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Janet Collins-Haffey

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

Olde Post Office Cottage

21 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Pemaquid Point holiday cottage

Cozy One Bedroom Cottage at Pemaquid Point walking distance to ocean

Fall leaves are here...Welcome to the Coast of Maine, Classic efficiency , One Bedroom Maine Cottage near Pemaquid Lighthouse and craggy shore: tidy, compact cottage with versatile trundle bed, double sofa bed, kitchen, bathroom with shower . Bedroom includes linens, towels, small bureau, nightstand/lamp: Kitchen includes new fridge/stove, pots/pans, plates, glasses, coffee maker and fold up kitchen table with chairs; Living room sofa pulls out, front porch includes cafe table for morning coffee; outdoor seating in 2 adirondack chairs by the vintage garden, picnic table, window boxes bursting with blooms; Located at tip of Pemaquid Penninsula within minutes to attractions: lighthouse, museum, farm stands with fresh veggies, pumpkins,cider, restaurants, antiques, kayaking, beach and majestic views of ocean, spectacular shots of crimson sunsets, risin sun, catch a glimpse of seals frolicking on rocks. Affordable, efficiency size cottage with a real get away feeling. Enjoy lobster, clams, Maine Blueberries, at Pemaquid Beach feel the fine sand, smell of the salty ocean and search for shells as you walk the shore. Versatile bedroom includes trundle bed which can be used as two twins or together as you wish. Amenities include: iron, hairdryer, picnic basket. . Kitchen icludes fridge, toaster, stove, pots/pans, plates/cups, coffee maker, spices. Listen to music or weather reports from the built in stereo and speaker. Front porch overlooks vintage garden, flower boxes and provides a spot to enjoy an early morning cup of coffee. Living room includes a pullout couch and gate-leg kitchen table with four chairs, bench used as coffee table. Plenty of blankets for those great sleeping nights. Keep an eye out for deer and her two babies, moose, fox, groundhogs,eagles and ospreys as you explore the Point. Clear nights provide fabulous star watching. Outside seating and picnic table for relaxing. Local grocery store ,Reilly's has it all...paper, deli, pizza, meats, milk and bread to name a few. Short walk down private right of way, dirt road is perfect viewing spot of John's Bay and Islands Explorte tide pools, swim or fish from the rocks or just relax on the lawn at the bench. The days seem to go by too quickly. Follow the scenic Bristol Road almost to the end to find the cottage...a true gem!

Cottage is comfortable for two people.

Hardy Boat Cruises: See Maine by sea and smell the salt air and cool breeze on your face. Puffin Watch, Seal Watch and Sunset Light House Cruiseand Great day-trip to Monhegan Island is a must on this visit to the Maine coast. Wear comfortable foot gear. and enjoy lunch or dinner at Shaw's Restaurant on the pier at New Harbor when you return back to shore. On Monhegan Island bring a picnic, back pack in closet for hikers, Hike to cliffs on far side of Island. Artist galleries open by chance in village. Lighthouse Museum interesting and worth poking around to see local lore of the sea. You can buy pizza/drink on Island. In May/September Bird Migration Is TOPS! Bring Binoculars,trail guides provided by Hardy Boat, wear good walking shoes paths only no paved roads....a throw back in time....On a trip during the summer one renter saw whales, porpoises, seals, variety of birds and was especially delighted with trip.

Fort William Henry: Fabulous must see spot....for the historian in you of colonial life in Northern New England.Early settlement provided Cod for Europeans in 1600's made this an important British claim. Museum is rich with artifacts and short 15 minute movie of Pemaquid settlement. Fort sports a self guided tour of settlement gives an idea of how daily life was conducted. Monday night Historical Lectures Series, Special events and lantern tours. Pirate Dixie Bull once raided the settlement, hurricane sunk the Angel Gabriel, Native Americans/French traded and fought with British.

Maine TV crews had been filming Maine Archeologist at dig this past summer Archeologists still working at the dig.

Picnic basket, blanket and a bottle of wine included at cottage. Handicap accessible with picnic benches and panoramic view of Pemaquid Harbor. Order a lunch from Riley's Market at the Deli section or from The Cupboard Restaurant on the Huddle Road.

Pemaquid Beach: Love this cresent shaped beach with fine views of John's Bay and Islands. Relax, walk and collect shells....Fine white sand, excellent for making sand castles or burying your feet. Snack bar is a must. French fries and a cold drink make it heaven. Fall asleep under an umbrella, listening to the waves. Feeling adventurous? Rent a boogie board and ride the waves if the surf is up. Beach-comb for treasures. Hot showers till 5. Special concerts, fireworks, yoga in the mornings . Park is open till sunset. Minimum fee to enter. Plenty of parking beach lovers delight!

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Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Janet Collins-Haffey (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Janet Collins-Haffey

I am a special Needs Teacher from Boston area. My daughters spent their childhood summers at the cottage. One daughter works for Community Cocepts in Lewiston, ME and has a passion for sailing out of Round Pond.Another daughter works at Boston Medical Center and loves to kayak. I love to garden and walk to the Lighthouse during the summer months to watch sunrise. I love finding Antiques, sitting on the beach for hours or on the rocks watching the waves roll in. I look forward to returning to another season. Time away from the tv affords me the luxury of reading , being outdoors, refinishing furniture, cooking and working in my garden.

Janet Collins-Haffey purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Janet Collins-Haffey chose Bristol

Since I was a freshman in college I have been traveling to this location. I came to Maine to visit a friend I grew up with and never wanted to leave. My daughters are grown and continue to come back to experience the delights from their childhoods; swimming, sailing, kayaking. We never ever had a tv and learned quickly that Maine meant time for them to develop their creativity and enjoyment of the outdoors. Reading the night stars, painting flowers in bloom, tending the garden and snorkling are still favorites. Maine affords me time to find treasures at local antique shops or flea markets, watch the sun rise at the Lighthouse, time to make whoppie pies, volunteer at the Fort Gift Shop. Most especially are the quiet rides on the Pemaqud River by Kayak and french fries at Pemaquid Beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Every corner one turns is eye candy. You must come to see it! Just beautiful. Lobster has never been so fresh. Under the canopy of trees the gardens bloom throughout all the seasons. My favorite are the wildflowers that peak out as the last of the snow melts. Mainers enjoy eating the fiddleheads that can be found in early spring . This time of year also brings the peepers who croak during the early evenings (Bullfrogs). So many warblers migrate through that it is hard to distingush them all during the spring.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at your cottage. We fit in lots of fun activities from eating lobster, to swimming at the beach, to a day at Monhegan Island, touring the Botanical Gardens and an auto-ride up Mt. Battie. I am leaving 2 hot pads I bought so others can use them. We found them useful for serving from the pots on the table. I especially enjoyed the raspberry jam on toast. Thank you.
Jul 2013
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Reviews

4.7
based on 21 traveller reviews

Olde Post Office Cottage
average rating of 4.714286 based on 26 reviews
4

Lovely cottage in excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Very well maintained and extremely clean cottage in a great location on Pemaquid point. Cottage is small but well appointed and gardens are lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A delightful cottage exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is cute as can be We especially enjoyed the beauty of the flowers that are everywhere outside. The kitchen is well appointed, but the location provides many opportunities to enjoy every meal at various nearby restaurants Plus, there's an excellent grocery store also a short drive away. An early morning walk to Pemaquid Lighthouse is a must, but going there anytime is a treat, especially to view the sunset.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute cottage and great access to lighthouse!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage had everything we could possible think of and Janet was very sweet!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cutest place on Pemequid

  • 4 of 5

This place is too cute to express. We loved it, and it was perfect for our long weekend. One drawback: two twin beds or one convertible sofa, not a great choice for us, and the two twins were not made up as one bed. We changed things around when we arrived, but it would have been nice for the owner to do that ahead of time. Still, great location, great vibe, great weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Highly recommend this cottage and the area!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very cute and the perfect size for my daughter, husband and I. Everything about it was clean and welcoming. My favorite thing about the house is definitely the yard, I didn't expect to have so much space and such beautiful gardens. I'm from the city, where yards are on the smaller side, so this was perfect to have room for my daughter to play, relax and grill as a family. Another plus is being so close to the lighthouse, we walked down every evening and relaxed there for a bit. I definitely recommend going to Pemaquid Beach, it's absolutely beautiful. If you enjoy walking around town, popping in and out of shops and going out to eat, Boothbay is a blast! We drove there for a day, (about an hour drive) it was totally worth it. We weren't able to use our phone data or GPS, because we were too far away. I suggest getting all the directions you will need beforehand just in case. Luckily, our second day we found a book in the cottage with a map. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Janet's cottage was a very cozy place to spend the weekend. The gardens were beautiful and the cottage very charming—definitely good for just two people. Even though it rained most of our stay, there was plenty to do and the area is really beautiful. There was a little dirt road behind the house leading down to the rocks, and you were just a short walk from the lighthouse. We biked over to the Rachel Carson tide pools, which were not far either. Definitely recommend visiting Pemaquid Beach ($4/adult) and eating at the Contented Sole for dinner, both of which are just an 8 min drive away from the cottage. Thank you Janet for such a nice stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guest...please come again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland Jet Port
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bradley Inn; Jazz night fridays, Shaws Wharf
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
Hardy Boat
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Wawenock Golf Course, Walpole, ME
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Wiscasset, Portland
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 130, Route 129, Route 32, Route 1, Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
,Seagull Shop, Bradley Inn, Contented Soul, Shaws
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Camden Hills
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary

Enjoy spring in New England, Stand at nearby Pemaquid Lighthouse delight in the fabulous views of the majestic blue ocean and islands, Cottage Gardens burst as the day get warmer. Restful Retreat/Romantic two room cozy, clean, comfortable cottage at Pemaquid Point Peninsula breathtaking walks around point.... Stroll to Pemaquid Lighthouse to make sure the light is on at night or visit during the day and climb the spiral staircase to top to watch lobster boats, visit Fisherman's Museum ,art galleries, visit Seagull Shop Restaurant delight in a warm breakfast with a view or pack a picnic, binoculars and spend the day at Bristol Lighthouse Park and sandy crescent shaped beach, comb waters edge for sea glass. Nearby grab a cooked lobster or clams for lunch or dinner, history awaits at Fort William Henry historic sight with an museum of archeological treasures and gift shop. Take a ride on the Hardy Boat to see seals/Puffins or a day trip to Monhegan Island. At LaVerna Preserve catch glimpses of an eagles, seals, ducks and cliff side trail. Rent a kayak and explore the coast, golf or fish in nearby Pemaquid River. Antique shops abound. Damariiscotta center offers a real old fashion soda fountain at the local drug store wonderful coffee frappes and fresh fish market, Bookstore, Shops. You will be inspired to capture the view so bring that camera or sketch pad.

A must is the Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay...quite unbeleivable rain or shine.Enjoy crisp, clear skies, Clark Cove Apple Orchard for apples blossoms, glimpses of eagles/ospreys dashing for alewives in the spring and spend the day watching the boats sail by lighthouse. Summertime enjoy Lantern walks at night at Old Fort Henry, fireworks/parade at Old Bristol Days, Lobster Boat Races and Sand Castle Contests make this a charming, must see location.

Other Activities: bird watching...bird migration is currently on sight so many different types of of warblers, song birds, Hawks, sea ducks.

night sky watching...beautiful, crisp nights

Hike local trails...trail book at cottage

LEAVES are turning and the colors magnificant every corner is a picture with those Sugar Maples in their glory

Golf Club in Walpole, Maine

Schedule T time, golf clubs are available at club

Ski: Winter skiing at Camden, Cross country skiing nearby or snowshoe through nearby trails

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Pemaquid Point, Maine

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Tax Rate 7.0%

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Pemaquid Point, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom includes overhead lighting for room and over sink, shower stall sink, glass shelf over sink to hold personal items, towel racks, extra toilet paper, bath mat, hand soap, towels; bath, hand, face, shampoo and conditioner
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed , double bed
  • The bedroom includes a trundle bed when pushed together becomes a double bed. Accommodates two plus a pull out couch ideal for two and a traveling child. Storage includes: Overhead shelf , cabinet and bureau, closet . Wooden floors with throw rugs gives a warm feeling. Reading light/ nightstand by bed provide a spot for glasses and a book. Electric plug for ipad or phone charger. (Iron and hair dryer in cabinet) Shampoo/conditioner,hand soap in bathroom, complimentary coffee, tea
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes:
Go to the beach: Beach blanket, picnic basket, Head to the Tide pools; fishing pole and tackle box, Great Bird watching; bird feeders, bird boxes, two Adirondack chairs on lawn by garden. Pemaquid Lighthouse a short walk away...climb up the tower (see schedule at Light house) Lobsters at every corner, Dining a short walk away at Seagull Shop or Bradley Inn Cottage evenings, include brilliant sunsets at bench, good lighting for reading or playing cards Artists have enjoyed painting surrounding area...Pemaquid Hotel has special artist seminars (see Hotels summ Bring favorite cassette tapes for available stereo Kitchen table ...gateleg table which opens to feed eight people or big enough to lay out your canvas to dry Loop Road one mile walk from front door of cottage...breathtaking views, sunsets and moon rises, or Seagull Shop for Blueberry Muffin/coffee, Lighthouse Tower open Weds. and Sundays to public Cards, umbrella, crab a nator in closet.