SECLUDED WATERFRONT FAMILY COTTAGE ON TRANQUIL LOVEJOY POND

Mark & Cindy-Lou Fearis

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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SECLUDED WATERFRONT FAMILY COTTAGE ON TRANQUIL LOVEJOY POND

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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeper Sofa, Sleeps 6, Washer-Dryer, Huge Screen Porch

This is an adorable Maine cottage with all the amenities. Located at the end of a private lake road nicely situated on a semi-private, 1/2 acre lot w/ 174’ of waterfront and a dock where your family could happily spend time boating, kayaking or enjoying the excellent fishing.

A nature-lovers dream great for family vacations, romantic get-a-way or just to un-plug from it all! Sit on the large screen porch and enjoy relaxing waters while you view the gorgeous Maine countryside across the pond. Relax w/ a good book alone or with family & friends while you listen to the songbirds, bullfrogs and loons.

The cottage is single floor, open layout with a kitchen, dining rm, and living rm and a ¾ bath and 3 brms (2 Q beds + 2 T bunk-beds) located in the back that sleeps 6 plus a sleeper sofa. Lay out is ideal for one family, but two small families could happily vacation together. The kitchen is fully equipped and the adjoining dining area seats 6 with an addtl large picnic table on porch.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi Mark and Cindy,

We will certainly tell our friends about your place. It was a very peaceful spot and you have thought of everything to make it a comfortable stay. My husband and I both like to cook and it was especially nice to have a well stocked kitchen to cook in.

The screened in porch was also a highlight as it allowed us to enjoy the outdoors any time of the day without having to brave exposure to bugs.
Aug 2012
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Mark & Cindy-Lou Fearis

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Speaks english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Secluded Waterfront Family Cottage on Tranquil Lovejoy Pond
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5

PEACEFUL AND RELAXING VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely stay at this cottage on beautiful Lovejoy pond. The cottage is at the end of the road, and for most of our stay, we felt as though we had the pond to ourselves. The owners have included just about everything you would want to have in the cottage--both for cooking and for entertaining the kids. According to our kids, the only thing missing was the Internet, although we (the adults) were happy not to have it during our vacation. We spent many happy hours cooking, playing games, reading on the screen porch, and exploring the pond in the kayak or the canoe. We enjoyed watching the birds that make the pond their home, including a family of eagles. The owners were very friendly and helpful in answering any questions that we had about the property and the area. We were able to do a lot of things that were within approximately an hour's drive from the house, including hikes in the Belgrade Lakes area, visits to the shore towns of Camden and Freeport, and swimming in Lake St. George. Waterville is about 20 minutes away and is where we did most of our shopping. We also played golf at a local course in Albion as well as a course in Augusta. We would definitely come back.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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SOOOO QUIET AND PEACEFUL !!

  • 5 of 5
Mark & Cindy Lou
Our expectations were over met. This is a true blue beautiful cottage, you just need to bring yourselves, personal belongings ....and don't forget your stress....because you can happily leave that behind...it will wander out into the woods and fortunately get lost..:) We will happily be back for some more peace...Thank you Mark & Cindy Lou for thinking of everything including a very clean cottage to make one feel at home out in the peace full beautiful natures surroundings......did I mention Peaceful???? ? Mike & Kathy
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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BETTER THAN A HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
We have a larger size family. Most of the time that makes it incredibly difficult to find an adequate place to stay for a vacation. Mark and Cindy's cottage was a perfect getaway for us. The cottage was equipped with every necessity. My husband is a chef and found everything he needed to prepare meals in the well stocked kitchen, we even baked cookies! This is our second time staying in a vacation home, and there is no comparison as far as seclusion and privacy. As a previous reviewer stated, you certainly feel as if the whole "pond" (much more like a lake) is there only for you. The fishing was fantastic, our 10 year old son felt like a pro reeling in his line again and again. They have a fire ring in the side yard, perfect for cooler nights and the screen porch tops the whole place right off! What an enjoyable time we had in Maine, I would definitely recommend this home to friends in the future, thanks Mark and Cindy for sharing your wonderful getaway with the rest of us!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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AN AMAZING TRIP

  • 5 of 5
Dear Cindy and Mark,

We wanted to tell you that we had a very special and amazing vacation. My children are 4 1/2 and 6 and we fished as a family for the first time with both my kids catching. On another outing my son (6) caught many White Perch with my husband. My husband is an avid fisherman who really enjoyed the bounty of small and large mouth bass. He also really loved getting out on the pond early and how undisturbed he was on the water. It really was almost like having the pond to ourselves. He told me the island at the other end of the pond was a great place to fish. The screen porch, as many have commented, was awesome. So much room and we enjoyed the outside from early morning into late in the evening. The wildlife was awesome. We also saw the Eagle, Osprey and Loons. We loved having our dog Lucy with us. She is a 70lb Red Bone Coon hound and we never can bring her anywhere. She loved being able to stay with us and not at the doggie hotel.

For the camp itself, the beds were very comfortable for being at a camp. Both my husband and myself have bad backs and we didn't wake up sore or stiff through the whole trip. The kids felt so special sleeping in the gorgeous bunk beds. The washer and dryer was a huge help especialy having the little ones and the very roomy, up to date shower was so great. I loved cooking in the kitchen and on the grill. The weather was so great the entire time that we didnt really get to use the TV except for one night for a movie (thank you for picking a tv with a DVD player in it!!!!)

We made a trip to the ocean and found a fantastic fresh seafood retailer. Pay cash and you are getting a lot of great food cheap! I think it was the Maritime Market? in Belfast. There was a great little convenient store that sold worms and subs, odd combo but both were great! Nearby ice cream stand...you guys really have everything...I could go on and on. Please tell your very nice neighbors that it was such a pleasure meeting them. Our kids got along so well together and it was so peaceful to have a family next door. I know they aren't there all the time so I guess we were the lucky ones!

Thank you again for everything and we have told all of our friends and family~
Caryl Baltis and the Baltis Family
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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JUST WHAT WE WANTED.

  • 5 of 5
Just a wonderful cottage on a beautiful, tranquil pond. The bird and wildlife is extraordinary and the stillness serene. The screened porch alone was worth the trip, overlooking the water, with bald eagles, osprey, loons, and kingfishers to name a few. At the south end of the pond is a nice dirt trail perfect for some short but aggressive mountain bike rides or longer if you go up to the road. There are also nearby trails and fields for evening walks. Location in relation to area attractions is perfect: made several trips to the Victorian coastal town of Belfast, and Waterville and a nice little independent cinema are less than 10 min. away. The cottage is very clean and very well furnished. Kitchen is well stocked with every utensil and cookery needed, so don't overpack your own stuff. Mark and Cindy have a special place you'll be pleased to have the opportunity to share.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Augusta at 25 Miles; Bangor at 47 Miles; Portland
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
I-95/Waterville
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Lincolnville
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Pointe Afta
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Vassalboro
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
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Car: necessary

This cottage is located on Lovejoy Pond in Albion, ME, nestled 15 minutes from the historic town of Waterville and 45 minutes from the coastal town of Belfast. It is easily located 1.5 hrs. from Portland, ME, 2.5 hrs. from Portsmouth, NH or 3.5 hrs from Boston, MA. Albion is the quintessential collage of picturesque Maine farms, towns and lakes. It is located 10 minutes away from the China Lake recreational region which is home to boating, fishing and relaxing with several golf courses located within 30 minutes. The town of Unity, ME located 10 minutes north is home to a wonderful weekend farmer's market and the Common Ground Country Fair celebrating rural life, Maine organic produced foods, crafts and livestock exhibits. The fair is held in mid-late September. Another area fair is the Windsor Fair. A large progressive fair with extensive agricultural, crafts and art exhibits with a large midway, animal pulling events and harness racing. It is a great family fair located 30 minutes away and held in late August/early September.

Day trips can be made to the quaint coastal towns of Searsport, Belfast, Lincolnville, Camden, Rockport & Rockland ranging between 1 to 1.5 hrs away. All boast excellent restaurants, shopping and antiquing along with being renowned for their spectacular coastal scenery. Lincolnville has an open beach for ocean swimming and kayaking whereas Camden is home to the Camden Hills State Park, where visitors can hike and enjoy the stunning views of the harbor and nearby islands. Camden is considered as having one of the most beautiful harbors in the world. Further to the South is Freeport, ME located 1.5 hrs away and home of L.L. Bean. Nearby is Boothbay Harbor for whale watching and New Harbor with Pemaquid Lighthouse. And the spectacular Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor area is an easy 2 hrs. away to the East.

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
May 24 2014 - Sep 6 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 2014 - Sep 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
From
$117
Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $900 Peak
Rentals run Saturday to Saturday
•Check-In: 3 PM; Check-Out: 10 AM. Call if exceptions are required
•Maine lodging tax of 8% will be added to all rates
•In lieu of a refundable security deposit, we prefer to utilize the Damage Protection Plan offered through HomeAway. This consists of a one-time, non-refundable payment for a universal coverage insurance policy. Rates vary.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

China Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 48 inch shower
  • The bathroom was remodeled in 2011 and contains a new 48 in shower stall. The washer & dryer are also located in this room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size sleeper sofa
  • All 3 bedrooms are located at the opposite end of the screen porch/waterfront end of the cottage providing a very nice separation between relaxation and entertainment.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Child's Swing
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • water tubing
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
The cottage has everything required for a very pleasant vacation. As we remodel and update the cottage during the off-season, we are constantly looking to add new features and amenities that would benefit our guests.
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