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Steps to Ocean, Boardwalk, Restaurants and Museums!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

This is the best neighborhood in Rockland, Maine! Walk along the oceanfront boardwalk to downtown restaurants, movie theater, shopping, Farnsworth Museum and galleries, bars and festivals. You can't get a better location for the Lobster and Atlantic Blues Festival. Friendly neighborhood, great lighthouse views.

Conveniently located in the Historic South End of Rockland, the Pacific House located 1/2 block from ocean (you can see the lighthouse) is steps from the Rockland beach and harbor, and a short walk to downtown and restaurants. The Victorian Farmhouse built in 1860 has pine floors throughout, the kitchen a bar area, bar stools and all amenities. The dining room seats 6 comfortably. Plush living room is ideal for reading or watching movies, with flat screen, internet and Netflix and HBO provided. Bedrooms sleep 6 - with brand queen beds in master and second bed, and two twin beds in the third room. Large master bedroom with very large walk-in closet includes all linens. There is a tile bath with vanity, tub and shower, as well as a laundry facility with washer and dryer in large pantry off the kitchen. The mud room sliding glass doors open to a beautiful wooden deck and big, picket fenced back yard with grill and outdoor table.

Throw your favorite steak on the barbeque or boil up a pot of lobsters in this home away from home. It won't take you long to see why CBS This Morning calls Rockland one of the coolest small towns in America.

Rockland, Ocean, Boardwalk, Fall Foliage, Blues Festival, Lobster Festival, Mid-Coast


More Details

Property Manager
Kaylyn Thornal
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Kaylyn Thornal

I fell in love with Rockland, Maine when I moved there for the film program at the Maine Photographic Workshops in 1998. I am now a Television Producer and Editor living in Los Angeles, but I still try to make it back every year at least for a week to unwind. There is nothing like Maine in the summer. Then again, there is nothing like Maine in the fall. When I'm there I feel euphoric and energized and alive with creativity. I love to walk downtown to the galleries, cafe's and at night to the restaurants. The whole town has exploded the last 10 years and the community is a nice mix of locals and transplants, who like me, fell in love with Maine and couldn't seem to not be there. They are locals who own and run the shops, lobster fishermen and women, and artists. The people are friendly and welcoming. Rockland is different than Camden and Rockport which you will immediately notice. Those are both nice towns, but Rockland has a soul to it that is hard to find in many places. While those towns are charming and quaint, Rockland is energetic, alive and engaging.

2017 will be the 5th year we are renting the house as a seasonal and hope it brings you memories you'll have the rest of your life. Just as it has mine.

Thank you for your interest.

Kaylyn Thornal purchased this house in 1999

Why Kaylyn Thornal chose Rockland

I knew I wanted to buy this house the moment I drove east down Linden street toward the ocean. As the car rolled closer toward Pacific Street, the lighthouse slowly creeped over the horizon. It was magical.

What makes this house unique

During a fog or rain, the Rockland and Owl's Head lighthouse sing to each other. One calls, the other answers with these deep tonal horns. You have to hear it to understand, but if you ever do you will get it immediately. It's like music.

Wifi, board games, leave your car in the drive and walk to restaurants & bars, museums, beach, harbor, all festivals.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tile bathroom with vanity, shower and tub. Linens, soaps, hair dryer provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Master - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom sleeps 2. Linens provided. Walk in closet with extra blankets. Ceiling fan. Eurotop queen mattress. Second bedroom sleeps 2. Linens provided. Full Closet. Ceiling fan. Eurotop queen mattress. Third bedroom sleeps 2. Linens provided. Shelving and hanging chest. Ceiling fan. Twin mattresses.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing


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average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

House was comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Close to great restaurants and museums. Clean, well stocked house. Lots of information in house and the caretaker was very helpful.

  • Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, adorable cottage for family stay in Rockland!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Rockland with our three children. The cottage was perfectly situated for us to do day trips all around the region, and stroll into town and enjoy Rockland. Our children, ages 5, 8 and 9, loved the cottage itself and the yard. It's a quiet neighborhood. The caretaker, Louise, made sure the kids had an extra-special time in Maine! Kaylyn was easy to reach in the booking process, and in communicating our delayed arrival (we were arriving later at night unexpectedly). The owners made sure to have a wonderful binder of information about the area and fabulous places to visit available in the kitchen upon arrival. Although there is only one bathroom, we did not find this to be a problem - even with a family of five. The kitchen had everything you could need to prepare simple meals at home. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home in lovely area!

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay in this lovely home! Nice area and yard, all the comforts of home and then some! Thanks very much! :)

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Fantastic home and area!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! We loved the location. Warm welcome when we arrived. Great home away from home!

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, charming and comfy!

  • 5 of 5

The Pacific House was everything the description said it would be. We weren't missing anything. We truly enjoyed our stay, from where we layed our heads to all our daytime activities. We hope to stay again!

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, comfortable family house

  • 5 of 5

We (family of 5) spent 4 nights at this spotlessly clean house in July. This pretty property was spotlessly clean, full of character and very comfortable. It's location is great, in a peaceful street, with the bay just at the end of the street and then an easy stroll along the boardwalk into Rockland. We loved the area too - there's plenty to do in pretty Rockland from the art gallery, with its excellent Andrew Wyeth exhibition to walking the breakwater to admire the lighthouse and scenery. We enjoyed exploring the stunning Penobscot Bay Area, a highlight being a trip up Mount Battie in Camden Hill State Park, which has views to take your breath away! Booking the property was easy & all queries were promptly responded to. Louise (property manager) was on hand locally, offering a friendly welcome and help if needed. If we were ever back in the area, we'd happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Archer's on the Water
Nearest Ferry
0.9 Miles
Port Terminal
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Samoset Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Trackside Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Archer's on the Pier
Nearest Ski
1.2 Miles
Mt. Battie
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sandy Beach
Car: recommended

A jumping-off point for ferries bound for the mid-coast islands, the harbor town of Rockland rocks the mainland in its own right. From its mid-summer Lobster Festival to the Farnsworth Art Museum, from the North Atlantic Blues Festival to windjamming, the fishing, island-hopping and culture provide as much of a draw to this region as the great outdoors.

Start your mornings off right with a stroll down to local roaster Rock City Roasters or it's sister restaurant Rock City Cafe. Rock City roasts their own coffee so you can enjoy a cup of java and some of the best pastries in town while reading the morning paper. For dinner, try Primo—in a renovated 1880s Victorian home—which plans its menu around what’s in the garden and on the farm, and laces desserts with honey from its own bees, or get your dance on to some of the best blues around at the Time Out Pub.

National Georgraphic named Rockland, Maine one of the Top 100 adventure towns in America. Begin with a Rockland Harbor Kayak Tour, great for seal and puffin sighting.Then venture to the Maine Lighthouse Museum, after soaking up the facts, legends, and lore, put on your walking shoes for the nearly one mile walk across the Rockland Breakwater to the Lighthouse. Hop a ferry from the Rockland terminal to nearby Vinalhaven and North Haven Islands which are are great day trips. Ferries are also the least expensive way to see the coast from the water.

About half of the Maine Windjammer Association fleet is now based in Rockland. Book a windjammer cruise. Best vantage points for viewing and photographing windjammers sailing in and around Rockland Harbor are the Rockland Breakwater and Owls Head Light house.

Rockland could be considered Maine's most art-centric town, thanks to the Farnsworth Museum and Wyeth Center (home to work of three generations of Wyeths - NC, Andrew, and James) as well as and the galaxy of independent galleries that surround it. Take it all in on the monthly First Friday Art Walk. Catch a concert, lecture, performance, or film at the Strand, a beautifully restored 1923 theater downtown.

When it comes to food, Rockland has some of the best restaurants in the Mid-Coast and maybe all of Maine. Start with two James Beard award winners: Melissa Kelly, who owns Primo, a farm to table restaurant on the southern edge of town, (be sure to tour the gardens and animal pens before dining in the restaurant or upstairs lounges), and Waterman’s Beach Lobster, named an American Classic. Stroll down Main Street, and the possibilities include the region’s best Japanese, Suzuki’s Sushi Bar; best wine & tapas, In Good Company, or a for more eclectic menu try Cafe Miranda. Or head down to the harbor's edge to Conte's Italian/Seafood - as seen on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations - this meal will be an adventure in itself! Indulge in breakfast at Home Kitchen Cafe, The Brown Bag, or Brass Compass. For a local brew and fresh fried haddock sandwich, head to the Waterworks on Lindsay St.

If you're looking for a great place to base your Maine vacation, look no further than centrally located and eclectic Rockland, Maine on the water!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Rockland, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
Lobster Festival Week
Jul 29 2018 - Aug 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 21 2018 - Nov 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$128.26 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$75.67
Cleaning C$109.02 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

**Spring April, May and Fall - October nightly rates $150/night up to 4 people. $25 for additional guest per night.

Manager'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.
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