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Beautiful Old Community House on the Rockport Harbor with Dock

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Last updated: 08/17/2012

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Rockport house description

Spacious 1200 sq ft very charming Duplex apartment or middle section of the well known 'Community House', on two stories, large living/dining room, fully equipped kitchen,W/D, Wi-Fi internet,cable TV, vintage grace,throughout renovated and updated, beautifully furnished, hardwood floors, tin ceiling from 1880 or earlier, designer linens, breakfast room with bay window overlooking the ocean, great view from all windows.The 'Community House' name dates from 1931, when the house belonged to Mary Curtis Bok, famous philanthropist,the founder of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pa.
The living/dining room has a beautiful black brick/wood fireplace mantle,other original furniture from 1930's, all reconditioned, a dining table with marble top/4 matching chairs, 2 armchairs original from 1930's, a loveseat and a full size modern recliner for reading and TV watching. The lawn, garden and harbor view is charming, all year round.The masterbedroom has a queen size bed, white berber carpet and decorative area rugs on the original pine boards, antique dresser with marble top, beautifully framed artwork and antique mirrors.The second bedroom sleeps two in two twin beds, painted off-white with rust-burgundy color behind the white shelves, displaying Italian and Portuguese ceramics.The vintage masterbath has the grace and the look of the old English bathrooms, with heavy claw foot ceramic tub, nickeled marble sink, new designer series Kohler toilet. A new shower stall recently built in the same bathroom, beautifully tiled, with modern Delta spray faucet and glass door.
The second floor landing is also a reading area, with dedicated lighting, oriental rugs and a beautiful antique kidney shaped desk.

For larger families up to 6 guests, we offer a 3rd bedroom on the main floor of the Barn directly connected to the Duplex kitchen. If available, also two extra bedrooms for up to 4-5 additional guests in the Tall House, original furniture, new kitchen with corian counters and Miele dishwasher, two baths with new 'artist's series' fixtures and power jet tub. This additional area is usually separate from Duplex or it can communicate with, as the house is divided for 1-2 separate families. There is beautiful woodwork and ceiling detail everywhere, as well as original wavy glass and ornamental leaded window panels.

Next to the main house, the BARN consists of 2 large studios,one on each floor. Furnished in rustic Maine and French country style,they have private entrances, separate bathrooms, both overlooking the harbor, large windows with panoramic views and halogen lights. Both rooms are fully equipped.
The Sun room/Studio on the main floor can be rented by guests in addition to the Duplex, if in need of additional space for elderly or for separate couples .
The Second floor Studio has it s own separate entrance,listed separately on this VRBO website or Homeaway[see Large Studio with Balcony and Dock].

The house has a wonderful position where one can enjoy the great nature and the beautifully reflected afternoon light. It is trully a perfect summer vacation place, where visitors enjoying the looks and the ammenities of an old original New England house always like to return.
There is direct access to the garden,picnic table and sitting area and the large lawn slopes to the beautiful granite rocks by the ocean.The large dock and float - optional or separately negotiated can be used for 40-50 foot sailing boats. Outdoor furniture is available for sitting and dining, with 600 sq feet of white wrap around porch with traditional blue painted ceiling and evening area lighting. The porch is usually for the Tall House guests.
We have an optional 4 ton mooring on the ocean ,in front of the property by the dock for house guests with boats.

Five-minute walk from the Maine Media Workshops,Rockport Marine,Rockport Opera House and Bay Chamber Concerts. Five minute car ride to Camden. East of Route 1, 15 minutes north of Rockland.10 min ride to the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.

Available all year round. High season -weekly or monthly rates only. Low season -special rates and long term rates. No surprise visitors, no special events, only private residential upscale rentals

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Not Suitable For Children:

            children will need supervision at all times. Property can not be used as a playground....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 10-11

          • 2nd fl master bedr Tall House: 1 king

            1 king made out of 2 twin beds together...moreless

          • 2nd fl master bedr Mid House: 1 queen

            to reach this bedroom one will walk through bathroom...moreless

          • 2nd fl smaller bedr Mid House: 2 twin/ single

            2 separate twins...moreless

          • 1st fl Barn Studio: 1 king

            1 king or 2 separate twin beds...moreless

          • 3rd fl bedr in Tall House: 1 king

            1 King or 2 separate twins + 1 twin...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • 2nd fl Tall House master bathr: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Kohler tub has power jet...moreless

          • 2nd fl Duplex/Mid House master bathr: toilet, shower

            this bathroom is connected to the Duplex master bedr...moreless

          • 1st fl Barn Studio bathr: toilet, shower

            the sink is in the actual room...moreless

          • 3rd fl Tall House bathr: toilet, combination tub/shower

            vintage tub has no curtain...moreless

          • 1st fl Duplex powder room: toilet

            Pedestal sink and Kohler toilet...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Heating:

            radiators, steam and hot water, baseboard heating hot water...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            not operational due to insurance issues of safety...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            not operational due to insurance issues of safety...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            2 car driveway, we allow 1 car parking per unit ...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Window units, used solely in the summer...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Duplex has W D in the kitchen...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            sheets, towels...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Air Conditioning Window Units, Fans, Cable TV [Also Radio Channels], Phono Player, Gourmet Cooking Utensils, Lobster Pot, Toaster Oven, Waffle Maker, Coffee/Espresso Machine, Full Refrigerator, Brita Filtered Water, Designer Linens, Wool, Down Comforters, Washer/Dryer, Outdoor Gas Grill (BBQ), Picnic Table, Lawn Chairs, Cushions, Sun Umbrellas, porch day sofa, small children please ask, no pets, one car parking per unit, private driveway /street parking. Dock/mooring usage separately negociated....moreless


              • Music Library
              • VCR
              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • Video Library
              • Games


              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                each unit has it s own private deck/porch area...moreless


              • Tourist Attractions
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • Waterfront
              • Rural
              • Village
              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront


              • Cinemas
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Sailing
              • Tennis
              • Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Kayaking
              • Fishing
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Swimming
              • ATM/Bank
              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Marina
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Winery Tours
              • Churches
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Fitness Center
              • Golf


              Write a review 4.5
              from 16 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season
              Jun 28 - Aug 30, 2014
              7 night min stay


              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Additional information about rental rates


              • cleaning $100
              • Tax Rate 8%


              No rentals to younger than 23 unless accompanied by someone older.Not suitable for young children. No pets. Only 1 car per party can be accommodated on the premises. No surprise visitors or overnight guests are accepted on the premises, unless agreed upon and paid for in advance.

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              The property's calendar has not been updated in over 23 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



              90 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              7 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              90 Miles
              Nearest Train
              40 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              295 N
              7 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              10 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              4 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Shepard s Pie

              Car: Recommended

              Classical Music Concerts and Festivals, Photography and Film Courses,Whale Watching, Beach Combing, Shopping for antiques, Garden tours, photography, furniture craftsmanship, art galleries, real estate, senior housing.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1979

              About the owner: This is our second home and we have a deep connection with the house and with the actual place. We are both musicians.We live in Chicago.

              Why the Owner Chose Rockport:
              We bought the house because we loved it, we knew the previous owner who was very close to us. It is a special place, it s all about the light and the colors..There is a lot of history around, the house has a sole..

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              It is a beautiful special place, one of the best situated properties in the harbor. Unforgettable sunsets. Great views.

              Contact us

              Speaks: french, german, italian, spanish, english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • View of the house in June

                View of the house in June

              • Duplex dining room table .Large window with  Rockport Harbor view

                Duplex dining room table .Large window with Rockport Harbor view

              • Dock on the harbor

                Dock on the harbor

              • 1880 ceiling work in Tall House

                1880 ceiling work in Tall House

              • Duplex-breakfast room

                Duplex-breakfast room

              • Duplex Master Bedroom

                Duplex Master Bedroom

              • Fall colors

                Fall colors

              • Rockport Harbor view

                Rockport Harbor view

              • Duplex shower

                Duplex shower

              • Winter beauty

                Winter beauty

              VRBO #49809

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              This listing was first published here in 2004.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

              $1,141 per week (USD)

              5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 11

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              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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