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Big Water Views, Fireplace, French Doors To Screen Porch,

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

This Deluxe yet Old Maine flavored cottage will charm you into wanting to come back year after year. Spacious bedroom with Queen size bed; modern Bath. Living room with shuttered windows and French doors leading to 10' X 14' screened porch with table and chairs to sit and sip coffee or cocktails, have a Lobster Lunch or Supper overlooking Penobscot Bay and you will meditate without knowing it ! There are other cottages on 10 hilly acres but this cottage sit off wit a circular drive and a sense of privacy. A great place for a hardy walk too. New Kitchen (minus a dishwasher). Gas stove and oven with Microwave on top. Dishes, flatware, glasses and cooking utensils all supplied as well as sheets and towels. You are a five minute ride into the Village of Searsport and groceries, bank, PO, Churches and the famous Grasshopper Shop. Five minutes south is Belfast, a larger town with all kinds of unique shops, boat rentals, sailing, City park etc.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2017


Jim, the owner is a retired Real Estate executive and enjoys the Maine coast almost all year long. Came here on vacation in 1985 and fell in love with the area and eventually moved here permanently having used the cottage primarily for vacations. I worked on it year after year till it is now the magical cottage I envisioned when I bought it. Living only a few miles in a year round residence I am available on a moments notice should you need me. You will have my phone #'s and email address.

JIM ROSE purchased this cottage in 1990

Why JIM ROSE chose Belfast

Almost everyone who has stayed in this cottage wants to reserve it for the next year. It has been in a rental pool and I have not personally handled it until this year so there are no reviews but you can see last year's reviews of my home I rented while I stayed in the cottage. Not only is the cottage perfect for two or three guests but the area puts you in a half days drive to many interesting attractions in Maine. Many guests are content to stay in and around the cottage making use of the lovely property. You can walk along the ocean (I suggest tennis shoes) for miles and you can take a walk to Moose Point Park about 1/4 mile from the cottage. You can be as busy as you want or as reclusive as you want reading a book on the screened in porch or just watching the sail boats drifting by on a lovely sunny day. Even if it rains, the screened porch is roofed so you can still sit outside.

What makes this cottage unique

There is a 'romance' about Maine and especially along the mid-coast area and that romance is magically captured at Cottage 17 overlooking Penobscot Bay and the Ocean.


Belfast Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom with a vanity with storage
  • Modern bath with Tub/Shower combination. There is a window in the bathroom, nice new vanity and heater. Little nice details like the shower curtain matching the comforter & sheets in the bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This cottage is ideal for a couple and one family member
  • One spacious bedroom with NEW king size bed. Bathroom is off the bedroom. Two windows on opposite walls give great cross ventilation. There is a wall A/C in the bedroom also. There is a comfortable sofa bed in the Living room for ONE extra family member
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Jim's cottage for four nights and that wasn't long enough. The cottage is very charming and has all the comforts of home. We really loved the screened in porch and the fireplace made it very cozy in the evenings. There is plenty to do in and around Belfast if you choose or you can stay in and enjoy the ocean and the cottage.

The brand new king size bed and new bedding were very nice and felt just like home.

We really enjoyed meeting Jim and he couldn't have been nicer. He allowed us to bring our two small dogs with us, which was so great.

We can't wait to return next year. We definitely recommend renting this wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shannon and Roger, What a wonderful review. Thanks so very much! I'm especially please that you liked the new king size bed. Will look forward to your visit next year. Jim
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Lewes, Delaware

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is part of an enclave on the side of a hill over-looking a quintessentially New England beach waterfront. The house is perfect for two. It has a complete kitchen; separate, comfortable living room/dining area; and bedroom. The new king-sized mattress and bedding are sublime. Since the coast is protected by peninsulas and islands, the water is calm enough for waders, walkers and small children. There is a playground that is well used, but cannot be heard from this cottage's vantage point. Although other cottages are fairly close by, you feel completely private. The view from the large, screened-in porch is like a painting. It is close enough to a local grocery store and larger one (Tozier's and Hanneford's) and shopping/restaurants in Searsport and Belfast to be extremely convenient. We've been twice and are returning next year! We love it.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this great review. I am particularly happy about you enjoying the new King Size bed!! Thanks and please come again. Jim
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Maine in September

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 nights. It was lovely. A lot of care has gone into the decorating, cleaning and ambiance of this cottage. We loved the screen porch, great for an evening beer or early morning coffee. Jim went over and above to make sure we were comfortable and were happy with the accommodations. Location is very nice - in between Searsport and Belfast so accessible to all of the charming towns south along the bay as well as being able to travel north to Acadia NP. Be aware, this little cottage sits among a few other seaside cottages and is not isolated but that added to the charm with the colorful little cottages nestled up from the water. They are far enough away for privacy and we had no issues with noise or traffic. I am sure if you choose this rental, you will be very happy with it and am confident it will make your Maine stay even more special. We loved it and hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Ruth for this very special review. Means allot to me and also wow....thanks for leaving the cottage so neat and clean...didn't have much at all to do. Hope you can visit again next summer! Jim
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Hi everyone. We just got home from a 3 night stay in Jim's cottage. I call it that because Jim REALLY takes care and pride in it! It is clean, comfortable, well stocked and homey. We live in Portland, so we aren't "from away" and we travel to the mid-coast area often. Jim's cottage is a place we'll return to again and again. An earlier review wrote about the other cottages in the area ... this is true. This cottage is one of 25 or so nestled in a waterfront area. Although other cottages are close by, don't feel as though you won't have privacy, because you will! We sat on the screen porch in our PJ's for three mornings straight and never encountered a soul! Don't be afraid. Book this. You'll love it. Jim will take care of you as though you were family.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that great review Cindy. Can't wait to see you again. I'll also let you know of any cancellations later in the summer or fall. You left the cottage so pristine I didn't have allot to do....always a blessing.
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Maine Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was clean and just right for the 2 of us! Views of the water every day and a beach to walk on and meet others. Saw seals, loons, and lots of boats. Listening to the harbour bell every night was a great way to fall asleep. The owner Jim was VERY helpful and if you need ANYTHING is only 5 minutes away. This was our 1st trip to Maine and can't wait to go back. The town of Belfast is really nice. Great restaurants and friendly people. Go to Young's lobster pound for fresh lobster!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your nice comments, Lee and Melanie. Much appreciated and you were wonderful guests! Hope to see you again soon.
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Sue Kelly

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was very nice and Jim was so helpful. Cottage is very well maintained and clean. It was nice to go on vacation and be able to stay in a place where there was a "touch of home" unlike a hotel. Jim recommended several places to visit and also to eat and we followed his advice on almost all. We were not disappointed. I would highly recommend Jim and his cottage. We certainly will be returning to Maine next fall!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pappa J's Restaurant....walking distance
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Lincolnville - Iselesboro Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Searsport Pines Golf & Northport Golf Courses
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rts. 1 & 3
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pappa J's (walking distance) Many within 5 min.'s
Nearest Beach
0.08 Miles
In front of cottage (500 feet)
Car: recommended

The Penobscot Marine Museum in the town of Searsport (5 minutes by car) is one of the largest and important Marine Museums on the east coast. 220 Sea Captains came from Searsport.

There are also two very large Flea Markets in Searsport and a Treasure & Trash Barn with thousands of items from architectural to sea going to glass, jewelery and many other collectables. There are at least 8 restaurants within 10 minutes (some 5 minutes) of the cottage from Mexican to French to good old American cuisine ! Moose Point State Park is great for picnics and walking. It is on the ocean with woods trails as well.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

I will meet guests at the cottage to give key and explain details of the cottage. I ask each guest to call me about one hour out from the 3PM check in to call my cell: 207-323-9333

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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