River's Edge Cottage - Relaxing Artist's Retreat - 2 BR 1 BA - Swimming Dock
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At first, I thought the price was a bit high but when I saw the setting I immediately knew it was worth every penny. The Megunticook River has a dam at each end with a 24-hour very slow flow of fresh water. It was such a perfect temperature and we were never aware of any current. On the big Megunticook lake (which flows into this "river"), there are motor boats and a public beach that can get crowded. That water is a bit cooler too... On the river, only canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and of course, swimmers. And so few! We often had the entire water to ourselves. The dock was a lovely place to lounge. The cottage is not updated nor glamorous and has old furnishings but we had everything we needed and it was clean. Another amazing thing about this rental is that you are in a magical, serene place yet only a mere 1.5 miles to the Camden harbor! So close yet a world away. We took a 3-minute drive every day to get ice cream! The lake rentals are much farther out. I only found two vacay rentals on the Megunticook River and we are so happy it was available. It is the best place to stay in the Camden area. We would go back for sure!
Our home away from home
My husband and I have stayed at Rivers Edge for the last three years. We were delighted on our first visit to find everything exactly as described, and even better in many cases! The cottage is comfortable and thoughtfully equipped. The setting is perfect, and the best thing of all is the deck. We eat, nap, watch the loons and read there every day. Constance is a perfect hostess who keeps the cottage exactly the way she would live there. We cannot recommend it highly enough for a couple who want the Maine experience of water and nature.
Looking forward to having you back!
We hated to leave this charming cottage on Saturday. The location is perfect. The view is spectacular! We really had to force ourselves to do other things because sitting on the dock fishing or swimming was all that we really needed for a relaxing vacation. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Our dog loved exploring and the back yard was big enough for him to sniff safely. All in all a magical spot for a get-a-way!
Charming river front cottage
River's Edge is a charming, well appointed, small cottage which is located on a beautiful section of the Megunticook River. The lawn and foliage is very well tended and adds to the attractiveness of the property. A well stocked kitchen, containing everything one could want for cooking, and all the necessary supplies in the bathroom, as well as access to the internet and several games available for guests, enhanced the visit. Convenience to Camden, with its many restaurants, shops, and magnificent harbor is certainly a plus. Our dog was supplied with a dog bed, toys and a towel and he thoroughly enjoyed his stay, as did we! A book detailing housekeeping items, checking out, local restaurants, and places to see was also helpful. The owner was efficient and responsive from the time we contacted her about booking the property until we checked out. We would certainly recommend this cottage to others and would certainly rent it in the future.
River's Edge October 2010
We found River's Edge to be very comfortable, well maintained and located in a very peacefull setting. It's location is ideally suited for exploring, not only Camden, Rockport and nearby communities, but also within easy driving distance of Bar Harbor, Acadia, Freeport and numerous other charming Maine towns. We enjoyed the views and hiking at Camden Hills State Park and all of the wonderfull resteraunts in the area. Be sure and stop by Red's Eats in Wiscasset, preferrably in mid-afternoon, when the line's not halfway around the block. Also enjoyed the lobsters and chowder from Graffam Bros. in Rockport and the philo and brie at Jordan Pond house in Acadia. The owner was very charming and helpful and we definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to explore Maine's mid-costal region.
River's Edge is a charming cottage, well-maintained and very clean, with beautiful views of the river and mountains. It is peaceful and relaxing, located near popular locations (Camden), and lovely small towns (Hope, Union, Lincolnville), all easily accessible. We enjoyed cooking in, as much as eating out, and often opted to just spend the day relaxing on the deck, reading, and watching the loons, deer, eagle, and chipmunk.
River's Edge Cottage is located on the Megunticook River in the charming, seaside village of Camden, Maine. Classic schooners sail from town on day long & overnight trips. Camden & nearby Rockport & Rockland offer a wealth of art galleries, antique shops, restaurants, first run & art house movie theatres. Close neighbor Rockport is home to the well-known Bay Chamber Concerts where you can enjoy world class live classical performances several times each week. In Rockport you will also find the Maine Photographic Workshops, Avena Botanicals & The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship offering classes, presentations & exhibits. The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland features an impressive collection of original Wyeth paintings. Crafts fairs, art shows, auctions, festivals & special events happen all summer long. There's a major Antique Fair a short drive away in Union in August. In September, the Common Ground Fair is a prestigious showcase for Maine's organic farmers & growers.
Other Activities: auctions, movies, Bay Chamber Concerts, Farnsworth Museum, Art Galleries
At Home in Nature:
Keep an eye out of the Monarch's cocoon - it is hanging under a rock & has edges of gold. The float in the river is a favorite haven of Dragonflies & Damselflies, both long-time residents of our planet, serving as pollinators & mosquito eaters. They are your friends & will not sting or hurt you. They will come & sit on your toe or finger & let you have a good look at their beautiful iridescent colors & patterns. This is a special treat & the only way to see what they really look like. There is no known way to preserve the colors of a Dragonfly specimen. Sometimes you can glimpse a Beaver family playing along the banks & in the water in the late afternoon. Loons can be heard calling out & seen swimming by. Last summer, our Guests reported that the loons had babies. They carry them on their backs as they glide by! The cunning raccoons usually prowl around at night looking for food. The skunk looks deceptively friendly, cute & fluffy as she prances across the yard from one section of woods to the other. Also at dusk you may spy the red fox that lives around the lake & river. What a sight! You may also see the porcupines peowling for blackberries. They live in the untamed parts of the property, between the house & the dam. The songs you hear in the early summer evening are sung by the Bull Frog chorus.
Endearing Autumn at River's Edge:
As summer draws to a close you'll begin seeing Canadian Geese and hear their honking as they make their way to their winter homes. You'll also see Loons, Cormorants, Osprey, Blue Heron, Egrets, Crows, Hummingbirds, Hawks, and Turkey Vultures. Pay attention to the sky and spot an Eagle soaring alone. In September, listen for the Owl in the evenings and occasionally a Woodpecker at dawn. October brings changing colors every day all around. Cool crisp air is mild enough to invite you to sit outside on the porch and enjoy the abundant nature as it prepares for winter. By November, the leaves are falling and the best of autumn in New England sets in.