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Jeannine

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

'The Shire' a Charming Waterfront Cabin on Rangeley Lake

16 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Oquossoc Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy a romantic moon rise over the mountains and lake while sitting by a campfire with a drink and your loved one(s)! What could be better? Located just a few feet from the lake,it has everything one would need to enjoy a stay in the Rangeley Lakes area.

The first floor consists of a living area with a gas viewing stove and large windows with window seats that open out towards the lake and a bedroom with a queen size log bed.

There is a deck on the rear with a gas grill and table set. 2 Kayaks, water floats and a canoe are available at no cost.

2 built in single beds (built in with reading lamps) and a double complete the loft. The yard is large enough for games (we have boccie and badminton on hand).

We are within walking distance to restaurants, groceries, ice cream shop, boat rentals, tennis, plus hiking trails; and only a few miles from the quaint town of Rangeley, and Saddleback Ski Area.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, ice maker and gas cook stove, bath also serves as a laundry with front load washer and dryer.

There is a floating dock with a swim area and plenty of room to tie up your boat.

The natural beauty and wildlife are abundant. Wildlife spotting trips are a favorite pastime either by car or kayak. Listen to the loons at night under a star filled sky; away from light pollution, it amazing! Relax, get away from it all, put your feet up or get them to take you up Bald Mountain Trail. The view is incredible!

This cabin is perfect for a couple, or groups (families) of no more than six. We look forward to working with you to provide information about the area and to ensure you have everything you need to make your stay delightfully memorable.

Dock space is available for your boat, trailer storage can be arranged at no cost. Boating/skiing/snowmobiling/ swimming/hunting/fishing/hiking/wildlife viewing is what this area is all about. Snowmobile from your door, swim or sunbathe by the lake, keep the boat handy, what ever your choice, you'll find our cabin clean, comfortable, well stocked and a good value for your money.

Listen as the loons soothe you to sleep, watch beautiful sunrises,moon rises, kayak in the peaceful (most of the time) waters of Oquossoc cove. You will love this cabin! it's immaculate, has nice bedding, books to lend, and a lovely view

Have a campfire lakeside, or move the table to dine lakeside as well. This is an escape from the everyday to a world of beauty and serenity.

There are ceiling fans up and down, windows placed for utmost privacy.

Long term winter rates available. Please call.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jeannine (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jeannine

We call it 'The Shire' because it is green and peaceful, the kids named it after the idealistic area in the Tolkien trilogy! They (now adults) always talk of returning to 'The Shire'; like it's magical name, it is a place one yearns to return to. Originally from R.I. I grew up craving to live in Rangeley, as my family has vacationed here since the 1940's. I have always been in love with the town, the surrounding natural beauty and the activities available in the area. Bob fell in love with it as well, prompting us to buy this unique property. It is an ideal location, with one of the best views on the lake. Close to amenities but yet away from it all. We love to snowmobile, ski, travel, play with our little dogs, attend music festivals and playing games. Campfires are the favorite pastime on summer evenings as well as dinners lakeside, watching the moonrise to the songs of the loons. It is truly magical.

Jeannine purchased this cabin in 1985

Why Jeannine chose Maine

After working hard for many years, there was no choice when it came to selecting Rangeley for our second home. It's pristine beauty offers 4 seasons of outdoor fun. It's remote, yet close to hiking trails, snowmobiling, boating, fishing, Rangeley is a very special area, it has so much to offer, beauty, peace, fine dining, outdoor sports and indoor fun as well ( Moose Alley-bowling,pool, darts etc...) for those rainy days. Just the smell of the fresh clean mountain air is enough to make you want to stay; not to mention the view from the property and the wildlife surrounding us. Don't be surprised should you see a moose swimming across the cove, or see a deer leap through the woods. It's always exciting to be visited by our furry friends!

What makes this cabin unique

The lake frontage, the view is fantastic, hearing the water and loons at night through open windows, lulling us to sleep. The endless starlit sky, is just amazing. Access to snowmobile trails system, xcountry ski from the door on the lake if safe! When the temps are high,swim out to the huge raft, get in, relax! Let the little ones play in the boat slip. Put an air mattress on the ground on a clear night and stargaze! https://www.facebook.com/theshirerangeleymaine

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful stay! I wish we could have met you, but I hope you enjoyed your weekend away as well. The cabin was beautiful. The pictures on the internet do not do it justice. Your parents were so sweet. Please tell them we are sorry we didn't say goodbye. I didn't see movement in the house when we left and I didn't want to disturb them.



Thank you again. If we come back to the area we will be touch!



Best,

Martha & Shawn
Jun 2012
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Reviews

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based on 16 traveler reviews

'The Shire' a Charming Waterfront Cabin on Rangeley Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Absolutely amazing cabin, location, and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I have to thank Jeannine and Bob for the use of their amazing little cabin on the lake. The location of the cabin right on the lake was just breathtaking in the morning during sunrise and in the afternoon during sunset. The cabin was so clean and cared for, I truly felt at home. I even said that, "I want to live in a cabin just like this!". I will definitely be planning a trip back to the Shire and hope to share another Moscow Mule with Jeannine. Their hospitality was so warm and welcoming. I just wish we could have stayed longer than a weekend. This is a beautiful little getaway spot that you almost don't want to tell others about because it's so nice and private and you'll want to make sure you book as soon as possible because it's just that wonderful. Thank you for the amazing stay!

We'll definitely be back to the Shire!

Shelby & Keith.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We enjoyed meeting and hosting the two of you as well! I'll have a Moscow Mule ready for you when you arrive next visit!
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5

A little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Bunk House for 5 days in mid May and the cabin was just wonderful. The owners thought of everything you could need to make the stay perfect. We enjoyed the cozy bed, goose down comforter and the fireplace which was really needed since we woke up to snow one of the days. We didn't get to use the kayaks or boat and the fishing was panned due to weather but we could not have had a nicer place to be rained in. We loved the cabin and would love to come back and try the fishing again. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plainwell, MI
5

Beautiful Scenery!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and beautiful weather during our week at the Shire. The cottage was perfect for our family of 4 and the amenities were equally charming. The cottage had everything we needed. The area was perfect for what we were looking for: fishing, quiet, trails, moose, etc. Bob and Jeannine were very hospitable and even picked us up after we floated the river in our kayaks. Very nice stay and would certainly come back. Just wish we had more time to enjoy beautiful Maine.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting this family so much. I'm so happy they were satisfied with the provisions and surroundings. Our hope is to send our guests away with a feeling of being taken care of and welcomed. We also try to share our love for this beautiful area by helping our guests get to and from "put ins" etc. and tips regarding our favorite spots. We also share our kayaks, canoe and water toys!
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Rockport, Massachusetts
5

GREAT STAY AT THE SHIRE

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time during our week stay at the "Shire"...the boating was great, the view was fantastic on the shores of Rangeley Lake, and having access to the owners canoe and kayaks was anadded plus...a highly recommended stay in the Western mountain region of Maine!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Blissful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely, peaceful week in Rangeley at the Shire. The cabin was even nicer than the pictures suggested; more than adequate for two people, cozy, and very well-equipped (not to mention the view). Location was very convenient to stores, hiking trails, restaurants, etc. So nice to have the kayaks available. Jeannine and Bob couldn't have been friendlier or more accommodating with their recommendations and offers of help. They truly want visitors to Rangeley to have the best experience possible and do everything they can to make sure of it.

If you're looking for privacy or a romantic getaway, this might not be the place for you because of the proximity to the owners' house, but you get a great bang for your buck in an absolutely gorgeous setting. My husband and I had a great time and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia area, PA
5

Great week at the Shire

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week on Rangely Lake at the "Shire." The cabin is adorable and comfortable, right on the lake. Jeannine and Bob made us feel welcome. It was great to have a canoe and kayaks available as well as outdoor grill and table. Swimming was too cold for me, but my husband loved it. There is a lot to do in the Rangely area on the lakes and in the mountains and streams (great fly fishing). Good restaurants, a theater and shopping, too.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. Bob and I feel so gratified when we receive a nice review as we work very hard at making The Shire as pleasant as possible. We're so glad you enjoyed the accommodations as well as the entire area. It certainly is a little piece of heaven.
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Miles
PWM
Nearest Barpub
0.07 Miles
Gingerbread House
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mingo
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
95
Nearest Restaurant
0.07 Miles
Gingerbread House
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Saddleback
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Rangeley State Park
Car: necessary

4 wheeling, Wildlife Tours, Kennebago River Wildlife Viewing Trips, stargazing at our beautiful dark sky free from most light pollution!, Moose watching, The best Fly Fishing and guides in the area available. Dog sledding can also be arranged by appointment. Moose Alley provides entertainment on cold rainy days, lots of fun for adults and kids. Lake tours by boat. Massage therapists are available in town or by booking well ahead they will come to the cabin for a completely relaxing and private experience. Campfire ring, lakeside. There are many concerts and festivals going on throughout the region all summer, check the Rangeley Chamber on line for listings.

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Rates & Availability

Oquossoc Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Early Autumn
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 
 
Autumn
Oct 15 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation policy in brief: 61 days prior, no problem, full refund of deposit and any payments. 60-31 days prior, forfeit 1/2 payment and deposit. 30 days prior, does not warrant any return of funds. However, we are willing to work with our guests! Without making a promise, we will try our best to rent for the time you reserved if you must cancel. If possible we will refund your $$$$ in full if we can rebook!

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Amenities

Oquossoc Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Log queen bed with side tables and lamps., Double Beds (1) Double bed in loft., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 built in single beds in loft area with built in storage underneath and wall lights for reading. So cozy!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free use of on site kayaks (2) and canoe when available (usually they are waiting for a paddler)! Lake frontage provides an opportunity for x- country skiing or snowmobiling from the door. Swimming is excellent as well as fishing and boating. We also have a Big Mable to tow behind your boat or just float around and other water floats. Lawn games are available as well.

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