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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
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Calendar last updated:
July 22, 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!


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Breathtaking Oceanfront Private Cottage
average rating of 4.9 based on 66 reviews

Perfect Maine Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to Maine. Leslie said we were in for a treat and she was right! Beautiful morning coffee view watching the lobsterman check their traps and beautiful sunset view while eating fresh seafood on the back deck. Perfect set up for my wife and I and our 16 yr old son. He had the downstairs pullout sofa and we had the upstairs in a REALLY comfortable bed with a nice flow of ocean breeze each night to make for perfect sleeping conditions. And we had our own rental dog for the week - love Pilot!

Plenty of things to do to fill a week. We were pretty active, but always returned to the cottage for dinner preferring the peace and serenity of nature over the tourists of Camden. If you are looking for an active itinerary, here was ours (comments like this from others were very helpful to our vacation planning efforts):

Saturday - arrive early evening and dinner at McCloons - a place you will visit more than once!

Sunday - Camden State Park hiking 7 miles, lunch on the deck at Camden Deli (very good), then a stop by a lobster wholesaler for a few bugs to be steamed at the cottage.

Monday - Ferry Ride to Monhegan Island, another 7 miles of hiking and great views, and a stop at Millers Lobster company to pick up more big red bugs for dinner.

Tuesday - Leisurely drive to Boothbay to grab some fresh oysters at Scullys - the price list is on the cooler - take what you want and leave the money in the box (honor system) - grab an oyster knife, some cocktail sauce, and seat yourself at one of the picnic tables in her yard and enjoy. Had lunch a little later and then stopped by Beth's Market in Warren on the way home - a real treat! Leslie and Gordon hooked us up this day with 20 lobsters put in a trap off their dock for our weekly consumption. We cooked 8 that night. (L&G are the best!)

Wednesday - Daytrip to Acadia State Park. Another 6 miles of hiking/views. 2 hrs each way and really crowded this time of year. Plan to arrive by 10:00 a.m. if you want a parking spot. The park has a really good free bus system to take you from stop to stop (47,000 acres).

Thursday - Rain. So a good day for the 1.5 hr drive to Freeport to visit the LL Bean village. By the time we returned, the rain had yielded to a beautiful, cool evening. We ate the last 12 lobsters and gathered around the fire pit.

Friday - lunch at Long Grain in Camden (excellent) and a visit to Breakwater lighthouse, then ice cream at Dorman's.

BOOK IT!!! The best!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you come back for another visit real soon. What a full week of activities you had! We have many of other suggestions for your next visit and we will have your crate of lobsters waiting for you. Maybe we can talk Gordon into making you a blueberry pie! Pilot is eagerly waiting for your next visit.
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Roswell, Georgia


  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful, relaxing corner of the world! House was well equipped and clean, everything you could want including a washer and dryer! View could not be beat and it was so nice to sit on the deck for coffee in the morning or drinks in the afternoon. Secluded but very close to McCloon's Lobster...can walk there...and only 10 min from Rockland. We enjoyed the Blues Featival, Farnsworth, and all the shops and restaurants nearby. Easy to get to so many attractions for the day and return to your serene little piece of paradise! Leslie is a wonderful host and was always available if we had any questions...and we enjoyed her friendly dog, Pilot, and her cat! We hope to return ASAP!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plattsburgh, NY

Everything you need with a quiet ocean front view!

  • 5 of 5

The owners have ensured you have everything you need for you stay. Comfy beds and linens, laundry facilities, coffeemaker, dishes, name it, they have it ready for you. The rocks along the shoreline are a great spot for watching lobster skiffs, birding, and reading. We had our meals on the deck, and enjoyed walking around the island. If you want to explore the region, there are lots of lighthouses and interesting attractions fit for a day drive and if you forget anything, the stores aren't too far away either! Leslie and Gordon are available in the adjacent house and happy to help if you need them. And Pilot, their adorable little dog, will come around to check on you as well. Definitely recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure! I can't wait to see your pictures. We would love to have you for another visit anytime!
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Beautiful property, convenient to Rockland, Camden and surrounding areas

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful and so convenient. Everything you would need is provided, and the owners are incredibly helpful. It was hard to leave the view from the porch each day - Looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you back anytime! Thank you so much for helping us iron out the kinks on our cottage renovation. Pilot is looking forward to your next visit as well. Next time we must fit in a boat ride.
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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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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
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
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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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