CHARMING COTTAGE AT THE CREST OF SPRUCE HEAD ISLAND

Karen Smith

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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CHARMING COTTAGE AT THE CREST OF SPRUCE HEAD ISLAND

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4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 8

Spacious, recently renovated, and tastefully decorated cottage located at the crest of Spruce Head Island , a lobstering village on the spectacular coast of Maine. Island is accessible by a causeway linking the island to the mainland near Rockland/Camden. Partial ocean views from every room. Rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable with lots of storage. The downstairs has hardwood floors and upstairs has wall-to-wall carpeting and skylights. Private suite upstairs is ideal for extended families. A deck with seating for 8 overlooks the backyard with partial ocean views. Only a 3-minute walk to the ocean's edge. Kayak/canoe launch is less than 1-mile away. Purchase fresh lobster and crab right on the island. Enjoy the peacefulness, beauty, and friendliness of island living, with fine dining, local shopping, outdoor activities, and cultural events only 15 minutes away.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Karen Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Charming cottage at the crest of Spruce Head Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Charming cottage at the crest of Spruce Head Island
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Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
New York, NY
5

Perfect Getaway; beautiful home and location!!!

  • 5 of 5
I first visited the mid-Maine coast in 1997 with friends and family, and had a fabulous time. I vowed to recreate that experience at some point in my life, and 2013 was the year. After plenty of research, I decided to have our group stay at Crest House. It was DEFINITELY the right choice!

The house is beautifully decorated with plenty of Maine country accents, and the owners, Karen and Brian, go the extra mile to supply the house with everything you need for a week of fun and relaxation.

Spruce Head Island itself is stunning, and we were a stone's throw from McLoon's Lobster Shack and a short drive from the scenic mid-coast Maine towns of Owl's Head, Rockland, Rockport and Camden.

If you have an opportunity to stay at Crest House, go for it! You won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming cottage at the crest of Spruce Head Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151113
603 483-0821
Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • 5 of 5
Do not hesitate to rent this property. We have stayed in many rental properties over the years and none can top this for cleanliness, hospitality, lovely furnishings, accurate description, spacious rooms, and communication with the owners. Karen will make sure that you are well taken care of during your visit. Also, the location was perfect for leisurely exploring the western side of the Penobscot Bay area We plan to return sometime and to bring more of the family with us because there's plenty of room.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Connie! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We feel so fortunate to be able to share our little piece of heaven on Spruce Head Island so that others can enjoy Maine as much as we do.

-Karen & Brian
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Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Saugerties, NY
5

Cozy and Inviting

  • 5 of 5
We arrived at Crest House after an extended drive due to car difficulties. What a pleasant surprise when we opened the front door of the cottage.The house is decorated just as you would imagine a Maine Cottage to look like. Karen and Brian have gone out of their way to supply guests with items (paper supplies, soaps, linens, towels, etc.) that in many rentals we have had to supply ourselves . All you need to bring are your clothes and your food. The area is a good jumping off point to explore Maine.There is an abundance of information at the cottage to help you plan your Maine adventures. If you walk across the street, you are looking down on Atwood Lobster Company. There is also Jesse's Fish Market in Rockland. If you want your seafood cooked, there are plenty of eating places in the nearby areas (see the supply of menus and ideas in the basket in living room. One of our favorite places is Cappy's in Camden (north on Rt. 1). While there, you should explore the harbor area and visit the many shops in the village. The island gave us the opportunity to take short walks - Karen will give you directions to one of the small beaches. We definitely give Crest House a thumbs up and hope to return in the future.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming cottage at the crest of Spruce Head Island
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Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Boston, MA, U.S.A.
5

The perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Every time I think back of our time last summer at the Crest House, I start smiling and get cheerful and full of joy and energy. It has been a wonderful time. I live in Boston and my family from France joined me to discover the coast of Maine. The 5 of us (3 adults and 2 young children) could not have had a better time. The house is wonderful: it is beautiful, spacious, cozy, conveniently furnished and very well-maintained. The location is perfect, pretty little towns, gorgeous beaches and picturesque lighthouses all within a short drive, and nice walks on the island from the house. We particularly appreciated all the helpful information that Karen and Brian shared with us about the best local beaches, lobster shacks and local trips. We just wished we had more time to explore them all! I still had to work some days but working from the deck (thanks to the wifi) with such a wonderful view does not feel like work anyways! And the local food (especially the lobsters that we prepared ourselves, but also the local cheeses) is right up there with french standards and dreams...

I am just back from France where I met my family again and we could not stop talking about the good time we had last summer at the Crest House and go over the pictures. That's what a perfect vacation is: it brings a family together for many years to come.

I would definitely highly recommend this place to anyone and moreover I do hope to come back in the future!

A big MERCI to Karen and Brian for sharing their house and their love for Maine with us.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming cottage at the crest of Spruce Head Island
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603 483-0821
Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Concord, MA
5

Well-appointed cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at this Spruce Head cottage during the summer of 2010. We had two families, me and my husband and our kids, and our brother and sister-in-law from France with their kids, so a total of 4 adults and 5 children ranging from 21 months up to 10 years.

The house was very clean and had all the amenities included in the online description. There were plenty of sheets and towels, the bedrooms and bathrooms were all good sized and overall the house was well organized and very comfortable, even for our large group. We all had plenty of room to spread out and never felt like we were "on top of each other", and there were plenty of windows for fresh air.

We were very lucky in that we had spectacular weather. There were plenty of things to see and do in the area, and I wish we had been there for two weeks instead of one. We walked on the island to the private beach, we ordered lobster (pre-cooked is the way to go, I am telling you) from the local place, we visited local state parks and beaches and the nearby towns of Camden and Rockland, sat and read on the porch, and the guys played golf.

Karen and Brian were very welcoming and helpful. We arrived to find that the washing machine had suddenly broken, and Karen was extremely and helpful in finding a solution and making sure that our vacation wasn't marred by this unforeseen event. With all the kids, we had a ton of laundry, and Karen offered to reimburse us for the money we had to spend at the local laundromat.

The only potential downside was with my 21 month old; I had to keep a keenly watchful eye on him around the stairs, downstairs bathrooms, and the deck, but that would have been an issue anywhere (except at home, where I have the baby gates set up).

But overall it was a wonderful place, and my family praised me repeatedly for the great job I did finding such a vacation gem. They are very discerning, so this meant a lot!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming cottage at the crest of Spruce Head Island
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603 483-0821
Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Colchester, VT
5

A fun filled week in August!

  • 5 of 5
I grew up in Maine and have always wanted to rent a house with family and friends on the coast. What a fabulous week we had on Spruce Head Island this summer with our 2 children, 2 best friends and their 2 children. Crest House is set up perfectly for 2 families to share- the upstairs housed 1 family with ample space, while our family had 2 bedrooms downstairs. This allowed for all of us to have room to breath, while still enjoying common space together. The house was very well maintained, clean and had everything we needed for a week's stay. The Smith's were very helpful hosts- providing us with plenty of information before and after our arrival on a variety of things to do and see during our stay.

The island itself is a a hidden gem- tucked away, yet in close proximity to bigger towns like Rockland and Camden. We enjoyed our walks around the island- to the small shell beach, to the marina to watch the lobstermen at work and to the bridge to enjoy sunset. There are also 2 lobster pounds where you can purchase fresh seafood, right off the boats (which we happily did on our last night on the island as a way to celebrate our time there). Off island, we ventured off and explored each day. There are plenty of options to keep everyone happy, all within easy driving distances. We most enjoyed the time we spent browsing around Rockland, at Owls Head Lighthouse, at Marshall Point Lighthouse, at the Drift In Beach, at Spruce Point Beach and at Waterman's Beach for award winning lobstah rolls (James Beard winner!).

We would absolutely recommend Crest House to anyone looking to enjoy and explore the midcoast region in Maine- an absolutely beautiful part of Maine that is less touristy and more authentic. Crest House provides a perfect home base for day trips and is a comfortable and peaceful place to rest and relax.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Knox County Airport
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Ferry to Vinalhaven or Monhegan Islands
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Birch Point State Park
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Samoset Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Spruce Head Pizza
Car: recommended

Located 3.5 hours from Boston. Central location to the best of Maine:

- 2 hours to Bar Harbor & Acadia NP

- 1.5 hours to Freeport & LL Bean

- 45 minutes to Boothbay Harbor

- 20 minutes to Camden & Rockport

Area activities:

- Ferries to Monhegan and Vinalhaven Islands

- Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center

- Lighthouse Museum

- Camden Hills State Park for hiking

- Merryspring Horticultural Park

- Samoset Resort for golf

- Lighthouses including Owls Head, Marshall Point, Rockland Breakwater

- Beaches (Birch Point State Park & Megunticook Lake)

- Windjammer cruises

- Bay Chamber Concerts

- Scenic coastal railroad

- Kayak & canoe rentals

- Art galleries

- Unique shopping

Annual festivals & events:

- Maine Lobster Festival

- North Atlantic Blues Festival

- Maine Boat Show

- Thomaston 4th of July Celebration

- Friendship Sloop Days

- Windjammer Parade

- Union Fair and Blueberry Festival

- Owls Head Transportation Museum Air/Car Shows & Antique Motorcycle Show

Other Activities: Kayaking, canoeing

Golf: Information about the Rockland Golf Club can be found here: http://www.rocklandgolf.com/. The Samoset Resort in Rockport (just on the Rockland town line) is located on the ocean overlooking beautiful Penobscott Bay: http://www.samosetresort.com/golf/index.aspx.

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Availability & Rates

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Spruce Head House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Peak
Aug 31 - Sep 27
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Late Season
Sep 28 - Oct 26
7 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Early Season
May 3 - May 31
7 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Off Peak
Jun 1 - Jun 28
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Peak Season
Jun 29 - Aug 30
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet deposit $100
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes 7-night minimum is required only for Peak Season.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Spruce Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Filtered Water
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Wood Stove
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Shed
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Deck / Patio
  • Bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
  • churches
  • live theater
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Each room features a separate heat zone. Kitchen has a new wood stove, in addition to the living room fireplace. Deck has a table and 8 chairs, as well as 2 Adirondack chairs and a side table for enjoying the ocean breezes. Fishing rods, bicycles, beach chairs and toys are available for use. The locked shed is perfect for storing your extra gear.
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