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A Few Steps to Camden Harbor and Downtown Camden.

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the wonderful ceiling beams are 200 years old.

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom apt(Queen-bd), full kitchen, laundry(w/d) tile shower/tub, pine floor

This gracious Federal Style home is within easy walking distance of Downtown Camden, a town repeatedly voted one of the “#5 in the 30 Most Beautiful Small Towns in the World” and tops on many other lists.
Our gracious home was built in 1810 by Benjamin Cushing, Esq. who served from 1800 to 1830 as Camden’s post-master, town selectman from 1799-1802, and after the Maine became a State went one year to Portland as Representative. During its long history 36 High St was one of Camden’s most prestigious boarding establishments known as The Homestead and boasting many influential guests including President Calvin Coolidge who stayed in the home during his presidency. His signature can be enjoyed in the home's guestbook.
We have updated the apartment with new appliances, granite counter tops, tile shower, washer and dryer. However, in renovating, the 200-year-old beans, pine floor and character of the 1810 house have been preserved. This beautiful apartment is for adults only (no children or pets please) and we hope our guests find it romantic, relaxing, efficient, comfortable and clean.
Our home is set an amazing vacation location; only 5 minutes walk to town. Camden has always boasted fabulous specialty shops, unique boutiques and distinctive galleries.
These lovely shops tempt you with everything from handcrafted Maine goods like fine jewelry, designer clothing to the works of local artists to one-of-a-kind imports. You will find novelty items for the kids, specialty gifts, clothes for the night out or daily wear. If antiques are what you're looking for, you'll find some of the most amazing collections of treasures right under your nose!
If sailing the coast of Maine is your kind of thing, a Camden Maine Windjammer cruise is the perfect way to explore it. Set sail on a tall sailing ship where you can experience the scenic coast of Maine from the unique vantage point of the sea. It is only in Camden that you’ll find a fleet of Windjammers. There are plenty of islands and protected coves that serve as anchorages for these tall sailing ships.
Maine seafood is at the top of the menu in many local restaurants, with Maine lobster leading the way. With local fishermen often landing your dinner at the dock that day, you would be hard pressed to find fresher seafood anywhere than on the Maine coast. Seafood restaurants in this part of coastal Maine are known for the "Catch of the Day" and the freshest prepared seafood. But while seafood choices are abundant, Camden Maine restaurants also offer world class cuisine, creative innovative American dishes, French and Italian dishes, traditional comfort food, and health conscious fare, among many other options.
During the second weekend of February, the annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships are held at the town-owned Camden Snow Bowl. This nationally-known race started as a lark for something to do during the long Maine winters, and more than 20 years later is one of New England's premier cold-weather events. Most racers arrive in costume, and 100% percent of race revenue is used to offset operating expenses for this recreation area.
There is so much to do in the Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Belfast, Hope and beyond area! Stephanie & Bud are happy to give you hints about where you might enjoy going for a day trip, hike or dinner, depending upon your wants and needs.
Please call us so we can be sure our apartment is right for you. We would like your stay to be the very best possible experience so that you want to return and tell your friends about 36 High St, Camden.
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 850 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age please...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    three windows let in wonderful light. ...moreless

  • Three windows let in a wonderful light. The bedroom has a queen size bed. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    a fully restored corner sink that is over 100 years old. ...moreless

  • This bathroom has a new tile shower. A wonderful corner sink that has been restored. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Ask hosts, Bud & Stephanie, any questions and if they don't have the answer they will try to find out! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some books in bookshelves to borrow during your stay...moreless

  • Television:

    color TV. in family room, small color tv in bedroom...moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    The table is a custom creation. The top is an old door, legs are cut from an old beam and the side supports are recovered pine flooring. It is one of a kind and fits the tradition of our home. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A/C through-out. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New Dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Coming this Winter, Gas Fireplace in Family Room!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    Two Danish leather recliners with individual stools for feet, comfy 2-seater sofa and lots of natural light. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    parking at the base of stairs. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Classic L.L. Bean towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New washing machine...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    new counter top coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8 so you don't have to do dishes after each meal. The most common utensils including steak knives. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    new full size dishwasher...moreless

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Approximately an acre of lawn and gardens. ...moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,470

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Owls Head/Knox County Regional
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown Camden
9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Islesboro
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Whitehall Inn
0.06 Miles
Nearest Beach
Laite Beach

Our home is set an amazing vacation location; an easy walk to town. The totally new apartment has it's own private entrance. Camden is known for fabulous specialty shops, unique boutiques and distinctive galleries.

Maine seafood is at the top of the menu in many local restaurants, with Maine lobster leading the way. With local fishermen often landing your dinner at the dock that day, you would be hard pressed to find fresher seafood anywhere than on the Maine coast.

If sailing the coast of Maine is your kind of thing, a Camden Maine Windjammer cruise is the perfect way to explore it. Set sail on a tall sailing ship where you can experience the scenic coast of Maine from the unique vantage point of the sea. It is only in Camden that you’ll find a fleet of Windjammers.

During the second weekend of February, the annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships are held at the town-owned Camden Snow Bowl. This nationally-known race started as a lark for something to do during the long Maine winters, and more than 20 years later is one of New England's premier cold-weather events. Most racers arrive in costume, and 100% percent of race revenue is used to offset operating expenses for this recreation area.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Bud & Stephanie love living in Camden. Bud, an Alaska Native, is most recently from Seattle, Washington. Stephanie a Camden, Maine Native. They find themselves in Camden after a series of life circumstances. Bud & Steph traveled together in "Up with People!" during the '70's and were reintroduced by a fellow cast member. Proud parents to 5 wonderful grown sons between them, both felt Camden, and 36 High St. was where they were to set up home base. Stephanie actually visited the house during her childhood with her friend Laurie. Stephanie then living just up High Street at "The Wishing Well." For Bud, this house was a fascinating opportunity and would be the oldest house he's ever renovated. Both agreed, inspired by the guestbook and articles that came with the house, to respectfully transform 36 High St. into a comfortable home for themselves and a welcoming place for visitors.

Why the Owner Chose Camden, Camden, ME, USA:
We hope you will feel refreshed, cozy, romantic, rested and cared for as you make the apartment your private home for your stay. The apartment has been a labor of love. The goal from the very beginning was to update the area while preserving as much of the historical architecture as possible. To that end we have kept all the old wood ceiling beams, re-purposing them where possible. The old pine floor has been restored and when new pine was needed, stained to match. All the kitchen appliances and granite counters are new. The white cabinets blend the style of the home. The bathroom has a corner sink which dates back at least 100 years having been fully restored while the tile in the shower/bath is brand new with recent guests having exclaimed, "the shower is amazing!" We installed a new hot water tank in the apartment, electrical and Direct TV in the common room. The heat pump provides heat in the winter and A/C in the spring and summer.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We are very close to town! If you have reservations at a local restaurant, a conference or anything going on in town you can walk and not worry about your car in town. Our backyard is lovely; nearly an acre of manicured lawn and gardens nestled under Mt Battie, bordered by a historic stone wall built in the mid 1700's. The lawn has been utilized by owners, past and present, for weddings and other celebrations, at times under a spacious tent. Excellent, experienced local caterers can be contacted for possible events at this location. Advance notice needed.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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Photos

  • the wonderful ceiling beams are 200 years old.

    the wonderful ceiling beams are 200 years old.

  • Kitchen with granite counters.

    Kitchen with granite counters.

  • Hallway to bedroom.

    Hallway to bedroom.

  • Apartment has a private entrance

    Apartment has a private entrance

  • new tile shower

    new tile shower

  • The sign says it all.

    The sign says it all.

  • The downtown. A short 5 minute walk from the house.

    The downtown. A short 5 minute walk from the house.

  • Camden Harbor. The tall ships are waiting for you.

    Camden Harbor. The tall ships are waiting for you.

  • Sunrise

    Sunrise

  • the harbor view.

    the harbor view.

  • party in the back yard

    party in the back yard

  • Kitchen with Dishwasher, full size Stove and Frig

    Kitchen with Dishwasher, full size Stove and Frig

  • New tile shower

    New tile shower

  • Queen size bed, an additional bedroom may be made available

    Queen size bed, an additional bedroom may be made available

  • Bathroom with re-purposed corner sink.

    Bathroom with re-purposed corner sink.

  • Washer & dryer

    Washer & dryer

  • The front view on our home. Built in 1810.

    The front view on our home. Built in 1810.

  • A snowman at winter National toboggan race.

    A snowman at winter National toboggan race.

  • Boating the harbor.

    Boating the harbor.

  • Part of the downtown shopping area.

    Part of the downtown shopping area.

  • Two of our guests enjoying our yard. Over a acre of garden and trees.

    Two of our guests enjoying our yard. Over a acre of garden and trees.

  • a party in the back yard

    a party in the back yard

  • sunset in the village

    sunset in the village

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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