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Slow Down & Go Back in Time-Relax Completely in Our Maine Home

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Sunny and bright, loads of light! Come and enjoy our clean, comfortable home away from home!

Our cedar-shaked, one-floor home welcomes you with vibrant flowerboxes and several flower beds on an acre in beautiful Maine. The two bedrooms (one with a double bed, one with twin beds) are complimented by the large sunny family room (with two queen futons) which leads to a private flagstone patio through French doors. The queen sofa bed in the living room is also available for sleeping. There is one full bathroom with bathtub; the shower has great water pressure to wash away your beach day's sand! Washer/dryer on are on site; there is an outdoor clothesline for drying beach towels and suits.

The home is well-suited for gatherings of your family and friends--settle by the indoor fireplace or relax around the outdoor fire pit for an evening campfire. The open-concept, fully equipped kitchen with bay window and the dining area are easily accessible to the large sunny deck via sliders and doors. The gently sloping lawn supports a large area for children to play safely nearby. Our large library of books allows you to read and relax whether you are out on the deck, down at the Point, or sitting on the beach! Our collection of DownEast magazines may help you plan your Maine adventures and excursions during your stay.

Famous Pemaquid Point Lighthouse lies just south down the road (2.5 miles) and the white sands of Pemaquid Beach are 1 mile east. We are located in the village of New Harbor with a quaint, fully-stocked grocery store, gas station, hardware/fishing gear store, ice cream stand, Maine artists' galleries & craft shops, and a bank/ATM all within walking distance from the house. New Harbor is central to all Midcoast Maine cities and towns--Freeport to Camden are within an hour of travel time. The twin cities of Damariscotta/Newcastle are the closest 'big' towns to our home.

Water sports (kayaking/canoeing, sailing, swimming (ocean, lake, river swimming 'hole'), fine restaurants, birding, Hardy Boat Tours (including Monhegan Island and the Maine coast), hiking, shopping/antiquing are all within several miles of our home. The Botanical Gardens in Boothbay are a must see! For children, there are many activities: beach fun, tide pool explorations, hands-on activities at the local Colonial Pemaquid Museum and the Boothbay Harbor Aquarium to name a few.

Keywords: Pemaquid Point, village home, peaceful, comfortable, Pemaquid Beach, Colonial Pemaquid,

More Details

Owner
Martha Brooks
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Martha Brooks

I am a speech/language pathologist who has worked with children for over 30 years in the NH public schools. The children's enthusiasm for life and learning inspires me daily!

I am a mom, daughter, Greyhound rescuer, quilter, thinker, reader, hiker, and life-lover!

Martha Brooks purchased this house in 2000

Why Martha Brooks chose Mid-Coast & Islands

My family has been coming to the Damariscotta/Pemaquid region since before my birth. I grew up vacationing at our family's log cabin on nearby Biscay Pond.

As an adult, I searched for a long time for my Mainehouse--a home that was slightly off the beaten path, but still close to the many places I loved around the Pemaquid Peninsula.

What makes this house unique

I treasure both the 'perfect summer days' and the quiet moments off-season that I have at my Mainehouse with family and friends. Whether I am reading, working on a quilt, going to an auction, or cooking a lobster meal for others, I am always amazed at the peace I feel in my home in Maine.

Amenities

New Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Hand holds are on installed on the side of the shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Two Queen size Futons in the Sunroom, Double Bed in Bedroom 1, Twin Beds in Bedroom 2, Sleep Sofa in Livingroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fire pit for evening campfires, games/lawn activities: movable basketball net/ball, equipment for Bocce, Archery and net for Volleyball/Badminton, 6 lawnchairs and 2 chaise for relaxing on lawns, kiddie pool for little ones, fans for every room and sea breezes galore! There are a multitude of games and puzzles for entertainment on the rainy days in Maine as well!

Reviews

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Slow Down & Go Back in Time-Relax Completely in Our Maine Home
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
5

quaint, cozy, and quiet

  • 5 of 5

this is a darling home, inside and out....maine charm all the way....well stocked and a very lovely owner...the house had plenty of sleeping options as there were only 3 of us...as well as gathering spaces, or quiet separate space...i loved gathering around the fire pit in the back yard which opened up into a nice space with a wooded area behind the property, with just a couple houses in view...nice deck to sun yourself or read.....right around the corner was a small grocery store and ice cream shop with oodles of favor options, there is no reason not to have ice cream every day! pemaquid beach is less than a 5 minute drive, small but not crowded with a pretty view, and the light house is about 2 miles down the road, climbing on the rocks everyday is also a must!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a great home for a vacation. A very relaxing place to stay and to go out and explore the nearby towns. I really enjoyed sitting outside at night and being able to see all of the stars that I can't normally see where we live in the city.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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To far away from town

  • 2 of 5

There were discrepancies and i mentioned them in the guest book for review

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing rental in great location!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience! Host is easy to work with and house is amazing...great for entertaining, relaxing, experiencing Maine. Love this place so much and hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Family House!

  • 5 of 5

Our family came to New Harbor from the San Francisco Bay Area for a family wedding. The house is big and very comfortable. The kitchen is extremely well stocked so we could have a large group of family members for breakfast. We all sat out in the sunshine on the deck enjoying the endless green lawns sweeping from "our house" to the neighbor's house. Lovely spot, and the experience was a bonding one for our family! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Frequent Renter

  • 5 of 5

My time in here is always fun. It is quiet and relaxing, it's like time stops, there is nothing to worry about. There is plenty to do no matter what you are interested in. I would recommend this house to anyone who is interested in spending some time in Maine.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Colonial Pemaquid Museum and archeological grounds (pre-dates Plymouth Plantation, MA), Boothbay Harbor: Aquarium-- Railway Village--Miniature Golf, Hardy Boat Tours--visit the artist colony at Monhegan Island or tour the Maine coast while enjoying lighthouse/wildlife cruises, numerous artist galleries/shows/craftshops

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

Three days prior to arrival date, a general house information packet as well as house access directions are emailed to guests.

Rental Rates during our Wintah Season includes a $10 per night heating fee.

Cancellation Policy: If reservation is canceled at least 30 days before arrival date, there is a 100% refund of all monies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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