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Quintessential Maine summer camp on Megunticook Lake.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 BR Camp Built In 1880 and inhabited by the Babb family for five generations

As featured in Conde Nast's Bon Appetit magazine (August, 2016), the Babb Camp was built in 1880 and retains most of its original features. On Megunticook Lake, the largest freshwater body in the mid-coast region, the camp 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. 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.


Owner
Jim & Jennifer Wickenden
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

Why Jim & Jennifer Wickenden chose Mid-Coast & Islands

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).

What makes this house unique

Positioned to have the finest views of Megunticook Lake and the Camden Hills; excellent deep water swimming off dock.

Amenities

Camden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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

Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Quintessential Maine summer camp on Megunticook Lake.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Nantucket, MA, USA
5

Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from the most amazing week at this camp. Nobody wanted to leave!! The house was perfect for our large family and after active days swimming and hiking, we were able to spend time enjoying meals at the farmers table or playing board games in the living room. The porch is as beautiful as it appears in the photos; you can relax and read a book or just sit and look at the water and mountains while listening to the loons call. The dock was ideal for swimming, canoeing, paddle boarding and fishing. We really didn't have to ever leave the camp but when we did, everything was only a short distance away- hiking, dining, rock climbing, farmers market, shopping, groceries etc. What a great spot. We feel so fortunate to have found it.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family vacation 2015

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous old school antique camp style home from 1890. Capacity for 10 even on the porch and dining area. Best views of lake Megunticook with Maiden cliffs and Mt. Megunticook in the back ground. The dock makes access to your watercrafts a breeze. A bald eagle even roosts right near the camp almost every day. Close to great hiking, shopping in Camden if you need too, but best to relax and enjoy this wonderful spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Camden House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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