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'Cozy' Retreat at the Water's Edge

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Harpswell Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This is your Maine getaway, the one you have been searching for! Perfect for the couple who want to experience the coast of Maine from the water's edge and not a cramped hotel room. The cottage sits on a large lot with its larger 2 bedroom sister cottage 'Lofty' (VRBO# 165589) about 200 feet away. Rent one or if you prefer rent both and have the grounds and dock all to yourself...sort of your own family vacation compound.

Just a few steps outside the cottage and down a gently sloping path is A HUGE DEEP WATER dock (not tidal) with large deck/landing and open ocean views. The dock is shared with Lofty Cottage. The is the BEST part of the cottage and a lot of fun. There is a nice picnic table on the landing so you can enjoy a quiet meal and gaze at the beautiful views. The dock is shared with Lofty (VRBO 165589). Kayak and or swim and enjoy your fresh Maine lobster on your own dock! (Kayaks are not provided) Kids and adults alike will enjoy pulling up the lobster trap and seeing what sea treasures are inside.

Water views from every room. Located on a dead end gravel road typical of Harpswell, a mix of local color, cottages and fisherman. This cute one bedroom cottage is perfect for relaxing on the ocean and enjoying the outdoors. Private yet only minutes from downtown Brunswick including Bowdoin College, the Maine State Music Theater, restaurants and shops. Fully renovated in 2007 this cottage features a knotty pine interior, new appliances and a full bath with large shower.

The cottage has a comfy knotty pine living room with cathedral ceiling that opens into a small deck just feet from the waters edge. Enjoy your morning coffee or evening drink as you watch the ospreys dive and the seals swim. The living room has a small color TV with DVD player for leisure time as well as mini stereo with mp3 player plug in capability. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessities including a big lobster pot.

Kayak to Little Snow island or interior Quahog Bay (see link below for more information on the island). This is a very neat kayak trip. (Kayaks not provided, bring your own or rent at nearby facilities)

If you like hikes and are looking for a wonderful one, Karen and I recommend Morse Mountain Preserve owned by Bates College in Phippsburg.. It's a 4 mile loop that leads to Seawall Beach, the views are incredible and the hike is doable even with kids. For more information see the link below.

Attention Boaters....there is a mooring available that will handle up to a 30' boat, if you need to arrive by boat or moor at the house for the week. We are getting many inquiries from sailors who want to arrive by boat. The mooring and dock are available with prior arrangements and a small additional fee for use of the mooring.

Cozy is the perfect place for a quiet retreat. Compared to a hotel this is a wonderful value and a great way to experience the coast of Maine. To get a bird's eye view use google earth. Just click on the 'See All My Rental Listings'. Please e mail us with any specific questions about any of our listings.

Renting a private home is different than staying at a hotel. It is important to ask questions before you reserve and to have realistic expectations. We have done our best to describe our properties, however, guest expectations vary. If you have special requests or needs please ask before you reserve. We want to avoid renter's remorse or the old "this was not what I thought it was going to be like". In most cases guests never asked any questions!!!! Refunds at the time of check in are not permitted.

PS. Ask about our long term rentals...maybe stay the summer!

Thanks

John and Karen

Keywords: Cottage

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
John and Karen
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2016
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About John and Karen

Cozy is a comfy spot to rest and enjoy the Maine coast.

Why John and Karen chose Portland & Casco Bay

Harpswell is a wonderful place to use as home base and explore the Maine coast from Portland to Boothbay.

What makes this cottage unique

Views, dock, kayaks, quiet, that Oh so close to the ocean feel.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

'Cozy' Retreat at the Water's Edge
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews
5

Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, quiet and beautiful. Wonderful place and owners very responsive and polite. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chelsea, Vermont
5

Very sweet spot

  • 5 of 5

Cozy Cottage is located near a plethora of wonderful things to do, like paddling, walking on the beach, shopping in vibrant Brunswick, and eating at dozens of interesting restaurants. The cottage itself is simple and clean and has a lovely view out over the water. It had everything two people could possibly need! There are many interesting little coves to explore in your boat right outside the door!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice in October

  • 4 of 5

Spectacular property : beautiful setting, quiet, clean cabin, and the little heater worked great! Bring your own pillow.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norwich, NY
5

Fantastic little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time spent at Cozy Cottage, views are breath taking from morning to evening, enjoyed the dock which was very acessible from cottage. Enjoyed exploring more of the Harpswell area and located some fantastic seafood places such as Erica's and cannot forget The Vegetable Corner for their great daily soups and butcher counter. Cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, the only suggestion would make is adding some shelving in kitchen in place of large mirror as storage space was very limited, as I had to use small table for that purpose plus as a work area when preparing a meal. Overall love the cottage and all it had to offer, thank you John and Karen for sharing your little gem.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Message received on storage space and more functionality in the kitchen! We are looking at several options and layouts for food storage and cooking space this Fall. We hope you and your family can see and enjoy them next year. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you next year! Warm regards John and Karen
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5

A little piece of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at a scenic place! Very clean and comfortable, with nice amenities! The bed is wicked comfy! This is my second stay here and I was very pleased!! We would recommend Cozy cottage to everyone that wants a quiet , peaceful stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ohio
5

Fantastic view and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin of John and Karen's is fantastic. The view alone from both the cabin and the dock is amazing, but they have also tried to make this cozy cabin as comfortable as possible for you. The cabin is located about 30 to 50 minutes from Portland, Freeport, Brunswick, Bath, and the southern ends of Maine routes 24 and 123* (both have amazing food and views; *-end of 123 being Erica's Seafood and the Dolphin Marina); this gives you easy access to shopping and sight seeing. My wife and I had a really great time and hope to make it back to Maine at another one of John and Karen's properties, or even this one again

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Pink Lady
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Downeaster (Brunswick)
Car: recommended

The Town of Harpswell, located on Casco Bay, Is a short scenic ride from Portland, Freeport, Bath and Boothbay Maine. Harpswell is the unspoiled coastal community that is accessible by way of the beautiful Bowdoin College town of Brunswick. Harpswell is a unique coastal community which recently celebrated its 250th birthday. For over 100 years Harpswell has been a mecca for vacationers seeking a saltwater environment, a serene way of life, and an abundance of natural beauty. Its 216 miles of coastline consists of Harpswell Neck, the three large islands of

Sebascodegan (Great Island), Orr’s, and Bailey, which are connected by bridges, the most notable being The Cribstone Bridge, and a scattering of over 200 smaller islands accessible only by boat. With some of the few remaining working harbors on the Maine coast, it offers an authenticity of which we are proud.

Harpswell has it all! Light houses, Ocean views, walking trails, beaches, Historical sites, working lobster harbors and marinas all here in the Mid Coast Maine region.

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Rates & Availability

Harpswell Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Linens $45 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice. Rentals run Saturday to Saturday unless otherwise noted. Please ask questions before reserving. Accepting the rental agreement means you have read and understood the terms and agreed to abide by them. If you have special requirements or expectations please ask in advance. We cannot take responsibility for unreasonable guest expectations or assumptions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Harpswell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Over-sized deep water dock with waterfront landing Dining area/deck with picnic table on oceanfront.(shared with Lofty)

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