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Damariscotta Harbor view from living room and front bedroom. Beautiful sunsets.

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Last updated: 06/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking anywhere on premises or in front of building....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Well supervised children welcome. Interior stairwell and 3rd floor fire escape off kitchen door may not be suitable for young children. No high chair or crib, but available for rent locally. Infants not counted in rate....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Books, books, and more books including books by the owner/author.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Yes. Good selection of adult and children's books including those by owner....moreless

  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Damariscotta River and harbor to the front and the back bay to the rear....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    25,000 BTU window air conditioner in kitchen. Portable fans to aid in air circulation....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free in-state long distance up to 30 minutes per day. No need remember area code. All of Maine is 207....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Yes. Thermostat in living room....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless DSL...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    River view from living room. Seating for four. Writing desk with telephone. DirecTV and DVD player....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street parking in rear courtesy of neighboring Damariscotta Bank & Trust. Handicapped spot in front of building...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Off street parking in rear courtesy of neighboring Damariscotta Bank & Trust...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    nearby at town harbor...moreless

  • Telephone:

    portable telephones in living room and both bedrooms, wall phone in kitchen, answering machine....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Wash clothes, make-up removal clothes, hand and bath towels for four ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi throughout the apartment. Network and password info in Guest Guide sent to guest with arrival instructions and in the apartment. Also, free wifi at nearby coffee shop and library....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric drip coffee maker and tea pot...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, and tea pot, including lobster pot....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for four and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Electric oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, tea pot, iron, ironing board...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Yes....moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Damariscotta River Harbor across the street. BYOB (bring your own boat), but kayak rentals available nearby....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$900

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland JetPort
10 Metres
Nearest Barpub
King Eider
Damariscotta, ME, USA
Nearest Motorway
Business Route 1
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
King Eider,Damariscotta River Grill,Newcastle Pub
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Damariscotta, ME, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Damariscotta Harbor view from living room and front bedroom. Beautiful sunsets.

    Damariscotta Harbor view from living room and front bedroom. Beautiful sunsets.

  • Comfort Found Literary Lodging is located at 112 Main St., Damariscotta

    Comfort Found Literary Lodging is located at 112 Main St., Damariscotta

  • Apartment entry from the second floor door up to the third floor living area.

    Apartment entry from the second floor door up to the third floor living area.

  • Stairwell to second floor entrance.

    Stairwell to second floor entrance.

  • Living room with writing desk, free phone calls within Maine, and Wifi DSL.

    Living room with writing desk, free phone calls within Maine, and Wifi DSL.

  • Fully furnished kitchen with tableware and seating for four.

    Fully furnished kitchen with tableware and seating for four.

  • Roomy kitchen. Fire escape off kitchen door. Large capacity air conditioner.

    Roomy kitchen. Fire escape off kitchen door. Large capacity air conditioner.

  • View from kitchen to gallery and stairs.

    View from kitchen to gallery and stairs.

  • Front bedroom on left. Living room entrance off center gallery.

    Front bedroom on left. Living room entrance off center gallery.

  • Queen sized bed in rear bedroom with view of back bay.

    Queen sized bed in rear bedroom with view of back bay.

  • Glycerin soap, conditioning shampoo, and body lotion for each guest.

    Glycerin soap, conditioning shampoo, and body lotion for each guest.

  • Quintessential Maine. Top floor apartment with river view from front and back.

    Quintessential Maine. Top floor apartment with river view from front and back.

  • Entrance is thru the yellow door between Seawicks and Reny's clothing store

    Entrance is thru the yellow door between Seawicks and Reny's clothing store

  • Top gallery landing from which the rooms radiate.

    Top gallery landing from which the rooms radiate.

  • Comfortable living room with reading lights and 32' TV with DirecTV and DVD.

    Comfortable living room with reading lights and 32' TV with DirecTV and DVD.

  • Historic maps of Damriscotta, Lincoln County, and Maine.

    Historic maps of Damriscotta, Lincoln County, and Maine.

  • Seating for four for in-kitchen dining.

    Seating for four for in-kitchen dining.

  • View of back bay from kitchen.

    View of back bay from kitchen.

  • Peek to open stairwell from kitchen.

    Peek to open stairwell from kitchen.

  • Queen sized bed in front bedroom with view of Damariscotta River and Harbor.

    Queen sized bed in front bedroom with view of Damariscotta River and Harbor.

  • Shower over tub bathing. Make-up mirror near sink. Clean towels included.

    Shower over tub bathing. Make-up mirror near sink. Clean towels included.

  • Makeup removal washing cloths.

    Makeup removal washing cloths.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, July 22, 2016

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