Victorian Cottage in Quaint Village of Camden
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- 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.
Toad Hall 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,
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning:
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- Parking Off Street:
- Gas Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
Pool & Spa
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Water Tubing
- Water Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Pier Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Scenic Drives
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Miniature Golf
ReviewsWrite a review
Great house for a group for a wedding.Guest comment entered by owner
Great house for a group for a wedding.
Debbie wrote to us in email about the cottage: Our family thoroughly enjoyed your house. The Snuggery, which is the loft bedroom with its own sitting room was a huge hit with our teenage granddaughter. The house was is excellent shape, attractive, an easy walk to town, private and cool and comfortable. The beds were comfortable and we really appreciated having air conditioning when the weather turned suddenly hot. Other members of the wedding party were in houses that were not air conditioned. They flocked to our house to enjoy cocktails in the cool comfort of the bright kitchen and elegant living room. What a treat. We hope to be back to Maine again soon.
- Guest Debbie
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 09/11/13
We had the perfect house for a family wedding.Guest comment entered by owner
We had the perfect house for a family wedding.
Susan filled out the evaluation and recommendation for we provided for her and all of our guests. These are her comments: Our daughter got married in Camden in June and we were so lucky to find this great house to host our family for the wedding. The house made us feel completely at home and we did not feel like strangers to Maine while staying here. The house gave us all the room we needed for this crazy, hectic time. Thank you so much. The location was great,especially the large yard which is filled with terraced gardens and edged by fir trees and surrounded by quiet woods. The beds were great; I slept like a baby every night. The house is beautifully decorated and has an amazingly well equipped kitchen. We think it was great value for our money.
- Guest Susan
- Date of stay 06/16/13
- Review Submitted 09/11/13
May - October $1500 weekly rental November- April inquire about rates Small pets considered- $150 non-refundable per pet fee 8% tax and 10% service fee Refundable security deposit $1,000 for pets Weekly rentals only, please.
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- Nearest Airport: Rockland at 12 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Lincolnville Ferry to Isleboro at 5 Miles
- Nearest Train: Portland/ Boston at 80 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I- 95 in Augusta at 60 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Laite Beach on Camden Harbor at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Best drinks in town- 40 Paper happy hour at 1 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Camden Snow Bowl at 3 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Goose River Golf and Samoset Resort at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Downtown is full of fabulous restaurants at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We are teachers in Maryland and 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 name Toad Hall comes from. Mr. Toad, who always had to have the best and the newest, would have loved our Toad Hall.
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Charming Victorian cottage surrounded by lovely gardens.
Bright and well equipped kitchen.
Living room and entertainment center with gas fireplace.
Large jacuzzi tub bath.
Garden and hot tub room. Large yard for entertaining.
Sunny front porch.
Formal dining room seats eight guests.
Hall seating and stairs to bedrooms and baths.
Bright and comfortable guest bedroom
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This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Tuesday, October 08, 2013
4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
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