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YOUR MAINE LAKEFRONT VACATION, SWIM, CANOE, FISH - BOOKING 2015

Elizabeth Burrell

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Elizabeth Burrell

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
83%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2014
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YOUR MAINE LAKEFRONT VACATION, SWIM, CANOE, FISH - BOOKING 2015

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Liberty Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6

A recently completed cottage on 2.5 acres of woodland with 150 feet of lakeshore on Cargill Pond in Liberty, Maine. Cargill Pond has no public access and is approximately 1 mile long, making it a very quiet oasis for your vacation. Peace and tranquility reign as most watercraft are non-motorized on the pond.

There is a sunny outdoor seating area looking towards the pond with a gas grill, table and chairs for outdoor eating. Dotted throughout the property are handmade stools and benches made from tree stumps, plus a hammock and skychair to while away the hours. At the lake shore there is a picnic table and chairs surrounding a fire pit for nightly fires and smores eating! We provide a good stock of firewood. The property also has two kayaks, beginners rig windsurfer and a canoe available for guests to use. On the water there are two docks for swimming and boating and offshore a swim float. There are plenty of fish in the pond, just buy a licence from the local shop and try your hand, either from the dock or the canoe.

The master bedroom is on the first floor with a queen bed looking out to the lake and a sliding door to the outside lawn. Both bathrooms are also downstairs, the full bath has a shower/tub combo with jets. The the sleeping loft is up a spiral staircase and sleeps 4, with a queen bed and two twin beds. There is also a small balcony off the loft great to enjoy the morning sun. The open plan living and dining room and the kitchen have magnificent views to the lake through large windows and french doors. The kitchen is well appointed with an electric range, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and coffee maker. There is also a washer dryer for your use.

Please note we are unable to accept any pets at this property no matter how well behaved.

The cottage inside has many books, children's games for all ages, legos and puzzles for those rainy days. We do not have internet but find that 3/4G works fine for most carriers. Enjoy being unplugged and immerse yourself in the outdoors!

Cargill Pond empties in to Lake St George and is the perfect place to make memories, we have a Loon nesting pair and if you are lucky the beavers swim by at dusk. It is a place to completely unplug, relax and just enjoy time with family and friends. Midcoast Maine is close by with plenty to explore. Please let us know what you might be interested in and we will be happy to make suggestions and assist you in planning your vacation. We have lived here for 16 years and know the area well plus Liz is a Travel Agent and loves researching!!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elizabeth Burrell (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
83%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2014

About Elizabeth Burrell

We bought the land in 2004 and slowly Gary cleared space for the cottage and then took about 5 years to design and build what you see now. A lot of thought went into the placement of the cottage as well as the flow of the living space. It works and we love it...one day we will sell our other house and move out here...in the meantime come and see what we love.

Elizabeth Burrell purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Elizabeth Burrell chose Liberty

Cargill Cottage allows you to escape from your normal life, slow down and enjoy the natural beauty of Maine. Plenty of things to do around the pond or locally. If you want to experience a 'Maine summer' then this is a good introduction. Peace and tranquility and yet accessible to many of the Maine attractions.

Belfast is the nearest large town at 25 miles away, a wonderful waterfront, restaurants, and shops to enjoy, it is on the way to Acadia National Park, most certainly worth a day of your time. Go early and have breakfast on the road and come home late! Camden is 26 miles away and Rockland 28 miles both worth a visit and we have lots of information in the cottage about both towns. There are schooner trips, lobster boat rides and other water activities at both; restaurants and shops worth checking out. Rockland has the Farnsworth Art Museum, Maine Lighthouse Museum and Midcoast Children's Museum while 3 miles away there is the Owls Head Transport Museum and the Breakwater Vineyard all worth visiting. If you are interested in Lighthouses there are several within a day's drive and we also have many Vineyards to visit and sample local Maine wines all within an easy drive of the cottage. There is plenty to do if you want to leave but many guests don't and enjoy slowing down and just swimming, canoeing and fishing their time away.

What makes this cottage unique

Late Spring - Maine is quiet and the snow is melting, spring can sometimes only be with us for 2 weeks, the wildflowers are amazing and there are very few tourists so a good time to come if you want to place to yourself. Summer really is the best time in Maine but it can be short! There is so much to see and do, mostly outside enjoying the warm sun, long days and beautiful views. Maine get's busy but it is all relative and staying out in liberty you are close to great sights and beaches but away from the crowds. The weather is hot and beautiful and there is no excuse to be outside enjoying yourself. The cottage is a perfect summer place, cool inside, shady trees and places to relax, a warm very swimmable lake and lots to do without getting in the car. As the Fall arrives this cottage provides a great location to enjoy the colors from the sitting room, the dock or drive the area and enjoy all that Maine has to offer in September and October. Weather in September can often be perfect, warm days, clear blue skies and no crowds! Peak for the mid-coast is usually October 15!

Lake front, swim float, docks to swim from, kayaks, windsurfer and a canoe. Well equipped cottage to allow you to cook your own meals and relax. A short drive to the coast and Acadia National Park. Then books and games for the evenings as well as a great fire pit for smores.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was the perfect getaway for our first trip to Maine. The cottage is lovely and the setting is peaceful. We enjoyed riding on my husband's Harley and visiting some lovely towns. We went whale watching (saw many fin whales and harbor seals). We also wen to the Lobster Fest in Rockland.

We had our coffee by the lake each morning and a campfire at night. We hope to return someday and enjoy another relaxing week.
Jul 2013
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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Liberty MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

PERFECT PEACE

  • 5 of 5
This place is even better than the photos. It is an idyllic location, with plenty of comforts. The amenities were wonderful and we loved not having a TV. The campfires were great, and we enjoyed having the use of the canoe and kayaks. My kids said it best, "We've only been here one day and it feels like home." We truly had a hard time leaving, and plan to come back. The owner was extremely helpful and kind. They went out of their way to make sure we were all set and comfortable for our arrival. I would give it another star if I could....
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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5

Kayaks, canoe, clean, fire pit: neat place

  • 5 of 5
Contact with owners gave us helpful details before we arrived. Kayaks, canoe, fire pit, ping pong and bocci ball: lots to do when we got there. Clean, bright home with a view of the "pond." I was a little put off when we rented the home by the extra charges for cleaning, insurance, and no-show insurance. Once I got over that everything was good.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
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5

heaven on a lake!

  • 5 of 5
well thought out cottage
no tv or internet but a lamp for reading by every chair
lovingly built by owners
lake access, kayaks, swimming
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
This place is absolutely wonderful! With the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, you always feel like you're outside. The waterfront is beautiful. Quiet and friendly. There is a tethered raft to swim to and islands to explore. We spent days just on the lake. The owners were very accommodating and helpful. The house is very well maintained and clean, yet is unpretentious, so we didn't feel bad coming in after a nice long swim. This is one of the best places we have seen for a fun, outdoor family vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
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Woodstock, Ga
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Perfect family vacation.

  • 5 of 5
My family had the best trip to Maine and we loved staying at this home. From the moment we walked in, we were comfortable. It has everything you need. I remarked that it was almost like camping because we were able to spend most of the time outside enjoying the hammock, canoe, kayaks, paddle board, fishing, swimming, and the firepit, and then we were able to go inside and sleep in comfortable beds and cook our meals in a great kitchen. It is a beautiful property inside and the grounds are natural and beautiful too. At home in Georgia, it is so easy to come in and turn on the tv and not interact with one another. We did not miss the tv because we enjoyed our time together playing games, sitting by the fire, and enjoying s'mores. Thank you for sharing your home.
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Liberty MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Syracuse, New York
5

Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5
We vacation in the Liberty area of Maine every summer... this summer was by far the most enjoyable, relaxing trip yet. The cottage was beyond our expectations. Roomy, cozy, exceptionally clean & well equipped for comfortable & convenient living with many amenities. A trip to the nearby grocery store for food items was all that was necessary. The property is very well kept, nice natural landscape, & an awesome hammock! We fished & kayaked every day, explored the islands & picked fresh blueberries which made for delicious blueberry pancakes at breakfast. The pond is very clean (& would be considered a small lake in New York) & we had great luck with fishing. The swimming dock was a nice refuge for soaking up the sun. We were amazed at the peacefulness & tranquillity of the area; often sat & absorbed the stillness surrounding us, & enjoyed the nature sounds. The loons were interesting to watch- mom, dad, & baby- entertained us every day. Enjoyed fires in the firepit by the shore, cooked dinner there on an area created for this purpose. Gary & Liz have created a beautiful 'home' & are exceptional people 'to do business' with. Would we come back? Can't wait to come back next year!
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Rockland (Knox County Regional) RKD
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Rockland Ferry Terminal to the islands
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Samoset Resort, Northport Golf, Goose River Golf
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Portland Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Augusta I-95 Interstate
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Liberty
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Lincolnville Beach
Car: necessary

Cargill Cottage is an easy drive from the south and enjoys a rural location on a small lake with no public access. The small Maine coastal towns of Belfast, Camden and Rockland are close by with their array of Festivals, fine and casual dining, Museums, waterfronts, art galleries, lighthouses and farmers markets. Of note is the North Atlantic Blues Festival and Lobster Festival in Rockland and the Windjammer Festival in Camden. Acadia National Park is an easy day trip as are the Maine mountains and the capital city, Augusta. There is plenty of local hiking in Camden Hills State Park and many water activity options. No shortage of things to do, 'The way life should be'.

Time your visit to be able to attend one of the many Festivals that happen throughout the summer in Maine. North Atlantic Blues festival, Belfast Celtic Festival, Maine Lobster Festival, Maine Boats and Harbor Show, Union fair, Windsor fair, Camden Windjammer Festival, Camden International Film Festival, Camden Pop Tech and Common Ground Fair; to name a few....

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Rates & Availability

From $160 Per night

Liberty Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 2 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$180
Fri,Sat
 
 
High Season
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,380
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$180
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Nightly or weekly rates available
NOTE - Minimum stay is 3 nights in the low season; Saturday-Saturday during High Season only. Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed. A 8% Maine Lodging tax is charged. No additional cleaning fee. Damage protection instead of a deposit, this is not a cancellation insurance..

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Amenities

Liberty Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom with a queen beds has the bathroom through a door and a sliding door to the outside. The sleeping loft has, new for 2014, a double bed and two single beds and plenty of 'playing space' in between with a shelf of children's books and games. There is a small balcony off the loft that catches the morning sun with a table and chair. There is a spiral staircase to access the loft with a full picture window bringing in the light and views of the lake.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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