LOCATION: Lincolnville, Maine - Midcoast Maine`s Largest Vacation Property

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Guests 16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 7
Allows Pets Yes

Property Info


Please contact first if you have interest in vacationing at The Lodge at Ducktrap Retreat in the off-season, October - May.  Do not book the property online without speaking to a representative regarding this time period.

BEDROOM LAYOUT:  (Be sure to click the link to floor plan under the main photo above) Guest Rooms - 6 Hotel-Style Guest Bedrooms (5 with king beds, 1 with 2 queens) and a room that acts as an intended bedroom for kids with 2 twins and ensuite bathroom (but no closet).

DOGS PERMITTED? Dogs are considered at this property. All dogs must first meet our Pet Guidelines to be considered. J2

One of Midcoast Maine`s largest vacation properties, The Lodge at Ducktrap Retreat sleeps 16 people in 7 guest rooms. Some may recognize this as the former event hall at the Ducktrap Retreat. Over the winter of 2013/14, the Lodge was converted into a massive residence for vacationer renters. (The cabins have all been sold off individually and the property is now a gated community). *** This property is advertised here is being rented for peaceful vacation purposes only. Events are not permitted at the property. ***

The Lodge at Ducktrap Retreat is the centerpiece of a new gated community called "The Homes at Ducktrap Retreat".  There are currently (7/27/15) 7 cabins on the property, 4 which are for sale, as well as 2 duplex style cabins, 4 units which are for sale.  All cabins have shared access to the same community swimming pool* (see disclosures below) as The Lodge.  The lawn, path to the Ducktrap River, and tennis court on the property are also shared by the community.  

Our newest property - Trail's Edge - a cabin in the same community is now available to rent in conjunction with The Lodge at Ducktrap Retreat. Sleeping four comfortably in it's own private space, it offers a kitchen, living area, and two beds and baths for additional guests. For an extra cost, you can add this property to your reservation. Trail's Edge also includes access to the pool, fire pit, and tennis courts. Please note The Lodge rents from Monday to Monday, and Trails Edge rents from Saturday to Saturday.


BOATS INCLUDED? None, however if you are looking to rent kayaks, Maine SportWater Walker 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 wash cloth 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, the owner of this property DOES require a $500.00 refundable security deposit to be returned within 30 days after a satisfactory stay.

Cleaning: The property will be professionally cleaned before and after the rental, additional cleaning over 12 hours will be billed to the Guest at the hourly rate of $35.
Dishwasher: Yes, 2
Coffee Maker: Yes, standard automatic drip with filters
Washing Machine & Dryer: Yes
Air Conditioning: Yes
Heat Source: Boiler
Usable Fireplace: Yes - firewood not supplied
Outdoor Firepit: Yes - Available Memorial Day to mid-September - firewood supplied
Swimming Pool: Yes - Ducktrap Retreat Community Outdoor In-Ground Pool - open and heated Memorial Day to mid-September
Trash Removal Service : Included with rental
Internet Access: Yes, with WiFi (slower service, good for checking e-mail and light web browsing - but not streaming)
Entertainment: Yes, in each bedroom (cable service) and the Living Room, Bar area, above the kitchen fridge, and in the media room - Some televisions come with a DVD player and DirecTv satellite service.  There is also a mini-Ipad provided for Guest use, located in the kitchen, connected to the stereo system with Sonos, for music.
Grill: Deluxe Webber Propane Gas Grill built in out in barbecue area under covered deck
Closest Shopping Village: Camden - 8 Miles South & Belfast 8 Miles North
Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 10 Plus
Water Frontage: Directly on the Ducktrap River - a path between two cabins off the pool area leads to the river.
Beach Access: Rocky & Sandy town-owned ocean beach located just across the road (down Howe Point Rd), a short 5 minute walk away - Sandy Lincolnville Beach is just 1 mile south
Dock/Pier Access: No Dock or Pier at property
Property Good For Fisherman: Yes - trout fishing in the Ducktrap River is great for fly fisherman (State license required)
Additional Amenities: Minimum Standards List

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Lexington, US
Reviewed: Jul 6, 2018
Property Manager
Fallbrook, US
Reviewed: Jun 27, 2018
Property Manager
Whitehall, US
Reviewed: Jun 21, 2018
Property Manager
On the Water was great...they responded right away to any issues that we had
The house was beautiful and more than big enough for our group. We loved the open feel of the house and how we never felt like we were anywhere near being on top of each other.
Shippensburg, US
Reviewed: Jul 17, 2017
Property Manager
I can't say enough good things about all of the OTWIM team.
We enjoyed how spacious the property was. our families loved the pool and firepit area. The covered area was perfect to bring lunch down and have a quick bite while swimming.
Newburgh, US
Reviewed: Oct 10, 2016
Property Manager
What a wonderful experience, again. It's our second time renting through On the Water in Maine and a huge amount of thanks go to Justin and all those who made us feel so special. Anytime we had a question, it was as if we were the only party they were caring for. We all have wonderful memories and are eagerly looking forward to renting again from you.
This lodge was so fully equipped with high quality dishes and appliances, making food preparation, serving, and clean up so enjoyable. There is plenty of space and chairs everywhere to gather together (6 couples in our group) for every activity throughout the day and then retreat to our own comfortable, private bedrooms and baths. Not to be missed is the day sails and/or harbor cruises in Camden; and touring & shopping in Belfast, Camden, and Bar Harbor made easy by central location of this property. Spectacular property, great weather, wonderful friends, and fun recreation made all seven days the best vacation ever! This was our second gathering on the coast of Maine and best yet. I just have to mention the squeals and yells of enjoyment coming from the pool table and shuffle board table competitions.
Needham, US
Reviewed: Aug 29, 2016
Property Manager
The agency was easy to work with and welcoming of questions. We had no issues during our stay but had a 24-hour number in case anything came up. Would happily rent through On the Water in Maine again.
The deck was spacious and comfortable, and the view was even better than expected from the website photos. We loved spending time at the pool, grilling and lounging on the deck, and playing family pool tournaments at night. The separate bedrooms gave everyone lots of privacy, and the kitchen's layout (including two dishwashers!) allowed plenty of space to cook for our group of 9. A really lovely place for a family vacation.
Austin, US
Reviewed: Aug 9, 2016
Property Manager
Everyone at On the Water in Maine was very nice and helpful.
The Retreat was perfect for our group of families vacationing in Maine this summer. All the families enjoyed playing pool, shuffleboard, visiting on the deck.
Needham, US
Reviewed: Aug 7, 2016
Property Manager
With so much information to absorb to prepare for our arrival given that we were unfamiliar with the property and the area, I called the office several times with questions and clarification. The office staff was extremely friendly and helpful with each question was a stupid question!
We had a wonderful week at rhe Lodge at Ducktrap Retreat. The house was fully equipped to house 16 people comfortably and we plan to return again!
Fallbrook, US
Reviewed: Jul 27, 2016
Property Manager
Great location, close to Lincolnville Beach and Camden. Fantastic views from the deck, kids liked the access to the Ducktrap river from the property. We took advantage of the tennis court, heated salt water pool and the shuffleboard and pool table. Everything was top notch.
Uxbridge, US
Reviewed: Jul 13, 2016
Property Manager
The property management team was very responsive and professional. We appreciated the detailed house information and directions that were sent to us.
We loved this house! The kitchen was a dream to work in. It was laid out so efficiently and extremely well-stocked with labels on the cabinets and drawers so things were easy to find. There are two sinks. There are two dishwashers in the kitchen and one in the bar. The refrigerator is huge -- we had no trouble fitting 4 family's worth of food in it. The seven bedrooms each with full sized bathrooms made it so easy for everyone in our big group to get ready in the mornings. The veranda with the view of the bay was a great place to hang out with plenty of comfortable seating. The heated pool was beautifully landscaped and there were restrooms right at the pool.
Cape Elizabeth, US
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2015
Property Manager
Justin and his team at On the Water in Maine made it so very easy to rent and enter the property. They sent me all the detailed information I needed at the perfect timing to ensure everything went easily and perfectly, which it did. They made it so easy!
A completely decadent, comfortable, huge, amazing property! The gourmet kitchen was a dream to cook in, the deck and bar area was a dream to entertain in, the view was gorgeous and access to a community pool was perfection!
Waldo, US
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2015
Property Manager
The staff at On the Water in Maine went far out of their way to accommodate my family as one of us is wheelchair dependent. The property owner and OTWIM staff made an exception for me to do a site visit prior to contact signing to be sure that the property was accessible for my Dad. Additionally, OTWIM made provisions for his hospital bed to be delivered to the property prior to our arrival. While we were there, a light bulb high on one of the bathroom ceiling fixtures burned out and OTWIM was there to change it. They were also more than willing to help us with climate control issues in one of the bedrooms too! Like they say in their mission issue is too small. Fantastic service!
5 Star Accommodations. Pool was THE NICEST pool I ever swam in - magical waters. Great for our family reunion as it offered wonderful common spaces for family fun and private suites for quite times too.
Edison, US
Reviewed: Jul 17, 2015
Property Manager
Very friendly and helpful personnel at the rental agency On the Water in Maine Justin answered all my emailed questions promptly Email with daily activities was helpful in planning what we were going to do, especially since this is our first trip to Maine.
We LOVED the lodge, here are some reasons why: Gourmet kitchen with a huge sub-zero refrigerator/freezer, Viking stove with 6 burners, 2 wall ovens, microwave, ice maker, trough sink, island with sink, flat screen TV, tons of dinnerware/silverware assorted glasses GREAT room with fireplace, big flat screen TV, billiards table Bar area complete with mini-refrigerator, wine refrigerator, ice maker, sink, dishwasher, another flat screen TV Central AC throughout the entire building, with individual thermostats in each bedroom and the main rooms in the lodge Non-smoking house some of us are allergic to smell of smoke Six nice size bedrooms with en suites and flat screen TV in each Keyless entry to the lodge and the 2 bedrooms facing the pool makes for easy entry, no more looking for the keys Covered deck with large propane gas grill, mini-refrigerator, bar chairs, Adirondack chairs, Pool was great Water pressure was strong, even when multiple people were taking showers Great that user manuals were handily available. We had to program the dishwashers to ignore that there was no rinsing agent. The dishwasher wouldn't start with this error. We did as requested and reprogrammed it back to "normal".


No Smoking is 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.

*Pool Disclosure - This pool, like other swimming pools in this part of Maine, is serviced by the only vendor in the area.  That vendor isn't available on a day, or sometimes even a weeks' notice to attend to issues if they come up, such as mechanical problems with the pool filter, pool heater, etc.  The Property Owner will make every best effort to ensure that the pool is always in good operation using the vendor - however they do not guarantee that the pool will always be in top operating condition and will not issue any rental refunds if it is not.  In other words, if your sole reason for renting this property is for the swimming pool - we would encourage you to consider other rental properties.  The Property Owners consider the swimming pool to be a 'bonus' amenity that is nice to have - but not required or needed to rent their home.

Boat Rentals and other 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.
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