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Victorian Cottage in Quaint Village of Camden

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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: 07/22/2014
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  • 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

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • 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

              • Pets Considered:

                Please inquire...moreless

              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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              • 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 4: outdoor shower

                Hot tub room also has a shower....moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet

                Downstairs bathroom ...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

                Antique claw tub and shower...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • Cooking Utensils:

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

              • Dining:

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

              • Dishes & Utensils:

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

              • Pantry Items:

                Basic spices and cooking item included....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Ice Maker
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • 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

              • Living Room:

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

              • Parking Off Street:

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

              • Parking:

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

              • Babysitter
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

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

                  Entertainment

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

                  Communications

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Wifi throughout the house...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Wifi throughout the house...moreless

                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Village
                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Live Theater
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf
                  • Sailing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Medical Services
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Racquetball
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Ski Lift Privileges
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Arboretum
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Festivals
                  • Antiquing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Photography
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Rafting
                  • Sledding
                  • Shopping
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Water Skiing
                   

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                  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.
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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.


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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 - Sunday, June 22, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
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