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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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Carol Eliasen

Welcome! I'd like to invite you to stay with me and my small terrier dog 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.

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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. TV/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 ...
  • 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
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Apartment In Charming 110 Year Old House, 15 min walk to town, 3 min to Marina
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
5

What a lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to have stayed with Carol! The place is so charming, spacious, very clean, and the most comfty beds! Carol has thought of everything you might need to make your stay the most comfortable. She was very accommodating to us, we had a late arrival. She had maps and notes of suggested places and restaurants to visit. We have already shared with her that when we return to Maine, we hope to stay with her! Carol and her charming home added to our visit to beautiful Rockland, Maine. Thank you, Carol! ~ Brenda, Goodlettsville, Tennessee

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with me and for the lovely review. You ladies were a pleasure to have as guests and I would love to have the opportunity to see you again in the future. I'm so glad you enjoyed Rockland. I'm enjoying the great fall now and looking forward to the snows of winter. Like you, I love Maine. See you again soon. Carol
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Halifax Nova Scotia
5

A very nice home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We love Rockland and the folks who live and work there. That's why we returned to stay for a whole week! As a base we traveled as far south as Portland and Boothbay (to see the fabulous Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens). The apartment had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Carol Eliason is a gracious and interesting host. She has thought of any need one could want and has provided it for you. We ate our evening meals at home and slept like lambs in very comfortable beds.

We will be returning to visit again. Wicked Good!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review, of both my house and of Rockland. I really enjoyed having you both stay with me and I hope you do it again soon. Thanks very much. Carol
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5

Ideal vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in Carol’s home. Yes, there are multiple reasons we returned! The accommodations are very clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is not only supplied with many basics and a few special extras for cooking, there are shelves stocked with plenty of books and games. Rockland has much to offer: museums, galleries, shops and excellent restaurants, plus a scenic walking path along the harbor. And you don’t need to wander far from town to find lovely parks, beaches, lighthouses and lobster shacks. Carol personally provides such a welcoming environment…. an ideal setting for a relaxing and enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to see you all again. Thanks very much for the great review, and I look forward to you coming again. Have a nice winter and stay warm.
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Charlotte, NC
5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We can not say enough to come close to how amazing our stay was with Carol. Everything was perfect and Carol had every single detail in place. We have never stayed anywhere else where we had absolutely everything we needed or could have wanted. Her home is beautiful, location is so convenient and we loved our spacious 2nd floor suite. We will definitely be back to stay with Carol again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with me and for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and I'd love to see you both again very soon. I hope you enjoy what looks to be a lovely fall this year.
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5

Charming & Spacious

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed staying at Carol's place. It had a private entrance and a lovely outdoor space with a grill, table and an area to lounge. It was a great location, only 10 minutes to the art workshop I attended in Thomaston. The flat itself was charming in its decor and had a wonderful feeling of being at home. Carol thought of everything a guest would need for a comfortable stay. She was a gracious host and made sure I had everything I needed including shortcuts to my class and an umbrella and raincoat on the one day that it rained. I highly recommend this lovely home and I am looking forward to visiting again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review and for staying with me. I look forward to seeing you again next year. And by the way, nothing left in the kitchen went to waste... all was enjoyed. Thanks again. See you next year.
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5

Great place to stay in Rockland

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Rockland and the surrounding area. Carol provides everything needed and from her home it easy to explore the town on foot.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for staying with me and please come again soon. I very much enjoyed having you.
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Map

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, connecting 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.

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Rates & Availability

Rockland Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Season
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Lobsterfest
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$145
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Any extra fees collected except Maine State taxes are being collected by VRBO, not by the owner and are not paid to the owner. Payment may be made by credit card. Deposit of 25% of rental rate and Maine State tax is required at confirmation, balance due 30 days prior to check-in. Full refund of rental rate and Maine State taxes if cancelled prior to 30 days from check-in date will be made by the owner. Forfeiture of this deposit if reservation is cancelled less than 30 days prior to check-in date. Once the party has checked in, an early check out may result in forfeiture of the minimum 2 night stay charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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