Built in 2002, this all log structure features all the comforts of a home, but we call it a cottage as it sits lakeside, is decorated with life's comforts in mind, and offers the serenity of lake-life with ocean access nearby. Enjoy a morning fishing or kayaking, then hop in the lake that reaches 80 degrees by mid-July. For the more adventuresome, bring a boat for sailing, waterskiing, or just a cruise up and down this 14 mile long lake. Our place is at the narrow end, a mile above the dam that separates the lake from the Damariscotta River and offers low boat traffic, great fishing, and a dock location where you can enter and exit the lake in about 8 feet of water. Come enjoy this piece of paradise offering kayaks, a canoe, private dock, and shared float you can swim to. At day's end, return to the peace and quiet of your 3 bedroom log home with a screened-in porch spanning the width of the cottage and extending 14 feet toward the lake added in 2012. Rain or Shine, this is the place to be. Oh, and don't forget those cool Maine evenings where you can enjoy a blanket mid-summer! If that's not enough for you, the quaint town of Damariscotta is only 5 miles away and offers boutique shopping, great restaurant options, a full service grocery store and a place or two to grab a cocktail!
Chap Kistler - Owner of THE NEST
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 4, 2018
About Chap Kistler - Owner of THE NEST
One of two log homes on the property (see THE LODGE, vrbo 350800). Built in the early 2000's as a family homestead. Kim and I, along with Macauley and Cory call this HOME. We live full time in Colorado, but Maine is our get away where we try to spend as much time as possible. With us living all across the country, we don't get to Maine as often as we'd like. Our loss is your gain!
Chap Kistler - Owner of THE NEST purchased this House in 2003
Why Chap Kistler - Owner of THE NEST chose Newcastle
Quiet summers in Maine. Cool nights. Lobster and Clams. Great Fishing, Warm lake (almost 80 degrees by July 4). Kayaks and Canoes, or bring your own powerboat. Some of the best large and small mouth bass fishing this country has to offer. Coastal options within a 15 minute drive. great town for shopping. Close enough, yet far enough away from Freeport Maine if you want outlet shopping. What more could you want?
What makes this House unique
Both THE NEST and THE LODGE were build by a local builder. Solid construction and great location
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
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Beautiful Home in an Amazing Location
The house was absolutely beautiful, spotless, and so relaxing located up a short path from the lake. We chose this lake because it is 10 miles long and we rented a ski boat for swimming and water skiing.The home was incredibly stocked with any gadget you could dream of wanting, in addition to a fabulous gas grill. We would relax each morning, and then head out to the lake for paddle boarding, kayaking and swimming and enjoying all the toys the owner provided including a water trampoline. For all of us, the best feature was the lovely screened in porch overlooking the lake. We would eat dinner here and enjoy sitting around relaxing with the view.Each evening we laughed our heads off with the many games that were provided in the closet. Town is very accessible for restaurants and food shopping. Best of all were the loons on the lake with their plaintiff cries, an incredible huge owl that flew in on a branch near the house, and a deer we spotted running across the path. It is a wonderful home to spend fun, relaxing family time, and we all loved the experience.
Thanks for the kind review. We work hard to make sure every renter has an enjoyable and relaxing experience at the Loon’s Nest and our other property next door, Loon’s Call Lodge
The cabin is beautiful and clean. The owner is available for any questions. The lake is amazing
Our family of 5 had an amazing time at the Loon's Nest. We enjoyed all of the available activities. We kayaked, paddle boarded and our children especially enjoyed the water trampoline and the large floats in the water. The cabin is roomy and clean and the screened in porch was nice for having dinner on and playing games at night. Our family cannot wait to go back again!
Thanks. We hope to see you again!
Heaven on Earth
It was August, the lakes healing, warm waters invited us every morning and afternoon to climb off the well equipped for sunning and swimming dock. Good thing too, because the view from the house and the lodging were so perfectly designed that it was hard leaving the comfy leather couches or the lounges on the screened in porch. We were even able to have a fire a few nights in the well designed fire place with a hearty stack of wood to burn, too. We come back every year and this year was a bit more social than our usual stay - the house accommodated gratiously as did the sourrounding areas of Maine to discover, especially the Farm Markets (with fresh, just picked strawberries, home made dilly beans and the cheeses). Our guests were most impressed! Our host was most gratious and easily responsive when we needed to contact them about a situation. The house was so clean it still looks new. Highly recommended Home away!
Glad to hear that you enjoy this special setting year after year. You are always welcome back!
Beautiful spot on Damariscotta Lake
We have stayed at The Loon's nest for a number of years now. Every year the cabin is ready for us - clean and a welcome start to a wonderful week in Maine. Chap Kistler is always terrific about letting us know if there are any issues to be aware of- there was some very minimal water dripping in the bathroom this year - but he warned us about it before hand and had already called the plumber to take care of it. We always appreciate having a heads up and knowing that he is on top of taking care of the place. We only wish there was WiFi for the times you need to keep in touch or stay connected before or after a day of fun. Cell service and internet connection via mobile phone is tough and spotty in rural Maine. We'll be back again next summer for sure - the best rental cabin on Damariscotta Lake!
A little slice of paradise
We love this place! Whenever we're here we feel calm and relaxed. The tranquility of the Lion's nest helps us regroup and center ourselves from the hecticness of the outside world.
We have been coming here for a long time now and wouldn't have it any other way! The Loon's Nest is a wonderful place to go to relax and rejuvenate! There is so many things to see and do in the surrounding areas or you can be just as content relaxing on the deck or sitting on the porch listening to the loon's and other sounds of the woods! There's so much to do in the area that we would love to stay two weeks instead of just one!
Moody's Diner, Damariscotta River Grill, King Eider's Pub, Schooner's Landing, Shaw's, Round Pound, Anchor Inn just to name a few
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Linens/towels not included and must be provided by renter. Pillows, blanket, bedspreads included. Departure time of 9 AM is critical for providing adequate time for cleaning. Check-in is at 2 PM