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Victorian Cottage with Hot Tub, Private Yard, and Close to Town and State Park

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What a great house in a great town. Parties of 2-8 will love this charming house

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Last updated: 10/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Camden house description

Nestled at the base of Mt. Battie, one mile easy walk or bike ride to downtown Camden and one mile from public beach and boat launch on Megunticook Lake. Easy access to hiking trails for Mount Battie and Camden Hills State Park which surround this hillside home. Private yard with flower and herb gardens.

1880's Victorian Farmhouse completely renovated in 2007 with cherry floors and period decor with period furniture.

Enter through the front door into the sunroom which leads into the kitchen. To the left of the front door is a sitting area and formal parlor. The sitting area leads to the dining room, half bath, and a bedroom with twin bunk beds.

Upstairs is the the master bedroom with a queen size bed, a second bedroom with queen, two full bathrooms one with a jacuzzi tub, one with a claw-foot tub. A third bedroom with a full size bed completes the second floor.

Upstairs is an optional loft space with a double bed which can be used in the off season or on cool nights.

This Victorian Cottage overlooks the valley in which Rockport and Rockland rest. In the distance is the Camden Snowbowl, which is the only ski report on the east coast where you can ride the lift to the top to then turn around to view the Penobscot Bay.

Camden Hills Park surround the house and yard affording complete privacy; the spacious yard includes plenty of room for picnicking and lawn games in the evening. Pick fresh herbs from the garden to add to your feast cooked up in complete kitchen (everything you'll need to cook your meals and enjoy family time).

Hiking trails border the house and Mount Battie's famous lookout is literally directly above the house. Climb up to see as far as Mt. Desert Island and Monhegan and the expansive Penobscot Bay.

Visitors to the house claim that there is so much to do in the area. They have enjoyed hiking, biking, swimming and kayaking at the nearby beach and Meguntecook Lake, both within walking distance. Go sailing on a schooner in the harbor downtown, watch the ships come and go, lunch on a deck in a restaurant in town, go berry picking, hunt for moose and wildlife, visit a museum or one of the many, many lighthouses in the area. Take a two-hour trip to get to Acadia National Part to see the first sunrise in the U.S., hike the hundreds of miles of trails and carriage roads or go whale watching. Back home enjoy lobsters for every meal and shop in quaint shops and antique havens.

In the fall, enjoy the crisp nights and clear days and in the winter the snow! Rent cross country skis at Maine Sport and adventure into some of the most spectacular countryside you've ever seen-- all within a short distance of the house. Downhill ski or go tubing at Camden Snowbowl or stick around for February for the International Toboggan competition.

Children love the house because of its open yard and access to the mountain. Summer camp in the village offers sailing at the local egalitarian yacht club. Many a young sailer has called Camden home after spending a week or two plying its waters in a dinghy and sailing with new-found friends.

Festivals galore in the summer and fall months. Lobsters, schooners, and music. Opera houses are a thing of the present not past in Maine. Many offer some of the finest chamber music groups in the country for a summer night's entertainment. Blues fans love the Blues Festival in Rockland just a short drive away.

Come to Camden to enjoy life at its finest.

Keywords: farm house, country house, village or town, wooded parklike setting, views,

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome:

            Children have loved the house- especially its large yard for playing, hiking trails (some even from the back yard which is part of the state park), hot tub, and room for slip and slides....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            Steps to front door are not accessible by wheelchair....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 bunk bed

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Beautifully decorated Victorian ambiance....moreless

          • Loft: 1 double

            loft with sitting area...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (2) Double Beds (2) One double plus another double in the loft bedroom., Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            Large Jacuzzu tub is great for relaxing....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            Downstairs bathroom ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

            Antique claw tub and shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: shower

            Hot tub room has a shower....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Great, spacious yard with beautiful gardens and private woods surrounding the house. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                A complete and eclectic collection....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Pier Fishing
              • Racquetball
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Formal dining area seats 8. Kitchen seats 8 at island....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                A rare find in Maine. Although the weather is generally temperate, warm days or nights require airconditioning which is available at Toad Hall....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Wifi throughout the house...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Formal living room includes television and stereo. Victorian fireplace set the mood....moreless

              • Parking:

                Plenty of parking for up to four or five cars....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                The drive can accommodate numerous vehicles and trailers....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Wifi throughout the house...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Kitchen is fully equipped and an excellent entertainment center....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Everything you need for all dining needs....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                This kitchen is completely equipped with any cooking item you need for a feast and the kitchen is the hub of activity in the house....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Basic spices and cooking item included....moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Enjoy the 3 -4 person hot tub rain or shine....moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall
              Aug 23 - Dec 13, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,200 $2,000
              Spring
              Apr 1 - Jun 19, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,400 $3,500
              Summer
              Jun 20 - Aug 29, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,500 $5,000
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $1,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $150
              • Service Fee $100
              • Tax Rate 8%

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              Location

              12 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Rockland
              1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Best drinks in town- 40 Paper happy hour
              5 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Lincolnville Ferry to Isleboro
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Goose River Golf and Samoset Resort
              80 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Portland/ Boston
              60 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              I- 95 in Augusta
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Downtown is full of fabulous restaurants
              3 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Camden Snow Bowl
              1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Laite Beach on Camden Harbor

              Car: Recommended

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: We are teachers in Maryland who fell in love with Camden when our son was young and we visited Camden Harbor while cruising in our old wooden Egg Harbor powerboat. What we discovered in Camden made its our favorite place in the world. For years we would travel north during the summer to live on our boat and enjoy the Maine coast. Our son learned to sail at the Camden Yacht Club where he grew from dinghy sailing to a sailing instructor over the years. Although we traveled to different schools to work, we always saw Camden as a place that could be home. When we retired in 2004 we bought Toad Hall to make our dream of Camden as home come true. The call of the classroom took us back to Maryland a few years ago, and also made Toad Hall available to others who want to enjoy Maine. Now that our son is grown, we can enjoy the summer months on our boat in Maine while others enjoy our beautiful home. We hope that you will take the time to see Camden and enjoy Toad Hall this year. We welcome you to the most beautiful place in the country.

              Why the Owner Chose Camden:
              Think of Graham's Wind in the Willows and you'll know where the nickname for this home, Toad Hall, comes from. Mr. Toad, who always had to have the best and the newest, would have loved our Toad Hall.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Our home offers you complete privacy and views of the valley while soaking in the hot tub.


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              Speaks: english

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              • What a great house in a great town. Parties of 2-8 will love this charming house

                What a great house in a great town. Parties of 2-8 will love this charming house

              • Bright and well equipped kitchen.

                Bright and well equipped kitchen.

              • Living room and entertainment center with gas fireplace.

                Living room and entertainment center with gas fireplace.

              • Large jacuzzi tub bath.

                Large jacuzzi tub bath.

              • Hottub in enclosed porch overlooking garden and town.

                Hottub in enclosed porch overlooking garden and town.

              • Half bath in downstairs.

                Half bath in downstairs.

              • Double bed in third floor bedroom. This bedroom has its own sitting room.

                Double bed in third floor bedroom. This bedroom has its own sitting room.

              • Yellow room with double bed next door to large bathroom.

                Yellow room with double bed next door to large bathroom.

              • Rock gardens and woods provide privacy and adventure.

                Rock gardens and woods provide privacy and adventure.

              • The rhodedendrons are nearly in bloom. Come see Camden this summer.

                The rhodedendrons are nearly in bloom. Come see Camden this summer.

              • Sunny front porch for your morning coffee and get togethers.

                Sunny front porch for your morning coffee and get togethers.

              • Formal dining room seats eight guests.

                Formal dining room seats eight guests.

              • Hall seating and stairs to bedrooms and baths.

                Hall seating and stairs to bedrooms and baths.

              • Bright and comfortable guest bedroom

                Bright and comfortable guest bedroom

              • Elegant master bedroom with queen bed and sitting area.

                Elegant master bedroom with queen bed and sitting area.

              • Bunk room on main floor with half bath in adjoining room.

                Bunk room on main floor with half bath in adjoining room.

              • Sitting room in third floor bedroom.

                Sitting room in third floor bedroom.

              • Wonderful, large yard for playing games and sunbathing.

                Wonderful, large yard for playing games and sunbathing.

              • Hiking trails are right out the backdoor, or you can walk a 1/4 m. to state park

                Hiking trails are right out the backdoor, or you can walk a 1/4 m. to state park

              • Early spring in the garden. Mr. Toad welcomes you.

                Early spring in the garden. Mr. Toad welcomes you.

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Friday, October 24, 2014

              $1,200 - $1,500 per week (USD)
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              4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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              Speaks: english
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