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Beautiful cottage overlooking Belfast Harbor.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 decks facing harbor,air conditioning,sleeps 6

Enjoy the great Mid-Coast of Maine with all of its greatness, from sailing, lobster, state parks, hiking and quaint towns. Sit and relax and have a wonderful view of Belfast harbor from both decks. This wonderful air-conditioned 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage has been tastefully redesigned and completely furnished by award winning Janis Stone, from Interiors By Janis. The cottage features a wrap around deck on the first level, and a smaller lookout perch from the top deck. We have recently installed air conditioning to provide additional comfort. Take a short walk over the new footbridge to downtown Belfast to shop or enjoy one of the fun-filled events this summer in the lovely and culturally cool town of Belfast. Young's Lobster Pound and Perry's are also a short walk from the cottage. The town of Camden is 18 miles south and Bar Harbor is 58 miles north of Belfast.

The Beauty of Belfast: Belfast is a charming coastal town that represents the best of what a Maine vacation has to offer! The small town has restaurants and shops that make it fun for the whole family. The activities at the waterfront make this a great spot to spend a week or a month. Enjoy plays, concerts, and other cultural activities. Belfast has been called a culturally cool town. There are making working artists in town and they usually have their work on display.

More Details

Property Manager
Dennis Kelleher
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Dennis Kelleher

My wife and I purchased this beautiful home several years ago, and look forward to spending a great deal of our retirement years here. We hope our guests enjoy our home as well as the town of Belfast and the surrounding areas as much as we do!

Dennis and Kerry

Dennis Kelleher purchased this house in 2007

Why Dennis Kelleher chose Belfast

The property is set up nicely for either one couple to enjoy or up to six guests. The large deck, which several Adirondack chairs that face the harbor make it for a very relaxing time. The house has been decorated by award winning interior designer Janis Stone.

What makes this house unique

The house is located near the footbridge, which provides access to the Main Street and the Belfast water front. The short walk over the footbridge provides spectacular views of the harbor. On the west side of the footbridge, the new rail to trail providers walkers, runners, bike riders a peaceful venue to enjoy views of the harbor as well. Belfast is located very close to the towns of Camden, Northport, Lincolnville, Searsport. There is a beautiful maritime museum in Searsport. Moosepoint State Park is a 3 minute drive to the north, and Fort Know and the Penobscot Observatory is a 15 minute drive to the north.

The town has such a quaint feel to it. There are several restaurants to visit, some on the waterfront and a few on Main Street. All very casual and perfect for a couple or families.

We have a good collection of books and movies for our guests to enjoy during their down time.

Guestbook comments from the manager


We enjoyed our stay at the cottage - it is lovely - the weather was beautiful. We left about 9:00 on Sat, and everything was as we found it. A table on the deck would be nice because it would be great to eat breakfast outside - the mornings were just beautiful.

Note from Owner: After Marianna and her family's departure we purchased a nice picnic table for the deck. The table compliments the adirondack chairs that are located on the lower deck.
Aug 2009
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Belfast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor - toilet , shower
  • The 1st floor bathroom is a new addition to the cottage. It was built in 2007 to provide guests with easy access and also houses the stacked washer and dryer unit. The unit is behind a paneled door.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest - 1 queen
    Guest - 2 twin/ single
  • Each of the three bedrooms have been redesigned and furnished by award winning Janis Stone from Interiors by Janis. The second floor bedrooms have easy access to the upper deck overlooking the harbor and views of Penobscot Bay. Enjoy and early morning coffee or tea to take in the fresh breezes or afternoon refreshment!
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
There are two great public golf courses nearby. One located in Searsport, about an 8 minute drive north and one in Northport, about a 10 minutes drive south. Moosehead State Park with great trails, picnic areas and terrific view of Penobscot Bay is about a 7 minute drive north of the cottage.


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Beautiful cottage overlooking Belfast Harbor.
average rating of 4.875 based on 27 reviews

Comfortable Lodging, Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights in September 2018. The house was spotless and well furnished with dining and kitchen utensils. Location is conveniently located about a half mile walk across a footbridge to Belfast, where there are several excellent restaurants. This property was perfect for our visits to Camden and Rockland to the south and Acadia and Bar Harbor to the north. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sam: Kerry and I are thrilled that you enjoyed our Maine house during your recent stay in Belfast. Belfast is one great seaport town that more and more people are discovering. Enjoy the rest of the year and hope to have you back on your next trip. Dennis and Kerry
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Pleasant stay at charming harborside cottage

  • 5 of 5

We (myself, my wife, and 2 kids) enjoyed a wonderful stay at Dennis' cottage overlooking Belfast Harbor. The cottage's location, although near the main road, made for easy access up and down mid-coast Maine. We ranged as far south as Owl's Head and as far north as Bucksport, and were able to enjoy a number of the attractions in the area, including Fort Knox, the Penobscot Narrows Observatory, Belfast Harbor, Camden, Rockport, Rockland, and Birches Point State Park. Also, who can forget being able to walk across the footbridge, which we took advantage of almost daily to enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Dennis and Jim made our stay comfortable and quickly remedied the few issues we faced. Dennis also provided helpful suggestions for area dining venues which we took advantage of (e.g., Camden Deli and great view on 2nd floor deck). The kids didn't want to leave towards the end of the week and we would definitely look forward to returning again!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: H is so nice to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time at our Maine home. Belfast is such a quaint but cool coastal town with so much to offer. The surrounding areas also offer memorable day trips. Kerry and I look forward to having you back. Best Regards, Dennis and Kerry
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  • 5 of 5

Well maintained. Convenient to all amenities. Will come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tobin: We are so glad that you and your wife enjoyed our Maine home. As you know, Belfast is such a terrific place to relax and take in the wonderful sights around the harbor and in town. We are also happy that you had a chance to have a special visit with your family. Dennis and Kerry
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Just perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Kerry and Dennis for a wonderful week at your beautiful Harbor Watch Cottage in Belfast. We absolutely loved the house as well as all the amenities that you provided for us to feel at home from the moment we walked in. All we needed to do was purchase our food at the local market. The beds and pillows were beyond comfortable and there were plenty of towels in each bathroom. The home is beautifully decorated and most was absolutely spotless!!

Loved the small deck upstairs as well as morning coffee on the main deck overlooking the harbor. To top it off, we were able to park the car in the garage when we were not using it.

The walking bridge was amazing to have and less than a minute down the road...No need to drive to town. It was beautifully lit at night. Take a right once over the bridge to access the 2.2 mile town built trail which is paved, flat and hugs the water. Perfect for runners, bikes, walkers and baby carriages too!! To the left off the bridge, you walk through a working shipyard surrounded by boats and yachts to reach all the shops, the diner for breakfast, waterfront restaurants, ice cream, small movie theater and boat rides. Quaint harbor town, lovely people and amazing views. Again, the best part is that it is all accessible by foot from the house.

The house is perfectly located for a day trips to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park,

Camden Harbor, Mount Battie, Penobscot Observatory and Fort Knox. Too many to list

Must eat at Young’s Lobster Pound down the road from the house. We didn’t know ahead of time but the locals bring their own bottles of wine, cheese and crackers, appetizers before eating those delicious lobsters!!! So good it is worth two visits!!

All in all...It was a beautiful home that Kerry and Dennis clearly put much care into. It was a safe area for my older teenagers to have a little independence by walking to town by themselves and enjoying some sibling time together. It was just a perfect week...Just what we needed!! We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Maria: Kerry and I consider it a privilege for guests like yourself and your family to stay at our Maine house! We are so happy that your time in Belfast was memorable and relaxing. We try our best to ensure our home exceeds our guests expectations. We look forward to having you back to our home and to Belfast, one of Maine 's best and coolest small waterfront towns.
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fantastic location, wonderful view and interior both tasteful and user friendly

  • 4 of 5

Rented this property off season in November and December to provide medical services in the Belfast area. Great place to come home and relax after a day of toil--wish I had had more time and better weather to partake of the class A view of the Harbor from upper and lower decks and to make use of the footbridge to easily access all of the restaurants and attractions of Belfast across the Bay---I'm sure during peak season that this, also, would be my choice of homes to rent----close enough to hit all the attractions across the Bay but with no crowds teaming around the premises. Owners very accessible by phone, if needed, and local friends of owner responsive to any needs. Thanks Dennis!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in our cottage!! Belfast is such a terrific coastal town to enjoy and also experience some high quality relaxation. Have a terrific new year and we hope to have you back. Dennis
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all. Great location, beautifully decorated, meticulous attention to detail with everything you could possibly need. We look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jill: Thanks for the kinds words about our home. We are so glad to learn that you and your family had a wonderful stay. Belfast is such a great coastal town, and there is so much to enjoy in the local and surrounding area. We are so privileged to have guests like you! Dennis and Kerry
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Rollies and Three Tides
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Searsport and Northport
Nearest Train
102 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Rollies, Delvinos, Youngs and Three Tides
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Antiquing, golfing, hiking, kayaking, boat and sailing tours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We will provide discounts off the listed rates for extended stays
Unfortunately, we cannot accept pets. There are local facilities that can care for your pets located in the Belfast area.
There are a good deal of activities throughout the year around Belfast. We are happy to rent the cottage on selected weekends during the fall, winter and spring!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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