'Schooner Landing' Cottage- Your Peaceful Respite
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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
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.
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.
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.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Wheelchair Accessible
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Convertible bed(s)
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Child's Highchair
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided:
- Wood Stove:
- Iron & Board
- Living Room seats 8
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Whale Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Sight Seeing
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
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. ...morecollapse
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Fantastic week-end in Harpswell!
Fantastic week-end in Harpswell!
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.
- Guest The MT Family
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 05/22/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
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
If your idea of a good vacation is an ongoing swap between remote peace & quiet and activity (in whichever doses you choose), this spot is tough to beat. Quiet,out the way location, right on the water, within driving distance of Portland and Cape Elizabeth to the south (45 minutes) and Bath/Brunswick to the north (15 minutes), among other locations. The Freeport outlets are about 30 minutes. For any day you prefer to just hang out without driving, the kayaks are great. Few things clear your head like paddling through the scenic, calm waters of Casco Bay Thomas Point Beach, which we love (an inlet with water warm enough for swimming) is a 20-minute drive. The main shopping at Coolidge Corner is roughly 11 miles away, but you really only need to load up on groceries once or twice - for daily small stuff like morning coffee, newspaper, etc., there's a general store a mile or so down the road. The house itself is comfortable and well-kept. Views of the water are great from the large windows of the living room and master bedroom. One thing: television selection is limited to a handful of channels. No big deal to us - for one week per year I enjoyed mostly ditching TV and catching up on my reading. But if you like nighttime viewing, best bring some DVDs with you.
- Guest Tom
- Date of stay 08/18/12
- Review Submitted 02/14/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks Tom! We appreciate the feedback and look forward to your return. We will continue to make improvements this year. New landscaping and flower boxes, increased wifi/internet bandwith to better support Netflix viewing and streaming at the request of guests and added several IPOD integrated sound systems for music. We received the most requests for this. Guests wanted to lisdten to music on their IPOD on the deck while watching the views! Stay well!
A very personal task of burial at sea.
A very personal task of burial at sea.
I grew up in Harpswell, not more than 2 miles from Schooner Cottage and was back in town after 30 years to scatter my Dads ashes at sea, a task not all would like to handle. Karen suggested the Schooner Landing and she could not have been more on target. It is a beautiful, secluded, and comfortable place to really enjoy the true coast of Maine. You will find all the things you need for a family or group of up to 8 comfortably. The weather was perfect and you will find yourself spending most of your time on the porch with a good book or just looking out over the water at the islands and the boats. You look directly across the water and see the only true cribstone bridge left in the world, a mighty fine sight in the early morning witha good cup of coffee. By the way, the people, are fantastic. I met Chris, a full time resident next door and when I forgot to buy coffee the first night he made up a small bag of coffee and a cup of creamer so we would not go without on our first morning. After living in Dallas for 30 years, which is still wonderful, I truely felt like I was home again. My guess is this is a wonderful vacation spot for anyone interested in enjoying the maine sea coast. By the way, the Dolphin Marina and restaurant is a fantastic place for any type of meal, especially the fish/clam chowder and fantastic, home made, blueberry muffins, and the view from all seats in the restaurant is one of the best you will ever find. You will not be disappointed. Carpe diem.
- Guest Tom
- Date of stay 06/04/11
- Review Submitted 06/20/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Tom! Karen and I are so glad you had a good time at SChooner. We look forward to you visiting again in the Fall! Stay well and have a wonderful summer. PS Thanks for mowing the lawn!
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7 night min stay
May 1 - May 30
7 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 29
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 30
7 night min stay
Sep 1 - Nov 29
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Effective 2014 rates will increase by 100$ per week. We regret the increase but our costs have increased substantially.
- Pet Fee: $75 + tax
- Linens: $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 7%
Cancellations 45 days or more before rental date will get 50% deposit refunded. Cancellations within 45 days, NO REFUND possible. We cannot take any responsibility for adverse weather events, guest emergencies or other unexpected adverse local conditions. FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.
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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!
- Primary: 1 60 COTTAGE 1 (1-602-688-2431)
- Secondary: (207) 754-2085 (Maine, USA)
Entry to Schooner Landing Cottage
Cottage from about 100 feet offshore
Open living design for Family Fun and Relaxing together
Fully equipped kitchen
View from the wraparound deck
Sunny Living Room with Expansive Views
Den with Futon for TV watching and planning the day ahead
Cozy Dining Area
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