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Doug & Leah Johnson

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Owls Head Village Post Office

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

MidCoast and Penobscot Bay Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Doug & Leah Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

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!!!



Best,

Kris
Aug 2010
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)
Owls Head Village Post Office
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Fabulous place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Owls Head Post Office. The place is adorable and was perfect for our family. We walked to the light house park each morning after enjoying coffee and breakfast at the general store. Owls Head is an easy bike/drive into Rockland which we thoroughly enjoyed with its pleasant shops along Main St and the fabulous Farnsworth Musuem. We can't wait to return to the post office for another stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

One of a kind rental!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great rental. Great relaxing area in Maine. Beatiful sights to see! The swimming quarry is a must! Fun road trip to Fort Knox. This is a great area with plenty to do. Crescent beach is the best. Especially at low tide.

General store is next store, very busy place.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

A Fabulous Week!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Owls Head Maine for our first time and the Owls Head Village Post Office was such a pleasant experience that we just can’t wait to go back. The adorable apartment above an “Old Fashioned” Post Office was filled with rustic treasures, nautical accents, the most amazing collection of heart shaped rocks and quirky owls throughout! It was exactly what we needed to get away from our normally hectic and stress filled lives.

The moment we walked in we felt at home. The Owls Head Post Office is so welcoming, and we knew we had made the perfect choice for our long awaited vacation. The back porch was our favorite spot each morning, as we watched the sun rise over the trees, the birds fluttering around the feeders, a woodpecker high above us, and all the while listening to the sounds of the harbor in the distance. The garden below was filled with beautiful flowers and greenery and next to the door was the most amazing apple tree that stretched along the side of the house.

We explored the local towns and their charming shops and eateries each day, and found the most magical views of the ocean from atop Mount Battie in Camden and Cadillac Mountain in the Acadia National Forest near Bar Harbor.

A big thank you to Doug and Leah for such a peaceful and relaxing getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northampton, Mass
5

Wonderful rental

  • 5 of 5

This well designed living space is a charming vacation rental and a perfect perch from which to explore Mid Coast Maine. We were greeted with beautiful flowers and wine.

The back deck overlooks a really exquisite garden and is a lovely spot to read during the day and to view the stars at night. The open living space is inviting and cozy. Rockland and Camden offer many dining choices and Jess's Market has the best local fish I've ever seen. The Rockland Farmer's Market is a must. Owl's Head Lighthouse and beach is a ten minute walk. Birch Point Beach is a ten minute drive. You can't go wrong with this place! We were very sorry to leave. The owner is a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Philadelphia/St Petersburg FL
5

Unique place to stay in Maine

  • 5 of 5

This property sits above the Owls Head Post Office. We visited with our two grandchildren and found it well suited for our needs. It has an open plan and is well equipped for cooking. The owners have made a point of making guests feel welcome and at home. The entire place is decorated with thought which makes the stay even more enjoyable.

We have been renting homes for over thirty years in Maine and this one stands out for uniqueness.

The gardens are lovely. The kids loved the frog pond and Owls Head is a great place to use as a base to visit other areas such as Rockland, Camden and Belfast

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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New York
5

a gem

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and restful getaway. Everything was perfect at the Post Office- clean, comfortable, quiet, and artistic. We spent a long weekend here and really did not want to leave. The property is just removed enough to be quiet, but not far away from anything. The set up is thoughtful, making our stay effortless. The owners lovely to deal with. I think that we will be back again. With luck, it will be a much longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Rockland
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.

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Rates & Availability

Owls Head Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
August
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $75 + 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)

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Amenities

MidCoast and Penobscot Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 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!
Bedrooms:
  • 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!
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Broadband Internet Access Included!

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