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Maranacook Lake -Cedars Cottage with the best sunsets anywhere!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

The Cedars is a spacious lakefront cottage located on the shores of beautiful Maranacook Lake in Winthrop available for a weekly or monthly rental. The Cedars has three bedrooms, sleeps 5-6 people comfortably, has 1.5 bathrooms, large living room, modern kitchen, beautiful deck and a large new screened in porch.

The Cedars includes the most interior space of any cottage on the property and makes this an ideal choice for a larger family. Located a short distance from the water, this camp has a private dock, mooring and gorgeous perennial garden which is frequented by hummingbirds. Propane BBQ, fire pit, and Wifi and plenty of deck chairs to relax in and watch the loons, eagles, and ospreys and the most incredible sunset you will ever see!.

The Cedars is one of four cottages located on this private, wooded property. The Cedars is ideal for quiet vacations, fishing trips, or family reunions, as we have two other nearby cottages available that allow for each family to sleep in their own private cottage. (Ask us about Pine Needles and Birches for 2017 rental).

Rental fee is $1,200.00 per week. Rates are weekly and apply to bookings of one to two weeks. Book three consecutive weeks and receive a 10% discount. Book for 4+ weeks and receive a 15% discount. The 8% Maine State Lodging Tax will be applied to all rental fees. Refundable deposit of $300.00 for any damages also applies. There is an additional $100.00 cleaning fee. Half of the rental fee, security deposit and cleaning fee are due when booking. The balance must be paid 14 days prior to arrival.

No smoking in cottages please. No pets please.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Holly

Our family bought this former rental property in 1992 and reunited every summer for BBQ,s. fishing, swimming and campfires. Now that all the children are grown, we love to share this amazing property with others!

Holly purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Holly chose Winthrop

We have tried our best to preserve the natural beauty of this lakefront property. The huge pine and hemlocks keep the property cool in summer. The property faces due west for the most perfect sunsets. We feel privileged to own and share this pristine piece of lakefront property on one of the best fishing lakes in Maine (we have caught salmon, lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, large and small-mouth bass, pickerel, and can catch fish all day long from the dock!)

What makes this cottage unique

The swimming and fishing here on Maranacook Lake are our favorite reasons to spend time here. The property is large enough to find a quiet spot for reading and relaxing, or to gather with family and friends for a cookout or campfire.


Winthrop Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size bed (1) In the loft Master Bedroom. One double bed and one Twin Bed in upstairs bedroom. One twin bed in downstairs bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Maranacook Lake -Cedars Cottage with the best sunsets anywhere!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Great for groups

  • 4 of 5

My cousins and I have stayed in this cottage a few weeks over last two years, the whole property is great for groups, as we had 3 of the 4 cottages rented for a week of our stay. Cedars is a bit set back from the water,which is its only downfall. It's a modern upgrade from many camps on the lake. And its location on the water is calm as it gets for the Winthrop side of Maranacook. could benefit from a few more doors, but it adds to the charm.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific for a family with kids!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to spend a quiet week with our young daughters who love to swim. The lake was uncrowded, clean and big enough to find quiet beaches on islands to explore. The cottage was clean, well-appointed and really spacious! We swam, went canoeing, read books, played games and found ourselves really relaxed! We loved hearing the loons and watching the bald eagles! Even on rainy days we found things to do in the cottage and in Augusta and Winthrop.

It was a terrific stay and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quiet week at a beautiful lake in a beautiful cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We think this property is ideal for a small family like yours. Thanks very much and we hope to see you again next summer!
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A great place for kids

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful service !!

Clean and new !!

Great memories of my childhood on the lake.

Great memories for our son and his friends !!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you and your family again next summer.
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Ideal Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent two nights in Maples, a 1-bedroom cabin on Lake Maranacook. The cabin was yards from the shore and had huge windows that provided panoramic views of the gorgeous lake. It was immaculately clean and the perfect size for the two of us. It's located near several small towns and not a long drive from all that Augusta has to offer (although I can't imagine why anyone would want to leave). I would most definitely recommend this property to others, and look forward to staying there in the future (and using additional cabins on the site if more people come!)

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to stay, close to family that moved to the area, but had never heard of "camps" in Maine until we found this. Shared it with another family couple, and family visited as they could. There is more furniture than in the pictures, and more privacy in the loft. Space to spare! Very clean. The owners were very helpful with anything and everything. With our mini-family reunion, we also gained the fun of the lake, swimming and kayaking from the dock, peaceful mornings and spectacular sunsets attended with the call of the loons. The pictures do not do it justice, but I don't know how you can photograph Cedar's beauty, because it it also the smell of pine, the flower garden unfolding, fireflies in the trees, the peace on the water. I took to taking a chair out to the dock to soak it all in. The upstairs toilet didn't work at first (we were the first renters of the season) but it was fixed and working by the next morning. There were gas and charcoal barbeques for our use, and we practically had the entire place to ourselves on the 4th of July. We did some sightseeing up and down the coast while here, but the days we spent in camp were the best. Thank you to Bill and Rick for renting this spectacular place to us! This was way beyond our expectations. I would recommend this to anyone wanting peace and quiet, the comforts of home, and the camping experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your week at Cedars. We hope you'll come back!
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place - quiet and relaxing but close to restaurants and groceries. Nearby trails were great for daily walks in the woods off the road. Accessed by low traffic roadway. We went to sleep hearing loons and woke with coffee on the deck watching the eagles conduct their daily hunting --- magical! I recommended it to a friend who also made reservations. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back next summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Portland Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Pepper's in Winthrop is awesome
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Augusta Country Club or Springbrook
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Several inWinthrop (Pepper's, Sully's)
Car: necessary

For a rainy day the capital of Augusta has shopping malls, movie theaters, museums, & historical sites. Just south is the antiquing capital of Maine, the old city of Hallowell known for awesome restaurants, eclectic shops, great live music, galleries, and fun brew pubs and bars.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

8% Maine State Lodging tax additional fee.

50% of total payment due at reservation confirmation, rest due 14 days prior to check-in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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