THIS PROPERTY ONLY RENTS ON A SATURDAY TO SATURDAY SCHEDULE - 7 NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIRED
**Central air conditioning in the great room added for the 2019 season**
ROOM LAYOUT: Main Level: Kitchen, Living Room with 2 Dining Areas, Large Open Deck, Screened Porch, King Bedroom (new mattress for 2019 season) with en-suite bath with soaking tub, over-sized stall shower and double vanity, Laundry, and Powder Room Lower Level: Sitting Room, 4 Twin Bunk Room, Queen bedroom, Shared bathroom with tub/shower, Queen bedroom with en-suite stall shower bathroom and double vanity
DOGS PERMITTED? No, sorry dogs are not permitted on this property.
Our leading rental home, the one everyone wants to stay at, Maitri House (pronounced “MY tree”, a Sanskrit word meaning “unconditional friendliness”) is one of only a few elite lakefront homes available for rental on desirable Megunticook Lake. It features tasteful, comfortable furniture, complete gourmet kitchen, double-width dock, large deck and screened porch with ping pong table and other games. Maitri House sits right on the southern end of Lake Megunticook, 3 miles from beautiful Camden village and the ocean. The Camden Hills State Park with many hiking trails is also nearby.
Privacy is a key feature of this home with limited exposure to the few surrounding neighbors. Located on a quarter mile long private road, traffic is not a problem either.
Outside is a sprawling deck, a fire pit, stairs leading to the large dock, and great access to Megunticook Lake. Because this house is located in a private cove, boats are not speeding by, and loons, herons, and other wildlife come to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Swimming and fishing are great off the over-sized dock and the screened porch is a perfect retreat in the evening.
This property is a favorite for many returning guests.
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Drone footage shows the area around Maitri on the southern tip of Megunticook Lake
BOATS INCLUDED? For $50/week, we offer a canoe to rent at the property (select to add it to your reservation). In addition, our affiliate company Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc., will rent any of their available speed boats.Rental of the boat includes water skis, a tube, kneeboard, and wakeboard. You must meet Maine Watercraft Rentals criteria for renting boats.If you are looking to rent kayaks, or SUPs Maine Sport or Ducktrap Kayaks offer those and can deliver them to the Property.
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 washcloth per listed occupancy, two hand towels per bathroom, one bath mat per full bathroom, and two kitchen towels in the kitchen. Additional bath towels can be rented.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: Yes, a $500 Refundable Security Deposit may be required for Guests that don't have a previous/proven relationship with our company. The security deposit is due 30 Days prior to arrival and refunded within 30 days of departure.
PROPERTY SPECIFICS: Washer & Dryer: Yes Dishwasher: Yes Coffee Maker: K-Cup, Automatic drip with Filters, & French Press Air Conditioning: Yes, in Master Bedroom and upstairs great room (new for 2019). Ceiling fans in great room and screened porch. Heat Source: Boiler baseboard and heat pump in the main level Grill: Propane Gas Grill Usable Fireplace: No Outdoor Firepit: Yes Trash Removal Service: Included with rental Water Source: Well water Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi TV: 2 TV's - Living Room has a 60" flat screen with Blu-Ray/DVD player, Netflix accessibility and HD cable service. The lower level sitting room has a 39” flat screen TV with HD cable service. Closest Shopping Village: Camden, 3 Miles away Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 30+ Water Frontage: Yes Beach Access: No (property shoreline offers no sandy beach area) Dock/Pier Access: Yes, double-size dock Property Good For Fishing: Yes, Megunticook Lake is one of the top-rated lakes for Smallmouth Bass Additional Amenities:Minimum Standards List
The agency was very easy to work with, and was responsive to several questions/requests. The payment timetable and helpful information in the months prior to possession was appreciated.
We enjoyed the extra large dock with room for all to sit and easily get in and out of our various watercraft. We liked and used the grill, the fire pit and the upper deck. The sound system was enjoyed all week.
We wished the picnic table had some shade and that the indoor table would seat all 10 of us (OTW responded 10/1/2018: there is a leaf in the front closet for additional people to accommodate up to 10 people at the inside dining table). Another armchair on the screened porch would have been nice.
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2018
Our family of 10 thoroughly enjoyed the week here! The house worked well for us - but we lived on the dock, boat, canoe, kayaks and paddle boards. Caught a few fish, skied and tubed, and loved our together time! Also had a great fire in the outdoor pit and watched falling stars on the dock! We loved the open structure of the house and the view of the lake from inside the porch.
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2018
The last seven days have been bliss! Eight of us between the ages of 6 and 68 years old created lifetime memories in this beautiful home and town! Our favorites: spending so much time on the lake - we loved the boat, jumping off rocks, canoeing and fishing! - the largest fish was caught off the dock around 7:30pm - 5 lb. large mouth bass!; Maine Sports -ask for Seth, he can help with any outdoor needs; Get coconut toasted ice cream in town; hiking and hiking and hiking - our favorite was Mt. Battie and the Oceanview Trail which was 40 minutes up and 40 minutes down; Sail on The Schooner Olad - perfect for all ages plus BYOB; Beth Farmers Market in Warren for blueberry pie and produce - call ahead and reserve your pie, yum!; Long Grain Restaurant = yum x 10 - order take out if you cant get in. Enjoy!
New York, US
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2018
On the Water in Maine was very responsive to all of our needs and concerns, and the staff was very pleasant and professional to deal with as well.
My family and I had a fabulous time at the Maitri House. The house is beautiful and well-appointed, and so are the grounds. The kitchen has everything you could possibly want and need, and the ping pong table was a huge hit with our family. Perhaps the best feature of all was the large and very comfortable dock. Count us in at Maitri House next year!
Reviewed: Jul 28, 2018
Today is a sad day, because were leaving this gorgeous, wonderful, spectacular house! We had a fabulous time in Maine with family and friends. The highlights were Acadia National Park and crystal clear Megunticook Lake. Wonderful swimming and fishing here! Hope to be back at Maitri House next year!
Reviewed: Jul 20, 2018
We had a wonderful time staying at Maitri House! The views are amazing, the lake is so serene and the atmosphere of the house is so relaxing. We enjoyed outings to Camden Hills State Park and the town of Camden with its wonderful shops and restaurants, as well as Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. We would love to come back and stay at Maitri again!
Reviewed: Jun 15, 2018
We had an absolute fabulous time here at Maitri House! The house is fantastic, we loved sitting out on the dock and playing on the water. The guys loved taking the boat out every day to go fishing and enjoyed every minute of it. We loved exploring the surrounding areas as well. We have all come to love coming to Maine, and hope to back soon!
Reviewed: Aug 24, 2017
We thought the property management agency responded well to any requests and concerns and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.
Reviewed: Jul 5, 2017
Please let me know when booking is available for next summer. We are looking at all of our options currently.
Chad and Amy Gill
Maitri House was very clean and nice. Would definitely consider renting again next summer.
Please let me know when booking is available for next summer. We are looking at all of our options currently.
Reviewed: Jun 13, 2017
Reviewed: Jul 16, 2016
We stayed at On The Water in Maine rental properties six or seven times over the past 8 years. It's always stellar service.
For example, we had a mechanical issue with our rental boat this year. They had a mechanic on the pier within 45 min of my call. The boat needed to be taken to his shop for repairs. It was repaired and back at the pier before I woke up at 7 AM next morning. Amazing!
Justin is on top of every detail and is at your service when needed.
I wish there were rental agencies like On the Water in Maine at the other vacation areas we visit.
Do yourself a favor and rent with them. They are experts and take the hassle out of renting a vacation home.
We will use their services again without a doubt.
Stayed at Maitri House for one week in July 2016. It's great. Plenty of room and a very nice home. There are 2 bunk beds in one room, two queen beds each with a respective room (one of which has its own bathroom) and a master bedroom with a queen or king and a day bed. Large spacious living area and kitchen. Screened in porch and gameroom with table tennis and magnetic darts. Large deck overlooks the lake (deck needs refurbishing as it is very, very slippery when wet and prone to dispense splinters when dry).
The lake is crystal clear with loons. There are very few homes on much of the lake and the shore is pine trees and rocky outcrops to the waters edge. Lake is great for kayaking, fishing, swimming, tubing, waterskiing, etc. There is a picnic area and walking trails on one part of the lake.
Private location. Yet, only 5 min drive to Camden's shops and restaurants and you do not battle traffic getting into Camden coming from the West (unlike from the North or South).
I would stay at this property again without hesitation.
**ON THE WATER IN MAINE STAFF: The deck has been power washed to improve traction for the rental season 2017.
Reviewed: Jul 5, 2016
Can't say enough good things about working with On the Water in Maine. Website is user-friendly and easy to navigate. The email communication is spot-on, timely but not too overbearing, friendly and details galore. Special shout-out to Justin for his patience when we ran into a boat issue! Would use this site again in a heartbeat if seeking a rental in Maine!
Maitri House is secluded on a quiet cove with little-to-no traffic. The website gives a very good representation of the property. Plenty of parking space. We've rented vacation homes many times in various parts of the country, and this one stood out for several reasons: (a) there were fresh flowers on the dining table when we arrived, (b) there were lovely flowering plants on the deck to enjoy, (c) the landscaping was well-tended and neat but also not too fancy in case there are kids, (d) the towels were top-notch, and the owner provided extra beach towels, (e) the attic fan worked beautifully to help keep the inside temp comfortable and cool, (f) plenty of space to spread out and lounge around, (g) the kitchen is extremely well-stocked, and prior guests generously left behind spices, plastic wrap, etc., (h) the grill was terrific, and although the tank was empty, there was a spare in the garage ... which we refilled for the next guest! (i) the dock was roomy and the fire pit included sticks for marshmallows, (j) the light switches, of which there are MANY, were all nicely labeled, (k) the entire home and property were spotless upon arrival, and the loons at night were a bonus! Although we only had 4 people at the house, it can EASILY hold 10 without being on top of each other.
Reviewed: Jun 27, 2016
We found OWIM very responsive and helpful.
Maitri House was beautiful and spacious. It's location on Lake Megunticook was perfect.The house is especially well appointed.
Stephen & Randi
Reviewed: Jun 19, 2016
Booking and payment were very easy. Communications were throrough.
Maitri house is a lovely home in a picturesque lakefront setting. The house is very well-appointed and comfortable for a large family or two families.
Reviewed: Aug 24, 2015
Just perfect...never a miscommunication! Your directions and emails were great. Ben took care of us the whole week and always answered any questions promptly.
Maitri House was a fabulous vacation for my extended family! Even the weather cooperated and gave us 5 hot, sunny days to take the boat out and enjoy our water sports. What entranced us was the quiet beauty of the setting...our past vacation houses at the Outer Banks of NC were in boisterous settings with close-in neighbors. This was tranquil, yet offered excitement on the lake, relaxation on the dock, and fun around the fire pit at night. Highlights included: everyone viewing the Milky Way in just the clearest way our first night on the dock, toasting marshmallows in the firepit, catching a smallmouth bass off the boat, waterskiing and tubing like there was no tomorrow, and doing our own restaurant-worthy lobster dinner. One vacation we will be talking about for a long time!
Reviewed: Aug 19, 2015
This is a very professionally run rental company. Much information was provided so that the renter knows what to expect.
The house is beautiful. There are many wonderful features, but if I had to pick one it would have to be the nicely set up dock.
Ann Arbor, US
Reviewed: Jul 25, 2015
We love On the Water in Maine! The service is outstanding. We had a couple of issues at check in and Ben took care of everything--pronto. Can't say enough good things about your whole operation. This was out third rental (tea/maitri house in 2010; satquin cottage in 2011) and will be renting again in the near future--probably next summer!
Lovely house--big enough for a family of 10 (grandparents, adult children and grandchildren) to be together, yet have privacy when wanted. The setting is absolutely serene. We heard loons every evening and morning. We had kayaks and a ski boat and were able to enjoy the full range of water sports. Something for everyone. We spent time on the deck as well as the dock--plenty of seating in both places. We all even played ping pong!
Forest Hills, US
Reviewed: Jul 20, 2015
Everyone was informative, responsive, patient and welcoming. Special shout out to Ben who helped us several times.
Maitri House was perfect for our family vacation! The house was exquisitely appointed, yet comfortable for family members who ranged from age 69 to 19 mos. The 3.5 bathrooms and bedroom layout gave everyone privacy. The open floor plan was great with little ones afoot. The porch was ample, the dock and umbrella kept us in the water most of the day, and the screened-in room with the ping pong table was a special treat. Having access to the lake on the property was heaven; having the lake water warm enough to go in at any hour of the day or night was a dream come true.
We couldn't have asked for, or dreamed of, a better property for us.
Reviewed: Jun 22, 2015
Ben and the staff were very good at getting back to us whenever we had questions.
The house was lovely and the water views spectacular. We could hear the loons at night and on our last day, three loons passed by our cottage - mama, poppa & baby. My granddaughter especially enjoyed seeing them so close.
The kitchen was very well outfitted with everything you need to make you stay comfortable. We all loved the ping pong table in screened-in-porch. In fact, that was the deciding factor for renting this place. Everyone played and had a good time. The house was well stocked with board games, etc.
Reviewed: Sep 28, 2013
Reviewed: Jul 21, 2013
Your employee Ben is fantastic. Beautiful house, beautiful lake and lots of privacy.
Smoking Is Not Permittedanywhere 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 includes 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 - Megunticook Lake & Norton Pond
Popular connected lake and pond in the seaside towns of Camden and Lincolnville. "On Golden Pond" feel - yet in ocean-fronted towns.