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The "Garden Cottage" is a Quiet Retreat Set up for Sharing - Both Roomy *&* Cozy

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Bed #2 w/ Queen. Light, airy; lawn & trees outside. Share with your guests.

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

*RARE IN CAMDEN* ENJOY AN ACRE OF LAWN & GARDENS, AND AN SHORT WALK TO

"As cozy as a cottage and as spacious as a house."

98 parties of 2+ guests each, from 27 US States and 2 foreign countries during 8 years. Many repeat guests.

Camden . . . "Where the Mountains Meet the Sea"

This cottage is a 15 -- 20 walk to downtown and the inner harbor.

No neighbors or busy streets closely crowd this cottage; open space all around. Restful residential neighborhood.

A 1,350 sq. ft. "home away from home." Peaceful country setting bordered by an extensive woodland and close to the center of town. Colorful informal gardens feature 50+ different flowering trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals on an acre of land, with woods adjacent.

Owners live next door, and love to give personal recommendations

We have a safe, large lawn where the kids can run about. You can keep an eye on them from the balcony/deck, or just enjoy a cup of coffee there in the morning or your own refreshments in the evening.


Comfortable indoor open floor plan living and dining space.

Two bedrooms and two full bath all on one floor. Privacy for two couples is assured.

Washer and drier is on the living floor, not in the basement.

Second and 3rd bedrooms are great for traveling companions or your visiting guests.
Usual occupancy is 2, 3, or 4. A 5th guest can be accommodated for a small additional set-up fee. (Inquire)

House is 16 years new. Immaculate. We clean extensively between stays, and once a week for extended visits. Fresh flowers placed on your window sill weekly, or even more often upon request.

No more than 1 mile to Camden's scenic harbor, schooners, shops, restaurants, library, post office, churches.

INDOORS
2 bedrooms and 2 full baths

Same floor washer and drier

Substantial home-like furnishings; comfortable upholstered seating; ample storage.

Casual, roomy. Furnished like a home, not like a motel, hotel, or B&B

Large, fully equipped kitchen, but no granite tops, no stainless steel appliances, no dishwasher. Why pay for all that stuff?

Air conditioning by Mother Nature

Dining room seating for 6

Games, puzzles, videos, lots of Maine and other books and magazines

Getaway room with desk/secretary and daybed

32' dia. Sony flat screen digital TV w/ cable channels and CD/DVD and a VHS player

Wi-Fi

OUTDOORS
Well lit entry & deck

Private driveway & secure off-street parking

Outdoor table & chairs, charcoal grill upon request, morning sun on the deck, and the shady the hemlock reading nook for afternoons.

Short drives to busy Camden, cozy Rockport, Mt. Battie State Park with ocean & mountain views, many other parks, lakes for swimming and boating, farmland, a winery, 3 lighthouses, many fine museums, & 25+ art galleries

Our location is central to Portland and the popular Boothbay Harbor region to the southwest and Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park to the northeast. A wide range of popular local mid-coast attractions and activities are available within every shorter distances.
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/31/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    An exception might be made for dogs under 10 lb. that are crate-trained for guests staying two weeks or longer. Doggie deposit required. Please inquire....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Fresh bed and bath linens each week...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Comp. housekeeping 1x/week for long term stays....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Daybed at an extra charge: $100 / week or part thereof....moreless

  • Usual occupancy is 2 -- 4. The master suite offers a queen sized bed and private bath with shower. Huge closet and two chests of drawers provide plenty of room for clothing, and a small chest-top TV. Large airy windows provide fresh air and cozy views of woods, lawn, and gardens. The second room also has a queen-sized bed & large chest of drawers. Off the hall there is a second full bath with shower. There is a small multipurpose room with a desk, daybed, secretary-desk, and washer/dryer combo. There is an additional charge for overnight use of the daybed: 30% summer, 15% shoulder seasons. Extra pillows, blankets, portable fans, and bedside clock radios provided. Option: We will provide *complimentary* light housekeeping services on weekends for guests staying two weeks or longer. This includes making the beds with fresh linens; fresh bath towels and wash clothes; cleaning the bathroom, kitchen, and floors....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Both bath rooms will accommodate a wheelchair. Both shower/tub combos have grab bars for safety. However,k these are regular shower/tub installations; they are not wheelchair accessible....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is an economical function hall and large parking area next door that is available by reservation for special occasions like reunions, weddings, receptions, anniversary and birthday parties, etc..The Garden Cottage is a convenient place for preparations and/or overnight accommodations for immediate family or special guests attending an event there. In addition, our lawn & garden area at the cottage is available for small outdoor gatherings by special arrangement. Our grounds are informal and especially colorful late June -- October. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have lots and lots of books about Maine and by Maine authors. ...moreless

  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and poker chips, and old favorites like Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, and Scrabble. ...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Full service available. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    We can provide bocce for playing on the lawn....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a few VHS tapes and some for kids....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Walk on one of Camden's favorite streets -- quiet, tree lined, residential -- to our town cente (shops, restaurants, and harbor) in 15 -- 20 minutes. Many of our guests do enjoy this option everyday...moreless

  • Monument View:

    The tower on the top of Mt. Battie is a notable landmark. It can be visited by auto road in the state park, 10 minutes away. The parking area at the top affords easy access to the tower and Bay views....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Numerous small mountains ring the area . . . Mt. Battie, Mt. Megunticook, etc. etc. Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain are a 2 hour drive. Mt. Kineo and Mt. Katahdin in n. Maine are a day trip...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    We do not have a water view but are just a few minutes from Rockport & Camden harbors. Lincolnville Beach is a sandy swimming beach 15 minutes away. There are ocean views and scenic walks everywhere!...moreless

  • Resort:

    The Samoset Resort with a professional level golf course is 15 minutes away. Point Lookout conference center is 15 minutes away. Camden Opera House bills top acts during summer....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are a small town in a rural area of Maine. There are hills, lakes, Penobscot Bay, farm lands, forests, parks, nature reserves, wineries, numerous hiking trails, and fresh air and sunshine all about...moreless

  • Town:

    We are less than a mile and a nice walk to the center of Camden . . . shops, restaurants, and the schooner landing....moreless

  • Village:

    We are a nice walk to the center of lovely Camden . . . shops and restaurants, the schooner landing, a classic National Landmark library and Olmstead designed park & amphitheatre and the harbor park....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles are available for rent at Maine Sport, just a 5 minute drive from the cottage. It has everything you need to enjoy the outdoors, like a mini LL Bean....moreless

  • Boat:

    Canoes and kayaks are available for rent at Maine Sport, just a 5 minute drive from the cottage. It has everything you need to enjoy the outdoors, like a mini LL Bean....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The inarrow deck with a table and chairs is great for reading, whittling, knitting, or enjoying a cup of coffee while the sun comes up. It is fully shaded in the afternoon....moreless

  • Golf:

    A beautiful public golf course set in gently rolling hills is only 5 minutes away. It offers carts and also has a driving range and practice putting green. Another is just 15 minutes, in Rockland....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoes & kayaks are available for rent at Maine Sport, a 5 minute drive from the cottage. It has everything you need to enjoy the outdoors, like a mini LL Bean. Access to the lakes and Bay is easy....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Your private, spacious lawn and gardens are surrounded by woods....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A large Webber charcoal burning grill with utensils is provided. Guests provide their own charcoal....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Maine Sport, just a 5 minute drive from the cottage. has everything you need to enjoy the outdoors; it is like a mini LL Bean....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are outdoor public courts and indoor courts available nearby....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Maine Sport, just a 5 minute drive from the cottage. has everything you need to enjoy the outdoors; it is like a mini LL Bean....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The local YMCA, a 5 minute drive, has a full facility that includes two pools, a sauna, weight and exercise rooms and indoor track. It is open to visitors for a fee....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 30 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000

Changeover Day: Sunday

Summer 2017
Jun 25 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300

Changeover Day: Sunday

Autumn 2017
Sep 10 - Oct 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • 3rd bed option is $100/w $0
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

There are two Queens and a day bed in the cottage, each in a separate room. The standard rates listed are for one and two beds. A third bed is available at an additional fee, as follows: Add $100 + 8% tax for any week during which he day bed will be occupied. If you are staying more than 1 week but will by using the 3rd bed only during part of your stay, you need only add this amount for the number of weeks during which the day bed will be used. (Even one night' counts as a week, since the bed linens will need to be changed however many nights within a week it is used.)

For long term rentals made well in advance, your total payment can be divided by the number of weeks of your reservation and sent monthly. In other words, if you make a reservation for 4 weeks, you can make four equal payments and send one each month beginning 5 months before your arrival date. In all cases, your final payment needs to be received 30 days before your arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Owls Head
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several within a long walk or short drive
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Rockland and Lincolnville to the Bay islands
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Public 18 hole courses in Rockport and Rockland
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Route 1 and Route 90
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown Camden
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Camden Snow Bowl
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Many lake and bay beaches nearby

Car: Necessary

Our rental week is Sunday pm to Sunday am, except by special arrangement. Sleeps 4. A queen-size bed in 2 separate rooms. Daybed in a 3rd room available at additional $100/week or part thereof. Ideal for two couples or a couple and one or two singles. Our 'Garden Cottage' is larger than it looks in the photos. We are not on the water or have a water view, but you'll save a bundle of dough and can walk to Camden Harbor or drive to Rockport Harbor in a few minutes. Camden is famous for its schooners and boating excursions. Within short drives are Rockport harbor, Mt. Battie State Park (miles of trails and fantastic view of Penobscot Bay), Megunticook Lake (fishing, boating, and swimming), Sail, Steam and Power Museum, Strand Theater, Owls Head Transportation Museum & Farnsworth Art Museum (Rockland), Center for Maine Contemporary Art (Rockport), shops, restaurants, galleries, Penobscot Marine Museum (Searsport), lighthouses, dozens of restaurants and unique shops, private nature sanctuaries, playgrounds and parks, and public golf courses. The Camden Opera House and Rockport Opera House host classical music and popular concerts, musicals, and other shows. The family-friendly Snow Bowl (Camden), with tobogganing, skiing, and snowboarding is just down the road. Kayak, canoe, bicycle rentals and outdoor recreational supplies of all types are readily available to buy or rent at nearby store Maine Sport.The Camden Public Library and Olmstead-designed amphitheater are a must see.

Other Activities: Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Maine Media Workshop offer courses to the public year 'round.

Golf: Megunticook Golf Course / driving range is 5 minutes.

Rockland Golf Course is 15 minutes. Samoset Resort golf course 15 minutes away.

Ski: Camden Snow Bowl is 10 minuntes.

Sugarloaf is 2 hours.

Acadia National Park is 2 hours; a long day trip will take you there and back with time to see the sights.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: We moved to this beautiful acre 26 years ago and have spent all the years since developing its gardens and landscape for beauty and enjoyment. We live right next door to the house/cottage (but conveniently out of sight), and this is our only vacation rental. We think of all visitors as our special guests.

Why the Owner Chose Camden, Camden, ME, USA:
Our place, while in-town, is peaceful and quiet. It is uniquely bordered by a seldom used meeting hall, our lawn and gardens, and a large woodland. Set well back from the street at the end of its own driveway, visitors to the cottage enjoy more than an acre of quiet and solitude, yet are still close enough to town and harbor in 15 - 20 minutes.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Perfect for two couples to share. One-floor living, two full bathrooms, extra wide doorways, strategitically placed grab rails, entrance ramp, close-in parking all make this a great place for elders or impaired. A great place for recuperation, recovery, or just plain rest.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/31/2016

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  • Bed #2 w/ Queen. Light, airy; lawn & trees outside. Share with your guests.

    Bed #2 w/ Queen. Light, airy; lawn & trees outside. Share with your guests.

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Cozy, private nook. Day bed for a 5th guest or napping. Big desk for office use.

    Cozy, private nook. Day bed for a 5th guest or napping. Big desk for office use.

  • Master suite: luxurious Queen, private bath, huge closets, lots of drawers.

    Master suite: luxurious Queen, private bath, huge closets, lots of drawers.

  • Front of cottage. White birches. Lupines and roses in abundance.

    Front of cottage. White birches. Lupines and roses in abundance.

  • Just outside your window in October

    Just outside your window in October

  • From our garden, we pick fresh flowers in season just for you.

    From our garden, we pick fresh flowers in season just for you.

  • One of two entries to the cottage.

    One of two entries to the cottage.

  • Nestled behind a small garage, you'll privacy and lots of peace and quiet.

    Nestled behind a small garage, you'll privacy and lots of peace and quiet.

  • The cottage surrounded by gardens, woods, and lawn.

    The cottage surrounded by gardens, woods, and lawn.

  • A shady spot to read a good book

    A shady spot to read a good book

  • Flowering shrubs and flowers at the cottage door.

    Flowering shrubs and flowers at the cottage door.

  • Upholstered seatomg for 5+. Not shown: new 32' flat screen digital TV.

    Upholstered seatomg for 5+. Not shown: new 32' flat screen digital TV.

  • On entering, find spacious, bright, open floor plan. Dining table seats 4 to 8

    On entering, find spacious, bright, open floor plan. Dining table seats 4 to 8

  • Comfortable seating throughout. Lots of games and good books provided

    Comfortable seating throughout. Lots of games and good books provided

  • Two *full* bathrooms -- clean as a whistle -- both wilh shower / tubs

    Two *full* bathrooms -- clean as a whistle -- both wilh shower / tubs

  • Roses galore just outside your door in June.

    Roses galore just outside your door in June.

  • A Hidden Garden at Your Entry

    A Hidden Garden at Your Entry

  • Autumn at the Garden Cottage. Lots of color!

    Autumn at the Garden Cottage. Lots of color!

  • The cottage is surrounded by flowering perennials and shrubs.

    The cottage is surrounded by flowering perennials and shrubs.

  • Pearl St. is on the left side;  your private driveway is in the background, L-R.

    Pearl St. is on the left side; your private driveway is in the background, L-R.

  • Sunrise deck overlooking roses and expansive lawn. 4 comfortable chairs

    Sunrise deck overlooking roses and expansive lawn. 4 comfortable chairs

  • An island garden bed in between woods and lawn

    An island garden bed in between woods and lawn

  • Lots of green and lots of color May through October!

    Lots of green and lots of color May through October!

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