Hi, I'm Catherine!

My family and I live outside of Washington DC during the winter months. My husband and I have a 25-year-old son who graduated from Randolph-Macon College and now works for NPR. I was raised in Baltimore, graduated from The Bryn Mawr School and Hollins University in VA where I spent my junior year studying in Paris. My husband is from Washington State, graduated from George Washington University with a degree in journalism and we met when we both worked for The National Geographic Society. I grew up summering in Maine at our family's lakeside cottage - Kill Kare Kamp - which we now offer for weekly summer rentals from mid-June to mid-September.

My mother started a girls' summer camp (Camp Four Winds) in 1946 on property adjacent to Kill Kare where I - and thousands of other girls from the US and abroad - spent blissful summers over the course of 50 plus years. There, we learned camping skills that have benefited us throughout our lives as well as the poise, self-confidence and leadership abilities that are so essential to young women in today's world.

In 2008, we turned our family home into an inviting and comfortable retreat for families to enjoy. While we rent Kill Kare, our family spends the summer up the hill in our carriage house apartment called Chinook. We're hands-on hosts (without being intruding) and are happy to help guests take full advantage of their Down East experience. We greatly enjoy meeting all of our guests and have had the pleasure of making many new friends over the course of the six years we've been sharing our home with others.

Come join us. We look forward to welcoming you. We hope that you will enjoy the same sense of peace and serenity that Kill Kare has offered our family for over nine decades.

Here is my property:

Sedgwick Maine Vacation Rentals - Cottage
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Sedgwick Cottage
6 BR / 2.5 BA / Sleeps 10 6 10 7 night min stay
Cottage / 6 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
(1) Excellent 1 Review
Per night:$315 - $472
Per week:$2,200 - $3,300
Pets allowed:Yes

Kill Kare is uniquely located in a pine forest on the shores of a pristine freshwater lake on the Blue Hill Peninsula of Maine's Down East coast - only 1/4 mile inland from the ocean waters of the Penobscot Bay. So named because you can come here to “kill your cares, ”...

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Everything We Were Hoping For!

“ Excellent ”
August 16, 2015
My big, boisterous family planned a family reunion in Maine and we could not be more pleased that we chose Kill Kare cottage. It is an absolutely wonderful, well loved, classic but spacious Maine cottage on the absolutely gorgeous, pristine, Walker Pond. Well, it's more of a lake, really, and it is just beautiful. Catherine, the owner, is very proud of Kill Kare as it has been in her family for years and, honestly went above and beyond to help us plan a perfect gathering for crowd. We planned a big opening night lobster dinner for 10 and placed an order for the seafood which Catherine and her husband kindly offered to pick up for us. Unfortunately, our fisherman sadly passed away just three days before our gathering, but Catherine and her husband managed find another supply, picked it up and had waiting on ice for us when arrived - ALL on July 4th. The cottage is extremely clean, well kept with every kitchen item you could possibly need organized and easy to find in the kitchen. All bedrooms have some view of the lake and surrounding woodland. We spent all day on the gorgeous wrap around porch, playing games and watching the kids jump off the diving raft. We even got a couple nights that were cool enough to build a fire in the beautiful old fire place. There is plenty of parking and plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The linens were all freshly laundered and plentiful. We even had a Pirate's Day with plenty of games and marauding...so much fun...and the Kill Kare porch was just perfect for it. We've already re-booked for next year and hope to make Kill Kare our yearly family retreat. This review is A+, 10 stars, for a beautiful fun place well cared for by intelligent, kind, helpful and FUN people who take a lot of pride in their family cottage. We all can not wait to go back!
Eileen Rose, Nashville, TN

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Catherine Larson
Catherine Larson
From Virginia
Member since February, 2013
Hollins University, Roanoke VA