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Three cozy two-bedroom cottages on Back Cove

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms, one full bath, overlooking the footbridge in Back Cove

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.

Call or email for seasonal rates and availability.

More Details

Merle and Karen Thompson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 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 200

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

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.


New Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , One full bathroom.
  • Tub/shower combo in every cottage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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Three cozy two-bedroom cottages on Back Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
near Boston

Thompson Cottages exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the first floor apartment at the Main House with a friend and our 14 year old sons. The apartment was huge, clean as could be, and had great beds, ample towels, and a comfortable kitchen. Lovely backyard with an old fashioned swing, and a short walk to Back Cove where we rowed boats and sat on the dock. Also walking distance to a bakery, gallery, and grocery store. You literally could park your care in the driveway and entertain yourself for a week without getting in the car, between the local art, the cove, the harbor, and the yard. And, there is a library in the building with many good quality books, a huge bookcase full of puzzles and games, and old Nat Geos. The owners, Karen and Merle, and their attentive and friendly

staff provide an excellent experience and although you have much more room than in a hotel, you still feel more cared for than when you rent a house or apartment. The first floor apartment is also fitted with grip bars for those needing support, so elders would be comfortable here. If you come to New Harbor, have dinner at Shaws (you can walk, although it is about a 20 minute walk and a bit hilly) and get the muffins at Abundant Bakery which is a 5 minute stroll from the apartment. There is also an ice cream stand a ten minute walk from the house!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shaws Lobster, Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Shaws Lobster, Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

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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