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Sunset Cove Cottage - Right on the Water - Big Yard - Peaceful

Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Imagine enjoying a hammock between the birch trees overlooking this beautiful, quiet cove... views of the ocean from every room! Western exposure makes for wonderful sunsets.

Our little hidden, cocktail deck, tucked under the birch trees near the water's edge is perfect for enjoying the sounds of the ocean as the day winds to a close. Our big yard is great for family soccer games or hanging out on the tire swing. Our cozy cottage has a stone fireplace, breakfast bar and comfortable beds! This home can sleep up to six people.

The cottage has three floors - Master suite upstairs(queen) with bathroom with shower - Basement floor has two bedrooms (double in one room and twin with trundle in the other) which open to yard - Middle level has our kitchen, living room, dining area and 2nd bath with tub/shower and washer/dryer.

There is an outdoor shower with incredible views!

Sliding glass doors from the living room open to a deck that overlooks the yard and ocean. The kitchen has a gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster oven. There is a full set of pots/pans(including lobster pot!) Dogs are allowed (additional security deposit.) Metal dog crate available (40-50 pound dog size.) No smoking.

There are local lobster docks where you can buy your crab or lobster fresh daily- and there are a variety of restaurants within a ten mile radius. The town of Brunswick is 15 minutes away and has a large shopping area. Freeport- with it's many outlet stores and LL Bean - is 30 minutes away. Kayaks can be rented locally and there are many islands to explore or harbor seals to follow if you have water transportation. There are also wonderful walks for humans and / or dogs nearby.

The cove is tidal with great swimming at high tide and tide pool exploring at low tide. We recommend bringing water shoes so you can explore among the rocks and shells.

******* Testimonials from past renters: ***********

Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009


We loved, loved, loved your place. It was so serene and lovely. Just what we needed.

My friend, Kristin, chose to leave her sheets there due to her bag being filled and also thinking it would be nice for some renters to have them if they needed sheets. We did wonder if most of your renters come by car...the only thing that we would maybe suggest is that you do throw a couple old towels/sheets there for those who are coming by plane. It was TOTALLY 'doable' but did take up a bit of suitcase space.

The place was just fantastic. It was a perfect retreat. I hope to return.



Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009

Hi Bridget

We enjoyed the stay in your vacation home very much and felt in love with the beautiful sunsets - see the wonderful picture attached. We enjoyed even the rainy days, staying by the fire place reading books.

Thank you for your hospitality.

Adam & Agnieszka


ONE WEEK Minimum Stay during the summer months (Saturday to Saturday)

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Bridget OBrian
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Bridget OBrian

I grew up in Maine and have summered in Harpswell for over 15 years. Love the quietness of Harpswell.

Bridget OBrian purchased this house in 2001

Why Bridget OBrian chose Portland & Casco Bay

There is plenty to do in the area and yet you are off the beaten track. We love to sit with coffee and watch the birds in the morning and then have a cocktail on the little sunset deck in the birches in the evening. Restaurants are near or you can cook your own lobster or grill with great meats from the local butcher.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 9:16 PM Hi BridgetWe received the check, thank you.We enjoyed the stay in your vacation home very much and felt in love with the beautiful sunsets - see the wonderful picture attached. We enjoyed even the rainy days, staying by the fire place reading books.Thank you for your hospitality.Adam and Agnieszka.
Jul 2009
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Sunset Cove Cottage - Right on the Water - Big Yard - Peaceful
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful seaside escape!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in October at this delightful seaside retreat and could not have been happier with the property or its owners. The house is beautifully situated on the coast with a gated yard that was perfect for our dog. The interior is beautifully decorated in a casual, beachy theme. We had everything we needed - including the beautiful stone fireplace! We have already booked a week to come back this summer!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 4 of 5

The house was good! The porch and backyard was great! The weather was fantastic! I would recommend if someone wants to stay in that area. Our next trip to Maine will be a little farther north to see more of the state.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicky - Thank you for the review! We were so happy to see you had such great weather and loved the location. It is a special spot for our family. Bridget and Rob O'Brian
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WE had a wonderful stay at this lovely house!

  • 5 of 5

We love driving down the dirt road almost to the end, to reach the house - no traffic!!

It is private without feeling isolated. The house is charming. When we arrived it was

clean and inviting. The fenced in yard for our furry friend is a blessing, he could run around

and have a great time wile we relaxed in the hammock or around the fire pit or up on the

deck. The views are spectacular. One problem: we couldn't get our kayak down to the water,

as the steps down are very steep. But we could go down on foot and enjoy the cove water.

One evening we took a sunset cruise on the schooner Alert - highly recommend it!

And of course there were many lobsters consumed.

Bath is close by, and a sweet town with interesting history. Good restaurant there is

Solo Bistro.

All in all, a great week.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Somerville, MA

Unbelievable sunset views!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from two weeks at Sunset Cove and can't wait to go back! Swimming was great at high tide and at low tide it was fun to explore the rocky beach. The cottage was well maintained, nicely equipped and very private. The property surrounding the cottage was perfect - hammock, fire pit, beach chairs, fenced in area and enough lawn to play games! The sunsets were beautiful and we had the perfect viewing spot from the deck. So much to do in the area, but most of the time we just wanted to enjoy the property. Great place to unwind and relax, away from every day stresses!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review! And we are thrilled that you will be coming back again next year.
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Comfortable, well maintained house, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we were looking for - easy access to the water, reasonable privacy, well equipped house, good internet access and cellular signal (AT&T, at least).

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Boston, MA

Relaxing vacation at a beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I must say that booking this cottage was the best decision we have made in a while! From the very beginning planning stages, to the end of our trip, everything went very smoothly! Rob (the owner) was great to work with as he got back to all of my emails very quickly and answered all of my questions. The cottage was actually better than described! The rooms were really big and the place was very clean. The location of the cottage is perfect as it is private and quiet which was exactly what we wanted. We did a lot of relaxing, sunbathing, reading, and eating! The sunsets are unbelievable! We lucked out with some really great weather and the neighbor put on a fabulous firework display for the 4th of July! We made our way to Brunswick a few times for dinner on Maine Street, we also tried the Dolphin Restaurant for seafood which was delicious and is close to the cottage. Shopping in Freeport is a MUST! (You can't be the outlet deals!) There is a fire pit in the yard which was awesome at night for making smores, and there is an outdoor shower which I ended up using every night as it actually had the best water pressure out of all the showers at the house! The fenced in yard was a key component to booking this cottage so that we could bring our fur baby and not have to worry about him taking off! Needless to say we had a great vacation and cant thank the owners enough for opening up their wonderful home to us! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Mitchell Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Ship to Shore Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Dolphin Marina Restaurant
Car: necessary

Linens can be provided for $25 a week.


Rates & Availability

Harpswell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring 17
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
summer 17
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
fall 17
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Refundable Security Deposit increases by $200 (to total $400) if renter brings pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Harpswell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
OUTDOOR SHOWER! Private sunset deck for two on the water. Large yard for dogs that is fenced in. Larger area for kids to play ball or badminton. Linens can be provided for additional cost.

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