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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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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
$1175/wk Duplex for 2 [July& Aug'13]. Addit guests $150/wk per guest
$1000/wk Duplex for 2 [Sept& Oct'13]. Addit guests extra
$800-950/wk for 1-2 [Nov-May'13]. Addit guests extra
1450/wk Triplex w porch for 2 in July-Aug, 1200$ Sept-Oct,$90-175 each addit guest
$1175/mnth long term for 2 Sept-May,sec dep 1 month,6 mths min
$550-790/wk adjacent barn studio for 1-2 avail May-Oct,as addit.needed space
7% Maine rental tax/stays up to 28 days;2 hrs clean includ, addit needed @25$/hr
3.25% payp fee w cr cards; no surprise visitors pls,no guests'guests,parties
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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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.
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.