GORGEOUS SUNSETS AT THIS CHARMING COTTAGE,PRISTINE MARANACOOK LAKE, WINTHROP ME

Diane Harwood

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Bedrooms 3
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GORGEOUS SUNSETS AT THIS CHARMING COTTAGE,PRISTINE MARANACOOK LAKE, WINTHROP ME

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3 bedrooms,- sleeps 11,1 full bath, 1 half bath lakefront home with WOW sunsets

Property sits right at water's edge. Beautiful outdoor areas for enjoying lake views.Lovely yard area w/ hosta gardens and a built-in firepit for nighlty bonfires! An upper deck w/ gas grill, a lower deck right on the water & a long dock with large float for docking boat or sunbathing. Upstairs includes full bath, a living room w/ fieldstone fireplace & knotty pine walls, 2 bedrooms, dining room w/ buffet & seating for 10, fully appliance kitchen with new dishwasher, laundry room w/ dryer & new topload washer.Downstairs includes family room with 2 full futons, a single bunk, a bedroom w/ a trundle bed(incl 2 single beds) & half bath just steps from swimming area. Steps down to the sandy bottomed swim area. Water level is fine for 4 yr. olds+. Easy for adults to wade w/ babies & toddlers.Has spectacular sunsets! Lake views are super from the inside too.Parking for 4-6 cars.Maranacook lake is one of the cleanest lakes in Maine offering great fishing. Bring your boat and cast away! Have 2 kayaks, a one seater and a two seater. !

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Diane Harwood

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks french, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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4.9
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Gorgeous sunsets at this charming cottage,pristine Maranacook Lake, Winthrop ME
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Winthrop Kennebec
Waterbury, VT
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ALL I CAN SAY IS AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
I have had several people ask how my vacation was in Maine, and all I can say was it was AMAZING. The location of the home is perfect, there is nothing you can think of that isn't there for you when you are staying. Enjoyed several evenings watching the sunset while floating in the kayak, and several mornings journaling on the dock. Plenty of room for a large family. A hour and 1/2 to the ocean can't be that, and have the lake as an option. Diane was wonderful making sure all went okay, and we were satisfied. Great hostess
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous sunsets at this charming cottage,pristine Maranacook Lake, Winthrop ME
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Winthrop Kennebec
Las Vegas
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AWSOME PLACE TO RELAX!!

  • 5 of 5
This was a perfect place for my husband and I while we visited family in the area. Although it was larger than what we needed for the two of us, we enjoyed having a gathering place for visiting. The pictures show exactly how the house is arranged. Diane is very friendly and helpful, loaning us a cooler for my husbands high school reunion. She told us that she would not bother us but was available by phone any time we needed her as she lives just across the road.

Our daughter and son-in-law really enjoyed the use of the kayaks for an evening ride on beautiful Marranacook Lake. The house is so close to the water you could cast a fishing line from the deck.

The kitchen is quaint (the stove is from the 60's) and is very well equipped with everything you would need to fix meals for your family plus guests. I was pleasantly surprised to have many spices, paper plates, plastic ware and dish soap available for us. There was also some food and all kinds of tea in the cabinets that we could enjoy. Everything was clean and just waiting for us to move in.

Having morning coffee while watching the loons on the lake was priceless. Our sunsets were also something to see.

Thank you Diane, for a wonderful place.

Art & Brenda
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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EXCELLENT PLACE FOR A FAMILY VACATION!

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at the Hosta House last month and had a wonderful time. The Hosta House was perfect for the 11 of us that were together. The house was large enough so that we weren't running into each other when we turned around. The lake was right there and Dad and the grown sons spent hours throwing the Nerf football around in it. We had a sweltering hot week so the lake was most welcome. The back of the house faces the west for those gorgeous sunsets but be sure to keep the drapes drawn in the afternoon as it does heat up the upstairs through the lakeside windows/slider door. We enjoyed the lake, sailing, and kayaking. We had an 8 year old who loved the raft and a 3 year old who liked being able to be in the water close to shore as it wasn't deep. The Hosta House is fully equipped! I had brought a crockpot to make pot roast figuring they may not have it but sure enough they did! The yard is small with beautiful gardens and the most awesome firepit ever! When we weren't wallowing in the lake, we golfed at Cobbossee Colony Golf Course , a little 9 hole that suited us hackers very well. WE probably would have been frowned upon at the country club! We also went to DEW Animal Kingdom & Sanctuary. It's a small non profit zoo/rescue that entertained the two youngsters for an hour or so. Had good meals at Sully's, Peppers, Fast Eddies Drive In and ice cream at Tubby's. Diane and Greg were very welcoming and Diane was nice enough to search for the things we thought we forgot and to mail back the pair of shoes that we did! She also does wonderful pottery work and her workshop is in the downstairs of the house. We bought several pieces to bring home with us. Thank you Diane and Greg!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE HOPING FOR!!

  • 5 of 5
This is pretty much what everyone comes to Maine for. A pristine lake right outside the house. A fire pit in the side yard to relax around. A dock to lay out on (or jump off of). A porch to grill on. And a great house to sleep in.

The pictures represent the house well. Diane was a great host. Explained all the nuances of the house very well. It is was very clean, Diane's husband stopped in soon after we arrived to make sure it was cleaned and tidy. He gave us some good recommendations.

The house has charm galore and we loved it's hominess. The kitchen is well equipped and we were able to cook all our meals there. The only thing to be prepared for are the antique appliances. I don't mean old, I mean antique. It was pretty cool cooking on a vintage 50's Frigidaire stove while listening to Diane's VINYL records. We would definitely recommend this house for your vacation. It may not have granite countertops or stainless steel appliances or even furniture newer than 15 years old. But is that really why your coming to Maine? Look out the window!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We want people to enjoy it as much as we do!
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Gorgeous sunsets at this charming cottage,pristine Maranacook Lake, Winthrop ME
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Winthrop Kennebec
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THANKSGIVING THROUGH CHRISTMAS 2012

  • 5 of 5
The cottage has everything you need to simply walk in and be settled. We celebrated our family Christmas at the cottage and we had everything we needed to make it a memorable and joyous event. The location is literally on the water facing west providing fabulous views and the most beautiful sunsets imaginable. The many ducks and loons, as well as the daily fishing trip of a Bald Eagle, added to the cottage’s natural beauty. We could not have enjoyed our stay more.
Thank you, Diane.

Jeanne & Paul
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to get such a positive response to the hosta house! Thanks so much!!!
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Gorgeous sunsets at this charming cottage,pristine Maranacook Lake, Winthrop ME
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Winthrop Kennebec
5

WONDERFUL LAKEHOUSE EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
We just spent a week at the Hosta house in June and had a wonderful time. Charming home that easily fit 3 families comfortably. A quiet and serene environment. The lake was beautiful and very clean. You literally feel like you are on top of the lake. The most amazing lake views and the sunsets were remarkable. One of the best docks on the lake that I saw when I was there. We enjoyed the yard too. The owners were amazing hosts. Awesome memories were made on our first visit to Maine at the lake house. We hope to come back soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Augusta Jetport, Augusta Maine
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Portland or Boothbay
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rte. 202, Winthrop
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Ocean beaches in Bath/Brunswick,Portland area
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Peppers Bar & Grill or Sulleys in Winthrop
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt. Abrams,Sunday River or Sugarloaf
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Monmouth, Maine
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Peppers Bar & Grill or Sulleys
Car: recommended

There are many lakes in the area for site-seeing. The reknown Theatre at Monmouth is just 15 minutes drive. 17 minute drive away is Hallowell well known for its antique shops and restaurants such as Slates, Joyces and The Liberal Cup to name a few. The seaside town of Portland or Boothbay Harbor is only a 11/4 hour drive away. There 's so many options for day or afternoon trips. You may not want to venture away much once you've spent time at the peaceful, relaxing lakefront get away!

Other Activities: D.E.W. Animal Kingdom 10 mins. away-fantastic intimate 'Zoo'

Golf: Springbrook golf course in Leeds Maine- 15 mins away.

Natanus golf course in Vassleboro Maine-45 Mins away.

Ski: Lost Valley in Auburn Maine, 40 mins. away.Sugarloaf USA and Sunday River ski resorts- 1 1/2 hours away.

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peak season
Jun 8 2014 - Sep 13 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit 300
Cleaning 75 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes This deposit will be refunded(within 10 days of rental completion) when rental is complete and no damages have occurred.
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Amenities

Winthrop House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , excellent shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , w/ utility sink
  • The 'Hosta House' has a full size bathroom upstairs. We added a toilet downstairs where the oil tank is. Everything is very tidy, just not stylish in the half bath. There is a large laundry room sink not far from the toilet. The toilet area is very conveniently located near the swimming area. No need to dry off, just run in, use the facilities, and back to swimming.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , twin trundle bed
    Family Room - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 full size futons and 1 twin bunk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Beds are all very comfortable. The 2 fold down futons have very good quality full size futon mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • library
  • museums
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • jet skiing
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • water tubing
Notes:
We have 2 kayaks to use. Our stove has 3 working burners. I have an additional brand-new plug -in burner .We have a ceiling fan in one of the bedrooms and we have a an air conditioner in the upstairs bedroom and in the main livingroom. The cottage has internet availability. I'd also like to note that we rented to an actor who said that being in the house felt like being a captain to his houseboat because the water is that close to the house.
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