Our rentals operate on a weeklong schedule. Check in is Saturday afternoon, and checkout is the next Saturday morning.
Prices do not include taxes, which must be paid upon arrival.
June 19 - 26 & June 26 - July 3 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:
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 $55 cleaning fee. Please see our AirBNB profile closer to the spring for specific dates and rates (airbnb.com/p/camp-hawthorne-cottages)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The cottage property is a nice little vacation community. Many families return year after year and become good friends with the other vacationers.
They often have cookouts with several of the other families all together. Many stay in touch year round.
Raymond, Maine is a small town in the lakes region of Maine. There are several nice bakeries, markets, and restaurants, besides a gas station, Dunkin Donuts and Family Dollar. We are less than 10 minutes from the town center.
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 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 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.
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.
For the 2021 season we will continue with a similar reservation system to that used in 2020 and before. Returning families will have the opportunity to book their same cottage & week by email until the end of February. A 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 2021, 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.
See the schedule below for 2021 weeks following the usual schedule of 10 weeks ending on Labor Day Weekend.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the camp visit https://www.slovenskicamps.com.
Camp runs from pre-week through week 9 of the schedule below. 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/calendar.
2 Bedroom Price
3 Bedroom Price
June 19 - 26
June 26 - July 3
July 3 - 10
July 10 - 17
July 17 - 24
July 24 - July 31
July 31 - August 7
August 7 - 14
August 14 - 21
August 21 - 28
August 28 - September 4*
September 4 - early Oct.**
~$200 / night
~$225 / night
The 2021 Calendar is below. All regular rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Labor Day is a little later than usual, but we still kept the system of counting back 10 weeks from there. Dates and rates for pre and post-season rental will be available on our AirBNB profile (airbnb.com/p/camp-hawthorne-cottages).
* Families booking week 10 may stay through Labor Day Monday for a discounted rate of $150 (2 bedroom) or $175 (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 $55 cleaning fee for every reservation less than a week. All post-season booking will be done through AirBNB (airbnb.com/p/camp-hawthorne-cottages)
Checks can be made out to Hawthorne Cottages, LLC and mailed to Peter Slovenski, 7 Juniper Rd, Brunswick, ME 04011
Prices shown do not include tax
50% deposit calculated from base rate
Deposit is non-refundable
6.19 (pre-week) - Two (2) Vacancies: Overlook (3-BedRoom), Chickadee Heights (2-BR)
6.26 - No Vacancy
7.03 - No Vacancy
7.10 - No Vacancy
7.17 - No Vacancy
7.24 - No Vacancy
7.31 - No Vacancy
8.07 - No Vacancy
8.14 - No Vacancy
8.21 - No Vacancy
8.28 - Two (2) Vacancies: Pioneer (3-BR), Chickadee Heights (2-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 email@example.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
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.
David Plummer Rd
Raymond, ME 04071
7 Juniper Rd
Brunswick, ME 04011
Mon - Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun - Sat: 7am - 10pm
Write Checks To:
Hawthorne Cottages, LLC
7 Juniper Rd
Brunswick, ME 04011
Manager: Mike Slovenski
Owners - Peter & Dugan Slovenski
Support - David Slovenski
Sheriff - Jim Brennan