LOCATION: Spruce Head Island, on Seal Bay, Lovely guest cottage in a picturesque setting with ocean access
ROOM LAYOUT: First Floor- Living Room, Dining Area, Kitchen, Queen Bedroom, Stall shower bathroom with laundry Second Floor Open Loft- Sleeping area with 3 Twin beds
DOGS PERMITTED? Sorry, due to poultry livestock on the farm, pets are not permitted at this property.
Located right at 44 Degrees North Latitude on the chart, this comfortable, romantic, and peaceful cottage on the historic Century Farm Estate on Spruce Head Island is a great vacation retreat. This unique guest house, originally created as the studio for a local sculptor, has access to a dock that is on the property for swimming and boating from. Within a ten minute walk you will find a Fisherman's Shack to buy Fresh Crab and Lobster. The worlds largest lobster distribution center is nearby at Atwoods Lobster. A private beach on the island is available for your use.
Everywhere you stroll on the Spruce Head peninsula you will see the ocean sparkling blue and shiny. Rockland is a 10 minute drive away and offers world class restaurants and art galleries, including the famous Farnsworth Museum featuring many Wyeth and Winslow Homer works. The Mid-Coast area is situated perfectly for day trips to Pemaquid to the South and Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor to the North. Spruce Head is a traditional New England village with lobstering roots, and offers convenient sailboat and motorcraft moorings as well as easy staging points for Ocean Kayakers eager to explore the myriad islands of the Mussell Ridge Channel around Spruce Head.
Boats Included? None, however our affiliate company Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc. will rent and deliver/pick-up the following boats at the property 13' Boston Whaler, Touring Kayaks, Paddle Boards. Click HERE to view pricing and to reserve a boat.
Cleaning Fee: Not required
Security Deposit: Not required, accidental damages are covered under the Damage Waiver Plan included with rental of the cottage
Linens & Bath Towels: Yes, one set of bed linens and one bath towel set for each guest are included (beds are made up prior to guest arrival). Cleaning: The property will be cleaned before and after the rental. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at $30 per hour. Washer & Dryer: Yes Dishwasher: Yes Trash Removal Service : Included with rental Water Source : Well water, OK to drink from the tap Heat Source : Furnace Air Conditioning: No - but fans are located in each bedroom Fireplace: No (but gas wood stove usage available) Internet Access: Yes - High Speed TV: TV with basic cable service and DVD player Grill: Propane Gas Grill Outdoor Fire pit: No Closest Shopping Village: Rockland, 7 Miles away Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 3 Water Frontage: Yes Beach Access: Yes, 1/2 mile away Dock/Pier Access:Yes, Private Shared Additional Amenities:Minimum Standards List
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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Rockland Harbor is home to more windjammers than any other port in the country, as well as is the largest town on Penobscot Bay with great shopping, restaurants, and art to view. Owls Head is a sandy beach town just to the south, and South Thomaston is a rural fishing community just south of that.
Still rooted in its historic past, Rockland's downtown is a designated National Historic District, with vivid examples of Italianate, Greek Revival, and Colonial architecture. Here you'll find a small city experiencing a renaissance, anchored by the first-class Farnsworth Art Museum and the Wyeth Center. Home to a substantial collection of Wyeth family artworks, the Farnsworth is one of the finest regional art museums in the country, with a specialized collection focusing on Maine's role in American art. Today, Main Street is filled with boutique shops, galleries, and a delightful array of gourmet restaurants and quaint coffee shops. Rockland is the retail center of Mid-Coast Maine.
Rockland Harbor is home to more windjammers than any other port in the country. Over a dozen historic schooners sail these waters just as they did a century ago. Offering weeklong excursions as well as daytrips around the islands of Penobscot Bay, the sight of schooner sails on parade past the historic Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse is a vision to behold.
Rockland has been called the "Lobster Capital of the World"—both for its importance to the East Coat lobster industry and for the world famous Maine Lobster Festival, now in its 57th year. No trip here is complete without a Maine lobster dinner—fresh from local waters and easy on your wallet. The lobster boat fleet is an important part of the area's heritage and economy, and a scenic treasure as well. Rockland also boasts a thriving music scene, capped each year with the North Atlantic Blues Festival that fills the waterfront and downtown with the blues every July.
Shipbuilding, commercial fishing, granite quarrying, and lime kilns represent a major part of Rockland's economic history and have left a lasting mark on the area.
Residential and scenic Owls Head, originally part of South Thomaston, became a town in 1921. Some say the name was coined by sailors who observed the tall headland and imagined a resemblance to the neck and head of an owl. Others claim the name was derived from the Native American word Mecadacut, meaning "owls head". Popular with photographers, Owls Head Light was built in 1825 as an entrance beacon to Rockland Harbor. Birch Point Beach State Park, Crescent Beach, Crocketts Beach, and Lucia Beach offers the most sandy swimming beaches in the Penobscot Bay Region.
South Thomaston is a scenic peninsula community south of Rockland and Thomaston, and adjacent to Owls Head. It's comprised of three primary villages and several distinct sections: the town center, known locally as the "Keag" (pronounced "Gig") after the reversing tidal Weskeag River that flows through it; Spruce Head; and Spruce Head Island, a major lobstering port. Businesses include lodging facilities, a campground, seasonal cottage/vacation rentals, stores, art galleries, small shops, and oceanfront and open air seafood dining in the summer season.
No Smoking is permitted anywhere on or inside of any of our rental properties nor are those who may partake in tobacco smoking allowed to occupy any of our properties.
Occupancy may not exceed what is posted for each home. Maximum occupancy could include infants and children.
Boat Rentals and other amenities offered through On the Water in Maine Inc. are not available at all the properties we offer for rent. Boat Rentals through Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc. are offered Sunday morning to Friday after 4pm and include free delivery to the property. Check with an agent to find out what boats are available to rent at this property, or, when you process the booking here online, only the boats available for the property will be listed as available to rent.
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