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Cozy Waterfront Cottage, Comfortably Appointed, Great Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Four bedrooms, sleeps 8, one bathroom

Charming, warm, direct waterfront house with covered front porch. Next to working wharf for moorings with recreational boats. Watch comings and goings from your front porch. Moor your boat in front of house while renting house (additional fee for mooring).

Three bedrooms have a queen bed each, one bedroom has twin beds. Perfect for large family or two small ones, or couples. Comfortably appointed, flat screen HDTV's in living room and downstairs bedroom with Direct TV. CD, I POD, MP3 player. Gas grill for outdoor grilling, washer and dryer. Enjoy sitting and sunning on the rocks or kayak from the property. Books and games for a rainy day. Each room with individual thermostat, propane 'wood' stove in living room for chilly nights.

The area is beautiful and diverse and there is so much to do. Nearby Rockland and Camden offer the best in dining, from four star restaurants to the freshest seafood available, or cook in our nicely furnished full kitchen or on the gas grill on the porch.

This is not a remote, isolated cottage. There will be occasional activity on the adjacent private wharf with folks coming and going to their recreational boats moored in the harbor. They load and unload at the wharf as they come and go to the near-by off-shore islands. It is generally quiet and peaceful, and there is no wharf activity evenings and nights. There is no commercial activity or public access to the wharf.

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Spruce Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Added new half-bath upstairs in time for 2013 season.
  • New half bath added for 2013 season upstairs to avoid need to go down stairs at night.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV with HD DISH
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Downstairs bedroom has TV, two upstairs bedrooms have views of ocean. Individual heat controlled in each bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
Longer term rental available at discounted rate, call to discuss. Wireless internet service included with rental. DISH HD TV service included with rental.


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Cozy Waterfront Cottage, Comfortably Appointed, Great Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

A true Maine experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week on Spruce Head Island, visiting with family, enjoying the view of the harbor, preparing some great seafood meals, and more time sitting on the porch! We found the house to be clean, comfortable and quiet....the activity around the marina was just interesting, not intrusive - and Skip. the harbormaster, is a national treasure, with stories of the operation of the marina.

We have been renting houses up and down the Maine coast for 6 years now, and this might just be our favorite so far. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are told that reviews are an important aspect for consideration when potential guests are trying to figure out where to rent. We are pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and experience as much as we do. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Houston, TX

Worth the return visits

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th time to stay at 32 Merchant's Landing, 3 times with the former owners and the 2nd time with the current. Each time I am even more impressed with the condition of the property, the cleanliness and the comfort.

We are always looking for a quiet place to spend our time away from the big city of Houston, TX and this certainly fills the bill. Not too far from restaurants, museums, and shopping, but not on the beaten path. We love it and therefore highly recommend it to anyone interested in experiencing life in Maine.

We were there at the absolute peak of the fall foliage season so the leaves were beautiful. The Maine coast has a plethora of great places to eat your fill of lobster or whatever you desire. In this house you can sit on the porch and watch the lobster and sail boats coming and going. Very relaxing.

We look forward to our 6th stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can not begin to say enough about this rental -the sunsets are the most beautiful I have ever seen - the house is spacious and comfortable and very well maintained-the owner is very helpful and replied to any of my questions almost immediately - I would highly recommend this rental to anyone, lots or room for families or just perfect for a getaway also -

Thanks Again for Sharing your house!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, cozy cottage with a awe-inspiring view

  • 5 of 5

So wonderful to wake every morning with such a beautiful view ! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Merchants Landing . This was our first visit and we look forward to returning again soon . The cottage is so clean and comfortable, and has everything you could possibly need . It is also in a perfect location , near lots of restaurants , with many things to do in the area. We also enjoyed watching the activity on the dock. We especially enjoyed meeting and talking with Skip and learning a little bit about the lobster industry. He was so kind and hospitable and made our visit more special with his stories and with a ride on his lobster boat. Darrald , the owner was such a pleasure and also so helpful in making our stay special. What a wonderful place !

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Views, super clean, quiet getaway but close to all that Mid Maine offers

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice little cottage right on the water with great views from the porch, the hammock or the chairs by the rocks. The livingroom and kitchen have wonderful views as well as two of the upstairs bedrooms. There's a great grill and even a fire pit. Quiet even though by a working dock. Nice to see the people come and go in their boats but they are so quiet you could miss them if not watching. Really clean house and so well appointed. They have everything you could possibly need even a washer and dryer. Nice having the half bath for the upstairs bedrooms. This cottage has lots of natural light making it light and airy. We were concerned that it would be hot at night without air conditioning as we like it very cool to sleep but had no problem as there was a breeze from the water and temps in the high 50s at night. There are fans in all bedrooms in case it would be a little warm but not needed. While away from it all you are close enough to take advantage of all the Mid Maine activities. We even took a day trip to Acadia National Park which is a little over 2 1/4 hours away and very doable. Nice restaurants and lobster shacks nearby. Also extremely nice owner and the dock master Skip and his wife were very friendly and helpful. Just a very nice experience all around. Can't wait to return. This is how a vacation should be, no hassles and just a time to relax by the sea.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yorkshire, NY

Nothing Beats Enjoying the Sunset from the porch of this fanastic rental!

  • 5 of 5

Having rented this house multiple times over the past 20 years - from the original owners - we were so happy to be able to revisit the spot our family will always lovingly refer to as "Sally's house". Sally & Don have retired & the house is now in the hands of new owners whom we found to be equally gracious.

When we come to this house its easy to pretend we LIVE here. My 20 year old was up at 4am a couple of mornings to hike to a nearby spot to watch the sunrise (and took some fantastic pictures). There is a great yard alongside the house which is perfect if you bring your own hammock or lawn games... like croquet or KanJam. There's a firespot for roasting hotdogs & marshmallows. It is GREAT to have a 2nd bath upstairs ... oh how we would have loved that when our kids were little! The beds are all comfortable and the house is nicely furnished. I always loved the convenience of the washer/dryer. You don't have to pack as much that way.

As for things to do in the area ... too many to count - we love the Owl's Head Light - in one direction - and the Marshall Island Light in another. Dorman's Dairy (Route 1 Rockland) is a must do - try the M&M ice cream! Our kids always loved getting souvenirs at the State Prison Store in Thomaston. Rockland, Rockport & Camden are all an easy drive. If you come in August check out the Union Fair - the ox pull is something we don't have at home! And "wild blueberry everything" is irresistible. Pick up some blueberries pancake mix & bacon to make your own yummy breakfast "at home" to eat right on the porch. On Saturday or Sunday walk (or drive) to the Lobster Lane Bookstore - more used books per square foot than we have ever seen anywhere. For a day at the beach - Birch Point State Park is minutes away.

Apparently I could go on and on... what can I say - our family LOVES the Spruce Head area and this house is our favorite. Check it out ... but not on the week that WE want to be there. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darrald Atwood
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Knox County Airport
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Vinalhaven or Monhegan Island ferry
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Somoset Resort
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Multiple restaurants in nearby Rockland
Car: necessary

Within 8 miles to Rockland, Camden nearby. Wonderful restaurants in area.

Museums, ( Farnsworth, Wyeth Center);

Lobster Festival;

National talent blues festival;

Nearby beaches (Birch Point State Park, nearby lakes);

Windjammer cruises.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

$900.00 - $1,400.00 per week
Property rents by the week, but will consider shorter rental during non-peak seasons if property available. Discounts for longer term rentals available. Call owner for details. Maine state sales tax @ 8% NOT included in rates. Rental Agreement and deposit required for reservations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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