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Steps to Ocean, Boardwalk, Restaurants and Museums!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

This is the best neighborhood in Rockland, Maine! Walk along the oceanfront boardwalk to downtown restaurants, movie theater, shopping, Farnsworth Museum and galleries, bars and festivals. You can't get a better location for the Lobster and Atlantic Blues Festival. Friendly neighborhood, great lighthouse views.

Conveniently located in the Historic South End of Rockland, the Pacific House located 1/2 block from ocean (you can see the lighthouse) is steps from the Rockland beach and harbor, and a short walk to downtown and restaurants. The Victorian Farmhouse built in 1860 has pine floors throughout, the kitchen a bar area, bar stools and all amenities. The dining room seats 6 comfortably. Plush living room is ideal for reading or watching movies, with flat screen, internet and Netflix and HBO provided. Bedrooms sleep 6 - with brand queen beds in master and second bed, and two twin beds in the third room. Large master bedroom with very large walk-in closet includes all linens. There is a tile bath with vanity, tub and shower, as well as a laundry facility with washer and dryer in large pantry off the kitchen. The mud room sliding glass doors open to a beautiful wooden deck and big, picket fenced back yard with grill and outdoor table.

Throw your favorite steak on the barbeque or boil up a pot of lobsters in this home away from home. It won't take you long to see why CBS This Morning calls Rockland one of the coolest small towns in America.

Key Words, Rockland, Ocean, Boardwalk, Fall Foliage, Blues Festival, Lobster Festival, Mid-Coast

More Details

Property Manager
Kaylyn Thornal
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Kaylyn Thornal

I fell in love with Rockland, Maine when I moved there for the film program at the Maine Photographic Workshops in 1998. I am now a Television Producer and Editor living in Los Angeles, but I still try to make it back every year at least for a week to unwind. There is nothing like Maine in the summer. Then again, there is nothing like Maine in the fall. When I'm there I feel euphoric and energized and alive with creativity. I love to walk downtown to the galleries, cafe's and at night to the restaurants. The whole town has exploded the last 10 years and the community is a nice mix of locals and transplants, who like me, fell in love with Maine and couldn't seem to not be there. They are locals who own and run the shops, lobster fishermen and women, and artists. The people are friendly and welcoming. Rockland is different than Camden and Rockport which you will immediately notice. Those are both nice towns, but Rockland has a soul to it that is hard to find in many places. While those towns are charming and quaint, Rockland is energetic, alive and engaging.

2017 will be the 5th year we are renting the house as a seasonal and hope it brings you memories you'll have the rest of your life. Just as it has mine.

Thank you for your interest.

Kaylyn Thornal purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Kaylyn Thornal chose Mid-Coast & Islands

I knew I wanted to buy this house the moment I drove east down Linden street toward the ocean. As the car rolled closer toward Pacific Street, the lighthouse slowly creeped over the horizon. It was magical.

What makes this cottage unique

During a fog or rain, the Rockland and Owl's Head lighthouse sing to each other. One calls, the other answers with these deep tonal horns. You have to hear it to understand, but if you ever do you will get it immediately. It's like music.

Wifi, board games, leave your car in the drive and walk to restaurants & bars, museums, beach, harbor, all festivals.


Rockland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tile bathroom with vanity, shower and tub. Linens, soaps, hair dryer provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Master - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom sleeps 2. Linens provided. Walk in closet with extra blankets. Ceiling fan. Eurotop queen mattress. Second bedroom sleeps 2. Linens provided. Full Closet. Ceiling fan. Eurotop queen mattress. Third bedroom sleeps 2. Linens provided. Shelving and hanging chest. Ceiling fan. Twin mattresses.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Steps to Ocean, Boardwalk, Restaurants and Museums!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

All BR and only bath are upstairs so could be problematic for those who have difficulty with stairs. Great location 1 block off water and easily walkable to town. Great manager Louise across the street who was very friendly and attentive to our needs. Most enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We never wanted to leave...

  • 5 of 5

The Pacific House was the perfect spot to explore the area. Our only complaint was it isn't ours to keep forever! The house was well stocked, clean, and nicely decorated. We settled in and felt at home instantly. The outside lights were even left on for us when we arrived making it feel welcome. We would stay here again 100%!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely classic New England Home

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at this beautifully furnished home in the best neighborhood in Rockland.

The master bedroom is perfection! The bed is the most comfortable I have found yet when traveling and the ambiance of the room is classic. The home is bright and sunny and the yard and deck are great for relaxing.

Very clean with a great kitchen, downtown Rockland is an easy and lovely walk.

Check out Atlantic Baking Company, Cafe Miranda, Claws, and Rock city cafe.

The stores in Rockland are all unique and special as well.

My daughter and I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a delightful home in beautiful Rockland!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a relaxing stay at your home in Rockland. You had every accommodation that we needed, down to the local all natural soap. It was so nice to not have to pack linens, towels, dishes etc. Your home was so clean and decorated beautifully. We loved the simplicity of Rockland...the beauty of the rocky beaches, the lobster boats, the local coffee shop, the local soap store and riding our bikes on the boardwalk. Not to mention the people. Thankyou to the "sea glass" lady who left little treasures from the ocean each day for our 7 year old daughter. She created a magical time for her. She also took care of any need so quickly and with a smile. She was lovely! The workers at the Puffin museum, the bartender at Archers and the neighbors as they strolled the boardwalk. We couldn't have asked for a better home to stay for a meeting spot for my brother from the County. Thankyou so very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal base for visiting a wonderful town

  • 5 of 5

The house was a great base for our first (and probably not our last) visit to Rockland.

There was plenty of space for a family of 4 (plus dog), the town was just a few minutes' walk away along the boardwalk and there was a fenced in yard for the dog (which we forgot to check in advance, so it was a very pleasant surprise!).

Would I recommend to friends/family? Without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the Location, the house and the town of Rockland. It was wonderfully relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

It was nice to stay in a neighborhood so close to town and the waterfront. It felt as though we belonged there. The house had everything we needed and was located so close to so many attractions. My only mistake was not staying for 2 weeks.! Already trying to decide when to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Archer's on the Water
Nearest Ferry
0.9 Miles
Port Terminal
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Samoset Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Trackside Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Archer's on the Pier
Nearest Ski
1.2 Miles
Mt. Battie
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sandy Beach
Car: recommended

A jumping-off point for ferries bound for the mid-coast islands, the harbor town of Rockland rocks the mainland in its own right. From its mid-summer Lobster Festival to the Farnsworth Art Museum, from the North Atlantic Blues Festival to windjamming, the fishing, island-hopping and culture provide as much of a draw to this region as the great outdoors.

Start your mornings off right with a stroll down to local roaster Rock City Roasters or it's sister restaurant Rock City Cafe. Rock City roasts their own coffee so you can enjoy a cup of java and some of the best pastries in town while reading the morning paper. For dinner, try Primo—in a renovated 1880s Victorian home—which plans its menu around what’s in the garden and on the farm, and laces desserts with honey from its own bees, or get your dance on to some of the best blues around at the Time Out Pub.

National Georgraphic named Rockland, Maine one of the Top 100 adventure towns in America. Begin with a Rockland Harbor Kayak Tour, great for seal and puffin sighting.Then venture to the Maine Lighthouse Museum, after soaking up the facts, legends, and lore, put on your walking shoes for the nearly one mile walk across the Rockland Breakwater to the Lighthouse. Hop a ferry from the Rockland terminal to nearby Vinalhaven and North Haven Islands which are are great day trips. Ferries are also the least expensive way to see the coast from the water.

About half of the Maine Windjammer Association fleet is now based in Rockland. Book a windjammer cruise. Best vantage points for viewing and photographing windjammers sailing in and around Rockland Harbor are the Rockland Breakwater and Owls Head Light house.

Rockland could be considered Maine's most art-centric town, thanks to the Farnsworth Museum and Wyeth Center (home to work of three generations of Wyeths - NC, Andrew, and James) as well as and the galaxy of independent galleries that surround it. Take it all in on the monthly First Friday Art Walk. Catch a concert, lecture, performance, or film at the Strand, a beautifully restored 1923 theater downtown.

When it comes to food, Rockland has some of the best restaurants in the Mid-Coast and maybe all of Maine. Start with two James Beard award winners: Melissa Kelly, who owns Primo, a farm to table restaurant on the southern edge of town, (be sure to tour the gardens and animal pens before dining in the restaurant or upstairs lounges), and Waterman’s Beach Lobster, named an American Classic. Stroll down Main Street, and the possibilities include the region’s best Japanese, Suzuki’s Sushi Bar; best wine & tapas, In Good Company, or a for more eclectic menu try Cafe Miranda. Or head down to the harbor's edge to Conte's Italian/Seafood - as seen on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations - this meal will be an adventure in itself! Indulge in breakfast at Home Kitchen Cafe, The Brown Bag, or Brass Compass. For a local brew and fresh fried haddock sandwich, head to the Waterworks on Lindsay St.

If you're looking for a great place to base your Maine vacation, look no further than centrally located and eclectic Rockland, Maine on the water!


Rates & Availability

Rockland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Blues Festival 2017
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Lobster Festival
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Boats and Harbor Fest
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $75
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

**Spring April, May and Fall - October nightly rates $150/night up to 4 people. $25 for additional guest per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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