Spacious 2 separate sections of aprox 1200 sq ft each in the very charming Community House', a historic name related to the prominent philanthropist Mary Curtis Bok and the Curtis Institute of Music, on two -three stories that can be rented separately or together. The Tall side with the wrapped around porch is on 3 floors 2 bedrooms 2 baths.
The Middle side is on 2 levels, 2 bedrooms 1.5 baths.
Each section has its own large living/dining room,fully equipped kitchen,W/D, Wi-Fi internet,cable TV, vintage grace,flat screen TV s,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 in the Middle House 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.
The Tall House has an architectural stair case on 3 levels, it sleeps 4 people . One can walk easily onto the magnificent 600 sq ft porch.
It is very attractive with original furniture, new kitchen with corian counters and Miele dishwasher, two baths with new 'artist's series' fixtures and power jet tub. This section is usually separate or it can communicate with the middle side if requested as the There is beautiful woodwork and ceiling detail everywhere, as well as original wavy glass and ornamental leaded window panels.
For larger families , we offer a 3rd bedroom about 375 sq ft,with separate entrance.
It is either priced separately or included in the site s rates.On the main floor of the Barn ,directly connected to the Middle House kitchen.It is best suite for an additional couple or for elderly guests/ no stairs involved. It has its own bathroom with shower, sink, TV,coffee machine, microwave, small fridge, 2 separate twin beds that can be put together as king.
Panoramic window overlooking the Harbor and garden,nicely furnished.
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 and sitting areas outdoors. The large lawn slopes to the beautiful granite rocks by the ocean.The granite dock and float are optional for boating use and separately negotiated .The dock can be used for 40-50 foot sailing boats.
We have an optional 4 ton mooring on the ocean ,in front of the property shore line.
Location: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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