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Tidal Cove- Informal Charming Cottage Rebuilt to Passive Cozy

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Last updated: 10/05/2016

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Open sunny cottage at head of Basin Cove where the tide ebbs and flows inviting herons and egrets to scavage along the water's edge. Swimming, canoeing, and kayaking from the front dock at high tide. Peaceful to view the scene via a wall of windows while sitting by the wood stove on a rainy day, or from the surrounding deck in the afternoon sun or evening shade.

Enjoy a bike ride to the nearby Dolphin Marina Restaurant for their homemade fish chowder and blueberry muffins. Fresh lobsters and summer corn available for Maine summer dining. For those inclined to venture out - concerts at The Bowdoin College Summer Music Festival, musicals at The Maine State Theater in Brunswick, The Walker Museum at Bowdoin, The Wyeth Center in Rockland, The Portland Museum of Art, shopping at L.L. Bean and outlet stores in Freeport (30 minutes) plus many area gift shops... or stay put and hang out in the hammock with a good book.

Guest's comments:
'Truly restorative time...a peaceful, glorious spot.' Linda W.
'I awakened happily to the simplicity of 'Spartina'.' Deborah L.
'All the birds were here at 7am for a feeding frenzy as the tide came in.' Jim R
'Amazing that swimming was a possibility and extremely refreshing. The rhythm of the
tides and the light are particularly stunning.' Deborah and James D.
'Different mood and changes in the water with the tides and weather conditions were
fascinating. We especially appreciated how clean everything was and having a house
with so many great books and a well stocked kitchen.' Ron and family
'Beautiful surroundings. So many memories to take home...a true respite from our city
life in Houston. No smog, no sirens, no air-conditioning (how nice!). we breathed
easier here.' The W family
We had a great time canoeing, swimming, playing Monopoly and Risk. The cove was a
nice backdrop to look at and we spent lots of time reading. All in all, it was a
wonderful vacation.' brothers Sam and Harry
'Without 'Spartina' our week in Maine would have passed without much of a sense of
'Maineness'.' Mike and Katherine
Nine nights and ten days - it's just not enough. There is no substitute for the Maine
coast and South Harpswell in particular. We love it here!' Gene and Marilyn

















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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/05/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1150 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    paperback novels few children's books...moreless

  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Near Potts Point, Basin Point, Harpswell Harbor.......all 2-3 miles. Places to eat, explore or beach comb. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Outside the large front windows. Basin Cove is in full view. At high tide it feels like you are on a house boat. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Tidal cove. At high tide it looks like a lake - swim, kayak and canoe from the dock. Low tide - view of clam flats with birds who feed along the edge as the tide ebbs and flows....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Sit facing the cove as you enjoy your meal...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Propane fireplace...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Only within the state of Maine...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Passive solar from large windows in front that heat the cement floor. 12 ' thick walls and triple glaze windows....moreless

  • Internet:

    Not at the cottage but at the nearby Harpswell Neck Library or outside The Dolphin Restaurant 2 miles down the road. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Please bring your own linens - unless flying in which case call to inquire about linen rental. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open living with kitchen looking into dining and living area, all with views of the cove...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street for 2 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Your cell phones will work on the dock and sometimes in the house....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring your own towels - unless flying in which case call to inquire about linen rental....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need...moreless

  • Freezer:

    As part of fridge...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    All necessary utensils, pans, etc to cook every meal....including your lobster feast...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Heavy duty large gas stove/oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    2 'island bikes' .....meaning not fancy...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Side deck with outdoor shower, front stone patio...moreless

  • Golf:

    20 minutes on Route 123...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    canoe...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Side lawn where one could play croquet or badminton- croquet set provided...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Mid Sept - mid June(fall/winter/spring) $1100/week  $175/night
Mid June - mid September(Peak) .. $1200/week +$200 returnable deposit
State sales tax of 7% is included.
Reservation confirmed upon receipt of 1/2 rental fee/balance due by April 30th
Cancellation Policy-If cottage rents, full amount will be refunded. If not rented,
party will be reimbursed 1/2 of the full amount if canceled 2 weeks prior

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Location

Car: Necessary

Great place to unwind and unplug. View of cove right out your front door. Sit on the end of the dock and meditate. Cook great meals in the fully outfitted kitchen as you watch the tides come and go. Sip coffee on the deck and take an outdoor shower while watching the birds on the shoreline.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: I was born and raised in Maine. After 15 years away, living in Germany and Seattle, I returned to enjoy the changing seasons, green forests, open ocean, downeast personalities, and of course my family.

Why the Owner Chose Harpswell, ME, USA:
I bought 'Spartina' in 1988 as an investment and began making improvements. Spartina is a type of dune grass and it is the title of a book by John Casey. In 2010 my husband and I raised the old 'Spartina' and built a new passive solar cottage that has a nautical nordic look and feel.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It is astounding to read renter's comments in the cottage journal. I have been fortunate to attract people who, like us, enjoy this cozy simple spot right on Basin Cove...people who appreciate unrushed time to watch birds along the changing tides, catch up on their reading, visit nearby places of interest, or simply stay home, cook a good meal and watch the sunset across the cove. In 2009-10 we tore down the original building and designed a new passive solar cottage that is also comfortable and cozy. We have stayed there during all four seasons now and love it......fun to watch the change of tides and weather from inside and out.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/05/2016

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Photos

  • Front of cottage from Basin Cove

    Front of cottage from Basin Cove

  • Dining area looking out to cove as the tide is beginning to go out

    Dining area looking out to cove as the tide is beginning to go out

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Desk in loft overlooking livingroom

    Desk in loft overlooking livingroom

  • Port hole at top of stairs looking out to forest across the street

    Port hole at top of stairs looking out to forest across the street

  • This side of deck has been extended and has an outdoor shower

    This side of deck has been extended and has an outdoor shower

  • Cottage and dock are to your left

    Cottage and dock are to your left

  • Kitchen view - cove is to the right with view over the stove and counter

    Kitchen view - cove is to the right with view over the stove and counter

  • This is what you see when you enter the cottage from the road side

    This is what you see when you enter the cottage from the road side

  • Second view of queen master bdrm with shower/tub to the right

    Second view of queen master bdrm with shower/tub to the right

  • Loft - twin beds w/ open-up queen option on one side

    Loft - twin beds w/ open-up queen option on one side

  • The Nest - fun to crawl up and read or nap

    The Nest - fun to crawl up and read or nap

  • View from living area out to Basin Cove

    View from living area out to Basin Cove

  • View to side yard

    View to side yard

  • Unbelievable sunsets across the cove

    Unbelievable sunsets across the cove

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Harpswell, ME, USA #59715

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