Waterfront 4 bedrooms Sleeps 8
About Sheri Blackstone
Sarah and I have three children who we are very proud of. We live in Maine year round. I rent Snowmobiles in the winter through our business Northeast Snowmobile Rentals. We have three locations, two in inland Maine, and one on New Hampshire. I enjoy running a marathon each year and Sarah tries to keep up with me. We have a Scottish Terrier.
Sheri Blackstone purchased this House in 2011
Why Sheri Blackstone chose Harpswell
We hope to retire to this water front home in 2024 when our youngest graduates from school. We have close to 20 years experience with weekly rentals. We used to own the Robinhood Inn on Bailey Island, which we rented successfully for 15 years. We have learned what our guests want and do not want in a weekly rental. We often stay in other rentals when we travel around the US.
What makes this House unique
Parking is in front of the home, looking at the ocean and walkway for easy unpacking. The large upper deck allows you to view the gorgeous ocean from morning to evening! Deck is equipped with a grill and lobster cooker, table and chairs. The home is 25 feet off the ocean. Nice yard with fire pit and room for the kids to run around. 24' new clean dock (shared), with kayaks and paddle boards for your use during your stay. Truly a gem here in Harpswell !
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Pets not allowed
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had a fantastic time staying at the Harborgate. We used both houses which were very comfortable and well equipped. The houses are just off the main road in a very quiet, peaceful area without road noise. Very serene and the views are amazing! We loved having the kayaks and the dock. We also used the fire pit at night for s'mores. They do request that there be no outside noise after 10 PM as to not disturb the neighbors. The owners were very responsive and quick to take care of any issues that arose. Steamed lobsters were available close by at Gurnet Trading Co. if you order by 5:30 pm. There was also a lobster place 2 miles down the road but they closed by 5 PM. We had a fantastic week here and would highly recommend it.
Beautiful home right on the water
Beautiful home right on the water. We brought our own kayaks and were able to use them with no problems at all. The house is really well kept and has anything you may need. The hosts are great and I would highly recommend this home if youre looking for a beautiful home and trying to get a good Maine experience.
Wonderful time. It was magical
The house was everything it was supposed to be an then some. We could not have been happier. We are looking forward to renting again.
Quiet spot with amazing scenery
The Harborgate houses were the perfect location for our small wedding. We got nothing but compliments from our guests (especially the out-of-town ones) on how gorgeous the property was and how impressed they were. Sarah was beyond helpful and quick to respond with whatever questions I had and she worked with me for the several months leading up to our stay. After the wedding it was the perfect place to relax and spend time with family where we kayaked, had cookouts, sat by the firepit, and drive around exploring the area.
The houses were also immaculate, everything worked properly, and there was information about the houses and things to do in the area in the handy binder provided.
goo.gl/KVQRp2 for a photo of the perfect backdrop for the outdoor wedding.
Beyond our expectations!!!
We do not think there are enough words to say just how incredible of a place this was! We do not think there is enough words to say thank you enough. We do not think we can ever top this vacation. It was a celebration for my mom's 70th birthday with ALL of her 11 grandchildren, and without this amazing facility, we do not think we could have had such an amazing celebration for such a great honor. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for having such a beautiful getaway for such an occasion like ours. We will never be able to repay you for the memories that you allowed us to create. If you are looking to spend "quality" time with you your friends and family, hands down, this is the place to come. The owners are friendly, understanding and so generous. We wish you had more stars for us to give you!!
Perfect Combo of Relaxation and Fun
This was the first vacation that I have planned with my WHOLE family. Wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but Harborgate was the perfect place to have chosen for this event. Waking up to that gorgeous view every day just set the tone for a relaxing week. Both houses were a lovely mix of modern furnishings with the charm of a "rustic" location. Both kitchens were spacious with lots of counter space, updated fridges and ovens, and there were many tools and serveware items to utilize. And, we cooked a lot! The gas grill was key to our family dinners, too. The kayaks and private dock were one of the most used features of this rental - I couldn't have predicted how much the kids in our group (and adults) would take to the water adventures. The owners, Sarah and Terry (along with their son, Ian) were most helpful when we arrived and on the first day when we had some trouble with the house temps they were ready to help us trouble shoot over text and phone. The island and area have so much to offer in the way of excursions such as boat tours, trails to hike, and seafood dinners that you will find yourself very busy yet able to relax when just hanging out at Harborgate. We had a few nights of building a campfire and making s'mores - the mosquitos do come out, so wear bug spray- which just put the icing on our vacation cake. In the end, everyone on the trip said that they would love to come back to this idyllic spot. I think that is a definite thumbs up!!
Thank you so much for your kind words! We are always so happy to hear when families enjoy the Harborgate as much as we do! We would love to have your family back!
We are located on an island in Harpswell, Maine, connected to the mainland by bridge. The closest town in Brunswick. The entire area is beautiful, but the fact that the home is right on the water is a plus! Having a dock is another added bonus. Bring your own boat, or just borrow our small row boat and kayaks and explore the wonderful coves in the area. There is a nesting pair of bald eagles on a nearby island that love doing shows for us while we are out paddling, I'm sure you won't miss them. In addition to boat, there are wonderful nature hikes that would be suitable for the whole family. Restaurants and shopping may be found in Brunswick, Bath and Freeport...the closest of the towns, but a day spent explore the other towns that line Route 1 is another must! Then come back, pick up some lobster caught fresh that day and steam them in the lobster cooker on the deck and watch the boats coming in! Its what we do in Maine.....The way life should be!