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

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House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5 - 11)

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 sleeps 8 in four 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 double bed, as well as 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 connection.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

Charming Owls Head Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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Charming Owls Head Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171480vbi
(505) 459-3111 (Paul) (New Mexico, USA)
Owls Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Mt. Vernon, IL
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Charming Owls Head Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171480vbi
(505) 459-3111 (Paul) (New Mexico, USA)
Owls Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Georgia
4

A REAL Coastal Maine Experience

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Charming Owls Head Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171480vbi
(505) 459-3111 (Paul) (New Mexico, USA)
Owls Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Massachusetts
5

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Charming Owls Head Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p171480vbi
(505) 459-3111 (Paul) (New Mexico, USA)
Owls Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Reston, VA
5

Excellent even in early Spring!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We stayed at this lovely cottage the week before Easter when most people would not consider going to Maine. The pictures are accurate and we felt very much at home the moment we arrived. There were lots of things to do in the area but we mostly took walks on the beach, visited 3 lighthouses, ate lobster and relaxed. The owners and manager were excellent to work with and resolved any issue or answered questions in a very timely manner. We really enjoyed our first visit to Maine and look forward to returning someday soon!
Recommended for:  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/p171480vbi
(505) 459-3111 (Paul) (New Mexico, USA)
Owls Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Melvin Village NH
4

Be the first in the nation to see the sun rise

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
My family and myself met at Sunrise cottage for a family reunion, We found the cottage and the cabin across the street just what was needed for some rest and relaxation. The rustic cottage was well equipted and maintained. We enjoyed going to the local lobster pounds and exploring the rocky coast of Maine including schooner tours from Camden, The windsor Chair factory in Lincolnville, the many museums, shops and down east wonders. Going up the coast Arcadia National Park is a must see as well as having pop overs on the lawn. I was nice to have a washer and dryer to keep up on the towels and linens as well as to have a dishwasher for those butter dishes from the Lobster and Steamer feed. The new owner of the property was very accomodating and even called to make sure our stay was everything we expected. There is plenty of parking with a lovely yard planted with perrenials and even a few cherry tomatoes (like candy) growing in a small vegatable garden by the back door. Stone walls, on both peices of property, natural cedar siding, the package made for a nice stay at the coast
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Availability & Rates

Owls Head Cottage Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

- Cleaning Fee $150.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Tax Rate 8.0%

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Owls Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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