Front of the cottage facing the ocean.Large deck.
Summer cottage with a great view!

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Simple, rustic, waterfront cottage. Perfect for swimming, kayaking, sailing, exploring the beach, or just relaxing with a good book. Ideal for a couple or a family with 1-2 children. Renters provide their own linens and towels.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $60
Weekly Discount: 20%


The space

Please note, this is a rustic summer cottage. The structure is not heated or insulated, and therefore, only available June - September. The floors are uneven, the silverware is mis-matched, and some of the kitchen cabinets don't close completely but it has been in our family since 1975 and we love it!

There are two bedrooms (one full bed, one twin bed, and a futon in the common living space), sink and toilet inside the cottage, shower is an outdoor shower (which is actually a lot of fun!).

Renters are asked to bring sheets and towels.

Guest access

Full access to main cottage, yard, and beach.

Interaction with guests

Rental arrangements through Airbnb/phone. If staying for an extended period of time, lawn may be mowed during your stay.

The neighborhood

Only 20 minutes to Brunswick, 30 minutes to Freeport, and 50 minutes to Portland.

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Getting around

Car required.

Other things to note

Items/suggested items to bring include:
1. Sheets, pillow cases, blankets, towels
2. Cell phone
3. Alarm clock (if needed)
4. Binoculars (for checking out the great boats spending the night in the cove)
5. Kayak/Canoe/Inflatable Boat
6. Fishing poles
7. Water shoes
8. Beach toys
9. Sunscreen & Bug Spray

Some points of interest near our cottage:

1. Restaurants
a. Harpswell Neck
i. Estes Lobster House
ii. Dolphin Marina
iii. School House Cafe
b. Bailey Island
i. Cook’s Lobster House
ii. Morse's Cribstone Grill

2. Convenience Stores
a. Vegetable Corner – Route 123 Harpswell
b. Ship 2 Shore – Route 123 Harpswell

3. Scenic Walks in Harpswell –
a. Mitchell Field (Harpswell Neck)
b. Cliff Trail (Great Island)
c. Thalheimer Farm (Orr's Island)
d. The Giant Stairs (Bailey Island)

4. Brunswick
a. Lots of Restaurants
b. Supermarkets
c. Bowdoin College Art Museum
d. Joshua Chamberlain Museum
e. Movie Theaters

5. Bath – Maine Maritime Museum

6. Freeport – LL Bean (open 24 hours a day) and outlet shopping

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Limit of 4 guests.

Please leave the cottage as you found it.

Please remove all food items and dispose of your garbage at the town recycling center or take it with you. A recycling center pass is available to guests.

Sorry, no pets allowed.

Campfires & bonfires are not allowed.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

8 Reviews

Check In
Else User Profile
August 2016
The listing description was accurate.

Pat User Profile
July 2016
We had a great relaxing stay. We watched the sunrise from the deck one morning and had breakfast out there every morning overlooking the water. Quiet neighborhood and beautiful location. Home was clean and nicely decorated. Temperatures got up to the 90s one day, but it was still comfortable inside due to the breeze and the shade of the trees.

Bebe User Profile
July 2016
The waterfront location was perfect, sun all day, and proper rustic cabin reminded me of childhood summers in New England.

Jon User Profile
August 2015
Julia's family's summer cottage was the perfect vacation away from our vacation during our three week trip the US in July/August 2015. We felt at home instantly, everything worked as promised, the neighbors were friendly, and the location pristine. Julia was very sympathetic to our luggage limitations and provided sheets and towels during our stay, for which we were grateful. We highly recommend Julia's cottage and hope one day to return for a longer stay.

Shelley User Profile
August 2014
A simple cottage in a peaceful spot. Perfection. Julia was easy to work with and incredibly responsive. THANK YOU.

Greg User Profile
July 2014
Great house right on the water. Good spot for small families. We would definitely like to stay there again. Very quiet.

Gillian User Profile
June 2014
The cottage was wonderful, very simple but perfectly adequate and comfortable. We loved the cove and hunting and gathering shells at low tide. The neighbors were friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back for another restful vacation.

Massachusetts, United States · Joined in August 2013
Julia User Profile

Maine girl at heart.

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