Maine Coast Ocean View Room w/Bath

House - Private room · Evergreen Avenue, Harpswell, ME 04079, United States
Alyce & Andrew
Your host, Alyce & Andrew
22 Reviews
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The Space

This comfortable bedroom features a view onto the harbor in a quiet seaside neighborhood. Perfect for 1-2 guests with access to a private bathroom included. Quintessential Maine location in a working fishing village within walking distance of public shorelines, docks, boat access, and a restaurant.

Guests have access to a private bathroom adjacent to the room. Room includes queen bed, full sized closet, dresser, and mini fridge with snacks and drinks. Free wifi. Flat screen TV in room with Netflix, Hulu, and iPod connecting cord. Light continental breakfast included.

We make every effort to be at home at guest arrival. If we cannot be there, we'll let you know (with instructions on entering the house). This is a casual place so you are free to come and go from the house as you please!

This is the Maine coast at its best! From here, you can watch lobster boats come in and out of the harbor, witness amazing sunsets, and take walks or swim along the public shoreline. If you have kayaks, bring them along for a paddle. Our quiet neighborhood is at the end of the peninsula and has a mix of year round and seasonal residents. There is an small but active fishing wharf just across the street. Old homes dot the coastline and access to a preserved shoreline is just a short walk away. Fresh seafood (and other types of meals) can be had at several nearby eateries. Beautiful area for photographers, nature lovers, or first timers to the Maine coast!

There is no public transit in Harpswell, but the Amtrak Downeaster runs to nearby Brunswick. There are car rentals in Brunswick and Portland. If you are a Zipcar member, Bowdoin College in Brunswick has a few Zipcars parked on campus. We recommend having access to a car if you visit Harpswell or any towns along the Maine coast outside of Portland.

Sightseeing cruises are available from nearby Orrs Island or at the Dolphin Marina, which is across the harbor from us and a short drive or bike ride away.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Had a wonderful stay with Alyce and Andrew. Both were very nice and accommodating. The location was excellent, the room private and spacious.

    June 2014
  • Alyce & Andrew's house is located in South Harpswell, right next to the water with a beautiful view from their guest room. This is a great place to get some quiet time and enjoy the scenery, with Potts Point being just a 10 minute walk from the house.
    Alyce and Andrew were very friendly and had lots of great suggestions on things to do and see in the area. Overall a great experience and I would definitely recommend to anyone to take a little detour and stop by Haprswell!

    June 2014
  • This place is a perfect getaway! I'd recommend to anyone looking for beautiful scenery and a night if peace and quiet.

    October 2013
  • Alyce and Andrew are a nice young couple. Coming from Germany we were very glad to live not in an anonymous hotel but had the chance to speak with so interesting people. The breakfast and bed was wonderful and they both helped us in every way.
    Almut and Fritz

    October 2013
  • Great space, great place, great people!! Can't go wrong here. Relaxing, close to Portland and Bath ME. Lots of things to do; or do's all here.

    October 2013
  • We had a great stay at Alyce and Andrew's house. The location is incredible so close to the sea and the house itself is warm and welcoming. For breakfast , Alyce made us incredible blueberry scones. They also gave us some tips for dinner. We wish we could have stay more than one day and we definitely recommend their house!

    September 2013
  • Alyce and Andrew are kind and hospitable folk. Their home is beautiful and ideally situated toward the end of the Harpswell Peninsula. The view from their porch and the bedroom window is stunning, calming and rejuvenating. The room itself is clean, cozy and a perfect haven to catch up on much needed rest. Alyce recommended us places to eat and check out in addition to making us breakfast in the morning :) . All in all, this was the perfect home away from home. I would go back anytime!

    September 2013
  • We had a perfect stay in Alyce and Andrew's seaside home. They were flexible and accommodating when our arrival time changed. The natural skin care products in the bathroom were lovely! We were able to explore their beautiful coast on our bikes for a bit before taking off to Acadia. Thanks Alyce and Andrew!

    September 2013
  • What a wonderful couple! We had such a great time with Alyce and Andrew. They have a beautiful home, the bed is super comfortable, (I slept for 10 hours!) The room nice and clean. We walked down to the local restaurant for seafood, then enjoyed the sunset from their porch with the nice bottle of beer they had waiting for us in the fridge along with some snacks. When we awoke the next morning Alyce made us a wonderful coffee cake. I would highly recommend staying with them. Thanks again!

    Ps: Tami is so excited she found a jar of the blueberry ginger jam to take home!

    August 2013
    Alyce & Andrew
    Response from Alyce & Andrew:

    Hooray! So awesome to meet you guys and hope to catch you in the air sometime!

    August 2013
  • The view from the bedroom is not just an 'Ocean View', it is an incredibly picturesque view with nothing between you and the water but a few hundred yards, a small dock and lobster shack. Alyce & Andrew are gracious hosts and generously gave us breakfast and use of their kitchen and grill. Great place for a relaxed, low-key, weekend away.

    August 2013
    Alyce & Andrew
    Response from Alyce & Andrew:

    Thanks Sarah! So glad you all could make it up and come back any time!

    August 2013
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Maine Media Workshops, Columbia University, Goddard College
Having lived in Maine for almost a decade, I can recommend lots of great off-the-beaten path places to check out during your stay. My husband Andrew and I have enjoyed living in South Harpswell for the past four years. We love meeting new people. Andrew is originally from northern New Hampshire, but has lived in NYC and Asheville, NC. I'm from southern Ohio/northern Kentucky, and lived in Chicago for six years before moving to Maine. We divide our time between many creative pursuits and jobs. I work part time at a community art center in Brunswick, make documentary media, and have a small home-based business called aucocisco naturals. Andrew works on media projects with me, and does freelance consulting work dealing with civic technology and community planning. We have three well-loved cats and some pet fish.
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