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Lake front house with private sandy beach, perfect for children, canoe

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,060 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom. WiFi.

Private sandy beach with 1500 feet of totally secluded shore front. Canoe, paddles and life vests The lake is 10 miles long with many islands to explore.

The beach is ideal for small children as the lake is very shallow at the beach. Toys provided!

50% of our summer rentals are done by returning guests.

The villa caters mainly for family oriented vacations, principal renter needs to be at least 25 years of age.

We are on the better (East) side of the lake that gives you the stunning sun sets. The deck of the house faces South.

Also available is an outdoor cooking/camp fire. FREE fire wood provided.

Wooden garden furniture and gas grill on the spacious deck. If you want to play the chef, the home is fully equipped with a modern large family kitchen.

As the owner lives here a great deal of the year, there are books and a large classical/jazz CD collection to be played on an impressive sound system throughout the house. Modern flat screen TV with DVD player hooked on the Dish network. SIRIUS radio throughout the house on sound system.

Children's den in the basement with Pool table!

Size of the house is 4060 sq.feet or 377 sq.meters.

Screen porch is ideal for warm summer nights.

Swimming and boating in crystal clear water.

Bring your kayak, you can launch it from the yard.

Bring your boat you can moor it at the dock.

Boat rentals are available at the marina.

Hiking in the Camden Hills State Park, at one hour drive, so is the Ocean.

Walking in Vaughn's woods in Hallowell is 15 minutes away.

Freeport with it's many outlet factory shops and L.L.Bean is 45 miles away.

Cobbossee Lake is surrounded by the following towns:

Manchester, WestGardiner, Lichfield, Monmoth and Winthrop.

It covers an area of 5543 acres. Temperatures: Surface - 72 degrees F

Maximum depth - 100 feet.

Temperatures in the summer on the surface an amazing 72 degrees. Amazing when considered it is covered by 20 inch of ice during winter.

Cobbosseecontee is one of central Maine's largest body of water.


Cobbossee Lake is noted for its outstanding smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing.

Many of the state's largest bass have come from this lake

and it is considered one of the best bass lakes in the Northeast.

You can fish right from the 30 feet dock or use the canoe.

Launch your own kayak right from the yard.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 27, 2018


West Gardiner Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4060 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • fax
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa can be put in any of 3 bedrooms
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa can be put in any of 3 bedrooms
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , sofa can be put in any of 3 bedrooms
  • Two bedrooms have a fantastic lake view with the upcoming sun sending its red radials over the trees. The other bedroom situated on the East has the morning sun peeping in.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Lake front house with private sandy beach, perfect for children, canoe
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Magical home and location.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for making our stay here so wonderful! Laura, the caretaker, is a gem and made us feel so welcome. I only left twice in the two weeks that we stayed here. We enjoyed the lovely paths through the woods and hope they will be extended by next visit, if we are so lucky. Everybody loved the books. Lovely lake, eagles, osprey, loons, great blue herons, humming birds, an impressive 2ft snake and mushrooms galore!

You have simply thought of everything to make our stay a memorable delight and we thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we keep on trying.
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Great spacious house, deck & yard! Private location and well maintained. Everyone caught a lot of fish! Easy beach dock access to the lake!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home on the southern end of Cobbossee

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay! The home itself was very comfortable for two families to stay. We rented a pontoon so could enjoy the entire lake & all it has to offer! Small ant problem in kitchen and refrigerator water dispenser leaked. They need Some new frying pans for the stove & more large bowls for serving food. Otherwise , well equipped! This end of the lake we found more buggy. All-in-all a beautiful home with a very responsive caretaker! Wifi was sketchy & unreliable at times. There's also only one small tv in family room, not a large screen. Also basement not finished, pool table is not regulation it's much smaller.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review, good to hear you had a good vacation. The bowls and frying pans issue must have been overseen and thank you to bring it to our attention so we could solve that. Internet has to be reset from time to time as mentioned in the information sheet of the house. I will contact the provider once again. We are in the woods and ants favor to come unannounced, this issue has been taken care of as well. Thank you again for staying in the house on the lake, we continue to strive for guests satisfaction. There is always room for improvement. Robert
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San Diego

A perfect place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The lake house is simply beautiful and the photos do not do justice. Every visitor we had marveled at the interior of the house and the surroundings. The lake is literally steps away and the kids love to run down the little path to the small beach. They also built a fairy house in the backyard and left a slug to guard it against bad guys until their return. My wife and I really enjoyed the peaceful nature of the property and we hardly left the property during our weeklong stay. It is a perfect getaway for family vacation and we are already talking about coming back next year. On top of everything the owner is very responsive to our inquiries and the manager maintained communication via text throughout our stay. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to experience the natural beauty of Maine.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect setting, gorgeous house

  • 5 of 5

My family loves this place

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Watertown, MA

Wonderful summer rental

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Cobbossee Lake House for the week of July 4th and it was perfect for us. The house is as beautiful as you see in the pictures, it's nicely secluded with no nearby neighbors, it is situated right on the lake and has a great dock for swimming and sunbathing. We had two girls 11 and 12, and a 14 year old boy with us. They loved swimming there. The water is beautiful and clear. We got exercise by swimming across to one of the nearby islands; probably 1/4 mile there and back

The birdwatching is fabulous: golden eagle, osprey, loons, and many I couldn't identify. The loons are incredible; I didn't know they made so many different sounds. And the osprey has a nest on an island just a short distance from the cabin so you see him frequently.

There are plenty of largemouth and smallmouth bass, and some pike. Beautiful fish. I caught some nice ones and lost a 5-6 pounder. He was towing me around a bit in my kayak. I caught a nice one of several pounds just off the rocks near the dock.

We brought our own Kayaks and it was easy to get them to the water. We left them at the water the entire time.

We didn't use the pool table. It's in the basement, which also contains a bedroom, but it's very musty. We had plenty of room and fun upstairs. There's a great table in the living room for doing puzzles.

I would definitely rent this place again!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, The house and the lake are dear to us, it makes us happy you enjoyed it as much as we do and explored all the possibilities e.g. by swimming to the nearby islands. The basement will definitely by better with the dehumidifier turned on, I will take care of that. You are welcome to return at any time! Cheers, Robert
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Augusta State
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Plenty in Hallowell
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Portland Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
exit 51 on I 295 from Portland
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Hallowell with its shopping and antique stores
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
BoothBay Harbor at the Ocean
Car: necessary

Lakefront House on Cobbossee Lake with Private Beach, Canoe. Lake views from bedrooms as well. If you are looking for an absolute quiet surrounding and beauty with unlimited privacy, this is the place. It is located on a point at the lake.

The lake is 10 miles long with many islands to explore, it is well known to fishermen for bass.

Bring your boat, you can dock it at the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning $250

During July and August only weekly rentals.
5% Discount for multiple week reservations.
Apply for week-end rentals during other periods.
Change over day is normally Saturday Noon; in off season we can be flexible.
refundable security deposit $ 600.--
handling and cleaning $ 250.--
State sales tax 9%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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