A light, bright, modern penthouse atop our 1880s sea captain’s home offers breathtaking views of Rockland Harbor. Enjoy downtown shopping, art galleries, museums and fine dining, all a short walk from home.
No worry in case of unusual weather, comfort on both floors is a push of a button away.
The penthouse can provide rare privacy for two couples or for a family with older children who appreciate space of their own. In all, there’s a living room, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, one on each floor, and two and one-half bathrooms. There is air conditioning on both floors.
The main floor bedroom with an adjacent half bath is furnished with a queen-sized bed and office alcove. A full bath and laundry facilities are on the same floor. The upper-floor suite offers a king-sized bed and an adjacent room for reading, sky and water gazing or as a third, single bedroom. There’s a full bathroom (shower only) on that floor.
The Rockland Harbor Lighthouse is visible from the third floor and the snug, second-floor deck and early risers can treat themselves to spectacular sunrises over Penobscot Bay from there or most any room.
One caution: The penthouse starts one flight up, making it unsuitable for people with mobility problems and for very young children.
Finally, five things that made us fall in love with this wonderful place in Midcoast Maine:
1. Rockland is an easygoing coastal gem with a unique, hard-scrabble history, given to reinventing itself, where the people are welcoming and the water accessible by schooner, ferry, foot and lobster boat.
2.In fact, one of our favorite treats is a ride with Captain Jack, a fisherman who tells you almost all about his trade as he pulls up lobster traps. Just six people aboard at a time. Find out more at www.captainjacklobstertours.com.
3.The city offers foodies a mix of coastal and summer classics. For a start, lobster at Claws, Maine’s most vaunted hotdog at Wasse’s and blueberry pie most anywhere – as well as upscale dining at the intimate In Good Company and garden-to-table Primo with Melissa Kelly, a James Beard “best chef in the Northeast.” On the home front the reward for a 4-minute walk is a sunset aperitif at Archer’s on the Pier, a good spot too for seafood and generous shore fare.
4.There’s plenty of local food to gather by foot and enjoy at home, too, from Rock City coffee roaster, the neighborhood Southend Grocery, Jesse’s Market for fish or Wiggen’s Meat Market and the new gourmet Main Street Markets downtown.
5. For entertainment and education just down the street, Rockland boasts the Farnsworth Museum, home of Andrew Wyeth’s works, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, the Children’s Museum, the Strand, a downtown theater with a full, eclectic schedule of cinema, music and comedy and the Museum of Sail, Steam and Power, featuring maritime history, Maine’s only Foucault’s Pendulum and evening musical delights, live and introduced by the inimitable Captain Jim Sharp. Find out more at www.sailpowersteammuseum.org.
Due to the steepness of the stairs children must be 12 years or older and is not recommended for people with mobility issues.
Privacy Level:LOW Located in a neighborhood. (This can be subjective. Please ask if you have questions)
Water views of Rockland Harbor
Waterfront/Shore Access: Indirect- public beach 3 minute walk from house
Bedroom 1 Queen Main Floor (2nd)
Bedroom 2 King Upper Level (3rd)
Bedroom 3 Twin Upper Level (3rd)
Bathroom 1 Toilet, Sink Main Floor (2nd) ensuite
Bathroom 2 Toilet, Sink, Shower/Tub Main Floor (3rd)
Bathroom 3 Toilet, Sink, Shower/Tub Upper Level (3rd)
All bedding and bath towels provided
Brew Coffee Maker
A/C: Heat/Cool Pump
Outdoor seating/table accommodates: 2-3 seats only
WIFI NOTE:SummerMaine recognizes that access to the internet is as important as electricity and running water to most, if not all, people. However, Maine is a more rural state by nature and infrastructure. Accessibility is limited, often unpredictable and unreliable depending on location.
While some properties do have internet connection that is more “modern”, many properties are in locations that only allow for DSL or satellite connection which can be slower and at the mercy of weather, whole network connectivity and the like.
Please be aware SummerMaine cannot guarantee the speed or accessibility of the internet at any of our properties during your stay.
Outages of any type are not the basis for a refund. We cannot guarantee repair times or repair person availability.
With that said, if you have certain needs regarding the internet, please let us know and we will indicate the properties providing the service that best meets your needs.
Household Consumables and items: The following items are typically found at the properties to get you started.
-Dishwasher, liquid soap for sink dish washing, washing machine detergent.
- New Kitchen sponge per guest turnover.
- All purpose counter cleaner
- All purpose bathroom cleaner
- Hand soap for Kitchen & bathroom
- Bathroom tissue/toilet paper 2 rolls per bathroom per guest turnover.
- Paper towels for kitchen 1 starter roll
- A few trash bags
- Coffee filters
- Propane or Charcoal for Grill. Grill tools- scraper/steel brush, spatula, tongs, fork. Oven Mitt.
You should plan to bring with you or purchase shortly after arrival:
- Groceries, coffee, condiments
-Some properties will have dry spices and other items. We are not able to inventory these things…if you will want to have something special to cook with we suggest bringing it with you.
-Additional paper towels, toilet paper, paper/plastic ware etc.
-Shampoos, body soaps and other personal hygiene products.
-Beach gear- beach towels, chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, etc.
-Approved pets will need a leash.
-Baby equipment (you can always rent equipment from our friends at Mid-Coast Family Rentals)
Clothing: The weather can change dramatically from one day to the next. You will want to dress for the season. It is best to be prepared. Even in the warmest days of summer the nights can get cool. In the fall it is always a good idea to have a sweatshirt or jacket with you.
* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing
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IN ADDITION TO THE RENTAL AMOUNT the following fees and tax apply
A $175 CLEANING FEE, DOG FEE (if applicable),
9% TAX on Rent, Dog Fees and Cleaning Fees,
A Processing Fee of 6% of the rental amount.
*ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
*A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF 1/2 OF THE RENTAL AMOUNT IS DUE UPON RESERVATION.
Cleaning requirements before check out: Please leave all used towels in the tub. Please remove all items from the refrigerator and wash dishes. All furniture and furnishing MUST be returned to the original location they were in upon check in. Please bag all trash and leave in receptacle provided.
Check in and out times: Check in is 4:00 PM and Check out is 10:00 AM. Early check in/out is not allowed in the high season. Guests who have not vacated by 10:00 AM will be charged $25.00 every 15 minutes after 10:00 AM.