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Oceanfront Cottage with Views to Monhegan Island

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

'Mermaid Crossing' is a classic summer cottage on the ocean ledges of New Harbor

The cottage which has 8 full rooms with 3 bedrooms with all having spectacular views of the ocean. The home has a well equipped kitchen with electric range, dishwasher, and microwave. There are plenty of relaxing areas in the house to enjoy the views or you can go out onto the deck and enjoy the sea breeze. The house is within walking distance of nice restaurants. You can go into New Harbor to a small grocery to get all the provisions you will need for a wonderful vacation.

Ken Gray
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Ken Gray

My wife and I live along the Sheepscot River and enjoy walking on the shorefront.

Ken Gray purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Ken Gray chose Mid-Coast & Islands

This cottage and the area has always attracted me as on of the prettiest waterfronts in New England. It is so quintessential Maine classic oceanfront without being tacky.

What makes this cottage unique

I am currently a Real Estate Broker with Newcastle Square Realty and this was the most charming cottage I had been in for the last 10 years. I decided that I wanted to spend a few years enjoying the ocean without launching into my sailboat. The cottage is as close to the ocean as you can be without getting soaked.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Cottage with Views to Monhegan Island
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Brooklyn, NY

Did Not Want to Leave

  • 5 of 5

My husband and i just got back from an amazing week spent at the cottage. We were so very sad to leave. The house was comfortable and the views are amazing from almost every room. i think we turned the TV on once the whole week, instead just opting to enjoy the beautiful views. There were a few bald eagles that spent a lot of time hanging out nearby. The cottage is very well equipped and had everything we needed. Ken and Becca were very responsive and made it simple to get in the house upon our late arrival. The location is on a quieter peninsula of Maine, which made for a relaxing vacation, and the more bustling and touristy towns were not a long drive away. Overall, this home is highly recommended and we will definitely be booking again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I had the most relaxing time at this "home away from home" as I called it. To start, the house has so much character and charm, not to mention the gorgeous view! The living room, dining room, and sun room all capture the beautiful view of the ocean. The house has all of the amenities/appliances you need, including all items for a lobster bake! We felt right at home here and enjoyed visiting the local attractions for local seafood, penny candy, ice cream, and Maine-made gifts. There are several local beaches and parks to visit where you can enjoy kayaking and paddle boarding. We didn't partake in this, but definitely will try it next time. I would recommend this house to anyone looking to relax and enjoy the beauty of Maine!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely coastal home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great week at this lovely cottage right on the water. It was comfortably equipped for our two small families - plenty of linens, towels, and a well-equipped kitchen too. The views from the bedrooms and the dining/living room spaces cannot be beat. Beautiful east views makes for wonderful sunrise watching in the morning from the deck or dining room, with great bird-watching as well. And there's a cozy gas stove in the living room in case you get a chilly evening. The house is well-situated for outings to the Pemaquid beach and lighthouse, as well as easy trips to Demariscotta, Boothbay Harbor, and further north to Camden/Rockland, plus a short drive/walk to New Harbor for lobsters, ice cream, and boat outings. For travelers with young children, the only drawback is a smallish yard, on a curve in the road, so there is not a lot of outdoor room to play without supervision, but the indoor space is very comfortable for kids to hang out with toys/games.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

Mid-Coast Getaway

  • 4 of 5

The location was a little out of the way, but a beautiful location. The ocean view was great & fun to watch the lobster boats pull their traps from the deck. The cabin was very comfortable & had every thing we needed. Great area to spend some time. We look forward to coming back

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great location to be away from it all, the only sound is the crashing surf and chug of a far away lobster boat. The cottage located on the Pemaquid Peninsula is away from the Route 1 traffic area by 10 miles. it is a little off the beaten path but you can find many fine restaurants nearby and the views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse are very special and the image is captured on the Maine coin. New Harbor and Round Pond are typical Maine fishing villages with fish houses, piles of nets and lots of lobster pots and bouys on every dock!!
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port charlotte florida

weekend get a way

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Thats all i can say. Amazing waves crashing right off the deck. The house sits so close to the ocean that high tide is scary. The house had everything we needed. The gas fireplace worked easily with a switch. This was a great place to relax and just enjoy watching the birds. Thanks for a great time.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Location,Location, Location. Yes, the cottage does nestle on the shores of Muscongus Bay and has a terrific view of the ocean. The beach at the end of Long Point Cove Road is a great area to collect sea glass and shells. There is also the pebble beach area in Long Cove which is convenient for launching kayaks into the bay. Please be careful to watch the weather if kayaking in the cove. We love the area since it is so close to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and the Beach Park.
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New York, NY

Beautiful stay and friendly

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful oceanfront house. Very spacious with all the amenities you would need. There is a great view with a nice porch and large windows allowing for a beautiful viewing experience of the sunrise each morning.

Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf is very close by, as well as the Lighthouse seen on the back of the quarter that depicts Maine. It's a great location.

I would highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a beautiful and relaxing Maine waterfront experience.

The host is also very friendly and easy to coordinate with!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a relaxing time at the cottage. We really attempt to make sure that all our travelers aware of the restaurants and artisan shops in the area. We are conveniently located within 10 minute drive to Pemaquid Beach and the park at Pemaquid Lighthouse. Its also nice being within wanking distance of the Rachel Carlson Salt Pond Preserve. We hope next seasons bookings are as brisk as this years!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shaws Seafood Bar
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Shaws Wharf
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Boothbay Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 130
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Pemaquid Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

Sweeping Views of Muscongus Bay from this bright and sunny cottage on the shores of the Pemaquid Peninsula. You can relax on the Oceanside deck and watch the crashing surf on the distant ledges off New Harbor Cove. The property has lawns and gardens in every direction and a path that leads down to the shorefront. While exploring the shorefront where you can discover ancient sea glass and rounded boulders that have been tossed by the sea for thousands of years. You may also find an occasional lobster buoy that has escaped the twine in the pounding surf. If you chose to walk south of the cottage on the shoreline road you will come upon the Rachael Carson Salt Pond Preserve in about 1/2 mile. This is a wonderful area to explore with children and discover the mysteries of the ocean life in the 'Salt Pond' Traveling a little further south you will find 'Shaws Lobster Wharf & Bar. This is a wonderful restaurant to dine on Maine Lobsters, Haddock Sandwiches or Damariscotta Oysters on the half-shell. If Boat Cruises are your pleasure you can catch aride on the 'Hardy Boat' and take a day trip out to Monhegan Island which is a few miles of shore. The 'Hardy Boat' also does whale watching trips and viewing of seabirds. If you decided to travel to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse it is just a 10 minute drive south down Rt 130 to the end of the Pemaquid Peninsula. The lighthouse was built in 1824 and is featured on the Maine State quarter. The lighthouse has an educational fishermans museum which is a treat for all ages. The views from the site are splendid and there are some dramatic ledges that go down to the surf. You can drive a view minutes to Pemaquid Beach which is a perfect place for a family swim and nature activities. Nearby Colonial Pemaquid is one of the earliest settlements of European occupation in North America.Archaeological excavations have unearthed many foundations from the17th century, many related to thehistoric fort William-Henry which is nearby. enjoy your visit to New Harbor & Round Pond fishing villages with fish houses and fishermans coops where you can purchase lobsters and clams fresh from the boats. The are many festivals and events that occur in the summer months and they can be found at the Damaricotta Chamber of Commerce.


Rates & Availability

New Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 15 2016 - Apr 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linen & Cleaning $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

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New Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • All Bedrooms on second floor...Futon on first floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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