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David

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Quintessential Lakefront Cottage.

14 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Southern Coast of Maine Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 (linens provided for 6)

Cozy, renovated, lakefront cottage on the shore of crystal clear, Swan Pond. Leave your cares behind as you drive off the payment and down the tree canopied cottage road. Swan Pond is a private (no campgrounds or public boat access), deep water, spring fed pond. The cottage is perfectly situated on 2 acres of land, in the middle of the pond, on the east shore facing west for picturesque sunsets. Sit on the deck or around the lakefront fire pit and listen to the loons serenade you. Located only 95 miles from downtown Boston, 19 miles from Portland,17 miles from Kennebunkport and Old Orchard Beach, ME and only 10 miles to shopping and restaurants. Location is convenient to area beaches, amusement and water parks, restaurants, theaters, shopping and some of the best homemade ice cream you've ever tasted. Home has three bedrooms and one bath. There is a detached storage shed with another refrigerator and another half bath that we affectionately refer to as the 'Man Cave.' Amenities include: new docks, swim raft, kayaks, hammock for two, gas grill, fire pit, fishing rods, large basketball sport court, horseshoe pits, large open field for sports activities, picnic tables, deck, flat screen TV with satellite.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
David (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About David

Maine native. Grew up on a lake in Maine and wanted to recreate my childhood for my children.

David purchased this cottage in 2007

Why David chose Southern Coast of Maine

We put a lot of thought into the location of our vacation home and this is a secret gem. I grew up in Maine and never knew these lakes/ponds existed. Close to EVERYTHING. Beach, Boston, Outlets, Airports, Restaurants, Antiquing, Amusement Parks.... we were looking for a property on a private lake (no campgrounds, no public boat launch). Water quality was a major priority (everyone comments on how crystal clear it is) and we had to be on the East shoreline for the fantastic Maine Sunsets (you have direct sunshine for more of the day). Being situated in the middle of the lake provides views of the entire lake so you can always keep an eye on your kids. A smaller lake means the water never gets too choppy and is typically warmer than a large lake.

What makes this cottage unique

The views are spectacular. There's nothing like waking up, sitting on the deck with a coffee and listening to the wind and the loons... well, taking a nap in the hammock (listening to the wind and loons) is pretty special too.

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

Quintessential Lakefront Cottage.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house and location! My husband and I, along with our five-year-old daughter and my mother, stayed for a week, and found that the house met all of our needs. Our daughter loved being in the lake, the house was perfectly appointed, and the lake was gorgeous. It's a nice, quiet spot with plenty to do including lake activities, fire pit, hammock - we rarely felt the need to leave! When we did however, we were close to Portland and the beaches and places to explore. We hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

The perfect vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Donatelli cottage on Swan Pond. Last year my wife had a one week stay and enjoyed it so much that this summer we made it a two week stay. As a bonus we were able to have our daughter and two grand daughters, ages eight and eleven, with us for a few days. It was great.

This place has everything you could want for a perfect vacation. The kids loved the kayaks, dock and float to jump off into the water, and the basketball court. and when they were worn out they could relax in the nice rope hammock. The same went for us adults. There is a beautiful bike trail less than ten miles away so my wife and I were able to take several nice rides on our bicycles. In fact everything including restaurants, the ocean, shopping, and even a golf course is within a fifteen mile radius of the cottage.

We have rented many lakeside cottages but this cottage on Swan Pond is by far the one that had the most on site facilities for a complete vacation whether you tend to be active or just want to relax. I would recommend it to anyone and my wife and I hope to return next year.

Bob C

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so glad to have you back! Thank you for the review and the great tip on the Eastern Trail (easterntrail.org). We've been wanting to do it for years! So much to do in Southern Maine, so little time. Have a great year and thanks again for choosing our cottage for your vacation. - David & Tracy
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5

R&R on a "lil piece of paradise" on pond in Maine

  • 5 of 5

This rental was everything we wanted , needed and more! So perfect and just as listing presented. Very spacious for 6 people, very clean , and everything you need for vacation on the water. The kitchen had everything we needed for wonderful family meals from BBCUE to a tasty lobster feed. All the amenities of our own home. The owner , David, was within a phone call away or email away and reached out after we were home to be sure all went well. The kayaks, paddle board allowed us to enjoy this beautiful , clean/pristine pond in Maine. The area had many beaches, shopping and coastal attractions (Kennebunkport) within minutes drive. We highly recommend Oak Street Bistro in Alfred for dining. Delicious food and awesome service! We highly recommend this Swan Pond cottage to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. Congratulations to you and your son. I'm glad the groom was able to see his bride! Next time, croakies on the glasses when paddle boarding!
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5

Quiet and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the stay very much. A great place to do something each day or nothing at all!! The perfect getaway. The place is exactly as pictured, clean and well-equipped. I agree with other guests that bringing along extra bath and kitchen towels would be helpful.

I can imagine the fall foliage around the lake will be quite beautiful. We had gorgeous sunsets to watch and the multitude of stars at night. The fire pit was a favorite.

We recommend eating at David's in Kennebunkport - fantastic food at a reasonable price on the water. The cold lobster roll at Allison's was the best I've ever had.

Looking forward to a future stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the restaurant tips! The foliage is pretty special on the pond. We look forward to having you back. Thanks again and take care.
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5

Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our two boys for a week in August. After three years of Sebago, we liked this small lake. There isn't a public boat launch, so the traffic on the water isn't bad and is all local. The water is clean and refreshing. Spent a lot of time on the dock. The house is nice and the hosts did some really nice things-- left supplies for s'mores and coffee for the Keurig. Very easy to work with on the reservation. My two boys loved the basketball court and spent a lot of time there. Location is good. Half hour to Portland, Kennebunk. Relaxing week. We will be back. Thanks David.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we're glad the boys used the basketball court. Swan Pond is a nice alternative to hustle and bustle of Sebago, and a lot closer to the locations you mentioned. I hope the memories of your stay last a lifetime. Thanks again for choosing our cottage.
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5

Walden Pond on Swan Pond--peace, quiet and beauty.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a soothing balm that cures the ills of a busy urban life. We spent a week with our two sons and left refreshed, renewed and ready for anything.

We saw: a bald eagle, deer, big and small turtles, squirrels, chipmunks, wild turkey and, over at the nearby coast--seals. We picked blueberries both near the dock and at a nearby farm, ate so much lobster we could not take any more, jet skied in Wells on a calm, flat ocean and marveled in the dark nights at the actual Milky Way.

There were s'mores around the firepit (plenty of wood), great kayaking, plenty of hot water in showers and no sirens, helicopters or other urban "music". We fished (no catches but relaxing anyway), we played basketball on the half court, we hiked through quiet forests, kayaked morning day and evening and we reveled in doing almost nothing. The hammock, by the way, is perfect for reading and did we mention doing nothing?

The cottage is well equipped, cute and comfortable and the owners are really, really nice and helpful. Cell service was fine and neighbors were nice. Nothing but good to say about this place and these owners. A tonic.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay with your family and appreciate your kind words. Thanks again for choosing our cottage for you Maine vacation!
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Woody's Sports Grill
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Maine Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Dutch Elm Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Maine Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Hummingbird Farm Restaurant
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Old Orchard Beach
Car: recommended

New to rental market. Family retreat. Cozy, renovated, lakefront cottage on the shore of crystal clear, Swan Pond. Leave your cares behind as you drive off the payment and down the tree canopied cottage road. Swan Pond is a private (no campgrounds or public boat access), deep water, spring fed pond. The cottage is perfectly situated on 2 acres of land, in the middle of the pond, on the east shore facing west for picturesque sunsets. Located only 95 miles from downtown Boston, 19 miles from Portland,17 miles from Kennebunkport and Old Orchard Beach, ME and only 10 miles to shopping and restaurants. Location is convenient to area beaches, amusement and water parks, restaurants, theaters, shopping and some of the best homemade ice cream you've ever tasted. Amenities include: new docks, swim raft, kayaks, hammock for two, fire pit, fishing rods, large basketball sport court, horseshoe pits, large open field for sports activities, picnic tables, deck, flat screen TV with satellite.

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Rates & Availability

Swan Pond Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

Security deposit is refunded 7-10 days after rental, after unit is checked for damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Southern Coast of Maine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Man Cave
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Super comfortable pillow top mattress.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Super comfortable pillow top mattress, folding sleep cot.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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