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Comfort Found Literary Lodging

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 83 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 4)

Please read the entire description before reserving your stay. Comfort Found Literary Lodging is a year round, nightly (min. 2 nights) or weekly alternative to a traditional overnight lodging. Comfort Found Literary Lodging is a fully furnished, two bedroom, river view apartment in a historic New England downtown within walking distance of restaurants, galleries, shops, a book store, library, the Lincoln Theatre with films and live performances, and the Damariscotta River Harbor.

Base rate $150 night for up to two people and $200 night for up to four people. Weekly rate up to 2 people $900 and $1,200 for up to 4 people. Monthly rates available. PLEASE NOTE. BECAUSE OF SYSTEM LIMITATIONS, WHEN 4 GUESTS ARE STAYING, PLEASE ENTER A MAXIMUM OF 3 INSTEAD OF 4 TO RECEIVE AN ACCURATE QUOTE, BUT PLEASE LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENT SECTION HOW MANY ACTUAL GUESTS WILL BE STAYING SO WE CAN HAVE COMPLIMENTARY TOILETRIES AND TOWELS AVAILABLE. SYSTEM ONLY ALLOWS A PER PERSON ADD ON, NOT A 3-4 PEOPLE RANGE.

Minimum two night stay for parties up to four. Eat in, dine out, or take out in the spacious convenience of the modern kitchen and dining area. Linens and dishware for four. Furnished with antiques and clean, comfortable furniture. Wi-fi, DirecTV, and phone.

Check-in time: 3:00 p.m., check-out time: 11:00 a.m. unless prior arrangements are made.

All prices include cleaning service between guest visits, and rooms come with clean linens and beds made.

Since Comfort Found is not a hotel or motel (we consider it our home away from home), we ask that guests pick up after themselves during their visit and leave the dishes washed and put away, but we’ll take care of the linens after your stay for the next guest.

Also see our seasonal waterfront property Comfort Found by-the-Sea, Christmas Cove, South Bristol, on VRBO 598008.

We are a non-smoking premises with pets not allowed. Please note that this apartment is on the third floor with wide stairs, but no elevator. If anyone in your party has a walking impairment, please consider it before booking. View the attached video.

Receipt of your payment is your acknowledgement that you have read the information on this web site, and you thereby agree to our policies. (See Notes on the Rates page.)

Keywords: Top floor, water view, downtown, in town, historic, literary lodging, romantic, clean, antiques, books, Maine

More Details

Owner
Jeff Prostovich and Sharon Lovejoy
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, We use Google Translate for other languages.
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 November, 2017

About Jeff Prostovich and Sharon Lovejoy

Comfort Found Literary Lodging was founded by the award winning author and illustrator Sharon Lovejoy and her husband Jeff Prostovich, a real estate broker in California.

Jeff Prostovich and Sharon Lovejoy purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Jeff Prostovich and Sharon Lovejoy chose Damariscotta

The first time I saw downtown Damariscotta I felt as though I had come home. The small village of old sea captain’s houses, the perfect New England churches and steeples and mid 19th century brick buildings huddled near the river touched my heart.

One building in particular stayed in my mind. For decades, 112 Main Street was the apothecary shop for the town. Years later, the pharmacy was taken over by a country store (now a gallery) and the top two floors were turned into apartments.

When the chance came to buy the building, we wandered through the floors up to the top level. It felt like a Paris (don’t laugh) apartment. Maybe it was the 33 steps, but I loved the high ceiling in the stairwell, the moldings, the funky 30's kitchen, the living room, and the two bedrooms.

We had often talked about buying a small hotel to outfit with comfortable furniture and beds, antiques, art, and lots of wonderful books.

When Jeff asked me what we should call it, I thought of the book Comfort Found in Good Old Books by George Hamlin Fitch. Written in 1911 by the book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle, Fitch’s book highlighted the most beloved of the books he turned to for comfort. He believed, as do I, that cultivating a love of reading is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Books bring the world to your easy chair; they give you wings; and they are ever faithful friends whether you need inspiration, edification, or consolation. Fitch believed in the verity of the old quote by Thomas Carlyle, “My books are friends that never fail me.”

When our first guests checked into Comfort Found, they said, 'This is a HOME,' which was exactly how we wanted them to feel.  Jeff and I would like to invite you to experience the real taste of New England in the warm and welcoming rooms of our dear 'Comfort Found.' I think you'll feel, as did our first guests, that you've stepped into a well-loved home.

Thee is welcome here friend.

What makes this apartment unique

Relax and unwind year round with our plentiful selection of books or bring your own. We offer free wifi to keep you connected, but not distracted. DirecTV in living room and sports bars are nearby. We are frequent business travelers and want our guests to feel at home in a clean comfortable environment. Damariscotta is centrally located in MidCoast Maine with Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Thomastown, Tenant's Harbor to the north and Boothbay, Wiscasset, Bath, Brunswick , Freeport (outlet capital of North America), and Portland to the south. Reservations are accepted starting and ending any day of the week.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful place and location. We will definitely return.
Sep 2015
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Damariscotta, Maine

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Complimentary glycerin soap, conditioning shampoo, and body lotion for each guest. Hair dryer, make-up mirror, make-up removal wash clothes, and towels and wash clothes for four.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen sized beds (2) with reading lights.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
Notes:
Books, books, and more books including books by the owner/author.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.883721 based on 68 reviews
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Location, Location LOCATION!!!!!!!

  • 4 of 5

Very well furnished 3rd floor apartment. Extra clean and with many unexpected accessories. To top it all off - it was Pumpkin Festival Week! It's amazing what they can do with a 1700 lb. pumpkin.

Didn't rate it five stars due to the number of stairs.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found the apartment clean, a must in our opinion. We try to adequately advise our guests of the stairs and show them in the video in the listing. The building was built in the 1850s. A chair lift would make access easier for some, but would detract from the beauty of the interior stairwell and might present a trip hazard for people carrying suitcases. The bird’s eye view of the Pumpkin Festival parade is a fun experience we have enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for staying with us. Jeff and Sharon
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Love it!

  • 5 of 5

Love it here. Great location! Perfect starting place to explore other towns in Maine.

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful apartment....felt like home away from home...very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great spot in downtown Damariscotta. View of the harbor and walk to restaurants and stores. A great spot to launch "Mid Coast Maine" explorations north and south. Will definitely rent again. Thanks for sharing your place!

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming book lovers retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Comfort Found Literary Lodging, which is conveniently situated in the center of town. The hosts were very attentive to our needs and comfort. The interior decor is charming and the beds are very comfortable. I only wish I had more time to peruse the extensive book collection.

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. If there is anything we can do to improve our service, please let us know. We have minor touch ups and changes planned between guests. Jeff and Sharon
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Everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Jeff was excellent, he communicated in a timely manner and was extremely helpful and accommodating. The apartment itself was very clean, had almost all the amenities needed including fans, toiletries, towels, linens, kitchen supplies, coffee, tea, etc. The bed was very comfortable, the furnishings were stunning, the books were fantastic! I have never stayed somewhere that I felt at home immediately! My husband even said that all we are missing are our two cats! The location couldn't have been better. The town itself is quaint and beautiful; the shops and restaurants were excellent. I look forward to staying here again, hoping it will inspire me to write my first book!

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. For the price of a hotel room we had everything we needed and so much more. The apartment was spacious and clean. We had an ocean view, stores and shops just a few steps from our door; and books, lots of books. Both my wife and I are avid readers so we were thrilled!

We would highly recommend this property to others!

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Portland JetPort
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
King Eider
Nearest Motorway
Business Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
King Eider,Damariscotta River Grill,Newcastle Pub
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: recommended

New and antiquarian book stores, centrally located in MidCoast Maine. Lots of antique and shopping within 30-45 minutes. Portland approx a hour away depending on traffic.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Damariscotta, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$197
AU$1,179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$66 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates and Policies:

BECAUSE OF SYSTEM LIMITATIONS, WHEN 4 GUESTS ARE STAYING, PLEASE ENTER A MAXIMUM OF 3 INSTEAD OF 4 TO RECEIVE AN ACCURATE QUOTE, BUT PLEASE LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENT SECTION HOW MANY ACTUAL GUESTS WILL BE STAYING SO WE CAN HAVE COMPLIMENTARY TOILETRIES AND TOWELS AVAILABLE. SYSTEM ONLY ALLOWS A PER PERSON ADD ON, NOT A 3-4 PEOPLE RANGE.

Nightly rate: $150 for party up to two
Nightly rate: $200 for party up to four
Weekly rate: $900 for party up to two
Weekly rate: $1,200 for party up to four

Infants that sleep with adults or in a travel crib are not counted. Rates for stays less than 30 days are subject to Maine State Use Tax. Contact us for a monthly rate.

Check-in time: 3:00 p.m.; check-out time: 11:00 a.m. unless prior arrangements are made.

When length of stay is reduced within 14 days of your scheduled arrival, credit only for unused nights.

All prices include cleaning service between guest visits, and rooms come with clean linens and beds made.

Property damage protection is available as an option for our guests. We receive no compensation from the service provider. We do not collect a security deposit, however our guests will be held responsible for any damages (breakage, stains, etc.) to the property that occur during their stay. If a guest notices any damages to the property upon check-in, we ask that the guest notifying us within 24 hours of the beginning of their stay or the guest may be held liable for such damages. If a guest notices anything that requires maintenance or gets damaged, we like to be notified immediately and determine what actions we need to take to remedy the situation.

Guests agree to a $300 surcharge if the non-smoking or no pet policies are violated.

Cancellation Policy:

Full refund if cancellation is 15 days or more before arrival. Credit for amounts paid if cancellation is 14 days or less before arrival. If we can re-book the apartment, you will have the option of a full refund or a credit toward a fut

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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