Sleeps 6 in 2 bedrooms and 1 guest apartment (closed for the season); 3 bathrooms (1 with tub, 2 with showers)
Bufflehead feels like a vacation house in Maine should — all breezy and light-filled with the waterfront reflecting on the vaulted ceiling above the massive stone fireplace. It feels like home and an escape all at once and that is a combination rarely found.
Located on Spruce Head Island (easily accessed by car via the bridge), Bufflehead gives the unique experience of island living without being landlocked. When you want to be away from it all, you are. When you want to drive into Rockland or Tenants Harbor to spend a day exploring, hop in the car and you are there in 10 minutes.
The house is located on almost an acre of private and well-landscaped waterfront. Thanks to a large, green lawn and lots of outdoor living space, Bufflehead is as wonderful outside as it is inside.
The waterfront is ever changing with the tide — at high tide, it is a great place to swim and kayak from and at low tide, walk out to the small rock islands that are exposed when the water recedes, look for crabs and other sea creatures under the seaweed or watch birds pick their way across the sea bottom.
The house is a blend of cottage charm and contemporary styling — vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, a multitude of large windows (it's truly amazing to watch the light change here throughout the day) and an open-concept floor plan.
The house opens onto a large, modern kitchen with stainless steel countertops. All modern kitchen appliances and amenities are provided — an island and lots of counter-top space for ease of preparation and a breakfast bar that allows those in the kitchen to interact easily with the rest of the house.
The dining area is combined with the living room in a large space at the front of the house — the dining table seats 6 comfortably (there is also a fun kids' table for little ones) and overlooks the deck and the waterfront.
The living room, which has a working fireplace and a flat screen television, occupies the rest of the space. This is truly a comfortable living room with slipcovered couches and chairs and a chaise lounge by the window — read here for hours or watch the tide come in and out. Floor-to-ceiling windows flank the fireplace.
The house has satellite television, high speed Internet and a Bose sound system. There is also a library of books and games provided.
The deck is accessed off the living room — find a gas grill here as well as lots of outdoor furniture.
There is a bedroom and a full (shower) bathroom on the first floor. The bedroom has 2 twin beds and is located next to the bathroom. The laundry closet, with full-sized washer and dryer, is also available for guest use.
Another handy feature on the first floor is the mud room — this room is off the kitchen and a perfect place to ditch sandy shoes and hang up towels after a day on the beach.
Upstairs, there is a loft area with a large desk where the modem for Internet access is available. There is also a sitting area here with a couch.
The master bedroom is located at the back of the house with a full bathroom (tub and shower combination). The master is large and private with a queen four-poster bed and views of the water from the side windows. The master feels private, quiet and very comfortable.
Just yards from the house find a separate guest suite above the garage. This space has its own entrance and bathroom (shower) and a queen bed. The room is large and comfortable with great views.
Additional amenities include: dishwasher supplied: yes, watercraft: no boats are provided with this rental per insurance regulations. however our concierge service, bayview concierge, is available to rent and deliver kayaks, canoes, etc. to you., bedroom/sleeping quarters/bathroom configuration:, bedroom 1 (1st floor): 2 twins, firepit, woodstove or fireplace: yes, dock, mooring and wharf: no, check in and out times: check in is 4:00 pm and check out is 10:00 am. early check in/out are 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., bedroom in guest apartment:, kitchen equipment: fully equipped kitchen, items you should bring with you: laundry detergent, beach towels, beach equipment (tents, umbrellas, folding chairs, toys, floats, etc.), bug spray, sun screen, baby equipment (you can always rent equipment from our partner midcoast family rentals), shampoo and other toiletries, dog leash., pets: pets are not allowed., air-conditioning: no, but fans and ocean breezes provided, bathroom 1 (1st floor): toilet, sink, shower, guest apartment is closed for the season, bathroom 1 (2nd floor): toilet, sink, shower, cleaning requirements before check out: please strip all beds and 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., bathroom 2 (2nd floor): toilet, sink, tub/shower, bedroom 2 (2nd floor): queen, linens: all linens are included for the maximum number of people allowed., bedrooms in main house:, heat: yes, paper goods: a starter supply of paper goods (paper towels and toilet tissue) will be available upon your arrival. typical amounts are 1 roll of paper towels and 1 roll of toilet tissue per bathroom., additional property information:, housekeeping supplies: basic supplies including cleaning solutions, broom and dustpan., bedroom 1 (2nd floor): queen, security deposit requirement: a damage waiver is required., bathrooms in guest apartment:, water access, beach access: the waterfront is accessed by smooth ledge easing into the water. a great place to swim and kayak from., bathrooms in main house:.