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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 3 - 7 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:
November 19, 2017

Why Ruth Wall chose Rockport

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

Old House – Rockport, Maine



It was just someplace different with cool air

We’d gone five years to resorts off-season

Ski mountains in Vermont and New Hampshire

Then thought of a house in Maine – no reason.



It checked all my boxes: washer/dryer,

Parking, some A/C – add big porch and view.

Online it sounded fine, thought it over

Didn’t know the towns, thought Rockport would do.



This house speaks to me unexpectedly

Its tongue since 1850, are rugs, books,

World War II wedding sampler of family,

Kitchen utensils like mine from past cooks.



Chipmunks, woodchucks, finches all around me

Penobscot Bay lets me sit and just be.



J.H. 2017
Nov 2017
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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.

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

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Comfortable one level living overlooking the harbor
average rating of 4.7105265 based on 40 reviews
Austin, TX
5

Beautiful home, excellent location with an outstanding view!

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 couples and this home was just perfect! We spent four wonderful days here in October 2917. The weather was wonderful and we could not have asked for anything more. A great location for exploring the Camden-Rockport area and mid-coast Maine. The home was well stocked with all the necessary amenities-we were not lacking for anything. The owner was very accommodating and helpful. We would definitely stay here again! Tony Nuccio

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Knowing that our guests are comfortable and have all the elements a home can provide to support their vacation is so important to us. We're glad you loved your stay and hope you will have occasion to return!
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Broomfield
5

Exquisite home in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful. Every thing far exceeding our expectations. It is so cozy and comfortable. The location is great. The house had every thing we needed. Just a short drive to Camden and Rockland. Ruth was very helpful even before we left home. We felt like we were visiting family. This was our 1st visit to Maine and I am hopeful we will be able to come again. . This place was perfect for our girl friend vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely home on the bay.

  • 4 of 5

We visited the mid coast Maine area with another couple. We are retired and enjoyed the view and accommodations of a quiet Maine village. The home met all our needs, we traveled in October, so did not spend very much time on the deck as it was cool. I did take some lovely walks in the morning along the bay shore.

The location was within easy driving distance of several Maine tourist sights, and our last evening we had a lovely dinner at a nice restaurant across the street. Just be sure to get reservations.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to enjoy time away with your friends in our little corner of Maine!
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4

Good location, nice view, close to many mid-coast activities

  • 4 of 5

We've been coming to this area for 30 years and were happy to find a clean, cozy cottage with a view of Rockport harbor just a couple of minutes from Route 1. Air conditioners in the bedrooms and living room made the 85 degree days much more bearable. The screened in porch was a welcome bonus for sitting out and reading. We really appreciated the adequate, well-placed reading lamps. Week-day traffic noise was noticeable, but this was coming from dump trucks on a construction project which is only a temporary event. We would recommend it to friends traveling to the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are honored to have been chosen by this couple, who know the area so well and have tried various accommodations over the years. We're glad you were comfortable.
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manlius, n.y.
5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and two friends shared this homey get-away vacation property. It couldn't be any more comfy, clean and perfect for our group. The owner shared some wonderful touches that I haven't found in other rentals. Very close to many activities. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is heartwarming to know that families and friends are sharing special time in the home that has held so many happy gatherings for our own family. Thanks so much for giving us a try!
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4

Almost heaven

  • 4 of 5

Charming home in a charming village. Comfortable furniture, completly outfitted kitchen and a view from the generous deck to warm your heart. Close to everything on the central Maine coast.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our house for your getaway with friends, and for really living in and enjoying the space!
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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