River's Edge Cottage - Relaxing Artist's Retreat - 2 BR 1 BA - Swimming Dock
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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All was lovely thank you!
Relaxing time by the water
My husband and I had a very relaxing stay. The cottage was comfy and the eclectic feel of the decor was welcoming and interesting.
A lovely stay on the Megunticook River
My family from England had a wonderful time. The cottage was just the right size for the four of them and was perfectly equipped. The boys loved being on the water. Connie was wonderful and accommodating!
A simple, charming and well-equipped cottage in a fantastic location. The river, which really is more of a lake, was wonderful for swimming, kayaking, and relaxing on the dock. Villages of Camden, Rockport and Rockland, which are teeming with life are a stone’s throw from the cottage. In other words, you get the best of all worlds. My one suggestion would be to have light-blocking curtains in the bedroom, as the morning light wakes you up quite early. Sleeping mask would be another way to address the same issue.
We very much enjoyed our stay and recommend this rental highly.
We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay! And thank you for the suggestion about the light blocking curtains—I think that’s a very good idea & will follow up on it.
We hope you’ll find some time to stay at River’s Edge again! Thanks so much!
Lovely, peaceful, perfect
River’s Edge is a wonderful place to unwind, swim, read, explore the Camden/Rockport area (or not...many days we chose to never leave the cottage and immediate surrounding area). The cottage itself is charming, comfortable and well-equipped, with a fantastic location in a quiet part of the river. The kitchen has everything we needed to enjoy cooking and we ate every meal, and had morning coffee each day, on the covered front deck. We slept so well, listening to the magical calls of the pair of loons that appeared each evening in the river in front of the cottage.
I’m a swimmer and River’s Edge afforded every opportunity i could want, from a refreshing dip in the morning to a long swim across the river in the afternoon and a quick swim each evening. Perfect. In between, my husband and I took long walks, read and played on the expansive front lawn with our pup (who swam even more than I did).
On our third day, a bald eagle dive to the edge of the river Immediately in front of the cottage, rising with a sizable fish in its talons. It was breathtaking !
The area right around the cottage is fun to explore walking (Beaucaire Rd can’t be beat). We hope to return next year and will definitely bring bikes and rent a kayak front Maine Sports.
Communication with Constance was easy and pleasant. She has done everything possible to ensure that guests at River’s Edge have a relaxing time enjoying this very special place. It’s quite perfect!
One final word from my husband, an avid Red Sox fan. He deeply appreciated being able to catch the night games on the great TV at the cottage. While we didn’t spend a lot of time doing that, having NESN available after a day of fishing, swimming, reading and walking, made his vacation complete:-)
Thank you, Katy, for the wonderful comments! We're delighted that you enjoyed the property and look forward to having you back next year!
At first, I thought the price was a bit high but when I saw the setting I immediately knew it was worth every penny. The Megunticook River has a dam at each end with a 24-hour very slow flow of fresh water. It was such a perfect temperature and we were never aware of any current. On the big Megunticook lake (which flows into this "river"), there are motor boats and a public beach that can get crowded. That water is a bit cooler too... On the river, only canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and of course, swimmers. And so few! We often had the entire water to ourselves. The dock was a lovely place to lounge. The cottage is not updated nor glamorous and has old furnishings but we had everything we needed and it was clean. Another amazing thing about this rental is that you are in a magical, serene place yet only a mere 1.5 miles to the Camden harbor! So close yet a world away. We took a 3-minute drive every day to get ice cream! The lake rentals are much farther out. I only found two vacay rentals on the Megunticook River and we are so happy it was available. It is the best place to stay in the Camden area. We would go back for sure!
River's Edge Cottage is located on the Megunticook River in the charming, seaside village of Camden, Maine. Classic schooners sail from town on day long & overnight trips. Camden & nearby Rockport & Rockland offer a wealth of art galleries, antique shops, restaurants, first run & art house movie theatres. Close neighbor Rockport is home to the well-known Bay Chamber Concerts where you can enjoy world class live classical performances several times each week. In Rockport you will also find the Maine Photographic Workshops, Avena Botanicals & The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship offering classes, presentations & exhibits. The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland features an impressive collection of original Wyeth paintings. Crafts fairs, art shows, auctions, festivals & special events happen all summer long. There's a major Antique Fair a short drive away in Union in August. In September, the Common Ground Fair is a prestigious showcase for Maine's organic farmers & growers.
Other Activities: auctions, movies, Bay Chamber Concerts, Farnsworth Museum, Art Galleries
At Home in Nature:
Keep an eye out of the Monarch's cocoon - it is hanging under a rock & has edges of gold. The float in the river is a favorite haven of Dragonflies & Damselflies, both long-time residents of our planet, serving as pollinators & mosquito eaters. They are your friends & will not sting or hurt you. They will come & sit on your toe or finger & let you have a good look at their beautiful iridescent colors & patterns. This is a special treat & the only way to see what they really look like. There is no known way to preserve the colors of a Dragonfly specimen. Sometimes you can glimpse a Beaver family playing along the banks & in the water in the late afternoon. Loons can be heard calling out & seen swimming by. Last summer, our Guests reported that the loons had babies. They carry them on their backs as they glide by! The cunning raccoons usually prowl around at night looking for food. The skunk looks deceptively friendly, cute & fluffy as she prances across the yard from one section of woods to the other. Also at dusk you may spy the red fox that lives around the lake & river. What a sight! You may also see the porcupines peowling for blackberries. They live in the untamed parts of the property, between the house & the dam. The songs you hear in the early summer evening are sung by the Bull Frog chorus.
Endearing Autumn at River's Edge:
As summer draws to a close you'll begin seeing Canadian Geese and hear their honking as they make their way to their winter homes. You'll also see Loons, Cormorants, Osprey, Blue Heron, Egrets, Crows, Hummingbirds, Hawks, and Turkey Vultures. Pay attention to the sky and spot an Eagle soaring alone. In September, listen for the Owl in the evenings and occasionally a Woodpecker at dawn. October brings changing colors every day all around. Cool crisp air is mild enough to invite you to sit outside on the porch and enjoy the abundant nature as it prepares for winter. By November, the leaves are falling and the best of autumn in New England sets in.