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Comfortable rustic camp on pristine Great East Lake

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

Comfortable rustic camp on pristine Great East Lake, situated on more quiet largest cove/basin. We are offering our camp for spring/summer/fall 2015. Large master bedroom with king-size bed, with great view out the slider. 2 additional smaller bedrooms, one with 2 twin beds, other with futon bunk-bed with full-size bottom and twin top. Large living room with great lake views and fieldstone fireplace. Large screened porch and many outside deck areas for sitting/relaxing. Full bathroom with tub/shower. Full kitchen with gas stove. Large 12x16' deck on the water with attached 4x20' dock with ladder. Separate 12x4' dock for boat/toy water access. This largest cove off the main lake is more quiet/calm than the main lake, yet just big enough for water skiing/tubing/etc. Also a great location for canoe/kayak/paddle-board/floating with less boat traffic. Weed-free swimming from docks, with ~5' deep water at dock end for diving, with ladder for easy out. Paved driveway with plenty of off-road parking. Road is dead-end/dirt with minimal traffic. If you are looking for a rustic, yet comfortable with all the conveniences, rental in a great spot on pristine Great East Lake, you have just found it. Reserve your week(s) now!


Owner
Peter Clairmont
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Peter Clairmont

Hello. We are a family of 4 with 2 kids (now 12 and 10 yrs old). We live in Dover, NH, about 1 hr from our camp.

Peter Clairmont purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Peter Clairmont chose Southern Coast of Maine

When our kids were born, we started renting camps for our summer vacations. We liked lakes that were very clean, such that they contain lake trout and land-locked salmon for fishing, and good clean water for swimming. We rented on the NH side of Great East Lake from an old family friend, and we fell in love with the lake and started thinking about acquiring a camp as a centerpiece of family fun and a way to stay connected as our kids grow older. We were lucky to meet a family who had just upgraded to a newer home on the NH side, and were selling this camp on the Maine side. As soon as we saw it, we knew it was exactly what we were looking for... A place that is rustic, yet has all the modern conveniences, with great views and waterfront. An extra bonus for us is the location on the largest cove off the main lake body, where it is a bit more private/quiet/calm/relaxing.

What makes this cottage unique

Situated on the largest cove off the main body of the lake, it is an ideal spot for a more private and quiet lakefront experience. You will regularly hear and see the loons. You can kayak or canoe for hours, exploring the smaller coves and channels on this end of the lake. Yet the cove is just big enough for motor water sports, and a short boat ride will take you to the main lake body for full access to all higher-speed water sports.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Acton in York County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Bunk bed with full-size futon bottom and twin top
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large master bedroom with lake views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(4 traveller reviews)

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Comfortable rustic camp on pristine Great East Lake
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation home surrounded by beautiful scenery

  • 5 of 5

I am not even sure where to start my review. We returned home from this rental just yesterday. I have stayed in many rental homes with my family and this was one of my favorites for sure. Peter and Kim made sure that everything was all set for us when we arrived, although they were unable to meet us there. Peter touched base on our first full day to make sure all was well. This home is simple and beautiful. We really enjoyed the setup of the living room and the screened porch, our 3 and 8 year old daughters spent hours on end playing here. There is a nice collection of games and we liked that they were different from ones we have at home. We ate most meals in to save some money and the kitchen had everything we needed. We ate down on the picnic table, and on the screened porch for the most part. We spent our days lounging down by the water. It was warm and very clean for a lake. The kids loved swimming out to the little island and walking around it. This lake is so calm and beautiful in this spot. My oldest daughter and I must have jumped off the end of the dock 100+ times, I felt like a kid again!! One night we were lucky enough to see an amazing heat lightning storm and another night we got to watch an amazing firework display over the lake. The kayaks are amazing. I was the first one to wake every morning and enjoyed my peaceful time in the kayak on the lake daily! We saw and heard loons, which our family goes crazy over. Most days we also drove to the ocean to explore. We visited Drakes Island Beach 3x (highly recommend!) and Long Sands Beach. We went to see the Bush Compound, Perkins Cove, and Nubble Lighthouse. We shopped in Portsmouth, Ogunquit, and Kennebunkport. But each day coming back to the peace of the cottage after the busy touristy areas was so nice. It was definitely a drive to go anywhere, but we were aware of this and prepared for it. Just plan ahead and get what you need while out, there is no real "running" to the store. Thank you Peter and Kim for a truly amazing and unforgettable vacation. We hope to be able to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

If you want quiet, serene, rustic lake front this is the place. The views of the lake, especially first thing in the morning, are breathtaking. The lake house a little to rustic for me, but if you want seclusion definitely the place!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Boston, Massachusetts
5

Can't wait to come back next year!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome week on Great East Lake. The house was exactly what we needed; clean, well equipped and comfortable. The screened in porch was by far our favorite spot. The lake was beautiful, the water clean and refreshing. The access to kayaks was great, we spent hours exploring the nooks and crannies of the lake. Will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enfield CT
5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending two weeks at Great East Lake and we enjoyed the camp very much. The camp is very well equipped with everything needed and the view of the lake is beautiful. The multiple decks, docks, chairs and fire pit were all great. We spent many hours in the enclosed porch and it was fantastic the few times we had rain showers. All the furniture at the camp is comfortable. The lake is beautiful and we spent lots of hours on the lake fishing, swimming and exploring. We will definitely be back soon for another relaxing vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Willy's Ale Room and Shed Restaurant
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Acton, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,444
for 7 nights
£1,444
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,147
for 7 nights
£1,147
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £45.85

Water supply is from the lake so drinking water must be supplied.
Linens must be supplied (1 - king, 1 - full, 3 - twin).
Small clothes washer/dryer provided.
Cleaning - camp must be left in the same state of cleanliness as upon arrival.

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.
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