About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Guests are sure to enjoy a peaceful retreat at this large contemporary home. The waterfront is located just a short distance down a path and over the footbridge to Calf Island. The property owner provides a canoe and a kayak for use on the lake. The waterfront area also has a separate swimming dock and plenty of shaded area for picnicing and relaxing. The house is very well equipped for a fun family vacation with HDTV, Wifi, pool table, pingpong table, screened porch and sunny deck plus there's plenty of space for everyone. Five bedrooms and 3 bathrooms make this house a great choice for larger vacation groups. (king, queen, 2 twins, 1 bunk bed, 1 youth bed, king futon.
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- Apr 01, 2018
About Chris Nee
I live in Rye, NH and grew up in Darien, CT. I went to Temple University and currently work as a Senior Director at Oppenheimer.
Chris Nee purchased this House in 2000
Why Chris Nee chose Bristol
When i grew up in Ct. my family vacationed in the Bristol/Damariscotta/New Harbor area. My parents retired in Damariscotta (5 miles from my lake house). This area is the best of both worlds....lake front and 5 minutes from the ocean. The fishing on the lake is incredible. You will catch bass, pickerel and trout all day long. You can take a ride down the road to New Harbor and see the incredible coastline. You can hop on a ferry and take a day trip to Monheghan Island (My favorite place in the whole world). You can drive 8 minutes into Damariscotta and eat at some of my favorite restaurants in the US. Or you can just relax and listen to the loons or watch the bald eagles fish.
What makes this House unique
In front of my house is a private island that has 2 docks. You can use my canoe or kayak. You can paddle on the lake or on either side is a stream. One stream goes all the way to the ocean.
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Perfect for family getaway!
My family travelled from Nova Scotia and Massachusetts to meet up at this beautiful location for my cousin's wedding. The house was exactly as described and perfect for us (6 adults, 3 kids). We took advantage of the kayak, canoe and fishing rods, and the kids loved all the toys and games. We were 5 minutes from the wedding venue at the 1812 Farm. Will definitely be coming back again in the future.
Great place for a stay with some old friends!
Convenient location, tranquil and just a great place to stay wheather you’re staying in or going out.
Great location and great space!
My nephew was getting married on Pemaquid Beach so we rented this house to be close to the wedding and reception venues. It turned out to be the perfect location. It was also very close to my sister's home so it was easy to visit back and forth with her. We had family that we hadn't seen in a couple of years come to the house for brunch the Sunday after the wedding and the space the house provided was wonderful, making for a great time. The family members that stayed at the house found the accommodations to be very comfortable overall. It was also quiet and peaceful with a beautiful view of the water. I would say the only complaint may have been the lack of nice bath towels and washcloths but we made do. Also we purchased some more toilet tissue since we could not find any extra around in any of the storage cabinets but that was a minor issue. This place was a nice central location providing easy access to various sightseeing venues. We had a great time and would definitely consider staying here again on future visits.
Private yet close to everything
If you like the peace and serenity of a lake house and enjoy eating lobster at beautiful harbors . This is the place . Oh yea say hi to Berkley . He's the dog who comes down to the lake every morning with his owner to jump in the lake to retrieve his stick
Great lakeside property with plenty of space for a large family.
We stayed at this house in July of 2017 and had a lovely time. We had only 7 people but used four of the bedrooms. With three full baths there was never any wait for the toilet or the shower. The house was just as pictured, clean and in good condition. Our kids loved the downstairs bedroom which is full of toys! We did not use the pool table or ping pong in the basement which was a bit musty. Also, remember that there is no AC at the house and bring box fans for the windows. It cools off at night but you'll want the fans to cool your room.
The location on Boyd Pond is excellent! The lake is very peaceful, with no motorized craft. The kayak and canoe available for renters' use are both in good condition and very fun. Make sure to explore the beaver dam down river to the southern end of the lake!
Be aware that insects can be annoying at the lake. We had many encounters with biting flies, and mosquitoes came out at night. These are to be expected of course, but worth planning for. Also, we had a leech attach itself to one member of our party. I'm sure they are every rare, but watch out for standing in the mud and muck where such creatures live.
The location is very quiet, but that does mean you need to drive to get anywhere. It's about 15 minutes to Damariscotta, where shopping and restaurants are plentiful. In about 40 minutes you can be in Boothbay Harbor where whale watches leave. In about 20 minutes you can reach Pemaquid Point, which is very much worth a visit for the historic light house and to clamber on the rocks and look at tide pools. Try to come at low tide!
A great rental and very reasonably priced! Highly recommended.
Great location, with something for everyone
This was our fifth trip to Maine, and by far the best location that we have experienced. The kayak and canoe that came with the rental were a big hit. The kids caught many fish from the dock, and enjoyed swimming in the lake. The house was spacious enough for our two families totaling 12, and everyone was able to sit and enjoy their lobster dinners at the big table together. There is fishing equipment for renters to use, toys for kids, and a pool table and ping pong table in the basement.
We took many Day trips from the lake house, Boothbay Harbor, South Bristol, Round Pond, Newcastle-Damariscotta, Waldoboro, Bath, Augusta, Camden, Acadia, Bar Harbor (2:30hrs), Freeport, Reid State Park, Popham Beach State Park, Port Clyde, Pemaquid lighthouse, Portland, and Boston (3hrs). It was a busy two weeks. We loved our stay!
If you’re looking for the best that Maine has to offer then you’re sure to find it in this Damariscotta / Pemaquid Region. Surround yourself with the diversity of our natural scenic beauty: beaches, harbors, and rocky coastlines; lakes and ponds, fishing streams and tidal bays. Explore endless kayak and canoeing waterways or hike hundreds of miles of trails on public and conservancy lands. Our vibrant communities offer galleries and museums, concerts, special events, all types of shopping - including antique auctions, farmers’ markets, and agricultural fairs – and of course an exceptional array of dining options.
Additional information about rental rates
There is also a cleaning fee of: $175 and a $50 insurance fee that gives you $1500 in damage protection. Also no need to send back and forth security deposit because of the insurance!