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'Schooner Landing' Cottage- Your Peaceful Respite

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to Schooner Landing! This four bedroom, waterfront home is situated in a sparsely populated, quiet location with a spectacular view of Harpswell Harbor and Casco Bay. The home sits on a cozy lot that overlooks wide panoramic views of Harpswell Harbor, Stover's Cove, the Cribstone Bridge and the famous Cook's Lobster House. From the expansive private deck enjoy the birds, an occasional seal, and other forms of coastal wildlife. On Saturdays in August watch for the sailboat races in the harbor. Celebrate the 4th of July from the perfect location where you can view the fireworks across the harbor from the deck!

The most attractive feature of Schooner Landing is its gentle shoreline. Beach access is via a set of steps that lead to a pebbly waterfront shore, perfect for swimming, walking, exploring, and launching a canoe or kayak. This is probably the most kid friendly beach area in Harpswell. Cottage rental includes the use of two adult and one children's kayak. The large yards in the front and back are well-groomed and conducive to family games and cookouts. The deck in front extends around the entire house. Useful for meals, cocktails, or an evening card game while enjoying the view.

The first floor features a sun filled living room with full height window walls that face the ocean, a cozy open dining area, and fully-equipped kitchen. New for 2015 is a covered porch on the ocean side deck and new flooring on the second floor. The living room has large windows for enjoying the ocean scenes. Also on the first floor is a full bath with jacuzzi tub, washer, and dryer. A small sitting room has a queen-size futon and TV/DVD, perfect for the kids to rest and watch TV after a long day on the coast.

The second floor has four bedrooms. One with two twins and one with a twin trundle. The other two bedrooms have one queen-size bed each and water views. There is also a full bath on the second floor. The paved driveway leads to an attached two-car garage.

Summer activities can include canoing or kayaking, walks on the beach or short trips to sites like Stover's Cove, the Giant Steps, Bailey Island, Dolphin Marina, Bath and Brunswick. Best of all you are only 40 minutes from Portland and 30 minutes to Freeport.

A new wraparound deck gives ample room to relax outdoors regardless of where the sun might be shining. The TV /family room has been remodeled and features a cathedral ceiling and sunken living space. Best of all the old siding is gone in favor of lovely cedar shakes. New fotos are now available. To see all the fotos just click on the link below.

Please e mail with any questions. Reserve your preferred dates now!

Renting a private home is different than staying at a hotel. It is important to ask questions before you reserve and to have realistic expectations. We have done our best to describe our properties, however, guest expectations vary. If you have special requests or needs please ask before you reserve. We want to avoid renter's remorse or the old "this was not what I thought it was going to be like". In most cases guests never asked any questions!!!! Refunds at the time of check in are not permitted.

Thank you for your interest.

John and Karen

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Comments/Testimonials:

John and Karen,

Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Schooner

Landing. The house was perfectly suited to our needs. We visited some old

favorite sites and found some new ones. The grandkids loved the ocean and

spent a lot of time down on the beach. I think the lobster stew at the

Dolphin was the best I've eaten. All and all, it was a great week.

I hope we left everything in satisfactory order.

Thank you.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Just wanted to let you know we very much enjoyed our stay. Its a great, peaceful location...... exactly what we all needed.

PS. I've been having some problems with leg cramps while sleeping at night. They miraculously disappeared after my first bowl of Dolphin lobster stew and have not recurred. Apparently, I need to eat fresh Maine sea food on a regular basis. I told my wife we might have to move to Maine if thats what it takes for me to stay cured.

Thanks

XXXXXXXXX

Hi,

We had a wonderful time in our week at your house. The weather was gorgeous and we loved that because the wind was coming from the right direction, the water in the harbor was very calm. It made for excellent paddling. And the area itself has such a good variety of areas to paddle.

On one trip, we left from the house and paddled all the way up to and under the bridge on Mountain Road. A nice older man up there told us all about the little boat access where you can leave a vehicle parked on the hard-packed sand beach right up to two hours on either side of high tide. It seems the local clam diggers know all about it - there must have been 1/2 dozen trucks parked there that day.

We made our traditional one day trip to Popham Beach. It was sad to see how much erosion had taken place over the winter and the number of scrub pines that died because they're now on the water side of the dunes. But, on the other hand, and we don't know how this happened, the water was warmer than any other summer we've visited Popham in over the last 20-years. We spent quite a bit of time (right at low tide) way out at the surf's edge riding the waves in on boogie boards and crashing the surf. We also found quite a few sand dollars larger than the size of silver dollars. When the rhythm of the waves was at it quietest, if we walked around in about 2 - 3' of water, we could see sand dollars lying right on top of the sand on the ocean floor.

The week went by quickly. Much too quickly. And we were more than happy with the house - its location, the beach, the easy access to our kayaks for paddling in the area, the beautiful views from the front lawn (although we do think that big tree in the middle needs to go), the size of the house and number of bedrooms which easily accommodated our adult children. Even Bean, our Maine Coon cat, loved the house.

Thank you for everything. And we hope to be contacting you later this year about reservations for next summer.

P.S. Thanks for providing such good tasting blackberries. We made waffles for breakfast almost every morning and each morning, my niece would pick a big bowl of them and we'd stir them into our waffle batter.

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More Details

Owner
John and Karen
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About John and Karen

This is me! Actually us...we hope you enjoy your vacation...let us know if we can help.

John and Karen purchased this cottage in 2003

Why John and Karen chose Portland - Casco Bay Area

Incredible shorefront and views, our kids love it!

What makes this cottage unique

Swimming, playing on the beach and fireworks on the 4th of July!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It has been an excellent vacation. We love the house, the location, the people we have seen about, the food (oh-my-goodness) and the weather. It was more than expected. Thank you for your generous hospitality.



Cille
Aug 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Harpswell in Cumberland County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Mooring use available for additional fee and only with prior arrangements. NO dock available. Use of 2 kayaks included.

Reviews

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5

Wonderful Spacious beach family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with our stay at schooner landing! As we pulled into the driveway, we were so overcome by the view that we all ran to the front of the house to take it in before we ever went inside! The house had plenty of room for three generations, and had everything we could have a needed during our stay, including plenty of towels, pillows and blankets. There was even a supply of outdoor toys for the littles, which they loved! Beach access was easy down the stairwell, and we greatly enjoyed rhe pebbly beach, Stover's point Cook's lobster and Ale house, popham beach, The Black Sheep wine shop, and so many other things. Sunrises over the harbor are spectacular, and we saw many butterflies, hummingbirds, and even a bald eagle!! John was so hospitable in our contact with him, and their caretaker was charming, the kind of guy you want to sit around and spin tales with. We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Beautiful home located in quaint Harpswell. Perfect for family fun!

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our time at Schooner Landing. The house was fully equipped for cooking and relaxation! The porch was AMAZING. Fantastic views from all spots. We enjoyed having coffee on the porch swing while watching the sunrise and family dinners on the picnic table while watching the boats. The kids had a blast playing during high and low tide. Lots to see and explore. We brought our own kayaks and SUP's. We went up and down casco bay, checking out the cribstone bridge and eagles nests, stover's cove and even paddled out to open ocean. Many places to hike and eat right in Haprswell or a short drive to BOI. On the island- land's end, giant steps and devils back ( where we saw a TON of seals) are all great short walks along the water. John and Karen are very quick to respond with any questions or concerns. Thank you so much for sharing your home!!! Overall a wonderful family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great time in Harpswell!

  • 5 of 5

My family had such a wonderful time at Schooner Landing. The location was beautiful and the house had plenty of room for six adults and two children. We used the fire pit almost every night, we cooked lots of meals, and thoroughly enjoyed some down time. Visited some of the local restaurants, close to Freeport for the 'girls' shopping day! Thank you for a great vacation.

Nancy

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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By the sea, comfortable, great location

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a house with beach access and we got it. Although the access to the water was via steep stairs, both our humans and dogs used them multiple times a day to get to the beach and swim. We loved the ever-changing impact of being 'in the ocean' with the fog rolling in and out and around us a couple of days. Schooner Landing has a well stocked kitchen, including lobster pot and open and comfortable living dining area. The two main bedrooms allow you to watch the amazing sunrises or enjoy the moonlight. The property is quiet and private but still easy to get to hikes or local restaurants or food shopping. We enjoyed a couple of great meals in the Harpswell area as well as heading down to old haunts in Kennebunkport and Camp Ellis. We made many new memories this week at the sea. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Very pleasant beautiful view comfortable accommodation. Thanks.

  • 5 of 5

My family all enjoy the week and comfortable living space. Weather was perfect for folks from down south. Wish we could take some of it back. The lobster was great!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for families and we were able to entertain out of town friends staying at other properties at the fire pit. Fun times

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Location

Car: recommended

The Town of Harpswell, located on Casco Bay, Is a short scenic ride from Portland, Freeport, Bath and Boothbay Maine. Harpswell is the unspoiled coastal community that is accessible by way of the beautiful Bowdoin College town of Brunswick. Harpswell is a unique coastal community which recently celebrated its 250th birthday. For over 100 years Harpswell has been a mecca for vacationers seeking a saltwater environment, a serene way of life, and an abundance of natural beauty. Its 216 miles of coastline consists of Harpswell Neck, the three large islands of

Sebascodegan (Great Island), Orr’s, and Bailey, which are connected by bridges, the most notable being The Cribstone Bridge, and a scattering of over 200 smaller islands accessible only by boat. With some of the few remaining working harbors on the Maine coast, it offers an authenticity of which we are proud.

Harpswell has it all! Light houses, Ocean views, walking trails, beaches, Historical sites, working lobster harbors and marinas all here in the Mid Coast Maine region.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Harpswell, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£900
for 4 nights
£1,517
 
 
April-May 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£900
for 4 nights
£1,517
 
 
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,776
for 7 nights
£1,776
 
 
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£902
for 4 nights
£1,521
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,197
for 7 nights
£2,197
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £70.19
Pet Fee £58.49
Damage Deposit £194.97

Rates are subject to change without notice. Rentals run Saturday to Saturday unless otherwise noted. Please ask questions before reserving. Accepting the rental agreement means you have read and understood the terms and agreed to abide by them. If you have special requirements or expectations please ask in advance. We cannot take responsibility for unreasonable guest expectations or assumptions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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