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Quiet Ocean Front Cottage With Stunning Views, Private Beach Close To Rockland

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

This well kept, bright and recently renovated little cottage is nestled 30 feet from a private cove on the Atlantic ocean. It is quiet and perfect for relaxing, strolling the beach and rocks or launching your kayaks. There is a sister property next door (property # 3585233) if you would like to invite family or friends to join you.

Heaven Scent has 2 floors of living area. The upstairs is a large, open room with 2 twin beds, a queen bed, 2 dressers and a chair near the windows overlooking the beach. The first floor hosts the bathroom, galley kitchen, dining and living area as well as a gas fired 'wood stove' to take the chill out of the shoulder seasons. A futon with an upgraded mattress converts to a full bed. There is also a 'game (chess, checkers, etc.) table' with 2 chairs as well as a breakfast bar with 2 stools. The first floor has decks both front and back with a slider opening to the deck facing Lobster Cove and the Atlantic ocean Lobster cove is a sandy/rocky beach perfect for building sandcastles, searching for treasures or just sitting in your chair watching the sunrise, waves, boats and birds go by. The cottage has a gas grill and a Weber charcoal grill as well as all the pots, pans and dishes needed for any cooking you plan to do during your stay. Coffee maker, microwave, toaster, electric stove/oven, wine glasses, coffee mugs, etc. There are books for all ages as well as several decks of cards and a few of our favorite board games.

The dining room table has 2 benches and seats 6 people as well as a bar at the kitchen with 2 stools. There are 2 Adirondack chairs for outside use along with 4 portable chairs which are kept in the shed and are great for sitting on the beach in front or taking with you to your favorite picnic spot. The cottage has a grass front lawn between the parking area and the cottage as well as a grass lawn between the ocean and the cottage with a fire pit. The beach is perfect for launching your kayaks or taking a swim. There are 2 Maine lobster 'shacks' within two miles of the cottage if you want your lobsters prepared for you or if you wish to cook them yourselves, there is the Maine Coast Lobster company just a 1/2 mile away that sells to the public or Jess's Market just 10 minutes away that sells lobster as well as a wide array of the freshest fish and seafood available. If your prefer a restaurant, there are dozens in nearby Rockland and its vicinity. There is parking for 2 cars and plenty of grass to play games. There is also a clothes line to dry towels. There is no phone, TV or internet but the cell service is great for the major carriers. If you need to do laundry, the Park St Laundry in Rockland will wash, dry and fold your clothes, just drop them off on your way into town. We can provide bed linens and towels for 4 for a $50 additional fee.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Mike

We are a busy family of 6 that loves God, adventure, sports, the outdoors and spending time together and with friends. We purchased this cottage as a get-a-way from the busy-ness of our everyday lives.

Mike purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Mike chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

We love this little cottage by the sea. From the minute you drive over the causeway connecting the island to the mainland, you can feel the stress of life fall away and the peaceful ocean views revive you. It is the perfect escape for us several times each season. We enjoy sitting on the deck or beach, poking in the sand for treasures and playing games together at night. It is cozy and quiet and the perfect place to spend time. When we feel like going out for dinner or walking around town, we love the fact that Rockland is just minutes away and offers so much that we enjoy doing together. We hope you will come to love this place as much as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

The stunning views of the ocean from inside or on the deck are spell binding. We love making up appetizers and taking them out to sit on the beach in the afternoon with a glass of wine and just watching the ocean. Or jumping in the kayak and taking an evening sunset 'cruise' around the island.


Spruce Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , This newly renovated bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet.
  • The first floor bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet. It has been newly renovated and has all new fixtures, paint and a new floor. There is no fan but there is a window that opens.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Upstairs room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs room
  • One large upstairs room that has a queen bed and 2 twin beds. 2 dressers and a chair also make up this bedroom. There are 3 windows facing the ocean and 1 large window on each side of the room. The main living area has a futon that could be used to sleep a 5th person.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There are many, many near-by attractions if you are looking for things to do. From boat rides out of Tenants harbor, to kayaking around the island to wine tasting to hiking in the hills of Camden to many of the seasonal fairs and festivals.


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Quiet Ocean Front Cottage With Stunning Views, Private Beach Close To Rockland
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Sweet, peaceful cottage with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage in September and it was lovely! The view of the cove is wonderful - you see the sunrise right from the cottage - and the shore is great for exploring. It's a wonderful place to stay all day and never leave, as well as explore the region.

Sprucehead Island is a sweet place. McLoon's Lobster Shack is a gem for lunch or dinner. The little village roads are great for taking walks. It's a great place to base yourself from for exploring the mid-coast region as this property provides a nice, peaceful respite from the business of Camden/Rockland town areas.

The property was clean and very comfortable. The propane heater was more than adequate for heating the cottage (we had overnight temps in the 40s). The decks on both the front and shore-side of the cottages are perfect for hanging out outdoors. For those seeking complete privacy or woods, this cottage does have very close neighbors, as the lots on the island seem quite small and quaint. But it wasn't a nuisance as everything is so sweet and cozy seeming! I think this place is perfect for a couple or for a small family (kids upstairs in the loft, parents on the futon downstairs). We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a restful escape

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place for a quiet rest and get away. We enjoyed the great views and setting on the cove. Yet it is close to Rockland and Camden for great restaurants. We appreciated the detailed information package sent by the owners before the trip with area suggestions.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view and the home itself was well kept

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was great and relaxing. The cottage had a peaceful view and the home itself was clean and well kept. It being on an island was a nice touch for more privacy and the town's were a close drive away. Mike was helpful when questions were asked as well. But that view was the trip difference. We found ourselves coming back to the cottage early at times to relax for its view. We were lucky to book this place at a great price.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It felt like home-away-from-home by the sea!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is just so quaint and so beautifully located!! Very clean as well! It was just wonderful to sit on the back deck and enjoy watching the variety of birds that visit the water. Every day was an adventure on the beach that is just a few steps away. The constant breeze of sea air was wonderful to breath for a week! The owners were very accommodating with all of the kitchen ware needed for feeding a family. We will definitely return to this lovely place if we get the opportunity to vacation in the area again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memorial Day Weekend at Heaven Scent

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time! The cottage was a special romantic getaway for us. It was lovely to be right on the water. The sound of the water lapping on the shore at night was wonderful. The cottage was simple but perfect. We hope to stay with you again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The views from this cottage and Spruce Head island were fantastic, and staying at this cottage made the trip even better. It was super clean, and we had everything we needed to cook a lobster feast after picking out our lobster from Spruce Head Islands McLoons. The nights were peaceful and quiet at the cottage, and it was so relaxing, with a fire in the fire pit and looking at the stars for miles. We would definitely go back to this cottage if we have a chance in the future. Mike was more than accomadating and gave excellent recommendations of his favorites...he even allowed us to extend our stay 1 night as we couldn't bear leaving. Thanks for allowing us to stay at the cottage as we made many memories.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed what we love about our cottage: the peace, the area, the Island, the views! We look forward to having you continue making memories for years to come.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
knox county regional airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Rockland, Maine
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Birch Beach State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linen Fee for 4 $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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