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Lakeside Cottage on Maine's Down East Coast

In the midst of winter, close your eyes and dream of an afternoon right here!
5.0 of 5 bubbles
49 reviews
In the midst of winter, close your eyes and dream of an afternoon right here!
Kill Kare Kamp on the shores of Walker Pond on the Blue Hill Peninsula of Down East Maine
Walker Pond - boot-shaped on right and its close proximity to Penobscot Bay and Deer Isle Bridge.
Our porch is inviting at any point during the day.
A view of the lake from the porch
An ideal spot to spend a summer's afternoon
This could be you on a sunny summer day!
View of Kill Kare on the shores of Walker Pond - from the driveway.
Window boxes and hanging baskets of flowers greet you as you enter Kill Kare.
A large fieldstone fireplace anchors the living room with views of the lake
Enjoy a book from our library.
A detailed close-up of a corner of the living room.
Curl up with a good book in front of the fire.
Our cozy country kitchen with eat-in space has views of the lake and the woods.
Fix a memorable meal with treasures found at local farmers' markets and Maine's bounty from the sea.
Eat outside on the porch or dine in our cozy dining room with views of the lake and the woods.
Downstairs lakeside Queen with adjacent bathroom
Downstairs full bath with tub and shower
Upstairs den/TV room with views of the lake
Upstairs queen sized room with private bath and views of the lake and woods.
Upstairs full bath adjacent to queen-sized room.
Upstairs lakeside double
Upstairs half-bath
Upstairs double twin with woodland views
Ideal for kids, this cozy room under the eaves has views of the lake and the woods.
Upstairs lakeside single.  An inviting room with great lake views!
The Larson Family looks forward to welcoming you to Kill Kare.
Our lake, Walker Pond, in the foreground with the Penobscot Bay and the Camden Hills in the distance
We are so fortunate to have loons on the lake.  We welcome their haunting calls to one another.
We also have bald eagles on the lake.  Our son took this picture through a telescope lens.
Nearby Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park from Blue Hill
The Eggemogging Reach and Penobscot Bay are ideal for sailing.
The Victory Chimes - the only three masted schooner to sail the Maine coast.
The fragrant mossy pine-filled woods surrounding the cottage. Collect some balsam and make a pillow!
Kill Kare with the dock and swim float.  The lake is much more comfortable than the cold ocean water
A fire in the fieldstone fireplace is a welcome way to end the day.
An amazing sunset on the lake. Later the sky is lit with thousands of stars.
Day is done.
Pumpkin Island Light - silhouetted at sunset.
Lupines and buttercups in a nearby summer meadow.
Fashioning a bouquet at nearby Eliot Coleman's Four Season Farm
Farm stands and farmers' markets are prolific. Fresh produce and seafood abound in summer.
Lobsters are plentiful on coastal Maine and they don't get any fresher than this!
The lake right outside your door is ideal for both swimming and boating.
Kayaks and canoes can be rented nearby.  The lake is a wonderful place to explore.
Colorful lobster buoys in nearby Stonington - a charming fishing village on the coast.
Stonington Harbor and lobster boats.
The rockbound coast of Down East Maine.  Near Schoodic Point. Great place for picnics.
The coast of Maine on a misty late summer's eve.
We never get tired of watching a beautiful sunset.
The road to Kill Kare. Come sit in the adirondack chairs and get connected to the Internet.
A warm welcome awaits you and your family. Come join us!
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6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Sedgwick, Maine
Uniquely located in a pine forest on a pristine fresh water lake only 1/4 mile inland from the coastal waters of the Penobscot Bay, Kill Kare Kamp has remained in the same family since it was built in 1917. So named because you can go there to "kill your cares", the home has a warm spirit about it that brings both energy and peace - a place to recharge and unwind. The cottage is an ideal family retreat where you can do as much or as little as you please, a beautiful spot to enjoy a variety of water sports and the perfect base from which to explore the beauty that is Maine's Down East coast and the nearby towns of Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Stonington, Castine, Camden, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.

Reached by a mile-long private drive, Kill Kare sits quietly in the woods. Loons and eagles are in happy residence on the lak...
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About the Owner, Catherine L
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 38 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 76 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 49 reviews and 1 property
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

I always look forward to my Maine summer getaway at Kill Kare Kamp. Beautiful home on the water. I have great memories of reading a book on the wraparound porch, kayaking around the lake and having a lobster dinner while watching the sunset. Great location for exploring Acadia National Park and many coastal Maine towns. It will be a vacation that you will never forget!

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Thanks so much, Mary Ellen! We always love having you, your family and friends with us on the Pond. Looking forward to another reunion in 2017!


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

What a wonderful time we had at Kill Kare at the edge of a pristine lake. Our house was full of old world charm and certainly lived up to all expectations. It was equipped with everything we needed to enhance our stay.....definitely home from home. .the wrap around balcony was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy our evening cocktails listening to the lapping water and the call of the loons. Going back in August...

Management response:

Thanks so much for your glowing words, Margo. It was indeed our pleasure to have you and your friends at Kill Kare this summer! Dan and I loved our evening together on the porch and we look forward to more good times in 2017.!


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Loved every minute there. A true lake country experience. The house is beautiful, rustic, charming. The care given to us by the owners was impressive . They were caring and made special effort to be sure we were comfortable. The house provided all we needed.We had many lovely meals in its big beautiful dining room. I loved swimming and boating in Walker lake which is unforgettable in its beauty. The whole experience was one of...

Management response:

Thanks, so much, for this lovely review! It was indeed our pleasure to have you and your family and friends with us in July. We so enjoyed getting to know you and hope that our paths will cross again.


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 7 nights
Sep 3, 2017 -
Sep 10, 2017
Indian Summer on the Maine coast
7 nights --
  • Refundable pet security deposit: $250 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rentals are from Sunday to Sunday - mid-June to mid-September.
Cleaning fee is included in rental fee.
Half of the rental fee, a refundable $500 security deposit and the rental tax (9% of rental) are due at contract signing.
Balance is due 30 days prior to occupancy.
If your application is made within four weeks of the start of your rental period, the total amount is due immediately. All payments that are made within two weeks of the rental period must be paid by certified check or money order.
Well-behaved pets are welcome with a refundable $250 security deposit. Please verify they have been treated for ticks and fleas.
For your convenience, we accept personal checks and credit cards (Visa Mastercard, Discover) via PayPal
Cancellations: Should you not utilize the specific time reserved or if you cancel your reservation less than three months prior to occupancy, all funds shall be retained (other than the security deposit) unless the cottage is re-rented by another party at the same r...
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