PROPERTY NOT AVAILABLE TO WEDDING GROUPS FROM THE RETREAT AT FRENCH'S POINT
ROOM LAYOUT: Main Level-Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Area on spacious Screened Porch, Queen Bedroom, Queen Bedroom, Bedroom with new 3/4 bed (between a twin & full) sized bed, Bathroom with shower, Half bath, Laundry
DOGS PERMITTED? Dogs are considered at this property. All dogs must first meet our Pet Guidelines to be considered. J2
Compass Rose is located at beautiful Sandy Point beach in Stockton Springs. Twenty minutes from Belfast, Forty minutes drive from Camden or Bangor, and an hour to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. This private three-bedroom waterfront property sleeps five and features a wraparound screened porch with views of the Penobscot. The living room has a cathedral ceiling and french doors onto the porch. Once you arrive you may never want to leave, but this lovely cottage is within an easy drive of Several National and State Parks, and much more, so you can relax and explore to your hearts content.
The master bedroom offers a comfortable queen bed—high enough to open your eyes each morning to the beautiful sunrise and beach. This bedroom abuts a bath with shower. The second bedroom with Queen bed also looks to the beach and shares a half bath with the third bedroom with a Full sized bed.
The screened porch offers a large dining table for the entire family to gather, and many additional spots for quick meals and snacks throughout the day. In the evening, take in the soothing sights and sounds of the ocean while enjoying your freshly caught lobster feast—safe from the reach of pesky mosquitos.
No doubt you will spend lots of time on the tranquil beach watching the sandpipers, loons and the occasional bald eagle cruise by. But, as night falls, you'll probably move inside to the covered porch for the evening meal and socializing. Day or night you'll be drawn to the bright and comfortably appointed living room featuring a cathedral ceiling and plenty of natural light—a perfect spot to curl up with a good book.
You can't go wrong choosing a peaceful nook to relax in at Compass Rose Cottage—inside or out. The outside features privacy-fenced side yards, a movable hammock and well-equipped cooking grill. When you've had enough relaxation, local kayak rentals are available in Bucksport (7 miles), or you can take a walk around Fort Point State Park & Lighthouse. Privacy, serenity, and naturally beautiful surroundings are what make this Maine Cottage a true secret hideaway. The home is located directly on waterfront within steps to the beach.
BOATS INCLUDED? No, however Water Walker Sea Kayaks offers kayak rentals in the area and may be able to rent them to you at the property.
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.
Property Specifics: Linens & Bath Towels: 1 set of bed linens and 1 bath towel set for each guest included (beds are made up prior to guest arrival). Cleaning: Property will be cleaned before and after the rental. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at $35 per hour Washer & Dryer: Yes Dishwasher: Yes Coffee Maker: Yes, Standard automatic drip with filters Air Conditioning: Yes - the home is cooled through the Mini Split wall unit and fans Heat Source: Electric Heaters and Mini Split Heat Pump Usable Fireplace: No Outdoor Firepit: Yes, on the beach Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi TV: HDTV with basic cable service Grill: Propane Gas Grill Closest Shopping Village: Bucksport, 6.4 Miles away Number of Restaurants within 10 Miles: 10 plus Water Frontage: Direct Ocean Frontage Beach Access: Property located directly on the beach Dock/Pier Access: None Additional Amenities:Minimum Standards List
It was very relaxing. We enjoyed the seclusion of the cottage the most.
Jersey City, US
Reviewed: Jun 12, 2022
It was great! The Compass Rose was a very nice cottage.
We loved waking up and sipping coffee on the sun-warmed porch, looking over the bay.
Reviewed: Oct 27, 2021
The team is very friendly and professional and a delight to work with.
We love the Compass Rose. Our favorite feature is probably the screened in porch where we spend most of our time watching the tides change and listening to seabirds - as well as where we enjoy lunch and dinner.
Reviewed: Sep 25, 2019
The ladies have always be thoughtful and personable. Very professional with a family owned vibe
Reviewed: Sep 20, 2019
Everyone was very receptive to questions or comments.
Compass rose was exactly as we thought it would be rustic, cozy, private, relaxing and perfect for what we wanted. It was the best vacation. Felt very comfortable from first walking into the house. We would take day trips and then come back to the house and build a fire on the beach and then grill our food in the evenings. It was wonderful! We loved both the fire pit on the beach and also the very large screened in porch. The fire pit was FUN and we got lots of talking done. Whether it was raining or a bit chilly, the porch was comfortable and we still felt like we could be outside.
Reviewed: Sep 2, 2019
The location is amazing, beautiful
oklahoma City, US
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2019
The location of this property is FANTASTIC if you are looking to "get away" and just slow down. Beautiful cottage with everything you could use.
Reviewed: Sep 11, 2018
Like clockwork as usual. Thanks for making it painless and easy.
I think this was our 10th year at Compass Rose Cottage. We love the place and look forward to it every year. It is comfy and has all the comforts of home, plus the ocean/Penobscot Bay being a few steps from the front screened porch.
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2018
The company was easy to work with, no issues.
The house was small, quaint and comfortable. The proximity to the water made it such a relaxing week for me. The house was well stocked in every way. I loved the way all rooms opened into each other.
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2018
So easy to work with. We will definitely us On the Water again and recommend you to friends.
We loved the screen porch for our meals and just relaxing in the evening. We wanted a true Maine cottage and Compass Rose didnt disappoint. The location was very peaceful during the week, but the neighbors above were noisy on the weekends late at night.
Reviewed: Aug 4, 2018
The agency is very easy to work with- check in for return customers was super easy!! Thank you for that!
We love the cottage- everything about it! The interior and the way that it is decorated, the wrap-around porch and the close proximity to the water. The cottage was well-appointed; we had everything we needed. The master bedroom mattress was so comfortable- I haven't slept that well in a long time!!
Cardiff by the Sea, US
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2018
Very nice - greatly enhanced our Maine experience
Reviewed: Jul 5, 2018
The folks at On the Water in Maine were very accommodating and easy to work with. All policies were very clearly spelled out.
Love the location of this cottage. The outdoor fire pit area was very relaxing and was used as often as we were able to. Also loved the long front porch. The cottage had everything necessary for a comfortable stay.
Reviewed: Sep 16, 2017
As a repeat customer, we're used to your modus operandi; it's like clockwork. Booking and getting the payments taken care of is easy and you send reminders only when necessary. We like that and you for it. Also like to get your occasional emails about other properties, mostly the "for sale" kind just to daydream. But Compass Rose will always remain our all time favorite.
This is our ninth year at Compass Rose Cottage. Obviously, we love it there. We look forward to "our week" every year. It is a quintessential Maine cottage, white washed floors, walls, scatter rugs, comfy chairs and that wraparound screened porch overlooking our private beach can't be beat. All the modern comforts of home and lots of privacy. Great restaurants and places to poke around--- we love Belfast the most. But just enjoying the screened porch or relaxing on the beach is just fine, too.
Reviewed: Sep 10, 2017
The folks at On the Water in Maine were very responsive leading up to our stay. The check-in/check-out system works very well.
The cottage was beautiful. The owner was very thoughtful in providing everything we could possibly need to make our stay perfect. The view was spectacular. Our favorite part was the screened in porch.
Reviewed: Jul 1, 2017
Reviewed: Jun 19, 2017
Everyone was helpful.
Beautiful, quintessential cottage with lovely view. We enjoyed the screened porch daily.
KANSAS CITY, US
Reviewed: Sep 19, 2016
Working with the company was smooth and efficient.
Compass Rose was a lovely spot for a getaway. Clean, close to the Bay and centrally located for drives to Bar Harbor and Acadia. The cottage was as promised.
Reviewed: Jul 24, 2016
Reviewed: Jun 20, 2016
I found everyone to be very pleasant and accommodating. The procedures for checking in and out were very simple and fast.
Our vacation was excellent! The cottage was just what I was looking for in a place to stay right on the water. Very well stocked and nicely decorated! Loved all the different seating areas outside and in. The screen porch furniture was very comfortable as were the beds. Loved how bright and "beachy" all the rooms were decorated.
Reviewed: Sep 15, 2015
You are very thorough.
This was our sixth year at Compass Rose Cottage (first under new ownership). We were very pleased with the changes made under new ownership - especially the new furnishings on the porch, the second bedroom and the many other new furnishings inside that only added to the quintessential seaside cottage feel. It is comfortable and homey.
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2015
new appliances, stylish and very comfortable
Reviewed: Jun 20, 2015
On the Water in Maine was a great company to book travel with! They made it very easy and kept us informed every step of the way.
Awesome cottage! Loved the porch and the fireplace on the beach. We used the fireplace almost every night. Compass Rose is strategically located between Bangor, Rockland, and Acadia National Park. Everything we wanted to see was within an hours drive. Loved how calm this place was.
Please do not park or drive on the beach and adhere to the driving and access directions sent 21 days prior to check-in. The water is tidal and can come up rather close to the property line so for your safety, please park at the designated spot. The beach/cottage is located on Sandy Point but the beach, as seen in pictures, is rather pebbly and a true northern Maine beach
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 - Bayside Village, Northport, Belfast, & Stockton Springs
Really two towns (legally) - Belfast and Northport are neighbors, and then Bayside is located inside of the town of Northport. While only a short distance from coastal Route 1, Bayside remains a well-kept secret; a small hamlet that takes one back to a simpler, uncomplicated time. A few years back, DownEast Magazine did a great article on Bayside that is still mostly relevant today. Click HE...