About Love On The Rocks


Love On The Rocks is located in the neighborhood leading to The Nubble Lighthouse.  The homes on this street that are on the ocean side have unobstructed views of the Atlantic.  Breathtaking is an almost an understatement!

From the back yard you have panoramic views of not only the ocean but Long Sands Beach which is only a 5-minute walk from Love On The Rocks.  Short Sands Beach which has numerous boutique shops and restaurants is a 10-minute walk and York Village and York Harbor is a short and scenic bike ride away.

The recently updated home was built to accommodate several couples or a few families with 4 bedrooms each having their own ensuite bathroom.  

The main floor offers a wonderful full bedroom suite and has been named "The Lighthouse Room," which light and airy colors, a newly installed split system and a three-quarter ensuite.

Off of the kitchen, there is "The Den" with a full sleeper sofa and full bath. Up the stairs of The Den you enter into "The Cove" bedroom with queen bed, split AC system, and gorgeous views of the water. Keeping the windows open at night while listening to the waves crash and enjoying the sea breeze will give you the ultimate feel of vacation!

Upstairs, you will find two additional bedrooms- The Master Suite and The Caribbean Room. The Caribbean Room is bright and cheerful with a Queen bed and full ensuite bath, unobstructed ocean views, you feel as though you are right on the sea. The Master Suite brings the true feel of relaxation. It's King bed, large Smart TV, sitting area and ensuite, you may never want to leave!

The layout and design of the home takes full advantage of the space while extending the indoor and outdoor living space in full exposure to the ocean.  The outdoor living space offers seating around the gas fueled fire pit on the deck and green and beautifully landscaped yard with seating for outdoor relaxing or yard games all while overlooking the sea.

The home is casual and relaxed with all the comforts of home.  With a gas fireplace in the main living room for chilly early spring nights or if you are spending a long weekend in December to watch the Nubble Lighthouse Holiday lighting.  The den and second story 4th bedroom, The Cove, is set up to be either a private 2-story suite or an extra space for the kids to game while the adults relax in the main living areas, all with stunning ocean views.


The two large sliding glass doors in the main living area leading to the ocean facing deck let the outside in with bright natural light.  The views continue on in the right wing of the house in the 2 upstairs bedrooms.

The kitchen is well equipped for all of your cooking needs including the all-important lobster pot!  Quality linens and towels are provided during your stay and full concierge services offered through Salt & Shine Vacation Rentals to all of our guests. 


Bedroom 1 “Lighthouse Room” - 1st floor Double bed with ¾ bath | Bedroom 2 “Master Suite” - 2nd story Master suite King bed with Full Bath | Bedroom 3 “Caribbean Room” - 2nd story Queen bed with Full Bath | Bedroom 4 “The Cove” - 2nd Story Queen bed with Full bath on 1st story | Additional sleeping in The Den - Full pull out sofa

Guests permitted: 8 | Parking: 4 | Split AC System Throughout


65 Nubble Road, York, Maine 03909, United States



History of Love On The Rocks

   The provenance of this house dates back to 1869 in Glasgow Scotland where one of the last great clipper ships was built. She was “The Cutty Sark” and she was built for the China-England Tea Trade. From 1870-1878 she completed eight round trips from China to England with tea and back to China loaded with wine, spirits and beer. 

With the opening of the Suez Canal (also 1869) and the introduction of the steam ships, Cutty Sark was no longer suited for the tea trade. She then turned to trade in wool from Australia where she held the record time to Britain for ten years. The Cutty Sark was sold, dismasted and re-rigged in 1917. For the next 45 years, “The Cutty Sark” took different cargos around the world. In 1953, she was acquired by the Cutty Sark Preservation Society and in 1954 was moved to a specially built dock in London and began her new life as a museum where she still resides today.

Fast forward – One half mile west of this home, at the corner of Nubble Road and Long Sands Road, you will find “The Cutty Sark Motel,” which was built in 1975 to house guests coming to the Maine Shoreline. As the York area beaches grew in popularity, the Cutty Sark Motel quickly outgrew its rooms. 

~ Here enters the story of this home ~

In 1985, this home was built by the owner of the Cutty Sark Motel to accommodate overflow guests. It was built reminiscent of the great “Cutty Sark Vessel.” As you look around this home, you will notice many features reminiscent of a ship; exposed wooden beams, a bow shape, pocket doors, galley kitchen, clipper ship tiles, octagonal port holes with stained glass in the bathrooms. Also, in the tradition of housing guests, you will notice that each bedroom has an attached bath and all of the bedrooms have locks. The area that houses the den and the above bedroom, “The Cove,” could have been closed off and rented as its own separate unit. This house is known around town as “The Bow House” and “The Ship House.” 

This home was sold in 2015 to a private family and many updates were done including new windows, new heating systems and the fire pit on the deck. Air conditioning has been added for your comfort and the home has been painted in brighter colors and ocean hues leaving as much of its original charm as possible. 

Recently purchased by the current owners, who have loved Southern Maine and the Yorks for over 40 years, you are invited to share this home, enjoying its original intent of welcoming guests to enjoy the beauty of the Maine Coastline. 

Welcome to “Love On The Rocks.”

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