|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Waterlot is a truly one-of-kind, boathouse cottage located on a private dock in New Harbor, Maine. Built in 2013, the entire compound spans over 3,500 square feet and can comfortably accommodate up to eight people within its two houses. The compound features three bedrooms, three bathooms, two living rooms, a gourmet kitchen and its own pub - all of which have views of the harbor. We specifically designed Waterlot for people who want to experience Maine, but in a comfortable setting that caters to their contemporary lifestyle. To that end, we offer every possible modern convenience and amenity in an architectural setting that is both classic and contemporary, and Maine made.
Arrival: You know you have arrived at something special when you turn onto Monument Lane, a private dirt road that has been used for over a century by the local fishermen to access the harbor. Waterlot stands proudly at the midpoint of the road, commanding a 180 degree view of the harbor below. The architecture is a blend of classic and contemporary, featuring a slanted metal roof and siding that is a blend of shingles and clapboard. Upon arriving, you are greeted with a lobster trap rocking chair and a bright orange door with a lobster boat cut out -- a little reminder of where you are it.
Maine House: You enter the Boat House (which serves as the main house) on what is technically the second floor. This floor is essentially completely open, except for the bathroom, and includes a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, dining area that seats eight, living room and an outdoor deck. The color palette is neutral with pops of black and brown. The ceilings are expansive at over 14 feet and the walls are literally transparent with windows and sliding doors. The area is adorned with various clever decorative elements including a gossip chair in the entry, a jelly fish like chandelier over the dining table, and a 'Maine Eye Chart' in the bathroom.
Main House (Sleeping): From the second floor, you access the first (bottom) floor via a custom designed spiral staircase that utilizes sailing canvas as the railing. The first floor houses a full bathroom, laundry area and the two sleeping quarters. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed, built in closets and a ground level view of the harbor. The second bedroom is essentially a sophisticated bunk room - featuring a double over double chesterfield style bunk bed perfect for kids and adults alike. This room also includes an authentic postal desk as well as a view toward the end of the harbor. There is a large bathroom with a private water closet, glass tiled shower and plenty of storage. From the first floor, you can access the dock either through a door at the base of the spiral staircase or a sliding door in the master bedroom.
Guest Cottage: Once on the dock, the Pilot House (which serves as the guest house) is immediately in front of you. The Pilot House is a little more traditional in nature, with its decorative theme 'nouveau nautical.' The Pilot House features a second living room, which is perfect for watching movies and Red Sox games, it's own pub, a bedroom with a queen sized bed, and a full bathroom with tub/shower and separate water closet. Like the Boathouse, the Pilot House is adorned with various clever decorative elements including a retro red bar refrigerator, two 360 degree swivel chairs and a custom made mermaid shower curtain. This is the fun get away part of Waterlot, as noted on a sign hanging on the wall that reads; 'Work like a Captain; Play like a Pirate.'
The View: As spectacular as it is inside, what makes Waterlot truly special is what you will find awaiting outdoors. Waterlot's location affords our guests 180 degree views of New Harbor - one of Maine's most picturesque working harbors. From every vantage point, you can hear the bell bouy ringing, the waves lapping and the seagulls laughing. You can watch the sun rise and set, the boats come and go, the tide ebb and flow. You can kayak off the dock, exploring the craggy shores and serene inlets that define our coast - often seeing a harbor seal on your journey. Befriend one of our lobstermen neighbors with banter and a beer and he will give you the freshest lobster you have every tasted.
The Area: The essence of Waterlot expands well beyond our dock compound. The Pemaquid peninsula offers a vast variety of scenic wonders and active pursuits including the famed Pemaquid Lighthouse, which is featured on our Maine state quarter. We are also located proximate to several popular day trip destinations including Damariscotta, Boothbay, Camden and Rockland. Monhegan Island is visible from Waterlot and an absolute must, with a daily ferry that leaves from a dock within walking distance.
We live in Paradise Valley, Arizona but spend our summers in Maine at our cottage located just three miles away. I grew up in New Harbor, living in the area until I went away for college. My entire family still lives in New Harbor and are proprietors of Harbor Ice-Cream, popular with tourists and locals alike and located just up the road from Waterlot. If you visit, you will surely run into our children (Lhuillier and Beatrice) who are often at Harbor Ice Cream helping their grandmother. My husband and I are in the hospitality industry, owning resorts in Bermuda and Mexico. We love the simpler life Maine affords our family each summer.
Jennifer Chase purchased this cottage in 2012
We acquired Waterlot in the fall of 2012 as we needed a dock in which to park our boat -- the Two-O Seven -- named after Maine's only telephone area code. When we acquired the property, it consisted of a sixty year-old dock, a fifty year-old pilot house and a forty year-old trailer. While somewhat in disrepair, the property had amazing potential as it was located right above the water, nestled among the working docks with 180 degrees of the harbor. We immediately set about transforming it, with the goal of creating a one-of-a-kind dock house compound. To that end, we started by completely rebuilding the dock, enhancing it both structurally and aesthetically. The pilot house was renovated and today serves as a guest cottage and pub area. And finally, the trailer was completely removed and replaced with what is now the two story main house. Today, Waterlot is all that we envisioned and we look forward to sharing it with friends and select renters.
Waterlot is unlike any other property on the Pemaquid peninsula. It's unique benefits include:
- Located on a dock in New Harbor
- Everything is brand new
- Finishes are high quality with clever amenities
- Architecture is contemporary but comfortable
- Location is unbeatable
We loved every minute of our New Harbor, ME summer vacation and Waterlot really made it special. It is beautifully and tastefully decorated, spacious, and very well equipped down to the lobster plates, lobster bibs, games and kayaks. It's really an exceptional place and I doubt you would find anything in the Northeast that could offer quite the same experience. Can't think of anything the house was missing and it was super clean. It's right on the water and nestled amongst lobster docks. We bought fresh lobster from the neighbor for two of our dinners, walked the short distance to Shaw's Restaurant another night, and enjoyed great dinners at other nearby restaurants. There are fun galleries, sightseeing, hiking, water activities, and boutique shopping within a short distance from the house, or you can drive a little further to experience Booth Bay or Camden. It's a perfect place for two couples or two families because there are two separate living areas if you desire a little privacy. We typically all hung out in the main living area, but it was fun to have a another living area for the kids to hang out, away from the adults. Waterlot will not disappoint.
There is a distinct difference between "lovely" and "luxury"! With Jen and Laurent's hotel background and interior design savvy, you will find that this property is "Luxury" at it's best! My daughter and I stayed for a long weekend in July and couldn't have been more happy! I grew up on the ocean north of Boston and always enjoyed hearing the lobsterman stories but never really understood what a tough life they lead until then! It was so fun to watch up close as the dock is a few yards away.
So relaxing.... My daughter loved the cozy bunk beds! I would highly recommend staying at Waterlot...
This is truly a special place. The real flavor of New England. From the wire lobster trap rocker that greats you on the front porch to the gourmet kitchen inside, you are prepared for a treat! Wake to the gentle murmur of the lobster boats, enjoy your coffee watching them depart the working harbor and experience the excitement of watching them unload their catch while sipping your wine on your harbor side dock. The accommodations are spacious, well appointed from coastal casual to understated elegance and can accommodate 2 couples with maximum privacy. Hopefully we can visit again next summer. You will never tire of this special piece of New England!
We have been back twice now and this is a really terrific vacation spot. The location next to a working lobster dock defines an authentic experience, and the Owner's here completely "get" what luxury accommodations are all about. Literally nothing is overlooked and the appliances and finishes are all new and high-quality. Most important to us, upon arrival on both of our stays here, the house was spotlessly clean. The location in New Harbor is perfect for our family as there is so much to do and see within a short drive or even a walk. Be sure to check out the ice cream store in town and of course Shaw's is literally a five minute walk for fresh lobster and seafood. I think we ate there 3-4 nights and never got tired of it. We have been disappointed before with houses that look great on-line but are dirty or worn in reality. That is not the case with this unit as the owners clearly take great pride in maintaining it at a very high level. For us, this is the perfect Maine vacation spot and we could not recommend it more highly.
My family had the pleasure of being one of the first guests at Waterlot and the experience was beyond compare. To be not just near the water and lobster docks - but in a home that sits on top of a dock puts you right in the portrait of your New England dreams. Hearing the boats motor out quietly in the morning and watching the lobster men return with their catch from the second-floor balcony is amazing . . . and that's to say nothing of the home itself! Waterlot is perfectly appointed with all the newest appliances and cookware, the light shines beautifully through the many windows on the view to the harbor, and the decor is stunning, stylish and new. This is not a vacation home - it's a true, modern Maine experience. It doesn't get any better than Waterlot!
This is our 3rd time renting Waterlot and it was perfect as always. It is the nicest rental in New Harbor as the owners have spared no costs - from the gourmet kitchen to the 500 count sheets to the lovely decor. The setting is just spectacular and offers a one of a kind experience for its guests. We love kayaking off the dock and being able to get our lobsters from the dock next door. We cannot wait to come back next summer.
Waterlot in located in the charming village of New Harbor, a picturesque working harbor situated on the Pemaquid peninsula in coastal 'Downeast' Maine. New Harbor is truly the essence of Maine. In the pure, crisp air, under crystal blue skies, you can discover and enjoy all that our craggy shores and sparkling bays have to offer: outdoor recreation, quaint restaurants, cafes and pubs, antiques and crafts, local heritage, scenic vistas and of course lobsters. The following is sampling of our favorite things to do:
1. Scout for periwinkles at Salt Pond (they poke their heads out when you hum)
2. Take a Hardy Boat cruise to Monhegan Island or to see the Puffins
3. Have a picnic at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
4. Check out the Colonial Pemaquid museum and Fort William Henry
5. Visit the local Farmers market and buy your dinner - they have everything
6. Build a sand castle at Pemaquid Beach
7. Kayak around New Harbor or up the Pemaquid River
8. Enjoy a day shopping in Damariscotta - don't miss Renys...a Maine adventure
9. Take a day trip to Boothbay, stopping at the acclaimed Botanical Gardens on the way
10. Have a homemade breakfast at The Cupboard - don't miss the sticky buns and hash
11. Listen to music and eat oysters at The Contented Sole or King Eiders
12. Spend the day antiquing and visiting our numerous art galleries
13. Enjoy a night out at The Bradley Inn or The Anchor Inn, our two favorite restaurants
14. Experience Maine’s rich seafaring history at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath
15. Play golf at Wawenock Golf Course or the Boothbay Country Club
16. Take a painting, pottery, or wood turning class
17. View paintings from the Wyeth family at the exceptional Farnsworth Museum in Rockland
18. Sail on the Surprise windjammer in the Camden Harbor
19. Partake in one of our many summer festivals
20. Eat lobster on the docks at Shaws Wharf or the Pemaquid Harbor Co-op
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Start of the Season
May 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|