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Beautiful, artsy carriage house close to harbor and Mt. Battie!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Second floor apartment with cathedral ceilings, sleeps two.

Mountain Street Carriage House is a delightful home base for your Camden area / coastal Maine adventure. The property is located on a lovely in-town lot and set back privately off the street. The Carriage House is separate and detached from the main house, with a private entrance. There is ample off-street parking and a lovely grass yard area with mature plantings, trees, and an outdoor seating/picnic area. Literally step out of your door and walk to the center of town in less than 5 minutes. Alternatively, walk to the Mt. Battie trail head in less than 5 minutes to climb to the top of Camden for views of the town and ocean that are not to be missed! The property features a mudroom/entry on the first floor with full laundry. The second floor offers a private bedroom with a very comfortable queen bed, full kitchen, living and dining areas. Vaulted ceilings with exposed beams highlight the living & dining rooms areas with plenty of windows allowing light to stream into the space. The spacious and airy kitchen features a skylight over the kitchen sink and a full range of up to date appliances. The tasteful and crisp bathroom with shower is also located on the second floor. The property has been thoughtfully furnished and decorated with antiques, photographs and textiles from both the owners' travels and local sources. We also stocked it with high quality linens and kitchen items that you would enjoy in your own home. Simply come and enjoy the area in this wonderful Maine Carriage House home base!


Owner
Susan Reider
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Susan Reider

Rob and Susan found their forever home in Camden in 2014, after searching for the perfect property for several years. Now retired, they owned a small consulting firm in Houston, Texas that helped international oil and gas companies develop sustainable community investments near their operations all over the world. They are avid art collectors and some of their folk art collection, maps and photography is displayed in the carriage house, along with some of their antique furniture. Susan is also a horse person, and this theme comes across in some of the art as well.

Susan Reider purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Susan Reider chose Camden

This property is in-town living at its finest. About one-half acre in size, the property provides ample room to garden, relax, and watch the grandchildren play! While passing through Camden some years ago, Rob and Susan were both immediately struck by the beauty of the area and the friendliness of the community. They began to vacation in Camden, and quickly determined that it was their ideal retirement destination. Camden is unique in that it is a very small town, but has 12-month recreational activities and also an active intellectual community, demonstrated by the annual Camden Conference, the Camden International Film Festival, a very active Philosophical Society, and 97% community library membership! Casual conversations with strangers often lead to fascinating conversations about current events, ideas or nature.

What makes this apartment unique

Visitors will find the carriage house to be very quiet and private, but so close to everything Camden has to offer. It's also furnished with interesting art, carpets and furniture so that those with similar tastes will be motivated to consult the collection of art books on the shelf to learn more! We've also tried to supply the kitchen with everything needed by guests ranging from a gourmet cook to someone who merely wants a coffeemaker.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I had a spectacular two month stay in this carriage house apartment. The space is spacious yet cozy and provides everything a couple would need for a short or long term stay. The kitchen is fully equipped to cook anything...nothing was overlooked. There is a brand new 5 burner gas grill for the apartment and a picnic table in the beautiful backyard. The interior is full of character and showcases the owner's many years in South America and Africa. The bed is very comfortable. The whole space is light, bright and charming. The apartment is located just a 4 minute walk to the Mount Battie trail head that leads to a stunning summit overlooking the harbor, downtown and surrounding landscape. It is also less than a 5 minute walk (0.2 mile) to the main street of Camden. Walkability and proximity to everything makes this location the best in town! Nice neighborhood with friendly neighbors. Great running at Beauchamp Point. A run round trip is 5-7 miles (depending on the route) from the apartment. The nearest grocery store is downtown (French & Brawn) or for a chain-store there is a Hannaford’s 1.3 miles away. Check out the local library for excellent guest speakers and workshops (yes, tourist are welcome). Camden is a premier town with plenty of things to do. The owners live in the front house part-time. When they are not there, that house also rents on Airbnb. But, consider yourselves lucky if they are there. They are some of the most interesting, thoughtful, sincere, hardworking and just plain terrific people you will ever meet! They are constantly thinking of ways to improve their properties for their guests. They care very much about their guest’s experiences, but yet, they do not hover or invade your privacy. They have a very professional manager, Kate, who handles the bookings and things when they are away. I HIGHLY recommend this property!! From the place itself, to the neighborhood, to the town, to the owners and manager - this place is our absolute favorite! We are, without a doubt, coming back for an even longer stay.
Apr 2016
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Amenities

Camden Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please give us 24 hours notice on your estimated time of arrival. Please provide full names and contact information for each guest.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The bathroom features plush towels and quality toiletries.
  • The bathroom includes a shower, toilet and sink, with storage shelves and drawers. We furnish high quality plush towels, soaps and other toilet articles so that you don't have to worry about forgetting a thing!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , A queen air mattress is available for short-term visitors.
  • The queen bed features high quality, season-appropriate bedding. The mattress is new and is exactly like the owners' personal mattress: firm but soft. Lighting is available for both sides of the bed. A small dresser and a closet are located in the bedroom, more clothing storage is available in the outer room. The bedroom window faces west toward a private back yard, and there is a blackout shade. A window unit air conditioner is available as needed in the summer.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
Notes:
The carriage house apartment provides a unique opportunity to enjoy all beautiful Camden has to offer. You're only steps from great restaurants, shops, the famous harbor, and quiet side streets that epitomize the best of New England. Walk a few steps in the other direction and you're on the trail to the top of Mt. Battie, with a clear view of the Camden harbor and Cadillac Mountain in the distance! All this and a home base offering antique furnishings, international folk art, the world's most comfortable bed and a fully equipped kitchen! We do our best to make your visit the first of many.

Reviews

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Beautiful, artsy carriage house close to harbor and Mt. Battie!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Durham, NC
5

Absolutely Perfect!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two wonderful weeks here. We found the place to be immaculate and equipped with everything one could ask for. The unit is beautifully furnished and decorated. The kitchen is so well equipped that we were able to enjoy many meals here. We both found the bed to be very comfortable and slept really well after days of hiking and exploring the area. When we arrived, we were greeted with flowers and a welcoming gift. The owners, Susan and Rob, could not have been more genuinely friendly and helpful (with suggestions, maps, guide books). I would love to come back again and very highly recommend it. What a treat!!! Thanks Susan and Rob.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol and Gary were the perfect guests! We really enjoyed their enthusiasm and energy (walking every day even in the rain!) and they left the apartment as clean as they found it. We hope they visit again.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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FW-D Metroplex - Texas
5

Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful week we spent in the second floor of the carriage house in Camden! It is the building to the right in the photo. The proprietors made us feel just like we were at home and everything was just wonderful... and quiet! Camden proved to be the perfect place to park for day trips all along the Maine coast.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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5

Charming, private, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house was spacious, charming and clean. Location walking distance to harbor, hiking trails, restaurants and shops. Driving to more coastal points and historic towns a snap. Loved the beauty and welcoming atmosphere of Maine!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Absolutely LOVED This Cute Carriage House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the opportunity to spend two months in this lovely carriage house and could not have had a better experience. We work remotely, so we were looking for a place in Camden that would work well as a launching point for weekend excursions and provide a nice environment for working during the week. This property met all our needs and then some.

When we arrived after a long road trip across the country, we were pleased to find that the apartment was even better than the pictures! The place is spotless, nicely updated, and furnished with beautiful pieces. The living area has vaulted ceilings and ample natural lighting which makes it especially inviting. Given our extended stay, we ate many of our meals at home and found the kitchen well-equipped with plenty of pans, cutlery, and cookware. The bedroom is at the rear of the apartment and has an AC unit, black out shade, and comfortable bed, which made our nights in Camden some of the most restful we’ve had in years. There is also an in-unit washer and dryer off the mudroom downstairs, which made doing our laundry a breeze. As a bonus, the backyard behind the carriage house is reserved for guests and has a grill and nice picnic table for dining al fresco. The property’s location is ideal. Just a short 5-minute walk from the downtown area and a stone’s throw from Camden Hills State Park, this apartment offers the convenience of proximity to everything, but is far enough removed to provide a quiet retreat. In short, the property is incredible, and we can’t wait to go back!

Owners Rob and Susan are some of the kindest and most gracious hosts we’ve ever had. They had fresh flowers ready to greet us upon arrival and attended to every detail to ensure we had a wonderful stay. We even had the pleasure of spending time with them and left feeling like we were old friends.

We’ve spent several months in Camden before, and can say without doubt that this is one of the best properties you’ll find in the area. Book it now before someone else does!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All guests are different, but some are truly special. Sarah Kate and Preston are delightful people in every way and we thoroughly enjoyed their presence on our property. They were polite and discreet; and we knew that they would be respectful of our space and take good care of the apartment during their extended stay. In fact, when we entered the apartment after their two-month stay it looked perfect -- as if no one had been there! We also enjoyed spending time with them, which is not something we do with all of our guests. We found that, even with a significant age difference, we shared quite a bit in common with them and they blended seamlessly into a family party on the patio! We really hope they will return to Camden; they will be more than welcome to stay in our carriage house any time! Susan and Rob"
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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New Jersey,USA
5

Charming and Welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

The rental is PRISTINE...very well decorated with attention to detail! Bright and sunny too! Kitchen was well stocked and a pleasure to cook in (even on vacation!) Back picnic table is an added bonus to this carriage house. Private entrance and very quiet location. Owners were very accommodating. Walking distance to beautiful town of Camden which was ideal. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return again!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Camden and at The Carriage House.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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arvonia, VA
5

clean, cozy and well furnished with all amenities...

  • 5 of 5

my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay...everything we needed was available...the location is central and ideal...we walked everywhere.

If /when we return to Camden, would not hesitate to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed staying at the Carriage House!
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Portland
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Sea Dog Pub
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Goose River Golf
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
40 paper
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Camden Snowbowl
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lincolnville
Car: recommended

Camden is the "jewel of MidCoast Maine." Famous for its beautiful harbor, it's the home of the Windjammers, large sailing vessels that berth here in the summer and in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the winter. It's also at the foot of Camden Hills State Park, which offers unique views of the coast from the highest elevations in Maine, other than Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, visible on clear days across the bay. From Camden easy day trips include: the ferry from Port Clyde to Monhegan Island, as well as other ferries to Islesboro, Northhaven and Vinalhaven Islands; Acadia National Park; the Olsen House, made famous by Andrew Wyeth; the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland; the Common Ground Fair; the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine; and quaint lobstering villages like Stonington, Winter Harbor, Port Clyde, Friendship and Tenants Harbor. Inland activities include fresh water fishing, kayaking and canoeing, hiking and antiquing.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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