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'The Shop' With Views of Camden Harbor like none other. Directly on the ledges

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 920 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2+ bedrooms, 11/2 baths, sleeps 5, washer,dryer, internet, cable

Unparalleled and unobstructed views of both the inner and outer harbor in beautiful Camden, Maine. Perched on the ledges directly on the harbor, 'The Shop' is the perfect location to enjoy everything that a vacation on the water provides. Sit on the deck and enjoy the active harbor views with constant activity directly in front of you. Easy walking distance to downtown Camden, with all it's restaurants and quaint shops. Also easy walking to the town beach. The views from inside and from on the deck can not be compared with any others in Camden. As one previous guest has stated 'this is the most beautiful spot in the world.' Sorry, but pets and smoking are not allowed in 'The Shop'.

Douglas Young
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Douglas Young

This property has been in our family since the 1940's. For many years it served as the workshop for my grandfather who was a lobsterman. In 1990 my parents rebuilt 'the shop' and made it 3 floors of living space to be used as a summer rental. My mother still lives in the house directly across the street.

Douglas Young purchased this cottage in 1940


Camden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing


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'The Shop' With Views of Camden Harbor like none other. Directly on the ledges
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

"The Shop" is a Winner - Cozy - Great Views!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage is remarkable. Comfortable and cozy with incredible views. The deck is large and has a wonderful awning - a great place to relax and watch the most amazing boats go by. The inside is very clean and tidy and there wasn't anything - from lobster plates to coffee filters or any cooking utensil you can think of that wasn't there!

"The Shop" is very close (only a couple of blocks) from the center of Camden and you can walk anywhere. The restaurants in town are very good and so is the shopping.

My husband and I have stayed at "The Shop" for two years and will be back again next year to enjoy three blissful weeks. The owners are great people and they provide easy access and very good service. We highly recommend this rental to anyone who is going to Camden, Maine.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredable location, best view of the whole harbor

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous scenery, friendly people,

Fine dining, and great shopping.

Or just stay indoors and watch yachts from all over the world come and go while catching up on some reading. Terrific!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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marshfield,mo usa


  • 5 of 5

If you are thinking about renting this property do not hesitate! It was spotless, and everything was there that we needed and more. The owners were great!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage - fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally clean, well managed vacation rental. Very convenient to town. Beautiful views of the harbor. Accurately described in the listing. Had a wonderful time and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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No place better on Camden Harbor.

  • 5 of 5

I and my family and friends have been visiting "The Shop" on Camden Harbor whenever possible for at least 15 or so years. Besides the fantastic view and workings of the harbor the cottage itself is one of the most welcoming vacation accommodations I have been in----extremely clean and well maintained and supplied with all of the comforts of home and gadgets you could possibly need during the length of your stay. It is within easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants of downtown Camden. My perfect place for a week or more in Maine.

M. Wagner, Westchester, NY

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Titusville, Pennsylvania


  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Camden for 10 years and "The Shop" is the best place we have stayed. It is perfectly located near the picturesque downtown area, library, Laite Beach and all the likes of Camden. We walked wherever we needed to go because we were so close. All the amenities we needed were provided with a well stocked kitchen. The views from the deck are tremendous. Our children enjoyed watching the ducks and the seal who frequents the bay. The owners are very sweet and thoughtful. We had such a great time and we are returning in July.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Camden Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

$2100 - $2800 per week
Checkin times are Saturdays at 4:00 pm Checkout times are Saturdays at 10:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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