COMFORT FOUND LITERARY LODGING

Jeff Prostovich and Sharon Lovejoy

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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COMFORT FOUND LITERARY LODGING

Damariscotta Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

A year round, nightly (min. 2 nights) or weekly alternative to a traditional overnight lodging. Base rate $150 night for up to two people/$200 night for up to four people. Weekly/monthly/winter rates (See Rates page). Visit the link for a video of this apartment and www.comfortfound.com for more photos. A fully furnished, two bedroom, river view apartment in a historic New England downtown within walking distance of restaurants, galleries, shops, a book store, library, the Lincoln Theatre with films and live performances, and the Damariscotta River Harbor. Minimum two night stay for parties up to four. Eat in, dine out, or take out in the spacious convenience of the modern kitchen and dining area. Linens and dishware for four. Furnished with antiques and clean, comfortable furniture. Wi-fi, DirecTV, and phone. Please visit our web site www.comfortfound.com or call 805-441-3777 for further details, policies, and more photos.

Coming soon: Comfort Found by-the-Sea, Christmas Cove, South Bristol. Visit our web site for info.

Keywords: Top floor, water view, downtown, in town, historic, literary lodging, romantic, clean, antiques, books, Maine

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Jeff Prostovich and Sharon Lovejoy (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Jeff Prostovich and Sharon Lovejoy

Comfort Found Literary Lodging was founded by the award winning author and illustrator Sharon Lovejoy and her husband Jeff Prostovich, a real estate broker in Maine and California.

Jeff Prostovich and Sharon Lovejoy purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Jeff Prostovich and Sharon Lovejoy chose Damariscotta

The first time I saw downtown Damariscotta I felt as though I had come home. The small village of old sea captain’s houses, the perfect New England churches and steeples and mid 19th century brick buildings huddled near the river touched my heart.

One building in particular stayed in my mind. For decades, 112 Main Street was the apothecary shop for the town. Years later, the pharmacy was taken over by a country store (now a gallery) and the top two floors were turned into apartments.

When the chance came to buy the building, we wandered through the floors up to the top level. It felt like a Paris (don’t laugh) apartment. Maybe it was the 33 steps, but I loved the high ceiling in the stairwell, the moldings, the funky 30's kitchen, the living room, and the two bedrooms.

We had often talked about buying a small hotel to outfit with comfortable furniture and beds, antiques, art, and lots of wonderful books.

When Jeff asked me what we should call it, I thought of the book Comfort Found in Good Old Books by George Hamlin Fitch. Written in 1911 by the book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle, Fitch’s book highlighted the most beloved of the books he turned to for comfort. He believed, as do I, that cultivating a love of reading is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Books bring the world to your easy chair; they give you wings; and they are ever faithful friends whether you need inspiration, edification, or consolation. Fitch believed in the verity of the old quote by Thomas Carlyle, “My books are friends that never fail me.”

When our first guests checked into Comfort Found, they said, 'This is a HOME,' which was exactly how we wanted them to feel.  Jeff and I would like to invite you to experience the real taste of New England in the warm and welcoming rooms of our dear 'Comfort Found.' I think you'll feel, as did our first guests, that you've stepped into a well-loved home.

Thee is welcome here friend.

What makes this apartment unique

Relax and unwind year round with our plentiful selection of books or bring your own. We offer free wifi to keep you connected, but not distracted. DirecTV in living room and sports bars are nearby. We are frequent business travelers and want our guests to feel at home in a clean comfortable environment. Damariscotta is centrally located in MidCoast Maine with Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Thomastown, Tenant's Harbor to the north and Boothbay, Wiscasset, Bath, Brunswick , Freeport (outlet capital of North America), and Portland to the south. Reservations are accepted starting and ending any day of the week.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay here in our second time. Super cozy hide away. Thanks for a wonderful visit and thank you for your hospitality.
Jul 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Comfort Found Literary Lodging
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Comfort Found Literary Lodging
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p386838vb
+1 805-441-3777
Damariscotta Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Exactly what I wanted and needed

  • 5 of 5
Being familiar with Damariscotta I knew this rental’s location was excellent. What I didn’t anticipate was getting a terrible cold the day I checked in. I chose the quieter back bedroom and discovered the bed perfect to curl up in - great linens and deeply comfortable. I couldn’t wait to go to bed every night. I also didn’t anticipate locking myself out the next morning (my own fault) but it turned out to be a fun adventure as I met the downstairs tenant, the housecleaner, the downstairs shopkeepers, and assured Jeff when I was back in. This apartment is spacious, bright, exceptionally clean, beautifully furnished, and convenient to all the delightful stores and restaurants in Damariscotta. I hated to leave. Free parking is a little walk and there are stairs to the 3rd floor, so if you have difficulty getting around, maybe not the best place. Otherwise, perfect.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfort Found Literary Lodging
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p386838vb
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Damariscotta Boothbay Harbor Area
San Diego, CA
5

Perfect Place in Damariscotta

  • 5 of 5
While planning a trip with my daughter to Damariscotta ME, even though we were visiting family in nearby Walpole, we decided we wanted a place of our own for the time we were there. We came across this lovely apartment and didn't hesitate to make the reservation. The location is right in downtown Damariscotta, near shops and restaurants and within easy drive to Boothbay Harbor and the Pemaquid Lighthouse. Since our primary reason for the visit was to visit family, we didn't stray too far from town, but did visit Boothbay Harbor and the lighthouse. We also enjoyed a fun river cruise down the Damariscotta River. Tuesdays are senior days with $5.00 off the regular $30.00 charge.

The apartment is lovingly furnished with quaint and very comfortable furniture - the beds were very comfortable. The apartment is on the top floor of a very old building and accessible by about 30 stairs - don't pack heavy and if you have any physical limitations, this is not the place for you.

There are two bedrooms (each w/a queen bed), one bathroom, living room and full kitchen. Everything was provided - linens, towels, dishes, utensils, pots, pans, etc. We even found calamine lotion in the bathroom cabinet :) Amenities in the bathroom included wonderful glycerin soap , shampoo and body lotion. There was also wi-fi and free local phone calls. There were books everywhere; however, with our short visit and running around, we didn't get to sit and read.

There is a large a/c in the kitchen and fans for the other rooms. We took advantage of the door in the kitchen off the fire escape and we kept that open when we were 'home'.

Free parking is provided in the bank parking lot behind the building. The front bedroom faces Main St. and with that comes the accompanying noises - cars traveling down the street and cars pulling into the gas station across the street. The gas station has one of those rubber hoses that 'dings' when you drive over it ;) The back bedroom is quieter - both rooms have ample closet space.

It is so evident that the owners, Jeff and Sharon, take great pride in their ownership of the apartment. Their attention to the smallest details was greatly appreciated.

The rental is available all year and whether you like the cold or the warmer months, you'd be comfortable and cozy in Comfort Found.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Damariscotta Boothbay Harbor Area
Morris Twp., NJ & Calgary, Canada
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
The lodging was clean and had everything you needed. My daughter and I were up to finalize plans for her September wedding and found this apartment to be the perfect place to stay. The owners are wonderful and check-in with you to make sure that everything is to your satisfaction. We could have stayed forever!
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Comfort Found Literary Lodging
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p386838vb
+1 805-441-3777
Damariscotta Boothbay Harbor Area
5

A few evenings of peaceful relaxation!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at Comfort Found immensely! The apartment in bright, comfortable and quiet. The downtown location fit our needs perfectly. Thank you for sharing this with us!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Comfort Found Literary Lodging
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p386838vb
+1 805-441-3777
Damariscotta Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
Over Thanksgiving weekend, we “found comfort” in this jewel of an apartment. Actually, what we really found was great delight. We wanted something other than predictable (or sometimes painfully unpredictable) and generic hotel rooms, and we wanted to feel a part of this town that is one of our favorites. Jeff and Sharon’s place exceeded our expectations in every way. My first criterion is always cleanliness—this place is super clean. Then comes location – a perfect location! We stepped out of our foyer into the life flow of the town. We walked early in the morning and late at night—and any time in between when we wanted to enjoy Damariscotta and its harbor. Two of our favorite restaurants (King Eider’s and Best Thai) are just steps away. River views are always changing. We were treated as guests, not tenants. Jeff and Sharon supplied many “extras” –tips about which bedroom is warmer, which is cooler; an assured parking space; room-darkening blinds; tea and coffee and shampoos and soaps; great towels; and stacks and shelves and piles of books. Jeff even called us the day of our arrival to be certain we had arrived and to answer any questions we might have. Charming, comfortable, supplied with everything you will need (except your food)—this place has character and was perfect for the two of us. The stairs are the only reason you might not be able to enjoy Comfort Found; this is a third floor apartment. But we loved it! This place can truly be a home away from home. Thanks, Jeff and Sharon, for being willing to share it with others.
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad we could make your stay in Damariscotta comfortable.

Jeff
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Comfort Found Literary Lodging
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+1 805-441-3777
Damariscotta Boothbay Harbor Area
West Virginia
5

Thanksgiving in Damariscotta

  • 5 of 5
Delightful to the core! Owners were completely accomodating, providing ample directions and ideas of best ways to apreciate the area. Beds and and furnishings were luxuriously comfortable, reading materials are a booklover's heaven! Location is excellent, views of river and bay from bedroom window, kitchen just like home, great cook books too! A wonderful place to enjoy.


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  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Come back again soon. Maine is calling you to your new home.

Jeff and Sharon
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Portland JetPort
Nearest Motorway
Business Route 1
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
King Eider
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
King Eider,Damariscotta River Grill,Newcastle Pub
Car: recommended

New and antiquarian book stores, centrally located in MidCoast Maine. Lots of antique and shopping within 30-45 minutes. Portland approx a hour away depending on traffic.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Damariscotta Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Nightly rate: $150 for party up to two
Nightly rate: $200 for party up to four
Weekly rate: $800 for party up to two
Weekly rate: $1,000 for party up to four
Rates fior stays less than 30 days are subject to Maine State Use Tax.
Infants not counted.
Same reasonable rates every day of the week. Winter rates start in January they March.
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Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Damariscotta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Complimentary glycerin soap, conditioning shampoo, and body lotion for each guest. Hair dryer, make-up mirror, make-up removal wash clothes, and towels and wash clothes for four.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen sized beds (2) with reading lights.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • live theater
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
Notes:
Books, books, and more books including books by the owner/author.
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