Ocean at Your Doorstep - Watch Kayakers, Lobster Boats, Seabirds & Playful Seals(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Uniquely positioned just feet from the water's edge, sleeps 2, explore midcoast
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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Member since: 2003
- On floor 1
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 13 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 2 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $150
- Optional cleaning fee $50
- Optional sheets/towels $25
- Tax Rate 9%
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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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.
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.
- Primary: (978) 464-2051 (Massachusetts, USA)
- Secondary: (508)736-4175
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Doorway entering from yard and BBQ area. This side faces the water.
We are in a wonderful kayaking area. Launch from our yard.
View in one direction towards Hopkins Island.
Choosing lobsters at Watson's Store
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
Our yard in the fall.
Queen sized bed that is wonderfully comfortable.
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.
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
Pamaquid Lighthouse, one of the many nice driving destinations.
Giant Staircase: one of many great sights as you explore the Harpswell peninsula
This listing was first published here in 2003.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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