Cozy Cottage on Damariscotta Lake, Play & Fish On The Water, Spectacular Views, Family Vacation Spot

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Guests 6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Allows Pets Yes


THE BAXTER COTTAGE is where you can enjoy the refreshing waters of Damariscotta Lake. Canoe or kayak around this gorgeous body of water...and bring your camera for photo ops! A beautiful 2+ bedroom cabin in Jefferson, Maine, The Baxter is a traditional Maine summer cottage that is both family and pet friendly. Access the lake for kayaking, swimming and fishing.  Discover and explore the natural wonders of Maine. Whether you are seeking peace and quiet or a little adventure on your vacation this cottage is a good place to do it.

Built over time by the family and their friends, beginning in the 60’s, this lake front cottage/camp certainly has a cozy feel.  Easy pathway to the water's edge. The open deck faces the lake with easterly views, the perfect spot for morning coffee or evening cocktails at the umbrella table. There is a fire pit in the yard for the entire family to gather around for s’mores and ghost stories. Cook your favorite BBQ on the gas grill. You will want to bring drinking water to this cottage. What makes this camp so special is the casual relaxed atmosphere.

BEDROOMS: First Floor: 1 Double Bed in bedroom. Second Floor: Two single beds, One Queen Bed. BATHROOMS: One ¾ bathroom with shower located on first floor.

From your own yard you can walk right into the lake. Canoe and paddle boat can be launched from the waters edge. Swim, paddle, sail, fish, sun bathe, bird watch and hike local preserves. Watch the sun whisk away the lake's early morning mist while enjoying your morning coffee. Go to sleep, exhausted from the days adventures, listening to the loons.

Damariscotta Lake State Park is close by with picnic tables, a nice sandy beach and a grilling area. The largest lake in Lincoln County (over 4,000 acres!) Damariscotta Lake has excellent fishing, offers terrific kayaking and canoeing and is the home to many bird species including heron, loons, ducks and more. The Pemaquid Water Shed has miles of trails and acres of preserves throughout the area that are great to explore. There are a plethora of options for cruises, charters, whale & puffin watches and so forth to keep you busy exploring this beautiful section of mid-coast Maine. Many of the small towns in the area have unique and delicious restaurants, specialty shops, antiques, galleries, museums and so much history.

Peruse our web site for local vendors, eateries and activities. Replete with all things vacation; if you can think of it, our site most likely covers it! Be sure to reach out to us if you need any help creating the perfect vacation!

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Cottage Connection was one of the first vacation rental companies in the Mid-coast region of Maine. Jeff and Audrey Miller, who own three vacation rental homes themselves had an aha moment when they realized they could not find anyone who ‘got it’ to manage their rentals for them. Since 1993 they have been trusted by homeowners and vacationers to “connect” each family with the perfect cottage for their vacation. As Audrey puts it; “The home they stay in becomes a personality, a part of their lore, when a family connects with the right cottage. Whether they want a rustic cabin in the woods or a high-end ocean bungalow, the right setting sets the tone for the entire vacation.” Learn more about how Cottage Connection can help make your vacation perfect!

Damariscotta (an Abenacki word meaning place of many fishes) is a quaint Mid Coast town located just off Route One near the head of the Damariscotta River. Known for its colonial architecture and historical significance Damariscotta is also well known for its Shell Middens dating back some 2500 years. Be sure to walk through at least one. The Pemaquid Watershed also has miles of trails and acres of preserved land for you to explore. Unique shops, amazing restaurants and family businesses add much to the area’s activities. The Peninsula encompasses many little towns and villages, each with its own personality and offerings for you to discover and enjoy. At the end of the Pemaquid peninsula is a beach, lighthouse and park. Historical grave sites, the Rachel Carson Preserve, art galleries, restaurants, whale & puffin watches and trips to Monhegan Island are all adventures awaiting you!


Pet Friendly
Lakefront on Damariscotta Lake
Open Deck with Views
Guest Canoe & Paddle Boat
Gas Grill
Fire Pit
Electric Range
Lobster Pot & Crackers
Dining Table Seats 5
Linens Not Provided - speak with your reservationist about ordering linens or bring from home
TV and DVD player w/ movie library
No Cable or Internet. Cell phone coverage varies. This is truly a place to unplug and unwind.

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Write a Review
Medway, US
Reviewed: Dec 12, 2015
Property Manager
The person I communicated with via email was great and helpful in finding us the right place for our budget and needs. We just wish your company was aware of the status of this property's water's edge.
Great place to get away as a family and unplug.
Newmarket, US
Reviewed: Dec 11, 2015
Property Manager


Check-In Day:  Fridays from June 24-Sept 5, 2016 (Prime Season Weeks)

Check-In Time: BEGINS 4:00 PM during prime season

Check-Out Time:  no later than 10:00 AM

Town/Body of water: Jefferson / Damariscotta Lake

Type of waterfront: Freshwater
Swimming Area Rating for this property is a…,   4

5 – very easy water access, sandy or pebble beach, great for all ages!
4 – Easy water access, may be a pebble beach or grassy shoreline. Still good for all ages, but young children may want water shoes.
3 – Somewhat easy water access with a rocky shoreline, or rocky bottom, not suitable for young children, but fine for older children/adults, water shoes recommended.
2 – Water access only for agile young adults or adults, rocky shoreline or bottom, may be a hill down to the water or subject to strong currents.
1 – Swimming off dock only due to a seawall or rocky/wooded shoreline, may be difficult to access the waterfront also. 
0 – not a waterfront property.

Privacy Rating for this property is a…,   4

5 – very private, secluded location, lots of protection from trees, cannot see any neighbors from the house, not close to any roads, long driveway.
4 – Private location, protection from trees, neighbors a comfortable distance away, not close to any roads.
3 – Still in a quiet location, but one neighbor close by, little protection from trees, may be close to a road.
2 – Semi-quiet location, neighbors close by, may have road noise.
1 – in-town home, little or no privacy.

# of Bedrooms: 1 bedroom downstairs, 1 fold out sleep sofa in tv room on first floor.  Second floor has queen bed on one end and two singles on the other.  Although this house offers many sleep options, it maximum occupancy is 6 people.
Bed Sizes: see above

Linens (sheets, pillowcases or towels/bath mats) are not provided and would either need to be brought from home or ordered through our linen service for your stay (for a fee).

# of Bathrooms: 1
Bathroom Type: Shower

No cable or internet, this is truly a place to unwind and unplug.  
Cell Phone Service is good here and you can access the internet through your cell phone using it as a Hot Spot.
Save room in your car or luggage by renting linens from us! Just ask us how!  Pet friendly

Smoking AND/OR Fireworks Are Prohibited On EVERY Property

We represent a wide variety of quality vacation rentals throughout the Mid Coast Region of Maine. Individually and privately owned, each vacation rental reflects the taste of its property owners. Every effort has been made to ensure that the descriptions and amenities listed above are accurate. However, occasionally changes are made by the owners to furnishings, amenities and equipment. Once a change that has occurred is brought to our attention, we will update that webpage. If you have any specific questions not addressed above or are in search of specific criteria, please contact us.

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