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Beautiful Old Community House on the Rockport Harbor with Dock

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Large house , 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

Spacious 1200 sq ft very charming Duplex apartment or middle section of the well known 'Community House', on two stories, large living/dining room, fully equipped kitchen,W/D, Wi-Fi internet,cable TV, vintage grace,throughout renovated and updated, beautifully furnished, hardwood floors, tin ceiling from 1880 or earlier, designer linens, breakfast room with bay window overlooking the ocean, great view from all windows.The 'Community House' name dates from 1931, when the house belonged to Mary Curtis Bok, famous philanthropist,the founder of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pa.

The living/dining room has a beautiful black brick/wood fireplace mantle,other original furniture from 1930's, all reconditioned, a dining table with marble top/4 matching chairs, 2 armchairs original from 1930's, a loveseat and a full size modern recliner for reading and TV watching. The lawn, garden and harbor view is charming, all year round.The master bedroom has a queen size bed, white berber carpet and decorative area rugs on the original pine boards, antique dresser with marble top, beautifully framed artwork and antique mirrors.The second bedroom sleeps two in two twin beds, painted off-white with rust-burgundy color behind the white shelves, displaying Italian and Portuguese ceramics.The vintage masterbath has the grace and the look of the old English bathrooms, with heavy claw foot ceramic tub, nickeled marble sink, new designer series Kohler toilet. A new shower stall recently built in the same bathroom, beautifully tiled, with modern Delta spray faucet and glass door.

The second floor landing is also a reading area, with dedicated lighting, oriental rugs and a beautiful antique kidney shaped desk.

For larger families up to 6 guests, we offer a 3rd bedroom on the main floor of the Barn directly connected to the Duplex kitchen. If available, also two extra bedrooms for up to 4-5 additional guests in the Tall House, original furniture, new kitchen with corian counters and Miele dishwasher, two baths with new 'artist's series' fixtures and power jet tub. This additional area is usually separate from Duplex or it can communicate with, as the house is divided for 1-2 separate families. There is beautiful woodwork and ceiling detail everywhere, as well as original wavy glass and ornamental leaded window panels.

Next to the main house, the BARN consists of 2 large studios,one on each floor. Furnished in rustic Maine and French country style,they have private entrances, separate bathrooms, both overlooking the harbor, large windows with panoramic views and halogen lights. Both rooms are fully equipped.

The Sun room/Studio on the main floor can be rented by guests in addition to the Duplex, if in need of additional space for elderly or for separate couples .

The Second floor Studio has it s own separate entrance,listed separately on this VRBO website or Homeaway[see Large Studio with Balcony and Dock].

The house has a wonderful position where one can enjoy the great nature and the beautifully reflected afternoon light. It is truly a perfect summer vacation place, where visitors enjoying the looks and the amenities of an old original New England house always like to return.

There is direct access to the garden,picnic table and sitting area and the large lawn slopes to the beautiful granite rocks by the ocean.The large dock and float - optional or separately negotiated can be used for 40-50 foot sailing boats. Outdoor furniture is available for sitting and dining, with 600 sq feet of white wrap around porch with traditional blue painted ceiling and evening area lighting. The porch is usually for the Tall House guests.

We have an optional 4 ton mooring on the ocean ,in front of the property by the dock for house guests with boats.

Five-minute walk from the Maine Media Workshops,Rockport Marine,Rockport Opera House and Bay Chamber Concerts. Five minute car ride to Camden. East of Route 1, 15 minutes north of Rockland.10 min ride to the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.

Available all year round. High season -weekly or monthly rates only. Low season -special rates and long term rates. No surprise visitors, no special events, only private residential rentals

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Elena

This is our second home and we have a deep connection with the house and with the actual place. We are both musicians.We live in Chicago.

Elena purchased this house in 1979

Why Elena chose Rockport

We bought the house because we loved it, we knew the previous owner who was very close to us. It is a special place, it s all about the light and the colors..There is a lot of history around, the house has a sole..

What makes this house unique

It is a beautiful special place, one of the best situated properties in the harbor. Unforgettable sunsets. Great views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here!!! . . thank you, Elena, for seeing to the comfort of your guests w/such nice provisions . . you truly have a very special place . . it has good "soul".
Apr 2010
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Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2nd fl Tall House master bathr - toilet , combination tub/shower , Kohler tub has power jet
    2nd fl Duplex/Mid House master bathr - toilet , shower , this bathroom is connected to the Duplex master bedr
    1st fl Barn Studio bathr - toilet , shower , the sink is in the actual room
    3rd fl Tall House bathr - toilet , combination tub/shower , vintage tub has no curtain
    1st fl Duplex powder room - toilet , Pedestal sink and Kohler toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • 2nd fl master bedr Tall House - 1 king , 1 king made out of 2 twin beds together
    2nd fl master bedr Mid House - 1 queen , to reach this bedroom one will walk through bathroom
    2nd fl smaller bedr Mid House - 2 twin/ single , 2 separate twins
    1st fl Barn Studio - 1 king , 1 king or 2 separate twin beds
    3rd fl bedr in Tall House - 1 king , 1 King or 2 separate twins + 1 twin
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Air Conditioning Window Units, Fans, Cable TV [Also Radio Channels], Phono Player, Gourmet Cooking Utensils, Lobster Pot, Toaster Oven, Waffle Maker, Coffee/Espresso Machine, Full Refrigerator, Brita Filtered Water, Designer Linens, Wool, Down Comforters, Washer/Dryer, Outdoor Gas Grill (BBQ), Picnic Table, Lawn Chairs, Cushions, Sun Umbrellas, porch day sofa, small children please ask, no pets, one car parking per unit, private driveway /street parking. Dock/mooring usage separately negociated.


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Beautiful Old Community House on the Rockport Harbor with Dock
average rating of 4.5 based on 24 reviews
Scottsdale, AZ

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

This property provided the perfect spot for a week of relaxation in Maine. The picturesque location, the historic house and the concern of the owners add up to an experience that surpasses expectations.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The location of this small mid-coast town as well as the location of Community House make it a perfect place to enjoy Maine. The architecture of the house, the warm inviting antiques within, the lovely gardens, the sailboats on the water, the nice friendly neighborhood all made our stay at Community House a BLESSING.. Thank you Elena

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation spot!

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at The Old Community House in Rockport. It was the ideal vacation spot. It was not only in a wonderful quaint neighborhood with gorgeous homes with beautiful flowers and gardens but it also had a harbor view!

We enjoyed the walks through the nearby woods with the harbor on the other side of the trees called Beauchamps Point. You can find a spot to sit on the rocks and watch the boats in the harbor with your morning coffee...awesome!

The house itself was a step back in time, a wonderful kitchen (loved the old fashioned sink) fully stocked with everything you need, a charming vintage bathroom and a very comfortable bedroom.

It's a convenient place to stay for day trips into other towns to see lighthouses, etc. Oh and don't miss eating at the Graffam Bros. lobster shack, they have the

best loaded lobster rolls you will eat in Maine! We also thoroughly enjoyed the Pork Belly sandwich at Shepherds Pie in walking distance of the house, you won't be sorry!

Thanks again Elena for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the beautiful words and thanks for staying with us ! Just a correction: the guest is referring to the Middle House, with the vintage kitchen and bath .
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Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Community House in early September. It was more house than we needed, but the apartment was already rented so we chose the house since we wanted to be on the water. We're so glad we did. The house is beautiful - warmly appointed and very comfortable. The huge porch was a very relaxing spot morning and evening. It was a joy to wake up each morning to the lobster boats going out for the day and to enjoy the sight of the sloops and sailboats from the yard. We took morning bike rides on back roads to Camden and enjoyed the various architectures and stone masonry along the way. This was a beautiful spot, and we were looked in on by the home's caretakers to make sure all was right. Highly recommended. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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kalamazoo, mi

Labor Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I found this wonderful spot in Rockport, and were treated like old friends. We had a wonderful time, and would definetely stay again if in the area! What a beautiful historic home, not updated wiht the latest chain store "improvements". The location is incredible, minutes from Camden and just a few more to Rockland. Both towns offer great restaurants and shopping. We woke the first morning to find the port fogged in, and watched as the fog lifted and the sun came out. A beautiful way to start a day!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockland, ME

Our stay..

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this beautiful house for about six months fall,winter,and spring and enjoyed it immensly,The beautiful views and the antique architectual elements combined to make a wonderful stay.

Bill and Lyn

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
295 N
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Shepard s Pie
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: recommended

Classical Music Concerts and Festivals, Photography and Film Courses,Whale Watching, Beach Combing, Shopping for antiques, Garden tours, photography, furniture craftsmanship, art galleries, real estate, senior housing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

No rentals to younger than 23 unless accompanied by someone older.Not suitable for young children. No pets. Only 1 car per party can be accommodated on the premises. No surprise visitors or overnight guests are accepted on the premises, unless agreed upon and paid for in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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