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Don & Teresa

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

Crescent Beach - Perfect Beachfront Vacation!

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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MidCoast and Penobscot Bay House Rental Photos and Description

Beachfront, 4 Bed, 3.5 Bth, W/D - Families Only

Located on one of the very few sandy beaches in Mid-Coast, The Cottage is architect-designed, custom construction, professionally landscaped, and filled with everything you'd need for a perfect family vacation.

Down East Magazine called it 'Stunning.' (You can find the article here:

The Cottage is uniquely designed with an open floor plan and beautiful ocean views from every room. Upstairs is the master bedroom and connected deck, two kid's bedrooms, kids' bath, and full office. Downstairs is the screened-in porch, family room, dining room, kitchen, and off to the side, a 'grandparents' room or fourth bedroom with its own full bath. Outside there are two large porches perfect for sitting and watching the ocean. Directly off the porch is an outdoor shower.

The Cottage also has a separate two car garage that has everything you'd need for a fun vacation. Feel free to use the '14 Jeep Sahara, bikes, kayaks, beach chairs, baseball gloves, lacrosse sticks, horse shoes, etc.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Don & Teresa (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

About Don & Teresa

We have been coming to Maine since the late 90's. In 2002, we found an old shack on a beautiful beach and decided to take the plunge. In 2005, we tore it down and built our summer home where we spend the summers with family and friends. We live full time at the house during the summer and rent only occasionally.

Don & Teresa purchased this house in 2002

Why Don & Teresa chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

Vacation in a box - incredible surroundings, all the toys, fresh lobster off the docks, and an incredible town with wonderful festivals (Lobster, Blues, Boat Show, etc.), incredible museums (Farnsworth, Lighthouse, Transportation, etc.), and fantastic restaurants (too many to mention). What more could you want!

What makes this house unique

This is a family house. Kids can play on the beach, parents can relax on the deck, and everyone can enjoy the best that Maine has to offer.


based on 3 traveler reviews

Crescent Beach - Perfect Beachfront Vacation!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Palos Verdes Estates, CA

A great midcoast maine home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property in an undiscovered area near Rockland, Rockport and Camden. You are steps to a rare mid coast Maine sandy beach. Kayaking on Penobscot bay is just seconds away and you can hear the ocean from every room. The home is large and well built and the owners are helpful and welcoming. The house is well furnished and in great working order. Housekeeping and maintenance are up to par. We would love to come back some day. 10/10.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Louis, MO

Stunning home that anchors idyllic spot in Maine!

  • 5 of 5


The house sits only a few feet from one of the nicest beaches in Maine. At high tide the waves gently lap 25ft from the edge of the yard, at low tide you will find 150ft of sand and lots of room to play. The house is a few miles from the Owl’s Head lighthouse, the Owl’s Head General Store (that serves great burgers) and the Knox County Airport (KRKD), should you wish to fly rather than drive approx. 3hrs from Boston.

The town of Rockland is only 5 mi /12 min away. The town boasts many delightful restaurants and shops without feeling as touristy as Camden or Bar Harbor. We ate at Primo (fantastic for foodies, reservations required in advance), Café Mira, 3Crows and Rustica. On the north end of town we found a great grocery store (Shaw’s) and a Walmart should you forget something.

Day trips to Camden, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor provided lots to see and do.


The house itself is as beautiful as the pictures. Recently constructed by a family as a private home, it is perfectly set up for two families with younger children or a family of four traveling with one set of grandparents. The master bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed, large bath and a private deck. There are two children’s rooms each that have built in twin beds with full sized trundles (a feat accomplished because of the slope of the roof). There is an office with a pull out couch. They share a bath at that end of the hall. Downstairs, with a fair amount of privacy is another queen bedded room with its own bath.

The house has many porches, interesting nooks and places to hang out and read or watch all the boats go by. The kitchen is fully furnished and there is a grill for use as well. The house comes equipped with 4 kayaks and lots of beach toys and games. We played nightly badminton matches on the back lawn.

Final thoughts:

For those considering a trip to Maine, I don’t think you will find a better place to call home for a week. The owners could not have been any nicer to work with or more accommodating and their home is one of the nicest we have ever had the opportunity to borrow for a week.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Landisville, PA

Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

I've been a frequent traveler to Maine and have stayed at numerous homes, but this one was by far the best. The location is perfect - steps out the back door to one of the few sandy beaches in this part of Maine. It's at the end of a road so there are no problems with noise or traffic, yet it's only a quick 10 minute drive to Rockport and then Camden up the road. The house itself is filled with everything you need or could want on a vacation. It's obvious the owner thought of what he would want in a vacation home and then made it available to you. There really wasn't a downside to this home at all.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Knox County Regional
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Rockland Ferry (Vinalhaven, N. Haven & Matinicus)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Samoset Resort
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Priomo's (truly the best!)
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Camden Bowl
Nearest Beach
Front Yard!
Car: necessary

Owl's Head is located just south of Rockland / Rockport / Camden - the heart of Maine's mid-coast. There are great restaurants, art galleries, museums, festivales, etc. We encourage you to take in as much of the region as you can.

Please know that the house is a short bike ride or cab ride (~2 miles) from Knox County airport. Cape Air offers regular flights from NY, Boston and other cities / towns throughout the region.

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Rates & Availability

Owls Head House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July ('16)
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August ('16)
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September ('16)
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
October ('16)
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $99

** Please do not email for reduced rates, we will not respond (too many emails!) **
** No security deposit required; we buy Damage Protection insurance for $99 **
** We will not book weddings / parties / etc. - Families only please **
** We will not barter for other properties **
** No pets **

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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MidCoast and Penobscot Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outdoor - outdoor shower , Outside
    Off Kitchen - toilet , Downstairs
    Kids' Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Grandparent's Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Grandparents - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Kids I - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Kids II - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Master - 1 queen , Upstairs
  • House sleeps four adults and two to four children across 4 bedrooms very comfortably. Two more adults / kids could sleep on the pull-out couch in the upstairs office if needed.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Rental limited to families only. No pets, no smoking.

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