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'Lofty' Waterfront Camp 'The Best Kept Secret in Harpswell!'

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

'Lofty' is a two+ bedroom waterfront Maine cottage with second floor loft (hence the name). Don't stay in an old musty cottage! Treat yourself to a newly and fully renovated camp that is ready for your next Maine vacation. 'Lofty' is located on a private, quiet,dead-end gravel road that lends itself to peaceful respites.

'Lofty' is the larger of a pair of cute cottages, the smaller of which was renovated in 2007 and is listed as VRBO #138154 or 'Cozy Oceanfront Cottage'. The twin cottage setup is ideal for larger family gatherings or groups who may wish to rent both for ultimate comfort and privacy. Perfect for occasions where one may prefer to have separate sleeping arrangements. Guests who rent both cottages will receive a substantial savings on the rental rates. Alternatively, they may be rented individually and still have lots of privacy as the lot size is large. Use of two sea kayaks is included with Lofty (exclusively)

'Lofty' is comfortable and easily accessible from Brunswick and Portland and features two private bedrooms with queen size beds as well as a loft space that will has two twin beds. One bedroom will have wide views of Quahog Bay. Kids will love sleeping in the loft, playing games and watching the boats and birds from the large windows. Full kitchen and open living design are the hallmarks of this cottage. Knotty pine interior and cathedral ceilings in the family/living room space make for a light open feeling. The floor plan is open with a kitchen living room space that flows onto a full size deck just feet from the waters edge. Large panoramic windows lend to an open feeling that extends the indoors out. Beautiful views from the kitchen and living area. Watch the ocean and sailboats from the deck or the warmth of the living room as you sit by the glow of the gas woodstove.

The huge over-sized dock and float with outdoor deck on the water's edge is a big attraction.The pier is probably one of the largest non-commercial structures on Quahog Bay. The rental of the home includes use of two kayaks during your stay. Boaters may be interested in renting the mooring for the week and arriving by boat.

Updated fotos of the interior and grounds are available in the links below.

Oh, by the way, 'Lofty' will be handicap accessible. A gentle ramp leads to a wide 36 inch door and open hallway and floor plan. The camp will be suitable for wheelchair bound or gait impaired guests. Please e-m ail with any specific questions.

We do rent into November so reserve your Fall Maine vacation soon!Can't afford a real relaxing vacation? I don't think so....e mail us now for more information on our Fall specials!

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.

Testimonials:

Hey John and Karen,

Had a great time. One of our best vacations EVER ! Everything was A-one.

Very busy , but lots to say , will talk more later.

You guys are the greatest, thanks for all the hard work!!

Special shout out to Gary, I understand along with you guys he put his heart and soul into this project.

The Berniers are extremely nice people, a lot of fun, the best! Daryl was cool too.

The house was absolutely beautiful. It was like seaside camping in Bar Harbor the way it

made you feel so close to the sea and outdoors.

see ya , MJ ,CJ and Luke

Thanks for your interest!

John and Karen

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More Details

Owner
John and Karen
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About John and Karen

This is me!We hope you enjoy your stay!

John and Karen purchased this cottage in 2003

Why John and Karen chose Portland & Casco Bay

Since we moved to Brunswick, Maine in 2000 we fell in love with Harpswell. Visit the many scenic locations just minutes away ...the Cribstone Bridge, Cooks Lobster House, The Giant Steps, Cedar Beach, Estes, Pott's Harbor, Snow Island...the list goes on and on.

What makes this cottage unique

Perfect restful Maine cottage. Comfy sleeping, quiet peaceful mornings and relaxing days.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks guys! We really enjoyed our stay! Everything was great with the cottage. We picked up boiled lobsters from Erica's two nights and had dinner in the cottage then. We were basically out and exploring the rest of the time.



I think we enjoyed all the seafood we ate the best, but I think I'm lobstered out for a while!



Yes, pls send me a VRBO link and I'll try to write a review...it will be positive!



Thanks for everything!



Bob
Oct 2013
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Amenities

Harpswell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) One in master bedroom one in second bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two in loft, Baby Cribs (1) porta-crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Mooring available for an additional fee (prior arrangements need to be made).

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

'Lofty' Waterfront Camp 'The Best Kept Secret in Harpswell!'
average rating of 4.864865 based on 39 reviews
5

Beautiful Cabin: relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved the whole trip! My boyfriend and I rented this with another couple and it was perfect for a vacation getaway. We had a bonfire the first night, hiked and explored the nearby towns the second day, and went to popham state park the third day. It was rainy the majority of the trip but we did manage to get some kayaking and hiking in! The property was beautiful and impeccably clean. We all agreed that we would rent there again!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Perfect family vacation location!

  • 5 of 5

Early in the season (mid April), but Harpswell and the surrounding communities were beautiful. This cottage is the perfect place to get away and reconnect with your family for some quality time. Lots of outdoor activities, hiking, great food, and picturesque views.

The cottage itself was everything we hoped it would be! The kids loved the upstairs loft area, and walking down to the dock to watch the ducks and boats meander by. My wife and I loved the fully-stocked kitchen, which let us try our hand at boiling lobsters for the first time ever! Everything we could have needed was right at our fingertips - couldn't have asked for a better setting for our family vacation. Thank you so much for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Amazing views. Nice space, specially the back deck.

  • 4 of 5

Love it. Was a good place for our family. Pretty nice view of sunset from our bedroom deck. Owners were quick in answering our questions.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

Lofty was the perfect place for our family to gather for Thanksgiving; the interior space provide a picturesque backdrop for our dinner. Upon entering Lofty we were welcomed by the sweet smell of pine. In the main living area light poured from a wall of windows framed spectacular views of the water and shoreline. The entire home is well- thought- out and comfortable. Guests need only to relax and enjoy this special place.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely spot.

  • 4 of 5

The house is well equipped. The owners are very responsible in their communications. The location is really pretty. We woke every morning to watch the sunrise over the water.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Like so many others, I arrived at Lofty stressed and wrung out. What a perfect antidote! From the ease of communicating with John and Karen prior to my arrival to waking up my first morning with coffee on the deck watching an eagle survey the water below, my stay couldn't have been more peaceful and rejuvenating. Loved visiting Bath for Bath Heritage Days, Bowdoin College and the Peary-MacMillian Arctic Museum, quaint breakfast and lunch spots, hiking trails with great photography opportunities.

Lofty itself was very clean and a beautiful location. The description and reviews are spot on. The kayaks were perfect for adventuring out thru islands and traps. Felt like a local as the neighbors waved to me from their docks as I paddled past. Whether I wanted to have a day of adventure or a peaceful day on the dock or combination of, Lofty delivered. Thank you John and Karen!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Mooring is available at an additional fee, prior reservation is needed.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
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
Peak
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,725
 
 
June 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,525
 
 
Peak
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
September-November
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,075
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$1,075
 

Additional information about rental rates

Linens $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $60 + 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. Rentals run Saturday to Saturday unless otherwise noted. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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