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In the Heart of Maine, Nestled in Camden Village-A Week in Aug and Sept is OPEN!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

September 9th to 16th is available! This is a perfect time to see the mid-coast...peaceful and beautiful.

December 4th to December 8th is open for a wonderful holiday week in Camden. The house will be decorated and the town will be glowing with holiday delights. Come experience Camden Christmas

A special thanks to our renters, who love our home as much we do. We enjoy having you stay in Camden and would love to have you return. Please, get in touch for special pricing.

Our village home is a stone's throw from Penobscot Bay. You can pour your coffee in the morning and wander down to see the tall ships sail away and enjoy scenes of active harbor life. Then, walk past our 1920's library and have a walk down Main Street to enjoy small local shops and cafes that are a part of the fabric of the town.

This village life is only moments from our side porch. The charm of the house is its close proximity to everything and yet, has a peaceful charm and privacy not easy to find. We chose Camden for our home when we found four working book stores, beautiful antique shops and family owned local restaurants. We wanted to be able to walk to grocery store and live for days without getting in the car. Every season is magical: the long evenings of summer, glorious, incomparable autumn color, snow fall for the holidays and the flowers of spring. Our home in Camden has been a retreat for our family for many years and we would love to share it with you.

Keywords: Home, Sea, Shopping, Hiking, Kayaking, Restaurants

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Mary Miller
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Mary Miller

Dave and I taught all over the world for 30 years-London, Vienna, Lugano, Taipei and Yokohama. Our primary residence, at this time, is Camden, Maine, where Dave is painting and writing and I have a retail business. We feel so lucky to able to offer our home to you. For us, there is no place like Camden in all the world. The village life, the sea, the mountains and all it offers is simply remarkable to us and never fails to enchant us, whether it is summer, autumn, Christmas or spring. It is a rare part of the world!

Mary Miller purchased this house in 1990

Why Mary Miller chose Camden

We fell in love with Camden on sight. It has everything we have ever wanted and more...3 thriving independent book stores, wonderful restaurants, great sailing, unique shopping, glorious hiking and the daily infrastructure, longs walks on country lanes, canoeing and it is all a walk from our front door. Our home is our haven. When you stay with us, it is more than a holiday rental. Our home is filled with Dave's water colors, antiques we have collected in Europe and Asia and a fully stocked kitchen. Though it is only 2300 sq feet, there are private places to get comfortable for a read or a chat.

What makes this house unique

We bought our home in 1990 and for the last 25 years have lovingly restored the interior while keeping the charm and grace of a Victorian. Dave and I lived all over the world and have furnished our home with antiques from Vienna and from China. The house is our sanctuary with three distinct living areas on three floors. The public space on the first floor provides a large, gourmet kitchen with room for our family and friends to gather, visit and cook all at one time, with little people all over the floor! The large dining room has seating for 12 but we have had 20 and sit nicely. My husband has hand painted a mural in the dining that creates a sense of peace and calm. The transition into our cozy living room through an archway framed with 18th Chinese panels reminds us of wonderful travel in China for the last six years as I grew my antique and silk business. The living room is intimate and highlighted by stain glass windows and a cozy gas fire place surrounded by book cases.

The second floor is personal space with two large bedrooms and beautiful remodeled bathrooms designed for quiet privacy. The view of the mountains and tress from the master picture window is restoring for us and, we hope, for you!

The third floor was our enormous attic. It provides a sitting room with a view of the Camden Hills, a wonderful bathroom with a nautical flare, a sleeping nook with another queen fold out and another space for yoga or pilates. This is a wonderful spot for teenagers, giving them private space to spread out and relax.

We have traveled all over the world and there is no place like Camden. Do come and see us and let us share our home with you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the house and found it charming and perfect for our needs. Camden is definitely the most ideal and prettiest place to be, and the location of the house to downtown makes being in Camden that much more delightful. My family kept complimenting me on finding the perfect house in the perfect location. I will certainly recommend it to any of our friends who plan a trip to Maine..
Jul 2015
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Camden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 There are two full bathrooms on the second floor, one full bath in the attic suite and small bathroom off the kitchen on the first floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Enter under a wisteria archway to a small private garden, the house was built in 1850 and completed remodeled in 2005, there is a gourmet eat in kitchen, a dining room with a hand mural for entertaining, a cozy living room with a gas fireplace and stain glass bowed windows, the second floor features two large, airy bedrooms with private bathrooms, the master bedroom has a lovely tree top view of Mount Battie, the converted attic is an open living space with a sleeping space, sitting room, studio and bathroom, this is an ideal setting for serveral couples as the house features a unique privacy and wonderful rooms to entertain in. The house is conveniently located for a two minute walk into town to enjoy lovely local restaurants, shopping and boating on Penobscot Bay.


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In the Heart of Maine, Nestled in Camden Village-A Week in Aug and Sept is OPEN!
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 34 reviews
DeBary, Florida

A Wonderful "Maine" Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from spending a wonderful time in BEAUTIFUL Camden in this lovely home. The photos are exactly what you will find in this home. A gourmet kitchen, lovely master bath and close to everything!! There are so many lovely details of this home, artwork, wood work, stained glass, etc. There is so much to do in the downtown area which is literally a few minute walk from this home. The views of the Harbour from the quaint little park up the road was just beautiful to sit and watch each evening. Right up the road was the perfect hiking area, not to mention you can hike to Mt. Battie just up the street. So much to do and "centrally located" to just about everywhere. A few must do's while you are here. Eat a lobster roll at least once. Watch the tide come in at Lincolnville Beach, it's pretty quick and happens around 1:30-2pm. If you have time, take the ferry to Monhegan Island, a very small island but incredible views and lots of history. Of course if you can...go to Acadia National Park and drive up to Cadillac Mountain or have a picnic lunch at The Jordan Pond, you won't be disappointed! Enjoy great shopping in Belfast! There are lots of great shop in downtown Camden too! A little pricey, but neat stuff to see! And lastly, if you get tired of lobster...order the "best pizza in the world" from the Camden House of Pizza ! Amazing!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Nicole, You are too dear! Dave and I thrilled that you and her husband enjoyed our home, Camden and beyond. Again, Happy 25th wedding anniversary. At 35 years and counting, we can affirm that it all gets better and better, Hope to hear rom you in the future. All My Best, Mary
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Really cozy and inviting, great kitchen; easy access to all of Camden.

  • 4 of 5

We loved Dave's artwork, the book collection, and all the wonderful furnishings from the East. There was plenty of room for great meals and family board games. The third floor was super for our three teenagers. You couldn't ask for easier access to Camden. We would definitely stay at the Miller's home again!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming. We were delighted to host your lovely family.The art work left by your children was a delight. It was so thoughtful of them to leave it for us. Do come again and stay longer. There is so much to see in the area. All Best!
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One of our best vacations ever!

  • 5 of 5

We (three couples from the Dallas area) loved our stay in this beautifully restored home in Camden. We have vacationed together every summer for several years and we all agreed that the home, it's location, and the beauty of the area made it one of our best trips ever.

The home is just as described by Mary in her listing. It has a good layout for privacy when desired, but also has a nice den, dining room, kitchen, and outside sitting area where we all gathered for most of the time during our stay.

We cooked a few meals (including steaming lobsters one evening) in the well equipped kitchen, but many times, we walked a short distance to the downtown harbor area where we enjoyed several excellent meals in the abundant restaurants there.

There is plenty to do and see in the area (Acadia National Park, Mount Battie, museums, etc) and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. We hope to make it back to this beautiful home in a few years.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ken, Dave and I are so glad you and your friends came to stay with us in Camden. It was a pleasure and you are welcome back anytime! All Best, Mary
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Beautiful house, loved everything about our visit!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The house is beautifully decorated and very comfortable, and it easily accommodated the family (including three children ages 6, 11, and 14). It was the perfect place to relax and we also loved walking into town (very short walk), climbing Mt. Battie, and exploring the area. This was our first visit to Camden, and we look forward to returning again next summer!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alison, It was lovely hosting you and your family are most welcome to stay with us anytime. Best Wishes, Mary and Dave Miller
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Clinton, CT

Fabulous vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Mary and Dave, we can not thank you enough for making your stunning home available to rent. It is a gorgeous, inviting home, so close to town. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and look forward to coming back, for sure. We enjoyed our breakfasts and most dinners in your beautiful kitchen. We had a fun time exploring Camden and other towns north and south during the day, which we haven't had a chance to see in years. My husband enjoyed his walks around town, and up and down Mt. Battie in the morning, while I enjoyed sleeping late. We loved the Victorian charm of the home, and the beautiful stained glass windows. You thought of everything to make your home so welcoming. Thanks for your attention to details. And, thanks, again, for sharing your home with us. Most Sincerely, D. & M.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Camden very much. The house is charming and in a great location; quick walk downtown. Mary was always responsive and helpful with any questions we had leading up to our visit and the whole rental process was smooth.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Steve. Dave and I are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Camden Hills State Park
"a beautiful place to hike only minutes from the house"
Francine Bistro
"our favorite!"
Long Grain
Long Grain
Natalie's Restaurant
" a rare and wonderful opportunity for fine dining!"
Jo Ellen Designs
"love this store...Jo Ellen designs the most delightful rugs!"
"for some wonderful American Bistro dining and the best best on the coast"
Camden Public Library
"Take a walk to our library....2 minutes from the of the reasons we love Camden!"
Boynton-McKay Food Co.
"our wonderful old pharmacy turned diner....terrific"
French & Brawn Market Place
"5 minute walk from our home....clearly our favorite market"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: recommended

Camden is a unique blend of village life, close to every amenity but with feeling of being removed from the urban rush, walk to Rockport along pastural roads, hike Mount Battie, sail on the bay or to a nearby island or enjoy a near by lake, picnic on the ocean and in the Camden Hills, visit the Farnsworth Museum in nearby Rockland, come to relax or explore, Camden is the jewel of the coast.


Rates & Availability

Camden House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.