LOCATION: Owls Head, Mussel Ridge Channel - A Popular Oceanfront Vacation Rental Year after Year

  8 guests
  4 bedrooms
  2 full bathrooms
  Allows Pets
  2000 sq. ft.

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Sleeping Arrangement

Main level
1 Queen
Second floor
1 Queen, 2 Twins
Lower level
1 Queen
Lower level
2 Twins

Property Info


**New lower level stall shower bathroom for the 2024 season**

Main level- Kitchen, Dining area, Breakfast nook, Living room, Queen bedroom with window AC unit, Full bathroom with tub-shower, Deck
2nd Floor- Loft Bedroom with Queen bed and 2 Twin beds
Lower Level- Living Room, Kitchenette, Queen bedroom, Bedroom with 2 Twins, Bathroom with Stall Shower, Laundry

DOGS PERMITTED? Dogs are only considered at this property by Owner approval. All dogs must first meet our Pet Guidelines to be considered. We will need to check with the owner prior to confirming reservations. Please be prepared to send a photo in of the dog you would like to bring so it may be approved and documented. 

Located at the end of desirable Canns Beach Road in Owls Head in a traditional waterfront community. The cottage includes incredible sweeping views of the ocean, a great lawn, wonderful deck, and comfortable interior furnishings. This property is a perfect getaway for any group. It is also a great property for a first-time visit to Maine. (We love the view here so much, we have used the main photo for this property for some of our print advertising).

BEACH CLASSIFICATION: We have categorized this property as having or being near a sandy beach. More specifically for this property - it is a short 5 minute walk along the shore to sandy Crocketts Beach. There is not an actual usable sandy beach in front of this property, but the nearby beach is great for kids and that is why we have classified it as being on or in this case - "near" a sandy beach.

NEED EXTRA ROOM? Just a short distance away, is a quaint comfortable guest suite, which can accommodate another couple (2 guests), while remaining close to the rest of the group. Click HERE to visit the Owls Head Guest Suite property page. 


BOATS INCLUDED? None, however, SUP & Kayak Rentals are available in Port Clyde at Port Clyde Kayaks 20 minutes south, or from Maine Sport, 20 minutes north in Rockport.  Both deliver to the property.  Sometimes, if the order is big, Ducktrap Kayaks will deliver as well to this property.   

LINENS & TOWELS: The rental of this property includes all bed linens and towels.  Beds will be made up upon arrival and there will be one bath towel and wash cloth per listed occupancy, two hand towels per bathroom, one bath mat per full bathroom, and two kitchen towels in the kitchen.  Additional bath towels can be rented.

SECURITY DEPOSIT: No, the owner of this property does not require a security deposit, however, guests are still financially responsible for non-accidental damages at the property

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 professionally cleaned before and after the rental. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at the current hourly rate.
Washer & Dryer: Yes
Dishwasher: Yes
Coffee Maker: Yes, standard automatic drip with filters
Trash Removal Service: Included with the rental
Water Source: Well water, OK to drink
Air Conditioning: Yes, window unit in master bedroom on the main level and in the 2nd floor bedroom - fans and a dehumidifier are in lower level rooms which are generally cooler as they are below grade
Heat Source: Yes, monitor heaters
Fireplace Usable: No
Internet Access: Yes, with WiFi
TV: 2 Televisions with a DVD, VCR and basic cable service
Grill: Propane Gas Grill
Outdoor Fire Pit: No
Closest Shopping Village: Rockland, 4 miles away
Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 20 Plus
Water Frontage: Yes
Property Good For Fisherman: No
Beach Access: Yes (rocky) - Sandy Crockett's Beach is next door
Dock/Pier Access: No
Additional Amenities: Minimum Standards List

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Write a Review
Canon, US
Reviewed: Oct 16, 2023
Property Manager
Meg, Kim, and The Boss were very responsive to any needs and were personally attentive to the resolution of any problems.
This property has a great water view and a nice deck high above the ground for enjoying a nice glass of wine. On cool night the heaters worked very well. The property kitchen is well supplied. A new grill would be a plus.
Boerne, US
Reviewed: Sep 3, 2023
Property Manager
Easy to work with.
The view is fabulous. Well stocked kitchen.
Reviewed: Jun 20, 2023
Property Manager
Excellent! Exceeded expectations.
Perfection! Loved the shoreline and the home was exceptionally comfortable.
Wells, US
Reviewed: Sep 13, 2022
Property Manager
South Orange, US
Reviewed: Jun 5, 2022
Property Manager
Always helpful and available.
We loved it. We woke up at 4:30 every morning to watch the sunrise in the lovely picture windows, then went back to sleep! Relaxing and very comfortable.
Doylestown, US
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2021
Property Manager
Great team, good communications
I/we have stayed at this property at least five times in the pas 15 years, and we love the location and improvements that have taken place.
Panama City Beach, US
Reviewed: Sep 1, 2019
Property Manager
Everyone is very professional and knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.
New York, US
Reviewed: Aug 4, 2019
Property Manager
Outstanding support - came to fix an issue with the fridge immediately.!
Lunenburg, US
Reviewed: Jul 16, 2019
Property Manager
Falmouth, US
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2018
Property Manager
Saint Louis, US
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2018
Property Manager
Pembroke, US
Reviewed: Sep 2, 2017
Property Manager
Having rented through the 'giant' vacation rental websites before, we were so much happier and pleased with the personal, one-on-one approach with On The Water. I was struck with the levels and thoroughness of communication. The staff were always friendly and truly glad to be of service.
Our stay at Cannes Beach Cottage was the highlight of our year. It was a beautiful location, clean as a "pin", well "outfitted" for all our needs. We were dumbstruck at the windows overlooking the water, island and beach/harbor. The shade trees all around helped reduce the glare and heat. We loved the furnishings - ample and spotless. Having two eating areas was a plus. Everything was fantastic.
Sunderland, US
Reviewed: Jul 24, 2017
Property Manager
I have rented several houses through your agency and have always found you to be very organized and courteous. Last year we rented a house through an agency on Cape Cod and did not have such a positive experience, so I appreciated it even more this year.
This was our 3rd stay at the Cann's Beach House and it was another enjoyable stay. It was hard to leave that beautiful ocean view behind. As always the supply of linens, made up beds and cleanliness were a nice welcome upon our arrival.
Springville, US
Reviewed: Sep 18, 2016
Property Manager
Everything was spelled out as far as billing and the rental depiction was accurate no surprises
Well equipped and neat as a pin with awesome views comforting couches and great beds and bedding in a central locatin
Falls Church, US
Reviewed: Oct 6, 2015
Property Manager
As always,the few problems we had, were quickly addressed.
This cottage is or favorite. We love the upgrades and were so happy to enjoy the wonderful beds, well equipped kitchen and the perfect spot to totally unwind and share with our family and friends.
Fort Wayne, US
Reviewed: Jul 28, 2015
Property Manager
We have always had a great renting experiencing with On the Water. Rarely, have we needed anything, but when we have the request was granted quickly. I also very much appreciated the early call on Friday saying that property was available.
Hands down, our favorite feature is the view and access to Crockett's Beach. I was disappointed to learn of the "behavior changes" asked of the guests (and Ellis Family) in regards to the neighbors to the south. We had no issues with them, and in fact, I intentionally struck up friendly conversations early in our stay in order to alleviate any problems during our two week stay. I did miss the fires by the ocean, however.
Milford, US
Reviewed: Aug 12, 2014
Property Manager
The agency was great, we had a couple of questions that were anwsered very quickly, and Meg notified us that the rental was ready an hour before schedule. Easy to work with, great personalities.
Our house was beautiful, excellent location, we had a blast tubing and kayaking off the rock beach. Located close enough to Rockland, attended the Lobster Festival, ate at some nice restuarants. Flew out to Matinicus Island for a day. Would certainly vacation again in this area.
Poland, US
Reviewed: Aug 3, 2014
Property Manager
On the Water in Maine, Inc. is a great agency to work with. They respond quickly to any questions and made the entire rental process easy. Many details were provided which eliminated the need for questions. The directions to the property were easy to follow. Also, I did call the agency on one occasion because the propane tank for the lobster pot was missing. Although we were instructed to take the tank off the grill to use, another tank was delivered to the cottage for the lobster pot that same day. This was appreciated.
The property exceeded our expectations. The kitchen was fully stocked, the bedrooms very comfortable and the living areas are spacious. The view was our favorite feature. We enjoyed the deck and the spacious lawn as well.
Sunderland, US
Reviewed: Jul 26, 2014
Property Manager
Your agency is very thorough and organized. Our rental experience was very positive. You responded to all of our questions very promptly.
The Cann's Beach house is in a beautiful location with gorgeous views of the ocean. There was plenty of room for our family (8 people) ranging in age from 85 years young to 16 years. We enjoyed kayaking and tried out a paddle board for the first time. It was nice having the beds made up when we arrived, and the kitchen was fully equipped for preparing meals. We had a wonderful vacation and were sad to leave.
Cherry hill, US
Reviewed: Sep 2, 2013
Property Manager
This is our second year staying at Canns Beach Cottage, and during both visits, we had a great time. Your home and the view are absolutely beautiful. The updates you made in the last year (more furniture and work in the attic) were wonderful. We can't imagine staying anywhere else in Maine! We loved the great kitchen, ample seating in the living areas, the adirondack chairs in the backyard, good sized bedrooms
Narberth, US
Reviewed: Aug 30, 2013
Property Manager
Great team at On the Water in Maine, very efficient, prompt email and phone replies when I had a question.
Our family loves Canns Beach Cottage! Our favorite part is the incredible lovely view, and a short walk to sandy Crockett's Beach. This is the 2nd year that we have stayed for our family reunion. The new furniture in the basement is comfy and the additional sofas and chairs in the main living area are too and really a plus for gatherings or so we can just spread out and relax. The open spaces on the floor and the extra table let the cousins play boardgames and we are always mesmerized by looking out the windows at the view. We had a fire down by the rocks a couple of nights, cooked marshmallows and sang our sing-alongs. Your house is a treasure filled with warmth and love! We hope it is available for our next reunion. A brighter light at the bottom of the deck steps would help us older folks. Thank you so much!
Vernardsville, US
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2013
Property Manager
On the Water in Maine is a very nice helpful group of people.
Lovely home thank you for sharing! The view was spectacular. The close proximity to Rockland was a bonus that we were not expecting. The house was well appointed even for those of us who cook on vacation.


Smoking Is Not 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.

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.

Please see our Rental Guidelines Page for further questions regarding how to book this property and additional charges and fees. Contact a reservation agent for more details or to ensure you are booking the right property for you.

Town Info - Owls Head / Rockland / South Thomaston

Owls Head / Rockland / South Thomaston
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