|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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1,350 square feet of clean, comfortable living space.
Good for a week or longer stays. Our rental weeks are Sunday pm -- Sunday am, except by special arrangement.
Two bedrooms and two full baths. Great for your visiting guests. Usual occupancy is 2, 3, or 4. A 5th guest can be accommodated for an additional fee. (Inquire)
House is 15 years new. Immaculate.
We clean extensively between stays, and once a week for extended visits. Fresh flowers weekly..
No security deposit.
Free 1x / week housekeeping for stays of two weeks or more
Easy 15-20 minute walk to Camden's scenic harbor, schooners, shops, restaurants, library, post office, churches.
Hiking and walking opportunities are plentiful nearby.
Informal gardens, large lawn, & woods adjacent
Restful residential neighborhood
Two bedrooms and two full baths.
Guests say, "Roomier, larger than it looks!' and 'Pictures don't do it justice. It's beautiful."
Substantial home-like furnishings; comfortable upholstered seating; ample storage.
Casual, roomy. No kitchy stuff.
Daybed available for extra charge: + 30% summer / +15% shoulder seasons)
Large, fully equipped kitchen
Dining room table expands to seat 4 to 6
Games, puzzles, videos, lots of Maine and other books
Desk/secretary in office-daybed room
32' dia. Sony flat screen digital TV w/ cable channels and CD/DVD/VHS player
Lovely gardens, lawn, and woodland adjacent
Well lit entry & deck
Private drive & secure off-street parking
Table/chairs, charcoal grill, coffee niche. Enjoy the kids playing safely, or read a book on the deck.
Short drives to ocean & mountain views, parks, lakes, swimming, boating, winery, lighthouses. museums, galleries
Central to Bar Harbor and Boothbay region. Sample all mid-coast Maine has to offer.
Not agency-managed.. No service fees, security deposit, contract
Owners live next door, and love to give personal recommendations.
Several Golf Courses Nearby: Five golf courses nearby.
The Sammoset Resort Golf Course on the bay is 8 miles away.
Goose River Golf Course--inland hills and dales--is just around the corner
Northport Golf Course is about 15 miles.
There are also courses in Rockland, at 5 miles and in
Searsport, about a 40 minute drive.
Guest Book Comments: 'Thanks for all the little extras that made daily living easy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your beautiful garden was a special treat. Our girls really enjoyed your selection of Maine children's books.' [MD] ~~~ 'From the moment we entered the door of your lovely Garden Cottage, we knew we had made the right choice. We enjoyed every moment here, because there were books, puzzles, and games for the few rainy days and your lovely garden and deck for sunny days. The fresh clean rooms and appliances, cook wear, and dishes met our every need (even used the cookbooks), and the egg-beater gook us back to our childhood. We enjoyed the decor: the ships models, carvings, and paintings. Ideal location for walking, touring, and shopping. We love the harbor, the library, and most of all the beautiful blue sky and your friendly hospitality. Thanks heaps!' [VA]
Guest Book Comments: 'Had a wonderful time. Everything was great. Your cottage has all that anyone needs.' [PA] ~~~ 'Words can't describe the gift you gave us this week....It was like being back home in Ireland!' [NY] ~~~ 'We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful place to stay, with the greatest hosts ever!' [CA ] ~~~ 'Thanks for a wonderful house to stay in. Just like home--so comfortable!' [W VA] ~~~ 'Thanks for a great summer! We love your place!' [ME] ~~~ 'Thanks for such a great summer home for our family.' [ME] ~~~ 'This is a wonderful location to stay and explore Camden and the surrounding areas from. The cottage is beautiful, well maintained, and great for families and children. It's easy to see that you want visitors to have an enjoyable, memorable stay, and we certainly did!' [MA] ~~~ 'Thanks for all the little extras that made daily living easy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your beautiful garden was a special treat. Our girls really enjoyed your selection of books.' [MD]
We moved to this beautiful acre 26 years ago and have spent all the years since developing its gardens and landscape for beauty and enjoyment. We live right next door to the cottage (but conveniently out of sight), and this is our only vacation rental. We think of all visitors as our special guests.
David and Paula Blanchard purchased this cottage in 1989
Our place, while in-town, is peaceful and quiet. It is uniquely bordered by a seldom used meeting hall, our lawn and gardens, and a large woodland. Set well back from the street at the end of its own driveway, it affords more than an acre of quiet and solitude, yet is still very close to everything in town and harbor.
Perfect for two couples to share.
One-floor living, double bathrooms, extra wide doorways, strategitically placed grab rails, entrance ramp, close-in parking all make this a great place for elders or impaired.
Our first trip to Maine could not have been better. Beautiful weather and accommodations.!
Fresh cut flowers were a nice touch.
Your community band home are a treasure. Until we meet again--
The property was as advertised. The location was great. It was very clean and well kept. The owner was very helpful and courteous. I would very definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative. Our next time to Maine we will surely check on this property. Good restaurants and small villages up and down the coast were our favorite places.
Great place to stay... Hosts were more than gracious, even providing us with fresh tomatoes and fresh basil! It was a wonderful cottage, and centered in Camden availing us to go north and south up and down the coast to view and enjoy the many things this wonderful part of the country has to offer...!
First of all, the property was easy to locate - the owners left markers at the drive so we could readily navigate our way to the property as we arrived very late and after dark. We had been sent instructions on how to gain entry, the property was well lit and our first impression upon entering was "wow"! This is going to work well!
We typically stay for a few weeks when visiting Camden and leasing a roomy place with clean and comfortable amenities is a must. This cottage was true to its advertisement - in fact, better. The kitchen is large and easy to use, the appliances work well and it was stocked with a generous supply of utensils, dishes, pots and pans. Both bathrooms (yes TWO) are of generous size and with newer fixtures - and again - clean. Very clean.
With longer stays, it's an absolute must to have a washer and dryer on the premises - the Garden Cottage is appointed with a very nice stacking unit. The owners provided some detergent to start with and we appreciated that.
The cottage itself is roomy, comfortable and includes everything you will need. But the best part of our stay was the warm hospitality of the owners. Their gardens are splendid and provided fresh cut bouquets for the kitchen window when ever desired. This truly is a peaceful garden cottage and we'd recommend it without hesitation.
We loved our host, the house, garden and area. David and Paula were the best of host. We shared their well appointed house and lovely garden but best of all we shared their friendship. They welcomed us by telling us about the area, making recommendations for restaurants and things to do, showing us the house and gardens, telling jokes and simply being fun neighbors for the week. They even hosted a BBQ one evening. As we left, David gave our 11 year old guest a painting of the area. The whole week was a treasure. Thank you!
Judy, Hank and Miguel
We enjoyed a fabulous month in the Garden Cottage from July to Mid August and were sorry to leave it behind. The house is in wonderful shape and is really a treat to have the owners close by to give us tips on where to visit and enjoy Maine. Great hospitality, everything we needed in the house, and beautiful gardens to enjoy with a glass of wine on the porch in the evening.
We returned yesterday to our home on the West Coast and are already planning to visit David and Paula's spacious guest cottage next year. The cottage is all that the descriptions and reviews say, but we particularly enjoyed the peace and quiet of the home and garden, and yet we were close to both Camden and Rockport. Everything we needed was provided and we were amazed at the number of books on Maine and at David's many suggestions for restaurants and places to visit. The garden was enchanting and we loved the gifts of flowers.
Our rental week is Sunday pm to Sunday am, except by special arrangement. Sleeps 4. A queen-size bed in 2 separate rooms. Daybed in a 3rd room available at additional $100/week or part thereof. Ideal for two couples or a couple and one or two singles. Our 'Garden Cottage' is larger than it looks in the photos. We are not on the water or have a water view, but you'll save a bundle of dough and can walk to Camden Harbor or drive to Rockport Harbor in a few minutes. Camden is famous for its schooners and boating excursions. Within short drives are Rockport harbor, Mt. Battie State Park (miles of trails and fantastic view of Penobscot Bay), Megunticook Lake (fishing, boating, and swimming), Sail, Steam and Power Museum, Strand Theater, Owls Head Transportation Museum & Farnsworth Art Museum (Rockland), Center for Maine Contemporary Art (Rockport), shops, restaurants, galleries, Penobscot Marine Museum (Searsport), lighthouses, dozens of restaurants and unique shops, private nature sanctuaries, playgrounds and parks, and public golf courses. The Camden Opera House and Rockport Opera House host classical music and popular concerts, musicals, and other shows. The family-friendly Snow Bowl (Camden), with tobogganing, skiing, and snowboarding is just down the road. Kayak, canoe, bicycle rentals and outdoor recreational supplies of all types are readily available to buy or rent at nearby store Maine Sport.The Camden Public Library and Olmstead-designed amphitheater are a must see.
Other Activities: Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Maine Media Workshop offer courses to the public year 'round.
Golf: Megunticook Golf Course / driving range is 5 minutes.
Rockland Golf Course is 15 minutes. Samoset Resort golf course 15 minutes away.
Ski: Camden Snow Bowl is 10 minuntes.
Sugarloaf is 2 hours.
Acadia National Park is 2 hours; a long day trip will take you there and back with time to see the sights.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2016 - Jun 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|3rd bed option is $100/w||$0|
There are two Queens and a day bed in the cottage, each in a separate room. The standard rates listed are for one and two beds. A third bed is available at an additional fee, as follows: Add $100 + 8% tax for any week during which he day bed will be occupied. If you are staying more than 1 week but will by using the 3rd bed only during part of your stay, you need only add this amount for the number of weeks during which the day bed will be used. (Even one night' counts as a week, since the bed linens will need to be changed however many nights within a week it is used.)
For long term rentals made well in advance, your total payment can be divided by the number of weeks of your reservation and sent monthly. In other words, if you make a reservation for 4 weeks, you can make four equal payments and send one each month beginning 5 months before your arrival date. In all cases, your final payment needs to be received 30 days before your arrival.