The property consists of 2 camps (the Upper Camp & the Lower Camp) on Beaucaire Ave. that sleeps a combined total of 7. It is located on a quiet cove in one of the most desired areas of Lake Megunticook 2 miles from Camden Harbor.
The Lower Camp, sitting on the water’s edge, is a charming century old cottage. It has a small galley kitchen connecting to a light and airy living/dining room area with 6 large original windows providing a gorgeous view of the lake and Camden hills. A cast iron gas stove makes it a cozy place to be on those chilly evenings and mornings. The master bedroom has a queen bed and windows overlooking the lake and there is a smaller bunk room (ideal for children), both of which connect to a full bath. The newly added screen porch is a nice place to relax in the shade or enjoy a drink in the evening while hearing the loons in the distance. The beach and deep-water float are perfect for swimming & kayaking. The full afternoon sun makes it especially nice for sunbathing and afternoon picnics. There is a separate bathhouse next to cottage for changing.
Situated across Beaucaire Avenue on a wooded slope is the Upper Camp with all the modern amenities including a well equipped kitchen, a large dining / living area, and a fire place surrounded by antique wicker furnishings. There are 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and adjoining bath. The second bedroom has 2 single beds and a door to a second full bath that is also accessible from the hallway. This cottage has lovely views of the lake and a woodland feel.
The property rents for a one week minimum. Please no smoking.
Keywords: Cottages Megunticook Camp Lakefront
The property is located in the cove closest to Camden village, and one of the quietest coves on the lake, a 'no-wake' area, making it ideal for swimming, rowing, paddling, or just watching for loons. Our camp gets full afternoon sunshine, so it's a wonderful meeting place for afternoon picnics by the lakefront. There is a separate bathhouse next to camp for changing. 3 kayaks are available for your use.
We had a wonderful time at these two unique homes! The set-up was perfect for our extended family. Everything was very clean and the houses were well-stocked. The lake was gorgeous and we all enjoyed the kayaks and paddle board. The Sailers were extremely pleasant to deal with and made sure our stay in Camden was comfortable and memorable. Camden is a beautiful town and we enjoyed exploring Rockport and Rockland as well. I would go back in a heartbeat!
We had a spectacular vacation here. The two-house set up worked beautifully for us. Our family of four stayed at the lakeside cabin, which is rustic but sturdy and spotless and really charming. And our friends without children stayed at the upper house, which is more modern, with accompanying modern amenities. We were happy to keep the kids away from television and wireless, but were also happy to have access to it when we wanted, by just crossing the road.
The owners have outfitted each house perfectly, so when we wanted to make pizza one night, voila - there was a pizza pan in the cabinet. And unlike most vacation homes we've rented, these are stocked with very good quality kitchen and dish ware. We were already familiar with this part of the Maine coast, but had never stayed so close to Camden. There is plenty to do and see if you're in the mood, but we spent most of our time in the kayaks, jumping off the dock, and throwing a ball into the lake for the dog to swim after. Except, of course, that we went into town almost every night for ice cream. And we had two spectacular dinners out -- one at Long Grain (Thai), and the other in Rockport at my new favorite restaurant, Shepherd's Pie. Oh, and there's a very sweet and pretty little public beach and park about a mile away, which is great for young kids because the entry to the water is very shallow, and the lake bottom has been cleared. It really is just a lovely, well-equipped, relaxing place to spend a vacation!
We recently celebrated Grandma's birthday with a week at this pair of cottages. We vacation once a year with four adults and three cousins, 4-10 years old. We look for a place where the kids can both be with Grandma and have some privacy for naps and earlier bedtimes and where we can bring our dog. These cottages worked perfectly, with Grandma at the lower one with two family members and with four other family members at the upper one with the smaller grandchildren. The bottom cottage is right on the water and offers the rustic elements our family loves and identifies with. The upper cottage offered modern amenities that make it easier to care for small children (microwave, dishwasher, television, internet). We ate lunches and did art projects on the porch at the lower cottage and alternated dinners between the two cottages when we were not off exploring the Lobster Shack up in Lincolnville or the amazing Tai restaurant in Camden or the equally fantastic Mexican restaurant in Rockland. We took the kids on the $5 a child early morning lobster boat tour of Camden Harbor (they steer the boat, saw a seal and osprey nest, pulled up a lobster pot and picked up the lobsters), hiked up to the Cross above Lake Megunticook, visited the statue of Andre the seal in Rockport Harbor, from the book they had read, and drove up Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park (though it is also an easy hike), spent a day at the beach at Owl's Head State Park and watched a schooner parade from the breakwater outside Rockland Harbor. But really, all the kids wanted to do was to be at the cottages, jumping off the dock, swimming across to the rock and paddling around in the owner provided kayaks and paddle board. A final element we appreciated was the respectfulness of the residents of the surrounding cottages, no loud music, motorboats that come into the cove drive slowly and almost silently meaning that from the dock and deck we saw loons, geese, ducks and a bald eagle!
We rented these wonderful cottages last summer (2013) and I must say it was the best vacation we have ever had. We are a family of 5 with 3 children (3, 6, 8) and my mother came along as well. The two cottages worked perfectly for our needs. My mother stayed in the lower cottage, a wonderful building original to the site that is directly on Lake Megunticook. It almost feels like you are on the water when staying in this cottage as you can see the lake from almost all vantage points. My family and I stayed in the upper cottage, a newer property with two bathrooms and two bedrooms (as well as a daybed in the living room area that worked well for one of our children). I liked the two cottage set up because my mother was able to have some space from us It also felt safer with small children to have a bit of distance between the upper house and the lake itself - it allowed me to sleep at night even with a three year old who can't swim on her own. A bit more about the houses - they were very well appointed with beautiful sheets and towels. Very clean and had all of the dishes, pans etc. that we needed during our stay. Top that off with the very attentive owners and it could not have been better in terms of a rental property. All of the above definitely factor into our desire to rent the cottages again, however the icing on the cake is Lake Megunticook and Camden itself. We chose to go to Camden because we loved the idea of having both an ocean and lake Maine vacation. However, we hardly ever left the house! We could barely pull ourselves away to buy groceries! With such a gorgeous lake, Kayaking and other water activities were so much fun that the days went by with just a few ventures into Camden. We did love the town when we went in and it is really nice to have all the stores (groceries, mini golf, restaurants) that come along with a larger town but for us we were in heaven just relaxing on the dock and enjoying true family time. We will have to force ourselves to explore the Camden area a bit more next time we go back. One thing not to miss though is the drive up to the top of Mt. Battie, it is stunning. If you are looking for a gem of a place to stay in my opinion you have found it in this property. It really was the perfect fit for us and we hope to enjoy it again this coming summer.
Whale watching, puffin watching, Farnsworth Art Museum, many hiking trails in local state park.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
|Cleaning||$150 + Tax|
Weekly rate is for both cottages together. Cottages cannot be rented separately.
50% or rent is due when camp is booked. Remaining 50% is due one month prior to arrival date.