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Charming, Lakefront Cottage Near Ocean in Downeast Maine!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

4 BR, 2full baths,sleeps 8-10 max,WD,full kitchen, kayaks, rowboat, canoe

Comfortable, recently renovated lakeside cottage on beautiful Orange Lake near Whiting, Maine. Enjoy sitting next to the lakeside as you view bald eagles, loons, osprey and even the occasional moose. Or, kayak across the 225 acre lake to get a closer look. Rental price includes use of 3 kayaks, a rowboat and canoe, cookware and linens. Relax a you fish from the dock or sit by the campfire enjoying some of the most awesome sunsets in the east!

Day trips to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, Campobello Island (Canada), whale watching, lighthouses and some of the most scenic hiking trails imaginable are all possibilities from this location. Enjoy lobster dinners and wild Maine blueberry pie lakeside or in one of several nearby, reasonably-priced restaurants.

Great location for couples and small to moderate sized families. Responsible pet owners may inquire.

More Details

Marie Setley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017


Whiting Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , washer, dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • towels included, initial supply of toilet paper, sample soaps and lotions
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunks
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 sitting rooms
    Upstairs L.Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofabed
    Downstairs Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 futon, double
  • 4 regular bedrooms in addition to 1 double sized futon and 1 queen sofa bed in living/sitting areas (one on each level). All linens included in rental price
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
32' flat screen and 26 ' flat screen TVs Firewood is available on-site at extra cost (honor system) wireless INTERNET service included


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Charming, Lakefront Cottage Near Ocean in Downeast Maine!
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Downeast Maine

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have picked a better time of the year to be at the lake. We found everything (and I mean everything) you would have wanted or needed available to us. The location of this property was perfect. The close proximity to major tourist sites was a plus but then you had the serenity of the lake right at your back door. We went looking for adventure but also quiet time and found both at this location. The rental process was a breeze and owners were VERY accommodating! We will defintely return to Downeast Maine again!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orange Lake, Whiting, Maine

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location which is close to Campobello Island, Canada and Machias, Maine. The lake and river are fun to explore with the boat, canoe and kayaks! The house has everything we needed for a two week vacation, it is also comfortable with the four bedrooms and two sitting areas. The wifi worked great.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed the outdoors!

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful views of the lake! Didn't enjoy the musty smell in the house or the fact that there appeared to be some sort of rodent occupying the home as well. Left a day early instead of being stuck inside on a rainy day.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate input, even if not always positive. In the 15 years we have rented Orange Lake, this is the very first notice from anyone, that a mouse had entered. As soon as we received word that one had gotten the bag of chips left out on the sofa, we sent our handyman over to set a trap. We did, indeed, trap him, thus, alleviating the problem. Our housekeeper spends many hours making sure the cottage is clean for each visitor . Perhaps we could add a solid air freshener downstairs for rainy days. We are sorry we could not promise sunshine every day for you during your stay.
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Fantastic family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I traveled from San Francisco to stay in this fantastic home with my cousins, who traveled from New Jersey. My boyfriend is originally from this area and my cousins really wanted to spend some time here. So we searched and boy are we glad we found this place! The house is perfect for a large family. We all had enough space to have some privacy but enough common space to share our time together. The location was great for checking out all of the local attractions. And the amenities are fantastic for just chilling at the house. The lake itself is so peaceful - and the fish were really biting! The sunsets are beautiful. And the fire pit is perfect for s'mores and nightly chats and laughs. I highly recommend this house. And the owners are wonderful to work with. Overall it's a fantastic experience and we all can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It is so great to hear that you enjoyed Orange Lake and the cottage as much as we do, especially given your long journey across the country! Whenever we visit, we feel our blood pressure lowering with those beautiful sunsets! Thank you so much for visiting and for taking such good care of our cottage!
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Great place for children of all ages.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was a great place for us. The river was small enough to allow the kids to use the boat, canoe and kayaks alone without going out of site. The fishing for all ages was great. The layout allowed all the children to be upstairs playing while the adults prepared dinner and later relaxed in the downstairs area. We also had a fire each nite to reminisce on the days activities. The Whiting/ Lubec area is great for taking scenic walks along the Maine coastline. Quoddy point especially. We enjoyed the lack of commercialization. Small towns and good dinning areas are better then the chain stores. You need the trail map to find the most unusual places, some trails are better maintained then other, but once you get to the destination they're amazing sites to see.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jack, Thanks so much for your review. Although we enjoy many parts of the Maine coast, we too, love the natural beauty and lack of commercialization in the Whiting/Lubec area. The West Quoddy Light is our favorite although we love the East Quoddy Pt/Harbor Head on Campobello Island as well where whales can be spotted feeding just off the point. At night, We are always amazed at how many stars are visible at night compared to other areas with more ambient light. We admire folks like yourselves, who take the time to teach their children and grandchildren about nature and taking breaks from technology to appreciate it. It was a pleasure having you share our little piece of it! - David and Marie
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Very relaxing memorable vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at the this home in Whiting Maine. The house was very nice and worked out well with our family. We loved being right at the Lake, especially our teenagers who enjoyed fishing until their hearts content! Everything was so peaceful, we basically had the whole lake to ourselves. Just what we needed as a family! Thank you! Lititz PA

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Machias, ME
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Deer Isle, Easport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Machias/Jonesport or Herring Cove, Camp. Island,
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Helens, Bluebird Ranch, Riverside Inn B & B
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Roques Bluff, Herring Cove/Campobello Is. NB
Car: necessary

Orange Lake is located between Machias and Whiting, Maine. It sits directly off coastal route 1. Downeast Washington County Maine is recognized as one of the country's finest birdwatching areas. It is one of the few areas in the country where Puffins can be viewed. Hiking the beautiful Bold Coast oceanside trails, whale watching, sailing on numerous lakes or from nearby Eastport and Bar Harbor, visits to East and West Quoddy Lighthouses, lobster festivals, Eco tours, kayaking and August wild blueberry festival are but a few of the many activities available in this diverse and historic area.

Other Activities: bird watching, hiking, whale watching, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, sailing,

Golf: 8 hole golf courses available in Jonesboro, Campobello Island (CA), and near Calais, ME (25 min - 40 min drives)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Weekly rate for up to 8 people, add. fee of $75px/week,$50/pet/week upon approval-NO Security dep
Weekly rates includes housekeeping; free Internet service; free national long distance phone calls; use of rowboat (trolling motor available upon request), 2 singles and 1 double kayak, 16 foot Old Town canoe, life jackets, all linens, kitchen utensils and equipment, dishwasher, basic spices

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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