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Michelle Welty

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Charming Cottage Just a Stroll to Beautiful Camden Harbor

68 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Camden House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Situated on a quiet, residential street this adorably updated, circa 1900 farmhouse is just a FIVE MINUTE WALK TO DOWNTOWN CAMDEN and its picturesque harbor. Bright and cheery, the two bedroom home offers comfortable furnishings and everything you need in your 'home-away-from-home' including a deck and private brick patio for outdoor dining and relaxing. The interior features restored wide plank pine floors upstairs and an ANTIQUE CLAW TUB, as well as a shower, in the second floor bathroom. NEW SIMMONS BEAUTY REST PLUSH MATTRESS SET in Master Bedroom (summer 2010)! Downstairs there is a well stocked full kitchen with NEW CORIAN countertops, separate sunny eating area seating six, a spacious family room and separate living/TV room with 32' FLAT SCREEN TV which can be closed off via french doors from the rest of the house.

Camden is a lovely coastal town offering something for everyone. Enjoy views of MOUNT BATTIE from the front stoop or take a 30 minute moderate hike to the summit from the TRAIL HEAD at the AT THE TOP OF THE STREET. Those less adventuresome can drive to the top via the Mount Battie State Park entrance. Either way the reward is a marvelous view of the harbor, bay, and outlying islands. Bald Rock Trail in Camden Hills State Park was listed as one of the world's most scenic walks (Departures, Adam H Graham, Mar/Apr 2012)

If you would rather not cook your own lobsters in our convenient outdoor propane lobster and shellfish pot, take a walk to the wharf for a lobster feast at Bayview Lobster, Inc., a cup of delicious New England chowder at Cappy's or venture where the locals hang out at Cuzzy's and have a Maine micro-brew beer. You may also want to reserve a spot on one of the various wooden sailing schooners for a tour of Penobscot Bay or learn to kayak with Maine Sports Kayak Tours. Town events include the Camden Food and Wine Festival in June, Country Roads Artist & Artisans Tour in September, and Christmas By the Sea early December. Camden also offers a wide variety of restaurants, gourmet food and wine purveyors and unique shops where you can find upscale clothing, local pottery/art, antiques, and more.

WONDERFULLY LOCATED IN MIDCOAST MAINE, Camden is a great stepping stone from which to discover the pleasures of the seacoast as well as an array of exciting day trips to the north and south. Rivers and lakes abound for fishing and nearby towns and cities provide history and cultural amenities. You may want to experience the ANNUAL MAINE LOBSTER FESTIVAL IN ROCKLAND every August(20 minute drive), Arts in the Park in Belfast (18 mi.), and the Union State Fair and Maine Wild Blueberry Festival in Union (13 mi.). This is a real Maine agricultural fair and one of the oldest fairs in Maine.

Freeport - Visit famous LL. Bean: 67 miles (one hour and forty minutes).

Kennebunkport: 110 miles (two and a half hours).

Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park: 76 miles (two hours).

Kittery - Shopping Outlets: 130 miles (two hours and forty minutes).

Portland - Maine's Largest City: 81 miles (two hours).

Boston, Massachusetts: 190 miles (three and a half to four hours).

Bangor, Maine Airport: 62 miles (1 hour and 30 minutes).

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michelle Welty (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

About Michelle Welty

My husband, Keith, grew up on the coast of Maine, therefore it was inevitable we would eventually own a house in Maine--although we live and work in Florida! We love our time in Camden and believe anyone who visits will also fall in love with the area. If you love nature, hiking, kayaking, sailing--or just enjoying the beautiful northeast climate and scenery--we urge you to spend some time in Camden and surrounding midcoast Maine! -Michelle & Keith

Michelle Welty purchased this house in 2002


based on 68 traveler reviews

Charming Cottage Just a Stroll to Beautiful Camden Harbor
average rating of 4.9558825 based on 68 reviews
San Clemente, CA

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5-night stay at Wicker Cottage. The location is excellent, a quick and pleasant walk to downtown Camden. It is in a very quiet and lovely neighborhood. You feel at home as soon as you enter. Michelle has provided all those little incidentals that you don't realize make for a cozy and comfortable stay. I especially enjoyed the family room for quiet time and dining room. Had a great time visiting all the little towns in the area, especially Boothbay Harbor - good lobster at The Tugboat Rest. As others have mentioned, the stairs are steep and narrow and might present a challenge for some travelers. We are in our 70s and did fine. The shower is small but there is a big tub you can soak in. Michelle is wonderful to work with and wants to make sure you have a pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northampton, Mass. USA

Lovely, comfortable cottage, perfectly located too

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Wicker Cottage in as many years, and we felt like we were returning to our home away from home. There's a lot of soft color and light in the house -- both color and light matter a lot to us -- and everything we needed was right there. We loved being able to walk downtown and to the harbor, and being so close to the Megunticook Market, which we happily discovered on this trip. On the local tourism front, we made it this time to Marriner's Restaurant in downtown Camden for their famed blueberry pancakes, which more than lived up to their reputation. We also made daytrips to Belfast (mainly for gift shopping) and Rockland (for the Farnsworth Museum) -- both very enjoyable towns. I hope to make a birthday tradition of an October stay at Wicker Cottage over many years to come. Thank you, Michelle!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome and glad you could make it back this year!
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Maine Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved the wicker cottage. Our 2 week stay was all we hoped for. It is equipped with everything you would want and the location being walking distance to downtown shopping & eating is perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Spent a week here and really enjoyed it. The rental was very well equipped and convenient to downtown Camden so we were able to walk everywhere.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage in Camden

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very well appointed. Quiet neighborhood,close walk to harbor and shops.

I would definitely recommend a stay at Wicker Cottage.

I also loved the perennial gardens surrounding the property

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maine vacation

  • 3 of 5

Nice, carefully redone home. Clearly cared for and maintained. Well located for short walk to Camden center. Stairs not appropriate for elders or very young children. NO dishwasher, so not for cooks. Bedrooms are very close together so people must not need privacy. While a very nice property, expensive for what it is.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly sorry Wicker Cottage did not meet your expectations as we do everything we can to make our guests as comfortable and happy as possible. The house is a renovated 1900 farmhouse as we specify on our site and does have a narrow, although very safe carpeted staircase. There is no dishwasher as mentioned and it is not listed as an amenity on the website. Also, we try to remain competitive for the area and have not raised our rental rates in 10 years. We appreciate your feedback and hope you enjoyed Camden & the surrounding area. Sincerely, Michelle & Keith
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Rates & Availability

Camden House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

I will email the rental agreement to interested parties. Rental prices above do NOT include the Maine lodging tax of 9.0%, REFUNDABLE security deposit (equal to 1/2 the weekly rental fee) and $125.00 departure cleaning fee.

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Camden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
New child's booster seat (ages 6 mos- 4yrs), Iron/Ironing Board, Propane Lobster/Shellfish Cooker, Child's folding picnic table, child's inflatable pool, infant/child inflatable bath tub (6-24 mos., sits inside tub)

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