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Comfortable one level living overlooking the harbor

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Walk to everything in the quaint, bustling village of art and music.

Built in 1850, remodeled in 1989 for a comfortable lifestyle, all on one floor! Right across the street from Rockport Opera house, with a sunny southern exposure and a wrap around porch. Walk easily to 18 Central and the Nina June Cafe in the same block. This would be a great house to rent while taking a class at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship or the Maine Media Workshop. Perfect too for attending the Bay Chamber concerts right across the street in the Opera House or at Union Hall . The house has a number of comfy chairs for sitting and reading, and a desk situated next to a window overlooking the harbor for writing. It is a restful house, but there are plenty of adventures to be had in the surrounding Camden hills or inland- day sails on a schooner, hiking, kayaking.

Our two bedrooms each open onto the kitchen/dining area, and each has a full bathroom. Each one has an air conditioner, although it is rarely needed. How many times we visited here in the summer, leaving a hot steamy Boston, and found Rockport chilled by a fog bank. Mom would say, 'Always bring a sweater when you come to Maine!'

This house is perfect for two couples on a getaway weekend, or as a home base during a longer visit to New England. We have all the linens you need, and a well supplied kitchen for cooks. Soap is supplied as well as access to washer and dryer.

More Details

Owner
Ruth Wall
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018

About Ruth Wall

We are two brothers and their lovely wives, who love keeping this house in as nice condition as it was when our parents lived here. We have grown children and grandchildren and we all live in Maine!

Ruth Wall purchased this house in 1974

Why Ruth Wall chose Rockport

Our parents purchased this house when it was in poor condition in the '70s, and rehabilitated it for their retirement home. It has new floors and a whole new floor plan, with a nod to historic details like the beautiful old paneling around the fireplace. It is on one level with only three stairs to come in from outdoors. We loved bringing our children here to visit their grandparents, and took many walks around the harbor.

We have seen many others enjoy the location as much as we have, since we began vacation renting in 2014. Please read the many positive reviews we've earned, and consider enjoying Maine from our central location.

What makes this house unique

Having a choice between open air on the deck, or the screened porch is a pleasure.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Old House – Rockport, Maine



It was just someplace different with cool air

We’d gone five years to resorts off-season

Ski mountains in Vermont and New Hampshire

Then thought of a house in Maine – no reason.



It checked all my boxes: washer/dryer,

Parking, some A/C – add big porch and view.

Online it sounded fine, thought it over

Didn’t know the towns, thought Rockport would do.



This house speaks to me unexpectedly

Its tongue since 1850, are rugs, books,

World War II wedding sampler of family,

Kitchen utensils like mine from past cooks.



Chipmunks, woodchucks, finches all around me

Penobscot Bay lets me sit and just be.



J.H. 2017
Nov 2017
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Rockport, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is part of the master bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Access to private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , the pull out couch in our den will sleep a visitor or two...
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , A bathroom with tub and shower are adjacent
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

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Comfortable one level living overlooking the harbor
average rating of 4.7380953 based on 44 reviews
5

Location Location Location.....

  • 5 of 5

It was a fantastic experience! Great location. Two fantastic restaurants on the same block. We highly recommend this property!!

  • Submitted: 5-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for giving our little home a try! It’s so handy to the “downtown” of Rockport. Great guests- you’re welcome any time!
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5

Charming, well kept, historic home with harbor view

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Rockport. A perfect location, just steps from Rockport harbor and minutes from Camden. The house is meticulously kept and cleaned and was perfect for our family of four. Felt like staying at grandmom's house. Has a terrific wrap-around porch with harbor views and a screened in section as well. The owners are very accommodating and responsive. Overall a fantastic experience and we would definitely recommend staying there!

  • Submitted: 15-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

a lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is very roomy, but at the same time warm and cozy. It has all the kitchen utensils that one could possibly want. The bed that my wife and I slept in was very good.

A lovely view of the harbor from the front deck, and a nice screened in porch to eat or just relax in. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the fact that guests like these take advantage of the well stocked kitchen, and enjoy some meals at home. We're so happy you were comfortable!
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5

A lovely gem in Rockport, ME

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us to stay on our recent trip to Maine. Ideal for two couples. Everything was so clean and neat, and the view over the bay was breathtaking. Ruth is such a considerate person, and she ensured that we had everything we needed. I would definitely choose this rental again!

  • Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's fun to see two couples use our home as home base for coastal pleasures. They were classy perfect guests! Come again!
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5

Exquisite home in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful. Every thing far exceeding our expectations. It is so cozy and comfortable. The location is great. The house had every thing we needed. Just a short drive to Camden and Rockland. Ruth was very helpful even before we left home. We felt like we were visiting family. This was our 1st visit to Maine and I am hopeful we will be able to come again. . This place was perfect for our girl friend vacation.

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, excellent location with an outstanding view!

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 couples and this home was just perfect! We spent four wonderful days here in October 2917. The weather was wonderful and we could not have asked for anything more. A great location for exploring the Camden-Rockport area and mid-coast Maine. The home was well stocked with all the necessary amenities-we were not lacking for anything. The owner was very accommodating and helpful. We would definitely stay here again! Tony Nuccio

  • Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Knowing that our guests are comfortable and have all the elements a home can provide to support their vacation is so important to us. We're glad you loved your stay and hope you will have occasion to return!
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Location

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Owls Head
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Shepherds Pie Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Rockland to Vinal Haven
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Goose River Country Club, and the Samoset resort
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Brunswick, for the Downeaster from Boston
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 1 and 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Saltwater Cafe
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl and Toboggan run
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Megunticook Lake
Car: necessary

This is a beautiful spot for walking. One block in one direction is the working harbor, with windjammers and lobsterboats in action. Bring your kayaks! The memorial to Andre the seal is there, as well as the Rockport lime kiln exhibit. Graffam’s fish market and picnic area make a fun walk at lunch time. In another direction is the quiet road along Beauchamps point, leading past waterfront estates, Children's Chapel and the famous Belted Galloway cows at Aldermere farm.

Camden and all its lovely shops is a 5 minute drive, and will take the better part of the day to explore. The Atlantic climbing School is waiting to take you rock climbing on Mount Megunticook and environs. Or just hike Mount Battie, the muse for Edna St Vincent Millay, on your own. You can even drive up Mt Battie and climb the stone tower for a sweeping view of Penobscott Bay.

In August, it's blueberry time, and the Union Fair is in full swing with old fashioned ox pulling, pie eating contest, and prancing ponies. Autumn brings more lovely walks through the foliage, apple picking in Hope, or across Beech Hill, to see the low bush blueberry bushes all burnished red.

Attend one of the many Bay Chamber concerts right across the street.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Rockport, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$338
C$2,366
 
 
four days
Jul 25 2018 - Jul 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$263
 
 
2nd summer 2018
Jul 29 2018 - Sep 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$296
C$2,366
 
 
Autumn 2018
Sep 2 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$296
C$2,235
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$262.9

Weekly rentals run from Saturday to Saturday. We are willing to rent for a weekend as well in the autumn. Please consider buying trip insurance if there is any chance you will not be able to come for your reservation. We can not return your deposit for a short notice cancellation of less than 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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