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Luxury Maine Waterfront Rental Home on Camden Harbor

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Main house and barn as seen from garden.

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Last updated: 06/12/2013

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Camden estate description

Our seven bedroom Camden Harbor home on Sherman's Cove offers visitors the opportunity to stay in an elegant Maine coast cottage-style home with wrap-around porches and views of the tide rising and falling on the cove, the sounds and sights of flocks of feeding seabirds all framed by the Camden Hills, which offer stunning sunsets.

As you enter the house through the front portico from a circular driveway and flower garden, the main hall opens up to a winding mahogany staircase to the second floor. At the main entrance to your left is a spacious living room with large sofas and arm chairs around a fireplace, a grand piano and book cases with French doors that open to Sherman's Cove with views of inner Camden Harbor in the distance. To your right at the main entrance, is a large kitchen and sitting with two additional sofas and arm chair. A marble-topped island separates the sitting area from the kitchen. The kitchen features a double wall oven, five-burner range, microwave, sink and refrigerator-freezer surrounded by marble counters. Connecting the kitchen and living room on the cove side is the dining room with a long table that can seat 8-10, with French doors that open to the spacious porch.

A secondary entrance from the driveway through a mudroom houses w washer/dryer and access to a back porch and outdoor shower.

Upstairs in the main house on one side of the staircase is the master bedroom, with queen bed, views over the cove, dressing room, and spacious bath with sink and vanity, shower and claw-footed tub. At the other end of the staircase are three smaller bedrooms, each with a built-in double ideal for couples or children. A second bath at this end of the staircase has a sink, vanity and shower/tub.

Back on the main floor, a breezeway off the living room connects to an attached barn with three bedrooms. The downstairs bedroom with a king sized bed has its own bath with shower, sink and vanity with French doors to a porch with views to the cove. Upstairs is a large living room with sofas and armchairs, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, as well as a kitchenette with stove and small refrigerator. One bedroom has a king sized bed and built-in desk space; the other a queen-sized bed with a large built-in desk space.

Outside a path leads down to a staircase down to the water's edge, where guests can swim or float on inner tubes as the tide rises over the flats. When you return from the shore, the outdoor shower and/or hot and cold hose make rinsing off easy. The wrap-around porches with the outdoor furniture are wonderful places to read or serve lunch, drinks and snacks during the long sun-lit evenings of a Maine summer.

For more photos, visit our Flickr set from the 'Links' section at the bottom of the listing.

Keywords: seaside, cottage-style, porch, breezeway, barn, garden, tidal cove, staircase to shore, secluded, quiet, wildlife, sunsets, outdoor shower, great restaurants, cultural attractions

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Three built-in ship's bedrooms in main house are ideal for children. Next door, the living room in the barn has dozens of board games. Beach combing along the rocky shoreline is entrancing for young children. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            One downstairs bedroom in barn is easily accessible by wheelchair...moreless

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Main House-Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            Large bedroom with attached bath and view of cove...moreless

          • Main House Ship's Bed

            Built-in ship's bed with view of cove...moreless

          • Main House Bedroom-Study: 1 twin/ single

            Built in ship's bed, for children or small adults...moreless

          • Main House Corner Room: 1 double

            Built in ship's bed with view of Sherman's Cove...moreless

          • Barn Downstairs Bedroom: 1 king

            Barn master bedroom with attached bath and private porch...moreless

          • Barn-Upstairs King: 1 king

            Quiet bedroom with large built in desk...moreless

          • Barn upstairs double: 1 queen

            Bright, sunny room with morning sun and large built-in desk....moreless

          • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • Master bath: toilet, tub, shower

            Spacious and sunny...moreless

          • Downstairs Bathroom Main House: toilet

            Convenient downstairs half bath...moreless

          • Upstairs Main House Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Located between upstairs bedrooms...moreless

          • Barn Master Bathroom : toilet, shower

            Private bath for downstairs bedroom...moreless

          • Barn Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Heated towel rack...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Staircase to shore, swimming, beachcombing, lobster bake area, walk or bike to state park hiking trails, extensive flower garden maintained by owners with bird path and bench for for quiet contemplation...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Kitchen bookcases full of cookbooks, travel books and guide books; living room library features local authors and subjects; upstairs barn features art and architecture titles....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                3 DVD players attached to all 3 TVs...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Time warner cable with scores of channels...moreless

              • Television:

                Large flat screen TV in kitchen sitting area in main house; second TV in master bedroom; third TV in upstairs barn living room...moreless

              • VCR

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                The mountains overlooking Camden frame the view to the west, offering expansive views. Great sunsets from the decks with the sun setting slowly over the darkening shadows of the mountains and cove, late into the evening....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Sherman's Cove makes up the eastern edge of Camden Harbor. Views from the decks extend out toward the entrance of the harbor a mile away....moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                We live on a tidal cove, with a 10 –12 foot tides between high and low with between 2 and 12 feet of water about half the time — or six hours of each 12 hour tidal cycle. There is no dock, but the stairs have a nice landing where several people can sit in outdoor chairs. When the tide is all the way out, the flats are uncovered and shorebirds and wading birds begin to congregate. Flocks of laughing gulls, herring gulls, terns, fish crows, great blue herons and migrating sand pipers, plovers and yellowlegs. We have four big inner tubes and one of our favorite activities is to catch a rising tide after the flats have heated up, which warms the water coming in over the flats and launching the inner tubes to paddle around the cove like a giant bath tub. Kayaks and canoes can be rented in town....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Large dining room table seats 8-10 comfortably in room with French doors connecting to porch...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 9 people

              General

              • Broadband Access:

                Through Time-Warner Cable in both buildings with ethernet cables provided...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Front-loading Whirlpool dryer in downstairs utility room...moreless

              • Garage:

                Owners storage area...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                With easy on-off switch for cool mornings or evenings...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Clean linens on all beds ...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Two sofas and large built-in bookcases with library of local titles...moreless

              • Parking:

                Easy parking for 3 - 4 cars...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Large parking areas in driveway...moreless

              • Telephone:

                local service from phones on both floors of the main house and the barn...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Front-loading Whirlpool washer in downstairs utility room...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless available throughout both main house and barn, no passwords necessary...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Not for use in summer...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                references provided...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                12 cup drip filter automatic coffee maker in main house; 10 cup Mr. Coffee in barn galley...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                full set of cookware, including enamel lobster pot and clam steamer...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Full set of dishes for 10...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Bosch dishwasher...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Double wall oven, microwave, 5 burner gas range, water filter...moreless

              • Microwave:

                Large microwave on kitchen counter in main house and smaller microwave in barn galley....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Tupperware containers and basic staples...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                refrigerator w/ ice maker, freezer, ...moreless

              • Shared Kitchen:

                Kitchen/galley in barn next door w/electric stove, small fridge, and toaster oven...moreless

              • Stove:

                Double convection ovens...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Wrap around decks on three sides of the house with expansive views of Sherman's Cove and Camden Harbor...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
               

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              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $7,000

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              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
              • Tax Rate 8%

              Notes:

              Rates are subject to change prior to signing lease.


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              Location

              10 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Owls Head, Rockland
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Waterfront
              8 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Rockland (for North Haven and Vinalhaven)
              4 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Goose River Golf Course
              85 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Portland
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Route 1
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Francine's, Atlantica, Peter Ott's, Waterfront
              5 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Camden Snow Bowl
              2 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Laite Beach

              Car: Recommended

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1959

              About the owner: We are lifelong residents of Camden with seven grown children and an island home across the bay where we spend summers. One of the owners has written extensively on the history and natural history of the area, including Maine's islands, while his wife, a graphic designer, did the design and layout of many of the books. These volumes are in the house library.

              Why the Owner Chose Camden:
              This property has been in our family since my wife was born and has been significantly expanded and upgraded during the past 10 to 15 years.

              The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
              There is so much to do in this area, but we especially enjoy walking on the shore, wildlife viewing, hiking in the state park, and cultural activities in town, including the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center in Rockland, the Transportation Museum, the Maine Lighthouse Museum and Bay Chamber Concerts. There are a number of 4 and 5 star restaurants, many on the water that feature fresh local fish, shellfish (lobsters) and fresh locally grown vegetables.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english
               

              Photos

              • Main house and barn as seen from garden.

                Main house and barn as seen from garden.

              • Front of house with circular driveway and adjacent barn

                Front of house with circular driveway and adjacent barn

              • Back porch with view of cove

                Back porch with view of cove

              • Stairway down to Sherman's Cove.

                Stairway down to Sherman's Cove.

              • Kitchen sitting area with driveway out the window.

                Kitchen sitting area with driveway out the window.

              • Dining room, connects kitchen and living room withFrench doors leading to porch

                Dining room, connects kitchen and living room withFrench doors leading to porch

              • Master bedroom (with adjacent master bathroom).

                Master bedroom (with adjacent master bathroom).

              • Upstairs children's bedroom in main room (single bed).

                Upstairs children's bedroom in main room (single bed).

              • Kitchen in the barn with four burner-stove, oven, microwave, mini-fridge & sink.

                Kitchen in the barn with four burner-stove, oven, microwave, mini-fridge & sink.

              • Upstairs bedroom (queen) in barn

                Upstairs bedroom (queen) in barn

              • Living room of barn with doors to porch overlooking cove.

                Living room of barn with doors to porch overlooking cove.

              • Upstairs barn bathroom with shower.

                Upstairs barn bathroom with shower.

              • Front of house with circular driveway and breezeway

                Front of house with circular driveway and breezeway

              • Breezeway linking barn to main house with deck and cove in background.

                Breezeway linking barn to main house with deck and cove in background.

              • Porches run the width of the house with view of waterfront

                Porches run the width of the house with view of waterfront

              • Sherman's Cove (accessible from house) swimming or wadat half to full tide.

                Sherman's Cove (accessible from house) swimming or wadat half to full tide.

              • Kitchen with center island and view of cove.

                Kitchen with center island and view of cove.

              • Living room of the main house with doors to porch in background.

                Living room of the main house with doors to porch in background.

              • Master bathroom with shower to left and claw foot bath tub to right, out of view

                Master bathroom with shower to left and claw foot bath tub to right, out of view

              • Mudroom with washer/dryer, coatrack, towels, shelves, and additional storage.

                Mudroom with washer/dryer, coatrack, towels, shelves, and additional storage.

              • King bed upstairs in adjacent barn.

                King bed upstairs in adjacent barn.

              • Downstairs barn bedroom (queen with connecting bathroom - shower and toilet).

                Downstairs barn bedroom (queen with connecting bathroom - shower and toilet).

              • View of living room of barn with bedroom entrances.

                View of living room of barn with bedroom entrances.

              • Downstairs barn bathroom (shower to left out of view).

                Downstairs barn bathroom (shower to left out of view).

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              Date last modified - Monday, December 15, 2014

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              7 Bedroom / 4.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

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              Camden #393296

              7 BR  4.75 BA  Sleeps 10

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