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Norcross Cottage, quiet lakeside cottage in Maine moose country

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, one full bath, sleeps six

This charming historic cottage is attached to our home and is our year round guest house. It sits in a quiet cove with access to the 5 larger lakes around it. It is 5 miles to the town of Millinocket and is easy to get to. It's a wonderful place for water activities or just relaxing by the water. It's also a great jumping off point for the Katahdin region including Baxter State Park. We have a paddle boat,two canoes, and two kayaks available. Bird watch, leaf peep, moose watch, white water raft, hike, kayak, swim, fish, x-country ski ,snow shoe, ATV, snowmobile or just relax and enjoy the view. We are close to a network of trails. Just leave the house and hit the trails.


Owner
Faye Rosselle or Don Pudney
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

Amenities

Millinocket Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • air conditioning
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
satellite tv, picnic table, , fire pit, swinging chair Please bring your own sheets and towels. If this is not possible, they can be provided for a laundry fee. Fax and phone are available, but are not located in the house. Dial up internet is available for laptops.

Reviews

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Norcross Cottage, quiet lakeside cottage in Maine moose country
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
5

Nice lakeside place with great views and exceptional hosts

  • 5 of 5

The property is right on the lake. There are paddle boat and canoe available to use. The owners / hosts Faye and Don are very nice, friendly and took very good care of us. Definitely recommend it to anyone planning a visit to Baxter State Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet lakeside retreat

  • 5 of 5

Don and Faye were lovely hosts and the house was very comfortable! If staying in the summer, bring LOTS of bug spray!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just Right for Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Don and Faye made sure that all of our needs were met and even exceeded. The cottage was welcoming and comfortable. Loved walking out the back door and getting into a canoe or kayak for easy paddling on a beautiful lake. Perfect location to reconnect with nature and the family!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect historical cottage on a beautiful lake.

  • 5 of 5

This place is ideal for a visit to The Golden Road, Baxter State Park, and Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. It's clean and comfortable with all amenities. Faye and Don, the owners and hosts are very generous and warm people, who are happy to take you for a ride on the lakes in their boat, or leave you to discover the place for yourself. Nice kitchen, big t.v. with Dish Network and many movie channels. Air conditioning in three rooms, fans, and the naturally cool air will keep you comfortable in summer. The lakes are gorgeous and the hosts provide free use of canoes, kayaks, or a pedal boat to get around. Just perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Just a note...there are 4 air conditioners in the cottage two upstairs and 2 downstairs! thanks again, Faye
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do the cottage justice. We are a family of 4 with 2 adult sized teens, and traveling with another young adult friend. We have rented a different cabin every summer via VRBO or Homeaway for the last 15 years, all over the East Coast. This has been my favorite. The location was convenient to Baxter State Park, which was our plan. The cottage had everything we needed, the beds and linens were comfortable, and everything was clean and in working order. The decor is original and comforting in a "grandma's house" kind of way. The lake, view, and backyard are gorgeous. When I booked, I was concerned that the wicker furniture in the LR would not be comfortable. I was completely wrong. It was very comfortable, particularly after hiking Mount Katahdin. When we could barely walk the next day, it was the perfect place to relax, along with enjoy sitting by the lake and playing with the kayaks. The boys had a great time fishing and caught some big ones. Faye and Don were positively delightful. We have never socialized with our hosts in the past as we prefer privacy, but we had a lovely evening visiting by the lake and my son and Don spent hours jamming on their guitars. They are welcoming, very easy to work with, but respectful of privacy. I know if we had wanted more anonymity, that would have been fine too. There is only one bathroom, which is on the first floor. I imagine this could be an issue if you were potty-training a little one, or you have an overactive bladder. The teens grumbled about the lack of dishwasher. Their parents had no sympathy, and enjoyed a cocktail while they cleaned. The house is outside Millinocket, which has groceries and gas, but is otherwise just limping along now that the paper mill has closed. I would happily spend every summer here if I could.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

On Golden Pond

  • 5 of 5

I felt as if we were thrown into the movie set of On Golden Pond. Our cottage stay was perfect and the hosts were so helpful. We enjoyed a hike at Baxter State Park, a drive and picnic along Golden Road, kayak and canoe rides on the lake, grilling and eating by the lake, sitting by the fire in the fire pit by the lake and just relaxing and reading. We also enjoyed hearing and seeing the loons each evening. I recommend this place for a relaxing vacation for nature lovers.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
millinocket
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
hillcrest golfclub ( 9 holes )
Nearest Train
150 Miles
portland
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
route 95
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
scootic inn
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
cross country ski the Bait Hole Trail
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
one of many secluded beaches on the lakes
Car: necessary

Festivals,day trips to the coast,white water rafting,climbing Mt. Kathadin,hike (Baxter State Park,Gulf Hagus, the Appalachian Trail ),fish, bike,water ski, canoe,golf, kayak,nature walks,bird or moose watching,boat sail,tour,antique hunting,museums (logging, transportation, railroad )hunt , snowmobile, atv, x-country ski or just relax and lay back.

Other Activities: snowmobile from our door to access many trails

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $49
Tax Rate 9.0%

cleaning fee optional-renters may clean to prepare for the next renter
Please contact the owner for rate information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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