LIGHT KEEPER - Town of Rockport

LOCATION: Rockport, Steps to Downtown and Overlooking Rockport Harbor with Stunning Views of the Ocean and Indian Island Lighthouse

  8 guests
  4 bedrooms
  2 full bathrooms
  1800 sq. ft.

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Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1: Main Level
1 Queen
Bedroom 2: Main Level
1 Queen
Bedroom 3: Upstairs
2 Twins
Bedroom 4: Upstairs
1 Queen
Common Space
1 Sofa Bed

Property Info


1st Floor Main House: Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room, Queen Bedroom, front Queen Bedroom with TV, Tub/Shower Bathroom, Deck, Laundry Room
2nd Floor Main House: Two Twin bedroom with TV, Queen bedroom
Guest Cottage a few steps from main house: Kitchen with fridge and stove, Living room with pullout Queen Bed, TV, Dining room, Screened-in porch, Full bathroom with stall shower (Not available after Oct 15th)

DOGS PERMITTED? Sorry, Dogs are NOT permitted at this property.

This four-bedroom well-appointed home is perfect for a couple or family looking to get away and enjoy a stay in Midcoast Maine. 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 and only 1/4 mile from the public dock and beach. Built in 1881, the house has updated furnishings and appliances while maintaining classic antique charm. Please read the property description carefully as there are two buildings on the property comfortably sleeping 8 people with 2 full bathrooms. 

Situated 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.

As you arrive at the property, there is off street parking enough for 2-3 cars and a lovely view of the harbor from the front yard and deck at the main house. Walking into the house there is a spaciously, well-equipped kitchen and 4 person dining table for early morning coffee or breakfast as well as a laundry room and storage area for luggage or kayaks/water toys. A formal dining room is directly off the kitchen as well as a comfortable living room with a flatscreen TV. The only bathroom in the main house is off the dining room and is a tub/shower combination. On the far end of the house, there are 2 separate queen rooms - one faces the water with a TV and the other is toward the back of the house with well appointed furnishings. 

Continuing up to the second floor there is a small landing with reading chairs that are between the front queen bedroom with a large closet and then a second bedroom with 2 twin beds, large closet, and TV. 

The guest cottage is a few steps from the main house (you are required to exit the main house to access the guest cottage) which has a kitchen (stove, fridge, sink and coffee pot) and breakfast nook, large screed-in porch with ample seating, sofa couch which pullsout to a comfortable queen bed facing the flatscreen TV. The second bathroom on the property is located in the guest cottage and has a walk-in stall shower. 

The guest cottage is included in the rental rate from mid-June to mid-September. Guests may include the guest cottage off-season for an additional $200 per week but please note, the only sourch of heat is space heaters in the guest cottage. 


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.

Cleaning: The property will be professionally cleaned before and after the rental. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at the current hourly rate
Washer & Dryer: Yes, in main house (not available November through April months)
Dishwasher: Yes, only in main house kitchen (not in guest cottage)
Coffee Maker: Yes, combination standard automatic drip with filters and K-Cup (standard drip only in guest cottage)
Air Conditioning: No, however, fans are located in each bedroom
Heat Source: Furnace with forced hot air heating (space heaters only in guest cottage)
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 and guest cottage
TV: 4 TV's total: living room with Roku and basic cable; front queen bedroom, upstairs two twin bedroom, and guest cottage living room.
Grill: Propane gas grill
Closest Shopping Village: Camden/Rockport, less than 1 mile away
Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 20+
Water Frontage: No, Rockport Harbor public nearby
Beach Access: No, Rockport Harbor public nearby as well as Owls Head, Camden, and Lincolnville
Dock/Pier Access: No, Rockport Harbor is public nearby
Property Good For Fisherman: Yes, fishing on the town dock in season for Mackerel is fun!
Additional Amenities: Minimum Standards List

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Write a Review
Morristown, US
Reviewed: Aug 31, 2022
Washington, US
Reviewed: Aug 3, 2022
Property Manager
All good, very responsive.
The stay was great, the house is comfortable and the view unbeatable.
Morristown, US
Reviewed: Aug 25, 2021
Property Manager
The OTWIM team is terrific--so responsive and helpful.
My favourite feature of the property is the view from the porch. The photos don't do it justice.
Weston, US
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2021
Property Manager
timely, thorough
Light Keeper is a lovely house with one of the best views in Rockport of the harbor. It is extremely well stocked, sweetly decorated, comfy beds, and has an awesome deck overlooking the bay. Highly recommend.
Hurst, US
Reviewed: Oct 24, 2019
Property Manager
Washington, US
Reviewed: Aug 25, 2019
Property Manager
So helpful and friendly! This was our first year renting through On the Water and it was great. From helping me find a house to the paperwork and even the first day of checking in. The agency was always very helpful. This house is in a great location. Within walking distance of the Rockport harbor, restaurants, coffee shop. Couldnt ask for more. And it has a spectacular view. The house has only one bathroom but we didnt mind. Its a nice size house. It was fully equipped with anything that you might need during your stay.
Henniker, US
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2019
Property Manager
Easy to work with this company-they were accessible to us during the stay. The view from the deck was magnificent! The decor of the house was simple, yet elegant. The sheets on the bed were top notch which means a lot!
Newton Center, US
Reviewed: Jul 28, 2019
Property Manager
The agency is very easy to work with and someone is always available to answer any questions. The deck overlooks the beautiful Rockport Harbor. The kitchen is quite well equipped and the house itself is a very homey environment
Stoneham, US
Reviewed: Jul 21, 2019
Property Manager
Everyone was really friendly and helpful. Gorgeous view of Rockport Harbor. Cannot say enough good things about sitting on the front deck, it made the entire vacation for us.
Hurst, US
Reviewed: Nov 5, 2018
Property Manager
Newton Center, US
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2018
Property Manager
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?
Laurel, US
Reviewed: Jul 31, 2018
Property Manager
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!
Hurst, US
Reviewed: Oct 21, 2017
Property Manager
Charlottesville, US
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2017
Property Manager
everyone was very friendly and professional \
loved the house and the view!
Auchterarder, GB
Reviewed: Oct 10, 2016
Property Manager
Oneonta, US
Reviewed: Sep 20, 2016
Property Manager
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
Property Manager
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.
Indianapolis, US
Reviewed: Oct 19, 2015
Property Manager
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.
West Newton, US
Reviewed: Aug 16, 2015
Property Manager
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.
Oxford, GB
Reviewed: Jul 20, 2015
Property Manager
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.
Hebron, US
Reviewed: Dec 30, 2014
Property Manager
Reviewed: Oct 23, 2014
Property Manager
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
Property Manager
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

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.

Shopping In Camden Village
Restaurants Over 30 Restaurants in both towns combined, several recent James Beard Award winners
Golf Course Goose River & Samoset Resort courses in Rockport
Airport Knox County Regional (RKD) 20 minutes, Portland (PWM) 1.5 hrs, Bangor (BGR) 1 hour, Boston (BOS) 3 Hours, Manchester NH (MHT) 3 Hours
Groceries French & Brawn, Megunicook Market, and Hannaford in Camden
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