Updated Cabin in a Peaceful Setting on the Shore of Damariscotta Lake
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Little Thumb sits on the water's edge on Damariscotta Lake, under pine and oak trees. It is surrounded by water on three sides and looks south down the long part of the lake. The cove to East is a favorite feeding place for heron and bald eagles. Dangle your feet off the private dock, and watch ducks paddle by. Let the loons lull you to sleep.
We offer weekly rentals during the summer until mid-September. We also offer monthly and extended seasonal stays. This is a seasonal cabin and is not available during the winter months.
The kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms have been totally remodeled. The kitchen has a gas stove, microwave, and center island. The bathroom has a washer and dryer. The living room has a gas fireplace and full views of the lake. There are two bedrooms with blankets, pillows, and quilts provided. Sheets and towels are not included.
The cabin sits on an island which is now attached to the East side of Damariscotta Lake by a causeway. A wetland has grown up beside it. There are only about 10 houses and it feels very private.
Walk or bike along the dirt roads. Kayak or canoe off the dock. Fish in the cove. Or just relax and enjoy the views.
Swimming: We usually can swim right off our dock. But the water off the dock is often too shallow for diving. It is deeper by the swim float. You can swim to the float or paddle there from the dock.
We keep two kayaks at the cottage, two paddles, and two life vest. You may bring your own if you are smaller or larger then average. Please let the life vests drip outside before bringing inside.
If you wish to rent additional kayaks or a canoe I will be happy to give you information about some places that rent and deliver.
There is a sand beach at Damariscotta Lake State Park, 10 minutes from the cottage.
There is a sand beach and ocean swimming at Pemaquid Beach in New Harbor, about a 1/2 hr from the cottage.
Please bring your own bottled water: The cottage uses the lake water. It is fine for washing up, showers, etc. Please use bottled water for drinking and cooking. Poland Spring has convenient 2.5 gallon jugs with spigots that can fit in the refrigerator.
Sheet sizes: We have one queen sized bed and a pair of twins.
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Member since: 2010
- 1080 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Sheets and towels are not provided.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- This is one of the original cabins on what was formerly an island on Damariscotta Lake. The cottage 'Little Thumb' was gutted and now boasts a new kitchen, bath, gas fireplace, and expanded bedrooms. Little Thumb juts out from the main part of the island so that the lake wraps around it. It feels private and the views to the south are gorgeous! To the East you will see eagles and heron fishing on the opposite shore. There are plenty of ducks and wild birds to complete this scene of tranquility. Damariscotta lake is excellent for canoe and kayak exploration. 'Little Thumb' has two kayaks and paddles. You can also enjoy fishing and other water sports. Please wear a Personal Flotation Device/ life-vest. Parents need to bring an approved PFD for each child. Because the cottage uses lake water - please bring your own bottled water for drinking and cooking. The water is fine for washing of dishes, showers, and laundry. You will need to bring your own sheets and towels....moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 6 - Jun 16, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 17 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $60 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 9%
$250.00 Security Deposit
Please bring your own bottled water for drinking.
Not available in winter.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Golf: The closest and smaller golf course is Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole, Maine. It is a 9 hole, links-style course.
The larger golf course is at the Samoset Resort just South of Camden, Maine. It is an 18 hole, championship golf course.
About the owner: I'm a mother of three, two boys and a girl. We've lived in Maine since 1998. My husband and I grew up and went to school in New York state and Massachusetts, in reverse order! After a short stint near the Berkshires we moved to Maine. We love to hike and kayak and explore.
Why the Owner Chose Nobleboro, ME, USA:
Well, my kids wanted to be on fresh water, so I started looking at the local lakes. When I first visited this cabin it was less than basic with extension cords for wiring and a handyman web of plumbing. My realtor was very negative. But when we stepped out toward the lake I knew we had a rare gem. Almost no other house on the lake could claim to have a southerly view, and here it was! I'm not afraid of a project and couldn't wait to start. First thing was to get the building level. It had been supported by tree stumps, many of which had rotted away and the floors were as level as six kids hiding under a sheet. After that we squared off the rooms and expanded the kitchen and bathroom. The rest of the renovation was just cosmetic and finding fun things at garage sales and rummage stores. We enjoy watching and listening to the animals on the lake. We often see osprey, bald eagles, deer, beaver, loons, mallards, fox, turtles, bass, barred owls, red tailed hawks, etc. And the best thing is that it is so private we feel more isolated than we really are. And we are only a few minutes from a town in either direction.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Beautiful views. Fishing. Kayaking. Islands. Inlets. Afternoon breezes off the lake.
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Colorful and airy throughout.
Master bedroom with closet.
The bathroom is bright with all new fixtures.
Our living room with gas fireplace for those Fall evenings.
Imagine yourself sitting by the window to enjoy your morning coffee.
The lake wraps around two sides of the cottage.
A great place to sit and watch a sailboat.
Southerly view of the lake from our dock.
Two picnic tables and rubblestone fireplace.
Get fresh eggs as you turn off the main road.
Bring your canoe - we are right on the water!
The kitchen is totally renovated.
Second bedroom with twin antique beds.
Open floor plan - easy living.
Look out from our dock to some of the islands in Damariscotta lake.
Picnic tables and blueberry bushes.
We have two kayaks and paddles to let you explore the lake.
A lazy view south and a kayak by our dock.
The cabin, shed, and parking area.
Looking east from the dock.
Go slow, turtle crossing!
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