MAINE WILDFLOWER COTTAGE: NEAR OCEAN, LAKE, MOUNTAINS, BICYCLING, PARK

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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MAINE WILDFLOWER COTTAGE: NEAR OCEAN, LAKE, MOUNTAINS, BICYCLING, PARK

Camden Cottage Rental Photos and Description

A shingled Maine cottage with old fashioned Andrew Wyeth charm, located at the end of a private road in a state that has been rated the most peaceful in the country and one of the top three states for bicycle touring.

A hundred acres of woods are right out the back door, with cross-country skiing and downhill skiing minutes away, but it is not isolated and the neighbors are very friendly and the town is community-minded. This is a real neighborhood, with a village market a mile away where the locals meet for coffee every morning, farm stands for fresh bread, milk, vegetables and fruit. A local lobsterman whose wife cooks lobsters he caught in the morning to order for you to pick up in the evening is two minutes away. A local winery is five minutes further. Five minutes to the ocean, five minutes to the lake, five minutes to hiking trails and the coastal mountains, 10 minutes to Camden, 20 minutes to Belfast, 30 minutes to Rockland.

Activities and Attractions: Hiking, fresh vegetables from a nearby farm, and wine tasting at a vineyard 5 minutes up the road. Minutes to sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and more hiking to dramatic mountain-top views. Three golf courses within 20 minutes, two of them with ocean views. Dine at Francine's Bistro in the village of Camden (open year round) after an afternoon sail across Penobscot Bay, fresh lobster from a fisherman a minute down the road (cooked to order and pick up) or at Lincolnville Beach, or dine at internationally rated Primo's in Rockland after touring local museums and galleries, lighthouses and cobblestone beaches. There is no shortage of year-round fine dining and views on the Maine coast. Back at the cottage at night, loons call from a nearby pond, owls hoot from several hundred acres of woods out the back door. Wild turkeys and deer regard the field as their own and moose and bald eagles make periodic visits. This is the real Maine --all the amenities and stunning beauty the Penobscot Bay area is known for are just ten minutes away, but the serenity and simple beauty of the cottage in a small town that will feel like home.

Summer Amenities: Canoe, paddles, life-jackets. Washer and dryer. Full Kitchen. Herb garden growing outside door. Linens, towels, soap, paper products included. Charcoal grill and picnic table. Books, board games. Basic satellite TV. DVD/VCR. Tons of old movies. For other gear: Kayak rentals, bicycle rentals, guided trips, two-hour sails are all close by. Solid recommendations for where to go and what to see, on and off the beaten track, from a local who knows the area inside-out.

Description: Time to get away from thumb cramps and the constant cellphone chatter? Time to read the latest mystery and watch hummingbirds cruise the wildflowers and go canoeing in the lake and eat lobster next to the shore in the evening? And not pay waterfront rates to do it? This is the place.

This is a modern, private Maine shingled cottage built eight years ago as a year-round house. It's a sweet retreat. The owner is on the property in another cabin not visible from the cottage.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Christine

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english

Christine is a newspaper reporter in Midcoast Maine with a background in natural resources and conservation. She is a Penobscot Bay Steward and a former forest service ranger and educator.

I grew up in the area and wanted to build a house near Camden Hills State Park and near Megunticook Lake and near the ocean. I also wanted a house that had a lot of windows that framed the natural setting. I designed the house, which was built ten years ago by a family of carpenters I've known for 30 years. The finish work and interior were completed by me, with the help of close friends.

The house has in-floor heat and a marble hearthstone gas parlor stove, plus a choice of electric hot water or hot water on demand. Winter sunshine glows off the wide pine floors during winter. Its a cozy and welcoming year-round house.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Maine Wildflower Cottage: Near ocean, lake, mountains, bicycling, park
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Maine Wildflower Cottage: Near ocean, lake, mountains, bicycling, park
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Camden MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

A lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Wildflower Cottage is a beautifully kept and charming place to spend a relaxing vacation -- the photos really do match reality! We enjoyed hiking in the area, the ferry to lovely Islesboro, daily lobster consumption, exploring local towns - esp. Camden, Belfast, and Rockport - and hosting old friends from Portland for a day. Christine does a wonderful job managing the house. 100% recommend!
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Maine Wildflower Cottage: Near ocean, lake, mountains, bicycling, park
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Camden MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Charming & Relaxing

Charming & Relaxing
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had a fantastic time at the Wildflower Cottage. It was clean and attractive and the owner was extremely helpful and friendly. We hope to visit again. The house is perfectly situated close to the lake and the ocean. The drive from Camden to the house is both dramatic and gorgeous. No need to promote the wonders of Camden either - great restaurants and shops and views!
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Maine Wildflower Cottage: Near ocean, lake, mountains, bicycling, park
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Camden MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Topeka, Kansas
5

Quiet Get-Away...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Wildflower Cottage was just as lovely as the description. Arriving in mid June, the wildflowers were in bloom and the drive up the cottage lane gave us a view which was amazingly like the photo. A welcoming note, with a phone number for any concerns, and fresh flowers awaited our arrival. We were impressed with the cleanliness and comfort - the needs of the guests had been well thought out and we wanted for nothing.

We spent our days hiking, visiting lighthouses, cemeteries, and driving to different ports for walks and lunch. Most evenings we were happy to be back at the cottage and prepare a meal there.

I would certainly recommend this property for a relaxing holiday. We hope to be able to return as there were many places we were unable to visit in a week and some which would be worth a second visit.
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Maine Wildflower Cottage: Near ocean, lake, mountains, bicycling, park
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Camden MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Great getaway spot.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We had such a wonderful time at the Wildflower Cottage. It is an incredibly beautiful and peaceful setting, yet so convenient to so many interesting and fun activities. Christine is an exceptionally gracious hostess. Not only was she full of advice on places to see and eat (her restaurant recommendations were spot-on), but she went the extra mile to point out scenic biking routes and even made great suggestions of views for me to paint.
Owner's Response: Before they come, I ask my guests what their interests are, so I can either send them information ahead of time or fill them in when they arrive. I grew up in this area and am a newspaper reporter and an outdoorsperson and previously worked as a natural sciences educator -- so I can point guests off the beaten path, if that's what they want.
I pointed Bob to some places that I thought would be inspiring to paint. He started four paintings of the area while he was here and later sent me photographs of the completed work.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Maine Wildflower Cottage: Near ocean, lake, mountains, bicycling, park
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Camden MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Rochester, New York
5

Camden cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We had a wonderful stay at the cottage for a week. Our hostess, Christine was so nice and helpful. There were so many things to do close by. Or when we wanted to just relax the cottage was very private. All I can say is we can't wait to go back, we loved it!!!
Owner's Response: I sent Debbie and Bob information on attractions, like antiquing and hiking, that they were interested in well before they arrived, so they could plan their vacation in advance. Late July through October has so many festivals, art, sailing and other attractions that it is hard to decide whether to go for a two hour sail, hike to a mountain with on ocean view or eat lobster on the dock.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Owls Head
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Islesboro
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Brunswick
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lincolnville Beach
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Whale's Tooth
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Three golf courses within 12 miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many restaurants in Camden and Rockland
Car: necessary

Sail Penobscot Bay for the day, take a lobster boat tour on Penobscot Bay, hike the Camden Hills in the state park, rock climb on Megunticook cliffs, golf next to the ocean breeze, fish for stripers, bicycle the island of Islesboro, visit offshore islands by ferry, picnic at lighthouses, look for whales and puffins off the Monhegan cliffs. The Camden Harbor/Lincolnville area is at the heart of Penobscot Bay, one of the premier sailing locations on the international yachting circuit because it is filled with islands, surrounded by low coastal mountains and has some of the best sailing and coastal in the world. Plus, the ocean breeze is refreshingly cool on even the hottest August day.

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Availability & Rates

Camden Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
June
Jun 14 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$725
7 nights
 
 
July
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 25 2014
$815
7 nights
 
 
August
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 30 2014
$860
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$125
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Summer rentals from June until August 30 are Saturday to Saturday rentals only. I won't respond to requests for partial week rentals during the summer.

The standard rate is for off-season rentals only for a minimum of three nights: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night stays. Limited availability. Last minute reservations unlikely. Damage deposit negotiable.
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Amenities

Camden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Backpack
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot Tub
  • Large bathroom has plenty of room for changing. Includes Victorian bath tub ideal for a relaxing soak!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom Loft - 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - Couch for 1
  • Queen bed in upstairs bedroom with homemade quilts and view of the woods. Peaceful and private. Day bed in upstairs lounge, a semi-private room that doubles as the place to watch TV and movies. Comfortable long couch on main floor easily doubles as a twin bed. Located in a semi-private room. Roll away bed available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Canoe
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Boat with Paddles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Smokers allowed outside only. Fire restrictions apply.
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