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Peaceful, Private Cottage on Lovejoy Pond, near Unity, with A/C, WiFi, kayak

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Air conditioning, wireless internet, 2 bedrooms, sleeping porch, loft, 1 bath

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.


Owner
Susan Gilbert and Alan Peck
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have enjoyed our stay in your cottage. The cottage is adorable and comfortable. The setting is beautiful and convenient to Belfast with many unique shops and restaurants. There is so much to see and enjoy in Maine. Had a lovely time.
Jul 2011
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Amenities

Albion Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Signed rental agreement and ID required, please inquire for a copy to review.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is small but has everything that you need. It was completely renovated in 2011.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Sunporch - 1 queen , Antique-style iron bed with water view
    Pineside - 1 double , Peaceful water view, solid cherry wood double bed
    Boatside - 1 twin/ single , Kid's room with water view, twin bed
    Loft - Cozy, carpeted play space for kids
  • There are plenty of places to sleep at this cottage, but we limit to four guests to ensure a comfortable stay. The sun porch room is for the early risers who love to commune with nature. The view of the pond is the first thing that you see in the morning and the moon and the stars over the otherwise completely darkened pond are the last thing that you see at night as you fall asleep to the sound of the frogs and crickets. The pine side room is a peaceful, private place to sleep in the back of the house, tastefully furnished, with a window to catch the breezes off of the majestic white pines at the back of the cottage. This bedroom also enjoys a water view. Boat side is a cozy room with a twin sized bed, generous dresser, and a water view. The loft is a little nook over the living room with a skylight looking up into the stars and pine boughs. It has a built in ladder /safety rail.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Air conditioning installed in 2016. The kitchen was fully renovated in 2012 and is fully equipped with plates, pots/pans, silverware, and glasses. Canoe, two-person kayak, paddles and life vests, including child sized, on site and free for guest use. This is a strict non-smoking property; pets not accepted.

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Peaceful, Private Cottage on Lovejoy Pond, near Unity, with A/C, WiFi, kayak
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

clean, well appointed, attractively decorated

  • 5 of 5

For us, way too far from our usual places (mid-coast). Lovely site.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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5

Wonderful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

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!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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5

INSPIRATION and a meditation on Lovejoy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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5

Beautiful, peaceful and serine. Wildlife all around. Cottage was perfect for us.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome getaway with the family. We loved every moment of it. The fishing was amazing. Kayaking and conoeing was so much fun. We took a small trip to the coast and had a great day. Hope to go back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family had a great time making memories at Lovejoy Cottage! Thanks for choosing us as the location to celebrate your wife's birthday. We hope to see you again next year!
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5

Super sweet little cottage - great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Susan & Alan were very welcoming and kind hosts, and the cottage was adorable, cozy and clean. It was perfect for our family - beautiful view of the lake every morning, use of the canoe, a well-stocked kitchen & close proximity to Common Ground fairgrounds. We definitely would recommend the Lovejoy Cottage to family & friends! Thank you, Susan and Alan.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Truly Magical 25th Anniversary Experience

  • 5 of 5

We adored Lovejoy Cottage! It's a gorgeous bungalow, a unique location, and we loved it dearly.

We booked two weeks for our 25th wedding anniversary in July 2015, and after a very long drive up from the North Fork of Long Island, we finally pulled into the scented pine grove. We retrieved the key, stepped inside, excitedly walked through to the sunporch--opened up all the shades--and a magical world was revealed. Picture Dorothy landing in Oz and opening the door of her Kansas house and seeing a fabulous new world--it really was like that! A charming note from owners Susan and Alan greeted us, along with a bottle of local bubbly, jam and ceramic mugs--a delightful touch.

The setting, views, and location are spectacular. The cottage and all its amenities were exactly as described in the website listing, and everything looked even better in person. We spent our time reading on the deck, fishing off the pier, canoeing the lake, antiquing, and visiting local villages. The only disappointment was a very thick algae problem on the lake that worsened as time went by. This precluded swimming, but we just went canoeing instead. We grilled local bison steaks on the Weber, enjoyed the flowers in the garden beds, and had marvelous blueberry ice cream from the excellent fried chicken take-out joint. Lovejoy is truly a place to relax and reconnect.

Everything Susan and Alan have accomplished has been the result of obvious hard work, planning, careful consideration, good taste, love, and attention to detail. All of that combined with the wildlife and sunrises and sunsets make the cottage a very special place. There really are Bald Eagles that nest on the property, and the bullfrogs sing all night. The living/dining room, kitchen, bath, beds and bedding were all high-quality and comfortable. The decor and furnishings were casual and new shabby-chic cottage contemporary, with tasteful and charming vintage touches.

Susan and Alan were extremely responsive to the minor issues we encountered, via their local caretaker, Michelle. I am on the high-maintenance side of the spectrum (think "When Harry Met Sally") and was concerned that the owners lived so far away...but their guest services and their management system are so well-thought-out, that it was as if they were right there on-site.

We had a fantastic, restful time, and highly recommend Lovejoy. Thank you Susan and Alan for making our 25th Anniversary as special as our honeymoon.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you for such a glowing and comprehensive review of our cottage! We loved having you and knowing that you chose our cottage for such a momentous occasion. We'd love to help you celebrate future anniversaries in our little slice of paradise!
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Interstate 95
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Our rental weeks run Saturday to Saturday. Check in time is 3:00 pm and check out time is 11:00 am. This is a non-smoking property; pets not accepted. Signed rental agreement and copy of photo ID required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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