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Best view of the lake!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy Maine the way it used to be in this well kept cottage located on Damariscotta Lake. You'll savor the beautiful views from the enclosed front porch overlooking Great Bay. Complete with boat dock, kayaks , picnic area, fire pit, barbecue and more, this 3 bedroom cottage will bring you back to a time when living was simple and peaceful.

Amenities: 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, Dock, Fully Furnished Enclosed Porch With Panoramic Lake View, Charcoal Grill, TV, VCR, DVD, Blankets/Pillows, Dishes/Utensils, Pots/Pans, Toaster, Coffeemaker. Beds: 2 Full, 2 single. Pets not allowed. No smoking.

Tracey Metzger
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2017

About Tracey Metzger

George and Ethel Hartner bought the Hartner Homestead in the early '80s after vacationing in the area since the end of WWII. While they are no longer with us, the Hartner clan now lovingly cares for this family treasure and gather annually to honor its heritage and its legacy. It is with great pride that we welcome vacationers to enjoy the magic of our beloved cottage.

Tracey Metzger purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Tracey Metzger chose Damariscotta Lake

So often vacation areas are billed as 'get aways.' But this place brings a new meaning to the term. It's rustic charm and peaceful, panaramic views transform young and old to a time where abundant simple experiences--lake swimming, fishing, hiking, campfires, and family games--help us remember that the simple things in life are indeed the best.

What makes this cottage unique

There are many breathtaking views in this beautiful world. The view from this property ranks right up there with any of them.


Jefferson Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , small bathroom downstairs with shower
  • 2 baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Best view of the lake!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Another wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed another week at the cottage. We had such a great week. My grandchildren were able to come at the last minute, and we created some more wonderful memories on Damariscotta Lake. Thank you for sharing your family cottage with us!

Lorin Boger

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lorin, We love our repeat guests!! So glad your grandchildren could make it - it's most fun when you can share it! Hope to have you back again. Tracey
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As advertised

  • 4 of 5

A great view. A step back to yesterday. No t.v. For a month was just what we needed. Great local restaurants with some of the best oysters ever plus a German deli better than any in Germany.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ron, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love Morse's Kraut House too!! Thank you for the review. Hope to have you back. All the best, Tracey
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Beautiful Country cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home lakefront cottage watching the loons and kayaks lots of things to do

Beautiful cottage

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, George. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the lake! We hope you will visit again.
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Great views and sunrises each day, laid back and relaxing. Listing was pretty much spot on .

  • 5 of 5

House is in a great location on great bay, and everything the posting says is true, very clean and kept up. All the family picture give it a homey feel and history. It's a short boat trip to state beach. Look out at lake from porch , dock is great place for kids to fish and swim. Far enough away from everything but near enough to enjoy the town and restaurants . Be sure to catch mass at St. Patrick's church . The house is big enough for your family or cozy enough for a couples getaway. You really do'nt have to bring much with you have games,life vest,fishing poles, kayaks and friendly neighbors. WiFi is spotty but also makes it that much more enjoyable being out of touch of everything, almost any restaurant or store has wifi if you need to catch up on something or post your trip.. Ha ba blast and the family wants to go back already. Enjoy the simple life! And kick back. Thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so glad that you enjoyed the cottage and the area. We hope you will return!
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Simply beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

A charmer! Hartmer Homestead is a rustic cottage on a beautiful lake. Without the distraction of TV we enjoyed puzzles, games and lots of swimming! Another favorite activity was kayaking to nearby islands. Thanks for reminding my family and me that simple pleasures are best!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, from 2 years to 70! Lots of morning sun meant it warmed up quickly, but things were in the shade by the heat of midday. Both the refrigerator and cook stove are full size (as of this review they were not shown in the pictures), and the kitchen was fully equipped (including two lobster pots!). Tracey was very responsive throughout the reservation process and when we had questions leading up to our stay. I would definitely rent it again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are SO glad that everyone enjoyed their stay - especially considering the age range :) We would love to have you return!
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Damariscotta Lake Farm Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Damariscotta Lake Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Laundry drop off and pick can be arranged by renter through Damariscotta Lake Farm for a cost of $10 per load. No pets allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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