Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Susan Myer Riley
About Susan Myer Riley
I was born and raised in Maine. After 15 years away, living in Germany and Seattle, I returned to enjoy the changing seasons, green forests, open ocean, downeast personalities, and of course my family.
Susan Myer Riley purchased this Cottage in 1988
Why Susan Myer Riley chose Harpswell
I bought 'Spartina' in 1988 as an investment and began making improvements. Spartina is a type of dune grass and it is the title of a book by John Casey. In 2010 my husband and I raised the old 'Spartina' and built a new passive solar cottage that has a nautical nordic look and feel.
What makes this Cottage unique
It is astounding to read renter's comments in the cottage journal. I have been fortunate to attract people who, like us, enjoy this cozy simple spot right on Basin who appreciate unrushed time to watch birds along the changing tides, catch up on their reading, visit nearby places of interest, or simply stay home, cook a good meal and watch the sunset across the cove. In 2009-10 we tore down the original building and designed a new passive solar cottage that is also comfortable and cozy. We have stayed there during all four seasons now and love to watch the change of tides and weather from inside and out.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Amazing long weekend at this peaceful property. Lots to see in the area and even in the backyard! We spotted some seals, an eagle, egrets and fish jumping in the tide. Owner is pleasant and communicative. Thanks, Susan for letting us delay our check out allowing for a relaxing morning on our last day on the cove!
This place was amazing and so peaceful!! Sitting out back in the evenings looking out at the view was the highlight. Lots of hiking nearby and great food. This exceed our expectations and we will be back again!
Thanks Matt......glad you all enjoyed.
What an amazing place!
My entire family loved it. The cabin was perfect. Exactly as described and more. We had such a good time there and would recommend to anyone. Thank you for making our vacation so nice.
If you are looking for a peaceful, beautiful setting and a wonderful, clean, green, well-equipped home, it doesn’t get any better than this. Communication with the owners could not be any easier and experiencing the tide go in and out of this tidal cove is relaxing in a way that makes you want to “unplug”. Although there are many great things to do and great places to visit nearby, you will find that you don’t want to leave!
It was the perfect house in every way for us. Views views views. Very relaxing. Did not miss a thing
Thank you K and M
We appreciate your adapting to the last minute rental and keeping in touch. So nice when folks enjoy our special cottage.
A wonderfully designed, cozy house, on beautiful bay
A wonderfully designed cozy house, right on the edge of the cove. Watching the tide is mezmering. This liovely home had everything we needed.
Close to a number of Harpswell Heritage Preserve walks so we saw the coast from many sites. Erica’s Lobster is nearby and a gem.
Although close to the road, the fence and landscaping shield you from any noise and intrusions.
We had a perfect 5 day get away at Spartina and Harpswell.
Great place to unwind and unplug. View of cove right out your front door. Sit on the end of the dock and meditate. Cook great meals in the fully outfitted kitchen as you watch the tides come and go. Sip coffee on the deck and take an outdoor shower while watching the birds on the shoreline.