Rockport house rental - Light everywhere expansive feel 200 ft drop
Light everywhere expansive feel 200 ft drop
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
 

Rockport House Rental Photos and Description
Up to 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with separate whirlpool and shower, sleeps up to 8

If you are looking for absolutely breathtaking 360-degree views enjoyed in complete privacy five to eight minutes drive from two quaint harbor towns, then this vacation getaway is for you. Perched high on a mountainside, this house is of Log/Post and Beam construction with open floor plan, large wrap-around porch, lofts, cathedral ceiling, and with windows and skylights on all sides to let in the truly magnificent, commanding vistas. The house sleeps up to eight people in two open loft bedrooms and a cozy, visually private guestroom/library on two Queen sized beds, one Queen sofa bed and one full-sized futon pullout sofa, all very comfortable. There is a whirlpool tub and a stand-up shower, plus a half bath with sunken vessel sink. A country kitchen including a classic cast iron/enameled cook stove, gas range, and slate counter tops with mountain views from the sink. Elegant decor throughout. This house is intimate and romantic, while the views on all sides bring the outside in.

Our View and our Unique Setting:: Forests below you and blueberry fields above, you look down over the lush treetops or pick your own blueberries in season above the house. All neighbors are acres away and almost completely invisible. You will have to crick your neck to see the rooftop of one of them behind you from the wide porch, and then you will only see a part of a roof. You may see bald eagles and hawks soar below you! The peace and quiet and privacy here will amaze you, and there is virtually no traffic near us as we are situated at the turnaround of a small paved road high on the slope, and at the end of a long, steep private drive. On the surrounding mountains to the Ocean, on all sides you will see nothing but forests and meadows dotted by a few fine houses in the distance with their cheerful lights at night. You see dozens of the islands on the Ocean, with Cadillac Mountain in the distance on Mt. Desert Island in Acadia National Park 50 miles away as the crow flies.

Sea, Sky, Mountains, the Area:: The sunrise—if you are up for it—will sparkle on the water and sunsets will turn it a deep pink. The area provides infinite possibility for the Nature lover, sailor, historian, art aficionado, birdwatcher or stargazer. For those who long for the water there are day sails, bareboat charters (better be an experienced skipper), lighthouse trips, lobster fishing cruises and eco-tours, lobster-bakes on islands, ferries, whale-watching, kayak and rafting trips, and three to six day nautical adventures on the classic tall ships and wooden schooners known locally and historically as Windjammers. For landlubbers there are hiking trails, starting right outside your door, all over Camden Hills State Park and beyond, as well as on breathtakingly beautiful trails known only to locals, which we will share with you when you come. If you are a bird lover, you will have an overwhelming chorus of birdsong right up at the house. The night sky is amazing.

Dining, Art, Life-style:: There is world-class cuisine and all manner of dining experiences, from waterfront fish-shacks to French to be had in the area, as well as the Farnsworth Art Museum, home of the Wyeth collection, and historic old harbors and quaint, busy waterfronts everywhere, filled with fishing vessels, luxury yachts from all over the world, and classic wooden sailboats. The house is equipped with wireless access and cable. Outdoor equipment includes Adirondack chairs, barbecue grill and hammock; well-behaved pets allowed upon approval. Children always welcome.

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We, Michael and Melody Talcott, were married in 1999, and have been living on a boat in the heart of Boston Harbor since 2006. Michael is a senior Network Engineer in charge of all communications for a major hedge fund/private investment firm. In his spare time he can be found sanding and painting his boat or rebuilding his marine engine. Melody is a free lance writer and focuses on our successful vacation rental business. We have a nine year old son and a German Shepherd and rescue Pomeranian, three cats and horses. Melody is world-traveled and multilingual, enjoys life in Maine and Boston, Michael is a Coloradan (and Texan) with an insatiable intellectual curiosity and wide-ranging interests.

Melody (& Michael) Talcott purchased this house in 2007

This was our dream house. We knew the man who built it, a friend of ours, Cpt. Rick Miles, former Master of the Pilot Schooner Timberwind out of Rockport Harbor at the time, now Master of the Wanderbird, who built it with his own hands. Its Post & Beam log components are from a kit shipped from Canada, but many of the features are hand-finished by Rick and his wife Karen, some by us. It is minutes from all the activities of the mid coast, but set apart, with a sense of remoteness and freedom from the bustle of the world, sweeping views and with an immense sense of privacy, completely surrounded by nature. The setting is unique, on a steep hill with a very dramatic drop, Mountains & Sea

We love renting our house in part because it has become a resounding success as a business, in part because it is a personal pleasure to us to share it with others. The place is that unique! Having the opportunity to give others the experience of it is very satisfying. The house has a tendency to select its own guests, people for whom it is a perfect fit. It has elements of a Swiss Chalet and a Maine cottage, an Adirondack camp or a Maine summer retreat that might appeal to one of the old families that summer here. It in fact has some appointments that belonged to such a family, my own, At the same time it is decidedly rustic in all the right ways, with a unique air of authenticity and charm, something very hard to find. If you add to all of that the breathtaking way the outside breaks into the house, the way the views pervade every room, the light of dawn or dusk transform the place in new ways each day and each hour, then you have a place unlike any other, a sort of gem that in this day and age is increasingly difficult to find.

5 Reviews of Property 167381 in Rockport, Maine

Post & Beam Coastal Mountains Jaw-Dropping Mountain & Ocean Views
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Rockport MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
New Haven
5

The best vacation in YEARS!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
My partner and I brought our dog and invited our extended family who has a new baby to this gem. We were able to make ourselves right at home. The place feels inviting, cozy and secluded. It was perfect. The owners could not have been sweeter, providing us with a compilation of attractions for our visit beforehand and bringing us fresh flowers and breakfast for the next morning upon arrival. The pictures are accurate, but I have to say, the kitchen was way better stocked than we could have imagined. I love to cook and I wasn't at a loss for a thing. I have to recommend Primo in Rockland, a farm to table restaurant with a farm on premises. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone and will be returning as soon as we can.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Rockport MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

A great escape from the hustle

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We packed up the car and headed up to this midcoast family getaway. Pics on web were very accurate for this lovely home. Very cozy, comfortable and the views were truly spectacular. Just what we all needed. The home was filled with all the extras you can imagine. Just picked up the perishables from the local market and we were set for the week. Great location. Close by many towns and beaches. Lots to do and Melody was very accommodating to any of our needs, all we needed to do was ask. From the deck, the bird feeder attracts a variety of birds not afraid to eat even while we sat on the deck talking. Also, the flowers around the deck and yard attract hummingbirds. Steep incline to front steps but the description on homeaway mentions it so it was no surprise to us. Lots of beautiful towns 10 minutes away in different directions. Camden has a beautiful town with great shopping and restaurants and a board walk boat dock for rentals. Owl's Head general store rated by the food network to have best burger in Maine was only 10 minutes away for those of us who didn't care for lobster. It is lobster rolls, lobster stew, whole lobster etc., etc., etc., for the lobster lovers. It was also the annual lobster festival when we stayed our week.Rockland also 10 minutes away had the only familiar stores JCP, Walmart and TJ Maxx. It was very nice to see a lot of mom and pop stores in business. The closest mall was over an hour away. LL Bean Factory in Freeport was 45 min. away and we even saw a few old fashioned Flea markets! Water views everywhere. This was our first time using home away and it was a very + experience. Melody has a very eager to please attitude and she made the whole experience very pleasant.
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Rockport MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Perfect.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This is the place to go if you want peace and quiet - away from the summer crowds but still convenient to Camden, Rockport, and Rockland's many activities. The house is comfortable and the setting is amazing. A spectacular view and wild blueberries growing all around the property. The owners are completely available - very friendly and helpful. I want to go back. Like tomorrow. Seriously. Loved every minute I was there. Thank you, Michael and Melody!
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Rockport MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
brooklyn, NY
4

cosy "cabin" with personal touch

cosy "cabin" with personal touch
  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
wonderful property, well equipped kitchen and house, you are really not missing a thing, and if you were Melody - the lovely owner and host - will have a solution for you! great location, very comfortable in all areas. we really felt at home. as we were traveling with small 3 children, the "loft"-style layout was great in space but not really easy, as the children kept waking each other up. but that was about the only thing that bothered us.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 9/9
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Rockport MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Newfields, NH
5

My Favorite Place to Stay in Maine

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 21, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
This weekend we stayed in Melody & Michael's wonderful home in Rockport, Maine. We rent often and I have to say this was our favorite place to stay. Aside from the breathtaking views of the hills and the ocean in the distance - the interior of the house is architectually stunning. Floor to ceiling windows that allow so much light to come in, comfortable high quality linens on the beds, down pillow cases, lots of beautiful artwork and natural elements, and the home is filled with wonderful literature. We sat in the morning sun on the wrap around porch sipping coffee and reading - it was incredibly relaxing. You really feel like you are on vacation and can unwind here - it's set back off a quiet road and you're surrounded by the beautiful landscape - lots of privacy yet close to town. I would highly recommend a stay - my only regret is we couldn't stay longer but we will be back. Thank you so much for a memorable stay for all of us.
Best regards,
Kim, Brooks, Anne & Robert
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 17/17