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CHARMING OWLS HEAD WATERFRONT COTTAGE

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHARMING OWLS HEAD WATERFRONT COTTAGE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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Owls Head Cottage Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Sunrise Cottage on Mahalas Lane

Located in Owls Head, this quaint and unique 1930s cottage is nestled at the end of a private lane. A guest of the cottage, the author, Marianne Cushing, has had published (December 2013) her debut novel, Mahalas Lane (the lane of the cottage), which uses the cottage as a point of reference for her investigation-romance work of art. Overlooking Crocketts Beach and Penobscot Bay, Mahalas Lane is serene and relaxing, a true seaside get-away.

Crocketts Beach, when the tide is out a bit, is a perfectly sandy beach all the way out into the water. Children, less fragile than adults, do not seem to mind at all the refreshing aspects of the Maine water, and enjoy the swimming without having to negotiate bothersome rocks with their feet. (Adults seem to appreciate this pleasing aspect as well.)

Crocketts Beach is especially well-suited for kayaking and provides for a nice ability to explore, by kayak, Seaglass Island (a very small island about 1/4 mile off the beach which you can almost walk to at low tide), nearby Crescent Beach and Sheep's Island. There are really only about three other cottages-homes on Crocketts Beach, so the beach is rather private and unique in that sense as well.

The cottage is architecturally unique, reminiscent of a ship with a bowed front, with pristine white ship-lap throughout and a built-in bed.

A split-rail fence contains the ample yard and natural gardens surround the house. It is a pleasing space any time of the day; sit on the patio for morning coffee and watch the sunrise over the ocean or stroll down to the ocean-front beach house for an afternoon of reading.

The main house and beach house sleep 8 in five bedrooms. The master is on the first floor with a king bed, an ocean view and an adjoining bath.

The well-equipped kitchen has spectacular views of the water and opens into the living room and dining room areas, both with ocean views. Plenty of windows offer natural light and light sea breezes.

There are three bedrooms upstairs and one full bath. The first bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has a queen bed and one twin built-in bed. Both have views of the water and comfortable furnishings.

The third upstairs bedroom, a master bedroom, has a private bath and one king bed with an ocean view.

There is also a beach cottage on the property, located at the water’s edge. The guest cottage offers sleeping space for two on a queen bed, as well as a slipcovered love seat, two slipcovered sitting chairs, an under-counter refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster oven, a countertop water dispenser and a spacious deck. This is the perfect place to sit and watch the day come to an end.

The location of Mahalas Lane is ideal. Owls Head is home of the Transportation Museum, the Owls Head General Store (home of the award-winning Loaded 7-Napkin Burger and old-time penny candy) and the Owls Head Lighthouse where Spot, the Springer spaniel, is buried by the lighthouse bell (see the true story of Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue).

Owls Head is a small, quiet community just minutes from Rockland (the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Primo Restaurant, In Good Company wine bar, Fiore premium Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, Planet Toys and Jess's Market for lobsters and fresh seafood - Down East Magazine's readers' choice for best seafood market in Maine).

Thomaston, Rockport and Camden are also nearby. Rockport is the setting for the Samoset Resort (the well-appointed La Bella Vita restaurant with a magnificent view of Penobscot Bay, the tranquil, fresh, clean, seaside aesthetic of The Spa and a beautiful seaside, championship golf course) and Maine Sport Outfitters (offering for purchase or rental items for almost any conceivable sporting interest ranging from kayaking, biking and running to camping and winter sports).

These larger cities offer museums, restaurants, shopping, festivals and endless cultural activities. Cape Air flies into (and out of) Owls Head (the Knox County Regional Airport) from Boston (a one hour flight) and other regional locations. Car rentals (Budget) can be made from the Knox County Regional Airport.

The house offers a washer and dryer, Bosch dishwasher, cable television and Internet Wi-Fi connection.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Charming Owls Head Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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Charming Owls Head Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171480vb
-(505) 459-3111 (Paul) (New Mexico, USA)
Owls Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
St. Louis, MO
5

Nothing else comes close

  • 5 of 5
We have been vacationing in Maine for 20 years, always renting houses on the ocean. Every year has been a delight - the weather, the food, the people, just breathing the wonderful air. This area is a paradise for we three mid-westerners escaping the St. Louis summers.

This year we discovered this amazing cottage that was beyond anything we could have imagined. A perfect location with a view of the ocean out of most every window and every amenity that one could hope for, including large screen televisions, WiFi, large comfortable beds, amazing kitchen, etc. You'll love the charming beach cottage, fully furnished and right on the private beach. Certainly, in our travels, nothing else has come close to this wonderful cottage.

The owners did a remarkable job to insure that our stay was the best it could be. Fresh flowers and fruit met us on our arrival and phone calls to be sure that everything was satisfactory. This is a place and an experience not to be missed. We loved it!
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Owls Head Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171480vb
-(505) 459-3111 (Paul) (New Mexico, USA)
Owls Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

You won't want to leave

You won't want to leave
  • 5 of 5
Is there anything more lovely than an ocean view all to yourself? That is this cottage. Convenient to everything yet unencumbered by people or boat traffic -- just you, the lapping waves, the rising sun and a cup of coffee in the morning, or chatting with friends and family by an oceanside fire in the evening. The house itself is quintessential Maine, with white beaded wood and beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry room, and comfy beds with flannel sheets and down quilts for a cozy night's sleep with the windows open to let the waves put you to sleep. This is the Maine I dreamed of as a child, and I can't wait to go back.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Owls Head Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171480vb
-(505) 459-3111 (Paul) (New Mexico, USA)
Owls Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Dreaming of Maine

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was exactly what my family needed after a hectic semester. The location was perfect, close enough to Rockland to ride a bike to town for lunch or shopping, but on a quiet, pastoral road with views of the sea from every room. The house was comfortable, clean, neat, and home-like. It had everything we needed and plenty of space for guests and children. When it was rainy, it was relaxing to lay on the sofa and read; when it was sunny, the little cottage near the beach provided a deck on which we could sit and gaze at the ocean. The owner cares for his home and treats renters like friends b/c he knows they will share his love for this place. I would recommend a bike ride or run to Birch Point Beach State Park and lunch at the Owl's Head General Store. They aren't kidding about the hamburgers. We will be back!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Charming Owls Head Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171480vb
-(505) 459-3111 (Paul) (New Mexico, USA)
Owls Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Mt. Vernon, IL
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at Sunrise Cottage. The house was quaint and the setting was perfect for our family. It was large enough for 4 adults and 6 children, ranging in age from 1-12 years. It was clean and provided all the amenities. The owner was accomodating and even called to check on the condition of the house when we arrived. The kids enjoyed the beach more than any of our Gulf coast trips! They explored the rocks, built sand castles, and even waded into the chilly water. It was also fairly private, with only a few other people on the beach. The weather was better than forecasted, with only one rainy day, and a couple of 80+degree days, which is unusual for Maine in early July. We visited Rockland, Camden, Belfast, and Acadia, which we have visited in the past. A great find was shopping at the Maine State Prison Store in Thomaston! They have great handcrafted wood products at fabulous prices! It was difficult to decide what to buy, but limited vehicle room prohibited many items--and they don't ship. We would love to return to the same property in the future.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Owls Head Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171480vb
-(505) 459-3111 (Paul) (New Mexico, USA)
Owls Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Georgia
4

A REAL Coastal Maine Experience

  • 4 of 5
We chose Owl's Head for our first visit to Maine. With most of our beach experience being on the Gulf of Mexico or Pacific, we were in for a surprise! Amazing lupines, roses, iris, and a variety of English plants covered the landscape of both the cottage and beach house. At the edge of the narrow footpath you meet the contrasting rocky border just steps away from the sandy beach. Both the wildly lavish gardens and the rocky coast quickly became the most admired aspects of our Owl's Head visit. Those and the unique "lifting" kitchen windows. What fun to "raise" the windows (look closely at the kitchen photos provided in the listing) each morning as the coffee brewed.

Not being able to "swim" in the ocean was quickly replaced with kayaking, fishing, beach combing (great sea glass on this stretch of private beach) island exploring, fire building, mosquito battles, and the like. Our son caught mackerel from the kayak and our daughter had a face to face chat with a seal during one of her jaunts to the nearby island. Even a couple of red foxes, living nearby, made occasional fireside appearances.

Since we weren't really going for the sight seeing vacation, the cottage and beach house were just the PERFECT match for us. Four adults (two very young, and two very old) and three pre-adolescents had PLENTY of room in this listing with extra space to spare. There were more than adequate linens and a fully equipped kitchen for short order or gourmet meal prep.

All of the windows opened for amazing sea breezes, views of the sea and moon, and our favorite ritual, listening to the waves lapping against the shore at bedtime. The cottage is in a residential area that is active, but not busy. We felt completely comfortable with our pre-teens going to and from the beach without constant supervision. You can reach several small towns for restaurants, shopping, wineries, or museums within a short, 10-20 minute drive.

The General Store (burgers and more) very close to the cottage~
Puffin Project/Store- Educational video~
Fiore Artisan Olive Oil store (seriously, it's like a candy shop......MUST DO THIS~
In Good Company (adults)~
Primo's (especially for adults)~
Owl's Head lighthouse~
Archers on the Pier~
Ice Cream at the Alpaca Farm on Hwy 1

From our initial inquiry, to the end of our stay, Paul, the cottage owner, communicated promptly and with great detail, making sure all of our questions and needs were met. We had a fabulous vacation!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Charming Owls Head Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171480vb
-(505) 459-3111 (Paul) (New Mexico, USA)
Owls Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Massachusetts
5

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5
I hesitate to write a review because I don't want this gem of a place to become too booked up. The house is well located, well equipped and nicely furnished. It was perfect for our group and we'll definitely return. The photos representing the house are accurate and the owner is very easy to work with. I do not hesitate to recommend this property at all!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $1,600 Per week

Owls Head Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
November 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
December 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
January 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Jan 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
February 2015
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
March 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
April 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
May 2015
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
June 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
July 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
August 2015
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
September 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
October 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
November 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
December 2015
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
January 2016
Jan 1 2016 - Jan 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
February 2016
Feb 1 2016 - Feb 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
March 2016
Mar 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
April 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
May 2016
May 1 2016 - May 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
June 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
July 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
August 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
September 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
November 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
December 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

- Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Rental calendar runs from Saturday to Saturday; arrival time is at 4:00 p.m. and departure time is at 10:00 a.m..

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Amenities

Amenities

Owls Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1) - Graco Pasadena model Pack 'n Play Playard crib available for infants
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
- A guest, the author, Marianne Cushing, has had published (December 2013) her debut novel, Mahalas Lane, which uses the cottage as a point of reference in her investigation-romance work of art

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