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Apartment In Charming 110 Year Old House, 15 min walk to town, 3 min to Marina

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, kitchen, 1 1/2 bath , private entrance, children and dogs welcome

Beautiful large, bright and friendly, completely renovated second floor apartment. Half mile into town down Main St, about a 15-20 minute walk, or a little more by the scenic Harbor Shore walk. Only a 3 minute walk to Snow Marina, a boat launch and dog/kid park.

You will have 2 generous sized bedrooms with queen size beds ( we get compliments all the time on the comfort of our mattresses and the softness of our 100% cotton sheets) and a third bedroom with a twin bed which can also be used as a TV/relaxing room.

It has a large, airy, fully functional and fully equipped kitchen, which combined with the backyard's propane grill will take care of everything from breakfast, to a pot of lobsters, to grilled steaks.

It has one full bathroom with a bathtub and shower, and a roomy half-bath which can accommodate morning shaves or makeup, anything except a bath.

After years in the travel industry, and being a traveler myself, I think I have learned what is needed to provide a cozy, comfortable, and well equipped home-away-from-home for my guests. The rooms are all bright, attractive, airy and very peaceful. Everything you need is included, linens and towels, cooking and eating utentils, including spices, etc.. TV and plenty of books and games. Parking is available for two cars, or one car and a boat trailer. You don't need to bring anything for your stay except yourself, and a willingness to relax and enjoy Maine!

More Details

Owner
Carol Eliasen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017

About Carol Eliasen

Welcome! I'd like to invite you to stay with me and my small terrier dog Iki, at our wonderful 110 year old house and our lovely Maine. When I suddenly found myself retired and alone a few years ago, I decided I wanted to settle in Maine, where I had spent many lovely weekends and vacations over the past 30 years. Looking at realty on-line, I kept being drawn to this much too big, much too run down old house in Rockland (one of my favorite towns). It just kept calling me. After some investigation I found out it was built over 110 years ago in 1905, was solid but needed a lot of TLC.

After a two year top to bottom renovation, both the house and I are happier and younger. When I finally had the time to put in a new garden, she was at last a bright, happy house both inside and out.

Three years ago I decided to do some summer rentals and I was surprised and delighted to find how much I enjoyed sharing my lovely old house. I've made many new friends, had lots of great conversations, and my guests seem to enjoy staying with Iki (my terrier) and I, which makes me happy. I hope you enjoy our home as much as I do if you come to stay.

Carol Eliasen purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Carol Eliasen chose Mid-Coast & Islands

We (Iki and I) think we offer the best of both worlds- we are out of the traffic and bustle of downtown Rockland in the summer, combined with the convenience of being only 3-4 minutes by car or, better yet, 15-20 minutes on foot from the excitement of Rockland's activities. It's an easy car ride to many of the best sites on the mid-coast. The house is roomy, friendly and comfortable, welcoming you back after a busy day exploring our beautiful coastal Maine.

What makes this apartment unique

Snow Marina is so conveniently near that this is a great place to stay if you have children who need a place to run free, fly a kite, a dog to walk, or if you want to just watch the boats while you sit on a bench before or after a busy day, meditating on the beauty of the cove.

We are conveniently located to start your day trips to explore the area and only a 15 minute drive to Birch Point State Park, which has one of the best swimming and hiking beach area in this area, Lucia Beach. There are four lighthouses and miles of coastal scenery to enjoy, just a short car ride away. In short, we have everything you need to have a perfect vacation in beautiful coastal Maine.

Map

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
"This is a day trip that many of my guests have taken, and their comments when returning has ..."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Portland, Bangor Airports or Rockland Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferries to the major Outer Islands
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
1 public golf course in Rockland, 2 in Rockport
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
House is on Rt 73, to Rt 1 at downtown
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Rockland, Camden and Thomaston all have good ones
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lucia Beach at Birch Point State Park
Car: recommended

Located in the Historic South End of Rockland, the house is a convenient 15-20 minute walk to town (3-4 minutes by car) and our small town beach at Sandy Beach Park. It's also a 3-4 minute walk to the Snow Marina and park, home of the Sail, Steam and Power Marine Museum and the Coastal Children's Museum, and a real working ship repair yard. The Marina is a Public Boat Launch with the cove on one side and a big green park on the other side for walking the dog or kids, watching the boats, or enjoying a beautiful Maine morning or evening sunset. For the hardy, locals swim off the docks on hot days. It provides us with fresh ocean breezes all day. ..............................

The South End offers easy car access to Maine sites worth visiting several times. Owlshead Lighthouse (10 minutes or so) for great views and, of course, the lighthouse. Lucia Beach at Birch Point State Park (15 minutes) has a beautiful beach for the best ocean swimming in the area, with woods on either side for walks, sunning on the surrounding rock ledges (nice and flat). Port Clyde (20 minutes or so) for fishing and rental of kayaks or seeing it's lighthouse, and Thomaston (10 minutes), a sweet quaint little Maine town. .......................

On the other side of town you are heading north to Rockport and Camden, 20 minutes away by car, for some of the best shopping and antiquing or keep going north as far as you want for a truly lovely scenic drive. .....................

Rockland itself is a fun and activity filled destination. The town has free parking, with easy walking to numerous art galleries, the Farnsworth Museum, Wyeth Center Museum, Lighthouse Museum, and lots of fun small shops. It has cafes with internet, a great bakery, the vintage Strand Theatre with live entertainment and off-beat movies, great pubs and some good of the best restaurants on the coast. It has an active in-town harbor area, and slightly outside of downtown is the walkable mile-long Rockland Lighthouse Breakwater. It also provides access to ferries to the Islands and booking sailing or ocean fishing day trips.......

Walk from your apartment to any of the following festivals held in Rockland's Harbor Park: North Atlantic Blues Festival in July, the annual Lobster Festival the first week of August and the Maine Boats and Harbor Show in mid-August. The nearby town of Thomaston has an old fashion 4th of July celebration with a parade, barbaque and booths (10 minute drive), or visit the Maine Wild Blueberry Festival in August at the Union Common Ground Fair (45 minute drive). For more events check on-line...............................................

It's easy to while away a morning or afternoon in Rockland downtown in between these more adventurous activities, and it always has an ocean breeze even on those surprisingly hot Maine summer days.

Amenities

Rockland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink and mirror and plenty of towel racks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Has a nice sink/mirror setup for maximizing use.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , This room can also be used as a TV room for the family.
  • Bedroom 1 is 15x20 ft, queen bed, chair, built-in closets, has it's own TV and is adjoined to the TV/twin size bedroom by French doors. Bedroom 2 is 12x14 ft, has a chair, dresser, end tables, and is adjoined to the full bath. Bedroom 3 has a twin daybed, room is 12x12 ft, with recliner chair, TV, coffee table and a small reading nook attached. All rooms have fans or ceiling fans. All have dressers and/or closets for plenty of clothing storage. All are nicely decorated and pleasant to relax in privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Apartment In Charming 110 Year Old House, 15 min walk to town, 3 min to Marina
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews
5

Immaculate condition and beautifully restored, spacious

  • 5 of 5

Carol is clearly a well traveled host who has thought of everything. We have stayed in furnished places but not to the extent of this one. You could literally bring clothing and the apartment would hv everything you needed. My family of 4 includes 2 teen boys. Since my youngest is 6'3 he is too long for a lot of beds. It was great that both boys had their own bedroom. It was even better that mom and dad had their own bedroom with a private bathroom. The boys just used our bathroom to shower and then had their own half bath. All beds were super comfy. Carol gave us wonderful recommendations as well as a folder full of suggestions. Enjoyed claws in town as our goal was to eat lots of lobsters. We aren't heading directly home or I would hv loved to get some fresh fish and lobster from Jess market rt down the road. If we had more time, the kitchen in the apartment was fully equipped for cooking rt down to the seasonings and lobster pot. Beautiful apartment with all of the comforts of home and then some

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the house, and I know you had a good vacation here because you never stopped! Please come back anytime you are visiting Maine. You are always welcome.
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Rock land Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I come from Ohio each year to celebrate over wedding anniversary. As the home owner reminded me this year...it is now a tradition. They home is "spotless" and perfect for couples or families.

Your host and the home provide everything you need to enjoy your stay. Walk a few hundred feet down the street to the ocean or world class dining at Primo. We hate to share such a great review and potentially miss our spot next year! Thank you my Maine friend for such a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are too sweet! What a great review!! I have so enjoyed becoming a part of your anniversary celebration each year. I look forward to it. See you next year!
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5

We had a delightful time. Her home had everything we needed and more. The location was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our host so much we invited her to dinner for a home cooked meal and she shared a wonderful dessert she made!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for staying with me, Ladies, and for the great review. Hopefully I will see you again soon.
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South End House

  • 4 of 5

This was a lovely 2 bedroom apt. on the second floor of an older home that was renovated. The apt. had the feel of a seaside cottage with amenities such as full kitchen, 1.5 baths , sitting room and large full kitchen. It was very clean and Carol was a friendly, helpful and accommodating host. As the home is on corner lot of a busy street there was some traffic noise in the early evening, but nothing to disturb sleep.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. Please come again soon.
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Great location on the main st of Rockland. The apt was charming spotless and had all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

My husband myself & our 2 Yorkies stayed for 3 nights at Carols home in the heart of Rockland. The upstairs apt is freshly painted, nicely decorated, and spotlessly clean. There is a full size kitchen, 1& 1/2 baths , 2 bedrooms plus a tv room with daybed. Carol has supplied the apt with just about everything you could use to make your stay comfortable. Books ,games,toys, beach towels, etc. The information folder she put together was very informative, with restaurant suggestions, beach info, shopping directions etc. The back yard is lovely with seating areas & a grill. At the end of the street which is a lovely walk is the maritime museum & a children's museum. Carol was very friendly & helpful & I hope to be able to return for another stay in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! I really enjoyed having you stay with me and I hope to see you again very soon.
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

I love staying at Carol's place! It is spacious, charming and has everything you would need to feel relaxed and at home. Carol is a lovely and caring host who will make sure that you have all you need to enjoy your stay. There is a beautiful garden and sitting area, perfect for morning coffee. This is my second stay and will not be my last. I can't wait until next year's visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I really enjoyed having you this year. It was fun! I too am looking forward to your stay next year. Have a great winter.
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Payment by credit card only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.