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Harpswell, Me, Ocean View, Sunrise Cottage

Bedrooms 6
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 11 Sleeps

This listing is a fabulous family cottage with water views throughout. It is uniquely located in the only active colony left in the state of Maine. The history of this community is quite special. The cottage has 6 bedrooms and 2 full baths. It sleeps 11. ( 4 doubles, 4 twins, which are bunk beds, and a toddler bed)

June-September: $2000 per week *

$500 refundable security deposit, & additional cleaning fee.

*The Dining Hall serves fabulous dinners and Sunday brunch. There is a required Dining Hall meal minimum of $350 per week. Maintaining the 100-year tradition of the Colony, coat and tie are required for dinner 2 nights a week and business casual, 2 nights a week. Sunday Brunch is casual. Full course, chef prepared meals in an inviting atmosphere. Byob ~

*If your desired dates are not available please inquire about other similar cottages in the area.

More Details

Property Manager
Sheri Blackstone
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018


Harpswell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , first floor bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
This cottage is fully loaded with everything you'll need...and more. There's a fully stocked kitchen with dishwasher, a flat screened TV, VCR, and DVD, playstation, fireplace, washer & dryer, propane grill, sunset deck with patio furniture, even 2 kayaks. All linens, including beach towels, are provided.


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Harpswell, Me, Ocean View, Sunrise Cottage
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful place for a family vacation

  • 4 of 5

This house has a lot of charm, and it's great for a big family to be able to spread out and enjoy all of the amenities the colony has to offer. We played tennis and basketball on the grounds, took kayaks out for a paddle, and utilized the pool every day of the week. The play set entertained the young kids, but there's also a great school playground down the road we ended up visiting a few times. We took day trips to Portland, and explored the neighboring area. The main road was too busy for our kids to ride their bikes, and there's no shoulder, but some adults went for a daily run and bicycled out to Potts Point. Morse's Cribstone Grill is delicious (Estes Lobster House, not so much) as is Erica's Seafood and Nance's Seafood Shanty. We cooked plenty in the house as well, which had pretty much everything you will need. The exception to that was any kind of cooking staples. In some vacation rentals, you'll find items renters have bought and leave there like cooking oil or spices. Not the case here. Not a big deal, just something to note for future renters. We brought floats for the pool, but they had floats and boogie boards there. We brought tennis balls and rackets for the court, but they had those as well. Jigsaw puzzles, movies, games, cards, plenty of beach towels, beach chairs, laundry detergent, pretty much everything we thought to bring just in case the house didn't have it was there already. There were fans in every bedroom, which cooled the whole upstairs down at night. We used the $350 dining hall fee on brunch for everyone, and then a small group of us went out for dinner to use up the balance. Brunch was definitely the better of the two meals. We found the dinner food a little on the bland side.

The only negative experience we had was finding shards of glass in the home throughout the week. Upon arrival we found some in several bedrooms and common areas and continued to find more including on the front porch - it's still a mystery how so much glass ended up in so many rooms. A few of us cut our feet. Sheri was great and offered to come vacuum, but by then we had our stuff scattered throughout the house so we declined the offer. That experience would not deter us from renting here again though. It was really a wonderful place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for a large family, especially with kids !

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a family wedding and booked this home for family members to stay at. It was perfect for the kids, very kid friendly. Many bedrooms, homey, and super views. So many things to enjoy in Harpswell, we need to go back so we can make time to enjoy more of them!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, spacious cottage for our large group !

  • 4 of 5

This was a great location, and fun place to stay. Very welcoming to children as well. Loved it here, we hope to get back again next year ! Loved the feature of the Dining Hall, and restaurants close by ! The ocean views are gorgeous, and the kids loved the pool !

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* swim.

* hike.

* kayak.

* fish.

* eat lobster!.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* swim.

* fish.

* explore.

* drive up the coast.

* eat lobster!.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* boat.

* fish.

* whale/seal watch.

* Popham Beach.

* eat lobster!.

The property enjoys both sunrises and sunsets with spectacular water views on both sides. It has a beautiful in-ground pool, clay tennis court, playground with new equipment, and plenty of lovely grounds to enjoy. It is walking distance to the beach for sunning, shell collecting, or kayaking, the town dock for boating or fishing. It also has a Dining Hall that serves dinner 4 nights a week along with Sunday Brunch,which is an additional weekly fee. We also offer a Recreation Hall for your enjoyment. You would never have to leave the peninsula but if you should need to go to town it is an easy 20 minute drive.

Harpswell is conveniently located near Portland with many great restaurants and shops, Freeport...the home of L.L.Bean, Bar Harbor, Acadia Nat'l Park, and Popham Beach....the most spectacular stretch of sandy beach in Maine.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Nightly Rate: $270 - $300

Weekly Rate: $ $1900

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

July-September: $1900 per week *
June, and Oct.: $1400
There is an additional cleaning fee and a $350 per week Dining Hall meal minimum from the end of June through Labor Day.
*An 8% Maine Hospitality tax will be added to all rentals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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