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Clifford Dacso

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french

Spruce Head Island, Penobscot Bay Shorefront Cottage

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

12 feet from the high tide line. On amazingly beautiful Lobster Cove, Spruce Head Island. Looking across the channel to Vinalhaven in the distance. Amazing climate, cool sea breezes. The cottage is compact, with full bath, kitchen, and living area. Sitting on the porch, you can see the action on the water from sailboats and windjammers to lobster fishermen and the yachts of amazingly rich people. The cottage is 20 minutes away from Rockland, Maine, the home of the Lobster Festival and the best home made ice cream in the world at Dorman's on Route 1. Owl's Head Airport, twenty minutes away, provides commercial air service to Boston several times a day.

Because the family uses the cottage year-round, there is ample insulation and heat for the chilly evenings. Fresh lobster is available within ten minutes walking distance. The experience really can't be beat.

Keywords: Spruce Head Island, cottage, shorefront, island views, lobster cove, Maine shorefront, picturesque

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Clifford Dacso (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french

About Clifford Dacso

We now have the third generation in our family coming to this cottage.

Clifford Dacso purchased this cottage in 1954

Why Clifford Dacso chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

The cottage is a few miles off Route 1, making it easy to access. Owl's Head Airport has commercial service to Boston and is twenty minutes away. Yet the road ends here. No one is 'just passing through' because the island is on the way to nowhere.

Sometimes it rains. When it does, there is plenty to do within a forty minute drive, from antique shopping to watching the working waterfront of Rockland.

What makes this cottage unique

Sit at the dining table and look across the water at the loons fishing early in the morning. The sunrise is not to be missed, surpassed only by the sunset.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Spruce Head Island, Penobscot Bay Shorefront Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Houston, TX, USA

Always The Best Time of Our Year!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third summer to spend time in this cabin on Spruce Head Island. We've come to know it well, love its rustic quirkiness, and feel at home now with the island and the many neighbors we've come to know. The location is perfect - secluded, yet convenient for trips into Rockland, Lockport, Camden, and not a long drive to locations such as Bar Harbor and Boothbay Harbor. Nothing beats spending an evening on the deck with cocktails, followed by making a delightful dinner in the kitchen while watching the boats on Lobster Cove at sunset... unless it's watching the boats on Lobster Cove on the deck in the morning with a cup of coffee! As always, a highly recommended destination!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our new fave

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was rustic and maybe a smidge mildewy but we loved it. Best location ever-- just a five minute walk to McLoon's Lobster and ten feet from the harbor. We supplied the place with drinking glasses, dish soap and tp. Had to get some more blankets at Reny's due to chilly breezy overnights. And the vacuum needs replacing. It exploded. But otherwise we had a dreamy stay. We kayaked with the dog on the bow, had cocktails on the deck, strung a hammock between the pines and chatted with the lovely neighbors. Never tired of the splendid view. There is a tv but we never turned it on. We will surely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments. We have replaced the carpets (probably where the musty smell came from) and there is a new vacuum cleaner. I am glad that you enjoyed the cottage. My family has been enjoying it for sixty years, hence the "rustic" character! We would enjoy having you stay with us again.
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Houston, TX, USA

Absolutely Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had never been to Maine before. August is the time to visit, with high temperatures in the low 70s and lows just crisp enough in the upper 50s to make your first cup of coffee on this quaint cabin's deck a perfect start to the day. We never tired of looking out at Lobster Cove. Spruce Head Island is a welcoming community, and you can hike almost any where on the island. Children can stroll around without concern.

The cabin is small, but quite comfortable and cozy. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking. Rockland, Rockport, and Camden are easy drives, and each community has its particular charms. Boothbay Harbor and similar coastal communities are with a day's drive. If you are an art or craft lover, you'll be in your element here, as virtually every community features multiple galleries and crafts shops.

We will most certainly make the trip again next summer. I cannot recommend this cabin more highly. Our week on Spruce Head was one of the best vacations we have ever enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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came back for second year in a row for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

we had such a great time last year that we came back for our family vacation again this August. The accommodations were perfect. The cabin is on a cove. We drank coffee on the deck and watched the sunrise over the ocean. We skipped rocks and collected shells during the day. At night, we grilled burgers and ate lobster under the stars. We used the kayaks to get to a secluded beach that the neighbors told us about. We used the place as a base camp to explore interior Maine and along the coast. It is an ideal location because it is very near lots of attractions, but distanced enough from the tourism and traffic that it provides a real escape and adventure. It is also unique in that the towns it is near are real towns and not just generic tourist towns. The cabin has two bedrooms, a warm and inviting living/ dining area and a kitchen with everything necessary to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The owners are kind and generous folks and that is obvious in our interactions with them as well as in the vibe of the home. It feels warm and welcoming. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, NC

Beautiful Maine Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We like to have a mix of access to outdoor activities and a quiet, peaceful home base to relax, make food and enjoy lovely views. This cabin does both! Great location to kayak, get to small towns, and do more ambitious day trips --- such as the ferry to Monhegan for hiking along beautiful cliffs. Highly recommended! Local lobster eatery within walking distance -- McLoons -- a gem!

Cabin is outfitted for a comfortable stay, and is right on the water in a quiet area. Family owner is a delight to work with in making arrangements. We highly recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Malvern, PA

Quintissential Maine

  • 5 of 5

This cabin has all the best of Maine in one small place.

We enjoyed the quiet there on the edge of the water. Great view of Lobster Cove with a small commercial fleet and many small private boats. Island was perfect for walking and the Lobster Pound on the other side of the island was very convenient.

Close to Rockland and Port Clyde, we were able to do easy day trips without much traffic, yet we could get to Camden or Wiscasset easily. Many fine restaurants were within 30 minute drive.

Cabin is stocked thoughtfully for guests and we were able to enjoy meals at home.

Excellent site for a couple or small family in a community environment.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Owl's Head (RKD)
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
5 minute walk
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Car: necessary

Lobster pound, near to Rockland and Camden, Maine. Seaport towns with excellent dining, galleries, museums. 20 minute drive from Owls Head Transportation Museum and Farnsworth Museum. Route 1 north of Camden is wall-to-wall antique stores. Both Rockland and Camden have superb restaurants with local seafood. Locally owned businesses abound within a half hour drive. 30 minute drive from the Monhegan Ferry and a number of typical Maine fishing villages. Forty minute drive from Mt. Battie State Park with beautiful hiking and photographing opportunities. Bay Chamber Concerts, Rockland Blues Festival, summer Fairs, the list is endless.


Rates & Availability

South Thomaston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Oct 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South Thomaston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower-bath combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) In master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) In second bedroom that also has a loft. Queen sized sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
We do not wish any confusion -- there is no television although there is excellent WiFi with adequate download speeds.

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