|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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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,
Welcome to Ocean Express House.
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 .
We all had a wonderful time especially on top of blueberry
hill!!Our youngest daughter wanted to cook all the time in that fabulous
well equipped kitchen and I loved the sprawling layout of your home away
from the center of town.
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!
We rented this charming farmhouse for a week with another couple and our two labradoodles. Worked out great. The house is in a perfect location, nearly equidistant to the harbor towns of both Camden and Lincolnville. About a mile down the road is the trail head for some excellent hiking (I highly recommend hiking to the top of Bald Rock Mountain if you can...gorgeous views of the ocean for miles). And, the wonderful Cellardoor winery is less than a quarter mile from the house. Free tours and wine tastings...you can just walk home if necessary!
House was well equipped for just about anything we needed. Nice to sit out on the back deck in the morning and have coffee overlooking the backyard pasture. The house is quite old, but has been well taken care of, including new windows throughout. Kitchen stocked with all the necessities, though we only ate home once (so much to explore in the area).
Amanda was a pleasure to work with. Fortunately, we didn't run into any problems. We would definitely recommend this house to friends wanting a place to stay in the Camden area.
We were lucky enough to rent this awesome farmhouse for 2 whole weeks and we just loved it. We have 2 young kids and a labrodoodle. Everyone loved this place! The setting is idyllic. The pasture in the backyard is such a beautiful sight in the morning or after sundown and the large windows (with screens) throughout keep the house feeling so fresh and open.
We particularly loved the location of this home. Right across the road was a great hiking trail. Only a short 7 minute trip to the beach and even closer to the beach at Lake Meguntacook. We found a nearby preserve for walking near the lake as well! We went into Camden a lot. It's a quick drive in for meals, groceries, ice cream or visits the harbor or library.
This home is spacious enough to spread out and had nearly everything we needed to cook and prepare foods and enjoy evenings in watching movies or relaxing on the porch. The furniture and beds are comfortable and clean. The wifi is excellent.
The playroom off the kitchen and the rec-room downstairs are both so awesome for kids. In fact, the whole house is quite kid-friendly.
Gosh, I can't think of any reason NOT to stay here. We just loved it!
This was my first time renting off the water and I was pleasantly surprised. The game room, indoor swing, outdoor play space and yard kept us plenty busy, and when that failed Lake Megunticook and the trails of the Camden Hills were 5 minutes away. It's a really lovely house, the kitchen is very well apppointed, and the house easily handled our two families with 4 children. A total success!
We stayed at this property for a family reunion of sorts. We were able to comfortably room 3 couples and 2 kids. Yay!
The property is a short drive and a world away from Camden, close the Lake Megunticook, but also close to Lincolnville and Belfast.
The house is utterly charming, lovingly restored, and beautifully appointed. They have done upgrades to the heating, hot water, and appliances, things that make your stay worry free. Attention has been given to kids (playroom with table tennis, games; there is a playset outside in the beautiful gardens). For the grownups there are two full baths and tons of pots, pans, and utensils, a grill, and a beautiful deck to sit on and watch the sun set. The bedrooms have a number of box fans you can move about on the warm days.
The owners have left careful guides for the area, and also to address the quirks of an old restored home.
For us, it was perfect. You can access hiking trails across the street. It was quiet, spacious and warm. We were easily able to have several family meals in the dining area, but there was enough room for folks to stretch out and read.
I would highly recommend.
The house is just a few minutes from downtown Camden, and feels a million miles away. The lot has a nice meadow, sculptures, a play set. There is access to the Camden Hills trail system across the way, but we were beset by deer flies. My sister went out early and had wonderful vistas. I guess deer flies sleep in.
The house is lovingly restored. There is special attention paid to flexible sleeping accommodations, nice appliances, and fun things for kids on rainy days (ping pong table, games, beach toys). The kitchen has a lot of utensils and cooking needs, a wonderful gas stove, so we were able to have a really nice family dinner party during a reunion.
All over the house are nice touches: multiple box fans to keep things cool, beach towels, even binoculars.
The house is very nicely decorated, so comfortable and cozy.
The location allowed us to visit friend on Megunticook, Camden, but easily head up a bit to Belfast, and Lincolnville Beach (though we agreed with the owners - the Ducktrap Beach is much more interesting).
Highly recommended for families.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
A pet deposit of $150.00 per pet is required if bringing pets.