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Maine Cottage: Near ocean, lake, mountains, biking, hiking, sailing, kayaking

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath with shower and tub

A new shingled year-round cottage with old fashioned charm located at the end of a private road in a state that has been rated the most peaceful in the country and one of the top three states for bicycle touring.

A hundred acres of woods are right out the back door, with hiking trails just 1 mile away, ocean and lake 1.5 miles, ocean beach and lobster pound 3 miles. It's a peaceful place that is private, but not isolated. Neighbors are very friendly and the town is community-minded. This is a real neighborhood, with a village market a mile away where the locals meet for coffee every morning, farm stands for fresh bread, milk, vegetables and fruit. A local lobsterman whose wife cooks lobsters he caught in the morning to order for you to pick up in the evening is two minutes away. A local winery is five minutes further.

Five minutes to the ocean, five minutes to the lake, five minutes to trails in the coastal mountains, 12 minutes to Camden Harbor, 20 minutes to Belfast, 30 minutes to Rockland, 1.5 hours to Acadia National Park.

This is a safe location for solo woman travelers and perfect for a writer's retreat.

Activities and Attractions: Hiking, fresh vegetables from a nearby farm, and wine tasting at local vineyards. During summer: Minutes to sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and more hiking to dramatic mountain-top views. Three golf courses within 20 minutes, two of them with ocean views. Dine at Francine's Bistro or Long Grain in the village of Camden (open year round) after an afternoon sail across Penobscot Bay, or get fresh lobster from a fisherman a minute down the road (cooked to order and pick up) to eat at the cottage picnic table or dine at internationally rated Primo's in Rockland after touring local museums and galleries, lighthouses and cobblestone beaches. There is no shortage of year-round fine dining and views on the Maine coast. Back at the cottage at night, loons call from a nearby pond, owls hoot from several hundred acres of woods out the back door. Wild turkeys and deer regard the field as their own and moose and bald eagles make periodic visits. This is the real Maine --all the amenities and stunning beauty the Penobscot Bay area is known for are just ten minutes away, but the serenity and simple beauty of the cottage is far enough away from the tourist hustle to really relax.

Summer Amenities: Washer and dryer. Full Kitchen. Herb garden growing outside door. Linens, towels, soap, paper products included. Gas grill and picnic table. Books, board games. Basic satellite TV. DVD/VCR. Tons of old movies. For other gear: Kayak rentals, bicycle rentals, guided trips, two-hour sails are all close by. Solid recommendations for where to go and what to see, on and off the beaten track, from a local who knows the area inside-out.

This is a modern, private Maine shingled cottage-style house built 12 years ago as a year-round house. The owner is on the property in another cabin not visible from the cottage.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
4 July, 2018

About Christine

Christine is the senior staff writer for an independent weekly newspaper in Midcoast Maine, with specialties in investigative and environmental journalism.

Why Christine chose Lincolnville

I grew up in the area and wanted to build a house near Camden Hills State Park, near Megunticook Lake and near the ocean. I also wanted a house that had a lot of windows that framed the natural setting. I designed the house, which was built by a family of carpenters I've known for 30 years. The finish work and interior were completed by me, with the help of close friends. The house is well maintained.

What makes this cottage unique

The house has in-floor heat and a marble hearthstone gas parlor stove, plus a choice of electric hot water or hot water on demand. Winter sunshine glows off the wide pine floors during winter. Its a cozy and welcoming year-round house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(These guests liked to drive and took a lot of day trips up to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, which is just under two hours, and Downeast to Campobello and Quoddy Head, about 3.5 hours away).

I have never in my life seen such beautiful 360 degree view than that from Cadillac Mountain. It was spectacular.

The cottage was the perfect size for my daughter and I and a great place to come back to at night. Sad to go. Thanks, Christine.
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lincolnville in Waldo County

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Clawfoot Tub
  • Large bathroom has plenty of room for changing. Includes Victorian bath tub ideal for a relaxing soak!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Single Bed , Roll-away bed for 1
    Bedroom Loft - 1 Double Bed , Sleep Number Bed with Memory Foam. Wow!
  • Queen bed in upstairs bedroom with homemade quilts and view of the woods. Peaceful and private. Double bed in upstairs lounge, a semi-private room that doubles as the place to watch TV and movies. Comfortable long couch on main floor easily doubles as a twin bed. Roll away bed available on request.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Smokers allowed outside only. Fire restrictions apply.


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Maine Cottage: Near ocean, lake, mountains, biking, hiking, sailing, kayaking
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The comfortable, spacious and spotless cottage nestled among lush green trees and colorful wildflowers was my perfect vacation retreat. I enjoyed the opportunity to just relax at the cottage or visit coastal towns, lakes and hiking trails close by. I always felt like I was coming home after a day of sightseeing, shopping or hiking. Christine's hospitality and knowledge of the area is unbeatable. She always made sure I was comfortable. Her helpful tips of the area made all the difference in making the best use of my time here. This was truly a dream vacation for me.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rochester, New York

Wildflower Cottage is the most comfy, cozy, relaxing hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

To stay here is to know complete relaxation. We were close to all the wonderful things we wanted to see and do. But when you got back "home" the serenity of the cottage made you feel so peaceful. Christine is a wonderful host. She can share the secret places that only a native would know how to find. We have stayed here before and hope to go back many times!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you back - and for a perfect week of Maine weather, with hummingbirds cruising the flowers, too!
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New York, New York

Peaceful and comfortable vacation week.

  • 5 of 5

The Wildflower Cottage is lovely, fresh and clean, with a nice layout for relaxing, cooking and dining. It is like the description on the web. We found it to be well located for its quite and for access to hiking, the beaches and other towns. Our host had good recommendation which we followed.

Outdoor activity highlights were hiking up to Bald Rock and bald Mountain among others. Cellardoor winery for a break between hikes. Lincolnville restaurants good for typical local fair. Cooked lobster from down the street for take home was delicious and easy. Green Tree coffee roasters and Dot's across from them. In Belfast, amazing Neapolitan pizza at Meanwhile in Belfast restaurant, with nice wine list and Italian beers. In Camden, I recommend the lobster stew at Waterfront. Many bookstores in Camden to explore on rainy days.

We thank our host for providing the lovely cottage and would recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: In the five years I have been renting I have had wonderful guests! I think the reason is that I get a chance to talk to every single one on the telephone before they rent to see if this is what they want and I give them a week to ask questions before they commit to renting. The result? MY GUESTS LOVE THE COTTAGE! The most common response I get is: "This is much better than the photos."
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Teaneck, NewJersey

Beautiful little house

  • 5 of 5

This house was a great find! Set back from the road and nestled in woods, it is very secluded while only 4 miles or so from the Lincolnville beach on Penobscot Bay. Everything was extremely well-finished, clean, and worked well. The kitchen/great room was well stocked with more than the basics; spices, teas, coffee, lobster-eating necessities, books, pillows, park passes, etc. The owner was available via cellphone when I had a question. Hummingbirds came to the window boxes. All our meals in town and in Camden were excellent. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renting your house by the week is a business. After five years, I've worked out the kinks! Every year, I upgrade the cottage in the spring. Before I rent I talk to all guests to make sure the cottage is what they are looking for, I require a modest refundable deposit, and greet guests when they arrive to answer questions and provide directions to local attractions. The result is my property is treated well and that allows my guests to have a great and relaxing vacation!
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A lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wildflower Cottage is a beautifully kept and charming place to spend a relaxing vacation -- the photos really do match reality! We enjoyed hiking in the area, the ferry to lovely Islesboro, daily lobster consumption, exploring local towns - esp. Camden, Belfast, and Rockport - and hosting old friends from Portland for a day. Christine does a wonderful job managing the house. 100% recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Norwich, Vermont

Charming & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the Wildflower Cottage. It was clean and attractive and the owner was extremely helpful and friendly. We hope to visit again. The house is perfectly situated close to the lake and the ocean. The drive from Camden to the house is both dramatic and gorgeous. No need to promote the wonders of Camden either - great restaurants and shops and views!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Owls Head
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Whale's Tooth
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Three golf courses within 12 miles
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many restaurants in Camden and Rockland
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lincolnville Beach
Car: necessary

Sail Penobscot Bay for the day, take a lobster boat tour on Penobscot Bay, hike the Camden Hills in the state park, rock climb on Megunticook cliffs, golf next to the ocean breeze, fish for stripers, bicycle the island of Islesboro, visit offshore islands by ferry, picnic at lighthouses, look for whales and puffins off the Monhegan cliffs. The Camden Harbor/Lincolnville area is at the heart of Penobscot Bay, one of the premier sailing locations on the international yachting circuit because it is filled with islands, surrounded by low coastal mountains and has some of the best coastal sailing in the world. Plus, the ocean breeze is refreshingly cool on even the hottest August day.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lincolnville, Maine

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £151.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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