AMAZING PRIVATE LAKEFRONT CAMP ON 10 ACRES

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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AMAZING PRIVATE LAKEFRONT CAMP ON 10 ACRES

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Beautifully renovated classic Maine camp with tongue and groove solid pine panel walls, pine beadboard ceiling, wide pumpkin pine floors, extensive outdoor deck area, large screen porch, super nice cedar boardwalk from cottage to shore, cozy lakeside cedar sun deck area adjacent to floating dock system. Great swimming and fishing right off dock.

Bedroom one has a hand made cedar log and twig double bed and is located in the main camp. Bedroom two provides privacy and is located in a seperate bunk house away from the main camp with its own wrap around deck and hammock. Inside is a snug room with built in full size futon bed.

Use of canoe and kayak. There is also a 24 foot pontoon boat with a swim ladder just offshore that provides additional space to relax, or rental can be arranged. Miles of pine studded shoreline to seek out trophy bass, salmon, and trout, or just paddle along quietly watching overhead for a glimpse of our resident bald eagles and ospreys. Dozens of loons summer here and are not only spectacular to watch but also provide incredible symphonies of sound in the evenings. Excellent wild high bush blueberries in season (late July/early August) along shoreline. Kennebec Highlands hiking trails only 15 minutes away. Parker Pond Headland trail can be reached by car or boat, and makes a nice canoe/hike/canoe trip. Small library of outdoor books and traditional board games.

There is not a 'modern' bathroom. Instead you have a newly built, charming and exquisitely clean out house. There is also a separately located outdoor shower. Both the privy and shower have views to the lake. The kitchen has a traditional lake water system at the sink tap and a water cooler filled with local spring water for drinking.

All of this has been purposefully designed and built to have the minimal environmental impact upon the land and water as possible.

Keywords: Camp, Cabin, Lake House, traditional, authentic, newly renovated, waterfront, Mount Vernon, Belgrade Lakes area

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Ed Libby

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I am a Maineac. I love Maine. I love the outdoors whether its backcountry skiing, fly casting a remote trout pond, or hiking the local woods. I try to live my life by the rhythms of the seasons. Maple sugaring, mud season, fiddleheads, smelt runs, hex hatches, berry picking, summer doldrums giving way to the indisputable clarity of September air, fall harvests, apple cider parties, first frost, first snow,deer season, ice in, pond skating, ice fishing, powder days, ice out... these are the things that I prefer to schedule my life by.

Ed Libby purchased this cottage in 1998

Unspoiled, unhurried, undeveloped. This lake is an undiscovered gem, giving a “northwoods” lake experience without the drive. Parker Pond is the best kept secret in central Maine and coveted by all who know of it. Clean water, great fishing, spectacular scenery. Simply beautiful, beautifully simple.

This camp was renovated mostly with wood harvested from property that I own and it was milled by people I know. The wide pine flooring, probably the widest you’ve ever seen, was sought out and finally secured from the estate of Neil Welliver, a renowned American landscape painter who lived in Lincolnville Maine. Friends and family helped build and create the vision that had so long been stored in my head. The crowning achievement of this vision may be the cedar boardwalk, dubbed ' the Golden Gate of boardwalks” by a friend, which allows you to walk barefoot from your bedroom to the lake without ever touching the ground, perfect for that morning wake up swim or just going down to the dock to enjoy your morning coffee. Inside the camp is a little like stepping into an LL Bean catalog, with original artwork, wildlife, and outdoor gear accenting the décor, most of which was handed down to me from my grandparents. This is the real deal.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Property Reviews

Amazing Private Lakefront Camp on 10 Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Amazing Private Lakefront Camp on 10 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p294970vbi
(207) 846-6380 (Maine, USA)
Mount Vernon Kennebec
Rockland, ME
5

The Best!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This was the second year in a row my three buddies and I stayed at the camp and we're hoping to make it an annual destination. We love how quiet and peaceful the Pond is in the fall - we spend a lot of time paddling and exploring the islands - and how cozy and inviting the camp is at the end of the day. It's the perfect place to relax and see how truly beautiful central Maine is!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Amazing Private Lakefront Camp on 10 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p294970vbi
(207) 846-6380 (Maine, USA)
Mount Vernon Kennebec
Where do you live?
5

Added a night couldn't leave

Added a night couldn't leave
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
If you want to be in a private setting on the gem of the bel grades. This is the place. My brother and I had a wonderful stay and even added a night because it was so beautiful. I will definitely be coming back next fall
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You guys got a taste of what many consider to be the best time of year to be in Maine....FALL! Dry and temperate with the lake water still comfortable for swimming and an amazing display of red and yellow foliage reflecting off the lake. Parker Pond becomes transcendent. Glad to hear you had good success catching Northern Pike in the neighboring lakes. See you next year.
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Amazing Private Lakefront Camp on 10 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p294970vbi
(207) 846-6380 (Maine, USA)
Mount Vernon Kennebec
Newbury,NH
5

Authentic and Charming Lakeside Camp

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
Our family loved this place from the moment we walked in the door. It was like a combo of walking into Grandpa's camp and Grandma's house; quaint furnishings, antique kitchenware and carefully redone woodwork. There are three tables for meals: inside, on the porch and on the deck.
We had fun tromping down the boardwalk to the water. We picked lots of blueberries from the nearby islands via the kayak. Enjoyed jumping off the pontoon boat into the warm water. The lake is quiet and feels remote because all camps are set back from the water. The loons are the noisiest inhabitants of the lake; a great concert everyday!
This cabin is exactly as described. If you are not afraid of a well-maintained outhouse and can go a few days swimming instead of showering you will most likely love this place.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We added an outdoor shower with a great view of the lake this year!
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Amazing Private Lakefront Camp on 10 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p294970vbi
(207) 846-6380 (Maine, USA)
Mount Vernon Kennebec
Scarborough, Maine
5

Parker Pond Perfect

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
My wife and I love this great "remote" spot. It's an easy 1.5 hour drive from Portland, Maine. The quaint cabin is clean and charming, perfect for a weekend getaway. A short walk from the deck down the boardwalk leads to the dock on Parker Pond where one can kayak, fish, swim, or just relax. This "pond" is definitely a hidden gem. Privacy is guaranteed. Provisions can be purchased at the nearby Mt. Vernon General Store, the real thing. We love the whole experience and will be coming back this summer. We think you will enjoy it too.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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lots more boating available on local lakes ponds and rivers very close by

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Availability & Rates

Mount Vernon Cottage Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
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Additional information about rental rates

Pontoon Boat (optional) $500.00
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Unfortunately because of bad experiences, pets are no longer allowed on the premises. If a pet is brought to the premises, guests will be asked to leave immediately and all rent and deposit paid will be forfeited.
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Amenities

Mount Vernon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • cross country skiing
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • hiking
  • water skiing
Notes:
Good cell phone service
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