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Beautiful 6+ bedroom 1850 home on historical Chestnut Street in Camden, Maine

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,296 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Ideal for families who want to be within walking distance to downtown Camden

Chestnut Cottage is a beautiful 6+ bedroom home built in 1850 and located within the Chestnut Street Historic District in Camden, Maine. The property has partial harbor and ocean views and is located in easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants of downtown Camden, Camden Harbor, the Camden Yacht Club, Laite Public Beach, and the PenBay YMCA. The home has a large private garden, a HotSpring Grandee 7-person hot tub, wrap-around porches, and parking for four vehicles. It is adjacent to the famed Camden Harbour Inn, with its award-winning restaurant, Natalie's, and it is just up the street from the famed Francine Bistro. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms in the main house. Separately available, there is a studio and full bath with a separate entrance.

A private boat slip on Camden harbor is also available with this property upon request.

More Details

Jim & Jennifer Wickenden
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Jim & Jennifer Wickenden

Jim & Jennifer Wickenden grew up in Camden. They have lived around the world and returned home to raise their youngest son in Camden.

Jim & Jennifer Wickenden purchased this house in 2003

Why Jim & Jennifer Wickenden chose Camden

Camden is rated in the top 10 prettiest small towns in America by Forbes magazine, and Penobscot Bay is one of the premier sailing bays in the world. This home is ideally located only steps from the village, the harbor, the Camden Yacht Club, and Laite public beach, yet in a quiet neighborhood with a large, private back yard and garden and hot tub, which, in summer, is set delightfully cool (but you can adjust the temperature to your own preference).

What makes this house unique

This house is located in the historic Chestnut Street district, a beautiful neighborhood full of lovely, old, original Colonial style homes. Chestnut Street is considered the finest street in all of Camden, located away from busy Route 1, in a quiet, residential, green and leafy neighborhood, all while being only a couple of minutes walk into town or to the harbor. For boaters, we can offer a private slip on the harbor for up to 20feet, or a mooring in the harbor for up to 24 ft. A 13, 15 or 20 foot Boston Whaler can be hired separately for those with appropriate boating qualifications.


Camden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3296 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Library bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs adjacent to 2nd, 3rd and 4th upstairs bedrooms.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Studio bathroom.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Studio with en suite bathroom and separate entrance.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Library bed room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Beautiful 6+ bedroom 1850 home on historical Chestnut Street in Camden, Maine
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Big house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

For people needing a larger house but still in town this is a good choice. There is plenty of room for a larger group, but it is an easy walk to the town/harbor/restaurants. Camden has a good selection of shops and restaurants but is not as big or crazy as some towns in coastal Maine. Owners were very responsive to the questions that we had.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and lovely

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 generations here for a marvelous week. The house and grounds are perfectly suited for a large group: plenty of space for gathering as well as separate areas we set up as family "suites". We especially loved the huge fenced-in backyard with a playset and the many outdoor gathering and sitting spaces! The proximity to both town and Laite beach were bonuses!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this spacious and pretty house on a quiet street right in town. We enjoyed walking to the beach and playing in the backyard. Outdoor deck was perfect for dinner, and there was plenty of room in the kitchen for lots of cooks. Thank you, Jim, for accommodating all of our requests. We loved the house!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous large home steps from downtown and ocean

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous large home. Perfect location! Walk to everything. Nicely furnished. Space for everyone. Thousands of books. Great hot tub. Great porch. Great yard. Our first choice for family get together in beautiful Camden!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huge family home with outstanding backyard and back porch

  • 5 of 5

We had more than enough room for our family of eight. Two were children. We spent a lot of time in the very large backyard, the kids enjoyed it daily. We used the hot tub and the well furnished back porch.

The weather wasn't the greatest while we were there, so it was nice to have lots more room for us to all hang out.

The kitchen was very well appointed. The kids also enjoyed the games and other children's items that they were allowed to play with. That was a huge plus. Great location if you like to walk into town. Great large TVs when it was raining. Was nice to have a second living room for adults when kids wanted to watch TV.

Also very close to Laite Beach where we walked several times. For this trip we tried to stay closer to Town. We did less car travel this trip and I think it was because the house was very enjoyable to stay in. We were not on top of each other. And again able to walk to town.

Over all, a great stay. I would rent here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camden House

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at many homes in Camden over the years and this house was one of our favorites. The decor of the home and the yard were both lovely. The kitchen was well stocked for any type of cooking we wanted to do and the beds were comfortable. We enjoyed our week there and did not feel crowded with our large group.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11.7 Miles
Rockland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Francine Bistro, 55 Chestnut Street
Nearest Ferry
6.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Goose River Golf Course (public)
Nearest Train
82 Miles
Nearest Motorway
57 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Natalie's, Camden Harbour Inn
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Laite Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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