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Ocean at Your Doorstep - Watch Kayakers, Lobster Boats, Seabirds & Playful Seals

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Uniquely positioned just feet from the water's edge, sleeps 2, explore midcoast

We have the perfect location to relax and enjoy the scenic Maine coast. This is a nicely furnished, ground-floor, studio apartment in a two story house. We overlook Hopkins Island and Dingley Cove and the picturesque Maine shorelines beyond. You can launch your kayak from our yard.

Hopkins View has a large, fully-equipped kitchen (including dishwasher) and dining area and a bathroom with a tub and shower. The living room has a couch and a love-seat with views out a picture window. The bedroom which has just three walls (thus we must call this a studio...open on the living room side) has a quality queen-size bed.

You are just feet from the water (really makes us a special location) and can watch the active lobstering, recreational boating, and coastal wildlife. You have use of a BBQ and a small yard for sitting outside or eating at your picnic table. You'll enjoy lovely sunrises and beautiful evening light. We are the perfect spot to launch your kayak or canoe. The islands and coast in our area are perfect for exploring. A small public boat ramp is two blocks away. And we have a deep water mooring; ask about it if interested.

Take a walk into Cundy's Harbor. Buy your fresh lobsters at Watson's General Store and have them in a pot in minutes. (You can walk down to the water and choose yours right out of the holding box.) Cundy's Harbor is a gem! A quaint, active fishing harbor with a small summer restaurant on the wharf, a cute gift shop and little general store.

We are located between the Portland/Casco Bay area to our south and the Midcoast Maine area just to our north. Makes us a perfect location for day trips. Bath, Wiscassett, Boothbay, Camden, Portland, Freeport, etc. etc. Museums, hiking, antiquing, eating, shopping, exploring villages and coastline...and much more.

PLEASE NOTE: We have optional fees for use of our sheets and towels if you would prefer not to bring your own, and we offer post-stay cleaning if you would rather not do the cleaning as described in our Rental Agreement. (Renters are asked to leave Hopkins View as clean as they found it unless they pay the cleaning fee.) During your inquiry, please let us know if you are interested in the linens or cleaning option; if not, we can remove those fees from the Quote.

There is an upstairs apartment that sleeps four and a cottage next door that sleeps six... could be a great setup for a couple families wanting to be near... but not too close. VRBO #s 24127 and 24124. You can see our other VRBO listings by going to the 'Links to More Information - All My Rental Listings' below.

VISITOR REVIEWS - Visit our web site for lots of visitor comments and recommendations and more information and pictures of our three properties. Go to 'Links to More Information - More Views and Description' below in the Owner Information section.

A recent visitor said: 'What a wonderful vacation. Enjoyed the view every day. We made day trips from Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor. There is so much to see. Your place is very comfortable and relaxing. We would definitely recommend staying here in this amazing setting. Thank you so much. (from Florida)
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Owner

Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small collection....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Small collection of movies....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Water is 15 feet away. It's fun to see the tide rise and fall. This area is protected and gets only gentle waves....moreless

  • Village:

    Cindy's Harbor is an active lobstering and fishing village....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We are feet from the water...really a special spot....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Blankets and pillows provided. Sheets and towels can be provide for a $25 fee....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    space for one car....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Public launch area is around the corner. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    20 Mbps...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Very well equipped including lobster pot....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Starter amounts of cooking oil, seasonings, and paper products. Cleaning supplies supplied....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small yard with picnic table and 2 chairs....moreless

Building Type

  • Cottage
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 13 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$115
$660
Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$840
Fall 2017
Sep 2 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$120
$700

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Optional cleaning fee $50
  • Optional sheets/towels $25
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: We have optional fees for use of our sheets and towels if you would prefer not to bring your own, and we offer post-stay cleaning if you would rather not do the cleaning as described in our Rental Agreement. (Renters are asked to leave Osprey's Nest as clean as they found it unless they pay the cleaning fee.) During your inquiry, please let us know if you are interested in the linens or cleaning option; if not, we can remove those fees from the Quote.

Note: Saturday is our normal turnover day. We can accommodate arrivals and departures on other days. Shorter stays Spring & Fall are sometimes possible.


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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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Brunswick
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Auburn (mini golf just 10 mi)
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Brunswick (Portland 40)
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Coastal Route 1
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Wide variety from 1 mile to 30 miles away
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
Reid or Popham State parks/Beaches

Car: Necessary

We have the perfect place to launch your kayak or canoe. Theater and Arts at Bowdoin College, 25 minutes to LL Bean (Freeport), Lots of day-trip opportunities to Kennebunk, Camden, Bath, Wiscasset, Portland and all of Mid-Coast Maine. Explore the rocks. Drive to wonderful nature and scenic walks nearby. Seafood restaurants of all kinds.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Our family has enjoyed welcoming visitors to our lovely spot on the coast of Maine. This has been a family project and we each have had a hand in making Hopkins View a comfortable and welcoming home-away-from-home.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

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Photos

  • Doorway entering from yard and BBQ area. This side faces the water.

    Doorway entering from yard and BBQ area. This side faces the water.

  • We are in a wonderful kayaking area.  Launch from our yard.

    We are in a wonderful kayaking area. Launch from our yard.

  • View in one direction towards Hopkins Island.

    View in one direction towards Hopkins Island.

  • Choosing lobsters at Watson's Store

    Choosing lobsters at Watson's Store

  • Gurnet Fish Market - you pass it on your way in to us. Open year-round.

    Gurnet Fish Market - you pass it on your way in to us. Open year-round.

  • Popham Beach - well worth the 45 minute car ride.  Also consider Reid State Park

    Popham Beach - well worth the 45 minute car ride. Also consider Reid State Park

  • Our yard in the fall.

    Our yard in the fall.

  • Queen sized bed that is wonderfully comfortable.

    Queen sized bed that is wonderfully comfortable.

  • Lobster boat activity right in sight of Hopkins View.

    Lobster boat activity right in sight of Hopkins View.

  • You can launch a kayak or canoe right from our yard in high or medium tide.

    You can launch a kayak or canoe right from our yard in high or medium tide.

  • Watson's General Store - go with the clerk to dock & choose your own lobsters.

    Watson's General Store - go with the clerk to dock & choose your own lobsters.

  • Holbrook Wharf Restaurant in Cundy's Harbor. Ice cream too. BYOB

    Holbrook Wharf Restaurant in Cundy's Harbor. Ice cream too. BYOB

  • Pamaquid Lighthouse, one of the many nice driving destinations.

    Pamaquid Lighthouse, one of the many nice driving destinations.

  • Giant Staircase: one of many great sights as you explore the Harpswell peninsula

    Giant Staircase: one of many great sights as you explore the Harpswell peninsula

VRBO #24126

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 16, 2017

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