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Ocean at your doorstep - kayakers, lobster boats, birds, seals, relaxation

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

We have a no pets policy. Additionally, Osprey's Nest is not appropriate for children.

There is a downstairs apartment that sleeps two 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 23126 and 24124. .

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)

More Details

Owner
Jean Strock
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

About Jean Strock

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.

Jean Strock purchased this house in 2003

Amenities

Cundy's Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ocean at your doorstep - kayakers, lobster boats, birds, seals, relaxation
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
5

Quiet, beautiful inlet views. Perfect for two.

  • 5 of 5

Comfy bed. A cozy place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, cozy, loved looking over the cove

  • 4 of 5

Cottage is well kept and clean. Location ideal for Brunswick, Bath, beaches and points. Just right for two

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and quaint cottage, beautiful sunrise and wonderful view of the harbor.

  • 5 of 5

I'm so pleased my husband and I chose Cundys Harbor for our vacation spot. Hoskins View is where we stayed, the cottage was the perfect size for both of us. The owners have everything you need to make your stay comfortable including all the information in the area, from things to do and see. I definitely recommend this little peace of heaven, for a lay back relaxing holiday. The icing on the cake, was the fresh lobster we bought and cooked for dinner, it was amazing.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful spot with the rest of the world.

Kathy & George from Canada.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, peacefully quiet, semi secluded feeling

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year returning to this rental. This year we stayed two weeks, two glorious, wonderful, relaxing weeks. There is so much to do, Orr's Island, Bailey's Island, so close to Freeport and Portland. Day shopping, tons of great breweries to tour and sample local craft beers (if you're into that!). We took in several lighthouses this year too. There is a beautiful German shorthaired pointer and a beagle from a few houses over that come by to visit and play catch. It's nice to get a dog fix since we miss our four legged friends! For water sports lovers this place rocks! The ocean is literally about 20 steps from the door. The pictures posted don't do it justice, it is so close! We kayaked almost daily! Really cool coves to check out, great boats to see and we saw seals and an eagle on our kayaking adventures! They were stunningly majestic to see swimming and flying in their environment. Every evening we would sit out in the quiet yard with a cocktail and just watch the world go by. I highly recommend this rental, we'll be back in 2018, just haven't picked our dates yet! You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Already missing our spot. It was one of the most relaxing vacations I've ever had !

  • 5 of 5

Hope to return soon

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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4

Nice ,Clean,Great location,Super View,kayaking,Restaurants,& LOBSTER!

  • 4 of 5

We had GOOD neighbors & Superior weather

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Brunswick
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Auburn (mini golf just 10 mi)
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Brunswick (Portland 40)
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Coastal Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Wide variety from 1 mile to 30 miles away
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Reid or Popham State parks/Beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
Watson's Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Holbrook wharf
Nearest Point of Interest
Hopkins Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Block & Tackle Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
actual location
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Optional cleaning fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $150
Optional sheets/towels $25
Tax Rate 9.0%

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.