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Plot your next break at Prosehaven: Book now for Spring, June, and Fall 2018

Bedrooms 2
Space 901 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A writer's home in lovely 1803 neighborhood is 10-minute walk to downtown's best

This writer’s 1803 home in lovely Rockland neighborhood is a leisurely 10-minute walk to downtown and the waterfront.

Thoughtful renovations have given the rooms renewed life, with fresh paint on the walls and floors, cottaged furniture, and new beds with crisp linens. The charming space offers a first floor kitchen stocked with cooking equipment and tableware, two separate dining areas, a living room with inviting furniture, and a utility closet with washer/dryer combo. The second floor has a master bedroom with queen bed, an upstairs parlor/bedroom with a full bed and sitting area, and a simple bathroom. A flagstone patio and lawns invite outdoor relaxation.

The ocean sparkles at the end of this quiet block, and Prosehaven’s off-street parking area offers the perfect spot to leave the car after a day exploring midcoast. Stroll downtown and discover Rockland’s museums, restaurants, marina, quirky shops, festivals, boardwalk, and nightlife.

Strong wifi, smart tv, and even smarter books available, and please do browse the bookshelves.

Best for adults who appreciate historic buildings, don’t mind stairs, and favor the idiosyncratic.
 Writers and artists find Prosehaven a perfect and productive home for creative work. Readers and others in search of real relaxation never want to leave.

Sorry, no pets.

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Rockland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 901 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 3/4 bathroom, with sink, commode, shower, generous shelving
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • bedroom/sitting room - 1 double , second floor
    master - 1 queen , second floor
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Fabulous place to stay with a fabulous host!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house in an ideal location with the best host ever! Beautifully furnished, it is clean, comfortable, and ever so "New England." At Prose Haven, you are truly walking distance from the exquisite offerings of Rockland, ME, the Arts Capital of the Great State of Maine. World class galleries, museums, eateries, shops, and architecture-- my God, the architecture!-- is almost beyond belief in a town of 7,200 people. I sent a friend of mine a picture of Main Street, and he said, "That's not a town, that's a movie set!" Thank you Maureen, and Prose Haven, for the best Home Away I have ever had!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I'm delighted you enjoyed Prosehaven and all that Rockland offers.
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Cozy, convenient get-away in Rockland

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely weekend in Rockland in this great cottage. Maureen was a welcome and gracious host with lots of suggestions for our visit, and the cottage was convenient to all the downtown attractions.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot !

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much.

ProseHaven offers spacious and comfortable accommodations,

essentially a duplex format, with your own kitchen, dining/living,

and (2)bed/bath space.

Maureen was very courteous and helpful as host, offering dining and recreational recommendations, and very respectful of our privacy.

It was an easy walk into resourceful Downtown Rockland, with the Farnsworth (Wyeth) Museum, good dining and shopping !

We loved our stay in mid-coast Maine ! We recommend it very highly !

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prosehaven was an amazing place to stay in Rockland.

  • 5 of 5

The proprietor is the greatest and the property itself was charming and perfect for my needs, and probably yours. Quiet but close to town. Plenty of space both inside and on the outside patio. I would certainly stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope you can stay again soon. Thanks for the kind words, and for appreciating the joys of historical homes.
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Prosehaven was the perfect place for me!

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent two weeks at Prosehaven. It's wonderful! Just a short walk to town and its many restaurants, shops and even the Farnsworth Museum, not to mention its proximity to the water! Maureen was gracious, generous and accommodating, concerned with making sure I had everything I needed. I will be back the next time I come to Rockland.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review, and for your appreciation of Prosehaven. You were a delightful guest, and I look forward to your next visit.
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Maureen Jennings
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Maureen Jennings

Mystery writer and publishing media wrangler.

I've lived in New York City, Montana, Massachusetts, and northern California. Then I discovered Maine. I've never loved a place more.

I write mysteries, and I read far too much fiction.

Maureen Jennings purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Maureen Jennings chose Rockland

The house was built in 1803, and I couldn't resist its period charm.

What makes this apartment unique

Rear wing newly renovated.

In town and an easy walk to harbor, restaurants, shops, museums, and library.


Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Knox County
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Many downtown
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
North Haven/Vinalhaven Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Rockland Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Maine Eastern Railroad Train
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Many downtown
Nearest Ski
9.8 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Ash Point
Car: not necessary

Stroll downtown and discover Rockland's museums, restaurants, marina, quirky shops, festivals, boardwalk, and nightlife. Rockland may be Maine's most art-centric city, and it also boasts of both Lobster Capital and Windjammer Capital status. Perfect spot as a base to explore Midcoast Maine




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rental agreement required; no smoking; no pets.
Please note this period home has steep stairs to second floor. Smart TV offers Amazon Prime and Netflix, but cable not included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.