BOOK NOW FOR FALL FOLIAGE! QUINTESSENTIAL LAKEFRONT COTTAGE.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Swan Pond Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 (linens provided for 6)

Cozy, renovated, lakefront cottage on the shore of crystal clear, Swan Pond. Leave your cares behind as you drive off the payment and down the tree canopied cottage road. Swan Pond is a private (no campgrounds or public boat access), deep water, spring fed pond. The cottage is perfectly situated on 2 acres of land, in the middle of the pond, on the east shore facing west for picturesque sunsets. Sit on the deck or around the lakefront fire pit and listen to the loons serenade you. Located only 95 miles from downtown Boston, 19 miles from Portland,17 miles from Kennebunkport and Old Orchard Beach, ME and only 10 miles to shopping and restaurants. Location is convenient to area beaches, amusement and water parks, restaurants, theaters, shopping and some of the best homemade ice cream you've ever tasted. Home has three bedrooms and one bath. There is a detached storage shed with another refrigerator and another half bath that we affectionately refer to as the 'Man Cave.' Amenities include: new docks, swim raft, kayaks, hammock for two, gas grill, fire pit, fishing rods, large basketball sport court, horseshoe pits, large open field for sports activities, picnic tables, deck, flat screen TV with satellite.

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

David

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Maine native. Grew up on a lake in Maine and wanted to recreate my childhood for my children.

David purchased this cottage in 2007

We put a lot of thought into the location of our vacation home and this is a secret gem. I grew up in Maine and never knew these lakes/ponds existed. Close to EVERYTHING. Beach, Boston, Outlets, Airports, Restaurants, Antiquing, Amusement Parks.... we were looking for a property on a private lake (no campgrounds, no public boat launch). Water quality was a major priority (everyone comments on how crystal clear it is) and we had to be on the East shoreline for the fantastic Maine Sunsets (you have direct sunshine for more of the day). Being situated in the middle of the lake provides views of the entire lake so you can always keep an eye on your kids. A smaller lake means the water never gets too choppy and is typically warmer than a large lake.

The views are spectacular. There's nothing like waking up, sitting on the deck with a coffee and listening to the wind and the loons... well, taking a nap in the hammock (listening to the wind and loons) is pretty special too.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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5
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Swan Pond Southern Coast of Maine
5

Walden Pond on Swan Pond--peace, quiet and beauty.

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is a soothing balm that cures the ills of a busy urban life. We spent a week with our two sons and left refreshed, renewed and ready for anything.

We saw: a bald eagle, deer, big and small turtles, squirrels, chipmunks, wild turkey and, over at the nearby coast--seals. We picked blueberries both near the dock and at a nearby farm, ate so much lobster we could not take any more, jet skied in Wells on a calm, flat ocean and marveled in the dark nights at the actual Milky Way.

There were s'mores around the firepit (plenty of wood), great kayaking, plenty of hot water in showers and no sirens, helicopters or other urban "music". We fished (no catches but relaxing anyway), we played basketball on the half court, we hiked through quiet forests, kayaked morning day and evening and we reveled in doing almost nothing. The hammock, by the way, is perfect for reading and did we mention doing nothing?

The cottage is well equipped, cute and comfortable and the owners are really, really nice and helpful. Cell service was fine and neighbors were nice. Nothing but good to say about this place and these owners. A tonic.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay with your family and appreciate your kind words. Thanks again for choosing our cottage for you Maine vacation!
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Perfect Cottage Retreat For Family with Kids

  • 5 of 5
We lucked out with this rental, thank you to whom ever had to cancel because my family scored with this beautiful property. I have 4 children ages 5, 2.5 and 7 month twins. We drove from Toronto to New York, then Boston and ended our 2 week vacation with 1 week at the cottage in Maine. I loved Swan Pond- the water was warm, crystal clean and so serene. My 5 and 2.5 year old had a blast jumping off the floating dock and swimming in the water.

The cottage is very clean and everything you need is provided. We bought soft shell lobster nearby and cooked it one night for dinner...unbelievable!

I loved that with this location we could do day trips to Portland, Freeport, Kennebunkport and Old Orchard beach, but come back to a nice, peaceful and relaxing spot.

I would highly recommend trying Academe restaurant at the Kennebunk Inn, known for its Lobster Pot Pie (featured on the Food Network show “Best Thing I Ever Ate”) and its Lobster White Pizza with Truffle Oil Drizzle (Oprah's favorite).

We fell in love with Maine and would definitely come back and stay at this cottage again.

Thank you to the owners for sharing their wonderful family vacation home!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad things worked out and you were able to take that week (kind of last minute). Everything happens for a reason and you were the perfect guests. Thank you for the food recommendations. We've owned the cottage for seven years now and haven't eaten at Academe...yet! That just goes to show you, there is so much to explore and do along the Southern Maine coast. Take care and thank you for your kind words.
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a week, with three young children. The house is convenient to Portland, Old Orchard Beach, Saco and more. But the real treat is that Lyman, and this house in particular, feels quiet and isolated. That means when you're there, you don't need to worry about traffic, loud neighbors, or anything else. We sat on the porch and let the kids run around, looking for frogs and worms for fishing. The fire pit was perfect for roasting marshmallows.

We were swimming in the gorgeous pond just about every day. The kayaks are great. I suggest you bring some extra towels.

The house has just about everything you need (except laundry) and the kitchen is very well stocked with pots and pans, including stock pots big enough for a lobster boil. There's a very nice gas grill. The beds are very soft and the linens are comfortable.

If you're looking for a place to unwind, swim, kayak and watch the sun set over a beautiful, quiet lake, this is a great spot. The owner was very attentive and responsive. Thanks for a great vacation!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're glad you were able to unwind with your family. Your comments brought back great memories of our first summers at the cottage, when our kids would explore their surroundings in wonder. Take care and please keep our cottage in mind for your future Maine getaways. Thanks again.
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5

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Living in coastal RI, my family thought I was crazy for booking a lakeside retreat as our vacation spot. They quickly learned what a gem this place is. It was everything we needed as a family to rest and regroup from the stresses of everyday life. The house was well stocked with anything we could have possibly needed, and was very clean upon our arrival.We all enjoyed the kayaks and the paddle board.The evening visits from a pair of owls kept us entertained at our campfire. It was all we had hoped for and more for our lakeside vacation. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, the owls are new this year. They're very active and super fun to watch. They have a nest up in our back acre. We think there are about 3 babies.

You were the perfect guests. You're welcome back any time. Please keep us in mind for your future trips to Maine.
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A FANTASTIC SOUTHERN MAINE RENTAL!!

  • 5 of 5
We traveled from Florida and enjoyed every minute of our time at this family friendly lakefront home. It was very clean and had everything you needed. The kids enjoyed kayaking the pond and fishing from the dock. The sunsets were breathtaking (especially from the hammock).The large fire pit was wonderful as family came to visit from Boston and N.H. We enjoyed trips to York Beach, Kennebunk and even took on a live play of Grease! Travel Route 1 and you will find plenty of restaurants, shops and movie theaters. The owners are very friendly and give you personal access to contact them for any questions you may have. I would recommend this property to a family or couples looking for a quiet getaway.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Sounds like you took full advantage of what the Southern Maine coast has to offer! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again for choosing our cottage for your vacation rental. You're welcome back anytime!
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We could not have picked a more perfect vacation !

  • 5 of 5
First of all, this house is on the most beautiful, pristine lake. Of course, being there during peak foliage in New England certainly added to the beauty! The house is so cute and homey. It was well equipped with everything that we needed ( except laundry facilities). My entire family came on Saturday as a reunion. We had so much fun fishing, canoeing,playing basketball, playing red light/ green light in the field, making s`mores at the fire pit, barbecuing, etc. I plan to return again and hopefully stay longer. On a 10/10 scale I rate this place 11!
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I'm glad the cottage met the needs of your family. Your "Red Light, Green Light" comment brought back memories for me. Take care and please keep our cottage in mind for your future Maine vacations.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Maine Ferry Terminal
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Maine Turnpike
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Old Orchard Beach
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Woody's Sports Grill
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Dutch Elm Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Hummingbird Farm Restaurant
Car: recommended

New to rental market. Family retreat. Cozy, renovated, lakefront cottage on the shore of crystal clear, Swan Pond. Leave your cares behind as you drive off the payment and down the tree canopied cottage road. Swan Pond is a private (no campgrounds or public boat access), deep water, spring fed pond. The cottage is perfectly situated on 2 acres of land, in the middle of the pond, on the east shore facing west for picturesque sunsets. Located only 95 miles from downtown Boston, 19 miles from Portland,17 miles from Kennebunkport and Old Orchard Beach, ME and only 10 miles to shopping and restaurants. Location is convenient to area beaches, amusement and water parks, restaurants, theaters, shopping and some of the best homemade ice cream you've ever tasted. Amenities include: new docks, swim raft, kayaks, hammock for two, fire pit, fishing rods, large basketball sport court, horseshoe pits, large open field for sports activities, picnic tables, deck, flat screen TV with satellite.

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Availability & Rates

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Swan Pond Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Aug 2 2014 - Sep 7 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,785
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 8 2014 - Oct 16 2014
4 night minimum stay
$215
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Security deposit is refunded 7-10 days after rental, after unit is checked for damages.

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Swan Pond Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Man Cave
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Super comfortable pillow top mattress.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Super comfortable pillow top mattress, folding sleep cot.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Games
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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