Spacious; couples & family friendly; an acre of gardens; a short walk to town
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No pets - Possible exception for pets <10 lbs. Inquire.Possible exception for pets <10 lbs. Inquire.
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
- Guest must abide by Maine's Covid protocols. Please ask for more information. The rules are subject to change.
Enhanced cleaning practices
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
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.
David and Paula Blanchard
About David and Paula Blanchard
When we moved to this beautiful spot 30 years ago we began developing its gardens and landscape for beauty and enjoyment. The gardens are now reaching maturity and we delight in them every day. 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.