THIS PROPERTY ONLY RENTS ON A FRIDAY TO FRIDAY SCHEDULE - 7 NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIRED
ROOM LAYOUT: 1st Floor- Kitchen with Dining Area, Living Room with Dining Area, Queen Bedroom with en suite claw foot tub-shower bathroom, Full Bedroom, Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds, Shared Bathroom with Stall Shower with Laundry, Shared Bathroom with Stall Shower 2nd Floor- Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds
DOGS PERMITTED? Sorry, Dogs are NOT permitted at this property.
This beautiful oceanfront cottage overlooking Higgins Beach is located on the 400 acre Sprague Family property founded in 1920 by Phineas Warren Sprague, who made his money in coal and oil. The land remains in the Sprague family for preservation purposes and to benefit the family. With miles of carriage and walking trails as well as 2 beaches, a horse farm, and incredible views, there is much to explore on the parts of the property open to guests. All of the various homes on the property are still owned by Phineas' descendants, and most are used as summer vacation homes. The houses are all separated by considerable distance, so privacy is easily obtainable.
Just a short 15 minute drive from the bustling city of Portland, you will find yourself winding down a road surrounded by fields and instantly feel at peace. Arriving at this nicely updated beach cottage, you'll be hard pressed to not sit on the deck and watch the surfers over at Higgins Beach, or head out on your bike or by foot to see some of the picturesque private beaches on the property after exploring the carriage trails.
This classic Maine cottage has the feeling of summers past with the comfort of today's standards. In addition to a deck that overlooks the bay, entering the cottage, you'll find a living room and dining area that share the same spectacular view. This property is a perfect destination for those looking to get away. It is also a great property for biking, walking, and swimming or for card games at night and family/friend intimacy after long fun days in the sun and at the beach. However,if you want to experience Maine's largest city, you can be down in the Old Port of Portland shopping, dining, or bar hopping within 15 minutes.
BEACH CLASSIFICATION: We have categorized this property as having or being near a sandy beach. More specifically for this property - there is a sandy beach in a river outlet a 3 minute walk away, and another amazing beach about a 10 minute walk or just a 2 minute drive away. There is not an actual usable sandy beach directly in front of the cottage, but the nearby beaches are great for kids and that is why we have classified it as being on or in this case - "near" a sandy beach.
Linens & Bath Towels: Yes, one set of bed linens and one bath towel set for each guest are included (beds are made up prior to guest arrival) Washer & Dryer: Yes Dishwasher: Yes Cleaning: The property will be professionally cleaned before and after the rental. Anything above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at $35 per hour Coffee Maker: Yes, Standard Automatic Drip with filters Grill: Propane Gas Grill Air Conditioning: No Central Heat Source: No, however electric baseboard heaters and blankets are available for the cooler months Usable Fireplace: No Outdoor Firepit: No Trash RemovalService:: Included with rental Water Source: Well water, OK to drink Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi TV: Yes, TV with Blu-Ray player with media apps, No cable/satellite/antenna service Closest Shopping Village: South Portland-Scarborough, 7.5 Miles away Number of Restaurants within 10 Miles: 100+ Water Frontage: Directly on the Atlantic Ocean Beach Access: Yes, 2 private sandy beaches on the Sprague Property, read more below Dock/Pier Access: None Additional Amenities:Minimum Standards List
They are excellent as always. Prompt responses to any issue - no matter how minor.
The view is just amazing as is access to the private beach.
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2018
Super nice and quickly responsive to any of small needs (like we couldnt find the carrot peeler). No big needs arose highly recommend them
Third year in a row for this beautiful, slightly rustic maine beach cottage. Some of us loved swimming in the river, just a 2 minute walk, and crossing over to Higgins beach. Some of us loved renting two person kayak and Fishing for mackerel,stripper (tho no luck in getting one the requisite 28 inches) and porgy. All of us loved the beautiful view from the deck. Portland so close for amazing restaurant options, and nearby veggie and fish store made eating in easy and fun for all of us. Ocean beach amazing and good for kids
Reviewed: Aug 14, 2018
Easy to work with and very professional.
This was a family week for us...and the first time in Cape Elizabeth. Three generations of us used this cottage and had SO MUCH FUN! The property is very unique and the views are amazing. It is a Maine cottage in every sense of the word...simple, rustic and well loved. We had wonderful weather which made a big difference when you are in this remote spot. The access to the beaches and the water allowed for all sorts of activities. Once we got the lay of the land, every aspect of the property was an adventure. Portland isn't too far away and some of the family went into town in the evening. The turkeys and deer entertained us all!
Falls Church, US
Reviewed: Sep 25, 2017
On the Water in Maine is very easy to work with...very kind and considerate!
3rd year in a row at Blueberry Hill Cottage and it gets better every year! We absolutely love the cottage and the view is amazing. The redone deck is a wonderful feature and perfect place to relax.
Reviewed: Aug 28, 2017
Super easy to work with agency. Immediatly responsive to any questions or concerns.
Perfect combination of classic Maine beach cottage with modern cons. Beautiful views. Open lovely living room with water views.
Great for kids, loved turkey flock and deer herd which meander about the property.
Roomy enuf for three generations to share comfortably
Reviewed: Jul 28, 2017
As always - it was easy and wonderful.
This property had some of the most stunning views - meals and reading on the porch were just magical while watching the tides come in and out on Highins Beach. Just wonderful. And that's not even mentioning the grounds and Strawberry Beach - a private and beautiful place. Magic.
Mill Valley, US
Reviewed: Jul 24, 2017
On the Water is great to deal with. We had a couple of special requests that were accommodated without a problem.
The Blueberry Hill Cottage was perfect! Close to everything but very secluded as well. The views and beaches made us not want to ever leave the property.
Reviewed: Sep 2, 2016
On the water was so easy to deal with. Prompt responses, all information delivered in timely fashion, every question answered.
While staying staff was easy to reach, super quick in responding to every question and concern with a friendly, professional attitude
Wonderful house. View of Higgins beach so soothing. Ocean beach just two miles away and completely suitable for little children. House was immaculate , filled with light, and very well provisioned. Easy access to farm stands and fresh lobsters. Loved the old fashion Maine feeling to the house.
North Haven, US
Reviewed: Aug 7, 2016
The agency was easy to work with and very responsive.
Loved the home itself. It is old but quintessential New England. It was very roomy for a family of 8 never feeling crowded. The location is a beautiful, private and the property owners are very respectful of your privacy. I would love to some day return to Blueberry Cottage.
Falls Church, US
Reviewed: Nov 4, 2015
Wonderful! Very responsive and friendly. If I was lucky enough to live in Maine, I'd be friendly all the time, too!!
The entire cottage was my favorite feature, soooo homey and quaint and welcoming!
Spacious! Love the deck, the huge kitchen, huge washer/dryers...but best of all, the view from the main room and all of the windows looking out to the ocean and lush green yard...Just perfect. I haven't been that relaxed in YEARS.
Ney York, US
Reviewed: Sep 17, 2015
On the Water in Maine is organized and attentive and very easy to work with. We had a great experience and it was very personal. We'd love to rent from them again.
The cottage was more than we expected! The pictures don't do it justice. It was an absolutely amazing property, beach, view, and trip! We'll definitely be back!
West Newton, US
Reviewed: Sep 2, 2015
Brooklyn , US
Reviewed: Oct 4, 2013
Our favorite features were watching the tides come and go, and great sunsets. Interior decor tasteful, colorful, bright, old-fashioned. Landlord/owner accessible, helpful, responsive, modest.
Reviewed: Aug 17, 2013
On the Water in Maine is very professional. We enjoyed the beautiful view of Higgins beach and seaside Peacefulness Private beach Very large windows with view of esa in each rooms
Smoking Is Not Permitted anywhere on or inside of any of our rental properties nor are those who may partake in tobacco smoking allowed to occupy any of our properties.
Occupancy may not exceed what is posted for each home. Maximum occupancy could include infants and children.
Amenities offered through On the Water in Maine Inc. are not available at all the properties we offer for rent. Boat Rentals through Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc. are offered Sunday morning to Friday after 4pm and include free delivery to the property. Check with an agent to find out what boats are available to rent at this property, or, when you process the booking here online, only the boats available for the property will be listed as available to rent.
Please see our Rental Guidelines Page for further questions regarding how to book this property and additional charges and fees. Contact a reservation agent for more details or to ensure you are booking the right property for you.
Town Info - Casco Bay & Portland
Situated on the southern coast of Maine, the Greater Portland area is a hub of arts, entertainment and dining. With a natural deepwater harbor in Casco Bay that doesnt freeze, the port of Portland is also a destination for over 50 cruise ships every year between June and November.