Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

An Absolute Classic! Storybook Maine Cottage with Spectacular 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.

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

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About The Owner

Laurie and Thomas, Hosts

The Owner 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

86% Complete
7% Complete
1% Complete
3% Complete
0% Complete
An Absolute Classic! Storybook Maine Cottage with Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 51 reviews

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Teton Creek Resort

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Another Wonderful Stay.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Laughing Gull in September and again in June. It is a wonderful place with the most breathtaking ocean sunsets in the yard. During our last trip we trekked to Acadia, this time we stayed closer to home and enjoyed every minute. The Pemaquid Lighthouse is a favorite, a few minutes from Laughing Gull. You can climb the rocks along the lighthouse and the views from the rocks are just incredible. Pemaquid Beach is one block away and it's a wonderful little spot. Fort William Henry is also down the road and it's another place we love to visit. We ventured to Owl's Head Lighthouse (about an hour drive from Laughing Gull) and it was so worth it. There is a short, beautiful walk from the parking area to the lighthouse and then several steep (easy) steps leading up to the lighthouse. It's a lovely area. We also recommend visiting Round Pound (a few miles away) and the fish ladder restoration in Damariscotta. To see the fish ladder drive through Damariscotta then take a right on 215, it's a couple of miles down the road on the left (the left turn into parking lot is right after the bridge, there is a sign). Just walk behind the large building and you will see the trail/bridge leading to the fish ladder. There is so much wildlife. We loved dining at Savory Maine in Damariscotta, everything is local and they are vegan friendly. Waltz's in Damariscotta also has vegan shakes and smoothies, etc. Most of all we enjoyed our nights and mornings snuggled in at Laughing Gull. The ocean, fireplace and coziness of the cottage make it very hard to leave. Laurie and Thomas are wonderful and welcoming. This is truly a special place and we can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. See you again next year. Thomas & Laurie
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Portland JetPort
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Monhegan Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

New Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Colours of New England
Oct 17 2017 - Nov 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY: In the event that Guest cancels this Lease, any Rent or Fees paid unto Landlord shall only become refundable if Landlord is able to re-rent Cottage for the Rental Period. If Landlord is successful in rental the Cottage for the cancelled Rental Period, Landlord shall then be entitled to withhold a $150 Administrative Fee and return balance to the Guest at the Guests last known address within 30 days from conclusion of the cancelled Rental Period. In the event that Landlord is not able to re-rent the Cottage for cancelled Rental Period, Landlord shall be entitled to retain all payments Guest has made unto Landlord and furthermore, Guest shall be liable for any deficiency arising. Guest agrees to pay such deficiency to Landlord no later than ten (10) from the conclusion of the cancelled Rental Period.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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