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Lake House Directly on Knickerbocker Lake. Peaceful, Clean, Picturesque, Perfect

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Large Back deck for lounging, Morning coffee or afternoon cocktails are perfect!

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Located directly in the Lake ideal for Swimming, Kayaking, Fishing & Relaxing

PERFECT for a family or group of friends to enjoy a relaxed vacation that gives you fabulous scenic views over the lake and yet only minutes away from town.The lake gives you the freedom to swim anytime without the problem of tides and is warmer than the ocean! Fully renovated in 2015, stocked kitchen, all bed linens, bath & hand towels, paper goods, dishwasher and Gas BBQ to enjoy dining alfresco with our outdoor garden furniture. It is a slice of heaven, hope you come and enjoy our home.
Knickerbocker Lake, in Maine's Mid-Coast Region, is a picture of north country serenity. Less than five miles from well-known Boothbay Harbor, Knickerbocker's tranquil waters below the busy seaports just a few miles away. Swimming is popular at Knickerbocker Lake, along with nature hikes and paddling the shoreline. Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife regularly stocks trout in the lake. Children will especially love searching the shallows for minnows, turtles and the occasional frog. The wooded setting encourages deer, wild turkeys, rabbits and moose. Bald eagles are often seen soaring above the treetops and a wide variety of song birds and waterfowl visit the lake on a regular basis. The fall view over the lake is spectacular with it's various colors, Reds, Yellows and Orange in amongst the green pine trees. In winter, the lake is popular as an ice fishing destination. The area is well-supplied with trails and paths for walking, hiking and mountain biking.
Only one mile from Knickerbocker Lake, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens provides some of the most beautiful grounds for the visitor's enjoyment. Miles of trails lead the visitor to experience ornamental gardens, waterfalls, exceptional natural beauty, incomparable stonework and sculpture, waterfront and woodlands. A full schedule of educational events, art exhibits and culinary delights featuring world-famous chefs and herbs and produce grown in the Kitchen Gardens means something is always going on to pique the visitor's interest.
Heading south from Knickerbocker Lake, Boothbay Harbor provides all of the charm of a historical working fishing harbor. Many of the villages here have historically survived by fishing. Although commercial fishing has declined, lobster is king. The lobster boats set out every morning as they have for generations, bringing back a bountiful harvest of the delectable crustaceans for dining delicacies world-wise. Nowhere on earth are the lobster more plentiful or more fresh. Boothbay Harbor abounds with specialty dining establishments in historic surroundings, with Maine coast views and plenty of reasonably-priced lobster - the town's chief crop. As commercial fishing has declined, Boothbay Harbor has become a world-choice destination of seacoast fans. Full-service marinas cater to privately-owned yachts and pleasure boats. The rugged Maine coast is a favored location for photographers and artists, many of whom manage galleries in the harbor area. Here, it's possible to find gallery tours so the visitor will never bypass the best local finds. Boats can be rented at the local marinas - kayaking or paddle boards are a favorite. There are spots for fishing along the rocky shoreline where visitors may try to hook a striped bass. Or, charter fishing can be arranged ahead of time. Sightseeing cruises are available by schooner or excursion boat. Up to seven lighthouses can be seen in the Boothbay region - Captain Fish has a wide variety of great trips from shoreline, lighthouses, whale & puffin tours. In summer, one can take the ferry to Squirrel Island, a summer-only colony where cars are forbidden and most of the cottages date from the late 1800s. This location is known for it's serenity, evening sunsets, calling of the loons at dusk and yet close enough to enjoy the many restaurants and local stores filled with local goodies and great food.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Over 5 years of age and able to swim....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children should be over 5 years and able to swim as you are right on the lake....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    STRICK NO smoking, No vapor electronic smoking allowed on the property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, heated towel rail, soap and shampoo. Queen bed, flat screen TV, heated towel rail, ceiling fan, wardrobe & dresser. Second bedroom - Twin beds, double closet, heated towel rail with lake view. Third bedroom - twin lower bunks, heated towel rail with view of lake and double sliders to deck....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • New 2015 En-suite bathroom, bath, shower in Bedroom 1 One European style bathroom with shower. Bathroom is compact but neat, with shower, sink and toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Great family/friends vacation rental......swimming, fishing, canoeing, sunbathing, relaxing, walking, great BBQ. Just 5 mins drive to town. Enjoy the lake fun and the deck as the sun goes down....perfect!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Flat Screen TV's in living room and master bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some provided....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Just 5 mins drive to town loaded with restaurants serving everything from Fresh caught Lobster, Italian or Chinese, there's something for everyone. Local crafts, exquisite jewelry & Local Art Gallerie...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Views are from two bedrooms and the dining room. The back deck has an umbrella, table and chairs, great for that morning coffee or evening cocktail right on the water....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Knickerbocker Lake, Swim anytime, fish, kayak or canoe, laze by the water, read, enjoy sunsets and listen to the loons. Renovated in 2015 fresh & clean, just 5 mins from town or grocery store GREAT!...moreless

  • Rural:

    Quiet location, beautiful scenery and sounds of the loons with picturesque sunsets. Walk to the new golf coarse for dinner or enjoy the local market on the commons. You can Hike, Swim, Fish or Walk....moreless

  • Water View:

    Water View from Dining Room and 2nd & 3rd Bedroom. Back Porch is over the water....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer available...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Monitor and Gas fireplace for taking off early spring/fall chill...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WIFI included...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All Bed linens provided, 1 Bath towel, 1 Hand towel & 1 Face towel per person. Please bring extra towels for swimming....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large open living area with sofa, loveseat and recliner with flat screen tv and view of lake....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway with 2 parking spaces....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring extra swim towels....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and regular coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen - Electric Stove, Dishwasher, Fridge, pots, pans, silverware for six. Kitchen Island with seating for 3, Dining table in Dining room seating for 6 with view over Lake....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Outside bedroom 3.........moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Back deck over the Lake with seating for 6 and umbrella for shade....moreless

  • Golf:

    New Golf Coarse in Boothbay Harbor. Call ahead for Tee Time....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available on site 2 man canoe and 2 man kayak. Various floatation devices....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Season
May 6 - Oct 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,450

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Housekeeping $150
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Maximum allowed in this property is 6 persons, children aged over 5 yrs and must be able to swim.

Housekeeping is based on $150 per week, which includes 2 Bathroom Towels, 1 Hand towel, 1 Face Towel each guest. Bath Mats, Kitchen Dish Towels, Paper Goods, Kitchen Roll, Toilet Paper & Dish Soap & Hand Soap. Also Gas Fireplace and Monitor Heating, 2 TV's, 1 DVD player, Free WIFI and Gas BBQ. Blender, Kueric Coffee Machine, Filter Coffee Machine, Electric Easy Clean Stove, Electric Hot Plate, Electric Kettle, Microwave, 4 Person Toaster, Dishwasher.

*Maine State Tax is 9% Jan 2016.

*Must sign owners contract which will be sent ahead of booking. 50%deposit on signing contract, 50% required 90 days ahead of stay. PLEASE read cancellation terms on owners contract. Thanks KP.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many in town
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Boothbay Harbor
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Boothbay Harbor Golf Coarse
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Wiscasset (Bus is Best)
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 1
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Golf Coarse, Bett's Fish and Many in town
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Camden Bowl
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Henderson beach (Southport)

Car: Necessary

Just 5 mins drive into Boothbay Harbor, local shops, restaurants, walking trails, and boating tours etc. Approx 70 mins from Portland Airport.

Other Activities: Many Boat tours including Whale Watching, Puffin & Seal encounters, Island excursions, World famous Botanical Gardens, Great restaurants with fresh seafood, lobster, oysters, steaks. Great Chinese, Italian, Pizza restaurants, large supermarket in town, new Gluten free store just opened 2014. Local Arts & Crafts, Unique Shopping, Hand made gifts, jams and jellies, Kayaking, Fishing & Boating, Wildlife and Bird Watching, Mini golf, Brand new Golf coarse. Variety of restaurants many with great happy hours with bar snack dishes to fine dining. At the local Y there are Swimming exercise classes, Yoga & Ballroom Classes, Spin and Badminton. Cinema with new release films, Live Theater and Musicals, Opera House with great bands and headliner singers. Rock Climbing, Racquetball, Basketball, Spa, Massage, Beauty Parlor, Chiropractor, Medical Center, Doctor and Dentist. Great Guided Walks, Free Lectures, Famers Market on Thursdays.

Local Band Concerts on the Library Green every week, Live Music every weekend in the restaurants and bars, check out the many Happy Hour deals and there is always Yard Sales, Art Walks, Festivals and Fairs in town.

Things to Do and See in and Around Boothbay Harbor:-

Perhaps the most scenic body of ocean water on the eastern seaboard, mid-coast Maine features scores of islands, historic lighthouses, quiet little protected harbors and towns offering clothing and craft shops, art galleries and restaurants. A wild life paradise; ospreys and bald eagles nest high in the spruces along the rugged shores, harbor seals complete their annual pilgrimage to quiet coves and dolphins and whales loll about in the waves.

Outings: Take a day and visit Arcadia National Park, or one of the many lighthouses on the coast. Go to the outlet Mall in Freeport, LL Bean etc. or visit the Ironworks at Bath for a great historical look into the making of the great steamships of a bygone era. Wiscasset is filled with museums from the old sea captains to the incredible music box museum.

Boothbay Region Land Trust

Route 27, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 / 207-633-4818

www.bbrlt.org

30 miles along 18 beautiful coastal and woodland trails within 20 minutes on the peninsula are open for the public’s enjoyment, free of charge. One trail begins two minutes from Boothbay Cottages. Trail maps are available at the local office of chamber of commerce and the individual trail sites. Trails vary in difficulty, so pick the one that matches your ability. All but the Damariscove Island trail are dog-friendly. Celebrated 30 years in 2010. Check the web site for guided walks and events. Guidebook and calendar also provided in the Lake house.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537 / 207-633-4333

www.mainegardens.org

Visit Maine’s world-class botanical garden and experience extraordinary ornamental gardens, miles of waterfront and woodland trails, the elegant Visitor Center with Kitchen Garden Café and Gift Shop, Fairy Village, indoor and outdoor art exhibits, and stonework and sculpture beyond compare. At 248 acres, this is New England’s largest botanical garden. The new Children’s Garden based on Maine story books opened in 2010. Check the web site for exciting events and educational programs including chef demonstrations in the cooking garden, storytelling for kids, art openings, and musical performances.

The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor: 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor ME 04538 / 207-633- 6855

Built in 1894, this historic Opera House, open year -round, provides an intimate stage for regional artists and national touring acts. Performances include a mix of folk, jazz, classical, blues, country and world music, in addition lectures and classes.

Brand NEW Boothbay Golf Country Club

33 Country Club Road, Boothbay, ME 04537 / 207-633-3673

18 hole championship hole course with beautiful views. Restaurant open for lunch and dinner.

Boothbay Railway Village

Route 27, P.O. Box 123, Boothbay ME 04537 / 207-633-4727

Tour 28 historic buildings, visit the exceptional antique car and truck exhibit, open daily.

All the weekly activities are advertised in the Boothbay Register that comes out on Thursdays.....ENJOY BEAUTIFUL BOOTHBAY HARBOR.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: Originally from London, England. Now live in Florida Oct-April and Maine May-Oct, the best of both worlds. But Maine will be our retirement location, it's so beautiful and I truly love it here. We took over the property in October, installed new septic system, all new electrics, totally repainted and furnished the house. Thank you taking the time to check us out, hope to meet you in beautiful Boothbay, Maine.

Why the Owner Chose Boothbay, ME, USA:
The Lakehouse is directly on the water and they no longer can build property that close anymore. The sunsets are gorgeous, the lake is so clean, (It's the town's back-up drinking water) swimming is great, kayaking and fishing is lots of fun. Walking up the street to the local farmers market on a Thursday, filled with fresh produce and locally made gifts to take home, or have lunch at Bet's Fish stand the locals love it for ultra fresh fish, or fine dine at the golf coarse just up the hill. Just 5 minutes drive to the center of Boothbay Harbor with all the listed amenities.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This quaint costal town is lined with lobster boats in the bay, fabulous restaurants and shops in town and over 30 miles of hiking trails. A picturesque historic 1.000 ft footbridge which connects the east and west sides of the inner harbor, great for walking to Barrett's Park where you can picnic, swim in the Ocean and sunbathe. We also have New England's largest Botanical Gardens filled with sculptures and trails with over 250 waterfront and woodland trails to enjoy. Discover by car the many Lighthouses including the ever popular Pemaquid Point Light built in 1827. Not to forget the Artists and Sculptures, Writers, Musicians & Performers that share their work with the community. Abundant events throughout the year in town festivals, local bars and great musical theatres makes it the perfect place for you to absorb all the beauty that the peninsula of Boothbay affords. Boothbay has also one of the best-known boating centers in New England. The harbor has over 20 excursion boat trips daily in season. Grab a picnic and go to near-by Islands, or take the shoreline wildlife watching tour or the ever popular Whale sightseeing trips. Don't forget the fishing trips, canoeing or paddleboard surfing available right in town. Rain or Shine there is always something to do from Museums, Live Theatre Shows, to Visiting the many Lighthouses or great shopping at stores filled with Local quality hand made items to locally made taffy or the maple flavored popcorn. Missing the gym head to the Local YMCA to swim, workout or play sports, Yoga or Zumba Classes. Enjoy the local bands, locally made ice-cream, fudge or popcorn. Great variety of restaurants from the ever popular fresh Lobsters, oysters and Haddock to Chinese or Italian food. Perhaps you might find a treasure at the weekend Yards sales or Antique auctions and check out the newly reconstructed Golf coarse in BBH.


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • Large Back deck for lounging, Morning coffee or afternoon cocktails are perfect!

    Large Back deck for lounging, Morning coffee or afternoon cocktails are perfect!

  • Lake Cottage, Gardens, BBQ and Dining Area

    Lake Cottage, Gardens, BBQ and Dining Area

  • View over Knickerbocker Lake from dining room and two bedrooms.

    View over Knickerbocker Lake from dining room and two bedrooms.

  • Kitchen with breakfast bar, Full Dinner Service for 6, Pots, Pans etc.

    Kitchen with breakfast bar, Full Dinner Service for 6, Pots, Pans etc.

  • Queen bedroom with en-suite bath/shower, TV, closet & ceiling fan.

    Queen bedroom with en-suite bath/shower, TV, closet & ceiling fan.

  • Bedroom with 2 twin beds and views over lake. Large closet, heated towel rail.

    Bedroom with 2 twin beds and views over lake. Large closet, heated towel rail.

  • Bedroom 3 with twin bunks & great views over lake with access to deck.

    Bedroom 3 with twin bunks & great views over lake with access to deck.

  • House on half acre, landscaped with trees and seasonal flowers.

    House on half acre, landscaped with trees and seasonal flowers.

  • Enjoy boat trips from Boothbay to Pemaquid Lighthouse or go Whale watching.

    Enjoy boat trips from Boothbay to Pemaquid Lighthouse or go Whale watching.

  • Fall foliage, apple picking and Pumpkin festival end of September- October 15th.

    Fall foliage, apple picking and Pumpkin festival end of September- October 15th.

  • Dining Room for 6 overlooking the Lake.

    Dining Room for 6 overlooking the Lake.

  • Full Kitchen, Electric Stove, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Blender.

    Full Kitchen, Electric Stove, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Blender.

  • Sitting room with sofa, loveseat, recliner, gas fireplace, flat screen TV & VCR.

    Sitting room with sofa, loveseat, recliner, gas fireplace, flat screen TV & VCR.

  • En-Suite Bathroom in Main Bedroom. Bath/Shower with heated towel rail.

    En-Suite Bathroom in Main Bedroom. Bath/Shower with heated towel rail.

  • European style 2nd bathroom. Good Shower, clean with compact tub.

    European style 2nd bathroom. Good Shower, clean with compact tub.

  • Come and enjoy the lake. Great family fun

    Come and enjoy the lake. Great family fun

  • Boothbay Harbor Golf Coarse newly renovated 2015. Easy 12 min walk from house.

    Boothbay Harbor Golf Coarse newly renovated 2015. Easy 12 min walk from house.

  • Ram Island Lighthouse

    Ram Island Lighthouse

  • Sunsets are spectacular....

    Sunsets are spectacular....

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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