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Jaja Martin

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, norwegian

Secluded Lakefront Cottage on 5 acres. Very private, family friendly.

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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MidCoast and Penobscot Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 1.5 bathroom Lakefront Cottage, Sleeps 6

Enjoy a peaceful vacation on beautiful Biscay Pond. This lakefront cottage is situated on an ecologically diverse 5 acre lot with 625 feet of private waterfront. A large secluded backyard has plenty of room for Frisbee, badminton, a game of soccer or sunbathing and a quiet barbecue. The front yard slopes gently down to the water’s edge. It’s perfect for children of all ages.

Roomy master bedroom with Queen size bed, two smaller bedrooms with twin and bunk beds. Linens are provided. The kitchen is equipped with dishes and utensils. Large dining room table makes for a festive atmosphere.

Walk to the beaver lodge and beaver dam on the northern boundary of the property. A canoe is equipped and waiting on the shore for a daytime cruise or a moonlight paddle under the stars. Three small coves on the private waterfront provide fishing opportunities as well as swimming.

Quiet country road is perfect for biking, jogging or long relaxing walks at the end the day.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jaja Martin (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, norwegian

About Jaja Martin

Dave and Jaja sailed into Midcoast Maine after a 15 year circumnavigation on a small sailboat. 'The picturesque coastline, sense of community and numerous attractions of the area were so compelling that we stayed!'

Jaja Martin purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Jaja Martin chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

After living in various ports throughout the world, we fell in love with the Midcoast Area. When we found this unique parcel of lakefront property we felt that we owned a small piece of paradise.

What makes this cottage unique

Hidden from the road down a winding grassy driveway, this cottage affords the privacy we've always enjoyed. The waterfront includes a small peninsula where loons shelter and beaver swim past on the way to their lodge. We enjoy barbecuing on a warm summer evening, going for a swim, and relaxing as the sun sets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

One of the joys of renting our cottage is the opportunity to meet wonderful people like you! You were excellent guests, so clean and fun to talk with. Thank you for staying with us!

Jun 2016
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Secluded Lakefront Cottage on 5 acres. Very private, family friendly.
average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews

Cozy and comfy

  • 5 of 5

We were first met by Jaja and her daughter who were very welcoming. They informed us of the turtle nesting area which was well marked. The cottage was clean, well kept and comfortable. There is no television which we were fine with and actually enjoyed not having one because we are from Chicago and wanted to get away from it all. The grill was good to have and was in good condition. We had a great time catching and releasing largemouth bass from the pier. Make sure you buy a fishing license, we were visited by boat from the Maine Game Warden who were very nice but did check to make sure we had our fishing license. The stars and night, AMAZING!!! We would definitely recommend the cottage if staying in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the perfect lake cottage for families!

  • 5 of 5

I grew up in this area, and we chose to stay in a cottage in town while visiting with the extended family. We had such a great 2 week stay at Jaja's house. Since it is a bit off the main road which is a quiet road to begin with it was very very peaceful. The front yard was the perfect place for all the little cousin kids to play, the dock/rock is in a great spot for swimming (gets more sunlight than other spots on the lake) on Biscay pond, very centrally located between the stream that connects with pemaquid pond, as well as the pemaquid river, so it's ideal for kayaking and canoeing. We also caught 2 lake bass right off the dock! The house itself was for us perfect, and has a very special light and feel. the downstairs is a large open plan kitchen dining room living room/reading nook, so with kids it's ideal to keep track of everyone. The location is close to town, but enough out of town that you can sit on the lawn at night and watch the shooting stars. We ate lots of raspberries and blueberries from right in the yard and on the various little paths that lead to the dock, rock, and beaver dam. It was exactly the kind of stay we were looking for, only that 2 weeks was not long enough for us, but the house was already reserved after our 2 weeks. We will definitely hope to be lucky enough to get a longer period when we make our next summer stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Good

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay very much. A nice addition would be a fire pit in the open area. That would have added a nice touch. Also, the water edge is a bit difficult for little children, but overall enjoyed the pond and the canoe.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great Cottage for a Family Vacation in Maine!

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this cottage for a family vacation in Maine! It was perfect for our two kids, ages ten and three. There’s ample room for kids to run around outside. Access to the pond is a short stroll away, with great swimming off of the dock. Jaja also pointed out a sandy area where our three-year old could wade around. The cottage is conveniently located within 7-minutes of the well-provisioned Hannaford Supermarket, and 10-minutes from downtown Damariscotta, which has lots of great restaurants and shops.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat in a very scenic area.

  • 4 of 5

This was a great rustic cottage. Biscay Pond was beautiful and provided swimming and canoeing - canoe was included with the cottage. It was secluded and restful. It is also near botanical gardens, lighthouse, audubon area and many trails for hiking. It was as advertised except a double bed in third bedroom not bunk beds. We would rent again if we were returning to this area.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Rustic cottage getaway

  • 4 of 5

This is a secluded rustic cottage that is close to the necessities like a grocery store, pharmacy, and farmers market. It is also close to a lighthouse, botanical gardens, and Audubon nature center. And if you just want to chill there is Biscay Pond for swimming and canoeing. It was a wonderful vacation and if it weren't so far away we would do it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Portland Airport PWM
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Several in Damariscotta
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Hardy Boat to Monhegan
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Several in Damariscotta, New Harbor and Pemaquid
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Biscay Pond Beach
Car: necessary

A canoe, equipped with paddles and life jackets, awaits you at your private waterfront. Visit Monhegan Island by ferry boat to hike to the cliffs, and experience the historical artist community. Enjoy whale watching, seal watches, or an evening lighthouse cruise. Botanical Gardens and nature walks. Kayak tours of lakes, ocean bays and outer islands.


Rates & Availability

Biscay Pond Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2016 - Oct 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice until confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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MidCoast and Penobscot Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Roomy Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed has a full sized lower bed and a twin upper bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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