'Cozy' Retreat at the Water's Edge

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View of cottage from Quahog Bay


Last updated: 10/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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!

John and Karen

Keywords: Cottage

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Additional 35$/week/pet required. We will review this on an case by case basis....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Over-sized deep water dock with waterfront landing Dining area/deck with picnic table on oceanfront.(shared with Lofty)...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Hi Speed WiFi Internet Access Basic Cable package...moreless

  • Stereo:

    With Aux MP3 plug in....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Eat inside or on the small deck facing the ocean...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Linens Provided:

    Linens/towels provided for an additional 35$ or just bring your own....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    behind the cottage...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    with advanced notification...moreless

  • Telephone:

    no landline but cell service is adequate (3G)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Including toaster oven and wine glasses....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Faces the ocean and suitable for dinner for two!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Linens $45 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Pet Fee $35 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/13/2016
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24 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Jetport
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Pink Lady
5 Miles
Nearest Train
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.


Owner info

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

Why the Owner Chose Harpswell, ME, USA:
Harpswell is a wonderful place to use as home base and explore the Maine coast from Portland to Boothbay.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Views, dock, kayaks, quiet, that Oh so close to the ocean feel.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian



  • View of cottage from Quahog Bay

    View of cottage from Quahog Bay

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Long views from your private dock

    Long views from your private dock

  • Patio with gas grill

    Patio with gas grill

  • Private Dock with View of Quahog and Casco Bay

    Private Dock with View of Quahog and Casco Bay

  • Floorplan


VRBO #138154

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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