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Cozy Cottage on a Quiet Hill with Sandy Beach Access, Tennis

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Last updated: 01/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedrooms(2Fulls + Single + Queen)full bath down, 1/2 bath up, sleeps 6, cable

Wildwood cottage sits back in a quiet neighborhood perched above Broad Cove on the
Cumberland foreside. Walk by the private clay tennis court 400 feet en route to the beach stairs.
Open on to a large, beautiful sandy beach with a place for your own kayak or canoe.
Casco Bay is an endless explore of island and coastal communities reached by nearby ferries or
paddling adventures.
Freeport and L.L. Bean just 20 minutes away. Portland theaters and old port shopping district just 15 minutes.
90 minutes from Boston by train or bus.

This is a cozy, gambrell with added living room in rustic style.
A large, sunny living and dining area will be the center of social activity with a second
Living area for TV and kids play.
Bright tile bath, laundry, cable and gas log fireplaces offer all the comforts.
Upstairs bath serves two double beds and one twin.
A downstairs queen bed for friends and visitors.

This area has it all !!

Portland Area is a Fantastic Summer Playground: This area is rich in adventures and tours.
You can see and walk to half a dozen Maine Lighthouses in an afternoon.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's house can be toured all summer just 15 minutes away.
Maine's narrow gauge railroad runs daily on the Portland waterfront.
Fantastic Audubon preserve nearby.
Sailing, Boating, Swimming
Dining, Dancing

Wildwood Beach is Quiet and Beautiful: Seals bark off Anderson rock in the night.
Kids can catch clams and crabs at low tide.
Mid to high tide is all sandy beach for a mile of warm wading and swimming.
Clean and quiet, sandcastles and beach towels - often all to yourselves.

Bring your own small boats and launch daily off the beach.
We will build you a stowage rack at the top of the beach ( this protects the beach grass)if we know you have a canoe or kayak.

This is a private association beach shared by the neighborhood, but most of the locals work all summer
and use the beach infrequently.
A parking pass lets you drive down if you don't love the walk to the beach and tennis court.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • The second floor is approached by sturdy, narrow stairs with a good handrail. This may not be a great approach for elderly or unstable adults. We have the queen bed downstairs with heat and same level bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • Clean and recently refinished, The shower is full-sized custom tiled. Outside rinsing station for beach feet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Land Line phone free nationwide- Cell phone signal also good Good ramp to the decks. One step up can be modified for wheelchair First floor is wheelchair accessible, but bathroom not wheelchair suitable within. Safety holds toilet and shower. If you plan to bring small boat(s) to leave on the beach, please let us know before start of season. We will install for you a required rack to raise them up off the beach. You provide chain and lock if desired. Most don't. We had some trouble with pets in 2016, but are open to discussion, provided adherence to rule about no dogs left on site unattended. $300 returnable damage deposit...moreless


  • Books:

    A few old classics and readers digest condensations....moreless

  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, back gammon, cards and blocks...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Cable link in living and two bedrooms One small flat screen and one portable...moreless

  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    The beach is a short walk downhill and two flights of stairs. Very private, association members only. A mile of private sand....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Ocean access is walk- in from stairs above or from public landings just N and S within a mile for small boats. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Falmouth and Yarmouth offer all services and dining 10 minutes N or S on route 1....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The main dining area has a nice old oak table with expandable table leaves. The picnic table is set up on the deck and families tell us they eat outside a lot....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas log with nice hearth and beach stone chimney in downstairs bedroom. Second gaslog fireplace in the great. Room....moreless

  • Heating:

    Two gas log fireplaces make for fine 3-season heating ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Ample parking for three cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Enough for beach and shower....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    This a small unit, good for towels, suits and underwire....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Airport serves the whole cottage, ...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots and pans in good supply, some vintage and charming...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A good supply for 6-8...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    This is a summer kitchen with small new gas stove and oven. Cozy and simple, but not primitive....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric starting gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    A reasonable week of soaps and plastic bags, paper towels...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Four top with electric striker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.7
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 20 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000 $3,500
Summer 2017
Jun 17 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,480 $4,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2017
Sep 3 - Oct 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000 $3,500
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Damage Deposit $300
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 9%


Rent plus 9% state lodging tax, $100 cleaning, $50 damage insurance

A $100 fuel deposit in early spring and fall has always been returned in full.

Refundable if fuel use is not unusual.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 01/19/2017
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Jetport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pat's Pizza/Pub
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Casco Bay Lines
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Val Halla Golf Course, Cumberland
12 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 95
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Foreside tavern, Ricetta's Pizzereia,Starbucks
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wildwood Beach

Car: Necessary

Broad Cove is private swimmer and small boater's playground with all the City amenities of Portland close by.

A mile of protected sand beach with private access, inlets to explore and barking seals at night.

Casco Bay islands all reachable by nearby ferries and some within paddling range.

Sebago Lake nearby and Portland restaurants, shopping and theaters 15 minutes away.

Other Activities: Narrow Guage Railway, Lighthouses, Old Orchard Beach Amusements

Golf: Val Halla Golf course is just six minutes away in Cumberland


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1967

About the owner: Ben's grandfather, Herman Sweetser had a farm in Cumberland Center, down the Tuttle Road from the cottage. His family still runs an orchard there. The cottage was built by his Great Aunt Harriet as a carraige house just before the depression years. The houses on either side were never built. It leaves this cottage as the only real summer house On the largest wooded lot in the Wildwood association.

Why the Owner Chose Cumberland Foreside, Cumberland, ME, USA:
This is an old enclave of family houses devoted to quiet living, a shared park and a beautiful beach. The beach is amazingly private and the cottage is one of the last of its kind. Ben's parents added on the big Livingroom in the 70's, building in the exposed wall style of the original carriage house. Then, in 2012, Ben and Joan upgraded the bathroom, laundry and Fireplaces, insulating just enough to make the place 3-season cozy.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Besides the beach and tennis court, the access to Falmouth, Yarmouth and Portland offer easy convenience and access to island and inland explores from a quiet and safe retreat.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

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  • June Blooms

    June Blooms

  • This is half the beach - very quiet

    This is half the beach - very quiet

  • Cozy corner in large living room

    Cozy corner in large living room

  • Classic maple dining table expands to seat eight

    Classic maple dining table expands to seat eight

  • I'm waiting for the tide to come to me.

    I'm waiting for the tide to come to me.

  • Bath is clean and newly tiled

    Bath is clean and newly tiled

  • Cozy reading corner by the stone fireplace

    Cozy reading corner by the stone fireplace

  • Downstairs queen bed - hand painted and antique writing desk

    Downstairs queen bed - hand painted and antique writing desk

  • The cottage was first built as a carriage house on a large lot

    The cottage was first built as a carriage house on a large lot

  • Turn in here off the old Post Road - Route 88

    Turn in here off the old Post Road - Route 88

  • Your small boats can live here

    Your small boats can live here

  • upstairs double with upstairs bath

    upstairs double with upstairs bath

  • Newly Renovated with Cupboards and tile tops

    Newly Renovated with Cupboards and tile tops

  • Croquet anyone?  Sweep the acorns or play around them?

    Croquet anyone? Sweep the acorns or play around them?

  • Full sleigh bed upstairs - also a twin in this room
1/2 bath close by

    Full sleigh bed upstairs - also a twin in this room 1/2 bath close by

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