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*** Unique Lakefront Cottage In A Private Setting - Maine At Its BEST! ***

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 864 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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 www.CampGeorge.net.

More Details

Owner
George Vargish
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 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 Limerick

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.

My grandson George learned how to kayak here, and when he exclaimed "This is the best day of my life!" I decided to give the camp a name and allow other guests to build memories at this special place.

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.

Amenities

Limerick Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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 ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ample size, containing a storage bureau.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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*** Unique Lakefront Cottage In A Private Setting - Maine At Its BEST! ***
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
5

Great Fall Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Me and my husband loved our stay at Camp George. The house was clean, spacious and had everything we needed for a few days away from the city. The lake was serene and had lots of nooks to explore making our morning kayak rides relaxing and interesting...not a boring open oval like some lakes. George was attentive, had many great recommendations to provide and made sure all of our needs were met. I would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lisbon Falls, Maine, USA
5

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

Camp George provided every single thing that we were looking for in a relaxing vacation. The property sits on a small private cove that looks out into the larger portion of the lake. The camp itself itself is extremely clean, cozy and well maintained with a cabin atmosphere and a unique "moose" decor theme in every room. When we first arrived there was a moose bucket gift basket with our name personalized on it. It was full of s'more goodies and two "Camp George" coffe mug souvenirs! The porch with Windows all around is a nice large space for the whole family to enjoy. My teenagers loved being able to sleep out there on the futon with their own privacy and there very own tv with movies and games. The icing on the cake for us was the ability to take the pontoon boat out for a few hous a day to tour the lake and watch eagles soar and enjoy spectacular sunsets. We also just hung out on the boat while docked and just relaxed for hours. We couldn't have asked for anything more as the owner covered it all and then some going above and beyond to provide their guests with the perfect vacation getaway. We can't thank George enough for his incredible hospitality and the privilege to stay in his home for a whole week. It was truly the best relaxing , stress free vacation experience ever and I would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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East Windsor
5

Great cottage, perfect for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We normally vacation in North Carolina but decided to visit Maine this year. Camp George couldn't have been more perfect for our family's vacation. My kids (6 & 2) had a blast. They loved going out in the paddle boat, kayaking and jumping off the dock. They especially loved the gift basket of s'mores supplies. My husband was more than happy to be able to go out fishing every day. The cottage is clean and we all felt comfortable and at home during our stay. There were binders full of useful information about the cottage, local restaurants and activity ideas. I'm so glad we decided to visit Maine for the first time and that we chose to stay at Camp George. My oldest daughter is already asking when we can go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful and on a great piece of lakeside property. We would definitely go again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Another great trip to camp George. Will be back next year. The property is very well maintained by the owners. I would recommend this cottage to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic, well equipped, cozy, clean, perfect location and George was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Larry and I spent our honeymoon at Camp George. We entered a clean and cozy cottage. On the counter was a personalized gift basket welcoming us. We immediately sat down and went through all the informational material, binders full of what to do, how to do it, where to go and every question answered. We rented the pontoon boat, which was truly fantastic and fun way to explore the lake. Every day we had lunch on the boat. We also used the paddle boat, canoe, and kayaks. We saw eagles, blue heron and loons. The town of Cornish is a short drive away and absolutely charming. We visited the Friendly River Music store which is guitar heaven! Camp George is 48 minutes from Portland if you want to go to the ocean. We hiked Sawyer Ridge, wear bug spray and good hiking shoes. We really enjoyed our stay and especially our host, George who made our stay especially fun and pleasant . Many thanks George!

Patty and Larry

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping/Cleaning $75
Refundable Damage Fee $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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.