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Entry to Schooner Landing Cottage View from the wraparound deck Cottage from about 100 feet offshore Sunny Living Room with Expansive Views Open living design for Family Fun and Relaxing together Den with Futon for TV watching and planning the day ahead Fully equipped kitchen Cozy Dining Area Bedroom One Bedroom two Bedroom Three

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Harpswell (N,S,E&W) cottage description

Welcome to Schooner Landing! This four bedroom, waterfront home is situated in a sparsely populated, quiet location with a spectacular view of Harpswell Harbor and Casco Bay. The home sits on a cozy lot that overlooks wide panoramic views of Harpswell Harbor, Stover's Cove, the Cribstone Bridge and the famous Cook's Lobster House. From the expansive private deck enjoy the birds, an occasional seal, and other forms of coastal wildlife. On Saturdays in August watch for the sailboat races in the harbor. Celebrate the 4th of July from the perfect location where you can view the fireworks across the harbor from the deck!
The most attractive feature of Schooner Landing is its gentle shoreline. Beach access is via a set of steps that lead to a pebbly waterfront shore, perfect for swimming, walking, exploring, and launching a canoe or kayak. This is probably the most kid friendly beach area in Harpswell. Cottage rental includes the use of two adult and one children's kayak. The large yards in the front and back are well-groomed and conducive to family games and cookouts. The deck in front extends around the entire house. Useful for meals, cocktails, or an evening card game while enjoying the view.
The first floor features a sun filled living room with full height window walls that face the ocean, a cozy open dining area, and fully-equipped kitchen. The living room has large windows for enjoying the ocean scenes. Also on the first floor is a full bath with jacuzzi tub, washer, and dryer. A small sitting room has a queen-size futon and TV/DVD, perfect for the kids to rest and watch TV after a long day on the coast.
The second floor has four bedrooms. One with two twins and one with a twin trundle. The other two bedrooms have one queen-size bed each and water views. There is also a full bath on the second floor. The paved driveway leads to an attached two-car garage.
Summer activities can include canoing or kayaking, walks on the beach or short trips to sites like Stover's Cove, the Giant Steps, Bailey Island, Dolphin Marina, Bath and Brunswick. Best of all you are only 40 minutes from Portland and 30 minutes to Freeport.
If you would like to rent a daysailor sailboat let us know!
A new wraparound deck gives ample room to relax outdoors regardless of where the sun might be shining. The TV /family room has been remodeled and features a cathedral ceiling and sunken living space. Best of all the old siding is gone in favor of lovely cedar shakes. New fotos are now available. To see all the fotos just click on the link below.

Please e mail with any questions. Reserve your preferred dates now!

Thank you for your interest.
John and Karen
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Comments/Testimonials:

John and Karen,
Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Schooner
Landing. The house was perfectly suited to our needs. We visited some old
favorite sites and found some new ones. The grandkids loved the ocean and
spent a lot of time down on the beach. I think the lobster stew at the
Dolphin was the best I've eaten. All and all, it was a great week.

I hope we left everything in satisfactory order.
Thank you.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Just wanted to let you know we very much enjoyed our stay. Its a great, peaceful location...... exactly what we all needed.
PS. I've been having some problems with leg cramps while sleeping at night. They miraculously disappeared after my first bowl of Dolphin lobster stew and have not recurred. Apparently, I need to eat fresh Maine sea food on a regular basis. I told my wife we might have to move to Maine if thats what it takes for me to stay cured.
Thanks
XXXXXXXXX

Hi,
We had a wonderful time in our week at your house. The weather was gorgeous and we loved that because the wind was coming from the right direction, the water in the harbor was very calm. It made for excellent paddling. And the area itself has such a good variety of areas to paddle.
On one trip, we left from the house and paddled all the way up to and under the bridge on Mountain Road. A nice older man up there told us all about the little boat access where you can leave a vehicle parked on the hard-packed sand beach right up to two hours on either side of high tide. It seems the local clam diggers know all about it - there must have been 1/2 dozen trucks parked there that day.
We made our traditional one day trip to Popham Beach. It was sad to see how much erosion had taken place over the winter and the number of scrub pines that died because they're now on the water side of the dunes. But, on the other hand, and we don't know how this happened, the water was warmer than any other summer we've visited Popham in over the last 20-years. We spent quite a bit of time (right at low tide) way out at the surf's edge riding the waves in on boogie boards and crashing the surf. We also found quite a few sand dollars larger than the size of silver dollars. When the rhythm of the waves was at it quietest, if we walked around in about 2 - 3' of water, we could see sand dollars lying right on top of the sand on the ocean floor.
The week went by quickly. Much too quickly. And we were more than happy with the house - its location, the beach, the easy access to our kayaks for paddling in the area, the beautiful views from the front lawn (although we do think that big tree in the middle needs to go), the size of the house and number of bedrooms which easily accommodated our adult children. Even Bean, our Maine Coon cat, loved the house.
Thank you for everything. And we hope to be contacting you later this year about reservations for next summer.
P.S. Thanks for providing such good tasting blackberries. We made waffles for breakfast almost every morning and each morning, my niece would pick a big bowl of them and we'd stir them into our waffle batter.

Keywords: Cottage/Home

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 3 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            This is the perfect waterfront home for small children given the gentle forgiving water frontage....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Additional pet surcharge of $75/pet/week.Additional pets $25/week....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Ice Maker
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Child's Highchair
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Linens/towels provided for an additional $75 or just bring your own!...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            outdoor firepit provided and indoor propane woodstove....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Garage
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room seats 8
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Mooring use available for additional fee and only with prior arrangements. NO dock available. Use of 2 kayaks included....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Kayak / Canoe

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    Pebbly beach perfect for kids/pets to explore....safe and easy to swim and play! Beach is wide ay low tide and great for playing, digging and running. Includes use of kayaks!...moreless

                  • Oceanfront

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Sailing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Hiking
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Hunting
                      • Swimming
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Museums
                      • Marina
                      • Live Theater
                      • Cinemas
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Walking
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Whale Watching

                      Other Activities

                          • The Town of Harpswell, located on Casco Bay, Is a short scenic ride from Portland, Freeport, Bath and Boothbay Maine. Harpswell is the unspoiled coastal community that is accessible by way of the beautiful Bowdoin College town of Brunswick. Harpswell is a unique coastal community which recently celebrated its 250th birthday. For over 100 years Harpswell has been a mecca for vacationers seeking a saltwater environment, a serene way of life, and an abundance of natural beauty. Its 216 miles of coastline consists of Harpswell Neck, the three large islands of Sebascodegan (Great Island), Orr’s, and Bailey, which are connected by bridges, the most notable being The Cribstone Bridge, and a scattering of over 200 smaller islands accessible only by boat. With some of the few remaining working harbors on the Maine coast, it offers an authenticity of which we are proud. Harpswell has it all! Light houses, Ocean views, walking trails, beaches, Historical sites, working lobster harbors and marinas all here in the Mid Coast Maine region. ...moreless
                           

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                          • Schooner Landing is the Perfect Autumn Getaway

                            Schooner Landing is the Perfect Autumn Getaway

                            • Guest Dawn (Ithaca, NY)
                            • Date of stay 10/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/28/13
                            Schooner Landing was exactly as described and we had a week of absolutely incredible weather to top it all off! We were pleasantly surprised to discover that Erica's Seafood and Lobster Shop was just around the corner from the cottage (super nice folks and very tasty lobstah!), and Brunswick is long on New England charm. Our week at Schooner Landing was outstanding and we're looking forward to future family reunions in Harpswell! Thanks for the memories!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children.

                            Owner response: Hi Dawn Thank you for leaving a review. We greatly appreciate the feedback. If there was something we could have done better please let us know. We plan on improvements yearly...more landscaping, new bedding, etc. We hope you and your family can visit with us again. Stay well and have a happy holiday season. John and Karen

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                          • Review for Schooner Landing for the week of September 7-14th, 2013

                            Review for Schooner Landing for the week of September 7-14th, 2013

                            • Guest Dima P.
                            • Date of stay 09/07/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/15/13
                            We had an amazing time staying at Schooner Landing for the week of September 7-14th, 2013. It's a beautiful house, beautiful views from the bedrooms windows. The house included everything you need in everyday life. We enjoyed kayaking in the calm water, fishing from the shore which is steps away from the house, the evening fire and the BBQ. The house provides WiFi if you want to connect to the internet from your personal computer or your mobile device. We recommend this house for anyone who wants to spend their vacation relaxing and enjoy the peaceful getaway. Thank you John and Karen for giving us this opportunity.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+.

                            Owner response: Thank you Dmitry! We greatly appreciate your feedback and comments. It was a pleasure having your family stay at our cottage. Glad you had a good vacation. We wish the weather had been better for you. You will have to come back next year and we will make sure the weather is perfect all week. Stay well and best regards John and Karen

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                          • Great Vacation!

                            Great Vacation!

                            • Guest Penny Murray (Easton, MA)
                            • Date of stay 06/29/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/15/13
                            We had such a great time at the cottage; a truly relaxing and memorable vacation! From the kayaking to the lobster rolls, everything was just what we'd expect from Maine. The cottage was amazing. So comfortable and so cozy, we didn't even mind a couple of cool rainy days. We sat by the gas stove and watched the fog roll in, and back out. Of course, the sunny days were fantastic also! We appreciated having the kayaks on-site and used them a lot. I highly recommend kayaking at sunrise to anyone who visits!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+.

                            Owner response: Thanks Robin! Have a great summer and please visit us again! Bye John and Karen

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                          • Schooner Landing

                            Schooner Landing

                            • Guest Steve and Kathy (Virginia)
                            • Date of stay 07/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/12/13
                            Ocean views from every room, a pebbly beach for the little ones, a place to moor our boat, good fishing, attentive owners and excellent food at Erica's and Dolphin Marina made for a wonderful 3 week stay at Schooner Landing. We can't wait to return! Thanks Karen and John, we loved it.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.

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                          • Curing our Ills

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                            Curing our Ills

                            • Guest Tom and Mariee
                            • Date of stay 07/07/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/11/13
                            Just wanted to let you know we very much enjoyed our stay. Its a great, peaceful location...... exactly what we all needed. PS. I've been having some problems with leg cramps while sleeping at night. They miraculously disappeared after my first bowl of Dolphin lobster stew and have not recurred. Apparently, I need to eat fresh Maine sea food on a regular basis. I told my wife we might have to move to Maine if thats what it takes for me to stay cured. Thanks XXXXXXXXX

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                          • Just a note...

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                            Just a note...

                            • Guest Nancy and Gene
                            • Date of stay 08/04/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/11/13
                            John and Karen, Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Schooner Landing. The house was perfectly suited to our needs. We visited some old favorite sites and found some new ones. The grandkids loved the ocean and spent a lot of time down on the beach. I think the lobster stew at the Dolphin was the best I've eaten. All and all, it was a great week. I hope we left everything in satisfactory order. Thank you. XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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                          • Family Reunion to Remember

                            Family Reunion to Remember

                            • Guest Mamalinda (Ellington,CT USA)
                            • Date of stay 08/03/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/11/13
                            We rented Schooner Landing for a family reunion. We had eight adults and our one year old grandson. It was a week to remember. The "cottage" was very spacious and had all the amenities of home. Having a washer and dryer, two full baths and a dishwasher made our vacation time more relaxing. We loved the open floor plan and having the wrap around deck offered beautiful views. My husband and son-in-laws were thrilled with catching stripers at the beach. The ladies enjoyed walking down to the beach to relax. We also kayaked to Stovers Cove and our grandson enjoyed that beach area. Our youngest daughter and future son-in-law live in Australia. This was his first visit to Maine. We were able to visit Freeport , Portland, Bailey and Orrs Island with him. Our favorite restaurant , The Dolphin Marina is about 3 miles away. My husband grew up in Kennebunkport and for years we vacationed with our daughters at Old Orchard Beach or Pine Point. About three years ago we were introduced to Harpswell by my husbands aunt who lives in Lisbon. We rented a smaller place last summer and were thrilled to have had the opportunity to share this special area with our grown daughters and their spouses. We are hoping to make Schooner Landing an annual gathering point for our family in the years to come.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.

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                          • This is my Heaven

                            This is my Heaven

                            • Guest Mamalinda (Ellington,CT USA)
                            • Date of stay 08/03/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/07/13
                            When we arrived and walked to the back deck, I told my family "this is what my Heaven will be". We planned a family reunion a year ago with our three daughters, their spouses and one year old grandson. We were fairly familiar with the area, but beyond thrilled when we arrived. Everything you need is here and the beautiful state of Maine provides the rest. The "cottage " is roomy, clean and has all the amenities of home. The downstairs floor plan allows eight adults enough room to relax. The wrap around porch provides a beautiful view and another area to sit and relax. To be able to walk down the stairs to the beach is a huge bonus. We all have enjoyed kayaking and the men have been fishing and catching stripers after dark. We have kayaked and drove to Stovers Point Preserve. A great place to go with children. Our favorite restaurant is the Dolphin Marina, which is about 3 miles away. This is a great house with beautiful views and a perfect place for a family vacation.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children.

                            Owner response: Hi Linda Hi Frank Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate the feedback greatly. It would make us very happy if you and your family were to return to Schooner. We are planning some additional upgrades for next year...we try to make some changes yearly. Additional landscaping, screen doors for better air circulation, ...and moire. Have a wonderful summer and thank you again for taking the time to leave a review. Best Regards John and Karen

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                          • Great place for a family vacation

                            Great place for a family vacation

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 06/22/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/30/13
                            Schooner Landing is a great place to relax on a family vacation. The house is roomy, clean and the kitchen is well equipped. The beach is amazing to explore with young kids, crabs, shells, driftwood and sea glass galore. At low tide you can walk for miles at high tide the swimming is very good. We loved the fact that there were kayaks - or bring your own. The bay is very calm, we just just rode around the bay every day checking out the sailboats and spotted a few seals. Loved the wraparound veranda - great shaded spot in the afternoon to relax - or sit in the sun if that's what you want. Brunswick is a cute little town - easy to get to and has everything you need including gellato and coffee shop. Easy day trip to Freeport and Portland as well.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children.

                            Owner response: Hi Dan Karen and I are so happy that you and your family had a good stay at Schooner! We welcome your return in the future! Have a safe and healthy summer John and Karen

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                          • Fantastic week-end in Harpswell!

                            Fantastic week-end in Harpswell!

                            • Guest The MT Family (Montreal, Canada)
                            • Date of stay 05/18/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/22/13
                            Dear Karen and John, We had a wonderful week-end at Schooner Landing. The ocean views are just incredible. The outdoor setting with a large picnic table, chairs and grill made it possible to spend most of our time outdoors. All the family enjoyed the quiet beach: we looked for shells and rocks and the kids even went for a dip...since this is May, the water had to be REALLY inviting! The property was spotless and it felt reassuring that you answered emails within minutes, with answers to all our questions. We enjoyed exploring Orrs and Baily Islands, Brunswick, and Freeport. The Cliff walk let us take in gorgeous Maine scenery.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+.

                            Owner response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to your return! Your feedback is important and much appreciated. Karen and I strive to improve the cottage every year and will continue to do so in the future. Have a wonderful summer! John and Karen

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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          May
                          May 1 - May 30
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,495
                          June
                          Jun 1 - Jun 29
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,995
                          Fall
                          Sep 1 - Nov 29
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,695
                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,295

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                          Fees:

                          • Pet Fee $75 + tax
                          • Linens $75 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 8%

                          Notes:

                          Rates are subject to change without notice. Please ask questions before reserving. Accepting the rental agreement means you have read and understood the terms and agreed to abide by them. If you have special requirements or expectations please ask in advance. We cannot take responsibility for unreasonable guest expectations or assumptions.


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                          Year Purchased: 2003

                          About the owner: This is me!Actually us...we hope you enjiy your vacation...let us knowif we can help.

                          Why the Owner Chose Harpswell (N,S,E&W):
                          Incredible shorefront and views, our kids love it!

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          Swiimming, playing on the beach and fireworks on the 4th of July!


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                          • Entry to Schooner Landing Cottage

                            Entry to Schooner Landing Cottage

                          • Cottage from about 100 feet offshore

                            Cottage from about 100 feet offshore

                          • Open living design for Family Fun and Relaxing together

                            Open living design for Family Fun and Relaxing together

                          • Fully equipped kitchen

                            Fully equipped kitchen

                          • Bedroom One

                            Bedroom One

                          • Bedroom Three

                            Bedroom Three

                          • View from the wraparound deck

                            View from the wraparound deck

                          • Sunny Living Room with Expansive Views

                            Sunny Living Room with Expansive Views

                          • Den with Futon for TV watching and planning the day ahead

                            Den with Futon for TV watching and planning the day ahead

                          • Cozy Dining Area

                            Cozy Dining Area

                          • Bedroom two

                            Bedroom two

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                          Date last modified - Wednesday, January 01, 2014

                          $1,495 - $2,295 per week (USD)
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                          Sleeps 8

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