HEAD OF THE HARBOR - Town of Camden

LOCATION: Camden, Penobscot Bay - Camden Harbor Views Just Steps From the Village

  6 guests
  3 bedrooms
  3 full bathrooms
  1470 sq. ft.

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Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1- Main Level
1 King
Bedroom 2- Main Level
1 King
Bedroom 3- Downstairs
2 Twins

Property Info


**This is the lower level of a two level duplex. Schooner View on our site is the upper level.

Main Level- Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Area, Butlers pantry with laundry, King Bedroom, with en suite tub-shower bath, King Bedroom w/ Extra Long Twin Mattresses , shared bath with stall shower
Lower Level- Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds and en suite bath with stall shower (Lower level not available from November through May)

DOGS PERMITTED? Dogs are NOT permitted at this property.

Located off the harbor in Camden village, this well appointed duplex property (this is the lower level) on the corner of Sea Street and Atlantic Avenue is in a very desirable part of town with shopping and restaurants just across the harbor. Next door to the property is the world-famous Camden Amphitheater Park and Library. All the nearby conveniences help make this a true destination property.

Tastefully decorated throughout, the layout is an open plan design with views of the harbor and town from all the main rooms. The kitchen is equipped with high end appliances, an island with seating for six at the bar counter and even a butlers pantry. The large open living room has a TV with Roku with a DVD player as well as comfortable couches and chairs for socializing and reminiscing about the days activities. There are two king sized bedrooms on the main level each with en suite bathrooms and a third bedroom with two twins on the lower level with its own bathroom.

Outside you have your own covered porch with a shared yard on the northwest side of the house where you can sit and watch boat traffic or cook on the gas grill. There is also a garden on the north side of the house along with the use of two off street parking spaces.

You can also rent the entire building complete with 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, 5 bedrooms and 5 baths, which we advertise as House on the Harbor.


BOATS INCLUDED? None, however Maine Sport in neighboring Rockport will deliver kayaks.  You can launch them 1/4 mile away at the public boat launch ramp.  

LINENS & TOWELS: The rental of this property includes all bed linens and towels.  Beds will be made up upon arrival and there will be one bath towel and wash cloth per listed occupancy, one hand bath towel per bedroom, one bath mat towel per bathroom, and two kitchen towels in the kitchen.  Additional bath towels can be rented.

SECURITY DEPOSIT: No, the owner of this property does not require a security deposit, however, guests are still financially responsible for non-accidental damages at the property.

Property Specifics:
Cleaning: The property will be professionally cleaned before and after the rental. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at the current hourly rate
Washer & Dryer: Yes, off kitchen
Dishwasher: Yes
Coffee Maker: Yes, Standard automatic drip with filters
Air Conditioning: Yes, Pumps
Heat Source: Heat Pump/Furnace
Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi
TV:  Smart TV, guests need to bring own log in information
Grill: Shared Propane Gas Grill
Usable Fireplace: No
Outdoor Firepit: No
Water Source : Town water (okay to drink from tap)
Trash Removal : Included with rental
Closest Shopping Village: Camden, 0.1 Miles away
Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 30 Plus
Water Frontage: Not direct ocean frontage. Water views, Public Nearby
Beach Access: Public Nearby
Dock/Pier Access: Public Nearby
Additional Amenities: Minimum Standards List


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Chelan, US
Reviewed: Sep 19, 2022
Property Manager
Very friendly and efficient, quick to respond to questions.
Spacious, well-equipped home. Location was great for walking to town and along the water.
Houston, US
Reviewed: Aug 30, 2021
Property Manager
The team was friendly, professional and responsive.
The location and size of the property, and having air conditioning is a plus.
Grosse Pointe, US
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
Property Manager
Bardstown, US
Reviewed: Jul 29, 2019
Property Manager
Paige was friendly and responded immediately to our issue of the cable TV suddenly not working. The young man in the office (I'm sorry; I'm forgetting his name!) was friendly and accommodating as I inquired about reserving the upstairs unit of this building for next year. As a business owner, I like the professionalism, customer service, and attention to detail that On the Water brings to the table.
Okatie, US
Reviewed: Jul 23, 2019
Property Manager
Very good experience! Great experience with very responsive staff. Everything is always ready when it is supposed to be and the staff responds quickly to concerns.
Melbourne, US
Reviewed: Jul 9, 2019
Property Manager
Working with your team members is always pleasurable. No issues with the team.
Issaquah, US
Reviewed: Jun 4, 2019
Property Manager
On-the-Water-in-Maine provided consistently excellent coordination and support throughout the renting, check-in, residency, and check-out processes. The were very responsive to questions and minor problem, and our impression is that O-T-W is focused on is guests. Overall - an excellent stay.
Our 4th year renting Head of the Harbor, and we continue to enjoy it very much. It is a beautiful property with great access to town, all accommodations were very comfortable, and the property is in very good condition.
Melbourne, US
Reviewed: Oct 27, 2018
Property Manager
Working with On the Water in Maine is a dream experience. I have rented thru this agency multiple times and each experience has been 100% seamless.
Head of the Harbor is the PERFECT location for exploring Camden. I absolutely LOVE the ability to walk into and around town.
Belmont, US
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2018
Property Manager
Scheduling was flawless with the best communcation I have experienced in renting a vacation property.
The house was very clean, well stocked and in excellent condition.
Prescott, US
Reviewed: Jun 25, 2018
Property Manager
Everyone at the agency is professional, knowledgeable, and helpful.
The rental property is spacious, comfortable, and relaxing. Everything is steps away from your doorstep. Beautiful views, excellent restaurants, and a mix of shopping experiences. Camden is a wonderful starting point for many adventures.
Issaquah, US
Reviewed: Jun 4, 2018
Property Manager
We again found that the OTWIM organization is professional, effective, and friendly. The reservation and payment process is clear, as were the final directions and instructions. Additionally, working with the agency on minor points was straightforward. Overall - excellent experience.
As repeat vacationers with OTWIM, we continue to be very pleased with all aspects of our stay. Highlights of our two weeks this year were: a) excellent rental property (Head of the Harbor in Camden), b) Very pleasant time to visit (Mid-Late May, before the town is overwhelmed by others), and c) a responsive and supportive organization.
San Jose, US
Reviewed: Jul 10, 2017
Property Manager
Lawrenceville, US
Reviewed: Jun 12, 2017
Property Manager
Issaquah, US
Reviewed: May 28, 2017
Property Manager
Working with On the Water in Maine and staff is always a pleasure - they are friendly, responsive and efficient and by the time that we finished the process, all questions have been answered. Additionally, the various emails are clear. As a result, we have encountered no "surprises" about the rental.
The house was very comfortable, with an excellent location in Camden - very close to the library and less than a ten-minute walk to the major shops and a number of restaurants downtown.
Trenton, US
Reviewed: Oct 16, 2016
Property Manager
You have always been prompt to handle any problem, and they have been few for the past 3 years
We love the location of the house. Close to the Library, downtown, restaurants--works great for us.
Melbrourne, US
Reviewed: Sep 21, 2016
Property Manager
We have rented multiple houses from On the Water in Maine, spanning the last 6yrs.or so.This house in Camden and one in Owls head and several on different Lakes with Boats for my daughter & children. Never once has there been an issue that wasn't taken care of immediately-when you call,you get immediate personal service from Justin or Meg.Our vacations are Effortless and their properties all top-notch.I wouldn't rent from Any one else.
This is our 5th or 6th summer in this location. Its very convenient to Downtown Camden and all their events.It overlooks the Harbor and has a secluded back Porch to sit and read or chat. The inside is very roomy and well appointed.
Parkland, US
Reviewed: Sep 11, 2016
Property Manager
Hamilton Sqaure, US
Reviewed: Jul 9, 2016
Property Manager
On the Water in Maine Inc. has always been a pleasure to deal with. Their staff is very professional and attentive to details. There was an issue with the grill being locked away. Within an hour of calling the office, we had our grill!
This was our second time staying at Head of the Harbor. We really like the open floor plan as well as all of the windows offering a view of the harbor and town.
Issaquah, US
Reviewed: Jun 12, 2016
Property Manager
Every experience with working with "On the Water in Maine" organization was excellent. the staff was very friendly and informative when we were making our initial plans, the information provided prior to arrival was descriptive and clear (in every case, we received communications on the exact day that the Agency had committed to - this has not been our consistent experience with other properties and agencies). Additionally, the Property Information Book was very clear and, during our stay, the staff was very responsive to questions and requests. Overall, we evaluate the support and organization as very friendly, efficient, and professional.
We have rented vacation houses in Camden for about 15 of the last 17 years. Some of our rentals have been better than others, but with this background, our family rates "Head of the Harbor" as our best rental ever. The primary reasons for this evaluation are: spacious, comfortable, clean, very well-equipped, dedicated off-street parking, and an outstanding location close to the library, downtown, restaurants, etc. With four adults and one seven year-old Grandson, we made full use of the three bedrooms (and three bathrooms) and washer/dryer, but never felt cramped. Additionally, the porch was very comfortable and convenient for either a morning cup of coffee or just looking at the harbor. Bottom Line - the entire family loved Head of the Harbor and, depending on our schedules, intend to stay there again.
Lloyd Harbor, US
Reviewed: Jan 1, 2016
Property Manager
On The Water is a responsive and friendly company.
Great location. Lots of light. Comfortable beds. Really clean. Nice family area
Melbrourne, US
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2014
Property Manager
The Folks at "On The Water in Maine" address every concern or need you have immediately and in a friendly and efficient manner and you can always get a friendly voice on the phone to answer your questions,even weekends,which we really appreciate. We have been in 3 On the Water in Maine properties for 4 years running now and have not one complaint about Anything ! They are wonderful to deal with and we wouldnt go anywhere else or deal with anyone else for our summer vacations in Maine.
This is the fourth season weve stayed here.Love the location, walk to The Harbor. This year they added Air Cond. which you definitely need sometimes in summer now. View of the Harbor, Porch to enjoy Your Coffee on cool mornings. Immaculate and well appointed.
Franklin, US
Reviewed: Jul 6, 2014
Property Manager
On the Water in Maine is an excellent agency with which to work. Their frequent contacts via email are excellent for keeping us informed of things we need to know before arrival, upon arrival and departure. Justin and Ben are very professional and accommodating. I highly recommend this agency.
The property is located very conveniently close to town We enjoyed the harbor view from our deck and windows. The house is clean,, modern and well equipped.
Oreland, US
Reviewed: Sep 29, 2013
Property Manager
Clean, bright and airy. Close to town,easy access to neighboring towns. And you, " On the Water in Maine", make this an easy and pleasurable experience! You had information on things to do, places to see, places to eat all ready for us. We didn't have to search for things. Everything is spelled very CLEARLY on what to do when arriving and departing the property. Ten thumbs up to On the Water in Maine!
Ridgefield, US
Reviewed: Aug 9, 2013
Property Manager
Baltimore , US
Reviewed: Jul 1, 2013
Property Manager


Smoking Is Not Permitted anywhere on or inside of any of our rental properties nor are those who may partake in tobacco smoking allowed to occupy any of our properties.

Occupancy may not exceed what is posted for each home. Maximum occupancy could include infants and children.

Please see our Rental Guidelines Page for further questions regarding how to book this property and additional charges and fees. Contact a reservation agent for more details or to ensure you are booking the right property for you.

Town Info - Camden & Rockport

Camden & Rockport

Well-loved by visitors and residents alike, the towns of Camden and Rockport were one until 1890. Even though governed separately today, they are essentially the same town combined with village centers a mile apart. The mountains tumble down to meet the ocean's edge, creating some of the best views and hiking opportunities in the state.

Shopping In Camden Village
Restaurants Over 30 Restaurants in both towns combined, several recent James Beard Award winners
Golf Course Goose River & Samoset Resort courses in Rockport
Airport Knox County Regional (RKD) 20 minutes, Portland (PWM) 1.5 hrs, Bangor (BGR) 1 hour, Boston (BOS) 3 Hours, Manchester NH (MHT) 3 Hours
Groceries French & Brawn, Megunicook Market, and Hannaford in Camden
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