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Welcome to Maine -- classic, private lakeside cottage in the mountains.

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 1 full & 2 half baths with an outside shower, sleeps 10

PRIVACY, the sound of the loons and a sunset down at the gazebo...there is nothing more you'll need to prompt yourself to toss your cellphone in your bag and leave it there (even though the cottage is wifi equipped.) You will breathe a sigh of relief as you arrive to Round Pond...and promptly relax. 'Whittier's Lodge' is located on 350 private feet of water frontage on Round Pond in Greenwood, Maine. Round Pond sits at the base of Mt. Abrams, about a 1 hour and 15 minute ride from Portland and is a tranquil pond with clear water, great fishing, and a fabulous rope swing. There is plenty to do and see nearby, from the historic town of Bethel to various antique shops to walking/biking trails and local coffee shops. Do it all or do nothing at all from the dock, float, shoreline gazebo or wraparound screened in porch.

The cottage includes a canoe, kayaks, ping pong table, grill, inflatable boat and many swim toys. and gazebo for quiet lunches at the water's edge and plenty of water toys for the younger guest who is wading along at the water's edge.

More Details

Libby Whittier
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017


Locke Mills is 10 minutes down the road from the quaint village of Bethel with its charming bookstores and coffee spots; festivals, hiking trails and water springs abound.


Locke Mills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Half Bathroom -
    Half Bathroom 2 -
    Exterior - outdoor shower
  • You can't beat an outdoor shower in the summer!!!!!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There are 4 eating areas at the cottage: down at the water's edge in the gazebo, at the picnic table, on the screened-in porch or in the kitchen.


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Welcome to Maine -- classic, private lakeside cottage in the mountains.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Taunton, MA

perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

I hate to give a great review, only because I want to keep this secret to myself. We had a fantastic 4 night stay at the cottage. Aside from grocery shopping, we did not need to leave for anything. Could not ask for anything more. We're already planning our return trip next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Golden Pond on Round Pond

  • 5 of 5

Round Pond is about as perfect as it can be -- a size we found perfect for canoeing or adventure swimming to an uninhabited island across the pond. It is also part of a larger chain of "ponds" (called lakes in any other state) that include clusters of lily pads and loons that played hide and seek with our canoe. The canoe comes with the house, as do a host of other sports and games equipment. We also had a great hike to a craggy granite overlook in the nearby "Maggie's Nature Park."

The house itself is charming, complete with 360 degree screened in sleeping porch and lakeside gazebo. It is fully modernized but maintains the charm of an old-style Maine "camp." It is very well maintained and the owner was in good touch, for example when the late September day turned cool and she thought we might need to turn on the heat (which we did--it was great). Not everyone can enjoy the magnificent super moon full lunar eclipse over Round Pond as we did -- but the range of options offered for pleasurable experiences guarantees a charmed visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As the sign entering the state.."the way life should be"

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful vacation here! Libby and her husband were quick to respond to any questions or problems. The wrap around porch was a favorite spot to relax at any time in the day and we loved the ping pong table too! The water is beautiful and our family sat while reading, used the floating dock, kayaked, canoes, and enjoyed all the the amenities provided. My two younger kids loved the play area by the stairs int he house and the overall feel was being at a family cottage - comfortable and well equipped! The water pressure was also insanely great! Overal, our trip was a joy!!! Highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect summer vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage both inside and out. Spacious, clean and very welcoming. Pond was perfect for swimming, kayaking and fishing. Area is quaint and peaceful. All amenities included. Owners were great to work with and to help plan our last minute vacation. The wrap around porch is stunning. Our family hopes to return for many more summers to come!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A really special cottage and place.

  • 5 of 5

Of all the cottages my family has rented over a decade or so, this was the best. The cottage is charming and spacious, the wrap-around deck a wonderful place to hang out in all weather, the lake quiet and swimming excellent, with clear clean water, loons, herons, great kayaking, lots of islands and coves to explore, and very close to Bethel. The yard is wooded and private, with lots of sitting areas--gazebo, dock, porch, picnic tables. We hope to return to this special place again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $375
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $400

Weeks in the early Summer are available for $2200 per week, late Summer for $2400. Returning guests enjoy the same rate as the previous year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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