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Summer 2017 Rental on Crocketts Cove; Private & Great Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

This historic property, our Guest House, has been tastefully and comfortably restored. It was built over 100 years ago. It is located on its own cove with your own private island accessible at low tide. The sun porch that stretches the full width of the house offers an incredible view of the cove, only a few feet away. Houses cannot be built this close to the water any longer. Numerous wildlife has been observed from the sun porch, including a pair of Bald Eagles, Osprey, ducks, and Loons. The house has a fully equipped kitchen with eat-in-area. The living room has a Franklin Stove, allowing the creation of a cozy setting on those sometimes cool Maine evenings. The two bedrooms upstairs offer a nice retreat. This house is ideal for a couple or a small family. The setting is very private and very beautiful. The rock garden blooms summer long with a variety of flowers. The lawn allows one to easily beach a canoe or a kayak. We have just added a screened porch which adds a chance to observe the outdoors in comfort. Hiking trails maintained by the Vinalhaven Land Trust are a close walk away.Crockett's Cove offers boaters wonderful surprises, such as reversing falls, Whitmore Pond, and other small islands to explore or stop for lunch..It is an easy drive to town or to the landing for North Haven Island. This is the guest house for the main house (the Cottage). If our guest house does not work for you, take a look at the Cottage at VRBO 857705. We also charter a 20'-0" sailboat.

John H.Williams
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About John H.Williams

Our family has been vacationing on Vinalhaven for many years. We stay in the Cottage located a few hundred yards from our guest house. A meadow separates the two houses. They each have their own view of Crockett's Cove. The guest house is a fisherman's cottage that we restored, adding modern features but retaining the character of the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Regardless of its location, the cottage would be charming, but given its

stunning views, accessible water, and incredible bird life, it is a true gem. We

watched osprey defend their nest from a juvenile eagle who unwittingly flew

into their territory, mature eagles soaring above the inlet. The canoe is a

wonderful way to explore the cove (but be ready to be scolded by opsrey

yourself!) and the kitchen is well-equipped for preparing a lobster dinner. Our

four year old was thrilled with her pretty room and we all loved sitting at the

table gazing out at the water or reading books in the sitting area, or on the

highest rock of Two Bush Island. Scrambling to the top of Tip-Toe mountain,

a short walk along the road, remains one of our daughter's happiest

Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Vinalhaven in Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.9 based on 13 reviews
Takoma Park, Maryland

Fantastic time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this cottage. John, the owner, was very considerate and prompt in answering our questions (mostly about the ferry). The house sits right near a nest where we watched osprey come and go to feed their young. We took frequent rides in the canoe and waded through the mud at low tide. It could not have been a more perfect vacation.

The house itself is small but was clean and there were plenty of dishes, utensils etc for an extended stay. I agree with past reviewers that the house has too much furniture and could do with a bit of modernizing of whatever is left behind, but this did not take away from its charm our our enjoyment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as promised nice clean small cottage in a beautiful quiet location on the water

  • 5 of 5

Great location nice small cottage with character

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat tidy cottage right on Crockett's Cove.

  • 5 of 5

I may be a little prejudiced because this used to be my grandparents home back in the 40's and 50's. My parents would bring us here every summer for a week or so. The house has been beautifully restored and looks almost exactly the way I remembered it. It's actually a lot better now because when we used to visit in the 50's there was a generator for electricity and the water supply was a hand pump at the kitchen sink and now there's hot & cold running water and municipal electricity. We had a great time hiking, kayaking, and bicycling all over the island. Lot's of wildlife at the house; rabbits, ospreys, and one morning there was a 8-10 point whitetail deer on the lawn right outside the window. I would definitley recommend this to anyone. It's quiet and relaxing on a dead end road with lots of privacy. John, the owner called during our visit to see how we were doing and we had a great discussion about some of the history of the house. We hope to go bach there again next summer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy cottage, spectacular setting

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Crockett's Cove fisherman's cottage for two weeks. The setting is simply extraordinary, majestic, and pristine. The house sits just above a tidal flat, with the high-tide line only a couple of feet from the back of the house. With the tide going in and out each day, a staggering amount of wildlife parades past the cottage -- great blue herons fishing in the tidal flats, a family of osprey nesting adjacent to the house, the occasional seal, a raccoon with her cubs, squirrels around the house, rabbits, and sea-ducks of all sorts. Nature is close at hand there, and totally cinematic. It was hard for us to tear ourselves away from the property, there was so much to watch and pay attention to. There are many exquisite nature walks on Vinalhaven, and spectacular quarries for swimming, a wonderful farmers market twice a week, several good restaurants, incredibly friendly people -- too many things to experience in one trip.

Our hosts were warm, helpful, responsive and prompt. They provided thorough information on the logistical and cultural aspects of the island, the intricate process of bringing a car on the ferry, maps for the nature walks, and even a canoe for exploring Crockett's Cove. The house was clean, nicely maintained inside & out, and well appointed. But -- and this is the ONLY 'but' -- it is cluttered and over-furnished. In the grand scheme, this was a trifling matter. We would rent this cottage again without hesitation, and have already recommended it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just lovely Vinalhaven sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

Vinalhaven is one of our favorite places on earth. We loved spending our one week there this past summer at the Guest Cottage. It was incredibly private, and truly perfect for us. We cooked, swam, boated, boated more, made friends, watched the birds, picked early berries. We just loved it. A great jumping off point for island adventures.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place could not be more perfect. Went up with my boyfriend at the end of August and we absolutely fell in love with the place. Definitely check out the hikes and walks nearby. Tip Toe Mountain is basically steps away. The cabin also had more spices and kitchen tools than we were expecting which was a lovely surprise as we cooked most meals and stayed in. The deck is an oasis. Really has everything you could want for a comfortable nature retreat. Hope to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Owl's Head, near Rockland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Carver's Harbor downtown Vinalhaven
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
North Haven Island
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Brunswick, Maine
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
route 1 Rockland Maine
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Carver's Harbor, Vinalhaven
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Ricky town beach Lanes Island
Car: necessary

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £97.49
Damage Deposit £155.98

Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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