This historic home has been kept in beautiful shape. It sits high above Rockport Harbor with a wonderful view of the water and boats. The grounds are spacious and have been carefully tended. The deck in the back is beautiful, solid, and is a perfect place to sit and talk or read. The property is also secluded on most sides by huge, old trees.
Our extended family (8) spent a week there in July of 2014 and we all agreed that it was one of the most lovely homes we have ever rented. Everyone's expectations were exceeded. The kitchen had everything, including a remarkable gas stove; the dining/breakfast area was clearly new and very well planned. The bedrooms are all large with their own bathroom, and the master bath is very modern. The back bedroom has an incredible ocean view.
It is a very short (but a bit steep) walk down to two very nice restaurants (Salt Water Farm and Shepherd's Pie). It is not far by car to a supermarket (Hannaford). The walk to Camden -- which is more bustling -- is pleasant and you can pass by some amazing cows (Belted Galloways) but it might be a bit far for some. It is fun to drive from town to town around Rockport and we explored from Rockland to Belfast, with a stop on Lincolnville beach (which is small, but charming and festive). The Marshall Wharf Brewery in Belfast makes some great beer.
I could go on and on. We would definitely stay at this house again. It is obvious that someone has invested a lot of time, money, and excellent taste in maintaining this beautiful property.