One of the measures of a great place is how much you enjoy yourself when the weather doesn't cooperate with your original plans. We had stormy weather most of our week, and had a great time watching the waves. The setup with the sitting room facing the water was excellent, with a toasty gas insert to keep us feeling cozy as the wind blew around the house. It was also fun watching the lobster boats check out their pots in the bay.
We also had a few days of sunshine, and the outdoor furniture was perfect to get a little sun. The dogs also liked basking in the sunbeams on the floor. Walking to the beach involved rocks, but not a problem at all with good shoes. If that still makes you nervous, you can walk along the road to the public access for an easier entry.
We really enjoyed being tucked away from it all while still being close enough to things if we wanted. We bought lobsters several times from the pier in Owls Head (Ship to Shore Lobster), and recommend trying new shell if available for easier cracking. We also visited the Owls Head General Store for the award-winning hamburgers. A highlight was the dinner we had at Primo (a short drive to Rockland). It was one of the best meals we have had anywhere anytime, including Michelin rated restaurants.
Everything was clean and in good order. There are lots of plates and glasses, more than the two of us needed. We had one problem with the hot water heater while there which was promptly fixed. The owner offered to come wait for the plumber, which would have been great if we had urgent plans, but given that our plans were to laze about, we just waited for him ourselves. It's nice to know that any problems could be promptly addressed.
We definitely plan to be back. If you're looking for a little hideaway of your own, you'll probably like it too.