QUAINT, SUNNY, CLEAN LAKEFRONT COTTAGE W/AWESOME SUNSETS! 30MINS FROM BEACHES

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Speaks english, East gollygosh
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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QUAINT, SUNNY, CLEAN LAKEFRONT COTTAGE W/AWESOME SUNSETS! 30MINS FROM BEACHES

Mousam Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 8 (prefer 6)

Situated just 12 feet from shore, on the all day sunny side and widest portion of upper Mousam Lake, this cottage offers ambiance and comfort in the Maine Lakes yet is only 30mi frm beach. Being one of the oldest (120 years) of the original Meader GAR Camps, there is much history still to be felt or found on the lakes.

Basically as you arrive and park, you proceed to walk flatly onto the 2 sided wrap around porch towards the front and sunniest portion of the cottage. Entering through the glass sliding door you'll discover a nicely laid out 1st floor including the living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with shower. Continuing up the winding stairs the 2nd floor has been 'drawn and quartered' into 3 small bedrooms with a double and 2 twin bunks - sleeping 6 comfortably, AND we can discuss possibly EIGHT. Our guests over the past 25 years have never seemed to be hard pressed to discover the pleasures of spending time in this beautiful, quiet, countrified area.

MAKIN' MEMORIES !: Seasonally speaking, 'makin' memories' has included pick your own strawberries, blueberries, and/or apples & raspberries! We have a steadily growing list of those that repeat year after year and/or those that return just because they 'couldn't be kept away.' IF you are one of those, please mention it in the initial connection...we just might have a special for YOU.

ADDITIONAL PICTURES?: We have nothing to hide. We love to include all kinds of pictures, but there are just too many varibles that in our opinion the pics to not do justice to the cottage. For one, the cottage is so close to the water that unless you can walk on water or have a steady hand in boat the 'full frontal' never seems to appear as good as it gets.

SLEEPS SIX......: YES we have room for 8, but we'd prefer to limit your total to the 6...not specifically due to septic systems constraints, but also our desire for you to have as relaxing and unencumbered a vacation as possible. Similarly our PET POLICY of NO pets. We love pets and have had them ourselves, BUT not in the cottage. The reason is the allergy free environment we are attempting to provide. We like for the guests of the following weeks to enjoy their vacation as much as the first.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Russ

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Speaks english, East gollygosh
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Quaint, SUNNY, Clean LAKEfront cottage w/awesome sunsets! 30mins from beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Quaint, SUNNY, Clean LAKEfront cottage w/awesome sunsets! 30mins from beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100626
207 651-6515
Mousam Lake Southern Coast of Maine
5

CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!

Can't wait to go back!
  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this cottage last summer, it was fabulous! Even though there is a tv, we didn't use it, every night we played board games with the kids, or sat out on the dock or porch and enjoyed the peace and quiet!
The kids fished all day, paddled around in the canoe, road their bikes and enjoyed swimming out to the floating dock.
The cottage itself is cozy, just what you would expect of an antique lake cottage and I initially thought it would be too small, but we were so busy enjoying the lake that I soon realized the cottage was just perfect in size! It was neat and tidy, the beds were confortable, and the two smaller rooms each had bunk beds so there was plenty of room for our 2 boys.
We took a few day trips, its a good location with stuff to do around, but honestly, this year, I would be very happy just sitting on the dock relaxing!
We can't wait to go back again this summer!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint, SUNNY, Clean LAKEfront cottage w/awesome sunsets! 30mins from beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100626
207 651-6515
Mousam Lake Southern Coast of Maine
Southbury, Connecticut
5

QUAINT LAKESIDE COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed at this cottage twice now, although 4 yrs apart. It never changes and thats a good thing. Its on the sunny side of the lake and the way the porch is positioned, it feels like you're floating on the water! The bedrooms are tiny with very thin walls and we never really spent any time up there, but just to sleep so it didnt matter. The kitchen is equipped with all you need sans the food. And grocery stores are not that far away. The bathroom is tiny and very rustic, but it has all you need: toilet, shower and sink. The owners are trustworthy, gracious and helpful at all times. True Mainers!!! The wrap around porch is wonderful too. There is nothing luxurious about this place but it has a pesonality and quaintness that I just love. There is a tv and we did get several channels. My son caught his first fish off the dock!! My daughter wrote us an essay on why we should buy the cottage when she was 11 yrs old. And when we returned when she was 15 she still insisted we purchase the cottage...oh! if only we had the funds!!! But I will be happy just to rent a week or two every summer for now. The water is clean and clear. My kids loved swimming off the dock to the owners floating dock out a distance. There is a motor boat available for rent. Also a canoe is available. The town of Shapleigh is tiny with little to offer. There is a store called Boonies down about 4 mi. Its quaint and fully stocked with whatever you need. It has good fresh hot coffee and the people are fabulous. The closest restaurant is a fish fry place called "Teds" that is ok. They sell lobsters and the prices weren't too expensive. The ice cream was very good. Keep in mind that the town shuts down around 8pm on a weekend in August. If you want to relax and just wash your troubles away, this is a place to be!! Love it! Can't wait to go back next summer!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Wow! You've been so gratious with your accolades. Thank you. Visiting and seeing you and your family grow with us is as good as it gets. We lost you for a couple years and are please to have you back. There is no better advertising than that of repeat guests. Truly wish you and yours could figure out a watt become "permanent" neighbors!
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Quaint, SUNNY, Clean LAKEfront cottage w/awesome sunsets! 30mins from beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100626
207 651-6515
Mousam Lake Southern Coast of Maine
Assonet, Massachusetts
5

THE PLACE TO BE!

  • 5 of 5
I spent the weekend with my wife and 2 young daughters (7 and 8). We had a great time! The place is exactly as described, quaint, clean, cozy little Maine cottage on the water with all of the basics. The lake is THE amenity. We spent our time on the porch, in the water and cruising up and down the lake with the available boat provided by the owner (additional fee, worth the cost). Take advantage of this option as you are further connected to the greatness of this lake. Here is the main thing. There is no TV and that was initially viewed as a detriment with 2 young children with a lot of energy. You would be amazed, but we never missed it for a minute. The location could not have been better as the spot on the dock was perfect and picturesque and the local restaurants and proximity to local amenities was ideal for filling in the remainder of your food and entertainment needs and. Grab some lunch or dinner at Ted's and breakfast at Miss Wakefield's on Rte. 16.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris C.,

This is totally unexpected and very nice of you. You are correct, you can't beat our view and "best side" of the Lake. Dee & I have never requested these "reviews" but do appreciate this one, it being our 1st in over 25 years of renting out our two Mousam Lake cottages, very often to repeat guests. Repeaters generally make up about 50% of our weeks, and we seem to have a short list of those that have stayed with us sometimes 4, 5, to 6 years running. Presently we have a group, that sometimes uses both cottages, and they have been with us about 12+ years straight. I expect we'll be seeing you and Lisa again...hopefully, actually as owners/neighbors, but repeaters will be just fine.

The TV? Aaaaaah, all in time. So far most to all guests appreciate NOT having cable as a way to generate quality time with the family, BUT Bruins and Red Sox games are an issue. Some choose to go to the local Sports "Club". We'll probably hook up cable this week....an option that has availed us only the last couple of years.

Russ & Dee
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Wells
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Wells & Ogunquit, Kennebunkport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Across the Lake, Wild Willy's
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Several
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Several
Car: recommended

There is sandy bottom clear water swimming off your own private dock, as well as canoeing, fishing (small & big mouth bass, stocked salmon, and trout/togue), walking, golf and biking. Located 2 hours from Boston and only 35 minutes from the coastal beaches of Ogunquit and Kennebunkport or the White Mountains of NH, there is much to enjoy on the lakes.

Swimming, fishing, canoeing, trail walking, golf and biking. For those so inclined we have available a 16' LUND BOAT w/25HP electric start Johnson motor for fishing & touring for rent by the day or week. Some folks ask, 'dock?' Yes we have a dock for your boat if you are so inclined. It seems that up to 21' will fit nicelyThere is also a country store w/gas on the lake shore making 'fill it up's' easy as well as the purchase of permits, supplies, groceries, liquor, and dinner.

Although Mousam is a 7 mile long, quiet serene lake, at least from Sunday PM to Friday afternoon, there is water skiing/skerfing, tubing etc. everywhere.

Other Activities: Relaxing with a book and the family or friends. Have a cookout! Whatever.

Golf: So very many to choose from. A couple right in the 'back yard' and several less than 45 minute drives, as in Ogunquit, Kennebunk, and York.

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Availability & Rates

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Mousam Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER 2014 prime weeks
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 6 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$975
 
 
Early FALL
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 4 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$260
Thu,Fri,Sat
$800
 
 
Late Fall 2014
Oct 5 2014 - Nov 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$650
 
 
WINTER ICE FISHING
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 6 2015
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
$50
 
 
Early Spring 2014
Apr 1 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$650
 
 
Late SPRING 2014
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$230
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
We request 50% deposit pd upon reserving and the balance due PIF before arrival, which is determined based upon your arrival date. The REFUNDABLE cleaning/security/damage deposit is held till about a wk or 2 before you arrive, and at that time might get deposited. It is returned in total about a wk or 2 after your departure presuming we find the cottage as clean or cleaner than when you arrived.
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes $200-$450/3-days, $600-$975/week
THESE RATES ARE FOR YEAR/SEASON 2014:

SUMMER (Prime weeks) 2014:
$750/wk Apr 1 - May24
$750/wk May24 - Jun14 (wks only)
$975/wk Jun14 - Sep13 (LDWE negotiable)
$700/wk Sep13 to Oct4
$600/wk Oct4 - Nov1

Shoulder Seasons (Spring & Fall):
Memorial Day weekend to June 1 $700/wk
$450/2night minimum

May & September 29 - late October
$700/wk w/some negot
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Amenities

Mousam Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , shower only, no tub
  • On occasion we are asked or it is mentioned 'only one bathroom?' We point out that Mousam Lake is a very very clean fresh water lake. Spend almost any time in it and you'll not feel the need for that 'extra' shower. Folks that spend a day at the ocean beaches, which are only 30 minutes away (Wells/Ogunquit & Kennebunk) can't wait to jump in, to freshen up, clean off (salt and sands). It works!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds...Sleep only 6!
  • If needed and negotiated the living room does have an additional 'double' sofa bed, but we feel it is best for you to try to limit your group to 6 or less. The sofa bed works great for '2 couples' or an 'in-law overnight'. Thanks. Also, we are prepared to provide linens if you'd prefer this, charging basically only what the local laundromat charges for WDF (wash, dry, fold).
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Canoe
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Beach Chairs
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Motorboat
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • library
  • water parks
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • deepsea fishing
  • water tubing
  • snorkeling
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • water skiing
Notes:
Double 'master', two twin bunks, and if needed a sofa bed although we encourage 'Sleeps 6'. BBQ gas grill; toaster; pillows & bedspreads/blankets, Old Towne canoe and private dock/ swimming frontage; porch; 12'x14' shared 'float' sometimes called the melting 'dock' pot.
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