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

Boothbay, ME, USA
  • Cottage1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Located directly on 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.


Karen Pritchard

Member Since 2011
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About Karen Pritchard

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.

Karen Pritchard purchased this Cottage in 2015

Why Karen Pritchard chose Boothbay

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 10 minutes drive to the center of Boothbay Harbor with all the listed amenities.

What makes this Cottage unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 1. New 2015 En-suite bathroom, bath, shower in Master Bedroom with Queen Bed and TV. 2. One European style bathroom with shower located off the living room. Bathroom is compact but neat, with shower, sink and toilet.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Just 10 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.
        • 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.
        • 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!
        • 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.
        • Water View
          Water View from Dining Room and 2nd & 3rd Bedroom. Back Porch is over the water.


            • Away From It All
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Fireplace
                      Monitor and Gas fireplace for taking off early spring/fall chill
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      WIFI included
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All Bed linens provided, Each Guest - 2 Bath towels, 1 Hand towel & 1 Face towel. Please bring extra towels for swimming.
                    • Living Room
                      Large open living area with gas fire, sofa, love seat and recliner with flat screen tv and view of lake.
                    • Parking
                      Driveway with 2 parking spaces.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Please bring extra swim towels.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Keurig and regular coffee maker.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          For 6 persons
                        • 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.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full size refrigerator/freezer
                        • Stove
                          Full size electric stove with easy wipe clean top.
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster for 4


                            • Dining
                              Table for six with lake view.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Varied. Puzzles, Board Games, Cards.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable tv
                                • Television
                                  Flat Screen TV's in living room and master bedroom.
                                • Video Library
                                  Some provided.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Outside bedroom 3......
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Back deck over the Lake with seating for 6 and umbrellas for shade.
                                    • Golf
                                      New Golf Coarse in Boothbay Harbor. Call ahead for Tee Time.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Available on site 2 man canoe and 2 man kayak. Various floatation devices.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas barbeque


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          Steps down to cottage and steps to deck and ramp to floating deck with kayak and canoe.


                                            • live theater
                                            • arboretum
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • duty free shops
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • shuffleboard
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • 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


                                                            • Great family/friends vacation rental......swimming, fishing, canoeing, sunbathing, relaxing, walking, great BBQ & Fire Pit with corn hole toss, horse shoes.. Just 10 mins drive to town. Enjoy the lake fun and the deck as the sun goes down....perfect!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              8 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect place!

                                                              Larry B.

                                                              The lake house was so clean and well equipped. The only thing we did not find was a cutting board. The gas fireplace was lovely. We used it in the morning a couple of days. It was hot during the day but cooled off well in the evening for sleeping. The gift basket was so welcomed. The" Boothbay Register" is a must read in preparation for activities for the week and the local stories are a delight. How did you know we love bananas and is a staple in our house and really did not have the energy after the long day getting there to do any serious shopping. The children enjoyed the games and beach toys. Life jackets for everyone so we felt very comfortable using the boats. The loons were such fun to watch as well as a very special sunset the last evening we were there.

                                                              We have never seen anything so beautiful. Many thanks for all your hard working making the 'LAKE HOUSE" perfect vacation spot.

                                                              A beautiful spot

                                                              charles p b.

                                                              We spent 2 weeks at this very clean and well appointed home well positioned on a beautiful lake yet very near to Boothbay Harbor with easy access to all the major highways. Everyone enjoyed themselves and wants to return again.

                                                              Lovely, spotless home - wonderful!

                                                              Fara H.

                                                              The cottage is heavenly - beautiful views of the lake to wake up to in the morning! The comfy home was clean and well stocked with everything you could need - every kitchen utensil you could possibly need and even movies to watch. We went out in the canoe and enjoyed the peace and quiet (we even saw a loon's nest!), but we were close enough to boothbay harbor to see the sights there. There are many hikes nearby and we enjoyed Pemaquid lighthouse, the toy museum and antiquing - all are within 30 mins drive from the cottage.

                                                              Karen was easygoing and a pleasure to deal with from the first message!

                                                              Perfect Maine Cottage

                                                              tony s.Greensboro, GA

                                                              We just returned from a glorious two week stay at Karen's Lake Cottage in Boothbay. It could not have been more perfect. The cottage was exactly as described and exactly what we were looking for -- comfortable, quiet and convenient to the hustle/bustle of Boothbay Harbor. The stargazing from the deck at night and the cry of the loons from the lake were magical. Swimming in he lake was fantastic. Karen was a great host -- responsive without being intrusive. We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone and everyone.

                                                              Perfect peace on lake - but plenty of activities nearby

                                                              J & LPennsylvania

                                                              We spent a week here in August 2015. This house is pretty inside & out. It had everything we needed, and we loved the quiet of the house, which is a few feet from the lake. Loons call at night or early morning. The water is pristine (town drinking reservoir). We swam or boated everyday. We are a family of 4 with 2 boys, ages 10 & 12.

                                                              It is only 5 minutes drive to town, with tons of restaurants, boat excursions, shopping, and ocean swimming at Barret's Park. There are nature preserves with great hikes all around Boothbay area (East & West Ovens Mouth are closest to lake house- 5 min drive, and are fantastic for day hikes, or trail runs). There are other day trips to: a high ropes/zip line course at Monkey C Monkey Do in Wiscasset; the Pemaquid peninsula (next one to the east) has the lighthouse which is on the Maine quarter, and a park with sandy beach-great swimming; the Maine coastal Botanical Gardens are nearby.

                                                              This was our 3rd time to visit Boothbay Harbor, and we stayed at one of Karen & Julie's rentals each time. All (2 condos & the lake house) are well appointed, beautiful, with all needed amenities. Hosts are very responsive to any needs. Just sitting here to write this review makes us want to go back again - and we will!

                                                              A gem of a lake house!

                                                              Mary V.Leicester, England

                                                              What a fantastic place to spend a week. The lake house was perfect, very clean and tidy with some lovely homely touches. Our boys loved swimming in the lake, we all went out on the kayak and the canoe, it was so peaceful gently paddling around, often seeing a lazy turtle fast asleep on the rocks. The BBQ was great to fire up at the end of a busy day whale watching and cycling. Boothbay Harbor is very picturesque, with some wonderful shops to browse in and some great places to eat. We send a big thank you to our hosts Karen and Julie who couldn't have been more helpful and informative. We hope to visit again in the future and would definitely consider staying at your wonderful lake house again, we couldn't fault it!!


                                                              Boothbay, ME, USA

                                                              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.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              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.

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