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In the summertime when the weather is right...


Last updated: 08/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

When you come to my house I want you to feel , well, happy! Its a modest home, built in 1903 by the city's first optometrist. There is a nice design to the place, high ceilings , carpenter's details and such... and I'm always working to improve the gardens. There's a big tree that shades the house in the summer. The yard is fenced and hedged. It's nice and simple, the way life should be.

There's a barn in the back which has my yard tools and a studio.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Video Library


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


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The harbor is at the end of the street, about .1 of a mile....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    the house is naturally cool, but there is an AC in main bedroom and window fans everywhere else....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    in kitchern, but turned off in summer...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    cable tv also...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    enough for four cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    there is space on the side street of the house for trailers and Rvs...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    there is a wood stove in the parlor....moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    every possible pot and pan . new stove. old china for fancy meals or every day china too....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Pantry Items


  • Lawn / Garden:

    bocci ball and croquet and badminton...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 - Dec 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,750 $7,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • midstay changeover $150 + tax
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 8%


please call me with questions.I generally charge $1250 for the week , but the price may drop if it is a small party. I am glad to get couples, even though the house is large. Its less laundry for me with two people!

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/18/2016
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Owls Head
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
end of the street at train depot
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ferry terminal for islands
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Samoset Resort
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
Downeaster train terminal
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 1
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
too many to count
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
Camden Snow Bowl
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
end of the street

Car: Not Necessary

Rockland, Maine is one of the 10 best small cities in America. A rich downtown life, teeming with vibrant art galleries, a world-class museum, restaurants, cafes, pubs, dancing and a nightclub scene. The Strand Theater downtown venues nationally famous live musicians, award-winning movies and opera. The Lobster Festival, Wooden Boat Festival and Blues Festival attract thousands of visitors annually. A ferry ride from Rockland will take you to the nautically rich islands of Vinalhaven and North Haven. Camden State Park is great for hiking. There are Schooners in the harbor for day trips. The New York Times has said Rockland, Maine has some of the best seafood in the world. Most of all, it is a simple place, kind of old fashioned and full of history and charm.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: The owner, Debby Atwell is an author and illustrator of children's books. She has painted decorative murals on the original plaster in many rooms of the house.

Why the Owner Chose Rockland, ME, USA:
My house will surprise you in a good way... I bought the house thirty years ago and have been working on it to bring it to modern efficiency and ease but to preserve the old feeling of the 1900's in Maine. Rockland is the first small city in the Penobscot Bay. So beautiful. I like that I can see the water from my street and that I can hear fog horns in a storm.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The yard is private but you are a few blocks from downtown, Main St. and the harbor.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • In the summertime when the weather is right...

    In the summertime when the weather is right...

  • One hundred year-old maple tree shades front yard

    One hundred year-old maple tree shades front yard

  • simple life

    simple life

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • .


  • Side yard - bocci ball court and grill area

    Side yard - bocci ball court and grill area

VRBO #419861

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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