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Coastal Cottage Crafted for Memories

Bedrooms 4
Space 2 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths,

Mid-coast cottage crafted for memories in Owls Head, Maine. Ocean, island and harbor views; amazing pebble beach; rocky coast; old-growth spruce and fir; lobster boats and schooners and ferries; good people; fog horns; and a 'wicked good' cottage.

Sleeps 7 comfortably. Two bedrooms with queen beds; one bedroom with twin beds; and ocean observatory with twin bed. Lovely screened porch, open porch, patio, BB-Q grill, portable "fire-pit", expansive lawn to ocean, 2+ acres of mowed grounds, woods,beach, spruce trees, and private road. Full baths on each floor. All bedding and linens, TV, radio, local land-line phone, books, board games, puzzles, washer/ dryer, furnace, microwave, coffeemaker, and all kitchen necessities. (Bring calling cards if needed...cell-phone reception not good). Strict NO SMOKING policy.

Pets possible with minimum additional fee per pet. Safe and easy walks to country store/café, post office, lobstermen's pier, and Owls Head Historic Lighthouse State Park. Three miles to gorgeous sand beach at Birch Point State Park. Mere minutes to Rockland, Camden...and a day trip to Bar Harbor for whale watching and Acadia National Park.

**Traumerei has a magical quality that attracts artists and delights all ages. You will not feel like you are walking into somebody else's home...but into your own magical and unique Maine Cottage. It was built to be a summer cottage on the Maine coast...and 'she' is just a delight.

You will fall in love with the sweet (privately owned) pebble beach where you can spend the day ocean-side...reading; wading; swimming; napping; watching the boats come and go; watching the seabirds; picking up sea-glass and beach treasures, camp-fires & cookouts, launching kayaks...just perfect.

Come and make some memories in Owl's Head, Maine. Don't forget your four-legged family member ...(they'll love it too).**

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Keywords: Cottage

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018


An artist and self-taught naturalist with a BS degree from the University of Maine.


Website for art purchase:

Facebook page: Claire Perry Artwork

Why CLAIRE PERRY chose Owls Head

This cottage has been in our family since I was young and was built as a summer home by the ocean. It was previously owned and occupied (summers) by two wonderful sisters who loved it dearly. It truly has a peaceful, healing quality that appeals to and attracts lovely people; especially artists.

A truly unique cottage that hasn't been made to feel like a hotel room or a California beach house. This IS a Maine cottage that has retained all of the charm of a Maine Cottage on the ocean ! There aren't a lot of them left. Very few are available as summer rentals. I think that is what makes Traumerei unique: The amazing location and cottage ambiance....the ocean and nature, at their finest.

What makes this cottage unique

Spacious lawn area. An absolutely gorgeous pebble beach. A working lobster-boat harbor that is coveted by schooners as a nightly stop-over spot. They will set anchor right in front of the beach. Great kayak launching and swimming beach. Sweet screened porch as well as open side porch and patio...all with ocean views.


Owls Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Small bathroom on first floor with sink, tub/shower and toilet. Larger bathroom upstairs with tub/shower, sink, toilet & washer/dryer Tub is old-fashioned claw-foot.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Here's a secret. There is a gorgeous sand beach (State Park) within minutes of the cottage. Stunning location and it's on the honor-system of entrance fee...just a metal box; drop in your cameras. You have to love it: Birch Point State Park. But don't tell anyone. Tho up for sale as of January 2018...there is a sweet little store-bistro in Owls Head village that is the "go-to" place for award winning burgers and *great* Haddock Chowder, and Crab Melt Sandwiches. There is also another great old-fashioned store in South Thomaston called The Keag (pronounced GiG) just past the Owls Head Transportation Museum. Great food and the BEST lobster rolls (toasted) EVerrr. Owls Head also has an airport and adjacent Enterprise Car Rental Service....approx. 10 minutes from the cottage. If you want to visit an island and ride on a ferry....there are lots in the are to choose from...from quick 20 minute trips, out of deep sea runs to Monhegan where art abounds.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Coastal Cottage Crafted for Memories
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Pembroke, MA

Perfect, Beautiful and Wonderful place for our fam

  • 5 of 5

A surprise of loveliness and beauty! Our family arrived and were anxious, but all that went quickly away when we settled in and soaked up this unique and special home. The screen room was absolutely wonderful, and the living spaces were so comfortable. The yard and beach was spacious and private....we couldn't have imagined any place more perfect for our time away. Thank you, Claire!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baton Rouge, LA

Perfect cottage for rest and recharge

  • 5 of 5

Traumerei is the perfect cottage to reconnect with family. Claire is so easy and uncomplicated - her charming cottage is a reflection of her spirit. Her fish art is whimsical and fun - truly unique! The cottage is a combination of rustic and captivating - it has everything you need for a magical week by the sea.

My husband was inspired to write this poem as we packed up to leave and reflected upon our stay at Traumerei.

Pink sunrise and silent schooners,

The gentle sounds of a land-tamed sea

Family reunions

with a picture-postcard setting for croquet.

Our little niece writes her name in stones on the beach

Plenty of time and space for solitude

We leave, our batteries recharged.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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bridgewater, mass

cozy oceanside retreat

  • 5 of 5

This rental fulfilled all my expectations for hosting an aunties yearly winter get-together. The home was rustic, yet cozy...full of whimsy, and breathtaking views from every window. Despite the frigid temperatures, we were inspired to beachcomb and lapped up the sunshine. Our furry friends also felt right at home, and enjoyed daily walks out to OwlsHead lighthouse, and a jaunt out to Birch Point. Never did make it to the Camden Snowbowl, which offers lots of winter fun, but did find some great sledding hills, and cross country trails up at Beauchamp Point in Rockport. Mostly though, the house was just nice to hang out in, play games and enjoy eachothers company. Great find, lovely owner...highly recommend for a quiet winter retreat with the ocean as your focal point.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2011
  • Stayed: January 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester NY

We loved our time at Trau...

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Traumerie and are making plans to return next summer. The cottage is a very special place -- a work of love; an old lady of the sea that has been restored and updated beautifully. The artist-owner (Claire) is a hoot and a half, and the caretaker (Dave) -- who masterfully re-built much of the cottage -- is very friendly and helpful (and has the cutest three-legged dog named Kareena). We filled the cottage to the brim (4 adults, 4 kids aged 12-16) but always had space. The screened front porch is a slice of heaven, looking down an expansive field to the private beach and waters of Penobscot Bay. The grounds are beautiful; the space is very private; and the Mussel Ridge channel provides a parade of boats, from three-masted schooners, luxury yachts with spinnakers in bloom, to the many lobster boats that use Owl's Head Harbor (an-honest-to-goodness, picturesque, old-style, working lobster port). The many offerings of Rockland, Rockport and Camden are easily reached by heading north on Rt 1, as are Tenant's Harbor and Port Clyde by going south. We felt the cottage was magical inside and out, and was perefctly situated to explore up and down the coast. Because the cottage is close to a working lobster fleet, and the bedrooms face east, most of us were up quite early -- with sun streaming in and the lobster boats motoring out. We did not plan on such early starts; they just happened in keeping with the rhythym of the place. Another unexpected experience was the nearby Owl's Head Lighthouse foghorn -- we all adjusted to the sound, which in a good fog is pretty well muffled. We left with wonderful memories, and with our bodies and souls filled with Maine. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2007
  • Stayed: July 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newport, NH

Well...where to begin??? ...

  • 5 of 5

Well...where to begin??? This cottage is one of the most special places we have ever stayed. It is comfortable, cozy, and relaxing. Everything we needed was there. It is just what an ocean cottage should be. I loved the simplicity of it along with the artsy flair. Sitting down by the water was so peaceful. Hunting for "treasures" was very special. The area is nice and quiet. We had the beach just down the road completely to ourselves. Claire (the owner) is a unique, and very warm lady. She made sure we had everything we needed and it was perfect for us. Fresh flowers, beautiful music playing as we arrived, a nice note with suggestions on where to eat, visit, etc. Once you stay at Traumerei you are guaranteed to want to come back. The only negative thing I can say is the time went by too quickly and we had to leave. Traumerei is going to stay in our hearts forever.

Twinkles Clairee!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2007
  • Stayed: July 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salem, MA

My family (2 adults, 3 ch...

  • 5 of 5

My family (2 adults, 3 children and our beloved black lab) spent a delightful week in August at Traumerei. The location was wonderful with views of the water from most every window, a large lawn leading down to the water and a very peaceful and quiet (we never saw another soul) rocky beach with views of the harbor and islands.

The cottage, itself, could not have been more suitable for us. We had brought along a family friend and there was plenty of space to spread out for privacy, while still managing to feel very warm and cozy. The cottage boasts 3+ bedrooms, two full baths, eat in kitchen, large living room, cozy den with fireplace (which we actually used one evening!), a large screened in porch, a sizeable deck, and a wonderful outdoor patio with table and chairs next to the grill.

The cottage was very clean with all the amenities one needs to spend time away from home. (The washer and drier was a definite bonus!) All cooking utensils, coffee pot, towels (in abundance), linens and beach chairs were provided for our comfort.

I would also like to add that we were fortunate to meet the owner of the property as well as the caretaker who were both very accommodating in helping us with any questions we had during our stay, whether it concerned the house or recommendations for restaurants or sightseeing. They were always available, but never intrusive.

We enjoyed our stay so thoroughly that we are hoping to return to this little slice of heaven next summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2006
  • Stayed: September 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Owls Head Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Vinalhaven & North Haven...Rockand
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Owls Head General Store
Nearest Beach
Your own private beach 200' from your door.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

Traumerei is an exceptional cottage and location. This is not a "party-cottage". It is restful and peaceful...a cottage and location that appeals to artists of all kinds. Pets must be clean, up-to-date on all shots, free of fleas and on a quality flea & tick control program. It is up to you to make sure the cottage and all areas are completely free of pet hair upon departure. We welcome your pets and expect them to be well behaved and non-destructive so that we may continue to offer this beautiful cottage and spot to all pet-owners and non-pet owners alike. *Thank You*

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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