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Quiet Ocean Front Cottage With Stunning Views, Private Beach Close To Rockland

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

This well kept, bright and recently renovated little cottage is nestled 30 feet from a private cove on the Atlantic ocean. It is quiet and perfect for relaxing, strolling the beach and rocks or launching your kayaks. There is a sister property next door (property # 3585233) if you would like to invite family or friends to join you.

Heaven Scent has 2 floors of living area. The upstairs is a large, open room with 2 twin beds, a queen bed, 2 dressers and a chair near the windows overlooking the beach. Bed linens and towels for 4 included as well as plenty of blankets. The first floor hosts the bathroom, galley kitchen, dining and living area as well as an easy to use propane heater to take the chill out of the shoulder seasons. A futon with an upgraded mattress converts to a full bed. There is also a 'game (chess, checkers, etc.) table' with 2 chairs as well as a breakfast bar with 2 stools. The first floor has decks both front and back with a slider opening to the deck facing Lobster Cove and the Atlantic ocean Lobster cove is a sandy/rocky beach perfect for building sandcastles, searching for treasures or just sitting in your chair watching the sunrise, waves, boats and birds go by. The cottage has a gas grill and a Weber charcoal grill as well as all the pots, pans and dishes needed for any cooking you plan to do during your stay. Coffee maker, microwave, toaster, electric stove/oven, wine glasses, coffee mugs, etc. There are books for all ages as well as several decks of cards and a few of our favorite board games.

The dining room table has 2 benches and seats 6 people as well as a bar at the kitchen with 2 stools. There are 2 Adirondack chairs for outside use along with 4 portable chairs which are kept in the shed and are great for sitting on the beach in front or taking with you to your favorite picnic spot. The cottage has a grass front lawn between the parking area and the cottage as well as a grass lawn between the ocean and the cottage with a fire pit. The beach is perfect for launching your kayaks or taking a swim. There is Maine lobster shack within 10 minute walk of the cottage (McCloons) if you want your lobsters prepared for you or if you wish to cook them yourselves, Jess's Market just 10 minutes away that sells lobster as well as a wide array of the freshest fish and seafood available. If your prefer a restaurant, there are dozens in nearby Rockland and its vicinity. There is parking for 2 cars and plenty of grass to play games. There is also a clothes line to dry towels. There is no phone, TV but we have Wi-Fi. If you need to do laundry, the Park St Laundry in Rockland will wash, dry and fold your clothes, just drop them off on your way into town.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Mike

We are a busy family of 6 that loves God, adventure, sports, the outdoors and spending time together and with friends. We purchased this cottage as a get-a-way from the busy-ness of our everyday lives.

Mike purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Mike chose Spruce Head

We love this little cottage by the sea. From the minute you drive over the causeway connecting the island to the mainland, you can feel the stress of life fall away and the peaceful ocean views revive you. It is the perfect escape for us several times each season. We enjoy sitting on the deck or beach, poking in the sand for treasures and playing games together at night. It is cozy and quiet and the perfect place to spend time. When we feel like going out for dinner or walking around town, we love the fact that Rockland is just minutes away and offers so much that we enjoy doing together. We hope you will come to love this place as much as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

The stunning views of the ocean from inside or on the deck are spell binding. We love making up appetizers and taking them out to sit on the beach in the afternoon with a glass of wine and just watching the ocean. Or jumping in the kayak and taking an evening sunset 'cruise' around the island.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Spruce Head, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No additional guests sleeping on the porch or in tents on the grounds.
  • Part or all of Security deposit will be kept for cottage left very dirty and/or trash barrel overflowing.
  • The house is on a well and if a toilet or faucet left running, it could drain the well. Please conserve water.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , This updated bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet.
  • The first floor bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet. It has been updated and has all new fixtures, paint and a new floor. There is a window for added light and a breeze if you wish.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Upstairs room - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Upstairs room
  • One large upstairs room that has a queen bed and 2 twin beds. 2 dressers and a chair also make up this bedroom. There are 3 windows facing the ocean and 1 large window on each side of the room. The main living area has a futon that could be used to sleep a 5th person.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There are many, many near-by attractions if you are looking for things to do. From boat rides out of Tenants harbor, to kayaking around the island to wine tasting to hiking in the hills of Camden to many of the seasonal fairs and festivals.


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Quiet Ocean Front Cottage With Stunning Views, Private Beach Close To Rockland
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

The setting is just the best! It was so peaceful and quiet, you just forgot about the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We had evening campfires, which our 5-year old absolutely loved. He also loved treasure hunting the beach at low tide and skipping shells at high tide. To us, it was like camping without a tent.

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Setting, But Not Properly Cared For

  • 2 of 5

The cottage and setting were amazing, this part of Maine is so beautiful and this area specifically was very neat for our young family.

The cottage setup was great, super close to the water and very quiet.

The main issues that we had were that upon arrival:

1) The cottage smelled of animals, even though the listings says no animals allowed. We even found animal hair throughout.

2) The bathroom clearly had not been cleaned and smelled of urine, so much so that my wife had to clean it herself when we first got there.

3) The toilet was wobbly and had been rigged up on shims, a bit scary and not really up to code. The owner later told us he was completely aware of this as if it was normal and not an issue.

3) We wrongly assumed that the blankets and comforter were included in the $50 "linen cleaning fee" and left them with all the other dirty linens when we left.

The owner let us know they are not part of the cleaning fee and told us that because they were in with the other linens he had to have them re-washed and kept some of our deposit.

Not only did we feel that was unfair, but we also could not believe that we just slept under blankets that are "not normally cleaned"... yikes.

Overall, the place is beautiful and the setting is out of this world. As long as you don't mind the above sort of things, you'll be fine. We just feel like with spending this kind of money the place should at least be properly cleaned.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry that you did not understand why we kept the security deposit. The toilet had been left broken by you and the bedspread had been soiled. We had to throw that one away and purchase new. Our cleaning crew found this after you departed.
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Relaxing paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing vacation here! Perfection!

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet, peaceful cottage with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage in September and it was lovely! The view of the cove is wonderful - you see the sunrise right from the cottage - and the shore is great for exploring. It's a wonderful place to stay all day and never leave, as well as explore the region.

Sprucehead Island is a sweet place. McLoon's Lobster Shack is a gem for lunch or dinner. The little village roads are great for taking walks. It's a great place to base yourself from for exploring the mid-coast region as this property provides a nice, peaceful respite from the business of Camden/Rockland town areas.

The property was clean and very comfortable. The propane heater was more than adequate for heating the cottage (we had overnight temps in the 40s). The decks on both the front and shore-side of the cottages are perfect for hanging out outdoors. For those seeking complete privacy or woods, this cottage does have very close neighbors, as the lots on the island seem quite small and quaint. But it wasn't a nuisance as everything is so sweet and cozy seeming! I think this place is perfect for a couple or for a small family (kids upstairs in the loft, parents on the futon downstairs). We had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a restful escape

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place for a quiet rest and get away. We enjoyed the great views and setting on the cove. Yet it is close to Rockland and Camden for great restaurants. We appreciated the detailed information package sent by the owners before the trip with area suggestions.

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view and the home itself was well kept

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was great and relaxing. The cottage had a peaceful view and the home itself was clean and well kept. It being on an island was a nice touch for more privacy and the town's were a close drive away. Mike was helpful when questions were asked as well. But that view was the trip difference. We found ourselves coming back to the cottage early at times to relax for its view. We were lucky to book this place at a great price.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
knox county regional airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Fog Cafe and Bar
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Rockland, Maine
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Samoset Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
McCloons Lobster Shack
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Birch Beach State Park
Car: necessary

You are in the heart of the Maine Wine Trail! There are over 7 wineries within a 1 hour drive and several are within 15-20 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Spruce Head, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2018 Spring
5 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Fall
1 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$471.56

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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