|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Quiet & private cottage overlooking Hobbs pond, just minutes from Camden, the Jewel of Midcoast Maine, on the Penobscot Bay. Our home is open and airy with five skylights, tall cathedral ceilings, a first floor master bedroom overlooking the water, and a spacious second floor sleeping loft. The house is just a few easy steps to your own, private, floating dock, where you can enjoy our two kayaks and small rowing/sailing boat while exploring the pristine waters and natural scenic beauty that is Hobbs Pond. Have your morning tea or coffee on one of our three decks facing the water and watch the sunrise fill the day. Plan your destination trips on our Wireless Internet Service. Explore the small coastal towns of Belfast, Rockport, Rockland, Port Clyde, an artist colony, and Lincolnville Beach, that dot the magnificent rugged shorelines of the scenic Maine coast and peninsulas. In Owls Head visit the world famous transportation museum featuring restored vintage automobiles and airplanes with each week-end featuring a special viewing events and themes. In Rockland visit the Farnsworth Museum, home to three generations of Wyeth artists as well as ongoing exhibitions. Lincolnville, just up the road, has a state of the art Cellardoor Winery with picturesque vineyards, tasting room, and retail store. In Hope, just a mile down the hill there’s an authentic working blacksmith shop, a jewelry gallery, the Hope General Store where you can get food supplies, wine and lunches to go. And while you are there, visit the Hope Elephants, Rosie and Opal, two retired circus elephants enjoying their retirement years and receiving visitors from around the world. While in Camden, visit Camden Hills State Park. Hike the 22 miles of trails or simply drive up to see Mt. Battie and the panoramic views of Penobscot Bay and Mcgunticook lake. Take a day sail on a Windjammer. All this is just a few short miles from your door steps. (Continue in details)
And, at the end of the day, return to Porcupine Cottage, your private place to relax, sit on the deck while the gas grill does it’s work and wait for the call of the loons to punctuate the end of a perfect day. Look around at nature at it’s best: the pond, the approaching dusk, the quiet that nature had in mind, and consider the expectation of what tomorrow may have in store. Our home is your home! Our state is yours! Join us now, for the summer, or come in the fall when the temperatures are mild, the color season is spectacular. We are a three season home and hope that you will join us whenever you can.
I stayed here with my husband and two young children (3 and 5) and we absolutely loved our stay. The home was clean and comfortable and was much bigger and airier than I anticipated. Even on blistering hot days the house was comfortable in the shade. I particularly loved the screened in porch and could have spent all day there, except that the water was so fun too! The kids loved the little sailboat and kayaks. We rarely left the entire week! Definitely a spot we would return to.
Porcupine Cottage was an absolutely fantastic experience. Right on the water at the end of a private road, the location is relaxing, serene and beautiful. The sounds of the woods and water are all you hear. We could hear the loons calling at night, which added to the sense of peacefulness and that nature was all around. We also saw a fox running through a blueberry field just up the road.
The cottage itself was really outstanding. Clean and clearly very well maintained, it has a spacious feel with high ceilings in the living room and a nice layout. It had everything we needed, including a huge lobster pot for cooking. The screened-in porch was a wonderful place to relax at night, and the deck the perfect place for breakfast with a view of the water. Couldn't have been happier with the cottage. Having stayed in many places we felt this was an absolutely terrific value.
Jeff the manager was very friendly, helpful and easy to reach.
We hadn't spent much time in Camden or mid coast Maine before, but there is so much to do. Camden itself is a fun, well manicured town with spectacular local hiking and a gorgeous marina. Great restaurants. Acadia National Park is fairly close and was an easy drive.
A top notch experience.
With wood interior and high, open-beam ceiling with sky lights and plenty of windows and screened in porch, this house has much charm in serene, quiet, woodsy setting with access to lovely lake for swimming and kayaking. House is immaculate with several new appliances, nicely decorated and perfectly located with private access to lake front. Although no tv, it was not missed with easy wifi internet, DVD player, books and board games to keep us busy when not out exploring the area. 10-15 minutes up road from Camden and Rockland with small general store just 5 mins; hiking trails nearby at Camden Hills with spectacular views. Property manager is local and was very helpful with questions about house/area. If we had to find any cons, they would be no dishwasher (which we actually did not miss), and the 1 mile narrow and somewhat steep road leading down to the cabin from the main road, a drawback when setting off for a bike ride but also what makes its quiet location attractive. We loved this house!
You can see the pond from the deck. Lovely place to read a book. Kayaking was fun, too (2 come with the cottage). From the deck we watched a baby loon with its parents that hung out close by every day - and learned something about loons.
Pros: Cottage in beautiful condition. Nice screened in porch for the evening. Only had to call the manager once with a question, and he answered the phone right away. Close to Camden/Lincolnville/Rockland area. Little general store (2-3 miles away) makes nice sandwiches. There were many trees, so cottage was always cool (didn't have to use the provided box fans). And surprisingly few bugs outside. There's a small DVD collection and lots of books (mostly mysteries).
Cons: No internet and poor cell service - of course this might be a Pro for some people. There is free internet at the Camden public library.
Driveway is steep - if you don't have 4WD or AWD, you have to park at the the top of the driveway and walk about 50 feet to the cottage.
What did we learn about loons? Baby loons ride piggy-back on their parents when small. Pretty cool.
A lease will be prepared and e-mailed for printing.
Initials and signature.required then mailed with security depoist to property manager.
Hard copy by return mail.
$200 Security Deposit to hold rental.
Returned within 30 days of vacating property.
Balance paid in full 60 days prior to arrival.