Winter Rental Available Jan-May. Monthly discount

Entire rental unit hosted by Seth

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 3 baths
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Only a block from the harbor, right in downtown Belfast, Maine sits the renovated Ocean House. You will luxuriate in a 3 bdrm/ 3 bath loft where every room is beautifully decorated with original artworks and comfy furniture and has a view of Penobscot Bay. There is 2400 sq ft of living space, gourmet kitchen, three living rooms, huge showers with glass doors and Egyptian cotton sheets.

The space
This is perhaps the best rental in downtown Belfast. We have over 12 years experience serving the short-term rental market in Belfast and this one is our most luxurious rental to date, so we concentrate on you and your rental wants. Luxury abounds in this modern, spacious apartment built inside one of the oldest surviving timber frame buildings in downtown Belfast. This fantastic apartment is perfect for a family or 3 couples as each bedroom has its own living room and there are three bathrooms, each more distinctive and luxurious than the next. For ultimate privacy, no bedroom shares a wall with another bedroom. The two upstairs bedrooms have king beds and the first floor bedroom has a queen bed . There is also a Queen sleeper in the upstairs den. The apartment is on the top two floors of the Ocean House, a renovated 1865 building in the heart of downtown Belfast. One enters the apartment into a large foyer with plenty of closet space. There is an open living room / dining area downstairs with a large balcony with four chairs and a dining table overlooking downtown Belfast . This is the perfect place to have your coffee and watch our city wake up! A sleek, modern kitchen with a distinctive breakfast bar has all the amenities you will need for cooking or entertaining. We provide a cupboard full of complimentary single serving snacks, both healthy and decadent! There is also usually some pasta and sauce or soup if you arrive late and hungry. The first floor bedroom faces the harbor and both windows have lovely views of the inner harbor. There is a nice balcony off this bedroom for sitting and watching the sun come up or for watching the fireworks during the Celtic Festival. The first floor also has a large and unique slate tiled bathroom just off the hallway, next to the bedroom. This bathroom has copper fixtures and a beautifully tiled, glass door, shower. Upstairs is a large den with pull out Queen sofa bed, and a view to the inner harbor bridge that can't be beat!

There is a small black and white tiled bathroom with glass door shower and views all the way to Castine, right off the den. The tower bedroom has views to the East, down Penobscot Bay to Islesboro and beyond. This is the best bedroom for watching the sun rise from your bed. The master suite is next. The most luxurious part of the Ocean House, the master suite has views of the inner harbor and the Armistice Bridge as well as a great view of Main Street and the setting sun to the west. The light-filled suite has King bed with 750 thread count cotton sheets (as do all the beds) and a sitting area with down couch and lounge chairs. Two large lighted closets complete the room. There is a washer /dryer on the second floor and 3 TVs, all with 175 channels of DirectTV. The apartment has 18 windows and two full light doors out to decks facing East and West for the best in Sunrise and Sunset viewing. The entire apartment is air conditioned and has heat through several heat pump units. Each bedroom controls its own climate.

The apartment is decorated in a comfortable, modern, decor peppered with a smattering of antiques. Seth has collected furniture and antiques throughout his career as a museum curator and private art dealer. The loft is full of pieces from this art collection.

The apartment is right in downtown Belfast and dining choices abound. Within just several blocks of the apartment are at least 13 restaurants, including a delicious Neapolitan restaurant in the lower level of the Ocean House, two floors below the apartment. Shopping is just steps away and one of the best cottage / garden retail store is located in the building, on the floor below the apartment. We are also a block from the newly opened" Hills to Sea" trail system, a 47 mile long stretch of trails that run from Belfast to Unity Maine for biking, hiking, walking or running. There is ample parking in our own lot for the loft, with one reserved space in the lot for guests. There is also a growing garden landscape on the property. This is a work in progress and will take me a few more years to complete, but beauty abounds from the purple magnolia tree at the entrance to the apartment to the roses and climbing hydrangea along the fenceline.. New this year will be dinner-plate dahlias in beautiful colors.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

What this place offers

Bay view
City skyline view
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Belfast, Maine, United States

Downtown Belfast is a vibrant community with art and food festivals almost every weekend. There is a mile long harbor walk that feeds into Belfast's walking "rail trail" snaking up the Passy River bank for over 47 miles of contiguous trails, appropriate for walking or biking out to the town of Unity. You may rent bikes in Belfast or bring your own, which can be stored in the vestibule of the building. Shopping is wonderful and the restaurants are getting better. We have a fantastic Neapolitan restaurant in the lower level of the building. and there is a sports bar/ pub across the street. There are perhaps 13 restaurants within a two block radius..some only open for breakfast and lunch and some only open for dinner. Rest assured, there is lobster to be had within a short walk in town.

Hosted by Seth

  1. Joined in March 2014
  • 33 Reviews
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Hello. I've had short term rental properties in the mid coast region for the past 12 years. To date, the Ocean House is our finest rental, and our only one these days. I work as an art advisor, specializing in 18th and 19th century American Art and my husband is an architectural designer. Together we designed, built and furnished the Ocean House loft.
Hello. I've had short term rental properties in the mid coast region for the past 12 years. To date, the Ocean House is our finest rental, and our only one these days. I work as…

During your stay

We live locally and are here to help with whatever your needs may be. We have contacts all over town, if you want such things as a private chef, massages, facials (best I have ever found), body work, energy work, Reiki, etc. Some of the best spa services are within a block of the Ocean House
We live locally and are here to help with whatever your needs may be. We have contacts all over town, if you want such things as a private chef, massages, facials (best I have eve…
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