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'Cozy' Retreat at the Water's Edge

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 and further updated 2017 this cottage features a knotty pine interior, new appliances and a full bath with large shower. In response to guest feedback we have added additional kitchen storage and work space. The bedroom was also redecorated!

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

More Details

Owner
John and Karen
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

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.

Amenities

Harpswell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
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)

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews
5

A ittle cozy place and a great time.

  • 5 of 5

The "cozy" cottage by the bay was perfect for relaxing and exploring the area. We enjoyed the dock, fishing, kayaking and unwinding. Very clean comfy and just what we needed. The owners were helpful and respond quickly. This is a nice area for hiking with many trails and areas to explore. We will dream about waking to the water in the cozy cottage by the bay.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nancy! We hope you can return in the future!!!!! We made some updates to the decor, master bedroom and kitchen....we hope you can see them. Have a great summer Warm regards John and Karen
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5

Comfortable & Attractive Cottage In A Spectacular Location

  • 5 of 5

The moment we pulled up to the cottage, we knew that we had found a place that we were going to love. The cottage is well appointed and a perfect getaway. Whether you're in the comfortable living room or on the deck, it's a great spot for watching seals, waterfowl and lobster boats pulling traps. If the deck was any closer to the water, you might get splashed at high tide.

While situated in a peaceful and private location, you are only a short car ride to great local restaurants and to interesting shops in the pretty college town of Brunswick.

We were there in mid-June and enjoyed great weather and colorful sunsets over the bay. The congenial owners have done a marvelous job with the property and are driven to make sure that your stay is perfect.

That we've already made a reservation to return this Fall probably says it all.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic trip! House was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our vacation to Maine. Would highly recommend "Cozy".

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful quiet getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Cozy! It was a perfect size for two, and had everything we needed during our trip. It was a great location for many fun day trips, and was so quiet and relaxing- just what we were looking for!

FYI- I recommend bringing your own pillows and linens if you are driving here. Provided linens were well used/musty and blankets needed to be laundered. Also, check-out time is 10:00 a.m (we had a hard time finding this posted anywhere in the cabin or online).

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Becki We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We are so sorry that the linens were musty. They are laundered by our cleaning team after each use but sometimes get musty from storage. We would have been happy to replace them immediately if you had let us know! In any case you were absolutely right about the check it time. We had omitted that information from the checkout info on hospitality manager. Thank you for letting us know. We have corrected that. We hope you have a wonderful summer. Warm regards John and Karen
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5

Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Adorable cottage equipped with everything you need. It was very cold during our stay, and the compact heater warmed us on the coldest night. The view from the deck is perfection. Friendly neighbors are nearby, and made us feel welcome. We hope to return for another stay soon!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Neat Little Cottage !

  • 4 of 5

Very neat and clean cottage with all we needed for a short stay in Maine to learn our way around. We were gone during the days, but returned to our cute cottage to cook a dinner and watch some local news, shower and sleep. There was a lovely view of the New Meadows River, with birds and boats passing to entertain us. We were thrilled to see a working lobster boat drop traps, then return within yards of the shore in front of us to haul them out and re-set some. Mattress on the bed could have been firmer (my husband is 6'2" and 225lbs), but we managed to sleep well. Karen and John responded quickly to our comments and questions which is a big plus to have them so attentive and caring. We do recommend this place for singles and couples wanting a quiet stay with authentic Maine feel.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Peak
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$895
 

Additional information about rental rates

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