Beautiful Old Community House on the Rockport Harbor with Dock

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Last updated: 08/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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 masterbedroom 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 trully a perfect summer vacation place, where visitors enjoying the looks and the ammenities 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 upscale rentals

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    children will need supervision at all times. Property can not be used as a playground....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 10-11

  • 2nd fl master bedr Tall House: 1 king

    1 king made out of 2 twin beds together...moreless

  • 2nd fl master bedr Mid House: 1 queen

    to reach this bedroom one will walk through bathroom...moreless

  • 2nd fl smaller bedr Mid House: 2 twin/ single

    2 separate twins...moreless

  • 1st fl Barn Studio: 1 king

    1 king or 2 separate twin beds...moreless

  • 3rd fl bedr in Tall House: 1 king

    1 King or 2 separate twins + 1 twin...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • 2nd fl Tall House master bathr: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Kohler tub has power jet...moreless

  • 2nd fl Duplex/Mid House master bathr: toilet, shower

    this bathroom is connected to the Duplex master bedr...moreless

  • 1st fl Barn Studio bathr: toilet, shower

    the sink is in the actual room...moreless

  • 3rd fl Tall House bathr: toilet, combination tub/shower

    vintage tub has no curtain...moreless

  • 1st fl Duplex powder room: toilet

    Pedestal sink and Kohler toilet...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units, used solely in the summer...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    not operational due to insurance issues of safety...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiators, steam and hot water, baseboard heating hot water...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets, towels...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    2 car driveway, we allow 1 car parking per unit ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Duplex has W D in the kitchen...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    not operational due to insurance issues of safety...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    in Tall House...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items


  • Deck / Patio:

    each unit has it s own private deck/porch area...moreless



Write a review 4.5
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$1,155 $3,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 8%


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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 08/03/2016
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90 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
90 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
295 N
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Shepard s Pie
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Nearest Beach

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Rockport, ME, USA:
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..

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is a beautiful special place, one of the best situated properties in the harbor. Unforgettable sunsets. Great views.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View of the house in June

    View of the house in June

  • Duplex dining room table .Large window with  Rockport Harbor view

    Duplex dining room table .Large window with Rockport Harbor view

  • Dock on the harbor

    Dock on the harbor

  • 1880 ceiling work in Tall House

    1880 ceiling work in Tall House

  • Duplex-breakfast room

    Duplex-breakfast room

  • Duplex Master Bedroom

    Duplex Master Bedroom

  • Fall colors

    Fall colors

  • Rockport Harbor view

    Rockport Harbor view

  • Duplex shower

    Duplex shower

  • Winter beauty

    Winter beauty

VRBO #49809

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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Beautiful Old Community House on the Rockport Harbor with Dock

Rockport, ME, USA #49809

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