Brooks

I am a speech/language pathologist who has worked with children for over 30 years in the NH public schools. The children's enthusiasm for life and learning inspires me daily! I am a mom, daughter, Greyhound rescuer, quilter, thinker, reader, hiker, and life-lover!

Martha Brooks purchased this House in 2000

Why Martha Brooks chose New Harbor

My family has been coming to the Damariscotta/Pemaquid region since before my birth. I grew up vacationing at our family's log cabin on nearby Biscay Pond. As an adult, I searched for a long time for my Mainehouse--a home that was slightly off the beaten path, but still close to the many places I loved around the Pemaquid Peninsula.

What makes this House unique

I treasure both the 'perfect summer days' and the quiet moments off-season that I have at my Mainehouse with family and friends. Whether I am reading, working on a quilt, going to an auction, or cooking a lobster meal for others, I am always amazed at the peace I feel in my home in Maine.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Two Queen size Futons in the Sunroom, Double Bed in Bedroom 1, Twin Beds in Bedroom 2, Sleep Sofa in Livingroom


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Hand holds are on installed on the side of the shower.

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
            • Rural
            • Village


                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Heating
                          During the heating season, a $10 p/night charge is added to the base rental rates.
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Effective 1/1/2017, all guests will be provided with bed linens for their use while at our home (included in the Linens and Cleaning Fee).
                        • Fireplace
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Telephone
                          Local calls only
                        • Towels Provided
                          Effective 1/1/2017, all guests will be provided with bath towel sets for their use while at our home (included in the Linens and Cleaning Fee).
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Fireplace


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      Our library is chock full of a variety of books and many issues of DownEast to help guests plan daytrips and adventures!
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      We have a plethora of games and large and small jigsaw puzzles! Something for everyone!!
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                      A CD player/radio combination is available for guests to use.
                                    • Television
                                    • VCR


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          Wawenok Golf Course is located nearby.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          There are several kayak rental businesses in our area; Maine Kayak offers fresh and salt water options in both guided trips and/or equipment.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          A charcoal Weber grill is available for guests to use.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair accessible
                                              Our home is all one level, with two short steps down from the livingroom into the open concept kitchen and the back of the house (bathroom + back bedroom).


                                                • live theater
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Fire pit for evening campfires, games/lawn activities: movable basketball net/ball, equipment for Bocce, Archery and net for Volleyball/Badminton, 6 lawnchairs and 2 chaise for relaxing on lawns, kiddie pool for little ones, fans for every room and sea breezes galore! There are a multitude of games and puzzles for entertainment on the rainy days in Maine as well!

                                                                  8 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  quaint, cozy, and quiet

                                                                  carrie z.

                                                                  this is a darling home, inside and out....maine charm all the way....well stocked and a very lovely owner...the house had plenty of sleeping options as there were only 3 of us...as well as gathering spaces, or quiet separate space...i loved gathering around the fire pit in the back yard which opened up into a nice space with a wooded area behind the property, with just a couple houses in view...nice deck to sun yourself or read.....right around the corner was a small grocery store and ice cream shop with oodles of favor options, there is no reason not to have ice cream every day! pemaquid beach is less than a 5 minute drive, small but not crowded with a pretty view, and the light house is about 2 miles down the road, climbing on the rocks everyday is also a must!

                                                                  Charming Cottage

                                                                  SUSAN C.

                                                                  This is a great home for a vacation. A very relaxing place to stay and to go out and explore the nearby towns. I really enjoyed sitting outside at night and being able to see all of the stars that I can't normally see where we live in the city.

                                                                  To far away from town

                                                                  There were discrepancies and i mentioned them in the guest book for review

                                                                  Amazing rental in great location!

                                                                  Heidi G.

                                                                  Wonderful experience! Host is easy to work with and house is amazing...great for entertaining, relaxing, experiencing Maine. Love this place so much and hope to be back!

                                                                  Great Family House!

                                                                  Nancy K.

                                                                  Our family came to New Harbor from the San Francisco Bay Area for a family wedding. The house is big and very comfortable. The kitchen is extremely well stocked so we could have a large group of family members for breakfast. We all sat out in the sunshine on the deck enjoying the endless green lawns sweeping from "our house" to the neighbor's house. Lovely spot, and the experience was a bonding one for our family! Thank you.

                                                                  Frequent Renter

                                                                  NicoleNashua, NH

                                                                  My time in here is always fun. It is quiet and relaxing, it's like time stops, there is nothing to worry about. There is plenty to do no matter what you are interested in. I would recommend this house to anyone who is interested in spending some time in Maine.


                                                                  New Harbor, Bristol, ME, USA

                                                                  Colonial Pemaquid Museum and archeological grounds (pre-dates Plymouth Plantation, MA), Boothbay Harbor: Aquarium-- Railway Village--Miniature Golf, Hardy Boat Tours--visit the artist colony at Monhegan Island or tour the Maine coast while enjoying lighthouse/wildlife cruises, numerous artist galleries/shows/craftshops


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Three days prior to arrival date, a general house information packet as well as house access directions are emailed to guests. Rental Rates during our Wintah Season includes a $10 per night heating fee. Cancellation Policy: If reservation is canceled at least 30 days before arrival date, there is a 100% refund of all monies.

                                                                  8 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.6/5
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