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Vintage Oceanfront 4BR Cottage ~ Private Beach & Mooring ~ Historic Countryside

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

This vintage four bedroom oceanfront cottage is set at a 30 foot elevation on Harpswell Harbor, down a private lane with horse meadow, brook, and orchard, on Harpswell Neck amongst historic (18th/19th century) white farmhouses. Private mooring available. There are fireworks over the water on July 4th weekend. The property offers 114 feet of private waterfront, a shale stone beach, 32' ocean porch. The view is out to Bailey's Island, the Cribstone bridge, moored boats, and the beach at Stover's Point Preserve. The lawn is level and lush and has a large free-standing hammock. The furnishings consist of mid-century modern pieces, Restoration Hardware items, and French antiques. The property has a fine collection of books--including a curated library of Maine authors and subjects--DVDs, board games, and lawn games. The cottage has WIFI and a flatscreen TV. The location is convenient for the beach at Stover's Point Preserve, the Dolphin Marina and other restaurants, hiking trails, Brunswick, Orr's/Bailey Island, Freeport (LL Bean) and outings to terrific beaches, such as Reid State Park or Popham Beach, Bowdoin College and its International Music Festival, Bath Maritime Museum and other outings. The Anchorage is a restorative place. * We regret to advise of a no pets policy *

Katie & Ronan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to Harpswell to get married at Live Well Farm. As the groom, I couldn't stay at the farm and needed somewhere else to be. I could not have asked for better accommodations. Ronan was remarkable. He helped me make the timing and reservation work and was on site getting everything ready for us ahead of time. The listing is an incredibly charming maine cottage with some modern amenities like a rainshower head and amazing leather couch! The rooms were charming, the beds were comfortable, and the views were incredible.
Jun 2016
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Harpswell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Vintage Oceanfront 4BR Cottage ~ Private Beach & Mooring ~ Historic Countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Idyllic retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at the Anchorage. The house itself was exactly what we were looking for - an original 1900 era beach cottage, beautifully furnished, with the key modern amenities. The interior of the house is a magical step back in time, and we felt so at peace every morning sitting on the porch, drinking coffee, watching sea gulls drop clams onto the rocks below.

The kitchen had everything a cook could want, and there are plenty of good books on the shelves to pass the time. Our kids enjoyed the croquet set and games, and peeking through the knots in the wood floors to the rooms below. Naps in the hammock were heavenly.

The owners, Katie and Ronan, were really welcoming and helpful. We will be hoping to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whitefish, Montana

Charming classic cottage on the ocean

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Anchorage! The cottage is beautiful, really embodies everything a Maine cottage should be--but with modern upgrades on all the right places. The kitchen is great to cook in, very well equipped. We made a number of great meals there. The shower is also a very nice upgrade, with a giant waterfall head. The furnishings are also very nice and comfortable, with a giant leather couch in the living room that is extremely comfortable for reading and visiting with family. We had great weather the whole week there, and never had to close the windows, just let the breeze blow through. The cottage is positioned above the water, but a nearby staircase gets you down to a nice private section of rocky beach with lots of rocks for kids who want to look for crabs. We would definitely stay at the Anchorage again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true Maine experience!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived there was a thunderstorm and we briefly lost power. But then a beautiful rainbow appeared over Harpswell Sound viewed from the porch. This was the beginning of a wonderful week. The cottage was old-time Maine but with new comfortable beds and a well-equipped kitchen. Two families with small children had a family reunion with grandmom and created some wonderful memories. The porch swing and hammock were used each day as well as a small kiddy pool. But every day brought a new trip to various spots on Harpswell Neck - Stover's Point Beach, Potts Point tidal pools, lobsters from Erica's, hiking at Curtis Point, and a visit to the farm for fresh eggs and animal petting. The setting was magnificent and offers a perfect place for those who truly want to get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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loved it.

  • 5 of 5

At least once a week I find myself thinking about the view from that front porch. I spent a magical two weeks there this past July and hope to return again some time. The owner was very attentive and available even during a very busy time in his life.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, Indiana

Beautiful Spot

  • 5 of 5

This scenic, cottage getaway was exactly what I was looking for. Private and quiet, this rustic cottage has a wonderful, panoramic view of the harbor from the front porch. Inside, it is tastefully decorated and comfortable. The owners were fantastic about everything, making this rental a pleasant experience all-around. I would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quintessential cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the nicest places I've stayed in Maine. The approach says it all. You drive down a long pastural road and at the end is this little paradise. It is a remarkably preserved antique cottage, masterfully decorated and comfortably appointed. I remember the peaceful mornings sitting out on the rear ocean facing porch, enjoying a cup of coffee.

It is very private but at the same time you are pretty close to some great restaurants such as Erica's where we enjoyed great lobster rolls. The owners are a pleasure to deal with and I hope to stay here again soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $145 + Tax

Please note that the minimum booking period is seven days, such that booking blocks are seven days, 14 days, etc. It is not possible to book ten or eleven days, for instance, unless a guest wishes to pay for the full period, irregardless of partial usage. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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