The Laughing Gull - Oceanfront Cottage

can it get any better?
can it get any better?open ocean viewsocean side viewview from own cove to southeast at high tideliving roomocean side bedroom with queen bedon a foggy dayGuest House Interior and viewsGuest Housefireplaceeat-in kitchensmall libraryview from back porch at sunsetadirondack chairs on the "point"beginnings of our own beach!at high tidePemaquid Beach is only a few minutes awayLaughing Gull Cottageready for a lobster bake?
“ Excellent ”
5 Reviews
225 Pemaquid Trail, New Harbor, ME 04554



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps 4
Per night $165 - $195
Per week $898 - $1,550
Type: Cottage
Description of the New Harbor vacation cottage rental
The perfect setting for your summer vacation on the Maine coast!

Leave the city behind and step into this one-of-a-kind authentic ocean-front cottage. On the inside of this cozy cottage, you'll fall in love with the painted, wide plank floors, bookshelves, stone fireplace, and original paned windows. On the outside, the sites and sounds of the bold Maine coast, just steps away, will take your breath away. Sit on the porch in one of the Adirondack chairs and watch lobster boats pulling their traps, while sipping your morning cup of coffee. In the evening, witness gorgeous sunsets from the back lawn while enjoying a glass of wine. On a foggy day (you're bound to have one), we suggest curling up by the fireplace with a good book or taking advantage of modern-day conveniences such as DVD player with a movie library, high-speed internet, Apple TV, and even WiFi.

Thomas & Laurie Reckendorf

Area Information
Located near the quaint fishing village of New Harbor, this cottage is close to restaurants and gift shops, ice-cream parlors, a general store for grocery shopping, a gas station, historic lighthouse, library, and just down the road from one of the most beautiful beaches in Maine. The cottage itself is located on coveted Pemaquid Trail-a paved, yet private lane for walking, biking, jogging.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 20 2016 Sep 11 2016 - - $1,550 - 1 Week
Sep 12 2016 Oct 09 2016 - - $1,198 - 1 Week
Oct 10 2016 Nov 10 2016 $165 $195 $898 - 2 Nights
May 18 2017 Jun 19 2017 - - $898 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 8%
Tax I.D.: 1155248
Deposits: Deposit not required, Property Damage Protection $49/stay protects up to $1500 is required for 1st time Guests.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning/Linens/Towels $75/stay; Pet Fee is $75/animal/stay; more than two (2) occupants over the age of 18 is $75/person/week.


Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in New Harbor, Maine

Linda Hazel

Linda Hazel

Rochester, NY

Authentic Maine Experience

August 13, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay at the rustic Laughing Gull. It is cozy but there were just the two of us and our dog so we felt we had plenty of room for our needs. We enjoyed sitting outside and watching the lobster boats and the John's Bay tides and sunsets were terrific. Tom and Laurie answered any questions quickly and made sure our stay was enjoyable.

Ursula Schoch

Ursula Schoch



November 4, 2012

Traumhafte Woche erlebt. Haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt im Laughing Gull-Cottage. Sehr heimelig eingerichtet und alles vorhanden. Sicht auf den Atlantik, Sonnenuntergänge und die gemütlichen Stunden werden wir nie vergessen. Super Erholung! Alles Nötige nahe erhältlich Owner spricht Deutsch was sehr hilfreich war. Sehr empfehlenswert.

Edward Cormier

Edward Cormier

Minot, Maine

Rustic Ocean Setting

July 27, 2012

This rustic cabin on the water is the perfect setting to relax and unwind. No matter what the weather there is always something to enjoy, from sunny warm days, to beautiful sunsets to a pounding surf during a storm. Located on a quiet dead end street you are have peace and tranquiity to read or just watch the lobster boats. The cottage allows you to prepare great meals or stop by one of the fine restaurants on the peninsula. 2-1/2 miles away is Shaw's Lobster Pound where you can get lobsters and clams ,have them cooked there and bring them back to the cottage for a feast on the ocean. The cotttage has 2 bedrooms, one bath, kitchen, living room, dining area, loft and porch. It also has a detached carriage house for storage which has 2 bikes and fire wood.

Liz Allen

Liz Allen

Auburn, Maine

Paradise on the Coast of Maine!

June 25, 2012

Spent the most perfect week at the Laughing is truly paradise on the Coast of Maine! This comfortable, charming Maine cottage has everything you need and more. Its rustic simplicity is the very best part...and it is well located, the perfect home base from which to take day trips. Close to several delectable restaurants and adorable shops. The views from the lovely log home are absolutely breathtaking - you will LOVE this cottage in any weather!! It rained pretty much our entire week, and the gorgeous stone fireplace chased the chill and dampness away. Thanks for allowing us to share your beautiful cottage by the sea...

Sarah F. Williams

Sarah F. Williams

Madison, WI USA

Authentic Maine Coast experience

June 5, 2011

The Laughing Gull is a delightful little cottage - smaller than I gathered from the number it can sleep, but cozy with all the necessities and several extras (working fireplace, wireless internet, porch looking out over water, access to the shed with lawn chairs and a place to tuck our bikes.) For me the decor was particularly pleasing - random/eclectic mix of old bits of both cultured history and camp living in Maine. Very little of the kitchy items that many owners seem to think renters want. This trip was the perfect return to my childhood visits to Pemaquid Point when we chose very simple activities, not too much fuss over anything, and lots of comfort and relaxation. With the lighthouse, the beach, the Fort and New Harbor (Shaw's, groceries and Ice Cream) all within a stone's throw, we felt no need to venture too far. If I could change a few things... 1)I would like a little more privacy from the road. The larger part of the yard is right on the street, but it's such a quiet road, and we were near the end of the dead end, so it wasn't a major issue. Our kids knew to watch for cars, but we felt on display when we played out front. Of course, we preferred to be on the ocean side of the cabin which felt very private. 2) I tend to get fancy in the kitchen, but there's very little working space - not a problem for most people on vacation! 3) The ladder to the loft is safe and functional enough, but it's awkward. My brother spent his time there designing a better system - we'll have to see if the owners would barter a few nights for a fix-it job! But those aside, we're planning on making this a regular spot for our vacations. Too lovely to pass up!

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