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Lovely and Restful Coastal Maine Right Outside Your Door

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Two-Bedroom Cottage--Watch the Working Harbor from Your Deck

All the sights, sounds, and beauty of a quintessential Maine lobstering port lie just outside your door. A clean, cozy retreat where you can observe the activity as the boats deliver the day's catch of lobsters to the open-air restaurant where you can eat them that night. Nearby attractions include day trips to Monhegan Island, kayak rentals, iconic Back Cove (rowboats for guests), Pemaquid Light, and white-sand Pemaquid Beach.

Two cottages that offer two bedrooms, one with two twins and one with a queen bed, living room with fieldstone fireplace and wood provided, one full bath, fully equipped kitchen. Small Weber charcoal grills are available. All linens are included.

Call or email for seasonal rates and availability.

We also have rooms and apartments in our main house. Call for information and rates.

More Details

Merle and Karen Thompson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2016

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.

We live in New Harbor year round and we love our home. We enjoy welcoming new guests and sharing all we love about our gorgeous area with them.

Being excellent stewards of our family legacy and of the natural beauty of our property is very, very important to us.

Merle and Karen Thompson purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Merle and Karen Thompson chose Mid-Coast & Islands

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 tAll 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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Lovely and Restful Coastal Maine Right Outside Your Door
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Life the way it's supposed to be...

  • 5 of 5

My children and I were looking for a Maine experience on the coast without crowds and t-shirt shops. The Thompson house provided and then some. The accommodations were clean, comfortable, and much larger than pictured. The hospitality was outstanding with all the extras provided (linens, games, onsite library!) and questions answered any time of the day. Kids were able to crab and explore in a back cove. Not being from New England, we loved tracking the tides and the kids were able to explore in a back cove just a walk down the road. Thompson property extends to a boat house and dock with free access to row boats. We'd return to Thompson House in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, private, quiet, friendly, affordable

  • 5 of 5

I love this place! Thompsons Cottages are exactly as described. Comfortable, very clean, well-equipped, quiet [in off-season], affordable, no-frills. Merle, the owner, spent a good amount of time orienting me to my apartment, the complex, and the area, which is kind of remote and has limited services. I enjoyed the amenities [boathouse, footbridge, path down to the rocky shore], as well as WiFi [apartment was near the office] and privacy [Merle checked in on me once, no housekeeping service, friendly guests]. If you're looking for upgrades like designer furniture, keep looking--this place is homey, not elegant. You'll find the town almost devoid of signage, so use your common sense, ex. don't park where lobster fishers are likely to park their trucks in the morning. Many lovely places to visit in the area--Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, nature preserves, public beach, day cruises, kayaking, local crafters and businesses. I've already booked another stay for later this year.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Car: necessary

A charming and historic Victorian home located in an idyllic New England waterfront neighborhood of fine homes. The working port of New Harbor is across the street. Guests can easily walk to Back Cove for tidepooling, swimming, picnicking and rowboating (boats provided by us). Also a short walk to our open Atlantic Ocean property with public access for all. Games for the family to play on the wide lawn are provided.


Rates & Availability

New Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring off-season
May 1 2017 - Jul 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

9% Maine sales tax will be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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New Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Each apartment and room offers one private bath.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Two bedrooms: One room has two twin beds and one has a queen.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

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