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Charming, light filled, comfortable home with water views and close to town.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,780 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 7, with ocean breeze!

A comfortable, updated, antique home very close to Camden harbor. The beautiful stamped tin ceilings and wide-plank pine floors add warmth and charm, while the updated kitchen and bathrooms provide modern comforts and convenience. The large windows make for a bright and airy space, and bring in the ocean breeze. We have been told that our house is what people expect when they think of renting a house in Maine. We have worked hard to make it so!

On the first floor there is a large combination living/dining room with TV (and water views), a smaller sitting room with books and games, a sunny breakfast room, large well equipped kitchen, and very practical mudroom.

On the second floor the master bedroom has a queen bed, large closet, antique dresser with mirror and a view of Penobscot Bay. The second bedroom offers a queen bed with a twin trundle bed that can be pulled out if needed, a large closet, and an antique dresser with mirror. The third bedroom has two extra-long twin beds, a good sized closet, and a new dresser. All beds and mattresses were purchased new in 2012 and our renters have reported that they are very comfortable. All of our linens are 100% cotton. The Main bathroom has a large stall shower and the second bathroom has a claw foot tub with shower head. The new (2014) Bosch washer and dryer are in the main bathroom.

Our private deck overlooks the lawn, plush perennial gardens, and views of the bay. The deck is the perfect spot to kick back and relax while watching the boating around the harbor. We also have a fire bowl surrounded by welcoming Adirondack chairs in the back yard to enjoy evening camp fires.

From our house it is an easy and very short walk around the harbor to Camden's charming shops and restaurants. The public boat dock is just around the corner from us and is a wonderful spot to enjoy more expansive water views. The beach next to the dock is also a great place to search for sea glass.

Cable television and wifi are provided. Please note that both bathrooms are on the second floor and the staircase is steep. We do not have A/C, but there is usually a wonderful ocean breeze and we do provide fans throughout the house.

No smoking is allowed on the premises.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 8, 2017

About Betsy

My dad was the town manager of Boothbay,ME in the early 1950s. After he and my mom moved away our family still visited Maine every summer, and we've all loved Maine ever since. In the summer of 1975 I was lucky enough to spend a week on the schooner Mary Day, and that's when I fell in love with Camden. In 2004 I brought my family to Camden for the first time, and we have returned every summer since. In November 2011 we were lucky enough to purchase this house, and we spend as much time there as we can manage around work and school schedules.

Betsy purchased this house in 2011

Why Betsy chose Camden

My husband and I have always loved antique houses. We knew we wanted a house in Camden, with a view of Penobscot Bay if possible. Yes, we're dreamers. We searched for seven years, and when we found this beautiful home within walking distance to town, with a WATER VIEW, we could not pass it by. It is everything we had been looking for and more. Honestly, each time we get here we love it more.

What makes this house unique

Our favorite feature is the view of Penobscot Bay from the back of the house while from the front of the house we can see Mt. Battie. Such a grand location! We also like being able to walk down to the small beach and boat dock a few hundred yards away. Although a bit further, we can hike up Mt. Battie from our house. Our yard benefits from an ocean breeze in the summer, and swimming in Megunticook Lake is just a short drive away. The quiet streets around our house are also great for longer walks, while the walk into town for a fabulous meal is short and easy. The best surprise has been the friendliness of our neighbors and the sense of community in our little corner of Camden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our first time in Maine. We really enjoyed the town of Camden! The shops and restaurants were quaint. We loved the location of this house. We could walk anywhere in town. We spent just about every night around the fire in the yard looking up at the stars. Camden Hills State Park offered great views. And our day trip to Acadia was just beautiful! The house offered every amenity. And you're right, Zoots has awesome coffee :-)

Thank you!
Aug 2014
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Camden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1780 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , claw foot tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Charming, light filled, comfortable home with water views and close to town.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Cranbury, New Jersey

A wonderful place for a summer visit

  • 5 of 5

We had an extended stay here and loved it. The house and property are beautiful; every space has been carefully tended and tastefully decorated. The couches, chairs, and beds are all very comfortable.

Although there are many great restaurants in Camden--including the new Rhumb Line, which is only about 2 minutes walk from the house--we did a lot of our own cooking and the kitchen was excellent, as was the large outdoor lobster cooking pot and grill.

We loved sitting on the deck and looking out at the steamboat landing, where the lobster boats come and go. You cannot see the ocean from every angle, but you can see it in many spots and it is an ever-changing feast for the senses. The back yard is also beautiful, ringed with flowers and neatly tended.

We liked being close to town, but some people might find the Lyman-Morse ship repair yard next door to be a bit loud at times. They are often moving boats around or working on them. For the most part it was not an issue. There were also a couple of weddings and celebrations at the nearby yacht club with live music that played until 10 or 11pm, but we quite liked it.

This is an excellent rental, and the owners were very helpful, answering any questions we had and making sure everything was just right.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great restoration with outstanding landscaping.

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in our party of 5 loved this house. We easily walked to town, steamed lobsters in the backyard and sat around a fire pit when the sun dipped behind the bay. The full kitchen and outdoor BBQ allowed us to have wonderful meals orchestrated by my wife, the Chef. Lots of sitting areas in and out side for family get togethers. The owners could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Central location for exploring coastal Maine.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best house on Sea Street!

  • 5 of 5

This charming house could not have been more perfect for our stay. We were a family of four traveling with two friends from the UK. There was plenty of room for the six of us to be together. We enjoyed the sitting room as well as the living room. The kitchen had all of the amenities needed. The owners gave us great suggestions from local markets to restaurants and area activities. The bedding was extremely comfortable. We took advantage of the back yard fire pit as well as the lobster pot. The house is located just a block from the water, where we searched for sea glass each morning. It was also just a six-minute walk into the busy village. We high recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Mid-coast Maine at its best. Take a cruise on a schooner, rent a kayak and paddle along the coast, explore Camden Hills State Park, visit the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, walk along the Rockland Breakwater, take a day trip to Acadia National Park, or simply enjoy the beauty of Camden Harbor. The schooner season goes through September, which is a wonderful time to visit Camden.


Rates & Availability

Camden House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn - Spring
Aug 28 2016 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Standard check-in time is 4 p.m. Standard check-out time is 10:00 a.m.

50% of base rate due at time of reservation. Balance due 21 days before rental begins.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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