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Gateway to Midcoast Maine - Historic Downtown Brunswick Close to Bowdoin College

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Historic Neighborhood - 1 Lg Bedroom(Queen), 1 Sm Bedroom(Trundle), Loft(Futon)

Spacious apartment available for rent on upper level of historic 1879 home. We are located in one of Brunswick’s most desirable neighborhoods: two blocks from the center of town, a 10 minute walk from Bowdoin campus, a 20 minute walk to the riverfront and a short drive to several ocean access points. Our renovated apartment features vaulted ceilings in the living room, one large bedroom, one smaller bedroom/study, a loft, full bathroom and washer/dryer off the kitchen. The rental is fully equipped with furniture, linens, kitchenware and WiFi.

In the heart of historic downtown Brunswick, we are a short walk to Maine Street with more than 48 stores and restaurants. In the summer, the town “Green” provides evening Music in the Park performances, twice-weekly Farmers’ Markets, Artwalk and 'Taste of Brunswick.' Bowdoin College offers its well-known Art Museum and each summer hosts an International Music Festival, as well as the famous Maine State Music Theater. Just a few miles’ drive will take you to the many picnic coves and sandy beaches in Harpswell, Bailey Island, Orr’s Island, Bath and Freeport. Brunswick is considered the gateway to Mid-Coast Maine; it is a perfect starting point for many short day trips to lighthouses and other coastal attractions like Lands End, Cundy's Harbor, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, Georgetown Island, and Pemaquid....

We love it here and will happily share the secret places most people drive by on their way to overcrowded and oversold locations. We look forward to introducing guests to our beautiful area and hope they will return summer after summer. Our historic neighborhood is a tight knit community filled with professors, actors, artists, chefs and writers. You will love it here.

Please note that there is a set of stairs up to the apartment and a set of stairs up to the 3rd floor master bedroom. So if you have a difficult time with stairs this may not be the best apartment for you. It is on the two upper levels of an 1879 historic home as mentioned above.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    This is a large bedroom covering the whole third floor....moreless

  • Bedroom 2/Study: 2 twin/ single

    There is a trundle bed with 2 twins, desk and chair....moreless

  • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Futon in the loft...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Tiled bathroom with tub and shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • If there is something you need or would like please let us know. We will do what we can to make your stay in our home an enjoyable one. We are connected and live here in this neighborhood. You will be amazed at our Norman Rockwell type town....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    In the heart of historic downtown Brunswick a short walk to Maine Street, the Green, Bowdoin College, Maine State Music Theatre, Bowdoin International Music Festival ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    We are only a few miles from many coves and beaches. Harpswell, Bailey Island, Orrs Island, Bath and Freeport. We are the gateway to Mid-Coast Maine. You will love our little town!!!...moreless

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit for the top bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    One off-street parking space and plenty on-street....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Tiled kitchen with all the necessities to cook....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear


Write a review 5
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Bowdoin Graduation Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Bowdoin Reunion Weekend
Jun 1 - Jun 5, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 9%


Cleaning Fee Included In Rate!

$200 refundable damage deposit due at booking.

Cancelation Policy -

75% refund of total rental fee 4 weeks before rental date.

No refund within 4 weeks of rental date.*

*If we can find renters for the apartment for the same dates we will refund back to 75% of the total rental fee.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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    "They have two great museums on campus and it is a great place to walk around and enjoy the g..."

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    "The best lobster rolls around. Shhhh!!!! Don't tell anyone. Many people claim to have the be..."

  • Sea Dog Brewery

    "Great place for a burger or fish and chips and glass of beer."

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  • Brunswick Farmer's Market

    "Great fresh produce and a little bit of everything on Tuesdays and Fridays."

  • Cote's Ice Cream

    "Local ice cream shack right by the town Green. A great local tradition."

  • Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe

    "Great coffee, breakfasts, lunch and catering. Right down the street from the apartment."

  • Little Dog Coffee Shop

    "Cozy coffee shop with Wi-Fi. Nice couches and great coffee/hot chocolate."

  • Local Market

    "Fresh baked bread, fun shop for gifts and tasty made dishes all locally made."

  • Morning Glory Natural Foods

    "Great health food store with lots of natural food, spices and fresh baked bread."

  • Brunswick Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy

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  • Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

    "Cool arctic museum for two of Bowdoin College alumni explorers Pear and MacMillan. Worth a v..."

  • Bowdoin College Museum of Art

    "Always something interesting to see at the museum."

  • Tao Yuan

    "Great Asian food."

  • Big Top Delicatessen

    "Extensive menu and great sandwiches. Great to take out on a picnic or hike."

  • Byrnes Irish Pub

    "Come on and go get a pint. We are a small town but we have an Irish Pub!!!"

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    "So this is a Mexican restaurant and Irish Pub if you could not tell from the name. They have..."

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  • Danny's Hot Dogs

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    "Great fish chowder and freshly baked blueberry muffins. Not as cool as before when it was a ..."

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    "Fun local theater productions right on our street."

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    "Don't miss the Mexican food with locally foraged Chanterelle mushrooms from our neighbor Mic..."

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    "What's not to like. Lasagna...chicken parm...I love Italian food. A nice family atmosphere."

  • Coast Bar + Bistro

    "Restaurant open for dinner only in a quiet atmosphere."

  • Dairy Queen

    "Ice cream of all styles at DQ but don't miss out on the blizzard."

  • 7-Eleven

    "Slushies and gas for your vehicle. Watch out for brain freeze from the slushie!"

  • Kids Clothesline

    "2nd Hand kids clothes. Lot's of great bargains in good condition."

  • Enoteca Athena

    "Wine bar specializing in Italian and Greek food and wine."

  • Wilbur's of Maine Chocolate Confections

    "What is not to like? They offer a complete selection of fine chocolates: The highest quality..."

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  • Cameron's Lobster House

    "Not fancy but very good. Worth a summer time visit for the fish and chips, onion rings or ho..."

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  • Henry and Marty Restaurant

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Jetport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Joshua's Tavern,Byrnes Irish Pub, Sea Dog Brewing
27 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Casco Bay Lines - Portland
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Brunswick Golf Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Brunswick Station Links Freeport, Portland, Boston
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. Highway 1 - Maine North or South
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
27 Restaurants Within Walking Distance - Maine St.
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Simpsons Pt,Harpswell Cove,Marquoit Bay,Middle Bay

Car: Recommended

This is the way I would want to vacation in Maine and you are in luck that we live here year-round and can direct you to the hidden gems of coastal Maine. You will love our little town and coastal communities!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Originally from California we have taken an educational tour of the country for my wife to receive her Masters from Tufts and PhD from Duke and now she is currently a professor at Bowdoin College. I am a CPA working in Brunswick. Though we will never be seen as real 'Mainers,' we have adopted Maine as our favorite state. We want to help those not from here to experience Maine as if you had a family member or friend living here.

Why the Owner Chose Brunswick, Brunswick, ME, USA:
We bought our historic 1879 home on School Street to be within walking distance of Bowdoin College and all that downtown Brunswick has to offer. School Street is a special neighborhood of professors, artists and writers that we fell in love with. It has beautiful brick sidewalks and neighbors that pride themselves on their gardens. We wanted to have an apartment that we could rent out to other visiting faculty or international musicians traveling to the Bowdoin International Music Festival. We would like to open up our apartment to Summer guests to enjoy Maine the way we do.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We love our proximity to all the shops and restaurants on Maine Street. In the morning, you can enjoy Wild Oats bakery at the end of our street for some yummy baked goods or a cappuccino, and in the evening take in a movie at the one- screen Evening Star Theater in the quaint down-town 'mall'. We have a beautiful yard where we grow our own blueberries, blackberries and roses. I love the tree lined street of Park Row with the huge Captain Houses. I love that we are so close to the ocean and many amazing coves and harbors and yet still in the center of a college town that is thriving with shops, restaurants and things to do and see. Join in on some of our neighborhood events or let us point you in the right direction for an adventure off the beaten path.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • Entrance to the apartment is the door on the right.

    Entrance to the apartment is the door on the right.

  • Stairs up to the apartment

    Stairs up to the apartment

  • Loft area with futon

    Loft area with futon

  • Unique features abound in this apartment

    Unique features abound in this apartment

  • Small bedroom/study off the living room

    Small bedroom/study off the living room

  • The table is set for your lobster feast

    The table is set for your lobster feast

  • Tiled bathroom with shower and tub

    Tiled bathroom with shower and tub

  • Huge master bedroom across entire 3rd floor

    Huge master bedroom across entire 3rd floor

  • Plenty of garden space in the yard to enjoy a cup of coffee or evening meal.

    Plenty of garden space in the yard to enjoy a cup of coffee or evening meal.

  • Hermit Island - Head Beach

    Hermit Island - Head Beach

  • On the Androscoggin River walking and biking path in Brunswick

    On the Androscoggin River walking and biking path in Brunswick

  • Brunswick fire truck at one of our many community parades down Maine Street

    Brunswick fire truck at one of our many community parades down Maine Street

  • A nice bench waiting for you to enjoy the garden.

    A nice bench waiting for you to enjoy the garden.

  • Living room with rustic beams and vaulted ceiling

    Living room with rustic beams and vaulted ceiling

  • Stairs to the loft

    Stairs to the loft

  • View from the loft down to the living room

    View from the loft down to the living room

  • The small bedroom with a trundle bed, desk and dresser

    The small bedroom with a trundle bed, desk and dresser

  • The kitchen with plenty of sunlight

    The kitchen with plenty of sunlight

  • Bathroom with tub

    Bathroom with tub

  • Blueberries from our blueberry bushes that my daughter is holding

    Blueberries from our blueberry bushes that my daughter is holding

  • Hello. I am waiting for you.

    Hello. I am waiting for you.

  • Reid State Park with lots of tide pools to explore and sandy beach.

    Reid State Park with lots of tide pools to explore and sandy beach.

  • Just up the coast at Pemaquid Lighthouse

    Just up the coast at Pemaquid Lighthouse

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