Lake House Directly on Knickerbocker Lake. Peaceful, Clean, Picturesque, Perfect(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Located directly in the Lake ideal for Swimming, Kayaking, Fishing & Relaxing
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.
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
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 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
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
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:
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
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 6 - Oct 14, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Housekeeping $150
- Tax Rate 9%
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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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
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
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.
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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Large Back deck for lounging, Morning coffee or afternoon cocktails are perfect!
Lake Cottage, Gardens, BBQ and Dining Area
View over Knickerbocker Lake from dining room and two bedrooms.
Kitchen with breakfast bar, Full Dinner Service for 6, Pots, Pans etc.
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 3 with twin bunks & great views over lake with access to deck.
House on half acre, landscaped with trees and seasonal flowers.
Enjoy boat trips from Boothbay to Pemaquid Lighthouse or go Whale watching.
Fall foliage, apple picking and Pumpkin festival end of September- October 15th.
Dining Room for 6 overlooking the Lake.
Full Kitchen, Electric Stove, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Blender.
Sitting room with sofa, loveseat, recliner, gas fireplace, flat screen TV & VCR.
En-Suite Bathroom in Main Bedroom. Bath/Shower with heated towel rail.
European style 2nd bathroom. Good Shower, clean with compact tub.
Come and enjoy the lake. Great family fun
Boothbay Harbor Golf Coarse newly renovated 2015. Easy 12 min walk from house.
Ram Island Lighthouse
Sunsets are spectacular....
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017
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