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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
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
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Harpswell

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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Harpswell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
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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Sunset Cove Cottage - Right on the Water - Big Yard - Peaceful
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 31 reviews

Absolute Heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect cottage in the perfect location. We will definitely be back. The views from the house were incredible and the fenced in yard was wonderful for our dogs. The house is clean and exactly as described with a toasty fireplace that we used on a nice cozy, rainy day. Portland, Freeport and Brunswick are all easy drives as well as many, many lobster shacks. We loved Erica's. We strolled the beach and kayaked and enjoyed much needed relaxation. Thank you Robert and Bridget for sharing your little slice of heaven with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome! We love to know we can offer others a place to rest and find peace at our cottage. Thank you!
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Beautiful cottage with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

I hesitatate to give this rating. Not because of any issues but because it was such a wonderful place that I almost don't want other people to discover this gem!

We just stayed for two weeks at the Sunset Cove cottage and what a place! Waterfront on an amazing peninsula looking out over several small islands all the way over to Wolf's Neck Park in Freeport. We brought our SUPs and it was a perfect, calm place to paddle around. Dog-friendly too with the fenced-in yard so our pups were able to join us on vacation. Brunswick is so close by and is a fun town to spend time in. Make sure to go to Wild Oats. Between that store and the natural grocery store, who needs Whole Foods or Trader Joe's?!

Our stay brought utter peace and tranquility; the perfect place to recover from work....have already booked again for next year. I'm (almost) ready to face work again. Almost...!

Thank you Bridget and Rob for sharing your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary. We feel the same way and love to share our cottage with others when we are too busy to use it ourselves but wish we could spend more time there! We appreciate the review. I also love the Vegetable stand for fresh bacon, breads and local veges (along route 123 in Harpswell.) Looking forward to having you back next year! Bridget O'Brian
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Somerville, MA

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at Sunset Cove cottage. We loved it as much as the first time and found even more to explore in the area! The home is comfortable, well equipped, and perfectly located. We enjoyed floating around at mid to high tide, lounging in the yard by the fire pit, dinner with a beautiful view and playing games around the large dining table at night. We walked many trails within a 20 minute drive from the cottage, found quaint shops and lovely seafood lunch stops. Sunset Cove is located only 20 minutes from Brunswick where you can find great restaurants. We happened upon the Broadway Diner on Maine Street - the staff was entertaining and the food low prices and great tasting!

So much to do or do nothing at all, you can't go wrong at Sunset Cove cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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peaceful, relaxing, felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we put our bags down we felt as if we had been on vacation for days. The house is clean and comfy, the fenced in yard is perfect for our dog Nucky, and the view and sunsets were stunning. And on top of that Brunswick is close and fun, lots of good food, and plenty to do nearby.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments that help our other guests! We love our spot by the sea in South Harpswell and glad others can find respite here too.
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Comfortable and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Despite a bit of chilly and rainy early June Maine weather our stay was absolutely delightful! The house was very clean, and well-equipped. We slept in the upstairs bedroom and found it to be comfortable and pleasant. The view from the deck was serene and lovely (amazing sunsets too). We had two dogs with us, so the fenced in yard was a bonus. The steps down to the water were pretty steep, but we had no problem together getting our kayak down. Kayaking around the cove was so peaceful. We liked that the location was private, but also that there was a lot to do that was not so far away - Brunswick (coffee shops, music store, book stores, restaurants), parks and hiking trails, running trail. My husband also enjoyed biking. The owners were great to work with and committed to making our stay the best it could be.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.




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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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