Apartment in Charming 110 Year Old House, 15 Min Walk to Town, 3 Min to Marina(30 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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!
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Member since: 2013
- On floor 2
- 1300 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Dogs are welcome if they are dog/human friendly. I have a small, very friendly dog of my own, so expect some excitement as they get to know you and your dog. After they have been introduced, she is nice and quiet, well mannered. I would only ask the same of your dogs....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- 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. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Large friendly, fully equipped for cooking and in-kitchen eating. Plus, you will have the use of a backyard with a propane grill. If you are missing anything, just ask. I'm sure I have it downstairs....moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 15 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Aug 1 - Aug 6, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 9%
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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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.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Rockland, ME, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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.
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Our house, front view. Feel free to sit on the front porch and relax.
Kitchen greets you at the top of the stairs on your private entrance.
The table will actually seat 6 comfortably.
Another view of Bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2, another view.
View from bedroom 3/TV room looking into Bedroom 1. Door blinds provide privacy.
All the rooms feed from the hallway. This is the view from the kitchen.
Stairs at the front leading to the front porch.
Full bathroom, another view.
Snow Marina ship repair yard. Always something interesting happening here!
Your private entrance from the back driveway.
Everything you need to cook or just enjoy your take-out meal.
Bedroom 1. 15x20 with a queen size bed.
Bedroom 2, 12x15 with a queen sized. Connects to the full bath.
Bedroom 3, twin, can also be a TV room. Connects to Bedroom 1.
Small reading nook off bedroom 3, viewed from the hallway.
I couldn't resist! My terrier checking out the hallway.
View of Snow Marina from the top of the hill walk.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017
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