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On Ocean With Sea Views, Well Equipped, Private, 3 BR near S Thomaston

Spruce Head, ME, USA
  • House1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

3 Bedrooms 1 Bath, Sleeps 6 - two optional kayaks available

A three-bedroom, one-bath, year-round house which can accommodate six comfortably. Two optional kayaks are available right at the house. Great for Summer, Spring, and Fall vacationing; situated on one-half acre on the ocean with fabulous 180-degree water views. Includes: well-equipped, up-to-date, Eat-in Kitchen with dishwasher and Jen Air Grill, double oven, microwave, CuisinArt, etc. Living Room with wood burning stove. This house is of gorgeous Post and Beam construction with lots of wood throughout. You see the ocean from the Kitchen and Living Room through double glass sliding doors. Sit on the rocks in the front yard at the water's edge.

Shopping: Kittery Outlet Mall just off I-95 in Maine just after New Hampshire border, follow I-95 signs. Freeport: more charm (less stores) and a quaint village setting. In Thomaston, try the State Prison Store for hand-made wood furniture, decoys, and other objects. Everything is made by the inmates, no kidding. There are even tour buses that bring customers here! All prisons used to do this until union pressure stopped it in most places. On I-95 NH has discount wine and liquor outlets with no state taxes - typically 10-20% less than Connecticut. Rockland: 10 minutes away Shaws and Hannaford supermarkets - huge, modern, great selections, good prices. Wal-Mart, toy stores, restaurants, and nice stores for kids. Camden: Classic New England town with quaint shops and sights; lots of gift shopping, etc.

Sightseeing: Tenants Harbor, Camden, Owls Head Lighthouse and also The Transportation Museum, Port Clyde (and Marshall Island Lighthouse) - a fishing village with ferry to famous Monhegan Island, Farnsworth Museum in Rockland (lots of Wyeths paintings). Vinal Haven and North Haven Islands accessible by regular ferry service, about 45-minute ride. A truly scenic area is Acadia National Park which includes Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mountain, tremendous ocean views, hiking trails (The Beehive), Jordan Pond and Tea House, Wonderland, and much much more!

Dining: Best are Primo's (Nationally-known, get reservations weeks/months in advance) on RT 73 just before Rockland; Amalfi's on the harbor - very good; Miranda's off of Main St - eclectic, changing menu, must try; and Rockland Cafe on Main St - cheap, locals, Tue night (all you can eat fish = $15, wine $4/glass - not fancy, but recommend if you're relaxed. Classic Inns/Restaurants: Tenants Harbor, + Clark's Island (Craigmair). Bakery Cafe Restaurant in Thomaston. For Coffee, Cafe and books, try The Second Read (used books) on Main St Rockland. Dorman's Ice Cream on Rt 1. Happy Clam on RT 131 in Tenant’s Harbor is also good – semi upscale.


Gene Goodman

Member Since 2006
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Waterfront


                • Away From It All
                • Family


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Activities Guide
                        • Garage
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Lobster Pot
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Grill
                            • Kitchen
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Games for Kids
                                    • Books
                                    • Books for Kids
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Books for Adults
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Beach Chairs
                                        • Beach Towels
                                        • Binoculars
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          TWO available for an additional fee
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas


                                            • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • library
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • forests
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • hiking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis


                                                                • Very well equipped kitchen with Gen Air stove and double oven, Cuisenart, lots of utensils, etc.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  10 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Perfect waterside getaway in Spruce Head

                                                                  Anthony H.Sagaponack, NY

                                                                  We flat out love Spruce Head and have rented several different houses there over the past few years. The Goodman house is a mere 50' from the water's edge and you can relax in the living room-dining area and watch the tide come in and out with a dozen or so lobster boats in the distance.

                                                                  The main house has two similar bedrooms upstairs with the aforesaid LR-DR and a very nice kitchen and bathroom below. Those that make trip(s) to the bathroom nightly should note that this involves carpeted stairs. Not a problem but worth noting for older renters.

                                                                  The garage has a 4-bed "dorm room" but no bathroom and Jean and I didn't need it so we can't comment on it other than to say it would accommodate 4 children well, assuming the lack of a bathroom wasn't an issue.

                                                                  For those who know Spruce Head well, this house is located just past the Lobster Lane Bookstore and across from the lobster pound and before the causeway bridge to the main part of Spruce Head Island. It is a short drive to McLoon's Lobster restaurant...one of our favorite "lobster-in-the-rough" dining spots.

                                                                  The grounds are nicely landscaped with native flowering plants but really...what more do you need than the beautiful views of Maine waterfront at its finest.

                                                                  Very nice cabin with beautiful scenery right on the water.

                                                                  Direk D.

                                                                  We had a great time visiting the area and enjoying all the great sea food, and lobster rolls.


                                                                  Beverly S.

                                                                  This is a sweet little cottage, so well built and cozy. Two bedrooms in the main house and a bunk room out in the garage. The property is clean and well equipped. The owner was quick to respond to our questions and the caretakers were by to mow and walk there dog, but not bothersome at all. We walked across the street near the lobster shack to watch the sunrise. Absolutely beautiful!!

                                                                  A beautiful cottage with wonderful ocean view

                                                                  Janet M.

                                                                  The house is very clean and lovingly decorated. The location is great, being close to several towns, Thomaston, Camden, Rockland, etc. We loved the ocean view and the rocky beach access right from the lawn. It feels very private with only the nature around you. I loves how bright the kitchen was and that it had a gas stove! I loved the reclaimed wood doors with several layers of paints shown through. It is just beautifully decorated inside and outside with a beautiful garden.

                                                                  I already recommended the cottage to others and will likely to rent it again in the future. Here are potential negatives for some people that should help decide whether this lovely cottage is for you:

                                                                  - cell phone reception for AT&T wasn't great where my text to a friend down the street took many hours (but the cottage has a land line phone)

                                                                  - wifi worked well early in the morning but was very slow during the day

                                                                  - there is just basic cable so don't expect to watch Red Sox on NESN

                                                                  - very nicely maintained and clean, but don't expect modern bath

                                                                  - obviously no AC being on the coast of Maine and it can get humid at times

                                                                  - bring bug sprays for mosquitoes

                                                                  I loved staying at the cottage and it reminded me of those cottages on the coast of Ireland.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks you for your 5 star review - since then we have made a few changes:

                                                                  1. Our WiFi Internet has been upgraded to 15mb from a slow 1mb.

                                                                  2. Upgraded cable to over 100 channels (Time Warner - a number of them HD) from the previous 20 - none HD.

                                                                  3. We have a Verizon Samsung Note 3 and it is 4G LTE here and works at 10-15mbs - but with the 15mbs WiFi you are fast either way.

                                                                  4. Switched house phone from land line to cable and now all USA phone calls are free.

                                                                  A sweet cottage with a magnificent view!

                                                                  Martha B.Rochester, NY

                                                                  Such a sweet cottage! A magnificent view from every window and the smell of the ocean breezes through the house. A fine kitchen, two bedrooms in the house and a loft over the garage. Very convenient location - just 15 minutes from cool Rockland where there are many good restaurants, art galleries and fun stores. A wonderful little beach, called Birch Point is a couple of miles away. We couldn't bring ourselves to eat out though -- with a view like this, and a solid kitchen, we cooked in and sat on the rocks to watch the sunset. If you like seafood, there's a seafood store literally across the street and a fun lobster shack just 1/2 mile down the road. A real vacation cottage!

                                                                  Private, equipped, convenient

                                                                  Jim P.Victor, NY

                                                                  Our stay at the Goodman House was nothing short of spectacular. The house itself was very clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped. We like to cook for ourselves and the house had all of the tools necessary to cook a gourmet meal. The seafood store located right across the street had all of Maine's offerings and was open seven days per week. The yard was magnificent. It was big, private and afforded tremendous views of the bay and islands. We launched our kayaks right out front and from there one could have paddled to Great Britain. Rockland is only 10 minutes away and offers everyhting a vacationer could want including supermarkets, restaurants, gift shops, golf, antiquing, etc, all in a walk around setting. Acadia National Park is only a couple hours away if that is your pleasure. When I go to Maine again my first check will be the availability of this house.


                                                                  Spruce Head, ME, USA

                                                                  Private 3 Bedroom, 1 bath, year round house in scenic Maine with optional kayaks for rent right at the house. Ocean and Islands just out your front door to our own rocks and pebble beach. Close by is Rockland which has great restaurants, adult & kid shopping and activities, Museums, harbor boats and piers. 20 minutes away is famous Camden Maine which is full of more shops, restaurants, and 'seafaring' attractions. Owls Head Light House and Marshal Point Light House are both within 20 minutes. The Farnsworth Museum is in Rockland. Spruce Head is in the heart of the Maine 'Mid Coast', a series of small sea shore Maine Villages where Boating, Lobstering, Sailing, Shopping, and Restaurants are all in abundance. Other Activities: Kayaking - our two optional kayaks are a total of $225/week and includes paddles, PDFs, bilge pumps, and a compass. Both are sit in kayaks, one is a 13ft Perception Conduit, the other is a 10ft Potomac Pathfinder.

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                                                                  10 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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