About the property
- Cottage1500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 bedrooms- 1 queen and 4 twin beds, Sleeps 6.
Striking views, tennis court, private sand beach. A traditional Maine camp for an extraordinary family vacation. This unique cottage sits high on on the side of Rockledge hill overlooking the Ocean and the mouth of the Kennebec River. Sit on the deck or inside by the picture windows and be entranced by the spectacular scenery. Walk the soft sand beach that extends for miles. Play tennis on our exclusive private tennis court. Swim, surf, kayak, sail, beach comb. Some say the fishing here is the best on the east coast.
This cottage was custom built by the owner's father more than fifty years ago and has been lovingly maintained and modernized by the family. Fully equipped newly renovated kitchen with stove, refrigerator and microwave, dishes and cookware. One and a half baths with shower. Master bedroom with queen sized bed. Two cozy bedrooms with twin bunk beds. All linens (except beach towels) provided. Living room and sun porch. Local telephone service. Cable TV. WiFi high speed internet service.
Tennis: Enjoy tennis with ocean views and breezes on Popham's only tennis court. This is a private court. Its use is exclusive. It is not available to the renters at other cottages.
Rustic and warm: The summer cottage has electirc heaters in the bathroom, master bedroom, living room, sunporch and kitch, making it cozy in June and September. Electric blanket provided for master bedroom.
History: The property is the romantic site where the historic Rockledge Hotel was located.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 5, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect Family Vacation
We are repeat renters- my family has rented Rockledge Cottage six times. This cottage is located on the best spot of the nicest beach (in our opinion) in Maine. You are able to see the ocean and hear the waves from virtually any room in the cottage. It is also very private.
The cottage has a history, and the layout is unusual because it has been built onto the side of a rock. The kids love their bedrooms (one room has a reading nook with its own window and ladder!); another room sits on the top of the cottage with panoramic views on all four sides and has its own washroom. The kitchen was recently renovated and is very functional and charming. Cell phones and wifi always work. The owner has really thought of everything.
At low tide you can usually walk to two islands just offshore. The beach is very long and never crowded.
Percy's and Spinney's are a pleasant walk away through the woods (or along the beach) and there are lots of things to do in the immediate area - hiking, restaurants, shopping in Freeport, exploring Bath, Portland and the little towns up the coast.
My family is always sad to leave Rockledge. The kids always ask to come back, despite the long drive from Toronto.
Rockledge cottage, Popham Beach, ME
We again enjoyed another fun vacation at Popham. This was the 3rd time that we stayed at Rockledge cottage. The newly renovated kitchen was very functional and the cottage was clean and "ship shape". The views from the cottage are spectacular. Bring your binoculars. Popham beach provides opportunities for all family members for fun and exploration. Our favorite is a 1-1/2 mile walk to Fox island at low tide. Local restaurants are very good with 2 within walking distance and others 15 minutes away by car. Percy's store also has limited groceries along with excellent Lobster rolls. Rockledge is a rustic Maine beach cottage that is ideal for a fun summer vacation.
Great Beach House
It was nice to have everything there in the house, all you needed were your beach towels, personal items and what ever groceries you wanted. Short walk (or can drive) to Persey's Gen. store and one of my favorites "Spinney's" restaurant, excellent seafood, food three meals a day if you want. The kitchen was very nice with all the necessities. Good quality water which is a huge plus on the ocean. Very private with spectacular views. Right on the beach and very close to both low tide sand bars for Wood Isl. and Fox Isl., lovely to walk out to them. Although I wanted to be away, it was good to be able to have my cell phone work as well. Popham Beach is the best beach in Maine in my opinion.
This lovely, yet somewhat rustic cottage provided a wonderful setting for our family in our favorite coastal place. We found the cottage to be clean and well stocked with all that we needed for a great week at the beach. The cottage has great ocean views from most rooms and the small but cozy living room is a good place to linger, listen and watch the waves roll in on the beach. The upstairs bunk room felt like a tree house and was great for our sons but not recommended for young children as the steps are steep. Overall, we had a great week. We found, as always, Percys to be great for take out and lobster.
Popham Beach is renowned for its wide sandy beach, beautiful views of nearby islands and excellent swimming. Kids will love exploring the ruins of the historic Fort Popham and Fort Baldwin. Popham Beach was the location for the striking coastal scenes in Kevin Costner's movie 'Message in a Bottle.'
Popham is served by the Portland International Jetport, a hour and fifteen minute drive away. Rental cars are available at the airport. Train service runs from Boston to Brunswick. Buses run from both the Boston airport and the Portland bus terminal to Bath. There is no public transportation between Bath and Popham. A car is necessary.
Other Activities: tennis on exclusive private court; kayaking; trips to local lighthouse.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Quarterly payments of the rent can be arranged with the owner. 9% tax is added to the rental amount. During high season, a minimum rental period is 7 days. In the other seasons, a minimum rental period is 3 days at $385.00 per day, up to the weekly amount shown. Upon cancellation, there will be no refund unless the owner is able to re-rent.