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Owls Head Village Post Office

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bathroom, Sleeps 6 Maximum

A Post Office as a vacation rental? Yes - Absolutely. This spectacular renovated building started as a barn on a nearby island in the 1800's. The downstairs of this historic building has been the working local post office since 1931. Upstairs, insulated from any noise of a small village meeting place, is the open loft style apartment, with soaring cathedral ceilings. Designed and decorated like a historic Maine cottage. Comfortably furnished, this property is the perfect romantic getaway. A great location, with amenities close by. The modern, cozy kitchen will support your cooking needs. The loft and cupola are private retreats for children in your party, just like sleeping in a tree house! The views from the cupola are panoramic, with a peek of the ocean in the distance. There's a private deck off the back offering beautiful views, where you can eat dinner and watch the sunset. Next door is the 'world's best' general store with 'award winning' breakfasts and lunches served daily.

Doug & Leah Johnson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Doug & Leah Johnson

The family photo above is from a sunset cruise in Rockland Harbor, on the windjammer 'A Morning in Maine'. My wife and I are both high school art teachers in Massachusetts. We love fixing up old houses and especially love Owls Head Maine!

Doug & Leah Johnson purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Doug & Leah Johnson chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

The cottage has a lot of charm and character, decorated with artwork, antiques and treasures found on the beach. We are collectors of everything, specializing on finding heart shaped rocks, driftwood and sea glass found on Coopers Beach.

What makes this apartment unique

A two person kayak and a canoe are stored under the cottage and can be launched down at the beach. We recently added a beautiful and private granite patio in the back, where there's a grill and fire pit for roasting marshmallows.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Doug,

We had a ball! The beaches, restaurants, and back deck where our favorite places to hang out! Thank, you thank you for the bottle of wine. How did you know? That is what we put in the baskets for our out of town guests!

Truly, you have a wonderful get away! Thank you for letting us be part of the furniture for a moment!!! We had a great stay! Loved the store next door!!!


Aug 2010
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Owls Head Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is huge, with a full bath/shower and linen closet/armoire. The door is a sliding barn door and there's a skylight above the shower. It's very cool!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 (Loft) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 (Cupola) - 2 twin/ single
  • There's a master bedroom below (queen) and a loft above (queen), and a cupola with twin bunk beds, which is like sleeping in a tree house! Kid heaven!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Broadband Internet Access Included!


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Owls Head Village Post Office
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Easton, PA/ Germany

Whimsical and filled with so many details to discover

  • 5 of 5

My only regret for our stay is that we went so late in the season, so many of the local restaurants were already closed or on off season hours, however the apartment is so amazing, I was sad to leave after only 2 nights.

The kids wanted to buy the home so we can stay forever. They thoroughly enjoyed the bunk beds under the roof.

Everything from decor to deck to garden, plus the walk-ability to nearby attractions was fantastic and we definitely want to return some time during the season for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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An amazing stay in a truly unique home!

  • 5 of 5

Doug and Leah,

We enjoyed your wonderful, comfortable, interesting and unique home so very much! My husband and daughter loved the furnishings, comfortable beds and bedding and all the unique items (owls, heart stones, antiques) that make this rental one of a kind. Right down the road is the Owls Head Light House and a quintessential little fishing harbor with lobster boats and traps. Our daughter loved sleeping in the bunks in the cupola! What an experience. We woke early to watch the sunrise from up there....and then went back to peaceful sleep. Thank you for sharing your unique home in its magical place. We've told so many friends about your home, though I'd like to keep it my secret place. 😊򒠠We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Worcester, ma

Awesome Trip!

  • 5 of 5

The post office is awesome!! The charm is out of this world and the grounds are gorgeous! You are still close to everything, but far enough away to have peace! Owl's Head light house is right down the street and the views are incredible! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect Maine Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this place. My wife and I decided to spend our first wedding anniversary in Maine and stumbled upon Doug's place on HomeAway. The property was even better than we expected (and we had high expectations based on the photos and description!!!). The location, 5 minutes outside of Rockland, was perfect. We spent the days hiking around the area, visiting Rockland and the Farnsworth Museum and the nights cooking seafood in the well stocked kitchen. Jess's Seafood Market is only a few miles away and has an excellent selection of fresh fish and lobster. Communicating with Doug was smooth; he has really made it quite easy to access his property and provides a lot of good recommendations on restaurants, activities, etc., during your stay. Simply put, we will be celebrating our anniversary there every year for as long as Doug continues to rent it out. Do won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbia, South Carolina

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

The Post Office was absolutely wonderful. Perfect location for exploring mid-coast Maine and has everything you need. Doesn't hurt that the General Store next door serves delicious treats! Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful get away, you'll want to stay

  • 5 of 5

a unique and charming adaptation of the space including its challenges creating an "Owl's nest" to return to after a day enjoying Maritime Maine. There are creative touches everywhere-a lovely garden with spots to sit and relax after visiting Rockland, Rockport, Camden ad the panorama from Camden Hill not to mention Owls Head itself. Will be recommending it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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. Primo, one of the mid-coast's finest restaurants, complete with organic produce, and locally raised meat is right around the corner.


Rates & Availability

Owls Head Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

$1000wk - $1300wk
$1000/week November Through April (Off Season $140 Per Day)
$1000/week May & October
$1100/week June, September
$1350/week July
$1450/week August

Inquire About Weekend and Nightly off Season SPECIALS!
Rental Period is From Saturday to Saturday (Check in at 4:00pm and Check out at 11:00am)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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