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Laughing Gull Cottage LLC

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german

An Absolute Classic! Storybook Maine Cottage with Spectacular Views

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4

Leave the city behind and step into this one-of-a-kind authentic ocean-front cottage. On the inside of this cozy cottage, you’ll fall in love with the painted, wide plank floors, bookshelves, stone fireplace, and original paned windows. On the outside, the sites and sounds of the bold Maine coast, just steps away, will take your breath away. Sit on the porch in one of the Adirondack chairs and watch lobster boats pulling their traps, while sipping your morning cup of coffee. In the evening, witness gorgeous sunsets from the back lawn while enjoying a glass of wine. On a foggy day (you’re bound to have one), we suggest curling up by the fireplace with a good book or taking advantage of modern-day conveniences such as Direct TV, Apple TV, and WiFi.

The cottage has two bedrooms: The main bedroom has a queen-sized bed, dresser, and closet. The second bedroom has two twin-sized beds and a dresser. The cottage is also equipped with a livingroom sofa that can pull out into a full-sized bed. The eat-in kitchen is on the east side of the cottage, with a bathroom, complete with shower, off the kitchen.

PLEASE NOTE: HomeAway and VRBO started charging substantial Service Fees to our guests this year. In order to save this fee, you can book directly with the owner. Payment must be via personal check or bank draft. Please call us at 207.847.8018 to make a direct booking.

Keywords: Cottage, Ocean, Oceanfront, Maine, Midcoast, New Harbor, Bristol, Pemaquid, Beach, Cabin, Camp, Private, Guest House

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Laughing Gull Cottage LLC (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german


based on 42 traveler reviews

An Absolute Classic! Storybook Maine Cottage with Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.785714 based on 42 reviews

Another amazing week at "The Laughing Gull"

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at the Gull and each has been fabulous. I almost hesitate to write a review because the secret will be out. Among the many, there are three primary reasons for our return year after year. First, the property is well-maintained. Second, the location and view are what people go to Maine to experience. Third, it is comforting that the owners live directly across the street and are attentive to all needs. Eg. the water heater died Sunday and it was replaced Monday. The road on which the property is located is quiet and the only things that disturb that serenity is the crashing of waves and the gentle hum of the lobster boats casting their traps. There are all kinds of entertainment within a couple of miles: the fort which dates back to the French and Indian War; the archeology of the original Pemaquid settlement (compete with graveyard) which dates back to the 1640's; informal dining at the Contented Sole, Shaws, and the Seagull; fine dining at the Bradley; the incredible breakfasts at Cupboard Cafe; and the convenience of Reilly's grocery store just up the street. There is no need to leave the area, but if you choose to do so, within easy driving distance there are four noteworthy destinations:

1. Boothbay Harbor with its botanical gardens, aquarium, shopping, and tall ship cruises,

2. Rockland with its Farnsworth (Wyeth) Museum and newly opened Museum of Modern Art,

3. Damariscotta with a large grocery store, quaint shops, and movie theatre, and

4. Hardy Boat Cruises which sail to Monhegan Island and take evening cruises up and down the beautiful rocky coast of the peninsula.

I cannot overestimate the importance of having the owners nearby. They are genuinely nice people committed to the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York City


  • 5 of 5

We try to spent at least a week in this area of Maine every year, and chose Laurie and Thomas’s cottage in June this year. The place is perfect, and the only complaint that we have is that our stay was not long enough. The location is wonderful, right on the shore, with magnificent views from the lawn and from the living room, and the sound of the tide at night. We enjoyed the property so much, we seldom ventured away. (Of course, we've been to this wonderful area many times, and are well familiar with all the attractions that it has to offer.) The cottage itself is not large (as described), but arranged lovingly and a pleasure to stay in. The owners are so welcoming and friendly, getting to know them was an additional attraction. -- We look forward to returning to The Laughing Gull soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Your kind comments are very much appreciated. Hope to see you again next year! Thomas & Laurie, Hosts
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a peaceful relaxing time at the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - we greatly appreciate your business and are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thomas & Laurie, Hosts
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Our Maine Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Many, who have written their comments on the Laughing Gull Cottage, always verbalize the beauty of the view. It is stellar, with the green foliage across the water, the rocks, the two sitting chairs to watch the birds and the Ocean rolling in, are all worthwhile to mention.

I would also like to include the warmth of Laurie and Thomas, the owners and the details and touches that add to our welcome of Laughingly Gull. There is everything that you would need to cook a meal with, lots of fresh fluffy towels, plenty of wood for the glorious fires in the evening. Laurie had left on each towel, a little stone or shell – so welcoming! She was there to greet us and to let us know if there was anything we need – just ask – and it was so sincere.

This is our second year at the cottage and we have already booked for 2016 and will continue to do so, not only for the kindness that the owners share, but the beauty of Maine.

Kathie, Jonathan and Bella

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We truly appreciate it! Thomas & Laurie
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Wrentham, MA USA

Coastal Maine Paradise, Exceptional Location!

  • 5 of 5

Laughing Gull Cottage was the perfect base for our coastal Maine vacation. The location at the edge of John's Bay is beyond beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. We loved waking to the sound of the waves lapping on the rocks, sitting on the deck or in the Adirondack chairs with our morning coffee watching the lobster boats collect their catch. I'm sure that, during the peak summer months, the area is busier, but for our week in September, sometimes all we could hear were the waves and the birds. Our days were filled with visiting local attractions such as Pemaquid Point Light and Boothbay Harbor as well as trips up and down the coast to Owl's Head, Christmas Cove and everything in between. The cottage is centrally located for day trips and is near many shops and restaurants. Some days though, it was hard to tear ourselves away from the view! In the evening, we would do our best to be back at the cottage to catch the sunset and have a cocktail before dinner. Then we would sit out and watch the sky fill up with stars. We had a couple of cool nights, so the fireplace was cozy and warm (plenty of firewood is supplied) and the cottage's heater took off the morning chill with no problem. The cottage itself is a pretty typical old style Maine camp. The two bedrooms are very tiny and we used the second bedroom as our "walk in closet". The kitchen is basic but with everything needed to cook a meal. The space was just fine for the two of us, but any more people, other than young children, would be tight. We didn't use the TV at all (why, when you have that ocean view?!) but we did use the wireless internet, which worked fine. We found that the description provided by the owners was accurate, so things were as we expected, clean, comfortable, basic. The owners stopped by to say hi, were available if we needed anything, but we found we had everything we needed!

Do go to Pemaquid Light, stroll around the shops at Boothbay Harbor and Damariscotta, take a boat ride to Monhegan Island, as we've done in the past. We had great dinners at Chez Michel in Lincolnville, Boathouse Bistro in Boothbay Harbor and Damariscotta River Grill. Shaw's Fish and Lobster Wharf was okay for fresh lobster in a casual setting (we were told by a local that we should have gone to Muscongus Bay Lobster instead). The Dolphin in Harpswell is always good and a beautiful location. Don't go to the Harbor Room in New Harbor - bad food, bad service!

We hated to leave, would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind and thorough review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon! Thomas & Laurie, Hosts
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  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to write a great review of Laughing Gull Cottage because I want to keep it all to myself and have it available whenever we want to go back--which in a perfect world would be all the time. But, unfortunately, we loved Laurie and Tom so much that I have to be honest. The cottage is peaceful, beautiful and just the right amount of rustic. The crashing waves right outside the bedroom window, the Adirondack chairs on the water's edge and the spectacular view made one day feel like a week away. Having never been to Maine before, we didn't know what to expect of New Harbor and the Pemaquid Peninsula. When we booked the cottage, we wanted a quiet area--not too touristy. But as we got closer I worried that my husband and two teenage daughters would be bored, that we needed a more bustling area like nearby Boothbay. How wrong I was! We kayaked, went on the Puffin tour, spent a day in Portland, a day in Round Pond, saw Irish fiddlers in a restored one-room schoolhouse, ate the best cinnamon buns at the Cupboard, crab cakes at Muscongus Bay Lobster, lobster rolls at Shaws, fish and chips at the Contented Sole, and pretty much ate Maine wild blueberries the rest of the trip. We never even made it to the beach! I guess we'll leave that for next time.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We so enjoyed getting to know your family, and we are thrilled that we were able to host your first Maine vacation! Sounds like The Laughing Gull Cottage helped to create fun and lasting memories for your family. Thomas & Laurie
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland JetPort
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Monehegan Island
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
South Bristol
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Maine Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary

Located near the quaint fishing village of New Harbor, this cottage is close to restaurants and gift shops, ice-cream parlors, a general store for grocery shopping, a gas station, historic lighthouse, library, and just down the road from one of the most beautiful beaches in Maine. The cottage itself is located on coveted Pemaquid Trail—a paved, yet private lane for walking, biking, and jogging.


Rates & Availability

Pemaquid Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 17 2016 - Nov 6 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 13 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Nov 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Boothbay Harbor Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 825 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full sized pull-out
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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