About This Listing
A beautiful, waterfront cottage in quiet South Freeport ME enjoys 12 acres of woods, fields, and water views from almost every room. Just 4 minutes from busy Freeport with all its shops and famous LLBean, this cottage is a Maine coast gem!
Living room has beautiful natural light filtered by trees in the summer. Tall cathedral ceiling with a wall of windows facing south. Beautiful light throughout the day, in every season.
Beautiful, award winning, dramatic cottage overlooking the Harraseeket Harbor in South Freeport, halfway between Portland and Brunswick. Perfect for a short stay at a Bowdoin or Bates graduation, shopping in Freeport at historic LL Bean, or for a summer longer term holiday base for exploring the spectacular Maine coast. Just 5-8 minutes off #295, or,even more fun, sail your boat into the harbor, use our deepwater mooring, motor into our dock (tide dependent and extra cost), and enjoy a peaceful and luxurious night in our cottage. Take a walk around our 12 acres of woods and visit Frog Pond. This house has spectacular natural light, cathedral ceiling, and a spacious open plan downstairs, with three cozy bedrooms upstairs. There is a master bedroom with a queen size bed and two smaller bedrooms with a single bed in each. Enjoy a full kitchen and dining area, a screened-in porch for quiet dinners, and great views of the water from almost every room. Seen frequently in LL Bean catalogs, the cottage has also been published in two books ( "Cottage," and "The New Cottage Home") and numerous magazines, including the cover of "Home." Come enjoy our perfect getaway for those wanting to experience southern/midcoast Maine and its beauty.
Guests will have access to our dock from which they can swim when the tide is in, launch canoes, soak up the sun.
Other Things to Note
The cottage has a master bedroom with a queen size bed, and two smaller single bedrooms with a twin (single) bed in each. Each bedroom has a closet, full sized chest of drawers, night table, etc. The sofa in the open plan living room has a pull out queen size bed. For more than 4 guests, extra charges may apply.
All pets must be discussed with owner. Please, for the comfort of future guests, no pets on furniture or upstairs. No cats. Use of owners' canoes and dock with permission. Use of our day sailor with permission. The cottage can accommodate a total of 6 guests with the use of a queen sofa bed in the living room. Extra charges apply. Use of our bicycles available upon request. Five night minimum during summer months. Please, no smoking!
Everything about our weekend stay at Marion's Freeport Waterfront Cottage was magical. It exceeded our lofty expectations by leaps and bounds.
Marion greeted us upon arrival with warmth and hospitality, as did her two golden labs. The cottage is exquisitely designed with a 30-foot cathedral ceiling in the living room and two-stories of windows that face the waterfront. The entire cottage is immaculate and yet warm and cozy. Marion generously stocked the fridge with some essentials and lest some much-appreciated wine and jam for us as well. We felt at home immediately.
There were so many added bonuses to our stay. Just a tour around Marion's exquisite garden was treat enough. I came away with so many inspired ideas for what might look good in my garden back home.
The cottage is located about two miles from all the shopping in Freeport and yet you feel blissfully removed from that activity in this oasis nestled in the woods. If there was the option to award more than five stars I would do it.
We had a wonderful time at this location. Fresh cinnamon bread, homemade sugar cookies, and other goodies were awaiting our arrival. We enjoyed kicking up our feet and relaxing in this comfortable sun filled cottage. The hosts were very friendly and always a short walk or phone call away!
We' ve had a very busy few months and were looking forward to a quiet and beautiful spot to rest and recuperate, if only for 2 nights-did we ever find it!
Marion and Corky kindly postponed their departure so that we could meet. They are a charming and welcoming couple, full of advice and ideas on walking, eating, shopping and exploring-wonderful hosts!
We came at dusk and the next morning we awoke to this beautiful place. The main room has very high windows, that draw your eyes up into the tops of the impressive pine trees that surround the cottage. As the sun rose it caught the very top of the trees and moved down to bathe the cottage in its light, from there we could look out to the harbour.
The cottage is exactly as it is photographed-if not more so! It is spotlessly clean and perfectly equipped with everything you need to make it a home away from home.
It is in a perfect location for exploring, shopping, walking-or just doing nothing!!
We will come back again!
Our stay at Freeport Waterfront Cottage was wonderful. The furnishings, design and space was unique, clean and comfortable with an overall ambiance of peace and quiet. The great room downstairs is the perfect place to lounge and play games or just sip coffee with a peekaboo view of the water. The property and home are truly beautiful, even nicer than the photos.
Marion was a very responsive and accommodating host. She generously left us some goodies: milk, bread, homemade blackberry jam, orange juice, coffee, and beer - the essentials, really! She also gave us a courtesy call during our stay to ensure we settled in nicely. Highest regards to Marion for her hospitality!
It was about a 10 minute drive to downtown Freeport, where we went for some shopping and visited the famous L.L.Bean boot. The 30-minute drive to the Old Port in Portland was pleasant too; with all of the colors changing on the leaves, even the freeway was a beautiful sight! We stopped in the Old Port for some of the best, freshest seafood ever and loved the quaint, narrow cobblestone streets. Everywhere we went from the Cottage was an easy commute. Although we spent most of our time at our family's reunion in nearby Yarmouth, we couldn't wait to get back to the Cottage because it was just so perfect.
This cabin is marvelous, just as the pictures show. The sort of cozy place one could settle into with a good book and spend lots of quiet time. Marion and Corky (and the lovely dogs) were excellent hosts, available but not intrusive. They invited us for a short ride in their boat out to see the islands offshore, making us feel like we were real "Mainers" just visiting some friends. Our 3 days were spent both in Portland, a really quick ride away,and around Freeport. None of us are shoppers, so the outlets were not a major attraction. We did find (with help from Marion) some good food, and some nice little walks near the cabin. I highly recommend this cabin, and Maine in the fall, to everyone.
Our stay at the Freeport Waterfront Cottage was wonderful. If you've never been to the coast of Maine this is a great place from which to explore it. It's far enough up the coast to be within striking distance of the dramatic beaches yet close enough to Portland to have access to all the great food and pristine towns. Marion was a warm and gracious host and very responsive to anything that came up. We were greeted with delicious home made jam and a bottle of rose. What more can you ask for?
About the Host, Marion
My husband and I have lived in Maine for 20 years, built two homes on our property in South Freeport along the Harraseeket River. We love the outdoors, and love to travel. We have a warm and inviting home, and 12 acres of beautiful woods along the water. We have always owned dogs, and currently live and travel with our two labs. In the winter, we travel to Boca Grande FL to chase the sun and warmth. But we always miss our home in Maine. Other favorite destinations: St.Andrews NB Canada, Desbarats, Ontario Canada.
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