THIS PROPERTY ONLY RENTS ON A FRIDAY TO FRIDAY SCHEDULE - 7 NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIRED
ROOM LAYOUT: 1st Floor- Kitchen, Living Room, Queen Bedroom, Queen Bedroom, Tub/Shower Bathroom, Deck, Laundry Room 2nd Floor- Two twin bedroom Guest Cottage - Kitchen, Living Room, Full bathroom with stall shower, Couch with queen pull out (only available when warm enough)
DOGS PERMITTED? Sorry, Dogs are NOT permitted at this property.
This three-bedroom home is perfect for couples looking to get away and enjoy a romantic stay in Midcoast Maine or a small family looking to enjoy the area. The idyllic neighborhood setting and stylish cottage decor provide a great Maine coast retreat close to dining, shopping and sightseeing.
Located right off Rockport Harbor with great views. Built in 1881, the house has updated furnishings and appliances while maintaining classic antique charm.
Located at the head of Rockport Harbor, this property is conveniently located to all that Camden/Rockport area has to offer. Small and beautiful Rockport is on the west side of Penobscot Bay, between Rockland and Camden. Fifty years ago, Rockport was home to lobstermen and fishermen who built their weirs in the harbor, but today the harbor is mainly for pleasure boats. Launch a kayak from the dock in the harbor nearby and paddle the harbor, keeping a watchful eye out for harbor seals. The property owner provides space on a rack a short walk away at the harbor to store your kayaks, or some that you may rent, so you can have easy access to them.
NEW FOR 2019 - Property can now accommodate up to 8 guests! The original cottage next door can be added to your reservation for $200/week+fees. It includes a screened in porch, small kitchen with fridge, living room + TV, full bath and sleeping space for two. Add this option to your reservation!
LINENS & TOWELS: The rental of this property includes all bed linens and towels. Beds will be made up upon arrival and there will be one bath towel and wash cloth per listed occupancy, two hand towels per bathroom, one bath mat per full bathroom, and two kitchen towels in the kitchen. Additional bath towels can be rented.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: No, the owner of this property does not require a security deposit, however, guests are still financially responsible for non-accidental damages at the property.
PROPERTY SPECIFICS: Cleaning: The property will be professionally cleaned before and after the rental. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at $35 per hour Washer & Dryer: Yes (not available November through April months) Dishwasher: Yes Coffee Maker: Yes, Combination standard automatic drip with filters and K-Cup Air Conditioning: No, however fans are located in each bedroom Heat Source: Furnace with forced hot air heating Usable Fireplace: No Outdoor Fire Pit: No Trash Removal Service: Included with rental Water Source: Town water, OK to drink from tap Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi, in main house only TV: 1 Television with a DVD and basic cable service in Living Room Grill: Propane Gas Grill Closest Shopping Village: Camden, 1 mile away Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 20+ Water Frontage: No, Public nearby Beach Access: No, Public nearby Dock/Pier Access: No, Public nearby Property Good For Fisherman: Yes, fishing on the town dock in season for Mackerel is fun! Additional Amenities: Minimum Standards List
On the Water has always been accommodating and responsive. This year our trash was not picked up on the scheduled day.
I called to report it and by the time we returned to the cottage by the end of the day, some one from OTW had come by, disposed of the trash and returned the barrel to the proper place.
This is our 4th year renting the Lightkeeper and it never disappoints. We love the view from our deck and the short walk to the village of Rockport. The house is very well stocked with everything that we need.
Every year at the end of the week we have our kids join us for lobster on the deck overlooking the harbor. What could be a more fitting end to a lovely and relaxing week?
Reviewed: Jul 31, 2018
Once I requested the rental property I was immediately contacted by the On The Water in Maine staff. They are courteous and very helpful. Throughout the process I received updates and information so that once we arrived we were very comfortable and had no surprises.
The Light Keeper was the perfect spot for my siblings and I spend a relaxing week together. The house is perched on a hillside that gives you beautiful views of the bay and plenty of spots to sit, relax and enjoy the fresh air. The bedrooms are comfortable and beautifully decorated. The kitchen is well equipped with a large eat in area along with a dining room and outdoor seating. The living room has furniture that invites you to relax. And to top it all off, the beautiful view of the bay!
Reviewed: Oct 21, 2017
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2017
everyone was very friendly and professional
loved the house and the view!
Reviewed: Oct 10, 2016
Reviewed: Sep 20, 2016
On the Water in Maine is very easy to work with and if there are any concerns, it is easy to get a response from them and they are very welcoming. The material they leave in the rentals is informative even for those of us who are frequent Maine visitors and already have our favorite places.
This is an absolutely lovely place and you cannot ask for a better view...overlooking Rockport Harbor. It is comfortable and decorated nicely and has everything you could possibly need. We loved staying there.
West Newton, US
Reviewed: Aug 17, 2016
Working with On the Water was easy and efficient. I enjoyed getting email updates as the dates of our rental approached.
I loved the location of this property particularly sitting on the deck and looking at the beautiful Rockport harbor. It is an easy walk to Rockport village and the 2 restaurants and galleries.
Reviewed: Oct 19, 2015
On the Water in Maine is the most professional rental service I have worked with. I appreciate the attention to detail: the booking process and payment procedure; communication between booking and arriving including "what to bring" lists; and information notebook at the rental site. I felt secure that if a problem where to arise it would be handled quickly. i have already recommended On the Water in Maine to others.
The Lightkeeper is a lovely home and was perfect for the two of us. The view is absolutely amazing looking directly into the harbor from the hilltop. Every thing we needed was supplied and in excellent working order. The decor of this home is very pleasing and the furniture comfortable. The kitchen is large and easy to navigate, cook and dine in. The location is peaceful and great for walks to the park or into Rockport. The central location on the coast makes it convenient for day trips in either direction.
Reviewed: Sep 6, 2015
Very warm , felt like home, awesome view of the harbor, can't beat dining on the deck.
West Newton, US
Reviewed: Aug 16, 2015
It was a pleasure working with On the Water. Everything was clearly stated and emails about our upcoming stay came regularly and promptly with all the information necessary to make our plans.There were instructions for all of the applicances in the house and a binder with everything we needed to know about opening up and closing the house.
We were thrilled with the property, the Lightkeeper's Cottage. It was clean, well stocked and perfectly located. It exceeded our expectations. I never tired of the view of the Rockport Harbor from our deck. We were within walking distance of the harbor, the village with it's lovely restaurants, the library and galleries. We enjoyed taking a walk everyday into the village and exploring the harbor from different angles. We were also a short ride into Camden. Overall, a wonderful visit. We hope to return again.
Reviewed: Jul 20, 2015
The agency were very helpful, not least the advance mailings with all required information.
The Light Keeper cottage was quite delightful. It was beautifully presented and afforded every comfort we could reasonably have desired.
Reviewed: Dec 30, 2014
Reviewed: Oct 23, 2014
A very efficient simple process making the booking online with friendly helpful staff when the need arose to call by phone.
Stayed for 9 nights in September & could easily have stayed longer. This is a very comfortable cottage exactly as in the photos in a quiet residential area away from the main road. Sitting on the deck watching the boats to & fro to the harbour was a delight.
Boca Raton, US
Reviewed: Jul 11, 2014
Lovely views of Rockport Harbor
Smoking Is Not Permitted anywhere on or inside of any of our rental properties nor are those who may partake in tobacco smoking allowed to occupy any of our properties.
Occupancy may not exceed what is posted for each home. Maximum occupancy could include infants and children.
Amenities offered through On the Water in Maine Inc. are not available at all the properties we offer for rent. Boat Rentals through Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc. are offered Sunday morning to Friday after 4pm and include free delivery to the property. Check with an agent to find out what boats are available to rent at this property, or, when you process the booking here online, only the boats available for the property will be listed as available to rent.
Please see our Rental Guidelines Page for further questions regarding how to book this property and additional charges and fees. Contact a reservation agent for more details or to ensure you are booking the right property for you.
Town Info - Camden / Rockport
Well-loved by visitors and residents alike, the towns of Camden and Rockport were one until 1890. Even though governed separately today, they are essentially the same town combined with village centers a mile apart. The mountains tumble down to meet the ocean's edge, creating some of the best views and hiking opportunities in the state.
In Camden Village
Over 30 Restaurants in both towns combined, several recent James Beard Award winners
Goose River & Samoset Resort courses in Rockport
Knox County Regional (RKD) 20 minutes, Portland (PWM) 1.5 hrs, Bangor (BGR) 1 hour, Boston (BOS) 3 Hours, Manchester NH (MHT) 3 Hours
French & Brawn, Megunicook Market, and Hannaford in Camden