BOOKING FOR 2014--LAKEFRONT, PRIVATE, 3 BOATS, PETS

Wendy Wright

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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BOOKING FOR 2014--LAKEFRONT, PRIVATE, 3 BOATS, PETS

Farmington Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Waterfront cottage on Sand Pond in the beautiful western Maine mountains, rustic but newly modernized, fridge and washer new in 2012, all other appliances and water heater new in 2008 or later, fully furnished kitchen, towels and linens provided. As a new owner in 2008 I've made it cozy and welcoming. One step up to cottage, bathroom and master bedroom on first floor, gentle slope and a few stairs to lakefront and dock make it feasible for elder guests. It is small (756 square feet) but sleeps 3-6 adults comfortably. Cathedral ceiling and new Hunter ceiling fan in living room make it feel spacious and airy. Living room with cathedral ceiling, screened in porch, and downstairs bedroom have ceiling fans; 2 upstairs bedrooms and each has a floor fan and cross-ventilation. This is a quiet (except during snowmobile season) winterized camp with a shallow (average depth 13 feet, 23 feet at its deepest point), warm, sandy pond, 40' dock with octagon, across a dead-end dirt road (and snowmobile trail, fun for mountain biking and hiking), so it may not be suitable for toddlers as other camps' residents do use the road. State certified as a Lake Smart house in August 2009, use of eco-friendly products required. Generator installed 2012.

BOATING AND FISHING: the pond is known to be full of large-mouth bass and white and yellow perch, and loons serenade each summer evening. 2-person canoe, 4-person pedal boat, 1 older kayak, 7 life vests provided. No large motorboats are present on the pond, but guests are welcome to bring a kayak, rowboat, or canoe.

PLEASURES AT THE CAMP:

This is a very rural area, not for those who want constant entertainment, but great for reading on the front porch (completely screened in during April 2009, only first two photos reflect this) overlooking the pond or on the large octagonal dock or sitting in front of the wood stove. There is also a propane heater for the colder months (year-round, insulated cottage). Fire pit and picnic table at the water's edge. Most popular activities: listening for the loons, sunset watching, swimming, boating, and hiking, berry picking, chilling in a porch rocking chair, lobster grilling, gathering with friends around the fire pit after sunset, board games. NEW FOR 2013: land line phone in cottage. Cell phone reception is good on the porch, at least for Verizon and Maine Cellular subscribers: iffy reception for ATT, TMobile, Sprint. HDTV Satellite/high speed internet/WiFi installed June 2009; tv reception cannot be guaranteed during cloudy weather.

THINGS TO ENJOY NEARBY:

You can quickly find small town life 10 miles away in Farmington and at the University of Maine, shopping, a movie theatre, summer concerts and summer theatre nearby, a couple of interesting restaurants, three independent bookstores, an ice cream stand and a summer farmer's market. 15 minutes to pick strawberries and blueberries in season and buy freshly caught lobster. Half an hour to Mt. Blue State Park, 45 minutes north to scenic Rangeley with brilliant fall foliage and dramatic mountain views (and you may see moose), skiing locally at Titcomb Mountain and it's equidistant from Saddleback, Sugarloaf, and Sunday River. Sand Pond is about 3 1/2 hours from Boston.

PRIVATE BUT NOT 'OFF THE GRID':

While you cannot see a neighboring camp, noise is amplified over water, so if someone nearby puts 20 people around their fire pit and has a party, you are going to hear it. This does not happen often, it's not a frat party area, mostly owner occupied, but absolute quiet cannot be guaranteed. Also, this is not the last camp on this dead-end road: 7 neighbors farther down the road do use it, so cars, trucks, ATVs, bicycles, people walking or running with their dogs do come right in front of the cottage.

WEEKEND RENTALS CONSIDERED DURING THE SPRING AND FALL SEASONS

Keywords: waterfront, lakefront,cottage, private, pet-friendly, 4-season, family-oriented, year-round

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
Wendy Wright (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Wendy Wright

I'm a university administrator in New York City but need peace and quiet to balance that life. My great-grandfather bought a lakefront cottage in western Maine in the 1880s and I spent part of every summer of my childhood falling in love with this part of Maine and learning why generations of my family, mostly born in Jersey City, kept coming back to this very special place. Of course I brought my daughter here as a child to make sure she fell in love with it too!

Wendy Wright purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Wendy Wright chose Farmington

Sand Pond is 10 miles from a university town with some intellectual life, two good bookstores, a few good places to eat including a memorable ice-cream stand, a fresh-from-the-ocean lobster store, shopping for all the essentials, but not a mall in sight. It's too small for big noisy boats. There are only 30-odd camps on the pond and a similar number on Locke Pond right behind it off the same private road. I like the curvy country roads (in summer anyway), the warm shallow pond for swimming, the fact that I can't see or hear a neighbor but know several friendly folks are a phone call or a 2-minute drive away.

What makes this cottage unique

Compared to the last rental I took before buying, where a neighboring camp sounded like a remake of Animal House every weekend, this place is pristine and quiet. Loons serenade their partners every night. I like being able to build a fire in the wood stove, cook for my friends, sit on the porch with a glass of wine and a book, or on the dock with one hand in the pond. You can boat around the pond and never see another human, or wave to children on a floating dock. Most of these cottages have not been gentrified or razed and replaced by McMansions, so it feels like a step back to a saner time and simpler pleasures--board games, jigsaw puzzles provided. If this scene makes you smile like it does me, you'll enjoy a stay here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to say how pleased Jeanette and I were with our stay at your cottage. My wife was particularly struck by what she described as the “homey” feeling of the place. Your handpicked decorations were very fitting. The piece in the kitchen with the notes from Dr. Bogardus was wicked neat. The screened in porch made sitting outside at night a pleasure which we enjoyed every evening. Having the property manager meet us onsite and then finding the bottle of wine with the complimentary glasses was a VERY nice touch. And my personal favorite was having the motor boat available. We spent hours on the pond every day just toodling around and fishing. BTW we each caught Bass upwards of 4lbs and I am fairly sure Jeanette’s best was a legit 5 pounder (we will send you pix one of these days). We really tried (and succeeded) to spend the vast majority of our time at the camp and on the pond.
Jun 2010
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
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Booking for 2014--Lakefront, Private, 3 Boats, Pets
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Farmington Western Maine
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5

Great month on the lake!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for the full month of May. Hearing the loons and kayaking with them was awesome! The cabin has everything you could need. Everyone was very friendly, including Mike & Stephanie. They are the go to couple for the cabin and provided friendly great help whenever we needed it. Even allowed me to put my kayak in on Locke Pond so I could paddle out to the beaver dams.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Booking for 2014--Lakefront, Private, 3 Boats, Pets
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Farmington Western Maine
5

Wonderful Setting for Fall Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
Carol's cute and cozy home on Sand Pond was the ideal setting for a family reunion that included people from Louisiana, Missouri, and Massachusetts. I hope to continue renting this home for the month of October, as I have for the past several years. We never fail to have a great time. Once again, Lucky, our Husky/Shepherd also loved the Maine air, and lying in front of the wood stove. Thanks Carol.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Farmington Western Maine
Rochester NY
5

Lovely week on the lake.

  • 5 of 5
We just came back from a lovely, quiet week at Sand Pond. The cabin is very comfortable, the kitchen has everything ever needed. We loved paddling around the lake in both the paddle boat and canoe. My son spent hours fishing. Special thanks to Mike for his fishing advice. Enjoyed the spectacular view of a pair of loons feeding their one chick. Beautiful!
Local hiking is everything from easy to very challanging and the movie theater in Farmington is the best value around for a rainy day. Our family hopes to return someday.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Farmington Western Maine
5

Wonderful!!!! A+++

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful cottage with everything you could need. Had a great time and was truly blessed to have a nice quiet waterfront property to relax. The residents of Sand Pond are friendly and they all set off fireworks for each other around the 4th of July. The kids had a great time using the kayaks, paddleboat and canoe. Thanks for sharing your special place!!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Farmington Western Maine
5

A wonderful time...

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful place, lovely people, a wonderful time. We definitely want to go back again!
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Farmington Western Maine
New York, NY
5

A quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5
A truly lovely place to spend a quiet vacation. The cabin has been furnished with loving care, with all amenities to make for a relaxed and comfortable stay. We provide rave reviews for the property owner and resident manager.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Augusta
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
156
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Portland
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Calzolaio Pasta Company, Wilton (good microbrews)
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Titcomb Mountain
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Wilton
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Calzolaio Pasta Company, Wilton
Nearest Point of Interest
access road
Nearest Point of Interest
Calzolaio's Pasta
Nearest Point of Interest
Gifford's Ice Cream Stand
Nearest Point of Interest
Remy's
Nearest Point of Interest
Chesterville Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Hannaford's
Nearest Point of Interest
Doak & Devaney
Nearest Point of Interest
UMF gym
Car: necessary

Guest passes to U. Maine at Farmington's gym with exercise equipment are available for purchase. On snowmobile trail ITS 82 and in the summer we see an occasional ATV. While you cannot see a neighboring camp, noise is amplified over water, so if someone nearby puts 20 people around their fire pit and has a party, you are going to hear it. This does not happen often, it's not a frat party area, mostly owner occupied, but absolute quiet cannot be guaranteed. Also, this is not the last camp on this dead-end road: 7 neighbors farther down the road do use it, so cars, trucks, ATVs, bicycles, people walking or running with their dogs do come right in front of the cottage.

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Availability & Rates

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Farmington Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
14 night minimum stay
$750
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes In case of cancellation, deposit will be returned only if the property is re-rented for the period you reserved.
$400 Deposit At Booking, Balance Plus $400 Security Deposit Due 2 weeks prior to arrival. All rates are subject to 8% Maine Lodging Tax and $400 security deposit; additional pet deposit of $100 for pets accepted with proof of current rabies vaccination. Your reservation is not confirmed until receipt of contract, deposit, and proof of current rabies vaccination.
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Amenities

Amenities

Farmington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 756 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Free Local Calls
  • Printer
  • Telephone ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Door wheelchair accessible but not shower. Clothes washer & Dryer in bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , first floor bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2nd floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , this 2nd floor bedroom is decorated for children
  • Double Beds (2) 1 in downstairs bedroom, 1 in upstairs bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two solid birch twin beds in second upstairs bedroom with mattresses of a quality not usually found in rental properties.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Pedal Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Canoe
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • waterfalls
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
Notes:
40' seasonal dock with octagon, 1 older but sound kayaks, 2-person canoe and pedal boat, 7 life vests. Guests are welcome to bring kayaks, bicycles. New cedar picnic table in 2011. Firepit new June 2009. Hammock added July 2012! If you are going to fish you need a Maine license, available for 1-3-7-15 days or all season, online at www.state.me.us/ifw/licenses_permits/fishing.htm. Buy locally or via credit card online and print immediately.
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