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Classic Shingled Lakeside Camp, Inviting Wraparound Porch, Ideal Family Retreat.

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Curl up with a good book and enjoy the peacefulness of the lake

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Kill Kare is uniquely located in a pine forest on a pristine freshwater lake on the Down East coast of Maine, 1/4 mile from the Penobscot Bay. So named because here you can come to truly 'kill your cares', the cottage has been in the same family since it was built in 1917. It is a private and restful vacation spot and a perfect base from which to explore nearby Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Castine, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Reached by a mile long private road, the property is peaceful and quiet - with the only interruption being the occasional call of the loons. Sitting on the generous porch - which faces west - you feel as though you are on shipboard while watching lovely sunsets. A small private dock and swim float allow access to the lake for swimming and boating. Inside, a well-appointed living room is anchored by a large field stone fireplace. There is also an inviting dining room and a well-equipped country kitchen with eat-in space. This is lakeside living at its best.


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. Enjoy!

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. They also rent baby equipment (cribs, high chairs, etc.).

There will be a book 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. This can also be emailed to you prior to your visit.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2346 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Downstairs lake view...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upstairs, lakeside...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    Upstairs, lake view...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs, lake view...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

    Upstairs, woods side...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs, woods side...moreless

  • The bedrooms all have lovely views of either the lake or the woods. Two queen sized beds happily accommodate adults and the singles are great for children. There are bathroom facilities on both floors....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Located on the first floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    Located on the second floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Located on the second floor...moreless

  • Because our water source is from a well, we encourage our guests to be mindful of water use. The spring water is very good for drinking and makes your hair soft and shiny. Our septic system works well when not overtaxed....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A bookcase in the living room is full of books to borrow and enjoy....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    Bring your iPod...moreless

  • Television:

    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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lakefront:

    Located on the forested shores of Walker Pond, a freshwater lake, our home is only 1/4 mile - as the crow flies - from the Atlantic waters of Penobscot Bay....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View:

    Facing West, Kill Kare enjoys spectacular sunsets and night skies filled with stars and constellations....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Separate dining room seats 8-10. Table linens provided. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    No AC but window fans are provided for each room. And the natural fresh breeze off the lake is always refreshing....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    On the first floor next to the kitchen...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    A fire in the large fieldstone fireplace is a welcome end to the day. 'Fatwood' is provided and some firewood....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided including beach towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    A large living room with ample seating in front of a large fieldstone fireplace. Kid's table for crafts and puzzles. Bring your iPod to enjoy your own music on the player....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking lot just up the small footpath from the cottage...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Covers all call nationwide and Canada. Please use your credit card for international calls. Limited cell service. Important contact information is posted at each phone. One landline phone in DR....moreless

  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    On the first floor next to the kitchen...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Up the hill in the carriage house apartment. Sit in the Adirondack chairs or park your car outside and you can be connected. ...moreless

  • Fax

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Two...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, food processor, ice cream maker, toaster oven, casseroles, ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample dishes, utensils and cutlery...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    We offer a fully equipped, eat-in country kitchen. Those who love to cook have found they are not in need of any equipment....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We supply some staples like flour, sugar, salt and pepper, some spices, condiments, dishwasher/ing soap, hand soap,TP and paper towels. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Two...moreless

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Golf:

    Nearby - check online Renter's Guide...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoes and kayaks can be easily rented nearby. They are delivered and picked up. Check online Renter's Guide for details....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Our expansive wrap-around porch is like a second living room. Plenty of seating/eating areas. You feel like you are on your own yacht. Enjoy lovely sunsets and brilliant starlit nights. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nearby - check online Renter's Guide...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Jun 18 - Sep 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,400
Indian Summer
Sep 4 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Pet Deposit $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

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.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor, Maine
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Hill
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Stonington, Deer Isle to Isle au Haut
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Deer Isle
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 15
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sedgwick
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sargentville Beach, Eggemoggin Reach

Car: Necessary

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 nightly sunsets.

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. Broken down 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!

 

Owner info

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 almost a century. 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.


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Speaks: english, french

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  • Curl up with a good book and enjoy the peacefulness of the lake

    Curl up with a good book and enjoy the peacefulness of the lake

  • The perfect spot to while away a summer afternoon

    The perfect spot to while away a summer afternoon

  • Eat in or on the porch.  Local produce and seafood is as fresh as it gets.

    Eat in or on the porch. Local produce and seafood is as fresh as it gets.

  • Downstairs queen-sized room with lake views and adjacent to full bath

    Downstairs queen-sized room with lake views and adjacent to full bath

  • The upstairs queen room with lake and woodland views - adjacent to full bath

    The upstairs queen room with lake and woodland views - adjacent to full bath

  • Upstairs double twin with views of the woods

    Upstairs double twin with views of the woods

  • Upstairs lakeside room with two singles

    Upstairs lakeside room with two singles

  • Upstairs half bath adjacent to bedrooms

    Upstairs half bath adjacent to bedrooms

  • Our dock and swim float make easy access to the lake - ideal for water sports

    Our dock and swim float make easy access to the lake - ideal for water sports

  • The lake is temperate and enticing for swimming, boating and fishing

    The lake is temperate and enticing for swimming, boating and fishing

  • Our lake in the foreground with Penobscot Bay and Camden Hills in the distance

    Our lake in the foreground with Penobscot Bay and Camden Hills in the distance

  • We are immensely fortunate to still enjoy loons, eagles and other wildlife

    We are immensely fortunate to still enjoy loons, eagles and other wildlife

  • Kill Kare Kamp with the flags snapping in a summer breeze

    Kill Kare Kamp with the flags snapping in a summer breeze

  • The living room - with lake views - is anchored by a fieldstone fireplace

    The living room - with lake views - is anchored by a fieldstone fireplace

  • Our fully equipped eat-in country kitchen with views of the lake and the woods

    Our fully equipped eat-in country kitchen with views of the lake and the woods

  • Downstairs full bath with tub/shower - adjacent to bedroom

    Downstairs full bath with tub/shower - adjacent to bedroom

  • Full bath (with tub) adjacent to upstairs queen-sized room

    Full bath (with tub) adjacent to upstairs queen-sized room

  • Upstairs single with lovely lake views

    Upstairs single with lovely lake views

  • Tucked under the eaves - a cozy room for kids with lake and woodland views

    Tucked under the eaves - a cozy room for kids with lake and woodland views

  • Lobster feast at Kill Kare - the lobsters were caught that morning

    Lobster feast at Kill Kare - the lobsters were caught that morning

  • Kayaks and canoes can be easily rented. See online Renter's Guide for details.

    Kayaks and canoes can be easily rented. See online Renter's Guide for details.

  • One of the truly spectacular sunsets we enjoy from Kill Kare's porch

    One of the truly spectacular sunsets we enjoy from Kill Kare's porch

  • View of Acadia and Mt. Cadillac from the rockbound coast

    View of Acadia and Mt. Cadillac from the rockbound coast

  • Kill Kare's guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends.  We welcome you.

    Kill Kare's guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends. We welcome you.

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