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Breathtaking Oceanfront Private Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Leslie Connell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

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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Spruce Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is on the first floor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Breathtaking Oceanfront Private Cottage
average rating of 4.875 based on 62 reviews
Plant City, FL

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
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great vacation. We would love to have you back!
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Our favorite place in Maine

  • 5 of 5

We love coming to Spruce Head. We have come for the last three years. It is in a beautiful location and the cottage has everything we need, including in the kitchen. I love to cook and Leslie has just about everything. It's also easy to get to lots of places for day trips including Owl's Head, Port Clyde, and Rockland. The hard decision is whether to relax and enjoy the view or go out exploring. We stay in a lot of different places, but this is the one we make sure we come back to.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unbeatable Views

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to mid-Coast Maine for many years but have always stayed with relatives. Recently they've moved, so we were stuck finding our own place for only the second time, and that place had to be dog-friendly. We really lucked out with Leslie's Spruce Head cottage. The pictures really don't do it justice and we spent part of every day looking at how all of the blues of the water and the sky complimented the grey of the rock and the green spruce. Our dog loved the big yard as well and enjoyed spending time with Leslie's pup Pilot.

The house is well stocked with linens and towels, blankets, cooking implements, and basics like salt and oil. The cottage is on the smaller side, but was fine for our needs as we were only two adults and one dog. The main point of the property, for us, was to spend as much time outdoors and we were lucky to have mostly perfect weather. If you are traveling with your pet(s) please note that they are not allowed on the second floor. This wasn't an issue for our dog, but would have been for our last pup who had to sleep wherever we did. Leslie is extremely responsive and very friendly, so it's nice to be able to recommend her property.

This was our first time staying with her and she was a thoughtful and generous host. It really is absolutely world class for views, I doubt that there are many places that have these views for any money, let alone the very reasonable price that it cost for us to spend a week at the cottage. Location wise, it's an extremely private and beautiful place and you really do feel like you're in your own world (check out the sand beach just up the rocks) but at the same time it's an easy drive to Rockland, Route 1, Camden, and other places north and south if you feel like going out to eat or forgot a bottle of wine. Would definitely stay again, what a piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best vacation spot ever.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was amazing, right on the Maine coast with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Our hosts were so friendly and warm. it was the most relaxing time and with the fresh air from the cold waters of the Atlantic. It was superb and we will be back to experience the beauty again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spruce Head Lobster Village Cottage by the Sea Maine

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate ocean front cottage. Exceptionally furnished and well maintained. A great place to call home for a week. Thoroughly enjoyed this area. Walk to lobster restaurant and harbor. Excellent location close to attractions shopping and restaurants. Cottage owners reside on premise. Gracious hosts. Always available to meet your every need. Cottage and area exceed my expectations . I can't wait to return and would definitely rent this same cottage. My little dog loved the spacious deck and walk to the beach. JoLynn and Max, Belleville IL

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful, immaculate. Third year for us.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was immaculately clean, as always. We love the location, the privacy, and the proximity to attractions in the area. I would certainly recommend the cottage to others. A perfect combination of a real get-away, with beaches, lobster, the Farnsworth, Monhegan Island, Port Clyde, Camden--so much to do in this area.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Spruce Head Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%


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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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