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Charming cottage at the crest of Spruce Head Island

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 8

Spacious, recently renovated, and tastefully decorated cottage located at the crest of Spruce Head Island , a lobstering village on the spectacular coast of Maine. Island is accessible by a causeway linking the island to the mainland near Rockland/Camden. Partial ocean views from every room. Rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable with lots of storage. The downstairs has hardwood floors and upstairs has wall-to-wall carpeting and skylights. Private suite upstairs is ideal for extended families. A deck with seating for 8 overlooks the backyard with partial ocean views. Only a 3-minute walk to the ocean's edge. Kayak/canoe launch is less than 1-mile away. Purchase fresh lobster and crab right on the island. Enjoy the peacefulness, beauty, and friendliness of island living, with fine dining, local shopping, outdoor activities, and cultural events only 15 minutes away.

Karen Smith
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

My only thing would be photos of house make it look more secluded than it is. Your kitchen is one of the best stocked ones I have stayed at.

Well stocked kitchen, very clean. Quiet area on dead end street. Restful sleep so good bedding and smell of the sea through an open window. The dogs enjoyed the yard area and the deck. Everything worked well-so obviously well maintained. Very convenient to Rockland etc. Great lobster just down the street. Karen was very helpful through the whole rental experience-providing info on upcoming events and personal favorites. Lots of brochures available at the house on local places and things to do. Thanks for such a nice rental property.
Jun 2015
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Spruce Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Each room features a separate heat zone. Kitchen has a wood stove; living room has a fireplace. Deck has a table and 8 chairs, as well as 2 Adirondack rocking chairs and a side table for enjoying the ocean breezes. Bicycles, beach chairs, and toys are available for use. The locked shed is perfect for storing your extra gear.


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Charming cottage at the crest of Spruce Head Island
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews
Philadelphia/St Petersburg FL

Great to be back in Maine

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family enjoyed our stay at Crest House. This is a comfortable home with a well equipped kitchen and ample bathrooms for a larger group.

The children played badminton and catch in the large outdoor space. The dogs loved their walks down to the lobster pier nearby.

Rockland and Thomaston are close for shopping and restaurants.

All in all a lovely home in beautiful Maine.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and homey with great views

  • 5 of 5

Crest House was great - we appreciated the well-stocked kitchen and toys for the kids. Everything was very comfortable and easy. The location couldn't have been better - we love Spruce Head!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a vehicle for relaxation.....

  • 5 of 5

I doubt there is a more attentive hostess on VRBO than Karen. She went out of her way to make our vacation as pleasant as if she were coming with us. No matter what the question she found not just one answer to help but several. Her home was quaint and very functional. The location was what Maine should be: refreshing to the senses and lifting your spirits to a serene and satisfying state of mind away from the speed of the 21st century living. Everything one would need could be found at "Crest House". I could hear the satisfying sighs from the family when we crossed the bridge onto the island whenever we returned back "home". Lastly, a nice comfy king bed to rest your head at night, nothing better!

Thank you Karen and Brian for sharing such a Maine gem as Crest House!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us stayed here for a weekend at the end of March. We had a wonderful time. The house had plenty of space for us and it was very peaceful. Karen was very responsive to any questions we had and provided a lot of great information about the area to assist us with figuring out what we wanted to do during our stay. I would recommend this cute home away from home to anyone looking for a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Fanatastic place, winter or summer

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a gorgeous location, and everything within the house is well-thought out and so welcoming. There are beds for 8, including 2 king sized beds. Our women's group of 5 spread out and felt so held in this lovely space.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Crest House. The kids had plenty of room to play. Every thing we needed was available!!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Knox County Airport
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Ferry to Vinalhaven or Monhegan Islands
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Samoset Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mussel Ridge Market
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Birch Point State Park
Car: recommended

Located 3.5 hours from Boston. Central location to the best of Maine:

- 2 hours to Bar Harbor & Acadia NP

- 1.5 hours to Portland & Freeport area

- 45 minutes to Boothbay Harbor

- 20 minutes to Camden & Rockport

Area activities:

- Ferries to Monhegan and Vinalhaven Islands

- Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center

- Lighthouse Museum

- Camden Hills State Park for hiking

- Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

- Samoset Resort for golf

- Lighthouses including Owls Head, Marshall Point, Rockland Breakwater

- Beaches (Birch Point State Park & Megunticook Lake)

- Windjammer cruises

- Bay Chamber Concerts

- Scenic coastal railroad

- Kayak & canoe rentals

- Art galleries

- Unique shopping

- Wineries

Annual festivals & events:

- Maine Lobster Festival

- North Atlantic Blues Festival

- Maine Boat Show

- Thomaston 4th of July Celebration

- Friendship Sloop Days

- Windjammer Parade

- Union Fair and Blueberry Festival

- Owls Head Transportation Museum Air/Car Shows & Antique Motorcycle Show

Other Activities: Kayaking, canoeing, Golf

The Samoset Resort in Rockport (just on the Rockland town line) is located on the ocean overlooking beautiful Penobscott Bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

7-night minimum is required only for Peak Season.

Pet deposit: $100.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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