We've just finished our 3rd multi-week stay at Joanne's wonderful home. It is like taking a vacation at your favorite Aunt's...assuming that your Aunt had the place meticulously cleaned before your arrival, emptied all of the closets and drawers so that you've got more than enough room to store your "stuff", provided a superbly equipped kitchen, and left all the beds made for you! The house is comfortably and eclectically furnished and if the diverse art collection doesn’t delight you, surely the shelves full of wonderful books will. Its comfort level is so superior to most of the “vacation cottages” that we’ve rented over the last 20 years or so that it seems unfair to even put them in the same category as this delightful place.
The house is sponge-like in its ability to comfortably hold varying numbers of guests; over the years we’ve had as many as 3 dogs and 3 couples in residence, and we all had plenty of space to do our own thing or gather together to sit and tell tales. The house is also very comfortable when just the two of us were in residence with 2 dogs underfoot. Somehow we never felt like we were either squeezed in a space to small or rattling around in a space too large … the magic of a house with ‘good bones’.
We all spent hours out in the fenced yard and on the covered porch. No matter the time of day you could always find both sun and shade enough to satisfy everyone, and if you needed to be inside, there was always a cross breeze to remind you that you were in Maine, and on vacation…even if you were working on the computer!
Add to all of this a perfect placement on a quiet street that is just a few minutes’ walk from Harbor Park, the library (where something interesting is always happening), and Main Street. If you like boats, you’ll be fascinated by the ever changing procession of sail boats and power boats that visit or home port in Camden’s harbor. And, of course, all that Mid-Coast Maine has to offer is just out your door. There’s great food, music, art, architecture, crafts and fun just waiting to be discovered. Belfast, Searsport, Rockland, and Rockport are just a few of the places worth exploring if you are able to pull yourself away from Camden’s delights. And while you are out exploring, make sure that you get to at least one of the many Farmer’s Market in the area…you’ll be astonished at what you’ll find there!
I honestly can't imagine a nicer place to spend some time.