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OH Beachfront Cottage

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 nights


Owls Head Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

A seaside cottage with access to two beaches and breath-taking views of a tidal cove, Penobscot Bay, the Mussel Ridge Islands and the Weskeag River. Perfect for couples. Excellent launching spot for kayakers. Great getaway or homebase for exploring midcoast Maine.

Downstairs has two bedrooms and bathroom. There is also an upstairs with a double-bed, bathroom, front room and separate entrance. A lawn and front deck overlooks the beach and cove. Back deck overlooks backyard and wooded area. Living room downstairs and front room upstairs both provide views of the water and Bay.

On a shorefront lot on a private road, this secluded setting is just minutes from Rockland and half an hour from Rockport and Camden.

Keywords: Cottage

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Doreen Mills McGaff
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 7, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

your cabin was the perfect retreat for us. Thanks for opening up your vacation home to allow others who are not as fortunate as to have such a stunning view from our back porch.

We truly enjoyed our stay and hope to make it back up there again soon.
Jul 2011
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OH Beachfront Cottage
average rating of 4.2 based on 17 reviews
Morris, Connecticut

Relaxing, private, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

You know that you found the right vacation rental when your partner turns to you as the vacation is winding down and says, “We should have rented this cottage for another week.” This sea side cottage is the perfect quiet, remote hide-away, and if you need a little excitement, it’s about a 10 minute ride to Rockland. The owner left wonderful guides and information for area attractions, restaurants, and included history of the cottage and area. We spent the mornings and evenings watching Osprey dive for fish, found loads of beautiful sea glass on the beach, and kayaked to our heart’s content. We spotted Bald Eagles, fox, deer and watched the hummingbirds visit the flowers on the cottage deck. It was totally relaxing and just the private vacation that we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Troy, New York

What a beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at your cottage. What a beautiful spot. We loved exploring the beach and just sitting on the deck in the evenings. It was so peaceful yet convenient to town. It was just the kind of quiet and quaint place we were looking for. Thanks for sharing your cottage and this wonderful place with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Plains, New York

A great vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation we had. We truly enjoyed your cozy little cottage. It was so quiet and relaxing to sit on the deck in the sun and enjoy the wonderful views. We loved having access to the beach and being able to take walks along the shore of the lovely cove. It was so peaceful and made for such a great getaway we look forward to returning another year.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views are great, cottage not so great.

  • 1 of 5

The views from the cottage are spectacular however, the cottage itself was not prepared for rental. The refrigerator had not been emptied or cleaned, the floors needed to be mopped, the area rugs were dirty, and the owner left personal items in the shower. Furniture had dust on it not to mention the webs throughout the cottage. I spent a 2-3 hours cleaning the cottage.

The hot water ran out after 5 minutes and took a long time to heat again so we needed to alternate day and night showers.

After I emptied the refrigerator and cleaned it, I found out that the items in the refrigerator belonged to the owner. The owner deducted $25.00 from the security for the items discarded (I feel the refrigerator should have been left empty for my food)

I have rented cottages in the area before and have always found them to be in good order: empty refrigerator, clean and well kept.

The owner should post on the site that he does not remove his food or personal items. This way potential renters will know what to expect before they rent.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m sorry about the views expressed by this renter. We haven’t had any negative reviews posted on this site in all the years that we have rented. This renter didn’t even express her gripes until after I had returned her security deposit, minus $25 to cover the cost of replacing items in the refrigerator that were wasted and neglectfully discarded by the renter. This renter even apologized for such actions and admitted she hadn’t read the Rental Guide,which clearly states that there are items in the fridge, such as condiments, salad dressings etc, for use by the renters, if needed. We’ve never had such a problem with renters before. They’d use something. If they used it up, they’d replace it. I never imagined I’d have to warn renters that there might be food items in our refrigerator. I think this renter had different expectations. This is not a professional rental. This is not the Samoset Resort. This is our summer home. We rent it out a few times each summer because we have to. We use the rental income to pay the yearly bills. I believe that is the point of Vacation Rentals By Owner. There are personal items all through the house because we live here. That includes the fridge. We also leave items in there in case renters have use for them, same with shampoo in the shower. If you saw my hairline, you’d see I don’t need to stock the shower with hair care products for myself. Our little cottage shows its age at times. It’s a small place my father built back in the 50’s. It has been renovated and even just had brand new windows put in. Still, it is not perfect. But it is a very special place to our family and we’ve enjoyed sharing it with some great renters. Her other claims are just outlandish. The cottage was swept and mopped thoroughly the week before they arrived. The hot water does not run out in five minutes. We warn about water usage and ask for conservation, but we’ve never had problems with hot water running out, unless people are wasteful. I’m sorry this renter chose to disparage our family and our cottage in such a spiteful way, especially after admitting she enjoyed the week and apologized for her wastefulness. All over $25, which was reasonable compensation for the items, some of which hadn’t even been opened, that were wasted and disgarded. We are not a professional cottage rental. We are a Christian Maine family that loves our cottage and rents it to preserve it and allow others to enjoy it.
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Great Week at Owls Head Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year that we stated at this great cottage and enjoyed every minute of our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owls Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) is in upstairs room, Double Beds (1) is in downstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) is in downstairs bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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