BEACHCOMBER - Town of Harpswell

LOCATION: Harpswell, Harpswell Sound, On Harpswell Neck near Stovers Point Preserve

  8 guests
  4 bedrooms
  3 bathrooms
  Allows Pets
  2125 sq. ft.

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Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1-Main Level
1 Queen
Bedroom 2- Upstairs
1 King
Bedroom 3- Upstairs
2 Twins
Bedroom 4- Basement
1 Queen

Property Info


Main Floor- Kitchen, Dining Area, Living Room, Queen Bedroom, Laundry Area, Tub/Shower Bathroom, Screened Sun Room, Deck
2nd Floor- Master King Bedroom with Open Balcony to the outside, Two-Twin Bedroom, Full Hall Bathroom with Tub/Shower
Walkout Lower Level- Queen Bedroom, Full Bathroom with 3/4 Shower, Media Room with 47" in Smart TV

DOGS PERMITTED? Yes, dogs are considered at this property. J1 > 45 lbs

Built in 2013, this beautiful waterfront home has become one of our more popular rentals - and certainly gets some of the best reviews! (Be sure to read them below).  It features 200 feet of pebbly waterfront shore on a large sandy cove. Past guests have loved spending the day at the beach in front of the home.  It is accessible by a private stairwell just off the wonderfully landscaped large backyard. The beach from the front of the property extends to and around Stover's Point beach, which is ideal for long walks. Kayaks, canoes can be launched from the property at high tide and the cove is well protected. The fully fenced-in yard is ideal for your furry four-legged traveling companion! 

From the expansive private deck or screened porch enjoy the incredible views of birds, an occasional seal, and other forms of coastal wildlife. The water seems to almost lap up against the property.  Sailboats and lobster boats often go by - there is always something moving within sight of the property on the water.  On Saturdays in August watch for the sailboat races in the harbor. Take a 5-minute drive down to the end of the peninsula to Estes Lobster for a fresh lobster roll or enjoy Maine-caught oysters at The Dolphin Restaurant with amazing panoramic views of the ocean. The Ship To Shore Store just minutes away has all your grocery needs as well as fresh lobster, delicious pizza for take-out, and a basic alcohol selection. 

This gorgeous cottage faces Harpswell Sound with spectacular sunrises and offers a nice view of the Cribstone Bridge located between Orr’s & Bailey’s Islands. Celebrate the 4th of July from the perfect location where you can view the fireworks across the harbor from the deck! The large yards in the front and back are well-groomed and conducive to family games. The entire yard facing the water is fenced in to keep little ones in your party close by. Join the town of Harpswell and Brunswick for their Annual 4th of July Parade, live music performances, and delicious food!

Beachcomber is only minutes to downtown Brunswick which boasts many eclectic and gourmet restaurants for dining as well as numerous shops, cafes, and bookstores. The Maine State Theater has live performances of all the beloved musical classics as well as orchestral performances. The Brunswick Farmers Market is every Tuesday & Friday from May through November "On the Mall" right in the heart of town. On rainy days, take the kids to see a movie at Regal Cinemas or play a string of bowling at Yankee Lanes just minutes away. 

Added bonus, the Beachcomber property is only a 45-minute drive to downtown Portland which was announced as the number one destination for Micro-Breweries in the United States - along with fine dining options, the Maine Mall, enjoy a performance at the Portland Symphony Orchestra, catch a Portland Sea Dog's baseball game (field team for the Boston Red Sox) at Hadlock Field. 


BOATS INCLUDED? No. For kayak rentals, contact Sea Spray Kayak Rentals; they deliver! Because there is no dock or mooring to tie up power boats, this property is not recommended for powerboat rentals.

Security Deposit: No, the owner of this property does not require a security deposit, however, guests are still financially responsible for non-accidental damages at the property.

Property Specifics:
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)
Cleaning: The property will be professionally cleaned before and after the rental. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at an hourly rate
Washer & Dryer: Yes
Dishwasher: Yes
Water Source: Filtered tap water, OK for drinking
Usable Fireplace: Yes, gas fireplace in Living Room
Outdoor Firepit: Yes (new for 2020)
Internet Access: Yes, high-speed Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning: Yes! New in August 2018! Mini split air conditioners located on the main level and second floor. 
Heat Source: Efficient baseboard heating as well as mini split units on main level and second floor
TV: 3 TV's - Master Bedroom, 50" in Living Room, and Media Room
Coffee Maker Note: An automatic drip with filters as well as a Keurig. A Burr Bean Grinder is also available.
Grill: New for 2018 season - Weber Propane Grill
Trash Removal: Included with rental
Stand-by Generator: Yes (new as of 2018)
Closest Shopping Village: Brunswick - 12 miles
Number of Restaurants within 15 Miles: 30+
Water Frontage: Yes
Fresh Seafood: Erica's Seafood - 5 minutes down the peninsula (seasonal)
Beach Access: Yes
Dock/Pier Access: No
Property Good For Fisherman: Yes
Additional Amenities: Minimum Standards List

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Woodbridge, US
Reviewed: Dec 2, 2019
Property Manager
The location (on the water & near Brunswick) was perfect for what we needed. The home itself was very clean, appeared recently updated, and was furnished with high quality furniture, appliances, gas grill, etc.! The kitchen was very well stocked, though in need of a good can opener! I felt like we were staying in a friends vacation home! Absolutely beautiful home and property! I truly felt like we were staying in a friends home! Beautifully furnished, well stocked kitchen, a beautiful, new looking dog bed, nice linens, great appliances with a fabulous Weber gas grill, beach access and a private beach, large fenced yard, very spacious & roomy! We had 6 adults & two small children, but plenty of room for all to be together or out of each others way for a whole week! Felt like we were out & away from towns & cities, but close enough to run to the store or pop into town for some fun!
Marcy, US
Reviewed: Oct 14, 2019
Property Manager
On the Water in Maine is the best vacation rental agency I have found. Everything runs smoothly. They are very organized and professional. Highly recommend. Meg was great! The Beachcomber Cottage was immaculate and extremely well maintained. The decor made you feel comfortable and relaxed. I loved the sun porch and the large fenced in yard for my dog. The privacy was also a big plus. Large fenced in yard for my much loved dog. Very pet friendly property. Found dog bed and toys that she loved.
Cherry Hill, US
Reviewed: Sep 13, 2019
Property Manager
Our interactions with the On the Water in Maine agency were very good; highly responsive. This is a great house, in a great spot in very good condition. Well equipped kitchen, great water location and view, generally high level of finishes in the house.
Port St Lucie, US
Reviewed: Aug 19, 2019
Property Manager
Loved the home.beautiful, comfortable and functional along with helpful and professional staff. View and flow of house .. delightfully decorated
Wayne, US
Reviewed: Aug 17, 2019
Property Manager
Love working with On The Water in Maine. Everything is very easy and organized and if I do need to call, they are very helpful and friendly.
Love this house with its three levels and peaceful sun porch.
Cobleskill, US
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2019
Property Manager
On the Water in Maine makes booking a breeze. Upon arrival we received information about check in and honestly it was so easy, the binder with information listed in it was a great resource. On the Water in Maine made everything from check in to check out very easy. On the Water in Maine made everything very easy, when calling or emailing with a question someone always responded quickly or answered the phone!
This was our second year at the Beachcomber house and we loved every minute of our stay. The house is very cozy and comfortable. The new furniture was a nice surprise as well as the air conditioning. We love this house and location. We have traveled to Maine for 20 years and we rented hotel rooms, condos and other houses and this by far is our favorite location.
Needham, US
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2019
Property Manager
Dallas, US
Reviewed: Jul 22, 2019
Property Manager complaints at all. ... On the Water is there for you!
It was lovely......of course the view was our favorite but house was charming and you needed nothing. Everything was there.... but I do have to add.... I loved loved the red barn....I have to get that! Oh and the fenced in yard for our dog Murphy!
Cranford, US
Reviewed: Jul 13, 2019
Property Manager
I sent Meg an email thanking her for such efficient kindness in mailing back forgotten clothing items. She also was chief detective in solving the mystery of the misplaced wetsuits! Sadly, I am from Jersey, therefore the work ethic of the people at OTWM astounds me - the way life should be!
Merrick, US
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2018
Property Manager
Very business-like. Quick to respond when we ran out of gas for the grill.
The house was even better than it appeared online. We were very pleasantly surprised to find the addition of air conditioning when we arrived! Very clean and stocked with all of the basics for an easy start.
Oklahoma City, US
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2018
Property Manager
As stated above it was a pleasure working with the employees of On the Water, there were not surprises and an awesome experience!
My family loved the Beachcomber! It has been well maintained, well decorated, beautiful view and in an awesome area. The locals are friendly, educational as to their trades and history. We loved Brunswick and would recommend Beachcomber and On The Water Maine to friends. Thanks for the great experience!!
Wayne, US
Reviewed: Aug 15, 2018
Property Manager
On the Water in Maine offers many great properties and make the booking process very easy. We have used them several times and have never been disappointed.
The Beachcomber is a delightful house located right on the water. It is perfect for families that like to kayak. The home is spacious and has three floors that allow for group time as well as privacy for down time. The kitchen is very well equipped and great for vacationers that like to cook. The large deck and screened in porch provide great outdoor living space and offer beautiful views overlooking the water. The Beachcomber is truly a gem.
Cobleskill, US
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2018
Property Manager
On the Water in Maine, Inc. is a very professional company and a pleasure to work with. Every detail was worked out in advance, we highly recommend anyone looking for a vacation home in Maine to contact them. From start to finish planning our vacation was easy.
The house was super cute and very comfortable. We loved the location and the private beach. My family and I enjoyed every moment at the house.
Reading, US
Reviewed: Jul 28, 2018
Property Manager
Working with On the Water in Maine was a very positive experience. Paige was extremely helpful with planning our trip and answering questions as they came up. She was always just a phone call away-practically day or night.
The vacation house on Stover's Cove in Harpswell was a gem for all 8 adults and one very energetic and nature loving 3 year old. The house itself presented a very clean, updated open floor plan with well equipped kitchen flowing into the main living room area, large adjoining deck and glass/screened in sunroom. All provided beautiful water views for our family to enjoy together while we were eating meals, board game playing by the glow of the gas fire place on a cool night, star gazing, or catching a favorite movie on the new big screen TV. The new Weber grill on deck was a hit with the grill master among our group! The generously sized and comfortably furnished 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms was perfect for our large group. The young family with the 3 year old utilized the bedroom in the media room which gave them access to the large fenced in yard for early morning exploring. We enjoyed the views from the master bedroom suite with its own deck for not only beautiful sunrises but passing lobster boats, sailboats and star gazing. The skylight window above the bed gave additional starry night views. Easy access to the pebbly beach allowed our family to all try our hand at fishing and kayaking. The cove is perfect for both beginner and experienced kayakers with additional views of the area. We also took full advantage of the easily accessed hiking trails and preserves within short driving distance. The Giant Stairs was the most impressive of the trails we hiked. We spent half a day at Pott's Point investigating the tidal pools and beaches followed by lobster rolls at Este's restaurant. Don't miss a meal or two (or three) out at Erica's lobster shack. Lobsters come in right off the boat, and Tom is a trip.
Boerne, US
Reviewed: Oct 15, 2017
Property Manager
Havertown, US
Reviewed: Sep 9, 2017
Property Manager
Home was beautiful and clean. Furniture was very comfortable including the beds and bedding. Location was perfect
Ambler, US
Reviewed: Aug 7, 2017
Property Manager
All information was presented very clearly, including information about payment, directions, and the information in the house appeared complete and thorough as well.
The Beachcomber is a spacious, comfortable home, with lovely beachhouse decor. We liked the position on a small bluff above the shore, with steps leading down. The master bedroom view which faces east to the water was excellent as was its deck. We loved waking up in the morning with the sun coming in through the glass doors to the deck. Main floor deck was very nice as well, with comfortable outdoor furniture and gas grill. And we also enjoyed the screened in porch which was exposed to the late afternoon sun. The view from the deck which looks out to Stovers Point is however partly obscured by a large tree in the yard.
Boerne, US
Reviewed: Oct 9, 2016
Property Manager
Delightful to work with.
We returned for third year at The Beachcomber, perfect for our three week vacation. Sunrise and sunset over the water are always spectacular. We love Harpswell location.
Boston, US
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2016
Property Manager
Woodbury, US
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2016
Property Manager
Working with OTWIM was easy from start to finish. Directions were clear and the turnovers were seamless.
We loved the decor, the level of cleanliness and most of all the views. The fenced in yard was also wonderful with a small child!
Hannawa Falls, US
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2016
Property Manager
On the Water in Maine staff are on top of every detail, from initial inquiry to check out. They are professional, friendly, and responsive; we appreciated the timely information to help us prepare.
Beachcomber House was exactly as described, just better! It was perfectly cleaned, with all expected amenities, and comfortable for our family of 6 adults and one toddler. The setting is lovely, with quiet bay sunrises and and cool breezes in the early evening. We loved every moment!
Mason, US
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2016
Property Manager
Boerne, US
Reviewed: Oct 23, 2015
Property Manager
OTWIM is highly professional and efficient. The agency covers all the bases.
The Beachcomber is our favorite rental in all the years we have been vacationing in Maine.
Bobcaygeon, CA
Reviewed: Jul 20, 2015
Property Manager
Best agency ever. Information was accurate and lots of it. Did and provided exactly what they said. Would deal with them again.
The property was very beautiful and functional. Lots of space for everyone and well equipped with good stuff. Very clean and well maintained
Pulaski, US
Reviewed: Jul 6, 2015
Property Manager
The folks at On the Water in Maine were very professional. Answered all our questions in a timely manner. They were great. Plan on renting from them next year. I have already started to look for places for 2016.
We had our 2 grandchildren with us so the fenced in yard was especially appreciated. The beachcomber was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the sun porch, very relaxing. My grandson loved bose radio, dance party on the deck.Great place


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.

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