Philip Conkling

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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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House, 7 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

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

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  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Philip Conkling (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011

About Philip Conkling

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.

Philip Conkling purchased this estate in 1959

Why Philip Conkling chose Camden

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.

What makes this estate unique

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.

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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Luxury Maine Waterfront Rental Home on Camden Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Luxury Maine Waterfront Rental Home on Camden Harbor
Camden MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Bethesda, MD

Lovely house for a family group

  • 5 of 5
We rented this Sherman's Point house for a week in July to have a place for my immediate family, spouses and kids to meet up and spend time together. We learned quickly that finding a large house in a good location was not an easy task. But we lucked into the last available week of this house and it was a fabulous place for us. The house is as large and pretty as it looks from the pictures. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped for a rental house, including having items like oyster shuckers, lobster pots, a gas grill and more. We are a family that loves to cook and this was a house to cook in. Also, there was room for people to spread out or hang out together. The house was very clean. We were so pleased with the rental, and Camden and the surrounding areas are lovely. The owners were also very easy to deal with. I would highly recommend renting this house.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mona,

Paige and I are very gratified that you enjoyed your time at "Incoming Tide" this summer. We are also very grateful for your good review. Hope our paths might cross again in the future.

Best, Philip & Paige
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Owls Head, Rockland
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Rockland (for North Haven and Vinalhaven)
Nearest Train
85 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Laite Beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Goose River Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Francine's, Atlantica, Peter Ott's, Waterfront
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Camden Estate Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change prior to signing lease.
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Camden Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , Spacious and sunny
    Downstairs Bathroom Main House - toilet , Convenient downstairs half bath
    Upstairs Main House Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located between upstairs bedrooms
    Barn Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Private bath for downstairs bedroom
    Barn Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated towel rack
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main House-Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large bedroom with attached bath and view of cove
    Main House Ship's Bed - Built-in ship's bed with view of cove
    Main House Bedroom-Study - 1 twin/ single , Built in ship's bed, for children or small adults
    Main House Corner Room - 1 double , Built in ship's bed with view of Sherman's Cove
    Barn Downstairs Bedroom - 1 king , Barn master bedroom with attached bath and private porch
    Barn-Upstairs King - 1 king , Quiet bedroom with large built in desk
    Barn upstairs double - 1 queen , Bright, sunny room with morning sun and large built-in desk.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • golf
  • cycling
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Staircase to shore, swimming, beachcombing, lobster bake area, walk or bike to state park hiking trails, extensive flower garden maintained by owners with bird path and bench for for quiet contemplation
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