Luxury Maine Waterfront Rental Home on Camden Harbor(1 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 7 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
As you enter the house through the front portico from a circular driveway and flower garden, the main hall opens up to a winding mahogany staircase to the second floor. At the main entrance to your left is a spacious living room with large sofas and arm chairs around a fireplace, a grand piano and book cases with French doors that open to Sherman's Cove with views of inner Camden Harbor in the distance. To your right at the main entrance, is a large kitchen and sitting with two additional sofas and arm chair. A marble-topped island separates the sitting area from the kitchen. The kitchen features a double wall oven, five-burner range, microwave, sink and refrigerator-freezer surrounded by marble counters. Connecting the kitchen and living room on the cove side is the dining room with a long table that can seat 8-10, with French doors that open to the spacious porch.
A secondary entrance from the driveway through a mudroom houses w washer/dryer and access to a back porch and outdoor shower.
Upstairs in the main house on one side of the staircase is the master bedroom, with queen bed, views over the cove, dressing room, and spacious bath with sink and vanity, shower and claw-footed tub. At the other end of the staircase are three smaller bedrooms, each with a built-in double ideal for couples or children. A second bath at this end of the staircase has a sink, vanity and shower/tub.
Back on the main floor, a breezeway off the living room connects to an attached barn with three bedrooms. The downstairs bedroom with a king sized bed has its own bath with shower, sink and vanity with French doors to a porch with views to the cove. Upstairs is a large living room with sofas and armchairs, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, as well as a kitchenette with stove and small refrigerator. One bedroom has a king sized bed and built-in desk space; the other a queen-sized bed with a large built-in desk space.
Outside a path leads down to a staircase down to the water's edge, where guests can swim or float on inner tubes as the tide rises over the flats. When you return from the shore, the outdoor shower and/or hot and cold hose make rinsing off easy. The wrap-around porches with the outdoor furniture are wonderful places to read or serve lunch, drinks and snacks during the long sun-lit evenings of a Maine summer.
For more photos, visit our Flickr set from the 'Links' section at the bottom of the listing.
Keywords: seaside, cottage-style, porch, breezeway, barn, garden, tidal cove, staircase to shore, secluded, quiet, wildlife, sunsets, outdoor shower, great restaurants, cultural attractions
Member since: 2011
- 3500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
Three built-in ship's bedrooms in main house are ideal for children. Next door, the living room in the barn has dozens of board games. Beach combing along the rocky shoreline is entrancing for young children. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
The mountains overlooking Camden frame the view to the west, offering expansive views. Great sunsets from the decks with the sun setting slowly over the darkening shadows of the mountains and cove, late into the evening....moreless
- Ocean View:
We live on a tidal cove, with a 10 –12 foot tides between high and low with between 2 and 12 feet of water about half the time — or six hours of each 12 hour tidal cycle. There is no dock, but the stairs have a nice landing where several people can sit in outdoor chairs. Flocks of gulls, terns, fish crows, great blue herons and migrating sand pipers, plovers and yellowlegs inhabit the cove. We have four big inner tubes and one of our favorite activities is to catch a rising tide after the flats have heated up, which warms the water coming in over the flats and launching the inner tubes to paddle around the cove like a giant bath tub. Kayaks and canoes can be rented in town....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 9 people
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Stove:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Cleaning Fee $350 + tax
- Tax Rate 8%
Rates are subject to change prior to signing lease.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 1959
About the owner: We are lifelong residents of Camden with seven grown children and an island home across the bay where we spend summers. One of the owners has written extensively on the history and natural history of the area, including Maine's islands, while his wife, a graphic designer, did the design and layout of many of the books. These volumes are in the house library.
Why the Owner Chose Camden, Camden, ME, USA:
This property has been in our family since my wife was born and has been significantly expanded and upgraded during the past 10 to 15 years.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
There is so much to do in this area, but we especially enjoy walking on the shore, wildlife viewing, hiking in the state park, and cultural activities in town, including the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center in Rockland, the Transportation Museum, the Maine Lighthouse Museum and Bay Chamber Concerts. There are a number of 4 and 5 star restaurants, many on the water that feature fresh local fish, shellfish (lobsters) and fresh locally grown vegetables.
Links to more information:
Main house and barn as seen from garden.
Front of house with circular driveway and adjacent barn
Back porch with view of cove
Stairway down to Sherman's Cove.
Kitchen sitting area with driveway out the window.
Dining room, connects kitchen and living room withFrench doors leading to porch
Master bedroom (with adjacent master bathroom).
Upstairs children's bedroom in main room (single bed).
Kitchen in the barn with four burner-stove, oven, microwave, mini-fridge & sink.
Upstairs bedroom (queen) in barn
Living room of barn with doors to porch overlooking cove.
Upstairs barn bathroom with shower.
Front of house with circular driveway and breezeway
Breezeway linking barn to main house with deck and cove in background.
Porches run the width of the house with view of waterfront
Sherman's Cove (accessible from house) swimming or wadat half to full tide.
Kitchen with center island and view of cove.
Living room of the main house with doors to porch in background.
Master bathroom with shower to left and claw foot bath tub to right, out of view
Mudroom with washer/dryer, coatrack, towels, shelves, and additional storage.
King bed upstairs in adjacent barn.
Downstairs barn bedroom (queen with connecting bathroom - shower and toilet).
View of living room of barn with bedroom entrances.
Downstairs barn bathroom (shower to left out of view).
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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