Wish You Were Here...

Rental information for this prime spot on the coast

Text by Cathy Still Johnson

Accommodations: Three bedrooms (one king, one queen, one twin), one full bath with separate tub and shower, half-bath downstairs; sleeps six

Availability: Year-round (cottage is fully winterized)

Rates: Nov-April, $1,600 per month; May and October, $8,000 per month; June and September, $10,000 per month; July/August, $12,000 per month.

Need-to-know info: Some pets welcome, no smoking, no daily housekeeping

Location: Beachfront

Nearest airport: Portland International Jetport (PWM), 25 minutes away; two hours north of Boston

Amenities: Washer/dryer, dishwasher, wood-burning fireplace, microwave, satellite TV, all linens, deck overlooking ocean, gas grill, Internet access

Don't miss: The lobster roll and strawberry-rhubarb pie at Spurwink Country Kitchen (Scarborough, Maine; 207/799-1177 or spurwinkcountrykitchen.com)

Contact info: Lydia Webber, 207/799-2431 or cyberrentals.com (property 143485)

To see more of Lydia's artwork, visit wildlupinefarm.com. For Holly Ready's studio in Portland, Maine, visit hollyready.com.

(published May 2007, updated April 2010)