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Standing Guard over the entrance to Penobscot Bay

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 1 and 1 half bath cottage overlooking Seal Harbor & open Ocean

The Point House is a classic Maine cottage situated at the end of Patten Point - an ideal location close to both Rockland and Camden, as well as the Peninsula Villages of Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde. 3 Bedrooms 1 1/2 Baths. First floor - 2 bedrooms (one full, one with twins) and a full bath, second floor king size bed and a half bath. Open floor-plan kitchen, living & dining area. Large picture windows look out to 270 degree water views over the working harbor of Spruce head, the inner islands and open ocean. Sliding doors lead to a spacious deck for relaxing or grilling. Fantastic views to the East, South, and amazing Westerly sunsets. The spacious lawn has granite steps that lead down to a private sandy beach for sunning, play or swim. Patten Point Road is a quiet dead-end road, where many locals and visitors walk their dogs and have a neighborly chat.

More Details

Property Manager
Peter Knobel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2017

About Peter Knobel

The Knobel Family - Rented summers 1978 to 1982; Purchased 1982; Major renovations 1990

Peter Knobel purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Peter Knobel chose Spruce Head

Like going back in time when you head down the Saint George Peninsula.....Unique in its position at the end of Spruce Head - with fabulous view and ever changing location, great place to bring the family during the Spring through Fall seasons.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet & Peaceful on a dead-end road, incredible views, private sandy beach.


Spruce Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - 1/2 bath for upstairs bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath on first floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Full bed on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Twin beds in first floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , New King size bed & half bath on 2nd floor looking ocean
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Standing Guard over the entrance to Penobscot Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Pleasant location. Great views.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have spent the last three years vacationing at The Point House in Spruce Head. We were familiar with the area since we had rented in the village for several years, but once there, nothing else would do! For us, the primary draw was its lovely location, right on the rocky shore of Penobscot Bay…just breathtaking, whether it be on glorious sunny days, foggy mornings, or even rainy days.

The deck was perfect all times of the day for sunning, reading, and for me, watching bald eagles and ospreys fly and fish. The kitchen is little but fully supplied and the wrap around living space with great views suited our needs as well. The spacious upstairs master bedroom offers another spectacular view.

We loved our stay there and hope to come back every year!

Carol and Phil, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never Wanted to Leave!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a wonderful vacation staying in this cottage. The views from every window as well as from the property itself were amazing. We rented kayaks from Duck Trap Kayaks for the entire week, which allowed us to explore the area by kayak right from the property. This house was comfortable and perfect for the four of us. We would definitely stay here again. In fact, we would go back tomorrow if we could.

When we were not kayaking, we were relaxing on the deck, putting together a puzzle, or exploring the Maine Coast. We spent a great deal of time in Camden shopping, as well as hiking.

McLoons was the best place we found for lobster rolls and it was very sort drive from the cottage.

We highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a great Maine vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was my 2nd stay at the Point House. Each time I have enjoyed the comforts of the clean and welcoming cottage, the excellwnt porch overlooking Seal Cove, the easy access to mid-coast Maine's great scene -great arts, fabulouse restaurants, (and not just the lobster and pie kind!), and the absolute beauty everywhere you look. Arrangements were easy peasy.solid ihigh speed internet available when if you need/want it was a + for me.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never ending views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in early July and just truly loved the cottage. It was a perfectly located spot to explore the central Maine coast - we spent time in Port Clyde, just a short drive away, going on a Puffin cruise and buying lobster right off the dock to bring back home to cook. Rockland is very close and a great spot to spend a day exploring. Lots of nice restaurants and lobster shacks all within a short drive. The locals are all very friendly and inviting. The weather was so perfect (mid 70's and sunny all day) that we spent 2 days just sitting and relaxing on the deck watching the tides and lobster boats come and go. The cottage is very quaint, cozy and had all the amenities we needed and the view is absolutely spectacular.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Point House at Spruce Head - Perfect Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our two weeks at the Point House were relaxing and refreshing. The cottage was clean and bright with the comfortable atmosphere displayed in the pictures. Plenty of room; very comfortable beds; compact well-equipped kitchen with plenty of freezer space in the refrigerator. Deck with perfect water views and easy to use gas grill. Plentiful HOT water in the shower. Close to lobster shacks and Rockland area's fantastic restaurants (Shepherds Pie, Slipway, Suzuki et al), but staying put and cooking a simple feast at the cottage was just as lovely. Daily walk in any direction led to beautiful gardens, stunning ocean views. Lobster Lane Books provided hours of pleasant browsing. Recommend this lovely spot for the adventurous as well as those seeking a lazy idyll!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Family and I really enjoyed our stay. Perfect vacation visiting family and having our four grandchildren stay with us for the week.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.7 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Rockland, ME
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Rockland, ME
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Rockland Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Rockland, ME
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Highway 73
Nearest Restaurant
4.7 Miles
Craignair Inn
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
On Property
Car: recommended

Mid-Coast towns & villages are quaint, with homes ranging from the stately clapboard colonial to a classic New Englander to a shingled cottage on the coast or lake.

Coastal Maine was carved by glaciers ages ago leaving an architecture of mountains running to deep ocean, and to deep clear lakes surrounded by fertile hills inland.

The harbors are filled with a mix of commercial fishing boats, Maine lobster boats (Rockland is the host of the Annual Lobster Festival) Schooners (Camden, Rockport, and Rockland berth a number of classic schooners for day trips & week long journeys,) and yachts – those with the finest pedigree are launched in Maine by the very best boat builders you will find anywhere in the world.

Maine’s seawater is cold & clean, that’s why you find the best fish and lobster here. Midcoast Maine south of Rockland is made up of fishing towns – Owls Head, Spruce Head, Tenants Harbor, Port Clyde, Cushing, and Friendship have been active fishing ports supporting their families for generations.

Outdoor recreational opportunities are almost endless in mid-coast Maine, Camden Hills State Park runs from the top of Megunticook Mountain to the bold Atlantic Ocean. There are miles of hiking and biking trails, Maine’s lakes warm up in the summer for a refreshing swim. Camden, Lincolnville, Hope, and Appleton have dozens of pristine lakes, rivers and streams for boating and fishing.

Penobscot Bay has hundreds of islands accessible by boat or ferry, the Maine Island Trail – set up for conservation and public access for kayakers and boaters. Camden, Maine has a town operated ski hill, where you can look out over the ocean when skiing on a sunny winter day.

The Camden Opera House, Rockport Opera House and the revitalized Strand Theatre in Rockland bring the area wide range of cultural & musical events, humor and political debate.

Maine is host to artists, writers, and thinkers from around the world. Rockland, Maine is the site of the world renowned Farnsworth Museum and Wyeth Center and the Maine Lighthouse Museum. Rockland’s revitalized downtown and harbor is the busy with world-class galleries, shops, and restaurants. The Camden Conference on world affairs and Pop-Tech, an international technology, science & ideas conference - both bring some of the world’s great thinkers and activists to town.

The coastal town of Owls Head is home to Knox County Regional Airport, with a regular schedule of connecting flights to Boston. The Owls Head Transportation museum holds a world class collection of reare and antique automobiles, airplanes, and trains. The Saint George peninsula and its outlying islands are also home to artists, writers, editors, business executives, and retirees from many interesting walks of life.

It is the mix of the people, the diversity of the communities, and beautiful landscape that make Midcoast Maine so special.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. Paid rental fees for cancelled reservations will be refunded if the property is rented to another group. No sub-letting without the written approval of the property owner. Call or write with your inquiries regarding multiple week rental rates.

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