About This Listing
RENT CABIN OR WHOLE CAMP PROPERTY.
This cabin is part of an old boy's camp, Camp Waganaki on McWain Pond in Waterford, Maine. It is on the sunny side of the lake with beautiful sunsets. This lake has no public access is quiet and family friendly.
This Cabin is part of a group of Camp buildings (see "Cottage on McWain Pond" "Lodge on McWain Pond") which comprises Camp Waganaki. They can be rented separately or together for the remainder of the available dates for the summer season 2014.
The Cabin is a short walk down a camp road that opens up to an old growth pine grove and 250' of sunny waterfront with unsurpassed swimming and relaxation. A large grassy area with a large T-dock and float invite the guests to go no further. Linger in the hammock, screened in porch or take a paddle in the canoe or kayak. Listen to the loons, watch a pastoral sunset while sitting around the campfire. The waterfront is private and quiet as the lake has no public access and is family friendly.
The Cottage is rustic and cozy with a bedroom, bathroom with shower, washer and dryer, living room, screened porch and a full sized sit down kitchen. The bedroom has a king-size bed, the living room a queen-size futon. The screened porch has a sitting area and a dining area.
At The Cottage:
One King-size Bed
One Queen-size futon couch
Blankets for Bed
Table and four chairs in the Kitchen
Full-size stove, sink and fridge
Dishes, cups, silverware and knives
Can opener, cutting board, coffee pot
Pots, pans, colander, measuring cups and bowls
Ladle, spatula, big fork, whisk, cheese grater, cork screw
Dish rack, dish soap, wash bucket, sponges
Pot holder, paper towels and trash bags
First Aid Kit
Smoke and CO2 detector
At The Lake:
Screened Cabin: Picnic Table and Two Benches, Two Adirondack Chairs
Campfire Ring with Firewood
What You Need To Bring:
Soap, Shampoo and other Personal Items
Flashlight/Headlamp For Night Adventures
Interaction with Guests
I am sometimes on the property as well as other guests in different cabins. This property has a great history of campers and families enjoying a "Traditional Maine Summer at Camp". Past campers stop by to visit the property to show their families where they spent past summers and relive their memories.
White Mountains: Amazing Hikes, Rivers, Swimming Holes, Notches and Waterfalls. Less than an hour from Cabin.
Androscoggin River Trips Bethel Maine: Canoe down river, fish and swim.
Public Golf Course: Awesome Views, 9-hole Course with Restaurant.
Portland Maine: 1 hour and 10 minutes away. World Class Restaurants, Museums, Historic Downtown and Fishing Docks.
North Conway, NH: Outlet Shopping, Quaint Mountain Town.
Ocean Beaches: A Day Trip about 1 hour away.
Other Things to Note
This is a fashioned after a traditional Maine Camp. It is an amazing spot on the lake. If you are looking for a condo this is not your place. If you are looking for a unique few days on a pristine lake with loons crying at night and owls hooting while sitting next to a bonfire with tiki torches then this is your place.
REMINDER: GUESTS NEED TO BRING SHEETS AND TOWELS.
Dogs are allowed CLEAN UP AFTER DOGS is expected.
NO SMOKING IN COTTAGE.
MAINTAIN A QUIET AND RESPECTFUL ENVIRONMENT FOR EVERYONE'S ENJOYMENT.
Mary Kate was a fantastic host, everything is exactly how it's described in her listing. The views and grounds are incredible, the house is very warm, welcoming, and extremely comfortable. Kitchen was well appointed, and cottage was well stocked with board games, books, literature on local towns, hiking trails and outdoor outfitters. We spent cool nights cozied by the hearth in the cottage and warm afternoons down by the lake in the kayaks and on the hammock. Our dog Cosmo loved the place too.. going for quick dips in the lake and being lazy on the dock! Mary Kate was communicative, efficient and wonderful to talk to upon our check in and readily available with advice. She and her friend Diedra even welcomed us w/ fresh cider donuts and a pumpkin on the porch. If you're looking for accommodations that offer a true slice of Maine "camp life", Camp Waganaki is ideal. Laid back, rustic Maine at its finest and Mary Kate offered the epitome of a perfect AirBnB getaway. Almost hope this place stays a secret!!
Mary Kate was an excellent host, with great hiking recommendations and books and maps of the area. The cottage was perfect and peaceful. It had a well equipped kitchen, fireplace, which we used every night, and screened-in porch, a great place to read with a view. Mary Kate even provided us with a lobster pot to cook the lobster we bought on our drive up to Waterford. We had such a lovely time we can't wait to come back!
Camp Waganaki was enchanting and everything we were hoping for. Mary Kate was an excellent host. She made sure we had everything we needed and was gracious enough to give us an upgrade. We had a wonderful experience at the camp, relaxing by the pond, canoeing and kayaking as we pleased. Our dogs loved the cabin and had plenty of room to play. We hope to return next year and explore the area.
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About the Host, Mary Kate
Active. Love the outdoors. Love my house in Maine.
Grateful for the family and friends in my life.
Love to share my passion of the outdoors with others - sharing my favorite hikes and natural spots with people that will appreciate them.
Have four children that are awesome and all have followed their own paths - sometimes quite the challenge for me - their mom. I've learned from them and we are all very close.
When I travel I like to experience the REAL sense of the area. Get to know the local people, the unlikely spots, the hard to get to places. Not afraid to get out there by myself and explore.
I've recently been in Colorado - took a job teaching skiing and hike all over the place while running into big-horned sheep, elk and mule deer. No mountain lions yet!!