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Spruce Head Island, Penobscot Bay Shorefront Cottage

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Last updated: 04/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

12 feet from the high tide line. On amazingly beautiful Lobster Cove, Spruce Head Island. Looking across the channel to Vinalhaven in the distance. Amazing climate, cool sea breezes. The cottage is compact, with full bath, kitchen, and living area. Sitting on the porch, you can see the action on the water from sailboats and windjammers to lobster fishermen and the yachts of amazingly rich people. The cottage is 20 minutes away from Rockland, Maine, the home of the Lobster Festival and the best home made ice cream in the world at Dorman's on Route 1. Owl's Head Airport, twenty minutes away, provides commercial air service to Boston several times a day.
Because the family uses the cottage year-round, there is ample insulation and heat for the chilly evenings. Fresh lobster is available within ten minutes walking distance. The experience really can't be beat.

Keywords: Spruce Head Island, cottage, shorefront, island views, lobster cove, Maine shorefront, picturesque

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    There are always children around on island....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is non-negotiable. Sorry....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Loft


  • Queen size Beds (1) In master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) In second bedroom that also has a loft. Queen sized sleeper sofa in the living room. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We do not wish any confusion -- there is no television although there is excellent WiFi with adequate download speeds. ...moreless


  • Books:

    The book selection changes yearly. Take one, leave one. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wireless Internet...moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Spectacular views of the inner passage going up the coast. At low tide, the beach is gravel and suitable for launching small boats. The front porch is literally ten feet from the high tide line. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Glasses, dishes, cookware provided....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck looks over the cove, there is a table and chairs on the deck....moreless

  • Golf:

    Rockland public golf club about a half hour away. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are elderly kayaks at the cottage. Serious kayakers will want to rent boats, though. ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 - Oct 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,350 $5,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,190 $3,650
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/12/2017
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Owl's Head (RKD)
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
60 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 1
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 minute walk
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Camden Snow Bowl

Car: Necessary

Lobster pound, near to Rockland and Camden, Maine. Seaport towns with excellent dining, galleries, museums. 20 minute drive from Owls Head Transportation Museum and Farnsworth Museum. Route 1 north of Camden is wall-to-wall antique stores. Both Rockland and Camden have superb restaurants with local seafood. Locally owned businesses abound within a half hour drive. 30 minute drive from the Monhegan Ferry and a number of typical Maine fishing villages. Forty minute drive from Mt. Battie State Park with beautiful hiking and photographing opportunities. Bay Chamber Concerts, Rockland Blues Festival, summer Fairs, the list is endless.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1954

About the owner: We now have the third generation in our family coming to this cottage.

Why the Owner Chose Spruce Head, South Thomaston, ME, USA:
The cottage is a few miles off Route 1, making it easy to access. Owl's Head Airport has commercial service to Boston and is twenty minutes away. Yet the road ends here. No one is 'just passing through' because the island is on the way to nowhere. Sometimes it rains. When it does, there is plenty to do within a forty minute drive, from antique shopping to watching the working waterfront of Rockland.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Sit at the dining table and look across the water at the loons fishing early in the morning. The sunrise is not to be missed, surpassed only by the sunset.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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