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Updated cabin in a peaceful setting on the shore of Damariscotta Lake

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 100 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, dock, sleeps 4+

Little Thumb sits on the water's edge on Damariscotta Lake, under pine and oak trees. It is surrounded by water on three sides and looks south down the long part of the lake. The cove to East is a favorite feeding place for heron and bald eagles. Dangle your feet off the private dock, and watch ducks paddle by. Let the loons lull you to sleep.

We offer weekly rentals during the summer until mid-October. We also offer monthly and extended seasonal stays. This is a seasonal cabin and is not available during the winter months.

The kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms have been totally remodeled. The kitchen has a gas stove, microwave, and center island. The bathroom has a washer and dryer. The living room has a gas fireplace and full views of the lake. There are two bedrooms with blankets, pillows, and quilts provided. Sheets and towels are not included.

The cabin sits on an island which is now attached to the East side of Damariscotta Lake by a causeway. A wetland has grown up beside it. There are only about 10 houses and it feels very private.

Walk or bike along the dirt roads. Kayak or canoe off the dock. Fish in the cove. Or just relax and enjoy the views.

Swimming: We usually can swim right off our dock. But the water off the dock is often too shallow for diving. It is deeper by the swim float. You can swim to the float or paddle there from the dock.

We keep two kayaks at the cottage, two paddles, and two life vests. You may bring your own if you are smaller or larger then average. Please let the life vests drip outside before bringing inside.

If you wish to rent additional kayaks or a canoe I will be happy to give you information about some places that rent and deliver.

There is a sand beach at Damariscotta Lake State Park, 10 minutes from the cottage.

There is a sand beach and ocean swimming at Pemaquid Beach in New Harbor, about a 1/2 hr from the cottage.

Please bring your own bottled water; the cottage uses the lake water. It is fine for washing up, showers, etc. Please use bottled water for drinking and cooking. Poland Spring has convenient 2.5 gallon jugs with spigots that can fit in the refrigerator.

Sheet sizes: We have one queen sized bed and a pair of twins.

More Details

Owner
Natalie Norris
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2017

About Natalie Norris

I'm a mother of three, two boys and a girl. We've lived in Maine since 1998. My husband and I grew up and went to school in New York state and Massachusetts, in reverse order! After a short stint near the Berkshires we moved to Maine. We love to hike and kayak and explore.

Natalie Norris purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Natalie Norris chose Damariscotta Lake

Well, my kids wanted to be on fresh water, so I started looking at the local lakes. When I first visited this cabin it was less than basic with extension cords for wiring and a handyman web of plumbing. My realtor was very negative. But when we stepped out toward the lake I knew we had a rare gem. Almost no other house on the lake could claim to have a southerly view, and here it was!

I'm not afraid of a project and couldn't wait to start. First thing was to get the building level. It had been supported by tree stumps, many of which had rotted away and the floors were as level as six kids hiding under a sheet. After that we squared off the rooms and expanded the kitchen and bathroom. The rest of the renovation was just cosmetic and finding fun things at garage sales and rummage stores.

We enjoy watching and listening to the animals on the lake. We often see osprey, bald eagles, deer, beaver, loons, mallards, fox, turtles, bass, barred owls, red tailed hawks, etc.

And the best thing is that it is so private we feel more isolated than we really are. And we are only a few minutes from a town in either direction.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful views. Fishing. Kayaking. Islands. Inlets. Afternoon breezes off the lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gray fox

Red squirrel

American toad

Green tree frog

Eastern garter snake

Great blue heron

American black duck

Double crested cormorant

Hermit thrush

Flycatcher

Chickadee

Song sparrow

Fox sparrow



Hi Natalie,



Here is a list of all the critters I saw over the span of our stay. All were observed in very close proximity to the cottage. You have a wildlife oasis there and many of these species have made it their permanent year round home. We cant wait to go back and for longer than a week because it went so fast.



Tony





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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Nobleboro, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Bathroom has a pedestal sink, toilet, full bath/shower, and a washer and dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Sheets and towels are not provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
This is one of the original cabins on what was formerly an island on Damariscotta Lake. The cottage 'Little Thumb' was gutted and now boasts a new kitchen, bath, gas fireplace, and expanded bedrooms. Little Thumb juts out from the main part of the island so that the lake wraps around it. It feels private and the views to the south are gorgeous! To the East you will see eagles and heron fishing on the opposite shore. There are plenty of ducks and wild birds to complete this scene of tranquility. Damariscotta lake is excellent for canoe and kayak exploration. 'Little Thumb' has two kayaks and paddles. You can also enjoy fishing and other water sports. Please wear a Personal Flotation Device/ life-vest. Parents need to bring an approved PFD for each child. Because the cottage uses lake water - please bring your own bottled water for drinking and cooking. The water is fine for washing of dishes, showers, and laundry. You will need to bring your own sheets and towels.

Reviews

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Updated cabin in a peaceful setting on the shore of Damariscotta Lake
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5

Holiday in Nobleboro

  • 5 of 5

Spent the 1st week of July on the lake. A wonderful cottage and beautiful lake to enjoy. Natalie's cottage has everything needed for a restful vacation. Especially loved the use of the kayak's to explore the lake. Thank you so much for a great vacation. Pat & Tom Ford

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gardner, Ma
5

Loved Little Thumb!

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Little Thumb was wonderful, inspight of chilly and sometimes rainy days! The gas stove kept us warm, and the cottage was extremely clean and comfortable! The beds were also very comfortable, something not always found in summer rentals. The fishing was very good and the location was perfect for walking. The kitchen was well equipped and the shower had plenty of hot water. We would definitely recommend spending time at Little Thumb!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Natalie, your cottage was just what we were looking for. It was clean, very comfortable and very quiet. The view of the lake was spectacular! We were even lucky enough to see the Albino Stag and doe 3 times! I couldn't believe it. Thank you for making our stay welcoming, J & J

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Glorious week

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful cottage during the first week of October. The only regret we have is that we didn't get to stay longer. The house is very comfortable, clean and tastefully decorated. Very nice kitchen with all the stuff one needs. BEAUTIFUL surroundings and during our week 99,99% of the time perfect peace and quiet. And I mean perfect. Spectacular foliage on the trees along the lake, very good crying of the loons. Hunting ospreys, bald eagles and northern harriers. Thoroughly enjoyed kayaking the lake and had some breathtaking close encounters with the loons who didn't seem to mind us being that close. Bought pies from Moody's Diner and introduced them to student life in Boston. Amazed by the giant pumpkins in Damariscotta. Had some brilliant walks on several Damariscotta River Association lands. We simply had a glorious week. Thanks to Natalie and her Little Thumb. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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malvern, PA
5

Relaxing lake get-away

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is on Damariscotta Lake, which is just an incredible location for those that love the outdoors. In September, this location is very quiet, although the weather is still warm during the day and evenings are cool - good sleeping weather. There are so many things to see and do depending on what strikes your fancy..we love to kayak and the cabin comes with two great kayaks. Short-term fishing licenses are available and the fishing is great. We spent many, many hours on the lake without seeing any other boats. The view is great and we saw at least one spectacular sunset. Loved hearing the cry of the loons and seeing ospreys and eagles soar during our kayak adventures.

There are several great restaurants with 15-30 miles driving. One can find a farmer's market nearby almost any day of the week. Fun places nearby, like Morse's Sauerkraut and Euro Deli, Oxbow brewery, etc. Recommend the Damariscotta Grill and Moody's Diner (for pie). Primo in Rockland for a special dining experience.

As for the cabin, it is rustic in nature, but has many updated amenities and has a great "cottage" feel with nice, comfortable furniture. Doe snot have the hodgepodge, garage sale feel of many cabins we have stayed at over the years. The kitchen is updated and has plenty of standard items for preparing meals, including an outdoor bbq grill. Has a picnic table for outdoor eating, and a fire pit for socializing outdoors when the sun goes down. The description of the listing is accurate. The property was clean upon arrival and appears to be well-maintained overall, with obvious new upgrades. Natalie, the owner, is quickly responsive, although we had no need to contact her during our stay. We would recommend this property. The only thing we wish this property had was a back door that was a little more secure.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely, homey cottage, supplied with everything we might need.

  • 5 of 5

Great, quiet location on the lake.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Wiscassett Airport (public-use airport)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Newcastle Public House
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Rockland/Vinalhaven Ferry , Rockland,Maine
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Wawanock Golf Course, Walpole, ME
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster, Brunswick, Maine
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 1 and East Pond Road
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Choices in Damariscotta (S) and Waldoboro (N)
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Pemaquid Beach (ocean)
Car: necessary

Golf: The closest and smaller golf course is Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole, Maine. It is a 9 hole, links-style course.

The larger golf course is at the Samoset Resort just South of Camden, Maine. It is an 18 hole, championship golf course.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Nobleboro, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
17 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$1,509
 
 
End of Summer & Fall Foliage
9 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$214
A$1,257
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$1,540
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$314.28
Cleaning A$75.43 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$250.00 Security Deposit
Please bring your own bottled water for drinking.

Not available in winter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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