"Andersen Camp ("Camp" is a Mainer word for “vacation cottage”) is more than a few cuts above par. I believe the owner Dan, or one of his relatives built it by hand, and the caring shows. It’s quite new and well-constructed with nice warm maple-ish wood hewn paneling throughout and wide board, lovely hardwood floors. There are plenty of double-paned windows and two skylights in the main room. You’ll be really happy about those skylights if you visit during wintertime.
The kitchen and bathroom accoutrements are simple, but plentiful and functional. Absolutely nothing in the camp is moldy, rusted, smelly, peeling, falling off, or ewey in any way. Bravo! The stuff in the cabinets and drawers is all stuff that you actually might need. There’s an extensive, well-organized binder detailing all of the activities and eating opps in the area. Eating opps are scattered a bit far and wide, but for water, hiking and skiing activities, you got it made. And as a bonus in case you get stuck indoors, there is a DVD player and a small stack of movies that don’t suck.
The grounds are very well-tended. There’s a deck, a large yard, a gas grill, and down a little trail is a sweet creek-side spot replete with a fire pit, wood pile and hammock. Also, the house is well set back from the road, so you won’t be disturbed by anything except birds.
Dan is super fair about pricing and deposits. I found him a pleasure to deal with in all of our interactions. When I first arrived, there was a smell of propane in the cottage. I called Dan. He responded in a respectful way to my concerns and got the small leak taken care of within the hour. Finally, there is no wi-fi or cable TV here. I got a Verizon jetpack and had fast, 4GLTE MIFI service no problem.
If you’re looking for something super fancy, you may want to go elsewhere, but if solidly functional and evidently cared for (with a touch of style) is good enough for you, this is your place."
Guest: Shambhavi S.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 17, 2015