NATURE LOVERS PARADISE YOUR OWN ISLAND

Deborah Dolan

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NATURE LOVERS PARADISE YOUR OWN ISLAND

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1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3

Your own island! Who has not dreamed of having one? This little gem of an island can be yours for a week. Little Diamond Island is a 1/4 acre island located in Lake Cobbossee in West Gardiner Maine. Just 20 minutes from the capital city of Augusta you are close to restaurants and shopping but in a setting that is private and close to nature.

Little Diamond Island in Lake Cobbossee is a unique lake front vacation rental. Rustic 3 room cabin with lake views from every window. The lake is just steps away in any direction. Sandy bottom swimming areas and the lake is great for boating, canoeing, kayaking or jet skiing.

Island vacationing is not for everyone. If you love camping (not the same as RV'ing) you will love this. It is a lot like camping except you have a real bed to sleep in. Rustic in nature there is no electricity or running water. We do provide a composting toilet, propane stove, refrigerator and solar campers shower.

This is a peaceful spot for anyone who loves nature. Except for the occasional boat the only sounds you hear are the young osprey begging for food in the nest above the cottage and the mournful cry of the loons as they float past the island. You can see nesting osprey, pileated

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Deborah Dolan

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 1999
Speaks english
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Nature Lovers Paradise Your Own Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Nature Lovers Paradise Your Own Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229387
+1 9783748238
West Gardiner Kennebec
Newbury MA
5

SKEPTICAL? A TINY BIT. THRILLED AT THE OUTCOME? BEYOND THRILLED.

  • 5 of 5
Spent a lot of time wondering if this would be the right fit. I'm not an avid outdoorsman, so I guess I was a bit skeptical. It was beyond perfect!!

LOCATION: Lake is HUGE. Island is far enough out that you feel snug and secure in paradise, but not so far that you worry about getting back. Paddle from the mainland dock to the island dock took 5-7 minutes. The lake is quite shallow in places.

Island feels perfectly sized. Large and mid-sized trees mixed in with smaller new growth feels like you're in the woods. Views from every part of the cabin & island are spectacular.

I was here the week before July 4th, but surroundings are very quiet. Power boats stay way way out. Once dusk comes, the ospreys, loons, and frogs take over with their twilight songs. When the wind was right I could hear music coming from the boys' camp across the way on Fri & Sat night (never past 10 pm).

ACCOMMODATIONS: Cabin is very clean and exceeded my expectations! Actually looks like the photos inside! Very impressed with how cozy and clean the place was. Decks and picnic table were great.

Original part of the cabin (now the kitchen) is an architectural treasure. Takes you back to the 1940s without feeling dirty or old in any way. A wonderful throwback. Bedroom and living room are both additions to the original structure, and they are light and airy. Bed was surprisingly comfortable and ventilation throughout is perfect. There was always a breeze.

Plates, glasses, paper goods, bug spray, cleaning supplies, first aid kit, etc. all in ample supply. Basic cooking ingredients too! Three very nice oil lamps work perfectly one in each room, and battery lanterns are also on hand.

The bathroom/shed/outhouse? Astonishingly clean and odor free! This was one aspect I was initially hesitant over. Out the bedroom slider, down the stairs, about 8 steps and you're there. Very doable for 5 days.

Canoeing and swimming here is outstanding. If you're going to walk in the water, definitely have something on your feet that is secure (sandals kept getting pulled off, as the sand in the lake is squishy!)

NEARBY: The island is so perfect I didn't need to leave much! Gardiner has a nice wine bar, steakhouse, homemade donuts (Frosty's), and supermarket/drug store on the edge of town. Hallowell has a great Thai/sushi place (Cafe de Bangkok) and lovely shops. Skip Augusta - nothing of note to see really.

One of the best vacations I have been on. Thank you!!
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nature Lovers Paradise Your Own Island
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West Gardiner Kennebec
5

AMAZING EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
This was truly one of the best vacation experiences we've had. It is magical to canoe (or swim) out to the tiny island - and even more magical to take the canoe out on the lake at night when the stars are out and the moon is strong. The cabin is quaint, comfortable, and charming and, above all, peaceful. We had a wonderful time canoeing around the lake during the day and coming home to relax on the porch. It is in such a beautiful location and there really is something magical about being on the tiny island without anyone else. We would love to come back and highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nature Lovers Paradise Your Own Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229387
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West Gardiner Kennebec
5

A WANDERFULL CABIN IN AN AMAZING SURROUNDING

  • 5 of 5
The cabin was so nice, clean, very useful even without electricity and running water. The island is so cute. We spend 2 days paddle around thanks to the canoe... swimming in the lake and just enjoying the surrounding. Just an amazing stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nature Lovers Paradise Your Own Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229387
+1 9783748238
West Gardiner Kennebec
5

COZY LITTLE COTTAGE!

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend took me here for the weekend for a fishing trip and we had an awesome time! The cabin is so adorable and the pictures just don't do it justice! The cabin is so clean and very well maintained. The best part is being on your own island and having 360 views of the waters. Also the lake is great for fishing! we can't wait to come back next year, we very highly recommend staying here!
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Nature Lovers Paradise Your Own Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229387
+1 9783748238
West Gardiner Kennebec
5

AMAZING CABIN AND ISLAAND

  • 5 of 5
We loved our few days (too short!) at this cabin and island. It's a great, private spot for relaxation. The cabin was well-equipped with nearly everything we needed: the propane-powered refrigerator made us nervous but was cold after we left it on overnight, the citronella candles came in handy to ward off the flocks of mosquitos (we were there in early July, they probably die down later in summer), the deck chairs were wonderful for reading on the deck, and the canoe was perfect for paddling around the lake. The cabin is well-situated to see the wildlife that visits the lake - osprey are nesting directly above the cabin, a river otter came by the island's dock, we saw (and heard) countless loons - including some with babies, and a giant turtle made an appearance. Overall, it was wonderful to relax in the woods, on a lake, and be able to sleep in a very comfortable bed at night. I would highly recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Nature Lovers Paradise Your Own Island
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West Gardiner Kennebec
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5

PERFECT BALANCE OF NATURE AND COMFORT

  • 5 of 5
We rented this cabin because my boyfriend loves to camp and I don't, so I wanted something with some comfort but that was also a truly rustic getaway. It ended up being absolutely perfect. Being on an island was a very cool experience, and the cabin itself is exactly like the pictures - very nicely done and full of charm. The large sliders bring in tons of light and make you feel like you're outside. The mattress is great, the propane fridge and stove make cooking easy, and the composting toilet is actually way nicer than I expected (honestly I was afraid of that part). The owner Deb provided lots of detailed info that made everything easy, and if you feel the need to venture into civilization, there are some amazing restaurants within a short drive. This is really the perfect place for getting away from it all. I hope we get to come back again soon!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Portland
Car: necessary

Cobbossee Lake - 20 Minutes to Capitol Augusta, 45 Minutes Portland

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, boating

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West Gardiner Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 21 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$750
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$80
$550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage waiver $39.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $550-750 per week
$39 damage waiver and 8% state tax
There is a minimum age limit for renters.
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Amenities

West Gardiner Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , composting toilet/solar campers shower
  • We have a solar campers shower and a battery powered shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The cabin has one bedroom with queen size bed and a day bed in kitchen area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Large Cooler
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
We supply blankets, comforters and pillows. We do not supply sheets or towels but we can obtain them for an additional fee
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