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“Charming cottage with spectacular sunsets”
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.
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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

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Lucy L
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
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“Charming cottage with spectacular sunsets”
Reviewed 3 February 2015 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed here with a large group of friends and the experience was fantastic. The house has so much charm and the juxtaposition on the lake provides beautiful vistas with either your cup of coffee in the morning, lobster roll at lunch, or with a beverage at cocktail hour. Explore the lake, take a walk in the woods, or drive over to the ocean side and explore all that this special area of Maine has to offer. We can't wait to go back!

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Liked best: The privacy and relaxation
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Cc. W
1 review
“Love Killkare”
Reviewed 3 February 2015 for a stay in July 2014

Although I did not stay here, this place holds a dear place in my heart. I used to go to camp on the old property and this was the Camp Directors home. As a camper we were never allowed to go to Kilcare, but as we got older we were invited for tea. Now in my late 40's some camp friends and I go to Maine every 4 years and rent two houses, Kilcare being one of them. The house is lovely and feels very homey. The outside deck space is ideal for watching the loons and the lake at Sunset. There is a float not too far from the dock that is great to swim to.You are surrounded by peace and tranquility. It is a lovely spot! The house has everything you can imagine for a restful and lovely stay!

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Sean O
New York City, New York
2 reviews
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“Charmed House”
Reviewed 1 February 2015 for a stay in August 2014

My family went to Kill Kare for our third time this year. The house remains just as charmed as always. We spent our days kayaking, reading, swimming, eating, and above all else relaxing. I cannot recommend this house more highly for a group between 4-10 looking for some peace, quiet, and relaxation.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Rich H
2 reviews
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“The quintessential Maine cottage on a wonderful pond!”
Reviewed 21 January 2015 for a stay in August 2014
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We have stayed here three times and have thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful home each time. The porch over hanging the pond is truly magically and where I spend most of my time day and night. Our little group enjoyed a wonderful lobster dinner with our hosts Cathy and Dan. We also love to relax on our little flotillas...see the picture I've attached!

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Liked best: Arriving!
Liked least: Departing!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Maureen R
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“A warm cozy house with fabulous scenery”
Reviewed 12 January 2015 for a stay in August 2014

Sitting on the verandah is like being on a boat. The view is truly awesome and the house, a home away from home. We received a warm welcome from Cathy and Dan and spent a delightful evening with them. Our dog, Rupert, was made most welcome also. It was a most memorable time.

Maureen and Bruce

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