Rare and wonderful ~ and all on one floor! At lovely Blue Bay Cottage, a Maine experience awaits you.~ Autumn harvest time October 15-22 is available. (We are unable to book yet for late Spring 2019 until Jan. 1).. ~Flanked with gardens, this welcoming, Cape-style home is equipped with Wifi, phone and 125 channels on cable. It is located on a pleasant, tree-lined village street right in town. A private, fenced back yard features jewel-toned, perennial flower gardens, a bird feeder and a bird bath.
Dine in the kitchen or in the Shaker-style dining room area with its ladder back chairs, pewter chandelier and sconces on the hand-stenciled walls. The cheery kitchen offers a round table for four in the square, welcoming space. Cherrywood cabinets surround a full electric stove with a flat top, a dishwasher, full-sized fridge and a pantry closet with slide-out shelving. Two stools flank the open divider counter. Cabinets hold dishes and cutlery, water glasses, beer and wine glasses, pots and pans and even a rolling pin. A regular coffee maker and a Keurig coffee maker, toaster, place mats and dish towels are included.
The long, light-filled, living room offers hardwood floors, a fireplace and sliding glass doors opening to a deck. Explore the bookcase stocked with intriguing books. Another set of sliding doors lead to the sun porch where you find a glass-topped table with four wrought iron chairs, and a selection of other chairs for basking, reading, and watching the birds at the feeder and bird bath.
The living room features a deep-cushioned, leather sofa; a comfortable leather arm chair; an upholstered wing chair, a rocking chair and a coffee table ready for holding your magazines, snacks and drink glasses.
Laundry room has full-sized washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.
From Blue Bay Cottage it's an easy-breezy stroll or quick ride to Camden's charming shops, a fun department store, an Irish pub, banks and local seaside eateries.
Close by is Camden's crown jewel - the prized harbor on beautiful Penobscot Bay where coastal schooners ply the waters with sails unfurled. Just offshore and dating back to the 1800s, lies the Curtis Island lighthouse.
Blue Bay Cottage, built in 2000, and well cared for, offers that carefree and comfortable village home away from home that you'll cherish. Here you can grill your steaks outdoors on our new grill and relax in the deck chairs.Bask beside the garden in the cozy, glassed-in sun porch, a perfect setting for that leisurely breakfast or lobster feast.
Fresh lobsters can be purchased from local fishermen in both Camden and nearby Lincolnville. You can cook your own or purchase them already prepared.
This cozy and convenient home captures a New England flavor with its Cape-style architecture. Coffee cup in hand, explore the open-plan, Colonial-style interior. Light from the windows spills across the warm-hued, hardwood floors in the rectangular living / dining room with its Early American mantle piece on the fireplace, pewter chandelier, sconces and hand-stenciled wall borders. The house has hot water baseboard heat; and a master bedroom air conditioner, which is rarely needed in Maine.
Spacious, cozy and oh, so conveniently located. The house rental is available for your comfort and relaxation. And don't fret about lawn chores-- lawn & garden care is provided by a lawn service and the owner.
Water views, island and mountain glimpses are only minutes away. Stroll or take a very short car hop to the center of the downtown with its waterview restaurants, shops, and local attractions. The town center embraces the town green, the local post office, the Opera House, and a variety of intriguing shops. An outdoor amphitheater flanks the harbor.
The Camden Public Library draws visitors with its amazing collections and an array of popular programs open to the public. There are four or five downtown churches. The Camden YMCA is close to town, offering a pool, extensive exercise facilities, a climbing wall and meeting rooms. Hiking trails and a mountain drive are available at nearby Camden Hills State Park.
Seaside Camden, located at the edge of the mountains, is known for its beautiful harbor and resident fleet of "windjammer" passenger, sailing vessels. The Camden Snow Bowl is the only ski area on this coast with an ocean view, which you can read about online at www.camdenrockland.com.
With a park on the library slope and benches that overlook the boats and summer events, and a public landing with adjacent parking, no wonder Camden garners compliments from artists, photographers and writers all over the world.
Scheduled events take place year round in Camden including the 42nd Great Schooner Race on July 6, the Harbor Arts & Books festival, the 4th of July Fireworks with a sail or cruise option on the bay, and the summer Shakespeare Festival on July 25. In August there's the annual Kitchen Tour, a Full Moon Sail, and at month's end the Camden Windjammer Festival is launched with fireworks, a Sail In and a windjammer parade in the bay. September 8 a Mini Maker Faire takes place in the Camden Amphitheater by the sea.
The Camden-Rockport Historical Society maintains a historic house and property, and welcomes vistors and volunteers. Walking trails are also available at Merryspring Park, a local nature preserve.
Suffice to say, most visitors hold a special place in their hearts for Camden, Maine-- where the sun-dappled mountains meet the magnificent sea on Penobscot Bay.
*Blue Bay Cottage is a non-smoking house. Smoking is permitted on the back deck. Pets are not permitted.