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Sunny Hilltop Home with Ocean Views and Hiking Trails - STR17-35

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

This vacation home is 5 minutes from town on a quiet, sunny, hilltop perch with views overlooking Rockland to the ocean. The jacuzzi tub and wood-fired sauna are a great way to end a day of hiking or mountain biking on the miles of trail connected to this property. Cook out in the large back yard, or bask in the morning sun with a cup of coffee It's just minutes away from freshwater swimming, chartered cruises, and many other adventures! There are light houses, beaches, and great museums nearby as well.


Owner
Marsha Hoecker
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, Limited French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Marsha Hoecker

When our son offered to sell us this house and a couple acres of land cut from the larger piece he intended to build on, we jumped at the chance. We were in our 50s and, having always lived in church owned housing, didn't have anywhere to eventually retire.

Henry grew up in the Midwest but moved to Maine for his senior year in high school and Marsha was a Navy child, spending her early childhood in the south and in Japan

and then settling in New England as a teenager.

Marsha raised her family in VT and married Henry a couple years before going off to Episcopal Seminary. We have lived in Massachusetts, Vermont , and Connecticut and are now back in MA.

Our plan is to retire to our wonderful little house in 2020.

Marsha Hoecker purchased this house in 2005

Why Marsha Hoecker chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

We love the view down to the ocean from the bedroom window, and the way the rising sun wakes us in the morning. The house is filled with light on a sunny day and in the winter it's wonderful passive solar heat. We love the access to walking trails, and to so many things up and down midcoast Maine.

Amenities

Rockland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
1 queen, 1 full sized futon, 1 sleep sofa. jetted tub, wood-fired sauna, wireless internet, and surround system. This rental is ideal for a couple and has a small second bedroom with a double futon.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Sunny Hilltop Home with Ocean Views and Hiking Trails - STR17-35
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
Charleston, SC
5

We loved staying here!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family of 4 (kids are 2 and 4.5)! It fells like you are far out in the country but it is super close to town, a grocery store, everything you need. The house was very clean and was well appointed with everything we needed. My kids loved running around the yard. We hope we can visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Rockland and your stay in our house. We hope you will be able to come back another time.
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4

Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego, California
4

Comfortable great views of countryside

  • 4 of 5

The house was comfy bright and cheery. When the power went out (no fault of owners) they were quick to get back to us and explain a few things.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

No complaints! All went well. Thank you

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

My family (wife, 13-year old son and I) booked this home for a week and greatly enjoyed our stay there. Hose is well located, central to all places in mid-coast. We took day trips everywhere although Rockland itself has a lot to offer. Grocery shopping is a short drive away. The main retail strip is pleasant and upscale. The house was well kept and fully amenitized. We did not feel the need for anything lacking that a small family like ours would miss.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barnard, Vermont
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for family to gather in a quiet neighborhood, large back yard with fire pit, fully stocked kitchen. Loved the little town of Rockland. We ventured out from north of Camden down to Boothbay Harbor where we met with more family and made lots of new friends! 3 comfy beds. Visited the Owls Head Transportation Museum and nearby Thomaston for a great 4th of July parade! Sail on the schooner Heron in nearby http://sailheron.com

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in Rockland and your stay in our little house. We love Rockland, and we're also fans of the Thomaston 4th of July Celebration. We're glad you discovered the Transportation Museum too. Please come again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
2.4 Miles
Rockland Ferry Services
Nearest Train
52 Miles
Brunswick (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt 1
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Chickawaukie Pond
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Mid-July Blues Festival, Early August Lobster Festival, Late August, Homes and Harbors Show, Farnsworth Art Museum, Transportation Museum, Lighthouse Museum,

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Rates & Availability

Rockland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Lobster Festival
Aug 2 2017 - Aug 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
$800
Flat fee
 
 
winter
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
30 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Blues Festival Weekend
Jul 13 2018 - Jul 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$155
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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