PRIVATE MAINE LAKEFRONT GETAWAY - SWIMMING! CANOEING! CAMPFIRES!

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Joy & Peter Cutrone

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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PRIVATE MAINE LAKEFRONT GETAWAY - SWIMMING! CANOEING! CAMPFIRES!

Otisfield Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Lovingly restored w/stone fireplace, stunning views, new kitchen, tranquility

Come hear the loons and the gentle lapping of waves as you relax and take in the quintessential Maine camp experience -- with the comforts of home. New beds, furnishings, kitchen and appliances meld mid-century modern into a gem of yesteryear, originally built in 1950. A stone fireplace opens to the living, dining, cooking, and game table areas, all overlooking an expansive lake view directly from the water's edge. Two bedrooms and a sleeping alcove accommodate up to five people, accompanied by one roomy bath with a full tub & shower. Come enjoy the tranquility of a peaceful mountain lake nestled quietly down a country lane. Rest, relax, rejuvenate, and leave all the busy-ness behind. Your 200 feet of private shore and private dock give you ample opportunity to explore the shallows and swim in privacy. Then, slip the canoe into the lake and enjoy a paddle out along the lake's open waters or its coves and opposite shores. There are no jet skis to disturb you or the loons on this 180-acre 'pond' in a quiet corner of Maine's great countryside. Not far from all Portland, Freeport and Conway have to offer -- yet away from it all.

Enjoy starlit skies, visiting wildlife, swimming, canoeing, fishing (off the dock or on the water). Read a book in an adirondack chair overlooking the view, pick blueberries, savor a lobster dinner or a barbeque on the grille, or settle in for stories and reflection by a campfire with s'mores as the sunset fills the sky over the water.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Joy & Peter Cutrone

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We both grew up in the Northeast United States, and have traveled extensively throughout the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. We enjoy quality accommodations when we travel, appreciate the extra thoughtfulness that can make a stay more pleasant, and strive to give that experience to our guests.

Joy & Peter Cutrone purchased this cottage in 2012

We love Maine and own oceanfront vacation rental property at Acadia National Park that we enjoy renting through Home Away. We also rent a guest house on our farm in Southern Maine, which enables us to share the country and organic farming experience with guests. We've always wanted to add a lakefront experience to our offering, as well as to enjoy ourselves. There is something so special about being right on the water -- both oceanfront and lakefront -- and we couldn't resist snatching up this cute little lakefront cottage when we found it. It's just what one envisions when thinking of a peaceful little cottage on the lake!

This Classic Maine Lake Cozy Cottage is one of the rare finds left in Maine that's right on the water and true to its origins. Many old camps and cottages have been snapped up for their location, only to be torn down and replaced with larger homes set 100' or more back from the water. We wanted to keep this little cottage intact, being as it is full of character and only 8 feet from the water's edge. To do so, we had to preserve its original footprint, and keep the total square footage within allowable limits -- including the original boathouse on the water's edge, which is so rare a find these days. So the cottage stands at 28 by 38 feet - cozy indeed -- and maximizes every space for utility while still preserving a sense of openness and ambiance, with warmth by the fire, and a wall of waterview windows to take full advantage of its locale. You can literally step out the back door onto the stone patio and be on the dock in just a few steps more. Bring out a cup of coffee to sip as the sun rises or sets -- and just take in the peaceful call of the loons, the lapping of the water, and the incredibly fresh air. Idyllic!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Private Maine Lakefront Getaway - Swimming! Canoeing! Campfires!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Private Maine Lakefront Getaway - Swimming! Canoeing! Campfires!
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Otisfield Western Maine
5

Perfect vacation at a perfect location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This was a great cabin on a beautiful lake. We had three adults and two small children and there was ample room. The furnishings were very nice and everything felt new. The kitchen was big and very well equipped. The outdoor area is very nice with lots of chairs, an outdoor dining table, and a fire pit. There is a lot of outdoor space and a good amount of privacy. We caught bass from the dock and paddled the canoe all over with ease. The lake was peaceful and didn't get too crowded on the weekend. The drive from Boston was not too long. Joy was very helpful with setting up our reservation and answering questions. We were very happy to find this cabin and would recommend it without hesitation. It would be great for romantic getaways, family trips, or small groups.
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Warren. We work hard to ensure that the cottage and its amenities help make a great experience for our guests, over and above the private setting on this peaceful lake. We are so glad that you enjoyed all it has to offer and had a wonderful time together!
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Private Maine Lakefront Getaway - Swimming! Canoeing! Campfires!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3499475
+1 207-232-9104
Otisfield Western Maine
5

Here and Back Again

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Many times with our stay at the Saturday Pond cottage the sky was immensely blue. White puffy clouds glide almost imperceptibly against it. The clouds are never the same in Maine as they change their shapes continuously. These things are more beauty that I perceive around me.

On days when the sky turned black with thick heavy clouds, a distance curtain of falling rain can be seen. It appears as though some unseen Saturday Pond angelic administrator is pouring water onto the land to nourish it. The lake is beautiful and it makes me feel closer to the beauty of the Earth and God’s creation.


Even the insects seem to buzz and shriek louder during the evening. I am sure they are all singing about how beautiful the cottage is. Indeed it is.



The lake beside the cottage is filled with the things of nature: Largemouth bass, Pike and other creatures swim and folic among the crystal clear Saturday waters in search of food.

I have vacationed in the state of Maine the past three years and I will honestly tell you this was finest most enjoyable rental I have been honored to stay in.

The owners were professional, responsive and caring. Not one time in our two week adventure with the Saturday Pond Cottage rental did they disappoint. The cottage was beautifully remodeled with a swanky touch of retro class and modern functionality. The lake while being described by the State of Maine as being “Sterile” in regard to fishing, proved to be just the opposite.

…As Saturday Pond must be on Viagra as we caught several trophy sized bass and Pike.

Each morning the good lord allowed me to swim the lake I fell in love with. There is not a stroke I took that did I not thank the almighty for allowing me the privilege of one of his special creations.

If you decide to stay here allow a little patience with the half-mile unpaved, sometimes rocky path that takes you to heaven. Drive slowly and soak in the forest that wraps its arms around you like a long lost friend.

In closing:
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. ~Proverbs 24:3-4
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience - and for enjoying the cottage so much. We're hearing about the great fishing from friends and fellow guests - and we're so glad you were able to enjoy the lake and all of its surroundings.
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Private Maine Lakefront Getaway - Swimming! Canoeing! Campfires!
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+1 207-232-9104
Otisfield Western Maine
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Awesome experience

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Comment by one of our cottage guests: "I was little skeptical while booking it but when we arrived there, we found it to be exactly as described in the listing. The house was well maintained, clean and arranged for our welcome. Owners were very helpful and welcoming... This was our first Homeaway experience and it was worthy. We called up the owners a few times to seek help and we were always able to reach them. They were also prompt on emails. I would highly recommend this rental property. In fact, we told the owners that we are coming back next year."
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Private Maine Lakefront Getaway - Swimming! Canoeing! Campfires!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3499475
+1 207-232-9104
Otisfield Western Maine
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A very nice place

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Comment by one of our cottage guests: "Everything was very clean and all ready for us when we got here. I would definitely recommend staying here. It's great."
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Private Maine Lakefront Getaway - Swimming! Canoeing! Campfires!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3499475
+1 207-232-9104
Otisfield Western Maine
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A perfect setting

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
One of our cottage guest's reviews: "Everything is always clean and neat upon arrival.. All of this combined with the excellent communication and helpfulness of the Cutrones guarantees that we will be back!"
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry Lines
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Portland Transportation Center
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 302
Nearest Beach
Saturday Pond
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Oxford
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Bridgton or Poland Springs
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Casco Sandwich and Ice Cream Shops
Car: necessary

One of the nicest aspects of Otisfield is its many scenic views that make it such a beautiful village. There are hills, blueberry fields and valleys offering stunning long-range vistas of green hills and blue waters in summer, and striking foliage colors in the fall. You can see the White Mountains and the Oxford Hills while you're up on the rises and, while you're down at the lakeside in the cottage, stunning sunsets across the lake and forests. Otisfield’s lakes and rivers rank amongst the cleanest in the state of Maine.

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Availability & Rates

Otisfield Cottage Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Sunday
$250
$1,610
$6,000
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Turnover day is Sunday in regular summer season (arrive at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, depart at 10 a.m. the following Sunday). Arrival and departure days are more flexible in early summer and autumn seasons.
$25 per night for each additional person over 4 people; maximum occupancy of 6 people.
Rent refundable up to 90% with more than 60 days' cancellation notice. Inside 60 days, subject to rebooking

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Otisfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1064 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is roomy enough to include a full tub and shower, along with towel bars and shelving for toiletries for up to 5 people.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Master bedroom has a double bed and is adjacent to bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , A twin loft bed sits above a game table seating area
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two twin XL beds with storage drawers underneath
  • Two small bedrooms accommodate 2 people each, one with a double bed, and the other with extra-long twin beds, all with storage underneath to make best use of the space. A 5th sleeper can be accommodated in a bunk bed over a game table. The cottage is not suitable for any more than 5 sleepers; please respect our guest limit.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Game Room ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • photography
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • ice skating
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