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Huge, sunny, 2 floor loft in the heart of Belfast. Luxury in the sky! 3bd/3ba

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Stay in a part of Belfast history! The Ocean House was built in about 1865

This fantastic apartment is perfect for a family or 3 couples as each bedroom has its own living room and there are three bathrooms, each more distinctive and luxurious than the next. The apartment is on the top two floors of the Ocean House, a recently renovated 1865 building in the heart of downtown Belfast. The two upstairs bedrooms have king beds and the first floor bedroom has a queen bed . There is also a Queen sleeper in the upstairs den. One enters the apartment into a large mudroom with plenty of closet space. There is an open living room / dining area downstairs with a door leading out to a deck over looking downtown Belfast. A sleek, modern kitchen is next along with a bedroom facing the harbor with a nice balcony for sitting and watching fireworks. Also a large slate tiled bathroom with shower is just off the hallway. Upstairs is a second large living area, bathroom and bedroom with outer harbor views along with a large master suite with walk through bathroom, living area, bedroom and closets. There is a washer /dryer on the second floor and 3 TVs, all with 175 channels of DirectTV. The apartment has 18 windows and two full light doors out to decks facing East and West for the best in Sunrise and Sunset viewing. The entire apartment is air conditioned and has heat through several heat pump units. Several zones ensure that guests control their own climate. The apartment is right in downtown Belfast and dining choices abound. Within just several blocks of the apartment are at least 13 restaurants, including a delicious Neapolitan restaurant in the lower level of the Ocean House. Shopping is just steps away! We are also a block from the newly opened" Hills to Sea" trail system, a 47 mile long stretch of trails that run from Belfast to Unity Maine for biking, hiking, walking or running.


Belfast Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First floor bath - toilet , shower , Slate floors and glass tiled shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Master shower with double vanity and porcelain tiled shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , best view in the house! bathroom for 2nd floor guests
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master suite has private living area and bath and DirectTV
    2nd floor guest suite - 2 twin/ single , Twins can convert into King. ensuite lounge with DirectTV
    First floor guest bedroom - 1 queen , private water view balcony and DirectTV
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We do have an arrangement with a skin care spa across the street for facials and manicures and pedicures. The facials are the best I have ever had! We also have contacts for energy work, massages, private chef events in your lodgings, etc. Just ask. We can also arrange a private sunset cruise with nibbles and libations on our 26' fishing boat for an additional cost. The experience is amazing.


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Huge, sunny, 2 floor loft in the heart of Belfast. Luxury in the sky! 3bd/3ba
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful Rental

  • 5 of 5

The Ocean House was perfect for our holiday stay! There was plenty of room to move around, open space for entertaining and fantastic location. Perfect for our two boys ages 8 and 9 as well. We will definetly be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for spending your holiday with us at the Ocean House! Glad you had a great time. We would welcome you back anytime. Happy Happy New Year to you and your family.
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Beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

We were in Belfast for only 2 night, the house was very roomy and beautifully decorated. Great for couples stay, or a family - would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks So Much Tracie! You were great guests, we hardly knew you stayed at all! Best Seth
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Modern, stylish apartment with 360 degree views

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment with a very homely and clean feel and amazing views all around! Very well appointed, extremely comfortable beds, and a great surrounding neighbourhood with lots of restaurants and shops. Made our overall stay in Belfast a trip to remember- we would love to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I had the pleasure of meeting the renters before they left and so enjoyed chatting with the whole family about their travels. I envy their summer trip plans! Happy and safe travels back to England! Very respectful renters, the loft was spotless upon their departure. These are dream tenants. Thanks very much!
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Great place for a long weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this home while in Belfast provided the perfect setting to our small family getaway. It felt so much like a home versus a hotel. Everything about it was a 5-star experience. We will definitely be back. Thanks Seth!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David! Thanks so much for staying with us at the Ocean House with your family. We are glad you had a great time in Belfast and were able to feel comfortable in our downtown space. We look forward to renting to you again. Best, Seth
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We really enjoyed our stay - great location for the city.

  • 5 of 5

Seth was great at providing advice as to what is available to do in Belfast. Very quick to respond to our questions. The place is BEAUTIFUL.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoy sharing our city and the Ocean House and are so glad that you had an excellent vacation! Thanks for leaving the loft in top shape! Come back anytime! Best, Seth
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Elegant Retreat in Beautiful Belfast, ME

  • 5 of 5

The Ocean House is an exquisite, extremely comfortable, spacious downtown apartment in the Heart of beautiful Belfast. You are a few minutes walk from all that Belfast has to offer downtown.

My wife and I had our small company Christmas party there the first night we were there. Every single guest was amazed at this hidden oasis in Belfast.

My wife, myself and our three children decided to stay for the weekend. The space, the furniture, the amenities are so comfortable and well thought through that you will not want to leave. The master sweet shower is one of the most amazing showers I have ever experienced. The owners are also wonderful and gracious gentlemen. The Ocean House is truly a five star pampering you will not soon forget.

We without a doubt will stay there again. We will be recommending it to our friends and family if they want a truly memorable stay in this beautiful little city.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seth Thayer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Seth Thayer

We have been renovating and renting out properties since 2007. Please take a look at our testimonials and you will get a sense of us as landlords of these wonderful architectural gems! We have a mission to save old buildings and then share them with others. We obsessed about the Ocean House for years before purchasing her and doing the redesign. We designed the changes ourselves and did a lot of the grunt work in renovating the building. It took us six months to build out this apartment, which we also designed, build and furnished ourselves. We love the Ocean House and hope you do too!

Seth Thayer purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Seth Thayer chose Belfast

The Ocean House is something special in the heart of Downtown Belfast Maine. Prominently situated at the corners of Maine, Cross, and Federal Streets, The Ocean House was built as a hotel in 1865. We gutted her down to the studs and rebuilt. We carved out this wonderful, HUGE apartment in the upper two floors and took advantage of our sight lines so that there is something interesting to look at out of each of the 18 windows. 360 degree views of downtown Belfast and the harbor Come stay in our beautiful building with views to Castine and beyond! And also with views of Belfast's industrial past!

What makes this apartment unique

You can either walk out the door and eat or shop to your heart's content, or we can get you almost everything you want in town. We can stock your apartment, we can arrange for a private chef, spa treatments, massage sessions, yoga classes, meditation groups, or whale watching in Bar Harbor, private museum tours, even a sunset cruise on Penobscot Bay with champagne and salmon. This is a must stay location. We have an exciting new restaurant two stories below the apartment where you can sit, have a drink, and enjoy wood fired pizza and Italian specialities. Does it get any better??


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Lincolnville Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Northport Golf Course
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Brunswick, ME
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Meanwhile in Belfast
Nearest Ski
110 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

The magical mid-coast town Belfast, known to some as Moon Bat Kingdom, is a marvelous small town that seemingly has it all, good shopping, good food, a wonderful harbor, great festivals, a world class boat yard, dozens of walking and biking trails, friendly people. wonderful architecture and beautiful parks. We are 8 miles from the Camden Hills and hiking trails and just steps away from the new waterfront and rail walking trails in the city of Belfast. You can go out on a charter boat, or walk and shop the city streets. Be sure to check out the Chamber of Commerce office open at the bottom of Maine Street!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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