Spacious, recently renovated, and tastefully decorated cottage located at the crest of Spruce Head Island , a lobstering village on the spectacular coast of Maine. Island is accessible by a causeway linking the island to the mainland near Rockland/Camden. Partial ocean views from every room. Rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable with lots of storage. The downstairs has hardwood floors and upstairs has wall-to-wall carpeting and skylights. Private suite upstairs is ideal for extended families. A deck with seating for 8 overlooks the backyard with partial ocean views. Only a 3-minute walk to the ocean's edge. Kayak/canoe launch is less than 1-mile away. Purchase fresh lobster and crab right on the island. Enjoy the peacefulness, beauty, and friendliness of island living, with fine dining, local shopping, outdoor activities, and cultural events only 15 minutes away.
4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 8
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Jan 2019
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
We had a lovely time and our hosts were very responsive. Fluffy pillows and towels, plus comfy beds - my favorite!
Quite and lovely home.
We loved the home, had all the comforts and soooo much better than hotels. It was a little more remote than what we desired, only because we hail from very remote areas. As it was October the local places to eat were closed for the season, which I was disappointed in but you were not far from some great restaurants. Would definitely stay here again if we were to be in that area. Highly recommend Karen as she is very accommodating and provides you with plenty of information for the area.
Home Away from Home
It would be hard to find better owners to rent from than Karen and Brian. Not only was the house cute and roomy, but they supplied all the essentials you could possible need and then some! Karen was always in touch sending articles about things to see and do during our visit. You can't go wrong visiting Maine, and their hospitality was just the icing on the cake!
Peaceful Sojourn along the Maine Coast
This was our third stay at Crest House. A decade ago, we and our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Leo spent delightful weeks during two consecutive summers at this lovely house that sits on a hill in the center of Spruce Head Island. But we had not returned to Maine for 10 years and when we decided to return this summer with our 2-year-old terrier Kenzie, there was no doubt about where to stay. What makes Crest House special is that while its interior is charmingly homey and its immediate surroundings are soothingly quiet, its proximity to an array of activities--the Maine lobster enterprise, the art and theater scenes in Rockland and Camden, some excellent restaurants, access by ferry to other islands like Fox and Monhegan, a terrific and secluded beach in Birch Point State Park, and historical sites such as Fort Knox to the north and Marshall Point Lighthouse--assures that guests will get out and about and truly immerse themselves in the Mid-Coastal Maine experience.
The owners of Crest House, Karen and Brian Smith, go out of their way to make a stay at their property a rich and memorable one. Karen is a terrific source of voluminous information that will aid in planning ways to fill one's stay there. Brian is literally 'on call' to troubleshoot any technical issues that might arise. In fact, the care we receive from afar from the Smiths was a major reason we wanted to return to Crest House this July: we knew we were in for an experience in which worries would be minimal and enjoyment would essentially be guaranteed. To top it off, Karen had some great news. Just a 10-minute walk or one-minute drive down the hill to the water a new (to us, but it's been there a few years now) lobster shack, McLoons, which serves up, along with other seafood treats, one of the best lobster rolls in Maine. Now if that's not an enticement....
This was the perfect cottage for our family vacation. Loved the location. Easy drive to state beaches and a short walk to Mcloons lobster pound. We enjoyed Rockland and Camden and hiking in Camden Hills State Park. The cottage was very well provisioned with everything we needed. Karen was so helpful with ideas for things to do and places to eat in the area. We enjoyed time on the deck and the yard had plenty of room to play games with the kids. We highly recommend staying here. Can't say enough good things about it!
Wonderful house- very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay.
Great place to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet and all that Spruce Head Island has to offer. Owners were very helpful with any questions we had and making sure we were all set. The fireplace with a good supply of wood was a nice feature during our November visit.
Located 3.5 hours from Boston. Central location to the best of Maine:
- 2 hours to Bar Harbor & Acadia NP
- 1.5 hours to Portland & Freeport area
- 45 minutes to Boothbay Harbor
- 20 minutes to Camden & Rockport
- Ferries to Monhegan and Vinalhaven Islands
- Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center
- Lighthouse Museum
- Camden Hills State Park for hiking
- Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
- Samoset Resort for golf
- Lighthouses including Owls Head, Marshall Point, Rockland Breakwater
- Beaches (Birch Point State Park & Megunticook Lake)
- Windjammer cruises
- Bay Chamber Concerts
- Scenic coastal railroad
- Kayak & canoe rentals
- Art galleries
- Unique shopping
Annual festivals & events:
- Maine Lobster Festival
- North Atlantic Blues Festival
- Maine Boat Show
- Thomaston 4th of July Celebration
- Friendship Sloop Days
- Windjammer Parade
- Union Fair and Blueberry Festival
- Owls Head Transportation Museum Air/Car Shows & Antique Motorcycle Show
Other Activities: Kayaking, canoeing, Golf
The Samoset Resort in Rockport (just on the Rockland town line) is located on the ocean overlooking beautiful Penobscott Bay.
7-night minimum is required only for Peak Season. Pet deposit: $100.