"Wonderful accommodations! A killer view of the bay from both rear bedrooms upstairs, and the kitchen, dining, and family rooms on the first floor. A nice porch outside for those who want to watch the sunrise from outside. Well-outfitted with everything we needed for our stay, and very clean when we arrived. Located in a quiet area in a beautiful setting with lots of fall foliage viewing in the immediate area.
A set of stairs leads from the rear of the house to the typical rocky Maine beach, which is great for early morning walks (check the tide charts to plan your beach excursions as the beach is fully covered at high tide). Look carefully and you'll find lots of sea glass! It was too cold (mid-October) and we had too little time to break out the kayaks supplied with the property, unfortunately, but a kayak ride around the bay would have been awesome. Perhaps next time!
There are several great restaurants nearby, but be sure to check if they are open before heading out: some operate seasonally, closing after Columbus Day. Also remember to check the hours of operation, as some restaurants open after breakfast and close by 8pm (times may be seasonal). Cook's Corner and the Dolphin Marina were both great; the lobster rolls at Cook's were incredible. Downtown Brunswick - about 25 minutes away - is a nice college town with lots of unique shops and restaurants.
There don't appear to be a lot of convenience stores close by, so be sure to stop at the Hannaford's Market in Brunswick on your way to the property; if you forget there's a nice little café (the School House?) about 10 minutes away on the road to Brunswick where you can get breakfast.
Very happy with our rental, and would certainly not hesitate to rent again if our plans bring us to the Harpswell area again!"
Guest: Joseph D.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: October 17, 2016