WONDERFULLY COMFORTABLE, RELAX AND ENJOY, 1 MILE FROM THE HARBOR!

Frances Holdgate

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WONDERFULLY COMFORTABLE, RELAX AND ENJOY, 1 MILE FROM THE HARBOR!

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2+ bedrooms, study with daybed, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 5

Inviting country farmhouse 1 mile from Rockport Harbor with beach, harbor walk, theater, fish market. Newly renovated, comfortable family home with spacious, sunny rooms decorated with mix of antiques and traditional furniture. Accommodates 4-5 people in two bedrooms, a study with daybed and living room sofa bed.

Large, sunny bathroom with tub and shower combination upstairs. The bedrooms, at either end of the house, are nicely separated by study and bath.

Quiet road, front porch; organic garden to enjoy, yum .

Owner on site in private studio.

Gourmet markets, wine stores, and bakery all within 1/4 mile walk or drive. Heath food market less than 1/2 mile away. Less than three miles from attractions of Camden, but going 'home' to the peacefulness of Beech Hill Road. One and a half mile to summit of Beech Hill with its hilltop 'tea house' and 360 degree views of Penobscot Bay and Camden hills. Two golf courses within 4 miles. Kayaking, hiking and biking paradise!

Rockport Village ... a pretty walk away: Rockport is the home of Bay Chamber Concerts, always fabulous with international performers enhanced by the acoustic perfection enjoyed in the recently restored, lovely Rockport Opera House.

The invigorating walk around Beauchamp Point with a stop at the botanical treasure that is Vesper Hill Childrens Chapel, a hilltop open air chapel looking out over the bay to Blue Hill and beyond may become your daily indulgence. 'Shepards Pie' overlooks the harbor serving the best in locally grown, exquisitely crafted temptations for diners of all ages, plus a friendly, relaxing bar. New to downtown is 'Salt Water Farm', a farm to table delight, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

If you want to eat in, pick up lobsters cooked to perfection at Graffam Brothers, right up the street from the library, next, stop, at 'Rayr' for the perfect wine and than swing into the 'Market Basket' for crusty bread, cheeses and sensational sweets!

Ahh ... a Maine vacation!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Frances Holdgate

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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4.9
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Wonderfully comfortable, relax and enjoy, 1 mile from the harbor!
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Wonderfully comfortable, relax and enjoy, 1 mile from the harbor!
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Rockport MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

VERY PLEASED WITH OUR SIGHT UNSEEN

  • 5 of 5
We were in Maine - a state we love - to celebrate our brothers 65th birthday with family. We decided to treat ourselves to a few extra days. The little home in Rockport presented itself very well and we were able to book the dates we wanted thanks to Frances. She normally does not rent quite this early. We found the house was exactly as pictured. All the comforts of home were there, so all that we needed to bring with us were our clothes. The location between Camden and Rockland was perfect for all that we wanted to do.

It was really nice to be able to get to know Frances and to have a chance to see the beautiful shop where she works in Rockland. We are "seafoodies" and found many restaurants that supplied us with delicious meals. We hopefully look forward to visiting again.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Wonderfully comfortable, relax and enjoy, 1 mile from the harbor!
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Rockport MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Chesapeake, VA
5

WONDERFUL RETURN VISIT

  • 5 of 5
In July I had the pleasure of returning to the Beech Cottage, meeting my son, wife, and granddaughter there. What a lovely, relaxing place, so beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean!

Frances, the owner, is a wealth of information for the area, and she has a lovely garden where my granddaughter and I had such fun picking the veggies, herbs and flowers. She told us about the beautiful Rockport Harbor Park, directed us to the several weekly farmers' markets in Camden and Rockland (where there is a store operated by the Island Institute that carries items made in Maine). There are many waterfront restaurants and shops in both Camden and Rockland. She told us about the short hike and shop on Blueberry Hill just up the road and the more serious hiking in the Camden Hills.

I wish I were at the Beech Cottage now! In fact, I understand that Fall is also good time time to visit.



My son celebrated a milestone birthday, and the big large side yard was a wonderful site for the extended family celebration.

He is a golfer, so he played at Goose River and Samoset.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Wonderfully comfortable, relax and enjoy, 1 mile from the harbor!
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Rockport MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
West Sussex
5

COMPLETE GET AWAY

  • 5 of 5
What a lovely charming and friendly part of the world Rockport is. We have visited many parts of the U.S. but this area takes some beating. Beech Cottage is completely in keeping with the area. Lovely and spacious and airy. The decor is relaxing and we spent many a night sitting outside on the porch drinking MillerLite and watching the world go buy. Just what we Brits love to do!
As for Frances the owner, she is a lovely person that makes you really welcome and is enthusiastic to promote the area for where to go should you help.
If you are golfers I would recommend the Goose River course which is close by.The Gourmet Store around the corner is brilliant for your morning coffee and cakes. Camden nearby is a nice village to park at the harbor side and wander around. Another place to visit is Bar Harbor, which is about an hour and half drive away but well worth the visit. Popham Beach is another place to visit if you are looking for a sandy beach. Miles and miles of sand!!! Take a pack lunch as the area is National Parks owned and completely unspoilt.
Would we go back again. Yes of course. We certainly hope to in the future.
Thanks again for letting us have use of your home and being so welcoming Frances.

Dave Ewing
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Wonderfully comfortable, relax and enjoy, 1 mile from the harbor!
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Rockport MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying at the Beech Cottage! It was clean, comfortable and well stocked with anything we needed for the week. It is a convenient location to Rockport, Camden and points beyond but on a quiet street. We loved staying here and would stay again if we find ourselves in that part of Maine again.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Wonderfully comfortable, relax and enjoy, 1 mile from the harbor!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p242851
Rockport MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

A MOST WELCOMING HOUSE AND OWNER

  • 5 of 5
We spent a delightful week in August in Beech Hill Cottage, and would happily return. The furnishings are beautiful as well as comfortable, and the house has a great feel to it as soon as you enter. The owner is lovely and can help with tips on things to do in the area, but also respects your privacy. We vacation a good bit in the area and this is a great central location, but peaceful and away from the bustle.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Wonderfully comfortable, relax and enjoy, 1 mile from the harbor!
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Rockport MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

A WONDERFUL HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Beech Cottage last week. The home is incredibly charming, clean, and artfully decorated. There was plenty of room for the two us, especially since we only used the master bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped, and one can tell that Frances is a cook due to the many cookbooks that are there! Along the lines of food, Frances has wonderful vegetable gardens that she generously shares with guests. It was a treat to walk out the door and pick kale, squash, and greens, etc.

Beech Road is located in a wonderful part of Rockport, and we found it a great base location for our daily excursions to Belfast, Camden, Rockland, Port Clyde, etc. Frances enthusiastically shares info on some of the local areas that she loves, and these recommendations are right on target regarding their uniqueness and beauty.

Things to do include visiting the numerous harbors, galleries, the Farnsworth Museum, hiking, checking out the fine dining (Primo in Rockland, Cod End in Tenants Harbor to name a few). There is wonderful shopping, too! You can't go wrong with a stay at Beech Cottage , nor vacationing in lovely Maine. We look forward to returning!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Maine State Ferry, Rockland
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Rte. 90 and Rt. 1
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
beach
Car: necessary

The mid-coast area is teeming with summer fun and so many things to captivate anyone, antiquing, arts and crafts classes, great food and many farmers markets ... slow food is very important here. If you just want to relax, hit the beach, read a few books ... perfect.

The mid-coast is ideally located for day trips to the north or southern parts of this glorious state. If ART is your passion, you will be within moments of several fine ART museums, many fine galleries and several more museums a short scenic drive away. So much to explore ... so much to enjoy!

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Rockport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 22 2014 - Sep 6 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Season
Sep 7 2014 - Feb 22 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning fee $100
50% of the total rental fee to secure rental period, balance due one month prior to arrival.
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Backpack
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Paper Towels
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Large and sunny.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Study - 1 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa
  • The bedrooms are nicely separated by a study and bathroom, at either end of the house. The sofa bed is very comfy and is afforded privacy by a pretty room screen, still leaving a good portion of the living room open. The walk through study has a twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
The washer and dryer available for conservative use and shared with the owner.
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