Welcome to Lovejoy Cottage! You can expect to wake in the morning to the sound of songbirds and look up from your comfortable bed to see the mist rising off of the glassy pond, looking across to the undisturbed marsh and picturesque farmland. This cottage is the perfect peaceful getaway, with a comfortable, cozy interior, calm waters with a dock and float, and a two-person kayak and a canoe for your you and your family to explore scenic Lovejoy Pond. Kayak past the uninhabited island, or enjoy picnics at the edge of the meadow just a short walk down a deserted wooded lane. The cottage is just 15 minutes from the historic town of Waterville with its theaters and restaurants, and just 25 minutes from the famed mid coast area. Belfast and Camden are renowned for their excellent restaurants, shops and antiquing--and Camden Hills State Park boasts some of the loveliest views and hiking in the State of Maine.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
Air conditioning, free wifi, 2 bedrooms, sleeping porch, loft, 1 bath
Susan Gilbert and Alan Peck
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 28, 2018
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovejoy cottage is a beautifully appointed cottage. It's a great place to relax and unwind. The cottage has all the necessities for a relaxing time. Lovejoy pond is more for fishing, kayaking and canoeing than swimming. The sun rises and sunsets are breath taking.
Thanks for the rave review of Lovejoy Cottage! We too think the sunrises and sunsets are spectacular!! Our guests love the quiet nature of the pond for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing, and some do swim and enjoy the swim platform (as do the cormorants)! This year's excessive heat was particularly hard on the pond and resulted in some algae growth along the shore during late summer, making swimming less desirable. In situations like this, and for those who prefer a beach-type environment, we provide directions to a nearby state park with sandy beaches and lifeguard on site, as well as to a "locals-only" favorite swimming hole. We look forward to hosting your family again!
The cottage was exceptionally clean. Very nice. Yard and dock were nice. The wildlife seen was amazing. Extremely peaceful and quiet. The ponds' water quality was not good for swimming. Thick green algae which sometimes had an odor. The fishing was fair. Over all we were very happy with our time at this cottage. The owners even left us a personal note and a welcome gift bag which was very thoughtful. And, we wish to thank them.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Lovejoy Cottage and found the area very peaceful and quiet. So many of our guests come here to unwind and relax and leave fully refreshed and recharged. We love the wildlife sightings too -- we get spoiled with our bald eagle families but also love the cormorants that are so very entertaining! We look forward to welcoming you back.
Wonderful, tranquil stay
Love joy Cottage is a charming place. We had a wonderful time cooking in the fully equipped kitchen, having coffee on the back deck watching the beautiful sunrise over the pond and seeing the variety of birds sunning themselves on the dock. We also enjoyed sitting around a warm fire in the fire pit in the evening. The cottage was very clean and furnished with lovely touches of Maine. Would love to go back and try out the fishing!
Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed the quiet, undisturbed nature of the pond and all the wildlife, and that we were so convenient for your visit to the Common Ground Fair. Come back for the great bass fishing!
Susan and Alan
clean, well appointed, attractively decorated
For us, way too far from our usual places (mid-coast). Lovely site.
Thanks for your admiring words about Lovejoy Cottage and its secluded location right on Lovejoy Pond. It's a great place to relax and use as a base to explore all that Maine has to offer. We're only 25 minutes to the famed mid-coast, two hours to Acadia National Park, and one hour from L.L. Bean!
This very peaceful and tranquil place makes for a wonderful and memorable vacation to Maine. This cottage is seated on a pond with so much wildlife in a great setting. I highly recommend it!!!!
Thank you! We're so glad you and your sons were able to make lifetime memories at Lovejoy Cottage. It's definitely a respite from hectic city life, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Susan and Alan
INSPIRATION and a meditation on Lovejoy Cottage
Thanks again for making your cottage available. We are still fondly recalling our moments there and the grand sense of being almost alone in the world. The below testimony is what I wrote in your guest book.
Peace and tranquility, broken only by the joyous music of the flitting songbirds, the rustling leaves in a gentle summer breeze, the calls of soaring osprey whose talons tightly grasp a freshly-caught prey, the swishes of fishes leaping for dinner; a visual feast as well with light puffy clouds in a picture perfect sky reflected in pond mirror, glistening ripples on the pond surface, guard cormorants watching o'er the cottage, a casting rod drawing in a big one--all combine to remove us from the chaos and fray of daily life.
For entertainment--Yarmouth Clam Fest; the harbor and heritage walk in Belfast; Camden harbor cruise and brief gander at pricey shops; short drive to Waterville for manicure and a peek at the modest farmers' market along with a short walk over the Kennebec River; yahtzee and Nationals baseball; lounging and observing. A great 3rd stop on our summer climate avoidance project.
Linda and Dwight, Gaithersburg, MD
Your lyrical words perfectly capture the feel of life at Lovejoy Cottage! So glad the peace and tranquility transported you from the chaos and fray of daily life. Lovejoy Cottage is definitely an antidote to an over-stressed and over-scheduled life. And we loved that your stay was part of your "summer climate avoidance project" -- summers in Maine, and especially at Lovejoy Cottage, are always a welcome respite from the stifling heat elsewhere. We'll see you back next summer!
This cottage is located on Lovejoy Pond in Albion, ME, just outside of Unity. Albion is a landscape of rolling hills, picturesque farms and beautiful pastureland. Unity is home to a wonderful weekend farmer's market and the beautiful demonstration gardens and orchard at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. Albion is also only 15 minutes from the historic town of Waterville with restaurants and movies, and just 25 minutes from the town of Belfast on the coast. Belfast, Rockport, Camden and Rockland are all nearby coastal towns renowned for their excellent restaurants, great antiquing and shopping, and thriving arts scene as well as spectacular coastal scenery. Camden is home to the Camden Hills State Park, where visitors can climb Mt Battie for a stunning view of the harbor and islands. Camden is routinely listed as having one of the most beautiful harbors in the world.
Other Activities: Bird watching, farmers markets, country fairs.
Rates & Availability
Rental weeks run Saturday to Saturday. Check in time is 3:00 pm and check out time is 11:00 am. No smoking in cottage or on property. No pets accepted. Not suitable for toddlers. Signed rental agreement and copy of photo ID required before reservation is confirmed.