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Hawkweed Cottage on the Water - Salt Air and Sunshine!

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


South Thomaston Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Our secluded cottage faces south overlooking the bay, islands, and working lobster boats. The front deck is ideal for lunching, sunning, and watching nature at play and joins a grassed lawn perfect for games. A hammock under the pines is for quiet time. Stay cozy on a cool evening with a small gas stove.

A short drive will take you to all the festivals Rockland has each summer weekends as well as the Camden/Rockport harbors, home to the schooner fleet. A nautical museum, general store/cafe, post office, library and great fishing are within walking distance. Launch your kayak and explore the shoreline.

Keywords: Cottage with water frontage.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Elaine Hall
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About Elaine Hall

I am a real estate agent and own investment properties. The cottage is intended to be a retirement refuge. In the mean time it is great fun to share with many guests who love it as we do.

Elaine Hall purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Elaine Hall chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

This cottage is the perfect hide-away. Quiet and beautiful, a real escape. Excitement and entertainment is within a short drive. We are pet friendly and it is a safe and exciting place for good dogs to play. We have also entertained cats!


based on 16 traveler reviews

Hawkweed Cottage on the Water - Salt Air and Sunshine!
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
Central Massachusetts

Peaceful, comfortable get away

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable accommodations, beautiful setting with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Very private location with no light or noise pollution - heaven. Our small dog enjoyed the yard. Very convenient location for travelling the coast of Maine, both north and south. We have already reserved for next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Lovely Dog-Friendly Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at Hawkweed and we had a wonderful time. It's a great place for dogs and ours took full advantage of the swimming! A great place for kayaks as well. We enjoyed watching the changing view, including herons and hawks. The location allows is very private and close to nature, but just a few minutes to Rockland and great shopping, especially for seafood. Don't miss the Farnsworth, great art galleries and the Olsen House. The owners are lovely!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Townsend MA

A Wonderful Time!

  • 5 of 5

We returned again to our favorite escape location. Hawkweed Cottage has always been a great escape. We celebrated our 46 year Anniversary while we were there. We love watching the lobster boats leave in the morning, and return hours later. It was really magical when we were socked in by fog, and could barely see the boats as they coasted by. Dinners in Camden are always perfect, and time with our Daughter and Grandson......priceless!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a great week at the Hawkweed Cottage and recommend it highly...we plan to return next year! The cottage has a wonderful view and everything you might need, including an oyster knife :). It is very well maintained and the owners are helpful and pleasant. Our dogs loved it, and spent plenty of time in the water. We brought our boat and there are two ramps close by, just watch the tides if you launch from So. Thomaston. There are great places to explore by boat in either direction...we went out to Eastern Egg Rock, but did not see any puffins! Next time we'll bring the kayak for sure. Lovely beaches are nearby, and many great galleries in Rockland and other villages, as well as the Farnsworth and Wyeth Center. It was a special treat to visit the Olson House in Cushing. The cottage provides a great, secluded location from which to explore and enjoy Maine!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has such amazing views from the huge deck. We were blown away when we walked around back upon arrival. We could actually see lobster boats heading out and some even checking their pots in the cove. The cottage is immaculate which shows that the owner takes great pride in Hawkweed. The only drawback for us was the lack of kitchen counter space, but with so many restaurants in nearby Rockland, only fifteen minutes away, it turned out not to be a big deal. And we loved the gas stove that kicked on when it got really cool at night. We would definitely return to Hawkweed Cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winston Salem NC

A memorable family vacation in a beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very cosey and all you need for a simple vacation on the Maine coast. We chose the Rockland area as a convenient location for our siblings to join us during the week and it worked out perfectly. Our dog also had a great time exploring the area.

The view from the backyard of the bay is breathtaking and it is nice to hear the old lobster boats chugging to and from their moorings. We did not swim or paddle in the bay but we did explore at low tide and collected mussels which we cooked for supper the following day. There is a great beach park nearby for swimming.

Rockland is a good sized town with plenty to do. We were lucky as it was the local Lobsterfest week so we enjoyed some good eating and musical entertainment.

The whole area is made up of nice driveable places to go and visit including towns, lighthouses and mountains to hike. We ventured as far as Acadia National Park which is about 2 hours to the north.

The owners where very friendly. Elaine was easy to deal with and her husband stopped by a couple of times once we arrived to make sure everything was to our satisfaction.

Would definitely consider staying again if we come back to this area.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Knox County
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Many in Rockland
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Rockland to VinalhavenVinalhaven
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Rockland Public and Samoset
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Scenic train to Bath, Maine
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rte. 73
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Weskeag General Store
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Birch Point State Park
Car: necessary

Photography Workshop, Lighthouse Tours and Bird Watching in the Adjacent Nature Preserve. Boat rentals available in Rockland. Furniture and boat building schools nearby. Scenic train rides along the coast.


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7 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 8.0%

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South Thomaston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Actually twins connected on one headboard.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fresh blueberries to pick in season. Kayak from property.

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