3 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bathroom, Sleeps 6 Maximum
Doug & Leah Johnson
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 Owls Head
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 various beaches close to the Post Office.
What makes this Apartment unique
2, two person kayaks are available to use with this rental. You can dolly them down the hill and launch them next to the Lobster Wharf. Cruise through Owls Head Bay and 5 minutes out to the left is the Owls Head Lighthouse. 10-15 minutes out to the right are two deserted islands to visit and explore. Our favorite is Sheep's Island, which has an expansive sandy beach, which is easy to land on. If your lucky, you will have the entire island to yourselves. The views back to the Camden Hills is to die for!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A well loved home
From the start this property was a pleasure to rent! Doug and Leah were prompt with their confirmation, provided excellent recommendations, and were always easy to contact in case of any questions. The property itself is gorgeous, well located, and just plain cool! We were lucky enough to be staying there when the gardens were just coming into bloom and had some nice weather that allowed us to take advantage of the porch overlooking the gardens and pond beyond them. We took the provided kayak out when the sea was calm and paddled to some local beaches which was a lot of fun! It was frequently rainy during our stay but we didn't mind at all because it afforded us the excuse to stay in, a true pleasure when you're in a building as cool as this one! There are a lot of really welcoming and lovely touches to this property, from the bird feeders and ice trays having been filled prior to our arrival, to the heart shaped rocks collected on local beaches that were scattered about the house, this is clearly a place that the owners love and want you to love too. A couple of things to note, the space is very open and there are not doors separating any of the bedrooms, this was enjoyable for us but if you have light sleepers or people getting up and going to bed at vastly different times it could pose an issue. There are lovely shutters and blinds that provide privacy from the main street on the first level of the property, but there are no curtains on the windows in the loft or crows nest, so if you don't enjoy waking with the sunrise as much as we did, perhaps being a sleep mask. Overall this is a phenomenal place to stay and we hope to visit it again soon!
A friend and I spent three nights at the Post Office apartment in December and loved it! It’s charming, sunny, and delightfully quirky. The owners are very responsive and helpful. They’ve also added some sweet touches, like the bird feeders were all full when we arrived. It was beautiful to watch the cardinals and chickadees and nuthatches (and one big seagull that stood on the deck railing and helped himself!) In the summer, the gardens would be gorgeous.
The apartment is decorated with owls (for Owls Head) and post office memorabilia and heart-shaped rocks. They’re everywhere. It was whimsical and fun to keep finding them.
The apartment has three floors, all open to the main floor. The stairs to the second floor has an excellent railing on the steps, and the third is accessed with more like a ladder. It felt a bit like the decks of a ship. And the view from the third floor picture window is definitely worth the climb.
The small kitchen had everything we needed. Though it was about 10-20 degrees outside each morning, the heat worked well inside and we were never cold on the second or main floor (no one slept on the third floor during our stay, so I can't speak of that). It was a delightful few days. We were sad to leave!
The harbor is a five minute walk (the sunrise was gorgeous with sea smoke on the water) and the lighthouse was about the same amount to drive in the car (it was too cold to walk there during our stay). It's really a lovely area.
Downstairs is the town's tiny post office and it's only open two hours in the morning and a couple more in the afternoon on the weekdays. We enjoyed watching the people come and go with packages and hearing the very muffled laughter and greetings from below during business hours. It's never intrusive, just charming. I brought my Christmas cards with me and I went down and bought stamps from the friendly post mistress. And across the street is the small village green where the town was having a tree lighting during our stay. We went to the tree lighting and were welcomed warmly by the locals.
I remarked to my friend that it felt like finding ourselves in a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie. Totally delightful. Highly recommended.
Property is cozy and lovely
The Owls Head post office home is eclectically cozy with all the comforts of home—only better-looking.
Cutest, most unique place we’ve stayed!
We loved our stay! The home is so quaint! It is located in a nice, quiet location, but still close enough to drive to town and the restaurants. We didn’t spend too much time in the unit, but everything you may need is there. The little details and great personality of the home made it so warm and inviting! We plan to return next year!
Wow what an amazing spot
We spent 3 days here and loved every minute. Did not want to leave. Doug was very informative prior to arrival. The house is well appointed with everything you will need. The upper viewing room is marvelous. We enjoyed baths location to the lighthouse and beach front and a short drive to Rockland and Camden. Book this place if you are looking for a beautiful secluded get away in Maine.
Very good taste and quite functional
Charming and convenient
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.