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Private, Waterfront Cottage with Dock

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom with queen, 1 bath, sleeps 2 adults & 2 children under 12

At water's edge on John's Bay, this property is the ideal honeymoon cottage, romantic getaway, or nature lovers retreat. Serene, private, off the beaten path with a one-mile access road and 700 feet of shoreline property with beach and teeming with wildlife. Kayak available, dock, float, mooring available. Near Pemaquid Lighthouse, beach, Monhegan ferry from New Harbor, Damariscotta & Boothbay Harbor area. Perfect for couple or small family . Sorry, no pets.

cell 207 449-0529n

Owner prefers telephone communication 207-677-2158. No pets. Also available is a 16' Old Town Sea Kayak. Moorings and dock on property.sat-sat rental week in season-house keeping cottage.

Linens available for long distance travelers at a nominal fee.

off season tenants must provide linens-plus all short stays.

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Pemaquid Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , large-storage closet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cottage designed for couple. Murphy bed is in living room-
  • Living room has wall bed (i.e. Murphy bed). Very comfortable queen size bed. House designed for 2 adults and 2 children (under 16). sleep gueen size sofa in kitchen-family room area-will handle 4 adults prefer two. reason to not overload septic and water systems ,maintain quietness property offers 600 ft shoreline and mile woods behind cabin
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
1 queen-sized Murphy bed, 1 daybed. Boat, kayak, outboard available by separate arrangement; dock, mooring, rowboat are available; deck. Dock includes picnic area with lobster cooker, chairs, and a beautiful view. Lobsters and steamers provided complimentary weekly and available on request. No Pets, please.


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Private, Waterfront Cottage with Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Peaceful and Relaxing Stay at a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Camp David was exactly what we had hoped for – peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed spending time on the deck taking in the serenity of John’s Bay and watching the occasional lobster boat check its traps. The weather in mid-September couldn't have been any better. We really hated to go home.

There really is no need to leave the Pemaquid Peninsula, but Camp David was a great launching point when we felt like venturing out and exploring more of Maine. The kitchen at the cottage is great for preparing meals, however, when we were in the mood to eat out the Pemaquid Fisherman’s Co-op is only a few minutes away and had delicious, fresh seafood. There’s also the Muscongus Bay Lobster Company nearby and several restaurants in Damariscotta. (One word of caution, after Labor Day many of the lobster/clam “shacks” on the piers are only open Fri-Sun.) I’d be remiss if I didn't put a plug in for Round Top Ice Cream, always a favorite when we’re in the area.

Lastly, Mike was a great host. We had some nice conversations and he graciously provided complimentary lobsters for our dining pleasure. We look forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pure Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Camp David was magnificent! My husband and I live close to a city and it was so refreshing to smell the pine trees and salt air and see the sun on the water and the brilliant stars and moon! We enjoyed staying in to curl up with our novels, watch a few films (Message in a Bottle with Kevin Costner was provided), and listening to the local tunes on the radio while cooking the complimentary clams and our other dinners. We also enjoyed exploring the coastline by kayak, hiking through the woods, and journeying to Monhegan Island. The night life is also quite pleasing. We had a delicious meal at a local restaurant (Coveside) and treated ourselves to cocktails at a few local bars. In all, our vacation was more than I could have hoped for. We will definitely return! Thanks, Mike!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pure Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We have only been home for 4 days and want to go back! This place is so awesome that once you get there you dont want to leave to do anything else. This was our third trip to Maine and we liked this area the best, even over Acadia. Kayaking up river to the little islands to see the seals was second best to the lobster delivery at your dock!

Thanks Mike, loved it.

Only one bad thing is he wouldnt let us live there!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Prescott J. Cheney MD (Mike)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Prescott J. Cheney MD (Mike)

resident of Bristol since 1947 primarily rent camp david and main house and carriage house loft to defray real estate taxes , screen tenants to insure compatibility and maintain privacy wildlife premises offers-cater to moderate means and offer extras unobtainable in this area to make memorable vacation

Prescott J. Cheney MD (Mike) purchased this cottage in 1967

Why Prescott J. Cheney MD (Mike) chose Pemaquid

in secluded private location with room to wander,access johns bay via kayak,swim off float,or walk woods trails and enjoy westerly sunsets from waterside deck wifi sat tv and lobster oyster clam availability

What makes this cottage unique

small house keeping cottage with wifi signal from main house neat,clean due to pet exclusion,and quiet .few cottages in this price range offer the privacy of camp david a boater,s ideal location with mooring dock access to johns bay.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Well, Camp David absolutely was everything that you said it was! Mike and I had a terrific week here in the rain, Maine is beautiful! I can understand why you made it home.

Have a great remainder of the summer. We promise that we’ll spread the word about your little slice of heaven up here!

Thank you for everything!

For anyone coming after us- the Damariscotta River Grill was very good! And the day trip to Monhegan – including hikes (to coves around the island)- is very worth the trip!
Jul 2009
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Samoset Resturant
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Monhegan Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Wawenock Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Rt. 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Shaws New Harbor
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary

Pemaquid is a very picturesque, historic part of Bristol Maine composed of the villages of New Harbor, Round Pond, Bristol Mills, Pemaquid Harbor. It's major industries are Fishing , Tourism and catering to the summer residents. Lots of open spaces, access to water with a Lighthouse Park, Fisherman museum, Art gallery, Public Sandy Beach, Local Fresh water Swimming Hole, Good restaurants with lobsters and steamers picnic style on docks in several locations.

Other Activities: Area Bounds Wildlife, Great for Kayaking, Striper and Mackeral fishing. There are antique shops, auction houses, summer festivals, and much, much, more. There is a plethora of restaurants on the Pemaquid penninsula as well as into the Damariscotta area. Whale watching and Deep-sea fishing is available across the river in Boothbay. Sun-bathing and swimming can be done at nearby, white-sanded Pemaquid Beach. Kayaking and canoeing in Bristol Mills. The Audobon Society in Bremen. The Round Pond 4th of July parade is unique. Fresh-water fishing in many of the local ponds and lakes.

Golf: Wawenok Golf Course, 3 miles away (18-hole).

Ski: camden snow bowl 35 miles sugarloaf-sunday river 2-1/2 hrs


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

**Additional Occupancy: 'Camp David' has a max occupancy of two adults and two children (12 and under). As a result, any additional guests staying overnight will be charged an occupancy Fifty dollars person, per day.
A 50% deposit is required to secure reservation. The remaining 50% is due upon arrival. Checks or Square D. There is a 8% Maine sales tax added to rental rate. No refunds.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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