This very bright, clean and cozy private lakefront Maine Cottage sits right on the water's edge of 3500 + acre Great Moose Lake (Hartland, Maine). It has a fully-equipped, modern kitchen, comfortably sleeps 4-6, has 365 feet of beautiful, private, birch and spruce-lined, western and southerly-facing shoreline, with a shallow sandy beach on a sheltered, quiet cove, and up-close, panoramic views of the lake. Most of the cottage interior is finished in knotty pine or wood paneling and carpeted.
Just over 3 hours north of Boston, MA, an hour from Augusta and Bangor (major airport), and approximately 20 minutes off the Maine Turnpike/Route 95 exit 150 (Pittsfield), this cottage is easy to get to with all your toys and gear.
This private cottage is VERY CLOSE TO THE WATER, sits on 2.5 level acres and is ideal for families, including Grandma and Grandpa along for the memories! It has everything you need to unwind, recharge your batteries and get away from it all.
The western and southerly-facing shoreline wraps around a point for afternoon sun on the beach, deck, or napping in the hammock, and great sunsets on the deck or by the camp fire pit while roasting S'mores and listening to the loons. The beach area is shallow enough for wading and for supervised children to enjoy, yet further out, the protected cove is plenty deep for a boat.
The cottage and shore front have awesome views of the lake. Four large sliding glass doors wrap around the front of the cottage flooding the kitchen, dining and main living areas with sunlight and panoramic views of both main bodies of the lake and its central islands.
The spacious updated kitchen is fully equipped with all cooking and eating utensils, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, can opener, electric stove, brand-new microwave, etc. for your home-cooked meals. The kitchen window over the sink looks out over the beach and cove.
The dining area sits just across the convenient kitchen breakfast bar, surrounded by the sliding glass doors and has a country-style wooden table with matching wooden chairs for four. Two extra chairs and a leaf insert are available in the cottage for everyone to fit around the dinner table.
The dining and main living areas also have an open-beamed cathedral ceiling with a remote controlled ceiling fan, sofa, an overstuffed comfy chair for enjoying a favorite book, satellite TV and a new DVD player (bring your favorite movies as I'm in the process of rebuilding my DVD library), and a wood stove for taking the edge off any cool early or late-season nights. The cottage has a telephone for local calls and dial-up internet service. Your complete comfort and relaxation is assured.
The first bedroom has a comfortable double bed with a large picture window looking out over the cove and its own satellite TV with remote, DVD player, and clock radio; the second bedroom has a bunk bed with a window looking out towards the woods surrounding the cottage, and there is a queen-sized pull-out sofa bed in the main living room next to the TV/DVD player and woodstove. Both bedrooms have a dresser, nightstand(s) with lamp(s), a closet, and electric blankets to stay cozy on cool nights. The bathroom has another window facing the woods, the usual sink and toilet, a 3'X4' roomy shower with heated exhaust fan, and a storage closet. The cottage has a full-sized water heater to ensure plenty of hot water. The cottage interior is 650 square feet in size, but as you can see from the pictures there's plenty of space inside. Adirondack chairs await you on the wrap-around deck facing the lake just outside the sliding glass doors.
Great Moose Lake is a mixed cold/warm water fishery, with excellent small mouth bass fishing and is stocked with brown trout annually. Large mouth bass, white and yellow perch, and pickerel are also plentiful. Brook trout can be found in the colder tributaries of the lake and in numerous nearby streams and ponds.
If you have a canoe or kayak, it can be safely launched, beached and tied up next to the cottage, but good fishing can be had right off the rocks in front of the cottage without the need for a boat. A public boat launch is just up the road on the lake. For sunning and swimming, the beach faces south into the sun and the cove is relatively shallow, so it tends to warm up quicker than the main body of the lake. Great Moose Lake has one of the largest loon populations in the state and they are everywhere, so be carefull not to disturb them. They will greet you in the morning and serenade you to sleep at night. Bald Eagles and Ospreys also nest along the lake and are frequently spotted diving for fish.
Great Moose Lake truely is a tranquil get-away and you probably won't want to spend much time away from the cottage, but there are numerous activities available nearby should you desire to take advantage of them.
Groceries, a small restaurant, Kippy's Corner and Wright's Markets, laundromats, gas, auto repair, hardware, other services and supplies are just a very short drive into the quaint towns of Hartland or St. Albans. Larger stores can be found in nearby Pittsfield or Newport. There is a public airport in Norridgewock, Me (OWK) should you have your own plane and wish to fly in.
Baxter State Park, Acadia National Park, and the historic coastal towns of Belfast, Camden, Rockland, and Searsport all make for excellent day trips. Other nearby activities available in the area include: quaint restaurants; several golf courses; a microbrewery (Oak Tree); shopping; wilderness, hunting and fishing guide services; in-season white water rafting; hiking; exploring; camping; wildlife photography opportunities, etc. As far as outdoor activities are concerned, you name it and you can find it, but you may find that the peacefullness and serenity of the cottage and lake are all you need.
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