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Charming cottage at the crest of Spruce Head Island

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 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.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Charming cottage at the crest of Spruce Head Island
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews

The Crest House on Spruce Head Island

  • 4 of 5

The house was lovely and warm, despite being January, and the rooms generous. The kitchen was also a joy to use--something much appreciated as we chose to eat in rather than dine out (the only exception being Suzuki's Sushi Lounge, which has been justly described as having the best sushi in Maine). I would recommend the Crest House to others!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay. Beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a grand time at this house over Columbus Day weekend. It's beautifully equipped and the owners went above and beyond to make sure we knew what to expect and what things we could do while we were there. Fully equipped kitchen, a short walk to the rocky shoreline, and plenty of things to do within a short drive. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wrentham, Ma USA

Lovely Home In Quaint Setting

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate Home Well Equipped With Everything You Need, Karen Sent Lots Of Information On Places Of Interest And Things To Do. You Won't Be Disappointed Renting This Home

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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So Cozy and Relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

One word "Perfect". Karen and Brian have thought of everything to make a stay so relaxing and worry free. The cottage was so comfortable and extremely clean. We enjoyed breakfast and dinner on the deck almost everyday. And a fire in the fireplace in the evening. It was very close to Rockland and Camden which were wonderful little villages to visit. The only complaint we had was our stay was nowhere near long enough!!!

Thanks for everything!!

Cindi and Mike

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a long weekend but wish we could have stayed longer. The location is very close to everything - rockland, owls head, Camden. The island is very quite and walkable. The deck had a nice view of the water. Comfy beds, and lots of space. The house was very neat and clean and had everything we needed. Great communication and info on getting to the house and suggestions on places to eat and visit. Overall it was a great way to explore midcoast maine.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Great "Home" Base for Maine Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Special thanks to Karen and Brian for the use of their lovely cottage on Spruce Head Island Maine. The cottage had absolutely everything we needed and was very centrally located to what we wanted to do this trip. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need- and we enjoyed our very first experience of cooking lobster. We enjoyed the fireplace in the living room on three nights. There are very comfortable chairs/sofa for reading at the end of a day hiking or sightseeing. And of course there is a large space on the second level that would make this a perfect place for two families with children.

So thanks again! We recommend this to other "folks" looking for a place to stay in Maine!


Reviewer location

Cincinnati, Ohio

Date of arrival

November 14, 2015

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Spruce Head House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Quiet Season
Dec 4 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak
May 28 2017 - Jul 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

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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