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Quintessential Maine summer cottage on Megunticook Lake.

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


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, 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.

More Details

Jim & Jennifer Wickenden
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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.


Camden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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


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Quintessential Maine summer cottage on Megunticook Lake.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Fantastic summer camp in a beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful family camp, lovingly cared for. Perfect place for summer lake fun. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nantucket, MA, USA

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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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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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night
Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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