2BR/2BA Large Deck. Conveniently located 1 mile from downtown Camden.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Most relaxing vacation ever
Three years and counting! My boyfriend and I have been coming here for years. And Everytime we come we always find new and exciting things to explore and do. This area definitely has something for everyone, from going to the local Beach's, to sailing or lobster tours and plenty of beautiful hiking, we never run out of options! The restaurant's in town are great, being a younger couple it's always fun to check out the "locals hang out" bar Cuzzy's where everyone is super friendly. But there are plenty of other options to eat from Pizza to seafood to five star restaurants, which is always a nice option for a special night :). We could eat our way through this town!! Even though we had one day of rain while staying it was nice to stay home and relax. The house is super cozy. We loved that could could sit in front of the huge open windows and watch the rain. The yard is beautiful and with access to the water it is awesome so swimming or kayking even though is was starting to get a little cold. With the mountians as a backdrop and the colors starting to change it's absolutely beautiful here. There is even a nice little park and beach next door which was great to bring the dog to. In the evenings sitting out on the back deck watching the stars might be my favorite part of this place it's so quiet and peaceful here you really can just relax from the very first moment you pull in. Having the house stocked with nice essentials is always a nice thing to have, less to pack! I've stayed at places before were you have to bring everything! But this house is alwasy fully stocked with soap, towels, bedding just about everything you need. Just bring your clothes and you're all set. After three years of staying we are always looking forward to next year!
great set up, worked perfectly for our family needs
My husband and I rented the round house with our two dogs for the first ten days in September. We had friends stop by for a few overnights and introduced them to adorable Camden and great restaurants. The weather cooperated so we happily were able to use the dock and swim in the warm calm river every day. The house was a perfect setup for what turned out to be a terrific vacation.
This is our third visit to Camden, Maine and The Round House. We love the area and your home soooooooooo much. The house is so very comfortable! I love how you always include our fury family member by providing a water bowl on the back deck.
We swam a lot at the park and remembered our fishing poles (this time) and caught a large bass from the dock.!! We really enjoyed our quiet evenings cooking out on the back deck and relaxing under the most fabulous array of stars I have ever seen. We were lucky to have booked for the start of Windjammer weekend! The ships, food and fireworks were so much fun. Thank you very much for opening your home to us again. See you next year!!
The house is clean, dog-friendly, well furnished and stocked, close to town, parks and to water.
We had a delightful week in The Round House. The house is as described on the web. It is very clean, comfortable, conscientiously furnished and supplied, right on the Megunticook River, and just a mile from the center of town with its attractions and the ocean. I also walked from the house to a hike in Camden Hills State Park. The micro-park next door to the house was excellent for all-ages swimming. We brought our dog and the house is well designed for a dog, with suitable flooring. The deck was excellent for her as well as for us, and there were no signs of pesticides on the property. We were able to take her for walks in the neighborhood with no problems with traffic. There are some dog-friendly restaurants in the Camden Area, and Beech Hill is an excellent dog-friendly easy hike (nature preserves do not allow pets). FYI: the house is right on a main road, so a little noisier than some locations. Also, the stairs to the lower level (with the second bedroom with its bed and two bunk beds plus laundry room) are quite steep and might not be easy for everyone. Plus, the ceiling of the downstairs bathroom is only just over 6 feet. Upstairs, no issues. Access from the street, with parking for one car, is to the upstairs (Master Bedroom/kitchen) level. There is ample parking at the lower level off the little road to Shirttail Park. Depending on how wet the ground is, caution would be advisable walking to the property's fine dock, but we had no problems. Overall, we really enjoyed the house and the stay.
We really wanted to love this place. Unfortunately there’s more wrong with it than right. The good- we love the meginticook river and Camden so we were excited to find this place since the house we rented for many years is no longer rented. The decor is very cute. The manager is very sweet and friendly. The not so good- the dock is extremely far from the house down a steep hill. To difficult to navigate for the grandparents to navigate, so they couldn’t enjoy being “on” the water. The decking along pathway needs updating. Extremely slippery and 2 of us fell. My husband tore up his knee which we later went to the hospital for since it would heal. The house is right next to the street making the master bedroom quite noisy instead of set back closer to the water. The downstairs where lodging is for 4 of the 6 occupants is unlivably hot and humid. Air conditioning is listed in the description but there’s is only a window unit in the living room which barely cools it down. Nothing in bedrooms. From our many years of visits to Maine in the summer, we know it can get really hot and humid so A/C is a must. The furniture could use upgraded. The padding is gone from the couches and most mattresses, bedding, towels, and carpeting are mildewed. The steps leading downstairs are very steep and the bathroom ceiling super low. If you are over 5 foot 6” you will hit your head on stairs and in lower bathroom. It’s very cramped, but we had no idea since photos were not provided in listing. Other reviewers have said they put the kids downstairs, but our 8 and 11 year old were skiddish about going down alone because of many bug sightings. We noticed kayaks in the garage which guests are not allowed to use, but it would be difficult to get them all the way down to the water anyway with the current partial decking, partial not well maintained wooded path and stairs, even if you rent them. We ended up using the public park next door for water entry after the kids got freaked out by getting leaches from the dock ladder. Shirttail point can get rather busy (and noisy at night) but we were glad we could drive our car down to get closer to the water. We would have used the deck off the living area more if there had been any shade. Even one umbrella would be helpful. I’d only consider staying here again if it were 2 nights or less or if we camped in the backyard in tents but had use of the bathroom and kitchen. We really wished we had loved this house.
Caution! suspected traveler insurance fraud.
After 12 years of opening my home to vacationers and earning a 5 star rating, I am so very saddened and bewildered to have received an email from this traveler thanking me for a “pleasurable” stay, and then to have received from him, this review. His financial motives are not fully clear at this time.
This traveler, never once reached out to me or HomeAway during his stay, to discuss any issues, problems, complaints or injuries claimed in his review.
In his review, this traveler complains about things that are clearly out of my control and states opinions that were not relevant to his stay. In addition, and most troubling, this traveler felt the need to lie about mildew, bugs, furniture padding, ceiling heights etc.
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Great and relaxing home.
The Round House is located directly next to Shirtail Point Park. The park is available to guests for swimming and kayaking and is easily accessible from back yard.