Excellent

6 reviews

1 / 8 Front of Cottage from water

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Overview

Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
1
Sleeps:
5
Type:
Cottage
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

All are welcome at this classic, idyllic (circa 1900), impeccably clean cottage, on the eastern shore of Casco Bay, an hour travel NE of Portland, and from this front deck, you can throw a stone into the water, walk down the steps to swim, launch a kayak, enjoy whatever. You will gently wake up to the melodious sounds of ospreys, eagles, seagulls, and the lobsterboats starting their day. When you have your 'cup of coffee', you can go out on the deck to smell the salt air, feel the tranquility, and enjoy what Maine 'really is'. This is one of the few places on the Maine Coast where not much has changed in over a hundred years. You can buy freshly caught lobsters directly from fishemen, and, in the transaction, be able to appreciate the 'real Maine'. There is a picnic table for your use on the mowed grass shore, where you can fully enjoy the ambience of the 'Rocky Coast of Maine', while listening to the gentle 'lapping' of the waves. At low tide, there is finding beach glass, various marine life, and snorkeling. There are also fishing opportunities, from the shore, for those who like to catch mackerel, flounder, striped bass, and other fish. With parental supervision, this shorefront is an excellent learning opportunity for children.

Beds: 1 Double Bed, 3 Twin Beds

About the area

Within a five minute walk, for those who prefer not to drive, is the "Water's Edge Restaurant". A five minute drive puts you at the "Sebasco Harbor Resort", where you can enjoy dining in their various rooms, an 18 hole golf course, kayak rental, tennis, sailing trips, deep sea fishing, waterfront spa, and more. A 10 minute drive will take you to Popham Beach State Park, (for which you have a free pass), Fort Popham, Fort Baldwin. At Popham, is Spinney's Restaurant, which has a good menu, and an excellent view. Small Point Beach is 'just down the road', but you will have to pay an entrance fee. In Bath is the Maine Maritime Museum, which is well worth visiting, especially for those who appreciate the maritime history of the area. There are also several restaurants, antique and local craft stores. A bit farther, but within an hour's drive, are LL Bean (Freeport), the 'Old Port' (Portland), Portland Head Light (South Portland), Boothbay Harbor, the Farnsworth Museum (Rockland), the Maine State Music Theatre (Bowdoin College, Brunswick), and many other local attractions.

Amenities

Features

  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view

Appliances

  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (6)

Excellent – based on 6 reviews Excellent
6 reviews

“Wonderful vacation.”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2015

Classic Harbor Cottage was a wonderful vacation. Five adults and two dogs were in the cottage. It is small but worked out fine. The porch over looking the water was perfect. The landlords are very nice people. Linda met us with a wonderful loaf of banana strawberry bread. Everything was very clean, and the cottage was well stocked with linens and paper goods. We would definitely go back. Just can't say enough good about this cottage,and the view was magnificent.

“Great cottage to watch tidal changes and relax”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2013

Our family of five (plus our dog!) had a wonderful vacation at this cottage. We enjoyed that it was in a quiet location and we got to enjoy the rise of the tides each day and watching the boats in the water go by. The cottage had all the conveniences we needed (lobster pot & supplies - we ate a lot of lobster, sand toys, bag chairs for beach, fishing poles, linens, etc.). The bedrooms are small but just the right size for our kids. The neighbors were very nice too. My kids enjoyed searching the waterfront at low tide for sea glass and hermit crabs. It was amazing to see the difference between low and high tide here. The first night we walked just a few minutes to Anna's waterfront restaurant, which was very handy and tasty. Popham Beach is only about ten minutes away and one of the best beaches we've been to in the northeast. Very large and the tidal changes are so cool to experience there too. Totman Cove is even closer and smaller but our dog was allowed there and enjoyed the water. it was great that entrance passes were provided for both places. Bath is only 20 minutes away and a lovely little town. There are a couple great local places to buy lobster and seafood (at great prices) only a few minutes from the house. My husband and boys enjoyed a few hours fishing with Fish' N' Trips. Nice guide and they all caught (and released) a ton of fish. I recommend this cottage and location to get away, relax and experience "real maine". Linda was wonderful in accommodating our vacation dates and they really take pride in their special place on the water.

“Wonderful weekend”

Reviewed 14 Jun 2012

The cottage was exactly has shown on this site, everything was in perfect shape and SO CLEAN ! we were ther for my mother birthday and the exprience was "mémorable" perfect BY THE SEA setting we felt as if we were back in time... tout simplement parfait... et le HOMARD... !!!

“Phippsburg Maine cottage”

Reviewed 5 Jun 2012

I rented this cottage for my parents to stay in during my daughters wedding at Hermit Island. Because of the extreme weather the bridal party got ready there...what a wonderful backdrop for pre wedding pics. Can't wait to see them! The cottage was perfectly presented,clean,well stocked beyond the necessary! Linda and Peter thought of everything,absolutely everything!! I'm sure my husband and I will make a trip back to relax and enjoy this cottage in good weather! We got the website from Sabasco Estates for the vacation rental listings.So thankful for that tip. Thank you again to Linda and Peter for sharing this beautiful piece of Heaven! Deb Poirier

Owner's reply: We were happy to be able to help in some small way during the "Rains" of 2012!

“Picture-perfect location”

Reviewed 26 Jul 2010

Wake up every morning with a view of a Maine postcard just off your porch! Just a perfect, unspoiled location, that probably hasn't changed much in the past 100 years. Cottage is neat and clean with a modern and relatively spacious kitchen. Bedrooms are admitedly small, including the "master" which has just a full (i.e. double) with a basic mattress; but this is a cottage, not the Ritz. Also note just one small bathroom downstairs - you'll need to ration shower-time if you've got a full-house. Bring your kayak/canoe/whatever if you want to explore the island just across the channel.

“charming waterfront cottage”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2010

The view from this cottage is amazing. Immaculate and stocked with everything you could possibly need - just pack your suitcase and go! We will definitely rent this cottage again.

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