LAKEFRONT COTTAGE, KAYAKS, LOONS AND OUTDOOR LIVING.

Elizabeth Burrell

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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LAKEFRONT COTTAGE, KAYAKS, LOONS AND OUTDOOR LIVING.

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

Getaway close by - 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 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, in 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!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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Elizabeth Burrell

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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

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 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.

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Liberty MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Woodstock, Ga
5

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.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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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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IDYLLIC RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
We had the most wonderful week at this lovely cottage. Our only complaint is that is wasn't long enough! We ventured out a couple of times, but were very happy to relax and play on the property. A lot of time was spent in the warm, clean water and in the hammock. We had it all - viewing shooting stars from the dock, communing with the mother and baby loons while kayaking, etc. The weather was perfect except for one day, but it turns out that it's great fun to kayak through the fog.

The master bedroom was quite comfortable and had plenty of room for a portable crib. Our 13 year-old thoroughly enjoyed the loft, especially moon viewing from his own balcony. The kitchen is nicely equipped and laid out. We really had everything that we needed, including the terrific collection of books, games and puzzles. Next time, we won't bother hauling our own.

Due to the thoughtful care of owners Liz & Gary, the entire property is just so inviting and comfortable. Thank you! We hope to return again to recharge and spend quality time together.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Liberty MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Hackensack, New Jersey
5

A MEMORABLE MEMORIAL WEEKEND....

  • 5 of 5
This was one of those first vacation of ours intended for pure relaxation and where we had not planned a lot on activities to fill our day...The home built by Gary and elegantly put together by Liz felt like a home and not just an another property..Believe me, it is much more beautiful and cosier than what you see in the photographs..The water was amazing, clear and quite private with easy access..It felt absolutely serene to kayak during the evenings..This was by far one of our best short vacations and we have promised ourselves to come back for a longer one...Our initial scepticism on how to pass time in the absence of internet or TV was unfounded as we realized that the nature and home itself (an amazing collection of books,games etc) had so much to explore and relish about.....Highly recommended...
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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GET AWAY FROM IT ALL

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay in this secluded cottage by the lake. The interior is beautifully designed and equipped with every creature comfort (except TV - thank heavens!). We didn't use the kayaks or canoe because it was raining all the time, but we used the cottage as a base to explore the coast of mid-Maine (Camden and Rockland were particularly interesting). As we sat reading in the evening, with jazz playing softly in the background, we seemed a million miles away from the pressures and strains of modern living.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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LOVELY COTTAGE ON BEAUTIFUL CARGILL POND

  • 5 of 5
This is a lovely cottage on beautiful Cargill Pond. The cottage is well stocked with kitchen supplies, linens and comfortable beds. The owners Elizabeth and Gary included several creative and well thought out details and materials when building the cabin. The layout of the cottage is very pleasant and made it easy for my family to relax and play together or get a bit of solo quiet time. The cottage is very clean and everything is in great working order. The owners were welcoming, attentive and provided helpful information about the cottage and surrounding area of Liberty in advance to our visit and with books and tourist materials made available at the cottage. There were several supermarket choices nearby to stock up on groceries before we arrived.

My family (husband, mother-in-law and two boys aged 5 and 7) and I had fun and relaxing week together. We had a great time kayaking, canoeing and swimming around the pond, nightly camp fires and evening games plus a few outings to the town of Liberty and surrounding area. Don't miss the old Liberty Tool Company building.

Kate and Benji, San Francisco, CA
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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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 Train
90 Miles
Portland Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Augusta I-95 Interstate
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Lincolnville Beach
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Samoset Resort, Northport Golf, Goose River Golf
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Liberty
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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Liberty Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 6 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$170
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Nightly or weekly rates available
NOTE - Minimum stay is 3 nights. Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed. A 8% Maine Lodging tax is charged plus a $75 cleaning fee.

Cancellation Policy

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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:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Baby Gate
  • Living Area
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 - 2 twin/ single , 1 queen
  • 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 ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Canoe
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
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