Oceanfront Classic Beach, Kayaks, and Mooring
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Harpswell (N,S,E&W) house description
The OCEAN is 20 feet from the door!
Our four season home is located in South Harpswell, on Potts Point, a small seaside community jutting out into central Casco Bay. Potts is a picturesque, friendly neighborhood. It is unique in that while quiet and an excellent place to walk and kayak, it also has a town dock, a lobster pound, and a restaurant all within a five minute walk.
This home has been completely renovated and is fully winterized. Some of the updates this year include: new paint, brand new queen mattress, new microwave and HE washer and dryer, new picnic table, adirondack chairs/table and outdoor rocker and updated lanscaping. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed and the spare bedroom has two single beds, a full kitchen/sunroom (front room), a living room with a sleeper sofa and a TV/DVD/VCR player (books, games and some movies) and "map room" that has a NOAA very large map of the area, map of area lighthouses, books on shells you may find and other resources like tide charts for the area! Dining and front room has large bay window overlooking the ocean- a great way to start the morning with a cup of coffee! As you can see, you are on the water and have rock stairs that go from the property to the practically private beach to shell, swim or kayak.
Right outside your window you will be visited daily by eider ducks and many other types of birds and wake up to smell the salt air and rugosa roses!
Kayaking is very popular in Ash Cove. Feel free to use our two kayaks with paddles and lifejackets (State law requires wearing these) during your stay. We also have a "haul-off" for your dingy as well as a 250lb mooring in front of the house. Walking out to the uninhabited Point is very popular and there you can search for sea glass, shells or sand dollars at low tide and surf cast at high tide.
There are also many restaurants within a fifteen mile radius. We are located twelve miles from Brunswick and just a half hour from downtown shopping in Freeport (L.L. Bean). We have put together many menus of area restaurants so you can can look for a meal without leaving the house!
We have put a lot of love into this home and we hope you appreciate our efforts as it is where we vacation too! We request that renters treat it with the respect that this special property deserves and only rent with that thought in mind!
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Clothes Dryer
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
What a wonderful week we had at this lovely cottage! Although the house looks great on the listing, it is even better in real life! Because of where the cottage is situated, you get both a sunrise and sunset! The house is fully equipped with anything you could want and decorated very nicely! Lots of games, books and puzzles for the possible rainy day. We spent most of our indoor time in the kitchen/living area with a great view of the ocean. We made use of the kayaks almost daily to explore all the little inlets and the beach for swimming or shell/sea glass seeking at low tide. It is a great area for biking, as we were able to explore lots of back roads and of course the adjacent Bailey and Orrs Islands. Not a commercial, touristy area at all. We will certainly be back!! Thanks so much!
- Guest Katie T.
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 09/02/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
This vacation was spectacular! The location is awesome, peaceful, and gorgeous! It is a great vacation to read a book, get full on lobsters, and enjoy the view. Short drive to the Dolphin-great chowder just a few miles away. Brunswick has everything you could ever need! The house was clean and larger than it looks! Most time was spent on the Adirondack chairs looking at the views (they look at the sunset!). Great vacation, great house! Will go back soon!
- Guest Paris Lovers (New York)
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/26/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway.
We spent a wonderful week at this property in Harpswell, ME in August 2012. The home is impeccably maintained and had everything we needed (and more). The water views are amazing and the sunsets absolutely gorgeous. My young sons enjoyed searching for sea glass, using the kayaks, and hiking on nearby trails. The two generations of adults enjoyed happy hour in the picturesque front yard and exploring this beautiful (and decidedly non-touristy) area of Maine. We took advantage of our time in Maine to also visit Acadia National Park (3 hours drive)--a must see! There is, however, plenty to explore much closer to Harpswell. We would definitely love to return! For all that you get, this rental is a great value! The beautiful pictures in the listing are 100% accurate.
- Guest Kathy (Arlington, VA)
- Date of stay 08/18/12
- Review Submitted 10/29/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
This is the quiet and relaxing coast of Maine experience that we were looking for. The cottage is well maintained and well equipped including the kayaks that our daughter and grandson enjoyed using to explore the cove at low tide. The constant and changing display of wildlife viewing kept us all entertained and the owners even provide binoculars to be sure you don't miss a thing. Walks to Potts Point, collecting sea glass, eating a casual lobster dinner at nearby Estey's Lobster House, all these are what made this week special. Throw in a week of perfect weather and gorgeous sunsets and you can't ask for much more for a memorable vacation.
- Guest Ocean Lover (Contoocook, NH)
- Date of stay 08/18/12
- Review Submitted 09/09/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Binoculars may not be available for every rental! Renters are encouraged to bring their own if they have them! Thanks!
Great property & location!
Great property & location!
We fully enjoyed our week in Harpswell. The listing description was completely accurate and we were very pleased with the home and the location. It worked well for our family of five. Very peaceful and relaxing - we loved being able to walk to the dock to get lobsters fresh off the lobster boat, searching for shells on Potts Point, and relaxing in our own yard. The kayaks are also a great way to get out on the water and explore the cove! We were sad to see the week come to a close. We highly recommend this property - particularly for those that want to slow down, enjoy quality time with your family in a beautiful setting, and experience life on the ocean.
- Guest Ocean Lover (Minnetrista, MN USA)
- Date of stay 08/06/11
- Review Submitted 08/14/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Heaven on Earth
Heaven on Earth
First, I must say that I am a complainer. Second, there was NOTHING to complain about!!! The place is prettier than in the pictures. The directions were great, including getting the key. I felt like I was a welcomed guest. And I must say, I hated to leave. Who will watch the ducks in the morning? The property is maintained beautifully. In decorating, and preparing to rent the property, the owners thought of everything. Oh, and no bugs!!! How much better could it get?
- Guest Jodi (Concord, NH USA)
- Date of stay 06/11/11
- Review Submitted 06/20/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: We have tried very hard to think of everything renters may need! We stay there whenever we can too! We are constantly trying to upgrade and improve your rental experience in our own little piece of "vacationland" AKA Maine!!
Rates: 7/1/12 to 9/15/12 $1500/week $100 extra for pets. Maine State lodging tax of 7% is additional. $200 refundable security deposit. Winter rates vary $500.00 deposit requested to secure your reservation Weekend rates available during off peak season
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Married, one teenaged daughter. We are dedicated to continuing the positive rental experience which this property has enjoyed.
Why the Owner Chose Harpswell (N,S,E&W):
Having spent the last 15 years vacationing in the Casco Bay area we decided to buy a property in the area to continue to enjoy the exceptional beauty which Maine has to offer and share it with others.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love to kayak. Having Orrs and Bailey Islands nearby is a great plus to this location. Where else can you walk to a restaurant, walk to get a lobster right off the boat or go just feet to the ocean?
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Front yard from Ash Cove in Pott's Harbor
Sunroom with view of ocean, sunsets, lobstermen and many water birds!
Picnic table right on the ocean!
The ocean is 20 feet from the door with pebble beach!
View from above Pott's Harbor
Kitchen and dining area
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