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Spectacular Ocean Views, Walk to Camden, Gorgeous Home.

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Ocean Views, beautiful yard and gardens, walk to oceans edge and fine dining.

Combine breathtaking harbor views with the comfort of this exquisite home and you just found the perfect vacation. An Italian Style Sea Captains home, built in 1870’s boasts some of the most beautiful views of Penobscot Bay, voted 'one of the most picturesque harbors'. Tasteful décor, period details, gourmet kitchen, and modern amenities. Situated in quaint downtown of Rockport, one mile from down town Camden, this home is in a perfect location, spectacular ocean views, over an acre of gardens, lawn and trees making you feel miles away from anywhere; yet right out your door is Fresh Lobster, Sailing, Kayaking, Biking, Hiking, Light Houses, Downtown Camden, Restaurants, Antiquing, Golfing, Concerts, Camden Hills, Acadia National Park, Island Ferry’s, Art Galleries, or, just read a good book on the deck watching the Schooners sail by until it's time for lobster dinner. Explore the summer with sunset Schooner cruises or come experience autumn and see the famous colors of the leaves. This is truly an exceptional rental. The owner suggests calling her to verify information or answer any questions rather then email, but feel free to do both. Surely call before submitting payment to confirm all details.


Vacation Rental Description: Combine breathtaking harbor views with the comfort of this exquisite home and you just found the perfect home for your vacation. An Italian Style Sea Captains home, built in 1870’s boasts some of the most beautiful views of Penobscot Bay with tasteful décor, period details, gourmet kitchen, and modern amenities. Situated in quaint downtown Rockport, this home is in a perfect location with spectacular ocean views, over an acre of gardens, lawn and trees making you feel miles away from anywhere; yet right out your door is Fresh Lobster, Sailing, Kayaking, Antiquing, Restaurants, Biking, Hiking, Light Houses, Downtown Camden, Golf, Concerts in the Park, Camden Hills, Acadia, Lobster Festival, Island Ferry’s, Art Galleries, or, just read a good book on the deck watching the Schooners sail by until it's time for lobster dinner. Explore the summer with sunset Schooner cruises or come experience autumn and see the famous colors of the leaves. Diamond Hill is truly an exceptional rental with friendly and helpful owners.
Activities and Attractions in Camden, Maine: Camden Hills, Curtis Light House, Acadia National Park, Samoset Golf Course - award winning golf course, Sailing, Kayaking, Hiking, Unlimited Antiquing, Fine Dining and Great Local Restaurants, Shopping, Art Galleries, Camden and Rockport Opera House, Parks, Wineries, Whale Watching, Puffin Tours, Summer Concerts in the Park, Island Ferry's (Monehagan, Isleborough and Vinalhaven), Fishing, The Lobster Festival, The Blues Festival, L.L. Bean Outlet, or just Relaxing.
This is the perfect location to relax and be able to see all of mid-coast Maine in the spring, summer or the famous changing of the seasons leaves in fall.

Home Rental Amenities: Five spacious bedrooms, two newly remodeled full bathrooms with marble counters, three half baths (two private to the guest rooms), modern kitchen with professional stove
and granite counters with open breakfast room, living room with fireplace and ocean view,
family room with flat screen and cable TV/DVD and fireplace and ocean view, dining room,
library/office with garden and ocean view- wireless internet , mud room and laundry room.
Deck, stone patio and gorgeous gardens. Within 100 yards of the harbor, local coffee shop
for breakfast, and Shephard's pie for dinner. Linens included. Sleeps 8.
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/15/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of space to play, inside and out. Games and books are kept in the library with a game table, perfect for puzzles or games....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master: 1 queen

    private full bath marble counters, ocean view, fireplace...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Beatuful garden & ocen views, private 1/2 bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Beautiful ocean/garden views, window seat, private 1/2 bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    with two twin beds, sleeps two comfortably...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

    Upstairs in the Crows nest, third story, fun space for kids....moreless

  • Two guest rooms (bedroom 2 and 3) have their own private 1/2 bath. Linens are provided. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 4, private to guest room 3: toilet

    private half bath, toilet, sink private to bedroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 5, downstairs: toilet

    located downstairs, sink, toilet, marble counter....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    marble counter, double sink, hardwood floors...moreless

  • Bathroom 3, private to guest room 2: toilet

    private to room, granite counter, sink, toilet...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Private to room, marble counters, lg shower, double sink....moreless

  • All full baths have been remodeled with hard wood floors, double sinks and marble counters. One 1/2 bath has marble counter and one has granite. Fully stocked with towels and fresh soaps for each visit. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is a fresh fish market in walking distance and dinner restaurant just a short walk down the hill. The kitchen is gourmet kitchen and fully equipped, and there are several excellent restaurants within a five minute or less of a drive and walking. You can also walk down to the Harbor, or tide pools at the beach at Walker Park, and you are less then a mile from downtown Camden, Camden Harbor, Camden Hills, and Curtis Light House. This is a perfect central location to explore all of Maine. No weddings or large gatherings allowed on this property....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    The Library is full of choices. Guests can borrow any book they like on the shelves, we have guests leave books for other guests as well. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of board games and puzzles. When is the last time you played Twister? Bache ball set and batmitten for the yard also provided. ...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Lego's galore in the Crows Nest. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You are just yards away from the harbor, watch lobster boats pulliing in their haul, or sail boats enjoying their sail past the light houses. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    There are several beaches in the area walking distance, enjoy the beautiful coast of Maine....moreless

  • Downtown:

    A mile away from Downtown Camden, yards away from the little town of Rockport, and 5 miles from Rockland/Owls Head with shopping and the Farnsworth Museum and Transportaion Museum and Light houses. ...moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    Samoset is a spectacular golf course just a few miles away. Built along the coast line, known as the East Coast Pebble Beach. Several other local courses public and private to enjoy....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Magunticook lake is just a few miles away for fresh water swimming or renting a kayak and exploring. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    From the Crows nest you can see Ragged Mountain, knows also as Camden Snow Bowl. Great hiking in the summer, and skiing in Winter. Camden National Park is 2 miles away, and Acadia National Park. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    This historic home was one of the first homes built in the town and is established perfectly on the top of a "Diamond Hill" named for views and just a short walk to the oceans edge. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Beautiful Views of Penobscott Bay and a short walk to the water, known as one of the most picturesque Harbors in the area and home of Andrea the Seal. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Sit on the deck and watch the day go by as the colors of the day change over the ocean view. A very short walk to the water. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Sitting quietly on top to the hill, overlooking the ocean and just a short walk to fresh lobster off the boats in the horbor below and great dining. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Beautiful ocean views from inside and out. Looking through the harbor, historic homes and light house....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Eating area in the kitchen, and a seperate dining room for larger meals. Table on the patio for outdoor eating, and plenty of room on the deck for dinners or coffee as well. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Two fireplaces with original marble mantles from the 1870. Do not work at this time, they are the old coal fireplaces and too narrow for wood. Future rebuild is in the works to make functional....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Outside your door - great running, walking, hiking and biking area. Swimming for those really brave people (the ocean is cold!)....moreless

  • Garage:

    a garage is on the property but is not usable for parking. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Nice quality linens are provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two living rooms and a library create lots of space. Front living room has specacular ocean views and sunny space, family room has a tv, and space to visit, Library is great for games or reading. ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    plenty of parking in the circular gravel driveway....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Nice quality towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer are in their own seperate laundry room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    This is a fully stocked kitchen ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Nice quality, enough for all guests....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Sunny roomy eating area looking onto the patio and gardens, Granite counters, gas Montague oven/stove - two ovens. Fully stocked with cooking and baking equipment. Large Granite island....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Two ovens....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The cabinets are cleaned out at each cleaning but some essentials are left for cooking....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Two ovens, one gas, one electric. Six burners top, Montague restaurant gas stove....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Rental company very close to the house, http://www.mainesport.com/, and a company in downtown Camden....moreless

  • Boat:

    Several options on boats, we suggest the Heron for a sailing adventure, or Captain Jacks for a lobster boat experience. Appledore is a great sunset sail....moreless

  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around deck with spectacular views of the ocean and gardens. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Samoset, Rockland Golf Club, and Goose River all withing a few miles away from the house. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Go to http://www.mainesport.com/ for guided trips and other adventures. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Full time gardener. Large Garden, mature Sugar Maples, sweeping lawn. Some roses date back to the first owner in 1870's. Her knick name was 'Rose Lady' and her treasured ones are still there. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on patio....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    http://www.mainesport.com/...moreless

  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a YMCA 1 mile from the house, there are several spa's in the area for massage, manicure, pedicure...etc. Information is listed in the home, or contact the owner. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Seasonal
May 6 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,000
Leaf Season
Sep 17 - Nov 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $295
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $900
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

If guest chooses to pay online, there is a 2% service fee that will be added to the total balance.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland, Owls Head (Rockland) 6 miles
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Shepherds Pie
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lincolnville, Tenants Harbor
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Samoset, Rockland Golf Club, Goose River Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Graffam Brothers, 40 Paper, Francine, Waterfront
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Camden Snow Bowl
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
within walking distance

Car: Necessary

Diamond Hill over looks the harbor, named 'one of the most picturesque horbors in the area' in Coastal Living. Right out you door is Biking, hiking, sailing, lobster boat tours, day drives, shopping, excellent restaurants and fine dining, beautiful views, walking, beach, kayaking, light house tours, winery tours, Sunset Schooner Sails, ferry to Monhegan and Isleborough, Lobster Festival, sight seeing, antiquing, Farnsworth Art Museum, historical towns, friendly locals.....or just relaxing. Great yard for yard games, formal gardens to just sit and enjoy.

Golfing: Begin your golf vacation with a course offering breathtaking ocean vistas and complete your round on one of the most challenging finishing holes in New England. Designed by Robert Eider in 1902, the course features some of the most spectacular views of Peneobscot Bay, with a granite seawall separating the golfer from the Atlantic Ocean. Samoset Resort was also qualifying event on the former Nike Tour. Recent upgrades by Maine architect Bradley Booh have strengthened the resort's reputation of having premier championship layout.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Originally from San Francisco, we moved to the Camden area for a few years then had to transfer for husbands work. Our kids went to school here for a few years and we fell in love. Moving to Houston, we kept this home because we love it and the area so much!!! A VERY special place.

Why the Owner Chose Rockport, ME, USA:
We loved the views and the history of this home. It is called Diamond Hill and built in 1870. We remodeled some areas for updates, but kept the historic portions. This home is perfect, lots of room for everyone to have space, entertain and an awesome garden, lawn and deck!!! Cant beat the location, central to do anything. My favorite is my morning walk around Beauchamp Point and walking along the rocky oceans edge and hearing the sail boats rocking in the harbor. Piece of heaven.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location, locatoin, location. We are right on the Camden boarder so we are close to Camden, so still in the thick of it all, but quieter location from all of the tourists. Benefit of great food, shopping, acitivities close by, and you feel like you are miles away at this oasis on the hill, but still walking distance. Camden is central to everything, Portland is south, Booth Bay is a close drive, Rockland/Owlshead, Belfast, Northport, Acadia Nationa Park, Camden Hills....so much to do and explore, but most guests get lulled into the house and its charms and just relax - best lobster roll walk around the corner!


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/15/2017

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Photos

  • Morning Cup of Coffee

    Morning Cup of Coffee

  • Sunny Living Room with full Ocean and Garden Views.

    Sunny Living Room with full Ocean and Garden Views.

  • View from yard.

    View from yard.

  • Window Seat in Living Room

    Window Seat in Living Room

  • large gourmet kitchen, granite, new stainless refridgerator (not shown)

    large gourmet kitchen, granite, new stainless refridgerator (not shown)

  • Family Room with Fireplace / Flat Screen TV/ Ocean Views

    Family Room with Fireplace / Flat Screen TV/ Ocean Views

  • Family room, flat screen TV, ocean view

    Family room, flat screen TV, ocean view

  •  Guest Room with Private 1/2 bath and Beautiful Full Ocean Views

    Guest Room with Private 1/2 bath and Beautiful Full Ocean Views

  • Beautiful formal gardens and quiet spots to sit.

    Beautiful formal gardens and quiet spots to sit.

  • Camden/Rockport Harbor - walking, sailing,kayaking, fresh lobster off the boats.

    Camden/Rockport Harbor - walking, sailing,kayaking, fresh lobster off the boats.

  •                  Curtis Lighthouse in Camden - Laite beach, kayaking

    Curtis Lighthouse in Camden - Laite beach, kayaking

  •                                                     Bedroom #4

    Bedroom #4

  • Beautiful Home with Spectacular Ocean Views

    Beautiful Home with Spectacular Ocean Views

  •                                        View from Bedroom

    View from Bedroom

  • Diamond Hill - Built in 1800's, fully updated but kept beautiful charm.

    Diamond Hill - Built in 1800's, fully updated but kept beautiful charm.

  •                Dining room - table can seat 10 - Ship Chandelier

    Dining room - table can seat 10 - Ship Chandelier

  •              Sunny Breakfast room - views into garden and patio

    Sunny Breakfast room - views into garden and patio

  •           Library With Game Table, Cozy Reading & Ocean Views

    Library With Game Table, Cozy Reading & Ocean Views

  •         Bedroom with Ocean Views / Fireplace / Private Full Bath

    Bedroom with Ocean Views / Fireplace / Private Full Bath

  • remodeled and updated bathrooms, marble counter tops

    remodeled and updated bathrooms, marble counter tops

  • Enjoy a Lobster Dinner - local fish market and restaurants near by

    Enjoy a Lobster Dinner - local fish market and restaurants near by

  • Golfing -Award winning  Samoset 18 hole Championship Golf Course

    Golfing -Award winning Samoset 18 hole Championship Golf Course

  •        Schooner you can rent for a Sunset Cruise out of Camden

    Schooner you can rent for a Sunset Cruise out of Camden

  • Guest Rooom with Private 1/2 Bath and Ocean and Garden Views

    Guest Rooom with Private 1/2 Bath and Ocean and Garden Views

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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