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Huge, air-conditioned space for your summer stay! Walk to everything in town!

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


About the property

Newly Created apartment on The Top Two Floors Of The Ocean House!

This fantastic new 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 (one converts to twins) and the first floor bedroom has a queen bed . 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.

Seth Thayer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

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 MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

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??


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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • 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 , combination tub/shower , Slate floors and glass tiled shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master shower with double vanity and porcelain tiles.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Huge, air-conditioned space for your summer stay! Walk to everything in town!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

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: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

There were only four of us on our little get away. The apartment has tons of room. We could have easily had another couple join us. I had never been to Belfast before. It is a great town and a very centralized location. It is an easy drive up to Acadia for a day trip as well as being close to Mt Battie. Of course, it is Maine so there are lots of light houses to see no matter where you are staying. We were lucky enough to be there for the Celtic Festival. The apartment gave us the best seats in town for the fireworks show. There were several good restaurants within a block or so of the apartment. The owners did a fantastic job restoring this old hotel. They also do a great job of providing lots of little things that are very handy for vacation travelers. We hope to be back for another visit when we can stay longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all so much for coming to visit and stay at the Ocean House. You left everything so nice at the end of your stay. Come back anytime, we love showing off our little corner of Maine!
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Belfast Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We're starting our third month of a short-term turned long term rental at the Ocean House and it has been a delight! We were meant to be here for just a short while for a work project, and have ended up spending the winter here in Belfast. The apartment is a warm, welcome retreat after a long day at work and we love being within walking distance to all that Belfast has to offer! The over-sized windows allow us to feel like we are in a snow globe during flurries and soak up the warm winter sunshine on those blue sky days!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awsom stay .... Bravo Two thumbs up !

  • 5 of 5

Wow the place makes you smile... Every room is gorgeous .... Really nice furnishings....Comfortable beds with fine linens .... Water views in every direction.... And the place was spotless....I've been visiting in the Belfast area for a couple of decacades and this is the kind of place I always wish for but never

found .... As an owner of Oceanfront Cottages a small five star resort in Florida ..... I really apreciate pride in ownership and and attention

to detail .... Brovo Two thumbs up

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay and we look forward to your return!
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Comfortable, well-furnished, convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

Located in downtown Belfast, ME with excellent views of the town and harbor. Close to many restaurants, shops, and the waterfront. The owner was very helpful when we had a minor problem with the AC, and with recommending local restaurants. We especially enjoyed eating at Meanwhile in Belfast (Italian salads and pizza) located in the same building as the apartment, and the 3 Tides (featuring local Marshall Wharf craft beers).

The booking process was easy. We were traveling with our elderly, but mobile parents, and had questions relating to the access to the apartment which is up a flight of stairs. The owner answered all our questions promptly and even sent us photos of the stairs.

We are planning on visiting again next year with our children and grandchildren.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a spectacular and very well maintained property. The location is perfect for enjoying the many activities in Belfast. The owner/managers are friendly, efficient and deliver a great product! I can find nothing but "excellent" to say about our experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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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!


Rates & Availability

Belfast Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - May 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Week 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve Weekend
Dec 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.

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