Testimonials from guests, and guest comments from comment cards left in the cottages upon departure:
Everything was perfect, the view, the cottage, the atmosphere. Very relaxing vacation. Beautiful view of the harbor! Friendly people. Very close to great food and fun shopping, but not too close, nice private cottages."
Mike and Karen Richichi in the Wharf Cottage, September 2013
Great location, family fun, everything needed for an awesome vacation. Kids loved the rope swing! Thanks again, we had a great time!!!
The Muldoon family in the 1780 Farmhouse, August 2013
"We absolutely love coming here! It's peaceful, quiet and the views are great! We started coming in 1990 with some friends. Now we have our children and grand-children coming. Wendy and Tim, we appreciate your efforts and energy in keeping it so nice here!"
Annie and Richard Hill in the Deck Cottage, July 2012
"For starters we love sitting on the deck and taking in the beautiful view of the harbor packed with sailboats. We made new friends with people in another cottage, and our kids loved the rope swing. We loved the rustic cottage and the beautiful grounds!"
Steve, Nora, Steve and Jake in the Terrace Cottage, July 2012
"We want to thank you so much for one of the most beautiful vacations that we have ever had ! The "Wharf" was perfect..very cozy, clean and comfortable. Having a deck right over the water was spectacular. We spent hours..just watching the sailboats, the lobster boats, the birds, ( I saw my first eagle ! ), the changing of the tide, the Harbor at night ..The harbor was ever changing..something different every day. The foggy days were cozy. We took alot of excursions to the different areas, ate in fabulous restaurants, enjoyed the Botanical garden, morning walks, shopping..!!
"It was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had. We are truly looking forward to returning next fall.
"Again, thank you so much for a very memorable time."
Judy and Joe Grace in the Wharf Cottage, October 2011
"What did we enjoy the most? The view! The rusticity (is that a word?) Fresh flowers on the table! The porpoise! Vintage tableware, Pet friendly, "The Osprey Show," Big Blue [Heron].
"Would we suggest any changes? NO!
"We wish we had found this place when our kids were young - it's perfect. We'll be back for certain next year. Thanks again."
Jane and Bill in the Wharf Cottage,July 2011
"The renovation came out beautifully! Love the floors, and the second floor is splendid. Nice downstairs bedroom and great light. Really loved the cabin."
Anonymous Guest in the Deck Cottage, July 2011
"What did we enjoy the most? Everything, but especialy the rustic feel, the view, and the quiet. The cabin's simplicity and comfort. Love the feeling of being in a place that hasn't changed much. We hope it will stay that way!"
Susie and Chuck in the Rock Cottage, August 2011
"Great spot. Really comfy cabin. Kitchen totally well stocked. Great swimming dock. Our dog had a great time, too. Many thanks!!"
Liz in the Hillside Cottage, August 2011
"If you want a true downeast experience, try one of Harborfields' waterfront cottages. It's as close to sailing as you can get living on land. We loved it."
Vivian and Alan Harquail in the Wharf Cottage, 2010
Here are some unsolicited comments about and reviews of Harborfields Cottages that we have found on the web:
"... Only recommendation would be to bring plenty of groceries, there's really not much need to leave the property once you get there."
Alex on our AirBnB Listing
"Harborfields holds a warm spot in our vacation experience. For more than twenty years (and more if you count my wife's childhood trips) we have enjoyed a uniquely pleasant time on the shore....."
Jack S. on TripAdvisor
"... perfect for families who enjoy the out of doors, the rugged sea coast of Maine, and time away from the hectic world...."
Dodie F. on TripAdvisor
"Harborfields Cottages is a wonderful location on Boothbay Harbor. Pets and children are welcomed with lots of grassy areas to play on...."
GlenTerra on TripAdvisor
"... a beautiful spot on the water and an equally beautiful walk into town. Wonderful communication and hospitality by our hosts Tim & Wendy... Many upgrades to most cottages since we last visited, but same waterfront view and peace of mind! Great for family stays in Boothbay area!"
Kimberley H. on InsiderPages
"Another fabulous A+ vacation at Harborfields! What an incredible cottage..clean, comfortable, beautiful, ..right on the water! The harbor is ever changing!... Hope to come to Harborfields 'forever' !!!"
Judy and Joe on TripAdvisor.com
"We recently stayed at Harborfields for a 3 night visit and we were extremely pleased with our stay from check-in to check-out. The resort is only about a 5 minute drive from downtown Boothbay Harbor if the need for restaurants or gift shops arises. We stayed at the Wharf Cottage which is basically a stand alone efficiency unit and we found that, although rustic and basic in it's appearance, it was just what we needed. It definitely had that 50's/60's decor and feel, but it was neat, clean and perfectly fitting for the surroundings and was perched right over the water looking down on the dock area and harbor. You can't get any closer to the water or more scenic than this.... read more
dminehart on TripAdvisor.com
"We stayed at Harborfields and the accommodations, while rustic, suited our needs perfectly. If you're looking for luxury, this place is not it. But it's on the waterfront and our kids adored the dock and swam off it almost every day. They made lots of friends with the other kids staying at the other cottages, and spent many hours playing and swimming and rowing in the Harborfields rowboat. We stayed in the Wharf cottage, which is right over the shoreline and has a new deck that gave us stunning sunrises..."
Krenster on the TripAdvisor Travel Forums
"The location was beautiful and the owners very friendly and attentive, without being overly so. Liked the location, the privacy and the coziness."
Robert Levite on our Vacation Home Rentals listing
"We had a great get-away. The view from the cottage was breath-taking. The tire swing was a great hit with our five year old."
Deb Kavanagh on our Vacation Home Rentals listing
"...cottages right on the Harbor. The location was so peaceful and scenic. We stayed in the "Shore" cabin - just a couple feet from the water's edge. It was rustic, simple and oh so relaxing.....we would definitely return there."
dlspellman in the TripAdvisor.com travel forums
"A Peaceful Place to Stay. We stayed here for a week one summer and we were very happy. The cabins are well appointed and have the basic necessities. The Cottages are located very close to the water and have a beautiful view."
Cindy L on InsiderPages.com
"5 stars. I really like this place. It has a good vibe. Of course, it doesn't have fresh water, like Knickerbocker Lake does, but it's a fine, salty alternative."
Paula Ragsdale in Harborfields Reviews on Facebook
"We recently spent a long weekend in the Boothbay Harbor area. We stayed at Harborfields, which is a family owned grouping of cottages on West Boothbay Harbor. It was a cluster of small individual cottages right on the Harbor. The location was so peaceful and scenic."
4KarlyCF in the World Travel Forum - travel to Maine discussion thread
"Harborfields is a great spot"
Ed Harrow in the WoodenBoat Forum - advice for our trip to Maine discussion thread
"Harborfields sells out this month [May] for the season I reckon - a nifty place with no radios, TV's or 21st century intrusions, they are nicely green and ten minutes driving slowly from Boothbay Harbor..."
ploughandstars in the Chronicle Forum - Vacation help: Maine discussion thread
"Many cabin resorts, including Harborfields on the Shore Housekeeping Cottages in Boothbay Harbor, have waterfront cabins or cottages."
Laura Latzko in USAtoday.com Travel Tips: Resorts for Families on the Maine Coastline
"5 stars. Harborfields has always given me energy and peace in my very hectic life. I look forward to our return there. My favorite thing is grabbing my first cup of coffee and going out on the deck before the sun comes up and watching the sunrise all while reading a book. All the peace is there. Love It!"
Amy Baker in Harborfields Reviews on Facebook
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