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Kayakers paradise, quiet lakeside retreat in midcoastal Maine, 700$ wk

Bedrooms 3
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms (1 master, 1 Loft), fold out futon, 1 bath, sleeps 5-6 (4 beds).

This cozy cottage is situated twenty feet from the shoreline of quiet Dyer Long Pond in Jefferson, ME. Closed in the winter, this quiet retreat offers a rustic pine interior with all the amenities needed to enjoy your Maine vacation. Near the lower half of the lake, the cottage is nestled in dense pine and oak trees. The lake is quiet with very little power boating and is more geared towards canoeing and kayaking. It is a nature lovers spot with good chances of siting ospreys, bald eagles, beavers, turtles, loons, and many other bird species. Cottage is 15-min from the Mid-coast of Maine. Explore Damariscotta and the Penobscot bay areas for antiquing and outdoor pursuits. Close to area lighthouses and maritime museums, Pemaquid point one of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine is 27 miles. We were just highlighted as a kayaking destination in Maine's Sunday Telegram.

During peak summer months June-Aug the rate is 800 a week or 125$ a night. For may and fall months the rate is 700 a week, 100 a night. There is a 3 night minimum and I do offer discounts for long stays of 2 weeks or more (i have rented for a month before). Ask about discounts for the fall, good rates for multiweek and week stays depending on availability.

waterfront: there is 200 feet of private waterfront w/new aluminum dock (2010) and float for swimming. The futon in the camp is brand new this year 2011.

pictures: please e-mail or call me for additional pictures, I can get them too you via e-mail quickly

Sheepscott golf course is 15 minutes.

Come stay in the fall and use my camp for your base for leaf viewing in the fall. The fall is an awesome time to visit Dyerlong Cottage because the crowds are gone, traffic is better, the stove is cozy, and theres nothing better then kayaking on the glass lake w/orange and red leaves reflecting off the water. Fall can be spectacular. Read my reviews, ask me for more pictures, you wont be let down, I've never received anything but positive feedback from my renters...except maybe about the bugs! but that's all of Maine.

More Details

Lucas Martin
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017


Jefferson Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , (trundle bed)
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Size
  • Pull out futon in living room can sleep 1-2 (double size) NEW IN 2009 The loft has been updated with floor to ceiling railings for safety ( to block the area from the entrance of ladder) A railing has been added to the wall along the ladder as well for safety. A railing was also added to the outside walkway. New pine bookshelves were built in the dining area to increase storage space (a place for local interest books and nature books)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Rooms are heated with baseboard heat. Wood stove can heat entire camp (inc. loft) for cool nights/mornings two skylights. loft has window and fan for ventilation. paved driveway. 2 old town Kayaks with paddles and life jackets (new for 09)


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Kayakers paradise, quiet lakeside retreat in midcoastal Maine, 700$ wk
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

The way camp should be....

  • 5 of 5

As a Maine native landlocked in Colorado for the past 30 years, I know what camp should be, and this is it! Beautiful, peaceful, cozy....I could go on and on. All you need are your groceries, Lucas has everything you else require in his camp! I locked myself out (or thought I did), sent an email and within minutes he contacted me with help. He was gracious and humorous, I highly recommend renting from him, I certainly will again. You can't get a hotel room for this price, let alone a fully equipped camp! Thanks so much Lucas!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Weekend on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin in early April. When we arrived we were very happy with the cabins coziness and proximity to the water even though we wouldn't be swimming! The cabin was equipped with everything we needed for cooking and additional blankets if it got chilly. It was very peaceful and quiet. We did get out into Damariscotta which was beautiful and got to enjoy some local breweries. The neighbors we encountered were very friendly. We hope to spend more time here in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful fishing paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time - the cabin is simple but perfect for our needs. The bass fishing was great - my spouse and our 11 year old niece who was travelling with us practically lived on the dock and in the canoe. My toddler loved the little beach, and even made it out on some canoe trips. We caught frogs in the reeds, bbq-ed on the deck, and slept soundly - it was very quiet.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Brunswick, Canada

Quiet lakeside cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fall here is fantastic! The view from the deck and the front of the camp is amazing, we watched the sunrise several mornings over the glass like lake with the fall colours, just amazing. The woodstove is so cozy for the fall evenings and a perfect way to wind down the day. The camp is just as described by the owner, everything you could need is provided. This is the perfect area for exploring midcoast Maine you are handy to shops, restaurants, beaches and hiking trails. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Rustic retreat in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year at this beautiful spot. We are already planning for next year. There's nothing fancy here, but you have everything you need. Sitting by the wall of windows or on the deck and passing the day watching the loons (and the bald eagles!) is perfect. The canoe and kayaks offer plenty of distraction. Our dogs think they are in heaven, exploring the water's edge and even coming out on the lake! We love that you can get cell service, but you are still not "connected" all the time. It's a great spot to just relax and let the rest of the world fade away.

Damariscotta, about 20mins away, is a nice little town with some cute shops and restaurants as well as grocery stores, fish markets, etc., so you can get anything you need!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, wondeful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Camp Martin. Our dog loved the dock and the water. It was such a peaceful and relaxing place. We were so sad to leave. Pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to explore the areas and it such close proximity to great restaurants, hikes, and more. Luke was easy to get a hold of and I would definitely recommend staying at this cabin. It is not a five star hotel, but a cabin with great amenities. Don't miss out.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Portland airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sheepscott Links
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Brunswick, ME
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-95 Augusta
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Popham State Park
Car: necessary

Jefferson is conveniently located fifteen minutes from Damariscotta in mid-coastal Maine. Within 45 min. of other coastal communities such as Wiscasset, Boothbay and Camden/Rockport areas. These areas are great for antique shopping, dining and exploring the Maine coast. Light houses, nature preserves, maritime museums, historic forts, recreational areas, and coastal beaches are all within an hours drive. The Common Ground Fair (end of September) is a popular agricultural event within 30 minutes. Jefferson is also easily accessed from I-95 in Augusta in 30 min. Enjoy whale watching and ferries to nearby coastal islands. Closest seafood/lobster market is the Fishermans Catch Seafood Market on maine st. in Damariscotta (207) 563-5888.


Rates & Availability

Jefferson Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer peak
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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