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David and Paula Blanchard

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Peaceful Garden Cottage in Town: 2 Queens & 2 Full Baths All on 1 Floor

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Rockport Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Peaceful, Comfortable, Roomy, Convenient, Clean, Pretty Gardens

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]

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
David and Paula Blanchard (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About David and Paula Blanchard

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

Why David and Paula Blanchard chose Rockport

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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--
Oct 2013
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Peaceful Garden Cottage in Town: 2 Queens & 2 Full Baths All on 1 Floor
average rating of 4.866667 based on 49 reviews

All we expected and more, Great!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Garden Cottage

  • 5 of 5

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...!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Truly a Peaceful Garden Cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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The perfect week!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Absolutely wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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A charming Maine cottage in a delightful garden

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Owls Head
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several within a long walk or short drive
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Rockland and Lincolnville to the Bay islands
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Public 18 hole courses in Rockport and Rockland
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Route 1 and Route 90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown Camden
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Many lake and bay beaches nearby
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Camden Cottage Rental Rates

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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
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

3rd bed option is $100/w $0
Tax Rate 8.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Rockport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bath rooms will accommodate a wheelchair. Both shower/tub combos have grab bars for safety. However,k these are regular shower/tub installations; they are not wheelchair accessible.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Fresh bed and bath linens each week
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Comp. housekeeping 1x/week for long term stays.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Daybed at an extra charge: $100 / week or part thereof.
  • Usual occupancy is 2 -- 4. The master suite offers a queen sized bed and private bath with shower. Huge closet and two chests of drawers provide plenty of room for clothing, and a small chest-top TV. Large airy windows provide fresh air and cozy views of woods, lawn, and gardens. The second room also has a queen-sized bed & large chest of drawers. Off the hall there is a second full bath with shower. There is a small multipurpose room with a desk, daybed, secretary-desk, and washer/dryer combo. There is an additional charge for overnight use of the daybed: 30% summer, 15% shoulder seasons. Extra pillows, blankets, portable fans, and bedside clock radios provided. Option: We will provide *complimentary* light housekeeping services on weekends for guests staying two weeks or longer. This includes making the beds with fresh linens; fresh bath towels and wash clothes; cleaning the bathroom, kitchen, and floors.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is an economical function hall and large parking area next door that is available by reservation for special occasions like reunions, weddings, receptions, anniversary and birthday parties, etc..The Garden Cottage is a convenient place for preparations and/or overnight accommodations for immediate family or special guests attending an event there. In addition, our lawn & garden area at the cottage is available for small outdoor gatherings by special arrangement. Our grounds are informal and especially colorful late June -- October.

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