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Quintessential Maine cottage in picturesque Cape Porpoise Village

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

**Featured in Maine Home & Design magazine ** March 2016!

**Note: (If we are booked please see our great little “sister” cottage in Kennebunkport: HomeAway listing #4709555)

Newly renovated, quaint 100 year old cottage located in Cape Porpoise, one of the most beautiful and desirable neighborhoods in Kennebunkport.

You can sit in the rockers on our front porch for morning coffee and watch the sunrise over the fishing boats in Cape Porpoise Harbor or have drinks and hors d'oeuvres on the back deck and watch the sunset overlooking the ocean marsh.

Second floor master suite with queen size bed, new spacious full bath, cathedral ceiling, exposed beams, beadboard and air conditioning. First floor adorable second bedroom also with queen size bed and air conditioning. Comfortable living room with TV area and adjacent sitting/reading area.

Fabulous beadboard kitchen with new butcher block breakfast bar and eat-in dining with banquette seating. Laundry area and desk also located in kitchen. Attached deck off the kitchen with table and chairs for outdoor dining and gas grill for BBQ.

Enjoy your lobster dinner in our fantastic whitewashed carriage-house dining area with large rustic farm table, antique chandelier and great views of ocean marsh and harbor.

Newly completed renovation of separate cottage in back of house provides quiet, comfortable additional living area great for gatherings, reading, napping while taking in views of ocean marsh.

Bradbury Brothers supermarket, fresh lobster and seafood markets, liquor, post office, art gallery, ice cream shop, sandwiches, coffee shop, prepared foods and numerous restaurants all within a few minutes walking distance.

Just steps across the street is Langsford Road Lobster and Fish House where you can buy the freshest lobster, steamers, fish and clam chowder. They'll even steam your lobsters and clams for you.

Take an evening stroll and collect seashells on secluded Goose Rocks Beach just 5 miles down the road with 3 miles of pristine coastline. For breakfast, walk to Musette, a new restaurant opened by chef from White Barn Inn, for blueberry pancakes with Maine maple syrup and a great espresso!

Just 2 miles away is Kennebunk's Lower Village & Kennebunkport's Dock Square, located along the ocean and Kennebunk River. Here you'll find great shopping and gift shops, fantastic dining, whale watching & sailing excursions.

Please note during peak season June - October we rent only Saturday to Saturday with a 7 night minimum. Thank you!

If we are booked please see our great little “sister” cottage in Kennebunkport: HomeAway listing #4709555

More Details

Owner
Brian Glaser
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Brian Glaser

We both are native New Englanders and live outside of the Boston area. We hope to retire in Cape Porpoise someday.

Brian Glaser purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Brian Glaser chose Cape Porpoise

We stumbled across this little cottage by chance and immediately fell in love. It was in need of some TLC but we saw its potential. We have brought it back to life and we are eager to share it with others.

What makes this cottage unique

Magical little cottage with charm and character abound. Water views all around and just a few minutes walk to restaurants/bars, groceries, library, gallery, coffee shop, prepared foods and ice cream shop of Cape Porpoise Village.

Amenities

Cape Porpoise Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , shower
    First floor - toilet , tub , shower , Antique clawfoot tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest bedroom first floor - 1 queen
    Master bedroom - 1 queen
  • Second floor master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and AC. The bed and mattress are brand new. There is a large en-suite full bath. Cozy first floor bedroom also with new bed andmattress, and AC.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Quintessential Maine cottage in picturesque Cape Porpoise Village
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Our Amazing "Fisherman's Cottage" full of History and Ambiance

  • 5 of 5

As an American from Massachusetts living in Canada for the last 30 years and annually coming home to experience my roots and all that I love, one being spending time in Maine. It doesn't matter what season I find I am able to breathe again ..... this year I wanted to introduce Maine to 2 of my best friends who are Canadian and experience what I hold so dearly and am so proud of. So .... off was my journey to find the perfect place ....

I found the cottage last year but we were unable to make time to get to Maine - this year was a hard year - the loss of my husband and illnesses plagued me but I was determined we were going to Maine to embrace the best season of the year and my favourite, the Fall colours ... I went back to this cottage as it intrigued me and made me instantly feel this would be the place to take a deep breath. It was available for the short time we could make it and we were not disappointed! Brian was timely and amazing to deal with throughout the rental process and while we were there.

The moment you walked in the door - all we could say was WOW and OMG through every turn of each room - it was more than we could have even imagined. We had an amazing vacation - sat on the front porch at night drinking maple coffee and maple tea (from Parker's Maple Barn) in the chill of the night .... I made a traditional "Yankee Pot Roast" with all the fixin's including corn bread and acorn squash with maple syrup infusing the air in which we were able to eat in the amazing dining room with flowers from the garden and candles flickering throughout the room. We ate seafood at The Chowda House - watched the lobster fisherman dropping their traps - ate at Billy's Chowder House in Wells - shopped at the amazing Stonewall Kitchen (a stop everyone should make) - the Outlet stores - shopped at Farm and Table down the street - dinner at the York Harbor Inn and some leisurely walks on the beach. We packed a lot in short period of time and still were able to enjoy the ambiance and comfort of the cottage.

It was the 2nd week of October and the weather was above normal and gorgeous for outdoor activities and experiences. This cottage is truly for all those who are looking for a great get-away to disconnect and experience what Maine and New England has to offer. We will be back again and wouldn't think of going anywhere else - our "cottage retreat" will keep us coming back for that deep breath again angain ... can't wait for next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The location and the cottage was terrific.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williamsburg, VA
5

"The Cottage" in Cape Porpoise Maine

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Brian Glaser's charming cottage. It was delightful to feel "at home" with the comfort and amenities provided in our favorite Maine village

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chalfont
5

Paradise on Cape Porpoise!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for the quintessential "cottage in Maine" this beautifully renovated 1920's home is the ideal vacation getaway. Every room has been restored and decorated with the utmost attention to detail, from the paint colors to the antique and whimsical flourishes, everything is perfect! I would recommend reading the little history book the owners left about Cape Porpoise, and don't wait until the last night like I did - it was fascinating!

We enjoyed mornings drinking coffee on the porch and watching the working harbor across the street, then making breakfast in the adorable kitchen and biking through the town of Cape Porpoise. My daughters also enjoyed just "hanging out" in our hammock out back and reading a book (if you have one, bring it.) At night when we got home from our whirlwind days, we would often sit in the barn-style dining room by candlelight and play games or drink wine outside in the Adirondack chairs.

The property is located across the street from an authentic Maine lobster house and down the street from a wonderful new restaurant, Musette (great for brunch!), the Cape Porpoise Kitchen and a great store called Farm & Table.

As it was our first trip to Kennebunkport we spent a lot of time shopping and dining out in town (Bandaloop was my personal favorite), sailing on the Schooner Eleanor (highly recommended - Captain Rich is the best!), walking out to Walker's Point to see the Bush estate, and exploring Portland (take the Allagash tour!) We also took a whale watching tour and visited the towns of Ogunquit and York Beach. The weather in mid-August was spectacular!

Next time we will spend more time in Cape Porpoise and try to relax more. There are some great local spots to check out, like the Ramp and Nunan's Lobster Hut. We will also visit Goose Rocks Beach more than once - it is gorgeous and definitely worth a few trips.

I cannot say enough about how welcome we felt by the owners and how quickly we fell in love with this place , the town, the whole Maine "vibe" in general. While I'm happy to write this review I secretly hope it doesn't cause this property to book up too often. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Canada
5

Charming Main Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this very nicely decorated cottage. Beautiful antique furniture and creative use of space made our long weekend perfect. Short walking distance to a couple of restaurants, a bakery and a grocery store in the village of Cape Porpoise. Tidal water views from the sitting area in the remodelled "shed" were very comfortable and relaxing. This cottage has everything you need to experience the true spirit of Maine. We look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage with its charming decor and quiet location near Kennebunkport. Everything was clean and in top shape. We loved the convenience of having the appliances that were provided, as well as the fully equipped kitchen. The Wifi is easy to connect to and reliable. The owners provided a nice selection of novels and movies (much appreciated since we got rainy weather!). The cottage offers many charming rooms, including a lovely dining room and a sitting area in a separate building, which had a wonderful view of the marsh. Very quiet and restful place just a few minutes drive to Goose Rocks and Kennebunkport. The owners also provided lots of information on things to see and do, as well as places to eat and shop. We felt right at home and only wished we had been able to stay longer. Looking forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Portland Int'l Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Pier 77/The Ramp
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak, Wells, ME
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Wayfarer or The Captain's Table
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Gooserocks Beach
Car: recommended

Located in picturesque Cape Porpoise Village and within close walking distance to general store, prepared foods, ice cream shop, sandwiches, coffee shop, several restaurants, town library and gallery.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Summer rentals July 1 - September 30 are Saturday to Saturday only, 7 night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.