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Rockport Old Community House Studio with Balcony and Dock

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

Large Studio 400 sq ft Oceanfront w balcony Vacation Rental Rockport, Maine USA

Great large charming space, 20x 20, wonderfully furnished, great lighting, white Berber area carpet, nice country style , soft honey color natural pine boards on the floor and on the ceiling. The Italian style front doors open onto a large balcony with superb harbor and garden view. The house faces west and it benefits of the bright light. The 2 double beds are new, separated by a dividing wall, covered with designer linens. One of the beds is elevated in a nook, with drawers underneath[dutch style]. The studio has 3 living areas, a large kitchenette and separate bathroom with shower. The windows offer a million $ view to the west and a great amount of light. New construction with old accents. Great small family vacation place, ideal for couples looking for a quiet romantic place. Best situated for sailing,with large dock in front of the property for small- large sailboats.Suitable for people who will not mind outdoor access stairs. Small children please ask. No other visitors or incidental guests permitted. Usage of dock and float is negotiated separately.Great long term for single artists and professionals who will cook moderately.1 car off street parking, internet, TV, utilities included. No commercial activities allowed on the premises.If guests have difficulties withe the access stairs, the owner will try to find alternative accommodations elsewhere in the house, upon availability. The rate might vary. No refunds after checking in.

Amenities: The amenities include the TV, VCR, DVD, telephone, stereo system, Internet access, alarm clock, coffee machine, toaster oven, microwave, small under-counter refrigerator, closet with hangers, suspended in a nook double bed,floor double bed, day couch,armchairs, skylights, ceiling fan, dining table with chairs both inside and on the balcony, sun umbrella, access to gas grill, picnic table, and lawn furniture. Towels/linens are provided .

A fiberglass rowing boat is available for a 100$/day, sea kayak 28$/day. Life vests are provided upon request. Mooring is available in front of the property. Large boat dock/ramp/float avail, negotiable . Parking-1 car per party in our driveway, some street parking avail., smoking allowed on the balcony or outdoors. Children will need supervision on the premises. The area is quiet and private, residential, village, perfect for great escapes of a few days, a week, a month or ideal long term [off season only]. Great romantic place for couples of all ages

About the neighborhood: 160 feet of ocean/harbor front, ideal location for boating.Private residential area, quiet hours apply 9 pm to 8 am.

Lawn chairs available, picnic table available situated a few feet away from the ocean.

5 min walk to Rockport Village.

20 min walk to the Homestead of the Rockport College[Maine Photographic Workshop].

10 min ride to the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. Ideal for parents with children in neighboring camps.

Great walking area all around the property.

6 min drive to Camden, 10 min to Rockland, 2 1/2 hrs to Acadia National Park..

15 min drive to Lincolnville Beach and to ferries for all Maine Islands, Nova Scotia.

Day ocean cruises available in Rockport Harbor and Camden Harbor.

Great restaurants, marinas, shops, antiques, art galleries, ceramics, pottery, quilts, farms.

Sailing courses [2 wks min] available in Camden.

Photography, film courses, carpentry courses, concerts, Lobster festival, Union Fair.

Great artists, writers and photographers have lived in this Barn, dated from 1840.

Former owners include the famous philanthropist Mary Curtis Bok Zimbalist and the writer Lew Dietz.

The house and the 2 floor barn have been totally renovated and updated.

This 2nd fl studio offers truly the 'million dollar' view.The 1st floor also same view,addit. same size studio for addit. 2 people, separate entrance. Extremely charming and clean, shoes removal is required inside the premises.

Very safe area, private, great garden surrounding. Parking limited to one car per party.

Because of the access stairs, this studio might not be suitable for elderly. The other studio on the 1st floor of the Barn is more suitable for elderly, handicapped, larger than 5-people families, no stairs invol.

2 large beautiful apartments are avail a few feet away in the main house [The Community House]. Maximum summer rental capacity=14 people total. Off season long term rental available at a negotiated price.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Elena

We are musicians with long time ties to Rockport and to the artists and painters of that community

Elena purchased this studio in 1979

Why Elena chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

It belonged to a dear friend who did not have any children of his own. We bought the house since we enjoyed renting from him and allowed him to live there till the end of his life

What makes this studio unique

It is a special place, very beautiful unique setting since the house is at the top of the sloped lawn, overlooking the lawn, garden, tall trees. The colors change all the time, there is not a day without a great scenery


Rockport Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No shoes inside No extra visitors No personal linens and large items brought inside unit
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This contains sink, toilet & shower, there is no bathtub
  • Rustic pine floor, antique sink, new shower stall, skylight. .
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 Queen bed, 1 double bed separated by a dividing wall, 1 pull out couch in the living area.Even if the room can sleep 4-5, it is overall better suited for 1-2 for a whole week stay.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Boat rides and Kayak rentals are available in the Rockport Harbor, 5 min away, hire, bicycles rental. The area is residential, village, very private. Village codes reinforced.Only announced and agreed upon guests are welcome on the property. Surprise guests and additional guests should be discussed in advance . Additional fees apply for any additional and overnight guests.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Rockport Old Community House Studio with Balcony and Dock
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Westfield, NY

Perfect spot near Lockport Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the studio, this is our second time staying here. It is equipped with everything you might need, but really all you need is to sit on that porch and watch the lobster fishermen coming and going, and enjoying the beauty and relaxation that Rockport has to offer. We like that it is close to Camden and Rockland, but is not too busy of a town. We loved our morning walks around the town, and sitting on the porch star gazing at night. Looking forward to next year's visit already! Thanks Elena.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here, so relaxing, quiet, peaceful. We stayed in one half of the house, which is surrounded by beautiful flowerbeds with giant peonies and gorgeous grounds, including a large lawn sloping down to the water. Just a perfect location! It was so nice to sit down by the harbor and watch the boats. The house is meticulously maintained with lots of period detail. A handsome, giant antique woodstove is a centerpiece of the kitchen, and beautiful built-in cupboards surround part of a dining nook with views of the harbor. Bedrooms upstairs are very comfortable and look out over the ocean. It was great to wake up with the sunlight coming in, hear the birds singing, and feel the ocean breeze! We also enjoyed a short hike, through a wooded area just north of the house and found a trail that comes out on the rocks overlooking the ocean.

We loved our time here—great views of the bay, right on the harbor with a small beach, beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Vacation in Maine

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely stay in Maine at this charming, clean, comfortable, and cozy cottage! The view of the harbor was spectacular and the place was close to everything we wanted to do!! Thank you to the owner for the opportunity of enjoying such a beautiful place to vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time my family and I stayed in the Studio at the Community House. The place is cozy and the setting is perfect. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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exactly what I was looking for

  • 5 of 5

a picture perfect experience (inside and outside) - there I was, surrounded by an incredibly beautiful flower garden I could look past to see the boat dock, the Harbor and if you look real close - a tiny beach on the other side with children laughing & playing at the waterside - where do you find a scene like that? I'll tell you where: by renting this spotless and charmingly decorated studio! I did not drive but that was no problem - I could walk to Camden town, buy my groceries and come back "home" in time for a "sundowner" drink on the deck..clean, my goodness, was it ever! and all the pots and pans and coffeepots, etc etc needed...I think I have the best taste in finding just the right place to enjoy the hospitality of the owner and the, go and rent it! you'll be sending glowing reviews without a doubt!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shreveport, LA.

A Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

I've made vacationing at the Mid Coast a tradition for a number of years. However, I have to say that my experience, while staying at the studio has been the best. It is a very clean and safe place to vacation, while you leave your worries and concerns at home. You'll find everything you need a the studio; all you have to do is bring your suitcase. It was wonderful to wake up every morning with such a beautiful view of the harbor, just outside your door. I had breakfast every morning on the deck and felt the ocean breezes, while I enjoyed overlooking the flower gardens. There are so many things to do there. You could be an adventurer and go kayaking or hiking, or maybe just want to hang out and enjoy the beauty nature has to offer. It's truly a vacation spot for anyone. Also, the hostess was very cordial and accommodating. She saw to it that I had everything I needed. The studio is located in a neighborhood of nice homes and is a good and safe place to walk where you want to go--away from all the traffic and tourist noise. However, it's also close driving to the nearby villages as well. The area provides something for everyone: art galleries, restaurants, parks, hiking, kayaking, swimming, fishing, the library...again, something for everyone. I plan on being a regular guest every summer.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sonja Thank you for the beautiful words and for joining our community of returning guests.. Our "piece of Heaven " is waiting for you..
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Rockland, ME
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
55 Miles
95 N in Brunswick, ME
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Superb location on the Atlantic Coast, Mid-Coast Maine, close to The Rockport Harbor Bridge, The Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport College, Bay Chamber Concerts and seasonal concert series, The Curtis Children's Verper Chapel, Farnsworth Museum, The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Camden Hills National Park, Acadia Park, Cadillac Mountain, Blue Hill, Bar Harbor and ferries to Nova Scotia. Dock and float available for house guests with sailboats[negotiated separately].

Golf: Public golf course on Rt 17 East, near Rockland.

Public tennis courts 10 min away, by car [Rt 90].

Ski: Camden Snow Bowl-toboggan is 15 min away by car.


Rates & Availability

Rockport Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer /Fall 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Mooring $50
Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

Summer/Fall 2016: 875-925$ for 2, addit guests extra, up to 4 guests. 9% Maine vacation rental tax up to 28 days.No surprise guests , visitors other than the renters.
long terms 6 months min stay $825- $950 monthly for 1- 2, avail Sept-May,1 month sec deposit req.,final cleaning fee 100$ or 30$/hr. No surprise guests allowed
Small children need supervision. No pets.

Manager'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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