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Spruce Head Lobster Village, Waterfront 1 Bdrm Guest House

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)



This shore front one bedroom fully furnished cottage is nestled among spruce trees with decks overlooking the ocean and a salt-water cove, a very private and serene setting. It is located at Spruce Head, an island connected to the mainland by a causeway. From the decks, the tidal water can be watched. Tidal water means that there are ten feet of water at the water’s edge when the tide is in and a quarter mile of clam-flats when the tide is out. A great array of feeding birds of the sea and the shore can be observed such as; sandpipers, ducks, shags, seagulls and great blue herons. Harbor seals have been seen diving for breakfast or dinner.

Your fun-filled week may include visiting lighthouses, hiking, walking on the rocks and enjoying the beaches. You may also experience such excursions as whale and seal watching, schooner cruises or taking the ferry to one of our islands.

Within a fifteen minute drive is an eighteen-hole golf course with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Camden Hills offer hiking trails with spectacular views of Penobscot Bay. You can rent a bike or enjoy an afternoon kayaking around the Muscle Ridge Islands. Kayak rentals are available locally, including day trips with a luncheon on one of the islands.

To appease your intellectual side, the Farnsworth Museum, the Shore Village Museum and the Owls Head Transportation Museum are also nearby. One can view paintings by Andrew Wyeth, lights from lighthouses, an air show, or attend an antique auto auction.

Our unique central location also allows for day trips to Arcadia National Park or the International Ferry Service to Nova Scotia, all located in Bar Harbor. In the opposite direction, Freeport offers the famous L.L. Bean store plus many outlet shops. But of course if you prefer to stay close to home on Spruce Head Island, we have many unique and quaint shops (including antique) in the downtowns of Rockland, Thomaston and Camden.

Dining out can also be a unique experience. Enjoy a lobster on one of the wharfs, a meal at a European bistro, or at one of many of our “Down East” restaurants, all located within a short driving distance. However, you may also dine in. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen that includes a microwave, gas grill, toaster, stove, refrigerator and coffee maker.

The cottage is available from May 1st through the end of October. It has one bedroom with a double bed and a queen size futon couch in the living room. You are required to furnish your own bath and bed linens. There is a TV with cable service, a radio/CD tape player, and wifi service for your convenience. There is also good cell phone reception. Laundry facilities are available in nearby Rockland or Thomaston.



Keywords: 2nd story guest house in coastal setting, close to beaches, museums, golfing, hiking trails, day sail trips, kayaking, shopping, festivals, and many well known restaurants.

More Details

Donna Hardt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 6, 2017


Spruce Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Includes soap, toilet paper, iron with ironing board, and a few toiletries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Spruce Head Lobster Village, Waterfront 1 Bdrm Guest House
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Among the Spruce Trees

  • 5 of 5

A well laied-out cozy and enjoyable sea cabin among the spruce trees with views of cove to the east and bay to the west. A great base for trips to Camden, Rockport, Rockland, and many other areas. We especially enjoyed early mornings photographing birds and lobsterman. It was much more than we had anticipated. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the Treehouse and you were able to go to so many places. The birds are unique that one doesn't see unless they are near the ocean. Enjoy the rest of your summer!!
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Lovely time

  • 5 of 5

Small, but just what 'the doctor ordered', this spot was fabulous for our needs. We had a great time in Spruce Head at the Tree House. For two weeks we drove up and down the coast, around Owls Head, Rockland, further north...and down to Port Clyde/ Marshall Point Light. Great location and the little apartment has everything you really need. We appreciated coming home to privacy and quiet, too. We'd recommend this to any couple looking to get away, as long as stairs are not a problem. Thanks so much for the hospitality! We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nancy! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here in Maine and that our place fit your needs!!! Donna
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Our Maine adventure.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage, It was clean, homey and well equipped. The kitchen was workable for those like myself who enjoy cooking. I would recommend this rental for couples, it is a small cottage and I think four would be a crowd. We were fine, two plus a dog. It would have been nice if there were a gate in front of the stairway on the front deck, in our case because of the dog, but if there were a young child, because of the fall hazard. We had a relaxing quiet week and would consider returning again. My only regret is we never meet the owners and they did not check to see if all was well during the week. We did also find the wifi connection pretty iffy, with a very weak signal that often cut out altogether. All in all, these are niggling complaints, and we enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your remarks. I like the idea about a gate at the steps. Most people left one of the Adirondack chairs next to the stairs, but the gate would be much better. Also, next year there will be better internet access in the rental- it will have its own vs. feeding off of ours at our house. You are right about the size- it is more suited for two people but the option is there for those on a tight budget- especially someone with one child. Sorry for not being able to meet you- especially since you live in the neck of the woods that I grew up in. We were inundated with family that week at our camp- it was my last week off before school started. I hope you will consider our place again so that I will have a chance to meet with you. Donna
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Columbus, Ohio

Wonderful Vacation in Maine

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation in Maine and we were NOT disappointed. The Guest House was spotless, well equipped and very comfortable. The location was wonderful and very private, yet easy access to everything we wanted to see and do. There are many wonderful sights and activities within a short driving distance.

I definitely give this a "thumbs up" and hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saratoga Springs, NY

Peaceful time in Maine

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Spruce Head this summer! It was a peaceful get-away and everything we hoped it would be. The apartment is cozy and comfortable with lovely breezes coming in from the water. When my daughter left her little box of "treasures" (sea shells and the like), Donna was nice enough to mail it back to us. Thanks so much, Donna! We loved our first vacation to Maine and know it won't be our last.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. I am so glad it was restful and fun, Donna
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Ontario Canada

Lobster Land

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I recently spent a week in this cottage/loft/apartment in what we now call Lobster Land. While the loft space above a garage was very comfortable and adequate for the 2 of us we think it would be a real sqeeze for more than 2 people. We were disappointed in the view. The description talked about being surrounded by water with the ocean on one side and a cove on the other. While this was in some ways true we could not in fact see the water in either direction, The cove side has large spruce trees that are very close to the building thereby blocking the view. The ocean is in fact a couple hundred yards away on the other side with a forested area and road between the cottage and the water. Shortly after our arrival the owner showed up to set us up with the included free Wi Fi. While it did work it was very spotty and in fact most times we had to either be out on the back deck or in the bedroom to make it work. The dock that is associated with the cottage is attached to the deck of the house next door which is where the owners live. As the owners were away themselves for the first part of our stay we did sit on the dock somtimes but we felt a little intrusive to use it when they were home even though I think we were welcome to do so. I realize that this review sounds negative but overall we had a good time and were quite comfortable. The Maine Coast Seafood Wharf is right there where we bought fresh lobster daily and their staff was very heplful with all my questions about the lobster and seafood industry as well as cooking instructions. Another must see is the Maine State Prison Craft Store in Thomaston. Lobster rolls from Reds Eats in Wiscasset and Scallop and Haddock meals from Roselyns in Rockland were culinary highlights. A schooner ride from the public dock in Camden was a very enjoyable way to spend a couple hours. We enjoyed a few hours at the Transportation Museum in Owls head as well as a very good burger at the Owls Head General Store.

As you can see food was an important part of our trip and in that area we did very well in Lobster Land.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Owls Head Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Spruce Head
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Birch Point State Park
Car: necessary

Ferries to numerous islands, a day on a lobster boat, walking the breakwater to a lighthouse museum, Waldo Tyler Salt Marsh for bird lovers, the Farnsworth Art Musuem featuring the Wyeths, Owls Head Transportation Museum, and the Rockland Lighthouse Museum. Less than a 2 hour ride to either Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park, ME Coastal Botanical Gardens, Freeport and the famous LL Bean store and other outlet stores, and the breathtaking Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. It is a short walk to the seasonal Lobster Lane Bookstore, and across the street to purchase freshly caught lobsters at the local buying station.


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