Submitted: July 17, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
Joanne and Martin’s home in Camden is just about as good as it gets. Large enough for almost any combination of people and dogs (our party consisted of 2 adults and 3 (large) Golden Retrievers), there are nice discrete places so that you can find a quiet spot, no matter what is going on in the rest of the house. In our case, one of us had to work for a good bit of time while we were there, and with WIFI, and the living room converted to the office space, the rest of the house easily stayed in “vacation mode” without either infringing upon the other.
The house is very comfortably furnished and whimsically decorated, with bookcases full of books scattered about, just inviting exploration. The kitchen is as well kitted out as any I’ve worked in (including my own) and the bedrooms and bathrooms are roomy, well appointed, and spotlessly clean. The whole house is light and airy...everything that you could ask for in a home in a town by the sea.
The icing on the cake is the back porch and fully fenced back yard where we spent many an hour reading (and dozing) in either the shade or the sun as the mood took us. It was such a luxury to be able to let the dogs lie out on the grass or on the cool porch with us without needing to worry that they would wander away if we got engrossed in our reading!
The house is nicely placed in town, above the harbor near Wayfarer Marine...in what I think of as the “quiet” part of Camden. Only a 5 minute walk to Camden library and harbor park, and 2 minutes more to the center of town; you really can walk to just about everything. There is a great Farmer’s Market, wonderful shops (for tourists and locals) and plenty of events to keep you engaged if you like. Camden is also well placed to explore all of Mid-coast Maine, and its well worth doing, always knowing that you have a wonderful place to go home to at the end of the day.
Camden is very dog-friendly; we frequented a number of restaurants with them, and they were greeted with enthusiasm pretty much where ever we went. We even took one of our guys on a Schooner for a 2 hour sail from Camden’s harbor, and I’m not sure who enjoyed it more -- our dog or the Captain!
We have been bouncing around the coast of Maine for the last 15 years or so, staying in different towns and cottages from Casco Bay to the coast beyond Acadia looking for the “perfect” place. And now, finally, we think that perhaps we’ve found it. We've already booked our time for next year.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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