Across a bridge, onto a beautiful island buttressed by ancient granite. Down a small lane, with stately pines filtering the sunlight. A classic Maine summer cottage, overlooking a sandy beach, a private dock, a quiet harbor and the islands beyond. A large lawn, Adirondack chairs, hardwood floors, open windows, salt air...welcome to Berry Cottage.
For years, Berry Cottage on Spruce Head Island has been one of our most popular properties – for all it has and all it doesn't have. It has elegant charm in its simplicity and highlights the things that have forever made summers in Midcoast Maine remarkable.
It feels all bare feet and bathing suits, reading nooks and bike rides, lobster bakes and fishing off the dock. However, particular attention has been paid to comfortable furnishings and necessary modern conveniences.
The property is made up of the main house and the Bee Cottage – a wee, simple little bunk house in the side yard with two twin beds. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, dining area, laundry room and a fantastic sun/screen room.
The kitchen is at the front of the house with bead-board cabinets and all modern appliances. The dining area is off of the kitchen with lovely views of the waterfront. The laundry room leads to the bathroom which is simple, but clean and adequate with a shower/tub combo and privacy at the back of the house.
The living room is centered around a large fireplace and has comfortable seating – there is a flat-screen television with cable connection as well. The master bedroom, is part of a recent renovation and at the back of the house – comfortable with high ceilings, lots of natural light and exposed wood, the master has a king bed.
The screened-in porch/sun room is located off the living room and is accessed via sliding French doors. This rooms is perfect at anytime of the day – truly, it it will be where you spend the majority of your time. Reading the paper in the morning, naps in the afternoon or a place for cocktails and appetizers as the sun sets on another beautiful day in Maine.
Upstairs, find three bedrooms, one of which is accessed through another. There is also a Jack and Jill bathroom with a shower.
The first bedroom has two twins beds and the other two bedrooms each have queen beds.
The sandy beach and a private wharf make Berry Cottage one of our favorite Maine vacation rentals allowing for boating, fishing, swimming...you name it. Additionally, Spruce Head Island is friendly for walking and biking. Lobsters can be purchased on the island and fantastic McLoons' Wharf and Mussel Ridge Market provide for walk-able venues for dining out or getting last minute provisions.
Spruce Head Island is located in South Thomaston Maine, between the towns of St. George and Owls Head. Connected to the mainland by a causeway, the unique location gives guests a chance for island living without the need of a ferry. Rockland, Rockport and Camden are nearby and visits to Bar Harbor (Acadia National Park), Boothbay Harbor or Portland are within a 2 hour drive.
We encourage you to read the descriptions in full, the amenity lists and notes. Let us help you choose the best property for your vacation needs.
Privacy Level: Medium (this can be subjective- please inquire with any questions):
Bedroom/Sleeping: All properties provide bedding and bath towels
Other sleeping notes: 2 Twin beds in Bunk House. Bunk House does not have plumbing.
Bathroom 1- Full 1st floor-shower and tub
Bathroom 2 -Full 2nd floor-shower only
This house uses a private well and septic system, therefore water is not unlimited and should be use cautiously by spreading out showers and washings over the course of the day. Please inquire for further explanation.
Brew Coffee Maker
Fans in bedrooms
Cable TV-basic digital
Kayaks/Boats: We are not allowed to provide water craft. Please feel free to contact: Port Clyde Kayaks
* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
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WIFI NOTE: SummerMaine recognizes that access to the internet is as important as electricity and running water to most, if not all, people. However, Maine is a more rural state by nature and infrastructure. Accessibility is limited, often unpredictable and unreliable depending on location.
While some properties do have internet connection that is more “modern”, many properties are in locations that only allow for DSL or satellite connection which can be slower and at the mercy of weather, whole network connectivity and the like.
Please be aware SummerMaine cannot guarantee the speed or accessibility of the internet at any of our properties during your stay.
Outages of any type are not the basis for a refund. We cannot guarantee repair times or repair person availability.
With that said, if you have certain needs regarding the internet, please let us know and we will indicate the properties providing the service that best meets your needs.
All linens and towels are provided.
Dogs may be considered with owner approval, non-refundable fee and pet policy agreement. Please inquire.
No boats, kayaks or other watercraft are provided due to insurance restrictions. Please contact Port Clyde Kayaks for rental options.
Limited Household Consumables and items: The following items are typically found at the properties to get you started.
- Bathroom tissue/toilet paper 2 rolls per bathroom per guest turnover.
- Paper towels for kitchen 1 starter roll
- A few trash bags
- Coffee filters
- Propane or Charcoal for Grill. Grill tools- scraper/steel brush, spatula, tongs, fork. Oven Mitt.
-Dishwasher, liquid soap for sink dish washing, washing machine detergent. (limited amounts)
- New Kitchen sponge per guest turnover.
- All purpose counter cleaner
- All purpose bathroom cleaner
- Hand soap for Kitchen & bathroom
You should plan to bring with you or purchase shortly after arrival:
- Groceries, coffee, condiments
-Some properties will have dry spices and other items. We are not able to inventory these things…if you will want to have something special to cook with we suggest bringing it with you.
-Additional paper towels, toilet paper, paper/plastic ware etc.
-Shampoos, body soaps and other personal hygiene products.
-Beach gear- beach towels, chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, etc.
-Baby equipment (you can always rent equipment from our friends at Mid-Coast Family Rentals)
Clothing: The weather can change dramatically from one day to the next. You will want to dress for the season. It is best to be prepared. Even in the warmest days of summer the nights can get cool. In the fall it is always a good idea to have a sweatshirt or jacket with you.
IN ADDITION TO THE RENTAL AMOUNT the following fees and tax apply
A CLEANING FEE, DOG FEE (if applicable),
9% TAX on Rent, Dog Fees and Cleaning Fees,
A Processing Fee of 9% of the rental amount.
*ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
*A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF 1/2 OF THE RENTAL AMOUNT IS DUE UPON RESERVATION.
Cleaning requirements before check out: Please leave all used towels in the tub. Please remove all items from the refrigerator and wash dishes. All furniture and furnishing MUST be returned to the original location they were in upon check in. Please bag all trash and leave in receptacle provided.
Check in and out times: Check in is 4:00 PM and Check out is 10:00 AM. Early check in/out is not allowed in the high season. Guests who have not vacated by 10:00 AM will be charged $25.00 every 15 minutes after 10:00 AM.