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Beautiful, Private Oceanfront Cottage on Penobscot Bay

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4.8 / 5Exceptional
8 reviews


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  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Moose Point State Park
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Long Cove
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Sears Island
    7 min drive
  • Airport
    Bangor, ME (BGR-Bangor Intl.)
    48 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Searsport, this cottage is on the beach. Penobscot Marine Museum and Belfast Historical Society and Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Belfast Armistice Bridge and Fort Knox State Park.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Moose Point State Park - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Long Cove - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Perry's Nut House - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Sears Island - 7 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Belfast Harbor - 11 min drive

    Getting around

    • Bangor, ME (BGR-Bangor Intl.) - 47 min drive

    About this property

    Beautiful, Private Oceanfront Cottage on Penobscot Bay

    Beachfront cottage for sun and fun
    The Wild Rose is a lovely cottage situated on an acre of land that abuts Penobscot Bay. It is adjacent to Moose Pointe State Park, which is accessible from the rocky beach behind the cottage. TO SEE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF WILD ROSE COTTAGE, PLEASE BE SURE TO CLICK THE LINK LOWER DOWN ON THIS WEB PAGE!!! If you would like to see a short video of the town of Belfast, go to youtube and search Belfast, Maine. The video named Belfast, Maine has lovely images of the town. Words cannot adequately describe the feeling you will have when you reach this destination. Please scroll down to the end of this web page for the link for more pictures. If privacy and natural beauty are what you are looking for, look no further. Spend the day on the deck, relax in the hammock overlooking the ocean, or explore the beach while watching the ships sail by. Watch the lobster boats making their rounds, and the seagulls and loons circling overhead. Hike Mt. Battie in nearby Camden for amazing views, experience the quaint shops, antique and art galleries and unique restaurants in Searsport, Belfast and Camden or explore the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland (visit nearby Owls Head Transportation Museum and stop in for fried clams at the Dip Net in Port Clyde). Take a day trip to Acadia National Park where you can hike Cadillac Mountain, take a carriage ride, eat popovers at the Jordan Pond House, or hike along the coast at Sand Beach for dramatic cliffside views. Hop on a boat in Belfast Harbor and head over to Castine to explore an old Maine harbor town. Take your car on the ferry to Isleboro and have a picnic on a beautiful summer island. Visit the new Penobscot Bay Bridge in Bucksport, only three like it in the United States (go up to the observatory if you're truly brave). In the evening, feast on lobster at home or at nearby Young's Lobster Pound, take a stroll through the galleries of Belfast on the Friday night tour, have a romantic dinner at one of the many beautiful Inns in the area or just curl up by the fire, or chill out on the deck under a canopy of stars. Wild Rose is a unique, oceanfront cottage, located on a private acre, fashioned after the home of famous Swedish artist Carl Larsson. 'Here I experienced that unspeakably sweet feeling of seclusion from the clamor and noise of the world.' That is how the artist Carl Larsson described his home in Sweden and what inspired the builders of Wild Rose. The location is first-rate; Wild Rose is in the heart of the beautiful mid-coast of Maine. A winding lane leads to the house, which sits on one acre overlooking a luxurious green lawn and 140 feet of pristine beachfront. The front door opens into an entry hall with a view, as the windows opposite the door overlook a small patio, the lawn, and the ocean beyond. When you walk in, your senses will be delighted at every turn. The first thing to meet your eyes upon entering is the view of the Penobscot Bay, from the wall of windows in every room of the cottage. To the left is the living room that has a cozy feel, with a beautiful gas fireplace, comfortable couches and a flat screen TV. Off of the living room is the master bedroom, with an amazing canopied bed that will leave you feeling like a king or queen in his or her castle. There is a private bath in the master suite. Wild Rose has an adorable kitchen with a built-in banquette, perfect for meals or playing games, which are included in the cottage. Off of the kitchen is a guest bedroom with two twin beds and a private bath. The house also contains a large loft bedroom with a queen size bed and the best views in the cottage. Great outdoor spaces, including a breezeway, deck and large grassy area, lead to the ocean. The cottage has steps to the beach for walks and hunts for treasures of the sea. An added bonus is the Moose Point State Park located directly next to the cottage. Access is available from the beach; there is a beautiful trail running alongside the ocean and through the woods that is great for morning exercise. Because the house is down a lane, and because it is laid out so the bedroom suites are at opposite ends of the house, it has that 'unspeakable sweet feeling of seclusion' Larsson so valued. And because the many windows on both wings of the house look down the grassy slope to the water, those inside can savor the ocean at every turn. The views are southerly to Castine and Isleboro. Off the back, a deck spans both wings of the house, and the patio sheltered between them is warm and protected even in winter. Inside, in the peak of the house over the patio, is a delightful sleeping loft with a rail, gate, and hand-crafted ship's ladder. Wild Rose is a rare find - a glorious year round house on the coast of Maine. It is located 5 minutes from the town of Searsport, wherein you will find a quaint little town center, a maritime musuem, restaurants, a family owned food market and great antique shops. Ten minutes south is the town of Belfast, a sizable town with an historical downtown center filled with lovely shops, very good restaurants, numerous art galleries, an old-fashioned movie theater and playhouse, coffee houses, and even a great martini/wine bar overlooking the harbor. Within Belfast you can experience Thursday night dancing in the streets, the Friday morning Farmer's Market and Gallery Night every Friday night. Heading south a few more minutes you will reach Linconville Beach, then Camden. Acadia National Park is a one hour drive to the north. Bangor Airport is about 45 minutes from the cottage. If you are looking for a place that offers serenity, privacy, charm and a great location, then Wild Rose Cottage is the place for you. New delicious restaurants include Delvinos and The Lost Kitchen Keywords: Cottage
    Guest accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    This cottage features a garden.
    This cottage is a smoke-free property.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    Larry Kellogg

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets allowed
    • Restrictions apply
    • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

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    Property amenities


    • On the beach

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster
    • Coffee/tea maker


    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player
    • Books
    • Video library

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Heating


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Phone

    Location highlights

    • Near the ocean

    Things to do

    • Whale watching, sailing, and rafting nearby


    • Sleeps 6
    • Unit size: 1400 sq ft (130 sq m)

    Nearby things to do


    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Rafting nearby
    • Rock climbing nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Sailing nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      We love this place

      We have stayed here a number of times over the years. It feels so cozy and comfortable. It is not the most modern place, but that is part of the charm for us. Being able to bring our pets is a bonus.

      5/5 Excellent


        A happy place!

        5/5 Excellent

          Great Maine Getaway

          We very much enjoyed our stay at this cottage. It was not as remote as we had hoped but still was quiet and did the trick for a lovely week. The house is located along a major route but has a long driveway so you don't hear the traffic very well. We could hear the neighbors on both sides of us but there is a good bit of privacy between the yards. The house is well laid out and fairly well stocked, though we couldn't find any salt in the kitchen, a basic we always expect to find. There were a few other items left behind (oil and vinegar). Good that Hannaford's is close by and has all you can possibly need. Upon arrival we found the house to be clean but very musty as all the windows were closed and locked. Definitely needed the fresh air. As we go to Maine to spend most of our time outdoors, we would have liked more outdoor living space. The patio area is crowded with a big table and chairs and grill - all great. (Bring a grill brush to clean the grates as we couldn't find one. All other utensils were available. )With an expansive ocean front lawn it would have been wonderful to have seating down by the water. We saw several seals and loons as well as many other shore birds. Lobster boats came by a couple of times during the week. We mostly do our own cooking but enjoyed some good meals in Belfast and Young's lobster pound where we were thrilled to find every kind of seafood, either to be prepared and eaten there or to bring home and cook ourselves. Spent a great day in Acadia National Park roughly one hour away and well worth the trip. Appreciate the pet friendly policy and know our dogs enjoyed themselves immensely. The water can be accessed but the shore is quite rocky and can be slippery with seaweed. Good place if you want to kayak but not so great for swimming though the water was surprisingly warm. We walked over to Moose Point State park from the beach as well a few times and walked our dogs around the park = beautiful!

          4/5 Good

            Very good

            The house and view were very nice and the house had everything we needed. The only drawback was the House was more remote than we expected. Great vacation!

            5/5 Excellent


              We were very pleased with the Wild Rose! House is adorable, and you can't beat the location. The rolling lawn was great for family games and kite flying. We loved searching for shells, rocks, sea glass snd driftwood. Saw eagles, falcons, loons, and seals! The weather was fabulous! A great time was had by all! thank you!

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