THIS PROPERTY ONLY RENTS ON A SATURDAY TO SATURDAY SCHEDULE - 7 NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIRED
ROOM LAYOUT: 1st Floor- Kitchen, Dining area, Living Room, Queen Bedroom, Bathroom with shower (renovated for the 2020 season), Sunporch, Deck 2nd Floor- Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds, Bedroom with 1 Twin bed, Half bathroom
DOGS PERMITTED? Dogs are NOT permitted at this property.
The Ducktrap Cottage is a three-bedroom cottage perched above the water in one of Maine's most scenic ocean side neighborhoods. From the sunroom, enjoy the views of The Trap or barbecue on the back deck and play horse shoes.
To get closer to the water is just a short thirty second walk to the public beach at the bottom of the road where great fishing and swimming can be enjoyed. A mile south, Lincolnville Beach offers even more beach as well as great dining, seafood and scenery. The Whales Tooth Pub serves beer and wine from the local brewery and vineyard in Lincolnville! The Village of Camden is a short drive to the South and the village of Belfast is a short drive to the North. Both communities offer many recreational, dining and shopping amenities.
BEACH CLASSIFICATION: We have categorized this property as having or being near a sandy beach. More specifically for this property - it is a short 1 minute walk to the rocky Ducktrap Harbor public beach, but only a 1 mile walk or drive to the public and sandy Lincolnville Beach. There is not an actual usable sandy beach at this property, but the nearby Lincolnville Beach is great for kids and that is why we have classified it as being on or in this case "near" a sandy beach.
LINENS & TOWELS: The rental of this property includes all bed linens and towels. Beds will be made up upon arrival and there will be one bath towel and wash cloth per listed occupancy, one hand bath towel per bedroom, one bath mat towel per bathroom, and two kitchen towels in the kitchen. Additional bath towels can be rented.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: No, the owner of this property does not require a security deposit, however, guests are still financially responsible for non-accidental damages at the property.
Property Specifics: Cleaning: The property will be professionally cleaned before and after the rental. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at an hourly rate Washer & Dryer: No, however there are laundromats in nearby Camden and Belfast Dishwasher: No Coffee Maker: Yes - automatic drip Air Conditioning: No, however, fans are located in each bedroom Usable Fireplace: Yes, gas fireplace-wood stove Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi TV: Smart TV for streaming with basic cable service Grill: Charcoal grill, guests must supply briquettes Water Source: Well water (safe to drink from tap) Heat Source: Gas fireplace and space heaters upon request in off-season Trash Removal: Included with rental. Closest Shopping Village: Camden, 7 miles away, Belfast, 10 miles away Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 10 plus Water Frontage: No direct ocean frontage Beach Access: Public rocky beach/ocean access 100 yards from property Dock/Pier Access: Public, 1 mile away Additional Amenities:Minimum Standards List
Love the location! Having the water close by and the peace and quiet was awesome.
Reviewed: Jun 29, 2021
delightful - lovely house, wonderful location, woodcut prints a special pleasure
Reviewed: Jul 3, 2019
Very professional, honest. This was our third year in a row and will return.
Our stay at the Duck Trap cottage was like staying in an enchanted cottage surrounded by Lilacs. The sunroom was our favorite room, just to enjoy the view of the water or read a good book. The cottage had all the amenities you would need, just like being in your own home. A short walk to the beach, the breeze from the bay was the icing on the cake. We are planning on returning in late summer or fall of the coming year.
Sincerely Cindy and Donnie
Reviewed: Jun 4, 2018
Dealing with the staff was very professsional and easy.
We loved the location of the Ducktrap Cottage. Every morning we could walk down to the ocean and just enjoyed everything about it.
Reviewed: Aug 8, 2017
Very personable and accommodating.
Reviewed: May 30, 2017
An efficient agency, covered all the bases to ensure needs of both the client and the owner. The check in process was a bit frustrating as we were never able to make a successful phone call into the agency from the owner's phone, only our cell phone. Discovering this involved at least 7 calls before we connected appropriately. We were tired, hungry and ready to unpack the car instead of making repeated phone calls.
OTWIM RESPONSE: Sorry for the challenges you had reaching us. We believe it's important for the protection of the Property to know when a Guest has arrived and taken possession of it. 99% of the time, Guests have no trouble reaching us - but if your cell service is poor - as it can be in Lincolnville - it can be troublesome.
Favorite features about the Duck Trap Cottage: lovely, quiet charming cottage, excellent location for access to the coast and the entire state. Sunroom gave me a perfect place to work on my art with wonderful light and breathtaking water views and the surrounding yard.
Cleveland Heights, US
Reviewed: Sep 22, 2016
On the Water is a very professionally run organization and a pleasure to deal with.
We had a lovely three-week stay at Ducktrap Cottage, our third in as many years. The large property is so private, Penobscot Bay is a few beautiful steps away, the towns of Lincolnville, Belfast and Camden are handy for meals out and additional charming villages make delightful and easy day trips.... What more could anyone want? For two people who enjoy living simply, nothing.
Sunset Beach, US
Reviewed: Sep 1, 2016
Loved working with all the staff very professional ....look forward to renting again in the future.
Wonderful cottage. Location was great and the cottage fit our needs. We will be back.
On the Water in Maine made our first experience renting a vacation property so easy. The website is user friendly and the people I spoke with so helpful. The process of renting went smoothly with the emails, online agreements and payments. The cottage was very clean and even the front porch light was on when we arrived!
The Ducktrap Cottage was perfect for us. The simple, peaceful accommodations led to a relaxed vacation. We loved the cove at the end of the street, spending time there everyday exploring the shore and kayaking. Being able to cook some of our own meals was actually a welcome treat in the kitchen. We were sad to leave and go home.
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2016
Fantastic! Very easy to work with.
Loved the sunroom and the yard was spacious and very well groomed. The street was very quiet and close to a beach.
Reviewed: Oct 24, 2015
Cleveland Heights, US
Reviewed: Sep 30, 2015
You have a really efficient and professional company that's a pleasure to deal with.
This wonderfully private cottage is a special find. We came back this year for three weeks and wished for more. Mid-coast Maine is perfect for explorations both north and south, from Castine to Rockland to Owl's Head. The cottage's sunroom is a wonderful addition to a really cute place and because light streams in through all the windows and skylights, it is bright even on a foggy or rainy day.
New York, US
Reviewed: Aug 31, 2015
Working with your agency was consistently professional and personable. Ben in particular couldn't have been more helpful and that really made a huge difference to my/our whole experience.
Great cottage - excellently located, peaceful, beautiful gardens. Best features were the comfortable beds - very important when away from home! A well thought out property,
Reviewed: Jul 19, 2015
This was our third year with your agency. You do a great job. I know what to expect.
We had a very pleasant stay. There is a very nice sun porch and back yard. The flowers are beautiful.
Reviewed: Oct 4, 2014
On the Water in Maine is great to work with. No problems at all.
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Ducktrap Cottage. It's a lovely cottage that is in a beautiful setting. Very relaxing and comfortable. We would definitely stay again. Thank you
Reviewed: Sep 28, 2014
My experience with On the Water in Maine was very positive. From the moment I made the online reservation, the agency was very communicative. The rental transaction went quickly and smoothly, again with good communication from On the Water in Maine. We were provided clear information on the property location, directions for accessing the cottage, and information about the area. We called the agency to report a minor issue (that turned out to be a non-issue), and they were quickly responsive. Staff were also very helpful when a family member was attempting to call us at the cottage. We were extremely pleased with our interactions with On the Water in Maine.
The Ducktrap Cottage was a perfect spot to spend our week in Maine. It was in a quiet location just a short walk to the water and was convenient to locations that we wanted to visit. The cottage was very comfortable. One of my favorite features was the sun room, a great bright spot to read. I was delighted to find a pitcher of fresh-cut flowers in the sun room when we arrived, a thoughtful touch. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed, the bed was comfortable, and it was convenient having access to Wi-Fi. We also challenged each other at the horseshoe pit in the back yard! When you rent a cottage online, you are never exactly sure what it will be like. We were very happy with the Ducktrap Cottage.
Cleveland Heights, US
Reviewed: Sep 24, 2014
Everything about dealing with the owners/managers was a pleasant experience. They are very organized, helpful and professional.
We loved our stay at Ducktrap Cottage. The location in mid-coast Maine is perfect for explorations both north and south and the house itself is on a lovely property just a few yards from the water on a very quiet little road. The sun room is a treasure.
Reviewed: Jul 19, 2014
The folks that run "On the Water" are amazingly detail oriented, and very tuned into the renters and their needs. Although we had no problems, I have no doubts that if we did, indeed, run into some kind of trouble, they would come quickly to the rescue.
The Ducktrap Cottage was a beautifully landscaped, well-equipped house nestled on a quiet road which led down to a lovely harbor. It was spotless, very quiet, and quite peaceful. It provided a very relaxing spot in which to take a vacation.
Reviewed: Jun 21, 2014
Very thorough and accommodating.
Location was the primary reason I chose this cottage. Having read the details I was aware of what is provided. If I were to rent in the area longer I would require a rental with a washer & dryer. It is cozy and has an excellent "fireplace" stove which takes the chill off quickly and a generous supply of instant hot water.. Water pressure is good throughout. Wireless is strong and worked well. TV cable service good. We enjoyed the horseshoe space and game.
West Chester, US
Reviewed: Sep 12, 2013
Reviewed: Sep 2, 2013
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. Our young children loved the cozy walk in closets on the second floor. They took full advantage to create little play cottages of their own over the course of our stay.
Smoking Is Not Permitted anywhere on or inside of any of our rental properties nor are those who may partake in tobacco smoking allowed to occupy any of our properties.
Occupancy may not exceed what is posted for each home. Maximum occupancy could include infants and children.
Amenities offered through On the Water in Maine Inc. are not available at all the properties we offer for rent. Boat Rentals through Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc. are offered Sunday morning to Friday after 4pm and include free delivery to the property. Check with an agent to find out what boats are available to rent at this property, or, when you process the booking here online, only the boats available for the property will be listed as available to rent.
Please see our Rental Guidelines Page for further questions regarding how to book this property and additional charges and fees. Contact a reservation agent for more details or to ensure you are booking the right property for you.
Town Info - Lincolnville & Searsmont
Lincolnville is on the coast with lakes, ponds and the ocean beaches - while Searsmont is inland from Lincolnville and has several great ponds and lakes with great fishing. At popular Lincolnville Beach, sections of sand and pebbles (depending on the tide) draw visitors for play and relaxation. The shallow water is ideal for wading on a warm day.