Tidal Cove- Informal Charming Cottage Rebuilt to Passive Cozy
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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.
'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
Keywords: Charming Cottage
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Member since: 2005
- 1150 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Near The Ocean:
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Pier Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- 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
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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.
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.
- Primary: (207) 846-3332 (Maine, USA)
- Secondary: (207) 400-2683
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Front of cottage from Basin Cove
Dining area looking out to cove as the tide is beginning to go out
Desk in loft overlooking livingroom
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
Cottage and dock are to your left
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
Second view of queen master bdrm with shower/tub to the right
Loft - twin beds w/ open-up queen option on one side
The Nest - fun to crawl up and read or nap
View from living area out to Basin Cove
View to side yard
Unbelievable sunsets across the cove
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
- Response time Within a few days
- Response rate 100%
- Calendar last updated 10/05/2016