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Cozy Cottage on a Quiet Hill with Sandy Beach Access, Tennis Court.

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This is half the beach - very quiet

This is half the beach - very quiet The cottage was first built as a carriage house on a large lot Turn in here off the old Post Road - Route 88 Cozy corner in large living room I'm waiting for the tide to come to me. Classic maple dining table expands to seat eight upstairs double with upstairs bath Newly Renovated with Cupboards and tile tops Bath is clean and newly tiled Croquet anyone?  Sweep the acorns or play around them? June Blooms Your small boats can live here- pets OK Cozy reading corner by the stone fireplace Full sleigh bed upstairs - also a twin in this room
1/2 bath close by Downstairs queen bed - hand painted and antique writing desk

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Last updated: 04/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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
paddling adventures.
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
Dining, Dancing

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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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          • The second floor is approached by sturdy, narrow stairs with a good handrail. This may not be a great approach for elderly or unstable adults. We have the queen bed downstairs with heat and same level bathroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet

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          • Clean and recently refinished, The shower is full-sized custom tiled. Outside rinsing station for beach feet....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Cable link in living and two bedrooms One small flat screen and one portable...moreless

              • Books:

                A few old classics and readers digest condensations....moreless

              • Games:

                Scrabble, back gammon, cards and blocks...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Books For Kids
              • Games For Kids
              • Toys
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • Beach:

                    The beach is a short walk downhill and two flights of stairs. Very private, association members only. A mile of private sand....moreless

                  • Near The Ocean:

                    Ocean access is walk- in from stairs above or from public landings just N and S within a mile for small boats. ...moreless

                  • Village:

                    Falmouth and Yarmouth offer all services and dining 10 minutes N or S on route 1....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        The main dining area has a nice old oak table with expandable table leaves. The picnic table is set up on the deck and families tell us they eat outside a lot....moreless

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking:

                        Ample parking for three cars....moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Enough for beach and shower....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        This a small unit, good for towels, suits and underwire....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Airport serves the whole cottage, ...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Living Room
                      • Internet
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace:

                        Gas log with nice hearth and beach stone chimney...moreless

                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Heating:

                        Two gas log fireplaces make for fine 3-season heating ...moreless

                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking Off Street

                      Kitchen

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Pots and pans in good supply, some vintage and charming...moreless

                      • Oven:

                        Electric starting gas oven...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        Four top with electric striker...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        A good supply for 6-8...moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        A reasonable week of soaps and plastic bags, paper towels...moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        This is a summer kitchen with small new gas stove and oven. Cozy and simple, but not primitive....moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Microwave
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Blender
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Stove

                      Outside

                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Tennis Court
                      • Deck / Patio
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Charming & Convenient

                        Charming & Convenient

                        • Guest Noelle H.
                        • Date of stay 09/17/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/26/14
                        My husband and I spent just under a week at this charming cottage with our two dogs. This was such an amazing find for us because we were by the beach - which our dogs loved and only 15mins to Portland and Freeport. We were easily able to spend time in Portland, enjoying the restaurants, shops and breweries and get back to the dogs to walk and feed them. We couldn't have asked for a better place. The cottage is located in a beautiful neighborhood. We felt very much at home. Ben was very helpful in giving us information about the area. We hope to return soon!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Adaptable, Authentic Maine Camp

                        Adaptable, Authentic Maine Camp

                        • Guest Sarah M.
                        • Date of stay 06/16/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/30/13
                        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.

                        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.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring
                      May 17 - Jun 28, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $750 $2,500
                      Summer
                      Jun 27 - Aug 29, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,200
                      Fall
                      Aug 30 - Oct 17, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $900 $3,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Cleaning $100
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Pet Fee $50
                      • Tax Rate 8%

                      Notes:

                      $750-$1,200/week, plus 8% state lodging tax, $100 cleaning, pet deposits refundable

                      The fuel deposit in early spring and fall has always been returned in full.

                      Refundable if fuel use is not unusual.

                      $750-$1,200/week

                      $2,800-$4,000/ month

                      50% at time of reservation, 50% two weeks prior to arrival


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 04/04/2014
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                      Location

                      • 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
                       

                      Owner info

                      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.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • This is half the beach - very quiet

                        This is half the beach - very quiet

                      • Turn in here off the old Post Road - Route 88

                        Turn in here off the old Post Road - Route 88

                      • I'm waiting for the tide to come to me.

                        I'm waiting for the tide to come to me.

                      • upstairs double with upstairs bath

                        upstairs double with upstairs bath

                      • Bath is clean and newly tiled

                        Bath is clean and newly tiled

                      • June Blooms

                        June Blooms

                      • Cozy reading corner by the stone fireplace

                        Cozy reading corner by the stone fireplace

                      • Downstairs queen bed - hand painted and antique writing desk

                        Downstairs queen bed - hand painted and antique writing desk

                      • The cottage was first built as a carriage house on a large lot

                        The cottage was first built as a carriage house on a large lot

                      • Cozy corner in large living room

                        Cozy corner in large living room

                      • Classic maple dining table expands to seat eight

                        Classic maple dining table expands to seat eight

                      • Newly Renovated with Cupboards and tile tops

                        Newly Renovated with Cupboards and tile tops

                      • Croquet anyone?  Sweep the acorns or play around them?

                        Croquet anyone? Sweep the acorns or play around them?

                      • Your small boats can live here- pets OK

                        Your small boats can live here- pets OK

                      • Full sleigh bed upstairs - also a twin in this room
1/2 bath close by

                        Full sleigh bed upstairs - also a twin in this room 1/2 bath close by

                      $750 - $1,200 per week (USD)
                      2

                      3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 04/04/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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