Situated on 6 quiet acres at the end of a secluded road, with a commanding and private view of a tidal lobster cove opening to the ocean, Spruce Cove is the perfect retreat for families and friends seeking relaxation, entertainment, and a venue for exploring Maine's fabulous mid-coast region. This stunning family estate has three master bedrooms, another private bedroom with double bed and a children's bunk room and play house. Furnished elegantly with antiques, art and oriental rugs, Spruce Cove boasts a formal living room, spacious study and entertainment room, a sun porch, huge cook's kitchen with Wolfe range and amenities, and a 14-person dining-room table looking out onto the cove. An outside fire pit and porch makes for perfect evenings of quiet conversation. The walkout basement has a ping pong table, darts and an extra catering kitchen. Follow a winding path and you are at the boat dock. Located a mere 15 minutes from Bowdoin College, Spruce Cove offers refined and tasteful luxury in the middle of Maine's historic lobster region..
- Chateau / Country House9000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay7 nights
5 Bedrooms/ 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 14
Carla --- Member of Homeaway since 2005
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- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 22, 2018
About Carla --- Member of Homeaway since 2005
HI there- Here I am in front of my Maine home with one of my huge Dahlias- I have over many varieties that grow beside the house in the summer. My whole family are Mainers and my mom and dad met at the Brunswick naval air station long ago. My grandfather owned the town grain store in Bath and my great grandfather had a farm once attacked by Indians. Spruce Cove is a magical place and home to me and my grown boys (occasionally) and many friends from around the world all summer. We come in the winter too for cosy retreats and snow shoeing and contemplation.
Carla --- Member of Homeaway since 2005 purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2007
Why Carla --- Member of Homeaway since 2005 chose Sebascodegan Island
We bought this property because my husband fell in love with it the minute he saw it and was so very happy here. It has a magical quality about it because of the tides coming and going , the wildlife and the tranquility. Every summer is filled with wonderful memorable times from the fairy twinkles of fireflies in the woods in June to the fall colors brilliantly shining off the cove in October.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
You drive fifteen minutes from Bowdin College and Brunswick (only 30 from LL Bean) and find yourself in the most quiet serene setting of nature imaginable Bald eagles soar overhead, baby foxes cavort on the walls around the garden and the tides ebb and flow teaming with birdlife and an occasional deer, stripers caught right in the Cove off of my kayak.
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Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Large private beautiful home
This house is exactly as described. It is a large home on a very private lot with lots of ammenitites. I will go over all the pros and cons of this home.
Pros- large home with tons of space. This was perfect for my large family.
The house was extremely well appointed. We are a family that enjoys cooking. Everything we needed was there. Great range, large fridge and freezer. Service ware for at least 12.
Loved the fireplaces and pit. Being from Fl the weather was chilly for us, so it was pleasant for us to have some additional warmth.
There were games and puzzles for the kids and adults. We really enjoyed doing a couple puzzles while overlooking the water.
Home had amazing landscape. It was nice looking at everyday.
We were 15-40 minutes from everything we needed to do. The homes location was perfect for us.
Prior to arriving Carla sent information about the house and surrounding areas with map ( nice touch) she also had a cute welcome basket. My wife and mother loved this (it was very cute) and had the best scavenger hunt. This was perfect for the one rainy day we had. So much fun for the whole family.
Carla, she was easy to communicate with and is a nice person.
There were ticks everywhere (except the front yard) we didn’t get any hitchhikers there. However, walking the path to the dock, backyard, and fire pit, someone in our party had a hitchhiker. This of course was not the fault of Carla, it’s just a part of nature and Maine in June. Non the less, it limited the time we could spend outside.
Ian, didn’t answer his phone. I tried him on two separate occasions. Carla, on the other hand, did, but I felt guilty having to call her.
Couldn’t get the Apple TV to connect. Not a big deal to the adults, but we downloaded some new movies for the kids to watch at night that I couldn’t air stream.
All and all, this house couldn’t of suited our needs more. A beautiful property, great owner and perfect for big and small families. If we visit the area again, we would not hesitate to rent this stunning home.
So sorry for the tick hitchhiker that’s part of Maine but we do spray the complete property every month for ticks and mosquitoes and it has kept the lawn and area around the house relatively free.
I’ll have to get our “IT” Department on the Apple TV. I do have a big collection on DVD movies though that people like.
In any case so glad you enjoyed and hope you come again. September no bugs at all!
Love sharing my home with wonderful multigenerational families enjoying life - Maine: As life should be. Thanks for the nice review.
Beautiful property, peaceful and private. Bring your bug spray as they can be a nuisance.
Our family had a wonderful Maine experience in this warm and inviting home. If you enjoy cooking, the kitchen is equipped with “everything” you need and then some! The location is very convenient to many attractions and the owner was very responsive to the few needs we encountered. The scavenger hunt was a big hit with our group, along with nightly fires and s’mores on the outside patio. Lobster boil on the deck was such fun! Thank you for sharing your lovely home, we would love to come back!
Lovely guests! Please come again - there are prizes for the scavenger hunt- need to send them. As to the mosquitos at least the birds and the dragonflies like them!
All my best to you and your fun loving family who enjoyed and took good care of my gardens in beloved Spruce Cove. Carla
stunning property and amazing location
our stay here was amazing! the house and grounds are gorgeous, the location is spectacular and there are so many things to do nearby, but perhaps the best part was just staying put! everything was immaculate, the owner was very friendly and helpful, and i would come back again in a heartbeat. i highly recommend!
Thank you for coming and choosing my home. It is truly a joy for me to share the beauty and magic of this serene and inspiring setting. Come again --you are so welcome anytime!
Wonderful house and view !
Wonderful large house with a spectacular view. Kitchen is well stocked for large family meals in a dining room that easily sat 12 folks. House is close to excursions to great towns nearby- Bath and Brunwick, but we also just enjoyed sitting outside with the view and quiet surroundings. Kayaking during high tide was a favorite of some.
Gorgeous Maine retreat!
We came to Maine for a wedding with our extended family and were very lucky to find this beautiful property. Before you even enter the home, you take in a breathtaking view of the bay and all of Carla's horticultural prowess! The landscaping with its endless flowering plants truly adds another dimension to an already spectacular retreat. The house is large and very well appointed. It was quite comfortable and we made use of all of the amenities, including the grill, fire pit, games (loved the ping pong table and croquet set), dock and kayaks. The numerous kayaks provided endless hours of enjoyment exploring the bay and all of the wildlife around the area. The osprey nest filled with youngsters was pretty cool and we even bumped into some seals! Carla was very friendly and accommodating. A very relaxing vacation, perfect family spot! We very much enjoyed our stay. Thank you Carla!!
The Ideal Maine Escape
This beautiful property and home provide the ideal Maine coast experience. The house is welcoming, artistically decorated , spotless, very well-appointed and so comfortable. The setting and view are worthy of a landscape painting. Carla, the owner, is very responsive, accommodating and goes out of her way to make sure you have a wonderful experience. She provides extensive information about the property and the area to make sure your questions are anticipated and you have plenty of local recommendations including restaurants, activities and places to visit. You feel more like you are lucky enough to be staying in the home of one of your favorite relatives than going to a standard rental property. Perfect for a family gathering or any special get away.
Harpswell is a tranquil Lobster fishing village of unprecedented beauty. Many reseidents make their living form Lobstering and the lobster bouys and boats are everywhere. Cundys Harbor only a short kayak up the cove is still a working waterfront where you can buy fresh lobsters and eat lunch. Harpswell is the littlest town with the largest coastline in the USA- a boaters and kayakers dream come true.
Prior to stay and once reservation made expect call form owner to discuss your needs and appropriateness of property for you.