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Olde Post Office Cottage

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cozy One Bedroom Cottage at Pemaquid Point walking distance to ocean

Welcome to the Coast of Maine, Classic efficiency , One Bedroom Maine Cottage near Pemaquid Lighthouse and craggy shore: tidy, compact cottage with versatile trundle bed, double sofa bed, kitchen, bathroom with shower . Bedroom includes linens, towels, small bureau, nightstand/lamp: Kitchen includes new fridge/stove, pots/pans, plates, glasses, coffee maker and fold up kitchen table with chairs; Living room sofa pulls out, front porch includes cafe table for morning coffee; outdoor seating in 2 adirondack chairs by the vintage garden, picnic table, window boxes bursting with blooms; Located at tip of Pemaquid Penninsula within minutes to attractions: lighthouse, museum, farm stands with fresh veggies, pumpkins,cider, restaurants, antiques, kayaking, beach and majestic views of ocean, spectacular shots of crimson sunsets, risin sun, catch a glimpse of seals frolicking on rocks. Affordable, efficiency size cottage with a real get away feeling. Enjoy lobster, clams, Maine Blueberries, at Pemaquid Beach feel the fine sand, smell of the salty ocean and search for shells as you walk the shore. Versatile bedroom includes trundle bed which can be used as two twins or together as you wish. Amenities include: iron, hairdryer, picnic basket. . Kitchen icludes fridge, toaster, stove, pots/pans, plates/cups, coffee maker, spices. Listen to music or weather reports from the built in stereo and speaker. Front porch overlooks vintage garden, flower boxes and provides a spot to enjoy an early morning cup of coffee. Living room includes a pullout couch and gate-leg kitchen table with four chairs, bench used as coffee table. Plenty of blankets for those great sleeping nights. Keep an eye out for deer and her two babies, moose, fox, groundhogs,eagles and ospreys as you explore the Point. Clear nights provide fabulous star watching. Outside seating and picnic table for relaxing. Local grocery store ,Reilly's has it all...paper, deli, pizza, meats, milk and bread to name a few. Short walk down private right of way, dirt road is perfect viewing spot of John's Bay and Islands Explorte tide pools, swim or fish from the rocks or just relax on the lawn at the bench. The days seem to go by too quickly. Follow the scenic Bristol Road almost to the end to find the cottage...a true gem!

Cottage is comfortable for two people.

Hardy Boat Cruises: See Maine by sea and smell the salt air and cool breeze on your face. Puffin Watch, Seal Watch and Sunset Light House Cruiseand Great day-trip to Monhegan Island is a must on this visit to the Maine coast. Wear comfortable foot gear. and enjoy lunch or dinner at Shaw's Restaurant on the pier at New Harbor when you return back to shore. On Monhegan Island bring a picnic, back pack in closet for hikers, Hike to cliffs on far side of Island. Artist galleries open by chance in village. Lighthouse Museum interesting and worth poking around to see local lore of the sea. You can buy pizza/drink on Island. In May/September Bird Migration Is TOPS! Bring Binoculars,trail guides provided by Hardy Boat, wear good walking shoes paths only no paved roads....a throw back in time....On a trip during the summer one renter saw whales, porpoises, seals, variety of birds and was especially delighted with trip.

Fort William Henry: Fabulous must see spot....for the historian in you of colonial life in Northern New England.Early settlement provided Cod for Europeans in 1600's made this an important British claim. Museum is rich with artifacts and short 15 minute movie of Pemaquid settlement. Fort sports a self guided tour of settlement gives an idea of how daily life was conducted. Monday night Historical Lectures Series, Special events and lantern tours. Pirate Dixie Bull once raided the settlement, hurricane sunk the Angel Gabriel, Native Americans/French traded and fought with British.

Maine TV crews had been filming Maine Archeologist at dig this past summer Archeologists still working at the dig.

Picnic basket, blanket and a bottle of wine included at cottage. Handicap accessible with picnic benches and panoramic view of Pemaquid Harbor. Order a lunch from Riley's Market at the Deli section or from The Cupboard Restaurant on the Huddle Road.

Pemaquid Beach: Love this cresent shaped beach with fine views of John's Bay and Islands. Relax, walk and collect shells....Fine white sand, excellent for making sand castles or burying your feet. Snack bar is a must. French fries and a cold drink make it heaven. Fall asleep under an umbrella, listening to the waves. Feeling adventurous? Rent a boogie board and ride the waves if the surf is up. Beach-comb for treasures. Hot showers till 5. Special concerts, fireworks, yoga in the mornings . Park is open till sunset. Minimum fee to enter. Plenty of parking beach lovers delight!

More Details

Owner
Janet Collins-Haffey
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About Janet Collins-Haffey

I am a special Needs Teacher from Boston area. My daughters spent their childhood summers at the cottage. One daughter works for Community Cocepts in Lewiston, ME and has a passion for sailing out of Round Pond.Another daughter works at Boston Medical Center and loves to kayak. I love to garden and walk to the Lighthouse during the summer months to watch sunrise. I love finding Antiques, sitting on the beach for hours or on the rocks watching the waves roll in. I look forward to returning to another season. Time away from the tv affords me the luxury of reading , being outdoors, refinishing furniture, cooking and working in my garden.

Janet Collins-Haffey purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Janet Collins-Haffey chose Boothbay Harbor Area

Since I was a freshman in college I have been traveling to this location. I came to Maine to visit a friend I grew up with and never wanted to leave. My daughters are grown and continue to come back to experience the delights from their childhoods; swimming, sailing, kayaking. We never ever had a tv and learned quickly that Maine meant time for them to develop their creativity and enjoyment of the outdoors. Reading the night stars, painting flowers in bloom, tending the garden and snorkling are still favorites. Maine affords me time to find treasures at local antique shops or flea markets, watch the sun rise at the Lighthouse, time to make whoppie pies, volunteer at the Fort Gift Shop. Most especially are the quiet rides on the Pemaqud River by Kayak and french fries at Pemaquid Beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Every corner one turns is eye candy. You must come to see it! Just beautiful. Lobster has never been so fresh. Under the canopy of trees the gardens bloom throughout all the seasons. My favorite are the wildflowers that peak out as the last of the snow melts. Mainers enjoy eating the fiddleheads that can be found in early spring . This time of year also brings the peepers who croak during the early evenings (Bullfrogs). So many warblers migrate through that it is hard to distingush them all during the spring.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at your cottage. We fit in lots of fun activities from eating lobster, to swimming at the beach, to a day at Monhegan Island, touring the Botanical Gardens and an auto-ride up Mt. Battie. I am leaving 2 hot pads I bought so others can use them. We found them useful for serving from the pots on the table. I especially enjoyed the raspberry jam on toast. Thank you.
Jul 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pemaquid Point in New Harbor

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom includes overhead lighting for room and over sink, shower stall sink, glass shelf over sink to hold personal items, towel racks, extra toilet paper, bath mat, hand soap, towels; bath, hand, face, shampoo and conditioner
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , double bed
  • The bedroom includes a trundle bed when pushed together becomes a double bed. Accommodates two plus a pull out couch ideal for two and a traveling child. Storage includes: Overhead shelf , cabinet and bureau, closet . Wooden floors with throw rugs gives a warm feeling. Reading light/ nightstand by bed provide a spot for glasses and a book. Electric plug for ipad or phone charger. (Iron and hair dryer in cabinet) Shampoo/conditioner,hand soap in bathroom, complimentary coffee, tea
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes:
Go to the beach: Beach blanket, picnic basket, Head to the Tide pools; fishing pole and tackle box, Great Bird watching; bird feeders, bird boxes, two Adirondack chairs on lawn by garden. Pemaquid Lighthouse a short walk away...climb up the tower (see schedule at Light house) Lobsters at every corner, Dining a short walk away at Seagull Shop or Bradley Inn Cottage evenings, include brilliant sunsets at bench, good lighting for reading or playing cards Artists have enjoyed painting surrounding area...Pemaquid Hotel has special artist seminars (see Hotels summ Bring favorite cassette tapes for available stereo Kitchen table ...gateleg table which opens to feed eight people or big enough to lay out your canvas to dry Loop Road one mile walk from front door of cottage...breathtaking views, sunsets and moon rises, or Seagull Shop for Blueberry Muffin/coffee, Lighthouse Tower open Weds. and Sundays to public Cards, umbrella, crab a nator in closet.

Reviews

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Olde Post Office Cottage
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 31 reviews
4

Cozy Coastal Cottage

  • 4 of 5

My husband Ken and I really enjoyed our stay at this cozy cottage. The kitchen is stocked with everything you would need and there are plenty of towels and linens. We loved being so close to the lighthouse and spent lots of time there. The gardens and flowers are amazing. Thank you Janet for sharing your adorable oasis.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belchertown, MA
4

The property is lovely . The location is ideal with great walking routes and nearby restaurants

  • 4 of 5

The property is small but perfect for two or a couple with small child. You can walk to the lighthouse or lovely Bradley Inn for dinner. The fire pit was nice and overall the place suited our needs perfectly

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cute little rental in a beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

Very nice location! Everything went smoothly. I didn't give 5 stars because thought the rental could have been a little cleaner, but minor. Basic kitchen dishes. Enjoyed our short stay!

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

A wonderful place to getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the location, the property and the cottage. It was neat and everything we needed for a private getaway. We were in walking distance to the Pemaquid lighthouse, much closer than we originally thought, and enjoyed talking walks there or driving to the nearby public beach!

Thank you for an amazing vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely charming

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect. Quaint, clean, charming. Beautiful outdoor area for reading and lots of birds to watch! We will be coming back in years to come.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Lovely cottage in excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Very well maintained and extremely clean cottage in a great location on Pemaquid point. Cottage is small but well appointed and gardens are lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Location

Pemaquid Beach Park
Colonial Pemaquid
Muscongus Bay Lobster
Pemaquid Lobster Co-op
Sea Gull Restaurant & Gift
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland Jet Port
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bradley Inn; Jazz night fridays, Shaws Wharf
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
Hardy Boat
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Wawenock Golf Course, Walpole, ME
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Wiscasset, Portland
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 130, Route 129, Route 32, Route 1, Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
,Seagull Shop, Bradley Inn, Contented Soul, Shaws
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Camden Hills
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary

Enjoy spring in New England, Stand at nearby Pemaquid Lighthouse delight in the fabulous views of the majestic blue ocean and islands, Cottage Gardens burst as the day get warmer. Restful Retreat/Romantic two room cozy, clean, comfortable cottage at Pemaquid Point Peninsula breathtaking walks around point.... Stroll to Pemaquid Lighthouse to make sure the light is on at night or visit during the day and climb the spiral staircase to top to watch lobster boats, visit Fisherman's Museum ,art galleries, visit Seagull Shop Restaurant delight in a warm breakfast with a view or pack a picnic, binoculars and spend the day at Bristol Lighthouse Park and sandy crescent shaped beach, comb waters edge for sea glass. Nearby grab a cooked lobster or clams for lunch or dinner, history awaits at Fort William Henry historic sight with an museum of archeological treasures and gift shop. Take a ride on the Hardy Boat to see seals/Puffins or a day trip to Monhegan Island. At LaVerna Preserve catch glimpses of an eagles, seals, ducks and cliff side trail. Rent a kayak and explore the coast, golf or fish in nearby Pemaquid River. Antique shops abound. Damariiscotta center offers a real old fashion soda fountain at the local drug store wonderful coffee frappes and fresh fish market, Bookstore, Shops. You will be inspired to capture the view so bring that camera or sketch pad.

A must is the Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay...quite unbeleivable rain or shine.Enjoy crisp, clear skies, Clark Cove Apple Orchard for apples blossoms, glimpses of eagles/ospreys dashing for alewives in the spring and spend the day watching the boats sail by lighthouse. Summertime enjoy Lantern walks at night at Old Fort Henry, fireworks/parade at Old Bristol Days, Lobster Boat Races and Sand Castle Contests make this a charming, must see location.

Other Activities: bird watching...bird migration is currently on sight so many different types of of warblers, song birds, Hawks, sea ducks.

night sky watching...beautiful, crisp nights

Hike local trails...trail book at cottage

LEAVES are turning and the colors magnificant every corner is a picture with those Sugar Maples in their glory

Golf Club in Walpole, Maine

Schedule T time, golf clubs are available at club

Ski: Winter skiing at Camden, Cross country skiing nearby or snowshoe through nearby trails

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pemaquid Point, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
From
£114
Fri,Sat
£666
£2,270
 

Additional pricing information

keypad on front door with number combination given when rental is paid in full

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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