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Picturesque, charming, comfortable cottage with spectacular screen in porch

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Savor the sounds of the ocean as you sleep, complimented by fresh flowers

This cottage gets you away ...enjoy the delights of the coast of Maine. Two bedroom Maine Cottage, a tribute to one of life's wonderful pleasures, Waterview, screened in porch, fireplace, hammock and spectacular sunsets! Short walk to rocky shore of John's Bay...sit at shore and watch the waves roll in, birds flocking and catch a glimpse of a seal. Screened in porch with oversized couch is a heavenly sanctuary includes glider, rocker; both bedrooms are a soothing oasis for sleep; open the windows and let the waves lull you to sleep. In the spring the peepers make chirping sounds(chorus of frogs), early morning risers will have the fun of watching the lobster boats motor by on the front porch. Nearby attractions such as antiqueing, beaching, kayaking,fishing, stargazing and tidepooling will keep all amused. Walk the Pemaquid Loop Road , make a stop at the lighthouse for the day, climb to the top of the tower) or pack your bag and head to nearby Pemaquid Beach, named one of Maine's top ten beaches by Downeast Magazine. Artist lover delight, bring your camera, sketch pad or paint. Lots to do and see or just relax and get cozy by the fire on a cool evening or cook up somores. Restaurants close proximity, delicious from savory to sweet , Take time for reflection, conversation and enjoyment and be our guest for a memorable visit by the sea.Cottage sleeps four.

Pemaquid Beach: Fabulous take if you love the beach....One of Maine's Ten Best Beaches in Maine according to Downeast Magazine, Pemaquid Beach is one of the finest beaches you will ever see. Fine white sand perfect for building sandcastles or just squishing through your toes, Chairs, umbrellas and toys are available for rent at the beach house. New renovated bathing facilities with changing stalls and HOT water. The consession stand has a wide variety of snacks and hot and cold sandwichs. Kids love the Nature Center with is touch tank. Activities throughout the summer include, Yoga on the Beach, Sand Sculpture Contests and Fireworks during Olde Bristol Days Celebrations. Relax with a book, toss the frisbie around or fly a kite. There is something at the beach for everyone!

Get on the Water: Hardy Boat excusions leave from Shaw's Wharf in New Harbor several times a day. Take the ferry to Monehegan Island for the day or just go out for a few hours on the Puffin or Seal Watching Cruise. The perfect way to end the day is a Sunset Cruise on the Hardy Boat, followed up by a Lobster Dinner at Shaw's Wharf Restaurant. Sea Kayaks are available for rent locally. A great way to get up close to nature! Float lazily on the Pemaquid River or bring your pole and do a little fishin'. Make sure to bring your binoculars for spectacular bird watching. Great Blue Heron, Red Winged Black Birds, Osprey and Bald Eagles abound!

Pemaquid Point: Relax and enjoy the breeze as you sit on the rocks anywhere on the point . Watch the sunrise/sunset and go for a walk, run or bike on the loop road. Varies benches by water to rest. Eat breakfast at the Seagull Shop and enjoy a drink at the Bradley Inn (Jazz on Friday Nights). Walk the point by moonlight and enjoy concerts, art galley at the Light house Park. Climb to the top of the lighthouse or browse the Fisherman's Museum. Watch the painters create masterpieces or take an art lesson yourself, or just br Bring a camera. Monarch migration in late August is quite something. Diverse bird watching, catch a glimpse of seals, porpoises or minke whale. Lobster-boats, cruise boats and sailboats dot the landscape. Antique Shops provide unique opportunities. Many restaurants within 5 miles, varies prices.Local Riley's Grocery Store has deli for picnic sandwiches and jammed packed with all you might need. ATM and Fair Wind Gas next door. Golf Course nearby. Explore historic Fort, museum, archeological dig, local farm stands with fresh veggies.

More Details

Janet Collins-Haffey
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Janet Collins-Haffey

public school teacher from Boston, Massachusetts

enjoyed 27 summers at Pemaquid Point

Janet Collins-Haffey purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Janet Collins-Haffey chose Pemaquid Point

I love the area and the beauty. Love waking up early with the sun and listening to the waves. crash on the craggy shore.

What makes this cottage unique

The screened in porch is so comfortable and inviting ...I just love the bird house, my flower gardens. ... ocean!


Pemaquid Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • Bathroom has bathtub and shower with plenty of towel racks and electric heat. Outside shower is fun to lather up in the sun by the garden.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Front bedroom has queen size bed, bureau, closet, towel rack, reading lamps. Listen to lobster boats in morning Second bedroom has 2 twin beds cover in cozy quilts with bureau, closet, reading lights, towel rack. Couch in living room and screened in porch provide for extra sleeping....just in case. Sleeping at cottage with ocean breeze and the sound of the seas is really soothing. Sleeps 4 comfortably......the ocan will put you to sleep.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
If you do not see what you are looking for on this list, please feel free to contact me. I will happy to make accomodations, if possible.


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Picturesque, charming, comfortable cottage with spectacular screen in porch
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
Wayne, Nebraska

Quaint and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location. Enjoyed the screened in porch and the bench by the bay.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A charming place with some limitations

  • 3 of 5

This older cottage has many charms but the kitchen and bath are not some of them. I found the kitchen depressing to be in and cook in. Hearing and seeing the partial ocean view from the cottage was wonderful! The interior space is nice, cozy, and filled with interesting books and collections. The deck and screened in porch are very nice too! The owner is a generous and helpful person! The location is very nice!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quintessential Coastal Maine Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to believe this is a rental property. From the time you step through the door you feel like you've arrived at your own personal vacation home. From the vintage knickknacks, large assortment of books, and current magazines including DownEast, this charming cottage is both warm and welcoming. Nice little surprises like a basket of packaged nuts and granola bars only served to enhance the feeling that your host was genuinely concerned about your comfort and wellbeing. The large screened porch offers a serene location to enjoy a cocktail or or a good book while staying out of any rain or direct sun.

If you are looking for a quiet place to enjoy the Maine coast... look no further!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, warm, inviting home with wonderful books!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we looked for; comfortable beds, a perfect kitchen, stones throw from the water and just off the road from everywhere we needed to be for a June wedding we were attending. A memorable Maine nest, full of history books and paintings, felt like home.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Although location is key, I am also an anal person when it comes to cleanliness. I had to clean, clean, before I would even unload all of my belongings. It wasnt horrible, dont get me wrong, but some things need to be updated. The tub alone needs to be replaced. I cleaned and left the home cleaner than when I found it. Again...thats just me.

Would I go back? Yes. Would I recommend it? Yes.

I would like to say Thank You to Janet for opening your home to us, as we gathered for a home cooked meal on Friday with all 4 of our children and their other halves, and our English Mastiff to say farewell to one of our sons, as he will be deploying with the Navy. Great opportunity for all of us to be together. Thank you again. It was comfortable and close to Pemaquid. Great opportuniy to let our puppy relax on the rocks.

Note: No WiFi or Television

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Very cozy spot with a great location near the water. Very rural area so it is easy to unplug. The cottage has everything you need to unwind and relax.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bradley Inn
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
Hardy Boat
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
South Bristol
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Wiscasset, Portland (Amtrack)
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 1 and Route 130
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Seagull Restaurant
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Camden Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary

Charming cottage, Great Retreat/Getaway, a stones throw away from John's Bay tide pools and spectacular sunsets, within walking distance to the Historic Pemaquid Point Light House. (Yes, the light house on the Maine State Quarter.)

Cool evenings, warm days are heavenly! cottage is clean, comfortable, with a relaxing atmosphere which is warm and inviting. Screened in porch is my favorite.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Sailing, Puffin, seal & Whale watching, Visit Monhegan Island on the Hardy Boat, Nature Trails, Antiquing, Art Galleries

Golf: Golf course located in South Bristol, Reserve T time, clubs available

Ski: Camden Bowl for downhill skiing. cross country available nearby


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

housecleaning $50
linens $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cleaning fee $50.00 linen service 20.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.