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Charming 4 Bedroom Cottage with Shore Front Access & Internet

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Spruce Lane Cottage is a charming sunny 2 story 4 bedroom home with a wooden deck and spacious yard.

On the first floor of the cottage there is a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, a kitchen, a separate dining area, two bedrooms with queen-sized beds and a full bath with tub/shower.

On the second floor there are two separate bedrooms and a full bath; one bedroom has a queen-sized bed and the other has two twin beds. A door at the top of the stairs can be closed for privacy.

Spruce Lane Cottage has Broadband Internet access, Cable TV, a DVD player and a telephone for local calls. Although not on the waterfront, a shore front access suitable for launching kayaks or canoes is nearby.

Explore the waters around the area and then head into the harbor and view the rockbound coastline. The harbor is home to lobster boats, sailboats and yachts during the summer months. Everywhere you look is a photo opportunity. Stop at the public landing and walk over to Cod End. Enjoy a bite to eat dockside and explore the village before continuing on your way.

Would you rather take a scenic stroll or go for a short drive?

Head toward the village and enjoy the water view along the way. Smell the salt air. Drop by the bakery for a breakfast croissant. Pick up a book to read at Jackson Memorial Library which also has WiFi. Continue on to Granite Gardens for a cup of coffee in a peaceful setting. A rustic or refined lunch or dinner can be had in either local restaurants or in those a short drive away.

Do you want to go to the beach?

Drift-In Beach is a beautiful sandy beach at low tide. It is located on the road to Port Clyde ~ 4 miles away. Bring the kids. Take a picnic lunch. Have a great day!

Are you interested in other other activities?

Drive north and explore the shops in Rockland, experience the beauty of Rockport or drive a little farther to Camden. There, drive, climb or mountain bike to the top of Mt. Battie. Delight in the breathtaking view of Camden and its harbor and the offshore islands. Picnic areas are located at the base of the mountain. Browse the shops or have lunch or dinner as you walk around Camden Village or purchase a 2-4 hour cruise of Penobscot Bay on one of the schooners located in Camden Harbor. Or drive south on Route 1 into Thomaston and visit the Prison Store. Most visitors who are aware of the store, stop and look at the lovely handcrafted items in the store, from beds and bureaus to whimsical fancies.

Another great day trip can be had by booking passage on the ferry from Port Clyde for a trip to Monhegan Island. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenic views as you hike around the island before returning to the mainland the same day.

Lighthouses an interest?

There is the Marshall Point Light house on the way to Port Clyde a few miles down the road and the Owls Head Light a little farther in the other direction. The Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse is about 12 miles away in the Town of Rockland off of Route 1. All up and down the coast there are light houses to visit.

A multiplex movie theater is located in Thomaston about 10 miles away on Route 1. A public golf course is located in Rockland. Enjoy shopping, antiquing and visiting the art galleries and museums in the surrounding areas. Most of all enjoy the seafood at the many restaurants along the Route,

OR, stop and pick up some fresh Maine seafood to prepare at the cottage. After dinner, relax on the deck and enjoy the onshore breeze with its invigorating salt air as you watch the sun set, or sit in front of a crackling fire and read a good book, play a board game or watch TV.

Our family has summered in this cottage every year. It is a great place to enjoy the simple pleasures of Mid-Coast Maine.

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More Details

Linda Eller, Deborah 'O'Reilly
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Linda Eller, Deborah 'O'Reilly

I am an East Coast native who now resides in Colorado. However, I still love the East with its seafood and the ocean and regularly visit. My father's family originated in Maine and we visited Tenants Harbor every year while growing up and eventually bought our own property. I never tire of returning.

Linda Eller, Deborah 'O'Reilly purchased this house in 1979

Why Linda Eller, Deborah 'O'Reilly chose Tenants Harbor

My father's family is from the area. Historically they made their living from the sea. Even though we lived in Rhode Island, we vacationed in Tenants Harbor every summer because we loved the area and its beauty. Eventually my father built cottages there. My sisters and I still love the area and spend time there every year. My father and I built this cottage and I brought my sons there each year as they were growing up. They are now grown and I have passed the tradition on to them.

What makes this house unique

The air is fresh and smells of the ocean. There is a sense of peacefulness that makes it possible to relax and recharge. It is also beautiful, everywhere you look is a photo opportunity. And that doesn't even cover the fact that the seafood is fresh and delicious.

I love to walk here, I love to sit on the deck of my cottage and read. I sometimes take the Monhegan Ferry out to Monhegan Island or book an afternoon of sailing from Camden. I like to go to the Rockland Lobster Festival or to the suppers held in the Odd Fellow's Hall in town. The village of Tenants Harbor is quaint and the architecture of the older buildings is historic, the seafood is fresh and the sea air is envigorating. It is a wonderful change of pace from the city. That why I visit my property once or twice a year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This vacation was fabulous and the accommodations at Spruce lane Cottage very nice. The kitchen was well stocked with all needed pots and cooking utensils so that we could cook whatever we wished---including the fresh lobster we got from the dock!!

The scenery in and around Tenants Harbor is fantastic! We enjoyed our walks around the harbor and village and ventured out to other places. The Maine State Prison Store in Thomaston has quality items for incredibly low prices. We also went to Acadia State Park and to a wine-tasting.

I would not hesitate to go back and stay at the same cottage again!

Marilyn McW. Denver Colorado

Reply: Dear Marilyn, I am delighted that you could enjoy the beauty of Tenants Harbor, Maine. We appreciate your kind comments and look forward to seeing you again. --Linda
Oct 2008
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Tenants Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
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Charming 4 Bedroom Cottage with Shore Front Access & Internet
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 19 reviews

Another great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Again, my family and I had a wonderful time in Tenants Harbor. The house is very comfortable, plenty of bedrooms and 2 full baths is a plus! Weather was a mix of rain/fog and sunshine. Water was great for swimming. Hope to do it again next year for our third year at 50 Spruce Lane!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sue: Thank you for your wonderful review. We try hard to make the cottage as comfortable as possible so that our guests have a positive vacation experience. Again thank you. Linda
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Great stay in Tenants Harbor.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for us. It was very nice, neat and clean. We would stay there again in a heartbeat. Thanks so much for accommodating us.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David: Thank you for you review. We try very hard to make the Spruce Lane Cottage (VRBO 168950) a comfortable place to rest and relax for vacationers visiting Mid-Coast Maine. Linda, Owner
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  • 4 of 5

We ad a great time your house is charming. would stay there again in a minute.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for your kind review. We would be delight to have you as a guest again in the future. All our energies go to providing our guests with a comfortable place to stay and relax while they are exploring the coast of Maine. Your review is a welcome indication that we are achieving that goal. Best Regards, Linda
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Maine Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. House was very comfortable and we had everything we needed. Beds were very comfortable also. We left on Friday due to heavy rain. Brought home a blueberry pie from Schoolhouse Bakery and enjoyed it all week. Delicious! Thanks for sharing Spruce Lane cottage with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Spruce Lane Cottage, VRBO 168950. Our mission is for you to have a comfortable place to rest and relax after you excursions up and down the coast of Maine. I am happy to hear that we succeeded. Regards, Linda
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A cozy secluded cottage on the coast of Maine.

  • 4 of 5

Just as described. Nothing fancy but all the basics are there. Close to boating opportunities. Large private backyard. Beautiful scenery and beach nearby. Note: Road is a seasonal gravel road that would be difficult to navigate in car with limited ground clearance.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what I expected.

  • 3 of 5

i will not return to house. It wasn't in a convenient location, no washer dryer unit for doing clothes, and you can't see harbor from house because trees block your view. We cleaned up pretty nicely, but was still charge a crazy amount from our deposit. This house was not what I expected.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate that you were not pleased with the Cottage, however, nowhere in our online description is there mention of a water view from the property, nor is a washer and dryer mentioned in our list of amenities. We ask our guests to leave the Cottage in the same clean condition that it was upon their arrival. We sincerely regret that we had to deduct from your deposit, however, what usually takes one housekeeper 2 to 3 hours to clean took 2 housekeepers 4 ½ hours each to clean and delayed our next guests from taking occupancy for 1 ½ hours. We want to return our guests' damage/extra cleaning deposits in full and it is in our best interests to do so. In this case, we had to deduct the cost of additional cleaning.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300

Rental Rates are based on up to six (6) person occupancy. Add $25 to the weekly rate for 7 persons. Add $50 to the weekly rate for 8 persons. Rates are subject to change until vacation dates are booked.
Many visitors bring their own linens but we are happy to provide Linens (sheets, towels and pillowcases for an additional fee.( 4 guests = $75.00 + Tax) (5 to 6 people = $100.00 + Tax) (7 to 8 people = $125.00 +Tax) The damage deposit is a damage /extra cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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