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Enjoy your very own idyllic panoramic view, lobster boats, kayaking, birds

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


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.

More Details

Jean Strock
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 8, 2017

About Jean Strock

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.

Jean Strock purchased this cottage in 2003

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Cundy's Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Located on first floor.
  • Stall shower only, no tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , On first floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , On 2nd foor.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , On second floor.
  • Bedroom #1 is on the main floor; the other two are on second floor.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Enjoy your very own idyllic panoramic view, lobster boats, kayaking, birds
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Simply impressing view. Beautiful and quaint.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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The cottage was very charming and had magnificent views from every window.

  • 4 of 5

This was our first visit to Maine and loved that the cottage was only a few steps from the water.

It was nice that Jean provided you with the extra kitchen items, use of the gas grill, and the book

of places to visit in the area.

My husband and our two sons went with Larry Gusto on the Deborah Ann for a full day of fishing.

This was a great trip for them, and they caught a lot of fish. They brought the fish back to the cottage and

grilled it for dinner and shared some with several neighbors.

Maine is such a beautiful place to visit, and filled with breathtaking views. We hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean well maintained cottage in a great setting. Cottage was exactly as described and we enjoyed a nice relaxing stay. Great spot for watching birds/geese and lobster boats collecting their traps. I would recommend this cottage to anyone interested in a quiet and relaxing small harbor town.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This VRBO has all the conveniences necessary and the best ocean views with quiet, relaxing surroundings. Ten feet from the Atlantic, this cottage is an open plan and is small but offers all necessary accommodations and beautiful views. The drinking water is excellent quality and the beds comfortable. Canada geese, gulls and ducks, an occasional osprey and seals await.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Springfield, IL

Maine at its best!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were delighted with our stay at Sailor's Rest. We were so excited to find this charming little cabin at the end of the road - sitting right at the edge of the water. It was also the perfect rental - all the amenities were there, everything you needed and so comfortable. No matter where you are in the house you can see the water. We loved just sitting and watching the boats come in and out of the cove. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a getaway that is relaxing, peaceful and quintessential Maine.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampshire

Perfect 4th of July week!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely vacation home. From the moment we drove up and saw the house perched at the water's edge It was vacation time! I don't think that I thought of work once. From the moment the sun rose over the water, the slowly changing tide, sea birds, seals, lobster boats and distant passing sailboats created a constantly changing backdrop to our home cooked lobster feasts.

The house was clean and well equipped. You could tell that Sailors Rest is a beloved getaway for the owners. We had a great time exploring and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Brunswick, Bath or Cook's Corner
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Brunswick 10 mi (and Portland 40 mi)
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Coastal Route I
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cundy's Harbor, Brunswick, Cook's Corner (1-10mi)
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Cundy's Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning OPTIONAL $60
Sheets/towels OPTIONAL $45
Tax Rate 9.0%

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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