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Chris Nolan

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Oceanfront -Samoset Road, Rockland ME (Across from the Samoset Resort)

7 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Rockland House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 baths on just less that 2 acres

This Vacation home is located across the street from the famous Samoset Resort. It is walking distance and on the same street as the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. Area Attractions include Camden Hills State Park, Farnsworth Art Museum, Less than 10 minutes to Downtown Camden, Samoset Resort, Wyeth Center, Owl's Head Transportation Museum, Owl's Head Lighthouse & minutes from Ferry's to Vinlhaven and Northhaven. Area Events include Downeast Jazz Festival, North Atlantic Blues Festival, Friendship Sloop Days, Rockland Lobster Festival, Maine Homes & Harbors Show and many more.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
Chris Nolan (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.6
based on 7 traveler reviews

Oceanfront -Samoset Road, Rockland ME (Across from the Samoset Resort)
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
2

Samoset Road Rockland,Maine

  • 2 of 5

House is located on a well travelled road that leads to a lighthouse...a good walk. There was a pretty and restful view from the back of the home with a big yard facing the harbor. The Rental Owner's interaction on arrival was through a telephone call we made to him(doors were unlocked) and the owner's daughter. He had to be absent from the state during our stay.To list a few problems of this dog friendly home may be helpful to understand the "overall experience" rating consideration.There was no King Bed as listed.The hide-a-bed in living room may have been king.All furniture was well used. Many essential, advertised items were in disrepair: Clothes washer operated only in one cycle,dryer was inoperable,microwave lacked a turntable,only one worn blanket present in linen closet for three beds,mostly threadbare towels/linen, no towel bars in bathrooms(actually there was one still attached to a wall),one lamp in each bedroom(one was inoperable), the one floor lamp in living room had shade attached via a rope. The vacuum cleaner full and inoperable with no instructions,lower tray in dishwasher lacked wheels and sometime prior to our visit had chipped most of the dinnerware.We purchased a set for our use.Late model TVS(living room and MBR) and excellent cable service was present, although we did not use on this vacation. One evening two coyotes were viewed near the shoreline of the property which reminded us of our Southern California experiences where they walk the streets looking for food(thus, the walled homes).No directions were available for all appliances including stove,fireplace and no reference literature available for local merchants,restaurants, stores,laundromats etc.There were no privacy curtains for all of the windows including the bathrooms and finally, there was no key available for the doors with only a garage door opener offered.

Loved the harbor view and loved the local restaurants and seafood. Rockland merchants were all welcoming and pleasant. During our week's stay the weather was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well I am definitely sorry me and my wife were not there to greet your family, But as I had stated my elderly mother was hospitalized and I needed to be in Louisville for that family matter. My daughter by the way was there to help in anyway she could. We left doors open for guest as they didn't know when they would arrive and the keys were left in the sofa table drawer. They were still there when guest left. The bed in the Master Suite is a King size bed. The Washer and Dryer are in 100% working order and I really don't know how to address that issue. The microwave was not designed to have a turntable, Towel Bars are located on the bathroom walls. All 3 lamps is the bedrooms are operable, The cleaning lady told us that one had been unplugged. As far as the Coyotes we live 2 doors down and have for 15 years and we have never seen a coyote here. I do apologize as the cleaning lady told us that the vacuum bag did need changing and there was a package of replacement bags in the closet where the vacuum was kept. In closing I would like to say that if I had not been in Louisville on an urgent family matter that I would have greeted the guest personally. Maybe then they would have felt more at ease. If we had been aware of these issues even though we were out of town our daughter would have came down and shown the guest how to operate the washer dryer and would have helped you guys with any issue you had. When a person rents a rental house they usually don't have a staff like a hotel does and therefore that is the difference between renting a house and a hotel room. My suggestion to the guest that left this review is that they should reevaluate whether a rental house meets their needs as I believe a Hotel would be more in order.
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5

Perfect home to experience coastal Maine.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been coming to Maine for the past 15 years. The property on Samoset Road provided us with one of the most enjoyable vacations we’ve had to-date. The home is very comfortable and the single-story layout was a huge plus for my wife for suffers from MS and struggles with multi-story homes. The views of Rockland harbor and nearby Owl’s Head were unbelievable and the expansive backyard provided ample space for games (and the occasional deer sighting around dusk). Beyond the views, I don’t think you can beat the location when you consider you are less than 5 minutes from the grocery store and Samoset Resort, a must see for any golfer.

On a more personal note, the owner helped my family out with a very unfortunate situation on our original rental in downtown Rockland. He was able to accommodate our request on very short notice and was quick to address any needs we had to make our trip more comfortable. As a frequent visitor to Maine, I would highly recommend either of his properties on Samoset Road if you truly want to enjoy coastal Maine as it is meant to be.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent house, wonderful views!

  • 5 of 5

This was a nice house. Fantastic location, walking distance to the lighthouse and on a great street. The view was gorgeous and the rental was easy. I would highly recommend this property and would rent here again if I am in the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 2
5

Excellent rental

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house to rent and a wonderful location. Walking distance to lighthouse and nice street with beautiful views. The rental was easy and I highly recommend this property and would rent again if I am in the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice Review!! We would love to have you back anytime. Thanks, Chris
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3 2
5

Best vacation ever in Maine

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our daughter and her husband and his sister used this place to put 1700 miles on our rental car in 10 days exploring Maine from Bar Harbor to Portland and all the way up to Baxter State Park.What a nice place and the home inside was great. The view in back was awesome and the food in Rockland was very good. Thanks Chris for letting us use your home.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blairsville, Georgia
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

First let me say that our stay at this house was one of our best trips to Maine! We have been visiting the Rockland area for several years, and we always make a point to rent from this owner. Mr. Nolan, his wife, and family are the most hospitable and kind people one could ever meet.

The accommodations were impeccable! We had everything we needed for the ultimate vacation. Everything in the house was spotless and in perfect working order. We felt at home there! The house is located on a quiet street but easily accessible and only minutes away from grocery stores, shopping, and downtown Rockland. The backyard offers a tranquil view of Rockland's working harbor, and the historical Breakwater Lighthouse is within walking distance.

As an added bonus, Mr. Nolan is very knowledgeable of the area and was kind and helpful in offering the local perspective on delicious places to eat and must see attractions. We look forward to returning to the Rockland area and THIS house for years to come!

David and Teena

Blairsville, Georgia

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1 and Waldo Avenue
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended

Oceanfront, Watch the Lobstermen work their traps, Minutes to downtown Rockland, Rockport & Camden

Golf: There are two Golf Courses close. The Samoset is Walking Distance (Across the Street) and The Rockland Golf Course is a mile away.

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Rates & Availability

Rockland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Amenities

Rockland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 Full Bed
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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