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Bethel Maine waterfront camp, sandy beach, mountain views, privacy, off the grid

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, sleeps 5 adults & 2 children

The Lake Cottage is a vintage Maine camp set within feet of the sandy beach of Concord pond. It has a large grass yard, with a fire pit and babbling springtime stream in the back yard. There is much privacy with a small camp on one side and conservation land on the other. The water front is very private with southern mountain views and a dock with canoe for your use. This is a remote mountain pond that is very serene. The area has no electricity which adds to the charm. The cabin is equipped with gas lights and appliances and has cold running water gravity fed from the mountain stream. A true off the grid experience.

The peaceful pond: This is a tranquil pond of 135 acres that is fed by brooks from the surrounding mountains. It is located about a 1/2-hour drive from Bethel, Maine and Sunday River. Relax in this remote wilderness and enjoy the fishing, watch the moose and listen to the call of the loons. There is a shallow sandy beach that gradually increases in depth making it ideal for young children. There is a raft with a diving board and a canoe. Located in the middle of the pond is an island with beautiful ledge outcroppings that are excellent for swimming and diving. This is a perfect place for a picnic; pick some wild blueberries or just bask in the sun. sun. Cooling breeze make this pond perfect for small sailboats or for wind surfing. Surrounding towering pines or the large screened porch at the waters edge is a great place to retreat from the hot summer sun. In the evening, sit around the wonderful campfire that is right on the shore and listen to the loons or watch mother duck and her babies or a moose.

The area: The views to the south are superb and include Bald Mountain and Spruce Mountain. The sun sets down the pond and beautiful sunsets are always a treat. If a thundershower decides to make its way through, there is often a perfect rainbow to behold. My favorite time is canoeing in the evening, when the pond is still and the campfires burn, watching the shooting stars. Some nights you even may wake to a slapping of the water and see a moose just out front, enjoying a meal of lily pads.

There are some great hikes in the immediate area and even a very local mine where you can try your luck at rock hounding. There are books at the cottage that will tempt you with the treasures of jewels that lie in the surrounding hills. The Lake Cottage is a unique experience for those in search of tranquility.

The cottage is truly a place

to leave the world behind.

The cottage: The living area is native pine paneled and has large sliding windows with screens that overlook the lake and mountains. Looking out it's hard to tell if there is anything at all between you and the waters-edge. The front screened porch is where you are sure to spend most of your indoor hours.

The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pots, pans and utensils and is suitable for preparing complete meals. For dining you have your choice of the dinette table, the porch table or the picnic tables outside.

The master bedroom is just off the living area and has an antique dresser and queen size bed. There is also a small room with a dresser and bunk beds at the back of the cottage. Upstairs there is a large room with dresser and three twin beds. A pullout couch in the living room allows for additional sleeping space.

The Lake Cottage is available for the summer and fall by the week or weekend. You will need to bring linen for the beds and towels etc. for the bath.

More Details

Scott Gould
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Can"t thank you enough for the best vacation ever! My folks had a ball, it brought back old memories and made new ones. The fishing was great, especially the horned pout.We really appreciate the extra touches you do that make the place feel like home. Thanks again for helping to create memories our children and ourselves will never forget. Please keep us informed as we would like the same two weeks next year. Fondly Craig and Sheryl
Jul 2003
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Woodstock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , out house for general use - Shower with solar bag
  • Bath has cold running water at the sink. The shower needs water to be heated on the stove top and to have reservoir filled manually or use solar bag. The flush toilet is restricted to night use only, as the septic system is fairly primitive. There is an outhouse at the back of the property for regular use use.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
No electricity: The Cottage runs on propane. Gas lights, heater, stove with oven, and refrigerator. Two solar lights. Cold running water at kitchen sink and bathroom sink. Heat your water on the stovetop. No Phone, bring cell phone for emergency contact.


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Bethel Maine waterfront camp, sandy beach, mountain views, privacy, off the grid
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Our return to the cottage this year for another 2 week stay was extremely refreshing and relaxing. Watching the parent Loons teach and guide their chick was very intriguing. By the moonlight we watched a bull moose feed right out front in the pond. Each stay at the cottage feels like 'coming home'. It's as if we go away for 50 weeks and come home for 2. Ahhh, if only it could be the other way around!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2003
  • Stayed: September 2003
  • Source: HomeAway
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything we had hoped it would be and more. Loons, campfires, swimming and sunning. Lots of afternoon naps. Fred and Gravy put the hammock to good use! The view was gorgeous, the lake serene, the neighbors invisible, cool breezes in the afternoon to keep the mosquitos away and nice easy access to the water. Scott and Carol keep the camp impeccably neat and clean and have provided furnishings that are comfortable and charming. Each day we spent there was peaceful, undisturbed and relaxing. We really enjoyed our stay and highly reccommend the lovely lake cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2003
  • Stayed: July 2003
  • Source: HomeAway
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Our time at the Lake Cottage truly regenerates us to return to our busy lives and entertains the whole family. A perfect place to spend time with your children! (We have two teenagers) The camp is wonderful as are Scott and Carol Gould.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2003
  • Stayed: June 2003
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland Jetport- PWM
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Bethel Inn & Country Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 2
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Bethel, ME
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
On property
Car: necessary

The Lake Cottage is located in the lakes and mountain region of Maine. The area is surrounded by the Mahoosuc Mountains and a myriad of lakes and streams. The mighty Androscoggin River winds its way through the valley and is a peaceful place to canoe, kayak, fly fish, or look for bald eagles and moose. There are nearby attractions for all in Bethel, '

"Maine's most beautiful mountain village". The summer brings art festivals, Mollyocket Day, historical tours, and concerts on the common and there is superb dining in the area.

Other Activities: hiking, waterfalls, rock hounding, canoeing, kayaking, moose watching


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

60 day cancellation policy 10% handling fee
2 night minimum, 9% tax and $100 service fee per stay, pets $15/night

Credit card information will hold a reservation until payment by check within 5 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.