3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 8.
About Carlton Charity
Bonnie and Carlton live in Topsham, ME with our Shih Tzu and Chihuahua and two cats. Carlton grew up in Richmond, Virginia and Bonnie grew up in Van Buren, Maine. Carlton came to Maine and graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Bonnie grauduated from Oberlin College in Ohio. We got married in 1983 and have three sons, who magically all live in different states now, Texas, Virginia, and California. Carlton is a semi-retired clinical social worker and Bonnie is a director of special services.
Carlton Charity purchased this Cabin in 2008
Max guests: 8
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Short and sweet
We were only there for a short stay, but the place was clean and well appointed for all our needs.
The cabin is a beautiful cabin comes equipped with everything you would possibly need. The only negatives I could say is the beach is not really a beach and is a lot further than advertised. It's not so bad if you're young and healthy my mom had issues with a cane getting from the cabin to the beach it's roughly 300 to 400 feet away. Also advertise as three bedrooms two of them are in one room you have to go through one bedroom to get to the other and the door doesn't close on that bedroom. The wi-fi was not working tried several times to get it working appliances could use updating toaster oven and microwave. Outdoor spotlights also we're not working again couldn't get them working also. Carlton the owner is a real nice guy just wish the cabin was accurately listed on the website. The owner gets back to you with any issues right away definitely a beautiful place to get away. The lake is really clean not much of an area to put beach towels or lounge chairs on Beach area.
It is good to get feedback about our rental and what does and does not work. Regarding what did not work well, the beach is a swimming area that I go back and forth on calling beach or swimming area. I'll describe it as a cozy swimming area exclusively from now on. The distance to the pond is noted as 300 feet. I will state the area is rustic, the terrain irregular and perhaps individuals with mobility concerns can be better aware. This is a camp at heart and I can describe the bedroom spaces differently. The toaster oven is around 3 years old to replace the ancient artifact that was there before. The microwave will find its way out for next season as we are closing down for rentals at the end of September 2019 to the end of March 2020. I'll check the flood over the deck for a burned out bulb, figure out the full bedroom door so it can close, and finally decide what to do the flood on the road side. I plan on replacing the shower stall and have a brand new Netgear AC1000 wifi router to use at Embden. This I expect will remedy wifi issues for a time at least.
Nice camp, but no dogs on beach.
Overall, the camp was nice, and we had plenty of room for 6 people and 2 small dogs. Carlton was nice and helpful. He provided a charcoal grill, charcoal, dish soap, toilet paper, and a hair dryer. We did mostly enjoy our stay, but we feel the need to point out the things that we wished had been a little different (due to our personal preferences.) 1st and most important: although Carlton generously allows well-behaved dogs in his camp, his community (of about 40 camps) posted NO DOGS ALLOWED signs at the 20 ft. beach. Our plans for this vacation were to have our 2 small dogs play with our kids in the water at the beach, so this was very disappointing. (But again, not Carlton's fault; I'm not sure he's even aware of the new signs.) Also, it is a long walk carring beach chairs down to the water, to share a 20 ft. beach area. The firepit is in a common area, and looked unused, so we attempted smores over the charcoal grill. Doable, with patience. Also, the camp is right on the roadside, so it was busy with a surprising amount of traffic. So, most of these are only a problem if you have young kids who swap from activities often and don't help carry stuff, or if you wanted to take your dog to the swimming beach. There are other less tidy waterfront areas there you could take your dog to swim if desired. So, over all, the kids had fun, but the dogs were disappointed.
Embden Lake Stay
This was our second stay at Embden Lake at this property. It was just as nice the second time around. The property meets our large family needs just fine. The check in couldn't be easier. The pictures are 100% accurate and the whole experience takes me back to the summers on the lake when I was a kid. Looking forward to our trip next year back to Embden.
We had a wonderful long weekend at Embden. My family is hoping to return and spend more time. Thank you so much for the opportunity to spend time on my grandparents summer home.
Other Activities: Boating, canoeing, snowmobiling.