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This writer’s 1803 home in lovely Rockland neighborhood is a leisurely 10-minute walk to downtown and the waterfront.
Thoughtful renovations have given the rooms renewed life, with fresh paint on the walls and floors, cottaged furniture, and new beds with crisp linens. The charming space offers a first floor kitchen stocked with cooking equipment and tableware, two separate dining areas, a living room with inviting furniture, and a utility closet with washer/dryer combo. The second floor has a master bedroom with queen bed, an upstairs parlor/bedroom with a full bed and sitting area, and a simple bathroom. A flagstone patio and lawns invite outdoor relaxation.
The ocean sparkles at the end of this quiet block, and Prosehaven’s off-street parking area offers the perfect spot to leave the car after a day exploring midcoast. Stroll downtown and discover Rockland’s museums, restaurants, marina, quirky shops, festivals, boardwalk, and nightlife.
Strong wifi, smart tv, and even smarter books available, and please do browse the bookshelves.
Best for adults who appreciate historic buildings, don’t mind stairs, and favor the idiosyncratic.
Writers and artists find Prosehaven a perfect and productive home for creative work. Readers and others in search of real relaxation never want to leave.
Sorry, no pets.
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Kind words from kind guests
Maureen exceeded my expectations in her communication prior to and during my stay. She provided helpful local tips (two examples: the Rockland Farmers’ Market on Thursdays and a Whole Foods Market situated on the way out of Portland). Thoughtful welcoming treats included fresh blueberries & yogurt in the fridge, fresh flowers, a bottle of wine and biscotti. The character home is clean, charming and airy, located a short walk from the Farnsworth Museum (a must) and Main Street. (In fact, it’s entirely possible to walk just about everywhere in Rockland, except the lighthouse/breakwater and the two James Beard Award winning restaurants.) There is a patio and barbecue for guest use and fresh herbs under the window. Maureen is a gracious host and really took care of everything and anything I needed. Clearly, the comfort and satisfaction of her guests is her top priority. Her enthusiasm for Maine is contagious!
—Elizabeth Jasper, 7/16
Maureen was amazing in every aspect of making us feel welcome. We were driving through heavy traffic on our arrival day and got to the site much later than anticipated. She communicated the whole day with us and was outside in the rain to help us get in and get settled. She was available all week for advice and things to do and even did some laundry for us. The location was perfect, you could see the harbor from the house.
–Richard Sorrow, 7/16
Maureen was an excellent host. She was easy to communicate with, and we enjoyed meeting her and getting to know her. We had a really nice visit around her dining room table the evening we arrived. The beds were comfortable, and the living room cozy and warm. We didn’t do any cooking, but the kitchen is very serviceable, and Maureen provided coffee, tea, and hot chocolate along with milk (she’d even asked us our milk preference before we arrived). The apartment isn’t fancy, but was clean and spacious (although the bathroom is a bit cramped). We visit Rockland with some frequency, and will definitely try to rebook at Prosehaven when we come back. I want to hang out with Maureen some more!
–Ellen Wilch 12/15
Our stay at Prosehaven in a quiet Rockland neighborhood was delightful. The vintage guest apartment was clean, well-equiped, charming and superbly located to explore Rockland and mid-coast Maine. Maureen was a great help with suggestions for restaurants, museums, and other must see places. Her correspondence was always timely and all the details of our stay went smoothly. It was fun planning our trip with her help. The beds were super comfortable and we slept like rocks every night.
–Kathy Ellis 8/15
The rental portion of this Rockland ME property is entirely private and self-sufficient, it’s beautifully furnished, with a terrific kitchen, living room, two upstairs rooms with great light and bathroom with all you need. The amazing part is that the house is really old, 1803, I believe, and in terrific shape, with a new heating/cooling system, but actual horsehair under the plaster on some of the walls which makes it fascinating to speculate on life lived here in the past. Rockland itself has everything…sweet shops, excellent restaurants, two good museums, a lovel6y waterfront, places to swim, hike, kayak, take boat trips to islands. I’d love to return as soon as possible and highly recommend.
–Barbara B 11/16
Great location in quiet neighborhood, within easy walking distance to all that downtown Rockland has to offer – good restaurants, art galleries, unique shops, the Farnsworth Museum, and ferries to the islands.
Private entry to the rental is like having your own apartment. Spacious, spotlessly clean, nicely furnished kitchen.
“Simple and thoughtful accommodations”
Maureen was very accommodating as we unexpectedly needed a furnished rental off-season. Great location, central to everything the mid coast area has to offer. Clean, vintage home with rustic charm. Well stocked kitchen and wonderfully comfortable beds! Some of the best nights sleep I have had in a while. Grateful…