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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"The pictures do not do justice to this lovely, lovely vacation home that sits across the street from the bay and has water rights. It is spacious, beautifully decorated with original art, and very private. There are two beautiful outdoor spaces -- a deck off the dining room (with a 4-burner gas grill) and a patio that is set in the middle of an English-style cottage garden. The kitchen is fully equipped for making meals at home. Our family had an amazing time recharging from our city living, and the house's proximity to Acadia (1.5 hours north) and Camden Hills State Park (20 minutes south) made that very easy. Belfast, the nearest town, has not been overrun by tourism (although there are plenty of quaint shops to purchase Maine souvenirs and a Hannafords nearby for staples and groceries). As an added bonus, the house is not too far from mid-coast attractions (Camden, Rockport, Rockland). The owners made sure that they were available for any questions we may have had, but they were never intrusive. Two things: the master suite is open to a sitting room below (but still offers plenty of privacy) and broadband is limited, so if you're a family that needs to plug in, be prepared to use your cell services."
Guest: cfDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
"We have returned to the Boy's Camp for at least 8 summers for a fabulous week of sunsets, swims in the Thoroughfare, and adventures on Vinalhaven. It is a magical place for anyone who loves hiking because there are three different nature preserves within walking distance. It is also a splendid place simply to sit and enjoy the summer traffic of sailboat races, ferry arrivals, and yachts of all kinds. The cabin has everything you need, and its deck and outdoor shower enable to you to live outdoors most days. I can hardly wait to return."
Guest: ABHDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: June 28, 2015
"The Cozy Harbor Cottage was the perfect spot to support our annual Boothbay Harbor summer trip. Long-time visitors of the area with a cabin on West Harbor Pond, our extended family has grown beyond the capacity of our cabin and we needed a place for our family of four to stay. We love Southport Island, and the Cozy Cottage was the perfect home base for all of our favorite activities. We launched paddleboards and kayaks directly from the water and paddled around to Hendrick's Head Beach for our relaxing beach days. The extensive yard was perfect for expending the energy of two young boys (12 and 8), complete with a grill and a large picnic table. The cottage is also within walking distance of the general store, so any forgotten necessities are just a few minutes away. The accommodations are cozy and easy to settle in to. John is an excellent host; he was very responsive and easy-going throughout the booking, check-in, and check-out processes. He is local in town and accessible if needed. Our stay was awesome - would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone visiting the area."
Guest: southport2014Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 1, 2014
"Everything the other reviews say about Aquahela cottage is true. The house and beach are exactly as pictured in the photos. The location is stunningly beautiful and very private. The house is comfortable, clean and delightfully idiosyncratic, clearly built and decorated with love, not a sterile rental property.
There are lots of things to see in the area, though the place is so beautiful we spent many days lounging on the deck or lying in the grass next to the ocean. We visited the Pemaquid Lighthouse, kayaked in the Pemaquid harbor, checked out the old fort there, and found a hidden gem, the Verna nature preserve, where a trail through sweet-smelling woods leads to a true ocean coast, with huge rocks and crashing waves. There are many great seafood places, but if you want a change of pace (and you're up for an hour's drive and a splurge--not cheap) dinner at Tau Yuan in Brunswick is a unique experience. The food is superb, and unlike any Chinese food we've ever had in either San Francisco or New York City.
Laura was a pleasure to interact with. She is efficient, straightforward and gracious (she sent us a thank-you card with the return of our deposit!).
My partner and I stumbled on the cottage at the last minute, and still can't believe our luck--it was booked solid but someone had cancelled their reservation. We're planning to reserve a week next summer now!"
Guest: KristinDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 11, 2015