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The Irish Primrose A on the Cove Camden Rockland Rockport Mid-Coast Maine

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Charming country style oceanfront vacation rental with spectacular views of Penobscot Bay and the Islands beyond. Watch the sunrise as another beautiful day unfolds in Maine. Private access to the small sandy beach of Clam Cove is located from behind the house where one can collect lots sea glass and a variety of sea treasures. Heated Outdoor Pool just a two minute walk located at our sister property Claddagh Motel & Suites. Please call 207 594-8479 if you need more information regarding reservations.

Primrose A has four bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. For more detailed information please or email. We are available year round for information requests and reservations.

Primrose A rents from Saturday to Saturday during the Summer season.

40 days cancellation is required for deposit refund for the summer season.

Spring and Fall reservations are flexible and we rent for shorter stays.

30 days cancellation notice is required for deposit refund for fall / spring season.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

Why Owner chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

Located in mid coast Maine, midway between Portland and Bar Harbor 2 miles north of Rockland and 5 miles south of Camden. Great location for exploring mid-coast Maine and taking day trips to Bar Harbor and Boothbay Harbor.


Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

The Irish Primrose A on the Cove Camden Rockland Rockport Mid-Coast Maine
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

A Precious Five Days

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I enjoyed a two week odyssey which began in Bristol, Vermont; continued to the Appalacian Trail in Baxter State Park ; included 5 days in the Irish Primrose; a day in Connecticut; and 3 days in New York City. My only complaint about the Primrose is that we simply did not spend enough time in it. The owners were so very pleasant and helpful . The Mrs. had tastefully decorated the rooms; everything was clean; there was an abundance of kitchen / bath provisions,; we lacked for nothing. We particularly enjoyed watching the sun rise and set on our little picturesque cove. I will be calling the Gilmores on my next trip to Maine.

Charlene Bailey

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Irish Primrose A

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful location with a great view - loved the rocky beach. Very convenient location to Maine sights. It is one house away from busy U.S. 1 so there is much traffic noise. The downstairs bedroom has no privacy - no door on one entry and no closet for hanging clothes - just shelving. People upstairs must go through this bedroom to get to living room and kitchen or go outside and around to back door. There was no lock on the downstairs bathroom door. The stairway is very narrow and steep, not for older folks! The couches in the small living room were uncomfortable and the eating area only provided four chairs - luckily the weather was great so we used the deck table instead. The property was clean and well-maintained and the owner was helpful. I would make a suggestion - get rid of some of the "decorations" - we had difficulty finding places to put out own things. I would highly recommend the schooner cruise on Maine in the Morning with Capt. Bob.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Susan, Thank you for staying with us and For your review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay,and the cove setting. Regarding the lay out of the bedroom downstairs,this would have been explained to you or whoever made the reservation at that time. Generally it is never a problem as it is nearly always families that book these properties.Again the same goes for having no lock on the bathroom door. This can really be a serious issue when young children are involved so we thought it better not to have locks on the doors.We strive for 100% satisfaction and try our utmost to accommodate everyone's needs. We would willingly have given you extra kitchen chairs if you had asked for them.The staircases are narrow as being an older home and a duplex house space was obviously a factor when it was built.We try to maintain the old character/style of the house. We are sorry you found the living room couch uncomfortable. No one has ever complained of this before so we will look into replacing this for next year. The house location is on the Cove which is relatively close to Route One. Traffic noise during the day can be heard but it normally dies down at night. Most of our rentals on this property are in Summer so when the air conditioners are on it drowns out the sound of external noise. Finally there is a closet and drawers in each bedroom.There is also an additional closet off the downstairs bedroom in the living room where one can also hang clothes so I don't understand how this could have been an issue. Once again thank you for staying with us and giving your opinion. This way we can look into what possible changes we can make for next year, if any. Kind Regards, Alex and Siobhan
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Portland Jetport / Bangor
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles

Other Activities: Kayaking, basketball, shuffleboard, parasailing, wildlife viewing, horseshoes, shopping, boating, raquetball, mini golf, rock climbing.


Rates & Availability

Rockport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
End of Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Maximum number of people allowed (adults and children) is six. Primrose rental is non-smoking and no pets allowed. Read of major credit is required at check in as we do not hold a security deposit. Please call 207 594-8479 for more information on rental details, rental policies and where to check in and pick up the key.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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