Charming 3BR, 2 Bath In-Town Home in Historic Distric
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About Alicia Steffann
We live in the busy suburbs of Northern Virginia and work in the fields of software and education. We have two little boys and lead a busy, if fairly ordinary, life full of work, classes, pick-ups, drop-offs, and swimming lessons. Work and family provide reasons for us to make our home in the D.C. area, but we yearn for a place with less emphasis on commuting and rat racing and more reliance on the simpler pursuits we remember from our childhoods. Whenever we tell people we bought a house in Maine, they ask us if we have family there. Nope. In fact, we didn't even grow up by the water. Both of us moved around a lot. Between us, the list of places we've lived spans most of the U.S.A. and even part of Europe. However, neither of us ever lived close enough to the water to smell the salty air. In 2009, we attended a wedding on the New England coast and stayed right on the water. WE WERE HOOKED. From that moment forward, we devoted ourselves to realizing our dream of owning a coastal home in Maine. We spent four years visiting towns in and around the mid coast and as far up as Acadia.
Alicia Steffann purchased this House in 2013
Why Alicia Steffann chose Rockland
When we're on vacation, we want to get away from the car-dominated, commuting lifestyle we lead at home, and we want our boys to be able to play freely outside the house. We saw this house and we KNEW it was the one. I never get over the delight of rolling out the front door and strolling to restaurants, parks, shops...the list goes on. Despite its modest footprint, this little house provides lots of flexible sleeping options, two bathrooms, and multiple gathering spaces for adults and kids, all with free wifi.
What makes this House unique
We love Rockland because it's a real, thriving community with inventive business people and countless things to do. You could eat your way through town, with all the great restaurants, and you'll never get bored, with the museums, shops, and other great activities. With all this, sometimes it's just nice to vegetate in the backyard or lie on a beach. You can do that, too! For us, there's no better place.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Child-friendly equipment available.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
No adults may sleep in top bunks due to weight limitations. Children only, please.
We can accept a maximum of 6 adults, with a total of 8 occupants (in which case at least 2 must be children). This is due to local regulations.
No rental over 14 days will be accepted.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect place to stay when visiting Rockland
The Sadler House is charming, comfortable, and a great place to relax. It is in a lovely neighborhood and very close to downtown Rockland which has great shops, restaurants, galleries, and a wonderful art museum.
A wonderful stay
We rented this beautiful home for a couple of nights while visiting friends in Rockland. The home was so charming, with lovely decor and comfortable beds and linens. The cute signage around the home was a sweet touch (the no smoking sign was particularly clever). Alicia is extremely thoughtful and provided a lovely welcome basket - a coloring book for our kids was a highlight for them! The home can't be more convenient to downtown and we walked to restaurants and shops even on a drizzly day. The information binder was great to use and made our stay very easy. The history of the home was interesting to learn about and a nice touch to include. Overall, we loved our stay and wished it could have been longer! Thanks Alicia!
My family and I decided to book a last minute trip to Maine for Labor Day weekend. When I was looking at properties, I was surprised that Alicia and Dan's house was still available...because of it's 5 star reviews and price! But, I was so happy that booked this property.
Alicia could not have been more accommodating and welcoming as a host. She was very communicative (which is totally appreciated) and informative. She knew that I was traveling with a toddler so, she had a welcome basket made just for us that had a sorts of goodies in it for him.
The property was clean and very well appointed. It was the best stocked kitchen that I've been to in a rental property. I also appreciated a new sponge for the kitchen (not sure why not more rental properties consider this). The rooms and other living spaces were very comfortable.
Lastly, Alicia left a binder with their top picks for the area, from beach to breakfast recommendations. LOVED IT. Of course, there is always Google and TripAdvisor. But, I found their personal recommendations very helpful. Such a nice thing to have since we do not go to Maine very often and also I did not have time to do any research ahead of time.
All in all a very lovely weekend. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone!
What a delight to hear such lovely words about your stay! We are so grateful you took the time to share all those great details and it means a lot, since your happiness is important to us! I do hope you will come back sometime.
Lovely house and great host
The hosts have really gone out of their way to make for a comfortable, enjoyable stay. The neighbors are friendly, house is gorgeous and clean with a collection of record albums and fantastic children’s books. Our favourite beach was Lucia, highly recommend (info in house binder). Bedrooms get hot in a heat wave, there are a lot of fans but no AC.
Joanna, thank you for your kind words about your stay! We're so glad you discovered Lucia Beach and shared that recommendation. And, yes, it DID get hot while you were here! It's pretty rare that the entire eastern seaboard suffers such a blistering heatwave. We're sorry you had to deal with that. Hopefully you will come back some time when the temps are more normal!
My husband and 3 sons used the Sadler House as “home base” for our Maine vacation. Three bedrooms worked very well. It’s location was perfect for Maine day trips and for walks in downtown Rockland. The house is extremely clean, well appointed, and very comfortable. It has the best stocked kitchen of any vacation property. The host was extremely helpful in recommending both activities and restaurants. We really enjoyed our time there.
Mary, I am so excited that you enjoyed the kitchen! We just love to cook, so we try to have all our favorite things available. Thanks for your lovely words. I hope we will see you again sometime.
We had a wonderful stay!
Our family of 4 had a wonderful and comfortable stay in this adorable house. Alicia has created such a comfortable and inviting space that our family practically didn't want to leave the house to go and explore the area. We will be back again as soon as we can. Thanks!
Dear John, I truly cannot think of a nicer compliment! Thank you for your lovely feedback and for being fantastic guests. We can't wait to host you again.
We chose Rockland for our family because the city is a perfect combination of traditional Maine attractions and exciting new culinary and artistic pursuits. You can conceivably park your car in our driveway and walk to the most incredible restaurants all week, never dining anywhere twice. You can go visit fantastic art exhibits, go out on a lobster boat, or just set your kids free on a rocky beach to dig with a bucket. You’ll find locally roasted coffee, locally brewed beer, and artisan olive oil. You can take invigorating walks both in-town and along the water and never get bored. On the flip side, Rockland provides all those convenient amenities we need sometimes, such as top-notch grocery stores and medical care for those inconvenient accidents. You can order in a pizza if you're too exhausted to go out, and there's a movie theater if you need a rainy day outing. Rockland also provides a fantastic jumping-off point for an endless number of day trips. Camden is a mere 15 minutes by car, and you can easily make an afternoon of visiting midcoast attractions like the Pemaquid Lighthouse or Damariscotta Lake. A typical day for us might be breakfast at the Home Kitchen Cafe, a trip to the Owls Head Transportation museum, ice cream at the Thorndike Creamery, and a leisurely dinner at Waterman's Beach Lobster. It's all right on your doorstep in Rockland. Additionally, the city is the host of three major festivals each summer and other events throughout the year. Don't miss this midcoast gem! You will not regret your choice to visit.