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Explore Spectacular Maine Attractions Using our Unique Cottage as your retreat!

Bedrooms 2
Space 864 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 private bedrooms and full bath. Porch futon and folding cot available.

'Camp George' is a charming Maine cottage situated amongst tall pines on a half acre lot providing privacy in a quiet retreat. Open concept kitchen with new microwave and dishwasher and living room. Two private bedrooms, one with two twin beds, the other with a full size bed. A washer and dryer are available in the unfinished basement. The property includes a huge fire pit with perimeter seating and a redwood table with bench seating for outdoor dining. Watercraft provided include 4 kayaks, a 17' aluminum canoe, and a paddle boat which seats 4. A 16 foot pontoon boat is available at an additional cost. Adult life jackets are available. You will need to bring your own special life jackets for your children. Please bring your own linens and towels. If you want linens and towels provided, there will be an additional fee - please contact owner. During the term of your rental, you may use the two Lake Arrowhead community centers and without charge. The closest clubhouse is within walking distance, less than one mile away in Limerick, consisting of an indoor heated pool and a fitness center. The larger clubhouse in North Waterboro is only 3.5 miles away, providing a heated indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center with sauna, weight room, cardio room and exercise room with optional scheduled classes, air hockey, ping pong and billiard table for the kids, an adult's only billiards room with darts, 4 outdoor tennis and basketball courts, and a childrens' playground. You also have beach privileges at any of the lake's 12 private sandy beaches (the best located only a short paddle boat ride from the cottage). Lots of things to do... even when it rains!

Lake Arrowhead is famous for fabulous fall foliage and spectacular sunsets. An eagle nest is only a short kayak ride from the cottage. And if you are visiting in winter, there are many snowmobile trails in the immediate area... and don't forget ice fishing! A refundable $500 Security/Damage deposit and $75 housekeeping fee applies to all weekly or greater rentals, and a $250 Security/Damage deposit and $50 housekeeping fee applies to special 3-day rentals, when available. For more information, visit

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George Vargish
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2017

About George Vargish

My wife and I are both retired, and we live in a southern New Hampshire home about 80 miles from Camp George, and an hour drive from Boston. My wife has always enjoyed gardening, and when cancer visited her life, I found myself fulfilling her gardening dreams in our back yard. I somehow got hooked on gardening. She is now in remission, and we both have become 'Master Gardeners' through training at the University of New Hampshire. Our personal gardens and volunteer work at UNH, which is a requirement of our training, keeps us busy.

I (George) have always loved 'a place on the water', and I met my wife (Audrey) when she sold me a lakefront cabin in New Jersey, where we have spent most of our life. A change in jobs brought us to New Hampshire 6 years ago.

My love of a cottage on a lake never left me, and we were completely enchanted with the state of Maine. We love trips to the craggy coast shorelines, picturesque lighthouses, lobster pounds and antiquing locally and in not so distant areas. I searched for years to find a special retreat where I could enjoy boating and recreation in a private setting.

George Vargish purchased this cottage in 2012

Why George Vargish chose Southern Coast

Lake Arrowhead is a unique body of water consisting of 1100 acres. Unlike most single, 'circular lakes', Lake Arrowhead meanders into many different directions providing many interesting inlets, coves and beach areas to explore by kayak, canoe or pontoon boat. Jet skis are permitted, however the lake has always remained quiet and peaceful - unlike larger recreational lakes. What made Camp George special to us was its unique location. Many homes around Lake Arrowhead are perched high above the lake and access to the shoreline can only be achieved by descending a great many steps. Naturally, you would have to climb these same steps to return to the house. Camp George is only 75' from the water's edge, with minimal steps. It is also situated between a private cove on one side and one of the larger bodies of water on the other. This makes it perfect for families with children. The cove is a perfect place to learn how to kayak or watch over children in a protected area, yet there is immediate access to the larger area for motor boating and fishing.

What makes this cottage unique

Camp George falls within a private homeowner's association of approximately 1,300 homes in Waterboro and Limerick, Maine. The community surrounds beautiful Lake Arrowhead, which is known for its great bass fishing, boating and beautiful sunsets. In addition to abundant nearby recreation, Lake Arrowhead Community offers amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardio room, weight room, exercise room and sauna. Clubhouses have indoor and outdoor pools, showers, locker rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, tennis courts, basketball, volleyball, billiards, darts and more. These amenities are close and free to enjoy 7 days a week and are especially welcomed on a rainy day.


Limerick Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Refundable Deposit: If reservation is cancelled within 30 days of arrival date and then re-booked, guest will receive a full refund.
  • For 3-day "Leaf-Peeper Special" bookings, the Refundable Deposit will be adjusted from $500 to $250.
  • Pontoon Boat rental is available from June 1st through October 15th.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ample size, containing a storage bureau.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , This bedroom has room for a folding cot, which is available.
    Porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon converts to a comfortable double bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Hand decorated antique furniture by the famous Martha Cahoon
  • The enclosed porch contains a Futon that converts to a double bed to sleep 2.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Explore Spectacular Maine Attractions Using our Unique Cottage as your retreat!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Camp George is fantastic. The fishing is awesome!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great week at Camp George!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at Camp George and once again, we had a blast. It's a nice little home away from home. Our two kids (7&4) love staying here and immediately asked when we were coming back again. This year we discovered Love Island while canoeing. A must find of you're planning on staying. There's a rope swing and great fishing. We always look forward to coming back. Thank you again, Camp George for giving our family a great space for a truly relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage is amazing. Everything we could want and more.

  • 5 of 5

It's amazing! Will be coming back next year!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

My husband, our two sons and I just spent a wonderful week at Camp George! Camp was very cozy and comfortable. The guys spent hours fishing and caught 4 Bass ranging from 16-18 inches along with lots of perch. Very peaceful and relaxing. Finished porch overlooking lake was a great place to hang out, have dinner and read!! Rented the pontoon boat for two days which the boys loved!! Owner George Vargish was very helpful and accommodating!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bolton, MA

Lovely quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Camp George. The kayaks and paddle boat were used daily! The kids splashed in the gradual entry water at the dock and we swam at the beach down the road. The owner clearly puts a lot of effort to make sure we had a nice stay, which we appreciated.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Best vacation home ever! Did not want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Camp George was amazing. I can not say enough about the kindness of the owner or the beauty of the property. The pictures do not do it justice. We had plenty of space indoors, with my boyfriend, teenage daughter & her friend, & 2 senior citizens. The house was perfect & the outdoor fun was even better. Plenty of outdoor toys for fun or relaxation. We explored the lake, found the eagles & their nest, & had a day at Love Island playing on the rope swing in the water & catching some fish.We had good luck with bass, perch, blue gills, & crappie fishing in the cove from the dock, from the kayaks, & out on the pontoon boat. We also enjoyed 2 short day trips to both Portland (Eventide has the best food) & Boothbay harbor, where we enjoyed a puffin cruise. There is so much to do or enjoy doing nothing at all in the tranquility of this beautiful camp. The only problem we encounter was that we couldn't stay forever. My family can not wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Portland, Maine (44 minute drive)
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Old Orchard Beach, Maine (44 minute drive)
Car: recommended

Camp George is a 15 minute drive to medical, pharmacy, banks and a large grocery store (Hannaford) all located on Route 5 due east. A half-dozen restaurant options are within 5 miles. Approximately 40 minutes to movie theaters, major retailers and larger franchised restaurants (Saco and Biddeford). Approximately a 45 minute drive to Maine's 7 mile beach (Old Orchard Beach) with amusement park.

Local winter attractions include ice fishing, and snow mobile trails are in the immediate area. Family Ski Mountain, located in Bridgeton Shawnee Peak, offers a variety of terrain for all with night time skiing.


Rates & Availability

Limerick Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 28 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Leaf Peeper Special
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter - Spring
Nov 26 2017 - Jun 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping/Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please provide your own towels and linens. Towels and Linens are available at an additional fee ($15 per person).
Leaf Peeper 3-Day Special: Refundable Security Deposit is $250, Cleaning fee is $75.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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