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An Absolute Maine Classic! Storybook Cottage with Spectacular Ocean Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + 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. A bathroom, complete with shower, is just off the kitchen. Our rental rates included linens and towels (beds will be made up for you).

Need another close-by cottage for family or friends? Please check out our other vacation rental (across the street from the Laughing Gull Cottage) "The Summer House at Bayberry Cove" (cut and paste into a browser window). WE HAVE MULTIPLE WEEKS AVAILABLE FOR THE SUMMER 2018!

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

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
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Toaster
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • 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 4.785714 based on 56 reviews
Waterford, CT

The real thing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and a true Maine cottage. Cozy, clean, warm, gorgeous views, awesome location. Real enjoyed the cottage and it’s location. Big wind storm and I always felt cozy in it.

I think the best compliment I can give is: I will be back!!!.

PS- yelp not always gives right information on local places so, call before you go to find out if they are open or not.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maine tranquility and beauty

  • 5 of 5

After a 6 week driving trip around New England and Canada the laughing gull was the perfect finale. It is a quaint and cozy cottage surrounded by a beautiful ocean and coastal vantage. The stone fireplace and All the Vintage decor and well equipped kitchen was delightful. This is not a fancy place but I loved every minute here. Quiet. Peace. A place to breathe and renew .... I echo the 5 star reviews

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Laughing Gull by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

The Laughing Gull is a story Book cottage by the sea. The cottage is small but cozy and everything you need is there. No need to bring towels or linen or anything but you and your needs. The kitchen has plenty of supplies and pots and pans. The scenery is gorgeous too. The caretakers are very kind. They make sure you have everything and are close by for any of your needs. The surrounding towns have wonderful restaurants and shopping. There are lighthouses and museums too. Our dog also enjoyed the walks. The fireplace is special on cool evenings!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classic Maine

  • 5 of 5

We've spent a lot of time in Maine in the summer, but this has to be one of the best locations we've experienced. The coast ofJohns Bay is beautiful and Laughing Gull is in a perfect location to experience it. The Bristol area has much to do and spending time here is both relaxing and entertainng. If you want a luxurious cottage, this may not be for you, but the cottage is very comfortable for 2 people (4 max) and has everything you need Our hosts are very accommodating but respect their guests privacy too.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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: July 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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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