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Charming cottage at the crest of Spruce Head Island

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 8

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.

Karen Smith
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

My only thing would be photos of house make it look more secluded than it is. Your kitchen is one of the best stocked ones I have stayed at.

Well stocked kitchen, very clean. Quiet area on dead end street. Restful sleep so good bedding and smell of the sea through an open window. The dogs enjoyed the yard area and the deck. Everything worked well-so obviously well maintained. Very convenient to Rockland etc. Great lobster just down the street. Karen was very helpful through the whole rental experience-providing info on upcoming events and personal favorites. Lots of brochures available at the house on local places and things to do. Thanks for such a nice rental property.
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Spruce Head in Knox County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Each room features a separate heat zone. Kitchen has a wood stove; living room has a fireplace. Deck has a table and 8 chairs, as well as 2 Adirondack rocking chairs and a side table for enjoying the ocean breezes. Bicycles, beach chairs, and toys are available for use. The locked shed is perfect for storing your extra gear.


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Charming cottage at the crest of Spruce Head Island
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 37 reviews

Wonderful house- very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy home—stocked with everything!

  • 5 of 5

There were 4 of us ( 2 couples). The house is very comfortable & the host is so nice! Karen sent us all kinds of info about the area before we arrived. The only issue is that you should be aware that there is one full bath downstairs & one upstairs. So if you are 2 couples, one set will be running upstairs to get ready etc (such a minor thing)). Also, we arrived mid-October & so many restaurants & businesses were closed for the season. But—it is beautiful & a great choice if you are considering this rental.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Brian and Karen have fixed up the most delightful bolthole with a wonderfully furnished house and delightful position. What's wrong with walking down a hill to the best Lobster Rolls Maine has to offer. !!! As a chef who enjoys cooking on holidays, the kitchen was completely outfitted. I took my own utensils but left them in the box after the first meal. We've reserved again for 2019 so that says a lot. Now we're off to the Betty Ford Clinic for a treatment. Mainers really know how to put away the wine!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wells, me 04090

Awesome Island home!

  • 5 of 5

Came to this area for a wedding and found this listing a short drive away. From the moment we started planning, I just knew we made the right choice. Karen made contact with us about arrival plans - and even sent us information regarding favorite places to eat and things to do. VALUABLE information! We ate at a lobster place right down the hill- freshest ever!!!!!! And the next morning ventured to her recommendation for a great breakfast...both were amazing! She even left our family a little "treat"- which was a welcome addition. The house was perfect for my husband and I, and our three adult children/spouses. It was clean, the yard was relaxing and the house is just a short drive from all the area attractions. Looking forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful time an we lucked out with beautiful weather also.

  • 5 of 5

My 3 cousins and myself really enjoyed our time here. We had lots of room to move around. Thank you; Karen

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Philadelphia/St Petersburg FL

Great to be back in Maine

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family enjoyed our stay at Crest House. This is a comfortable home with a well equipped kitchen and ample bathrooms for a larger group.

The children played badminton and catch in the large outdoor space. The dogs loved their walks down to the lobster pier nearby.

Rockland and Thomaston are close for shopping and restaurants.

All in all a lovely home in beautiful Maine.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Knox County Airport
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Ferry to Vinalhaven or Monhegan Islands
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Samoset Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mussel Ridge Market
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Birch Point State Park
Car: recommended

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

Area activities:

- 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

- Wineries

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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

7-night minimum is required only for Peak Season.

Pet deposit: $100.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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