Tarbox Cottage is a remarkably well-preserved example of Greek Revival vernacular architecture, and it is best known for the marine murals decorating the main stairwell of the house. IMG_0384The house has two floors, with kitchen and dining room on the main floor at the back, and two, south-facing parlors on the front of the house facing the ocean with its constantly changing views, depending on the stage of the ten-foot tides. The many windows give this wonderful old house a bright and airy atmosphere. The front hall has antique murals painted on the walls and up the staircase to the second floor. This folk art is greatly prized by the few families who are fortunate enough to have such treasures preserved. P1010991 (1280x960)The front staircase leads up to the two front bedrooms and full bath with claw foot tub. The master bedroom has a king bed that can be broken down into two extra-long single beds. The bedroom across the hall has a bunk bed (two twin-size beds), perfect for kids; there is a desk nook in the upstairs hall. All of these have expansive views of the waterfront. A second staircase, at the back of the house, leads to the spacious third bedroom and bath (with shower). This has a king bed that can be broken down into two extra-long singles; this bedroom has views of fields, woods and ancient stone walls. New amenities include a third, ½ bath in the shed behind the kitchen on the main floor, and also an outdoor shower.


  • Waterfront old wharf (launch kayaks or swim, with care)
  • Hiking trails on and near the property
  • Bonyun Preserve (Kennebeck Land Trust-maintained trails)
  • Blueberry field
  • Charcoal grill
  • Outdoor shower hookup
  • Woodstove in the dining room
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • High speed internet with WiFi
  • CSA, Friday P.M. at Tarbox Farm (5 minute walk)
  • Linens not included
  • Dog friendly!


  • Fri-Fri. July 15 to Aug. 26 (six weeks)
  • 7-day minimum


The Murals

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Master Bedroom

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Kids Bedroom


Bath #1 with Tub



Third Bedroom

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West Parlor

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East Parlor

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Dining Room

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Writing Nook


View from Front Door


Picnic Table/Side Yard

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West Field


Back Entrance



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