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Woodland Peace with the Open Atlantic Outside your Door

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms, one full bath, steps from Fun on the Ocean and in the Cove

Thompson Cottages in New Harbor offers 14 cottages on the open ocean, and this is Ocean View Cottage #11. This is a Back Ocean View cottage, meaning that it sits just up the hill from the Front Ocean cottages. It is offered at a lower price than the Front Ocean, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy our unparalleled views and the cozy comfort of our cottages--and all the ocean property has to offer--at a more budget-friendly rate.See our site for a map and full information about our additional cottages on the ocean, cove and harbor.

Rest and relax in our comfortable oceanside cottage with lovely views over the open Atlantic. A short stroll to the rocks, with tidepools to explore, the activity of nesting ospreys and all kinds of vessels coming and going to observe. Also a short walk to beautiful Back Cove with the footbridge and rowboats provided by us.

Two bedrooms, one with two twins and one with a full and a twin, living room with fieldstone fireplace and wood provided, one full bath, fully equipped kitchen. All linens provided at no extra charge.

Deck on the ocean for watching lobsterboats, resident osprey and eagles, and curious seals. Small Weber barbecues available. Stop at Reilly's store for food, unpack your toothbrush, and let the vacation begin!

Note: Since we do not accept credit cards, you will need to send us a check for 25% of the rate as deposit after you have paid the fee. We wil provide details.

More Details

Merle and Karen Thompson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About Merle and Karen Thompson

Merle has lived in New Harbor his whole life, and Karen has been here for 35 years. Karen grew up in the Boston area and was a guest at Thompson Cottages since she was a baby. New Harbor is our year-round home.

Merle and Karen Thompson purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Merle and Karen Thompson chose New Harbor

Our family has owned this property since 1920 and we, the third generation to own it, have been its stewards since 2000. The property is a treasure to us and our family, and we care for everything with great attention to detail and love. We live here year round, and we enjoy having our guests return year after year to a place that comes to mean a great deal to them, too. We are always excited to have new guests and to see them enjoy the beautiful Midcoast area as much as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

Stunning ocean vistas. Watch gorgeous sunrises and night skies ablaze with stars from the deck. Little Island is home to osprey raising their young, then eagles in the fall. Watch lobsterboats at work, as well as pleasure craft motoring by. All cottages feature oil paintings by Merle's grandfather, G. H. Thompson, a nationally known artist, as well as some by the many artists who come here to work. We offer a library with books, puzzles, and games for the family to play by the fireplace and kitchens equipped for preparing lobster dinners.

Coziness, cleanliness, and peace are our hallmarks. Being responsible stewards of our beautiful unspoiled area is very important to us.


New Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One full bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Some cottages have a queen bed instead the double.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Linens provided.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Woodland Peace with the Open Atlantic Outside your Door
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Strongly recommend the simple solitude of these ocean cottages

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet, simple cottages - perfect to get away from it all. Close enough to local restaurants and activities without being near some of the more popular and busier areas of Maine. A great find

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting you and your family in the States. We hope to see you again! --The Thompsons
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Very look location .. right on the sea

  • 5 of 5

the ocean side cottages have great location. The living room and kitchen has big picture windows from where you can see the ocean. There is a patio with a wide view of the ocean

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dev. We enjoyed having you stay with us, and we hope to see you again. We offer some of the best views on the Mid-Coast, and we love to provide a comfortable place for families to relax and spend time together!
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My first stay at Thompson Cottages

  • 5 of 5

This was my first stay at Thompson Cottages. I have visited the area for over 20 years and never came across this gem! The cottage was as close to the water as you can get! The cottage was impeccable-very clean. The windows were spotless to better see the beautiful view. It was very clear to us that the owners take great pride in their property-so well cared for. Everyone we met who was working that day clearly enjoyed their jobs, were very pleasant and kind. I really can't say enough about our stay here! So peaceful, the sunsets and sunrises were priceless!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jamestown, NY

Great Vacation Location...

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I honeymooned at Thompson Cottages 41 years ago, and have been returning yearly for about the last 15 years. We especially like the "front ocean" cottages, simply because we like to be as close as possible for the sights and sounds. Every cottage we have stayed in is very well maintained. Each one has its own unique vista, not just the "front ocean" ones. The well-supplied kitchen, fireplace with provided wood, deck, etc. etc. all make for a memorable stay. Merle and Karen and their staff are friendly and helpful when you need them...invisible when you don't. The cottages are great if you want to just "hang out" by the ocean, whether inside, out on the deck, or on the rocks. Yet, there are plenty of things to do in the area if you want to be more "on the go." We HIGHLY recommend Thompson Cottages...if you go once, you'll want to come back again and again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Erie, PA, USA

Perfect oceanfront vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Thompson Cottages for many years and cannot imagine life without it! The location of the cottages is perfect, out of the way and quiet but close to everything you want or need. The view is mesmerizing with Little Island, ocean birds, lobster boats, sailboats, and Monhegan in the distance. The bell buoy at the mouth of New Harbor adds to the ambiance. The cottages have everything you need including fireplaces and a great deck -- and Merle and Karen are very attentive hosts. We give them 10 stars.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you want to take a breath of fresh air and sea...

  • 5 of 5

Excellent cottages on the rocks... next to the sea... very clean!!! kitchen very well equipped.

The fireplace is awesome...

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Wawenock Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 130
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Harbor Room and many other restaurants
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beautiful white sand beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

NO NIGHTTIME ARRIVALS. Cutoff time 6 pm.
Off-season rates available. Call for nightly rates off season (2-night minimum). 8% Maine sales tax will be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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