Cove Cottage on Corea Harbor

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 08/25/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Corea Harbor is unique in that it remains a truly authentic fishing village. The 42 moorings belong to the fishermen and it is rare to see a sailboat during any time of the year. Known for its beauty, visitors from around the world come to see what painters such as Marsden Hartley saw in this rugged landscape and are overjoyed to find that time has changed almost nothing. Sitting at the very end of a 3 mile long peninsula, Corea is surrounded on 3 sides by water. The only year-round business that exists in this unique harbor is the lobster fishery, the same pursuit that has been practiced for the last 14 generations.

Cove Cottage sits on the edge of the harbor and has a clear view of the business at hand. The entire harbor is lined with docks that assist each family in lobstering. While most other harbors have lost their waterfront to development, Corea fishermen have always retained a right of way so that their families can maintain access to their trade. Directly across from the cottage are four of these docks and they are worked from daily. From the cottage's front porch guests can have an intimate view of the business of lobstering as well as watch the boats come and go.

The cottage is not just your ordinary weekly rental. Many of our first time guests request a second week and are usually disappointed to find the cottage is already rented. Many return the next year with the more appropriate two weeks reservation and are always truly happy at the end of their stay. For 2014 the cottage can be rented only from Saturday to Saturday July 5 through September 6. All other rentals, beginning in May and ending in October require a 4-night minimum. Most couples are tickled to find such an intimate snuggery away from the crowds of Bar Harbor and other commercial destinations.

Another great attraction is bird watching. Behind the cottage is a large osprey nest that is easily observed from the back porch. Besides this resident bird, Corea is home to an astounding number of wild birds. There are resident eagles that perch on the rocks off the cottage as well as a treasure trove of seabirds that call the harbor home. Loons, cormorants, blue herons, several kinds of ducks, and a wide variety of seagulls are observed daily. For the more intrepid, watching the puffins on Petit Manan by renting a guide for the day is the way to go. It should also be noted that the road into Corea is surrounded by an enormous heath that has been deeded to the Petit Manan Wildlife Sanctuary, and they have designated the heath as a bird sanctuary. Birdwatching trails exist throughout.

Meticulous about a clean and well-appointed house, we want our cottage to be appreciated by couples and singles who want a first class rental that can be a comfortable home when not out touring. Because some of our guests are allergic to pet hair, we unhappily cannot allow pets.

Our guests have come for the incredible beauty that exists on this part of the coast as well as the quiet and privacy that Corea provides. There is not one store in Corea. For the past two seasons we have enjoyed a lunch-on-the-wharf very near the cottage which has been a friendly spot to get a top-notch lobster roll or a lobster grilled cheese sandwich accompanied by a spectacular view. All hope it returns for the 2014 season! Chapter Two is an artists' cooperative specializing in books and hooked rugs, as well as the arts and crafts of local artisans. Outside of fishing there is no commercial traffic. This in itself attracts those from a more complicated world, as life in Corea seems to take one back in time. We hope you will choose to spend time here with us. The Weeks

Keywords: Cottage


  • Build your best vacation ever

    From over 1 million rentals worldwide

  • Escape the confines of a hotel

    Enjoy the freedom of a vacation rental

  • Book with confidence

    Relax and enjoy your stay

  • Personalized experiences

    From online to on vacation

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Furnished with antiques and artwork, located directly on a working harbor....moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish satellite...moreless

  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    The harbor opens onto the Gulf of Maine. Cove Cottage is a short walk to the Gulf of Maine (the Atlantic Ocean)...moreless

  • Village:

    Corea is a picturesque village, while at the same time a working lobstering harbor....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Cove Cottage is 20 steps from Corea Harbor!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets, towels, bath mats, dish cloths and towels, kitchen hot pads, placemats...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    stainless steel pots and pans; bakeware; Breville panini press, lobster pot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Silverware, dishes, and glassware for 6...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave


  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included


8% tax and housekeeping fee of $50 is included . International clients who pay by credit card will be charged the peak seasonal rate.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Please wait... Book with Confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 08/25/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


Car: Necessary


Owner info

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

1 of 6


  • lovely sunset across the harbor

    lovely sunset across the harbor

  • nearly all the traps are out!

    nearly all the traps are out!

  • some traps in, but a lot more to come!

    some traps in, but a lot more to come!

  • the sunflower was there first!

    the sunflower was there first!

VRBO #222115

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Minimum stay: 7 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Book It

Detailed Price

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Property type
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Send email
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 08/25/2015

(207) 963-2659 (Maine, USA)
Use this number May 25 to Oct. 31

Please wait... Book with Confidence Guaranteed and secure Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now


Share this property via Email

Cove Cottage on Corea Harbor

Corea #222115

1 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 2

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.