The Best Vacation Cottage At Popham Beach

The Best Vacation Cottage At Popham Beach

Phippsburg, Mid Coast and Islands, Maine
$1,800.00 Weekly
  • Sleeps8
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

About the Property

Best spot right on the ocean beach!  Our large private beach with custom front boardwalk (150 feet to the beach via our boardwalk) invites you to enjoy the sun and sand, and a swim in the ocean.   Sitting on the deck, you'll enjoy the peace and spectacular ocean and river views, including the 4 islands out front.  Inside is a full kitchen with a breakfast bar, range, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, pots/pans, dishes, soap, utensils, paper products, etc.  The open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, TV, phone & WiFi invites you to relax, and includes a full-size sleeper sofa.

There is a queen Bedroom, plus a 'bunk' room with 4 twin-size beds, and sleeper sofa and a full bath, plus an outdoor hot/cold shower to wash off the sand.  And, of course, you'll have phone, cable TV and WiFi internet.

Like to grill?  We've included a gas grill on the ocean-front wrap-around porch, and we provide plenty of deck chairs and beach chairs, as well as a beach umbrella.

 

 

Things To Do

 

 

* Explore Fox Island out front at low tide � visit 2 historic forts just 5 minutes away: Fort Popham, built during the Civil War in 1860 and never finished, and Fort Baldwin built underground atop nearby Sabino Hill during World War I.   
* Have a bonfire on the beach in front of the cottage and roast marshmallows (owners will provide permit).
* Take a romantic walk on the beach at sunset. 
And don't forget your camera; you'll want to capture some of the beauty and fun!
 
Want A Day Away From The Beach?
* Visit LL Bean's at the Freeport outlets (about 45 minutes away) to find some good deals.
* Take a day trip to BoothBay Harbor (also about 45 mins. away) and shop for unique souvenirs, take a Seal Watch or Whale Watch Boat Tour from the harbor. Dine at the famous Jamison Tavern & Restaurant. 
* Visit the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath (14 miles away) and dine at the Kennebec Tavern or Maxwell's.
* Visit Sebasco Estates (3.8 mi from Popham and take scenic boat tour with Sail Cotinga
* Visit Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area (1.2 mi from Popham) 
* Book yourself on a boat charter to Sequin Island at Fish "N Trips Charter ... at Fort Popham
* Explore Hermit Island (3.1 mi) You'll get a map to the many lanes and trails, and Kelp's Snack Shack is a great place to eat! Lots of kids activities too!
 

Unique Benefits

FREEDOM from stress!  And all the privacy you could want!   Have breakfast on the deck and enjoy spectacular views.  Then use our boardwalk to our private beach in front, swim in the sparkling ocean, sit and read, collect shells, walk the 7 mile beach.   Like to fish?  Just cast and relax right out front!  

Why Kids Love It

FREEDOM to run and play on the beach, build sandcastles, collect shells, skim-board and swim in the ocean. You'll love the fact that our beach is protected from turbulence by the 4 islands out front, so you can relax knowing the kids are playing in the little "rollers" and won't be hit by any big waves.

Amenities


Entertainment

  • Television(TV)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys

Important

  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television(TV)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Toddler beach toys
  • Deck and Beach Chairs
  • Magazines

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Sunbathing
  • Waterskiing/canoe rentals nearby
  • Whale/Seal Watch cruises 1 hour away

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • Collecting Shells
  • Kayak/Canoe/Jet Ski rentals nearby
  • Golf course nearby

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing rentals nearby
  • Kiting
  • Exploring Historic Forts

Essentials

  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Infant booster seat

Kitchen & Dining

  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Lobster Pot

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital

Location Type

  • Ocean Beach
  • Ocean Front

Nice-to-have

  • Wood Stove
  • Outdoor shower with hot/cold water (to rinse off sand)

Outdoor Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Kayak/Canoe rentals nearby
  • Local Cruises available
  • Golf course nearby

Popular Amenities

  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
  • Basic Soaps
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Heater
  • Children Welcome
  • Living Area
  • Infant booster seat

Themes

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Property Rates

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Min Stay
Peak
Aug-08-2020 Sep-12-2020
- - $2,100.00 - 7
Off-Peak
Sep-12-2020 Sep-26-2020
- - - - 7
Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee --------- $50.00

Cleaning Fee --------- $100.00

Refundable Damage Deposit --- $200.00

Payment Policies
RENTAL TERMS
* Minimum Peak and Off-Peak Rental is 1 week
* Maximum 8 guests
* Up to 2 dogs allowed for additional $50 fee per stay  
* Bring your own linens (sheets, cases, bath and face towels), or we will supply for a $150 fee.
* To have bonfire on beach, please notify owners 48 hours in advance so they can secure permit.

PAYMENTS
* Call (732-423-2792) OR Email (popham@optimum.net) to request Application and Rental Agreement. Please include your phone number and/or email address. 
* Please pay with Check, or via PAYPAL using Popham Reserve - popham@optimum.net as the Payee  
* Initial deposit of 50% of rent due with Application and Rental Agreement 
* Security Deposit and any applicable Pet and Linen fees due with balance of rent
* Balance of Rent due by:  July 15 for August rental ... August 1 for September rental

CANCEL POLICY: Full Refund if cancelled by May 1st

WE SUPPLY

* blankets, pillows
* Kitchen appliances (range, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster) 
* Kitchen utensils, pots/pans, mugs, glassware, dishes, flatware, dish towels, dish soap 
* Paper towels/napkins, trash bags, bath tissue and soap
* Deck and beach chairs, beach umbrella, use of deck, wrap-around porch, gas grill; phone, cable TV, WiFi
* Infant booster seat

BEFORE YOU PACK, call Teri to ask about anything you might need -- so you don't pack what we can/will supply.

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Reviews

We’ve vacationed on some truly beautiful beaches, including Hawaii, but Popham is the best. The beach is pristine, and never crowded. Our son loves playing on the beach, and we feel very safe there are few people and no large waves. The bunk beds were perfect since our Jacob wanted to bring a friend this year. The accomodations are always clean and comfortable, and the grounds are well maintained, which is another reason we come back every year

Cheryl N.

We had our best friends with us and enjoyed Happy Hour on the deck 5 nights out of 7. The view is spectacular with the islands out front and the ocean so calm! I was surprised (but happy) that the ocean wasn’t colder. We had a bonfire one night (I played my guitar) -- it was hilarious, especially watching our Golden bark at the fire!

Mark T

The boys loved Fort Popham and were very enthused about the underground Fort Baldwin. I loved sitting on the beach reading, and taking a moonlight stroll down the beach with my wife. This vacation was perfect: relaxing and romantic for me and my wife, yet not boring for our boys.

Roxy & Michael S.

Ellie and Seth invited Bill and me to join them on thier Maine vacation. I had visions of a very "log cabin rustic" vacation and I wasn't escited. Even so, we decided to join them. Boy am I glad we did! First, the place was great and right on the beach! We loved sitting on the deck, eating and gabbing and drinking! And Bill and I walked the beach every night. It was very relating and I never saw so many stars. It's really clear up there. Ellie and I beached it most days, catching up on our reading. Bill and Seth fished and actually bought home dinner a couple of times. We are already planning to go back in 2020 (in 2019, Bill and I are taking a European cruise).

Josh & Sandy M.,

Untill now, Sandy and I have chosen a different vacation spot every year, and last year, our girls said it was boring. This year, we chose Popham Beach. My wife and I are pretty easy to satisfy as long as the beach is clean and not too crowded. Our girls, not so much. But, they LOVED it! They didn't want to leave the beach, even for dinner. I think the islands had something to do with it. Our oldest, Samantha, loves to daydream and the islands fed her imagination. We heard at least 4 storylines from her while we were there. So, no more scouting around for the "best vacation spot." We found it!

Zack & Jen T.,

I grew up in Maine and often visited Popham Beach with my parents. Jen grew up in PA and had only ever been to the Jersey shore. When we got married in 2016, I promised her a Popham vacation; meantime, we woud visit my folks and I'd take her on a day trip. While we visitig, we met an amazingly friendly man who said he would rent to us in 2017. When I saw where his cottage is, I was sold. It's got the best views and the ocean is right in front. Jen was amazed at how clean and relatively empty the beach was, and couldn't wait to come back. When we came back in 2017, we were surprised the accommodations were so good, since the price was very affordable. We ate lobster; went clamming, and drove up to Bothbay one day to take a seal-watch cruise. And on another day, Jen wanted to visit Freeport and LL Beans. Can't say enough good things about this place. We are already planning to come back next year.

Mary & Jack B.,

When we first came to Maine to visit with some friends, they brought us to Popham Beach. I fell in love with it! Now, we're here every year, We love the panoramic views of the beach and the islands when we're relaxing on the deck which we do every evening! This year, we walked to Fox and Wood Islands over the sandbars at low tide (and got back before the tide came back in!). The boardwalk to the beach that the Marsh's put in is a life-saver for me, and the beach is so clean and flat that I have no trouble walking it with my husband. My husband loves cooking on the grill, and I love not having to cook at all! Really, there is nothing like the feeling of calm and rejuvenation we get at Popham. Even our dog, Sadie, loves it. The Marsh's are great hosts and everything is so comfortable. We’ve been coming back to the Marsh’s cottage for 10 years, since 2006.

Sophie & Norm G.,

Ever since we met John on the beach in 2014 and found out we could rent their place, we’ve come back every year. In fact, as soon as we get home from one vacation, I send them a check and reserve for the next year. Weather is great, beach is spectacular, and the house is always neat and clean. We love: grilling on the porch and then eating al fresco on the deck; long relaxing evenings walking the beach; day trips to Boothbay; breakfast at Spinney's. Just thinking about it, I'm ready to go back. AND we can bring our dog!