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On The Rocks-On an Oceanfront Cliff overlooking ocean

Pemaquid Point, Bristol, ME, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay7 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


What is unique about our 'on the Rocks' location?

If you have ever dreamed of living by the sea overlooking the ocean, this home is the ultimate Maine experience! A breathtaking panoramic view greets you as you enter the door. Three sliding doors lead to an oceanside deck with waves crashing below where you can enjoy AM coffee while watching lobster boats and gulls. Our house sits on the same granite cliff as the picturesque Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and has forever ocean views that you can enjoy safely from the comfort of the living room - especially a spectacular storm if you are lucky to be there to witness one! !!!

An ocean view window wall is in the master bedroom also. Watch the moonlight dance on the waves at night right from your bed! Awaken to sunrises over the ocean, and COOL northeast breezes direct from the sea. We are on the dramatic Atlantic Ocean side of the peninsula, not the calmer Bay side.

Stroll to the lighthouse along the Cliff Rd for a coffee/fresh-baked muffin at the Seagull Shop or in the evening for fabulous sunsets! Bring plenty of film. Photo opps galore! This is picture postcard Maine with fishing villages, harbors, and coves. The movie Time In A Bottle (Kevin Cosner) was filmed here.

Our contemporary home was designed and built by an architect for his personal retirement, but he became ill. We fell in love with the open light-filled plan with lofty cedar cathedral ceilings in ALL rooms, even the baths! Three sliders open to the ocean deck. High clerestory windows in the great room pull in even more ocean breezes and the large size room welcomes families. All rooms are on one floor. The well-equipped kitchen has a 4'x7' eating island and abundant cabinets along 3 walls. Furnishings are Ethan Allen, and Pottery Barn. Our baths were redone 2010. Our home has an air exchange system for allergies, and we cannot take pets. See more photos below and info in our descriptions on the site. We rent by the week only, -no days. Maximum number of renters is 6, including children 10 or older.

Best of all, our location is a nature retreat on a private lane, back from the road noise and people walking by, perfect for building special memories, yet nearby are 2 restaurants within 1/2 mile, within 3 miles is a white quartz sand beach, within 5 miles, an intertidal preserve, well-stocked grocery, fresh lobster right off the boat at Shaw's Lobster pound/restaurant, Boat Tours to puffins, seals, & Monhegan Island, historical fort, art galleries, antiques, kayaking, local crafts, etc. Quaint shops and restaurants are found in Damariscotta (15 miles), Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor (45 min.). Further afield are the Owl's Head Aeronautical Museum, the Wyeth Collection, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland (1 hour). Brochures are in the house with more to discover. Or you can unwind and do nothing - and enjoy living by the edge of the sea!

Keywords: Oceanfront/House/Large Great Room/Ocean Deck

Property Manager

jeanne klaus

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About jeanne klaus

Hello! We are Jeanne and Ted, and this is our dream home. Ted, an engineer, was impressed with the solid construction. Jeanne an artist, was 'blown away' by the panoramic open ocean view and everchanging views of the sea and sky. The surrounding natural beauty inspires some of Jeanne's paintings found on the walls.

jeanne klaus purchased this House in 2005

Why jeanne klaus chose Pemaquid Point

Jeanne has wonderful memories of her youth, painting and studying at Schoodic Point in the Winter Harbor area. We wanted to find a home with the dramatic cliffs she so fondly remembered but closer than being so far north, and easier to reach by car. Yet, we wanted the private seclusion of a real Maine experience without the crowds of tourists. We explored several peninsulas before we discovered Pemaquid Point, - then we looked no further!

What makes this House unique

Our house is a year round house with heat, so our favorite time to come here is during the quiet seasons. Ted likes to read in one of our comfy Ekornes Stressless chairs, and loves watching the huge waves during a storm at sea. Jeanne finds lots of subjects to paint at the lighthouse and or at the picturesque harbors. Our children and grandchildren love the family reunions and call their vacations 'an old-fashioned vacation'! Our rental season is usually from mid June through the first half of September. We hope you will enjoy living 'on the Rocks' as much as we do!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • King size bed (1) Beautyrest Mattress- Queen size Bed (2) Beautyrest Mattress, Featherbed- Single Beds (3) Two Beautyrest Mattresses


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Hair dryer
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Both Newly refurbished

        Location Type

          • Oceanfront
            Directly on Atlantic Ocean


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Linens, Blankets included
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Propane fired hot air
                      • Internet
                        wi-fi for computer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Garage
                      • Living Room
                        Sliders to Deck overlooking ocean
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                        Towels and face cloths
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Fireplace


                          • Kitchen
                            Custom Pantry Closet, Marble Baking Slab, 4' x 7' eating island
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Black & Decker Smart Brew
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Microwave
                            Sharp Carousel
                          • Pantry Items
                            Blender/food process0r--Mixer--Electric can opener
                          • Refrigerator
                            SubZero Refrigerator/Freezer
                          • Stove
                            Gas stove
                          • Toaster
                            Procter Silex


                              • Dining
                                Slider to ocean deck
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    approx. 30 volume library
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                    dvd player
                                  • Games
                                    checkers/ chinese checkers/ chess/puzzels/ board games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable TV
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    32" Vizio Flat Screen
                                  • Toys


                                      • Balcony
                                        30' Oceanfront Deck. Great view of crashing waves
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        charcoal grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • library
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • swimming


                                                              • Propane central heating

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                7 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                A Wonderful Place To Chill Out!

                                                                Susan H.Dahlonega, GA

                                                                The view of the open ocean was amazing. It was very private with a beautiful forest that looked like a Natural Christmas tree farm. We loved the air purification system, private bedrooms, well supplied and very large kitchen, and plenty of water ( which seems to be an issue in this area). The owners sent us plenty of information and the manager (Sheila) was very helpful and quick to respond to our phone calls. There is plenty of parking, and the walk to the restaurant and lighthouse was wonderful. There is no AC and being from the South we were concerned about surviving there. There are so many windows everywhere that it was not an issue. The house was very clean with a very different style. Look closely at the photos. They are a good representation of what you will be renting.

                                                                Maine at its Best

                                                                Lamar S.

                                                                We are frequent visitors to Maine and love the beauty and peace we find there. This house is the epitome of these qualities. The view is spectacular and the sound of the breaking waves lulled us to sleep each night. Every convenience is provided. We enjoyed our week very much. Thank you!

                                                                Spectacular location

                                                                Elizabeth D.Cape Cod MA

                                                                Good stuff first. We stayed here with my family as sort of a reunion. My Parents, my sister & spouse, my brother & spouse.The house only sleeps six and they are VERY firm about this. No squeezing people in on the couch.That being the case my husband and I stayed with relatives until my brother left (they were only with us part of the week) We moved over on Tuesday.The house is situated on a cliff and views of the ocean are stunning and the house is designed so that you are able to see the ocean from not only the living room(sliders that open onto a deck)but also the master bedroom. the sound of the waves crashing on the cliffs below is deafening. Spent mornings drinking coffee on the deck and If you are up early enough, you will be able to see Lobster boats pulling in traps right in front of you.At night with a glass of wine is even better. Coming home I can honestly say that I missed the sound of the waves very, very badly! We had the good fortune of spectacular weather (only one day of fog) and being able to view many sunrises and moon sets over the water, Gorgeous! I cannot stress enough how healing and magical it is. There is a wood burning fireplace (buy your own firewood) We took advantage of the fireplace on the foggy day and it was very relaxing to have a "stay in" day with a nice fire, it took the chill and the damp out and we enjoyed some old movies. One of the bedrooms has a small library with a nice selection of Books. I will recommend "Lighthouse Horrors" for some good old fashioned scary stories (Perfect reading for being in Maine on vacation with the sound of the waves in the background)The ocean is accessible by means of a steep path to the left of the house & there is a rope rigged up to assist you getting down to the cliffs,spent many hours just laying on the rocks and sunning & reading. Do not advise swimming here as the waves and the currents are too strong. Now the bad;The living room furniture needs updating. It is comfortable but worn.The dishwasher turns on at random,the dryer was not in good working order,TV is ancient &Flat screens are so cheap nowadays.No excuse not to update especially for over $2000.00 a week. The guest bedroom queen mattress needs replacement, old and probably one of the most uncomfortable mattresses my husband and I have ever slept & we traveled all over the world, (all of Europe) They need to update this mattress! Other then this id recommend this property.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Based on your wonderful review, you obviously enjoyed your "healing and magical" week! But to clarify your complaints - you rented our home for 4 adults and 0 children, and were informed that 6 was the maximum. Your arrival with extra family - 8 adults - and a tent camper concerned our manager. All the furniture, from Ethan Allen, Pottery Barn, and Beautyrest mattresses, were purchased only a few years ago -except for the Knoll design kitchen stools and the $2000 Norwegian Ekornes Stressless recliners, recently recovered, that you noted were comfortable. The new Bosch dishwasher, installed in June, is a little complex to understand, -that is why Specific Operating Instructions are posted above the washer. When notified of the clothes dryer malfunction, we immediately ordered another, and had it temporarily repaired, requiring only turning it off manually. The TV is in excellent condition, and will continue to be used since flat-screens have no over-riding qualities, except appearance. We have also traveled, and taught, all over the United States, Europe, and the Far East -from Norway to Japan, but we chose Maine for our retreat. Over the years, our renters have commented on our restful environment, living spaces, and bedrooms. We wish you luck finding a rental more to your liking next year.


                                                                Tammy R.Houston, Texas

                                                                We doubled our time at On the Rocks for 2014 and our stay has been as great as it was in 2013 (see review below). Sadly, we are 3 days from checking out, but out time has been wonderful with perfect weather, good R&R and fun. Thanks again, Jeanne and Ted for sharing your wonderful home with us - we plan to return in 2015! Martha & Tammy

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                TWO REVIEWS!! Thank you Tammy and Martha. We are delighted when our renters wish to return (over half of our renters now) to enjoy our special spot on the coast. We look forward to welcoming you again next year.


                                                                Tammy R.Houston, Texas

                                                                In all of my trips to Maine over the years, this trip and incredible time in your home was my most favorite. On the Rocks is most excellent and so conducive to REST AND RELAXATION. My mom and I had a spectacular time this week, even being socked in by terrible weather most of the time it was still wonderful. On our last day we finally saw the fabulous sunrise and stars at night. And, on Labor Day, the spectacular lighnting and rain storm was unbelievable. They say we had 5 - 6 inches of rain, but it seemed like more. We experienced everything and our last hurrah was having massages on the deck this morning, complete with high tide, birds, ducks, lobster boats and an excellent masseuse. If anyone would like such a deckside decadent experience, I've left the card of a great massage therapist who makes house calls. Thank you, Jeanne and Ted for sharing your dream home with us. We are ready to come back in 2014. Tammy & Martha (Mom and daughter)

                                                                Houston, Texas

                                                                - PRICELESS !

                                                                Theodore K.Marysville, OH

                                                                We celebrated our daughter's birthday week at "On The Rocks"! She will have memories of climbing to the top of the lighthouse, dinner at Round Pond fishing village, breakfast on the deck while watching the lobster boats, being made a mermaid in the sand at the beach, and seeing seals for the first time! We all agreed it was the greatest "old fashion vacation" ever! - It brought back lots of memories for me!

                                                                P.S. The constant sound of waves breaking on the rocks - PRICELESS!


                                                                Pemaquid Point, Bristol, ME, USA

                                                                Short Walk on Cliff Rd (12th house on the ocean cliff) from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, 2 restaurants within 1/2 mile, 5 miles to Beach, 3 miles to Boat Tours for Seals, Puffin Watching, or Monhegan Island.

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                                                                Final cleaning and trash pick-up are included. PLEASE NOTE!-50% 0f rental fee is NON- REFUNDABLE! the remaining 50% is refundable if cancelled at least 14 DAYS prior to lease. $500 damage fee and Maine tax are refundable

                                                                7 Reviews
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