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PEACEFUL GARDEN COTTAGE IN TOWN: 2 QUEENS & 2 FULL BATHS ALL ON 1 FLOOR

David and Paula Blanchard

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

David and Paula Blanchard

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 4, 2014
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PEACEFUL GARDEN COTTAGE IN TOWN: 2 QUEENS & 2 FULL BATHS ALL ON 1 FLOOR

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Camden Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Peaceful, Comfortable, Roomy, Convenient, Clean

5 Stars -- Good for longer stays, as well as short.

Usual occupancy is 2, 3, or 4 guests. A 5th guest can be accommodated for an additional fee. (Inquire)

House is 15 years new. Immaculate.

We clean extensively between stays.

No security deposit.

Free 1x / week housekeeping for stays of two weeks or more

Easy 15-20 minute walk to Camden's scenic harbor, schooners, shops, restaurants, library, post office, churches.

Hiking and walking opportunities are plentiful nearby.

Informal gardens, large lawn, & woods adjacent

Restful residential neighborhood

INDOORS

Guests say, 'Roomier, larger than it looks!' and 'Pictures don't do it justice. It's beautiful.'

Substantial home-like furnishings; comfortable upholstered seating; ample storage.

Casual, roomy

Daybed available for extra charge: + 30% summer / +15% shoulder seasons)

Large, fully equipped kitchen

Washer/Dryer

Dining room table expands to seat 4 to 6

Games, puzzles, lots of Maine and other books

Desk/secretary in office/daybed room

32' dia. Sony flat screen digital TV w/ '00s of channels

OUTDOORS

Well lit entry & deck

Private drive & secure off-street parking

Table/chairs, charcoal grill, coffee niche. Enjoy the kids playing safely, or read a book on the deck.

Short drives to ocean & mountain views, parks, lakes, swimming, boating, winery, lighthouses. museums, galleries

Central to Bar Harbor and Boothbay region. Sample all mid-coast Maine has to offer.

Not agency-managed.. No service fees, security deposit, contract

Owners live next door

Please read great reviews!

Several Golf Courses Nearby: Five golf courses nearby.

The Samoset Resort Golf Course on the bay is 8 miles away.

Goose River Golf Course--inland hills and dales--is just around the corner

Northport Golf Course is about 15 miles.

There are also courses in Rockland, at 5 miles and in

Searsport, about a 40 minute drive.

Guest Book Comments: 'Thanks for all the little extras that made daily living easy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your beautiful garden was a special treat. Our girls really enjoyed your selection of Maine childrens' books.' [MD] ~~~ 'From the moment we entered the door of your lovely Garden Cottage, we knew we had made the right choice. We enjoyed every moment here, because there were books, puzzles, and games for the few rainy days and your lovely garden and deck for sunny days. The fresh clean rooms and appliances, cook wear, and dishes met our every need (even used the cookbooks), and the egg-beater gook us back to our childhood. We enjoyed the decor: the ships models, carvings, and paintings. Ideal location for walking, touring, and shopping. We love the harbor, the library, and most of all the beautiful blue sky and your friendly hospitality. Thanks heaps!' [VA]

Guest Book Comments: 'Had a wonderful time. Everything was great. Your cottage has all that anyone needs.' [PA] ~~~ 'Words can't describe the gift you gave us this week....It was like being back home in Ireland!' [NY] ~~~ 'We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful place to stay, with the greatest hosts ever!' [CA ] ~~~ 'Thanks for a wonderful house to stay in. Just like home--so comfortable!' [W VA] ~~~ 'Thanks for a great summer! We love your place!' [ME] ~~~ 'Thanks for such a great summer home for our family.' [ME] ~~~ 'This is a wonderful location to stay and explore Camden and the surrounding areas from. The cottage is beautiful, well maintained, and great for families and children. It's easy to see that you want visitors to have an enjoyable, memorable stay, and we certainly did!' [MA] ~~~ 'Thanks for all the little extras that made daily living easy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your beautiful garden was a special treat. Our girls really enjoyed your selection of books.' [MD]

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
David and Paula Blanchard (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About David and Paula Blanchard

We moved to this beautiful spot 24 years ago and have spent the years since developing its gardens and landscape for beauty and enjoyment. We live next door to the cottage, and this is our only vacation rental. We think of all visitors as our special guests.

David and Paula Blanchard purchased this cottage in 1989

Why David and Paula Blanchard chose Camden

Our place, while in-town, is uniquely bordered by seldom used meeting hall, our lawn, and a large woodland. It is quiet and uncrowded yet so still so close to everything in town and harbor.

What makes this cottage unique

Perfect for two couples to share.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our first trip to Maine could not have been better. Beautiful weather and accommodations.!



Fresh cut flowers were a nice touch.



Your community band home are a treasure. Until we meet again--
Oct 2013
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Peaceful Garden Cottage in Town: 2 Queens & 2 Full Baths All on 1 Floor
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Camden MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Clearwater Beach, FL, USA
5

GREAT BASE CAMP FOR EXPLORING MID-COAST MAINE!

  • 5 of 5
Spent three weeks here and never regretted a minute. The cottage is everything purported to be, completely comfortable, perfectly clean, and adequately furnished and equipped. Wonderful library of topical reading. And beautiful grounds. Nice owner David was available but not intrusive—actually wish we had gotten to know him better as some tenants obviously have. An absolute great value well suited to long stays in the exceptionally beautiful Camden/Rockport area with daily access from Acadia to Portland.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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5

Our Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
The description of the Garden Cottage is perfectly accurate. Our vacation in Camden was especially memorable because of the lovely home David and Paula provided for us. There was nothing more we could have asked for. David left easy instructions about the house and the surrounding area. His advice helped us choose our activities so we could have an enjoyable week. We highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to visit the Camden area.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Camden MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Ireland
5

Breathtakingly Beautiful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
We traveled over from Ireland and stayed at the Garden Cottage for one week. It was one of the most enjoyable and relaxing vacations we have had in a long time. David is a wonderful and charming host, and an incredible artist, so you must ask for a tour of his studio!
The cottage is so much prettier than in the photos, and each morning we could see David lovingly tending to his beautiful garden. Absolutely everything you would need, and more, is in the cottage. We felt completely safe and secure. We only stayed in one evening because the restaurants are so incredible (Check out the Waterfront and Fresh Restaurants). We walked down to the town and back every evening for dinner, which only takes 10 mins.
Camden is one of the most picturesque towns, and there is plenty to do and see. Our only regret is that we didn't have enough time to do more, however that leaves us with a perfect excuse to return!
Thank you David and Paula for a wonderful and memorable vacation. You were the perfect hosts, and right next door when needed. We hope to return to your beautiful cottage in the future.
Slán, from your 3 Irish friends.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

Great week in Camden

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I spent a great week in Camden at this cottage. It was very clean and we enjoyed our talks with David. Great place to relax or explore many of the beautiful areas in Maine.

Jackie,Laura and Caroline Manchester, CT
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Del Mar CA
5

Immaculate, quiet & comfortable

Immaculate, quiet & comfortable
  • 5 of 5
The cottage was just as described and we found it to be immaculately clean, with a well-stocked kitchen - including coffee, tea, spices and a welcome bouquet of fresh flowers from their beautiful and tranquil garden. (Plenty of cleaning products and paper goods as well!)

Tho' there were just 2 of us, the cottage can accommodate 5 people. Lots of books on Maine and things to do in the area and a good bevy of restaurants and shops to choose from in town.

David and Paula are there for questions, but are never intrusive. If you're visiting Camden, you'll be happy in this lovely cottage. It's close to shops and restaurants as well as the charming harbor. Day trips will take you through beautiful New England hills and dales and backroads.

We thouroughly enjoyed our stay!
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Camden MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Harrisburg PA
5

Would I rent again? You bet!

  • 5 of 5
This cottage home was exactly what we needed, nice open floor plan, well stocked kitchen and privacy! The owner, David, met my husband and I when we arrived and was very helpful and willing to accommodate what we needed. Fortunately for us, we had our motorcycle and were graciously provided 4 1/2 beautiful days of touring weather. We ate in 3 nights with dinners ranging from Spaghetti to Lobster and every utensil we needed was easily found. And the flowers, as my daughter would say, "sniffed good"....they were so fragrant. And quiet, we didn't realize how much traffic we hear at our home until we were in bed listening to, absolutely nothing! In the morning it was quiet enough to hear a bee buzzing outside the window. The bed was comfortable, the entire house clean - especially the bathrooms - and all the amenities worked (unlike other VRBO places we've rented). The only "drawback" and it's to the entire region, is the mosquitos, so bring your repellent, you'll need it morning, noon and night. I also found the secret to visiting Camden downtown, although walkable I discovered if I took the car and parked it at the end of the street close to town, then walked into town and when done walked back to my car and drove home I not only didn't have to fight for parking but I also didn't have to walk up the road that is downhill on the way into town (making it uphill on the way back). We were in town for a wedding and when I showed my girlfriend the house we agreed it was perfect for the 4 of us to come back and visit sometime. So, if asked would I rent it again, I'd say "you bet!"
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Owls Head
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several within a long walk or short drive
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Rockland and Lincolnville to the Bay islands
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Public 18 hole courses in Rockport and Rockland
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Route 1 and Route 90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown Camden
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Many lake and bay beaches nearby
Car: necessary

Sleeps up 4. Two Queens in their own room. Daybed in a 3rd room available at additional 10%. Ideal for two couples or a couple and one or two singles. Our 'Garden Cottage' is larger than it looks in the photos and is within walking distance of Camden Harbor--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 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. Please read reviews!

Other Activities: Near Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and Maine Media / Rockport College that offer courses to the public year 'round.

Golf: Megunticook Golf Course / driving range is 5 minutes.

Rockland Golf Course is 15 minutes.

Ski: Camden Snow Bowl is 10 minuntes.

Sugarloaf is 2 hours.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $750 Per week

Camden Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30
7 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Spring
May 1 - Jun 30
7 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 - Oct 31
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes There are two Queens and a day bed in the cottage, each in a separate room. The standard rates are for one or two beds. A third bed is available at an additional fee, as follows: Add 30% during July and August; 15% other months.

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Amenities

Amenities

Camden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathrooms will accommodate a wheelchair. Shower/tubs Combo.. Grab bars for safety.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Fresh bed and bath linens each week
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Comp. housekeeping 1x/week for long term stays.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Daybed at an extra charge: 30% summer / 15% shoulder seasons
  • Usual occupancy is 2 -- 4. The master suite offers a queen sized bed and private bath with shower. Huge closet and two chests of drawers provide plenty of room for clothing, and a small chest-top TV. Large airy windows provide fresh air and cozy views of woods, lawn, and gardens. The second room also has a queen-sized bed & large chest of drawers. Off the hall there is a second full bath with shower. There is a small multipurpose room with a desk, daybed, secretary-desk, and washer/dryer combo. There is an additional charge for overnight use of the daybed: 30% summer, 15% shoulder seasons. Extra pillows, blankets, portable fans, and bedside clock radios provided. Option: We will provide *complimentary* light housekeeping services on weekends for guests staying two weeks or longer. This includes making the beds with fresh linens; fresh bath towels and wash clothes; cleaning the bathroom, kitchen, and floors.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is an economical function hall and large parking area next door that is available by reservation for special occasions like reunions, weddings, receptions, anniversary and birthday parties, etc..The Garden Cottage is a convenient place for preparations and/or overnight accommodations for immediate family or special guests attending an event there. In addition, our lawn & garden area at the cottage is available for small outdoor gatherings by special arrangement. Our grounds are informal and especially colorful late June -- October.

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