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Description from owner

MAINE VACATION HOUSE RENTAL, 1ST FLOOR PRIVATE SEPARATE ENTRY APT. IS OFFERED FROM OUR Spectacular, two-story, oceanfront cape on the southwest shores of Pemaquid Peninsula with majestic seascapes, islands, open ocean, and sunsets presiding over Johns Bay, mid-coast Maine. NO OTHER RENTERS OCCUPY THE HOME (WHEN AVAILABLE) IF WHOLE HOUSE IS DESIRED. The property consists of one acre of gently sloping lawn to a rockbound, walker-friendly coast. We are located two minutes from beautiful, fine-sand, Pemaquid Beach. Pemaquid Point lighthouse is a 5-minute drive away. We are a NO-PETS and TOBACCO-FREE household to accommodate the health of all guests. There is a clothes washer/dryer set in the walk-out basement area. The first-floor, sleeping configurations that sleeps 4 or 5 in a pinch are as follows: 1.) one queen and one single bed in the master bedroom; and 2.) a double bed (and one from a pull-out couch for an occasional visitor) in the second, bedroom. There is a pop-up single memory foam bed that could be used, instead, to save space. A four-foot-wide, glass and tiled shower with pull-up seat for comfort in the bathroom services both bedrooms. (WHEN AVAILABLE), THIS FIRST FLOORIS OFFERED AT $1450 WITH OWNERS OCCUPYING THE SECOND FLOOR APT.Upstairs, in the *GLORIOUS* open area, there is a queen-sized, multi-positional Craftmatic bed surrounded by a bank of five-foot-tall, casement windows. The large second-floor bathroom has a curved-glass/tile shower-bath unit, quartzite floors and clothes washer/dryer. The self-contained second floor contains a full galley kitchen with dishwasher, skylight as ventilation for the portable induction cook top and small chest freezer. It also houses a living room sectional sofa. This loft living area has a 33" HD TV, stationary bicycle and a desk area with computer hook-up to cable WIFI. All sheets and linens are included. Fireplace wood for 1st Floor rented use and a charcoal barbecue for both situations with utensils are provided.

All emails and phone calls are very welcome.

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed

TripAdvisor Property ID: 7021617

About the area

Located on the Pemaquid Peninsula, we are one mile from New Harbor, three miles from Pemaquid Lighthouse and a two-minute walk to an access path for Pemaquid Beach, with its lovely fine sand. It is about six miles to the warm, fresh water of the Bristol Mills swimming dam. New Harbor is a charming fishing village close to restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, 'The Cupboard Cafe' (famous for the Best Cinnamon Buns Ever), gas stations, library and Shaw's Wharf where you can eat fresh lobster while watching lobstermen unload their catch. Photo-ops abound! This area is a BEST-KEPT-SECRET-PLACE IN MAINE - VISITORS, BUT NOT TOO MANY! Please see the upcoming page that documents other amenities. To give geographical context, New Harbor is 50 miles from Portland and 170 miles from Boston.

Owner profile

Craig D



  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (1)

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“Our Favorite Place!”

Reviewed 30 Jan 2016

We have rented the Donovan house for more than 10 summers and would still be coming back except for health issues. The house is bright and cheerful, immaculate and equipped with everything you could want to have a fabulous Maine vacation. Top of the line appliances, even a clothesline if you like the smell of fresh laundry. The trees are just right to perfectly frame beautiful sunsets which you can enjoy from the large lawn or well furnished deck. The sound of the surf is a nighttime treat. Have breakfast on the deck and you can enjoy the lobster boats, cormorants and ducks! You are approx. 1/2 mile walk to a white sandy beach and just a bit further to the best cinnamon buns in the world! To top it off, the Donovans are wonderful and caring owners.

Owner's reply: We thank you for your heartfelt review of our home and of us, the owners. We know you are sorry that, this year, you are not able to return. Our home will miss you. We started to think of your children and grandchildren as if they were our own and pictured how they might be enjoying themselves at the lovely gatherings you always prepared for them. And, we also know that you found a way to relax as well as a loving couple, not just to cook and barbecue up a storm for your beloved family.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Our long time September renter raves that she has had three properties, one in New York, one in Boston and one in Florida but (and I quote), *GIVE ME PEMAQUID TRAIL ANY DAY!!!"

Due to illness, our full-month August renters of the last 10+ years cannot return but have written that some of their happiest life memories are of The Donovan House. They say that their whole family has shared the pleasure of our beautiful home.