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Spectacular Boathouse Cottage Located On A Private Dock In New Harbor

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Three Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, Gourmet Kitchen, 180 Degree Views Of The Harbor

Waterlot is a truly one-of-kind, boathouse cottage located on a private dock in New Harbor, Maine. Built in 2013, the entire compound spans over 3,500 square feet and can comfortably accommodate up to eight people within its two houses. The compound features three bedrooms, three bathooms, two living rooms, a gourmet kitchen and its own pub - all of which have views of the harbor. We specifically designed Waterlot for people who want to experience Maine, but in a comfortable setting that caters to their contemporary lifestyle. To that end, we offer every possible modern convenience and amenity in an architectural setting that is both classic and contemporary, and Maine made.

Arrival: You know you have arrived at something special when you turn onto Monument Lane, a private dirt road that has been used for over a century by the local fishermen to access the harbor. Waterlot stands proudly at the midpoint of the road, commanding a 180 degree view of the harbor below. The architecture is a blend of classic and contemporary, featuring a slanted metal roof and siding that is a blend of shingles and clapboard. Upon arriving, you are greeted with a lobster trap rocking chair and a bright orange door with a lobster boat cut out -- a little reminder of where you are it.

Maine House: You enter the Boat House (which serves as the main house) on what is technically the second floor. This floor is essentially completely open, except for the bathroom, and includes a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, dining area that seats eight, living room and an outdoor deck. The color palette is neutral with pops of black and brown. The ceilings are expansive at over 14 feet and the walls are literally transparent with windows and sliding doors. The area is adorned with various clever decorative elements including a gossip chair in the entry, a jelly fish like chandelier over the dining table, and a 'Maine Eye Chart' in the bathroom.

Main House (Sleeping): From the second floor, you access the first (bottom) floor via a custom designed spiral staircase that utilizes sailing canvas as the railing. The first floor houses a full bathroom, laundry area and the two sleeping quarters. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed, built in closets and a ground level view of the harbor. The second bedroom is essentially a sophisticated bunk room - featuring a double over double chesterfield style bunk bed perfect for kids and adults alike. This room also includes an authentic postal desk as well as a view toward the end of the harbor. There is a large bathroom with a private water closet, glass tiled shower and plenty of storage. From the first floor, you can access the dock either through a door at the base of the spiral staircase or a sliding door in the master bedroom.

Guest Cottage: Once on the dock, the Pilot House (which serves as the guest house) is immediately in front of you. The Pilot House is a little more traditional in nature, with its decorative theme 'nouveau nautical.' The Pilot House features a second living room, which is perfect for watching movies and Red Sox games, it's own pub, a bedroom with a queen sized bed, and a full bathroom with tub/shower and separate water closet. Like the Boathouse, the Pilot House is adorned with various clever decorative elements including a retro red bar refrigerator, two 360 degree swivel chairs and a custom made mermaid shower curtain. This is the fun get away part of Waterlot, as noted on a sign hanging on the wall that reads; 'Work like a Captain; Play like a Pirate.'

The View: As spectacular as it is inside, what makes Waterlot truly special is what you will find awaiting outdoors. Waterlot's location affords our guests 180 degree views of New Harbor - one of Maine's most picturesque working harbors. From every vantage point, you can hear the bell bouy ringing, the waves lapping and the seagulls laughing. You can watch the sun rise and set, the boats come and go, the tide ebb and flow. You can kayak off the dock, exploring the craggy shores and serene inlets that define our coast - often seeing a harbor seal on your journey. Befriend one of our lobstermen neighbors with banter and a beer and he will give you the freshest lobster you have every tasted.

The Area: The essence of Waterlot expands well beyond our dock compound. The Pemaquid peninsula offers a vast variety of scenic wonders and active pursuits including the famed Pemaquid Lighthouse, which is featured on our Maine state quarter. We are also located proximate to several popular day trip destinations including Damariscotta, Boothbay, Camden and Rockland. Monhegan Island is visible from Waterlot and an absolute must, with a daily ferry that leaves from a dock within walking distance.

More Details

Jennifer Chase
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2018

About Jennifer Chase

We live in Paradise Valley, Arizona but spend our summers in Maine at our cottage located just three miles away. I grew up in New Harbor, living in the area until I went away for college. My entire family still lives in New Harbor and are proprietors of Harbor Ice-Cream, popular with tourists and locals alike and located just up the road from Waterlot. If you visit, you will surely run into our children (Lhuillier and Beatrice) who are often at Harbor Ice Cream helping their grandmother. My husband and I are in the hospitality industry, owning resorts in Bermuda and Mexico. We love the simpler life Maine affords our family each summer.

Jennifer Chase purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Jennifer Chase chose New Harbor

We acquired Waterlot in the fall of 2012 as we needed a dock in which to park our boat -- the Two-O Seven -- named after Maine's only telephone area code. When we acquired the property, it consisted of a sixty year-old dock, a fifty year-old pilot house and a forty year-old trailer. While somewhat in disrepair, the property had amazing potential as it was located right above the water, nestled among the working docks with 180 degrees of the harbor. We immediately set about transforming it, with the goal of creating a one-of-a-kind dock house compound. To that end, we started by completely rebuilding the dock, enhancing it both structurally and aesthetically. The pilot house was renovated and today serves as a guest cottage and pub area. And finally, the trailer was completely removed and replaced with what is now the two story main house. Today, Waterlot is all that we envisioned and we look forward to sharing it with friends and select renters.

What makes this cottage unique

Waterlot is unlike any other property on the Pemaquid peninsula. It's unique benefits include:

- Located on a dock in New Harbor

- Everything is brand new

- Finishes are high quality with clever amenities

- Architecture is contemporary but comfortable

- Location is unbeatable


New Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Waterlot has 3 bathrooms - all uniquely designed and configured perfectly to accommodate all your guests.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Waterlot comfortable sleep eight people within its three bedrooms. The Master Bedroom has a queen sized bed, built in closets, vanity desk and view of the harbor. The Bunk Room features a unique, double over double chesterfield style bunk bed and has views toward the back of the harbor. The guest room is located in the Pilot House and has a queen bed and its own bathroom. There is also a queen sized pull out sofa in in the pilot house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Spectacular Boathouse Cottage Located On A Private Dock In New Harbor
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Charmingly tucked in between 2 docks

  • 4 of 5

So nice to have a well appointed generous kitchen. 2 lovely little houses. Waterloo is certainly in the middle of the lobster action.

We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kansas City, Missouri

Beautiful home and unbelievable harbor views!

  • 5 of 5

Waterlot truly exceeded our expectations! This home is so beautiful and the views from the upper deck and dock over New Harbor are breathtaking. The boathouse is so tastefully decorated with high quality furnishings and fixtures. The kitchen is extremely well stocked and the beds are very comfortable. It was so peaceful going to sleep every night with the windows open, listening to the buoys dinging out in the harbor and waking up to such beautiful views.

The location is ideal for visiting Pemaquid Lighthouse, Pemaquid Beach and exploring the tidal pools at the Rachel Carson Salt Pond. We loved our stay in New Harbor and will hopefully return very soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place in great location

  • 5 of 5

A unique and fascinating location. Waterlot is a well-appointed and comfortable house.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Awesome - we highly recommend Waterlot

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our New Harbor, ME summer vacation and Waterlot really made it special. It is beautifully and tastefully decorated, spacious, and very well equipped down to the lobster plates, lobster bibs, games and kayaks. It's really an exceptional place and I doubt you would find anything in the Northeast that could offer quite the same experience. Can't think of anything the house was missing and it was super clean. It's right on the water and nestled amongst lobster docks. We bought fresh lobster from the neighbor for two of our dinners, walked the short distance to Shaw's Restaurant another night, and enjoyed great dinners at other nearby restaurants. There are fun galleries, sightseeing, hiking, water activities, and boutique shopping within a short distance from the house, or you can drive a little further to experience Booth Bay or Camden. It's a perfect place for two couples or two families because there are two separate living areas if you desire a little privacy. We typically all hung out in the main living area, but it was fun to have a another living area for the kids to hang out, away from the adults. Waterlot will not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tempe, AZ

A Perfect Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

There is a distinct difference between "lovely" and "luxury"! With Jen and Laurent's hotel background and interior design savvy, you will find that this property is "Luxury" at it's best! My daughter and I stayed for a long weekend in July and couldn't have been more happy! I grew up on the ocean north of Boston and always enjoyed hearing the lobsterman stories but never really understood what a tough life they lead until then! It was so fun to watch up close as the dock is a few yards away.

So relaxing.... My daughter loved the cozy bunk beds! I would highly recommend staying at Waterlot...

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rio Verde, AZ 85263

A Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a special place. The real flavor of New England. From the wire lobster trap rocker that greats you on the front porch to the gourmet kitchen inside, you are prepared for a treat! Wake to the gentle murmur of the lobster boats, enjoy your coffee watching them depart the working harbor and experience the excitement of watching them unload their catch while sipping your wine on your harbor side dock. The accommodations are spacious, well appointed from coastal casual to understated elegance and can accommodate 2 couples with maximum privacy. Hopefully we can visit again next summer. You will never tire of this special piece of New England!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for kind response. We so enjoyed having you at Waterlot and look forward to your visit next summer.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
The Hardy Boat
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Wawenock Golf and County Club
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Pemaquid Beach

Waterlot in located in the charming village of New Harbor, a picturesque working harbor situated on the Pemaquid peninsula in coastal 'Downeast' Maine. New Harbor is truly the essence of Maine. In the pure, crisp air, under crystal blue skies, you can discover and enjoy all that our craggy shores and sparkling bays have to offer: outdoor recreation, quaint restaurants, cafes and pubs, antiques and crafts, local heritage, scenic vistas and of course lobsters. The following is sampling of our favorite things to do:

1. Scout for periwinkles at Salt Pond (they poke their heads out when you hum)

2. Take a Hardy Boat cruise to Monhegan Island or to see the Puffins

3. Have a picnic at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

4. Check out the Colonial Pemaquid museum and Fort William Henry

5. Visit the local Farmers market and buy your dinner - they have everything

6. Build a sand castle at Pemaquid Beach

7. Kayak around New Harbor or up the Pemaquid River

8. Enjoy a day shopping in Damariscotta - don't miss Renys...a Maine adventure

9. Take a day trip to Boothbay, stopping at the acclaimed Botanical Gardens on the way

10. Have a homemade breakfast at The Cupboard - don't miss the sticky buns and hash

11. Listen to music and eat oysters at The Contented Sole or King Eiders

12. Spend the day antiquing and visiting our numerous art galleries

13. Enjoy a night out at The Bradley Inn or The Anchor Inn, our two favorite restaurants

14. Experience Maine’s rich seafaring history at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath

15. Play golf at Wawenock Golf Course or the Boothbay Country Club

16. Take a painting, pottery, or wood turning class

17. View paintings from the Wyeth family at the exceptional Farnsworth Museum in Rockland

18. Sail on the Surprise windjammer in the Camden Harbor

19. Partake in one of our many summer festivals

20. Eat lobster on the docks at Shaws Wharf or the Pemaquid Harbor Co-op


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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