Situated on a quiet, residential street this adorably updated, circa 1900 farmhouse is just a FIVE MINUTE WALK TO DOWNTOWN CAMDEN and its picturesque harbor. Bright and cheery, the two bedroom home offers comfortable furnishings and everything you need in your 'home-away-from-home' including a deck and private brick patio for outdoor dining and relaxing. The interior features restored wide plank pine floors upstairs and an ANTIQUE CLAW TUB, as well as a shower, in the second floor bathroom. NEW SIMMONS BEAUTY REST PLUSH MATTRESS SET in Master Bedroom (summer 2010)! Downstairs there is a well stocked full kitchen with NEW CORIAN countertops, separate sunny eating area seating six, a spacious family room and separate living/TV room with 32' FLAT SCREEN TV which can be closed off via french doors from the rest of the house.
Camden is a lovely coastal town offering something for everyone. Enjoy views of MOUNT BATTIE from the front stoop or take a 30 minute moderate hike to the summit from the TRAIL HEAD at the AT THE TOP OF THE STREET. Those less adventuresome can drive to the top via the Mount Battie State Park entrance. Either way the reward is a marvelous view of the harbor, bay, and outlying islands. Bald Rock Trail in Camden Hills State Park was listed as one of the world's most scenic walks (Departures.com, Adam H Graham, Mar/Apr 2012)
If you would rather not cook your own lobsters in our convenient outdoor propane lobster and shellfish pot, take a walk to the wharf for a lobster feast at Bayview Lobster, Inc., a cup of delicious New England chowder at Cappy's or venture where the locals hang out at Cuzzy's and have a Maine micro-brew beer. You may also want to reserve a spot on one of the various wooden sailing schooners for a tour of Penobscot Bay or learn to kayak with Maine Sports Kayak Tours. Town events include the Camden Food and Wine Festival in June, Country Roads Artist & Artisans Tour in September, and Christmas By the Sea early December. Camden also offers a wide variety of restaurants, gourmet food and wine purveyors and unique shops where you can find upscale clothing, local pottery/art, antiques, and more.
WONDERFULLY LOCATED IN MIDCOAST MAINE, Camden is a great stepping stone from which to discover the pleasures of the seacoast as well as an array of exciting day trips to the north and south. Rivers and lakes abound for fishing and nearby towns and cities provide history and cultural amenities. You may want to experience the ANNUAL MAINE LOBSTER FESTIVAL IN ROCKLAND every August(20 minute drive), Arts in the Park in Belfast (18 mi.), and the Union State Fair and Maine Wild Blueberry Festival in Union (13 mi.). This is a real Maine agricultural fair and one of the oldest fairs in Maine.
Freeport - Visit famous LL. Bean: 67 miles (one hour and forty minutes).
Kennebunkport: 110 miles (two and a half hours).
Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park: 76 miles (two hours).
Kittery - Shopping Outlets: 130 miles (two hours and forty minutes).
Portland - Maine's Largest City: 81 miles (two hours).
Boston, Massachusetts: 190 miles (three and a half to four hours).
Bangor, Maine Airport: 62 miles (1 hour and 30 minutes).
My husband, Keith, grew up on the coast of Maine, therefore it was inevitable we would eventually own a house in Maine--although we live and work in Florida! We love our time in Camden and believe anyone who visits will also fall in love with the area. If you love nature, hiking, kayaking, sailing--or just enjoying the beautiful northeast climate and scenery--we urge you to spend some time in Camden and surrounding midcoast Maine! -Michelle & Keith
Michelle Welty purchased this house in 2002
We came in for a conference and it was perfect! There were 4 of us. It was a cozy little place with everything we needed. We bought some lobsters on the first night at the little grocery on the main street and cooked them up at the house. Everything we need was there. Nice little rooms to sit in at night and relax. We would definitely stay here again!
Our recent stay at Wicker Cottage in Camden was about as idyllic as a getaway can be. From the moment we stepped into the house, we loved it and felt totally at home. It’s tucked away on a quiet street, yet just a quick walk into Camden's bustling harborside downtown with lots of shops, restaurants and cafés. The cottage is decorated with flair -- lots of interesting little signs and objects -- but it’s not so overstuffed that it’s “precious”. Light streams in all day, especially in the morning. The beds are comfy, and there are plenty of drawers and closets. The kitchen is stocked with lovely ceramic tableware, utensils, wineglasses and tumblers, some condiments and olive oil, and every cooking gadget you might need. A note to potential renters with disabilities: the staircase to the bedrooms is quite steep and narrow. If stairs are a problem, this is probably not the place for you. Other than that, Wicker Cottage is perfect!
Wonderful vacation cottage and will definitely stay again on our next trip to Camden. My wife and I were celebrating our 50th anniversary and couldn't have been happier with our selection of the Wicker Cottage.
We enjoyed our stay at the Wicker Cottage and it was exactly as outlined in the property description. Well located and within easy walking distance to the town center. Strongly recommend. Our temporary home has been well maintained, very clean and well appointed. Be sure to take the Friday afternoon walking tour starting at the library, and yoga classes just two blocks away at High Mountain Hall. Great restaurants everywhere! The owner is very helpful through the rental process. Enjoy this lovely little house.
My husband, 19-month-old son, and I recently spent an idyllic week at this Camden cottage. There was plenty of space for us to sleep upstairs, and the downstairs living spaces were roomy and comfortably furnished. We took advantage of the outdoor table and seating for some barbecues and lounging. The whole house is clean and well maintained, and the gardening is very nicely done and really adds to the appeal of being in this house. We enjoyed sitting out on the upper level deck in the evenings. We were grateful for the booster seat and for the beach chairs that were provided. Camden is a sweet small town with several good restaurants and coffee shops. The local library is actually a great resource for adults and children alike, and adjoins a really nice small amphitheater and park. We went to several lovely local beaches, including the small one in Camden, and the beach in Lincolnville town, but we especially enjoyed the Birch Point beach in Owl's Head. We enjoyed a special dinner at Primo in Rockland, but the Lobster Pound in Lincolnville was a great lunch spot. This was our first time to rent a house through VRBO and the whole process was extremely easy and straightforward. Michelle was very responsive and made sure our trip went smoothly. I wholeheartedly recommend renting this cottage.