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Waterfront Main House and Guest Cottage on Casco Bay, So. Harpswell

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Main: 2BR 1B sleeps 6; Cottage: 1BR 1B sleeps 4; Max 10 people

The Main house is at the water's edge with 180 degree vistas of water & islands from large windows & side deck (has 2 other decks as well). Privacy, sunny exposure (southeast). One floor living with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath w/ tub and shower, large modern kitchen, living room, dining area, sun room, and laundry facilities.

The Guest Cottage is set back from the water with water views from all rooms and 2 decks. Two floor living with 1 bedroom, 1 bath w/ shower, kitchen, living room with cathedral ceiling & dining area.

Outdoor BBQ & picnic area, hammock in sheltered apple grove w/ water view, outdoor & indoor showers. This is a deep water property with moorings available for use along with a skiff to row between the moorings and the dock.

Both houses are rented together during the summer season. This is a non-smoking property.

The property is located within walking distance of the new and highly acclaimed Dolphin Marina Restaurant. Also charter boat service to nearby Eagle Island.

More Details

Larry Holden
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Adorable cottage with Stunning Views:

My husband and I visited the cottage in the off-season and kind of expected to be cooped up because it would be too cold to venture outside. But on sunny days, the large yard is very welcoming and you can choose various sides of the house to 'sun' yourself depending on whether you like a breeze or not. Too hot -- go to the breezy side. A little cold? Go to the sunny non-breezy side.

On rainy days, the expansive view of harbor was a sight to behold. I could have sat at the dining table or the little sun porch all day watching the boats and the skies and the clouds. It was exquisite. One day I wound up taking the same picture on a dozen different occasions because the sunlight kept changing -- one view becamea rpettier than the next and it was hard to just sit there watching it. I wanted to take it all in :)

I recommend this cottage for romantic get aways and most definitely for people with kids (just make sure you watch the little ones because you ARE on water). It's also a great place for a family reunion. There are two dwellings on the property which gives family members just enuf togetherness and separateness to stay happy
Apr 2014
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Harpswell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • After-swim -
    Bathroom - main cottage - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom - guest cottage - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main House - 1 king
    Guest House - 2 twin/ single
    Guest House - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Main House - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , twin beds are bunk beds
  • Twin beds in main house are bunk beds. Twin beds in cottage can be made into a king size bed.
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Main House: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 bunkbed (twin beds) Cottage: 2 twins, 1 sleeper sofa row-boat


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Waterfront Main House and Guest Cottage on Casco Bay, So. Harpswell
average rating of 4.818182 based on 24 reviews

Million dollar view? More like 2 Million!

  • 5 of 5

The property is simply superb and the view is incredible. Every room can see the ocean. Sitting in the sun room watching the working harbor with lobster boats coming in an out while seagulls flew over was simply the best relaxation one can find. Close to many things including Brunswick and several great places to eat, it is situated perfectly. The homeowner and caretaker were both very friendly and helpful especially given some unexpected weather! The bedrooms are nice and separate from the main part of the house if one wants to get away from the "action". Great kitchen for families to prepare dinner together. We didn't utilize the guest house out back but it was also very cute and warm. Will certainly look to return soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Fantastic Maine get-away experience and water front setting

  • 5 of 5

A perfect retreat for those wanting a tranquil, natural environment -

Maine the way it used to be. The home provides a cozy, comfortable, cabin-like atmosphere that allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy the harbor at its best! Plenty of hiking trails nearby and small town eateries to experience the essence of Harpswell.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lobsters and water, It was great !

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Maine in the fall for 15 years and this was the best place yet. We hope to come here again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous views from a cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

Came here with my husband and 21 year old daughter. Ideal setting as she could have her own space and we could still have family time. The view from the dining room table is husband and I watched the sunrise every morning. Then we would go for a walk up the road which was surrounded by flowers which attracted dozens of butterflies! It was nice to be able to cook our own meals as well as eat out. The only tiny concern I had was that it was quite cool when we went (early October) and the heat in the room with the queen sized bed did not work. But there were lots of blankets so that helped a great deal. Board games galore gave us some great times. Highly recommend this place and hope to go back again someday!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Maine perfection

  • 5 of 5

Our family has spent time at Larry Holden's magical property for two summers now and plan to continue to do so for as long as he'll have us. The space is perfect for our growing, multigenerational family with nooks and cranny's where you can go to be alone but communal spaces large enough for us all to be together, too. We rarely find the need to leave the property but when we do there are wonderful dining choices and things to do nearby. We take the quick walk up to Erika's Seafood at least twice during our visits. Our week in Harpswell is an annual highlight and we can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxation at it's best !

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations are rustic and comfortable but the view and the property is what brings a smile every morning. We find we don't travel far except maybe a day in Freeport or an evening stroll to the Dolphin Marina for a sunset cocktail. The surrounding coves are great to explore by kayak and the yard is great for games from volleyball to corn hole. The fresh ocean keeps us coming back every year.... And don't forget your fishing pole. G. F.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Car: necessary

20 minutes from Bowdoin College & Brunswick; 40 minutes to Freeport.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cottage with 3 decks on bluff overlooking water & harbor

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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