CLASSIC 1900'S WATERFRONT CAMP; LARGE PORCH, INCREDIBLE SUNSETS!

Mark Ostrander

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 5 nights

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CLASSIC 1900'S WATERFRONT CAMP; LARGE PORCH, INCREDIBLE SUNSETS!

Readfield Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5

This is a classic early 1900s era 2-bedroom cottage at water's edge on the northeastern shore of Maranacook Lake, Readfield, ME. It's part of the Pine Rest Cottage association camps situated among tall pine trees with quiet neighbors to ensure a relaxing vacation. The first floor is open, with a living room area, woodstove and great views of lake. Large 24x10.5 screened in porch offers excellent sunset views. Maranacook is 7 miles long and is 1,673 acres with max depth of 128 feet. Use the canoe or 2 kayaks (provided) to explore the lake. Wildlife spotted this past year around the lake includes moose, deer, loons (lots), osprey, bald eagles, hawks, egrets, owls, humming birds, gold finches, partridge, turtles, rabbits, and beaver. The beautiful calls of loons are a regular sound just after sunset. Accommodations include use of 2 kayaks, canoe, sunfish, tubes and inflatables for floating, lobster pot, books on area. Weld area spectacular hikes is 1 hr away.

Hiking: There are a variety of short hikes in the area (less than 30 minutes away). They include great views of the Belgrade Lakes region, a 6,100 acre wilderness area called Kennebec Highlands and a hike to Mt. Pisgah with great views of Maranacook and the other lakes in this region from it's firetower. An hours drive on some beautiful roads will take you to the town of Weld, home to Tumbledown Mountains, Mount Blue, Little Jackson Mtn. and others. These offer higher elevation and unbeatable views of the area and the White Mountains to the west. Email for more info on area hiking.

Area Wildlife: Maranacook Lake is home to a wide variety of wildlife. This past year, an eagle and osprey in search of a meal frequented the tall trees in front of the camp. A few years ago, a pair of nesting owls took up residence in a tree close by. Loons are always present and they call every night just after sunset. Great blue herons, egrets, osprey and swallows are common sightings. The hummingbird feeder hanging outside the porch gets lots of visitors. Deer are always spotted every year just off the camp road, as are partridge and fox. Bald Eagles are nesting in the area and are continuing to expand in numbers. I witnessed an 'aerial dogfight' between a bald eagle and an osprey a few summers back.

Nice towns and villages in the area: Belgrade Lakes is about 20 minutes from Maranacook and was the inspiration for the movie 'On Golden Pond'. Plenty of stores to browse and the Village Inn serves great meals. Hallowell is about 20 minutes away on the shores of the Kennebec River and is filled with artists' studios, antique stores, cafes, and coffee shops, not to mention a great place for live music at night (The Wharf, HIgher Grounds Coffee House, Joyce's, Hallowell & Wine, Hatties all have music). Augusta, the state capitol, is home to the Maine State Museum and Fort Western. Camden, approx 1 hr away, is a beautiful ocean side town - worth the drive! For a short, fun trip drive past Echo Lake to Mount Vernon to visit the general store there, straight out of the 1940s. . .

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mark Ostrander

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This camp is all about relaxation! The sound of the loons at night, the sunsets on the porch while having dinner, the setting amongst the tall pines all lend themselves to a memorable, fun vacation.

Can;t beat paddling in the kayaks. We've been able to get very close to loons and it's a short paddle to the osprey nest.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Weathervane Restaurant
"Deck overlooks the lake."
Maranacook Market
"Convenience store a mile away! Great breakfast sandwiches and lunch time wraps."
Liberal Cup
"Great brew pub in Hallowell. Music on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Great casual res..."
Hattie's Chowder House
"Another Hallowell favorite. They also have music some evenings."
Old Fort Western
"Fun living history museum. Guided tours available."
The Sedgley Place Restaurant
"Fine dining, great old country inn style restaurant."
Joyce's
"Great food with outdoor dining overlooking the Kennebec River in the eclectic town of Hallow..."
Slate's Restaurant
"Great food, nice atmosphere, concert series every first Monday of the month."
Francesca's Italian Restaurant
"Great Italian food with a deck overlooking the Kennebec River."
Riverfront Barbeque & Grille
"Also check out the "Gin Mill" pub upstairs!"
charlemagne's
"Pub atmosphere, live acoustic music."
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Portland Jet Port
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-95
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Weathervane
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Augusta Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Weathervane
Car: recommended

Start the morning with a coffee on the porch and a canoe or kayak ride. Walk the 1/2 mile dirt road to stretch the legs. Many times you can spot deer just off the road. Fish for bass, white perch and brown trout. Great hikes, canoe trips, bike rides close by. Don't miss the eclectic village of Hallowell 20 minutes away on the banks of the Kennebec River. It is filled with antique stores, great restaurants and plenty of charm. Portland, LL Bean, Camden,& ocean are less than 1 hour away. Warm, clean water for swimming, even in September! Take the sunfish, canoe or kayaks (included) out for a ride or just read a book, nap in one of the 2 hammocks, and enjoy the afternoon sun on the large 8' x 12' dock float. Also nearby: Shakespeare Theatre at Monmouth, Gaslight Theater in Hallowell, Maine State Museum, Belgrade Lakes Mail boat ride. Tremendous hikes in Weld area 1 hr away.

Other Activities: geocaching, kayaking, biking on rail trails, Kennebec River Tours

Golf: World renowned Belgrade Lakes Golf Club is 20 minutes from Maranacook Lake. Augusta Country Club, overlooking Cobboseecontee Lake is 15 minutes away. A great 9 hole course is Cobbosee Colony Golf Course in Monmouth, about 20 minutes away. It's Very affordable and is a good beginners course with a nice setting.

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Readfield Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 22 2014 - Aug 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$120
$850
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$75
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

1/2 rental fee plus $100 security deposit required to reserve timeslot. Remainder due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Readfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Shower Stall only
  • Bathroom has a shower stall. No tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon couch in front of wood stove!
  • The single bed can be moved downstairs or onto the porch (in good weather) if desired.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Small Cooler
  • Sailboat
  • Boat ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Golf ...
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • zoo
  • forests
  • library
  • arboretum
  • museums
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • whitewater rafting
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • fly fishing
Notes:
Other amenities: canoe, kayaks, sunfish, dock with large 8'x12' float at end, swim float, lobster pot, box fans, pedestal fan.

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