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Seaside Serenity-lovely ocean and mountain views

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

- 4 BR, 1 BA, outdoor enclosed shower/dressing room Sleeps 6

Step back in time to a spacious Maine retreat with vintage charm and modern conveniences. This peaceful and quiet 4 BR/1 bath 1910 cottage has been lovingly updated with modern kitchen appliances and bathroom. Sit on the porch rockers and enjoy the view of Camden Hills and Rockland harbor while watching the sailboats come in and listening to our resident loons. Walk to the private pebble beach with commanding views of Rockland breakwater and hunt for sea glass and shells. Come in after a busy day of sailing or kayaking to warm by the fire and watch large sailboats dock in the harbor at sunset. If you can bear to leave this wonderful setting, there is an actual sandy beach minutes away, wonderful upscale restaurants and boutiques, galleries and museums in Rockland (5 min.) and Camden (20 min.). Tuck yourself in under down comforters and luxurious cotton linens in one of our well-appointed bedrooms to bring you a relaxing rest by the sea, and welcome the next morning sunrise.

Bed set-up:

1. Romantic spacious master with king bed, love seat and large picture window with water views

2. Quaint antique four poster twin room overlooking beautiful gardens

3. Spacious water view bedroom with queen and twin bed; water view bedroom with private ladder entrance, full-size bed, and walkout private screen porch with fantastic views to create special memories, queen sleeper sofa in 1st floor entertainment room.

Fabulous outdoor sun patio with firepit overlooking Rockland Harbor!

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Owls Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • Enclosed spacious outdoor shower and dressing room!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins, 1 full, 1 queen sleeper sofa. Well-equipped kitchen with updated appliances; Internet access; fire wood; down comforters and quality linens in all bedrooms; barbecue patio. Wonderful outdoor shower and dressing room. Open and screened porch with magnificent views!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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Peaceful stay on Owl's Head

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Seaside Serenity with another couple for a week. The house is close to Rockland and not too far from Camden and Booth Bay Harbor. It is in the middle of it all yet away from it all...while not directly on the water, it is very cosy and peaceful with a view of Rockland Harbor. Seaside is also close to some of the best lobster pounds in the area...yum! The owners were wonderful and very helpful with directions and things to do plus there was a lovely welcome gift upon arrival. Knowing that we enjoyed fishing, the owner went out of the way to leave some crab bait in the freezer for us! While there was only one bathroom in the house, it was not a problem as there is also an outdoor shower that is just wonderful!

Just one note...the bedrooms are all upstairs and the bathroom is down some very steep stairs. If there are elderly or young children it might be a little tricky for them.

That said, we all absolutely loved the house, the owners, its location and would DEFINITELY stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for visiting and glad you had a wonderful stay! We would love to have you return! Ken and Barbara
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Seaside Serenity cottage was just that and more. Barb & Ken provide a wonderful experience.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage feels comfortable from the first moment you enter the door. We spent days walking the beach or sitting on the lovely front porch and evenings on the stone patio with a fire looking at the stars. Words can not do it justice the experience was totally relaxing. I never wanted to leave. Thank you Barb & Ken for sharing your wonderful gem with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to share our home with you and thrilled you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again next year!
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A Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home has a great view of the water, and a rocky shoreline is just a short walk away. Our family of five stayed for a week (kids are 14, 12, and 9). There was plenty of room for all us to spread out and have time to ourselves, as well as plenty of spaces to gather as a family. Lots to do around the area, but one of our favorite things to do was search the rocky shore for sea glass and heart shaped rocks! The care and attention to detail that these homeowners have is so refreshing - the home was lovingly decorated and cared for. A wonderful family vacation for all of us! Thanks Barb and Ken!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome! So happy you enjoyed our little piece of paradise and appreciate you treating the home as your own! You are welcome back any time!
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You will love it here!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the cottage. It's a truly beautiful home with gorgeous surroundings. We loved the privacy, the beach down the way and the relaxing peacefulness of the area. The house is spacious with plenty of places for everyone to hang out. We were 3 children and 3 adults and we had places to gather together and places to have some solitude. Comfy beds with nice linens, lovely antiques and furnishings, and pretty views from every angle. Favorite parts were the big porch for reading, daily dips in the ocean right down the dirt road, fire pit at night and good night sleeps in comfy beds.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic Charm!!

  • 5 of 5

This charming century old cottage has been maintained and augmented with all the comforts of down East living. My family of 6 (4 kids) enjoyed all the amenities and we had lots of room to relax, play games and enjoy family time together. We had a wonderfully peaceful vacation and only wished we had booked longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Please come back and visit us again! It was a pleasure to host your family! Ken & Barb
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Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at this beautiful cottage! My family and I went to Maine for 4 days to go to the famous Lobster Festival, which was only 5 minutes away! Our stay was more than peaceful. Everyone was so surprised how comfortable it was at night without air conditioning. In their words, "the best sleep I ever had." The house was very clean and quaint. Barb and Ken really make you feel right at home. I wouldn't think twice about going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Barbara Watrous and Ken Roy
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

About Barbara Watrous and Ken Roy

Ken and Barbara live in southern New Hampshire, and are close enough to Seaside Serenity to address all your concerns. Barbara would love to be in Maine all season, but her job as a Nurse-Midwife requires her to be close to home to tend to her moms and babies. Ken is semi retired and available to answer all your questions and concerns!

Barbara Watrous and Ken Roy purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Barbara Watrous and Ken Roy chose Owls Head

After many family trips to Maine, we finally found our perfect authentic Maine cottage which takes you back to a time of carefree summer days, reading on the porch, and listening to the sound of the sea, wind, and Rockland waterways.

What makes this cottage unique

We have worked hard to maintain the antique charm of a unique Maine cottage while providing those special comforts which make it 'home'. We welcome you to come and enjoy our special home.


Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Knox County Regional
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Rockland Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Rockland Country Club/Samoset
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Coopers Beach
Car: necessary

Kayak and sailing trips; Owl's Head Transportation Museum; Farnsworth Art Museum, Wyeth Museum; Owl's Head Lighthouse; Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse; Camden Harbor and State Park; ferries available nearby to Monhegan Island, Isleboro, Matinicus and Vinalhaven; nationally known lobster festival, blues festival, boats and harbor show; tennis and golf at nearby Samoset Resort.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

SEASONAL RENTAL $1400.-$2100/wk

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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