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Our rentals operate on a weeklong schedule.  Check in is Saturday afternoon, and checkout is the next Saturday morning.


2 bedroom $2,025
3 bedroom $2,175

Prices do not include taxes, which must be paid upon arrival.

June 17 - 24 & June 24 - July 1 are the early season weeks.  While everything will be ready to go, some schools are still in session.  Panther Pond is a little more peaceful and a couple degrees cooler, probably 77 instead of the midsummer 81.  We offer a discount on the cabins this week for those who can make it out of peak season:

2 Bedroom:  $1,575
3 Bedroom:  $1,625

Post-season we offer daily rates for customized stays.  You could come on Wednesday and leave on Monday or whatever suits your schedule.  We will be conducting all reservations of less than a week in length through AirBNB.  All stays shorter than one week will have an additional $65 cleaning fee. Please see our AirBNB profile closer to the spring for specific dates and rates (airbnb.com/p/camp-hawthorne-cottages)

2 Bedroom:  ~$240
3 Bedroom:  ~270

Extra Charges:

Pet:  $50 / critter / week

Kayak Rental:  $125 / week



Dogs are not allowed on the beach for public health concerns.  They may not go swimming from our beach.  Dogs can join guests on boats and go swimming from boats in other parts of the lake, but not in our swimming area.  Guests must clean up after their dogs.

Scroll down to the Booking section to view the summer calendar with the traditional week numbers




Camp Hawthorne Cottages is located on David Plummer Road in Raymond, Maine.  We are nestled in a beautiful cove between the mainland and Betty's Neck, a peninsula extending a half mile into the lake. 

With easy access to the road and town on one side and the woods of the children's camp on the other, it is a perfect location for vacationers to unwind. 

Our Family

The Cottages

The Slovenski Family has been running the children's summer camps on the end of Betty's Neck since 2010.  We love Panther Pond and want to keep it pristine while sharing it with others at Camp Hawthorne Cottages

There are 9 cottages for rent on the property.  Four of them are 2 bedroom and five are 3 bedroom.  They are all within 200 feet of the lake.  Most families return to the same cottage each year. 

Peter & Dugan live in Brunswick, Maine in the winter and at Slovenski Camps in the summer.  They have three sons who help with camp and the cottages. 


Mike Slovenski is the manager of the cottages.

The cottages have wifi, a tv, furnished kitchen, an outdoor fire pit, and picnic tables. There are coin operated laundry machines on site, though not in each cabin.

Mother Nature

The beach is sandy and flat.  The entry to the water is gradual, making the swimming exceptional for kids & elderly.  The water ranges from mid 70s in June to 82 in August.  It is a clean & healthy lake. 

The cottages are nestled in the pine trees with a lot of nature all around.  Loons call on the lake frequently, beavers roam around, and fish abound. 

The next town over, Windham, has all the stores you could want.  It is a 15 minute drive to Walmart, two grocery stores, a movie theater, KFC, McDonald's, BK, Taco Bell, DQ, and a host of restaurants with seafood, sushi, BBQ, italian, steakhouses, and chinese food.  

Other towns & attractions in the Lakes Region include Naples and the Causeway, Sebago Lake, Songo River & the Locks, and Seacoast Fun Park.

The distinctive green & white cottages sit amongst pine trees beside the lake.  Each has its own picnic table, charcoal grill, and area complete with a fire pit and free wood.   The area is designed for hanging out indoors and outdoors with equal ease. 

The beach has a bunch of adirondack chairs for lounging.  There is a float for swimmers to enjoy as well as three docks connected to shore for parking motor boats.  We have a wide boat ramp for vacationers to put their own boats in the lake (after a careful milfoil inspection!) and places to park a trailer for the week. 

Each cabin has a regular kitchen with fridge, oven, sink, and all the basics like utensils and dishes.  There are supermarkets not far from camp and a host a nice restaurants for those not inclined to cook on vacation.

The cozy interiors of the cabin are walled with tongue & groove pine boards.  Each has its own layout and arrangement, but they all have a couch, TV, and dining table & chairs.  All cabins have wifi.




6.24 - No Vacancy
7.01 - No Vacancy
7.08 - Beachtop (3-BR), Beachside (2-BR), Chickadee Heights (2-BR), Outpost (3-BR), Overlook (3-BR), Sandcastle (2-BR)

7.15 - Beachside (2-BR), Chickadee Heights (2-BR)

7.22 - No Vacancy

7.29 - No Vacancy

8.05 - No Vacancy

8.12 - No Vacancy

8.19 - No Vacancy

8.26 - Beachtop (3-BR), Chickadee Heights (2-BR), Outpost (3-BR), Pioneer (3-BR)


Vacancies posted above are for full-week (Saturday to Saturday) rentals. Availability information posted here is not updated in real-time and thus may not reflect the latest information. Email stay@camphawthornecottages.com for current openings as availability changes quickly. For shorter stays and for all stays outside of the regular season, find us on AirBNB where you can book a few of our cottages instantly:  www.airbnb.com/p/camp-hawthorne-cottages

Returning Vacationers


For the 2023 season we will continue with a similar reservation system to that used in 2022 and before. Returning families will have the opportunity to book their same cottage & week by email until the end of February. A non-refundable 50% deposit must be received by March 1st. Returning families can request changes or additions and will have first chance at openings. Online payment options will be available along with the traditional check payments. Once your reservation is confirmed via deposit, the balance & tax for your reservation will be due upon arrival. In 2023, you will be provided with an electronic invoice for this balance prior to your arrival which you will be able to pay any time leading up to your stay and due upon arrival as usual.

The schedule for 2023 weeks will follow the usual schedule of 10 weeks ending on Labor Day Weekend.

New Families


Registration for new (non-returning) families will open on or shortly after March 1st. Once we confirm your reservtion date & cottage number, you will be sent a detailed invoice. Deposits are generally due two weeks after an invoice is sent. Beginning in March, check out the vacancy list above for options, then email or call to move forward with a reservation.

Children's Camp Combo


Families staying in the Camp Hawthorne Cottages have the opportunity to send their kids to the summer camps as day campers for a discount of $400 off regular tuition or as overnight campers for $200 off. Camp is open to kids ages 8 to 17. The walk is about 600 meters on the camp's private dirt road. For inquiries and registration information, email yourfriends@slovenskicamps.com. For more information about the camp visit https://www.slovenskicamps.com.

Camp runs from pre-week through week 9 of the schedule. Families coming the 10th week do not have the option of the children's camp combo, because the camp will be closed for the season, but they can still get the $200 discount to attend as regular campers earlier in the summer. Please checkout the camp calendar at https://www.slovenskicamps.com/our-camps.html#calendar.

Summer Schedule


The 2023 Calendar is below. All regular rentals are Saturday to Saturday. The weeks are numbered by counting backwards from the Saturday of Labor Day 10 weeks. Dates and rates for pre and post-season rental will be available on our AirBNB profile (airbnb.com/p/camp-hawthorne-cottages). 

Week #


2 Bedroom Price

3 Bedroom Price


June 17 - 24




June 24 - July 1




July 1 - 8




July 8 - 15




July 15 - 22




July 22 - July 29




July 29 - August 5




August 5 - 12




August 12 - 19




August 19 - 26




August 26 - September 2*




September 2 - early Oct.**

~$240 / night

~$270 / night

Prices shown do not include tax

50% deposit is calculated from base rate

Deposit is non-refundable

*  Families booking week 10 may stay through Labor Day Monday for a discounted rate of $190 (2 bedroom) or $220 (3 bedroom) per night after Friday night. Guests are welcome to stay until Tuesday or longer but must pay for additional nights using the post-season rate

**  Post-season booking is flexible, but also has a $65 cleaning fee for every reservation less than a week. All post-season booking will be done through AirBNB (airbnb.com/p/camp-hawthorne-cottages)

email  stay@camphawthornecottages.com  to request a reservation today with Mike, the cottage Manager


Checks can be made out to "Hawthorne Cottages, LLC" and mailed to Peter Slovenski, 4848 Torbay Dr, Nashville, TN 37211

Contact Us

Email is the best way to reach us


Please wait up to 72 hours for a reply by email.  We try to check email every day except Sunday, but we are a small family business and sometimes we are all busy.  If you really need a response ASAP, call or text Mike at 207.751.6587. 


25 David Plummer Rd
Raymond, ME 04071


4848 Torbay Dr
Nashville, TN 37211



Mon - Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun:  closed


Summer Hours:

Sun - Sat:  7am - 10pm

Write Checks To:

Hawthorne Cottages, LLC

Mail to:

Peter Slovenski
4848 Torbay Dr
Nashville, TN 37211

Manager:  Mike Slovenski



Owners -  Peter & Dugan Slovenski

Support -  David Slovenski

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