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COZY MAINE COAST COTTAGE - MINUTES FROM POPHAM BEACH

Kathy

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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COZY MAINE COAST COTTAGE - MINUTES FROM POPHAM BEACH

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Phippsburg

3 BR, 1 BA, sleeps 6

Couples or families are welcome at this beautifully renovated, immaculate cottage at the mouth of the New Meadows River, an hour north of Portland and just steps away from the high tide mark. Wake up to southwesterly views of Casco Bay, breathe in the salt air, and watch the comings and goings of local lobstermen as you adjust to a slower pace. In fact, any one of them would be happy to provide you with dinner fresh from the boat. Down a short right of way, kayaks, which can be rented nearby and delivered, can be launched from a small pebble beach where Adirondack chairs and a cedar picnic table overlook the water. The beach, with its tide pools, sea glass, and other treasures, is a magnet for children of all ages, and one that will provide hours of entertainment.

A kitchen, dining/living room, sun porch, bedroom with twin beds, and bathroom complete the downstairs. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, each with a full-size bed.

PLEASE check my calendar. It's ALWAYS up to date.

Local area: Bath, with its many antique stores and the Chocoate Church Arts Center, is only a fifteen-minute drive. Easy day trips can be made to charming Camden or Boothbay Harbor, L. L. Bean and numerous outlets in Freeport, and the historic Old Port in Portland. Cultural attractions in the area include the Portland Museum of Art in downtown Portland, the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, and the Farnsworth Museum up the coast in Rockland. At nearby Bowdoin College, Maine State Music Theater offers professional summer theater at its best. The local area has much to offer, and whether you prefer to stay active or relax in the sun at the beach, you'll enjoy your stay in these bright, breezy surroundings.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kathy (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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About Kathy

I'm a middle school teacher and live in Phippsburg, just a few miles from my cottage. It gives me so much pleasure to be able to provide a bright, cheerful, clean cottage for guests to relax, reconnect with family, and enjoy all that midcoast Maine has to offer.

Kathy purchased this house in 1910

Why Kathy chose Phippsburg

The cottage was built in the early 1900s and has been in the family for many years. In 2005, I took the plunge and spent six months doing a complete renovation. It was a busy time, as anyone who's ever built or remodeled a home knows, but it was also loads of fun and very rewarding to see the end product. When they were kids, my children spent all summer down by the shore, swimming at the little beach in the picture, climbing over the rocks, and spending endless hours checking out the changes since the last tide - just what kids are supposed to do on vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Kathy,

I just wanted to send you a note and let you know what a WONDERFUL time we had at your cozy cottage last week!! Our vacation was spectacular in every sense! Your cottage is just lovely and we were more than pleased with everything. It was clean, comfortable and located in such a beautiful area...in fact, we couldn't believe the beautiful views of the water from every window (with exception of twin bedroom on first floor). We all loved walking down to the rocky beach and looking for shells/sea glass and just relaxing at the cottage. And we certainly kept busy too....loved Popham, Totman Cove and Head Beach! Thanks for all the great suggestions! You are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of Maine!!! We certainly hope to visit again in the future!
Jul 2012
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4.4
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Cozy Maine Coast Cottage - Minutes from Popham Beach
average rating of 4.4 based on 7 reviews
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Cozy Maine Coast Cottage - Minutes from Popham Beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p135835
+1 -207 443-6521
Phippsburg Portland - Casco Bay Area
5

Clean, bright, cozy, far away but so close

  • 5 out of 5
Want to be away from the main drag of route 1, but still want to be close enough to an awesome little city to pop up for an awesome dinner, or a day of sight seeing in the midcoast? This is the perfect spot! I will have to say that I am a native Mainer, but now exiled out west, I go home to Maine with a new set of eyes. Phippsburg is great, you've got Popham Beach, Fort Popham just about 15 minutes away. There are so many preserves down that way we lost count, so you have plenty of hiking opportunities available all around you. The house itself is clean, bright, sunny. There are a few houses around you down in that little paradise of a dirt road, but the neighbors stick to themselves, although always give a friendly wave or nod as they drive past. The right of way to the water is great, you just walk across the little road, and bam, you are at the water. There are chairs and picnic table to chill at and enjoy the view, and listen as folks on their boats have conversations across the water at each other, lol. Love that. Kathy has made an INCREDIBLE comprehensive guide about the area, about the house, in a 3 ring binder. So if you have never been to Maine before, she has you covered!! You will never run out of things to do. We ate in Bath several times, and shopped at Reny's and did the Maine Maritime Museum, all just a mere 13 miles up off the peninsula. When you return to this little slice of heaven at night, every thing is quiet. All you can hear are the waves lapping at the rocks, and an occasional coyote off in the distance. Its so dark at night that you can see the stars in their blazing glory. We brought our 3 dogs and they had a wonderful stay there, what a blessing to have been able to brought them. If you have kids, I can only imagine the fun they'll have at all the countless beaches, coves and preserves. I know one reviewer said there was glass and litter across to the little beach near the cottage....I looked, and yes there is some glass, Maine is not immune to litter, it happens everywhere. However, growing up there I can tell you we always wore water shoes, because the rocks, broken shells, periwinkles and barnacles can be just as sharp as glass. Please dont let that put you off from bringing your kids here. If you don't like little rocky beaches, drive the few miles over to Popham, or go hike Morse Mountain which will spit you out onto a GORGEOUS often empty sandy beach. Bottom line, we had an AMAZING stay. Book it!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Maine Coast Cottage - Minutes from Popham Beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p135835
+1 -207 443-6521
Phippsburg Portland - Casco Bay Area
New Hampshire
5

Comfortable, Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 out of 5
This was the second time we rented this sweet cottage on beautiful Small Point, and five years was far too many in between visits! Kathy's cottage is exactly as portrayed in the pictures, clean as a whistle, and very comfortable, making for the most relaxing of vacations. We just love this little section of Maine, eating delicious dinner at Anna' Water's Edge restaurant next door to the cottage, gorgeous Popham Beach, poking around the shops in the city of Bath, breakfast at Mae's, kayaking the New Meadows River, even headed to Boothbay one day for a day trip out to lovely Monhegan Island. One of my favorite things to do is to check the little rocky beach at the cottage every day at low tide to see what washed up, found lots of unusual lavendar sea glass. The sunroom of the cottage is my favorite spot, for morning yoga followed by coffee, and evening reading or tv. Whether you want downtime or an on the go vacation, this quiet, peaceful cottage is the perfect place to base yourself.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Beth. Phippsburg is indeed a special place, and I know I often take living so close to the ocean for granted. You and your family were certainly never at a loss for things to do, and it was a pleasure having you again as guests. For folks who have never been to the Maine coast, a trip should definitely be on their to do list!
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Cozy Maine Coast Cottage - Minutes from Popham Beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p135835
+1 -207 443-6521
Phippsburg Portland - Casco Bay Area
Sutton, Massachusetts
5

Our "Home Away From Home"

Our "Home Away From Home"
  • 5 out of 5
We have been renting this cottage for 3 years now and we couldn't be happier! We consider it our "Home Away From Home". Our family has been vacationing in the Phippsburg area for 22 years, and this is the nicest and most hospitable place we have stayed. The cottage is fully furnished with bed sheets, towels, and staples. Kathy always leaves a wonderful homemade bread or cookies to greet us on our arrival, and the cottage is immaculate. If you look at the pictures on the website they are completely accurate as to the condition and beauty of the property. Since we have experienced renting other properties in this area, we are well aware of the high mineral content of the water. Kathy graciously provides drinking water all week...something other owners do not. Wireless Internet and cable TV is available, and that is something that is NOT available in other rental places in the area.
There are many activities and attractions that allow you to experience the loveliness and down-to- earth hospitality of this area. The Waters Edge Restaurant is within walking distance, there are two excellent beaches within 10 minutes: Popham and Small Point Beach. Nearby Bath is a beautiful and vibrant coastal city with tons of culture and shopping. Brunswick is close by and offers movie theaters, The Maine State Musical Theater at Bowdoin College, and the famous Fat Boy Drive In Restaurant (a wonderful return to how life was in the 50's and 60's...think Happy Days!). We love to drive down to Bailey Island and visit the Lands End Gift Shop. Freeport is about 30 minutes away and is the location of LLBean and many other high end outlet stores. If you want a true Down East experience, the Cozy Maine Coast Cottage is the place to be. It gives you a comfortable and friendly home to return to after experiencing Maine..."The Way Life Should Be!"
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Cozy Maine Coast Cottage - Minutes from Popham Beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p135835
+1 -207 443-6521
Phippsburg Portland - Casco Bay Area
Huntley, IL USA
5

Summer Vacation

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at this cottage for a week and had a wonderful relaxing time. The house felt like home with everything we needed including some wonderful Blueberry Bread on our arrival. Just a short walk to the water to watch the lobster boats come and go throughout the day.
We made two trips to Popham State Beach and it was just beautiful, I spend much of my time in California on business and this beach was better than any I have visited on the west coast. Very peaceful.
We are busy working on dates for next year!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Cozy Maine Coast Cottage - Minutes from Popham Beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p135835
+1 -207 443-6521
Phippsburg Portland - Casco Bay Area
Franconia, NH
2

What you should know...

  • 2 out of 5
The house is beautiful, the owner is friendly, and the proximity to Popham is wonderful. BUT - you can't drink the water from the tap (owner provides water she brings from her home), the little beach is full of broken glass, plastic bottles, and other trash - so I would never have let my kids swim there or walk barefoot, and when we stayed there the septic tank was nearing full capacity - so it smelled awful every time the wind blew. I just wish I had known these things before renting.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry that these guests were disappointed.  Many cottage owners close to the ocean have issues with their water. Even with a filtering system, I still have some mineral deposits, so I do like to provide drinking water for the convenience of my guests.  The holding tank problem was easily taken care of with a package of Fleischmann's yeast.  And as far as the little beach goes, most children put on their Crocs or sandals and love collecting the sea glass, skipping stones, and discovering what the last tide has brought in.  If a plastic bottle is among the goodies, I would just pick it up and recycle it. 

Location

Location

Car: necessary

Just a mile away are an oceanside 18-hole golf course, waterfront spa, kayak rentals, sailing trips, fishing, bistro dining at the Pilot House, and casual outdoor dining at the Ledge's Pub - all open to the public and located at Sebasco Harbor Resort. A brief walk will take you to Anna's Water's Edge Restaurant, and only two miles away is Totman Cove Preserve, a beautiful, undeveloped beach for residents and their guests. A short drive will take you to hiking on Morse Mountain, swimming at Popham Beach State Park, exploring at Fort Popham, and lunch or dinner at Spinney's. A state park pass in included with your stay.

This is the perfect cottage if you plan to attend a wedding on the Phippsburg peninsula. It's close to Sebasco Harbor Resort as well as other popular wedding locations such as Small Point or the Popham Chapel, yet is reasonably priced so that you can afford to stay for the entire week. If you're traveling all the way to Maine, why not make a vacation out of it?

Other Activities: Popham Beach State Park, sea kayaking, waterfront spa

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Phippsburg, Portland - Casco Bay Area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Early Spring
9 Apr 2015 - 21 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$535
for 3 nights
From
$178
$1,075
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
22 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$648
for 3 nights
From
$216
 
 
Spring
26 May 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
$599
for 3 nights
From
$200
$1,291
 
 
Late Spring
13 Jun 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,507
for 7 nights
$1,507
 
 
Summer
20 Jun 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,723
for 7 nights
$1,723
 
 
Late Summer
22 Aug 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,507
for 7 nights
$1,507
 
 
Early Fall
5 Sep 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,291
for 7 nights
$1,291
 
 
Fall
26 Sep 2015 - 3 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$535
for 3 nights
From
$178
$1,075
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $300
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $995 to $1595/week.
Refundable security deposit required.
8% sales tax
$100 pet fee; second pet - $50
NO CLEANING FEE

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Phippsburg in Portland - Casco Bay Area

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower; no tub
  • A hair dryer is provided, as well as a basket of emergency supplies, and fresh, clean bath towels are brought down mid week.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Pack 'n Play for baby
  • All linens are included. A pack 'n play, child safety gate, and high chair are available for families with little ones.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The kitchen is stocked with a few spices, Pam, sugar, tea, coffee, filters, sandwich bags, plastic wrap, and foil. The refrigerator is stocked with the usual condiments. The cottage has electric heat for guests in early spring or late fall. Well-behaved pets considered; $100 pet fee. A state park pass is included with your stay, so entrance to any state park in Maine is free.
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