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our family LOVES life on Knickerbocker Lake, nearby Boothbay Harbor
"Our family of 12 (ages 8-80) has enjoyed week-long sojourns at this quiet, private lake-side retreat for many years. The kids enjoy swimming in the lake & exploring the lake via kayak. We love hearing the loons at night. The kitchen is fairly well equipped (although a new stove/oven would be very nice!) and we prepare most of our meals together; a trip to the lobster pound is a daily experience. The Botanical Garden is a treasure & we take side trips to nearby attractions such as the aquarium and boat rides in the harbor. On our way north, to Boothbay, we stop at Whole Foods in Portland in order to stock up on fruit, veggies and things we know we cannot get at Hannaford's . We do our 'big shop' for staples at Hannafords south of Boothbay. The local Hannaford store, in Boothbay, is adequate and there is a farm store close by where we buy corn and other veggies. Linens are supplied and we put used sheets and towels by the washing machine before we depart. On occasion there have been minor problems, such as a toilet that needed fixing, and the owners were very quick to call a repair person. We all appreciate having wi-fi at the house and it is very pleasant to sit on the porch, overlooking the lake, when doing email or just relaxing. We take our ipod with us as there is a 'dock' so we can listen to 'our' music. Our adult children and their husbands take turns sleeping at the 'love shack' down the hill towards the lake - its nice to be be able to sleep in while on vacation. We highly recommend a week or two or three at the Knickerbocker Lake Retreat"
Guest: ColetteDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 16, 2015
"The Port Clyde house is great. It was a reasonable size and layout for two people and our somewhat mobility challenged dogs. The view from the living room was amazing... We could have sat and ocean/boat/wildlife/people watched for the entire week and been thrilled... But there are some nifty sites so close by that even our older pup got to sightsee.
The house is comfortable, cheery and bright. There is cable and internet, but honestly, if you are watching television instead of looking out that window, you are so missing out. Herons, cormorants, osprey, eider ducks with fifty billion ducklings, eagles, woodcocks, and a white tailed deer all made an appearance in the yard in the week we visited. Just a fantastic location and a wonderfully homey place. Would recommend this place highly (just save us a spot!)
Laundry on site was also a wonderful amenity, as coastal Maine in early June means bringing days worth of both summer and winter clothes and still finding you didn't quite bring enough of the right type of either.
Awesome place, awesome owners."
Guest: ShoeDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 21, 2015
"Stayed here with my mother, uncle, brother, his girlfriend, and our 2 bulldogs. The property was very comfortable and well-suited to our needs. The open plan living-dining-kitchen area that opens on to the back deck is very nice for socializing."
Guest: TimDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 22, 2015
"My wife and two college/high school-age sons spent a beautiful relaxing week. My favorite activity: sit on the porch with a good book and the gorgeous views of the bay and out to the ocean -- sometimes busy but not disturbing with lobsterman and other boats, plus ducks and osprey diving for fish out front, couple of seals out in the harbor, and what I think was a mink or otter late one afternoon. The photos are accurate, it's truly beautiful. Kitchen is a bit rustic, again as advertised, but everything works and it's fully stocked with all the kitchen gear you need. Upstairs bedrooms also rustic but charming and clean. Towels/linens provided and plentiful. We enjoyed easy day trips to Freeport for LL Bean and Rockland to see friends -- and Red's in Wiscasset is a must for lobster roll and fried clams (standing in line is half the fun). Best meal on Southport: Newagen Seaside Inn -- and Robinson's Wharf is good for lobster -- both no more than 5 minutes from the house. The landlord was very accessible and helpful, no problems at all. Still dreaming of the view off the porch while sweltering in DC writing this!"
Guest: todd k.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 4, 2015