Willow Cottage in August
My parents, my 8 year old and I arrived at Willow on a blisteringly hot humid Saturday. Our hosts had the A/C on! No one in Maine has A/C - we were amazed and even more so later in the week when my mother, who was suffering from pollen/tree allergies was so grateful to have A/C. Trust me when I tell you, this house does not photograph nearly as well as it looks! You can tell that everything in and out of this home was carefully planned. The backyard is enormous and the landscaping is charming. The back deck is expansive and comfortable. The kitchen is totally modern and has all the amenities. Each bedroom is beautifully composed for total relaxation and rest. The living room has plenty of space and the furnishings are enormously comfortable. Cable TV was a lifesaver on a rainy, cold day. The bathrooms were clean and everything operated properly. Washer and Dryer also worked very well. Everything is spotless, even the basement. The location of Willow Cottage is excellent - an easy walk into town and in a serene neighborhood. The nearby houses are lovely. There is a nice garage. When we had an issue with a left-behind item after we had checked out, the owner so graciously got it to me immediately. I wouldn't change a thing about Willow Cottage and we hope to stay there again soon.
Regarding Camden, there is no better place to explore the midcoast of Maine. Every interesting town is within driving distance easily for a daytrip. There are dozens of EXCELLENT restaurants in every category as well as take-out options for picnics on any amazing vista. There are 4 (!) ice cream shacks. There are 4 bookstores. The public library is the best in the world for kids and well-above average for adults. There are at least 5 great beaches nearby. There are more awesome boutiques for home goods and clothes than anywhere in Maine. You can easily get a New York Times and an espresso or take a hike up a really big mountain. A week is not enough in Camden.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 9/9
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