'Schooner Landing' Cottage- Your Peaceful Respite

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Welcome to Schooner Landing! This four bedroom, waterfront home is situated in a sparsely populated, quiet location with a spectacular view of Harpswell Harbor and Casco Bay. The home sits on a cozy lot that overlooks wide panoramic views of Harpswell Harbor, Stover's Cove, the Cribstone Bridge and the famous Cook's Lobster House. From the expansive private deck enjoy the birds, an occasional seal, and other forms of coastal wildlife. On Saturdays in August watch for the sailboat races in the harbor. Celebrate the 4th of July from the perfect location where you can view the fireworks across the harbor from the deck!
The most attractive feature of Schooner Landing is its gentle shoreline. Beach access is via a set of steps that lead to a pebbly waterfront shore, perfect for swimming, walking, exploring, and launching a canoe or kayak. This is probably the most kid friendly beach area in Harpswell. Cottage rental includes the use of two adult and one children's kayak. The large yards in the front and back are well-groomed and conducive to family games and cookouts. The deck in front extends around the entire house. Useful for meals, cocktails, or an evening card game while enjoying the view.
The first floor features a sun filled living room with full height window walls that face the ocean, a cozy open dining area, and fully-equipped kitchen. New for 2015 is a covered porch on the ocean side deck and new flooring on the second floor. The living room has large windows for enjoying the ocean scenes. Also on the first floor is a full bath with jacuzzi tub, washer, and dryer. A small sitting room has a queen-size futon and TV/DVD, perfect for the kids to rest and watch TV after a long day on the coast.
The second floor has four bedrooms. One with two twins and one with a twin trundle. The other two bedrooms have one queen-size bed each and water views. There is also a full bath on the second floor. The paved driveway leads to an attached two-car garage.
Summer activities can include canoing or kayaking, walks on the beach or short trips to sites like Stover's Cove, the Giant Steps, Bailey Island, Dolphin Marina, Bath and Brunswick. Best of all you are only 40 minutes from Portland and 30 minutes to Freeport.
A new wraparound deck gives ample room to relax outdoors regardless of where the sun might be shining. The TV /family room has been remodeled and features a cathedral ceiling and sunken living space. Best of all the old siding is gone in favor of lovely cedar shakes. New fotos are now available. To see all the fotos just click on the link below.

Please e mail with any questions. Reserve your preferred dates now!

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 for your interest.
John and Karen

John and Karen,
Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Schooner
Landing. The house was perfectly suited to our needs. We visited some old
favorite sites and found some new ones. The grandkids loved the ocean and
spent a lot of time down on the beach. I think the lobster stew at the
Dolphin was the best I've eaten. All and all, it was a great week.

I hope we left everything in satisfactory order.
Thank you.

Just wanted to let you know we very much enjoyed our stay. Its a great, peaceful location...... exactly what we all needed.
PS. I've been having some problems with leg cramps while sleeping at night. They miraculously disappeared after my first bowl of Dolphin lobster stew and have not recurred. Apparently, I need to eat fresh Maine sea food on a regular basis. I told my wife we might have to move to Maine if thats what it takes for me to stay cured.

We had a wonderful time in our week at your house. The weather was gorgeous and we loved that because the wind was coming from the right direction, the water in the harbor was very calm. It made for excellent paddling. And the area itself has such a good variety of areas to paddle.
On one trip, we left from the house and paddled all the way up to and under the bridge on Mountain Road. A nice older man up there told us all about the little boat access where you can leave a vehicle parked on the hard-packed sand beach right up to two hours on either side of high tide. It seems the local clam diggers know all about it - there must have been 1/2 dozen trucks parked there that day.
We made our traditional one day trip to Popham Beach. It was sad to see how much erosion had taken place over the winter and the number of scrub pines that died because they're now on the water side of the dunes. But, on the other hand, and we don't know how this happened, the water was warmer than any other summer we've visited Popham in over the last 20-years. We spent quite a bit of time (right at low tide) way out at the surf's edge riding the waves in on boogie boards and crashing the surf. We also found quite a few sand dollars larger than the size of silver dollars. When the rhythm of the waves was at it quietest, if we walked around in about 2 - 3' of water, we could see sand dollars lying right on top of the sand on the ocean floor.
The week went by quickly. Much too quickly. And we were more than happy with the house - its location, the beach, the easy access to our kayaks for paddling in the area, the beautiful views from the front lawn (although we do think that big tree in the middle needs to go), the size of the house and number of bedrooms which easily accommodated our adult children. Even Bean, our Maine Coon cat, loved the house.
Thank you for everything. And we hope to be contacting you later this year about reservations for next summer.
P.S. Thanks for providing such good tasting blackberries. We made waffles for breakfast almost every morning and each morning, my niece would pick a big bowl of them and we'd stir them into our waffle batter.

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    This is the perfect waterfront home for small children given the gentle forgiving water frontage....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Additional pet surcharge of $75/pet/week.Additional pets $25/week....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Mooring use available for additional fee and only with prior arrangements. NO dock available. Use of 2 kayaks included....moreless


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

    IPOD/AUX compatible....moreless

  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Pebbly beach perfect for kids/pets to and easy to swim and play! Beach is wide ay low tide and great for playing, digging and running. Includes use of kayaks!...moreless

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    propane woodstove...moreless

  • Garage
  • Heating:

    Full central heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi onsite!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens/towels provided for an additional $75 or just bring your own!...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    outdoor firepit provided and indoor propane woodstove....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric oven and propane fireplace....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 4.9
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 - Nov 29, 2016
3 night min stay

May 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay

Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Linens $90 + tax
  • Pet Fee $75 + 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: 10/18/2016
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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

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: This is me! Actually us...we hope you enjoy your vacation...let us know if we can help.

Why the Owner Chose Harpswell, ME, USA:
Incredible shorefront and views, our kids love it!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Swimming, playing on the beach and fireworks on the 4th of July!

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Foyer


  • Full Kitchen

    Full Kitchen

  • Side deck view to Harpswell Sound

    Side deck view to Harpswell Sound

  • Porch and swing

    Porch and swing

  • Living room facing Ocean

    Living room facing Ocean

  • Open dining room

    Open dining room

  • bedroom 1 with 2 twins and bunk beds

    bedroom 1 with 2 twins and bunk beds

  • View from the wraparound deck

    View from the wraparound deck

  • Upstairs Hall

    Upstairs Hall

  • Bedroom 4 with queen bed and comfy chair, faces ocean

    Bedroom 4 with queen bed and comfy chair, faces ocean

  • Entry Foyer

    Entry Foyer

  • Kitchen from Foyer

    Kitchen from Foyer

  • Cottage from about 100 feet offshore

    Cottage from about 100 feet offshore

  • Front covered porch (faces Harpswell Sound)

    Front covered porch (faces Harpswell Sound)

  • Living Room with wraparound ocean views

    Living Room with wraparound ocean views

  • Bedroom two with queen futon

    Bedroom two with queen futon

  • Upstairs Full Bath

    Upstairs Full Bath

  • Bedroom 3 faces Ocean with queen bed

    Bedroom 3 faces Ocean with queen bed

  • Bedroom 4 another view

    Bedroom 4 another view

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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