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Downeast Getaway Victorian Cottage - Year-round

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

The perfect getaway on 20 acres of privacy, overlooking Flat Bay in Harrington, Maine. Seventy-five feet from the shore, this is a special place for peace and quiet, built with dimensional lumber, boarded & shingled in cedar. It is free of many allergy-causing elements. All the conveniences you would expect in a year-round home, in a setting all by itself. A copy of a Civil War general's home, you enter from the front porch into a large living room, a dining room with view is in the lower level of the tower. There is a fully equipped galley kitchen, one bedroom with double bed, ample closets, and a full bath. Up the winding stairs is an artist's studio and an upper level of the tower with a balcony where a desk at the windows invites the writer. There are ocean views from every room, hot-air heat, internet available, and the house is furnished & applianced including a phone. Unlike at many rentals, your neighbor's construction project won't become a part of your vacation. Privacy is complete.

Rod Harrington
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

Our location offers a unique blend of privacy and convenience. Located a short drive from shopping, movies, restaurants and more, there are still 20 acres to explore and nearly 1/2 mile of shore frontage to discover on your own.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing this gem in the wood. We had a wonderful time.
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Harrington in Washington County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
Located on 20 private waterfront acres the property offers an opportunity to explore the shore and woods. A small pond is a lovely spot to observe aquatic life and the water lilies. Harbor and island tours, a state park, and wildlife refuge are only 10-20 minutes drive.


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(16 traveller reviews)

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Downeast Getaway Victorian Cottage - Year-round
average rating of 4.9375 based on 18 reviews

Enjoying Downeast Maine as it once was!

  • 5 of 5

What a delight and treat to not have the rush and glitz of Southern Maine or the traffic and tourism of Midcoast Maine! To "rusticate" in the woods and coves of Downeast Maine. To enjoy the villages and people of Cherryfield, Milbridge, Harrington, Columbia Falls, etc. Better yet to have a wonderful cottage on 20 acres of Balsam fir and White Birch trees as your base camp for such an adventure. Morning and evening visits by deer and rabbits and a fire in a huge fireplace. So many unspoiled places to explore, wild flowers, lobster and sailboats and tons more to watch, photograph, and share. Thank you Rod and Lucile for your thoughtfulness in designing and creating a joy filled experience for us in Downeast Maine the way it used to be with the amenities of today. Our two-week stay at Oak Point on Flat Bay was the highlight of six weeks in Maine. You have provided a wonderful holiday that we will always treasure. Love, Ellie & Gary

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Two of the nicest visitors to Oak Point and we hope to see you again Lucile and Rod
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Great place for a quiet vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and property are just as represented on the VRBO site. Very secluded, no neighbors in view from the property and a great view of the ocean. We really enjoyed watching the tides come and go. Lots of deer, rabbits and a few seals at high tide. Rod & Lucile provided us with all the comforts of home including a well stocked pantry to assist in making dinners much tastier.

The owners met us on our arrival, even though we had traffic issues and were a bit late. They are very knowledgeable about the area and gave us lots of ideas for things to see and do.

The cottage location is great for seeing everything from Acadia to Campobello. For us, some of the nicest things to see are the many nature preserve hiking trails that wind out to the ocean. There are two on Great Wass Island, one on Pidgeon Hill Rd and two in the Cutler area. All of them are fantastic places to have the ocean all to yourself.

When we return to the area, we will definitely reserve the cottage again and hopefully spend more time talking with Rod & Lucile!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome the opportunity and the pleasure of company.
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Just what the doctor ordered!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful relaxing setting! The cottage is beautiful, and the grounds are so serene and secluded. Rod and Lucille are wonderful hosts. They were there to welcome us and were available if we needed them. Special thanks to them for mailing me my Fitbit that I left charging in the dining room!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Upon entering the Property, We were Greeted with a Majestic View. Just Simply Amazing. Rod and Lucille are Great Owners. Ask Rod about the Porcupine and If you Love History, ask Him to delve into his lineage. Wow. Cannot wait to Revisit. The Deer came out midweek and were all over. Just an Awesome Getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Cozy

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very nice. Perfect for a couple wanting too get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven with a view fit for the front of a magazine!

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression of this Victorian Cottage began at 7:30pm. Just like it was ordered for us, we found ourselves emerging from the long winding driveway to a view of the most beautiful full moon rising over the bay! Rod and Lucille were happily waiting to greet us and show us around their beautiful home, giving us tips and answering all the questions we had. Our hosts live just a few miles away and were so helpful throughout our stay. Their knowledge of the surrounding area gave us plenty of places to go and things to do. The Cottage has everything you could want or need, from the kitchen which is fully equipped, to a huge wood pile for the fireplace, to the rocking chairs on the porch for early morning coffee while watching sunrises, to the deer that would come by most every morning and evening to say "hello" and much much more. The property is huge and allows for walks through the trees that found us numerous times meeting up with the local deer. Overlooking the bay, we found enjoyment just by watching the tides come in and out. For anyone who loves taking pictures, you may find yourself just staying on property as there was a never ending variety of things to take pictures of. It truly is a piece of paradise and a great place to unwind from the hectic world! Thank you again Rod and Lucille for sharing your "little piece of heaven" with us. It was a vacation that we will remember for years to come!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being wonderful guests. We are so pleased you had a Maine vacation to remember.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Harrington, Maine

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7 night minimum stay
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.

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