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Lakefront Cottage with Privacy and Exceptional View

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, sleeps 8, 1 bath

Classic Maine summer cottage only 30' from the lake with its own private floating dock. Located on the west side of Cobbosseecontee Lake with a panoramic view of the southern half of the lake. The spacious outside deck and large, private lot add to the 'away from it all' atmosphere. A modern kitchen and Vermont Castings heater provide convenience and warmth to this comfortable seasonal cottage.

Jim Wilson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

About Jim Wilson

Mike Melendy and Jim Wilson, the proprietors, are Maine natives. Mike's parents had a summer home which included the cottage and he grew up on the lake. When he married Jim's daughter in 1994 they built a lakefront home nearby the cottage. Mike and his family and Jim and his wife now enjoy living on the lake and meeting the families and guests who vacation there.

Jim Wilson purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Jim Wilson chose Kennebec

The cottage was originally a simple sleeping porch which was expanded over time. Mike's parents sold it to good friends of theirs who enjoyed it for over thirty years. In 2003 Mike and Jim were offered the cottage to purchase and they jumped at the opportunity to own it.

What makes this cottage unique

The location of the cottage midway on the western side of Cobbosseecontee Lake provides spectacular views and its site on a small point provides privacy and peaceful spot for families and guests to enjoy.


Winthrop Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Bath and beach towels are not provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Rear Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Front Bedroom - 1 double
    Back Sitting Area - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • In addition to the three private bedrooms, the back sitting area has a queen-size fold-down futon. The master bedroom and the rear bedroom are each air conditioned.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Boat mooring access available for one boat no larger than 16 feet. Floating dock can accommodate on boat no larger than 16 feet. Normal changeover day - Saturday


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Cottage with Privacy and Exceptional View
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Augusta, Maine

Absolutely Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage on a fantastic lake, well maintained and kept very clean. All the amenities you would want with a great place to keep your boat. Great layout inside and out, superb customer service, and great people to rent from. This is our fouth year and would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who enjoys the water, the outdoors, and the relaxation. For the fisherman well it's one of the best bass lakes in the country. A GREAT PLACE TO ENJOY MAINE.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to hear how much families enjoy staying at our cottage. It is a lovely place to get a real sense of the beauty and tranquility that Maine offers.
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Cobbosseecontee Haven

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been visiting Lake Cobbosseecontee for over 30 years. The lakeside view from this cottage is fabulous, the scene relaxing and quiet. It drains the day to day stress of life right out of you. The sounds of nature can lull you to sleep, wake you to a bright new day or astound you. Moonlit nights by a campfire, the milky way overhead, sunrises over a still lake and rainbow lit skies all are available treats. What else could you want in an escape back to simple living.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Life as it should be

  • 5 of 5

I have been terribly negligent in not writing a review before now, but I think subconsciously I didn’t want to broadcast what a gem of a place this is. We first rented it several years ago and have returned yearly, and if I could, I would rent this camp every day that it is available. The house is so clean and well-provisioned, the view of the lake is absolutely gorgeous, and the owners are helpful and exceptionally nice people. The patio outside is a perfect place for relaxing on a summer’s evening, while the cove offers an easy launching place for the kayaks. It is great to paddle around the lake on a calm morning and watch as it comes to life. The fishing on the lake is excellent, and we’ve seen deer, eagles, osprey and beavers. I can't think of many things better in the world than lying in bed at night listening to the call of the loons. I believe there is a slogan that says, “Maine – The Way Life Should Be.” This cabin proves the point.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Western NY


  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 4 touring Maine on motorcycles. The cabin was exactly as descriped. It is on a beautiful lake with wonderful views from the living room or the patio/deck. The kitchen was exceptionally stocked with spices, sugar, cleaning supplies, as well as cooking items and dinner wear. You couldn't ask for more- which is so nice not having the remember all that when packing. It was spotless and well kept. The owners live next door and were very pleasant and obviously took pride in the cabin. We would definatly recommend this to others and would come back again.

Since we were on motorcycles are main objective was to ride vs seeing attractions. We rode to Camden and Rockport, which are very busy and tourist orientened and not that impressive, as was the same in the Boothbay area. But we ate at McSeaguls in Boothbay, which was outstanding. The state park outside Camden has a nice view of the bay. We rode to the Pemaquid penninsula, which was beautiful with what you think of the Maine coast and lighthouse. We would highly recommend that area. Gorham Notch State Park was beautiful with mountains, vistas and gorges- a ride suggested by the owner.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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exeter, nh

Fantastic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a beautiful week on te lake, this is the place to be! Camp had everything a family could want in a vacation, helpful owners, well stocked, clean neat and right on the water.

We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure to have great families stay at the cottage and it is nice to hear how they have enjoyed their time on the lake.
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New Jersey

Exceptional view doesn't cover it

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Maine in the fall for many years, and have never been as pleased with a cottage as we were with this one. Comfortable accomodations, best set-up in kitchen, great stove, and views from almost everywhere.

Close to the water... how about surrounded by the most beautiful part of this huge lake. Best spot ever to put in kayaks or canoes.

If the TV service were better, as we told owners, they would have had to evict us. Will return as often as possible.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the joys of owning our cottage has been the pleasure in meeting people like Pat and Bob who really enjoy the beauty of the lake. It is a very special place. We look forward to having them stay with us again.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Cobbossee Colony
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Route 202 and 135
Car: necessary

Cobbosseecontee Lake is the central and largest in the Winthrop Lakes area. The water quality for fishing, swimming and recreational use is unsurpassed. The Winthrop Lakes area is close to shopping in Augusta, antiquing in Hallowell and the many summer features of the region.


Rates & Availability

Winthrop Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60
Tax Rate 9.0%

Summer $1,200/week, Early Summer & Late Summer $800/week
50% initial deposit required, full payment 14 days prior to arrival.
Three or more week rentals 10% discount

Deposit of 50% at time of reservation and balance due two weeks prior to arrival. Deposits are non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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