Rare and wonderful : Our 2018 season has closed and we thank you for looking at our listing. HOWEVER, we are now announcing: We are accepting reservations-- not at this location-- but at our other guest house, "BLUE BAY COTTAGE 2." This is a new location, closer to downtown, and located just one block from Camden harbor. A wonderful experience awaits you; charm, coziness, and convenience beckon you to this in-town, historic Camden home. It too is located on a pleasant, tree-lined street, on a corner lot. We are currently renovating the interior, so can't yet take finished interior photos, but the furnishings will be the same. Please make reservations for Blue Bay Cottage 2 through its own listing, separate from this one, using listing number #1458650.
The following description applies to Blue Bay Cottage 2:
This welcoming, Cape-style, historic Camden home will offer Wifi hookup by password, a telephone and 125 channels on Spectrum TV.
Dine in the kitchen or in the Shaker-style dining room area with its six ladder back chairs.The cheery kitchen offers a round table for four in the square, welcoming space. There is a full electric stove , a dishwasher, full-sized fridge with the table by the windows.. 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.
A delightful feature is the long, light-filled, living room Explore the wall bookcase stocked with intriguing books. Windows overlook a side lawn and shade trees, along with a charming 'barn-red' garden shed.
The living room features a deep-cushioned sofa; two comfortable arm chairs, an oak rocking chair and a coffee table ready for holding your magazines, snacks and drink glasses.
A small laundry room has full-sized washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.
From Blue Bay Cottage 2 it's an easy-breezy stroll to Camden's charming public library, the harbor park, shops, banks and local seaside eateries.
Close by this home 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 2, r, 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 our outdoor chairs on the side lawn.
Fresh lobsters can be purchased in season 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 charming, Colonial-style interior. Light from the windows spills across the warm-hued floors in the rectangular living with its Early American mantle piece.. The house has old fired hot air heat for Fall weather; and a portable air conditioner in the master bedroom for summertime.
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 care is provided by a lawn service and by 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 water-view 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, a lookout tower at the top 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. In September a Mini Maker Faire takes place in the Camden Amphitheater by the sea, hosted by the Library.
The Camden-Rockport Historical Society maintains a historic house and property that is open 1-4 Thurs.-Sat. during the summer and other times by appointment. The Conway House and Museum welcome visitors and volunteers. At Merryspring Park, a local nature preserve, lily gardens, an herb garden and a hosta shade-planting area are among delights. A gazebo where you can picnic, and hiking trails are also available at Merryspring. Noontime presentations are slated during the season..
Suffice to say, most visitors hold a special place in their hearts for Camden, Maine-- a special place where the sun-dappled mountains meet the magnificent sea on Penobscot Bay.
*Blue Bay Cottage 2 is a non-smoking house. Smoking is of course permitted outdoors. Pets are not allowed.