Cozy Cottage on a Quiet Hill with Sandy Beach Access, Tennis Court.
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cumberland Foreside cottage description
Wildwood cottage sits back in a quiet neighborhood perched above Broad Cove on the
Cumberland foreside. Walk by the private clay tennis court 400 feet en route to the beach stairs.
Open on to a large, beautiful sandy beach with a place for your own kayak or canoe.
Casco Bay is an endless explore of island and coastal communities reached by nearby ferries or
Freeport and L.L. Bean just 20 minutes away. Portland theaters and old port shopping district just 15 minutes.
90 minutes from Boston by train or bus.
This is a cozy, gambrell with added living room in rustic style.
A large, sunny living and dining area will be the center of social activity with a second
Living area for TV and kids play.
Bright tile bath, laundry, cable and gas log fireplaces offer all the comforts.
Upstairs bath serves two double beds and one twin.
A downstairs queen bed for friends and visitors.
This area has it all !!
Portland Area is a Fantastic Summer Playground: This area is rich in adventures and tours.
You can see and walk to half a dozen Maine Lighthouses in an afternoon.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's house can be toured all summer just 15 minutes away.
Maine's narrow gauge railroad runs daily on the Portland waterfront.
Fantastic Audubon preserve nearby.
Sailing, Boating, Swimming
Wildwood Beach is Quiet and Beautiful: Seals bark off Anderson rock in the night.
Kids can catch clams and crabs at low tide.
Mid to high tide is all sandy beach for a mile of warm wading and swimming.
Clean and quiet, sandcastles and beach towels - often all to yourselves.
Bring your own small boats and launch daily off the beach.
We will build you a stowage rack at the top of the beach ( this protects the beach grass)if we know you have a canoe or kayak.
This is a private association beach shared by the neighborhood, but most of the locals work all summer
and use the beach infrequently.
A parking pass lets you drive down if you don't love the walk to the beach and tennis court.
- 2 story
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Land Line phone free nationwide- Cell phone signal also good Good ramp to the decks. One step up can be modified for wheelchair First floor is wheelchair accessible, but bathroom not wheelchair suitable within. Safety holds toilet and shower. If you plan to bring small boat(s) to leave on the beach, please let us know before start of season. We will build you a required rack to raise them up off the beach. You provide chain and lock if desired. Most don't. We have had good luck with pets, but may have a few questions and often require increased damage deposit. It has always been returned. $39.00 comprehensive non refundable damage waiver preferred or $500 returnable damage deposit(.$1000 w pets)...moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
- Autumn Foliage
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Near The Ocean
sports and adventure activities
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Toilet Paper
- Iron & Board
- Local Maps
- Linens Provided
- Paper Towels
- Sofa Bed
- Laundry Soap
- Basic Soaps
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine:
- Towels Provided:
- Wireless Internet:
- Clothes Dryer
- Lobster Pot
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Cooking Utensils:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Beach Chairs
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Beach Towels
- Tennis Court
- Deck / Patio
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
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Adaptable, Authentic Maine Camp
Adaptable, Authentic Maine Camp
We needed a place to be close to family that would offer accommodation for our grown kids, accept our cat, and be a place to gather for home cooked meals. This was a genuine Maine camp experience. Everything we needed was there, no frills or worries about prissy stuff. Don't expect matched silverware or electric can operners. The gas fireplaces were marvelous on cold mornings and evenings, drying out the ever-present mist from the nearby cove. We hosted 93 year old grandma along with her 20-something grandkids comfortably. Ben was responsive to questions, and if the sun had shone more we would have enjoyed the deck. Just what we needed. It really is a convenient spot for Portland, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Freeport etc. Nice hikes nearby and plenty of activities.
- Guest Sarah M.
- Date of stay 06/16/13
- Review Submitted 06/30/13
Owner response: Sarah M. and her family took our first rental of the season at the spring rate, enjoyed a predictably foggy June and had a great time. She gave us wonderfully helpful feedback and we would love to have them back again. Thanks for getting us started folks.
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Sep 1 - Oct 19, 2013
7 night min stay
Notes: $50/week fuel deposit for October,returned if propane is not unusual
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Fees and Taxes:
- Tax Rate 7%
- Cleaning $100
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- Nearest Airport: Portland Jetport at 12 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Casco Bay Lines at 12 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak at 12 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Interstate 95 at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Wildwood Beach at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Pat's Pizza/Pub at 7 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Val Halla Golf Course, Cumberland at 7 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Foreside tavern, Ricetta's Pizzereia,Starbucks at 7 Miles
Year Purchased: 1967
About the owner: Ben's grandfather, Herman Sweetser had a farm in Cumberland Center, down the Tuttle Road from the cottage. His family still runs an orchard there. The cottage was built by his Great Aunt Harriet as a carrige house just before the depression years. The houses on either side were never built. It leaves this cottage as the only real summer house On the largest wooded lot in the Wildwood association.
Why the Owner Chose Cumberland Foreside:
This is an old enclave of family houses devoted to quiet living, a shared park and a beautiful beach. The beach is amazingly private and the cottage is one of the last of its kind. Ben's parents added on the big Livingroom in the 70's, building in the exposed wall style of the original carriage house. Then, in 2012, Ben and Joan upgraded the bathroom, laundry and Fireplaces, insulating just enough to make the place 3-season cozy.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Besides the beach and tennis court, the access to Falmouth, Yarmouth and Portland offer easy convenience and access to island and inland explores from a quiet and safe retreat.
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This is half the beach - very quiet
Turn in here off the old Post Road - Route 88
I'm waiting for the tide to come to me.
upstairs double with upstairs bath
Bath is clean and newly tiled
Cozy reading corner by the stone fireplace
Downstairs queen bed - hand painted and antique writing desk
The cottage was first built as a carriage house on a large lot
Cozy corner in large living room
Classic maple dining table expands to seat eight
Newly Renovated with Cupboards and tile tops
Croquet anyone? Sweep the acorns or play around them?
Your small boats can live here- pets OK
Full sleigh bed upstairs - also a twin in this room 1/2 bath close by