Spacious; couples & family friendly; an acre of gardens; a short walk to town
David and Paula Blanchard
About David and Paula Blanchard
Since moving to this beautiful spot 28 years ago we 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.
David and Paula Blanchard purchased this House in 1990
Why David and Paula Blanchard chose Camden
Our place, while in town, is peaceful and quiet. It is uniquely bordered by a (seldom used) community meeting hall, our lawn and gardens, and a large woodland. Because it is set well back from the street at the end of its own driveway, the cottage affords visitors the chance to enjoy more than an acre of quiet gardens and solitude while still being close to everything. The cottage is nestled in a naturalistic landscape of woods, lawn, trees, shrubs, and abundant flowers.
What makes this House unique
Perfect for two couples to share. Also, a great place for elders or physically impaired, for recuperation, recovery, just plain rest, or convenient mobility. One-floor living, two full bathrooms, extra wide doorways, strategically placed grab rails, entrance ramp, close-in parking all make this uniquely suited for people with special needs.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Possible exception for pets <10 lbs. Inquire.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Restful get away!
David and Paula,
They're is not enough I can say to express how wonderful our stay in the cottage was for us. The place is perfect and offers everything needed when you are away from home. In fact it felt like home. Your property is beautiful. Every direction is an exquisite view. We love the care that you have poured into your landscape. Thank you for the personal care you showed us and the thoughtful offer of art supplies to Jo. Your recommendations for food and places to go were spot on though we spent most of or time at the cottage. We do have some perishable items to leave that we hate to throw away. Any suggestions?
Thank you for everything!
Bill and Joanne
Lovely cottage in Camden
The photos do not do justice to his beautiful cottage in Camden. Spacious and sunny, it’s located on a quiet street moments from downtown Camden. David is an artist and master gardener. The grounds are like a mini botanical garden and there are fresh flowers on the windowsill. The cottage is well maintained and spotlessly clean. It’s also well equipped, with everything you need in the kitchen, bath and laundry.
We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay and could not have been more comfortable. A return trip is already being planned.
Thanks! You were so fun to host and I really appreciated your appreciation of what we have to offer. We do hope to see you again!
Nice size, comfort, surroundings and location
Friendly owners met us on arrival and toured us through the house and answered all our questions. We had a great stay using this cottage as our base to tour the coast.
Thanks! Nice having you.
What a lovely cottage, hosts, and location! David could not be more helpful and welcoming. The garden is glorious. Lovely location for walking to Camden (15 min walk, if that), and for exploring mid-coastal Maine. We had a wonderful stay, and hope to return! The house is completely equipped, and comfy.
Thanks for the great review. Glad you had such a good time!
Beautiful Garden Setting
This property is a haven of beauty and stillness. The kitchen is wonderfully stocked, we loved the Master bedroom with it's own bath, and Dave and Paula could not have been more gracious. Dave's garden is such a pleasure to see. We highly recommend this property.
Beautiful gardens. comfortable. extensive amenities owner hospitality. Overall impeccable standard of excellence.
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.