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Amid nature, charming,romantic, fun! 4 boats,2 docks, wood fireplace, SWest view

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrms, 1Bath, sleeps 2 adults 2 children under age 12, small dog friendly

This 'jewel house' has the best Maine has to offer:unprecedented tranquility & privacy with quaint,traditional New England charm, perched on the edge of pristine Knickerbocker Lake + many boats included, free! Conveniently located 2 mi from town & bustling harbor.Relax on ample docks to sights & sounds of wind on the water, loons,bull frogs and peepers calling! Cozy, inviting, warm & peaceful,many couples honeymooned here! Interior is knotty pine walls,pine floors,throw rugs & charming,homey touches.This gem has S & W exposure allowing for spectacular sunny days & sunsets!On dock relax in teak furniture,watch surrounding nature.A great family spot to read,play board games, rest & reconnect. Ideal for swimming,sunbathing, fishing,boating & pure r & r, you'll have a vacation you'll fondly remember & cherish.Spring,Summer & Fall each offer wonderful differences at this terrific location!Thank you for your interest in our beloved cottage.It's been in our family for years & we are pleased to extend our 2nd home to you! It's your own private hide-away! No buildings can be seen across the lake to dispel the serenity or view-- just trees! Furniture & beds are in good condition. Interior has a very cozy, inviting atmosphere that speaks to it being a home that is adored & well equipped. The bunk room is a favorite sunny afternoon spot, also perfect for napping! Rejuvenate here to the sight & sounds of wind on the water & loons calling.Grill outside & dine lakeside on the picnic table or dock! Since there is virtually NO ambient light or air pollution (no street lights), when it's clear, the night sky is spectacular, stars & planets are vivid & bold! In fact, shooting stars are frequently visible & you will be amazed at the brilliance of the heavens from this secret location!Ideal for swimming, sunbathing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking & pure relaxation, you'll have a vacation you'll fondly remember & cherish. Many have made repeat stays, allowing us to watch children grow up.It's all right here!

Just watching the water & light changing on the canvas of the treeline will capture the essence of this vacation. Enjoy swimming & laying in the sun alongside a clear lake with clean shore! Wade in or jump off the dock! Our docks & charcoal grill set the stage for many great meals outside.This will likely be where you'll want to spend hours watching loons, ducks, herons, fish & dragonflies,stars, chatting, reading & dozing.Binoculars are provided.Paddle & explore the twin lakes by canoe or kayak: there's much to explore by boat,eye & foot. Blankets & pillows provided; sheets & towels available for rent if you choose not to bring your own.

Quick overview of basic terms:

$100 for cleaning, house keeping, recycling fee,

9 % state & lodging taxes;

50% of rental rate due upon time of booking secures your time; non refundable; signed lease agreement required with all named overnight guests;

$300 separate security deposit check due with final rental payment

Completed rental lease agreement is required of all renters;

Owners traveling with dog(s): dog fee is charged for any approved dog(s). Sorry, no other critters.

An extra nightly fee will be charged for more than 2 adults &/or 2 children under age 12. Extra adult(s) must be approved first.

Total rental balance, all taxes,fees,security damage deposit & lease agreement due of all guests, 30 days prior to your arrival.

Have to Cancel? The total rental fee (only) is forfeited upon cancellation within 29 days or less of your scheduled arrival .

Once here, there are so many things you could do! Such as....: Excursion's: Boating: The harbor offers guided powerboat excursions in 2 or 3 hour versions, and a tour on a working lobster boat with a local lobsterman as your guide and captain! Among our favorite trips are the sailing schooners! These majestic beauties are a wonder to ride upon & appreciate under full sail.Day time & sunset sailing trips are offered. Find them on the pier in the harbor near Fisherman's Wharf. Guided or solo kayak tours: ocean going kayaks can be rented downtown near the footbridge for a few hours,1/2 day,or longer.How about a boat & island tour to Burnt Island Lighthouse, right in this town's harbor; it has been tediously restored to it's authentic state, right down to the original furnishings! An unusual & interesting glimpse into the area's historic waterfront heritage! Boat ride up the Kennebec to Bath! You could also go deep sea fishing for 1/2 or full day. Maybe rent bicycles or scooters!

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (Mainegardens.org) is not to be missed! World renowned, 280 acres including ocean shore-front, a Children's Garden, Five Senses Garden, Meditation stone gardens, Fairy Gardens, hundreds of azaleas, thousands of bulbs and more! Magnificent garden art and sculpture, a Cafe', library and gift shop.

Boothbay Region Land Trust (bbrlt.org): Generously donated land, these 21preserves provide over 50 miles of hiking trails open year round, free of charge. Enjoy short or long hikes varying from 1/2 mi to 3 miles along any of the trails which boasts 4,000+ acres. Preserves cover over 1,800 acres including six islands protecting wildlife habitat; vistas, forests, meadows, wetlands, shore front, & historical sites.Wherever feasible & ecologically wise, BRLT provides opportunities for public access.

Take in live & stage theater + concerts at the Carousel Dinner Theater, The Opera House, & our Harbor Movie Cinema.

Don't miss the Maine State Aquarium on McKown Point filled with great information & live local sea critters -including a touching tank with crabs,periwinkles,starfish & sand sharks. 633-9559

The Boothbay Railway Village,Train & Antique Auto Museum is a local favorite for kids, families & auto enthusiasts! Ride the antique railway village steam train & see the train museum. Auto enthusiasts will be impressed by the diverse collection of antique autos--Packard's to Rolls Royce cars,trucks,fire engines & even motorcycles-- fill this noteworthy museum with 70+ magnificent vehicles.

Museums abound! See Maine's famous Wyeth's collection in Rockland's Farnsworth. Interested in Maine’s Boating Heritage? Maine Maritime Museum is 20 mi S to Bath.Musical Wonder House w/ over 500 music boxes, chairs & singing bird cages is in Wiscasset, 207-882-7163! Intriguing Fawcett's Toy Museum,Waldoboro (207-832-7398).Fisherman's Museum at Pemaquid Light 207-563-2739.

Drive out to walk the ledges at Ocean Point & Grimes Cove beach in East Boothbay:From Rt 27 ,@the only traffic light in town, take Rt 96, 8 miles til it dead ends at the Atlantic. Also, drive out to Hendrick's Head beach and lighthouse on Southport Island. Head to Rt 1 and see the sights! Rt 1 starts 'downeast' & ends in Key West!

Rainy day?Check out our library! Also, we're just over 1 mile from the YMCA on Rt. 27 S as you head towards town. Many say this is one of the best YMCA’s in the country! Aquatic Center has just been completely rebuilt (2012) including 2 beautiful pools. Indoor fitness center is enormous;courts for indoor tennis,racquetball,basketball. Day and week passes available.207 -633-2855


Coastal Maine is famous for lobster which is prepared in many delicious, creative dishes- or traditionally steamed & savored with melted butter. It's possible to buy them right at the lobsterman's co-op on the docks down town, bring them home cooked by them, or live for you to cook yourself! Don't skip locally harvested clams & oysters- - locally cultivated (& shipped all over world) especially those from the Damariscotta River.Or join a boat excursion to Cabbage Island for an authentic lobster & clam bake!

Restaurant's that we frequent and enjoy include: Brown Brother's (on Atlantic Ave, East side of the harbor), Thistle Inn (Oak St), McSeagulls (on Pier One,live music), Dunton's Doghouse (Sea St), The Ice Cream Parlor (on Pier One) Robinson's Wharf and Pub (on Southport Island, just over the bridge).Good pizza: Village House of Pizza, across from Hannaford. In Damariscotta we haunt King Eider's Pub:Great crab cakes, but everything is very good.Hit Route One North & head for Moody's Diner in Waldoboro for classic good food all day & night.

Boothbay also offers other cuisine: authentic Italian (chef summers here but is from Italy) Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese, tapas, traditional American and even a few good pizza joints! Bars serve locally brewed beers, great chowders, fresh fish in a variety of ways. There's a harbor front oyster bar with locally harvested oysters known to be some of the best in the world, according to many chefs & connoisseurs. Many local eateries often host local musical talent and bands which can be heard on week-ends.

Oak Street Provision's: butcher, seafood mkt, vast wine, beer & coffee stock!

Local Farmer's Market held every Thursday: Fresh fruit,veggies,seafood, mushrooms,cheeses,breads, flowers, honey, preserves & more sold only from 9 -noon on the Common Green in Boothbay Center.

Local homemade ice cream, fudge, taffy & candy-- all down town by the harbor near and on Pier One-- is a must! (Daffy Taffy, Orne's Candy)

Fresh bakery! Baker's Way make wonderful donuts & apple fritters 'to die for' are fresh daily at Baker's Way, at 94 Townsend Ave. They also serve authentic Vietnamese meals all day and evening.

Shopping & Galleries galore!

Our vacation destination boasts many shopping ops!We suggest that you drive into town then take it in by foot! There are quaint boutiques,nice stores & the usual tourist shops.We're lucky to have so many artists & their gallery’s nearby; they offer pieces in oil, watercolor, bronze, wood, photography, metal, jewelry, ceramic, & pottery. Other galleries are found by car all around the peninsula and region. SO much diverse talent all around us here! Freeport (40 miles S), Kittery (100 miles S) are virtual shopping meccas w/dozens of brand name stores & outlets

EVENTS CALENDAR (partial listing):

MAY: Memorial Day Arts & Crafts Show.

JUNE: Lobster Boat Races;Strawberry Festival,Owl's Head Airplane Museum Days;Windjammer Days.

JULY: Antique Engines @ Railway Village; 4 Celebration!; 3rd wk-end Antique Auto Days;Jazz Weekend.

AUGUST: Boat Builders Festival;Rotary Auction;Shipyard (yacht sailing race) Cup;Arts& Crafts Festival;Children's Festival.

SEPTEMBER: Restaurant Week;Miniature Golf Championship;Charities Golf Classic

OCTOBER: 1-13 Pumpkin Festival; Foliage Festiva

More Details

Kim 207-837-0604 please call! Phoning =best contact; email 2nd best. Thank you.
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Kim 207-837-0604 please call! Phoning =best contact; email 2nd best. Thank you.

I consider Maine home since the majority of my life has been spent on the Boothbay peninsula. Having moved back here after college & corporate careers, I now have my own home & businesshere (lic.massage therapist + ElectroMagneticTherapy & health coach), just a few miles from the cottage. Our beloved West Highland Terrier is my white shadow & great ambassador! When I am not working, I can usually be found in a garden! I thoroughly enjoy being outside, often tending our vegetable, flower & perennial gardens with our Westie at my side! My mother, the owner of this charming property, worked as an R.N. while raising me as a single parent. Her love & hard work enabled her to keep this second home. As such, we have been able to use and appreciate this home in all seasons for many years! I have memories of shoveling off a big area on the frozen lake,then a hole was drilled by auger,water was pumped up to flood the 'ring' and freeze smooth.We had the great skating parties! Of course, a bonfire was lit for warmth and festivity, marshmallows and more were toasted on the fire!! I also grew up water skiing on the lake! Mom taught many friends how to water ski and put on quite am impressive show herself (a natural athlete!). Skiing here is long gone since laws changed and motors are restricted to 5 hp for fishing/trolling,but many years of happy times built great memories for us both.

This is a very special place. We have maintained, managed and enjoyed this home and property together now for many years. I act as the manager for the cottage. We are obviously familiar with the region and are happy to be of assistance with ideas and recommendations. Plus, I live 'just down the road' and can/will help if you need it while you are here at the cottage! Come see for yourselves how lovely & enjoyable it is here, & why guests who have stayed with us rave about it! I am confident believe you'll be glad you did and will do my best to ensure it! We want happy guests!

Kim 207-837-0604 please call! Phoning =best contact; email 2nd best. Thank you. purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Kim 207-837-0604 please call! Phoning =best contact; email 2nd best. Thank you. chose Boothbay

Mom had a great vision when she bought this treasured home years ago! This property is well suited for us & our interests; we love the outdoors & are able to spend a lot of quality time here because we live close by. Uniquely perched on clean fresh water, it's lovely in all seasons! She worked diligently to keep this gem for us to have and enjoy & we are delighted to share it with you!

Prior to owning this, it was a cottage my family rented for one summer. Little did we know that we were then starting to gather memories that we would build upon for decades to come! Years later the cottage came up for sale! My clever mom took action & the rest, as it's said, is history!

Winters we spent some of the time here ice fishing, keeping an eye on the flags from the comfort of the fire inside & an expansive view to the lake from the big picture window! Some winters found us snowmobiling here & we warmed up inside the cottage on many of those days as well. I've already described the glee of ice skating here - by day light & starry, moonlit nights!

I enjoy plants, nature, gardening, so this spot became another canvas to work upon.Spring time flowers and flowering shrubs here are lovely to behold; summer lilies, plants and evergreens are always calming to work among and see. But clearly the big draw to this wonderful lakeside retreat is for the prime seasons for enjoying the water, boating, and warmer weather. I attribute my early passion for swimming to many happy hours spent swimming in and across the lake. Later I channeled that love of the water into a long career as a serious competitive swimmer. Ultimately I became a five time State Champion swimmer beginning my freshman year at Boothbay Region HS. Our lives are such that we now choose to share this wonderful place with others by occasionally renting -- it easily "sells itself!" We've found wonderful guests who appreciate its simplicity & show great care and respect for the property.It's a wonderful place to enjoy time

What makes this cottage unique

Please call Kim to book: 207 837 0604. While here on Boothbay's Knickerbocker Lake you will be immersed in nature and privacy. A small stream carries winter snow melt & rain off the ridge & into the lake. Nestled among towering pines & oaks, there is wonderful south & western sunset exposure from late morning 'til sunset. You will see and hear more wild life than people on the lake.Take our canoe or 3 kayaks and paddle the perimeter, even explore the second 'Little' Knickerbocker Lake! While enjoying the water from home or dock, you will gaze across the lake towards an unblemished waterfront--no development in sight! And neighbors are rarely seen....this location really is a well kept secret with minimal use, thankfully!

Our cottage has 2 wooden docks: 14' x 20', wide fixed dock (on posts) for sturdiness and safety & a smaller surface dock for swimming and boat use/easy access. We keep teak Adirondack chairs with foot hassocks on the dock, small tables and a bench for plenty of seating options. Bring your pole & feel free to cast a fishing line; the lake is stocked with large mouth bass and lake trout by the local Fish & Game Club.

Inside we have comfortable seating in the living room with two couches, rocking chair & large picture window that provides a better view than any big screen TV! Enjoy a real wood fire in our fire place to set a relaxing mood &/or take the chill off. The home is equipped with gas heat as well so you will certainly be comfortable and warm in any season.

This is a delightful gem and much adored home that is clean, very well equipped, and comfortable. We are happy to greet you, make sure you are settled in and help with suggestions of local interests. We know the region and can suggest restaurants, day trips and tucked away places easily missed, unless you get 'a local' to tell you! We have years of knowledge of the area and live just a few miles close by. Please come see why so many of our guests raved about their vacation at our cottage!

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you for the warm welcome, this marvelous little lake house and the days of magnificent weather! We have had such a marvelous time; we really hate to leave.

You are fortunate to have all this, each other and to call it "home." 'So glad we found this and to have met you both! Take care-
May 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Boothbay in Lincoln County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom, with South facing window & view toward the lake - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , great water pressure in shower! small sink, anitque mirror
  • A window at eye level provides natural light, views to the south & lake, & fresh air without compromising privacy! In 2011 we remodeled with a spiffy new shower stall, which has great water pressure! We & many other guests, have enjoyed the spectacular hydro-therapeutic effect of this great shower with remarkable water pressure & hot water! There is a standard toilet & small sink as well, but please know that his is a small and functional room. Clean water is a precious resource. Please be 'green' and conscientious of our planet's resource wherever you may travel!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Cozy with S & W exposure, 10ft from & overlooking lake
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , S & W exposure,overlooking lake, meant for 1-2 kids or teens
  • Ambiance abounds! Master bed & bunk rooms have a marvelous SW view overlooking the lake! Awaken to song birds in the surrounding forest, bullfrogs & crickets at the lake's edge. Blankets, 'throws '+ numerous bed & couch pillows are provided. Be lulled to sleep by sounds of the water, wind in the treetops, peepers & magnificent loons surrounding the house! Large picture window framing the lakefront is its own tapestry of changing art. You'll want to spend time relaxing on the dock, with coffee or wine, a book or binoculars.Gas heating system will warm the interior, plus you have a wood burning fireplace as well.Color TV provided with basic channels;DVD+VHS player & radio.Cell phones have good reception inside the cottage, enhanced service from dock.Many great books, board & card games.Unplug! We encourage guests to refrain from electronic distractions & to immerse themselves in the quiet of the lake, the wilderness of Maine, being together & simply 'being.'No wi-fi or cable on purpose!
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Raft
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Stay at our peaceful lakeside retreat for relaxation & day-tripping. You'll have a vacation you'll truly enjoy, remember & treasure.No extra charge for 4 boats! Great romantic get-away &/or fun for a family. Many couples have honeymooned here & families return often.Very private, quiet, & 'away from it all' yet only 3 miles to reach the bustling Harbor downtown. So peaceful it's like yr own private lake-really. Board games,puzzles, DVDs, fireplace & reading library. teak Adirondack chairs+ hassocks, swimming rafts & toys.Lovely SW exposure & sunsets! Enjoy charcoal grilling, make s'mores & dine lakeside on picnic table or dock.Wade in or jump off either the floating or fixed dock for refreshing, clean swimming. Outdoor fire pit! Peaceful, black star filled nights are amazing w/ no ambient lights.Enjoy a moonlit paddle around the twin lakes, cast a line for bass & trout fishing.Bring sweaters, fishing gear & swim suits; leave stress and hectic electronics behind.Sm-med dogs considered!


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Amid nature, charming,romantic, fun! 4 boats,2 docks, wood fireplace, SWest view
average rating of 4.521739 based on 30 reviews

Cosy cabin with great views

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed two nights at the cottage on the lake, we found it really restful and the views were great. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lake front with wildlife surrounding you ❤️

  • 5 of 5

Majestic quite on a lovely lake with nature all around you, great fishing 🎣, canoe 🛶 kayaking all over was a peaceful experience would do it again Boothbay I just love it 😍

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a couple, or a couple with two young kids.

  • 5 of 5

don't miss the Boothbay Botanical Gardens just a short drive from the cabin. Kim is a wonderful hostess full of information and warmth. It was just right for my older son and I. I got the double, he got the bunk.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding, cozy location, lovely lake!

  • 5 of 5

After my one caveat: the house is small, so only suitable for couples or small (3-4 person) families (one BR with a double, one BR with bunk bed), you could not find a more lovely place. This was our second stay there and prepare for a real treat. Kim the owner improved the master bed (used to squeak) over last year and we had a great time again swimming and kayaking and dining on the dock. The place is very well landscaped, kitchen very well stocked (not great for dining room but fine for meal prep), and Kim and her mother very accommodating and helpful. Definitely would stay here anytime.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding, cozy location, lovely lake!

  • 5 of 5

After my one caveat: the house is small, so only suitable for couples or small (3-4 person) families (one BR with a double, one BR with bunk bed), you could not find a more lovely place. This was our second stay there and prepare for a real treat. Kim the owner improved the master bed (used to squeak) over last year and we had a great time again swimming and kayaking and dining on the dock. The place is very well landscaped, kitchen very well stocked (not great for dining room but fine for meal prep), and Kim and her mother very accommodating and helpful. Definitely would stay here anytime.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great get-away spot!! (Response to 7-6-14)

  • 5 of 5

As a former resident of Boothbay Harbor, friend & house-keeper to this lovely lakeside rental, I think it unfair that Linda O. failed to mention that, despite her vacating the rental to stay in a motel for 5 nights, her middle aged daughter & partner stayed behind to enjoy those 5 nights-- on said sloped/uncomfortable double bed. After the owner made several attempts to show another queen size bed option via the pull-out sofa facing the picture window overlooking the lake, and offered to remove the plastic from the new bunk mattress (1 of 2 ), Linda O. insisted on staying at a motel. I think that having been in the midst of this unfortunate situation and listening to Kim readily offer to help remedy Linda O's issues, it was more of an interpersonal dynamic between mom, daughter & daughter's female partner. Sadly, asking a 70 year old to sleep on the bunk bed while the younger 40 somethings took the larger bed is incomprehensible to me, as well. So tragic for Linda O. as this really is a perfect rental on the lake for making beautiful memories. My family & I have enjoyed countless hours swimming, kayaking, fishing, playing board games and unwinding at this sweet lakeside cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Portland International ( PWM )
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
in town: McSeagulls,Robinson's Wharf, Spruce Point
Nearest Ferry
55 Miles
Monheagan Island, Pier 3 in Boothbay Harbor
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Boothbay County Club;also Bath,Brunswick,Rockland
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Brunswick, AmTrack
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route One N or S, off Rt 27 (peninsula road)
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Andrew's Harborside; Lobster Dock; Rocktide
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
GrimesCove,OceanPt.E.Boothbay;Hendrick HeadSouthpt
Car: recommended

This little gem of a waterfront home has south & west exposure allowing for spectacular sun drenched days & soothing sunsets. The opposite shore is wild and undeveloped; only one home can be seen amid the forest, 100' back from the lake. Neighboring houses beside our own are infrequently used. There is little to interrupt the serenity or view here--just critters and trees. It's your own private hide-away! Relax on this expansive dock our beside the fire to sights & sounds of wind on the water & loons calling. Romantic & peaceful, with a working fireplace, many couples have honeymooned here. There is one cozy bedroom with a full sized bed and two windows that view west, over looking the docks lake. A second bedroom is the bunk room, with twin size bunk beds. This room, once a porch, is also a favorite sunny afternoon spot, perfect for reading or napping.

From the bunk room is a glass paned door, leading down 10 steps to the lawn, dock and lakefront just 15' from the home. Walk out onto the spacious 12' x 18' newly rebuilt dock & relax in teak furniture: Adirondack chairs with foot rests, loveseat or long bench seat! A surface water level dock (adjacent to higher post and beam fixed dock) makes for easy access into canoe and kayaks. Grill outside with charcoal & dine lakeside on picnic table or dock.Since their is virtually NO ambient light/air pollution (no street lights, low traffic and 200' from the road), when it's clear,the night sky is spectacular, stars & planets are vivid & bold! Shooting stars are frequently visible; you will be amazed at the brilliance of the heavens from this secret location!A great family spot to read,play board games, rest & reconnect.Ideal for swimming, fishing, boating & pure R & R. Bring your poles and tackle box; the lake boasts large mouth bass and rainbow trout; it is stocked each spring by local Fish & Game club.

Knickerbocker Lakes (2!) are spring fed: clean, clear water! Hundreds of cool 'pockets' can be felt while swimming...the water is refreshing and silky smooth.

Other Activities: We provide at no extra cost the use of for boats:canoe & 2 single kayaks. All necessary paddles & life jackets in all sizes also provided.Also for your use are swim noodles,body boards. Horse shoes & a set for badminton are also at the cottage. Inside activities include an abundance of board games: Parcheesi, Monopoly,Battleship,Trivial Pursuit, Candyland, Chutes and Ladders,Uno,Yahtzee, jig saw puzzles,cards,cribbage board,chess/checkers. We are a family of readers so there are many books!

I've created a diverse library of books and dvds for the cottage so there is a variety of subject matter, not just novels....children's books as well. Basic TV only, with DVD / VHS player with a number of movies provided. We are happy to be "unplugged" from wifi and cable tv here!

18 hole golf course welcomes all. Impressive, scenic newly renovated course (Boothbay Country Club) is under new ownership (2014) with a beautiful, challenging back 9 & driving range. All skill levels will enjoy this course.

Miniature golf location is only 2 miles from our cottage. In fact, it is a championship course and the owner is the former New England Miniature Golf Champion! Both daytime and evening by lights open for playing. Creative and challenging, this course is fun for all ages. When was the last time you played? Photo opportunity! Also at this location you'll find locally made ice cream available (cones, shakes, sundaes, etc.) and a reconstructed covered bridge hosting a museum of sea shells and more.

Also: Bath (S on Rt 1, 30 miles) has an 18 hole public course.Great course@ Sebasco Resort in Rockland (N on Rt 1, 50 miles).

Our cottage is a great excursion point from which to enjoy day trips all around the mid-coast area: Pemeqiud Lighthouse, Damariscotta, Camden, Rockland, Monheagan + Vinal Haven, Islands, Portland, Kennebunkport, Oqunquit Beach,even the mountain district!Come see & explore!

See the harbor area by boat! Numerous lg & sm sail & power boats,even kayaks,leave from the downtown harbor for memorable tours. Over 4,000 acres in 18 Land Trust Nature Preserves offer 20+ hikes from .5 to 5 miles, along ocean, river & through pine filled fragrant forests. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are spectacular with 250 acres & salt water frontage, stone-scaping to impress everyone, fairy gardens,water gardens & more! Antique auto & railway museum hosts over 70 fabulous autos & authentic coal & steam train rides! Marine aquarium is educational resource for all plus a live touch tank with sea animals! Great restaurants, movie & stage theater,art galleries,studios & shops galore! So many options!

FYI WEB SITES: mainegardens.org (Boothbay Region Botanical Gardens), not to be missed, in any season. World re


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Boothbay, Maine

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring, wonderful Springtime!
15 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Holiday Long Wk-end
26 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
30 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn: Glorious Days & Eves
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Foliage Colors-Brilliant Here!
29 Sep 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £69.96 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £209.88
Pet Fee £52.47 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Come stay & see why so many rave about our home!
Simple rental lease, security damage deposit required, fees for cleaning, taxes, etc required of all guests. Three boats (canoe, kayaks) provided at no additional charge! FYI:That's a great value-added feature and wicked good deal, frankly!

Extra charge per adult per night applies if more than 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years of age. (Just like any hotel would do.) There is, in fact, only bed space for 4 people.....
Dogs under 25 lbs considered, modest daily pet fee per pet charged. PLEASE be sure to bring your own pet bedding. NO dogs allowed on ANY furniture. We all know that dog smells--especially if pet is damp-- on furniture is not pleasant.NO cats. Please pick up pet waste and dispose of either deep in the woods or in plastic bag and in the trash as apposed to flushing.

Nominal fee applies per week per booking, for recycling and septic.

Cancellation policy: The initial payment of 50% of the the amount rate is non-refundable. Cancelled reservations 30 days of prior to start of rental period is not refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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