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Classic lakeside cottage on Maine's Down East Coast

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from $485.71 /per night

Classic lakeside cottage on Maine's Down East Coast

HomeEscape Sleeps
Sleeps 10
HomeEscape Bedrooms
6 Bedrooms
HomeEscape Bathrooms
3.5 Bathrooms
HomeEscape Bathrooms
Min stay 7 Nights
Only one prime week remains available at Kill Kare for 2017 - a uniquely located, shingled cottage in a pine forest on the shores of a pristine freshwater lake on the Blue Hill Peninsula of Maine's Down East coast - only 1/4 mile inland from the ocean waters of the Penobscot Bay. So named because you can come here to "kill your cares," the cottage has been in our family since it was built in 1917. ... more +
Property Type: Cottage
Location Type: Lake
Size: 3000 SQ-FT
Children Welcome
Wheelchair Accessible
Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Senior Adults Only Community
Long Term Renters
Events Allowed
Internet Access
Air Conditioned
Wood Stove
Fitness Room / Equipment
Living Room
Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Hair Dryer
Iron Board
Music Library
Premium Channels
Wireless Internet Access
Video Games
Video Library
Board & Card Games
Pool Table
Coffee Maker
Kitchen Utensils
Garbage Disposal
Communal Pool
Private Pool
Hot Tub
Heated Pool
Indoor Pool
Car Available
Private Chef
Bar/Night Club
Charter Boats
Deep Sea Fishing
Horseback Riding
2 Queen-sized rooms - one on the first floor with adjacent full bath, the other on the 2nd floor with adjacent full bath. 2 double rooms with 2 twin beds each 2 single rooms with 1 bed each
We have an extensive online Renter's Guide - a hard copy of which will be in the cottage upon arrival. In it are suggestions for what to do and see in our area, where to eat and shop, buy gas and groceries, where to rent canoes and kayaks. There are also driving directions and a history of Kill Kare. It's a great resource for guests and is updated every years. My husband and I live in the garage apartment up the hill from Kill Kare while it's rented. We are always available to our guests for whatever they may need. This is the link for the online Renter's Guide:
Last Calendar Update Feb 26, 2018

Standard Rate

Per Night
Weekend Night
Minimum Stay
Rate includes cleaning fee. A refundable $500 security deposit (and a refundable $250 pet deposit if applicable) is due at signing. A 9% Maine State Lodging Tax is additional.
Payment Policies

The owner of this property requires a 50% down payment to reserve and full payment 30 days before check-in.

Fees & Taxes
Pet Fee: $250
Lodging Tax: 9%
Check-In: 4:00 PM
Check-Out: 10:00 AM
Deposit Requirements
One half of the rental fee, the refundable security deposit (and refundable pet deposit if applicable) and the 9% tax are due at signing. The balance is due 30 prior to occupancy. If your application is made within four weeks of the start of your rental period, the total amount will be due immediately. All payments that are made within two weeks of the rental period must be p ... more +
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellation Policy: Should you not utilize the specific time reserved or if you cancel your reservation less than three months prior to occupancy, all funds will be retained (except for the security deposit) unless the cottage is re-rented by another party at the same rate for the same period of time. If the latter occurs, all funds will be refunded.
House Rules
House guidelines are specifically outlined in the online Renter's Guide.
Catherine Larson
Speaks: English French
Member Since 2016
This property was purchased in 1917
About Catherine Larson
My family and I live in Richmond VA during the winter months. My husband and I have a 28-year-old son who graduated from Randolph-Macon College. He worked for NPR right out of college and now works at Royall and Co. in Richmond I was raised in Baltimore, graduated from The Bryn Mawr School and Hollins University in VA where I spent my junior year studying in Paris. My husband is from Washington ... more +
Why This Property?
Just minutes away from our mile-long private drive are breath-taking maritime views along Maine's Down East rock-bound coast with quaint fishing villages, inviting gift shops, first-class restaurants, art galleries, book stores, artist colonies, antique shops, local farmers' markets and superb seafood freshly caught from the cold Maine waters. Kill Kare is a perfect base from which to explore t ... more +
Unique Benefits
There are very few places in this world where you can sit on a porch that is built directly out over the water. Environmentally speaking, houses like Kill Kare are no longer allowed to be built so close to the shoreline. We consider ourselves very lucky to feel as though we are on a private yacht when sitting on our expansive wrap-around porch. The lake is literally at your front door. There is ... more +
August 23rd , 2015
“Everything We'd Hope For!”
Date of Stay: July 5th , 2015

My big, boisterous family planned a family reunion in Maine and we could not be more pleased that we chose Kill Kare cottage. It is an absolutely wonderful, well loved, classic but spacious Maine cottage on the absolutely gorgeous, pristine, Walker Pond. Well, it's more of a lake, really, and it is just beautiful. Catherine, the owner, is very proud of Kill Kare as it has been in her family for years and, honestly went above and beyond to help us plan a perfect gathering for crowd. We planned a big opening night lobster dinner for 10 and placed an order for the seafood which Catherine and her husband kindly offered to pick up for us. Unfortunately, our fisherman sadly passed away just three days before our gathering, but Catherine and her husband managed to find another supply on very short notice. They picked it up and had the lobster, clams and haddock waiting on ice for us when arrived - ALL on July 4th. The cottage is extremely clean, well kept with every kitchen item you could possibly need organized and easy to find. All bedrooms have some view of the lake and surrounding woodlands. We spent all day on the gorgeous wrap around porch, playing games and watching the kids jump off the diving raft. We even got a couple nights that were cool enough to build a fire in the beautiful old fire place. There is plenty of parking and plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The linens were all freshly laundered and plentiful. We even had a Pirate's Day with plenty of games and much fun...and the Kill Kare porch was just perfect for it. We've already re-booked for next year and hope to make Kill Kare our yearly family retreat. This review is A+, 10 stars, for a beautiful fun place well cared for by intelligent, kind, helpful and FUN people who take a lot of pride in their family cottage. We all can not wait to go back!


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