|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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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.
Maine native. Grew up on a lake in Maine and wanted to recreate my childhood for my children.
David purchased this cottage in 2007
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Security deposit is refunded 7-10 days after rental, after unit is checked for damages.