Otter Cove is a two level private cottage with 100 ft of private waterfront on the quiet picturesque North Pond in Norway, Maine. The cottage has knotty pine interior with an open floor plan and cathedral ceilings. There are two bedrooms, a bathroom, kichen and living room area on the main level that has cathedral ceilings that look up to the loft area above that has two twin beds. A slider in the living room area leads out to the three season sunporch where you can relax on the comfortable wicker furniture or enjoy your meals at the dining room table while taking in the natural surroundings that include the sounds of the loons as wells as many other species of birds that call North Pond their home. The backyard has an open view of the lake and you can sit on the Adirondack chairs while roasting marshmellows by the firepit, eat lunch at the picnic table. The waterfront is deep water and you can enter the water from the steps off the dock. It is not suitable for small children who need gradual entry. The cabin is also Pet Friendly and in an area that offers privacy.
To add to the amenities, the cottage comes with wireless internet service, phone service , dock and you have your choice of a canoe or the two kayaks with paddles and life jackets to enjoy a stroll around the lake after a long nap enjoyed in the hammock just inches from the shoreline. There is also a firepit and a charcoal grill.
The waterfront located 50 ft from the cottage, is deep water and can be accessed from dock ladder or just jump in!!!
If you are hoping for a moose sighting, this might be the place to go. Spanning 175 acres, the maximum depth is only 10 feet. A small dam maintains a constant water level. Boating is restricted to small fishing boats and canoes. A shallow channel leads from the boat launch through a marshy are to the main portion of the pond. Small and large-mouth bass, white perch, brown trout and pickerel are caught in this very productive pond.
Michael Perry, former Director of Outdoor Discovery Schools at LL Bean writes, “One of the most beautiful ponds in the area is North Pond. Think of it as being shaped like a skinny hourglass. While the southern half has many log cabins tucked into the forest shadows, the northern end is wild and untouched . . . civilization seems far removed. Plan three to four hours for a circuit of the whole pond, or two hours, if you plan to stay on the north end of the pond.”
A small dirt boat ramp located adjacent to the outlet is adequate for launching small boats or canoes.
My family rented this cabin for us all to getaway. Keep in mind this place is really in middle of nowhere, 20 minutes from any store but we enjoyed that. It was so quiet and peaceful. We really enjoyed taking out the canoe and kayaks. My brother, his girlfriend and myself did yoga in the morning on the docks. Also my brother proposed to his now fiance. We saw so many animals and got tons of pictures (some can be found on my flickr hismuse or on my google plus). I took one point off because the cabinets were really narrow, made it tough with the dishes and the beds weren't great but we adjusted.