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Waterfront Cottage on Rangeley Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Quaint newly renovated sunny, open, warm cottage on Rangeley Lake’s pristine West shore. Near miles of preserved undeveloped shoreline. Nearby islands to explore by boat/kayak. Young children can enjoy the protected swimming cove while older ones can jump and dive from offshore swim raft. Entertain, dine, read, and relax on spacious deck overlooking Rangeley Lake. Play games and enjoy campfires in private back yard. Convenient walk or bike to Oquossoc Village.

Cottage Amenities: Swim raft, canoe, kayaks, fire pit, Adirondack chairs, charcoal grill, fully equipped and renovated kitchen, shower, washer/dryer.

Bedrooms: Maximum sleeping capacity is six. MBR with double size bed. Second bedroom with one set of single size bunk beds (one upper and one lower). The living room has a double size sleeper sofa.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the cottage private?

Yes, our cottage is on a quiet, pristine part of the lake. We have two neighbors. One is 100 feet away, the other 75 feet away. Trees between our cottages create privacy. Both neighbors appreciate privacy.

How close is the cottage to the waterfront?

About 150 feet. There is a path from our cottage down to the waterfront.

What is the waterfront like?

There is a 20 foot wide, sandy, shallow cove to enter the water for swimming and boating. The remaining 80 feet of the waterfront is rocky with bushes and trees. The waterfront area is owned by our neighbors. We have deeded access to the cove area for recreational use. Our neighbors have their own private waterfront so the cove area is usually only used by our guests.

Are there lake views from the cottage and deck?

Yes. It is a beautiful angled view of a portion of the lake. There is a photo of the view.

The beautiful Rangeley area is known for its majestic mountains, lakes, rivers and streams. Enjoy the many recreational opportunities from our doorstep. Hike the nearby mountains and Appalachian Trail. Paddle the dozens of lakes, ponds, and rivers. Bike loops along the lake fronts. Scenic float plane tours and boat rentals. Explore the 13,000 preserved wilderness acres.

Cultural Amenties: Saddleback Mountain Concert Series, movie theatre, fine dining, unique local shops (books, clothing, home furnishings), Sporting Heritage and Logging Museums, local family fun days and festivals, art and craft shows.

Rated 1 of 8 New England 'Best Summer Lake Towns 2010' by Budget Travel Magazine.

Keywords: Cottage, Lakefront, Vacation Home, Maine

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

Why The Owner chose Rangeley

Our family loves the many outdoor recreation and cultural opportunities and the great local shops and restaurants.

What makes this cottage unique

Sunny, warm, wind protected with expansive shoreline waterfront views. Close to Oqouossoc for shopping and dining.


Nearest Point of Interest
Beliveau-Gale Cottage

Saddleback Mountain Concert Series, fine dining, unique local shops (books, clothing, home furnishings), Sporting Heritage and Logging Museums, local family fun days and festivals, art and craft shows. Oquossoc Village, 2 miles away hosts the Farmer's Daughter, a market with fresh local meats, cheeses, seafood, fruits and vegetables, and the Oquossoc Market for groceries including homemade pies, breads, and pastries.


Rangeley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
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:
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Swim raft, canoe, kayaks, fire pit, Adirondack chairs, fully equipped and renovated kitchen, shower.


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Waterfront Cottage on Rangeley Lake
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews

Great weekend escape.

  • 5 of 5

This camp was the perfect spot for a quick weekend escape. Very comfortable and in the perfect location to get to Oquossoc and Rangeley easily.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Cabin

  • 3 of 5

The cabin is very nice and comfortable, but not clean on arrival. The listing and pictures are a bit vague on the property layout and water access, which is limited, and the proximity of the other cabins. Also, the swimming dock was not in the water. Overall, had a good time.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect family get away!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was looking forward to spending time together on Rangely Lake and we weren't disappointed. The camp was the perfect size for two parents and three children. We played in the lake every day, explored the two nearby towns and ventured out on several hikes. It was so nice to come back to the camp in the afternoons to cook dinner and play board games. A relaxing and enjoyable vacation! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely camp.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The cottage is small but comfortable enough. However, upon my arrival I noticed small black droppings on the kitchen counter. I then picked up a lawn chair and walked about 100 – 150 feet through a 4-5’ wide path to the lake where I the landowner immediately told me she was “the owner of all this land and the driveway.” She further stated that the cottage owner only had an “easement” to lake. Contrary to the written instructions I received from the cottage owner (to take the chair/kayak to the cottage at night) she informed me that the only way the chair could stay by the cove was if I were present. This means, I would have to do this several times per day if I were to leave the lake for any amount of time. She went on to complain about other renters who had brought children to the cottage and were walking about the cove, which apparently was also prohibited. In addition, her dog continuously barked and snarled at me each time he saw me despite my attempts to friend him and despite the fact that the owner kept on calling his name. Needless to say, I felt unwelcome. I left a telephone message to the cottage owner but he didn’t return my call. In addition, the washing machine was not functioning (the owner had decided to fix it after my departure and I knew this;) however, the repairman showed up unannounced and unaware the repair had been canceled. The kitchen faucet was extremely difficult to open (had to be pulled up really hard) and I feared it would break each time we used it. The next day after my arrival there were more black droppings on the counter and the culprits had eaten through the plastic of my loaf of bread. We ended up storing not only the food but also the silverware and dishes in the refrigerator. The lake is beautiful and so is the nearby small town and surroundings. I debated as rating this property fair or average. I have decided on average based on the price. Based on my experience I would have rated fair. I wish my stay would have been more pleasant.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 1) Neighbor – We have addressed this incident with our neighbor and have more clearly updated our guest guidelines. The waterfront lot is our neighbor’s property to which we have deeded access rights. They have their own private water front so primarily it is our guests that use the waterfront lot in front of our cottage. Because of this situation, we ask a lower price than comparables. They also now keep their dog on leash. 2) Cottage owner availability – I was away for a few days that week and the message was left on our home phone. My spouse’s cell phone was the requested contact number, but our guest did not try that number. Because of this incident, I have purchased my first smart phone. I am now readily available; even while travelling. 3) Small animal droppings – This Summer, we had for the first time an overly energetic red squirrel. It chewed holes through our door and window screens. I am guessing our guest had the window with the screen holes open overnight and the squirrel entered the cottage and helped itself to the food. We humanely caught the red squirrel and relocated it to a forest miles away. We personally stayed at the cottage the following week and did not see, and have never seen, any animal droppings in the cottage. 4) Washing machine – It was repaired the next week. Our appliances were all new in 2005. If an appliance has a problem, I give you the option of having it fixed while you are there or after you leave. Unfortunately, this repairman mixed up my instructions. 5) I sincerely apologize for the experience of our guest. Given her experience, I would feel the same way. However, I do believe her experience was untypical. We have years of satisfied returning guests.
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Great location.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is open sunny warm and completely renovated with dishwasher, washing machine. Great views of Saddleback Mountain. We kayaked out to the islands and nature preserve. Listening to the magical sounds of loons in the evening. Enjoyed our campfire with smores and stories by the fire..... We biked to the Oquossoc General Store each morning to grab freshly made donuts and coffee. We are nature enthusiasts and also enjoyed the restaurants, book store, and amenities of Rangeley town. Thank you!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.