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Comfortable one level living overlooking the harbor

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Walk to everything in the quaint, bustling village of art and music.

Built in 1850, remodeled in 1989 for a comfortable lifestyle, all on one floor! Right across the street from Rockport Opera house, with a sunny southern exposure and a wrap around porch. Walk easily to 18 Central and the Nina June Cafe in the same block. This would be a great house to rent while taking a class at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship or the Maine Media Workshop. Perfect too for attending the Bay Chamber concerts right across the street in the Opera House or at Union Hall . The house has a number of comfy chairs for sitting and reading, and a desk situated next to a window overlooking the harbor for writing. It is a restful house, but there are plenty of adventures to be had in the surrounding Camden hills or inland- day sails on a schooner, hiking, kayaking.

Our two bedrooms each open onto the kitchen/dining area, and each has a full bathroom. Each one has an air conditioner, although it is rarely needed. How many times we visited here in the summer, leaving a hot steamy Boston, and found Rockport chilled by a fog bank. Mom would say, 'Always bring a sweater when you come to Maine!'

This house is perfect for two couples on a getaway weekend, or as a home base during a longer visit to New England.

More Details

Owner
Ruth Wall
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

Why Ruth Wall chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

Our parents purchased this house when it was in poor condition in the '70s, and rehabilitated it for their retirement home. It has new floors and a whole new floor plan, with a nod to historic details like the beautiful old paneling around the fireplace. It is on one level with only three stairs to come in from outdoors. We loved bringing our children here to visit their grandparents, and took many walks around the harbor.

We have seen many others enjoy the location as much as we have, since we began vacation renting in 2014. Please read the many positive reviews we've earned, and consider enjoying Maine from our central location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time in your charming home. We really enjoyed staying here. The view of the harbor from the living room is spectacular and will stay with us forever. Thank you for opening your home to us all.
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is part of the master bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Access to private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , the pull out couch in our den will sleep a visitor or two...
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing

Reviews

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Comfortable one level living overlooking the harbor
average rating of 4.75 based on 33 reviews
5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable house.

Great location Surely hope we can rent the house again in the future

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We couldn't look for more perfect guests, who cooked and enjoyed being in the home, while also taking good advantage of kayaking and other local adventures. We hope you will return!
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5

A Great Find

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this property for two weeks while he attended the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. A very comfortable home and a lovely setting across from the marina. A great location for getting around the area and exploring Camden, Rockland, and the surrounding area. I appreciated the well equipped kitchen for preparing meals. Ruth and Rob are easy to work with and were always available to answer questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved knowing that Karen had a lovely space to work in the house, where she assembled a quilt while Tom was off at the woodworking school. It;s great to see folks settle in and make the house their home away from home. Do come back!
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Madeira Beach, FL
4

perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Great views off the deck - directly across the street from the Rockport Opera House (great people watching during the CIFF) and a couple of very good restaurants. A brisk walk to 3Dogs cafe in the morning was the best way to get the day started...and the hike/walk around the Neighbor loop was fun too. You are within 15-30 minutes of Camden and Rockland for shopping, galleries, museums, sunset cruise, and food & wine of course.

Ruth was very easy to work. The house was clean and well stocked and perfect for our annual Girls getaway (5 of us in all). We spent our last night on the deck enjoying wine & snacks & relaxing. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockport stay

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for my husband, myself and our adult daughter. The view of the harbor was beautiful from the porch. We often walked up the road to Graffam Bros.for their lobster rolls. Found it easy to get around the nearby towns. And, the weather was great also.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests, took advantage of many local opportunities. Thanks for giving us a try!
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Houston, Texas
5

Third year here - love it.

  • 5 of 5

Obviously love this property, have stayed here three years in a row. Great for a family or two couples. Two bedrooms, two baths and a fold-out in a room that can be private. Good internet. Lovely yard and great area for walking. Great location, near several towns for sight-seeing, but also great just to hangout.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this wonderful cottage overlooking Rockport harbor. Close to Camden and Rockland. Perfect for a small family or two couples. The view from the deck and screened porch made was great and provided a very relaxing atmosphere. The kitchen is very well equipped.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Owls Head
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Shepherds Pie Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Rockland to Vinal Haven
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Goose River Country Club, and the Samoset resort
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Brunswick, for the Downeaster from Boston
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 1 and 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Saltwater Cafe
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl and Toboggan run
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Megunticook Lake
Car: necessary

This is a beautiful spot for walking. One block in one direction is the working harbor, with windjammers and lobsterboats in action. Bring your kayaks! The memorial to Andre the seal is there, as well as the Rockport lime kiln exhibit. Graffam’s fish market and picnic area make a fun walk at lunch time. In another direction is the quiet road along Beauchamps point, leading past waterfront estates, Children's Chapel and the famous Belted Galloway cows at Aldermere farm.

Camden and all its lovely shops is a 5 minute drive, and will take the better part of the day to explore. The Atlantic climbing School is waiting to take you rock climbing on Mount Megunticook and environs. Or just hike Mount Battie, the muse for Edna St Vincent Millay, on your own. You can even drive up Mt Battie and climb the stone tower for a sweeping view of Penobscott Bay.

In August, it's blueberry time, and the Union Fair is in full swing with old fashioned ox pulling, pie eating contest, and prancing ponies. Autumn brings more lovely walks through the foliage, apple picking in Hope, or across Beech Hill, to see the low bush blueberry bushes all burnished red.

Attend one of the many Bay Chamber concerts right across the street.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Weekly rentals run from Saturday to Saturday. We are willing to rent for a weekend as well in the autumn. Please consider buying trip insurance if there is any chance you will not be able to come for your reservation. We can not return your deposit for a short notice cancellation of less than 30 days.

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.