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Maine Waterfront- Rustic-Modern Scandinavian Style Cottage. Private & Secluded!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Casual & Comfortable, This Is a Great House To Share With Family And Friends.

Welcome to Birch Point Cottage!

This peaceful and relaxing Scandinavian-style Maine cottage/retreat sits on five very private and secluded acres on the shore of a beautiful tidal ocean cove in Owls Head, Maine.

Recently restored, this light and airy post-and-beam barn-style home is a perfect blend of European style and Maine craftsmanship. The entire house can be rented for a comfortable, relaxing stay on the coast of Maine, and features 3 large bedrooms, 2 full baths, an open spacious floor plan, and great water views and access to the tidal cove.


The main floor is a beautiful, comfortable, sunny, open living area consisting of a modern and fully equipped kitchen/dining room/living room with oiled white oak floors throughout. There are large windows offering water views of the cove, and double doors that open onto a spacious deck, bringing the outdoors in. There is also a large den/media room/library/office. Upstairs are 3 large airy bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, skylights, whitewashed rustic pine floors, and comfortable beds. There are 2 full modern bathrooms- 1 up and one down, as well as an outdoor shower.

3 Bedrooms (sleeps 6 total) include:

- A large master bedroom with 1 Queen bed.

- A second large bedroom with 1 Queen bed.

- and a 3rd bedroom with 2 twin beds.

The outdoor area surrounding the home is nicely but simply landscaped, has an outdoor fire pit by the water, and ample lawn area to spread out, entertain, and play. Access to the tidal cove/water is 75 feet from the backdoor, offering swimming, kayaking, or paddle boarding steps from the house (water activities at high tide only, check tide charts).

This home is extremely private but also close to many area attractions and conveniences. Get away from it all and relax in a tranquil setting surrounded by nature, wildlife, and the beauty of the Maine coast. Appealing in both winter and summer, this is truly a unique and beautiful property and setting with a casual, comfortable, laid-back Scandinavian-inspired coastal living style!


There is a well-equipped kitchen with commercial gas range and dishwasher, washer/dryer, an outdoor shower, and a spacious deck with gas grill, summer furniture, etc.

The cottage has basic wi-fi as well as 3G/4G cell coverage. The wifi is good for basic online access, but is not always powerful enough for streaming movies or videos. There is no cable TV, but the house does have a DVD player with an assortment of movies and a flat screen TV. There is also a Tivoli radio in case you want to know what's going on in the world. Nice cotton linens and towels (beach & bath) are provided, as well as beach chairs & beach umbrella.


Guests with well behaved dogs are encouraged to bring them (upon approval). We know they like to go on vacation too, and miss us when we are gone! The home and property are well off the main road, and there is room for them to run, play, and swim (dog-towels provided too!). Dogs must be on flea/tick medication, and owners are asked to clean up after their pets (yard). Poop scoop provided.

RATES: Summer Season 2018 (June- Sept).

Birch Point Cottage is rented by the week—Saturday-to-Saturday (unless specified)

Weekly Rate: $2975 ($425 per night).

Renters will also be charged a $110 cleaning fee, and 9% State of Maine Lodging Tax.

Fee for Pets: $10/day /$70 week.

(Off-Season rates and shorter stays may be available during off-season. Please inquire.)


Birch Point Cottage is located on a secluded point of land set well off the road in a quiet rural-residential area. There are nice walks nearby, including a pretty harbor at the end of the road, and a lovely less-traveled sandy beach a short 10 min walk from the house.

Owls Head is a small coastal town with an active commercial fishing community (lobstering primarily). Fresh lobster can be bought nearby. There is also a wonderful fish market in nearby Rockland. Other attractions and amenities include; Owls Head Light (a State Park w/lighthouse), accessible beaches (which are all great for small children), post office, a winery, and a general store.

10 minutes away is the artistic seaport town of Rockland, with great restaurants and cafes, museums and galleries, entertainment, shopping, and more. A short drive up the coast brings you to the picturesque coastal towns of Camden and Rockport- a destination for hiking, sailing, skiing, and other outdoor adventures.

Other great areas to explore in the mid-coast include; the Saint George Peninsula and Port Clyde; Camden Hill State Park; Belfast; the islands of North Haven, Vinyl Haven, Islesboro, and Monhegan (great day trips!) and more. Summer brings the annual Lobster Festival, The Blues Festival, Boat Show, Farmers Markets, blueberry picking, yard sales, and lobster bakes! The owner will leave all guests a detailed list of area attractions and activities, and can offer suggestions based on your interests.

Also, this area boasts a thriving food scene, and there are many wonderful restaurants, eateries, farmers markets, and wineries which the owner will be happy to point out for you (including where to get the best lobster roll, fresh seafood & local produce, or hand-crafted cocktail!).


There is no public transportation in the immediate area. Guests will need a car to explore.

The house is a short drive to Owls Head airport, a small local airport catering to small private planes, and service to Boston via Cape Air Airlines. If arriving at the Owls Head airport, pick-up can be arranged with the host, and car rentals are available there. Buses run daily from Boston and points south, to Rockland.

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Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Donna


My house on the coast of Maine is a continued source of enjoyment and inspiration for me, and I am very happy to be able to share it with my guests. I recently spent a good deal of time renovating and remodeling this wonderful cottage (something I enjoy doing!). I wanted to create a place that was relaxing, light-filled, calm, casual, comfortable, and surrounded by nature—Birch Point Cottage is just that!

I live in the area, and am always happy to share local information with my guests, including the best places to eat, interesting places to go off the beaten path, beaches, and more. I have an Australian Cattle Dog named Boone, and my home is pet friendly should you want to bring your dog with you on vacation.

I enjoy meeting my guests, and look forward to having you and your family as guests at the cottage!


Birch Point Cottage

Owls Head, Maine

Why Donna chose Owls Head

This property is private and secluded, yet within driving distance of everything you might possibly need or want. This area of Maine has so much to offer!

You will really feel like you are away from everything at this lovely home on the shore of a quiet, beautiful tidal ocean cove.

What makes this cottage unique

Nature, peaceful setting, lovely water views and nice breezes! Secluded and private.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Newly renovated with large walk-in shower, new sink, toilet.
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , newly remodeled.
  • Both bathrooms are newly renovated. Simple, clean, rustic-modern style.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , largest bedroom, Master Bedroom. Closet, dressers x2.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , large bedroom. Queen bed. Closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms are bright, airy, and clean with a simple rustic Scandinavian cottage style. Furnishings are casual and comfortable. New mattresses with nice sheets and down comforters/blankets. Each room has a fan, dresser, closet. Vaulted ceilings and skylights in each room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(15 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Delmar NY

Beautiful and relaxing! The whole family loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting. Great house. Fun to cook and have dinner on the deck. Nice to kayak and swim. Easy walk to the beach. Great local towns and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The ambiance of this cottage is true perfection. You really feel like you are away from it all! It's very private, beautiful and comfortable. I've vacationed with my family all over Maine and this is my favorite home. Donna has literally thought of everything! Anything you need is right there. And the beds (wow!) -- the beds are so comfortable. Having the water right outside your doorstep is indeed picturesque.

The kids and I loved the quick 10-minute walk to the beach at Birch Point. Absolutely spectacular! I have never seen such a beautiful, sandy beach in Maine! And the Owl's Head Lighthouse boasted spectacular views. On the one day it rained, the kids really enjoyed the transportation museum. We also enjoyed going into Rockland and visiting the Farnsworth museum as well as day trips to Camden and Port Clyde. So much to do, and it's all right there! The Harbor Boat Tours in Camden were perfect. The Puffin and Nature Boat Cruise was pretty awesome but kind of long and definitely NOT for the faint of heart. Sea swells, people!

It's in a very convenient spot. Groceries, wine, fresh lobster and fish, a nice meat market. The perfect spot to relax and enjoy and the location is great for so many day trips. I only wish we could have stayed longer to do it all!

I would highly recommend it!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Becky!! I'm so glad you and your family had a nice stay, and I hope you will come back next summer!
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We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Donna, Thank you very much for sharing your home with us we had a wonderful time! We enjoyed our walks to the beach, kayaking, relaxing, shopping in town and visiting the winery near by. It was just a nice place to kick back and unwind! Thank you so much, we all hope to do it again next year! Nancy R.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It Was Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and handy location. House is comfortable and lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun, Relaxing, Just Right !!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the best week at your house Donna !! The cottage is such a cozy & comfortable place to renew your spirit ..Early mornings on the rocks are ingrained in our memories forever..such a spectacular way to start the day.. Kayaking to the beach from the cottage is a fantastic adventure !! You have thought of every comfort needed and it was just a delight !! Thank you so much, Looking forward to coming back :) The Masons

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage and property are beautiful, clean and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay at Birch Point Cottage! The owner is very helpful and provided wonderful recommendations regarding the area, markets, restaurants and interesting things to do and see. We had a very relaxing time including swims in the inlet at high tide and walks to a nearby beach. Our two Portuguese Water Dogs enjoyed the proximity to swimming options and space to romp safely away from roads. We look forward to returning for a future stay!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Owls Head (Rockland) code: RKD
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Birch Point State Park Beach
Car: necessary

Homeowner will be happy to email additional info about the area and local attractions by request.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £80.67
Pet Fee £7.68
Refundable Damage Deposit £153.66

Full Refund will be given if rental is cancelled 90 days prior to check-in.
50% refund will be given if rental is cancelled 60 days prior to check in.
25% refund will given if rental is cancelled 45 days prior to check in.
0% refund will given if rental is cancelled 30 days prior to check in.
Check-in is 4pm or later.
Check-out by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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