Island View Spruce Head Maine Starboard Cottage

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“ Excellent ”
7 Reviews
29 Cottage Lane, South Thomaston, ME 04858


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sleeps: 5
Type: Cottage
Per week: $999 - $1,250
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the South Thomaston vacation cottage rental
The "Starboard Cottage"
This cottage sits right on the ocean’s edge with panoramic views. Drink your morning coffee watching the sunrise on the oceanfront deck. Spend your days exploring sea life among the rocks, watching the seals and seabirds, walking in the woods, or watching the lobster boats out front. Bring your kayak to launch from our small pebble beach right out front. The clear night sky is filled with stars close enough to touch. Fall asleep listening to the water lap at the shore. Antiquing, fine dining, museums, hiking and golf are just a sample of many ways to spend the day - if you can tear yourself away.

The Starboard Cottage is one side of a duplex (see photos). The back entry alcove, is the only common walls. This cottage is separate except for that entryway on the driveway side of the property. The Starboard cottage has two bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms. The master bedroom on upstairs has a king-sized bed, full bathroom and overlooks the ocean. On the main level you’ll find a bedroom great for children, with a 1 jr. size bed (I'm working on changing this when the right idea hits) and a twin bed. There is half bathroom on this level. The sofa pulls out to a Queen sleeper. This cottage is fully outfitted, including linens, towels, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer, and fireplace, includes cable television and wireless internet access.
Area Information
Spruce Head is a small lobster-fishing village on Penobscot Bay in midcoast Maine. The nearest city is Rockland, about ten minutes away.

There is a small airport in Owls Head with commercial flights to Boston and facilities for private aircraft. Nearby Thomaston, Rockport and Camden are beautiful towns with small shops and galleries. Lighthouses, museums, restaurants, art galleries, numerous summer festivals, hiking, fishing, shopping, day cruises and more are all available within a half-hour drive.

And of course, there is lobster to eat everywhere. Or, even better, buy it fresh and bring it back to enjoy on your own deck, taking in the view.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 24 2015 Jun 28 2015 - - $999 - 1 Week
Jun 28 2015 Sep 06 2015 - - $1,250 - 1 Week
Sep 06 2015 Nov 01 2015 - - $999 - 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 9 a.m.
Lodging tax: 8%
Deposits: $500 per week deposit
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: $75 departure cleaning fee pet fee as per pet agreement by owner


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Ocean)
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Restaurant
    (4 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (10 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
    (4 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (10 miles)
  • Playground
    (10 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (5 miles)
  • Hiking
    (10 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (10 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Lake
    (10 miles)
  • Winery
    (20 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (3 miles)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in South Thomaston, Maine

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Molly O'Gorman

Molly O'Gorman

Saratoga Springs, NY

Great view, comfortable cottage, wonderful

June 11, 2014

My husband and I just got back from two weeks at Starboard Cottage and already can't wait for next year! The view is incomparable - gorgeous no matter the weather. The cabin is tidy and cozy, with an electric fireplace (which came in handy in May!), all the necessaries in the kitchen, puzzles for rainy days, and fabulous double sliding doors that give you a full wall of ocean view. Patty and Paul are delightful! They're friendly and welcoming, but also gave us plenty of space and made us feel right at home. We brought our two dogs, who loved running on the beach and hiking in nearby Camden Hills State Park. Being able to bring the dogs was so lovely and made our stay that much more homey and cozy. South Thomaston, Owl's Head, Rockland, and Camden have a lot to offer in terms of restaurants, activities, and lovely spots to check out. But the cottage is so special, it's hard to find the motivation to leave for the day. This is a perfect spot for a vacation. I almost don't want to post this review because I don't want to compete with other people for time next year!

Patty Fitzpatrick

Owner's reply:

Molly and Garrett,
It was a pleasure having you at our cottages for the two weeks. We had a good systems with all the "kids" (our dogs) wanting to use the beach. I'm glad you found the Rockland area so enjoyable.
Thank you for all the wonderful comments about our cottage and our view. We love it, too.
I hope you and your family will return next season.
Have a great year and again, thank you.
Patty and Paul

Amy Keefe Werking

Amy Keefe Werking


Another Fantastic Spruce Head Vacation

January 1, 2014

My husband, baby, and I stayed at the Starboard cottage for a week last summer. Clean, lovely view (especially the panoramic view stepping out of the shower upstairs), and nicely kept grounds. Although the downstairs bedroom is small, it was fine for my in-laws, and later in the week for my cousins, to stay in. Who needs a luxurious bedroom when you have a location like this? I spent my childhood summers in the small cottage on the other side of Lighthouse cottage. My family still owns it, and I love the location, but we wanted something more modern (plumbed) this time around. Perfect location to use the shared beach, bike and walk to my favorite childhood spots nearby, and enjoy being with my family who was concurrently staying at the family cottage. Patty and Paul were more than just owners - I'd call them hosts as needed, lending us cooking equipment and a hand now and then. Overall, a wonderful vacation. We'll be back to Cottage Lane - sooner, not later, this time!

Patty Fitzpatrick

Owner's reply:

Thank you very much for the wonderful comments. We feel the same way about the view. Cottage Lane is a hidden gem in Maine. Because of your history, you pointed out wild blueberries we didn't know we had!
We are looking forward to your return and can't wait to see how the baby has grown!
Thank you.

Angela and Les Foshaug  (Loscalzo)

Angela and Les Foshaug (Loscalzo)

Sedona, AZ

Perfect Mid Coast Getaway Location!

September 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Starboard cottage first two weeks in Sept and just left today. It was not easy leaving! The cottage is perfect, CLEAN and a great location for mid coast activities! Lobster shacks near by, wildlife activity to observe from the deck, beautiful sunsets, and sunrises if you dare to get up that early! Patty and Paul ( owners) were so welcoming and friendly and made sure we had everything to make our stay comfortable. We come to Maine every summer and we will for sure stay here again! 10 Minutes from Rockland, 20 minutes from Camden, less than 1 hour to Boothbay......just a perfect and private location for all mid coast exploring! Great restaurants nearby, hiking, great farmers market, lighthouses, windjammer cruises....what more can I say except THANK YOU Patty and Paul for a delightful stay. Our grandkids also came for a few days and many memories were made! We WILL be back!! Love the cottage!

Patty Fitzpatrick

Owner's reply:

Angela and Les,
We enjoying having you and your family. The little ones near the shore is so refreshing. We love watching them because it reminds us of our own GrandChildren. Thank you for sharing them with us. We look forward to your return.
Take care and Thank you.
Patty and Paul

Sarah S. Gudz

Sarah S. Gudz

Columbus, Ohio

The PERFECT vacation cottage!

August 5, 2013

Words can't express how beautiful the cottage and view are! I have stayed many times in Maine and the Starboard cottage is the most charming and comfortable. The ocean is literally right a outside the door. We watched bald eagles feed their young right from our deck! Patty and her family made us feel so welcome. We also loved Crescent Beach, the Owls Head General Store, the fabulous lobster everywhere. Rockland and Camden are charming, and we enjoyed a day trip to Acadia. Too many fun things to list! Can't wait o return!

Patty Fitzpatrick

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much for the great impression of Starboard Cottage. We enjoyed having you and meeting your family. We look forward to your return.

Stuart Farnell

Stuart Farnell

Aiken, South Carolina

Beautiful View

September 17, 2012

We enjoyed our week long stay in this quaint cottage. The view from the living/dining and deck was just breath taking. The peaceful area was just what we needed. The surrounding area supplied numerous day trips that left us feeling like we had experienced the true nature of the Maine experience. Our dinner at Contes was the highlight of our visit. Seafood meals served in skillets and pie plates surpassed our expectation and filled us with local fare. We would definately recommend this property.

Patty Fitzpatrick

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cottage.
I'm glad your stay was peaceful.

Cindy Nyman

Cindy Nyman

Mill Hall, Pa

Great Vacation Cottage

September 9, 2012

Patti and Paul, the owners are very pleasant and friendly people. The view from the cottage is fantastic and the cottage is located in a good central location to access great attraction up and down the coast. We really enjoyed our stay.

Patty Fitzpatrick

Owner's reply:

Thank you. We really enjoyed all of you too. Hope to see you again.
"The Girls" miss visiting you!

Erica Whitmore

Erica Whitmore

Chicago, IL

Spectacular View

July 6, 2010

We were delighted with the view this cottage afforded. It didn't matter whether it was rainy or sunny; each day brought its own splendors.

Patty Fitzpatrick

Owner's reply:

We agree Erica! Thanks for sharing. We hope you return!

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