Living room with flatscreen TV, Netflix, sofa and two chairs. View of stairs that lead to all three bedrooms and ensuite bathroom.Living room with view to the front
Charming, Family-Friendly Historical In-Town Home
Charming, Family-Friendly Historical In-Town Home
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
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Just blocks from Main Street, ours is a true family home with flexible sleeping arrangements in three cozy upstairs bedrooms, two full baths, a fully equipped kitchen, large dining table, living room, and sun room. Walk to everything!

The space

Since this is our second home, we outfitted it with all the things we need and enjoy as a family with young children. We tried to be somewhat true to the home's 1900's origins without making it feel like grandma's house, and we really tried to keep things simple, cozy, and bright! Since Dan is a software professional, we had to have wi fi, and we also really enjoy our streaming Netflix (in two rooms) and the kids love the Wii. The mattresses were all ones we would really want to sleep on. We didn't want hard "guest" beds and you won't have to tolerate them, either. Lastly, we hate fusty bedspreads, so the double and queen bed have duvets washed between guests along with the sheets and towels. Our home appeals to allergy sufferers because we have no carpeting and we do not host pets. Our cleaning service uses all organic products and vacuums with allergy filters. Please note that we do not host parties larger than 8, and that we may decline reservations that are simply large groups of friends, since our house is set up for families or quiet parties of 4-6 adults. Also, our stairs may be a challenge to people with mobility issues, as all the bedrooms are upstairs. Feel free to ask!

We also provide a number of child-friendly amenities such as a pack 'n play, high chair, plastic dinnerware, and outlet plugs. Please let us know if you need them and we're happy to have them out for you.

Guest access

Guests will be able to enjoy everything in the home except our utility closet with next week's linens - and who needs to go in there? You and your family or friends will have the run of the house. We provide hand soap, starter paper products, and laundry soap.

Interaction with guests

We are geographically challenged, in that we do not live in Rockland year-round. Therefore, we depend on e-mail, text, and phone to help our guests, and we can refer any mechanical or cleaning issues to our wonderful local staff. Please know that we love you, but we cannot be there to greet you. However, we are very reachable and concerned that you have a good stay!

Select words from a few previous guests:

"We had a great family trip to the Sadler House in Rockland. It was exactly what we were looking for, a quaint little town and easily accessible. There were plenty of things to do in town and just a short drive away (breakwater lighthouse, Owl's head, etc). Alicia and Dan were extremely accessible in the weeks leading up to our trip (and even while we were there if needed) to answer questions, provide information, etc. The home was clean, adorable, and close to Main St. Would definitely recommend it to others!! (June 2015)

"We had a lovely stay at Alicia and Dan's place! Their home is warm, cozy and welcoming, and you can tell they've put a lot of love into the place. The house is very clean and equipped with everything you might need, and it's in a great location - walking distance from all manner of shops and restaurants on Main St and the water. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay, and both Alicia and Dan were always helpful and easy to deal with. We had a wonderful time - thanks for everything!" (January 2015)

"Enjoyed every step of the process. Alicia was so helpful from places to see and eat to even the minor details that made the stay so much more pleasant. The house itself was so clean, comfortable, and very well appointed. ...We personally really enjoyed having all the comforts of home, without the chaos of a hotel lobby. Great weekend trip and can't wait to go back!" (October 2014)

"Loved the house….lots of room and toys for my 5 year old grandson to play with. The kitchen was well stocked with more appliances than we were able to use in our short stay. Everything was clean. It was close to the downtown area. The beds were very comfortable and (although we didn't have the opportunity to use it) the yard was very inviting with shade trees and chairs. The owners responded to my questions promptly. Highly recommended..." (Sept. 2014)

Give us a try!

Other things to note

We cannot accept pets and we are strictly non-smoking. Two parking spaces are available in our driveway.

Top bunks are only suitable for children due to weight limits, but bottom bunks can sleep adults comfortably.

Prices are based on four-person or fewer occupancy. For each additional person above four, we apply a $5 fee to help us cover the laundry costs.

Tons of local information and a history of the house is available on our extensive blog, which can be found with an internet search of our name and location. Thanks!

We have the required permit for short term rentals in Rockland. Our permit # is STR17-2.


Extra people $7 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $222 NZD
Security Deposit $444 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
4 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with smart lock

Our home is strictly non-smoking.

We cannot accept pets.

We ask our guests to be respectful of our neighbors, who are year-round residents, some with children.

Maximum of 6 adults (8 people total)

At check-out time, please leave the house broom-cleaned and with items back where you found them, with any dirty dishes washing in the dishwasher and any food removed from the refrigerator. Trash should be placed in provided bags in the cans in the shed. We will wash all your linens and towels, so just leave them for us.

Please respect our 10am checkout time, as we have brief turnover periods. If you are late checking out, the cleaning service may have to bill us extra for the waiting time and that will be subtracted from your security deposit.

Please bring your own beach towels. Our towels should not be removed from the house.

Our bunk beds are very sturdy and the bottom bunks are suitable for adults, but the weight limit on the upper bunks makes the upper beds only suitable for children. Top bunks are also not recommended for children under 6, per manufacturer specifications.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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Erin User Profile
July 2017
My family and I had the pleasure of staying at the Sadler house over the 4th of July holiday -- 4 adults and 2 toddlers! I cannot say enough good things about our experience. From the moment we booked, Alicia was super sweet with thoughtful tips for fun things to do with kids in the area, recommendations for great spots to visit, offers of extras to make our stay with the kids easier, and so much more. Traveling with young ones can sometimes be more work than vacation, but staying at the Sadler house made everything so much easier. We arrived to find an adorable gift basket with treats for both us and the kiddos -- so incredibly thoughtful! The kitchen was well equipped and the breakfast bar was perfect for entertaining young ones while prepping meals. The living room/dining room offered just enough to keep us comfortable while still providing lots of space for the kiddos to run around. The sun room was perfect for easy ins and outs. The bedrooms were clean and cute and the beds were comfy. We walked into Rockland every day. The kids loved collecting rocks and wading in the ocean at Rockland beach. The Grasshopper shop provided great finds for adults and kids alike. Ice cream was an every day treat, with one spot even offering our favorite Gorgeous Gelato! The grocery store was a short drive away and while we didn't take advantage of the other markets, Alicia can tell you exactly where to go;). We would highly recommend staying at the Sadler House:). Happy vacationing!

Bob User Profile
September 2016
. Rockland was a great place to visit. Our high point was a day onThe accommodation was quite perfect for us. The house is wonderfully provisioned making our stay easy and comfortable Mohegan Island,
Alicia User Profile
Response from Alicia:
Bob, we're so happy you enjoyed Rockland and that you even got out to Monhegan Island! Thanks for being great guests and do come back and see us again.
September 2016

Trang User Profile
September 2016
The house is very clean and has Everything one would need. Alicia provides everything for cooking, storing, wrapping, coffee, etc... The house is very close to Rockland downtown. Alicia communicated well prior to the stay, providing all necessary information and could be reached easily for any issue. Thank you Alicia.
Alicia User Profile
Response from Alicia:
Trang, we are so delighted that you had a positive experience and liked our kitchen! We loved hosting you and would enjoy having you back anytime. Thank you!
September 2016

Nancy User Profile
July 2016
Alicia was friendly and welcoming. She responded quickly and made us feel comfortable at the house. We have toddler twins so she provided a gate for stairs, a pack-n-play and plenty of toys.
Alicia User Profile
Response from Alicia:
Nancy, we're so happy our family-friendly amenities made your trip more relaxing! It means a lot to us that our hosting efforts have paid off for our guests. We can't wait to have you back.
July 2016

Amir User Profile
May 2016
we had a great time in this amazing well maintained house. we couldn't ask for more. we were 4 adults and 3 energetic kids and everyone found a place to relax and enjoy the long weekend. the house is much nicer than appear in the pictures and seriously has everything you need for a great family vacation. you will sure go there again Amir
Alicia User Profile
Response from Alicia:
Amir, what a great endorsement! We hope you will consider coming back on another long weekend soon. Thanks so much for being great guests.
May 2016

Sarah User Profile
February 2016
We had a wonderful stay! The house was great for a family and was stocked with toys, games and books. The house was clean and had all that we could have needed. It was a quick and easy walk to downtown and all that Rockland has to offer. Alicia was very friendly and helpful and always prompt to respond.
Alicia User Profile
Response from Alicia:
We are so delighted that you found the house family-friendly, since it's one of our goals to make families welcome! Thank you so much for being great guests and please let us know if you're ever back in town.
February 2016

Nick User Profile
September 2015
Alicia was a phenomenal host! Absolutely did everything to be welcoming, helpful and accommodating. Communication was an A+++! And the house was great and in awesome shape. Alicia checked in and even gave us updates on what was going on in town. My family was very satisfied and thankful we got to stay here.
Alicia User Profile
Response from Alicia:
We are very lucky hosts to have your family come to stay, and we're so pleased that all of you enjoyed the house. Thanks for being fantastic guests!
September 2015

Ashburn, Virginia, United StatesJoined in February 2015
Alicia User Profile

Dan and I live in the busy suburbs of Northern Virginia and work in the fields of software and education. We have two little boys and lead a busy, if fairly ordinary, life full of work, classes, pick-ups, drop-offs, and swimming lessons. Work and family provide reasons for us to make our home in the D.C. area, but we yearn for a place with less emphasis on commuting and rat racing and more reliance on the simpler pursuits we remember from our childhoods. Our house in Maine is the realization of a long-time dream for us, and it made sense to share it with vacationers since we can't be there as often as we'd like to be.

I'm the one who handles all our guest interactions, and I just love getting to know my guests and offering as many helpful suggestions as I can. We are unable to greet our visitors on the doorstep, but I try to make up for that by giving as much assistance in advance as possible, and by being available via text, e-mail, and phone during the stay. On the rare occasion that something goes amiss during a guest stay, we do take it very much to heart. Our wish that you have a good stay is enormously sincere!

Things I love:
Jazz, wine, food (can I put food twice?), snowy days, and having coffee in our Rockland home on a summer morning.

We spend much of our free time in Rockland, now, but I grew up moving around with the military. I have lived in many different states and also in Germany. I can speak pretty good German, if you need me to!

Languages: Deutsch

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