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Oceanfront Cottage-Crashing Surf, Sandy Beach -Lighthouse one mile away

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private, sunny, oceanfront cottage on sandy beach and crashing surf. Sleeps 3

"Aquahela" is a secluded cottage located on the beautiful Pemaquid Point Peninsula. Relax and enjoy a rare opportunity to experience both crashing surf and a white sandy beach just one step from the cottage. If you are looking for privacy, with only sounds of the ocean and seagulls, then look no further!

Relax on the deck overlooking the ocean and several islands as the sailboats drift by.

Aquahela Cottage faces west thus affording you the warm afternoon sun and glorious sunsets. Enjoy your dinner watching the sun go down over the landscape of John's Bay.

This a a true "Get away from it all' location yet close to all amenities and nearby New Harbor, Damariscotta, Christmas Cove, Boothbay Harbor and many more charming Maine villages.

Try to fit in a day visiting the magical Monhegan Island just across Muscongus Bay. Daily ferry service on the Hardy Boat Cruise.

The famous Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is a part of our local history, be sure to visit and see the oldest lighthouse in Maine. And a real treat is right next door where you can enjoy blueberry pancakes and breathtaking views while dining at the SeaGull Cafe. (Dinner too)

Fort William Henry and the Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site are close by for history buffs and for golfers, we have the Wawenock Golf Club nearby.

Enjoy relaxed dining at the many local restaurants that offer the freshest seafood possible.

Local lobster pounds minutes from cottage. They will steam for you or bring them back and cook at the cottage.

Boating, fishing, kayaking are all available too and we can help with all your reservations and day trips.

Come to relax and leave refreshed!

More Details

Eileen Casey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017


Pemaquid Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Regretfully, we cannot acommodate children
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with tub-shower combination
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • King size Bed in Master bedroom. Small sleeping loft has one twin bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Oceanfront Cottage-Crashing Surf, Sandy Beach -Lighthouse one mile away
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Indianola, Iowa

Perfect Maine Coastal Waterfront

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage! The views from the deck of a setting sun was amazing. We enjoyed watching the lobster boats while drinking our morning coffee. And a beautiful view to have as I read a book in the window seat!

It was close to everything we wanted to do and enjoyed day trips to Boothbay Harbor, Monhegan and Camden while we were there.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil beauty in a transcendent spot, and a perfect and beautiful vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is our SIXTH year at Mark's cottage on Aquahela Pl in New Harbor. This is a priceless place, with no need to do anything. there's a spotless, well-stocked (with food and utensils) kitchen, a peaceful and large living room, with TV, CD player even binoculars for those who want to stand on the back porch overlooking John's Bay - the western facing direction is simply perfect for superb sunsets. There's a great grill outside, a very comfortable king-sized bed for the night, and...... best of all, complete quiet. The lobster boats come early in the morning to check their catch. but that's it, and it's a friendly putt-putt sound of hard-working men and women. In the night, the whirl of stars and the rising/setting of the moon. Nothing more is needed. Nothing.

So, it seems like my wife and I are sold on the place! The only trouble is, Mark's not "selling" to anyone, and well he shouldn't, it's such a place that, after the season, he can retreat to if he wishes. For the two of us, it's heaven on earth, or, even more to the point, "paradise." New Harbor is nearby, with ice cream stand and a great general store. Kayak rentals, a local cafe 8 minutes away, with incredible coffee buns and breakfasts, and the more well-known lobster/crab places. Several miles before you get to New Harbor (the cottage is 4 miles from the town, and 8/10ths of a mile from the turn-off down Jones Farm Rd, of Rte. 130) is a very helpful and complete Visitor's Information house..

I could go on and on, but there's no need to. Any season here that Mark rents the cottage would make it ideal. There are ceiling fans. and if the weather toward the end of the season is slightly cool, portable space heaters. Come watch cormorants and seagulls fly by, and sailing boats go up and down the Bay! Or just forget everything and simply put your feet up on the porch railing and do nothing.... This is a wonderful healing place!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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new york

Serenity awaits!

  • 5 of 5

This charming house right on John's Bay, not far from Pemaquid Point, was all we could have hoped for.

It's relatively small, with one bedroom, a loft for a single bed, and a small living room, but the outside is the focus, with glass sliding doors to a large deck. The bay with its lobster buoys is right there, so close that I could yell at the lobster folk from the deck! Gulls, ducks, cormorants, even a great blue heron visited.

Glorious sunsets, a mostly rocky beach to explore. The area on this peninsula is quieter than others, which we prefer.

The manager is very responsive as well, answering questions almost immediately.

As others have said on this site, we only worry we won't get our choice when we return!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland ME

So good I'd almost prefer to keep it my little secret

  • 5 of 5

Booked this awesome cottage for a solitary writing retreat in a chilly part of the year. You know, you're always a little apprehensive when going to a new spot, but truly, this place was just utterly perfect. Hadn't been there for more than 15 minutes when I began to wonder when I might return. Quiet, comfortable, WARM, and a great location permitting water-gazing, walks around Pemaquid Point, trips into Damariscotta, Rockland, Boothbay for great food and recreational shopping. Everything I needed was there; many small details were taken care of for my complete comfort. Rental logistics were smooth and professionally handled. Easily the nicest vacation spot I have ever booked -- and I've been to some nice places! Imagine it's even better in the summertime. but I bet it would be awesome in snowy weather too!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aquahela Cottage

  • 5 of 5

"These are a few of our favorite things"-coffee and lobster boats in the morning and wine and cheese with the moon at night, Pemaquid and Musgungus Bay Lobsters, a Damaricotta River Cruise, the Farnsworth Museum, Primo Restaurant, Morse's Sauerkraut and Pickles, welded sculptures on rte 32, Ferry to Vinalhaven, Becky's, any Schooner ride, and just being there

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethlehem, PA


  • 5 of 5

Everything the other reviews say about Aquahela cottage is true. The house and beach are exactly as pictured in the photos. The location is stunningly beautiful and very private. The house is comfortable, clean and delightfully idiosyncratic, clearly built and decorated with love, not a sterile rental property.

There are lots of things to see in the area, though the place is so beautiful we spent many days lounging on the deck or lying in the grass next to the ocean. We visited the Pemaquid Lighthouse, kayaked in the Pemaquid harbor, checked out the old fort there, and found a hidden gem, the Verna nature preserve, where a trail through sweet-smelling woods leads to a true ocean coast, with huge rocks and crashing waves. There are many great seafood places, but if you want a change of pace (and you're up for an hour's drive and a splurge--not cheap) dinner at Tau Yuan in Brunswick is a unique experience. The food is superb, and unlike any Chinese food we've ever had in either San Francisco or New York City.

Laura was a pleasure to interact with. She is efficient, straightforward and gracious (she sent us a thank-you card with the return of our deposit!).

My partner and I stumbled on the cottage at the last minute, and still can't believe our luck--it was booked solid but someone had cancelled their reservation. We're planning to reserve a week next summer now!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Monhegan Island
Nearest Beach
private beach on property
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

Weeks run Saturday to Saturday with check in anytime from 3PM. Check out is 10AM.
Sorry, we do not allow pets as this is an allergy free cottage, and there is no smoking or fireworks allowed on the property at any time.

We accept personal or bank checks.
Cancellation policy: A 60 day notice is required for a full refund. If less than 60 days no refund will be issued unless the same week(s) can be rebooked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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