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Harpswell Vacation Oceanfront Rental Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Full Bathroom, sleeps 8

For the enjoyment of all our valued guests, we ask that you carefully read and respect our rental policies. This non smoking home is designed to accommodate a maximum of 8 guests. Should you elect to include more than 8 guests in your party, you agree a charge of $200 per additional guest.

Pets: We welcome your well behaved pet. A copy of your pet's current rabies vaccination certificate must be furnished no later than 30 days prior to your arrival and a $275 guest fee per pet. Pets for whom we do not have a current rabies certificate cannot be accomodated. A damage deposit may apply.

Change over day is Saturday. Check out is no later than 11:00 AM. Check in is 3:00PM. To allow our staff adequate time to prepare for each guest's arrival, late check out and early check in times cannot be accommodated. The property is located at 1906 Harpswell Neck Rd Harpswell, ME. Upon arrival please check in at Estes Lobster House, located across the parking lot. The owner will provide you with a key to the home. For your convience, parking is located in front of the home .

The three bedrooms have ceiling fan and its own balcony ocean breeze, oceanviews, and sunset. This home is fully furnished, with fresh paint and beautifully displayed ocean front trinkets throughout. Enjoy the patio, fire pit, BBQ grill, Ocean side. Try ordering take out or dine at Estes Lobster House, a local seafood restaurant since 1947 on the property site . Take a walk to the town dock, visit the local lobster pier and continue to Pott's point preserve with its ocean beach in Casco Bay. Stay here relax, breath fresh Maine air and eat 'the best tasting lobster,seafood in the world'. Truly Maine' best kept secret. This home is for rental by the week, month or yearly rentals.

Harpswell: Points of interest :

Cribstone Bridge * Bailey Island

Eagle island state park and museum * access by boat June 1 through labor day.

Halfway Rock * Casco Bay

Land's End Lobstermen's Statue * Bailey Island

Mackeral Cove * Bailey Island

Old Town Meeting House * Harpswell Center

Town Dock * Harpswell Peninsula

Mitchell field *Harpswell Peninsula

Giant Staircase * Bailey Island (off Wash.Ave.)

Harpswell and Beyond: Lots of day trip opportunities to Camden, Rockland, Wiscassett, Damiscotta, Popham Beach and Reid State Park. Music and theater performances are at Bowdoin. A 10-cinema movie complex right at Cook's Corner about 10 minutes away. There's even a Starbucks!.

The harposwell General Store with gas is 4 miles away with a local Vegtable Corner Store 6 miles away.. The nearest shopping center and Wall Mart is 13.5 miles..

Town of Harpswell: The town of Harpswell is made up of a series of long, skinny fingers of land reaching into the ocean, and dozens of islands in Casco Bay a total of 365 islands. This town has more than 200 miles of coast that you can explore, ranging from exposed ocean frontage to wide bays to calm, twisty inlets. When you drive around Harpswell, your breath will be taken away by the ocean views. Harpswell is one of the most beautiful parts of the Maine coast and because of its geography, it is not 'on the way' to anywhere, so it has remained unspoiled, despite being very close to Portland, Freeport, Brunswick, and Bath. If you want the real Maine, this is the place to come. There are great restaurants (especially seafood), swimming beaches, boat launches, walking trails through scenic woods with glacier-carved cliffs, world-class sea kayaking and boating, shopping, historical sightseeing, arts, music, and theater events, all in midcoast Maine

More Details

Property Manager
Larry Crooker
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Larry Crooker

Have owned the property for over 50 years. Estes Lobster House which is next door, a 150 seat seafood family restaurant keeps my summers very busy.

Larry Crooker purchased this house in 1963

Why Larry Crooker chose Harpswell

Truly a hidden Treaure of Maine 'follow route 123 till you come to the sea', South Harpswell, MAINE

What makes this house unique

In the center of the Maine coast which allows you to day trip or relax by the coast and Casco Bay.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , 2 Lavatory
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2 Lavatory
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 1 Lavatory
  • Recently remodeled, with tub/showers Ceiling fans in all bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , First Floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Second Floor (1) Bunk Bed/ Sleep Two
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Second Floor
  • Large walk-in closets in all bedrooms. All three bathrooms are complete with tub/showers. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan..
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Renters agree to abide by the rental policies, outlined in the property description.


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Harpswell Vacation Oceanfront Rental Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in October and it was amazing. The views of the cove and the ocean was breathtaking and the house was just amazing. Larry was very accommodating. We would definitely come here again in the upcoming years and we can't wait to stay for a couple more weeks.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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amazing home with stunning views! Lobster house right next door!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another amazing visit to Harpswell!

  • 5 of 5

This was the 3rd year we stayed at Estes and loved every minute of it. Larry did some nice up grades to the house that we really appreciated...the new gas grill was a nice surprise! We hope to return in July of 2018 to make more family memories...see you in July of 2018!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another great stay at Larry's home.

  • 5 of 5

Our second year in a row and we are already planning next year's visit! Larry has the perfect location and amenities for a beautiful family vacation. Our teens kayaked, biked and played basketball every day. Being able to walk over to the delicious restaurant next door is such a perk! Estes had something for all of us and we got to enjoy live music too. We spent time exploring, walking and watching seals and a bald eagle from the end of the point. We steamed lobsters outside and made s'mores in the fire pit. Everyone in our crowd has decided that Larry's home is our happy place. Thanks for everything Larry!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Place to Stay: Beautiful Sunsets, Private Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I'll start with the negatives: If you need excitement, go somewhere else. If your kids need rope courses, goony golf, arcades, 208 TV Channels, movie theatres, or Starbucks, go somewhere else. If you need a golf course out your front door, go somewhere else. If you don't like eclectic art, go somewhere else. If iron-tainted water is a real deal killer, go somewhere else.

If, on the other hand, you like peace and quiet, you like a roomy, clean house, you like funky, eclectic wall hangings, you don't mind the smell of rust in your bath water, you love the best sunsets you'll see, and you like having the convenience of a pretty good restaurant next door, then this is your place.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The internet was sketchy sometimes. Cell phone coverage was off and on at times. But we were on vacation. And I enjoyed it.

It is true the water smells and tastes of iron. It comes from the iron-rich granite that holds the groundwater. Buy a few gallons of bottled water for coffee, drinking and for washing your hair (if you have bleached blonde hair, as one of our crew did, it might get a little red colored).

Larry is a great host. Enjoy Estes.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for the review we enjoy your at our home. We are sorry about the water problem. As we all know Maine coastline is know for iron and odor in its water. Our water service company (Water Treatment Equipment , a Culligan Dealer) has resolved the problem and we are back to normal. We hope that you return to the beautiful state of Maine " The way life should be". Larry
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Great Week in Harpswell 6/17/17-6/24/17!!! Highly Recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house and location. The owner, Larry was awesome, extremely helpful and local. He provided great info on local places to eat and see. We had a minor electrical issue and he had his contractor there in literally 15 minutes to resolve the issue...Now thats customer service!!.. Great view out the dining/ family room wall of windows of the bay. Bedrooms are huge, as well as the bathrooms. We had 7 people here for the week and everyone thought the house was great and the beds were extremely comfortable. Its location is great, 1 hr or less and your in Portland, Freeport, or Booth Bay to name a few. Just an incredible week. We have been to Maine 5 times now and this was by far the best trip yet. Larry, THANK YOU!!! Denis

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland Jet Port (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Estes Lobster House
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry Lines
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Estes Lobster House
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Harpswell Neck
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping 24 hrs LL BEAN, Freeport, Maine 25 miles

Kayak, Bicycles, Half Basket Ball court, Shuffle Board on premise


Harpswell, Maine

Lobster traps at Harpwell’s Lookout Point. Photo by Ben Williamson



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IT MAY BE MAINE’S MOST SCENIC and unspoiled peninsula (or rather, one proper peninsula and several peninsul-ish islands ), but Harpswell’s not just for tourists. With a property tax rate among the state’s lowest, an innovative charter school in Harpswell Coastal Academy, and unparalleled access to woods and waters, Harpswell makes a great hometown. The demographic profile matches much of the coast, affluent and aging, but for all the second homes that speckle the trident-shaped community, there are still plenty of working lobsterboats bobbing in spots like Cundy’s Harbor and Mackerel Cove. The grassy field in front of the latter is one of 14 scenic and semi-wild preserves protected by the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, one of Maine’s older and more active land conservation organizations. The Trust is much admired by Harpswellians for privileging not just preservation but also recreation — volunteers have built an impressive trail system across the properties, and the Trust partners with the Harpswell Recreation Department to release a handy annual guide to trails and water access.

Locals (and generations of visitors) breathed a sigh of relief in 2015 when new ownership took over Cook’s Lobster & Ale House on Bailey Island. Overlooking the famed Cribstone Bridge (its cobwork construction lets the tide come through), Cook’s went on the market in 2015, on the cusp of its 60th anniversary, and there was some question whether it would remain a restaurant. These days, you can grab a bar stool and some fried clams year-round and catch live music four nights a week in the summer, and the the legacy lobster shack’s periodic community fundraisers (Cook’s raised $10,000 for home heating assistance this winter) are emblematic of how salty, tight-knit Harpswell rolls.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Harpswell, Maine

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
15 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £210.32 + Tax
Cleaning £152.96 + Tax

You agree to the rental policies outlined in the property description.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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