About the property
- Cottage1620 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 6
With water all around you as you stand in the living room of this completely renovated cottage, you feel as though you are standing on the bridge of a ship--water, water everywhere. The cottage is directly on Middle Bay (Casco Bay area) with stair access to approximately one hundred feet of private sand/rock/calm-water beach with mooring. Enjoy the new deck for cooking and eating outside, a separate yard for ball or badminton games and privacy without isolation. Families will love the ability to swim, fish or investigate tidal pools without leaving the property. Mom and Dad will enjoy quiet time on the deck as the setting sun provides a gorgeous show. Despite its quiet location and relative privacy, it's still close to wonderful restaurants and other local amenities. It's also only 15 minutes from Brunswick for shopping and supplies. Owner has put a high end water purification system as well.
If you're looking for beachfront living at its finest--with updated interiors, 180-degree views of the water and a small beach community--this is your new favorite vacation spot!
Activities Nearby:: Bowdoin College activities,
Maine State Music Theatre,
Restaurants and cafes,
Swimming, boating, fishing, hiking,
Casco Bay Line cruises,
LL Bean & outlet shops in Freeport,
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
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Great place, well appointed, would repeat!
We thoroughly enjoyed out stay at Bay Vista in Harpswell Maine this past week. The house was right on the water, with a great porch, awesome views, the best sunsets ever! It was very comfortable for my husband and I and we could have accommodated another 4 people easily. The owners provided any item you might need in a kitchen and we were lacking for nothing to cook every night! The house was very clean, in very good condition with no real complaints at all. We would recommend this property anytime and would surely do it again another time.
Great home base for a beautiful vacation
We spent three nights at Bay Vista and had a fantastic time. The house has everything you need and was a very comfortable place to wake up and come home to after exploring the area during the days. You can't beat the gorgeous views of the water from the master bedroom and living room. The amenities were all in working order and everything was nice and clean.
The nearby SchoolHouse Cafe deserves special mention and immediately became our favorite way to start our days - delicious coffee and breakfast. Each day started there, included a couple of beautiful hikes (they are everywhere and well marked), walks along coves and beaches, and delicious dinners in the Harpswell area or Brunswick (loved El Camino).
We highly recommend Bay Vista. Hope to get back there someday...
Thank you so much for saying such nice things about Bay Vista and the surrounding area. We hope to see you return.
House with all the amenities on the water...
This is the second time we have stayed in Bay Vista. When we arrived the house was clean and well stocked with toiletries and the basics for cooking. Everything worked well and it was very comfortable for 5 adults and 2 children. Nice deck over looking the bay with a big gas grill.
We would recommend this property highly.
Places to eat...Five Islands, The Dolphin, Schoolhouse Café, Erica's, and for dessert Gelato Fiasco in Brunswick.
Things to do...Portland Seadogs baseball, a schooner sail out of Portland, hiking, kayaking, and driving around visiting the small towns and lighthouses. There is also a bike ride in Portland of lighthouses which we heard about. And watching the sunset over the islands across the bay.
Thank you for your response, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Bay Vista. Thank you for the information about the area as well. This is helpful for future guests.
Overpriced for level if accommodation
Cottage is nicely updated and appointed.
Thank you for your response and constructive feedback. I am sorry that you felt we were overpriced, our pricing is in line with other properties in the area. Thank you and we hope to see you again.
We highly recommend a stay at Bay Vista
In fact, I just recommended Bay Vista to my brother for his upcoming Maine
trip. As the other reviewers note, the view is second to none - whether sitting on
the deck or looking out from any of the many bay-facing windows in the
house. We were often out and about exploring the area from Harpswell
to Portland, but Bay Vista was a lovely gathering spot for our family.
We have stayed in other rentals over the years and after we arrive we realize that the online pictures were clearly outdated; however, Bay Vista looks just like it does in the photos. The house has updates throughout, including new appliances, fixtures, and flooring; yet, the updates don't take away and even enhance the Maine cottage feel that we were hoping for on our trip.
Serene stay in your lovely vacation home
Thanks for a wonderful stay in your serene vacation home. My family and I enjoyed visiting many of the local spots you suggested like the Dolphin Restaurant and getting take out from Erica's Seafood in Harpswell. Brunswick and Bath were fun to explore, we like the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. We used the house as a base for great day trips to Portland, biking Peaks Island, hiking at Wolf's Neck Woods State Park & Camden Hills State Park. My teens enjoyed shopping in Freeport.
The house was clean and comfortable. My in laws loved the privacy of the basement bedroom. The view from the master was so beautiful my husband and I didn't want to get out of bed each morning. We are returning to your home this summer, Maine in May is not crowded which we enjoyed, this year we want to experience the summer season in Maine. Can't wait to return.
Thank you Christine for your kind words about Bay Vista, your experience here and the surrounding area.
Debbie Davis, MaineStay Vacations
Bowdoin College activities; Maine State Music Theatre; Restaurants and cafes; Swimming, boating, fishing, hiking; Casco Bay Line cruises; LL Bean & outlet shops in Freeport; Antiques;
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
All properties are supplied with pillows and blankets or comforters, they do not come with sheets and towels. You have the option to either bring your own or rent our linen service. This service provides bed sheets, towel sets for the maximum number of guests allowed, bath mats and kitchen towels. Towel sets consist of a bath towel, hand towel and face cloth. You have the option to rent more towel sets if needed. The linens are professionally cleaned and sanitized between use.