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3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6-8
Futon in living room
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 21 - 2121
- Water in the house is pumped out of the lake. Please BYO bottled drinking water.
- If you want to use kayak or canoe, please BYO life jacket.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Property has guest safety measures
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About Klara Tammany
I live in Lewiston, about a 30 minute drive away. Retired now, I am a member of and help manage a residential community of healing for women in the inter city. A sister and her family live in Raleigh NC, a brother and his spouse are in Ohio. Together we own the two camps - use one and rent the other.
Klara Tammany purchased this Cottage in 1987
Why Klara Tammany chose Kennebec County
Our parents purchased the property from the original owners who built the houses in the 1920s. They are traditional, simple Maine “camps.” Our family has enjoyed them now for just over 30 years. We bought the first house in 1981 and various family members continue to use it each summer. We bought the house next door in 1987, so we would have a protected little compound. That's the one we rent. We have good neighbors on either side, and a small patch of woods between the houses and the road. Our parents spent 6 months of every year there, grandchildren grew up there, creating wonderful memories and good Karma.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Tacoma Lakes are off the beaten path, and less crowded than the bigger lakes. Being spring fed, they are known to be some of the cleanest in Maine. They warm up well and offer great swimming, and fishing – including bass. We regularly see osprey, heron, loons, kingfishers, an occasional eagle and of course loons. A branch of the Thorncrag bird sanctuary (centered in Lewiston, and one of the largest in New England) is about a half mile down the road. The lake has a sandy bottom where you enter, until about knee deep. There is a small dock and a cozy hammock between two sturdy pines by the lake – the best place for reading and napping. I or another family member is usually in the house next door, to greet you when you arrive and if you should have questions or needs. We'll also bring new renters blueberry muffins! The summer Dance Festival at Bates College in Lewiston, and the Monmouth Theater a few miles away, are both top quality events, and there is music and theater in Brunswick. (Cancelled summer 2020 due to Covid.) Further, but still easy day trips are ocean beaches or mountains: Popham and Reid State park for beaches, Camden, Rockland/Rockport seaside towns, Owl's Head and Popham favorite light houses. Portland has a great art museum, incredible restaurants, and the Old Port and lighthouse, just a bit over an hour away. Freeport and LL Bean is just 45 minutes away. Quaint village of Hallowell about a 20 min drive with Vaughn Woods there for a great walk. A good country store with all the basics is about 2 miles away. Full grocery stores are in Gardiner (10 miles), or Lewiston, (15 miles). And then there’s Reny’s – “a Maine invention!” – also in Gardiner.