Our seven bedroom Camden Harbor home on Sherman's Cove offers visitors the opportunity to stay in an elegant Maine coast cottage-style home with wrap-around porches and views of the tide rising and falling on the cove, the sounds and sights of flocks of feeding seabirds all framed by the Camden Hills, which offer stunning sunsets.
As you enter the house through the front portico from a circular driveway and flower garden, the main hall opens up to a winding mahogany staircase to the second floor. At the main entrance to your left is a spacious living room with large sofas and arm chairs around a fireplace, a grand piano and book cases with French doors that open to Sherman's Cove with views of inner Camden Harbor in the distance. To your right at the main entrance, is a large kitchen and sitting with two additional sofas and arm chair. A marble-topped island separates the sitting area from the kitchen. The kitchen features a double wall oven, five-burner range, microwave, sink and refrigerator-freezer surrounded by marble counters. Connecting the kitchen and living room on the cove side is the dining room with a long table that can seat 8-10, with French doors that open to the spacious porch.
A secondary entrance from the driveway through a mudroom houses w washer/dryer and access to a back porch and outdoor shower.
Upstairs in the main house on one side of the staircase is the master bedroom, with queen bed, views over the cove, dressing room, and spacious bath with sink and vanity, shower and claw-footed tub. At the other end of the staircase are three smaller bedrooms, each with a built-in double ideal for couples or children. A second bath at this end of the staircase has a sink, vanity and shower/tub.
Back on the main floor, a breezeway off the living room connects to an attached barn with three bedrooms. The downstairs bedroom with a king sized bed has its own bath with shower, sink and vanity with French doors to a porch with views to the cove. Upstairs is a large living room with sofas and armchairs, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, as well as a kitchenette with stove and small refrigerator. One bedroom has a king sized bed and built-in desk space; the other a queen-sized bed with a large built-in desk space.
Outside a path leads down to a staircase down to the water's edge, where guests can swim or float on inner tubes as the tide rises over the flats. When you return from the shore, the outdoor shower and/or hot and cold hose make rinsing off easy. The wrap-around porches with the outdoor furniture are wonderful places to read or serve lunch, drinks and snacks during the long sun-lit evenings of a Maine summer.
For more photos, visit our Flickr set from the 'Links' section at the bottom of the listing.
Keywords: seaside, cottage-style, porch, breezeway, barn, garden, tidal cove, staircase to shore, secluded, quiet, wildlife, sunsets, outdoor shower, great restaurants, cultural attractions
We are lifelong residents of Camden with seven grown children and an island home across the bay where we spend summers. One of the owners has written extensively on the history and natural history of the area, including Maine's islands, while his wife, a graphic designer, did the design and layout of many of the books. These volumes are in the house library.
This property has been in our family since my wife was born and has been significantly expanded and upgraded during the past 10 to 15 years.
There is so much to do in this area, but we especially enjoy walking on the shore, wildlife viewing, hiking in the state park, and cultural activities in town, including the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center in Rockland, the Transportation Museum, the Maine Lighthouse Museum and Bay Chamber Concerts. There are a number of 4 and 5 star restaurants, many on the water that feature fresh local fish, shellfish (lobsters) and fresh locally grown vegetables.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
|Discounts: 15 nights or more: $857 Nightly|
|Half of rental due upon signing a lease; remainder due 30 days prior to the start of the rental|
|Fees And Taxes||$350 cleaning fee, plus 7% Maine sales tax|
|Rates are subject to change prior to signing lease.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.