About Us

About Maine Cottage Keepers

Maine Cottage Keepers (MCK) is a locally owned & operated property management and vacation rental company. We provide a fully hands-free guest experience, supported by real people living in the MidCoast & Sebago Lakes regions of Maine using integrated technical solutions. We provide a similar experience for homeowners with whom we work and worked hard over the past several seasons to hone our business model and adapt it to the new post-COVID reality.

In 2020, we lost over $20,000 in canceled reservations, plus another $50,000 in ones we couldn't book throughout the spring. By adopting new technology, switching up our marketing strategies, and keeping on-top of our pricing, we had our strongest spring season ever to date. Unlike prior years, we got many more last-minute rentals. By mixing in some extended stays, as well as a social media campaign to target locals, keeping us in compliance with Maine's stay-at-home order, we rebooked the whole summer, getting to a 95%+ occupancy rate from July 1 to October 31, followed by a strong November & December as well. 

Through our own research, as well as lots of trial and error, we developed a method to efficiently and effectively manage our own properties with great results. While our average price per night decreased slightly in both 2019 and 2020, we learned how to use dynamic pricing to capture more days and dollars:

Before COVID hit, we were off to a strong start in 2020:

In 2021, we were busy fine-tuning our existing midcoast properties, while making preparations to get the one on Sebago Lake ready for this summer. We also added 19 Crescent Beach to our portfolio.

In 2022, we started working with some other owners to manage their properties and are off to a great start. If you have a property on which you'd like us to work with you, please fill out the form below. We'd love to discuss what your needs are and how we can help with: