Waterfront on the Megunticook River, Camden, Maine

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River's Edge Cottage on the Megunticook River


Last updated: 09/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

River's Edge is a stylish, up to date Camden Maine cabin with a floating dock for swimming, sunning & fishing. The river is crystal clear & clean. The neighborhood is quiet, woodsy & full of nature. Half the property is woods with 500' of river front. There's a feeling of seclusion, yet other houses are nearby. You'll find great views of the water & mountains & enjoy elegant & functional antiques in fine condition.

River's Edge was built in 1970 & is comfortable & relaxing. White-washed antique barn board brightens the central living area. High ceilings throughout make the cottage light & airy. It's owned by an artist & maintained by her energetic handy man. At times, River's Edge is owner occupied & is then given the careful attention & feeling of 'home' you'll find & enjoy.

Amenities include bed linens, plenty of fluffy towels, telephone, toaster, microwave oven, coffee maker, lobster pot, dishes/utensils, outdoor gas BBQ grill, cable TV, DVD player, high speed WiFi Internet access for your computer.

A Comfortable, Peaceful Setting: River's Edge is a retreat for the artist, writer & poet in you--a cozy vacation home on the Megunticook River with views of lovely Mount Battie. To your left, up river, is a dam that forms Lake Megunticook. About two miles down river is another dam, the Seabright, which creates this most peaceful section of river for your enjoyment. You will find it perfect for swimming, floating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing or sunning on its banks. It is a rare quiet spot without the motor boats, water skiing or jet skis you may like to enjoy on the Lake, which are accessible just around the corner.

River's Edge has a floating dock, shared with a friendly neighbor, on the beautiful river & nearly 500' of shoreline. Half the property is woodsy.

Ceiling & floor fans, monitor & electric heaters. Weekly maid service is provided. You may request more frequent maid service for an extra charge. Grocery provisioning in advance or mid-week. Babysitting available. Well behaved PETS are welcome.

An Artist's Well-loved Cabin: River's Edge was built in 1970 as a family summer place, situated on land that was once a pasture serving the farm house which still stands across the street. Sheep grazed here, an apple orchard bloomed & a small barn stood near the road. When the cottage was built, the old barn's original wide pine siding was used inside the living room. The cottage is comfortable & relaxing. Now white-washed, the antique barn board brightens the central living area. High ceilings throughout make it light & airy. River’s Edge is owned by an artist & maintained by her energetic handy man. The home is well equipped for the comfort of up to 4 adults. You will find 2 bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed, another with a twin set. The bathroom has a tub, shower, plenty of hot water & fluffy towels. The kitchen is roomy & all set with everything you need for cooking up a storm, including a large, vintage, restored refrigerator, new gas range & oven & new microwave. There is a large gas grill just outside.

Summer in Camden, Maine: There is a large color TV with cable & DVD player. Several shops in Camden rent current & classic films on DVD. The sectional sofa was added in 2006 and is all ready & comfortable for afternoon napping. Or, you could nod off on a lounge chair down on the floating dock.

River's Edge is a place to be close to nature.

The wildflowers have a timing and cycle all their own. Lupine are followed by Day Lilies, Queen Anne's Lace, then Daisies in many varieties, Black eyed Susans, Goldenrod, and many more which you can have fun identifying. There are wildflower reference books at the house; enjoy & use them on your walks. The wildflowers attract droves of butterflies & hummingbirds. You'll see Swallowtail & Monarch, as well as others more exotic & rare.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs welcome. $150 pet fee for each. We provide beds, bowls, treats & local information of interest to dogs....moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master: 1 queen


  • Guest: 2 twin/ single


  • The Master bedroom is comfortable with a queen bed & very special, large, antique French armoire. There's a view of the river & mountains. The Guest bedroom, with twin beds, looks out onto a grove of delicate white pine trees. Both bedrooms are carpeted & furnished with vintage lamps, antique dressers, original framed photographs & prints. Each bedroom has its own large double sliding door clothes closet....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower


  • The bathroom is roomy & well-lit with plenty of fresh, clean, new, fluffy towels, a strong shower spray, large tub & lots of hot water....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Swimming, boating & fishing from dock on the crystal clear, clean Megunticook River. Shaded porch deck with patio table & chairs (seats up to 8) overlooking large lawn, river & mountains. Outdoor gas grill just outside kitchen door. Wireless DSL network (bring your computer). Cable TV, DVD player, cordless phone & answering machine, microwave, full size refrigerator & freezer, gas stove & oven. The living room is carpeted with room size & area rugs. Recently updated with comfy sectional sofa, side chair & ottoman. There's a built-in, custom made, full length, lighted bookcase, stocked with good reads. Chef services available. Grocery provisioning in advance or mid-week also available. In home massage by licensed massage therapist. Babysitting services. Boat rentals. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Owner's personal library is extensive & eclectic....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV & DVD player...moreless

  • Stereo:

    AM-FM Tuner on Home Stereo Speakers with iPod connection....moreless

  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Across the river you see Mt. Battie & the craggy, green hills around it....moreless

  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    Floating dock with swim ladder on the Megunticook River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access:

    Modem & WiFi router in the bedroom. Bring a long ethernet cord if you need one to hook up. Otherwise, use wireless....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Soft sheets & blankets. Plenty of fluffy towels....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone:

    No land line at the house. Please bring your cell phone. Reception is good....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless DSL network live throughout & outside around the house....moreless


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Please call us for our list of local chefs....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Lots of utensils, pots, pans, bowls, knives, silverware, dishes, lobster pot, baking pans, etc. Owners love to cook & bake....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Eye-pleasing dinner, salad, luncheon, bread & butter, dessert plates & bowls galore, in fine condition....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    New gas stove with fan hood & large oven, toaster oven, microwave oven, coffee maker, cuisinart & blender....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Refrigerator:

    Vintage, with freezer, large, restored, reliable, works well....moreless

  • Stove


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    Walk out the living room onto an awning covered deck facing the lawn & river. Glass top round table & 4 comfortable chairs for outdoor dining, seats up to 8 cozy....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.7
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 15 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

Summer 2017
May 27 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Damage Waiver Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 09/06/2016
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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.


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  • River's Edge Cottage on the Megunticook River

    River's Edge Cottage on the Megunticook River

  • Comfortable sofa-- perfect for napping.

    Comfortable sofa-- perfect for napping.

  • The owners of River's Edge love antique auctions.

    The owners of River's Edge love antique auctions.

  • Roomy, comfortable, high ceiling bedrooms.

    Roomy, comfortable, high ceiling bedrooms.

  • You can see the fish swimming in the clear water.

    You can see the fish swimming in the clear water.

  • Fishing is good in the late afternoon.

    Fishing is good in the late afternoon.

  • Watch birds. See fish jump.  Let the river go by.

    Watch birds. See fish jump. Let the river go by.

  • Ramp to the float is lit at night.  Romantic...

    Ramp to the float is lit at night. Romantic...

  • Furnishings reflect many years of collecting & editing.

    Furnishings reflect many years of collecting & editing.

  • View the River from dining, living & porch areas.

    View the River from dining, living & porch areas.

  • River's Edge kitchen entry in mid-summer.

    River's Edge kitchen entry in mid-summer.

  • Everyone relaxes at River's Edge.

    Everyone relaxes at River's Edge.

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This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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