Looking for a special vacation in beautiful coastal Maine ? Visit the Hideaway in Harpswell. Located just 50 minutes from Portland, 30 minutes from Freeport, Harpswell is a classic lobstering community with stunning ocean vistas, dramatic cliffs, rocky shores, and pristine coves. All which can be enjoyed with all of the comforts of home, at the Hideaway.
The Hideaway is a lovingly maintained cape with large, sunlit rooms. There's plenty of room to spread out in the living room, dining room, and eat in kitchen. 2 large bedrooms and a full bath occupy the second floor, while another bedroom and full bath on the first floor. Situated in a tranquil community, the Hideaway sits on a quite private acre, filled with trees, gardens and grassy expanses. You will also find a brick patio with chairs , table, and gas grill in the back yard.
Enjoy breakfast around the large kitchen table looking at birds and gardens out the bay window. Then take a quick walk down to Stover's Point Preserve , a large secluded beach, where you can sunbathe, launch a boat or kayak, or just enjoy the sights and pick up shells and sea glass. The views are incredible and the protected tidal cove will keep children engaged all day. Pick up lobster from any local wharf and end your day with a lobster bake under the backyard trees.
For more adventure, hike the many local trails. Take a short drive to Freeport and take a kayak or skeet shooting class at the world famous LL Bean. Visit Popham Beach or Reid State Park. Go on a whale watching , fishing, or sightseeing cruise. Enjoy a sunset sail on a 70 foot windjammer. Day trip to Bar Harbor (Acadia National Park), Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset, Rockland, Camden, Or Portland. Or choose to enjoy all of what Harpswell has to offer, including Bailey and Orr's Islands.
If you would rather shop, hit the outlet stores and LL Bean mother store in Freeport. Wander the quaint Maine Street shops in Brunswick. There are many local artist galleries , right in Harpswell. Add culture to your stay with numerous activities and events right in Brunswick. Enjoy a show at the Maine State Music Theater, Bowdoin College museum, or listen to music during the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Take in a Friday night concert at LL Bean. Catch a multitude of local summer festivals in the area. Enjoy the many offerings in Portland as well.
Dining destinations...no problem ! Harpswell boasts some ot the freshest seafood and unique dining experiences you'll find anywhere ! every meal comes with spectacular views of rocky shorelines and nearby islands. Grab a quick lobster roll and cup of chowder or sit down for a leisurely dinner just minutes away from the Hideaway. Of course, there are many great restaurants in Brunswick, also filled with coffee shops, and the best Gelato in Maine !
Whether you are looking for a family vacation, or an adult get away, you'll find it at the Hideaway !