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Cozy cottage on a quiet hill with sandy beach access, tennis

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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Cumberland Foreside Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms(2Fulls + Single + Queen)full bath down, 1/2 bath up, sleeps 6, cable

Wildwood cottage sits back in a quiet neighborhood perched above Broad Cove on the

Cumberland foreside. Walk by the private clay tennis court 400 feet en route to the beach stairs.

Open on to a large, beautiful sandy beach with a place for your own kayak or canoe.

Casco Bay is an endless explore of island and coastal communities reached by nearby ferries or

paddling adventures.

Freeport and L.L. Bean just 20 minutes away. Portland theaters and old port shopping district just 15 minutes.

90 minutes from Boston by train or bus.

This is a cozy, gambrell with added living room in rustic style.

A large, sunny living and dining area will be the center of social activity with a second

Living area for TV and kids play.

Bright tile bath, laundry, cable and gas log fireplaces offer all the comforts.

Upstairs bath serves two double beds and one twin.

A downstairs queen bed for friends and visitors.

This area has it all !!

Portland Area is a Fantastic Summer Playground: This area is rich in adventures and tours.

You can see and walk to half a dozen Maine Lighthouses in an afternoon.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's house can be toured all summer just 15 minutes away.

Maine's narrow gauge railroad runs daily on the Portland waterfront.

Fantastic Audubon preserve nearby.

Sailing, Boating, Swimming

Dining, Dancing

Wildwood Beach is Quiet and Beautiful: Seals bark off Anderson rock in the night.

Kids can catch clams and crabs at low tide.

Mid to high tide is all sandy beach for a mile of warm wading and swimming.

Clean and quiet, sandcastles and beach towels - often all to yourselves.

Bring your own small boats and launch daily off the beach.

We will build you a stowage rack at the top of the beach ( this protects the beach grass)if we know you have a canoe or kayak.

This is a private association beach shared by the neighborhood, but most of the locals work all summer

and use the beach infrequently.

A parking pass lets you drive down if you don't love the walk to the beach and tennis court.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Ben and Joan Baxter
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2016
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About Ben and Joan Baxter

Ben's grandfather, Herman Sweetser had a farm in Cumberland Center, down the Tuttle Road from the cottage. His family still runs an orchard there.

The cottage was built by his Great Aunt Harriet as a carraige house just before the depression years. The houses on either side were never built. It leaves this cottage as the only real summer house

On the largest wooded lot in the Wildwood association.

Ben and Joan Baxter purchased this cottage in 1967

Why Ben and Joan Baxter chose Portland and Casco Bay Area

This is an old enclave of family houses devoted to quiet living, a shared park and a beautiful beach.

The beach is amazingly private and the cottage is one of the last of its kind. Ben's parents added on the big Livingroom in the 70's,

building in the exposed wall style of the original carriage house.

Then, in 2012, Ben and Joan upgraded the bathroom, laundry and

Fireplaces, insulating just enough to make the place 3-season cozy.

What makes this cottage unique

Besides the beach and tennis court, the access to Falmouth, Yarmouth and Portland offer easy convenience and access to island and inland explores from a quiet and safe retreat.


based on 3 traveler reviews

Cozy cottage on a quiet hill with sandy beach access, tennis
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Beach Cottage Disguised as Lake Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to this charming bungalow to find a bottle of wine and nice flowers. The house feels more like a lake cabin than a beach house. It is set back among massive oaks and features a wrap-around porch and exposed joists and beams. The warm wood floors were likely salvaged, as were many of the windows, which open on simple top hinges and are secured by ropes and pulleys.

The addition to the original cabin is a large (at least 16 x 24) dining room/TV room that is really spacious and welcoming. The furniture is old, but it's comfortable. And you can tell this was once a beloved family gathering place. That feeling conveys. Old books and college yearbooks abound.

The owner judiciously allows previous renters to leave behind condiments, spices, extra coffee, etc. We added to the coffers our own spices and teas. It's nice to arrive with some creature comforts. Expect dull knives and mismatched plates. But expect surprises - like muffin tins, sufficient lobster crackers, pitchers for cream on fresh berries - also a few shot glasses for libations.

When the DVD player broke, Ben authorized me to upgrade it - so now the cabin has Blu-Ray and, with the addition of a network cable, access to Netflix. That's a nice touch. WiFi signal was good on the cabin ground floor.

I took one star off because there are no doors separating bedrooms. If you are a couple and want a little privacy, closing the door isn't an option. Curtains separate upstairs bedrooms, and the downstairs "guest bedroom" with the queen bed has parlor-style doors. I'd recommend to the owner a few more rustic doors to remedy.

That's my only reservation, though. The neighborhood is beautiful, the beach quaint, the cabin cozy, and the owners thoughtful. Propane fireplaces remove morning chills. Beds are comfortable. Each bed had at least two pillows. Towels and linens were provided. Blankets are rotated with each guest.

This is the perfect home base for Downeast and Downtown. A town market is nearby. The Rosemont Market in nearby Yarmouth was a trove of eclectic veggies, great cheeses, and fresh fish. We took outings to Boothbay (less than an hour) and Monhegan Island, Portland (10 mins), and Old Orchard beach (20-25 min). Portland is awesome for foodies and art. My wife, daughter, and I very much enjoyed our stay. Thank you, Ben and Joan!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Charming & Convenient

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent just under a week at this charming cottage with our two dogs. This was such an amazing find for us because we were by the beach - which our dogs loved and only 15mins to Portland and Freeport. We were easily able to spend time in Portland, enjoying the restaurants, shops and breweries and get back to the dogs to walk and feed them. We couldn't have asked for a better place. The cottage is located in a beautiful neighborhood. We felt very much at home. Ben was very helpful in giving us information about the area. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Adaptable, Authentic Maine Camp

  • 4 of 5

We needed a place to be close to family that would offer accommodation for our grown kids, accept our cat, and be a place to gather for home cooked meals. This was a genuine Maine camp experience. Everything we needed was there, no frills or worries about prissy stuff. Don't expect matched silverware or electric can operners. The gas fireplaces were marvelous on cold mornings and evenings, drying out the ever-present mist from the nearby cove. We hosted 93 year old grandma along with her 20-something grandkids comfortably. Ben was responsive to questions, and if the sun had shone more we would have enjoyed the deck. Just what we needed. It really is a convenient spot for Portland, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Freeport etc. Nice hikes nearby and plenty of activities.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: Sarah M. and her family took our first rental of the season at the spring rate, enjoyed a predictably foggy June and had a great time. She gave us wonderfully helpful feedback and we would love to have them back again. Thanks for getting us started folks.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Pat's Pizza/Pub
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Val Halla Golf Course, Cumberland
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Foreside tavern, Ricetta's Pizzereia,Starbucks
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Wildwood Beach
Car: necessary

Broad Cove is private swimmer and small boater's playground with all the City amenities of Portland close by.

A mile of protected sand beach with private access, inlets to explore and barking seals at night.

Casco Bay islands all reachable by nearby ferries and some within paddling range.

Sebago Lake nearby and Portland restaurants, shopping and theaters 15 minutes away.

Other Activities: Narrow Guage Railway, Lighthouses, Old Orchard Beach Amusements

Golf: Val Halla Golf course is just six minutes away in Cumberland


Rates & Availability

Cumberland Foreside Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Damage Deposit $300
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

$800-$1,200/week, plus 8% state lodging tax, $100 cleaning, $50 damage insurance,pet deposits refundable

A $100 fuel deposit in early spring and fall has always been returned in full.
Refundable if fuel use is not unusual.
$2,600-$4,500/ month.

50% at time of reservation, 50% two weeks prior to arrival

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Cumberland Foreside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Clean and recently refinished, The shower is full-sized custom tiled. Outside rinsing station for beach feet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • The second floor is approached by sturdy, narrow stairs with a good handrail. This may not be a great approach for elderly or unstable adults. We have the queen bed downstairs with heat and same level bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Land Line phone free nationwide- Cell phone signal also good Good ramp to the decks. One step up can be modified for wheelchair First floor is wheelchair accessible, but bathroom not wheelchair suitable within. Safety holds toilet and shower. If you plan to bring small boat(s) to leave on the beach, please let us know before start of season. We will install for you a required rack to raise them up off the beach. You provide chain and lock if desired. Most don't. We had some trouble with pets in 2016, but are open to discussion, provided adherence to rule about no dogs left on site unattended. $300 returnable damage deposit

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