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August 12-19 vacancy at a special price!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 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: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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August 12-19 vacancy at a special price!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 28 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

Such a comfortable place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My 24 year old grandson and I attended a woodworking school in Rockport, and this was a perfect location. The house is in a wonderful location and feels so homey and comfortable, and the owner could not have been nicer. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that you could enjoy the house and surroundings after classes each day at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. You were perfect guests!
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5

Wonderful home with a scenic view!

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to stay three days at this wonderful home and we loved it! We had all that we needed, including a scenic view of the harbor from the porch, which we visited each morning with our hot cup of tea. It was wonderful!!! We had everything we needed. I would love to come back, again!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming home for girl's weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay in cozy home with deck overlooking the bay. Layout is comfortable and the home is equipped with everything you'll need. Great location for exploring the Camden coast!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Most relaxing and peaceful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a relaxing vacation! The property was as described and the owners were a pleasure to deal with. They met us at check in, showed us around the house and then pretty much left us alone.

Unlike other properties we have stayed in this house has a lot of personality-no condo furniture here- looks like it was put together by somebody who actually lived there- nothing flashy, just very comfortable.

We enjoyed having breakfast outside on the screened porch, which gave us enough privacy. Having a glass of wine while seating on the terrace, looking down on the harbor and just doing nothing was nice. Location is perfect: Samoset Golf resort is 10 mins away, Camden is up the street, the Hannaford supermarket is very close. This area of the town has sidewalks throughout and it made walking around very safe.

We would definitely stay there again when in Maine.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming, and we do hope you will find a chance to return another autumn in the future.
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4

Quiet Maine harbor retreat. Easy proprety, well furnished, clean and hospitable.

  • 4 of 5

The propertiy is well maintained and clean. The place has more than you'll need. Ruth thought of everything. There is every kitchen implement you can think of. Beds are nice and comfy. Its a old 19th century, very cool property next to Rockport Harbor. Great sailing on the Heron, 59' schooner..walk to dock. The opera house is also nice, across the street. Wife attended a production of Carmen, suprisingly good, but expenive. Awesome Oyster Bar/restaurant across the street. Real nice bar and high end food..a 2 minute walk home.

The location is perfect... quiet, near Camden, 5 minutes a touristy harbor spot. Rockland, 15 minutes south is a bit more urban with old school downtown and nice restaurants.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to hear that you enjoyed so many activities in walking distance, after your long drive to Maine. Thanks for making the trip!
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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

Rockport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Aug 12-19
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Aug 20- Sept 9
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$245
 

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.
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