|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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).
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
We were exceptionally happy with our stay at Wicker Cottage. Charming decor and you can tell that everything was carefully chosen with love...lots of interesting things to look at. Books, guidebooks, maps, movies...lots at hand for use for day trip planning or staying in on a rainy day. Beds were comfortable and everything was spotlessly clean. When we first arrived, it was cold and we couldn't get the heat to come on...due to furnace maintenance man had left switch off... left messages and both local person and owner soon called back and issue resolved quickly. The stairs are steep to second floor bedrooms, but worth the charm of restored 100 year old farmhouse. A soak in the claw foot tub, once upstairs, makes up for this. Location to downtown is a very short walk to Camden shops and restaurants. Camden is a year round community... we were there just post season and all of Camdens shops and restaurants were still open, not so with several other nearby villages. Camden is also perfect mid-coast location for exploring north or south...strongly recommend. Owner, Michele, very helpful...
My husband and I stayed at the Wicker Cottage in Camden for the last week of September, The Wicker Cottage fit all our needs and exceeded our expectations. The downstairs living area is super-spacious, a living room up front, perfect for cozy evenings, and a large multi-purpose room between that and the dining room with a wall of windows full of sunlight, with wicker furniture....a delight to sit in and read during the day. A large dining room, and a kitchen equipped with EVERYTHING you could possibly need. The cottage was spotless, and one thing I really enjoyed was that the kitchen was equipped with every possible spice, oil, sugar, etc....that you might need. So nice when staying at a VRBO to have features like that, all freshly purchased for the season,,,,,,we didn't have to go out and buy even one housekeeping item while there. Very generous with fluffy white towels in the bathroom, nothing is old or worn. The location is wonderful!!!! A quick 5 minute walk to the library, park, and harbor, which, for us, is the best thing about Camden. Also, the Wicker Cottage is a very short walk to the start of the Mt. Megunticook trail, is an awesome way to get above the village and see the coastline and harbor. An wonderful cottage for a couple, or family with 2 children.
My husband and I enjoyed Camden with all the great shopping, eateries and scenery. You can walk to the quaint shops and eateries. Make sure you check out the library and its grounds. Very peaceful and a wonderful viewing area. Other harbors and towns were within 40 minutes or less. The cottage was so clean, cozy and comfortable we had a hard time leaving to go site seeing. The decorating was perfect and sleeping was peaceful. Michelle checked in on us when we arrived to make sure we had all we needed. The kitchen is well stocked with all cooking utensils. Before we arrived I was a bit concerned with the full bath and bedrooms being upstairs but it was not a problem with the steps because it had a good hand rail. I highly recommend the Wicker Cottage and definitely would stay there again.
My husband, myself and one adult daughter stayed a week at Wicker Cottage. We have have relatives in Rockport, but we wanted to stay in Camden to be able to walk to town. Wicker Cottage was ideal for us. Great living spaces and perfect location for what we wanted...and a very easy drive to see relatives and enjoy Rockport as well. My older daughter was married in Camden five years ago, so it is a very special place to us. We are from California and would happily make our visit to the Camden/Rockport area a summer tradition. Would definitely stay at Wicker Cottage again....unless we needed a larger rental for more guests. Michelle checked in on us when we arrived to make sure we had all we needed. We certainly did!
I cannot say anything that hasn't already been said in other reviews. The cottage was lovely, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The owners have gone to great length to make this vacation home as inviting and comfortable as possible. The house was nicely furnished, lovingly decorated and very well equipped. We found everything you could want or need, and then some. The house was also immaculately clean and everything was in good working order. We have rented many vacation homes in many different places over the years, and this was by far, one of the nicest.
We spent 2 enjoyable weeks at Wicker Cottage. It is very light, bright and well decorated.The owner responded quickly as we reserved her property and after we left. The house is extremely well equipped, which for us is a huge plus. It is an easy walk to the downtown, harbor and all restaurants near the harbor. Would definitely stay here again
|Departure cleaning fee||$125 + Tax|
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.