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Privacy Views And Casual Elegance_ Family Estate

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 836 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms/ 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 14

Situated on 6 Private acres with a commanding view of a tidal cove opening to the ocean, Spruce Cove is has three master bedrooms as well as a kids bunk room and play house and another private bedroom with double bed. It has an outdoor fire pit and gorgeous gardens plus a dock to kayak, fish and swim off of. It is not a rental home and is furnished elegantly with antiques, art and oriental rugs. There is a huge cooks kitchen with Wolfe range and all amenities. The dining area seats 14 easily and overlooks the bay from a bayed window The walkout basement has a ping pong table, darts and extra kitchen for catering.

Carla --- Member of Homeaway since 2005
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2017

About Carla --- Member of Homeaway since 2005

HI there- Here I am in front of my Maine home with one of my huge Dahlias- I have over 50 varieties that grow beside the house in the summer. My whole family are Mainers and my mom and dad met at the Brunswick naval air station long ago. My grandfather owned the town grain store in Bath and my great grandfather had a farm once attacked by Indians. Spruce Cove is a magical place and home to me and my grown boys ( occasionally) and many friends from around the world all summer. We come in the winter too for cosy retreats and snow shoeing and contemplation.

Carla --- Member of Homeaway since 2005 purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

Why Carla --- Member of Homeaway since 2005 chose Portland and Casco Bay Area

We bought this property because my husband fell in love with it the minute he saw it and was so very happy here. It has a magical quality about it because of the tides coming and going , the wildlife and the tranquility. Every summer is filled with wonderful memorable times from the fairy twinkles of fireflies in the woods in June to the fall colors brilliantly shining off the cove in October.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

You drive fifteen minutes from Bowdin College and Brunswick

(only 30 from LL Bean) and find yourself in the most quiet serene setting of nature imaginable Bald eagles soar overhead, baby foxes cavort on the walls around the garden and the tides ebb and flow teaming with birdlife and an occasional deer, stripers caught right in the Cove off of my kayak.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were invited to Spruce Cove last October and what a magical place to see the fall leaves. The view is astounding to begin with and then with the change of color all over the woods and the red gold and yellow reflection in the cove- well it just can't be described and was utterly divine. And we were cosy by the wood burning stoves - (it's fully heated)- but it was fun to read a book and sit by the fire.

This was a life experience we so appreciated --the refection in the water doubling the full color of the forest surrounding the private cove. I've never seen anything like it (being Californians)! Thank you Carla for an amazing life memory.

Diane and Andy and the whole ( family name) Crew
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Harpswell, Maine

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 836 m²
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • two bathrooms upstairs with showers Master bath downstairs with shower tub and bidet Vanity with toilet and sink Toilet and sink in Basement
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 single bed , One of the beds is trundle
  • 5 bedrooms one king one king one queen and single three singles one double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Gorgeous family home- rented only one or two weeks a year.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Privacy Views And Casual Elegance_ Family Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

stunning property and amazing location

  • 5 of 5

our stay here was amazing! the house and grounds are gorgeous, the location is spectacular and there are so many things to do nearby, but perhaps the best part was just staying put! everything was immaculate, the owner was very friendly and helpful, and i would come back again in a heartbeat. i highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming and choosing my home. It is truly a joy for me to share the beauty and magic of this serene and inspiring setting. Come again --you are so welcome anytime!
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Wonderful house and view !

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful large house with a spectacular view. Kitchen is well stocked for large family meals in a dining room that easily sat 12 folks. House is close to excursions to great towns nearby- Bath and Brunwick, but we also just enjoyed sitting outside with the view and quiet surroundings. Kayaking during high tide was a favorite of some.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Medfield, MA

Gorgeous Maine retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Maine for a wedding with our extended family and were very lucky to find this beautiful property. Before you even enter the home, you take in a breathtaking view of the bay and all of Carla's horticultural prowess! The landscaping with its endless flowering plants truly adds another dimension to an already spectacular retreat. The house is large and very well appointed. It was quite comfortable and we made use of all of the amenities, including the grill, fire pit, games (loved the ping pong table and croquet set), dock and kayaks. The numerous kayaks provided endless hours of enjoyment exploring the bay and all of the wildlife around the area. The osprey nest filled with youngsters was pretty cool and we even bumped into some seals! Carla was very friendly and accommodating. A very relaxing vacation, perfect family spot! We very much enjoyed our stay. Thank you Carla!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Ideal Maine Escape

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful property and home provide the ideal Maine coast experience. The house is welcoming, artistically decorated , spotless, very well-appointed and so comfortable. The setting and view are worthy of a landscape painting. Carla, the owner, is very responsive, accommodating and goes out of her way to make sure you have a wonderful experience. She provides extensive information about the property and the area to make sure your questions are anticipated and you have plenty of local recommendations including restaurants, activities and places to visit. You feel more like you are lucky enough to be staying in the home of one of your favorite relatives than going to a standard rental property. Perfect for a family gathering or any special get away.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Rock

Beautiful! Exceeds high expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our 3-generation family spent an unforgettable week in this beautiful home in August. The location, tucked away on the beautiful inlet, gave us endless hours of bird watching, exploring the water on the kayaks, and exploring the absolutely gorgeous gardens on the property. The location, while very private, was not so secluded that going to Harpswell, Brunswick, or Bath were big deals. Whether it was early morning yoga surrounded by a sea of daisies, discovering the surprises gained by a thorough tour of the property, grilling on the deck, or evenings in front of the fire pit, there was something for everyone outside. Inside, there was a room for every mood. The home is so beautifully and thoroughly appointed, we lacked for nothing. The kids loved the lower level for ping pong and indoor workouts, the sunroom was absolute perfection! The three living rooms offered spacious escapes for quiet time, boardgames, reading (from an extensive library) and tv. The bedrooms and bathrooms were as we would hope for our own home. The overwhelming feeling we had by being in the home, and from the communications with Carla, was that she had embraced us into her family, by sharing this very beautiful and comfortable and personal home. We felt very privileged for the opportunity. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Maine Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have found a better spot for our family vacation than Spruce Cove. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by Carla,until we sadly left a week later,everything was

perfect. The house itself is beautiful but not intimidating for a family with four children and so well equipped. Our favorite activity each day was having dinner together in the large dining room and then family fun around the fire pit. The new out door shower was a real treat. Our daughters said it is spa-like with

the duel shower heads with the sound of the nearby wind chime.

As much as we loved exploring Harpswell and points east and west, we all agreed that this special house and cove are the real treasures of the coast of Maine. Kayaking, hiking, and a spectacular view, this house has it all.Thank you for opening your home to our family. It is an absolutely magical spot.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming- its such a joy to share this special spot with a wonderful extended family like yours. Please come again any time...Carla
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bath Municipal
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Brunswick Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cundys Harbor
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Harpswell is a tranquil Lobster fishing village of unprecedented beauty. Many reseidents make their living form Lobstering and the lobster bouys and boats are everywhere. Cundys Harbor only a short kayak up the cove is still a working waterfront where you can buy fresh lobsters and eat lunch. Harpswell is the littlest town with the largest coastline in the USA- a boaters and kayakers dream come true.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Harpswell, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,337.8
Tax Rate 9.0%

Call owner to discuss your needs and what can be set up- re chefs or other amenities..

Pay in advance one month - $1000 security( fully refundable) plus $200 cleaning to hold when you book plus (up to a year in advance)- People reserve the house for big family get togethers so it takes some serious planning!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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