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Peaceful Retreat | Walk to harbor + town | Hike 66 acres out your backdoor

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The Studio at Haven | Sleeps 4 | Kitchen, Bath, Laundry

THE STUDIO APARTMENT: Sleeps up to 4 | $125/night | Full kitchen, full bath, laundry, cathedral ceilings, split-level, skylights, four single beds + living area | Free Parking + Wi-Fi

Secluded on 7 acres bordering a 66 acre arboretum, yet within a mile of everything...

Whether searching for a tranquil place to simply rest your head, a peaceful stay within easy walking distance (1 mile) of downtown Camden with its shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, harbor, beaches, golfing and more, or looking to craft a meaningful personal or group retreat, The Haven is ready to welcome you.

The Haven is part of the Haven Institute, a center for personal growth and transformation located on 7.5 acres in the village of Camden, Maine. When programs are not in session, Haven's residential areas are available to vacationers and visitors, as well as to those looking for customized personal retreats.

Guests may simply lodge at Haven, creating their own daily adventures or may choose to create a customized onsite personal retreat or "Soul Spa" for themselves or their group, with options ranging from massage and energy work, to mindfulness/mediation training, intuitive medium readings, or for groups of 4 or more, choose a program from our curriculum to create a private group experience with meals, snacks and beverages.

ACCOMMODATIONS —————————————

All accommodations include linens, towels, parking, wi-fi, and private entrance. Our trail into the 66 acre arboretum is also available to all guests.

ALSO AVAILABLE —————————————

The Haven Guest Room | 1 Full/1 Single + Private Bath | Listing 1099061 | $85/night

Camden Central | Sleeps Up To 8 | Listing 1400590 | $225/night

Private house, 2 decks, grill, wooded trails, parking, cable, wifi

ADD-ONS —————————————

The following is available onsite and may be added to your stay with us!

Meditative/Mindfulness Sessions:

Facilitated $85/hr or Self-Guided $25 (no time limit)

Includes complimentary access to Arthur Hall and our Listening Library with over 100

Hemi-Sync meditative sessions and journeys on CD

Massage $85/hr

Energy Work $85/hr

Intuitive Medium Reading $125/hr

AuraSoma Reading $125/hr

Need something else? Just ask! We work with a wide range of certified facilitators and licensed practitioners and can likely arrange for your requested services.

PROGRAMS + RETREATS —————————————

Please see our full online program guide, or call (207) 236-7459 to learn more about our programs, all of which may be arranged and customized to suit your individual goals and needs.

More Details

CJ Kenna
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, a little French and a little Sign Language
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About CJ Kenna

The Haven Institute is an unusual and special place. Inspiring, effective, and results oriented expression, exploration, and expansion is the foundation on which every program is built.

Since its inception, over 1000 people have benefited from The Haven Institute's programs, often experiencing significant personal growth as a result of their participation in the Institute’s programs. Cultivating a Haven where these life-changing moments can be realized is our passion, as we believe that positive change in the world happens one person at a time.

We believe in the reality of positive change, lasting happiness and personal fulfillment. We believe in the vastness of human potential, and know first-hand the positive and life-changing effects tilling this soil produces.

We also believe this important work is best supported by and effectively enhanced when people feel emotionally safe, physically comfortable, and mentally free, confident that they are in a place where they can openly express without judgment, explore without worry, and be empowered to enthusiastically and guiltlessly focus on themselves and their goals in peace, and without pressure, hurry or expectation.

Our programs stimulate, intrigue, inspire, and gently challenge students to expand their faculties of perceptive imagination, awareness and intuition through innovative, evidence-based programs lead by knowledgeable certified facilitators, in the company of new friends who share similar goals, ideas, concerns, and aspirations.

The Haven Institute is a place where anything can be discussed and explored, where positive change is more than possible, where rest is celebrated, where goals and potentials are realized, where stress is gently kicked to the curb, and where peace and happiness can be rediscovered.

CJ Kenna purchased this apartment in 1999

Why CJ Kenna chose Camden

This is the only property we know of in Camden where you can get lost in 66 acres of trails and nature right outside your door, and yet walk into town in about 10 minutes. Leave your car with us and walk into town for exceptional gourmet dining, drinks on the harbor, and browse a plethora of unique shops and galleries after your morning hike. And don't forget to add on a massage or a Reiki session, or plan a customized meditation while you're with us... it's all available right here at The Haven.

What makes this apartment unique

• Located in Camden Village

• Walk to the harbor and into town for shopping + dining

• Walk out the backdoor into 66 acres or trails and arboretum

• Massage, Energy Work, Meditation sessions available on-site

• Tranquil, Peaceful, Relaxing

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear CJ, Thanks so much, had a great stay in the Studio... it is so cute! Love the convenience to downtown Camden and the grocery store!
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Camden in Maine

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The full bath contains a shower, toilet, sink and a washer/dryer. Bath towels, wash cloths, hand towels and bath amenities (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and soap) are provided.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Single Bed
  • The Lower Studio has 2 single beds on one side and 1 single bed on the other. The areas are separated by privacy curtains. Pillows, blankets and fresh linens are provided.
  • Music Library ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
• Located in Camden Village • Walk to the harbor and into town for shopping + dining • Walk out the backdoor into 66 acres or trails and arboretum • Massage, Energy Work, Meditation sessions available on-site • Tranquil, Peaceful, Relaxing


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Peaceful Retreat | Walk to harbor + town | Hike 66 acres out your backdoor
average rating of 4.8 based on 24 reviews

Great spot, just what I was looking for!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the upper level studio with my well-traveled dog for a few days and was very pleased. Number one, it's not always easy to find dog-friendly rentals, so that was much appreciated. The location was a pleasant walk into the center of Camden. The apartment itself was very pleasant too--spic and span, sunny, comfortable beds, good sized fridge and a good cooking set up, and nice bathroom and shower. And you'll not find a more easy-going host. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly! Thank you so much for your generous review! And thank you so much for staying at Haven. I hope you and your furry one will visit us again soon! Warmly, CJ :)
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  • 5 of 5

The Studio was just right for me. I wanted a kitchen and this galley style one was well equipped. The whole unit was clean, sunny, and very comfortable. The lovely pathway in the woods was a cushy stroll in the mornings and Merrysprings, the nearby garden, very pretty. CJ was responsive and helpful. I would certainly stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful peaceful and very clean!

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place.

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained and relaxing. Short drive (long walk) to the harbor.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Individual/specialized retreat

  • 5 of 5

The hostess was engaging, sensitive to my needs, and very helpful. I needed a customized retreat this winter, and CJ invested time and care in laying the ground work for some very much needed healing work this stay. I was very content, comfortable and safe, all important considerations, since I was on my own this retreat. In short, the quality accommodations combined with my hostess's kindness, truly lived up to their " billing", and I will return as soon as possible. Likewise, I plan on securing "The Haven" for specialized group wellness retreats. Widely recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melanie! Thank you so very much for your lovely review. It was truly a pleasure hosting you here at Haven for your personal retreat and I look forward to welcoming you (and your groups!) back anytime! 🍎?🦆?😃? Happy Spring!! Warmly, CJ
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"A Secret Haven in Camden-Lovely Find"

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying at the Haven while I was working, visiting and a personal retreat for me and my companion Miss Daisy Mae, my pugwinnie. It's so nice to be able to travel and take your pet with you and this is a wonderful place for families and their pet.

The unit I stayed in was the Studio loft fully equipped with a washer and dryer, full kitchen, lovely bathroom, 4 twin beds and a high top table for four and wifi. Plenty of room and wonderful skylights/ natural lighting throughout. Very quiet and peaceful just what I needed.

The Haven is so close to everything and walking distance to downtown Camden, the Hannaford grocery store. Subway, and not that far to walk to Rockport, either. The Haven is nestled by the Merryspring Nature Center and the grounds lead to a trail that you can walk with your dog on the premises which is great for a pet owner. Daisy and I loved our morning walks on the property and the nature trail. There is plenty of parking too.

Also for pet owner's, I found other places too for your dogs close to the Haven. P. A.W. S. has a dog park just down the street on Camden Street, gated and open year round and also another find was a hiking area off leash short drive is Erickson Fields Preserve, you keep your dog on a lead, till you pass the main garden area.

I also had the opportunity to attend some of the meditation retreats that they were having while I was in town besides my personal work. I had a wonderful spiritual retreat bonus added with meeting CJ and learning more about the center and all its extras! Nice to know that you can return here for more than just a get-away, but a real retreat, mind, body, and spirit.

For me and Daisy, this our my new 'hide-a-way' in Camden with all the amenities we need to enjoy ourselves and make memories. Thank you, CJ, for having us!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gail! Thanks so much for staying with us again! We love it when you come... you're like magic. For anyone who might be reading this... Gail is Reverend Gail Hicks and she is a phenomenal clairvoyant, medium and healer out of Fall River, Mass. We always feel so lucky when she comes, and she brings her cute little Daisy - who has an outfit for every occasion! Thanks for the lovely review, Gail... hope you and Daisy will come back soon! CJ 🤗
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Elm Street Grill
Nearest Ferry
7.5 Miles
Rockland Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Goose River Golf Course
Nearest Train
54 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster in Brunswick
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Elm Street Grill
Nearest Ski
2.8 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
Laite Beach
Car: recommended

We are located in the beautiful coastal and picturesque village of Camden, where the mountains literally meet the sea. A popular tourist destination, Camden has been the backdrop for several movies, was the childhood home of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and is the current home of POP!Tech, The Camden Conference, the US National Toboggan Championships, The Haven Institute, as well as some of the most scenic coastal beauty in New England.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £19.31
Pet Fee £19.31
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.13

Check-in is at 4 pm and check-out is at 11 am. The $25 cleaning fee is per stay, is performed after your departure, and includes laundering, emptying trash/recycling, vacuuming, and light freshening. Cleaning required beyond what is covered in the Cleaning Fee may result in deductions from your security deposit. Thank you for helping us keep Haven clean and cared for!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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