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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 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 3, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

'Camp Card Cove' the Way Life Should Be
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews
5

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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5

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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4

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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Wellesley, MA
5

Restful week on Cod Cove

  • 5 of 5

Great week weather wise and unfortunately no fish caught. Accommodations and yard were great, plenty of room for our family and dog. Quiet and peaceful location. Grilling and kitchen set up was more than adequate for our needs. Enjoyed many lobster as well. Topped off by a full moonrise sailing charter.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Impressive, Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting Camp Card Cove. We shared the house with our extended family and two dogs. It was perfect for our group. The home is actually bigger than what the pics show. The kitchen was well stocked for the professional chef in the family. We looked for the perfect location to bring our stand up paddle boards, and we found it! Along with the kayaks provided with the rental we enjoyed many excursions around the coves. We even spotted eagles a few times! We hope to come back again. Many Thanks to John and Karen who were always quick to respond to any questions. Aloha

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barbara and family, it was truly a pleasure meeting you and your family. We're so glad that you took the time to leave a review. More importantly we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to teach us how to paddleboard! That was a big treat. We hope you have a wonderful summer and we hope that you consider Camp card Cove again in the future. Warm regards, John and Karen
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Philadelphia, PA
5

Amazing vacation and property

  • 5 of 5

My extended family rented this house and our one concern was having enough room to spread out and not drive eachother crazy :) Boy, did we ever have enough room! The house is laid out in a way that people can definitely have their own space, while being able to eat and relax together in the kitchen/dining room. The dock, kayaks, and rowboat were definite highlights, as well as the firepit. The sunsets were unreal. Also, I can't imagine a more responsive host. I was travelling with a 2 month old (and 1 year old) and some finicky parents and had a few questions leading up to the trip. Every single time I emailed, I received a response back within minutes. I highly recommend this property and these hosts. Karen, thanks for a wonderful stay and the opportunity to create such amazing memories for my family.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Casey Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I know how busy everyone is these days and we understand that taking the time to leave a review isn't always easy. We truly appreciate your feedback. We enjoy knowing what you liked and what we could've done better. Hope you're having a good summer and please let Karen and I know if you ever want to return in the future! 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

Harpswell Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 1 2018 - May 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Linens (see details) $150 + 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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