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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Embden House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

September is still warm and the price is low, $500.00 weekly. Or come enjoy the spectacular fall foliage. Book now to reserve your dates.

Water's Edge Camp, is on pristine Embden Lake, a clean, spring-fed lake measuring 5 miles long, providing panoramic views. A sandy beach and swimming dock are a stone's throw away. Use the canoe and kayak to explore the lake, relax on the deck or take a nap in the hammock!

Enjoy the singing loons and see the soaring eagles. Water's Edge camp is a comfortable haven year round. A private second floor, knotty pine, master bedroom with queen-size bed and a double futon even has room for a crib. The large living area, overlooking the lake, features a woodstove, knotty pine trim and skylights.

One guestroom has a double bed and the other a bunkbed with a double futon bottom. All the comforts of home combined with a relaxing atmosphere and majestic scenery make this a perfect retreat.

Rafting Adventure, theater, antiquing and golf courses are nearby. Hunting of deer, bear, moose and upland bird are popular and Embden Lake is well known for its fishing.

Watch the sun rise while the morning mist hovers over the lake, and enjoy the evening while roasting marshmallows in the firepit. You won't soon forget your relaxing vacation at Watersedge Camp.

Please note Watersedge Camp is smoke free. Thank you for your cooperation.

Keywords: Lake House

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Gerry

I have owed Watersedge camp over 11 years and am happy to share this piece of paradise with you.

Gerry purchased this house in 2005

Why Gerry chose Embden Lake

Quiet location, beautiful water view.

What makes this house unique

The comfortable deck only 10 feet from the waters edge. You can see the entire lake in both directions from this unique vantage point.


based on 12 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Area was peaceful and th pond was Beautiful

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time while we were there, once I cleaned the cottage up. When we walked in there were pine needles on the carpet, in the tub and on the bathroom sink. The people before left wet towels in the hamper and I had to wash and dry them. Also the bed sheets were on the bed and when I looked they looked like they weren't washed, so again I had to wash all the bed sheets in the cottage. So the first day we were there I basicly had to clean the cottage. Not what I was execpting.

As for the beds, I believe you should replace both mattresses,my husband and I selpt on the first floor and both of us had rotten night sleep and back ache the next morniing, then slept upstairs and the mattress was no better.

My suggestion is to have a cleaning service come in after each rental. We pay enough money, I don't think you should depend on the previous rental to have the cottage clean. A cleaning service would.

Our family stayed at the cottage for most of the time. The grandkids had a great time using the equipment that was provided.

I didn't think there was much to do in the area without traveling a great distance. This part of Maine is too far for me, but it's beautiful

As I stated in the begining of this review, both my husband and I enjoyed the cottage and our stay once I cleaned. If I ever rent again I'll make sure that there is a cleaning service.

I left the cottage in better shape than I got it. the next person didn't have to clean after we left.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Our little family had a great time over there (with our two girls : 1 1/2 and 3 1/2 years old). The cabin is a few feet from the water. The view from the cabin is amazing. The lake is beautiful. There is a little beach and a long deck a 30 seconds walk away. Also on the premises a little parc for kids, but which would need some love. Gerry is always quick to answer our queries. The spot/campground has a number of cabins, many were not occupied while we were there so did not feel cramped. Outside of the spot, road not great for walking. And not much things to do with kids if you drive around as the surroundings a bit run down. However, to stay in or out of cabin, and appreciate nature, I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as great the second time

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at Gerry's camp. Once again we were blessed with outstanding weather (including a spectacular storm one evening that blew right down the lake), and outstanding views from the deck. The cabin comfortably fit our two families (4 adults and 4 kids) and had everything we needed to make the stay a home from home. Can't wait to go back next year again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another Great Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year in a row that we have rented this cabin. This will not be our last time. This place is so peaceful and has everything you need. We had a great visit with family and friends. Having a place that you can go, relax, and have everyone come see you is priceless. Thank you to the owners for allowing people to share such a wonderful place with others. We went fishing in the local brooks and had good luck catching brook trout. My wife actually got in the kayak this year and had a great time. That is until she tried to get out at the beach. She got a little bit wet! The view from the deck is amazing and people where we live can not believe how beautiful the area is. The loons were back in full force this year. There is nothing like sitting on the deck in the dark listening to their songs. Words can not convey how much we love going to this cabin. Everything is there that you need. We are very comfortable and relaxed while staying there. If we won the Megabucks I would make an offer.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just outside of Boston

A perfect Thanksgiving get away

  • 5 of 5

I know the Maine lakes are beautiful and inviting in summer, but there is something to be said about the quiet solitude of the off season. Gerry's camp was a perfect place to spend Thanksgiving week. It exceeded our expectations. With a couple of exceptions (which we knew about beforehand), everything we needed to prepare our feast was there in the kitchen. It was cold enough to use the wood-burning stove which made the open-plan living area very warm and cozy. Coming from the city, I'm always amazed at the star-filled night sky. It was spectacular. Early mornings brought beautiful sunrises with mist hanging over the lake.

We spent our days reading, watching dvd's, working a jigsaw puzzle, and exploring the surrounding area. Being hunting season, we saw several deer being weighed at Bait, Bolts, and Bullets in Solon, ME which, as the name infers, carries an eclectic assortment of goods.

I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to just hang out and relax. The place does have wi-fi which was a nice amenity. Our cell phone carrier, AT&T, provides only spotty service in that part of Maine, which really wasn't an issue. If asked, I would certainly recommend a week on Embden Lake.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annandale, NJ

Great vacation and fishing

  • 5 of 5

We travel to Maine every summer with our 3 children and dog and this was one of the best vacations we've had. Gerry is very helpful, accessible and timely with information. The cabin was exactly as described, very clean and comfortable and offered all the necessary amenities - as much as I hate doing laundry it was nice not to bring it all home with us. The neighbors (human and canine) were all very friendly. The lake is gorgeous and the fishing is great! We caught and enjoyed several 16 - 18" bass during our stay. There isn't much in the area to do so it is a great place to kick back and relax. We took a drive north, about 1 hour, to Moxie Falls which was well worth the trip. Needless to say none of us wanted to leave. We would definitely return to Embden Pond as well as rent from Gerry again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bangor International Jet Port
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Rte 95
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Car: necessary

There are many adventures and activities to be found in the area. Skowhegan, only 20 miles away, offers fine and casual dining, unique shopping and antiquing, a well know local theater, and hosts an annual fair. White water rafting, golf courses, biking, hiking and scenic drives are all at hand. Embden Lake, stocked with fish, boasts salmon, bass and lake trout, and there are many lakes, streams and ponds near-by to explore. Big game and upland bird hunting are popular, with local guides available. Fall foliage is exemplary, worth the trip in and of itself. Relax and let the world pass you by or keep busy with sports and activities, either way your stay at Waters Edge Camp will be unforgettable.

Other Activities: snowmobiling (groomed trails), ice fishing


Rates & Availability

Embden House Rental Rates

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Off Season
Sep 4 2016 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Refundable security deposit required, $400.00 in season and approximately 50% of rental rate off season. Off season rates apply through June 24th 2016.
If you book directly through VRBO the off season security deposit is 250.00.

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Embden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bottom bunk is a double futon
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Bed (1) master bedroom, Double Bed (1) first floor bedroom, Sleep Sofa in living room; Futons (1) in master bedroom; Bunk Bed (1) double bed with single bunk bed on top
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Boat Slip, Lakeside Firepit, Sandy Beach, Swimming Dock, Children's Playground, Coffee Maker, Blender

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