PRIMROSE COTTAGE - Town of Owls Head

LOCATION: Owls Head, Penobscot Bay - Well Appointed Crescent Beach House Overlooking the Muscle Ridge Channel

  10 guests
  5 bedrooms
  3 bathrooms
  Allows Pets
  2500 sq. ft.

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Managing Partner:
On the Water in Maine Inc.

Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 Queen
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
Bedroom 3
1 Queen
Bedroom 4
2 Double / Fulls
Bedroom 5
1 Queen



1st Floor- Formal dining room, Kitchen, Breakfast nook, Bathroom with clawfoot tub/shower, Living Room, Covered porch, Deck
2nd Floor- Queen Bedroom 1 with en suite bathroom with shower, Queen bedroom 2, Queen bedroom 3, Queen bedroom 4, Bedroom with 2 Full Beds, Laundry, Shared bathroom with toilet and sink, Shared bathroom with Tub-shower and sink

DOGS PERMITTED? Dogs are considered at this property. All dogs must first meet our Pet Guidelines to be considered. J2

A true Oceanfront Maine cottage, the basic cottage was built as a cottage for the turn of the 20th century, long gone , Crescent Beach Inn. Forty years ago the expanded house was purchased by the current family it has grown with that family to twice the size and includes all modern conveniences.

Best of all, when sitting in the Adirondack chairs on the lawn around the fire pit there is no where you could be closer to the Atlantic without getting your feet wet. Our view is "inclusive." We also adjoin a rare gem on the rocky coast of Maine. We are adjacent to Crescent Beach, a large sandy, swimming beach.

If your vision is straight out of the Pottery Barn Catalog this home is not for you. Our home reflects our on going perception of "the Maine Coast" ; a huge island stone fireplace in the large dining room, Vermont granite counters in the kitchen, the bar with the original soapstone sink, oriental rugs, art, some wicker furniture, porch rockers on large porches, new gas fireplace in living room and even a dragon mural in the "cousins room" as well as other bits of whimsy. The theme has always been to create relaxed comfort and fun.

BEACH CLASSIFICATION: We have categorized this property as having or being near a sandy beach. More specifically for this property - it is a short 5 minute walk to publicly accessible Crescent Beach via Bellevue St.  There are also stairs at this cottage down to the beach. The stairs land on a rocky section of beach that you then can walk over to get to the sandy section.  Two other great area beaches are nearby. The closest is Crockett's Beach, but also Birch Point Beach State Park is within a 5 minute drive of the property. There is not an actual usable sandy beach immediately in front of this this property, but the nearby beaches are great for kids and that is why we have classified it as being on or in this case - "near" sandy beaches

NEED EXTRA ROOM? Just a short distance away, is a quaint comfortable guest suite, which can accommodate another couple (2 guests), while remaining close to the rest of the group. Click HERE to visit the Owls Head Guest Suite property page. 

OFF SEASON PRICING: In order to make some of our larger properties more attractive to smaller groups in the Off-Season, we've created a Custom Pricing Option. Pricing for rentals that occur in the advertised Off Season (1/1/19 - 6/15/19 and 9/7/19 - 12/31/19) for this property are based on 4 people. Additional people, up to the maximum allowed for the property, will be charged an additional $175 per person - per week if a rental occurs in these time-periods. Guest must select this option during the reservation process.


BOATS INCLUDED? None, however SUP & Kayak Rentals are available in Port Clyde at Port Clyde Kayaks 20 minutes south, or from Maine Sport, 20 minutes north in Rockport.  Both deliver to the property.  Sometimes, if the order is big, Ducktrap Kayaks will deliver as well to this property.   

LINENS & TOWELS: The rental of this property includes all bed linens and towels.  Beds will be made up upon arrival and there will be one bath towel and wash cloth per listed occupancy, two hand towels per bathroom, one bath mat per full bathroom, and two kitchen towels in the kitchen.  Additional bath towels can be rented.

SECURITY DEPOSIT: No, the owner of this property does not require a security deposit, however, guests are still financially responsible for non-accidental damages at the property.

Property Specifics:
Cleaning: The property will be professionally cleaned before and after the rental. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at $35 per hour.
Washer & Dryer: Yes
Dishwasher: Yes
Coffee Maker: Yes, Combination standard automatic drip with filters and K-Cup
Bed Sheets & Bath Towels: Yes, one set of bed sheets and one bath towel set for each guest are included (beds are made up prior to guest arrival)
Grill: Propane Gas Grill
Usable Fireplace: No
Outdoor Firepit: Yes
Trash Removal Service : Included with rental and picked up on Saturday
Water Source : Well water
Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi
TV: Yes with basic cable and DVD
Closest Shopping Village: Rockland - 5 Miles away
Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 20 Plus
Water Frontage: Yes
Beach Access: Yes
Dock/Pier Access: No
Property Good For Fisherman: No
Additional Amenities: Minimum Standards List



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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Night     Min Nights
Low Season $286     7
Mid Season $572     7
Peak Season $572     7
Holiday Season $572     7


Deale, US
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2018
Property Manager
The staff was extremely helpful both on the phone and through their timely communications. The emails were very informative with helpful, easy to understand directions. We will definitely consider booking future stays through On the Water in Maine. Thanks!
Primrose Cottage was ideal for our family stay. The accommodations, stunning panoramic views, access to Crescent Beach, calming ocean tides, ideal weather, lobster feasts, and chatty bird life made for the perfect Owls Head vacation!
Richmond, US
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2018
Property Manager
I think this is our 5th year renting with OTW and never had an issue. Homes have been perfect.
Best porch overlooking Crescent Beach. Easy access to beach even for my 3 year old grandson.
Danvers, US
Reviewed: Sep 28, 2017
Property Manager
We have been renting with On the Water in Maine for a few years now and every year the procedure is so seamless. We did have an issue this year but a call to them resolved it quickly. Everyone we have spoken with in the office has been so kind and accommodating. They are all so friendly and eager to assist. They have thought of every detail so our vacation rental experience will be terrific. It is a real joy to go through On the Water in Maine. We know when we unlock the door on that first day the house will be clean and welcoming. They do a fantastic job and we appreciate it so much!
Great house! Kitchen very well equipped except we never did find the waste basket. We made do without any issue. The porch is incredible. Every morning we sat with our coffee to watch the sunrise. So peaceful. Beds are so comfortable and the living room provided us with comfy areas to catch a nap or do reading. Lots of interesting reading material provided. By far our favorite spot was that amazing porch! Since our first week out of two gave us perfect weather we spent hours on the porch and in the chairs on the lawn. Our second week turned out foggy but we found plenty to do in the area.
New York, US
Reviewed: Aug 4, 2017
Property Manager
Binghamton, US
Reviewed: Sep 10, 2016
Property Manager
We called the first morning regarding a minor issue and Justin came and fixed it for us the same day.
Beautiful view of the ocean. The house is full of New England charm. There are lots of windows allowing for great views. Love the porches and fire pit with chairs.
Rochester, US
Reviewed: Sep 20, 2015
Property Manager
Very helpful and great directions to cottage
Cottage was very nice enjoyed the view and spacious rooms, plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view, kitchen and accessories were great loved information at cottage on places to see and restaurants,
West Newfield, US
Reviewed: Sep 1, 2015
Property Manager
On the Water Maine was great to work with!
We all loved Primrose Cottage. The house was wonderful...such a treat! The kitchen was a pleasure to cook fabulous meals in, the dining room was big enough to accomodate all of us comfortably and w such charm, the living room again was big and comfortable and the view!!! The beds were as comfortable as our own...everyone slept so well there! It was great to sit around the fire pit overlooking water and visit together late into the evening and we had a blast playing croquet on the intentionally obstacle ridden course that my sons set up in the yard.
Brooktondale, US
Reviewed: Aug 23, 2015
Property Manager
Love the folks at On the Water in Maine -- they're always helpful, friendly and efficient!
Large, but very cozy home with a fantastic view!
Chicago, US
Reviewed: Aug 9, 2015
Property Manager
Madison, US
Reviewed: Jul 12, 2015
Property Manager
Prosperity, US
Reviewed: Jun 16, 2015
Property Manager
The property managers at On the Water in Maine were very responsive to our needs and requests. Even though we had some problems with the property the first few days, all were eventually taken care of.
The location and views are amazing! We loved the spaciousness of the house and the ample seating in the living room and dining room. The kitchen was well-equipped and the deck was wonderful. We loved being able to watch the loons diving out in the water.