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Quintessential Maine Summer Cottage on Megunticook Lake.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Deep water frontage with views of Mount Megunticook and Maiden's Cliff.

As featured in Conde Nast's Bon Appetit magazine (August, 2016 http://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/menus/article/down-by-the-lake), the Babb Cottage was built in 1880 and retains many of its original features. On Megunticook Lake, the largest freshwater body in the mid-coast region, the cottage includes 5 bedrooms, a separate kitchen, combined dining room and living room, a separate TV room, and, outside, a large family porch and immediate lakefront access. One of the very first cottages built on the lake, the site benefits from the very best views on the whole lake, and sits on the edge of the deepest part of the lake, ensuring the water is fresh, clear and cool at all times.

Immediately across the lake is the nature preserve Fernald's Neck which can be swum or paddled over to. There are 'jumping rocks' for the stronger swimmers and a gentle area to wade for younger swimmers, as well as a picnic are and many walking trails.

An American Bald Eagle is resident on the property most days and the loons can be seen swimming and heard calling at any hour day or night. Angler's can fish right off the dock or in the many coves nearby.

It is only 3 miles from the charms of the ocean-front town of Camden, with its many wonderful restaurants and shops, as well as a variety of opportunities to experience Penobscot Bay.

Located well-off the main road down a private road along a gently sloping wooded 2 acre lot, all the residents along this side of the lake are multi-generational owners and should you choose to stay here, you will have access to an exclusive part of the lake where properties are simply just not for sale.
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome:

    Great summer camp for one or two families with children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    On the lake's edge, with views of the Camden Mountains....moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,900

Changeover Day: Sunday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1880

Why the Owner Chose Camden, ME, USA:
This is one of the first camps built on Megunticook Lake in the late 1800's by the Babb Family, with 180 degree views of the lake, the Fernald's Neck nature preserve, Maiden Cliff, and the Camden Hills. The camp was featured in Conde Nast's Bon Appetit magazine (August 2016 edition).

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Positioned to have the finest views of Megunticook Lake and the Camden Hills; excellent deep water swimming off dock.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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VRBO #692155

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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