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Relaxing Lakeside Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, directly behind private beach

Beautiful, lakeside cottage - the perfect getaway! Begin and end each of your hard earned vacation days by watching the sun rise and set over the water of the lake and nearby hills, while listening only to the quiet, occasionally interrupted by the call of the loons.

The Blue Heron is a 900sq', 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage that will sleep 6 comfortably (but as many as 8 if some of the party are children), with a screened porch, gas grill, picnic table and well equipped kitchen. We include two kayaks to use during your stay. The cottage/condominium complex has a recreation field with volleyball, badminton, and horseshoe pits. There are also several hammocks on the grounds and firepits on the beach.

Additionally, if you are travelling with small children we can provide all the necessities so you can travel light (i.e. pack-n-play, toddler bed, high chair, baby bathtub, exersaucer, booster seat).

We are pet friendly (with additional cleaning fee) and offer lots of room, walking trails and a swimming area for your furry friends.

Our location is geographically ideal for vacationing in Maine. Contact us for details on special deals.

More Details

Allison Angell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Allison Angell

I grew up on Androscoggin Lake in Leeds. After graduating from St. Johnsbury Academy in VT, I returned home to attend the University of Maine. I had an off and on collegiate career and graduated from The University of Southern Maine many years later with a Bachelor's in History and minor in Education. During that drawn out collegiate time I owned my own florist shop, selling ice cream, worked for L.L. Bean, began working in education and coaching basketball and I helped run Angell Cove Cottages. In 2009 I met Scott and we married, moved to Monmouth, Maine and welcomed our daughter the next year. Quinn was joined by her brother Jack in the spring of 2012. And the spring of 2013, we welcomed the addition of The Blue Heron Cottage to our family.

Allison Angell purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Allison Angell chose Androscoggin Lake

When I was in college my parents began to develop our family homestead and the surrounding acres into a vacation rental business - Angell Cove Cottages. After my dad passed away, I stayed at Angell Cove for over a decade helping my mother, Barbara Angell, run the expanding business. Last year, after Barbara decided she wanted to lessen her work load as she considers retirement, we purchased one of the cottages to rent independantly as well as to use with our own young family. The Blue Heron Cottage and the Angell Cove Condiminium complex truly have an extraordinary spirit to them and we want you to have a wonderful experience staying in our family cottage, just as we do.


Leeds Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The bathroom is small, but adequate.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , The baby crib is a pack-n-play.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The fold out couch is in the living room area.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , This is a loft bedroom.
  • The downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed and there is a pack-n-play stored here, but can be set up anywhere in the cottage. The upstairs loft bedroom has 2 twin beds, a full size bed and a toddler bed is available, as well. There is also a double futon in the living room area. All the beds have home made, decorative blue heron quilts.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The cottage as well as the entire condominium complex is non-smoking.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Relaxing Lakeside Retreat
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Awesome stay !

  • 5 of 5

Right from the beginning, Allison answered our questions and provided the material for a perfect stay there. We had really good weather for sunbathing, kayaking, swimming, barbecues, etc. Really looking forward to return there for another summer getaway !

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

The place was awesome. Semi-private beach with incredible views. The cabin is just perfect. Very traditional very cosy and very clean. The best part of our stay was our landlord Allison. She was awesome. She made sure we had everything we needed and everything was on point. Definitely recommended for a gateway from a busy work-life. The place and area is pet friendly with a private beach dedicated for pets.

Definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, the pictures do not do it justice! The home was spacious, clean and well equipped. There were 3 adults and 3 kids. The peace and tranquility of the area is PERFECT! Our two teenage girls enjoyed kayaking, as did we and our nephew enjoyed the sand and splashing around. Loved the fact we could just send them out and keep an eye on them just by looking the window. We are looking forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Everything we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 days at the Blue Heron this summer and were not disappointed! We were coming from Montreal, so I was a little nervous about the 5+ hour drive with 4 adults and a 3 year old. Once we got there all our tension just disappeared. We were not disappointed with the cabin - it was just as described and perfect for us. Allison was so generous, leaving us a toddler bed, stroller, booster seat and a big box of Lego. Not having to schlep that stuff with us was a big help! The cabin is rustic, but clean and fully equipped.

The beach was sandy and shallow - good for little swimmers. Kayaks were fun to get away for a bit and explore the surroundings. Plenty of relaxing areas, but still not so isolated that you can't meet someone new at the campfire. We shared our s'mores with two nice families from New Jersey.

The one day it rained we drove 1 hour and spent the day Portland at the Children's Museum and then headed for lobster at Demillo's. Then we stopped at Freeport outlets on our way back. Everybody had fun despite the torrential rain!

Grocery stores are not far, so we didn't have to worry about what was permissible at the border. And wifi helped to locate them.

I've already told everyone I know with young kids about this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just the relaxing beach vacation our family needed

  • 5 of 5

This beach was perfect. The cottage was the perfect location from the water and with the water not getting very deep until very far out we were able to run to the cottage for snacks with the kids still on the beach. Gorgeous view from the cottage and the other renters provided other children for ours to play with. We even had a potluck dinner with one family. We brought 2 children, yet at any given time had 6 in our cottage for snacks. It was like a flash back to the safe environment we grew up with. Our chocolate lab loved the water and going for daily hikes and/or runs. The road out front is more like a path, no traffic and perfect for bikes. Our 4 year old learned to ride without training wheels within 10 minutes of our arrival thanks to Allison leaving us a couple of loaner bikes for our boys (ages 6 1/2 and 4). She met us upon our arrival and was at our disposal if we needed anything. The wifi was perfect to catch up on a show in the evening when it rained and the kayaks were relaxing to go out on the water with. We loved every minute of our peaceful stay here at Angell Cove and will definitely be back. The fire pits were stocked daily with fresh wood and the laundry facility was right beside our cabin - perfect! Our cabin was clean and cozy, and the perfect size to be honest! Our only complaint (and it's not even a big one) was the leash law. It was difficult to keep our lab on a leash when he is used to being at our side without one so it took some getting used to for everyone. Overall it was one of our best family vacations yet!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great setting, excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

The is a very nice and relaxing cottage in an absolutely beautiful setting. The cottage is well cared for by the owners and has everything you will need for your stay, from housewares, games to outdoor activities. The owners are wonderful and responsive to any request and make sure that if there is something needed, they will help you get it. I would definitely stay here again, I highly recommend it for a few days or longer to relax and enjoy. I stayed here in July 2014 and the weather was perfect for any and everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Augusta State Airport / Portland International Jet
Nearest Barpub
8.9 Miles
Sully's, Winthrop
Nearest Ferry
54 Miles
Casco Bay Lines, Portland
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Springbrook Golf Course, Leeds
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrack Downeaster, Brunswick
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rte 106, Leeds
Nearest Restaurant
12.6 Miles
Fore Season's, Turner
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Lost Valley, Auburn
Nearest Beach
57 Miles
Angell Cove Beach (200') / Popham State Park
Car: necessary

All of your absolute necessities (groceries, ATM, hardware store, pharmacy) are only 15 minutes away in many directions (i.e the towns of Winthrop, Greene and Turner). However, just 25 minutes away are even greater sources of amenities (Augusta and Lewiston / Auburn) not listed above such as gyms/fitness centers, hospitals, cinemas, massage therapists and spas, tennis, indoor ice skating, basketball courts, winery, bowling, and rollerskating. Freeport and it's famous outlet shopping is 45 minutes away and Maine's largest city is only 55 minutes away. All of these areas offer fantastic shopping and dining.


Rates & Availability

Leeds Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee (2-4 days) $40
cleaning fee (4-14 days) $80
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 8.0%

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.
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