Harbor Cottage Martinsville, Maine, USA

  • Cottage
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from $ 2,000 wk
What we like about this property

This lovely traditional property sits on the shore of a quiet tidal bay in Maine. It consists of two separate buildings – a main house and a guest house, both architect-designed renovations of existing old structures. The cottages offer direct access to the water and great views of the seashore, marshland and offshore islands.

Description

This cottage was conceived as a place for play and rest, for reading, dreaming, doing projects, cooking and eating, and playing on the grass in the summer sunshine after the long New York winters. Its close proximity to the shore is protected by large offshore islands which make the bay unusually protected and peaceful. Its tidal nature keeps out boats, and the changing tidal landscape turns everyone into birdwatchers. The uncluttered interiors of the rooms allow the light and sea views to be part of every moment spent here.

The property actually consists of two separate houses (the larger, main cottage and the smaller house) located next to each other in a single property on the edge of a quiet tidal bay in mid-coast Maine. The houses are architect-designed renovations of existing old buildings that function independently but are designed to be enjoyed together. Both houses share the same spectacular views of the sea and offshore islands and direct access to the water for swimming, fishing and kayaking.

The design is classic seaside elegance – cool, whitewashed and bright, with a breezy and serene charm. The sea-facing porch and comfortable day-beds inside the houses invite guests to curl up with a good book – they have a great selection for book-lovers – or just look out over the bay where sea birds forage at low tide. We love the juxtaposition of vintage pieces like the American blue jelly cupboard with contemporary art and lighting, and quirky found objects. 

The cottage and guest house are located close to each other across the lawn. They offer privacy and shared facilities for two families sharing a vacation or for a couple with teenagers, grandparents or friends accompanying them. The guest cottage is also a great place to work on a project or take a nap while others are busy playing.

The larger house has a second-floor master bedroom, bathroom and full laundry, and downstairs, an open-plan living room and large gourmet kitchen with dining table. The guest house has two bedrooms, a bathroom, open living area and smaller kitchen. Both have wood-burning, free-standing fireplaces, as well as outdoor showers.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The main kitchen has soapstone counters, a Gaggenau gas stove, electric oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and a dishwasher. Appliances include a Kitchen Aid stand mixer, Cuisinart food processor, blender, Dualit toaster, professional cookware, baking pans and cook’s tools. The guest house kitchen has a small refrigerator, toaster oven, electric toaster, electric cordless kettle, and coffee maker.

There is a laundry room with washing machine and dryer, a telephone, hairdryers, a CD Player, a DVD player with large screen TV, books and games, and off-street parking for two cars. The garden has a Weber charcoal grill and a picnic table with benches that comfortably seats eight. 

AROUND

The property is located between two classic Maine villages. The area is wonderful for bird watching. In summer, guests can swim off the rocks in front of the house, and launch a kayak from the front lawn. There is direct access to the water for swimming and kayaking, and a kayak and paddles are provided (guests must supply their own life vests). Fishermen have been known to catch sea bass off the rocks.

Martinsville is located on a small bay between Port Clyde and Tenants Harbor on the St George peninsula, and around its protected shores are houses, small farms, lobster shacks and historic waterfront homes. Locals picnic and swim at low tide on the sand flats nearby Drift-Inn Beach, and kayak and canoe on the waters of the bay. There’s a lively local marketplace at Hedgerow where guests can stock up on groceries and catch up on news.

LOCATION

Martinsville, Maine, USA. Nearest airport: Knox County Regional Airport (16 miles). Portland Jetport, (PWM) Portland Maine.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Year round. The property is well located for skiing, skating and cross-country sports in winter, as well as swimming, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, biking, nature walks, bird-watching and boat trips to nearby islands in summer.

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Harbor Cottage

from $2,000/ wk
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms3 bedrooms
Bed Type3 queens (with 2 additional day beds for young children)
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms2 bathrooms, 2 outdoor showers
AccommodateSleeps 6 guests
InternetWifi
Pet friendlyNo pets
RatesFrom $2,000-$3,000 per week year round
Minimum Stay3 nights
ViewSea, tidal shores, saltmarsh wetland, offshore islands
Notes

Strictly no smoking.

Firewood is provided in Fall and Winter.

Parking restricted to two cars only.

Drying-out mooring in front of the house is available by request.

Rate Table

  Rate per week Minimum stay

Spring

23 May to 30 June

$2,000 3 nights

Summer

1 July to 6 September

$3,000 7 nights

Fall

7 September to 17 October

$2,000 3 nights
Winter By arrangement By arrangement

Maine tax of 8% will be added to bill.

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Reviews

2 Reviews

  • Moyra Mulholland, September 8, 2017

    This is the most adorable little cottage! The perfect setting right in the water. I could watch the tides forever. If you’re looking for a super romantic getaway, this is it! 

    Moyra Mulholland

    Hudson, USA

  • Annie and Meg, March 27, 2017

    Our stay at Harbor Cottage was truly wonderful–a welcome and restful respite at the end of a long winter. The home is gorgeous–bright, airy, and cozy, and the environment provided plenty of entertainment (ducks, geese, other mystery birds…and even just watching the tides come and go). Located close to a variety of cute Maine towns, we had no shortage of tasty restaurants to visit or cute shops to peruse. But, truth be told, we only left the cottage three of the seven days we were there; there was just no need! We had everything we needed to enjoy a week in March. Fiona was easy to work with and generous with suggestions and hospitality. We hope to return and have recommended the cottage to friends and family already!

    Annie and Meg

    Lakeville, United States

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