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Authentic, Affordable, Relaxed Maine: Charming Lakefront Housekeeping Cottage

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Last updated: 07/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Jefferson cabin description

Classic Maine camps on the edge of Damariscotta Lake have been converted into housekeeping cottages with present-day amenities while retaining their rustic charm. Outdoor fireplaces, wood-burning stoves, claw-foot bathtubs and large screened-in porches offer a classic Maine vacation experience.

We offer 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom cottages and can accommodate a total of 24 guests.Many of our guests are single families from all over the U.S. as well as Europe and Asia.We also have several customers who come every year to their favorite spot in the world for their summer vacation.

Some arrive as a group to find the perfect setting for a family reunion or a wedding. They appreciate this unique setting where they spend the day together in the water, outdoor cooking and sitting around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, singing and telling stories. After the day is over each family retreats into its own cottage.

Many of our customers have met here and made fast friends, timing next year's vacation so they can meet again. This is especially important for the children who develop lifelong friendships during their Sunset Cabins vacations. They entreat their parents to bring them back again and again.

We offer a large dock, a swimming float, canoes, lake kayaks, a rowboat and a paddle boat for your water sports. The Damariscotta Lake area is 4,625 acres with a max. depth of 114 feet. Our guests fish for salmon, lake trout, small-mouth and large-mouth bass, pickerel, white and yellow perch, smelt and alewife. We offer a wading beach and a dock for deeper-water swimming and water-skiing.

We offer professional Reflexology and massage, guided yoga and meditation, Knit and Spa Weekends.

Central mid coast Maine location with easy access to coastal peninsulas and Penobscot Bay islands.
Lighthouses and lobster piers are within easy reach. Acadia National Park is a comfortable day trip.

Pls call abt 1 and 2-bedroom cottages: We offer Knit and Spa weekends and Spa weekends. Pls. call for more information on these fun and exciting weekend offers.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage


              • Events Allowed
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Young and old enjoy our cabins. ...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Not suitable for pets during July and August. We have kennels nearby....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome:

                This is the perfect place for families with children. Our regular renters' children look forward to come to 'their' summer cabin....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                The doors to the cottages are not wide enough for wheelchairs....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom: toilet, tub


              • Exterior: outdoor shower


              • The lakefront cottages have bathtubs and share an outdoor shower. The lakeview cottages have showers....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Reflexology treatments on premises. Wonderful hiking trails within watershed close by. Outdoor fireplaces to roast marshmallows. dogs: We allow pets off season. ...moreless


                  • Books:

                    Electric assortment of reading material for adults and children...moreless

                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games:

                    Wide variety of board games...moreless

                  • Games For Kids
                  • Radio


                  • Spa
                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Sports & Activities


                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Arboretum
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Live Theater
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Ruins
                  • Festivals

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Horseshoes

                  local services and businesses

                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center

                  Location Type

                  • Waterfront:

                    4 lakefront cottages with a pebble beach, outdoor fireplaces, boats...moreless

                  • Lake:

                    Most cottages are lakefront....moreless

                  • Beach:

                    Damariscotta Lake Beach, a state park, within walking distance. Pemaquid ocean beach a short drive away. Excusions can be made to Popham Beach and beaches of Acadia National Park....moreless

                  • Mountain:

                    Many hiking trails can be found in the CAMDEN HILLS with breathtaking vistas of Camden harbour and many coastal islands....moreless

                  • Near The Ocean:

                    Pemaquid Point an its lighthouse are a short drive away. Visit the coastal villages of Camden, Rockland and Boothbay. Rockland sports the famous Farnsworth Museum. ...moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Rural setting away from busy tourist areas, with hiking trails in pine forests....moreless

                  • Town:

                    Closest coastal town is Damariscotta. Also nearaby are Boothbay, Camden, Rockland and Maine's capital Augusta....moreless

                  • Village:

                    Sunset Cabins are situated in the village of Jefferson....moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    The cottages are directly on the shores of Damariscotta Lake. There are about 40 feet and a fire pit between you and the lake with pebble beach, dock and swim float....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Hunting
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining:

                        The porch tables are wonderful for outdoor dining with view of lake. ...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Heating:

                        Most cottages have woodstoves. There is also an electric heater and one cottage has a gas heater....moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Linens provided for an extra charge...moreless

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Towels Provided:

                        Towels provided for a surcharge...moreless

                      • Parking
                      • Wood Stove:

                        Wood stoves heat the cottages on rainy days and off-season....moreless

                      • Telescope
                      • Iron & Board


                      • Kitchen:

                        All kitchens are fully equipped....moreless

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Stove
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave


                      • Boat:

                        Boats are free and shared by all guests. We have canoe, lake kayaks and rowboat...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Each lakefront cottage has an outdoor fireplace with a grill. There is also a large communal charcoal grill....moreless

                      • Boat Dock
                      • Porch / Veranda:

                        Each cottage has a big screened-in porch with picnic table, benches, sofa and chairs....moreless

                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Barbecue
                      • Sailboat
                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        We have 1 canoe and 3 lake kayaks...moreless

                      • Canoe
                      • Binoculars
                      • Boat With Paddles


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      1 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                      • Tax Rate 8%


                      During July and August minimum stay is 1 week. Daily rental on short notice, if there is availability.

                      Daily rates available off-season (May, June, September and October)

                      50% at time of reservation, remainder end of May.

                      100% prepay for reservations in July and August.

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                      Last updated: 07/15/2014
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                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Portland or Bangor
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      New Harbor to Monhegan
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Damariscotta Lake Beach (1 mile), Pemaquid Beach
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Damariscotta Lake Restaurant

                      Car: Necessary

                      Damariscotta Lake is a large lake with 4,625 acres and a max depth of 110 feet. It has an abundance of fish and there are approx eight Bass Tournaments on the lake each summer. The average trout or salmon is usually 15-20 inches long. -

                      Damariscotta Lake is also home to loons, osprey, bald eagle and a variety of mammals. We even saw a moose stroll in our parking lot and swim across the lake.

                      Other Activities: reflexology, massage, yoga, meditation, spa and knit weekends


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1986

                      About the owner: I grew up in the Austrian Alps, and as an adult lived and worked in New York City. In 1984 my family discovered Sunset Cabins and fell in love with this beautiful place. It reminded me of the woods in Austria and we purchased the place two years later.

                      Why the Owner Chose Jefferson:
                      When I lived in New York City I missed the country life and the Austrian woods and lake district near Salzburg. But I also loved the ocean. This unique setting gives me everything I ever dreamed of; a beautiful lake where I swim several times a day during the summer months, ski and ice skate right on the lake in the winter. My family and I love to take our customers on a ferry to a nearby island in Penobscot Bay and hike for the day and we share our secret lobster wharfs.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      I fell in love with the trees, the sunset and the simplicity of this place. My love for my haven has not diminished in over 25 years.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: german, english



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                      • cabins from the lake

                        cabins from the lake

                      • The youngest swimmer

                        The youngest swimmer

                      • Diving off the swimfloat

                        Diving off the swimfloat

                      • Cocktail hour

                        Cocktail hour

                      • A typical bedroom with a double bed and view into bathroom

                        A typical bedroom with a double bed and view into bathroom

                      • August sunset

                        August sunset

                      • A lobster feast on the porch

                        A lobster feast on the porch

                      • Guests with their sailboat

                        Guests with their sailboat

                      • The end of a sail

                        The end of a sail

                      • Our 3-bedroom cottage

                        Our 3-bedroom cottage

                      $120 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 07/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 1 nights
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