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Peaceful Cottage in Garden Setting: 2 Queens & 2 Full Baths on 1 Floor: Walk to

Camden, Camden, ME, USA
  • House1350 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay7 nights

On an acre of lovely gardens & just an easy 15 minute walk to the center of town

"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, street corners, or busy traffic closely crowd this cottage; open space all around. Restful residential neighborhood. Ample indoor space for privacy and to stretch out and relax. Big 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 17 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. 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.


David and Paula Blanchard

  • Member Since 2008
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Speaks: english


    • Internet
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Sunset Room
        1 queen, Dappled light filters through large window. Bath next door.
      • "Woodland" Master en suite
        1 queen, Private full bath. Woodland outside your window. Quiet!
      • "Bird's Nest"
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Bed $70 1 to 7 nights. View gardens, lawn, greenhouse, woods
      • Usual occupancy is 2 to- 5. 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. 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Both bath rooms will accommodate a wheelchair. Both shower/tub combos have grab bars for safety. These are regular shower/tub installations; they are not wheelchair accessible.

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


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Elevator
                      No elevator, but wheelchair accessible ramp and entry.
                    • Firewood
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Maps
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Secure Parking
                    • Shampoo
                    • Study Room
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Stove


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


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  We have lots and lots of books about Maine and by Maine authors.
                                • Books for Kids
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and poker chips, and old favorites like Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, and Scrabble.
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  Full service available.
                                • Toys
                                  We can provide bocce for playing on the lawn.
                                • Video Library
                                  We have a few VHS tapes and some for kids.


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Your private, spacious lawn and gardens are surrounded by woods.
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • 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.
                                    • 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.
                                    • 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.
                                    • 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.
                                    • 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.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      A large Webber charcoal burning grill with utensils is provided. Guests provide their own charcoal.
                                    • 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.
                                    • Tennis
                                      There are outdoor public courts and indoor courts available nearby.
                                    • 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.
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          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.


                                                • live theater
                                                • arboretum
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • waterfalls
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • ski privileges optional
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  33 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  This has been the third time for us at Garden Cottage and it still feels light home in a very peaceful setting. The Blanchards are very wonderful host with a willingness to help in any way that might be needed. We highly recommend this property in the center of the Maine coast. Odis and Sharon Huffstutler Alabama
                                                                  Oct 11, 2017
                                                                  Oct 2017

                                                                  Charming Camden Cottage

                                                                  We were delighted with our stay in the charming cottage and with our wonderful hosts, David and Paula. The cottage was fully equipped, very clean and extremely comfortable. The view from the deck of the lovely gardens, while sipping your morning coffee was heavenly! The location is excellent for day trips to neighboring towns and harbors. I highly recommend this vacation rental. And, I would definitely go back again and again!
                                                                  Sep 12, 2017
                                                                  Sep 2017
                                                                  Owner's Response:Thanks for your nice comments! It's so nice when our guests appreciate and enjoy the work we do to make our gardens beautiful and peaceful. -- Dave and Paula

                                                                  A Great Place for Working Remotely

                                                                  My husband and I stayed at the Cottage for a week in August 2017 and we each needed to work during our stay. We required excellent and consistent internet connectivity and this cottage provided it. The Cottage is equipped with broadband WiFi as well as ethernet ports for direct connection of computer and/or VoiP phone. My husband’s work requires him to be on the phone quite a bit so he used the single room “office” which has a desk and a wonderful view of the garden. I used the dining room table which has great light and also garden views. The acoustics are such that we didn’t hear each other unless we wanted to! There were no issues whatsoever which made for a very successful work week/vacation.
                                                                  Sep 23, 2017
                                                                  Aug 2017
                                                                  Owner's Response:So glad it worked for you!

                                                                  Cottage in the garden

                                                                  We had a great time staying at Paula and David's cottage. One of the pluses for us is two full bathrooms and a washer and dryer. The kitchen has everything you need and she provides things like dish detergent, coffee, etc, to get you started. Our grandsons will remember the ride David gave them around the property in the trailer behind his tractor. David and Paula had helpful ideas and provided full written directions for everything. We just hope we can come back next summer.
                                                                  Aug 14, 2017
                                                                  Jul 2017
                                                                  Owner's Response:Wonderful to have you all and loved sharing our place with the kids! Guess what! We have a 4-1/2 year old and a 1-1/2 year old staying with us right now, and Dad is really enjoying tossing the ball around with his son in the backyard while Mom is inside with their daughter. Also . . . first time in a hammock for the young lad! Love making memories.

                                                                  Wonderful Place to Spend a Vacation

                                                                  We would echo all the other GREAT reviews of the garden cottage. It was everything that all the previous renters said. The location is perfect - very quiet,away from the summer bustle which is in town, yet close enough for a lovely walk down to the harbor.. The house itself is roomy with lots of storage, immaculate, well supplied, and surrounded by beautiful gardens filled with a variety of colorful flowers. Sitting on the deck looking over the property is peaceful and so lovely. David and Paula are perfect hosts and take so much pride in their property. They welcomed us with freash flowers in the kitchen and told us we were welcome to stroll the property whenever we wanted. David even cut a fresh gladiola stem for the jug on the deck for us to enjoy! The area around Camden is spectacular. Don't miss going out to Owl's Head, hiking in the Land Trust areas (especially Beech Hill), walking the causeway to the Rockland lighthouse, going to the top of Mt. Battie even in the rain, and enjoying the many restaurants and stores in town. We also loved the nature cruise from Port Clyde, seeing the puffins and watched as the crew pulled in some lobster traps. The cottage bookshelves are full of books and magazines about Maine, and the buffet drawer is overloaded with brochures and information about the area. The choices are endless! Our time went too quickly and we were so happy we picked this lovely place to stay. You will be, too.
                                                                  Aug 03, 2017
                                                                  Jul 2017
                                                                  Owner's Response:Nice! We have lived on this property 27 years, and enjoy it more every year. I wish we could also "take credit" for how wonderful the Camden area is for everyone . . . year 'round residents and vacationers alike, but we can't. It just is! So glad you enjoyed the fruits of all our labors at the garden cottage and also enjoyed this area so much.

                                                                  Clean, cozy cottage, beautiful location walk to town,

                                                                  I thank David and Paula for sharing their beautiful cottage. They were the perfect hosts - on site if we needed them, they said we could just go next door and knock on their door, yet very much let us have our space and privacy. We never saw them unless we needed them. They are very sweet, kind, people, and very fun to talk to about the area and things to do. We very much enjoyed them and their beautiful cottage, and their yard and gardens are beautiful! They provided everything I could think of in the cottage, all pots, pans, dishes, utencils, towels, sheets, coffee, etc, and they were so helpful and offered many suggestions of things to do in the area. The cottage was meticulously clean and tidy, the beds were comfy, and the yard is so beautiful! And the cottage is in the perfect location! It's a quiet little getaway tucked back in a beautiful yard with privacy all around, in a lovely neighborhood, yet just a short beautiful walk to town. We walked to town and the harbor almost every morning for coffee and every evening for ice cream at the River Ducks ice cream shop (it's delicious and they have gluten free ice cream cones!). We stayed for 1 week and enjoyed 3 local hikes (the climb up Mount Battie was a favorite, but all were lovely), local lighthouses, the park on the Harbor and one with a little swimming cove, the harbor, local shops and restaurants, the Owl Head Lobster Co was where we bought lobster straight from the dock near Owl Head lighthouse, and a sunset sail on Penobscot Bay with the ship 'Surprise' right in town on the harbor. We also did a day trip to Acadia which was beautiful! It was a great little house in a great location that made for a fantastic vacation for our family of 4. We will return another summer and highly recommend to anyone.
                                                                  Jul 29, 2017
                                                                  Jul 2017
                                                                  Owner's Response:Thanks for your generous review, Melissa!. We love that you appreciate all our efforts to make the Garden Cottage a great place to stay. We do, indeed, hope to see you again. There is so much to do and see in the mid-coast! Best of luck for a great year ahead. "Hi" to Michael and the kids. Paula and Dave


                                                                  Camden, Camden, ME, USA

                                                                  Don't see the information you need here? Call (207) 236-6468 and we'll be happy to answer your questions. Our rental week is Sunday pm to Sunday am, but other arrangements are possible. Sleeps up to 5. A queen-size bed in 2 separate rooms. Daybed in a 3rd room available at additional $10 / night. 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.

                                                                  33 Reviews

                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5

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