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Quaint Guest Cottage Overlooking Potts Harbor

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Leave the stresses of everyday life behind and enjoy a relaxing vacation along the beautiful Maine coast, where the slogan 'The way life should be' holds true.

This hidden treasure located at the end of a peninsula, offers views of scenic harbors and spectacular sunsets. Wake to the sound of passing lobster boats, sip beverages on the deck overlooking the shore, and enjoy the fresh, cool summer breezes.

This 625 square foot guest cottage is located on the lower level of a family home. It is totally self-contained and has private entrances. The original structure was an addition to this charming 1927 summer home about 50 years ago and recently has been refurbished to include all the modern conveniences.

This cozy get away is economically priced and affords all the luxuries of a private rental. Comfortably sleeping 2 adults, a second all-purpose room contains a convertible couch for children or overnight guests, a full kitchen and dining section, and a living area with spectacular views.

Whether you are interested in dabbling in Maine's history, visiting lighthouses, taking excursions, or just enjoying the shore and eating lobster, this is the place for you. So sit back, relax, and remember days gone by, when life was simpler and vacations were a time for relaxation and renewal.

Keywords: Cottage

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About The Owner

As a child this beautiful Maine home was owned by my grandparents. Grandpa built a separate unit, which is now what we refer to as our bungalow, so that all of his grandchildren and their families could enjoy the vacation home and he and Grandma could still keep their sanity! Growing up in this house made it a part of me, the sights and smells of the ocean, and the memories attached to them. So, in 2008, when the second generation needed to sell it, my husband and I bought it in order to maintain the family traditions.

The grandchildren are all grown now, some with grandchildren of their own but the traditions will carry on. We hope you can make some memories too, and enjoy this beautiful spot just as we do.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2008

What makes this cottage unique

You can have as much privacy as you want or you can visit with the others who are living in the main house or renting the other guest cottage.


Harpswell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full size futon with mattress in separate room, so could be used as a second bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Quaint Guest Cottage Overlooking Potts Harbor
average rating of 4.901961 based on 51 reviews

Amazing location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this little cottage during Bowdoin College's graduation week, and it was just perfect for us. It reminded us of being on a little ship, and the views from the small living room enhanced that feeling with views out to the water. There's a beautiful sitting area outside, and the gardens were gorgeous. Such a cute, darling place. During my daughter's 4 years at Bowdoin we've rented a lot of VRBO's on the outerbanks, and this one was one of the best! ( However, If you're super tall people, the small cottage has low ceilings, but for us it was perfect.) It was especially nice to have a well equipped kitchen. Ms. Margaret the owner, couldn't have been sweeter too. This little cottage made graduation week even better! A stone's throw is a small land trust trail that leads out to the very end of this spit of land, so fantastic to see the tides come in and out. Thank you Ms. Margaret, it was a great stay, and we were "almost" sorry to leave, but we were heading out to Hawaii, so that took the sting out of leaving your wonderful little piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning location, some cleanliness improvements needed

  • 4 of 5

The location of the cottage is absolutely perfect! Right at the ocean, the view is stunning at every time of the day. Inside the cottage is a little bit smaller/narrower than I expected from the images, but everything is just as described. Tall people be careful, the ceilings are low and the doors sometimes quite narrow. The kitchen has all essentials, nothing fancy, but a functional coffee machine. The bedroom is designed extremely lovely and the storage area is perfect. Addionally, we used the second room as a bedroom, most gorgeous view on the bay you'd image when you wake up in the morning. The bathroom is very narrow and would profit from some renovations (especially in the shower). The only real downside is the cleanliness: the first impression was good, but upon closer looks there were multiple areas that weren't cleaned in a while. There were bredcrumbs on the cutting board and toaster oven when we arrived, spider webs in the corners, a foreign brush left on the couch, short and long black hair in the corners and on the futon mattress, and so on...

Other than minor gripes and grimes, a clean apartment would make for a perfect get away.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Parents Weekend @ Bowdoin stay

  • 5 of 5

my family and I had a LOVELY stay at the cottage. Margaret was amazing in showing us the cottage and explaining everything to us. She made excellent suggestions about places to eat and places to visit. It was a bad weekend weather wise so the cottage made it very easy to stay indoors and just hang out as a family. We would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on the water.

  • 3 of 5

This was an affordable place to spend the weekend on the water in Maine.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint cottage with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took a mini vacation and stayed here. The owner and her daughter were terrific about communicating throughout booking and arrival. Cottage is quaint and very clean! It sits right on the harbor edge, spent mornings on the sea wall drinking coffee😊򒠠Had a great time and relaxing! Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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30 year engagement anniversary trip back to Casco Bay

  • 5 of 5

What a great spot for a couples gettaway! The cottage is very unique and homey. Waking up to watch the fishing boats out the front window is awesome. Margaret is a gem. We ate lobstah every night!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Harpswell Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
spring 2018
May 19 2018 - Jun 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 17 2018 - Sep 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 16 2018 - Oct 20 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 7.0%

Check in 4 pm
Check out 10:30 am
Initial deposit of $50 is non refundable
$35 charge for checks returned for insufficient funds

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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