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Classic Shingled Lakeside Cottage on Maine's Beautiful Down East Coast

While away a summer afternoon on a lovely, flower-bedecked porch with views of the lake.
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While away a summer afternoon on a lovely, flower-bedecked porch with views of the lake.
Kill Kare Kamp is literally on the water's edge. Imagine having a beautiful lake at your front door!
Our expansive porch is inviting at any time during the day from AM coffee to afternoon cocktails.
A view of the lake from the side porch. The lake reflecting a blue sky and puffy clouds.
You feel as though you are on your own private yacht when enjoying the porch.
The approach to Kill Kare with the lake in the background.
An afternoon sun reflecting off the lake through the trees at the parking area at Kill Kare.
This could be you on a  summer day! The beauty of Kill Kare is doing exactly what you want to do.
Window boxes, hanging baskets and planters of colorful flowers greet you as you approach Kill Kare.
Borrow a book from our library and curl up on the porch or in front of a cozy fire.
Our living room anchored by a large fireplace has comfortable seating and 
views of the lake.
We will supply you with aged firewood to enjoy a warm fire when you want one.
Kill Kare was built in 1917 and we're celebrating its 100th in 2017.  The fish came from the lake.
A relaxing evening in front of the fire with friends.
Even our cozy, well-equipped 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.
Our inviting dining room has views of the woods and the lake. Linen,plates and cutlery are provided
Kill Kare is perfect for a gathering of friends and family and why not celebrate with lobster?
Downstairs queen sized room has an adjacent bath and views of the lake.
Downstairs full bath, with tub and shower, has lake views. Second shower room is on the first floor.
Upstairs queen sized room with views of the lake and woods.  Adjacent full bath and back stairs!
Upstairs full bath with antique claw-foot tub to relax in adjacent to queen-sized room.
Upstairs double twin room with views of the lake.
Upstairs double twin room with views of the woods.
Upstairs single twin room with views of the lake.
Upstairs single twin with views of the woods and the lake. Kids love it under the eaves.
Upstairs TV/reading room with small library of books and DVD's enjoys the afternoon sun.
We have bald eagles on the lake.  Our son took this picture through a telescope lens.
We are so fortunate to have loons on the lake.  We welcome their haunting calls to one another.
The fragrant mossy pine-filled woods surrounding the cottage. Collect some balsam and make a pillow!
Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park from Blue Hill. Kill Kare is an ideal base to explore.
The Eggemogging Reach and Penobscot Bay are ideal for sailing.
The Victory Chimes - the only 3 masted schooner to sail the Maine coast. It's a treat to see her!
Lupines and buttercups in a nearby summer meadow.
Each town in our area has a summer farmers' market.  Info on the fridge at Kill Kare.
Those who like to cook will love the assortment of fresh meats, cheeses and vegetables at market.
Colorful lobster buoys in nearby Stonington - a charming fishing village on the coast.
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. Maine is lovely in all kinds of weather & seasons.
Summer sunset from Kill Kare's porch.
Soaking up the afternoon sun on the dock in front of Kill Kare.
A boarder takes one last paddle on a glassy lake as the sun sets.
Our freshwater lake is ideal for boating and swimming.  Much warmer than the nearby salt waters.
Canoes, kayaks and paddle boards can be rented in nearby Blue Hill.  See the Renter's Guide.
Just a sample of some of the brilliant and memorable sunsets to be enjoyed on Kill Kare's porch.
Two tables allow for the pleasure of eating outside on the porch.
The porch has comfortable seating - including a swing - for a number of people .
We are delighted to be included in Sarah Leah Chase's cookbook. See page 175.
My mother circa 1936 on some very thick ice.
Kill Kare in the late '20's was party central for my mother's and uncle's summer friends.
Nearby Stonington is the go-to place for fresh lobster. We'll tell you how to get 'em and cook 'em!
Go down to the docks and pick out your own lobster from the cold waters of the bay.
Calm waters at sunset off of Deer Isle.
Deer Isle at sunset.
Rugosa roses and lobsters boats.
Boot-shaped Walker Pond top right only 1/4 mile inland from coastal waters of the Penobscot Bay.
Sunset is a magical time at Kill Kare.  Just before the skies illuminate with thousands of stars.
We never get tired of enjoying sunsets from Kill Kare's porch.
The Larson Family looks forward to welcoming you to Kill Kare and Down East Maine.
A warm welcome awaits you. This is lakeside living at its best. Join us and make some memories.
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6 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Sedgwick, Maine

It's a gift to discover - in our demanding, busy and sometimes turbulent world - a spot where you can find peace. A place where life's pace is slower, where you can reconnect with what matters most - family, friends and the beauty of the natural world around you - and where you can stop, breathe and stare into a memorable summer sunset. Kill Kare is such a place. Some have called it 'magical'.

Kill Kare is uniquely located 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. There is a warm spirit about...
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About the Owner
Catherine L
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
In 2008, we turned our family cottage into an inviting and comfortable retreat for families to enjoy. While we rent Kill Kare, our family spends the summer up the hill in our carriage house apartment called Chinook. We're hands-on hosts (without being intrusive) and are happy to help guests take full advantage of their Down East experience. We greatly enjoy meeting all of our guests and have had the pleasure of making many new friends over the course of the decade we've been sharing our home with others. I would like to add that I answer every single inquiry that I receive with a personal email.
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 September 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...More

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Management response:Responded 15 September 2016

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!

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 September 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....More

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Management response:Responded 10 September 2016

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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 August 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...More

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Management response:Responded 28 August 2016

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.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Rentals will not be accepted for anyone under the age of 30. Kill Kare can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. Additional guests will not be accepted. Please read our Safety...
    2 Full baths
    1 Half bath
    1 Shower
    2 Queens
    6 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 7 nights
₹ 35,109
US$ 514
₹ 2,45,902
US$ 3,600
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Indian Rupees and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Refundable security deposit: ₹ 34,153 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 34,153 / stay - Deposit
  • Refundable pet security deposit: ₹ 17,077 / 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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About the neighbourhood
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 the beauty that is Maine and the scenic towns and areas along the nearby coast: Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Stonington, Castine, Cape Rosier, Camden, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor.
Getting around
A car is definitely necessary to get around as Kill Kare is in the woods on the coast.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Bangor International Airport: 50.0 km
Full driving directions are found in Kill Kare's online Renter's Guide that appears on Kill Kare's website which we will be happy to share with you in a personal email.

Bangor International Airport is one hour and Portland is about 3 hours from Kill Kare. A hard copy of the Renter's Guide will be in Kill Kare when you arrive.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 5.0 km.
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