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Comfort Found Literary Lodging

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Damariscotta Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 4)

A year round, nightly (min. 2 nights) or weekly alternative to a traditional overnight lodging. Comfort Found Literary Lodging is a fully furnished, two bedroom, river view apartment in a historic New England downtown within walking distance of restaurants, galleries, shops, a book store, library, the Lincoln Theatre with films and live performances, and the Damariscotta River Harbor.

Base rate $150 night for up to two people and $200 night for up to four people. Weekly rate up to 2 people $900 and $1,200 for up to 4 people. Monthly rates available.

Minimum two night stay for parties up to four. Eat in, dine out, or take out in the spacious convenience of the modern kitchen and dining area. Linens and dishware for four. Furnished with antiques and clean, comfortable furniture. Wi-fi, DirecTV, and phone.

Check-in time: 3:00 p.m., check-out time: 11:00 a.m. unless prior arrangements are made.

All prices include cleaning service between guest visits, and rooms come with clean linens and beds made.

Since Comfort Found is not a hotel or motel (we consider it our home away from home), we ask that guests pick up after themselves during their visit and leave the dishes washed and put away, but we’ll take care of the linens after your stay for the next guest.

Also see our seasonal waterfront property Comfort Found by-the-Sea, Christmas Cove, South Bristol, on VRBO 598008.

Receipt of your payment is your acknowledgement that you have read the information on this web site, and you thereby agree to our policies. (See Notes on the Rates page.)

Keywords: Top floor, water view, downtown, in town, historic, literary lodging, romantic, clean, antiques, books, Maine

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Jeff Prostovich and Sharon Lovejoy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About Jeff Prostovich and Sharon Lovejoy

Comfort Found Literary Lodging was founded by the award winning author and illustrator Sharon Lovejoy and her husband Jeff Prostovich, a real estate broker in California.

Jeff Prostovich and Sharon Lovejoy purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Jeff Prostovich and Sharon Lovejoy chose Boothbay Harbor Area

The first time I saw downtown Damariscotta I felt as though I had come home. The small village of old sea captain’s houses, the perfect New England churches and steeples and mid 19th century brick buildings huddled near the river touched my heart.

One building in particular stayed in my mind. For decades, 112 Main Street was the apothecary shop for the town. Years later, the pharmacy was taken over by a country store (now a gallery) and the top two floors were turned into apartments.

When the chance came to buy the building, we wandered through the floors up to the top level. It felt like a Paris (don’t laugh) apartment. Maybe it was the 33 steps, but I loved the high ceiling in the stairwell, the moldings, the funky 30's kitchen, the living room, and the two bedrooms.

We had often talked about buying a small hotel to outfit with comfortable furniture and beds, antiques, art, and lots of wonderful books.

When Jeff asked me what we should call it, I thought of the book Comfort Found in Good Old Books by George Hamlin Fitch. Written in 1911 by the book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle, Fitch’s book highlighted the most beloved of the books he turned to for comfort. He believed, as do I, that cultivating a love of reading is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Books bring the world to your easy chair; they give you wings; and they are ever faithful friends whether you need inspiration, edification, or consolation. Fitch believed in the verity of the old quote by Thomas Carlyle, “My books are friends that never fail me.”

When our first guests checked into Comfort Found, they said, 'This is a HOME,' which was exactly how we wanted them to feel.  Jeff and I would like to invite you to experience the real taste of New England in the warm and welcoming rooms of our dear 'Comfort Found.' I think you'll feel, as did our first guests, that you've stepped into a well-loved home.

Thee is welcome here friend.

What makes this apartment unique

Relax and unwind year round with our plentiful selection of books or bring your own. We offer free wifi to keep you connected, but not distracted. DirecTV in living room and sports bars are nearby. We are frequent business travelers and want our guests to feel at home in a clean comfortable environment. Damariscotta is centrally located in MidCoast Maine with Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Thomastown, Tenant's Harbor to the north and Boothbay, Wiscasset, Bath, Brunswick , Freeport (outlet capital of North America), and Portland to the south. Reservations are accepted starting and ending any day of the week.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful place and location. We will definitely return.
Sep 2015
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based on 34 traveler reviews

Comfort Found Literary Lodging
average rating of 4.882353 based on 59 reviews
Florida, USA

This charming apartment is situated in the center of town, and very well equipped and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here as a single person and was lucky enough to be able to stay for the months of August and September - arguably the very best months in Maine. I felt totally at home almost immediately and with my rental car was soon familiar with the area , enjoying beautiful weather for most of the two months. The two bedrooms allowed me to occasionally entertain family and friends, and nothing at all was lacking in things provided. A washer and dryer would have been nice, but the laundromat is literally within two minutes walk. Thank you Sharon and Jeff.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were very comfortable here. We loved the location, close to everything in town. Will come again!

  • 5 of 5

Darmariscotta is a town very close to my heart. I grew up coming here summers as a child. Pemaquid is also near and dear to my heart. We enjoyed being here again and can't wait to return. Literary Lodging is the perfect place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and Lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This two bedroom apartment is right on the main street of Damarscotta. Great location! The apartment is spotless and has a cozy feel, while being pretty sizeable. Enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and a good location for day tripping

  • 3 of 5

A pleasant stay, if you are looking just for a place in town.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Best of both worlds

  • 5 of 5

This little hideaway in Damariscotta offers the best of both worlds -- a coastal feel with the convenience of being in town. You can see the Damariscotta River from both the front and back windows, hear the birds and seagulls, and breathe the salt air, but you can also pop out to all the shops, including my favorite -- the Maine Coast Bookstore. The apartment itself is spacious, with plenty of privacy since the 2 bedrooms are at opposite ends. The hosts are gracious and flexible, with very clear instructions.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Townsend, MA USA

Charming and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I agree with all the previous reviewers- Comfort Fund is most charming and comfortable. The apartment is spacious and the owners have given thought to every detail. The bed was comfortable and the shower was great. The apartment is very well located- such a pleasure to walk around town to the shops and restaurants- I highly recommend Crissy's for breakfast (the huevos rancheros was excellent). Since we visited the end of November, I was grateful to find the heating system very effective- the apartment heated up quickly and was warm and toasty. Communication with Jeff was easy- he was very accessible by phone, text and email. If your travels bring you to Damariscotta, do yourself a favor and stay at Comfort Found!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to comment. We like our future guests to see that we consistently get great reviews and not let our standards slip. We've had some great guests. We love the apartment and want our guests to feel like they are guests in our home. Jeff and Sharon
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Portland JetPort
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
King Eider
Nearest Motorway
Business Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
King Eider,Damariscotta River Grill,Newcastle Pub
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: recommended

New and antiquarian book stores, centrally located in MidCoast Maine. Lots of antique and shopping within 30-45 minutes. Portland approx a hour away depending on traffic.


Rates & Availability

Damariscotta Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates and Policies:

Nightly rate: $150 for party up to two
Nightly rate: $200 for party up to four
Weekly rate: $900 for party up to two
Weekly rate: $1,200 for party up to four

Infants that sleep with adults or in a travel crib are not counted. Rates for stays less than 30 days are subject to Maine State Use Tax. Contact us for a monthly rate.

Check-in time: 3:00 p.m.; check-out time: 11:00 a.m. unless prior arrangements are made.

When length of stay is reduced within 14 days of your scheduled arrival, credit only for unused nights.

All prices include cleaning service between guest visits, and rooms come with clean linens and beds made.

Property damage protection is available as an option for our guests. We receive no compensation from the service provider. We do not collect a security deposit, however our guests will be held responsible for any damages (breakage, stains, etc.) to the property that occur during their stay. If a guest notices any damages to the property upon check-in, we ask that the guest notifying us within 24 hours of the beginning of their stay or the guest may be held liable for such damages. If a guest notices anything that requires maintenance or gets damaged, we like to be notified immediately and determine what actions we need to take to remedy the situation.

Guests agree to a $300 surcharge if the non-smoking or no pet policies are violated.

Cancellation Policy:

Full refund if cancellation is 15 days or more before arrival. Credit for amounts paid if cancellation is 14 days or less before arrival. If we can re-book the apartment, you will have the option of a full refund or a credit toward a future stay.

We welcome questions before you make your reservation and during your stay.

Thank you for considering Comfort Found Literary Lodging.

Jeff & Sharon

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Damariscotta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Complimentary glycerin soap, conditioning shampoo, and body lotion for each guest. Hair dryer, make-up mirror, make-up removal wash clothes, and towels and wash clothes for four.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen sized beds (2) with reading lights.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
Books, books, and more books including books by the owner/author.

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