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Apartment In Charming 110 Year Old House, 15 min walk to town, 3 min to Marina

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, kitchen, 1 1/2 bath , private entrance, children and dogs welcome

Beautiful large, bright and friendly, completely renovated second floor apartment. Half mile into town down Main St, about a 15-20 minute walk, or a little more by the scenic Harbor Shore walk. Only a 3 minute walk to Snow Marina, a boat launch and dog/kid park.

You will have 2 generous sized bedrooms with queen size beds ( we get compliments all the time on the comfort of our mattresses and the softness of our 100% cotton sheets) and a third bedroom with a twin bed which can also be used as a TV/relaxing room.

It has a large, airy, fully functional and fully equipped kitchen, which combined with the backyard's propane grill will take care of everything from breakfast, to a pot of lobsters, to grilled steaks.

It has one full bathroom with a bathtub and shower, and a roomy half-bath which can accommodate morning shaves or makeup, anything except a bath.

After years in the travel industry, and being a traveler myself, I think I have learned what is needed to provide a cozy, comfortable, and well equipped home-away-from-home for my guests. The rooms are all bright, attractive, airy and very peaceful. Everything you need is included, linens and towels, cooking and eating utentils, including spices, etc.. TV and plenty of books and games. Parking is available for two cars, or one car and a boat trailer. You don't need to bring anything for your stay except yourself, and a willingness to relax and enjoy Maine!

More Details

Carol Eliasen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About Carol Eliasen

Welcome! I'd like to invite you to stay with me and my small terrier dog Iki, at our wonderful 110 year old house and our lovely Maine. When I suddenly found myself retired and alone a few years ago, I decided I wanted to settle in Maine, where I had spent many lovely weekends and vacations over the past 30 years. Looking at realty on-line, I kept being drawn to this much too big, much too run down old house in Rockland (one of my favorite towns). It just kept calling me. After some investigation I found out it was built over 110 years ago in 1905, was solid but needed a lot of TLC.

After a two year top to bottom renovation, both the house and I are happier and younger. When I finally had the time to put in a new garden, she was at last a bright, happy house both inside and out.

Three years ago I decided to do some summer rentals and I was surprised and delighted to find how much I enjoyed sharing my lovely old house. I've made many new friends, had lots of great conversations, and my guests seem to enjoy staying with Iki (my terrier) and I, which makes me happy. I hope you enjoy our home as much as I do if you come to stay.

Carol Eliasen purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Carol Eliasen chose MidCoast - Penobscot Bay

We (Iki and I) think we offer the best of both worlds- we are out of the traffic and bustle of downtown Rockland in the summer, combined with the convenience of being only 3-4 minutes by car or, better yet, 15-20 minutes on foot from the excitement of Rockland's activities. It's an easy car ride to many of the best sites on the mid-coast. The house is roomy, friendly and comfortable, welcoming you back after a busy day exploring our beautiful coastal Maine.

What makes this apartment unique

Snow Marina is so conveniently near that this is a great place to stay if you have children who need a place to run free, fly a kite, a dog to walk, or if you want to just watch the boats while you sit on a bench before or after a busy day, meditating on the beauty of the cove.

We are conveniently located to start your day trips to explore the area and only a 15 minute drive to Birch Point State Park, which has one of the best swimming and hiking beach area in this area, Lucia Beach. There are four lighthouses and miles of coastal scenery to enjoy, just a short car ride away. In short, we have everything you need to have a perfect vacation in beautiful coastal Maine.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Rockland in Knox County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Sink and mirror and plenty of towel racks.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Has a nice sink/mirror setup for maximizing use.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , This room can also be used as a TV room for the family.
  • Bedroom 1 is 15x20 ft, queen bed, chair, built-in closets, has it's own TV and is adjoined to the TV/twin size bedroom by French doors. Bedroom 2 is 12x14 ft, has a chair, dresser, end tables, and is adjoined to the full bath. Bedroom 3 has a twin daybed, room is 12x12 ft, with recliner chair, TV, coffee table and a small reading nook attached. All rooms have fans or ceiling fans. All have dressers and/or closets for plenty of clothing storage. All are nicely decorated and pleasant to relax in privacy.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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(35 traveller reviews)

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Apartment In Charming 110 Year Old House, 15 min walk to town, 3 min to Marina
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

Immaculate condition and beautifully restored, spacious

  • 5 of 5

Carol is clearly a well traveled host who has thought of everything. We have stayed in furnished places but not to the extent of this one. You could literally bring clothing and the apartment would hv everything you needed. My family of 4 includes 2 teen boys. Since my youngest is 6'3 he is too long for a lot of beds. It was great that both boys had their own bedroom. It was even better that mom and dad had their own bedroom with a private bathroom. The boys just used our bathroom to shower and then had their own half bath. All beds were super comfy. Carol gave us wonderful recommendations as well as a folder full of suggestions. Enjoyed claws in town as our goal was to eat lots of lobsters. We aren't heading directly home or I would hv loved to get some fresh fish and lobster from Jess market rt down the road. If we had more time, the kitchen in the apartment was fully equipped for cooking rt down to the seasonings and lobster pot. Beautiful apartment with all of the comforts of home and then some

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the house, and I know you had a good vacation here because you never stopped! Please come back anytime you are visiting Maine. You are always welcome.
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

I love staying at Carol's place! It is spacious, charming and has everything you would need to feel relaxed and at home. Carol is a lovely and caring host who will make sure that you have all you need to enjoy your stay. There is a beautiful garden and sitting area, perfect for morning coffee. This is my second stay and will not be my last. I can't wait until next year's visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I really enjoyed having you this year. It was fun! I too am looking forward to your stay next year. Have a great winter.
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Great place to stay ! Very well kept .

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this place. Carol was very informative and super nice. The house had everything you could need. Very clean and beautiful inside and out. And the beds were very comfortable which was nice after a long day of sightseeing. We will be back soon !!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review. I enjoyed having you guys stay with me very much. You were fun! I hope you will, indeed, come again!
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to vacation. House was just as described. Minutes from harbor and walking distance from downtown. Carol"s book of tips on Rockland was superb.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious with international touches

  • 5 of 5

Carol's 2nd floor apartment was completely equipped and thoughtfully arranged. Evidence of her world travels was in every room. The entire place was tastefully decorated and well-appointed. The yard and barbecue area are nicely landscaped, with plenty of seating options. This home is located in a nice neighborhood just up the street from the Sail, Power and Steam Museum, which sits on the shore and includes a grassy park. Carol could not have been more accommodating, and her communication was excellent. My husband, adult son and I had a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. I throughly enjoyed having you stay with me, and hope I have a chance to welcome you all back in the future.
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What a lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to have stayed with Carol! The place is so charming, spacious, very clean, and the most comfty beds! Carol has thought of everything you might need to make your stay the most comfortable. She was very accommodating to us, we had a late arrival. She had maps and notes of suggested places and restaurants to visit. We have already shared with her that when we return to Maine, we hope to stay with her! Carol and her charming home added to our visit to beautiful Rockland, Maine. Thank you, Carol! ~ Brenda, Goodlettsville, Tennessee

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with me and for the lovely review. You ladies were a pleasure to have as guests and I would love to have the opportunity to see you again in the future. I'm so glad you enjoyed Rockland. I'm enjoying the great fall now and looking forward to the snows of winter. Like you, I love Maine. See you again soon. Carol
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Portland, Bangor Airports or Rockland Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferries to the major Outer Islands
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
1 public golf course in Rockland, 2 in Rockport
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
House is on Rt 73, to Rt 1 at downtown
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Rockland, Camden and Thomaston all have good ones
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lucia Beach at Birch Point State Park
Car: recommended

Located in the Historic South End of Rockland, the house is a convenient 15-20 minute walk to town (3-4 minutes by car) and our small town beach at Sandy Beach Park. It's also a 3-4 minute walk to the Snow Marina and park, home of the Sail, Steam and Power Marine Museum and the Coastal Children's Museum, and a real working ship repair yard. The Marina is a Public Boat Launch with the cove on one side and a big green park on the other side for walking the dog or kids, watching the boats, or enjoying a beautiful Maine morning or evening sunset. For the hardy, locals swim off the docks on hot days. It provides us with fresh ocean breezes all day. ..............................

The South End offers easy car access to Maine sites worth visiting several times. Owlshead Lighthouse (10 minutes or so) for great views and, of course, the lighthouse. Lucia Beach at Birch Point State Park (15 minutes) has a beautiful beach for the best ocean swimming in the area, with woods on either side for walks, sunning on the surrounding rock ledges (nice and flat). Port Clyde (20 minutes or so) for fishing and rental of kayaks or seeing it's lighthouse, and Thomaston (10 minutes), a sweet quaint little Maine town. .......................

On the other side of town you are heading north to Rockport and Camden, 20 minutes away by car, for some of the best shopping and antiquing or keep going north as far as you want for a truly lovely scenic drive. .....................

Rockland itself is a fun and activity filled destination. The town has free parking, with easy walking to numerous art galleries, the Farnsworth Museum, Wyeth Center Museum, Lighthouse Museum, and lots of fun small shops. It has cafes with internet, a great bakery, the vintage Strand Theatre with live entertainment and off-beat movies, great pubs and some good of the best restaurants on the coast. It has an active in-town harbor area, and slightly outside of downtown is the walkable mile-long Rockland Lighthouse Breakwater. It also provides access to ferries to the Islands and booking sailing or ocean fishing day trips.......

Walk from your apartment to any of the following festivals held in Rockland's Harbor Park: North Atlantic Blues Festival in July, the annual Lobster Festival the first week of August and the Maine Boats and Harbor Show in mid-August. The nearby town of Thomaston has an old fashion 4th of July celebration with a parade, barbaque and booths (10 minute drive), or visit the Maine Wild Blueberry Festival in August at the Union Common Ground Fair (45 minute drive). For more events check on-line...............................................

It's easy to while away a morning or afternoon in Rockland downtown in between these more adventurous activities, and it always has an ocean breeze even on those surprisingly hot Maine summer days.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Rockland, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Any extra fees collected except Maine State taxes are being collected by VRBO, not by the owner and are not paid to the owner. Payment must be made by credit card. Deposit of 25% of rental rate and Maine State tax is required at confirmation, balance due 30 days prior to check-in. Full refund of rental rate and Maine State taxes if cancelled prior to 30 days from check-in date will be made by the owner. 50% refund if cancellation is made between 30-14 days prior to checkin. No refund on cancellations made less than 14 days prior to check-in date. Once the party has checked in, an early check out may result in forfeiture of all payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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