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 20 - 27 & June 27 - July 4 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 a customized stay. You could come on Wednesday and leave on Monday or whatever suits your schedule. You might be one of only a few guests and have a little more privacy and serenity. This year we are offering out of season stays from September 6 to 20. Minimum stay is 3 nights.
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.
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 2020 season we will continue with the reservation system used in 2019. 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 before 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. The balance & tax will be due upon arrival as usual by check only.
See the schedule below for 2020 weeks following the usual schedule of 10 weeks ending on Labor Day Weekend.
Registration will open in March for new families. You may email before March with requests, but we cannot make any reservations until the returning families have had their due season. We will list open cottages and weeks and you may request a week. A 50% deposit is required at booking, and the balance is due June 1st. Online payment options will be preferred, but check payments will be accepted by mail.
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. 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 email@example.com . For more information about the camp visit https://www.slovenskicamps.com
Camp runs from pre-week through week 8 of the schedule below. Families coming the 9th or 10th weeks do not have the option of the children's camp combo, because the camp will be closed for the season. Please checkout the camp calendar at https://www.slovenskicamps.com/calendar
2 Bedroom Price
3 Bedroom Price
June 20 - 27
June 27 - July 4
July 4 - 11
July 11 - 18
July 18 - 25
July 25 - August 1
August 1 - 8
August 8 - 15
August 15 - 22
August 22 - 29
August 29 - September 5*
September 5 - 20**
$150 / night
$175 / night
The 2020 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. As we get ready for our first year of operating under new management, we cannot allow pre-season rentals in general, but you can contact us with inquiries.
* Families booking week 10 may stay Labor Day Monday. To stay until Tuesday, you must pay for one more day using the off season nightly rate
** Off season booking is flexible but requires a minimum stay of three nights. You could come Monday and leave Thursday, for example.
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
Open cabins & weeks will be posted here as we resolve the schedule:
Pre-week - one 3 bedroom cottage
Week 1 - two 2 bedroom cottages, two 3 bedroom cottages
Week 2 - one 2 bedroom cottage, one 3 bedroom cottage
Week 3 - two 3 bedroom cottages, one 2 bedroom cottage
Week 4 - one 3 bedroom cottage
Week 5 - TBA
Week 6 - FULL
Week 7 - FULL
Week 8 - FULL
Week 9 - FULL
Week 10 - two 3 bedroom cottages, two 2 bedroom cottages
These are the current openings as of 1/23/20. We will wait to finalize the returning guest schedule before booking new guests.
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 Dave at 207.751.9513.
David Plummer Rd
Raymond, ME 04071
7 Juniper Rd
Brunswick, ME 04011
Mon - Sat: 7am - 7pm
Sun - Sat: 7am - 10pm
Write Checks To:
Hawthorne Cottages, LLC
7 Juniper Rd
Brunswick, ME 04011