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An Absolute Maine Classic! Storybook Cottage with Spectacular Ocean Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The perfect setting for your summer vacation on the Maine coast!

Leave the city behind and step into this one-of-a-kind authentic ocean-front cottage. On the inside of this cozy cottage, you’ll fall in love with the painted, wide plank floors, bookshelves, stone fireplace, and original paned windows. On the outside, the sites and sounds of the bold Maine coast, just steps away, will take your breath away. Sit on the porch in one of the Adirondack chairs and watch lobster boats pulling their traps, while sipping your morning cup of coffee. In the evening, witness gorgeous sunsets from the back lawn while enjoying a glass of wine. On a foggy day (you’re bound to have one), we suggest curling up by the fireplace with a good book or taking advantage of modern-day conveniences such as Direct TV, Apple TV, and WiFi.

Located near the quaint fishing village of New Harbor, this cottage is close to restaurants and gift shops, ice-cream parlors, a general store for grocery shopping, a gas station, historic lighthouse, library, and just down the road from one of the most beautiful beaches in Maine. The cottage itself is located on coveted Pemaquid Trail—a paved, yet private lane for walking, biking, and jogging.

The cottage has two bedrooms: The main bedroom has a queen-sized bed, dresser, and closet. The second bedroom has two twin-sized beds and a dresser. The cottage is also equipped with a livingroom sofa that can pull out into a full-sized bed. The eat-in kitchen is on the east side of the cottage, with a bathroom, complete with shower, off the kitchen. Our rental rates included linens and towels (beds will be made up for you). Firewood and consumables (i.e. paper goods. soaps, etc.) are provided as well.

Keywords: Cottage, Ocean, Oceanfront, Maine, Midcoast, New Harbor, Bristol, Pemaquid, Beach, Cabin, Camp, Private, Guest House

More Details

Property Manager
Thomas & Laurie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017

About Thomas & Laurie

Laurie and Thomas, Hosts

Thomas & Laurie purchased this cottage in 2010


New Harbor 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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An Absolute Maine Classic! Storybook Cottage with Spectacular Ocean Views
average rating of 4.769231 based on 52 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I can't think of a better or more relaxing place to spend a vacation. The cottage location is ideal and I loved watching the lobster boats going out each day knowing what I would have for dinner! It's always hard to leave such beauty.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and repeated patronage! Thomas & Laurie, Hosts
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What a beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Laughing Gull cottage. The view is absolutely beautiful, the cabin was classic "Downeast" and the hosts were fantastic. Pemaquid/New Harbor is a magical spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southampton, NY

A peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Laughing Gull Cottage helped me connect with the deep beauty of the Maine coast. The cottage combines a unique sense of place - an original log cabin with a large stone fireplace, cozy kitchen/dining area and covered porch - with modern conveniences such as a built-in iPhone charging station and Apple TV. The owners stopped by early on during my visit to say hello and make sure I had everything I needed. The cottage includes many charming touches -- colorful plates, framed photos of the area, dishes of beach glass and shells from the shore. I woke up every morning to the sound of the surf, opened the back door to smell the sea air, and began my day in quiet contemplation. An absolutely perfect week!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa - thank you so much for your kind words and taking time out of your busy schedule to write this review. We truly enjoyed having you as a guest at the Laughing Gull Cottage. Thomas & Laurie
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Classic Maine Coastal Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing at the Gull for several years and each stay tops the last. The owners, Thomas and Laurie, live across the street and personally see to all their tenants' needs. Eg. we lost power after a thunderstorm and Laurie was right over with candles and Thomas was prepared with not one, but two, generators. The Gull is close to all the amenities we needed; grocery, beach, fishing, kayaking, shopping, ice cream, and the lighthouse within a few miles. The property is very quiet and idyllic. Highly recommend this property which is small, yet cozy. Nice to be connected to Internet and tv.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We very much appreciate your continued patronage year after year. Thomas & Laurie, Hosts
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A classic, indeed!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the Laughing Gull cottage! It is most certainly “an absolute classic” - a vintage rustic cabin, updated for comfort while staying true to its origins, set 10 paces back from the beautiful Maine coastline. We found the cottage to be very well maintained and clean, and quite comfortable. It was a delight to see the beautiful sunsets and also to wake up in the morning to the sounds of the gulls and lobster boats and to fall asleep at night to the sound of the crashing waves. We had fun exploring the peninsula. Favorites included the Craft Coop in New Harbor, the Pemaquid lighthouse, the Salt Bay Heritage trail, Colonial Pemaquid and just wandering about Damariscotta. Thank you Laurie and Tom! We shall return!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful and positive review. We're always delighted when guests enjoy the cottage. We hope to see you soon! Laurie & Thomas
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225 Pemaquid Trail

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time away! Couldn't have asked for more!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much!
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Portland JetPort
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Monhegan Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Pet Fee $75

CANCELLATION POLICY: In the event that Guest wishes to cancel, any Rent or Fees paid to Landlord shall only become refundable if Landlord is able to re-rent Cottage for the Rental Period.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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