THIS PROPERTY ONLY RENTS ON A FRIDAY TO FRIDAY SCHEDULE - 7 NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIRED
Main Level- Kitchen, Dining Area, Living Area, Queen Bedroom, Bathroom with Stall Shower, 1/2 Bathroom with laundry, Bedroom with two twins, Deck
DOGS PERMITTED? Dogs are considered at this property. All dogs must first meet our Pet Guidelines to be considered.
This waterfront cottage is just 50 feet from Seal Harbor, with a magnificent southern exposure that includes a busy fishing harbor, the open Atlantic Ocean and numerous protective islands.
Sit on the deck, relax and watch an ever-changing stream of boats, local wildlife and the passing of the day.
While this cottage is on an island, it is close enough to the mainland to be conveniently connected by a bridge but still far enough away to feel like you are in your own private paradise. Nature is kind enough to provide cool breezes on the island in the summer.
The deep water dock and pier can accommodate up to a 30-foot boat. Kayaking and swimming are possible from the dock as well.
World-famous Atwoods Lobster is not far away - they are one of the largest lobster suppliers in the world. You can head over and get some lobsters fresh off the boat from Atwood's or others nearby and cook them at the cottage. If cooking lobster isn't your thing, then the world famous McLoons Lobster Shack is just a mile away.
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. 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.
PROPERTY SPECIFICS Washer & Dryer: Yes Dishwasher: No Cleaning: The property will be professionally cleaned before and after the rental. Anything above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at $35 per hour Coffee Maker: Yes, standard automatic drip with filters Trash Removal Service: Included with rental Water Source: Well water Air Conditioning: No, but there is a fan in each bedroom Heat Source: Force-Air Furnace Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi TV: 1 Television with a DVD player and cable TV service - instructions for TV operation is here Grill: Propane Gas Closest Shopping Village: Rockland, 6.5 Miles away Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 5 Water Frontage: Directly on the Atlantic Ocean Beach Access: No Dock/Pier Access: Yes - Private Dock & Pier Additional Amenities:Minimum Standards List
This is the third year we have rented with On the Water and are very satisfied with the way they operate.
Lovely, light filled cottage with wonderful views and privacy. Very comfortable and not that far from restaurants and Rockland. It could use a bit more shade on the deck and the water taste required us to purchase bottled water. We particularly liked the floating dock. We took our folding chairs and really enjoyed sitting there.
Reviewed: Aug 19, 2018
On the Water in Maine is easily the best agency we have worked with on the East Coast. All my interactions with the staff have been very pleasant & professional. They really go the extra mile. The property description was very accurate, we received very helpful, detailed driving instructions and it was very easy getting into the property and not having to worry about losing keys. It was nice to be able to use my credit card for the reservations (a real plus for those with travel rewards cards). I also got great suggestions for hiking and restaurants. Whenever I had a question, they did a great job of answering it. This is truly a 5-star agency!
Blue Heron Cottage is a wonderful, tastefully decorated property with a spectacular water view. We especially loved the open floor plan, the wraparound deck and the floor to ceiling windows. It felt like we were in our own private paradise and yet we were just a 15-minute drive to downtown Rockland. We enjoyed watching both sunsets & sunrises from the deck as well as star-gazing on clear nights and, of course, watching the lobster boats come in & out. A great blue heron often "greeted" us from the woods bordering the drive and a very friendly squirrel that we had been feeding throughout the week brought us a large mushroom on our last day as a parting gift! We will have many special memories of this magical place and hope to return soon.
Reviewed: Aug 12, 2018
On the Water has always been great to work with all the years we have been coming. The detailed directions they give for tricky properties are great!
The cottage was comfortable and lovely. It was clean and had everything you need. The only minus to us was the lack of a view. The trees blocked most of the scenery with a very small opening.
Reviewed: Jun 3, 2018
We did have some odd challenges being the first guests of the season but they were handled promptly. Paige was very accommodating, courteous and helpful.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Blue Heron Cottage. It was peaceful and the view is fantastic. The living area is beautifully decorated and the kitchen well provided with appliances. Enjoyed seeing red squirrels and watching nesting birds from the deck. Being close to nature, being in a peaceful surrounding with that great view watching the tides was our favorite thing.
Battle Creek, US
Reviewed: Oct 10, 2017
The reservation process was smooth and very complete, leaving very little to question or concern.
The wrap around deck, with a variety of comfortable seating, is perfect for enjoying the awesome view.
Reviewed: Sep 25, 2017
We find working with this agency to be easy and unobtrusive. The instructions that one receives before arriving are complete and fully understandable. This year we had issues that needed attention, the heat, and the response was quick with good results. I have to say that working with On the Water in Maine has been the easiest and most pleasant experience that I have had after many years to dealing with rental property companies around the country.
This is the second time that we have stayed at this property - Blue Heron Cottage. We love the property, which has a wonderful view of the waterways around Spruce Head. We find the house very comfortable and accommodating. The only negative experiences that we had were the heat wasn't working (that was promptly fixed on Monday), the solar lights that provide the only outside lighting worked sporadically, and the TV only had the very basic offerings (the major networks, PBS and ION for some reason. What was an avid Red Sox fan to do? NO NESN! We only bring that up because last year the next set of basic offerings, which included NESN were available, and we were not told that this had changed.
Reviewed: Sep 12, 2017
Reviewed: Jul 28, 2017
On the water were very professional and pleasant to deal with and gave us lots of information ahead of our stay. The whole booking process was simple and easy. We would definitely recommend.
We rented Blue Heron Cottage for a week in July 2017 and the whole family thought it was absolutely amazing. The views from the deck were spectacular and the house itself had everything we needed. The setting was one of the most idyllic imaginable. We couldn't be happier.
Reviewed: Jul 17, 2017
Reviewed: Jul 17, 2017
My brother in law did all the paperwork and contacting the agency. No problems I am aware of. Most enjoyable time ever.
Four of us stayed here during June 2017 and had the best time. The tides were incredible. Sitting outside on the deck was relaxing and fun to watch the boats. The house was fully equipped. We did bring our own towels and linens, but everything else was there that was needed. The only thing I would recommend is the trees above steps going to driveway need to be trimmed. And also some of the trees and shrubs facing the water could be trimmed also so you have more view of the lobster boats and water.
Reviewed: Jun 3, 2017
OTWIM is always professional and accommodating. They do all the work.
The Blue Heron cottage is one of our favorites. The location is priceless, close to everything yet private. The tides lend themselves to having the ocean be in full bloom all the time. It is a perfect house for 2 people.
Reviewed: Sep 26, 2016
It was a pleasure working with the people from your agency. Everything was done in a most professional manner. All of our contacts with the agency were through emails, and we were provided with all the information that we needed to make this stay uneventful, which is the goal, isn't it?
The Blue Heron rental unit lived up to the glowing description in your advertising materials - that is not always the case, we have found. The house is excellent with a very welcoming open kitchen, dining, and living area with large glass windows across the front facing the water. And then there is the view from the deck, which runs on three sides of the building. The deck is a great place to spend time in the sun and enjoying looking out over the calm waters of the inlet. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Blue Heron.
Reviewed: Sep 10, 2016
The best we've ever had in our 14 years of coming to Maine.
This is our 2nd but not our last visit to the Blue Heron Cottage. It is the most relaxing place looking out over the water. The house is well equipped with all you need for your stay and is close to the mainland for shopping and restaurants.
Reviewed: Oct 6, 2015
Always a pleasure.
The Blue Heron Cottage is exceptionally well maintained and up-to-date.
The cottage has a most pleasing wide deck in the treetops that affords a lovely view across the water to the west.
Reviewed: Sep 19, 2015
OTWIM is a great service organization. Justin went so far as going down to one of the houses we rented and looked around for an item I reported may have been lost there. How many company owners would do that? Tif is upbeat and positive, and receptive to all inquires and requests. The OTWIM website is an easy-to-navigate tool with great information and photos.
Keep up the good work, and see you next Summer.
We loved Blue Heron best of the three houses we rented this year from OTWIM. We liked: the great porch and views of the cove from the kitchen and dining areas; the lobstering neighbors; Spruce Head as a walkable and varied island with a mix of vacation and retirement homes and the culture of lobstering, both lobster fisher people and lobstering companies / coops. And the views around the island were refreshingly captivating -- the changing cloud, tide, light, fog, sunrise, sunset variations.
The house was nicely on one level and compact. The kitchen right at the front and part of everything was the way we like it. The dock was a real plus -- the seal, the osprey that landed with a fish and sat there casually eating it, the mergansers, the ducks, the lobster boats, such as Slave Labor and Extreme Measures whose owners lived next door. It was an education to learn about the coming and going of their working days starting at 5 AM. All in all, we loved Blue Heron.
Reviewed: Sep 15, 2015
Always pleasant to deal with the staff of On the Water in Maine
Enjoyed the west-facing location for beautiful sunsets, and the ramp and dock for kayaking.
Reviewed: Aug 29, 2015
On The Water in Maine provides the best rental experience we've had in Maine. And we've been visiting for many years. We know what to expect, and we can just slip so easily into relaxation mode once we arrive.
We loved our stay at Blue Heron Cottage! Most of the time we were on the deck enjoying the wonderful view of the water, boats, and different birds. We loved the open layout of the interior and especially the view from the big windows. The window in the master bedroom was something we've never seen before but we adapted quickly to how to open and close it. When open it allowed a nice cross-breeze with the kitchen sink window, especially when the breezes came through the spruce trees with that nice scent.
Baton Rouge, US
Reviewed: Jul 31, 2015
Very helpful and efficient.
Nice house. Great view!
Reviewed: Sep 15, 2014
You guys are the best. You make everything so easy!
Hard to pick 1 favorite but we loved the location, were impressed by the cleanliness and there were absolutely no bugs! .
Reviewed: Sep 10, 2014
The staff of On The Water In Maine was helpful and responsive. Overall, our experience was very positive.
The Blue Heron cottage was a lovely, peaceful location to spend our two -week vacation in Maine. Every morning we were greeted by the view from the deck of water, sailing and lobster boats, and seagulls.........we even saw an eagle from the deck one morning!
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2014
The employees at On the Water are extremely pleasant and knowlegable to work with! Every phone conversation or e-mail was very informative and I would highly recommend them!
Favorite features: The View! The decor of the cottage was lovely!
Rehoboth Beach, US
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2014
Very much appreciated the level of communication with On the Water (booking process, before arriving, afterwards). Would definitely use OTWIM again and would recommend them to others.
The setting was wonderful overlooking a beautiful bay, providing amazing sunsets, working lobster wharves nearby. The location was great -- within easy (20 minutes) drives to Rockland, Thomaston and Port Clyde and all they have to offer. The house was very well equipped and very clean, with a few exceptions. The gas grill is pretty cheap and wasn't great to grill on. But these are quibbles and easily fixed. Overall the stay was wonderful. I wished we'd booked two weeks instead of one. Would definitely go back and would definitely recommend.
Reviewed: Jul 14, 2014
On the Water in Maine was very easy to work with,making booking the rental, directions to get there,and everything we needed to know before and during our stay very accessible to us.
The veiws were just as advertised-beautiful! The cottage was comfortable and very home-like with many pictures and art pieces that remind of the Maine seacoast.
Reviewed: Jul 4, 2014
Agency was very efficient and handled everything in a very professional manor.
Great property equipped with everything needed for an enjoyable stay.
Reviewed: Oct 13, 2013
It was all very good. This is my second time with On the Water in Maine and both have been great.
You have a beautiful property with fantastic views! Thanks for letting us stay there for the week. We had a great week!
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.
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