THIS PROPERTY ONLY RENTS ON A SATURDAY TO SATURDAY SCHEDULE - 7 NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIRED
ROOM LAYOUT: 1st Floor- Kitchen with Dining Area, Living Room, Shower bathroom, Laundry, Deck, Covered Porch 2nd Floor- Bedroom with 2 Twins, King Bedroom, Shared Tub Shower Bathroom 3rd Floor- Master suite with AC, King bed, bathroom with shower (Read notes about 3rd Floor Bedroom Below)
DOGS PERMITTED? Dogs are NOT permitted at this property.
Camden is the premier location in Mid-Coast Maine. The Grove Street Cottage is a charming and updated New England-style home with top to bottom renovations in 2011. The house is furnished with lovely furniture and tasteful decor - all thoughtfully selected by the owners. The main level has the eat-in kitchen with fireplace as well as a comfortable living room, a lovely front porch and deck with grill, laundry and a shower bathroom. Stairs lead from the entry hall to a 2nd floor offering 2 bedrooms and a shared full bathroom. The 3rd floor master suite has an en suite bath and AC and enjoys mountain views from the skylights.
The recent renovation has left many classic features while providing all of the modern conveniences of a new furnishings, new kitchen and updated tasteful decor.
A short walk to town brings you to the beautiful Camden harbor, several restaurants and cafes, shops, and sightseeing. All under the backdrop of mountains and the sea.
The 3rd floor bedroom is where essentially the attic used to be. While it is a beautiful and accommodating bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, it should be noted that a wooden plank floor is the only separation between that room and the two bedrooms on the 2nd floor. Guests staying in the 2nd floor can easily hear every noise coming from the 3rd floor as a result, especially from the bathroom. This may not be a problem for some, but for others, when 6 people are in the house, may be bothered by the normal sounds people make coming from the 3rd floor.
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 $35 per hour Washer & Dryer: Yes Dishwasher: Yes Coffee Maker: Yes, Standard automatic drip with filters Grill: Propane Gas Grill Air Conditioning: There is an AC unit in the 3rd floor bedroom. There are fans for the rest of the house. Heat Source: Furnace Usable Fireplace: Yes, Guests must supply their own wood Outdoor Fire Pit: No Trash Removal: Included with rental Water Source: Town water, Okay to drink from the tap Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi TV: Yes, TV with DVD and cable service Closest Shopping Village: Camden, the center of downtown is 0.4 Mile away Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 30 Plus Water Frontage: No, Public Nearby Beach Access: No, Public Nearby Dock/Pier Access: Public Nearby Additional Amenities:Minimum Standards List
It is a pleasure to work with On the Water. They respond quickly to questions and were able to assist us when there was a scheduling problem with one of the houses we were renting several years ago. I find it very helpful to have someone on-the-ground who can immediately handle any issues that might arise.
We really enjoy staying at the Grove Street house - this is our second year and it was just as fun as last year. The house works well for groups and there is always enough seating for everyone. We got to use the front porch and the side deck this year (rained last year) and they are both great spaces to hang out. Its an easy location to either walk to town or to Megunticook Market which is just around the corner.
Reviewed: Sep 5, 2018
Assistance available upon request. Ability to provide professional to fix our problem. Friendly people willing to help and knowledgeable at their job. Ability to provide quick turn-around time for our visit.
Spacious open floor plan. Many items were local and provided a unique experience. Plenty of everyday items were available for use. Light, bright and clean. Beds were comfortable. The porch was a terrific feature with the comfortable seating. Easy parking. Ability to walk to town. Assistance available upon request. A terrific renovation throughout the home allowed for comfortable stay.
Reviewed: Jul 23, 2018
You all have been wonderful and responsive! Appreciate that!
This house belonged to my best friend growing up so it was really nice to be in the home as it brought back a lot of great memories!
West Minster, US
Reviewed: Sep 18, 2017
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2017
Excellent professional service
Beautiful house, good location, well equipped and tastefully decorated.
Vero Beach, US
Reviewed: Jul 25, 2017
Great response at all times.
Always a pleasure to return to Grove Street!
Reviewed: Jul 8, 2017
Reviewed: Sep 24, 2016
Perfect experience booking, checking in/out.
Great location. Beautfully furnished. Everything well thought out. Enjoyed our stay.
Boca Raton, US
Reviewed: Sep 17, 2016
Very responsive and professional managers.
Grove Street Cottage is a very thoughtfully and tastefully furnished home in a very convenient location. Everything in the home was very comfortable; the beds, the living room and patio furniture, and even the benches at the kitchen table. Lovely indeed. In almost every way this rental was absolutely wonderful. The only drawbacks for us were that, having the windows open on the third floor, the traffic noise at night was significant and being an old house, and being that the owner has chosen to leave floor joists exposed, sound between the second and third floors is also significant.
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2016
They made the process very simple.
Camden downtown area, all the local towns: especially Belfast.
The beautiful spacious property so close to downtown.
St Thomas, VG
Reviewed: Aug 7, 2016
Reviewed: Aug 1, 2016
The staff at On the Water in Maine was very thorough in preparing us for our trip and we never had any issues
Everything about our rental was perfect, including the decor and space for our family of 5.
Reviewed: Jul 9, 2016
Very convenient and friendly.
Great location, close to hiking trails and downtown. Wonderful kitchen and family area with a very relaxing front porch. Great house and location to explore the area.
Reviewed: Oct 19, 2015
On the Water in Maine is a very well organized company. Our questions were answered as fast as we asked and then some. Information for everything you could think of was provided.
Grove Street Cottage was perfect for our visit to Maine. The house is a short walk to the town of Camden. Information packet in the house as well as the info when we checked in helped our stay be even more enjoyable. Loved the Unity Fair. Our one day with a downpour and flooding in the area, we found puzzles to spend our time and could still sit on the wonderful front porch! Our three couples were very comfortable there.
Reviewed: Sep 21, 2015
Reviewed: Aug 30, 2015
Super-easy to work with and all the info and extra emails were really helpful.
Actually better than the pictures. A truly lovely vacation home.
Reviewed: Aug 15, 2015
On the Water in Maine is one of the best when it comes to summer vacation rentals. They make the entire process so easy and are so accommodating offering suggestions of thighs to do during your stay.
We had a fantastic stay at 18 Grove. The house is immaculate and was a perfect spot to be able to take advantage of all that Camden has to offer. We hiked Mt Battie, kayaked and swam in Lake Megunticook, biked the point at Rockport Harbor and enjoyed a harbor cruise with the kids. We will definitely be back.
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2015
On the Water in Maine was very professional and thorough, and we loved their insider recommendations for what to do in the area. We asked where to buy lobster and got a great tip to go find Mike Hutchings barn -- something we never would have found on our own.
The property was extremely well appointed and decorated in a beautiful quintessential Maine style. It was a great home base for the week.
San Antonio, US
Reviewed: Jul 13, 2015
Everything was wonderful.
Loved the front porch. Like traveling back in time.
Reviewed: Jun 20, 2015
Great kitchen, porch was nice, great spot for a fireplace.
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
Reviewed: Jan 8, 2015
Reviewed: Sep 20, 2014
First time, great experience
Great home very enjoyable. Looking forward to returning
Heather & Angie
Reviewed: Jun 13, 2014
The booking process was super simple. I appreciated having in writing anything we would need to know and although I didnt have questions that were not addressed on the website, they made it very clear that they were happy to respond to any questions I might have had. We were given the option to check-out by e-mail which we found easier because we were visiting from Canada and having issues with our cellphone.
We loved pretty much everything about the property from the moment we arrived. I have stayed at places that looked nice in photos but, in person, showed flaws that were not visible online; Grove Street was every bit as nice, if not nicer, in person
-the convenience of having a keypad for access instead of having to carry a key
-the closeness to the harbor, shops and hiking trails
-the beautiful street/neighbourhood; lovely for walks and many beautiful homes to admire
- the neighbourhood was quiet and felt safe. The neighbours were very friendly too!
-the beautifully landscaped yard
-the nice sized & quite private patio with cute little white round table with rattan chairs & bright yellow comfy cushions (in addition to the pic-nic table) that were not pictured online
-the spacious mudroom and attached bathroom with vaulted ceilings
-the kitchen is larger than it appears online and we found it to be well equipped
-the house is so beautifully/tastefully decorated and we love the pops of colour; it is clear that a lot of care was put into it.
-we loved relaxing on the front porch on a rainy morning-so peaceful
-we were two friends vacationing together & both thought wed be fighting over the third floor bedroom/ensuite but when we got there, we both agreed that it was a tough decision which room we preferred-both were equally lovely
-we were both sad to leave the property because we loved it so much
-Im sure we could go on forever listing all the wonderful things about the property
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.
Amenities offered through On the Water in Maine Inc. are not available at all the properties we offer for rent. Boat Rentals through Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc. are offered Sunday morning to Friday after 4pm and include free delivery to the property. Check with an agent to find out what boats are available to rent at this property, or, when you process the booking here online, only the boats available for the property will be listed as available to rent.
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
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.
In Camden Village
Over 30 Restaurants in both towns combined, several recent James Beard Award winners
Goose River & Samoset Resort courses in Rockport
Knox County Regional (RKD) 20 minutes, Portland (PWM) 1.5 hrs, Bangor (BGR) 1 hour, Boston (BOS) 3 Hours, Manchester NH (MHT) 3 Hours
French & Brawn, Megunicook Market, and Hannaford in Camden