Classic Lakeside Cottage on Maine's Down East Coast - Our 10th Rental Season(0 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
6 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, sleeps 10 & an amazing wrap-around porcho
Our unique location: Located on Walker Pond on the Blue Hill Peninsula, Kill Kare offers a relaxing and secluded privacy, but is very convenient not only to scenic Eggemoggin Reach and Penobscot Bay, but also to the beautiful New England towns that dot the Down East coast. All within an easy drive are charming Blue Hill (lots to do here), Brooklin (Wooden Boat School), Castine (Maine Maritime Academy and tours of their training ship, The State of Maine), Deer Isle (Haystack Mountain School of Crafts), Stonington (ferry to Isle au Haut and lobster co-op), Camden (home port to timeless schooners), Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Acadia National Park and all the activities they offer. This area boasts some of the most impressive maritime scenery in the US and offers excellent restaurants (think lobsters and blueberries!), lovely gift and antique shops, artist colonies, farmers' markets, book stores, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, golf and unsurpassed opportunities to discover the natural beauty of Maine.
A family home: Kill Kare was originally built as a fishing cabin because our grandfather loved the sport. Our grandmother collected antiques she found in the area. Our family has filled the house with friends and laughter since 1917. Kill Kare is an ideal spot for a family (or two) to enjoy together. Savor a morning cup of coffee on the porch and watch the mist rise from the lake. Spend a lazy afternoon nestled in the wicker swing with a good book . Take a kayak out on the lake or have a swim. Watch a spectacular sunset while sipping a drink on the porch and listening to the loons calling to one another. Lay out on the dock after dark and marvel at the night sky. The stars and constellations seem close enough to touch. Inside, snuggle up near a roaring fire in the field stone fireplace. The mounted fish over the mantel came from the lake. Share a family meal by candlelight in our welcoming dining room. Rest deeply as the sound of waves lulls you to sleep and your cares slip away. Please join us and make some memories!
Incidentals: Distances from Kill Kare:
Bangor International Airport - 1 hour.
Portland International Airport - 3 hours.
Bar Harbor Airport - 1 hour.
Boston - 5 - 6 hour drive.
Blue Hill Memorial Hospital - 15 minutes.
Groceries, gas, take out restaurants - 5 minutes.
Bookstores, restaurants, gift and antique shops, larger grocery store - 15 minutes.
Kayak and canoe rentals (with paddles and life vests) nearby. They deliver and pick up.
There will be a book - a hard copy of our online Renter's Guide - at the cottage with information and guidelines about the house and recommendations of things to do and see, where to eat and shop to maximize your vacation enjoyment.
Member since: 2010
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Bring your iPod to enjoy your own music on our stereo dock. With regard to the elderly or infirm - there is a short path from the parking lot down to the house. We have successfully negotiated a wheel chair down this path in the past. Once in the house, there is a bedroom and full bath on the first floor (where the living and dining rooms are located as well as the kitchen) and only one step out onto the porch. Canoe and Kayak rentals in nearby Blue Hill. They will deliver boats, paddles and life vests and will also pick up. Order in advance as they get very busy during the summer months. The online Renter's Guide is an invaluable resource for those new to the area. It is full of suggestions for things to do and see, where to eat and shop and what to hike and climb. It is updated frequently and there will be a hard copy in the cottage along with restaurant menus and information on current events....moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
A small TV and DVD for watching movies on rainy days. We have asked returning guests if cable TV would enhance their visit and they have responded with a resounding no. Enjoy the outdoors, they say!...moreless
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sitting on our expansive, wrap-around porch, you will have the full view of Walker Pond - 3 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. Many have said they feel as though they are on their own private yacht!...moreless
- Near The Ocean:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
Covers all call nationwide and Canada. Use your credit card for international calls. Limited cell service. Important contact information is posted at each phone. Landline phone on desk at entrance....moreless
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
Up the hill in the carriage house apartment. Sit in the Adirondack chairs or park your car outside and you can be connected. Guests have opted to not have wifi in the house. Enjoy the freedom! ...moreless
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
We offer a fully equipped, eat-in country kitchen. Those who love to cook have found they are not in need of any equipment. Local Farmers' Markets and fresh seafood make cooking a real pleasure....moreless
- Lobster Pot
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Boat Dock
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
Porch / Veranda:
Our expansive wrap-around porch is like a second living room. Plenty of seating/eating areas. Enjoy morning coffee, lazy summer afternoons, lovely sunsets and brilliant starlit nights on the porch. ...moreless
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 18 - Sep 3, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 4 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning fee $250
- Refundable Pet Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 9%
Cancellation Policy: Should you not utilize the specific time reserved or if you cancel your reservation less than three months prior to occupancy, all funds will be retained (except for the security deposit) unless the cottage is re-rented by another party at the same rate for the same period of time. If the latter occurs, all funds will be refunded. Security and Pet Deposits are refundable.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Uniquely situated, Kill Kare sits on the woodland shores of Walker Pond - a freshwater lake - which is located on the Down East coast of Maine on the scenic Blue Hill Peninsula. Walker Pond is about three miles long and about 1/2 mile at its widest point. The lake water is very temperate and is ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. It is separated from the salt waters of the Eggemoggin Reach - part of the Penobscot Bay - by only 1/4 mile of land. We are blessed to have loons, eagles and ducks on the Pond. And since the cottage faces west, we are treated to memorable nightly sunsets and stars and constellations so bright you can almost touch them.
To leave Kill Kare, simply take our mile-long private drive and from there, you are only minutes away from breath-taking maritime views and quaint fishing villages with inviting shops, galleries and first-class restaurants. Farmers' markets in our area are worthy destinations. And, the seafood - caught daily from nearby cold, coastal waters - just can't get any fresher!
Our online Renter's Guide - the 'Guide' link on our website page - offers extensive suggestions on things to do and see, where to eat and shop and what to hike and climb in our area. Sorted by towns, there is plenty of information there to keep you as busy as you care to be. And, it is constantly updated. There will be a hard copy of this in the cottage for guests' use.
Other Activities: kayaking, canoeing, golf and tennis, sailing, Kneisel Hall of Music, Wooden Boat School, Haystack School, arts and crafts galleries, steel drum concerts - check out the Renter's Guide!
Year Purchased: 1917
About the owner: Having summered in Maine for practically my entire life, Kill Kare is a home and a haven for me. I grew up in the girls' summer camp - Camp Four Winds - that my mother started in 1946 and ran for over 50 years that was just up the lake from the cottage. As a result, I have grown to love and deeply appreciate the beauty and serenity of the Maine coast and all that it has to offer. It is my family's wish to share this treasure with you.
Why the Owner Chose Brooksville, ME, USA:
My grandparents built Kill Kare Kamp in 1917 as a fishing cabin. My mother and her brother grew up there in the summers as did my sister and I and our son is the fourth generation of our family to have called Kill Kare home. My grandmother and mother filled the cottage with antiques that create a warm and welcoming ambiance. And, my grandfather, my uncle and our son caught the fish that are over the mantle of the great fieldstone fireplace in the living room. If you look closely at the door jamb by the porch, you'll see years' worth of kids' heights marked on it. The cottage is imbued with my family's love of the place.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Living right on the water is a unique privilege not accorded to everyone. Kill Kare could not be built today because of environmental restrictions so we feel particularly fortunate to have been able to enjoy this venerable house for a century. 2017 marks Kill Kare's 100th year. Sitting on the expansive, wrap-around porch, you feel as though you are on your own private yacht. Nightly sunsets are a treat as are the brightly lit heavens that follow with stars so bright they seem within reach. The lake is ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. And the picturesque maritime village that dot the Down East Maine coast are within an easy drive. Check out our online Renter's Guide - the 'Guide' link on our website - for our suggestions on what to do and see in the area. This is truly lakeside living at its best.
Links to more information:
"If this isn't heaven on earth, it has to be very close!" (A Kill Kare guest)
While away a summer's afternoon with a good book in the swing
Our LR is anchored by a large fieldstone fireplace & lots of comfy seating
Even our well-equipped eat-in kitchen has views of the water
Downstairs Queen has an adjacent full bath and water views.
Upstairs double twin with water views
Upstairs single twin with lake view
Upstairs reading/TV room with a daybed to lounge on, books and a DVD library
Kill Kare welcomes you with flowers and sunlight dancing off the lake
Lobsters - freshly caught from the cold Maine water -don't get fresher than this
We are immensely fortunate to still enjoy loons, eagles and other wildlife
We're in the cookbook! Look for Kill Kare Kamp Pot au Feu on page 175! Yum!
The lake is literally at your front door.
There is ample comfortable seating on the porch to enjoy a summer afternoon
Enjoy a book from our library and your morning coffee at the picture window
Our DR has views of the lake and the woods.
Upstairs Queen with water views and adjacent full bath
Upstairs double twin with woodland views
Under the eaves room with lake and woodland views. Kids love this room!
Our lake in the foreground with Penobscot Bay and Camden Hills in the distance
View of Acadia and Mt. Cadillac from the rockbound coast just minutes from us
Lobsters are essential. We'll tell you where to get 'em and how to cook 'em
Just one of the truly spectacular sunsets we enjoy from Kill Kare's porch
We welcome you to our home and Down East Maine. Join us and make some memories!
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