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Charming Studio on the Rockport Harbor with Balcony and Dock

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Famous artists and photographers have lived here, like Kosti Ruohomaa in the 1950 s. This beautiful studio is located on the upper floor of the Barn at the Old Community House in Rockport, one of the few original homes left in the Rockport Village. Only a 5-7 min walk to the Village and the Rockport Harbor Bridge filmed in the movies ' A Seal called Andre', or 'Man without a Face'. Maine Media Workshops, The Opera House and the Bay Chamber Concerts are around the corner. A 10 min ride to The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, to Camden and the Camden Hills National Park. A great 10 min walk to the Curtis Children's Chapel where many couples get married every summer. 15 min ride to Rockland , to the Samoset Resort and to the ferries for all Maine Islands and Nova Scotia. 2 1/2 hrs ride to Acadia National Park and to Bar Harbor.

Beautiful 4 tier granite dock,large float and mooring available on the property w direct harbor access. These are optional and negotiated separately.

The Studio has a special feel to it. Very unique, surrounded by tall pine trees and blue sky, with superb harbor views. 400 sq feet of floor space, covered with white berber carpets and original pine boards from 1880.A large balcony overlooking the harbor. Lots of natural light coming through the large windows and italian veranda style doors, skylights, the combination of white walls-pine boards ceiling-rustic furniture -nice linens give this space the feeling of a chalet/loft in Maine country style. The room is equipped with everything one needs for a comfortable, romantic, restful vacation. The view is amazing. One can see the activities of the harbor, the jumps of the seals,the flying of the seagulls or the beauty of the garden and lawn surrounded by majestic pines and oaks. The sunsets are spectacular, the colors are unforgetable... just the place to be, to write, relax, escape from it all. Access stairs to the Studio/balcony are on the side of the house, about 16 steps with handrail and rest area.

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More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Elena

We have a deep connection with the house and the position where it is situated. We have old friends in the area, summer residents such as ourselves with ties to the local arts/music scene. We maintain the property ourselves and with the help of few local trusted people.

We are personally very involved. We would like to have other people such as friends and visitors enjoy the house as much as we do. We offer comfortable rustic setting with original Maine feel. We are among the few rental properties on the block.Therefore we also try to protect guests' and neighbors' privacy and we maintain a 'do it yourselves' system.. less commercial and more personal.

Elena purchased this cottage in 1979

Why Elena chose Rockport

Our ties with the local artists' community date from over 50 yrs ago.We like to maintain these relationships and the memories with the house.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful nature, silence, song of birds, sound of water, great light and colors, great air.


Rockport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Bed (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Dock/Pier/mooring/Kayak, negociable


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Charming Studio on the Rockport Harbor with Balcony and Dock
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews

Lovely location

  • 4 of 5

Perfect spot overlooking the harbour. Only a few minutes walk to the charming centre of Rockport. The studio was neat and tidy with everything we needed to do a bit of cooking. At night, we enjoyed a glass of wine watching the sunset....and the ospreys which visited the dock at dusk. The street was quiet at night so no problem sleeping. On the way to the harbour, there is a great little bookshop. We enjoyed a very relaxing week visiting art galleries and shops in nearby Camden and Rockland then returning to the tranquility of the studio each evening. Lots of local hiking trails available or one can enjoy a walk through town to take in the distinctive architecture. Quite a delightful spot. We felt thoroughly rejuvenated and would recommend the studio. I found the bed a little hard for me but I have fibromyalgia so that's usually the case wherever I stay.

Rockport has some very nice restaurants. Seafood was definitely a highlight along with a cruise from Rockport harbour which we organized on our second day....who can say no to a lobster roll!

We would also like to say a special thank you to Elena and Molli. My husband noticed he was missing one of his hearing aids 2 hrs after our departure. I contacted Elena, who got in touch with the housekeeper who found the hearing aid and mailed it to us. Elena emailed to make sure we received the hearing aid in good order. We cannot thank Elena enough for going above and beyond to make sure the hearing aid didn't end up in the bin! Thanks very much, Elena!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great Views and Location

  • 3 of 5

Great view from deck and lawn. Location is great also. However, studio is small and too crowded with stuff for my taste. Could also use a thorough cleaning.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dolores, CO

Beautiful setting, clean, well equipped, comfortable studio apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well-cared for historic property in a quiet neighborhood. Close to walking trails and easy driving to Camden and Rockland. Minor in the big picture but smoke detector battery died at 3 a.m. and we had to deal with beeping detector. Recommend changing all batteries yearly.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westfield, NY

Perfect spot near Lockport Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the studio, this is our second time staying here. It is equipped with everything you might need, but really all you need is to sit on that porch and watch the lobster fishermen coming and going, and enjoying the beauty and relaxation that Rockport has to offer. We like that it is close to Camden and Rockland, but is not too busy of a town. We loved our morning walks around the town, and sitting on the porch star gazing at night. Looking forward to next year's visit already! Thanks Elena.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here, so relaxing, quiet, peaceful. We stayed in one half of the house, which is surrounded by beautiful flowerbeds with giant peonies and gorgeous grounds, including a large lawn sloping down to the water. Just a perfect location! It was so nice to sit down by the harbor and watch the boats. The house is meticulously maintained with lots of period detail. A handsome, giant antique woodstove is a centerpiece of the kitchen, and beautiful built-in cupboards surround part of a dining nook with views of the harbor. Bedrooms upstairs are very comfortable and look out over the ocean. It was great to wake up with the sunlight coming in, hear the birds singing, and feel the ocean breeze! We also enjoyed a short hike, through a wooded area just north of the house and found a trail that comes out on the rocks overlooking the ocean.

We loved our time here—great views of the bay, right on the harbor with a small beach, beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Vacation in Maine

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely stay in Maine at this charming, clean, comfortable, and cozy cottage! The view of the harbor was spectacular and the place was close to everything we wanted to do!! Thank you to the owner for the opportunity of enjoying such a beautiful place to vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Train
95 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
295 N
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: recommended

Rockport Maine is well known for the beautiful Rockport Harbor, Andre the Seal, Maine Media Workshops, Rockport College, The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Down East Magazine, Rockport Marine, Bay Chamber Concerts , The Curtis Children s Chapel, The Samoset Resort.

Our house is on local maps dated from 1870 when our 157 ft of ocean front had 11 commercial docks, now replaced by our unique large granite sailing dock for small or large boats, cedar walk/float and mooring.The sloped lawn and garden and the shimmering waters of the harbor offer a great view of unforgettable natural beauty. Splendid sunsets, a true paradise for the keen photographer and painter... Great leisure spot.Relaxing vacation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $90
Refundable damage deposit $250

Due to the busy summers, overall occupancy, privacy and insurance issues, we do not allow incidental visitors or additional guests, unless agreed upon and paid for in advance. Small children please ask the owner. Not handicapped accessible. We advise guests that moderate stairs at standard height are involved. If a guest will have difficulties, we will try to find comparable accommodations

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.