The backyard
Laver's Keep
Hosted by Chris
Chris is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
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The space

Cozy post and beam artist cottage near charming Freeport Harbor, on the Harraseeket River, in South Freeport, Maine. 2 plus bedrooms, 1.5 bath, plus an seasonal outdoor shower, country kitchen. The cottage is nestled in a quiet neighborhood about a mile from the harbor and 2 miles from the outlets and LL Bean in downtown Freeport. Sunny back deck with picnic table. Quiet woodsy location. Close enough to Portland and Casco Bay for day-trips, but away from the crowds. Also convenient to Brunswick and Bowdoin College. Walk down to the town landing and working waterfront, a short drive to public beaches at Winslow Park and Wolf Neck on Casco Bay and watch the boats parade by.

The cottage is my home and comes fully furnished, including linens and kitchen items.

Daysails on my small sloop or trips to Admiral Peary's home on Eagle Island can be arranged.

Bring your bikes and kayaks. Great restaurants and heaps of art galleries in the area. Summer music series at LL Bean and year-round happenings in nearby Portland, Brunswick and the Maine Mid-Coast.

Guest access

Guests have access to the laundry in the basement but it should be noted that the "concierge cave" is also my workshop, studio and office space and I will have to access this space from time to time during your stay. I usually only access it between 9am and 7pm unless there is an emergency and I usually call or text before I show up. It hasn't been a problem with guests before and it's usually a great time for guests to take advantage of my local knowledge, we try to keep you away from the tourist traps!

Interaction with guests

I usually stay at my girlfriend Pam's place when guests are in town or on one of the boats so I am easily accessible and have been known to drag guests out on the water from time to time, Casco Bay is such a great place but it is not very easily accessed for folks from out of town who are not necessarily in the know. So bottom line I'm usually around if you need me. I am a licensed captain and I work out on the water so if I am not available there are friends and neighbors who are!

Other things to note

Casco Bay is a wonderful place best kept secret in the Portland area, ask me and I will let you know some unique way to check out the bay!


Cleaning Fee $100
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 1PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

Common sense is a must, don't burn the place down, don't sink her. Please be respectful of the neighbors and the neighborhood and my home. Smoking is permitted at LL Bean, somewhere, I think? I look forward to giving you a great reference! If you want to have a party, please let me know so I can invite the neighbors, we love parties. The small intimate types are better and we know where to go for more excitement, Bubba's is a great place to dance! Live music, let me know, I can steer you to what ever suites your fancy.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

63 Reviews

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John User Profile
October 2017
This is a really cool place located in the woods not far from Freeport Maine. Fully equipped kitchen, nice bed, and updated bathroom. Fantastic wrap around deck on three sides of the house. Quiet and serene location, but still close to town. You can walk to Maine Beer if you like great craft beer. Short drive to many restaurants and shops.
Chris User Profile
Response from Chris:
John, Thanks for the great review! Come back again anytime!
October 2017

Yusuf User Profile
September 2017
I def recommend! A nice and super clean place. Close to All. 15 min short ride to Portland. Less than 5 min ride to LLBean (Freeport). The place got it all. We really enjoyed our stay at Chris's house. He is very friendly and approachable. The city is amazing. Lobster lowers are especially welcomed. Thanks for your hospitality, Chris!

Amy User Profile
August 2017
The house is on a quiet, dead end street and was the perfect location for our road cycling event. We were even able to find a local cycling route that we could ride straight from the house. Chris was friendly and readily available to answer any questions we had while we were there. We would go back.

Brittany User Profile
August 2017
We felt very welcomed in Chris's home, and it was the perfect place to wind down after our travels. He provided us with everything we needed and checked in frequently to make sure we were comfortable and to see that we had everything we needed. Our pup loved staying there, too! We would most certainly stay in his home again! Thank you, Chris!

Erin User Profile
August 2017
Chris gave great suggestions for our stay in the area and was attentive to any questions that came up. I was pleasantly surprised the yard was somewhat fenced off for my dog to run and play. Would definitely go back in the future.

Dawn User Profile
July 2017
Great location and informative host!!

David User Profile
July 2017
Everything was perfect and as described. If you're used to walking you can honestly walk to downtown Freeport (about 1.5 miles) but you're also in a nice secluded area so it doesn't feel too residential. Chris made the process easy and had lots of good suggestions for the area.

Freeport, Maine, United StatesJoined in September 2012
Chris User Profile

Hi and thanks for checking out my place. A little about me, I call New England home and travel all over for work and play. I am a professional mariner and sail on tugs, tall ships and tour boats throughout New England and have sailed all over the planet. I've thrown the anchor down in Freeport and love it here, I like to share my home, as it seems happier when full of happy people (I stole this line from Debrae, she's got a great place up on Eggemoggin Reach, check it out). I spend a great deal of time at my girlfriend Pam's place up the road and it seems a waste to have my place empty so I hope you will come and stay, if the wind is right perhaps you'd like to join me for a sail.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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