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A true Maine treasure, this 1.5 acre location on Sunset Cove offers unobstructed westerly views from Falmouth to Brunswick! The 500' private oceanfront peninsula and private deep-water dock is situated on Middle Bay in Harpswell and affords magnificent evening sunsets. The rocky coastline and sandy beach have views of many islands dotting the pristine waters of greater Casco Bay, in-between which you can see distant Mount Washington in NH on a clear day. The newly-built custom cottage offers 1 bedroom with full-sized bunkbeds; a roomy, 8-foot high loft has another Queen bed above the modern bathroom. A wall of windows creates expansive, breath-taking views and light-filled spaces, creating a cozy sanctuary where you will feel very much at home. The large living room offers cathedral ceilings with exposed beams, gorgeous pine flooring and craftsman-style details that add a great deal of cottage appeal. The dining nook, adorned by a candelabra, creates evening dining with a view A full galley kitchen with built-in Microwave, new Range and Oven, hardwood cabinetry and generous counter space will supply you with the convenience and ultimate privacy, with stunning views and a warm, cozy feel.
The large lawn and small gardens surround the cottage, with a deck for BBQs and outdoor eating, or just for sitting and taking in the beauty of the Maine coast. Adirondack chairs and picnic table are on the peninsula for fabulous views of seals and eagles on the ledges. Sunset Cove Cottage is located on a well-maintained private dead-end road with lovely year-round neighbors border the property on either side.
The bedroom is a lovely room with double (full sized) bunk beds and dresser. There is a ladder to the upper bunk. All beds have new mattresses, Tempurpedic pillows and Down Quilts from LL Bean....moreless
The bathroom, like the cottage, is brand new, thoroughly modern, tastefully done and well appointed. There is a full shower unit in the bathroom, as well as an outdoor hot-water shower....moreless
The cottage is in pristine condition. We do not allow pets of any kind. There is absolutely No Smoking in or around the cottage or on the property at any time. Smoking will automatically forfeit the return of security deposit.. Because of the deep water, rocky cliffs, bunk beds and steep ladder to the loft, this property is suited for adults only. No children under age 18....moreless
Basic board and card games (Parcheesi, Bananagrams, SkipBo, Uno, etc). and some jigsaw puzzles for a rainy day!...moreless
Maine beaches are rocky, rugged and totally awesome!! We also have a sandy beach, great for clamming at low tide....moreless
Near The Ocean:
Our privately owned peninsula has 500' of ocean frontage....moreless
The sweeping view of the water from the cottage makes you feel like you are in a boat!...moreless
500' of private ocean frontage overlooks Middle Bay and Shelter Island. The bay is tempered a bit from the open ocean, great for kayaking or watching the seals. Tides fluctuate about 12 feet....moreless
500+ feet of private ocean frontage, including rocky coastline and sandy beach....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
The dining room is an attached area off the living room with a sliding door walk-out to the deck. There is a magnificent view of the ocean. Chandelier over country table....moreless
Seating for 4 people
The best kind: a clothesline is provided! Nothing smells better than clothes dried in the fresh sea breezes!...moreless
LP gas heating unit in the dining room keeps the entire cottage cozy. Additional portable heaters are in closet for bed and bathroom in cooler shoulder seasons if needed....moreless
Cell phones work great here. There is no land line at the cottage....moreless
Towels are provided for your stay. We recommend that you bring your own beach towels. If washing is needed, there is a laundromat in Brunswick, 10 min. away....moreless
Coffee maker, coffee, coffee grinder and filters are available....moreless
This cottage is our second home, so all standard cooking utensils can be found in the drawers....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
Beautiful Franciscan-ware china in the Desert Rose Pattern, and brass flatware that looks like rustic 'twig' patterns....moreless
Beautiful hardwood (cherry)cabinetry, pine floors and brand new appliances. The galley kitchen is fun to work in, with a gorgeous view of the bay....moreless
Cupboards well stocked (flour, sugar, spices, tea/coffee, dry goods, cleaning products, etc) & you are welcome to use them. If you use up an item, we ask that you please replace for the next guests. ...moreless
No pets, smokers or children under 18. Maximum 4 adults
When reservation is confirmed, a contract & payment schedule is sent. A 50% deposit (rental cost, ME state tax plus additional fees for Housecleaning & security) required in the form of cert. bank check. Balance owed must be received 1 month prior to arrival. Cancellation forfeits this deposit. A cancellation for any reason within 1 month of arrival forfeits the 2nd half unless we can re-rent.
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(NOTE: We do not rent to families with children under 18, smokers or allow any pets). WE RENT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON UNTIL THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY MORNING ONLY. We CANNOT split up weeks or offer dates from the middle of one week to the middle of another. You may stay partial weeks, but the cost will be the same as if you rented the full week.
Sunset Cove Cottage is a meticulously maintained and deeply loved coastal property. It is owned by a homeschooling family who will one day make it their year-round home when they retire from their current profession of Innkeeping in the White Mountains of NH. Enjoy our private deep water dock for sailing, fishing & kayaking; watch working lobster boats or take a fishing excursion on a charter boat from Cooks Marina. Our 500+ feet of private waterfront has a sandy beach for swimming and the rugged rocky coastline that typifies the beauty of Maine. Watch seals and eagles from our private peninsula and 1.5 acre grounds. Our newly-constructed seaside cottage is brand new, beautifully furnished and handcrafted with the highest quality materials. A stunning view of Middle Bay is dotted with islands, and affords a majestic view of distant Mount Washington on a clear day. It’s only 25 minutes by boat to ‘Old Port’ (in Portland, ME), where you can take in dinner and a show, or a day of shopping and museum hopping. Located only 12 minutes from historic Bowdoin College in Brunswick, this college town has all the culture of a vibrant educational center: theater, museums, lectures, art galleries, concerts and unique shops. The village of Harpswell is steeped in history from its meeting house and church, the old town pound and Historical Society museum, to the famous Cribstone Bridge, the only one of its kind in the world. Hike or bike nearby trails and backroads on Harpswell’s many peninsulas, which boast the most coastline of any town in the US! Take day trips to Freeport (15 miles) to the home of LLBean and the fabulous shopping outlets. Drive only 40 miles to Boothbay for whale watching, puffin tours, unique shops and restaurants and the incomparable Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Until we are able to enjoy and live on our dream property year-round, we are happy to share it with adult vacationers who love peace and solitude, the beauty of nature and the coast of Maine as much as we do.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Friends and family say we lead a 'charmed life' ... we certainly have had an unusual and adventurous one! You can read about some of it on the Innkeepers page of our website at http://www.ilovethelodge.com/innkeepers/index.php
Why the Owner Chose Harpswell Center: Cathi, aka The 'Lodge Lady' at her inn, is definitely a landlubber! Formerly writing as 'The Mountain Farmgirl' for MaryJanes Farm, she is a forest-mountain-and waterfall person through and through. Dana, on the other hand, is an old salt with the sea in his veins, and needed to have a place on the coast of Maine to retire to, and from which he could sail in his sailboat. The result was a piece of heaven called Sunset Cove Cottage.
Between their inn in the White Mountains of NH and the cottage in Harpswell, Maine, it is truly the best of both worlds. Cathi has come to love it almost as much as Dana as 'Their Adventures Continue ...'
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: There is something truly energizing about the sea. The salt air is health-giving, life is 'real', and the people who have inhabited this coast are rugged, independent and self-reliant. Being only 10 minutes from Bowdoin College, founded in the late 1700s is incredible. The very old New England feel to this town, the intellectual pursuits to be had here, and the art and culture which are so abundant, make it truly an ideal location. Add to this the fact that Portland, Maine (voted the 'Most Livable Small City in America' 3 times in a row) is less than 30 minutes away, and the setting is absolutely perfect! Ocean life is very engaging. It is here, with the tides in constant ebb and flow, that one notices that life is in continual change; nothing ever stays exactly the same!