SWEET COTTAGE, QUIET, COMFORTABLE, CLEAN, WIDE OCEAN VIEWS! 5 MINS FROM ROCKLAND

Kate Oakes

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SWEET COTTAGE, QUIET, COMFORTABLE, CLEAN, WIDE OCEAN VIEWS! 5 MINS FROM ROCKLAND

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Spruce Head Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 3 adults comfortably, or 2 adults and one child

Comfortable and peaceful cottage, pet friendly too, on a safe and quiet lane in Spruce Head Village with glorious, unrestricted and wide views over Seal Harbor beach. Southerly views of the ocean make the inside of the cottage bright, cheery and sunny. Within a two minute walk you will find a Fisherman's Shack to buy Fresh Crab and Lobster. Blue water sparkles between houses everywhere you stroll around the village. Rockland is a 10 minute drive away and offers world class restaurants and art galleries, including the famous Farnsworth Museum featuring many Wyeth and Winslow Homer works. The Mid-Coast area is situated perfectly for day trips to Pemaquid to the South and Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor to the North. Spruce Head is a traditional New England village with lobstering roots, and offers convenient sailboat and motorcraft moorings as well as easy staging points for Ocean Kayakers eager to explore the myriad islands of the Mussell Ridge Channel around Spruce Head. Please note that the pet deposit is cheerfully refunded after satisfactory inspection.

Guestbook Comments: 'I haven't been this relaxed in 5 years! I love Maine but especially Spruce Head and the Lobster Docks' G.L - N.Y.............*******************

'As I write we are packed up and ready to leave. We have had to drag ourselves from the deck and leave that beautiful view behind. We really could have sat there all day. We will certainly recommend your place here and this part of Maine'. Andrew and Irene E - Liverpool, England 8/15/2008*********

October 1st, 2010: 'First I must thank you both, John and Kate, for providing us with a lovely, quiet, comfy home for the week. As chief cook I was pleased at the well-equipped kitchen - it had everything we needed!'Helen and Fred L. - North Carolina **********

September 25th, 2010:''What was it that differentiated your place from the seemingly hundreds of others I looked at? It's usually a gut feeling and I was right again! Thanks for your special consideration and, hopefully, we'll be back!' Hank and Sue D., Massachusetts *********

A few more...: September 18th, 2010:'We've loved our relaxing week in your well-supplied cottage. Rockland area is Maine at its best and your cottage is in a well-placed spot for all sorts of pleasures in every direction - and it's a sweet place to come 'home' to at the end of each day's adventures' Gerry and Peter H, Gloucester, Mass********

July 10th, 2010:'As we hurry to tidy up - it is a bit sad to be leaving. The cottage was a warm and friendly place to rest and a nice home-away-from-home. Thanks for the tips and hints on the Lighthouses and especially Clark Island - spots we never would have found on our own. Great tips to help us have a good time. The fog of the last 3

days has been amazing and subduing at the same time. We know there is an ocean out there in front of us...just...over...there, but it is shrouded in a thick, moist off-white mist(that has got to be the bane of the local lobstermen) but endlessly fascinating to us.' Ed, Cindy, Jake and Teri S. Walled Lake, Michigan

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Kate Oakes (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Kate Oakes

Kate, the lobsterman!

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Sweet Cottage, Quiet, Comfortable, Clean, Wide Ocean Views! 5 mins from Rockland
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Sweet Cottage, Quiet, Comfortable, Clean, Wide Ocean Views! 5 mins from Rockland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181035
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Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Metuchen, NJ
5

Terrific Petfriendly Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Russ and I spent a wonderful week at the cottage! We couldn't ask for more! Sunny and cozy, it was just the right size for us. The neighbors were friendly and more than willing to chat about the local history. We especially enjoyed the evening that owners John and Kate stopped by. What a great couple! We brought our dog along and he had a great time too. We also got the pet deposit returned right away!

We highly recommend this property and can't wait to come back again!
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Great Tenants! Love to have you back, Kate and John.
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Sweet Cottage, Quiet, Comfortable, Clean, Wide Ocean Views! 5 mins from Rockland
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Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Pristine and homey cottage

  • 5 of 5
Chuck and I wanted to thank you for sharing your wonderful cottage with us. Your place was so different from other places we've stayed...so clean and well equipped with WONDERFULLY comfortable beds! It was a perfect base for our day trips to Rockland, Camden and beyond. The grounds and deck were tastefully landscaped and maintained. We met a few of your neighbors as they walked to the water, and they were kind and colorful. It was wonderful to bring out a cup of coffee to your large deck and peacefully watch the tide or listen to the birds. Returning to Vermont, we both feel refreshed! All best, Deborah and Chuck.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Sweet Cottage, Quiet, Comfortable, Clean, Wide Ocean Views! 5 mins from Rockland
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Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying here, the cottage was cute, comfortable and had everything we needed. The area is simply beautiful & you can walk over to lobster markets to purchase fresh cooked lobsters & sit on the deck & enjoy dinner & your surroundings. We stayed a week & it was so relaxing. The owners are very nice & do everything they can to make sure your visit is enjoyable.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Sweet Cottage, Quiet, Comfortable, Clean, Wide Ocean Views! 5 mins from Rockland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181035
-+1 242-366-0707
Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Jacksonville, FL
5

Picture perfect, clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5
We spent 4 weeks in this cottage and loved every minute. The views and breezes surround you. The seating areas were inviting and comfortable with plenty of room. The beds were great too. I enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen and even did a little baking. Everything was spotless clean and welcoming. There are two deck areas outside and nice plantings to enjoy.
The cottage is in a wonderful walkable village but still less than 10 minutes to US1. It is away from heavy traffic so walking and biking are great. Kate and John are very nice and made us feel like welcomed guests. They shared lots of local information and even a couple secret recipes.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet Cottage, Quiet, Comfortable, Clean, Wide Ocean Views! 5 mins from Rockland
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Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Wonderful cottage, cozy and clean

  • 5 of 5
A cozy, welcoming cottage with a lovely view, 38 Village Rd. in Spruce Head had everything we wanted and needed in a rental. We have searched for a place to which we could return each year and we have finally found it here. Comfortable seating both inside and out on the decks. Nicely equipped cook's kitchen and squeaky clean throughout. A quiet place to relax and a location convenient for day trips. Best of all, local owners John and Kate called and stopped by to personally make sure we were comfortable and satisfied with everything. By far, the best experience we've had with any of our 14 trips to Maine. John and Kate couldn't have been more kind and we look forward to seeing them again next year! We highly recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet Cottage, Quiet, Comfortable, Clean, Wide Ocean Views! 5 mins from Rockland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181035
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Spruce Head MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

It suits us fine!

  • 5 of 5
Sept. 2012

The Kate & John cottage in Spruce Head, Me suited us for our one week’s vacation just fine.
A nice down east cottage with all the amenities such as washer/dryer, TV, radio, secure WiFi, etc.

The cottage was absolutely clean and neat when we moved in and we hope we left it the same way on our way out. We hope incoming vacationers will do the same. This property demands respect.

The cottage is located in a quiet area of the village so if relaxation near the Maine shoreline is the order of the day then no problem.
We recommend that the Transportation Museum and the Sail and Power Museum in the area be visited. Both are of high quality, staffed by dedicated persons, and privately funded. They deserve a visit.

The State parks in the area are also worth a visit. One can hike in the Camden Hill park or if physical exercise is not your thing, or you are unable to do strenuous hiking then one can motor up Mt. Battie for a spectacular view.

Town waterfronts and main streets provide pleasant outings. Great boutiques and restaurants not far away from the cottage. Of course there are stores for everyday needs such as groceries.
Down east architecture is to be experienced.

A wide variety of restaurants are available. We chose to cook in the well equipped kitchen of the cottage and dine in the great atmosphere available at the cottage. Foggy morning breakfasts were a treat.

If shopping on a large scale is your thing, then cities such as Freeport are not very far away.

This is a windjammer area so there are many offerings available with sailings of different time lengths and a variety of on-board servings.

A great location where the mountains meet the sea, the scenery is great, and the ocean surf beating the shore is a relaxing tonic.

The one negative we had was the travelling west to east across the state of Maine, the roads in general being of very poor quality. However, the roads in the coastal tourist area were in good shape and a pleasure to travel after the rough roads inland. Roads north/south seem to be of good quality.
Bad roads should not deter one from visiting. Drive slower and safer – enjoy the scenery.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport
Car: recommended

This Classic Maine Cottage is situated in a safe, quiet and friendly Village Neighborhood, within walking distance of a Post Office, Church and small General Store. Spruce Head Island, attached to the Village of Spruce Head by a small bridge, has two fishing docks where lobster boats bring in their catch daily. Two miles away is the 'Gig', a typical Village store, (well-known for fresh lobster and crab-meat rolls), perched on the edge of the harbor, near the Reversing Falls. The harbor, or salt water estuary, is a popular spot where you can fish from the bridge or alongside the water's edge, casting your line for Stripers. Rockland, a 10 minute drive away, has become an art mecca with many galleries including the famous Farnsworth Museum housing Wyeth and Winslow Homer originals. Rockland has an old-fashioned brick-fronted downtown with an active waterfront and is the home of several three-masted schooners that take passengers on daily or weekly cruises along the coast of Maine.

Other Activities: Eating Lobster Dinners and homemade pies at 2 waterfront outdoor restaurants in the immediate area.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $950 Per week

Spruce Head Cottage Rental Rates

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Sep 7 2014 - Oct 11 2014
7 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
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7 night minimum stay
$950
 

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Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Spruce Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Clean, neat and updated. A shower/tub combination, porcelain toilet and well-illuminated vanity/sink with medicine cabinet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Two good-sized bedrooms that are quiet, separated from each other and with the full bathroom easily accessible to each by being between them. The larger of the two bedrooms has a Queen sized bed and the second bedroom a Double bed. Each bedroom has a generous quantity of double-glazed casement windows to ensure a bright sunny interior, good cross ventilation and quiet when needed. The cottage is most comfortably sized and suggested for a family of 3, where it is expected there are 2 adults and a child or 3 adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There are wide decks, one on each side of the cottage, that afford a a choice of the perfect place to set in the sun or in the shade, depending on the weather or time of day. A beautiful and elegant wood bench has recently been crafted on one deck in 2010, affording clear and unrestricted views of the cove below, yet sheltered behind lush ornamental shrubs, all conveying a sense of privacy and peace.
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