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Arbor House - Next to Rockland Harbor

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Last updated: 02/13/2017

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (sleeps 2 in bedroom and 2 in sofa bed in LR)

Charming, comfortable, large second floor apartment with private entrance, one block from beach, walking distance to Rockland's harbor, restaurants, shops, galleries, museums, and Island ferries. The garden is continuously blooming, full of color and sweet scents mingling with ocean breezes to fill the air. Our guests love to sit outside enjoying the almost always cool summer weather. Altho there are room air conditioners there is seldom a need for them. The bedroom is spacious and the bed so comfortable guests frequently ask for the make of the mattress! In keeping with the flavor of the town, the apartment is filled with original works of art, artist created quilts, and many books including a collection of our own Stephen King! The kitchen is very well equipped for cooking, provides spices and other condiments, and quality eating utensils. All the linens are of a quality you would want in your own home. PLEASE READ OUR REVIEWS TO FIND OUT WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THEIR STAY AT ARBOR HOUSE! They are more convincing than anything I could write here!

Rockland has the largest lobster fleet on the east coast as well as the largest schooner fleet, and has the charm of a working fishing town as well as a thriving artist community. Also the famous Farnsworth Museum having the largest collection of works by both Andrew and Jamie Wyeth is located within a five minute walk. There is a small beach nearby as well as a new YMCA facility.

The nearby towns of Rockport and Camden offer great shopping as well as magnificent waterfront scenery.

Kayaks and bikes are available to guests. The boats are easily launched at the nearby beach and offer a rare opportunity to inspect the wonderful Rockland Harbor close-up.

Just a few previous guests comments:

'what a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful place! Inside & out. And upside-down, lying on rocks getting splashed by the ocean--FUN!
This place is home and it's just what I needed'

'Great house and town. We will return'

' you both have a little slice of heaven here'

' Once again, we had a wonderful time exploring the treasures that Maine has to offer. We would like to thank you for letting us into your home and making us feel welcome. Thanks for letting us use your Kayaks as well. That day was especially fun.
The blues festival was great, we hope to see you again next year'

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Member since: 2001

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1


  • King size beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Full size sofa-bed in Living Room

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Large bathroom with large tub and hand held shower.


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area


  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    One vehicle per rental...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Deck off kitchen with views of Harbor. Cable TV, WIFI, Barbecue, Kayaks...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 8%


Cancellation deposit return based on filling cancelled time with new renter.

payment only by check. One half upon reservation, remaining upon arrival

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: I have lived in this beautiful 1850’s home renovated by my late husband Gary, for the last 17 years. I am semi-retired, an avid gardener, voracious reader, and occasional writer. I love welcoming the many guests who come from far and wide to stay here! Many return again and again and some decide to move permanently to this interesting and vital community!. The town of Rockland has matured from strictly a fishing town to one that emphasizes the arts and culinary delights. I love living here and I know you will love it too!

Why the Owner Chose Rockland, ME, USA:
This location is perfect with equal north and south coastal access making it a great base to travel to other areas of Maine. It is also a short block to a beach and harbor boardwalk, and walking distance to Rockland's many unique shops, restaurants, galleries, and state of-the-art movie and live entertainment theater. Every season is exquisitely beautiful - the delight of photographers and artists. When I first moved here I knew I would never want to leave.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This property when first seen by us was a disaster. But my friend, partner and husband Gary, being a house renovator and yacht carpenter, could see the wonderful possibilities. After 2 years of day in and day out work he transformed the old house into a jewel by the harbor. No prettier spot in the world.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

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  • Welcome Entrance

    Welcome Entrance

  • Beautiful Garden

    Beautiful Garden

  • View from new deck

    View from new deck

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Upstairs Deck September

    Upstairs Deck September

  • Gilbert on Upper Deck

    Gilbert on Upper Deck

  • Backyard Deck

    Backyard Deck

  • Wonderful bedroom

    Wonderful bedroom

  • Sunrise from the deck 6/15/11

    Sunrise from the deck 6/15/11

  • Kayaks available for guests

    Kayaks available for guests

  • Backyard Seen from Top Deck

    Backyard Seen from Top Deck

  • Guest on Upstairs Deck

    Guest on Upstairs Deck

  • Entrance Mudroom

    Entrance Mudroom

  • Backyard Lighthouse Birdhouse

    Backyard Lighthouse Birdhouse

  • September Color

    September Color

VRBO #7449

This listing was first published here in 2001.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 13, 2017

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