About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed + single daybed , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Historic Ocean Express farmhouse is located on 7 quiet wooded acres adjacent to Camden Hills State Park. trails can be accessed from across the street. Built in 1911 the house was completely renovated in 2003 but retains it's historic charm. The house is bright and airy throughout. There are 3 bed rooms upstairs each with a double bed. A sleeper sofa in the living room sleeps an additional 2 people. A full bath on each floor and fully equipped cooks kitchen. Small pantry with 2nd sink and small refrigerator. Cook dinner on the 5 burner gas stove or grill out on the back deck while watching the sunset over the fields. Read in the morning sunshine while swinging on the front porch swing. Kitchen abuts a pine paneled playroom for the kids. Many toys and games are available for smaller children to play with or they can play on the play structure outside. Unwind and play ping pong or fooze ball in the game room that is located just off the playroom. Enjoy the tranquility of the Maine woods and countryside, while still being a short distance from the lively village of Camden.
Located midway between the best of the areas attractions! It is a short drive ( 4 mi) to Lincolnville Beach where you can swim in the ocean, build sandcastles on the sand beach, eat freshly caught lobsters, or catch the ferry over to Ilseboro. A
short drive in the other direction ( 2.5 mi ) will take you to Barretts Cove on Megunticook Lake where you can enjoy, wading, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, or windsurfing. Drive 5.5 miles from the house and you will be in Camden Harbor where you can take a ride on a Windjammer, watch the Schooners, walk along the boardwalk, feed the ducks, shop, or relax and watch the boats sail in and out. Camden Hills State Park is a lovely trail filled woods directly adjacent to house. You can walk the 6 mile hike into Camden through the Park. Walk to the top of Mount Batty, enjoy spectacular views of the bay. The Fall Foliage is beautiful. There are miles of snowmobile and cross country sking trails across the street in Camden Hills State Park, A short 1/2 mile walk up Youngtown Road is the Cellar Door Winery. This beautiful winery is open for tastings and strolling around the grounds. Within 30 minutes in either direction are the towns of Belfast and Rockland. Visit their harbors and shops, restaurants, cafes, walk out 1 mile to the historic Rockalnd Breakwater Lighthouse,or visit the Farnsworth Museum. Antique shops abound along the route. There is downhill skiing nearby at the Snowbowl. Camden Snowbowl hosts the US toboggan championships.
Keywords: historic 1911 farmhouse, Lincolville Beach, Camden Harbor, Camden Hills State Park, Megunticook Lake, quiet woods, hiking trails, county house, Mid Coast Maine, stunning fall foliage, snowmobile trails, camden snow bowl, skiing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing,
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
Welcome to Ocean Express House.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Located adjacent to Camden Hills State Park we love to hike the trails. Walk over to the Cellar Door Winery for wine tasting and scenery. The farmhouse is located just about midway between 4 of our favorites activities. Short drives will take you swimming at Barretts Cove in Megunticook Lake, building sand castles at Lincolnville Beach, feeding the ducks and looking a the windjammers in Camden Harbor, or skipping stones and watching the tides at Ducktrap .
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Charming Maine Home
Maine is one of my family's favorite vacation destinations. We love the beaches, the lakes, the hiking, and all of the fresh seafood! The home we rented for a week this summer was in the perfect location - it was close to the Camden town center filled with shops and incredible restaurants (I would recommend Fresh&Co. and The Drouthy Bear), there was a state park trail that started just across the street from the property, and we had the option to either swim at the beach or nearby lakes. My husband and I also spent a beautiful afternoon at the Cellar Door Winery - a short walk away from this incredible home.
The house itself is also very well kept and spacious. As a family of four, we had plenty of room to spread out and relax. My kids found their bedrooms very comfortable; while my husband and I wished the bedroom we slept in (the back bedroom) had a larger and a more comfortable bed (we're used to a king sized mattress, so we might be to blame for this).
Overall, this home is wonderful, and we had a memorable and relaxing Maine vacation.
Great Home and Close to Lake, Beach, and Hiking
Our stay was great. We have been coming up to this area for 30+ years. We never get tired of it. The house has everything you need. It is a clean and comfortable home. We loved hanging out on the deck in the early evening. We liked the barn, as we brought a few bikes up and they easily fit in the barn. The house is very convenient to the lake, Lincolnville Beach, and hiking trials. We would definitely rent this again.
Last Fall we hauled our family across the country from Utah to a little town in Maine because of a son's wedding. We ended up spending the week in this cute Lincolnville home. It is an older home, but it had so much charm and being from the city, we LOVED the country feel! We were close to a beautiful lake and a charming beach town...perfect location!
We all agree that the beds were soooo comfortable. The weather was cool but the home was cozy and warm. We cooked most of our meals and enjoyed the amenities of the kitchen with gas range and bbq grill on the back deck.
Amanda was great to work with and feels like an old friend now. We hope our travels take us back to this cute home away from home someday.
Great property! House was perfect for family members to enjoy - kids and adults alike.
Spent a week at this house just outside Camden near a huge:gorgeous lake but also near beach, bakeries and a great coffe place. Both kids - 13 and 7 - as well as adults enjoyed the game room but also the porches at night to star gaze or have a cocktail. Plenty of room for all of us to have privacy or family time if we wanted. Location was central to so many other experiences. Owners were responsive to any issue (which was non existent). Was actually happy we were away from the chaos of Camden (where we have stayed before) in high season. Would recommend highly and go back w/ o hesitation!
Wonderful, huge, comfortable
We truly enjoyed our stay here with 2 adults and 2 kids under 10. Amanda was helpful and responsive with our reservation. The home was very clean upon arrival. To us, it is a huge house and the restoration is lovely; it still has some minor quirks of an 100+ year old home but is all-around very comfortable. The kitchen and bathrooms are modern. There are so many spaces in this home to hang out with the group or by yourself — the living room, sitting room, mudroom/sunroom, dining room, playroom/barn, bedrooms, front porch, back porch, side yard. We found everything we needed in the kitchen. The wifi was fine and there were lots of other things to do in the house and out and about. We visited Lincolnville Beach, Camden Harbor and town, Megunticook Lake, and a couple other towns here and there. We appreciated the provided beach towels and sand toys. In July, we were happy to enjoy all the planted flowers in the garden and the wildflowers in the back meadow/pasture. Also in July, the weather was warm (cooler than Texas!) but the home had plenty of fans available. We liked this home's location away from the bustle of Camden but close enough to drive in. The home sits by the road, but it's definitely not a main drag, so we didn't have a ton of traffic, and neighbors are sparse — plus the back of the state park is across the street — so it was secluded enough for us. It was our first visit to Maine and I hope and pray we will be back! Our heartfelt thanks to the owners for this retreat. We loved it.
Wonderful house, wonderful setting
This is a fantastic house to stay in with young kids - there's a fully stocked playroom with toys and books, a ton of space for them to explore, and a swing-set outside as well as a lot of property. Our 3- and 6-year-old kids loved it here. There's plenty for adults too - a quick drive to ocean and lake, and gorgeous hiking pretty much right out the door. Amanda provided directions for a short hike (~one mile) up Mt Cameron, which not only had great views but was loaded with fresh blueberries. We were able to take our young kids up that one, and for a longer adult hike went all the way into Camden, which is around 6 miles and includes views from 3 or 4 summits along the way. Wonderful.
My husband's parents and sister stayed with us for part of the time and there was plenty of room for everyone, and nearby activities for everyone to enjoy. We enjoyed wine-tasting next door one afternoon, and were frequent visitors of the farm stand up the road. We ate most meals at home and the kitchen was great - stocked with a higher quality of pans and utensils than many rentals.
Amanda was great to work with - we had trouble with the internet our first day, and she had someone come pick up the router and take it to be fixed. No issues after that, and we really appreciated her responsiveness.
The house was everything we could have hoped for -- if we come back to the area, we would definitely stay there again!
Winery Stunning Fall Foliage Snowmobile Trails in Camden Hills Park across the street. Skiing at the Camden Snowbowl US Toboggan Champoinships Miles of Cross country skiing,snowshoeing, and snowmobile trails across street in Camden Hills State Park
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A pet deposit of $150.00 per pet is required if bringing pets.