Three Cozy Two-Bedroom Cottages on Back Cove

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Last updated: 08/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A cozy, quiet retreat on peaceful Back Cove, a paradise for children--and adults!--who will spend hours fishing for crabs and baby lobsters off the footbridge, wading in the cove and looking for treasures, swimming, and paddling in the rowboats we provide for guests. A trail guides you on a short walk to our open ocean property.
When you do leave the cottage, Pemaquid Light, white-sand Pemaquid Beach, excellent restaurants, museums, galleries, and kid-friendly activities are close by.
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. Screened-in porch (watch the kids from there). Small Weber charcoal grills available. All linens are included.
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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    We love having children and offer books, puzzles, board games, and outdoor games just for them. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Linens provided. Extra blankets in every bedroom closet. Extras of everything in the main house. Fans for warmer weather, and we always have extras....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    One full bathroom....moreless

  • Tub/shower combo in every cottage.


  • Books:

    Extensive library in the main house. Books in every cottage, too....moreless

  • Games:

    Puzzles and cards in every cottage, many more in the library at the main house. Many choices for the family to play by the fire and outside on the lawn....moreless

  • Toys:

    Special section for children in main house library....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Very near the village of New Harbor...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Views of quiet water behind the foot bridge in quiet and beautiful Back Cove....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Kayaking
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Fireplace:

    Fire is ready to light and plenty of seasoned firewood is provided....moreless

  • Heating:

    Electric heat keeps cottages completely comfortable right through the fall season....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi in our office....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds are made, extra sheets in each cottage's linen closet, and a full linen room in the main house. Extra blankets in every bedroom closet and in main house linen room....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Furnished with modern comfortable furniture, cozy rugs....moreless

  • Parking:

    Each cottage has its own parking space....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels provided, extras in cottage, and more in main house linen room. Exchange as often as you like....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Filters provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with everything you need, including regular-sized refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffeepot, toaster....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We provide paper products....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened-in porches in every cottage. Parents can watch kids play on the footbridge....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rowboats in the cove. Kayak and canoe rentals nearby. They will meet you at waterways....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small Weber charcoal grills available....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
off season
Sep 10 - Oct 29, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 9%


Off-season rates available. Call for nightly rates off season (2-night minimum). 8% Maine sales tax will be added.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 08/14/2016
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21 Unavailable
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1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Shaws Lobster, Bar and Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Shaws Lobster, Bar and Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pemaquid Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 200

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose New Harbor, Bristol, ME, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Watch the kids catch crabs on the footbridge, or row our rowboats in Back Cove. 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.

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Speaks: english



VRBO #706759

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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Three cozy two-bedroom cottages on Back Cove

New Harbor, Bristol, ME, USA #706759

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