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Charming, Peaceful, Waterview & Waterfront Access!

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Lovely water view from Birchwood Cottage...see lobster boats and wildlife!

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Last updated: 02/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Harpswell Center house description

Come enjoy Birchwood Cottage in one of the most beautiful spots along the Maine coast! Available year-round, Birchwood is a classic 1920s coastal Maine cottage, modernized but retaining its vintage charm. Light-filled, comfortable home with hardwood floors and walls of windows overlooking wonderful water views! Watch lobster boats, porpoises, and bald eagles. House is on a little-traveled, dead-end road. Large backyard bordered by trees with plenty of privacy for playing, grilling, relaxing. Waterfront access - a beautiful spot next to house where you can launch your kayak, go fishing, or swim. Also boat launch and small pebbly beach 0.1 mile away - great for kids. Unlike many rentals in this area, Birchwood is in a private, peaceful location away from it all, while also being near country market, cafe, and wine shop, and only 10 minutes to downtown Brunswick (home of Maine State Music Theatre, Bowdoin College, shops, cinemas). Near Freeport, Brunswick, Bath, Portland.

*** Please note that some online maps, including HomeAway's map, show an incorrect location for Birchwood Cottage. They show the house farther away from the water than it is. The house is actually located approximately 100 feet from the water's edge. ***

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Sheets are 100% cotton. Every bed has a beautiful LL Bean quilt. Ample blankets. Crib, crib sheets and other baby/toddler necessities available upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Antique Clawfoot Tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs full bath is spacious and sun-filled with skylight and clawfoot tub. Ample 100% cotton towels are provided. Storage space. Downstairs half bath includes a full washer and dryer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Large picnic table, Adirondack chairs and hammock in back yard. Basic cable TV. No phone service, please use your cell phone (excellent cell signal at the house)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    From the property there is a water view, and there is oceanfront access approximately 100 feet from the property. Convenient for kayaking, fishing, swimming....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    From the property there is a water view, and there is oceanfront access approximately 100 feet from the property. Convenient for kayaking, fishing, swimming....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    From the property there is a water view, and there is oceanfront access approximately 100 feet from the property. Convenient for kayaking, fishing, swimming....moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    From the property there is a water view, and there is oceanfront access approximately 100 feet from the property. Convenient for kayaking, fishing, swimming....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    From the property there is a water view, and there is oceanfront access approximately 100 feet from the property. Convenient for kayaking, fishing, swimming....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    From the property there is a water view, and there is waterfront access approximately 100 feet from the property. Convenient for kayaking, fishing, swimming....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Woodstove...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway To Water
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015
May 1 - May 22, 2015
2 night min stay
$299
$1,200
Early Summer 2015
May 23 - Jun 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,500
Summer 2015
Jun 6 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,900

Changeover Day: Saturday

Labor Day thru Foliage Season
Sep 6 - Oct 24, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,200

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

The cottage is available for $1,500 per month from fall through spring. Start and end dates are negotiable. It's a lovely place to spend the fall, winter, and spring. Please contact us for more information about this option.

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50% Balance due upon check-in.

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Last updated: 02/23/2015
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Location

37 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland, Maine
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Brunswick
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Casco Bay Lines
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Brunswick
7 Miles
Nearest Train
Brunswick
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-295 & Route 1
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Small beach and boat launch

Car: Necessary

The town of Harpswell is made up of a series of long, skinny fingers of land reaching into the ocean, and dozens of islands. Believe it or not, this single town has more than 200 miles of coast that you can explore, ranging from exposed ocean frontage to wide bays to calm, twisty inlets. When you drive around Harpswell, your breath will be taken away by the ocean views. Harpswell is one of the most beautiful parts of the Maine coast and because of its geography, it is not 'on the way' to anywhere, so it has remained unspoiled, despite being very close to Portland, Freeport, Brunswick, and Bath. If you want the real Maine, this is the place to come. There are great restaurants (especially seafood), swimming beaches, boat launches, walking trails through scenic woods with glacier-carved cliffs, world-class sea kayaking and boating, shopping, historical sightseeing, arts, music, and theater events, and just about anything else you could possibly want on a midcoast Maine vacation.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2002


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Lovely water view from Birchwood Cottage...see lobster boats and wildlife!

    Lovely water view from Birchwood Cottage...see lobster boats and wildlife!

  • Relax in sunroom w/ water view. Note hammock and adirondack chairs in backyard!

    Relax in sunroom w/ water view. Note hammock and adirondack chairs in backyard!

  • Relax, play and grill in the spacious, private backyard.

    Relax, play and grill in the spacious, private backyard.

  • Hang out in living room with wall of windows looking at the water

    Hang out in living room with wall of windows looking at the water

  • Bedroom and water view

    Bedroom and water view

  • Enjoy skylight and clawfoot tub in upstairs bathroom

    Enjoy skylight and clawfoot tub in upstairs bathroom

  • Kayaking from Birchwood Cottage -- see dozens of seals

    Kayaking from Birchwood Cottage -- see dozens of seals

  • Beautiful, private backyard with view toward the water.

    Beautiful, private backyard with view toward the water.

  • We love the flowers in backyard...and we're sure you'll love Birchwood Cottage!

    We love the flowers in backyard...and we're sure you'll love Birchwood Cottage!

  • Arriving at Birchwood Cottage you'll be welcomed by garden, pathway, and ocean

    Arriving at Birchwood Cottage you'll be welcomed by garden, pathway, and ocean

  • Birchwood Cottage's location on quiet road ending at water's edge. Peaceful!

    Birchwood Cottage's location on quiet road ending at water's edge. Peaceful!

  • Hang out in the living room with wall of windows looking at the water

    Hang out in the living room with wall of windows looking at the water

  • In the master bedroom, laze in bed and enjoy the water view

    In the master bedroom, laze in bed and enjoy the water view

  • All of Birchwood Cottage's bedrooms are bright and comfortable

    All of Birchwood Cottage's bedrooms are bright and comfortable

  • Come home to Birchwood Cottage! Birch trees and rhododendrons in front yard.

    Come home to Birchwood Cottage! Birch trees and rhododendrons in front yard.

  • Walk on nearby trails through the woods and enjoy gorgeous coastal views

    Walk on nearby trails through the woods and enjoy gorgeous coastal views

  • Hang out in the backyard -- maybe with a treat from nearby wine/cheese shop

    Hang out in the backyard -- maybe with a treat from nearby wine/cheese shop

$171 - $299 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    House
  • Reviews
    5
Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 70%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/23/2015
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