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House available after September 20th

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

three bedroom, two bathroom, and a walk to the harbor and downtow

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 handpainted decorative walls. 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..

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

Debby Atwell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

About Debby Atwell

The owner, Debby Atwell is an author and illustrator of children's books. Now retired, she is studying mindfulness meditation and can tell you with places in town to do yoga and to meditate.

Debby Atwell purchased this house in 1987

Why Debby Atwell chose Mid-Coast & Islands

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.

What makes this house unique

The yard is hedged and fenced but is not sufficient to hold in a dog . It's quite private but you still are a few blocks from downtown, festivals, Main St. and the harbor.


Rockland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , available at an additional fee of $25 a night
  • My guests tell me the beds are good.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

House available after September 20th
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews

Very lovely house. The yard is very private and was gorgeous..

  • 5 of 5

We had our family of five and it was wonderful to all stay in the same place. The house was very comfortable and we where able to enjoy the Rockland area. We could walk downtown in just a few minutes. Debby the owner was fabulous to work with. Lots of good memories.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you will come back again.
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clean and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We love the house style, the furniture and all the decors. The garden is gorgeous, too. I can see lots of effort and love Debby puts in the house which turn it into a lovely home. Beds are comfortable and lots of clean towels and linens available. We enjoy our stay very much. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Comfy house in the chilly Maine spring weather. Has everything needed for your Maine vacation stay. Quiet, clean, lots of room, lovely Debbie Atwell artwork on some walls, floor and ceilings and Debbie is a very accommodating and helpful owner. Location is easy walking distance to everything in Rockland downtown and harbor. Street faces due east with the ocean in view at the end of the street beyond a park. Lovely gardens had the spring flowers blooming. I bought a house on this trip to retire and live in beautiful Rockland, Maine but would definitely stay in this house again if I hadn't. Thanks Debbie!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeanne. I am glad you will soon be a neighbor. Deb
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Enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

The owner was very kind and thoughtful. House charming and quaint. The beds were unbelievably comfortable! Located in the heart of Rockland, you can literally walk to all great venues. You must visit Camden and go hiking at Camden Hills State Park. Maiden Cliffs also a great hike. I was there to Plein Air paint with fellow artists. So many scenes that sparkle, inviting the artist's eye to capture the light. I would definitely recommend this place to stay. My only suggestion for the owner would be to put reading lights (bedside lamps) in the bedrooms. (Old house, old lighting). I would rate this VRBO home a two thumbs up!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location personalized with art

  • 5 of 5

Debby is a delightful, accommodating and flexible host. We were arriving unexpectedly late, and Debby volunteered -- no, insisted -- that she go to the grocery store before it closed to get the milk we needed for breakfast.

Her home is in a great location near downtown and the harbor, although early morning weekday traffic may awaken light sleepers. Debby's artwork personalizes an otherwise pretty basic, but functional, house. There are good lights downstairs for reading, something usually hard to find in vacation rentals.

We'd stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you return someday!
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Lovely home within walking distance of charming town

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Debbie's home and enjoyed our stay there. We ate most of our evening meals at home-the kitchen was well stocked with cooking implements and functions well for someone who likes to cook. The rest of the house is charming and comfortable. We loved being able to walk into town several times a day to enjoy the restaurants, movie theater, access to the ferry, and roaming in the shops. We also enjoyed the proximity to the Farnsworth Museum--a must see experience. Debbie came by to check on us once to make sure we had what we needed. She is a charming host--befitting her home.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your kindness
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Owls Head
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
end of the street at train depot
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry terminal for islands
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Samoset Resort
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Downeaster train terminal
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Rt 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
too many to count
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Rockland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
3rd bedroom use- 3 night $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please call me with questions.I generally charge $1575 for the week , but the price may drop if it is a party for two for a week.( Its less laundry for me with just two people!)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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