BREATHTAKING OCEANFRONT PRIVATE COTTAGE

Leslie Connell

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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BREATHTAKING OCEANFRONT PRIVATE COTTAGE

Spruce Head Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2-3

Very cozy and private. Spiral staircase to bedroom. Sliding glass doors open to wrap-around deck and lawn that slopes to ocean. 300+ feet deep water frontage separated from lawn by broad rock ledge. Enjoy your morning coffee watching lobster and sail boats in the Mussel Ridge Channel. Unbelievable and peaceful views out to ocean and north to the Camden Hills. Windjammer cruises, golf, tennis, hiking, museums, access to nearby islands. Unparalleled views everywhere.

No smoking inside, permitted on deck only. Pets may be permitted. If approved a $50.00 fee is charged per pet.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Leslie Connell (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Leslie & Gordon,We have so enjoyed spending our week in Maine at your cottage. It's just as comfortable as home, with all the extras that everyone would like to be surrounded by - the ocean - the trees, woods - nature at it's best. Thanks for letting us bring Molly, Who hasn't stopped purring since we arrived. And thanks for going out of your way to help us out with the cage situation.YOu, and the people of Maine in general, are the greatest!Hope to be lucky enough to return soon.Thank you - for everythingSally and Phillip Dilley
Sep 2004
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Private Cottage
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Private Cottage
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207 594-1801
Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Plant City, FL
5

Awesome Waterfront Cottage with all amenities

  • 5 of 5
We were blown away at the view when we arrived at this quaint cottage. The cottage was immaculate, and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. We were surprised at how many attractions were so close to this area. We had a very fun filled week. Leslie and Gordon could not have been more accommodating. We were told of a beautiful sand beach about a 5 minute wooded walk from the cottage and what a treasure! We hunted for sea glass and even did a little swimming. We had brought a picnic with us and had a scruptuous buffet on the beach! Our days started out with a blueberry muffin and a cup of coffee on the deck, watching the lobstermen hauling in their catch. One lazy afternoon, I took my book down to the shore in front of the cottage and lounged in the sun on my lawn chair. What a beautiful place for a midnight bonfire. On our one foggy day, we found puzzles, games, and were surprised that the sattelite TV had the pay stations, so we had plenty to do. One day, I asked Leslie where I could get lobsters and, low and behold, her husband is a lobsterman, and brought lobsters right to our door. He even gave us a lesson on eating them. Here is a wrap up of our day excursions: Mount Batty (beautiful views), Ferry ride to Monhegan Island, shopping in Camden (and saw the Windjammer ships), the Farnsworth Art Museum (Andrew Wyeth central), and here is a list of the many lighthouses we visited (Owls Head Light, Marshall Point, Pemaquid, and our furthest adventure to Acadia National Park and the Bass Harbor Light). Wow, what a week. We will be back. Overall, it was our best Maine vacation ever!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great vacation. We would love to have you back!
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Private Cottage
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207 594-1801
Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
4

A Much Appreciated and Needed Escape

  • 4 of 5
My husband, our newfoundland dog, and I loved our stay at the cottage by the sea! The listing description was very accurate. It had everything we could have needed. The location was amazing, making it somewhat difficult for us to tear ourselves away to see other parts of the area. Leslie and Gordon were the perfect hosts - there if we needed them and leaving us to ourselves when we didn't. Leslie's recommendation for the best crab rolls at McLoons was right on. And I now have the sailing bug, thanks to Gordon taking us out one night! He was a calm and reassuring teacher. Many great restaurants in Rockland -In Good Company, Suzuki's Sushi to name a couple. The Maine Transportation Museum was fun. A visit to Pemaquid Point was a beautiful ride ending with spectacular scenery. There are so many things to do in this area. But as I said, enjoying the cottage and location prevented us from doing more. We would stay here again in a heart beat! Sometimes you don't realize how much you just need to relax until you are in a place that encourages you to just do that.
Thanks for sharing your lovely pace by the sea.

Stephanie and Art
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Private Cottage
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207 594-1801
Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

This is Maine

  • 5 of 5
Leslie was a great host. McCloons Lobstah rolls right down the street best you will ever have. Lawn chairs on the rocks soaking up the sun. Watch the lobster boats go by. listen to the ocean. Gordon can provide you with fresh lobster and the pot is in your kitchen. Nice people. They leave you alone unless you need them. Private area. We went on the Whale watch and that was fun in Whale harbor. We hit the antique shops. All good. We drove and I think I would try to get closer on a Thursday and avoid weekend Friday rush hour into Maine. If you want to eat fresh seafood and relax this is the place. We will try harder next time to find the beach. Bring butter and lemons and your appetite. This is Lobster country. This is it.
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Private Cottage
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207 594-1801
Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Gorgeous scenery in private, quiet location

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have been renting a week every summer at this cottage for the past 10+ years. The cottage is nicely appointed (including clean linens, towels, large fridge, stove/oven, washer & dryer onsite) and very comfortable inside, and the owners are wonderful hosts. The scenery and location make it truly outstanding. There is a private deck and granite rocks for sitting, relaxing, and taking in the views of Muscle Ridge Channel. You often awake to the sounds of seagull cries and lobster boats pulling up the pots. The cottage is also within walking distance of a small beach and lobster shack (new this year) on the island (which is accessible by a small bridge). Rockland is about 15 minutes north and Camden about 10-15 minutes north of that (both wonderful towns to visit). Close to hiking, kayaking, ferries (Monhegan, Vinalhaven, etc), museums, wineries, restaurants, etc.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Private Cottage
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207 594-1801
Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Virginia
5

A very relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5
The cottage is small and cozy, just the right size for the two of us and our large dog. A well equipped kitchen, many lobsters, and a bbq grill make for a good week. We appreciate Gordon's lobster steaming lesson and were able to fly solo the second time around without a hitch. Only thing to get used to was the spiral staircase to the bedroom upstairs; no pets allowed upstairs so pooch had to sleep downstairs without us. A minor inconvenience.

Each day we took a walk in the morning around the island. Shell beach is small but nice and quiet. No need to worry about cars on the dirt roads and the neighbors were friendly. We never did make it to the Lobster Lane Bookshop when it was open but it looks interesting for at least a browse.

Further afield there are some state parks nearby. The Farnsworth Museum (Rockland) is worth an afternoon, and Camden (north or Rockland) is nice for a walk though I get the impression it's overrun with tourists on the weekend. The local eateries are good though some are overpriced. Bar Habor and Acadia National Park are a two hour drive on US-1, makes for a long day-trip if you don't start early.

The Waterworks Pub in Rockland has outdoor seating but said dogs were not allowed on the deck. In Bar Harbor we were able to eat outside at Rupununi with our pooch; another place (Parkside Restaurant) welcomes dogs on their patio as well.

We should have planned a ferry ride to Canada or at least some of the islands off the coast. Not sure if dogs are welcome.

All in all we enjoyed our stay in Spruce Head and plan to do it again next year.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
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Breathtaking Oceanfront Private Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101112
207 594-1801
Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Pennsylvania
5

Leslie and Gordon,

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent in Spruce Head. As you know, the weather did not cooperate, but even so the cottage was wonderful. Th eview is phenomenal, and the cottage is extremely well-equipped.

It was wonderful to have dogs around again. They are so well behaved and friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone. We hope to see you again next summer.


Pat and Hank
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly
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On an enclosed bay south of Camden on Coastal Route 1, Rockland is a central waypoint for travelers. Landing ports and ferries to and from Northhaven and Vinalhaven Islands are available. Rockland is surrounded by bays, peninsulas, rivers, lakes, and inlets. The Midcoast exhibits tremendous natural beauty. If you're looking for the authentic Maine experience, this is it. The Rockland-Thomaston area is the entry point to Penobscot Bay, perhaps the most scenic body of water on the eastern seaboard. Here you'll find islands, historic lighthouses, and protected harbors filled with working lobster boats. Ospreys and bald eagles nest along the rugged shores, puffins make the islands their home, and harbor seals make their annual pilgrimage to quiet coves. While nature is at the core, hospitality is the rule of the day. Here you'll find outstanding restaurants and galleries and first-class museums. This is the Lobster Capital of the World and home to the country's largest windjammer fleet.

Other Activities: Island exploration and beach combing

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Spruce Head Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes .

Deposits: 50% upon booking.

Payment Policies: balance must be paid two weeks prior to arrival.

Cancellations: deposit will be refunded if cottage is re-booked. If not re-booked guest will be responsible for full cottage rental.

Arrival/Departure: Arrival: Saturday 4:00 PM Departure: Saturday 12:00 Noon

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Spruce Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is on the first floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 queen
  • The bedroom is on the second floor with a queen size bed and a single bed. For those who do not want to use the spiral staircase we have a double futon on the main floor.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • forests
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • golf privileges optional
  • sound/bay fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
1 queen, 1 twin, 1 double futon. Auxiliary heat; outside deck table; picnic table, mooring space available. Sailing. During the lobster season we will supply our guests with lobster at the boat (wholesale) price. Eco tours on our lobster boat can be arranged as we have space available for a nominal fee. Pick out your own lobsters for dinner!
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