"The Robin's Nest" is a large, (sleeps 10), comfortable vacation home with all the comforts of home! This rental features 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a large family/TV room and a fireplace in the living room. The Master suite is located on the first floor with private bath and slider onto patio. We're located on the Pemaquid Peninsula 1/2 mile to the pristine white sand beach and just minutes to the famous Pemaquid Lighthouse! Whether you're looking to eat lobster the rustic dockside way, or if you prefer the fine dining experience, (and have the chef do the work for you), you'll find several options to please your palette! Freeport, the home of L.L. Bean and many fine outlet stores is located just an hour south and the cozy harbor of Camden is just an hour drive up the coast! Kayaking on the many waterways in the area is a must do! There are two kayak rental shops close by. Come and experience Maine, "The Way Life Should Be"!
- House2400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
5 bedroom, 2.5 bath house just 1/2 mile to the most beautiful beach in the world
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- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 17, 2018
About Kathleen Gullo
I grew up in this area and have always appreciated the beauty and laid back way of life. My husband is from Pittsburgh, but now claims to be a "Mainer" too! We traveled quite extensively due to his career but always new that we would want to live here year round! We live in the village of Newcastle 10 miles up the peninsula. This property and a little cottage next door came on the market and we thought it would be great to purchase them and use them for family and friends that frequently come extended visits in the summer! They both were in desperate need of TLC! Bob and I figured we could get the small place fixed up and take our time with this one. Life has a way of getting in the way of the best laid plans, so needless to say we just finished this fall! As it turns out, our children are all pretty busy with their lives so the cottages weren't being used liked we had hoped, so, we decided to rent them out when family's not using them! Last summer was the third season of renting the small cottage, but first year on VRBO and this property is new to VRBO this fall! I hope that people will give it a go! I know people like to have reviews, as do I when I travel. Unfortunately, this being it's first season, we have none yet! Come and check us out, I know you'll enjoy the comfort and the beauty of the area!
Kathleen Gullo purchased this House in 2012
Why Kathleen Gullo chose New Harbor
The Pemaquid Peninsula is my favorite little piece of Maine! I grew up on the west side of the Damariscotta River and I love it there too, but this area holds a special place in my heart! It's laid back with no pretense or commercialism! There's plenty to do and if you want action it's not far away, but I could stay down here all summer and be perfectly at peace!
What makes this House unique
I have a dear friend who's a realtor and took me one day with her to put signs up on her listings. When we arrived at this property and went inside I fell in love with the staircase! It's nothing like Tara, just a simple oak staircase with a landing, but it reminded me of my grandmothers house when I was a child! I called my husband and told him to come down and see what I found! I didn't tell him that it had been vacant for four years and that there was a bunch of damage and it had no heat and it needed total cosmetic reconditioning!! Mostly I love the feel of the place! It's very relaxed and has a huge back yard. It's very private even though there are neighbors and best of all,,,,,,,,It's a 1/2 mile to my favorite beach in the world, (and I've been to some amazing beaches all over the world)!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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All the comforts of home
Our family enjoyed the house and the location. Kathleen thought of everything. We had all the comforts of home.
At Robin's Nest you'll feel welcome! We want our guests to feel at home and we've tried to supply the home with everything you'll need to make your vacation a pleasant and happy experience!
Perfect place to stay
This was a wonderful place to stay. The house is large, clean and comfortable. Everything necessary is provided. The location is perfect within the area, close to the beach, lighthouse and some stores. It is most definitely a good choice, and we enjoyed it quite a bit.
This house is very spacious and has plenty of space for bigger families, like ours. The owners thought of every detail, especially in the kitchen. There is a nice sized backyard. It is very close to the beach, but I would hesitate to walk there because it is a moderately busy road with no sidewalks or shoulders. We had no issues with parking. There are no lifeguards at the beach, but there is a nice concession stand, beautiful white soft sand and a gorgeous view. Children 12 and under are free. 13+ are $4/visit, although we used the beach pass the owners had left. Try to go closer to low tide. The owners have plenty of beach toys, sand chairs and boogie boards. We had a nice dinner at the Contented Sole, out on the dock, which the kids loved because they could watch crabs in the low tide below us. The service was great there. We utilized the little town grocery store, C.E. Reilly & Son, and they had everything we needed. Just be aware of their hours, 8 am to 6 pm. So... if you need cream for your coffee, plan accordingly. ;) There is a nice store in the town center called Pemaquid Craft Co-op (and it's not a craft supply store!), This lovely shop sells craft items from local artists and was fun to walk through. We visited the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and that was really great! There are rocks to climb on, so wear appropriate shoes, and there is an art gallery, a little snack bar, gift shop, and a building to watch a movie about the lighthouse. The line to get up into the lighthouse was long and my kids were impatient, so we didn't make it up there. But it's a beautiful photo-op and was a neat place for us to spend a morning. We also spent a day up in the Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park area and that was wonderful! I HIGHLY recommend both--it's quite a drive to get there, at least 2.5 hours with too much time on country/back roads, but it was worth it. There is an island in the harbor that you can walk to on a sand bar at low tide. Water shoes would be perfect for that. The downtown was fabulous--clean, friendly, with so much to see and so many beautiful ocean views. The park was covered in fog the day we went so we didn't get to see much, but online it looks amazing. ;) Our relatives just visited in June and said it's such a cool park to visit. The only complaint I have is not anyone's fault but the weather was gnarly. It was very humid which made it hard to sleep, despite using all the house fans. But I would recommend a visit here!
Great place to stay
We really enjoyed our stay at the Robin’s Nest! It is a great location! We were able to walk to the beach and drive to other great attractions. The house has plenty of space and is very well stocked with supplies you may need. The home was very clean and we greatly appreciated all of the information and brochures that were left for us to view. Thanks for giving us a great place to stay!
Everything we needed!
Perfect location, welcoming house, and had everything we needed for our stay. Kathleen was attentive to any question, and absolutely lovely.
This is a beautiful house, quiet, clean and cozy.
This is a beautiful house, quiet, clean and cozy. We enjoyed our stay very much. We explored the surrounding area, checking out lighthouses, museums, forts and beaches. Don't miss Fort Henry, which is right down the road and has spectacular views of the Main coastline and harbours, or the Pemaquid lighthouse, again with spectacular views and a neat little museum of Maine seafaring and fishing life that is well worth spending some time in. We enjoyed eating outside at the picnic tables in the backyard, and the rec-room upstairs was very attractive and we ended up spending a lot of time relaxing there.
Our one concern was the lack of air-conditioning in the house. You may not need it much in Maine, even in the summer, and frankly, most of us are better capable of surviving without it than we might imagine. But if someone in your party is heat-sensitive, this is something to consider.
I’m so glad that you all enjoyed your stay at our home! The Pemaquid peninsula is truly special with so much beauty and charm!
In Maine we enjoy a mild dry climate in summers, however, there’s usually one or rarely two weeks in summer that are hot and muggy! Being a Mainer myself I don’t tolerate it well! It wouldn’t be cost effective to have AC for such a short spell but we have put floor fans in each bedroom now to go along with the ceiling fans!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It really helps others to find that perfect place for their adventure!
Enjoy the rest of summer!
The Pemaquid Peninsula is a piece of "real Maine", with miles of well maintained hiking trails, the beautiful white sand beach and of course the famous Pemaquid Light House! Take a day trip out to Monhegan Island on board the Hardy Boat. It leaves from New Harbor twice a day! There are some fantastic eateries on the peninsula. Whether you're looking to eat your lobster out on the dock at Shaw's Wharf, or you prefer to have it cracked for you at the Bradley Inn, you'll find a verity of restaurants to please! If you'd like to have a day of outlet shopping, LL Bean is a 50 minute drive south and the Camden Hills are 45 minutes up the coast! Antique shops are everywhere and the finest botanical gardens in the northeast are just 40 minutes in the town of Boothbay. Come explore the magic!