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Enjoy Your Very Own Idyllic Panoramic View, Lobster Boats, Kayaking, Birds

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Our cottage, Sailor's Rest, sits right on the rocks at the ocean's edge (deep water) with views all around. Watch the active lobstering (almost always a lobster boat in sight), recreational boating, and coastal wildlife including eagles and seals. We are in a wonderful kayaking area! Launching from our yard...please ask about it.

We are right between the Portland/Casco Bay area to the south and the Midcoast Maine area just to our north. Our cottage makes a great home-base for your vacation.

Comfortable beds and furniture throughout. Bright and sunny, with gorgeous sunrises and lovely sunset glow. The first floor has a fully equipped kitchen with cherry cabinets, a generous sized bathroom with stall shower, a living room (windows on three sides), a dining area, and one bedroom with a queen-size bed. The second floor has two interconnected bedrooms, two twin beds in each.

Cundy's Harbor is a quaint, active lobster and fishing harbor that you can drive or walk to. Visit the Holbrook Wharf Restaurant (BYOB) for a summer lunch or dinner, or just ice cream. Visit the cute gift shop and either of the two general stores (Watson's and Holbrook's).

We are centrally located for exploring coastal Maine villages. Day-trip options include Camden, Wiscasset, Bath, Boothbay, Portland, Freeport and LL Bean, beaches and parks. Other choices include the Bowdoin College Music Festival, Maine State Theater, many museums, boat rides, antiquing, walking and hiking trails, etc., etc.

We have OPTIONAL fees for post-stay cleaning and for use of our sheets and towels if you would rather not bring your own. PLEASE let us know if you want those fees removed and we will adjust the quote. Our Rental Agreement states that we expect visitors to leave the cottage as clean as you found it unless you want to pay the Cleaning Fee.

The house/cottage next door has an upstairs and ground floor unit, sleeping two and four... great for a family reunion... privacy for all. See VRBO #24127, 23126 or click on 'Links to more information - All my rental Listings' below.

See many of our VISITOR GUEST BOOK comments by going to the Owner Information section near the end of this VRBO page and link to our web site and 'More Views and Description'.

A recent guest said: 'Waking up so near the water was an extraordinary gift. The stars at night, the seals sunbathing on the rocks, the lobster dinner at Holbrooks, the quiet all made for a sublime retreat.' Another guest said: 'Such a comfortable cottage with so many amenities. The views were so beautiful from the house. We were able to relax and loved exploring the rocks at low tide. We found lots of treasures! Thank you for sharing the house with us. We had a wonderful time and it is sad to leave.'

Note: Saturday is our normal turnover day. We can sometimes accommodate arrivals and departures on other days, especially in the spring or fall.
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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Rental Agreement must be signed by someone 25+ years....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Ask us how the kids can catch crabs among the rocks....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    On first floor....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    On 2nd foor....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    On second floor....moreless

  • Bedroom #1 is on the main floor; the other two are on second floor.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Located on first floor....moreless

  • Stall shower only, no tub.


  • Stereo
  • Television:

    We have an HDMI cable to allow you to connect your PC to the television. ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Limited library of older films....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    You can't be closer to the water! It's really fun to see the tides come and go. Water is generally calm with minimal small waves even in blustery weather....moreless

  • Village:

    Cindy's Harbor - quiet working fishing village....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Blankets & pillows provided. Sheets & towels for a small fee, or bring your own. See the Optional Linens Fee choice within the Quote. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street:

    One car at the door, a second spot across the street....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Public boat launch is around the corner. We may be able to offer a deep water mooring to you. Please ask. NO space for parking RVs, boats, or trailers without prior approval. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bring your own or pay a small fee to have us provide a set for each person....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    20 Mbps...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Generous quantity....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Really well equipped including lobster pot, coffee pot, microwave, etc, etc....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    A few basics like cooking oil, sugar, seasonings, etc.; starter amounts of paper goods, hand soap. Cleaning supplies provided. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small lawn with seating and picnic table....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 6 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall 2017
Sep 2 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning OPTIONAL $60
  • Sheets/towels OPTIONAL $45
  • Tax Rate 9%


OPTIONAL linens service and post-stay Cleaning Service are available for a fee. Before finalizing your reservation and payment, please be in touch if you want us to remove either of these fees.

Note: Saturday is our normal turnover day. We can accommodate arrivals and departures on other days. Less than full week stays can sometime be arranged depending on availability, particularly own spring and fall.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Brunswick, Bath or Cook's Corner
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Brunswick 10 mi (and Portland 40 mi)
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Coastal Route I
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cundy's Harbor, Brunswick, Cook's Corner (1-10mi)
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
Reid and Popham State Parks (kids beach closer)

Car: Necessary

When you have relaxed and enjoyed our views there are lots of day-trip opportunities: Camden, Bath, Wiscasset, Boothbay, Portland, and all of Casco Bay. 25 minutes to L.L. Bean (Freeport). Visit our lovely state parks and beaches (Popham and Reid....well worth the 45 minute ride). Enjoy antiquing, museums, summer fairs, markets and special events including performances at Bowdoin Summer Music Festival and Maine State Theater in Brunswick. A variety of seafood and other restaurants are 5-30 minutes away, many in picturesque locations. Right in Cundy's Harbor you can enjoy our local Holbrook Wharf Restaurant, a gift shop, photography gallery, and two small general stores.

From our windows you can watch the lobstermen, the recreational boaters, the birds and Maine ocean life including seals, eagles, osprey and more.

Other Activities: Fabulous kayaking (launch from our water's edge), canoeing, boating, nature walks.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We love to share this wonderful spot with our visitors. Getting the property ready for rental has been a multi-generational undertaking. We are always interested in suggestions on how we can make our visitors' time in Sailor's Rest even better.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Watching the weather change and the tides come and go is somehow extremely relaxing. But when you are ready to be a tourist there are endless outing possibilities from a day in Boothbay or Camden to a walk on the rocks. The area has all sorts of peninsulas and villages to explore....all with beautiful settings. Be sure to take drives and discover the beauty of our area. Or explore our islands from your kayak.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • View looking east/southeast.

    View looking east/southeast.

  • 2nd floor bedroom 1

    2nd floor bedroom 1

  • Lobster boats moored near us.

    Lobster boats moored near us.

  • Buy lobsters at nearby Watson's General Store. 2/3 mile away.

    Buy lobsters at nearby Watson's General Store. 2/3 mile away.

  • Holbrook Wharf Restaurant. Ice cream too. BYOB

    Holbrook Wharf Restaurant. Ice cream too. BYOB

  • Reid State Park - 45 minute drive and worth it!

    Reid State Park - 45 minute drive and worth it!

  • Crib Bridge - a scenic drive in Harpswell.

    Crib Bridge - a scenic drive in Harpswell.

  • Game table with view looking northeast.

    Game table with view looking northeast.

  • Watching the lobstermen from our cottage.

    Watching the lobstermen from our cottage.

  • Sunrises are amazing.

    Sunrises are amazing.

  • Go to Watson's for lobsters....go onto the dock and choose yours.

    Go to Watson's for lobsters....go onto the dock and choose yours.

  • Seasonal Gift Shop in Cundy's Harbor

    Seasonal Gift Shop in Cundy's Harbor

  • Giant Staircase - part of a scenic drive down Harpswell peninsula.

    Giant Staircase - part of a scenic drive down Harpswell peninsula.

  • Pemaquid Lighthouse, picnic tables, great rocks, 1 hr drive

    Pemaquid Lighthouse, picnic tables, great rocks, 1 hr drive

VRBO #24124

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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