House, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 11 Sleeps
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Dogs are permitted on this property. :)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful place for a family vacation
This house has a lot of charm, and it's great for a big family to be able to spread out and enjoy all of the amenities the colony has to offer. We played tennis and basketball on the grounds, took kayaks out for a paddle, and utilized the pool every day of the week. The play set entertained the young kids, but there's also a great school playground down the road we ended up visiting a few times. We took day trips to Portland, and explored the neighboring area. The main road was too busy for our kids to ride their bikes, and there's no shoulder, but some adults went for a daily run and bicycled out to Potts Point. Morse's Cribstone Grill is delicious (Estes Lobster House, not so much) as is Erica's Seafood and Nance's Seafood Shanty. We cooked plenty in the house as well, which had pretty much everything you will need. The exception to that was any kind of cooking staples. In some vacation rentals, you'll find items renters have bought and leave there like cooking oil or spices. Not the case here. Not a big deal, just something to note for future renters. We brought floats for the pool, but they had floats and boogie boards there. We brought tennis balls and rackets for the court, but they had those as well. Jigsaw puzzles, movies, games, cards, plenty of beach towels, beach chairs, laundry detergent, pretty much everything we thought to bring just in case the house didn't have it was there already. There were fans in every bedroom, which cooled the whole upstairs down at night. We used the $350 dining hall fee on brunch for everyone, and then a small group of us went out for dinner to use up the balance. Brunch was definitely the better of the two meals. We found the dinner food a little on the bland side.
The only negative experience we had was finding shards of glass in the home throughout the week. Upon arrival we found some in several bedrooms and common areas and continued to find more including on the front porch - it's still a mystery how so much glass ended up in so many rooms. A few of us cut our feet. Sheri was great and offered to come vacuum, but by then we had our stuff scattered throughout the house so we declined the offer. That experience would not deter us from renting here again though. It was really a wonderful place to vacation.
Perfect home for a large family, especially with kids !
We were in town for a family wedding and booked this home for family members to stay at. It was perfect for the kids, very kid friendly. Many bedrooms, homey, and super views. So many things to enjoy in Harpswell, we need to go back so we can make time to enjoy more of them!
Wonderful, spacious cottage for our large group !
This was a great location, and fun place to stay. Very welcoming to children as well. Loved it here, we hope to get back again next year ! Loved the feature of the Dining Hall, and restaurants close by ! The ocean views are gorgeous, and the kids loved the pool !
The property enjoys both sunrises and sunsets with spectacular water views on both sides. It has a beautiful in-ground pool, clay tennis court, playground with new equipment, and plenty of lovely grounds to enjoy. It is walking distance to the beach for sunning, shell collecting, or kayaking, the town dock for boating or fishing. It also has a Dining Hall that serves dinner 4 nights a week along with Sunday Brunch,which is an additional weekly fee. We also offer a Recreation Hall for your enjoyment. You would never have to leave the peninsula but if you should need to go to town it is an easy 20 minute drive.
Harpswell is conveniently located near Portland with many great restaurants and shops, Freeport...the home of L.L.Bean, Bar Harbor, Acadia Nat'l Park, and Popham Beach....the most spectacular stretch of sandy beach in Maine.