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Relaxation bound! Private, quiet, getaway for family and friends.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Three-bedroom ranch, sleeps 9, private beach, large lawn, lake & mountain view.

Bedroom #1 - two twin beds. Bedroom #2 - one full bed. Bedroom #3 - trundle bed (two twins), daybed in family room, two cots available. All linens supplied. Fully equipped kitchen. Table seats four. Two additional stools for counter top eating. Water is not used for drinking. There is a fresh spring less than two miles away. Drinking water and paper products initially provided, but not restocked. Indoor bathroom has a shower stall. Bath and beach towels are provided. Large family room with DVD player, small CD/radio, books and games. Windows throughout front and side for wonderful cross-breeze and stunning 270-degree views. Rinnai gas heat for chilly nights or fall days. Outside there is a table on the deck, a picnic table on the lawn, a gas grill, horseshoe pits, and a large area for badminton, Frisbee, and play. On-beach fire pit provided - wood is not. The dock has tie-downs for a powerboat should you choose to bring one. (State provided boat ramp located across the lake.) Shallow water gradually deepens creating safe swim area for children. Swim raft anchored in deeper water for sunning, diving, and cannonballs! Large shallow area with beautiful sandy bottom for younger children to play. Beach chairs, water floats, and sand toys provided. Fishing off dock is allowed with proper Maine license. Excellent photographic opportunities of sunrise, loons feeding in the narrows, and autumn bursts of color just off the front deck. Quaintly nestled off of a private road with no traffic. Private driveway and parking.

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Lori

I am a born Mainer and have spent my summers on Worthley Pond since 1971. My family and I love the atmosphere, summer friends, peaceful views, and sunshine. My parents watched their children (my brother and I) grow up on the beach and now have the pleasure of watching the next generation digging the same holes and probably catching the same fish!

Lori purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Lori chose Worthley Pond

I purchased this property near our own to have the opportunity to share our treasured experience with people from around the country, to make new friends, and to give you your much needed time and space to recharge.

What makes this cottage unique

The majority of the camps on Worthley Pond are right on the main road. This property is unique in its quiet setting, large yard, and private beach.


Worthley Pond Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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Relaxation bound! Private, quiet, getaway for family and friends.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Stellar Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to rejuvenate, this is the place for you! So quiet and relaxing! We would get up early to enjoy the beautiful sunrise. Loved listening to the loons at night. We fished in the evening and caught a few 16" bass right off the dock! Had 3 fires on the beach. Loved every minute of our stay. It gets a bit mucky in the deeper water, so just bring water shoes and you will be fine. It is sandy in the shallow part. If you love wildlife, there was lots of that. Adorable duck families and schools of fish. So much fun for you and your family! Bring your camera!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best week of our summer!

  • 5 of 5

This was easily the best week of our summer! The house was perfect for our family of 5! We loved its location on the lake. Great beachfront with a fireplace right on the beach! Lori was incredibly helpful and available if needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and sincerely hope to see you again!
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Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

The highlight of our summer! This camp has everything you need but not overdone. The sand is soft and such a great place for littles to make sand castles. Our family enjoyed the beach from sun up to sun down! Then we enjoyed s'mores at the beach camp fire. We just loved it, and can't wait till next year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Best family vacation to date. The house, beach and property were exactly what we were looking for. The kids enjoyed the beach from sun up till sundown while the adults enjoyed horseshoes and relaxing evenings on the beach around the fire. The camp had everything you could ask for and more. We are already waiting to find out when we can reserve for next year. The only sad part of the trip was leaving. Thank you so much for letting us enjoy a little piece of your paradise.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so excited that you are returning next year! Your family is truly wonderful and it will be fun to see how the kids have grown! Have a wonderful winter and think fondly of Worthley during those long, cold, dark months in Maine :)
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Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue but I still feel the need to write it! We stayed at this cottage on Worthley Pond last August. Our two families of 3 thoroughly enjoyed a week "away from it all" at Worthley Pond. The beach was perfect for our two toddlers (age 1 and 2) and us parents enjoyed swimming and floating out in the lake while the littles napped every day! The cottage is exactly as pictured/described and other than some issues with hot water (which were addressed and fixed after figuring out the intake hose from the lake was blocked after a few storms) we had a great stay! Lori was a pleasure to deal with from booking to departure. We look forward to coming back some day.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I miss the girls... they must be so big! I know they will never remember their stay here, but my family and I will never forget how precious they both are. I'm so glad you chose to vacation here! I do apologize for the too hot/too cold showers! Pulling in lake water can be tricky, but now we know, since it's in relatively shallow water, that it needs to be cleared each Saturday when the camp is cleaned. Thank you for your patience while we figured out the problem! It was great getting to know you and I do hope to see you again!
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Excellent, everything even better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

This is a hidden gem that we are so glad to have found! The camp was super clean yet cozy and inviting. Very quaint. Everything you need and nothing you don't- truly a get away from it all experience. The property gets beautiful sun yet shade whenever you like and lots of privacy. There always seemed to be a breeze and everyone slept like a dream. We enjoyed reading, boardgames, horseshoes and badminton! I think it may be the best lot on the pond. If you like waking up to the call of a loon and a gorgeous sunrise followed by a day of restful relaxation, swimming, sunning, fishing, etc. you will be happy here. We brought Kayaks and enjoyed paddling all over the lake and jumping off the raft.. I was surprised by how beautifully surrounded by forested rolling hills (mountains). One day we kayaked and came across a loon family and then a large crane looking for lunch flew overhead! Owners are attentive and everything was immaculate. Beautiful clean white soft towels and linens are provided and we just brought six large jugs of drinking water that was more than enough. We planned meals ahead and brought our food but there is shopping 20 minutes away in Mexico at a Walmart. A really neat general store is also 10 minutes away with a great selection of craft beers, wine, essentials and homemade lunches etc. Can't say enough about what a great trip this was!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased to have been able to provide to you for a week what I feel in my heart about having grown up on Worthley Pond! It's truly a place to make lasting memories. I am grateful for your feedback, am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay, and greatly appreciate what wonderful guests you were. I received a glowing (neighborly) report on how well-behaved and delightful your children are! I hope to see you again. Thank you and all my best! Lori
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
The Bistro
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Oakdale Country Club
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Amtrak, Portland
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
The Bistro
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Black Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
77 Miles
Popham Beach State Park
Car: necessary

Sunday River Ski Resort in Bethel (approx. a 45 minute drive) offers zip lines and restaurants, while the greater Bethel area has a water park, Androscoggin river kayak and tubing rentals, a gem sluice, movie theater, antique shops and fine dining. If you are willing to drive, the Gray Animal Park is great for kids, as is the Portland Museum of Science. There are also lighthouse tours, shopping, and many other recreational attractions in the Portland area. Closer to home, the hiking options are endless - one of our favorite gentle hikes is to Angel Falls on Route 17, and there are segments of the Appalachian Trail crisscrossing throughout Maine and New Hampshire. Also in NH, Mount Washington is a must see to drive up or experience the cog railway. There are many waterfalls to explore and mountains to climb locally throughout the Western Maine region. Geocaching is a great way to find those off-the-beaten path gems hidden in our state. Leaf peepers need not travel at all or are in a prime place to explore the gorgeous views in any direction you choose. But, keep in mind, Worthley Pond is a destination unto itself to sit, relax, and unwind.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

The non-taxable $300 deposit is required when the reservation is made and will be refunded within 7 days of exiting the premises provided no damages were incurred. Cancellation notice is required prior to 30 days of arrival. If the 30-day requirement is not met, 50% of the rental fees will be retained unless the property is rented by another party. Check-in after 4PM, check-out by 10AM Saturday. Cottage is only available mid-June through mid-October. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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