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Beautiful Maine Camp in Idyllic Setting

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights


About the property

Lakeside home with beautiful views! Perfect for Family Gatherings

Spectacular views of the White Mountains greet you each day from the broad waterside deck of this special rental on beautiful Lower Kimball Pond. Once part of a boy's camp in the 1940's the property extends to the water's edge where the sandy bottom is ideal for wading, before sloping gradually to deeper water and a common swimming raft. The private dock is a perfect place to read, relax, or launch off to adventures. A shared private sandy beach and tennis courts are a short walking distance. The house has the wonderful feel of a Maine camp; a wood beamed cathedral ceiling allows for a light filled experience in the large central living room featuring a working fieldstone fireplace and connected open kitchen. With three bedrooms and a loft, there are accommodations for ten, two full baths, a screened porch, and outdoor shower. A ping pong table, rowboat, canoe, and pair of sit-upon kayaks are stored downstairs ready for use. Amenities include washer and dryer, wifi, plenty of parking and lots of board games!

Lower Kimball Pond is a quiet lake approximately a mile across located just outside of the town of Fryeburg, ME. Good swimming, excellent fishing, and sailing take place beneath the stunning ridge of mountains to the west. Nesting loons occupy the pond and the birds can be heard calling at sundown. Nesting eagles have also been seen on the lake. Great family hiking is all around while shopping and many restaurants are nearby in North Conway, NH. Canoe trips on the sandy Saco River leave daily. Enjoy beautiful sunsets, crisp clean waters, and the laughter of family and friends on warm days.

Bed sizes: 2 Kings, 2 doubles, 4 twins, 1 rollaway. (Bring your own linens and towels please)

More Details

Cynthia Kingsford & Peter Gilmore
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2018

About Cynthia Kingsford & Peter Gilmore

Cynthia and I raised two great kids and shared summer fun with another family of five at this memorable cabin for years. Now, we are happy to have other families enjoy this very special place.

Cynthia Kingsford & Peter Gilmore purchased this cabin in 1992

Why Cynthia Kingsford & Peter Gilmore chose Fryeburg

PLEASE no wedding groups, or parties. This is a peaceful family oriented lakeside community.

What makes this cabin unique

Imagine the day: Morning bass fishing on the pristine lake waters , a pancake breakfast on the deck, hiking nearby peaks for amazing views of Mt. Washington, an afternoon shopping trip at L.L.Bean's in North Conway, a great dinner grilled by the lake with fresh corn from nearby farm stands, an evening swim in the gentle waters during sunset, finishing with kids giggling by a crackling fire and enjoying smores on the beach, playing board games, listening to loons as you go to bed at night. Wow.


Fryeburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Great outdoor shower for after a swim in the lake!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Loft sleeping area
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Idyllic setting to relax and spend time with friends and family during summer, fall, and winter. Very peaceful with wonderful hiking, biking, and skiing nearby. The property is part of a community association so in addition to our private waterfront, there is a shared beach, swimming raft, and tennis courts available.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Fabulous Week in Maine !!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at this beautiful Maine camp. The view of the water was amazing !!! We took a ton of photos. The echoes of the loon calls, across the water in the evening, were eerily (in a good way) soothing.... like something out of a Harry Potter movie. The kids had a great time kayaking around the pond and swimming out to the floating dock. The house was well-stocked and the beds very comfortable. Plenty of room for 10 people. The house is a short drive to Mt.Washington in nearby Gorham, NH. I would urge everyone to venture to the top of Mt.Washington on the auto road. It is a great memory to make and share !!! We highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation, off the grid, in Maine !!! #LOVEDIT

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this beautiful home. Plenty of room for everyone. The only word of caution I would give a future renter is that the stairs to the loft are almost as steep as a ladder so the loft would not be a great options for the very young or the older members of your party. The owners were very helpful and hope to rent again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the loft is indeed a loft, and the setting is indeed idylic.
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A Cabin on the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We have been looking for a summer escape from our Arkansas heat and we found it on Kimball Pond! The cabin is right on the water which made "after golf swim" a daily routine. There are three wonderful golf courses within 20 minutes drive. This was our first VRBO and the cabin exceeded our expectations. Beds are very comfortable, two baths make life super easy, grilling on the deck is wonderful, and the water toys (noodles, boat, kyaks) provide lots of fun. It's easy to get to the cabin from the Portland Maine airport. We signed up for 2017!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoy the camp as much as we do. Looking forward to having you there next summer!
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Kimball Pond

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as described, maybe better. Beautiful views, comfortable beds and pillows, well appointed kitchen with paper products ready to be used (you just had to replace what you used ). How convenient and thoughtful! The basement was a favorite spot for ping ping tournaments and plenty of room to play with toys ( came in handy the one day it rained). The lake had the most beautiful views and the gradual depth made it perfectly safe for children. The two farm stands near by are the very best in the area and the proximity to North Conway gave options for shopping. Some family members enjoyed the close proximity to mountains for hiking both easy and challenging trails, biking, and fun areas to visit. We loved this property and the owner was so thoughtful to call to check how everything was going and if we needed anything; such a nice appreciated touch. My family and I have been coming to this area for many years and this is by far the best property. So grateful to have it shared with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joyce, You folks really got the great feeling of being at Ettowah Cove. Hope to see you next year!
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A great week for our family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at your lovely lakeside home. We were all pleasantly surprised at the rooms, the mountain views and the lake. The early morning quietness that came with the spectacular view of the mountains and the mirror like lake started each day in a peaceful way.

We enjoyed the water craft everyday, so much so that we never left the house for very long.

The house was so well equipped with games, ping pong and so much more.

We had a great stay and look forward to another next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you at Ettowah Cove! We provide the house, the lake does the rest.
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Oxford, CT

Great Time Had By ALL

  • 5 of 5

In April, my 81 year old father asked me to find a vacation rental on a lake/pond in Maine that will accommodate 9-10 of us. Renting in Lake George, I knew this would be tough. We found this beautiful home on Lower Kimball Pond and we lucked out because it was available the week we were all off. First of all, the communication with the owner and real estate agent was incredible. They answered every single question I had. When we arrived, the pictures on VRBO did no justice to how beautiful this place really was. All 9 of us had such an amazing time. We kayaked, canoed, fished, rowed and swam every single day. There really was no need to leave the pond, as it was peaceful and relaxing for EVERYONE. The kids were out every day on the dock or kayak. Peter had everything you needed in the, chairs, wood for fire pit, plates, dishes... you name it, it was ALL there. We checked out Diana's Bath, which was a great place for the kids. The adults took a ride to the Oxford Casino (approximately 50 minute drive), which we really enjoyed. North Conway and the outlets were not too far either. We rode our bicycles through the countryside. We only ate out one night at Two Black Dogs Country Pub and we thought it was delicious. We went to the Fryeburg Fair Grounds for the Sunday Flea Market. This was one of the most relaxing vacations I've had in a long time and I can't wait to go back again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind words. So great to hear you had a wonderful time!
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Eastern Slope Regional Airport, Fryeburg
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lake Kezar Country Club (Public)
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Oxford Inn Restaurant, Fryeburg
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Mt. Cranmore, Attitash
Car: necessary

Fryeburg is a wonderfully rural farming area with all the charm of the Western Maine, White Mountains Region. Surrounded by forests, mountains, lakes, and farms, our camp is just outside of Fryeburg Center. The town offers shops, gas stations, and the lazy Saco River curling around it. Just over the nearby ridge is North Conway NH, a bustling outlet town for shopping, restaurants, and amusements but far enough away that peaceful Fryeburg is never affected. In addition to all the things to do at Ettowah Cove, summer brings the Saco River canoeing/rafting, fall brings the famous Oxford County Fair in Fryeburg, and winter attracts nordic and downhill skiers of all abilities to the various resorts in the nearby Mt. Washington Valley. Amazingly central yet amazingly rural - it's a very special place.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%

Please email with specific questions about the property. Contact Kezar Realty (207-925-1500 x202) to discuss reservations, contracts and payment processes. We only rent WEEKLY. There is an additional security deposit required for pets (refundable if there is no damage).

A 50% deposit is due at the time of the contract to hold your reservation. Full payment is due on May 1st. Deposits are refundable if the property is re-rented during the week contracted. We will accept renters after May 1st if the property is available according to the calendar.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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