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Cozy, Peaceful, Oceanside, Pet-friendly Cottage Close To Rockland

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 840 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 - Cottage On A Private Rocky Beach

Well maintained Maine ocean-side cottage on Sprucehead Island in South Thomaston. Private beach/cove, deck with sweeping views of the ocean. Sleeps 4. 2 bedrooms: bedroom 1: 2 twin beds, bedroom 2: 1 double bed. Cable and Wifi included. Well behaved dogs welcome- crate required when left alone. A sister property is located 50 yards to the left of the cottage. The property # is: 3655920 if you would like to rent both and invite family or friends to join you. Close to Rockland and its many attractions (art galleries, Wyeth Museum, Strand Theater), shops, restaurants and summer festivals (4th of July celebration, Lobster Festival 1st week of August; Home and boat festival 2nd week of August, Union Blueberry Festival 3rd week of August). Camden Maine just 20 minutes North- hiking, several excellent Maine wineries, kayaking from the front yard. Propane heater; TV, Cable & DVD player, Wifi/internet; great cell phone coverage; Grassy yard, parking for 2 cars. Quiet neighbors. Linens and towels are provided.


Owner
Mike
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018

About Mike

Massachusetts-based family with a love for Maine!

Mike purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Mike chose Spruce Head

We love the amazing ocean views that surround you, the peaceful and private cove beach, the laid back atmosphere of the area, the excellent kayaking, the small shops and restaurants and the dozens of mid-coast Maine attractions and small sea-side towns all within a short drive and without the huge summer crowds.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle. With a private sandy-rocky beach, excellent kayaking, walks around the island and sweeping views of the ocean from the deck or inside the living room you could spend days just poking about the cove and island. If you are feeling like exploring, in minutes you can be in several small villages like Damariscotta, Rockland, Camden, Tenants Harbor and all they have to offer which include wineries, summer festivals, unique Maine shops, fresh seafood and vegetables, beaches, hiking, ferries to near by islands, and so much, much more! Excellent restaurants like Primo (the chef was awarded James Beard '2013 Best Chef in the Northeast' award!), Café Miranda, Waterman Beach Lobster and Rockcity Café offer a wide variety of tastes and price ranges.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Spruce Head, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No camping, RV's or tents allowed on site
  • Yard and beach must be cleaned up after pets. If pet waste found, part of security deposit will be used to hire a company to clean the area.
  • Garbage must be put in bags and then in the barrel in the shed.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Updated toilet and sink. Large window overlooking the cove
  • Updated bathroom with a large Window overlooking the cove.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , With closet and window overlooking Lobster Cove
  • Two bedrooms on either side of the bathroom. One with closet and the other with a dresser. Both have drawers under the beds for storage and windows overlooking the cove. Linens and blankets provided for each bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
We have an adjacent property called Heaven's Scent which is located directly to the left as you face the ocean. This cottage has 1 bedroom with a queen and 2x twins and a full futon in the living room.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Cozy, Peaceful, Oceanside, Pet-friendly Cottage Close To Rockland
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews
Center Conway, NH
5

We had a wonderful week. The cottage was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is aptly named as it was a beautiful, peaceful week. The views of the harbor and beyond were ever changing with the wind and the tides. We enjoyed late afternoons sitting on the rocks after our travels and the deck was perfect for meals and reading or just watching. The cottage was very comfortable with all that was needed to cook if you chose or just enjoy its comfort. We would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a picturesque, quiet getaway on the Maine coast. Thank you, Mike!

  • Submitted: 21-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We absolutely loved it here!! The view was incredible and the house was in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We could have stayed in this house forever!! The view and location were the best part! The house was clean and had everything we needed. We loved being able to walk to McLoons lobster shack which was delicious! The hosts were wonderful and helpful as well. We will definitely be coming back in the future!!

  • Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing, rejuvenating retreat in a lovely waterfront cottage...

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 4 days and nights in this cozy, comfortable pleasantly decorated cottage on Sprucehead Island in South Thomaston, Maine. The cottage reflects the owners' love for it and its location. Facing east, it was glorious early in the morning with sunshine streaming in, but in the evening the sky and bay were also colorful reflections of the sunsets going on over on the west side of the island. I am a novice birder and photographer and appreciated the abundance of shore and sea birds that turned up including the great blue heron that came like clockwork at every morning low tide, the osprey who arrived on a neighbor's pier each afternoon, and a family of common eiders that swam about in the cove. We had dinner one night at Mcloon's lobster shack, which was a 1/2 mile walk away, as well as another night at one of the many great restaurants in Rockland just 6 or 8 miles away. Without being ostentatious, the cottage is fully equipped and functional - just our speed really. The internet/wifi worked reliably, and one chilly morning we turned on the gas heater for an hour or so, which quickly warmed things up. Anyone interested in a quiet escape from whatever should consider a stay at this property. Oh, and our two small dogs, Frankie and Lucy, loved poking around at new smells and sounds, sharing the cottage's doggie bowls, and meeting the neighbor's golden retrievers. Carl and Seddon

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House not ready for guests

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was in a wonderful location on Sprucehead Island. It had great potential for a wonderful experience, but there were several issues when we arrived. The house had not been swept and the shower floor was full of sand and bugs. There was no hot water and the toilet flooded the bathroom upon flushing. We had to turn the water to the toilet on and off for every use to keep it from flooding more. Everyday we were told that it would be fixed but the repair guy never came to fix the issue and we were there for four days. There was also issues with the WiFi not working, but they were resolved within 24 hrs. I am not sure if we were the first people to stay in the house for the season, but these items should have been taken care of by the owners before we arrived by the owners.

  • Submitted: 7-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the stay. We apologize that the cottage was not in proper order. Yes you were the first renters this season since we opened and cleaned it in early May. We were not able to take care of it ourselves and the company we hired to clean and address the issues mistakenly thought they had taken care of everything. Please accept our apologies.
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Southport, CT
5

Great Oceanside Maine Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property. You can't get any closer to the ocean and or a more peaceful time than this. It's a great base from which to explore the other towns up and down the coast, take the ferry to Monhegan Island or just sit on the deck watching the boats and wildlife. We never had any issues with anything. If you can't leave the world behind, the tv and internet keep you in touch. Everything in the listing is exactly as you will find it. It was a pleasure working with the owner. Thank you and see you again.

  • Submitted: 5-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful beach house--relaxing, so close you can hear the waves as you go to sleep. Divine!

  • 5 of 5

This was the ultimate seaside retreat you dream of. The ocean, the sounds of the waves, the salt air, the sunrises, the friendly people in town-- all wonderful.

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Fog Cafe and Bar
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Maine State Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Rockland Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrack, Rockland
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
McCloons Lobster Shack
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Birch Point Beach State Park
Car: necessary

The cottage is located just 10 minutes from all of the shops, stores and grocery you might need as well as many restaurants, galleries, wineries, state beach, lighthouse walk and the many Rockland Festivals that happen all summer. 2 miles away is the Waterman Beach Lobster Shack. In 20 minutes, you can be in Camden with all it has to offer including hiking in the Camden Hills of Mount Batty, sailing cruises, etc.. Also in 20 minutes, you can be in Tenants Harbor/Port Clyde with boat trips to Monhegan Island, Puffin cruises and many other kid friendly boat trips.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Spruce Head, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2018 Fall
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$263
C$1,571
C$4,601
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$2,097
C$5,915
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$131.45 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$460.08

If bringing a dog, an additional $150 security deposit is required on top of the standard $250 security deposit.
Linens and towels can be provided for an additional $50 fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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