GREAT PLACE FOR WATCHING THE WORLD GO BY IN DOWNTOWN BELFAST. This fantastic apartment is perfect for a family or 3 couples as each bedroom has its own living room and there are three bathrooms, each more distinctive and luxurious than the next. The apartment is on the top two floors of the Ocean House, a recently renovated 1865 building in the heart of downtown Belfast. The two upstairs bedrooms have king beds and the first floor bedroom has a queen bed . There is also a Queen sleeper in the upstairs den. One enters the apartment into a large mudroom with plenty of closet space. There is an open living room / dining area downstairs with a door leading out to a deck over looking downtown Belfast. A sleek, modern kitchen is next along with a bedroom facing the harbor with a nice balcony for sitting and watching fireworks. Also a large slate tiled bathroom with shower is just off the hallway. Upstairs is a second large living area, bathroom and bedroom with outer harbor views along with a large master suite with walk through bathroom, living area, bedroom and closets. There is a washer /dryer on the second floor and 3 TVs, all with 175 channels of DirectTV. The apartment has 18 windows and two full light doors out to decks facing East and West for the best in Sunrise and Sunset viewing. The entire apartment is air conditioned and has heat through several heat pump units. Several zones ensure that guests control their own climate. The apartment is right in downtown Belfast and dining choices abound. Within just several blocks of the apartment are at least 13 restaurants, including a delicious Neapolitan restaurant in the lower level of the Ocean House. Shopping is just steps away! We are also a block from the newly opened" Hills to Sea" trail system, a 47 mile long stretch of trails that run from Belfast to Unity Maine for biking, hiking, walking or running.
- Apartment2400 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay2 - 7 nights
Stay in a part of Belfast history! The Ocean House was built in about 1865
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Sep 2018
About Seth Thayer
We have been renovating and renting out properties since 2007. Please take a look at our testimonials and you will get a sense of us as landlords of these wonderful architectural gems! We have a mission to save old buildings and then share them with others. We obsessed about the Ocean House for years before purchasing her and doing the redesign. We designed the changes ourselves and did a lot of the grunt work in renovating the building. It took us six months to build out this apartment, which we also designed, build and furnished ourselves. We love the Ocean House and hope you do too!
Seth Thayer purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Seth Thayer chose Belfast
The Ocean House is something special in the heart of Downtown Belfast Maine. Prominently situated at the corners of Maine, Cross, and Federal Streets, The Ocean House was built as a hotel in 1865. We gutted her down to the studs and rebuilt. We carved out this wonderful, HUGE apartment in the upper two floors and took advantage of our sight lines so that there is something interesting to look at out of each of the 18 windows. 360 degree views of downtown Belfast and the harbor Come stay in our beautiful building with views to Castine and beyond! And also with views of Belfast's industrial past!
What makes this Apartment unique
You can either walk out the door and eat or shop to your heart's content, or we can get you almost everything you want in town. We can stock your apartment, we can arrange for a private chef, spa treatments, massage sessions, yoga classes, meditation groups, or whale watching in Bar Harbor, private museum tours, even a sunset cruise on Penobscot Bay with champagne and salmon. This is a must stay location. We have an exciting new restaurant two stories below the apartment where you can sit, have a drink, and enjoy wood fired pizza and Italian specialities. Does it get any better??
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
The Ocean House was the perfect spot for a four night getaway. The location in the heart of Belfast was outstanding. It was an easy walk to shops, restaurants and the harbor. The apartment itself was lovely...just as pictured in its profile. It was beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable for our group. We were amazed that the kitchen was so well equipped. We had everything we needed to prepare our meals when eating in. Seth was very easy to communicate with throughout the booking process as well as during our stay. He answered questions promptly and politely. We hope we have the opportunity to return to Belfast and especially the Ocean House again soon.
This is the second time that we have stayed at this property, and both times we have found the property to be extremely clean and very well appointed. The kitchen is FULLY stocked with any items that you might need for cooking in, or entertaining. The location is perfect-close to the harbor and the quaint downtown areas. The Italian restaurant downstairs is really good and the young couple who run it are very nice.
Seth checked in several times (via email) to make sure everything was good. I can't say enough good things about our two stays here....except to say that we are trying to get everyone's vacation times synched for next summer, so that we can come back again!
Thank you guys for coming back and spending your summer break with us at the Ocean House! Thank you so much for leaving the place spotless! We look forward to your return next year!
Exceeded all expectations!
Our group of 6 women journeyed to Maine for a few days of sightseeing before going on to Vermont for a Road Scholar event. The loft was a perfect accommodation. Very well equipped in every room. If we had chosen to cook, the kitchen was well-stocked with dishes, pots and pans, spices, etc. Beautiful decor. Great location for people watching. Seth was a perfect host and checked on us after our arrival to see if we needed anything. I highly recommend this lovely unit.
Perfect place for a family of six!
We’ve rented many different homes and apartments on HomeAway and other sites and this was by far one of the best. Beautifully restored and furnished and well-stocked with everything you could posssibly need. Can’t say enough about how easy it was to communicate with Seth. He was great! The kids loved the chocolate covered strawberries they left in the refrigerator for us. So many nice touches!
We had plenty of room for six and could have easily had room for at least two more adults or kids. Belfast is a cute little town with some neat shops and restaurants and put us within easy distance to Camden and not too far to Acadia and Bar Harbor.
I'm glad you had such a great time in Maine! Thank you very much for staying with us at the Ocean House and we hope to see you again soon.
Perfect Coastal Maine Escape
WOW, The Ocean House is nothing short of amazing. It is quite possibly the best and most thoughtfully stocked rental I've ever I've ever stayed in. Add in Seth as a terrific host and you know everything is going to be fabulous.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are very well appointed, as are the common areas. It was a perfect space for our family.
The location is superb. It was a great jumping off spot for exploring Belfast and all the other coastal towns we hit on our trip. The location was also great for me as a runner, as it was close to the local rail to trail path.
I'd highly recommend a stay with Seth at The Ocean House!
Ann Marie, It was so nice to meet you and your family! I hope you had a great stay in Maine and thank you very much for staying with us at the Ocean House. We hope you come back again soon!
In love with Belfast
This property is amazing! I cannot say enough to express the kindness of the owners Seth and Greg, generosity and welcoming nature of the community in and surrounding this gorgeous rental. Thank you for a dream come true week and weekend!
The magical mid-coast town Belfast, known to some as Moon Bat Kingdom, is a marvelous small town that seemingly has it all, good shopping, good food, a wonderful harbor, great festivals, a world class boat yard, dozens of walking and biking trails, friendly people. wonderful architecture and beautiful parks. We are 8 miles from the Camden Hills and hiking trails and just steps away from the new waterfront and rail walking trails in the city of Belfast. You can go out on a charter boat, or walk and shop the city streets. Be sure to check out the Chamber of Commerce office open at the bottom of Maine Street!
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