UNIQUE DAMARISCOTTA RIVER RETREAT WITH POOL

Bill Vaughan

Speaks english, wife speaks French
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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UNIQUE DAMARISCOTTA RIVER RETREAT WITH POOL

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4 bedrooms, 2 sleeping lofts and a small bunkhouse with 2 sets of bunkbeds

This unique property is a wonderful family retreat right on the beautiful Damariscotta River only 1.5 miles from the quaint village of Damariscotta. We are nestled in 13 acres of private woods and yet it is close to many attractions. You can kayak to town on one of our kayaks, swim in the river (at high tide as river is tidal) or in the pool, hike around the property or read on the relaxing 60 ft. covered river deck. This property was owned at one time by the Schraft candy family and even has 2 old digs on the property. The original log cabin is the living room cabin with stone fireplace and 2 small sleeping lofts. There is a kitchen/dining room cabin with a wood stove and a great family table overlooking the river, also a 2 bedroom cabin with 2 bathrooms and laundry room below. These 3 cabins are connected by a deck and wonderful covered porch.

Then the upper cabin (about 20 yards up the hill) has a king bedroom, bath, kitchen and living room with pullout sofa, which can be a private bedroom as it has its own door & porch. The king also has its own screen porch.

Down another 80 yd. path is the small bunkhouse, which has 2 sets of bunks and its own separate bathroom (sink, shower and compost toilet) and porch. This is truly a unique getaway for a family and friends. We fell in love with it in 1988 and last year built our year-round home a ways up the hill from the cabins. We know you will enjoy our little piece of heaven in mid-coast Maine.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Bill Vaughan (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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Speaks english, wife speaks French

About Bill Vaughan

We are from Virginia Beach and started coming to Maine in 1976, when we were married. My wife's grand father had a house in Yarmouth, ME and we stayed there a few summers. As our kids, and their first cousins got older, we hunted for rentals on the rivers. We found this place in 1988 and loved it. We named it 'Camp Big MA' for my mother-in-law, who would bring her grand kids up here from Virginia for their summer 'camp' experience.

My wife and I (along with many in-laws) rented the cabins for 9 summers before we bought it, as we couldn't let it go when it came on the market. We then purchased the adjacent 10 acres in 2002 and built a house on it in 2011. We live here year round now and love our location. It/s very private yet only 1 and half miles from Damariscotta, a quaint year round harbor town, with many attractions.

Bill Vaughan purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Bill Vaughan chose Damariscotta

Because it's beautifully rustic, on the beautiful Damariscotta River, room for an extended family and private, yet close to town.

What makes this cabin unique

The great 60 ft. long river deck, the kayaks, the river, the pool, the real log cabin living room, …….. and on and on!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Unique Damariscotta River retreat with pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Damariscotta Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
This is our second year vacationing here with a mix of adults and kids. The property is so beautiful and beautifully maintained. The beds are comfy, the kitchen is well stocked with cookware and great for cooking in. There are ample places to congregate with friends and family and others to spend quiet time reading or drawing. The pool is great for a low tide swip and jumping in the river at high tide was the focal point of each day.

Town is an easy drive (or kayak) away with great grocery options and there are wonderful places to discover throughout the region. Favorites for us included Muscongus Bay Lobster Co. and Coveside in South Bristol. We also enjoyed a brief afternoon looking at antiques in Wiscasset. There are tons of local preserves for easy hiking and you may catch sight of seals just a brief, easy, kayak trip away from the doc.

We can't imagine a summer week away anywhere else.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Erin. Love your family. Looking forward to seeing you next year!
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5

Great location for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5
We brought ten of our family members together with high hopes and still had our expectations exceeded. Our host, Bill, could not have been more helpful and everything was in great shape when we arrived.

The multiple cabins gave us enough privacy from each other while still offering us the chance to be so close.
Everyone loved having both a pool and a river to kayak on and the local town was a treat as well.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Scott! Loved your family. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Bill
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Damariscotta Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Perfect Maine Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5
We travel from Pennsylvania to Maine for vacations almost every year. Last Summer, we ended up having a larger crowd than anticipated, and this place was perfect. We were able to bring our dogs, which is a huge factor, and we had a lot of kids with us. The cabins were beautiful and bigger than we expected. We ended up not taking as many day trips as we had planned because the place was so comfortable and lovely. The owner and his family were near by, and very friendly/pleasant.
We are really looking forward to visiting Maine again and staying at this rental.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review!
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5

Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5
Nine of us stayed here last week, with a family of four joining for the last three days of the week- and we were not at all crowded. We made use of the sleep sofa in the upper cabin which was surprisingly comfortable, and people stayed in both the living room cabin lofts.
As a previous reviewer said, it's all about the porch here. There were jigsaw puzzles being assembled, people swinging in the suspended basket chairs, card games, and lots of just talking and staring out at the beautiful Damariscotta River below. We made use of the kayaks tied at the dock, and drove the couple of miles down to Dodge Park Reserve to hike those trails. Spent a day at Popham Beach just 45 minutes south, and another half day at Pemaquid Beach, which was close to Muscongas Bay Lobster Company, where we had a fantastic lobster dinner on the deck. Boothbay Harbor is just fifteen miles away, where there's lots of shopping and dining spots.
The pool is wonderful, cool and refreshing, and abundant beach towels are provided. One note: there is lots of walking up and down the hill from cabin to cabin to pool to cars, so be prepared. But the owner will ferry your belongings down in his Kabota to make settling in and packing up easier.
Stay at this retreat to experience a true Maine vacation- you'll love it.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, Relaxing, Maine!

  • 5 of 5
I just spent 5 nights there with 11 friends. We all slept comfortably (there were some couples, who shared beds... but 12 people really do sleep more than comfortably here). The kitchen, with the huge booth table was perfect for meals and games. The river was perfect for two great kayaking trips, with stops at swimming rests along the way. It has trails on the property and is 2 miles away from a series of other trails. The town is two miles away and has everything you need in a Maine town: ice cream, lobster and grocery stores. But the best thing about this place is the porch! It sits all 12 people comfortably, looking out along the river, looking at the beauty of this property and Maine!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Damariscotta Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Honestly one of the most beautiful and tranquil places we've stayed in Maine. It is almost cliche at how wonderful this place is - definitely a find. Whether you want to relax on a long porch overlooking a beautiful river, kayak to a town, swim in a pool, hike some nice trails or eat at some tasty local restaurants, this retreat has it all. The most difficult part is leaving. Perfect for large groups as well as it is situated on its own vast property providing you the privacy you may need.

Would highly recommend it to anyone and am looking forward to a future visit!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Public House and King Eiders Pub
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
New Harbor
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
South Bristol
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Brunswick, ME (Downeast train)
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Public House
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary

You walk down a path from the driveway to a unique, peaceful retreat on our 13 acres of woods along the Damariscotta River into a world all your own. We call it Camp Big Ma. In addition to the lower cabins and upper cabin we have a small bunkhouse with 2 sets of bunk beds and its own bathroom & compost toilet. This is a perfect family getaway or retreat where you can spread out, swim in the river at high tide and in the pool whenever, hike around the woods and even to town or just read on the relaxing river deck. There are hiking trails galore, closest one being Dodge Point (2 miles away) that is wonderful and is dog friendly. Pemoquid Point lighthouse is a great place to view the ocean and climb on the rocks. In Damariscotta, which you can see easily from the cabins, there are a handful of good restaurants, quaint shops, the Maine Coast Bookstore, a library, the Lincoln Theater (HD broadcasts, movies and occasional plays), a YMCA, a lovely harbor and more. We are an hour north of Portland, 20 minutes from Boothbay Harbor and 40 minutes south of Camden. A perfect spot! The dock and pool are common areas, so occasionally, my wife and I (and visiting family members) will use the pool and dock, but will not get in your way.

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Availability & Rates

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Damariscotta Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
spring 2015
May 16 2015 - Jun 12 2015
4 night minimum stay
$425
$2,950
$10,000
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
$11,000
 
 
Fall 2015
Aug 30 2015 - Oct 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$425
$2,900
$10,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $2,400/wk shoulder or $2,900/wk summer
rate plus 7% sales tax and $150 cleaning fee
Half paid with signing of contract (non-refundable) and half on arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Damariscotta Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • River
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 2 bathroom under bedroom cabin 1 bathroom in Eagles Nest cabin 1 bathroom for bunkhouse
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    sleeping loft 1 - 1 twin/ single
    sleeping loft 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Eagles Nest - 1 king
    Bunkhouse - 4 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is a path down to the cabins from the driveway, so people with walking problems may find it difficult. The Eagles Nest is closest to the driveway, about10 steps down. Friendly pets are welcome for a charge of $100. My wife and I live up the hill a ways from the cabins and we have 2 visla dogs who would love another dog to play with. I also have a kabota 4 wheeler that can carry luggage, etc., if I am available. We do share the pool and dock with our guests.
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