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Norcross Cottage, quiet lakeside cottage in Maine moose country

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Millinocket Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Faye Rosselle or Don Pudney
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2016
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based on 17 traveler reviews

Norcross Cottage, quiet lakeside cottage in Maine moose country
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews


  • 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: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Signal Mountain, Tn

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: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

A real gem

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just as pictured. It was very comfortable. The kitchen was fully stocked with utensils, cookware and everything we'd need...especially coffee! The owners were great and gave us good tips about exploring the area. It's close enough to town to dine there if you don't want to cook and close to Baxter Park and the Golden rd. We kayaked on the lakes behind the cottage one day, it was beautiful! It was a bit windy but there are so many little islands it was easy to stay put of the wind and waves. The yard is tranquil overlooking the lake with a nice fire pit and picnic table. This is a great jumping off place and a great place to bring everything you need and park the car for a week. We wish we could've stayed longer. A real gem.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quite Place

  • 5 of 5

The description was very accurate. The cottage was even bigger than we thought (maybe because we are a family with only one small child), clean and maintained. The owners are very pleasant and ready to answer your questions. We enjoyed the time spent there because we live in very built-up and densely populated area without any nature so close to us as in this place or probably anywhere in Maine. You can walk around and see the lakes from different places, kayak, or visit nearby Baxter State Park though the best views of Katahdin are from the Golden Road; we drove only to Abol Bridge. I would recommend this property to anyone seeking an escape from bustle of a city.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this quaint cottage on the shore of a lake. The owners were incredibly hospitable and friendly in every way possible, but still give you plenty of space to do your own thing. It was our base camp as we explored Baxter State Park.

We would definitely return in future seasons.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Fabulous Location, Homely treatment

  • 5 of 5

There are three things about the place:

Owners- Awesome



  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
hillcrest golfclub ( 9 holes )
Nearest Train
150 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Millinocket Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 11 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $49
Tax Rate 9.0%

cleaning fee optional-renters may clean to prepare for the next renter
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Millinocket Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • air conditioning
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
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.

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