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'Camp Card Cove' the Way Life Should Be

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This is 'the way life should be'... Camp Card Cove is a comfortable shingle-style Maine camp/cottage on large private 2 acre lot in Harpswell. Located at the end of a long dead-end gravel driveway, this architecturally designed Maine waterfront camp is yours to enjoy. Its location is peaceful and private on beautiful Card Cove, a protected deep-water anchorage, just a few minutes sail from gorgeous Casco Bay. The entire level lot and over two hundred feet of owned waterfront and private dock are at your disposal. Fish, barbecue, relax and rest as you gaze out on the cove and breathe in the salty fresh air. The fall is the perfect time to spend in Maine, enjoy hikes and day trips without the crowds. Explore the beauty of Mid Coast Maine, including Booth bay Harbor, which is only 45 minutes away. Relax at night with the gas fireplace indoors, or outdoors with our fire pit.

The home features 4 bedrooms ( Master, bedroom one and two and loft )and 3 bathrooms for maximum comfort with minimum hassle, there is a total of 2600 square feet of living space. This is a newer construction home, not a fixer upper, in immaculate condition. We can send additional pictures of Quahog Bay, the grounds or the interior of the cottage if you like, just ask. Why stay at hotel or Inn when you can stay at your own private oceanfront cottage? The home also features a separate 'kids suite' with two sets of bunk beds on the second floor with TV/DVD and separate bathroom. The kids can be close by yet the parents can have their privacy.

The master bedroom opens onto a private second floor balcony with ocean views to Card Cove and Quahog Bay. Sip some wine and watch the sailboats and lobster men from your private porch. There is another bedroom on the second floor, as well as one on the main floor, perfect for guests that find it difficult to maneuver upstairs. A large but cozy living room with gas fireplace and TV as well as a screened in porch and outdoor deck complete the perfect vacation! The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, dishes and glasses. The view from the kitchen is incredible, and most likely you would want to cook at the house, instead of frequenting restaurants!! However, if you choose to eat out the towns of Brunswick and Bath have some very fine restaurants and Portland's Old Port is an easy 35 minute drive.

Boaters take note...there is a mooring and dock available for use with prior arrangements so sail to the home or bring your boat and explore Casco Bay. We also include the use of a small dinghy and two kayaks, a 10.6 foot 'Precision' and a 13.8 foot Old Town 'Loon'. Bring your own if you prefer or make it easy and fun and just use ours!

Imagine sailing on your day-sailor in protected Card Cove . Sail the bay and smell the salt air.

Late summer and Fall are more beautiful than ever. Watch the changing leaves, eat lobster in the cool fall air.

Don't forget to plan ahead for the summer..peak weeks book well ahead of the summer so reserve your week now.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Fall rental inquiries are starting to pick up so reserve early!!! Ask about our multi week discounts. JUST E-MAIL US!

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.

Thank you,

John and Karen

Guest Comments:

We really enjoyed your house and in spite of all the pictures you have on your website there is no way to do justice to such a lovely house. The sunrise over the water and watching all the lobster boats were both beautiful.

Regards, Judy

Keywords: Shingle Style Camp

More Details

Owner
John and Karen
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About John and Karen

Harpswell is amazing....one minute you are at the coast the next you can be dining in Portland, Brunswick or Bath...attending a performance of the Maine State Music Theatre at Bowdoin or at a movie. Its the perfect spot for a summer vacation!

John and Karen purchased this cottage in 2003

Why John and Karen chose Portland & Casco Bay

Central location to Portland and most of the MidCoast!

What makes this cottage unique

Sailing, fishing, birdwatching and relaxing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I were fortunate to be in Maine at your Camp Card Cove residence during this year's heat wave. My children and grandchildren enjoyed swimming off the dock. Being on the ocean gave us the opportunity to see bald eagles, ospreys and seals.



I greatly appreciated that the children had their own suite with plenty of room to play and store their stuff. This vacation was fantastic, fun and I am hoping to be at Camp Card Cove next year.



Sincerely,



Louise
Aug 2013
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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: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • *Pets are not routinely permitted. Prior approval is necessary. Pets must be well trained and well behaved. They must be under the owner’s control at
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Ground floor bathroom is elder safe with grab bars.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Ground floor and upper floor bedrooms., Bunk Beds (2) Two sets of bunk beds in the loft...one mounted top and bottom the other set split up as two singles.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
iron and ironing table on site for you laundering enjoyment!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.964286 based on 29 reviews
5

Absolutely amazing place! Owners , John and Karen were terrific !

  • 5 of 5

Could not have found a more perfect place. The view overlooking the water was breathtaking and the house was extremely comfortable and have everything we could have possibly needed. The owners, Jon and Karen went above and beyond to help make sure we could get our handicap mother in and out of the rental property. We cannot thank them Enough!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy that you and your family were able spend time at Camp Card Cove. Most importantly for us your mom was able to enjoy it as well. It was a pleasure meeting you and your husband. We hope you can return to spend time at the cottage in the future! Warm regards, John and Karen PS Thank you again for the wonderful pastries!!!!!
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Heaven in Harpswell!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent two weeks at Camp Card Cove in Harpswell, ME. We had a wonderful time!! The first week we were joined by another couple who had never visited Maine. They so enjoyed their week there that they are already looking forward to their next trip! The second week my sister, her husband, their daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter arrived and again we had a grand time. Camp Card Cove is beautiful and well stocked with all you need. It has a huge yard which we all enjoyed as well as 4 kayaks and a canoe. The views from the living room, dining area and kitchen were perfect. But my favorite spot was the screened in porch!! Thank you, John and Karen, for an outstanding Maine visit!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed our week's vacation. Great location, quiet, easy access to the water and the entire peninsula. The three islands offered great boating, fishing, crabbing, and sightseeing along the water and inland trails. The house had pretty much everything we wanted in terms of cooking, relaxing, sleeping, enjoying the outdoors and just being together. Karen and John were always available to answer any questions we had and to make sure our stay was enjoyable

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family break

  • 5 of 5

Had a great family stay with plenty of room for 7 of us easily. Nice lay out. Great location. Well kept property. We enjoyed many of the nearby outdoor attractions and food.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful serene cove views!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Camp Card Cove! The house is beautifully designed and has all you need. My husband caught a legal 28" striper this morning! Certainly a highlight of the trip. We ate so much lobster, toasted marshmallows on the outdoor firepit and immensely enjoyed kayaking the cove.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of space, very picturesque and well equipped. The view and water access was awesome.

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of space for the whole family. The pier and dock where very nice. Nice to have the canoe and kayaks to use. Nice to have the screened porch as well as the deck outside. The grill and fire pit were a plus. Plenty of room for all who gather. Large dinning table for family to enjoy meals together.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom thank you Sandy we are glad that you and your family had a good stay. Thank you for the feedback! We are constantly working to upgrade the property and make things even better the next time around. Have a wonderful fall! Warm regards, John and Karen
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Map

Car: recommended

Sailors/Boaters may have use of on site mooring if needed. Please ask for details. Owner must be notified and prior approval obtained.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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Linens (see details) $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice. Rentals run Saturday to Saturday unless otherwise noted. When renting private homes it is important ask questions before reserving. Accepting the rental agreement means you have read and understood the terms and agree to abide by them. If you have special requirements or expectations please ask in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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