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Water Front Cottage: Spectacular Views! Charming cottage, Private Location

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Welcome to Talbot Way Cottage! Beautiful water views from every room, wood floors, open-beam ceilings, huge fireplace, wrap-around deck. This house is intimate and romantic while the views on all sides bring in the outdoors and give it an expansive feel. The view looks across the harbor to a state park with woods and meadows. You can watch sailboats and fishing vessels as the tide comes and goes. The sunrise sparkles on the water and the sunsets turn it a deep pink. This private view is constantly changing and is so relaxing to watch! The cottage has a dishwasher, in-sink disposal, ice maker, washer and dryer. There are two new televisions, cable, 2 DVD players, book and movie library, board games, and free WI-FI. Seasoned firewood is provided. There is no hotel in the area with accommodations like this! Enjoy the excellent snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the area. Lobster is available year round.

We provide kayaks, bikes and snow shoes. We can help you arrange your touring activities. The area provides infinite possibilities for the nature lover, boater, historian, art lover, birdwatcher, stargazer, golfer or shopper. We can help you arrange lighthouse trips, eco-tours, lobster bakes on islands, whale-watching, kayaking, rafting, farm visits, museum trips, windjammer cruises, drives to the mountains, berry or apple picking, skeet shooting, archery, hiking and catered meals at the cottage. You can walk to a dock-side lobster and clam restaurant.

There is something to do every season, lots of different kinds of restaurants and shopping. This cottage is 5 minutes from the famous LL Bean store (open 24 hours) and surrounding outlets and art galleries. We also live nearby and one of us is usually in the area so you can be sure to be well accommodated. We can help with rental car arrangements, trip planning, provisioning ahead of time (just email your shopping list) and anything else you might need. Our cottage is our favorite place in the world and we want it to be your's too!

Keywords: House, Oceanfront, Fireplace

More Details

Susan Murphy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Susan Murphy

Family-owned and operated. Four generations of our family have spent vacations here. We want your family to enjoy it too!

Susan Murphy purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Susan Murphy chose Freeport

Water front access and very private with incredible views, but 5 minutes from downtown Freeport and 15 minutes from Portland. The best of both worlds!

What makes this cottage unique

Local proprietor always available for questions and help!


Freeport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Includes kayaks, life jackets, paddles, bicycles, snowshoes, deep water mooring.


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Water Front Cottage: Spectacular Views! Charming cottage, Private Location
average rating of 4.7818184 based on 55 reviews
Boston, MA


  • 5 of 5

Pure magic. This house has real soul. Even if the temperatures weren't well below freezing, we still wouldn't have felt the need to leave the house. The views from every window were absolutely stunning, and the fireplace made for the coziest holiday season we've had in years. The LL Bean stores are just a quick drive down the road, and Portland a short drive away as well. We made our way out tubing at Seacoast Adventures but even with so much to do nearby, our favorite memories were in the house itself. Seeing a bad eagle out the window was a highlight. The house is very warm and comfortable and has everything you need. The neighbors are very nearby but the property felt very private. We would highly recommend it to anyone. Our friends and family who saw pictures of our stay said that it looked like a fairy-tale. The owner is very responsive and so welcoming, with lots of helpful tips for things to do in the area. We hope to come back again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and cozy, with great views.

  • 5 of 5

My whole family met here, from all parts of the world, to celebrate my daughter's wedding. It was so comfortable and convenient. The views were spectacular, and my children enjoyed hiking, kayaking and biking.

The location was private, but still near everything. Beds, sofas were super comfortable and the house was immaculate. Big deck, with water views from all windows. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying at this cottage on the ocean for a work retreat and it is perfect! Ideal location, adorable rooms, plenty of space and owners are very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful, cozy home.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were lucky enough to spend Easter weekend at this lovely home. We enjoyed it so much that as soon as we left, we booked it for Thanksgiving as well! It is a wonderful, cozy home to return to after a day of shopping in town, or hiking at Wolfe's Neck, both of which are within minutes of the property. Some of our favorite features of this home are the beautiful view, the quality linens, the hot hot showers, and the friendly owner.

Thank you for another lovely stay. We hope we will be able to return soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Women's Retreat

  • 4 of 5

This vacation home has a great view of the water. It would be nice if there were two full size beds instead of twin beds in the third bedroom upstairs. That would make it more compatible for different types of guests staying at the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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long awaited wedding

  • 5 of 5

Two families and friends stayed in this cottage for a whole week in preparation for the marriage of our son to a lovely young lady from Maine. It suited our purposed fabulously and while close to other homes, was set down on the water where no one bothered anyone else. The views outside of eaach window are better than beach cottages we have stayed at and the cool morning air was wonderful. The deck affords great views of the tidal river and boats moored further out. We had a large family gathering on Thursday evening and everyone was well accommodated. The fourth bedroom/den downstairs with the television and dvd player was a perfect getaway for my grandson. My son used the grounds for the groom preparation photos. The beauty of the cottage grounds will definitely enhance those photos. I highly recommend this cottage as the perfect setting for a trip to the Freeport-Portland area of Maine.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Gritty's, Maine Brewing Co
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Bustins Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Freeport Country Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 295
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Winslow Park
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates may vary depending on size of party. length of stay or pets. Please contact owner for exact quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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