This 3-BR/2BA home with spectacular open ocean views sits on one acre of land at the head of “The Dock.” The backyard dips down into the water, where a shallow, sandy beach is perfect for swimming or putting in your kayak or SUP. It is also adjacent to Lowell Cove, another picturesque sandy beach.
From your secluded back yard, put your kayak in and head out for a day exploring coastal Harpswell and the famed Cedar Beach on Bailey Island. Don’t have your own kayak but want to paddle unguided? Several local kayak outfitters will deliver a kayak—or SUP—directly to the house. And if you want to paddle with an outfitter, a trip with H2Outfitters, conveniently located 5 minutes from the home, just might guide a trip into the cove, where you can wave to your family and friends sunning in Adirondack chairs scouting for seals (yes, seals DO swim into the cove!).
If you feel like just swimming, the beach is sandy and inviting. You can also simply walk along the beach and hunt for colorful sea glass, stop by Island Candy store for freshly made fudge and chocolates, or bike to the one-of-a-kind Cribstone Bridge that connects Orr’s to Bailey Island.
Orr's Island is part of the Town of Harpswell, only 12 miles from Brunswick and Bowdoin College. Orr’s is convenient to Bath (home of the Maine Maritime Museum) and Freeport (home to LL Bean), and less than an hour from Portland. In addition to local water sport outfitters, there are numerous other outfitters in the Casco Bay area and beyond. For outings off the water, day trips to Reid State Park, Popham Beach, Wiscasset's antique shops and Boothbay Harbor’s Coastal Botanic Gardens, and the many area restaurants and galleries will make each day of your visit memorable.
Six guests will sleep in comfort in the 3 bedrooms: The first floor has a spacious bedroom with a queen bed and an attached private deck overlooking the cove. The second floor has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds, both with antique dressers. All beds are furnished with vintage quilts and/or down comforters to fend off cool ocean breezes.
A spacious sunroom on the first floor features a sofa, loveseat and two lounge chairs overlooking the water. It is the second best place to enjoy your morning coffee and watch the lobster boats head to work (the best being outside in the Adirondack chairs). Also on the first floor is a TV and adjacent laundry area with new washer and dryer. High speed internet and cell signal booster for AT&T is provided, as well as basic cable television.
There are two bathrooms; upstairs features a full tub/shower combination and the downstairs has a shower.
The home is fully furnished with a mix of antique and modern furnishings. It houses original artwork from local and international artists. The mammoth dining table is hand crafted by a master furniture builder in Brooklyn, New York.
The kitchen is stocked with everything from basic pots and pans and utensils, to a food processor, stovetop espresso maker, hand-crank pasta maker, electric ice cream maker, rice cooker, even a propane-fired lobster boiler. For outdoor eating, there is a new 4-burner propane grill and a charcoal grill.
The house is on a 250-ft driveway off the road, giving you even more peace and quiet on your Maine getaway.
The owners have dogs and understand your desire to travel with them. Dogs only, (maximum of two) will be considered only upon advance discussion with and written permission from the owner. If permission is granted, additional rental and cleaning fees will apply (see rates).+ More