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Owls Head Village Post Office

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bathroom, Sleeps 6 Maximum

A Post Office as a vacation rental? Yes - Absolutely. This spectacular renovated building started as a barn on a nearby island in the 1800's. The downstairs of this historic building has been the working local post office since 1931. Upstairs, insulated from any noise of a small village meeting place, is the open loft style apartment, with soaring cathedral ceilings. Designed and decorated like a historic Maine cottage. Comfortably furnished, this property is the perfect romantic getaway. A great location, with amenities close by. The modern, cozy kitchen will support your cooking needs. The loft and cupola are private retreats for children in your party, just like sleeping in a tree house! The views from the cupola are panoramic, with a peek of the ocean in the distance. There's a private deck off the back offering beautiful views, where you can eat dinner and watch the sunset. Next door is the 'world's best' general store with 'award winning' breakfasts and lunches served daily.


Owner
Doug & Leah Johnson
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Doug & Leah Johnson

The family photo above is from a sunset cruise in Rockland Harbor, on the windjammer 'A Morning in Maine'. My wife and I are both high school art teachers in Massachusetts. We love fixing up old houses and especially love Owls Head Maine!

Doug & Leah Johnson purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Doug & Leah Johnson chose MidCoast - Penobscot Bay

The cottage has a lot of charm and character, decorated with artwork, antiques and treasures found on the beach. We are collectors of everything, specializing on finding heart shaped rocks, driftwood and sea glass found on Coopers Beach.

What makes this apartment unique

A two person kayak and a canoe are stored under the cottage and can be launched down at the beach. We recently added a beautiful and private granite patio in the back, where there's a grill and fire pit for roasting marshmallows.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Doug,



We had a ball! The beaches, restaurants, and back deck where our favorite places to hang out! Thank, you thank you for the bottle of wine. How did you know? That is what we put in the baskets for our out of town guests!



Truly, you have a wonderful get away! Thank you for letting us be part of the furniture for a moment!!! We had a great stay! Loved the store next door!!!



Best,

Kris
Aug 2010
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 1
Car: necessary

Kayak and sailing trips; Owl's Head Transportation Museum; Farnsworth Art Museum, Wyeth Museum; Owl's Head Lighthouse; Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse; Camden Harbor and State Park; ferries available nearby to Monhegan Island, Isleboro, Matinicus and Vinalhaven; nationally known lobster festival, blues festival, boats and harbor show; tennis and golf at nearby Samoset Resort. Primo, one of the mid-coast's finest restaurants, complete with organic produce, and locally raised meat is right around the corner.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Owls Head in Knox County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is huge, with a full bath/shower and linen closet/armoire. The door is a sliding barn door and there's a skylight above the shower. It's very cool!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 (Loft) - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 (Cupola) - 2 Single Bed
  • There's a master bedroom below (queen) and a loft above (queen), and a cupola with twin bunk beds, which is like sleeping in a tree house! Kid heaven!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Broadband Internet Access Included!

Reviews

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Owls Head Village Post Office
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Charming, comfortable, in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Maine many times, but have never stayed in this area. It was a surprise how beautiful and peaceful this part of the coast is, while still close to the museums, galleries and restaurants of Rockland. We had lovely walks each day to the lighthouse, and visited many other quiet coves along this beautiful coastline, as well as the Camden Hills. Many meals at McLoons lobster shack looking out over the inlet, and takeouts from the general store next door. The accommodation was charming and perfect for us and our dog. Everything was provided that we needed, and we enjoyed the very beautiful garden, lounging on the deck, and generally chilling out! Doug was very helpful at all times. Thank you for sharing this special place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely adorable place in great location!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely, and the general store next door is convenient. Both the refrigerator and the tub / shower combo are "compact", be we would love to come back to the post office!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Memorable vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a Great time at the Owls Head Village Post Office. Beautiful Gardens, awe inspired with the surroundings. Creative, Clean, cozy and inviting. Would love a repeat there again, possible same time next year!! General Store is right next door to make you a hearty breakfast or their signature fabulous Burgers. Also explore Crescent Beach down the street and other area villages, each has their own unique style. Explore this area of Maine, came home totally relaxed and at ease. Well worth the trip!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Pennsylvanians in Maine

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Away enough from any noises, yet only a couple of miles to town. Great area to walk to the lighthouse! I would rent it again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacations in Maine!!!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Doug,

We enjoyed to be in your house, and we really appreciate it all the recommendations you gave us.

It is a really beautiful house, with very attractive decoration, and very comfortable.

We went to the beaches close to the Post Office, to Candem for the firework of the 4th of July, and enjoyed our visit to Boothbay where we took a trip for whale watching.

It was our first stay in Maine. But we really want to come back!

Analia

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Whimsical and filled with so many details to discover

  • 5 of 5

My only regret for our stay is that we went so late in the season, so many of the local restaurants were already closed or on off season hours, however the apartment is so amazing, I was sad to leave after only 2 nights.

The kids wanted to buy the home so we can stay forever. They thoroughly enjoyed the bunk beds under the roof.

Everything from decor to deck to garden, plus the walk-ability to nearby attractions was fantastic and we definitely want to return some time during the season for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Owls Head, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£310
for 2 nights
From
£114
£897
 
 
November
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£310
for 2 nights
From
£114
£897
 
 
December
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£310
for 2 nights
From
£114
£897
 
 
May
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£326
for 2 nights
From
£122
£938
 
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£669
for 4 nights
From
£147
£1,109
 
 
July
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,386
for 7 nights
£1,386
 
 
August
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,468
for 7 nights
£1,468
 
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£669
for 4 nights
From
£147
£1,109
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£310
for 2 nights
From
£114
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £75.49 + Tax
Pet Fee £37.74
Tax Rate 8.0%

$1000wk - $1300wk
$1000/week November Through April (Off Season $140 Per Day)
$1000/week May & October
$1100/week June, September
$1350/week July
$1450/week August

Inquire About Weekend and Nightly off Season SPECIALS!
Rental Period is From Saturday to Saturday (Check in at 4:00pm and Check out at 11:00am)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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