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Steve Moseley or Whitney Ross

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Pristine House On 7 Acres Overlooking Rockland Harbor -- Private Beach

11 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Owls Head House Rental Photos and Description

Sophisticated 4 Br/4 Bath Home On 7 Oceanfront Acres In Owls Head, Maine

Elegant, white, federal style home on a grassy hill adjacent to conservation land. Groomed, mature grounds slope gently to your private beach with sparkling views of Rockland harbor and the breakwater.

Weddings: Sorry, we don't allow weddings.

Downstairs: 2 fireplaces, formal dining room, large living room, kitchen, family room, library, full bath.

Upstairs: 4 beds/3 baths.

Property includes a barn/boathouse, a pond, and over 350' of water frontage.

Recently renovated. This house will be selectively rented in 2016. If you have wanted to rent a house in Maine that looks too nice to be rented...we believe our house will please you.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve Moseley or Whitney Ross (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Steve Moseley or Whitney Ross

We're a family with two children (a 16 year old boy and a 12 year old girl) that grew up feasting on blackberries that flourish on the property and lobsters collected from clean water off our beach. We also enjoy boating, swimming, and fishing in the Penobscot Bay. Hiking, exploring, and enjoying other local resources rounds out our time in Maine. And although our family has been in Maine for 6 generations we're not yet able to live here full time.

Steve Moseley or Whitney Ross purchased this house in 2005

Why Steve Moseley or Whitney Ross chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

A pristine interior and rambling grounds -- neither characteristic of rentals you've seen before-- centrally located in the great state of Maine.

What makes this house unique

Newly renovated interior, private beach and grounds

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

Pristine House On 7 Acres Overlooking Rockland Harbor -- Private Beach
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
5

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Two couples with children from NYC stayed for a week. We had a great time at the house which was nicely laid out, appointed and stocked with most everything one might need. Four comfortable bathrooms and four full bathrooms, living, dining, library, garage, screened in porch, beautiful patio with stone tile and outdoor furniture. Grill, kayaks, dishwasher/kitchen equipment, wifi,, washer/dryer, etc. The yard is gorgeous and vast, making the property extremely private. The views of Rockland bay are sublime from both house and yard. There is private access to a rocky shore as well. Location on Owl's Head allows quick trips to the Owls Head Lighthouse and nearby sandy state park beach, and also into town in Rockland which has good restaurants, museums/galleries, shops, etc. The owner was extremely easy to communicate with and everything was as advertised. Would surely book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Amazing home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and equip with everything we needed to make our stay like a home away from home. The view every morning was amazing and the patio was a perfect place to enjoy the scenery. Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our trip to Maine and this property was a huge part of this. We would suggest this house to anyone looking for an incredible vacation to Maine!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carmel, IN
5

Best property we have ever stayed at, hands down!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home for two weeks. From the moment we arrived we knew we had picked the right place. The grounds, all 7 acres, are absolutely beautifully maintained. Our boys, 10 & 12 played soccer, bocce, football, hide and seek... You name it they did it. The rocky beach was such a treat for our family. We spent time using the kayaks provided, searching for shells, sea glass and lots of other treasures that the ocean brings to shore. My boys loved jumping from rock to rock and even got in the very brisk water. The view of the Rockland harbour is amazing, we enjoyed watching the sailboats, lobster boats and the sunset each night.

The home itself was such a treat! It has a wonderful layout, beautifully decorated, plenty of places to spread out, read a book, play board games, etc... We enjoyed cooking each night in the very well stocked kitchen. The home is extremely well stocked with linens and lots of extras for your use. We spent most of our evenings outside on the beautiful patio and enjoyed the fire pit with smores a couple of chilly nights. There were so many bonuses to renting this home, there are too many to name.

This was by far the best property we have ever rented and we travel a ton. The owners we very easy to deal with and very prompt to get back to us.

I wish we lived closer and could make this an annual vacation. It was our favorite vacation home ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit and for your kind words! I hope you can return-- our goal is to rent to a small number of guests that return every summer.
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Annapolis, Maryland
5

This is a lovely home that made our Maine vacation special.

  • 5 of 5

There are so many places in the home, both inside and out, to take advantage of that it was hard for us to leave each day to explore the coast. From the screened porch to the cozy library to the new outdoor patio, this is a beautiful and comfortable property. We were a group of four retired women and the bedrooms and baths were perfect. we also made use of the recently updated kitchen, which was thoughtfully stocked with the appliances we needed. Washer/dryer, kayaks, apple and maple trees. And very well located to enjoy coastal Maine.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia
5

Beautiful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My family of five enjoyed this terrific home during our week stay in Maine. The house is very comfortably furnished with every possible amenity. The layout is perfect for together time and also affords plenty of getaway spaces for quiet time. We made use of the new patio every morning and evening, taking in the views of changing tides and sunrise/sunsets. What a wonderful place to unwind after a day out exploring! The location is optimal for visiting the local coastal towns, lighthouses, beaches, and not too far from Acadia. We are already planning our return next year. The owner was gracious and responsive. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved this home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week with four adults and two kids (8 and 5.5). It was perfect for all of us. My father-in-law isn't very mobile, and he enjoyed sitting on the pretty (and large!) patio, watching our boys play baseball in the big yard. Mother-in-law is a photographer and had plenty to shoot and wander to. I enjoyed the little rocky beach very much with the kids, searching for shells, sea glass and even a sea urchin shell or two. The boys and my husband also took kayaks, provided by the owner, out almost every day. The home is well-stocked, very comfortable and in a great location to explore nearby towns (Camden, Rockport, Rockland), the Owl's Head lighthouse, Birch Point State Park, the Breakwater Lighthouse and more. We enjoyed eating on the screened-in porch and sunsets on the patio. Everyone had their own room and own bathroom, which was so nice.

The owner was incredibly helpful, responsive and kind.

We would definitely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport (RKD)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Primo
Nearest Ferry
2.7 Miles
Rockland Terminal (to Vinalhaven, N.Haven, Matin.)
Nearest Golf
4.3 Miles
Samoset Resort
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Rockland (to/from Wiscasset, Bath, Brunswick)
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Route 73, Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Primo Restaurant
Nearest Ski
12.1 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
350' of water frontage
Car: recommended

MID-COAST, MAINE: The scenic bays, craggy peninsulas and sparkling offshore islands form a stunning backdrop to Mid-Coast Maine’s picture-perfect fishing villages, seaside resorts and bustling harbor towns. Delve deeply into Maine’s maritime past, watch whales and puffins, explore by bike or sea kayak and dine on world-class seafood. In the Midcoast region, arts and culture flourish amidst the legacy of the sea.

ROCKLAND (1 mile from house): Rockland’s lively arts and culture scene includes the world-class collections at the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Wyeth Center. Stop by the Puffin Project Visitor Center and Maine Lighthouse Museum. Ferry out to Vinalhaven, North Haven or Matinicus. Discover award-winning restaurants. Browse bookstores in Rockland or fill up on lobster rolls at the annual Maine Lobster Festival. Bike the St. George peninsula or explore the harbors by kayak and the islands by boat.

CAMDEN (10 miles): Camden is a classic harbor town, a short drive north of Owls Head, characterized by quaint inns and B&Bs and framed by the magnificent Camden Hills. Hike or drive up Mt. Battie and then relax in a harbor-side pub overlooking windjammers and fishing boats. Make a side trip to the charming arts community of Rockport.

OWLS HEAD: The Village of Owls Head has a compelling charm that should be described in part by what's NOT there (no traffic lights, no traffic, no crowds) and in part by what IS there (Maine's best cheeseburgers at the Owls Head General Store, 2 wineries, 3 lighthouses, Owls Head Light State Park, Birch Point Beach State Park, etc.) and miles of beaches and wooded trails to explore.

THIS HOUSE: This unique, rolling, grassy 7 acre property sits next to a nature preserve overlooking Rockland harbor and has productive apple trees, rasberries, blueberries, and blackberries in season. There is plenty to do nearby but visitors often get so comfortable they lose interest in exploring beyond the edges of this family property.

We hope that happens to you.

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Rates & Availability

Owls Head House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
non-peak
Sep 6 2016 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$3,000
$10,000
 
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
$14,500
 
 
non-peak
Sep 5 2017 - May 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
$3,100
$10,000
 
 
summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
$14,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Discount for multiple weeks and for returning guests.
Please contact us anytime with any questions.

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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Amenities

Owls Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , MBR bath, newly renovated, shower, no bathtub; double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Br, en suite, newly renovated
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , newly renovated, off hallway
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , downstairs adjacent to library; half renovated in 2011
  • three upstairs bathrooms beautifully renovated; downstairs bathroom renovated except for shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , MBR + new bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd BR, new bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 3rd BR has 2 single beds, shares bath with 4th BR
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , single BR with trundle bed; can connect to MBR to form suite
  • Two upstairs BRs have en suite baths (recently renovated) and two share bath (also recently renovated).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
central vac system (in case you need to vacum up grass or sand!)

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