CLASSIC SHINGLED LAKESIDE CAMP, INVITING WRAPAROUND PORCH, IDEAL FAMILY RETREAT.

Catherine Larson

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Catherine Larson

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CLASSIC SHINGLED LAKESIDE CAMP, INVITING WRAPAROUND PORCH, IDEAL FAMILY RETREAT.

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6 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, sleeps 10

Kill Kare is uniquely located in a pine forest on a pristine freshwater lake on the Down East coast of Maine, 1/4 mile from the Penobscot Bay. So named because here you can come to truly 'kill your cares', the cottage has been in the same family since it was built in 1917. It is a private and restful vacation spot and a perfect base from which to explore nearby Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Castine, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Reached by a mile long private road, the property is peaceful and quiet - with the only interruption being the occasional call of the loons. Sitting on the generous porch - which faces west - you feel as though you are on shipboard while watching lovely sunsets. A small private dock and swim float allow access to the lake for swimming and boating. Inside, a well-appointed living room is anchored by a large field stone fireplace. There is also an inviting dining room and a well-equipped country kitchen with eat-in space. This is lakeside living at its best.

Our unique location: Located on Walker Pond on the Blue Hill Peninsula, Kill Kare offers a relaxing and secluded privacy, but is very convenient not only to scenic Eggemoggin Reach and Penobscot Bay, but also to the beautiful New England towns that dot the Down East coast. All within an easy drive are charming Blue Hill (lots to do here), Brooklin (Wooden Boat School), Castine (Maine Maritime Academy and tours of their training ship, The State of Maine), Deer Isle (Haystack Mountain School of Crafts), Stonington (ferry to Isle au Haut and lobster co-op), Camden (home port to timeless schooners), Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Acadia National Park and all the activities they offer. This area boasts some of the most impressive maritime scenery in the US and offers excellent restaurants (think lobsters and blueberries!), lovely gift and antique shops, artist colonies, farmers' markets, book stores, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, golf and unsurpassed opportunities to discover the natural beauty of Maine.

A family home: Kill Kare was originally built as a fishing cabin because our grandfather loved the sport. Our grandmother collected antiques she found in the area. Our family has filled the house with friends and laughter since 1917. Kill Kare is an ideal spot for a family (or two) to enjoy together. Savor a morning cup of coffee on the porch and watch the mist rise from the lake. Spend a lazy afternoon nestled in the wicker swing with a good book . Take a kayak out on the lake or have a swim. Watch a spectacular sunset while sipping a drink on the porch and listening to the loons calling to one another. Lay out on the dock after dark and marvel at the night sky. The stars and constellations seem close enough to touch. Inside, snuggle up near a roaring fire in the field stone fireplace. The mounted fish over the mantel came from the lake. Share a family meal by candlelight in our welcoming dining room. Rest deeply as the sound of waves lulls you to sleep and your cares slip away. Enjoy!

Incidentals: Distances from Kill Kare:

Bangor International Airport - 1 hour.

Portland International Airport - 3 hours.

Bar Harbor Airport - 1 hour.

Boston - 5 6 hour drive.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital - 15 minutes.

Groceries, gas, take out restaurants - 5 minutes.

Bookstores, restaurants, gift and antique shops, larger grocery store - 15 minutes.

Kayak and canoe rentals (with paddles and life vests) nearby. They deliver and pick up. They also rent baby equipment (cribs, high chairs, etc.).

There will be a book at the cottage with information and guidelines about the house and recommendations of things to do and see, where to eat and shop to maximize your vacation enjoyment. This can also be emailed to you prior to your visit.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
"The Perfect Place to Unwind"

This was my second trip to Kill Kare, and once again, the cottage exceeded my expectations. The cottage is absolutely gorgeous and drips with the kind of timeless Down East charm that makes for the perfect Maine getaway. The home is beautifully furnished with a lifetime of antiques and decorations that give it a wonderful sense of authenticity and comfort. Our days were spent fishing on the lake (largemouth bass were biting shad lures), exploring the lush surroundings, and making daytrips to the myriad coastal villages in the area. If you can bring yourself to leave the tranquility of Walker Pond for the day, I recommend you head to a local lobster pound and bring back fresh Maine lobsters; the kitchen has absolutely everything you need to prepare a wonderful meal. My only regret is that I had to leave, but I will be back very soon.
Sep 2013
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Catherine Larson

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Having summered in Maine for practically my entire life, Kill Kare is a home and a haven for me. I grew up in the girls' summer camp - Camp Four Winds - that my mother started in 1946 and ran for over 50 years that was just up the lake from the cottage. As a result, I have grown to love and deeply appreciate the beauty and serenity of the Maine coast and all that it has to offer. It is my family's wish to share this treasure with you.

My grandparents built Kill Kare Kamp in 1917 as a fishing cabin. My mother and her brother grew up there in the summers as did my sister and I and our son is the fourth generation of our family to have called Kill Kare home. My grandmother and mother filled the cottage with antiques that create a warm and welcoming ambiance. And, my grandfather, my uncle and our son caught the fish that are over the mantle of the great fieldstone fireplace in the living room. If you look closely at the door jamb by the porch, you'll see years' worth of kids' heights marked on it. The cottage is imbued with my family's love of the place.

Living right on the water is a unique privilege not accorded to everyone. Kill Kare could not be built today because of environmental restrictions so we feel particularly fortunate to have been able to enjoy this venerable house for almost a century. Sitting on the expansive, wrap-around porch, you feel as though you are on your own private yacht. Nightly sunsets are a treat as are the brightly lit heavens that follow with stars so bright they seem within reach. The lake is ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. And the picturesque maritime village that dot the Down East Maine coast are within an easy drive. Check out our online Renter's Guide - the 'Guide' link on our website - for our suggestions on what to do and see in the area. This is truly lakeside living at its best.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor, Maine
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Stonington, Deer Isle to Isle au Haut
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 15
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sargentville Beach, Eggemoggin Reach
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Blue Hill
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Deer Isle
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sedgwick
Car: necessary

Uniquely situated, Kill Kare sits on the woodland shores of Walker Pond - a freshwater lake - which is located on the Down East coast of Maine on the scenic Blue Hill Peninsula. Walker Pond is about three miles long and about 1/2 mile at its widest point. The lake water is very temperate and is ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. It is separated from the salt waters of the Eggemoggin Reach - part of the Penobscot Bay - by only 1/4 mile of land. We are blessed to have loons, eagles and ducks on the Pond. And since the cottage faces west, we are treated to nightly sunsets.

To leave Kill Kare, simply take our mile-long private drive and from there, you are only minutes away from breath-taking maritime views and quaint fishing villages with inviting shops, galleries and first-class restaurants. Farmers' markets in our area are worthy destinations. And, the seafood - caught daily from nearby cold, coastal waters - just can't get any fresher!

Our online Renter's Guide - the 'Guide' link on our website page - offers extensive suggestions on things to do and see, where to eat and shop and what to hike and climb in our area. Broken down by towns, there is plenty of information there to keep you as busy as you care to be. And, it is constantly updated. There will be a hard copy of this in the cottage for guests' use.

Other Activities: kayaking, canoeing, golf and tennis, sailing, Kneisel Hall of Music, Wooden Boat School, Haystack School, arts and crafts galleries, steel drum concerts - check out the Renter's Guide!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sedgwick Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June - Shoulder Season
Jun 14 2015 - Jun 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Peak Season
Jun 29 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Indian Summer
Aug 30 2015 - Sep 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Goodbye to Summer
Sep 14 2015 - Sep 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Pet Deposit $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Cancellation Policy: Should you not utilize the specific time reserved or if you cancel your reservation less than three months prior to occupancy, all funds will be retained (except for the security deposit) unless the cottage is re-rented by another party at the same rate for the same period of time. If the latter occurs, all funds will be refunded. Security and Pet Deposits are refundable.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sedgwick Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2346 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Telescope
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on the first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Located on the second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Located on the second floor
  • Because our water source is from a well, we encourage our guests to be mindful of water use. The spring water is very good for drinking and makes your hair soft and shiny. Our septic system works well when not overtaxed.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs lake view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs, lakeside
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Upstairs, lake view
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs, lake view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Upstairs, woods side
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs, woods side
  • The bedrooms all have lovely views of either the lake or the woods. Two queen sized beds happily accommodate adults and the singles are great for children. There are bathroom facilities on both floors.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • winery tours
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountaineering
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Bring your iPod to enjoy your own music on our stereo dock. With regard to the elderly or infirm - there is a short path from the parking lot down to the house. We have successfully negotiated a wheel chair down this path in the past. Once in the house, there is a bedroom and full bath on the first floor (where the living and dining rooms are located as well as the kitchen) and only one step out onto the porch. Canoe and Kayak rentals in nearby Blue Hill. They will deliver boats, paddles and life vests and will also pick up. Order in advance as they get very busy during the summer months. The online Renter's Guide is an invaluable resource for those new to the area. It is full of suggestions for things to do and see, where to eat and shop and what to hike and climb. It is updated frequently and there will be a hard copy in the cottage along with restaurant menus and information on current events.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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