Welcome to Birchwood Cottage Vacation Rental

About Us

The Cottage

West facing newly renovated cottage located on Cousins Island in picturesque Yarmouth, Maine. Enjoy the quiet, peaceful views of Casco Bay and stunning sunsets over the water while relaxing in the bright, open living room or out on the large cedar deck. You can also enjoy the view from the well-equipped kitchen and comfortable dining area.

A sidewalk and trail system run the length of the island.  Explore the trails on your mountain bike or take a walk to Sandy Point Beach or Little John Island just over the causeway.

The Details

Beautifully furnished private home facing Casco Bay on Cousins Island.

  • Master bedroom with king bed
  • Second bedroom with twin bed and bunk beds
  • Full bathroom with tub/shower between the bedrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen and dining area
  • Sunny, open living room
  • Internet and internet TV
  • Washer & dryer in basement
  • Linens and towels included
  • 880 total sq. ft.
  • Pets considered (pet fee will apply)


Birchwood Cottage is available for weekly or monthly rentals.

Winter Rates (Nov-March)



Spring Rates (April-May)



Summer Rates (June-August)



Fall Rates (September - October)



$100 cleaning fee 

Maine sales tax added to all weekly rentals


Cousins Island, Maine

The island is accessed by bridge and is located approximately 15 miles north of Portland and 10 miles south of Freeport.

Birchwood Cottage

48 Birchwood Ave, Yarmouth, Maine 04096, United States

(207) 899-9279

Calendar & Reviews


You can view Birchwood Cottage availability and guest reviews on VRBO. Go to the following link:


If you would like to pay by credit card, we also suggest that you book through VRBO.  However, if you would like to pay by check, you will save the VRBO fees by booking directly with us.  You can book directly with us by emailing thelobstertrap@gmail.com or calling (207) 899-9279.

The Owners

Pete and Amy McNaughton grew up in Cape Elizabeth, ME and have spent most of their lives in this area.  They have been living in Yarmouth since 2005.  Pete is a local builder (McNaughton Construction) and Amy owns a bookstore on Main Street in Yarmouth (Royal River Books).

They always dreamed of having a cottage on the water.  Pete had his eye on this property for a few years before it became available in the spring of 2017.  Pete and Amy spent the summer fixing it up and planned to use it for special occasions and visiting friends and family.

Pete and Amy are happy for guests to have the opportunity to enjoy this special spot for their vacation rental.  They live on the other side of the Cousins Island bridge and can help with any questions or issues that might come up.

Contact Us

Inquire about Birchwood Cottage

Birchwood Cottage

48 Birchwood Ave, Yarmouth, Maine 04096, United States

(207) 899-9279